ARTICLES

DEFINING ENTERTAINMENT IN WORSHIP

Defining “Entertainment” in Worship
James C. Guy

Of all the Bible subjects Christians may disagree on, none seem as controversial as those related to worship. Regardless of whether or not we are entertained in worship, worship should be done to entertain God.   [more]

THE HOMOSEXUAL SPIDERS

THE HOMOSEXUAL SPIDERS

James C. Guy

As repulsive as homosexuality may seem to us, it is just as repulsive to God as any one sin that we have committed.[more]

IF MCDONALD’S QUIT SELLING HAMBURGERS....

IF McDONALD’S QUIT SELLING HAMBURGERS....

James C. Guy What would happen if McDonald's quit selling hamburgers - They just sold the "extras?" What would happen if the church quit preaching the gospel - We just had the "extras?"[more]

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AND MATURE FAITH

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AND MATURE FAITH 

-James C. Guy 

Sometimes, our relationship with God may be no more than religious devotion. God does require obedience, but desires us to go beyond a Christianity that is based on rules, regulations, and religious activity...[more]

THE ESSENCE OF IDOLATRY

The Essence of Idolatry and the Nature of the Almighty

JAMES C. GUY
But, what exactly is an idol? What does idolatry mean to God? Anything we think, do, say, build, or worship that is not God in His very essence, is unworthy of Him. [more]

PRINCIPLES OF GODLY LIVING

PRINCIPLES OF GODLY GIVING

James C. Guy

He doesn't need our money. He wants our willing hearts put into action....Do you rob God?[more]

GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE

Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People

James C. Guy
Laws may help SOME, but people have killed people, aborted, and put themselves above God throughout history. Read James' article on the real issue behind gun control, prayer in schools, and other so-called "current issues."[more]

FROM THE INSIDE OUT

FROM THE INSIDE OUT

James C. Guy
....it could not withstand the force of the wind. Because of a hidden fault.....-When we open up little "gashes" in our lives - little areas for sin to creep in.....[more]

NEEDED: REDEMPTIVE CHURCHES

Needed: Redemptive Churches
by: Bill Williams

"What kind of church am I working with? Is it a redemptive church? What does a truly redemptive church look like?"[more]

FEAR OF CHANGE

THE FEAR OF CHANGE

Raymond Glendinning


Time not only calls for, but demands change. How do we react to all this change?  There are some who...dig their heels in....They seem to forget that they at one time were the agents of change.  [more]

IMPACT

IMPACT
James C. Guy


 Rather than attempt to force others into compliance with our rules and regulations, shouldn't we be taking them by the hand and inviting them on the same journey we are on – the journey to Jesus!  Only HE can truly impact our lives and the lives of others for eternity.

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SAVOR THE MOMENT

SAVOR THE MOMENT

-James C. Guy


Then I realized......how often in our modern, technological, electronic world do we try so hard to CAPTURE a moment that we end up failing to SAVOR the moment?[more]

PARENTS, YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Parents, you ARE making a difference!

James C. Guy
Who do you think has the greatest influence on youth concerning sex? Friends? Media? Religious beliefs? Or Parents? The answer may surprise you.....[more]

COMMUNION LEAVEN

COMMUNION >LEAVEN=

James C. Guy

 

Because we have used commercially produced Matzos for so long, it has obtain somewhat of an >official= status in the minds of some...Of particular concern to some are the inclusion of ingredients such as salt, fats or oils, honey or sugar, and eggs...the focus of the Lord=s Supper is not the taste of the bread, the specific ingredients, whether it is store bought or homemade, or how it is eaten.  Rather, we need to remember its purpose. 

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SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD

SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD

-JAMES C. GUY

Jesus had come to be their shepherd, just as He has come to be ours. But, we must let Him lead us.  So many people we know are wondering aimlessly through life as "sheep without a shepherd".…

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FISHING LESSONS

FISHING LESSONS

James C. Guy
When Jesus called His Apostles, He told them He would make them "fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). They may not have known much about men, but they did know about fishing.....What can we learn from fishing methods that will help us be better "fishers of men" for God? Here are a few suggestions: [more]

I KNEW WHAT YOU WOULD SAY

I KNEW WHAT YOU WOULD SAY

JAMES C. GUY
Sometimes we know God’s answer, but we don’t obey because we don’t like the answer. Knowing and doing are not synomymous.....[more]

CHRIST IS GREATER THAN ME

CHRIST > ME

James C. Guy
In John 3, the disciples of John "The Baptist" were comparing the ministry of John to that of Jesus....."He must increase, but I must decrease."[more]

HELL IS NOT SATAN’S HOME

Hell Is Not Satan's Home

James C. Guy
Most of us probably grew up with a picture of a red man with a pitchfork walking around the flames in hell. Let’s see what THE BIBLE SAYS hell really is and what it really means to Satan.[more]

THE MINISTER'S SELF WATCH

THE MINISTER’S SELF-WATCH

Unconverted preachers are:
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MORAL, CEREMONIAL, OR LAW OF CHRIST?

Moral Law, Ceremonial Law, or Law of Christ: Which Do We Follow Today?

James C. Guy
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ANTI-BIOTIC TONGUE

The Anti-biotic Tongue


James C. Guy

God designed your tongue to HEAL. Are you using it as God intended?[more]

WORSHIP THAT MAKES YOU SAY 'WOW'

Worship That Makes...."Wow"!


Dan Gulley
    Worship services are not on the list of things that make most people shout "Wow!"[more]

TOY CARS AND CHURCH LEADERS

TOY CARS AND CHURCH LEADERS

James C. Guy


"…toy cars were little more than blocks of wood with wheels that you pushed or pulled with a string. They went where you pulled them, but had no power. Churches and leaders are often like the toy cars…" [more]

WHAT SPIRITUAL FOOD ARE WE FEEDING UPON?

WHAT SPIRITUAL FOOD ARE WE FEEDING UPON?

By Dr. Mike Price ....they could not continue to survive the onslaught of Satan if they were only fed spiritual food for newborn Christians.[more]

THANKSGIVING IS ABOUT

What Thanksgiving is About

James C. Guy
Thanksgiving is not just about being thankful for what we call the 'good' things but also for....[more]

DO I HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH?

DO I HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH???

James C. Guy

Can't we just 'have church' at home, or 'worship with the t.v.'? What does God say....[more]

THE REPULSIVE DISEASE

THE REPULSIVE DISEASE

James C. Guy
“We've had the results back from your tests....” "Oh no!" cried the man, "What are you going to do, doctor?"....... If only people viewed sin so repulsively.[more]

FULL PARDON

FULL PARDON

David Sargent
Pardon must not only be offered, but also accepted....[more]

LOOKING FOR A CHURCH

Looking For A Church

James C. Guy
We look for a church that our family or friends belong to, one that will “meet our needs,” one that keeps us interested (entertained), or one that has things for us and our kids to do. We want a church that fits US. [more]

IT'S YOUR MOVE

It’s Your Move

James C. Guy
Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t just MAKE every sinner obey Him? God is not willing that you nor anyone else be lost. [more]

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT BALL?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT BALL?

Bob Plunkett
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WHO ARE YOU CALLING DEAF?

Who Are You Calling Deaf?

James C. Guy

So you think SHE is deaf? Could it be YOU who can't hear HER??? Do we look to our own faults?...[more]

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Mac Lyon (Search TV) Every congregation should persistently strive toward being the kind of church described in the New Testament as being the church of Christ’s.[more]

FEAR OF GIVING

FEAR OF GIVING

James C. Guy
“There was a preacher who did not believe in ghosts....Isn't it amazing how quickly some "disappear" when it's collection time....What God wants is our HEART of giving....”[more]

THE GREATEST HERO

The Greatest Hero

James C. Guy
“...many do good things for people....does that really make them a hero?”[more]

WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD?

Will Your Anchor Hold?

Carolyn Elliott
the lake was calm and serene....life was easy and good!....the wind really began to blow....and the boat began to rock....[more]

HEARTS IN EMPATHY NEED TO BE COMFORTED

Hearts in Empathy Need to Be Comforted

Ed Thomason We feel compelled to do something, to act, to help, to bear someone's burden. Yet, we feel burdened ourselves with feelings of shock, numbness, confusion, etc. [more]

ATTACK ON TERRORISM

ATTACK ON TERRORISM

James C. Guy
Don’t let anger become hate! Don’t let desire for justice become desire for revenge! Don’t let God be sending us a message, and we not be listening! [more]

THE NATURE OF THE TRINITY

The Nature of the “Trinity”

James C. Guy When one tries to understand the nature of what is often referred to as the “Godhead” or the “trinity,” he can easily come away with more questions than answers. Perhaps a good way to describe the nature of God when referring to the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit individually is to say that each is.....[more]

DISCOVERING A LIFE WITH PURPOSE

Discovering A Life with Purpose

James R. Davis
Christian living is more than emptying one's life of evil . . . it also involves filling one's life with good. [more]

DO UNTO WHO?

"Do Unto Who?"

Kevin Patterson you may have heard the New and Improved Golden Rule....[more]

TAXI RIDE

TAXI RIDE

James C. Guy Sometimes we think that just because we have been "raised from death to life" that all our troubles, temptations, and ways of the old man vanish away. We STILL struggle with temptation and sin.....[more]

BE SINCERE....

BE SINCERE... AND KIND

Denis Waitley We need to have a SINCERE ("Sine Cera") Christian life without all the "fakes" and "cover-ups"....[more]

BURN THOSE OUTLINES

BURN THOSE OUTLINES!

Charles Hodge
--"Put fire into your sermons or put your sermons into the fire." --Preachers do not work up sermons; sermons work up preachers. --PREACHERS – keep growing – and your sermons will grow with you.[more]

ESTIMATED AGE OF THE EARTH

Estimated Age of the Earth

James C. Guy
The THEORY of evolution requires and old date for the Earth. However, the Bible shows that the Earth can’t be more than 7000 - 10,000 years old.[more]

COME AND DIE!!!

Come and Die!

By Les Ferguson, Jr.
"When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die."....Too often, we want the blessings of rebirth without all of the consequences of dying. [more]

I LIKE BEING A PSYCHOLOGIST, BUT...

I LIKE BEING A PSYCHOLOGIST, BUT...

Do you like your job – but you don’t? Are you satisfied with your life – but you aren’t? Want to know how to make it better? How to be satisfied with who and where you are?[more]

WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE?

What Is Heaven Like?

James C. Guy
....let’s look at heaven and see that essentially, it is just the opposite of hell. [more]

THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

The Signs of the Times

James C. Guy
Are the bad things that happen, and world events really "signs of the times?" Let's see what THE BIBLE SAYS.[more]

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