Steve’s Stuff

Preaching

The Church of Christ …. Preaching 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. Visitors to the services of assembled church of Christ will find preaching from God’s Holy word. As the above scripture describes preaching is needful and timely with the intended goal of salvation for all. The evil one has managed to turn something good, needful and commanded by God the creator into something at…

Worship

The Church of Christ …. Worship The church of Christ holds the bible as our only guide to our lives. Certainly, “rightly dividing the word of truth” is central to the Christian life. Worship of God is not about us, it is all about God.   John 4:24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Of the truths expressed in this passage none is  greater or more profound than “God is Spirit.”   The true…

Music

The Church of Christ …. Music Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. When visiting the Church of Christ you will find the sweet sound of music in the form of congregational singing. Certainly, no one would disagree God has instructed (even commanded) the use of singing in the worship service. Since…

Lord’s Supper

The Church of Christ …. The Lord’s Supper One of the first parts of worship many will find upon  visiting with the Church of Christ is our devotion to the Lord’s Supper. Folks often ask “why do you do that every Sunday?” Another may say, “don’t you get tired of doing that?”  Still another, “after all it is just a ceremony it doesn’t mean anything.” To understand why the Lord’s Supper is observed we must search the scripture for the…

Prayer

The Church of Christ …. Prayer 1Th 5:17 pray without ceasing, Christians pray everywhere all the time. You see them in line at the grocery, over meals in              restaurants, at stop lights, sporting events, alone and in groups to name a few. A person might conclude with all that praying going on, Christians must be very good at it. Of a truth many are very proficient in their prayers offered to God. In life skill often comes from repetition. The…

Lord’s Supper

The Church of Christ …. The Lord’s Supper One of the first parts of worship many will find upon  visiting with the Church of Christ is our devotion to the Lord’s Supper. Folks often ask “why do you do that every Sunday?” Another may say, “don’t you get tired of doing that?”  Still another may say, “after all it is just a ceremony it doesn’t mean       anything.” To understand why the Lord’s Supper is observed we must search the scripture…

Of What Does Praise Consist?

Of What Does Praise Consist? J Randall Matheny Praise focuses on the person of God and his actions. It is not a listing of one’s blessings. Praise details the character of God and follows his plan of redemption through history. It describes his nature and worships his work and word. Praise is personal, but not restricted to self, for it recognizes the purpose of God for all peoples and especially for the body of Christ. As such, praise is best…

Gos is Faithful Steve Preston

God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Cor. 1:9).  No less than 10 times in the New Testament is God referred to as faithful. The word translated faithful means to be trustworthy, sure, true.  Our God is trustworthy. He will do exactly what He says He will do. God has always been faithful. He cannot be any other way.  In order for us to fully live for God…

Certainties

Relying on other people, places or things is often disheartening.  Perhaps it is the persons fault. Other times it may be our own expectations were overly ambitious. Or just a set of circumstances made the preferred        results impossible. Whatever the reason most of us have learned to live with a certain amount of independence. We have learned to rely on mostly ourselves for many things. But this also can be problematic as we      usually are not as reliable as we…

Gospel Message is Certain

Last week we noted some basics of New  Testament Christianity. Chief among them all is the absolutes presented on the pages of Gods Holy word. Christ is a historical absolute 1 John 1:2 He was testified to by John the Baptist, John 5:31, His life works testify to His fact 1 Peter 2:21f God the Father testified, Matthew 3:17 Finally, by the lives and work of the   apostles in the first century, 1 John 1:3 Today we will take a…