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The Complete Obedience of Our Lord

Philippians 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. The only begotten Son of God substituted Himself for all humanity to save them from the righteous judgment of a thrice-holy Creator. Jesus found Himself “in fashion as a man,” which therefore made it possible for Him to humble Himself and to become obedient to the death that had been ordained for Him…

Don’t You Know:

That God loves you? Acts 20:28, 1st Corinthians 14:1 That God is good? Psalm 33:5 That God is generous? Romans 8:32 That He supplies our needs? Matthew 1:21, Hebrews 2:9, Psalm 46:1, Mark 10:29-30 That God sent the Savior for us? Hebrews 5:8-9 That God allows us to choose? Genesis 2:15-17 The God CANNOT lie? Titus 1:2 That God always keeps His promises? 2 Corinthians 1:19ff Knowing all these things about God, will you serve Him faithfully or will you…

I Went to Hollywood Road

The effort to help our brother and sisters in Houma, Louisiana was an eye-opening experience. I had the opportunity to take the goods on Monday, October 4th. As I made my way down south, I began to notice the terrain change. With that change of terrain, I saw the change in safety. I turned off at exit 202 on Interstate 90 and was immediately hit in the face with a view I did not expect to see. I saw billboards…

Houma Letter 2021

70 West Family, We have been in touch this week with two of our sister congregations in Houma, LA, which were in the heart of where Hurricane Ida came ashore last month. As you can imagine, their recovery is going to be a long road and they still have significant needs. The Hollywood Rd congregation became one of the de-facto distribution centers for relief supplies for not only their members but the community as a whole and remains so. FEMA…

The Truth of God’s Word

The effort to proclaim the whole counsel of God’s Word is an arduous task. At times, it can seem like an impossible task. We teach the Word of God in several way. We can personally study with a friend or invite them to a bible class lead by another at our building. We can invite them to a worship service were the lost have a chance to hear the Gospel proclaimed. Yet another way to teach is through songs. Consider…

The Enemy (Part 2)

The goal of Satan is to have us fall to our own lusts, whatever it is. Satan does not care that you and I are not following Satan as long as we are not following God. Our lusts are very specific to each of us and we all must be on guard to avoid how our lust works against us. Today, let’s notice the operation of lust. James 1:14-15, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of…

The Enemy (Part 1)

The greatest enemy to your faithfulness unto our Holy God sits in your seat right now. Without lust, there is no sin. Without sin, there is no death. Yet, we live in a world surrounded by men and women who are dying, both physically and spiritually. In James 1:13-16, the author makes us painfully aware of these truths. Notice some of the following thoughts… Lust is an odd concept. It dwells in us all but it is completely unique to…

That One Example

Humanity is saved by one plan given to us by God. That plan is as follows: Hear- Romans 10:17, BelieveJohn 8:24, Repentance- Luke 13:3, Confession of the Christ- Matthew 10:32 and Being Baptized- Romans 6:1-4. Remaining in that saved condition is based on how I live and reflect Christ- Revelation 2:10b and 2 Timothy 4:6-8. However, through the pages of the Inspired Book known as the Bible, we read about one fellow we have assigned the incorrect idea as one…

Please explain Romans 14:22

“Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.” (Romans 14:22) To adequately explain and apply this verse, you and I must first understand the context of the book and chapter. The book of Romans is written to a group of Christians living and worshipping in Rome where they are outcast and hated. They are seen as different and they are completely different form the pagan world…

You Can Rest Assured

“Are you saved?” This question doesn’t seem to be a difficult question to answer. Perhaps a better way to ask this question is: “Have you been saved by God’s plan of salvation?” As we explore this question, remember it is only by His plan that man is saved and it is only His way.  Do you know you are lost? To understand the idea of being lost is the key to understanding how to be saved. Sin is our problem.…

What exactly will it take?

The 18-month period in our nation known as the Covid Crisis had the entire nation in the clutches of its sinister hand for a while. We learned about masks, boy, did we learn about masks. We learned about social distancing and other important ideas to keep us a little more healthy. We are drawing closer to the idea of having this pandemic under control. Perhaps a more important question is this: What have we learned in the church through this…

Salvation is a Funny Thing

The gift of God to man is God’s ability to redeem mankind. To redeem means to “buy back from” sinfulness. In order to access this gift, I must first understand what is being offered. Listening to God’s offer and understanding all the terms is crucial to choosing correctly. Many people have only heard that God has a plan, never trying to learn about the details of the plan of God. I must understand God’s plan. If I have heard and…