Give Yourself to God’s Kingdom

Because the kingdom of God is God’s people, we need to be busy serving God’s people. In my studies, I ran across Proverbs 18:1. The English Standard Version translates it like this: “Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.” Because the kingdom of God is people, we are not to isolate ourselves but be part of the citizenry of the kingdom by participating in its activities. We value God’s kingdom—Christians—by giving ourselves away to others!

Delete the “Trash”

I have a program on my computer that does good work. I like it a lot, and it is helpful. However, this program also leaves behind some trash on my hard drive in the form of temporary files. Every so often, I must delete these temporary files so that they do not completely fill up […]

Jesus’ Way is the Best

Not too long ago, I saw on Facebook an article about an almost pristine Caddo canoe that was discovered in Louisiana. Archeologists were examining it, but it looked to be authentic. Such discoveries thrill us because they give us some insight into the history of our area and how native people’s lived hundreds of years […]

The Importance of Communion to the Child of God

Why is communion important? It is a 1) Declaration of Faith, 2) Demonstration of Fellowship, 3) Deliberation of Forgiveness. The listener should understand the importance of communion in relationship to Christ, others, and himself.

Are You Feeling Guilty – Part 2

In last week’s article, we learned that Christ’s sacrifice eliminates all guilt. If we are feeling guilty about our past forgiven sins, then we are doing so for irrational reasons. Let’s think about some of those irrational reasons. First, we may feel guilty due to self-blame. Some confuse blaming self with taking responsibility. Self-blame is […]

Christianity and Self-Worth

The Bible presents a high view of the worth of each individual person. This view is two-fold. First, there is the fact of a person’s being made in the image of God. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he […]

“Love is the Perfect Unifier”

How intelligent are we really? Not very, if we are willing to sacrifice relationships for our own pride. Lack of love is the culprit.

How Do I Talk to my Friends and Family about the Gospel?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/how-do-i-talk-to-my-friends-and-family-about-the-gospel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: How Do I Talk to My Friends and Family about the Gospel? SUBJECT: Evangelism PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will look at four things that we can do to talk to our friends and family about the gospel: 1) Make an Effort, 2) Talk about […]

God’s Greatest Treasure

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/gods-greatest-treasure.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: God’s Greatest Treasure SUBJECT: Attitudes PROPOSITION: In this sermon, we will give three reasons why the soul is God’s Greatest Treasure: 1) The soul is constant; the world is perishable. 2) The soul is a unique creation. 3) The soul cost the life of the Son […]

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/the-parable-of-the-lost-sheep.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSUBJECT: Repentance TITLE: The Parable of the Lost Sheep PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will discuss the parable of the lost sheep. From this parable we learn that 1) Sheep Become Wayward, 2) Sheep Have Worth, 3) Recovering Sheep is Wonderful. OBJECTIVE: We have a responsibility […]