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Social Media & Christians

by William J. Stewart Communication has changed drastically in my lifetime. When I was a kid, we had a rotary telephone attached to the wall. If you wanted to post a message, you needed an envelop and a stamp. Cords and … Continue reading

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What does the Bible say about gambling?

John Hines | via Watching & Waiting (woodlandchurchofchrist.org) Many turn a blind eye to it. Many see nothing wrong with it. States have legalized it telling us how the money goes to support the schools yet just as quickly as … Continue reading

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How Did Jesus View Scripture?

by Sean P. Cavender | via the Bald Knob Builder It is amazing to hear so many people talk about loving Jesus and how they follow Him, and in the same breath disparage the Bible. It is amazing, but it … Continue reading

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Watch Your Abbreviations!

by William J. Stewart We live in an age where abbreviations are used extensively in informal written communication (texting, social media, etc.), and even to some degree in day to day conversation. Maybe you’ve overheard a teenage girl talking about her … Continue reading

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Adversity & Faith

by William J. Stewart James 1:17 reads, Every good gift and every perfect  gift Is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. The Lord showers all kinds of blessings on … Continue reading

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Laodiceanitis

by Dee Bowman | via southsideonline.org If that ain’t a word, it oughta to be! In the letters to the seven churches of Asia, Jesus said to the Laodiceans, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: … Continue reading

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Make A Joyful Noise

by William J. Stewart Music has been labeled the international language. Rhythm and rhyme are so tangled within the fabric of humanity that George Jellinek, host of the syndicated radio series The Vocal Scene, has commented, “The history of a people … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Emotion & Emotionalism

by William J. Stewart Perhaps you’ve heard about it. Maybe you’ve seen it. Possibly you have even experienced it. Cunningly orchestrated music is used to stir the emotions of the crowd; an emotionally charged evangelist spurs them on with repetitive chants; … Continue reading

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Is There A Standard For Our Worship?

by William J. Stewart How shall we decided what should and what should not be a part of our worship? A quick look at the religious world reveals a number of distinct worship practices and customs. Some hold that the … Continue reading

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A Difference Between Service and Worship

by William J. Stewart A growing movement exists in the religious world to broaden the common conception of what worship is. Rather than worship being limited to specific activities, many are embracing the idea that worship is a lifestyle; that every … Continue reading

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