Category Archives: Discipleship

Buy Up Your Opportunities

by William J. Stewart The above phrase appears in the 1912 Weymouth New Testament rendering of Ephesians 5:16 and Colossians 4:5. To the people of Ephesus, Paul wrote, “Therefore be very careful how you live and act. Let it not … Continue reading

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The Mistakes of Peter

by Jim Mickells | Hickory Heights Messenger What do people remember most about the apostle Peter? Would it be his great impetuousness? No doubt he acted quickly on occasion without adequate thought. I have certainly been guilty of such one … Continue reading

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Courage: Stand Up, Speak Up

by Wayne Greeson | via Connersville Church of Christ “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” While this quote is often falsely attributed to Winston Churchill, … Continue reading

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The Alabaster Flask

by William J. Stewart Approaching Jerusalem in the final days of His life, Jesus stopped at Bethany. There, He was in the home of a man recorded as Simon the leper (Matthew 26:6; Mark 14:3). While at Simon’s house, a … 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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I Don’t Want To Grow Up

by Jim Mickells | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Sylvia and I were watching America’s Funniest Home Videos on night a few years ago, when a teacher asked some of their students a question. There were two young boys, about … Continue reading

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How to Form a Good Character

by Dee Bowman | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Character is the accumulation of qualities that distinguish one person from another. Character is not just one single trait, but the accumulation of all a person is, the sum total of … Continue reading

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Peaks & Valleys of Faith

by William J. Stewart Peaks and valleys in life is a common thing. Whether we are talking about our relationships, career, health, finances, emotional well being, or faith, there will be high and low moments. A survey of what we know … Continue reading

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Today

by William J. Stewart Did you make some new year’s resolutions for 2017? Perhaps you’d like to improve your health, or your financial position, or a relationship, or some other thing. I hope as you take stock of where your … Continue reading

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What Shall We Do?

by William J. Stewart Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. … he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers… (Malachi 3:1; 4:6) Approximately 400 years before … Continue reading

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