Our weekend theme is “Victory in Love,” so let’s briefly explore the opposite: “Defeat in Hatred.” There is an evil, sinister side to hate, a loathing of that which is good and pure, a darkness of soul that foments violence against the innocent. It is the spirit of evil that originates from the ultimate hater, Satan. But as the quintessential master of disguise (II Cor. 11:14), Satan camouflages hatred to make it appear milder, justified and less offensive to our own senses.
We have invited Bro. Jim Jonas from Centreville, VA, to be with us Oct. 1-3 in the preaching of our fall gospel meeting for 2021. With our meeting starting soon, here are some things we can do to make this meeting a success. Plan To Attend—Keep those dates open on your calendar so you will have no conflicts with the meeting. We need to work out things with our schedule so as to put first things first. The Lord said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…” (
Each church has a personality, just like each one of us. Congregations come in all shapes and sizes — location, size of building, attendance, scripturally organized or not. Have you ever thought, “What would Jesus say about the church at Tidewater?” About 2,000 years ago, Jesus wrote letters to the seven churches in Asia, recorded for us in Revelation. Those letters combined praise with rebuke. What Jesus wrote to them was exactly what those churches needed to hear. Would Jes
A few weeks ago, we examined what Jesus said in Matthew 12:41 — “indeed a greater than Jonah is here” — and the many ways that Jesus is greater than Jonah. One of them is that Jesus has compassion for the lost. And in fact, up until His last breath, Jesus was trying to save people. That’s where the thief on the cross comes in (Luke 23:42-43). While there were two criminals — one on the right, the other on the left — something set this thief apart from the other criminal. What
In the early part of the book of Acts, conversions involved large numbers of people (Acts 2:41, 4:4, 8:6). But in Acts 8, we read of the conversion of one person — the Ethiopian eunuch. The Ethiopian eunuch is a man of immense power and authority (Acts 8:27). He’s trustworthy and a man of integrity. He’s also a religious man. Those are all good qualities to have, but those qualities don’t get the job done for him because he had not been washed in the blood of Jesus. When Phil