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We Ought to Obey God Rather Than Men


On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down the Obergefell v. Hodges decision. The 5-4 decision mandated the legalization of same-sex marriage in all fifty states, and, in so doing, fundamentally redefined marriage. Sunday, July 5, I preached a sermon at North Charleston in which we looked at the decision ... Read More »

Has the Distinctiveness of the Church Been Forgotten?


I have in front of me an article titled Local Church of Christ adds instrument to worship. It was published last week, April 16, 2015, from The Daily News Journal out of Rutherford County, Tennessee. The article reports that “the Stones River church of Christ made a radical move – ... Read More »

Modern Departures from True Worship


Today, I want us to talk about some modern departures to true worship. But first, let me point you back to this week’s episodes of The New You. If you haven’t already done so, go to and listen to episodes 71-73 of The New You on which we talked ... Read More »

Vengeance is God’s

Vengeance is Gods

I’ve been thinking lately about some biblical principles of peace. When we practice these principles in our lives, then the result will be peace in our lives, our communities, and in our world. Here’s the principle about which I’m thinking today: Vengeance belongs to God. Paul quotes Deuteronomy 32:35 as he ... Read More »

A Common Strength: Stationed Supporters

A Common Strength

Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over ... Read More »

A Common Strength: Sound Shepherds

A Common Strength

Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28). The Bible teaches that the church is involved in God’s work, the greatest work on earth. ... Read More »

A Common Strength: Steadfast Servants

A Common Strength

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. ... Read More »

A Great Tool for Spiritual Growth


Everyone suffers – the good and the bad, the old and the young, the rich and the poor. No one is exempt. Christians certainly aren’t excused from suffering. Jesus said that the prophets were persecuted and we will be, too (Mat. 5:10-12). Paul said that all Christians will suffer (2 ... Read More »