- Written by uknown
How to stay safe in the world today…
Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.
Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.
Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.
Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.
Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. So, above all else, avoid hospitals.
But, you will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at church! And Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less.
So, attend church, and read your Bible. IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
(While this may be a humorous article, it certainly makes a good point. Is there any place better for our well being and eternal destiny than gathered for worship, or spending time studying from God’s Word? Now look inside. DLH)
- Written by unknown
These are questions regarding attending the meetings arranged by a local church for the benefit of the members, especially the Bible classes, Sunday evening assembly, and mid-week meeting. The focus here is not on people who miss for obviously legitimate reasons such as sickness, but on those who really could come but deliberately and repeatedly miss because they do not think it is necessary to come or they simply choose not to. (To really benefit from the questions, you need to read the passages listed.)
- Written by George Hutto
A Stronghold For Believers
Moses laid the foundation for belief in God with the first ten words in the Bible: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Other miracles are significant, but the miracle of creation tells us our origin, gives reason for believing in heaven as our destiny, and assures us of all the miracles in between.
Jesus said "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas" (Matthew 12:39) speaking of His resurrection, however the sign of the miracle of creation has been given to all people of every age. (Psalm 19:1-3)
- Written by John Hendrix
I would like to tell you about a wonderful group of Christians that make up a church that meets in the remote town of Smallgroup, North Dakota. The Smallgroup church consists of only six members: brother and sister Smith, brother and sister Jones and brother and sister Other. All six are strong Christians determined to obey God in all things. The church meets in the Smith's home on Sunday morning. At this time they sing praise to God (Col 3:16), hear a sermon that one of the brothers has prepared (Acts 20:7), offer prayers to the one true God (Acts 12:5), take up a collection for the church's work (1Cor 16:1-2) and remember Jesus with the Lord's Supper (1Cor 11:23-26).
These six Christians are well aware of the commandments of God concerning the worship of the church. They know that the apostle Paul criticized the church at Corinth for substituting a common (ordinary) meal for the Lord's Supper (1Cor 11:20-22). They know that Paul gave specific instructions to the church to worship "decently and in order" (1Cor 14:40), allowing no more than one to speak at a time (26-33) and never allowing a woman to speak (34-35).
- Written by Clay Gentry
Sometimes a congregation’s public worship can just be downright cold and lifeless. Therefore, in an attempt to revive their dead services, many churches change worship styles, or songs books, or preachers. While these changes may perhaps bring life back into a dead service, they are temporary fixes at best, because these remedies only focus on the externals. The only way to truly bring the fire back into our public worship is first change our hearts. Using Psalm 84 as a guide, let’s learn three ways to put the fire back into our public worship.