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 [...]

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: [...]

No one ever – what’s more, it’s gospel

Leonard Lauralt The New Mexico Department of Health sponsors television commercials about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. In one commercial, a glass of milk has lipstick from a previous user at a restaurant, while in the other, a fork is dropped on the floor. In both cases, a replacement is requested. In background, someone [...]

Appreciate God this Thanksgiving holiday

While many consider Thanksgiving a distinctively American holiday, it also is celebrated in Canada (on 13 October in 2003), as it should be because the initial occurrence happened before there was a United States or Canada. The purpose of Thanksgiving should be the same today as it was 400 years ago. Whatever the re-writers of [...]

Obeying everything Jesus commanded – Baptism

By Leonard Laurialt: Church of Christ Just before he ascended back into heaven, Jesus gave instructions to his disciples about what to do until he returned. That is, they were to make disciples (Matthew 28: 18-20). Those instructions included, ‘teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.“ A disciple follows the teaching of his [...]

Obeying everything Jesus commanded – repentance

Leonard Lauriault: Church of Christ In Matthew 28: 20, Jesus told his disciples to teach us everything he commanded. Obeying Jesus’ commands is how we show our love for him (John 14: 15) and receive blessings from him, the first of which is salvation (1 John 5: 21-23). Belief in Jesus as the Son of [...]