Several Sermons Added
We invite you to review our sermons page. Several new ones have been added, and we usually add two more each week. We also invite you to visit our assembly. Christ is the answer to the problems we see in society. He is also our only hope of eternal life.
Are You Going to the Prom?
We've added another article, this one titled, Are You Going to the Prom? We invite you to read it in the Articles section of our website. You'll find it under the Online Resources tab. Every Christian youth and they're parents ought to think soberly about attending the Prom. Is it really an event disciples of Jesus Christ ought to attend?
Keep Thy Foot
The preacher, in Ecclesiastes 5:1, says, "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil." The New King James reads, "Walk prudently," and the English Standard Version reads, "Guard your steps." The warning regards one's worship, one's approaching God. Does this still apply today? We invite you to listen to a sermon on our sermons page titled, Keep Thy Foot. Let us know what you think. We would be happy to arrange a personal Bible study, and we would enjoy having you visit with us for our Bible study or worship periods.
Able To Subdue All Things
Jesus Christ is able to subdue all things to Himself (Php. 3:21). This is a work that has begun and will be completed when death has been destroyed (1 Cor. 15:25-26). This subject is explored in a sermon titled, Able To Subdue All Things. We invite you to listen.
Be Imitators of Me
Paul called on Christians to imitate him as he imitated Christ. Have you thought about the implications of that statement? We invite you to listen to a sermon by that title, Be Imitators of Me.
Ears To Hear
Why is there so much disagreement among people professing to be Christians about what the Scripture teaches? We invite you to listen to a sermon titled, Ears To Hear. We take a look at that question briefly and try to answer it from Scripture. Jesus used the phrase, "ears to hear," four times in the gospel of Matthew's account of His life. And He used the phrase, "he that hath an ear," seven times in the seven letters to the churches of Asia. What does it mean to have ears to hear?
Thou Shalt Love
God's people are commanded to love God, our neighbor, our brethren, our enemy, our husbands, our wives, and our children. The older women are instructed to teach the younger to love their husbands and children. This commanded love is clearly not something one falls into or out of. We invite you to listen to a sermon titled, Thou Shalt Love. We take a look at the need to have a plan regarding who you will date and marry. It has been said that marriage can be the closest thing to heaven we will experience on earth or the closest thing to hell. Shouldn't we choose carefully?
Lest Satan Take Advantage
Paul wrote of the danger of Satan taking advantage of the saints. We invite you to listen to a sermon about Paul's warning. We must not be ignorant of his devices, and Paul says we are not.
Preparing Our Hearts
Scripture teaches us that the priest and scribe Ezra had prepared his heart to study God's law, obey God's law, and to teach God's law. It has been called his three-point plan. What are we preparing our hearts for? Will we be ready when opportunity comes? If you have come to our webpage, we invite you to listen to a short sermon about how Ezra prepared his heart titled simply, Ezra Prepared His Heart. If you would like to study God's word, we invite you to visit with us any Sunday morning or Wednesday night. If you prefer to study privately, please call and leave a message. Someone will be in touch. Our phone number is 256-247-1797.
The Danger of Historical Ignorance
Psalm 22:28: "For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations." This truth is taught again and again in Scripture. Nations rise and fall at God's determination, and He bases it on a nation's faithfulness. There is a time when the wickedness of a people requires His judgment. What can we do? The sermon titled "Things Written in Former Days" discusses this. We invite you to listen to visit our sermon page and listen.
A Visitor from the Czech Republic
Vitek Lustyk of the Czech Republic visited with us Sunday, November 17th. He spoke with us about the psalms. He also explained that the Czech Republic is almost 80% atheistic. Vitek is visiting in the United States and studying the Bible. He is visiting with Christians and both encouraging us and being encourged by the disciples here. We invite you to listen to his short talk Sunday in our recorded sermons.
Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?
Many people have wondered where we came from and why we are here. We invite you to consider a Biblical answer in the sermon, "For Whom He Did Foreknow" posted online in our Sermons section.
Peter teaches us that we should add certain characteristics to our character, namely to diligently add to our faith virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love (2 Peter 1:5-7). Then he wrote, "For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." He teaches that those who fail to develop these traits in their character are short-sighted, blind, and cannot see afar off. In other words, they are looking at this life and not the hope of eternal life. The value of these traits is then set forth: "Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble..." The King James Version reads, "never fall." What a blessed assurance regarding avoiding the sin that so easily besets us. We invite you to listen to a short lesson titled, "Never Stumble," and consider this thought with us.
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
What can we learn from the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal? We invite you to listen to a short sermon regarding those lessons. The lessons of that day in history are as important today as they were then.
Two Lessons on Pride
Two sermons about pride were just posted. We invite you to listen to both. One is from the perspective of pride being a sense of one's independence from God, as if He were not needed. The other is the perspective of our humility in view of God's sacrificial love in Christ and Jesus' death for our sins.