Holding to the Profession of Faith

Posted by Mark Lindley on 10 August 2016

There is a book of the New Testament that is designed to inspire Christians to hold fast to the profession of faith. That book is the great book of Hebrews. One of the key passages of the book is Hebrews 10:23: “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised).”

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BAPTISM, WORKS, AND SALVATION

Posted by Mark Lindley on 13 July 2016

What does the Bible teach about baptism, works, and salvation? All who study the Bible will immediately agree that salvation from sin is not “by works.” Many verses of the New Testament reveal this Biblical fact: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Paul wrote to Titus: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). Paul also wrote concerning salvation: “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (II Timothy 1:9).

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RACISM, PREJUDICE, AND THE BIBLE

Posted by Mark Lindley on 13 July 2016

Most Americans are somewhat familiar with the Declaration of Independence. Perhaps, the lines we remember best are the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Things You Should Know About the Thief on the Cross

Posted by Mark Lindley on 10 July 2016

The most well-known thief of all time is one of the thieves crucified beside Jesus. One of the thieves repented and acknowledged his wrong-doing. Jesus said to him, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).

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NO SUCH COMMANDMENT

Posted by Mark Lindley on 19 June 2016

The Lord’s church began on the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts chapter 2. The church grew rapidly as thousands obeyed the gospel and were added to the church (Acts 2:41; 4:4; 5:14; 6:7).

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WHY DOES THE CHURCH OF CHRIST NOT USE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Posted by Mark Lindley on 8 May 2016

Visitors to services of the church of Christ notice that there is no instrumental music in worship. This might seem a bit odd since denominations have pianos, organs, guitars, and drums.

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"THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 27 March 2016

I suppose I was a bit gullible in thinking it would never happen to me. I had heard of fishermen falling out of boats and had witnessed it, but I never thought it would happen to me. Why? Well, it would never happen to me because I was always “careful” when fishing from a boat, and “paid attention” to what I was doing.

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SOME BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH

Posted by Mark Lindley on 28 February 2016

The term “church” is a term that has many different meanings today. Some may use the word “church” to refer to a building. For example, “I’ll meet you at the church,” which means I will meet you at the church “building.”  Another may use the term to refer to a specific denomination. A person might say, “In my church, we believe in having women preachers.” The word church, in this sense, would obviously refer to one of the denominations which have women preachers (cf. I Timothy 2:8-13).

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WORRYING AND PRECIOUS TIME

Posted by Mark Lindley on 14 February 2016

Time is a precious blessing not to be wasted. With each tick of the clock, the brief span of time we have in this world is passing. This is why Paul exhorts us to use our time wisely: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). We should “number our days,” making the most of each moment, living life to the fullest (Psalm 90:12).

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THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE

Posted by Mark Lindley on 31 January 2016

For ages man has pondered the big questions of life. Questions such as, where did I come from? Why am I here? And where am I going? These are the questions some of the greatest minds of the ages have attempted to answer.

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