Book of Jude warns of false teachers

By Leonard Lauriault There’s some speculation about who wrote the book of Jude (a fairly inconspicuous treasure hidden between 1, 2, & 3 John and Revelation; go ahead and read it, it‘s only 25 verses). Some believe the author is Judas, son of James, the apostle also known as Thaddeus (Luke 6: 12-16; Mark 3: […]

God gives his people what they need to live

Leonard Lauriault I’ve heard that preachers eat fried chicken to get even with the rooster for reminding Peter he hadn’t been faithful in keeping his promise to always stand by Jesus (Matthew 26: 31-35; 69-75). Learning from the rooster incident, Peter determined to keep Christians (including us) reminded of the unchanging value of knowing Jesus […]

Hebrews tells of new covenant

By Leonart Laurialt: Church of Christ The short (13: 22, unless otherwise indicated, scripture references are from Hebrews) Hebrews letter, mainly demonstrates the superiority of Jesus and his new covenant over the old covenant (8: 6-13). Today, God speaks through Jesus, who’s equally God and provided purification for our sins (1: 1-14). Sin results in […]

The way of the cross

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun More than 100 area residents walked 10 miles Friday in memory of Christ’s painful walk to Calvary and his eventual death upon the cross more than 2,000 years ago. The walkers began at Stuckey’s 10 miles west of Tucumcari and proceeded to walk 10 miles to a small church in Montoya. […]

Easter reminds of God’s gift

Debra Whittington “The Lord is risen indeed…” Luke 24:34 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, […]

Trustworthy (Faithful, True) Sayings to Timothy

By Leonard Lauriault Much taught in the Christian sector today is useless for salvation (promoting sincere faith, a clear conscience, and a pure heart (Timothy 1: 3-7) It should be avoided because it promotes controversy, turning people away from the faith (Titus 3: 9; 2 Timothy 2: 14-16, 23; 1 Timothy 1: 18, 19; 6: […]

Trinity Baptist to hold concert

TV Hagenah Country gospel singer Myra Green will be coming to Trinity Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 3 to perform in a special free concert at the church according to Trinity Baptist representative Linda Danwerth. “She was here a year ago,” said Danwerth, “and it went over very well. It is very inspirational.” Green is a […]

Building faith like putting house together

Debra Whittington “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be […]

Some days are more important

Leonard Laurialt I’ve certainly missed or misused opportunities. This time, the significance of a 5-Sunday February didn’t occur to me until I didn’t have time to write another article before the newspaper deadline. Life presents us with lots of what seem to be “once in a lifetime opportunities.“ Many people experience a year ending in […]

What about that Thief on the Cross

Leonard Laurialt Much has been made of Jesus’ statement to the thief on the cross given in Luke 23: 32-43 (read that, as well as every other scripture when it is cited). The “saved” thief was obviously a God-fearer, and, therefore, a Jew. All three who died on the cross that day, lived and died […]