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Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Updated October 30, 2014 3:08 PM
Learning to rightly divide the word of God is very important. In fact, if we are to find truth and walk in the light it is an absolute must. Many approach the Bible never having learned the fundamentals that are foundational to understanding God’s will. Over the next several weeks we will lay out some of the basics that are a great aid to those who sincerely desire to understand the Bible. The most basic fundamental is that the Bible has two great divisions, the Old Testament (which contains ...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Posted September 22, 2014
Since Christ’s church exists and since the scriptures tell us how to be added to it the next logical question is: How Do I Identify the Lord’s Church? If you were to go in search of the Lord’s church what should you look for? In other words, how can I identify Christ’s church when there are literally thousands of different churches in our world today?
Thursday, September 4, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Good Shepherd Catholic Church held a dedication and blessing of the New Religious Education Building on August 19th. Bishop Joe Vasquez from the Austin Diocese blessed the classrooms and then stayed for the celebration afterwards in the parish hall. Good Shepherd will be having an open house to register for 2014-2015 Religious Education Classes on September 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
According to Romans 5:12 “By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Rom. 5:12). This incident is recorded in Genesis chapter three. Eve took fruit from the forbidden tree (Gen 2:17) she shared it with her husband, Adam, they both ate and sin entered the world. Satan, who is also known as “the tempter” (Matt.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
As a college freshman I was introduced to the following short story in a sociology class. “Appointment With Love” by Sulamith Ish-Kishor was first published in 1943 during World War II. It is a romantic story about a young lieutenant and a lady who fall in love. The author shows that true love is possible between two people who have never met if they are able to trust their true inner feelings and instincts.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Posted September 16, 2014
We read in Psalm 127:1 “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” This warns us to be sure that the church of which we are a part is indeed Christ’s church and not a religious house established by men. It is has been exciting to seek Bible truth and learn that this spiritual body exists but this knowledge is not enough.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Updated September 16, 2014 1:03 PM
When I moved to Texas in 1974 I needed an educational psychology class in order to obtain a Texas teaching certificate. On the first day of class one of the students referred to a passage in the Bible. The professor announced firmly that there were to be no references made to the Bible in that class.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Two seconds remain on the clock. The place kicker carefully notes where the ball will be spotted, takes a couple of measured steps back and two steps sideways. He glances up at the goal posts and then his full concentration is on the spot where the holder will place the football for the easy, game-winning field goal.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Many live aimless lives full of doubt and misery because they do not know the answers to the three greatest questions man has ever asked: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? One thing we can all be sure of is that we’re not going to live forever.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. - 2 Timothy 2:15 The Old Testament Learning to rightly divide the word of God is very important. In fact, if we are to find truth and walk in the light it is an absolute must.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Posted January 15, 2014
When I first looked at the college catalogue of career choices, I decided I wanted to become a forest ranger. The only problem was that in order to reach my goal I would have to take several math classes. Math was never my forte. Sure, I passed the high school algebra classes and even got A’s in geometry and trigonometry.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Posted January 15, 2014
We often with the coming of a new year think about ways to better ourselves in the future, a time to reflect on the past and learn and improve ourselves. We often title this a “new year’s resolution” and this can be very beneficial for us. We must honest evaluate ourselves and be willing to put the time and effort in so we can achieve our goals.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 31, 2013
After many years of service as a builder and missionary my father was retiring to the little town of his birth nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains of northern Mexico. He had been preparing for several years by swapping little pieces of land that he owned for other pieces of land that would all be contiguous with each other so that he could irrigate everything with the water from a single well.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 • Posted December 9, 2013
The book of 1 John teaches us that it is fellowship with God that makes the Christian life so full of joy. This is why the apostle John is encouraging Christians to walk in the light (1 John 1:4-7). Walking in the light is the key to maintaining fellowship with the Father and with the Son.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 • Posted November 8, 2013
When Paul preached on “Mars’ Hill” to the Epicureans and the Stoic’s in Acts 17 He encouraged them to seek the Lord “if haply they might feel after him, though he be not far from every one of us” (Acts 17:27). In that beautiful sermon the Holy Spirit made it clear that God has been revealed through His creation (Acts 17:24; also see Psalm 19:1-6 & Romans 1:20).