Category Archives: Meaning and Purpose

Thoughts on Anthony Bourdain

What was it that made me like Anthony Bourdain?  It was not his religious beliefs.  He was not religious to my knowledge.  It was not his politics.  We were politically, I think, very far apart.  It was not his profanity.  … Continue reading

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What Does the Lord Require?

God has given many commandments. It is said that the Old Covenant contained 613 commandments Israelites were to follow. It is said that the New Covenant contains 1,050 commandments Christians are to follow. Whatever the numbers, God has given many … Continue reading

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A Living Sacrifice

Some view life as a meaningless existence. Steven Lloyd paraphrased Ecclesiastes 1:4-7 with these words, “We go to bed late, we get up early, we go to work, we drive home, eat and go to bed, to get up early, … Continue reading

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Do You Exercise?

 One report indicates that 49.6% of American adults get physical exercise at least 30 minutes per day, three days per week; and 18.5% get physical exercise one or two days per week. (statisticsbrain.com, source WedMD, research date: 1-1-2014).  Perhaps, you are one … Continue reading

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Church Growth

Problem Stated Christians today have become discouraged.  In our classes, we read the book of Acts.  We see how rapidly the church expanded during this period of time.  Then we turn, examine ourselves, and want to know why similar results … Continue reading

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The Assembling and Evangelism

A common but faulty view exists concerning the purpose of the worship assembly.  Some have thought that the church’s worship assemblies should primarily be geared toward the non-Christian.  Some have thought that the best place for evangelism is the worship … Continue reading

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How Do You Use The Bible?

Centuries ago in Spain, a Prince of Grenada, for political reasons, was sentenced to life in solitary confinement.  He was imprisoned in Madrid’s “The Place of the Skull” prison.  He was allowed one book, the Bible.  He read it through, … Continue reading

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