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Downhill Stretch or Downhill Spiral???

At the beginning of the year, the elders and ministry staff set forth this year’s theme for our congregation, “2020 Vision: Focusing on what Really Matters.” The intended goal was for us to honestly examine ourselves, to cut out all the extraneous parts of our lives, and by doing so… end the year with perfect spiritual vision. The theme verse to encompass our goals was 2 Corinthians 4:18, “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but…

WHAT IS BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT?

On one occasion, Jesus cast out a demon then was accused by the Pharisees of being able to do so because He was empowered by Satan (Matthew 12:24). Jesus responded to their accusation by attributing His miraculous abilities to the “Spirit of God” (Matthew 12:28). What is interesting about this particular story is that it led to one of the most sobering statements that Jesus ever made. In Matthew 12:31, Jesus said, “every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people,…

Pride (In The Name Of…)?

Pride is a big problem. Although the Bible makes this truth abundantly clear, we often live with a significant amount of self-deception in this area of our lives. We notice pride instantly in someone else’s life, but we tend to either overlook it or blatantly justifyit in our own lives. When we allow pride into our lives, it is typically “in the name of” something else, such as “a healthy self confidence,” “standing up for myself,” or some form of a personal “identity” that we…

THE WHY SERIES – WHY DO CHURCHES OF CHRIST POSSESS AN AMILLENNIAL ESCHATOLOGY?

Eschatology is the study of end times, particularly the second coming of Jesus, the Day of Judgment, the destruction of the earth, and the after life. Christianity in its broadest sense is divided in regards to eschatological beliefs, and this division is largely dependent on how one interprets the reference to the “one thousand year” period (i.e. millennium) during which Satan is bound (Revelation 20:2-3) and Christ reigns (Revelation 20:4-6). Some believe that this millennium is a reference to an…