Mid Week Connection (Page 16)

Entitlement the Opposite of Thankfulness

Entitlement The Opposite Of Thankfulness “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” Colossians 4:2-6. I’ve spent a lot of time and expended a lot of energy to help people before with never an acknowledgment of what it had cost me to do so. And, it’s not that I need to be thanked; I didn’t help them for the gratitude I would receive. But rather, it is the attitude of the person I helped that bothered me. The person felt…

Is The Church a Secret Society

Is the Church a Secret Society? Just the other day I heard a phrase that got me to thinking, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Los Vegas is like many other big cities in the world, in that often people have a sense of anonymity in them. Yet it would seem from the slogan, Vegas wants to applaud that anonymity in such a way that we wouldn’t want anyone to know we were there, little lone what we may,…

A Real Benefit Package

A Real Benefit Package John Henson People will often change jobs for better benefits. Paid health insurance coverage is a major benefit people seek. A liberal retirement plan with earlier investment is also a premium job seekers consider. For a moment, let’s consider a different source of benefits from someone who loves you very dearly. It is your heavenly Father. Sometimes we don’t realize his benefits because we don’t think about them very much. How wrong we are! God’s benefits…

The Most Dangerous Sin

The Most Dangerous Sin By Gordon Hogan — A young mother left her baby in the shade of a big tree and went on her way working in the field nearby. Being busy, she forgot her child. When she finally returned, the summer sun had been shining for some time in the baby’s face and blinded it for life. The mother meant no harm, but she and her baby had to pay heavily for her neglect. The Bible repeatedly warns…

7 Suggestions to Make Sunday More “Worshipful” – J Randall Matheny

What Can You Do On Saturday To Make Sunday More Worshipful? Here Are 7 Suggestions  J Randall Matheny How to improve our worship How can we prepare ourselves for worship?  A headline for an article on a popular success and technology website offers, “What You Can Do on Sunday to Make Monday More Manageable.” It’s not strange that people obsessed with professional development and financial success constantly think about how to get ahead.  So why don’t Christians think more about…

You Heard About the Water, But How About the Honey – Eugene Adkins

  “…And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.” (Psalm 81:16)  Dissatisfaction can cause a loss of more than our contentment – it can cause a loss of greater blessings that would have come our way had we not lost our patience (you know, that stuff that keeps us from giving up, otherwise known as endurance)…or our faithfulness to God’s ways as in the context of the quoted scripture so poignantly proclaims (you can also think of…

How To Determine Salvation Issues

I’ve heard people talk about, “salvation issues” my whole life. Statements like this are often heard, “Well, this isn’t a salvation issue, so we need to stop talking about it.” And others say, even about the same issue, “This is a salvation issue and anyone who does this is lost.” So how do we determine if something is or isn’t a salvation issue? A salvation issue is usually defined as something for which a person will go to hell if…

The Old Testament

  The canonical Bible is composed of sixty-six books, constituting two testaments or covenants that God has made with mankind the Old Testament and the New Testament. (Note: We are not taking into consideration the period of Patriarchy [father rule] that preceded the Mosaical covenant that God made with the Hebrews/Israelites/ Jews.) A little boy, struggling with the difference between the two, said that he thought he had figured out why they were called the Old Testament and the New…