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Bulletin – 31 January 2021

Teachable…? There’s an old story of a young man seeking the wisdom of the ages. He had heard of an old wiseman who lived in the remotest part of the mountains. One famed to have all the answers to all of life’s questions. The young man searched for months and finally came upon him in a small hut. On arrival the young man was warmly welcomed and invited to sit down for tea. The young man talked incessantly and the…

Bulletin – 17 January 2021

In the Light of the CrossPerspective—It’s how you see it!In the pre-internet days, there was a boy and a girl who grew up asneighbours. Finally, he went West seeking his fortune, and she went East.Both mothers devoured the incoming letters and bragged about how welltheir darling child was going. One day each received mail. One beamed withglee. She said, “My daughter has found love. She has met and married thegreatest man on earth. He brings her breakfast in bed every…

Bulletin – 10 January 2021

In the Light of the Cross Prayer – Learning how! I was in a little church in Mississippi in 1999 and one of the teenage boys did the “Opening Prayer.” I had met him earlier and had sat in Bible class with him and all the other men. The congregation preferred the King James Version, so everyone sat armed with their KJVs. The men took turns reading from the Bible, but when it came to this young man, he struggled.…

Bulletin – 3 January 2021

In the Light of the Cross Faith comes by Hearing In my youth I worked with a tradesman who used to dismiss my preaching about ‘the one true church’ as ‘the idealism of the naïve.’ He would counter, “God has different kinds of fellowships for different kinds of people. If you like your worship loud, or soft, or liberal, or tight-laced, rich or poor, God has a church for you.” Of course, he didn’t believe his own words, this was…

Bulletin – 13 September 2020

Three Captains of Fifty – All they had to do was ask. In 2 Kings 1 we find Elijah’s encounter with King Ahaziahand his three Captains of Fifty. Ahaziah was crippled byrecent injures and sent men to consult a pagan god. Elijahintercepted his messengers and sent them back with aquestion and a judgement: “Is it because there is no God inIsrael that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the godof Ekron? Therefore, this is what the Lord says: ‘You…

Bulletin – 30 August 2020

To this day Ethiopia remembers the evangelist Philip asthe man of God who preached the gospel to their firstconvert. We know him as the Ethiopian eunuch fromActs 8. This man was the treasurer of Queen Candaceand a proselyte (a non-Jew who had converted to theHebrew faith). My guess is that it was a prayer forinsight into the Messianic passage (Isaiah 53) thatbrought Philip (sent by God) to his chariot to explain thepassage to him. If you seek you will find!…

Bulletin – 23 August 2020

There’s a story about a preacher boy who was invited toa dinner for the old-timers who had long graced thelocal pulpits. Having been warned that the length oftheir sermons and prayers were legendary, the youngpreacher set in for a long day. It was during the ratherlengthy prayer of thanks for the food that he could nolonger contain himself. Seeing all the grey heads bowedresolutely around the table, the young preacher quietlytook to his seat and began to devour the food…

Bulletin – 31 May 2020

Morningside is a Great Church This morning I would like to say, “Welcome back to the Morningside church,” but we never really left. Though we were away from each other in body, we were always together in spirit. Social distancing doesn’t mean spiritual distancing. That being said, it is truly a blessing to be able to worship face to face, today. Though not everyone is here, we look forward to the day when we are all together again—soon, I pray.

Bulletin – 03 May 2020

The Armour of God – Brent Kercheville (Member of West Palm Beach, Church of Christ) Continued from last week … The Scriptures teach us what the righteous life looks like. Reading the Scriptures with an open heart will bring about the transformation of heart that leads to a transformed life in holiness. Ephesians 6:15 records the third piece ofarmour given to us. “…as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” (Ephesians 6:15…
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