Posts by Michael Cox

Posts by Michael Cox

Sharing Our Faith

Our world-wide evangelism impact keeps on growing. Last week a preachers’ training school in Ghana started using our videos and study guides for their students who are preparing to preach in their native country. I hope to soon be doing a one hour Zoom class on behalf of the students. Ghana joins India and the Philippines as countries who are using our materials to further God’s Kingdom in their countries. While we celebrate our growing international evangelism effort let’s not…

The Meaning of Life

“And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. …But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.” – 1 Corinthians 12:6 & 20, NKJV In this chapter Paul is talking about spiritual gifts and jealousy. Later in that chapter, Paul explains that the eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” In a similar sense, the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the…

Our Memorial Day

I probably lack the ability to have the deep under-standing some have regarding this weekend. Neither my brother, father, myself, or my son served in the military. In years past I would turn to my oldest cousin, who served as a long time P-O-W during World War II, to help me understand. He died a few years ago, just shy of 100. As a P-O-W he went in weighing around 150 pounds and was returned home weighing around 100 pounds.…

The GREATEST Moms

I will receive a lot of disagreement on this because you believe you had the best mom (and rightly so) but here I go anyway. In my life I have benefited from the GREATEST MOMS of all time. First, I had the blessing of growing up with my own mother who was a true sacrificial mom. She gave up so much in order for me to have a great childhood. I was her ‘baby’ by many years as I had…

Scorching Words

Growing up on a farm my family would often burn off the stubble on our fields at the end of harvest. In a matter of a few minutes an entire 40-acre plot of land would be scorched. What is amazing to me is the massive burn only required one small spark to start the raging fire. The Bible says something similar about the tongue in James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See…

When the Preacher Made a Change

When I arrived here @ 70 West church of Christ, I made a change in my life. While I was raised on the King James Version (KJV) with my mom being my primary teacher, as a minister I had used almost exclusively the New King James Version (NKJV). Upon moving to Hot Springs, I noticed that the Bibles given to new Christians and High School Seniors along with the pew Bibles were English Standard Version (ESV). I had never owned…