by Garl Latham When God created the first human being, he declared it was “not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18).  From the body of Adam, our Heavenly Father made “an help meet (suitable) for him” (ibid.).  The union thus established led to the first future-minded prophetic statement in scripture: “Therefore shall…

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by Jay Stewart We have a wonderful song in our book with that phrase as the main thought in the chorus.  That song is reminding us that there is a great day coming for all, a day which may be bright or sad.  The Father’s judgment will be carried out and everyone will continue to…

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by Mike Ratcliff Psalm 139 is one of the most beautiful psalms emphasizing the divine nature of God. His omnipotence and omnipresence are presented more magnificently here than perhaps anywhere else in the book of Psalms. It is a personal prayer which revolves around the wonderful attributes of God – His knowledge, power and universality…

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by Scott Springer “Whatever you do….” That is a phrase that we all have heard (and possibly used) many times in many different ways. Sometimes we use it for the purpose of warning: “Whatever you do, don’t go in that place!” or “Whatever you do, don’t tell him….”.  In instances such as these, we are…

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by Dan Flournoy “A merry heart does good, like medicine. But a broken spirit dries the bones” (Proverbs 17:22) A cheerful, positive outlook is a great antidote for depression, despair, and stress. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was criticized for his humor. He answered his critics, saying, “With the fearful strain that is on…

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by Tim O’Banon Brethren, we can be at peace during this uncertain time. These days, you may be hearing thoughts and questions like these:   “Aren’t you worried about everything that is going on?”   “Don’t you think this is horrible?  I just dread what I hear every day. It just seems to be getting…

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by Stan Crowley One of the stranger but perhaps more insightful stories in American History is why, in Enterprise, Alabama, there is a monument of appreciation erected to the boll weevil. Around the turn of the past century, the late 1800s and early 1900s, almost every area in the south raised cotton. It was a…

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by Garl Latham As this time of uncertainty continues, we need to increase our faith through diligent Bible study [Rom. 10:17].  Let us remind ourselves daily what God has done for his people in times past – and where those people went astray. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, but our Father in Heaven does.…

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by Jay Stewart You have heard various messages from the elders and preachers over the last few weeks.  We want you to know and believe how much we are concerned for each and every one of you.  Our top concerns right now are the spiritual and physical well-being of our members.  It has been difficult…

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by Scott Springer “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!”  Psalm 130:1-2 Bailouts.  Stimulus plans.  Grants.  Loan forgiveness.  That’s what we keep hearing about these days – but it’s not all we need.  Don’t…

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