Gospel Meeting Oct. 13-16
Larsen Plyler Preaching
Sunday Singing: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Preaching: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Monday - Wednesday Preaching 7:00 p.m.
Led By The Spirit
Paul wrote, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God" (Romans 8:14). What does it mean to be led by the Spirit of God? We invite you to listen to a sermon titled The Gift of the Spirit and His Indwelling on our sermons page.
The Fear of the Lord
Psalm 19:9: "The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever..." We invite you to listen to a short sermon on the fear of the Lord. It is our most recent post.
Why Call Ye Me Lord?
Jesus asked this question in Luke 6:46: "Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" Can a person be a disciple, one who recognizes Jesus as Lord, without strictly obeying all that He says to do and strictly avoiding all that He teaches against? Jesus wants us to think about that question. We invite you to listen to two sermons recently posted: Why Call Ye Me Lord and Cleave Unto the LORD.
It Repented Jehovah
Moses wrote in Genesis 6:6: "And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." Do you have regrets? We do not compare our regrets for our wrongs to the regret God felt when He looked at the sinfulness of mankind, but we can compare our regrets to people like Paul. Surely he regretted his opposition to Christ before he was converted. How did he deal with his regrets? We invite you to listen to a sermon titled, "It Repented Jehovah," that discusses how we should deal with regrets.
Saved By Grace
Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." God's favor is granted to those who believe in His Son Jesus. We are not saved by our works, but Jesus did teach, "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15). His disciples are also expected to be obedient children. Jesus instructed His apostles, in Matthew 28:19-20: "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you..." We are saved by grace through faith, and God's love demands our allegiance, obedience, and faithfulness until we die (Revelation 2:10).
The Words of My Mouth
Psalm 19 is attributed to David. The opening line is a familiar one: "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork." The final verse seems almost a conclusion as one considers Almighty God and His creation. The psalm closes with this thought: "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." Sadly, we fail too often in pursuit of such a worthy goal. We invite you to listen to the sermon, Acceptable Words. There we consider some of the ways we can bear false witness against one another - a terrible failure of our efforts to be acceptable in our speech.
Elijah Tests Baal's Prophets
Elijah felt somewhat alone in 1 Kings 18:22, when he said to the people, "I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men." The people were silent. They did not stand with him. He seemed to stand alone, but God was with him. God used Elijah's trust that day to show Himself strong and to show Baal a false god. Do we stand with God when we seem to stand alone? We invite you to listen to the sermon, "Elijah Tests Baal's Prophets" on our sermon page.
Jesus Abolished Death
Paul wrote to Timothy saying Jesus has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And yet we all die. We invite you to consider this and listen to a short sermon that considers the question, "What Man Shall Not See Death?"
Laying Something Aside
Paul commanded that Christians lay something aside on the first day of the week. The NASB reads, "On the first day of every week..." This is a part of our worship of God. We invite you to listen to a short sermon on the act of giving in worship. It is one of the sermons available on our sermons page.
Why We Sing Without Instruments
Is our tradition of singing a cappella and without instruments to accompany our singing just a tradition handed down from one generation to another among churches of Christ? Or is it a tradition handed down by the inspired writers of the Bible? What we do in our worship must be determined by what God instructs us to do, and not by our own preferences or likes. We invite you to listen to the sermon titled: "What We Do in Worship, Singing."
Paul Explains Conversion
Romans 6 is a powerful explanation of conversion to discipleship. We invite you to listen to a short sermon that looks at that portion of his letter.
The Age of Accountability
How do we know we are ready to become a Christian? How do parents know that their children are ready? We invite you to listen to a short sermon on this topic in our recent sermons.
Lest We Drift
Hebrews 2:1: "Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away." The King James readins is, "lest we let them slip." Thayer's Greek Dictionary says this last phrase means "to glive by: lest we be carried by, pass by." There are dire consequences of failing to earnestly heed the things we have learned in Scripture and its presentation of the gospel. We dare not allow ourselves to drift from the safety that is in Christ. We invite you to listen to some recently posted sermons that consider these dangers.
Where Does Our Loyalty Lie
How are you spending your day? What choices are you making? The Scripture tells us in 2 Chronicles 16:9: "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars." Are you completely devoted to God? Is every choice you make guided by His word? Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20: "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you..." Let us learn and observe all that Jesus commands.
Paul wrote to Timothy of perilous times in 2 Timothy 3. The first observable sign of such times is mentioned in verse two. Paul says men will be lovers of themselves. What follows is a listing of various sins that originate from the kind of selfishness and self-centeredness involved in being a lover of self: love of money, boastful, proud, blaspheming, disobedient at home, not thankful, not holy, not loving, not forgiving, slanderous speech, no self-control, brutalness, despising what is good, and the list goes on. We invite you to listen to a short sermon that looks at such perilous times titled simply, Perilous Times.
Does God Create Evil?
Isaiah 45:7, in the King James, reads, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." God presents Himself in Isaiah 45:5 as the only God: "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou has not known me." God does not create evil in the sense of sinful things. He does control all things though, and in judgment or deliverance He can cause bad things to happen as He did allowing Israel to go into captivity. We should put all our faith and trust in God who controls all things. We invite you to listen to the sermon, "Creator of Evil."
Jesus is Lord and Savior
How would you answer this question? Do you view Jesus as your Lord or as your Savior? We looked at that question in a recent sermon titled, "Jesus, Our Lord & Savior." We invite you to listen and reason with us.
Families & Parenting
Two recent sermons look at the family and parenting. One is titled, "The Way Forward," and the other, "Parenting Today." We invite you to listen, and please notify us if you have questions about any material on this website. Thanks, and God bless.
Take A Look Around
We invite you to browse our website. We are adding sermons regularly. A few articles have been uploaded. Take a few minutes to read, listen, or stop by and visit us if you are in the area. The church building is at 81 Elgin Hills Drive in Rogersville, Alabama. We meet Sundays at 9am, 10am, and 5pm. We also meet Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
The Prophet Habakkuk
Habakkuk is a short, powerful book that offers much for us today in our studies. Whether it is God's people in Judah, or Babylon whom God will bring against Judah in judgment, the earth should be silent before Jehovah God. And the just in His sight will guide their lives by trusting God and His word.
The Way of Cain
Jude writes that false teachers have gone in the way of Cain. What is the way of Cain? Some have noted that as Cain physically killed his brother, so false teachers spiritually kill those who heed their teaching. This is true and very probably the heart of Jude's point. We invite you to listen to a sermon titled The Way of Cain to look at how sin developed in Cain's life.
Lessons of the Cross
Why did God choose the cross? What lessons might we learn from the cross? We invite you to listen to a sermon on that topic titled simply, "Lessons of the Cross."
Gospel Meeting, June 10-15: Isaac Munoz Preaching
Sunday 9am, 10am, 5pm
The Rather Brethren?
A preacher whose life began in the 19th century and ended in the 20th, Henry Ficklin, was said to have referred to people with whom he disagreed as the, "rather brethren." It was a reference to the King James Version wording in 2 Peter 1:10: "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure..." He is said to have used this reference to remind us all that we must make our calling and election sure. Two sermons are posted titled, "The Rather Brethren." We invite you to listen.