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COLLINSVILLE-TROY

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

It will undoubtedly be a glorious sight to behold — the heavenly host and all the saints in heaven, bowing before the Majesty of God Most High as praise and adoration is given with thanksgiving. A small sample of that is seen each week as the saints assemble for worship on the first day of the week. Praise and adoration is given with thanksgiving to God Most High.

These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. Ps 42:4 ESV

You can help make it happen. Assemble to worship God Sunday.

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Cancer is a dreaded word for most today. We have come a long way in treatment with medications, chemotherapy, and radiation. There are newer treatments and medicines, too. As for radiation and chemotherapy, they can both be considered as rather drastic. They are designed to destroy the cancerous cells. The desire is to destroy the cancer with as little damage as possible to the rest of the body. It might be radical, but it is necessary for a more healthful life physically. The cancer itself is destroying the body.

Sin, too, destroys the individual, though it is spiritual destruction rather than physical. Repentance and the blood of Christ (1 John 1:7-9) is the spiritual treatment required to make the spiritual body whole. The cancer of sin must be destroyed, and repentance is the treatment necessary for a more healthful spiritual life. This is what God wants for us all.

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Gal 5:23-26 ESV

As you begin the week, determine to crucify the flesh and walk by the Spirit. Have a spiritually healthful week.

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You have heard it said that you cannot judge a book by its cover. How many times have you made a wrong judgment because you considered only what you saw. My brother-in-law is about five foot six inches tall. He has put on weight, but in high school, I am sure he couldn’t have weighed more than a hundred forty pounds, if that. You would not think, by looking at him, that he was an athlete. His heart was much bigger than his body, however. He played football, basketball, and baseball. He pitched for the Legion team and for a Community College team. He might have had a chance to play pro ball had he not blown out his arm.

The point is this. The heart is more important than the outward appearance.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matt 5:8 ESV

Make your goal today to keep your heart pure. Remove all hatred, envy, and evil thoughts. That will go a long way in reaching your goal of seeing God for eternity.

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