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Author Archive for Sunny Slope – Page 2

Can We Understand the Bible Alike?

by Victor Eskew

The answer to this question by many is: “No.” They believe the Bible is subject to many interpretations by man. They affirm that we all read the Bible differently.

For the most part, however, most people read and understand the Bible alike. It is only in some areas that we disagree. This is easy to prove.

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Irritating Others

Taken From Daily Bread, December 13, 2001 [Cold Harbor church of Christ]

I heard a story recently about a student named Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Skye (in Scotland), who was admitted into the prestigious Oxford University, and was living in the hall of residence in his first year there. His clan was so excited that one of their own had made it into the upper class of education, but they were concerned how he would do in “that strange land.” After the first month, his mother came to visit.

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Upcoming Events for February 24, 2019

March 3

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

 

March 4 (Begins)

A 6 week class over 1, 2, and 3 John.  Green Plain church of Christ. 7-8 pm. Taught by Glen Head.

 

March 8

Friday night singing. Bluff Springs church of Christ (Hopkinsville). 7pm.

 

March 8

Friday night singing. Bishop Street church of Christ (Union City, TN). 7pm.

 

March 9 

Clocks spring forward tonight!

 

March 10

Fellowship meal after morning worship service.  Service at Parkview at 1:30pm.

March 15

Friday night singing. Central church of Christ (Paducah). 7pm.

March 16

Leadership workshop.  Briensburg church of Christ. “Linking the Chain:  Connecting the Generations in the Church”

8am – 2:20pm.

 

April 7-11

Green Plain church of Christ.  Gospel meeting.  Larry Powers speaking.

Upcoming Events for February 17, 2019

Tonight

Ladies’ service project after evening service.

 

February 21

Teens in the Word.  6:30-8 pm.  At the home of Adam and Leah Faughn. See Glen or Danette for more info.

 

March 3

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

 

March 4

(Begins) A 6 week class over 1, 2, and 3 John.  Green Plain church of Christ. 7-9 pm. Taught by Glen Head.

 

March 8

Friday night singing. Bluff Springs church of Christ (Hopkinsville). 7pm.

 

March 8

Friday night singing. Bishop Street church of Christ (Union City, TN). 7pm.

 

March 9 

Clocks spring forward tonight!

 

March 10

Fellowship meal after morning worship service.  Service at Parkview at 1:30pm.

March 15

Friday night singing. Central church of Christ (Paducah). 7pm.

March 16

Leadership workshop.  Briensburg church of Christ. “Linking the Chain:  Connecting the Generations in the Church”

8am – 2:20pm.

Identifying Widows Indeed

by Wendell Ward

But if any widow have children or nephews (grandchildren), let them learn first to shew piety (godliness) at home, and to requite (repay) their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.” (1 Tim 5:4)

Again, “If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve (care for) them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.(1 Tim 5:16)
The duty of the church is to support; that is to say, take into its care, only widows indeed. A widow indeed is one who is destitute; helpless; without children; or other relatives on whom she can depend for support. She has no one to look to but God. (1 Tim. 5:5-6)


Widows indeed are to be “put on the list;” or “taken into the number” of those who are under the continual or lasting care of the local church. (1 Tim 5:9-10)Let not a widow be taken into the number (1) under threescore years old, (2) having been the wife of one man, (3) Well reported of for good works; (4) if she have brought up children, (5) if she have lodged strangers, (6) if she have washed the saints’ feet, (7) if she have relieved the afflicted, (8) if she have diligently followed every good work.” To be a widow indeed she must meet these eight qualifications; so says the Holy Spirit; so says Paul. Let’s identify them in the order Paul gave them.
1) Simply put a widow indeed must not be younger than sixty years old.
2) She must not be a bigamist; an adulteress; or one who had indulged in the custom of divorce; but had been faithful and true to her marriage vow.
3) She is one who has gained a reputation of doing good works such as feeding the hungry; clothing the naked; and visiting the sick.
4) The widow indeed has brought up children who were faithful to the Lord.
5) She has shown hospitality to strangers. (Heb 13:2)
6) She is a Godly woman following the example of Jesus by washing the feet of others as an act of hospitality. It was her custom.
7) She would visit the sick; not just to say hello; but with intention to aid; assist; encourage and generally be of help unto them. She reminds me of Dorcas. (Acts 9:36-43)
8) She has followed good works as much as she is able to do.
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