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CHURCH OF CHRIST

On this rock I will build my church
Matthew 16:18

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Articles & Reviews

- Feeding the mind, nourishing the soul

Terry Mabery

Have you ever stopped to think of the power of the waves of the ocean. If you stand at the beach and watch people wading out into the waves, you will see the power as they are tossed down. I’ve even known of waves knocking someone off a ledge and sweeping them out to sea. You watch a surfer ride the high wave and realize the power of it. Large amounts of debris have been deposited upon the beaches by the waves.

The ocean waves are powerful, but not as powerful as the one who created them.

Do you not fear me? Declares the LORD; Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it. Jer 5:22 ESV

He is the Almighty God Who is worthy of all praise and adoration. Assemble Sunday and give Him all glory.

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Surely, as you have traveled the interstate highway system, you have seen the sign somewhere that states, “For travel information dial 511.” I have never needed to call for information. I usually plan my trip well in advance. I, also, now use a GPS, and I still keep maps with me just in case. However, knowing where to call for information is good to know in case it is needed.

We are traveling the spiritual highway to heaven. There is no GPS system that can help us on that highway. There is no atlas that can help us on that highway. There is no number to call for travel information. The only source of information for life’s highway is the Bible, God’s GPS (God’s Plan of Salvation).

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! Ps 43:3 ESV

Consult your Bible frequently during your trip. Obstacles appear daily that must be navigated around.

Have a great day and may God bless you throughout the remainder of the week.

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In his third epistle, the apostle John wrote to Gaius, “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul” (3 John 2 ESV).

Think about it. Would you be happy if you were as well off in your physical life as you are spiritually? How does it go with your soul?

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Ps 25:1-5 ESV

My prayer for each of you is that you grow spiritually as a child of God. Make every effort today and every day to grow in knowledge, in the fruit of the Spirit, and in the Christian virtues.

TLM

Sermon Outlines

What Must I Do...?

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The New Birth

What About the Resurrection

A Way of Life

It Is a Tight Squeeze

The Day I Die

You Can Make a Difference

Equipping the Saints to Bear One Another's Burdens

I'll Do It Myself

Why Should We Preach...

Jesus Christ: The Prince of Peace

The Good Shepherd

What Is Fellowship?

I have Found the Book

How the O.T. Helps Us Today

Motivation for Christian Living

The Faith to Endure

The Bases of Fellowship in Jesus

The God that Sees

The Humility of Jesus

Jesus: The Great I AM

Committment in Marriage

Jesus' Passion for the Lost

When Time Ends

A Seperate People

Christians Are Special

Who Is Satan Part I?

You Have no Right to Judge!

Why Be a Leader?

Developing Wise Leaders

The Mighty One of Jacob

Who Is Satan Part II?

Feelings Felt by a Suffering Servant

Why Are There So Many Churches?

Value of Fellowship with Deity

I'm too Young

Running the Race of Christian Faith

Made in the Image of God

Is the Bible You Use Reliable? Parts 1 & 2

Is the Bible You Use Reliable? Parts 3

Healing from Hurt

Inherited Sin

How They Viewed Jesus

Why Do We Believe Jesus Is the Christ?

Why We Believe in One Faith?

The Thief on the Cross