Reaping What We’ve Sown: The Rubber Meets The Road Realities Of Romans 3

Dec 4, 2017

We are living in some very deadly, trying, and tumultuous times. It seems like every time you turn around, some deranged lunatic with absolutely no reverence or respect for either God or God-created human life – whether his own or that of others – has planned, plotted, schemed and carried…

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The Most Hypocritical Expression Of Oppression

Dec 4, 2017

It is one of the most incredibly transparent, insanely ridiculous, and infinitely hypocritical statements ever made, either in the history of humanity or seen written in the sacred Scriptures! After having Peter and John arrested for preaching Jesus, the elders, scribes, rulers, chief priests, high priest and his family and…

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Why After We Became Christians, My Family Chose To Cease Participation In Further Halloween Festivities:

Oct 5, 2017

Part One: The Foundations… Not too long after my wife’s and my conversion to Christ, becoming Christians in April of 1985, I began to take a very serious and contemplative look around at some of the activities and festivities we had always routinely and in lemming-like lock-step with the rest…

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An Open Letter From Faithful Churches Of Christ, To All Of Our Denominational Friends, Neighbors, & Family Members, As Well As To Our Fallen Away & Out Of Service Spiritual Brethren:

Oct 5, 2017

What exactly is the issue here? Why is it you seem to have such a problem with us? Don’t kid yourself. We hear the comments. Like when someone or their children are invited to services or bible study with us and they say, “Oh no, I’m not going to that…

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The Real Story of God

Oct 5, 2017

National Geographic. Just the mention of those two words together are synonymous with, representative of, and bring to mind, some of the most beautiful, colorful, dazzling, high definition and mind-boggling photography of almighty God’s creation that His world has ever seen. Tragically, they often also bring to mind something far…

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“Jesus, The Reason For The Season” …Really?

Oct 5, 2017

It’s early December. The message on the local denomination’s sign reads, “Jesus: The Reason For The Season.” As I drove by and saw it, I sadly wondered how many really still believed that. Do people really still believe, that in a world where a fully-clad, four foot tall caricature of…

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Of Chips and Works

Oct 5, 2017

The airport staging area was crowded to capacity as the young man returned to his wife and casually commented as to his conclusion that the lady at the concession counter who sold him his soda certainly seemed to have had a “chip” on her shoulder. ” Suddenly, several activities stopped…

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Ant Article

Oct 5, 2017

Several weeks ago when the weather turned a bit wetter, we suddenly developed a somewhat sizeable, in-house ant problem. A couple of places were soon ‘crawling’ with them. It was at that point that we learned about these little ‘killer’ liquid ant baits. The way they work, is that the…

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Are You Aware Of God’s Holy Severity?

Oct 5, 2017

(PLEASE NOTE: The following article was authored by brother Jason Patrick Hilburn, pulpit preacher for the Nesbit, Mississippi, congregation of the Lord’s church (www.nesbitchurchofchrist.org), and is reprinted here with his full permission and blessing. For other outstanding and insightful articles from brother Hilburn, please visit his personal website at: www.TheBibleDomain.com.) God…

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In All These Things, We are MORE THAN CONQUERORS (The reviews are in!)

Oct 5, 2017

Do you struggle with discouragement, disappointment, difficult and oft-times overwhelming situations and decisions in your daily life? So did the apostle Paul (2 Cor. 11:23–12:8). And yet, as we see in verses 9 and 10 of that same chapter, as well as in Philippians 4, he had learned the secret…

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Haunted Houses; Lifeless Lives

Oct 5, 2017

You see them all over town — empty, vacant, hollow and haunted-looking. Of what am I speaking? The now darkened and deserted houses that dot the town’s geography where formerly happy families once lived, laughed, loved, played and worked? No. I speak of something far more sinister, saddening, and soul-wrenching.…

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism

Oct 5, 2017

How difficult is the concept of ‘ONE’ to really understand? Ephesians 4:1–6, written by the divinely-inspired Apostle Paul (Eph. 1:1; 2 Tim. 3:16–17) to the first-century congregation of the church of Christ (Rom. 16:16) that worked and worshiped together in Ephesus (Acts 20:17–38; Eph. 1:1, 3:8–12; Rev. 2:1–7), has been…

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Just “Playing” At Church

Oct 5, 2017

As was so well-chronicled and documented by the January 2016 issue of the Spiritual Sword, denominationalism is indeed on the decline. This, as many are apparently growing sick and tired of the surface, shallow, ‘driven about by every wind of doctrine,’ spiritual teaching and preaching they are receiving at most man-made…

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The GREATer Sin

Oct 5, 2017

We have a tendency to believe and teach that all sin is the same; that “sin is sin” as the old saying goes. And we do so for the most part, with pretty good reason. For example, we explain: ‘The Scripture lists such sinners as “gossips” and “slanderers,” right alongside…

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The Great Easter Verse Hunt (Epilogue); 2016 Calendars

Oct 5, 2017

Ah, the incredible inconsistencies one has to try to make at least some sort of sense of when seeking to follow man-made religions! How much simpler and easier life would be for all of us if we all sought to only follow the same pattern of religion as the first…

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The Great Easter Verse Hunt

Oct 5, 2017

Most Bible-professing Protestants are quite shocked when they eventually discover that “Easter” isn’t even in the Bible. It is never found in any of the more modern, dependable, strictly literal translations, and actually only occurs once in the King James version (Acts 12:4), wherein the word is a 1611 substitution…

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Of Funeral Flyers & Futility

Oct 5, 2017

Funerals. Memorial Services. Call them whatever you’d like. Since our arrival in Cleveland during the spring of 2009 to serve the Lord’s people as the preacher and his wife, I have been called upon to conduct some 19 of them, with countless others occurring in and amongst the lives of…

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