Jesus bears burdens we put on ourselves

Debra Whittington “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden…”. Matthew 11:28-29 In my last column I related that I worked hard to get some things in my life in their proper perspective. In every column I write I strive to point out a Biblical truth that other people also struggle with […]

Jesus’ name comes with guidelines

Leonard Lauriault I noticed an interesting combination of words and symbols on the back of another car while sitting at a red light recently. First, the words “Flex Fuel” were prominently displayed indicating that the car’s engine can run on fuel containing from 0 to 85% ethanol (E85), with the remainder being gasoline. While these […]

Vacation bible school leads children to Jesus earlier

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “…Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me…” Luke 18:16 (NIV)

Jesus’ trials at crucifixion mirrors our own

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist During the Easter season, many Christians reflect on Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and their commitment to him. There are four places associated with Jesus’ crucifixion that parallel our experiences in life. In Gethsemane, the pressure of making atonement for our sins peaked and Jesus was tempted to avoid the […]

Tucumcari ‘family’ must work together to face challenges

By Debra Whittington: Religion columnist But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:19

Churches should reflect Jesus’ ownership

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist I saw a piece of mail recently addressed to “(name withheld to protect the innocent), Owner/Manager, Church of Christi.” My first thought was along the lines of, “Oooh! I thought Jesus was the owner/manager of the church.” After all, he did tell Peter, “I will build my church (Matthew 16: […]

Don’t wait for weather to storm

by Leonard Lauriault Our nation has faced some difficult times this century. Recession, terrorism, war, even the weather has been in the news. These are all among the storms of life that will continue until Jesus returns; although, they won’t be an indication that his return is imminent (Mathew 24: 3-8). Still, we are to […]

Looking at past helps achieve deeper fellowship

Jesus’ apostles were with him for a few years to learn and become prepared to teach us (Acts 4: 13; Matthew 28: 18-20). They speak from firsthand experience so we also can have the firsthand experience of learning directly from Jesus – from hearing his teachings also (2 Peter 1: 16-21; John 12: 44-50; 16: […]

Our job to continue down path of righteousness

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Jesus spent 40 after his resurrection continuing to teach his disciples (Acts 1: 1-14). During that time, he appeared to several people, proving he was who he said he was because he’d foretold his death, burial, and resurrection to the detail of the timeframe (Matthew 16: 21; 27: 62-66; 28: […]

Jesus gives us strength to handle anything

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. — Philippians 4:13