The Ancient Paths

When I was at Florida Christian College and taking Hebrew under the late Dr. W.W. Winter, I used the Hebrew name “Yirmeyahu” in class. I am sure you are wondering who “Yirmeyahu” was, never having heard that name in your Old Testament reading. It was simply the name Jeremiah, just spoken in the Hebrew dialect….

Lunar Eclipse

Tonight my family and I watched the lunar eclipse together. The picture shows our view right before it was completely covered. It was a beautiful, clear and cold night here in Illinois. The next full lunar eclipse does not occur until December 20, 2010. When I see events like this, it reminds me of our…

Confidence in Christ!

This month South Side has the privilege of hosting the Vermilion County Churches of Christ and Christian Churches County Meeting. And I, as the evangelist here, have the privilege to preach! This year it happens to fall on President Abraham Lincoln’s 199th birthday. Being in the Land of Lincoln, we will celebrate our heritage as…

Front and Center!

What are the most important aspects to the Church of Christ? What are those things which we believe should be “Front and Center”. This phrase means to have “the most prominent position”. It means to be at the forefront. There are some things in the assembly that are more important than others. Many Churches of…

Global Warming?

I am always confused come winter time in Illinois about our friends who believe in global warming. Instead of thinking that man is going to destroy the seasons of the earth, I will go along with God’s promise – the one He gave at the same time as He promised not to have a global…

Deer and Snow

My son spotted a deer in our backyard this morning before we left for our men’s breakfast. There is no water up there (other than the frozen snow), but seeing a deer always reminds me of Psalm 42:1 – As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God….

Flipping Houses

Over the past several months we have been involved in “flipping” a house. We still have a long way to go. Flipping houses is a very lucrative adventure if you have the vision, money, time and patience to see it through. We watch several shows on TV where houses are purchased and then remodeled for…

Baptism and Salvation?

Ok – here I go again talking about words! Words are so important. The order of words is critical! When we are presenting the Gospel, we must only use ideas and concepts that are Scriptural. Paul wrote to the evangelist Timothy: Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for…