Posts by Michael Cox

Posts by Michael Cox

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An Update About Our Online Classes

Thanks so much for making our online video Bible lessons (Manna in the Morning, Two Minutes that can Make a Difference in Your Life, Message of Hope, and Bible Investigation) such big successes. The viewership remains constant and that is because of YOU. YOU have shared these messages with your Facebook friends by clicking on SHARE and SHARE NOW, thus increasing our potential audience. Thanks for the helpful SHARES, the encouraging LIKES, and the many great COMMENTS. Looking for a…
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Online Study Material

Thanks so much for making our online video Bible lessons (Manna in the Morning, Two Minutes that can make a Difference in Your Life, Message of Hope and Bible Investigation) such big successes. The viewership remains constant and that is because of YOU. YOU have shared these messages with your Facebook friends by clicking on SHARE and SHARE NOW, thus increasing our potential audience. Thanks for the helpful SHARES, the encouraging LIKES, and the many great COMMENTS. Would you like…
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Godly Fathers

 For me, each year’s Father’s Day is a special day on the calendar. The day reminds me of some of my greatest blessings…my children and my grandchildren. I first became a father on May 3rd, 1981. As a father, I did a lot of growing as I matured as a father over the years and I hope that I am a much better grandfather today.  The role of fatherhood is an especially important part of God’s plan of family. The…
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Who is impacting your life?

The only grandparent I ever knew was my mother’s mom. My other grandparents died before I was born. My dad’s father was a longtime elder in the church. Even though I never met him, in some ways I know him well by the many stories shared with me by people in the community in which I grew up in as a child.  My grandfather was the elder people would normally turn to in times of need. He had a generous…
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Our New Study: Bible Investigation

A change took place last week. Did you notice? Our online Bible class at 9 pm A NEW DAY, A NEW YOU was replaced by the class, BIBLE INVESTIGATION. You might wonder ~why? Originally BIBLE INVESTIGATION was going to be about twice per month and feature a more in-depth study of a particular subject or an examination of questions that had been emailed in. The reaction to the first three classes was outstanding as those three classes were averaging almost 70%…
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Dealing with Discouragement

One man said, “Discouragement is having faith in the devil.” In some ways that is true. Discouragement means we do not think Jesus has the answers for our life and our many problems. Here are four causes of discouragement:  Taking your eyes off the Lord Jesus.  Yielding to self-pity and false pride. Self is always your BIGGEST enemy.  Expecting God to solve your problems quickly and miraculously. God seldom uses the dramatic explosion or the proverbial earthquake to solve dilemmas.…
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Share to Share

Here’s a question for you. Do you want the message of God’s Word shared among 124 people or 471 people? I’m still very new to this world of online Bible teaching. I have been learning these past few weeks as I teach our various online Bible classes I am hopefully getting better. One thing I have noticed is the large fluctuation between the number of people viewing each particular class. That difference can be explained by the subject matter (perhaps a…

Mother’s Day

Every year our nation pauses on the second Sunday in May to pay well-deserved honor and respect to those special women we call MOM. In my life there have been several women who have served an important role in helping me to become the Christian I am today. Since I was born to parents who were up in years when I was born, I only had one grandparent still alive when I was born, my mother’s mom. Ma Dial gave…
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The Little Things

Sometimes the ‘LITTLE THINGS’ can be so important. A little extra effort can go a long way especially when it concerns the impact of God’s Word.  Take for example the simple step of clicking on SHARE and SHARE NOW after watching one of the Bible class videos being produced by Tim Togami, Billy Hayes, and myself. Please, after studying with us, click on that SHARE and invite your own Facebook friends to join us in the study.  I recently established…
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Don’t Forget!

The current situation in the world has served as a reminder to me of certain key principles that sometimes I forget.  It has reminded me of the surpassing wisdom of the great Heavenly Father. It was God who commanded His church to gather together (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more…
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Handling Current Events

The following six main points were originally written by another minister. I am borrowing his six points so that I might expand in further explanation considering the current crisis.  1. PAY ATTENTION TO THE WORLD BETWEEN YOUR EARS (I Peter 1:13) In many ways, you and I are influenced by what we think and what we think is linked to what we hear. Instead of the constant ‘bad news’ the media presents, I have doubled my efforts to study the…
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News and Notes

We are living today in a very different world. The ‘coronavirus scare’ has impacted all of us. Nothing like this has happen in our country since the days of the 1918 influenza panic. I remember my grandmother (the only grandparent I had still alive when I was born – my mother’s mother) telling me stories about the influenza panic of 1918. She was born in 1876 so she was a mom with both adult children and small children at home…