Posts by Michael Cox

Posts by Michael Cox

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…

Grow Your Knowledge With Fundamentals of the Faith

According to government figures the population of Garland County is 99,386. Let’s even that out and call it 100,000. Now, according to my sources, the number of scripturally baptized Christians in Garland County is roughly 1,200. Doing the math is easy. That’s 1.2% of scripturally baptized Christians in Garland County. Less than 2% of our neighbors are baptized! Please join me in my special daily prayer. Let’s pray that this year will be the year we reach out to our…