From this moment you can live with Jesus for the rest of your life

By Debra Whittington That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Colossians 1:10

Being crucified with Christ

By Leonard Lauriault, chruch of Christ Many characters, including us, had a role in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Some of those characters have been elevated to a greater level than God likely intended, including at least one of the thieves crucified with Christ (Luke 23: 32-43). Still, we can learn from their part in [...]

If it walks like a sheep, talks like a sheep and looks like a sheep . . .

By Leonard Lauriault When Jesus peeled the hide off the Jewish leaders in Matthew 23, he described them as white-washed tombs – beautiful on the outside(appearing to be righteous), but full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean on the inside (Matthew 23: 27, 28). Just before that, he told them to clean the cup [...]

Are you ready? Not all of us will get a second chance

By Debra Whittington Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. 1 Peter [...]

Resurrection of Jesus serves as life’s capstone

by Leonard Lauriault Easter is also called Resurrection Sunday because that’s the day Jesus rose from the grave having paid the death penalty for our sins, thereby overcoming that penalty and the one who uses its power against us (Romans 3: 23; 2 Timothy 1: 8-10; Hebrews 2: 14, 15; Matthew 5: 17,18). Easter has [...]

Easter is a perfect time to seek Jesus

By Debra Whittington And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen [...]

Aim for selecting leaders after His own heart

By Leonard Lauriault It’s a Presidential election year; our senior U.S. Senator is retiring, as is our State Legislator, and several are vying for local offices. We’re likely, therefore, to hear much double talk from those campaigning as well as the news/entertainment media about what America needs. Many promises won’t be kept, sometimes because they [...]

How will you be remembered

By Debra Whittington Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of [...]

Sometimes goals rely on Lord’s timing, not ours

By Debra Whittington Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching [...]

Concentrating on God’s love can bring overflowing joy

By Leonard Lauriault “Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (Watts, 1719; Luke 2: 1-20; be sure to read all the scripture references).” We should be glad Jesus came to earth because we can have many blessings in him, including righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit and the hope of glory – [...]