Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 29

Changing the Perspective

How do we typically apply the stories of Biblical characters? We gain so much from studying these characters and the events of their lives.  Recently, I have studied the life of Abraham, who was such a wonderful character. God told Isaac, “In your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed …

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Nov 25

Thoughts about Ministry at the 10 Year Mark at Seven Oaks

On Sunday (11-24-13) we celebrated our 10th anniversary with the Seven Oaks Church of Christ in Mayfield, Kentucky.  I spoke about this topic and challenged us for the future in the morning sermon.  It is in the audio resources titled, “Reflection and Thanksgiving at 10 Years.”  In a way of expressing our appreciation we prepared …

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Nov 21

Bedroom Expectations Brought To Marriage

We did a marriage retreat this past weekend with a local church.  It was lots of fun and we hope a great blessing to the couples who attended.  I wanted to share one concept that seemed to resonate with the couples regarding the sexual relationship. We come into marriage with various expectations. It seems that …

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Nov 19

Why We Bought a Farm

As I mentioned in a previous post, we recently bought a 20 acre farm in Graves County, Kentucky.  I thought some might find it interesting to know why we did such.  We thought through the decision over a period of time and continue to establish our goals and aims with the purchase.  This post is …

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Nov 17

Does Salvation Exist Separate from the Church?

In speaking to those at Give-Away Day about their souls, I realized once again that many people feel saved, yet they have no affiliation, and certainly not regular involvement with a church.  While there are lots of important issues there regarding being a part of the church of the Bible and worshiping correctly, I just …

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Nov 12

The Effects of the Loss of the Family Farm

I grew up on a row-crop farm in Southeast Missouri.  I enjoyed the farm life.  We recently purchased a 20 acre farm here in Graves County, KY.  I knew some of the information I am going to share with you, but did not know the stats were this significant. Statistics In the early 1900’s there …

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Nov 10

Listening to God First, then Man

Most weeks for the last few years I have been blessed to go read Scripture with Jim Savage.  Jim is a counselor, scholar, preacher, and farmer.  He knows Greek and Hebrew well.  He helped me get through my graduate Greek and Hebrew classes.  Now the formal education is over, we still meet and read the …

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Nov 08

Give Away Day – A Church Outreach Effort

This Saturday is our 11th annual Give-Away day at Seven Oaks church of Christ.  I want to share a little bit about this ministry with you as it might be something your congregation would like to do as well. The Aim of the Ministry To remember the poor.  Paul wrote, “they asked us to remember …

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Nov 06

The Secret to Not Being Scared

“I have always been scared of the book.” This was the statement the life-long Christian lady made about the book of Revelation. It isn’t just the mystery and the difficulty, but it is the frightening nature of the visions.  The thought of the end of time, judgment, and God’s wrath being poured out are frightening.  For …

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