Category Archives: Work

The Church: The Army of the Lord

“Finally, My brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). “This charge I … Continue reading

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No Rejoicing

“It is good for Christians to rejoice.  We have much in which to rejoice.  Paul wrote, “Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again, I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). However, there are some things in which we should not rejoice.  We … Continue reading

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Basics From The Beginning

The world is in a state of confusion. It has left the moorings of the basics as taught in the early chapters of Genesis. It is now tossed upon the ever changing sea of individual subjective thought. It needs to … Continue reading

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Why Did God Allow…

There are things in the Bible that cause people to wonder, “Why did God allow this?” Let’s notice two such things. 1.  Polygamy? God created only one man and one woman in the first home (Genesis 2:21-25; 3:21). Polygamy or … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Church Growth

In my personal reading, I’ve found a few thoughts I wish to share with you: 1.  The church needs to be among society. Alexander Campbell: “That the church may have an influence upon society at large, there is wanting a … Continue reading

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No Time?

So you think you have no time?  In a newspaper article entitled, “The American Century” which I read in December 1999, these words appeared – “The average worker needs 7 minutes of work time to purchase a half-gallon milk, compared to 56 minutes at … Continue reading

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“Don’t Bother Me, I’m Retired!”

I once asked an older woman if she would teach a children’s Bible class.  She seemed to be the perfect candidate for the position; she was well-versed in the scriptures, and had an abundance of time on her hands.  But … Continue reading

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Abraham and Works

How do we reconcile Romans and James?  Both books reference the same Bible passage, Genesis 15:6.  However, they seem to use this passage in very different ways.  In fact, at first glance, one might conclude that the two books are … Continue reading

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Ceasing Our Work to Fight

In Nehemiah 4:17 we read, “They which builded on the wall, and they that bear burdens, with those that laden, everyone with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand-held a weapon.” I have met some … Continue reading

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Ethics: Labor and Lucre (part II)

Gambling (aka Gaming) is legal, in some form, in 48 of 50 states. Utah and Hawaii are exceptions. However, Hawaii has a bill gaining momentum which would legalize such. Gambling is nothing new. Antiquities speaks of such. Hundreds of years … Continue reading

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