Cowboy contemplates Christ child’s cattle

Baxter Black Have you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named […]

Imagine the first Christmas … and you are there

By Debra Whittington And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11

New Year’s: A good time to throw in the towel

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Columnist Most people view each New Year as a new adventure – forget past failures and start with a clean slate. Others tend to dwell on their failures, even viewing each new opportunity as another opportunity to fail rather than succeed. This time of the year also can be particularly tough […]

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 – […]

When you least expect, God provides

By Leonard Lauriault In the movie, Forrest Gump, Forrest’s shrimp boat partner, Lewtinint Dan gets mad because they haven’t found any shrimp. Lewtinint Dan begins cursing God and challenging him to show up. Forrest, who’s narrating the story, says, “God showed up,” because at about that time a hurricane struck. Shortly after crossing the Red […]

From cradle, to cross, to second coming

by Leonard Lauriault Throughout this year’s Christmastime, I’ve been reminded of the familiar saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” We need reminders of Jesus’ historical life because so many people are trying to distort it, taking the “Christ” out of Christmas and all of life (1 Timothy 4: 1, 2; 2 Peter 2: […]

Church of Christ

Leonard Lauriault ( Read Luke 9: 57-62) In Luke 9: 62, Jesus said that his disciples were to be forward-looking. But, there are some things we must take care of to do that. First, we must know our destination. In Luke 9: 58, Jesus said that he had no place to lay his head (Luke […]