Members of the church of Christ often times have a stigma attachment to their religious affiliation. When we encounter someone who asks where we go to church, and we respond by stating, “the church of Christ” followed by the location place of assembly, the inquirer often grimaces’ a bit in frustration or confusion or makes a negative comment. The comment is usually to the tune, “oh’ you are the ones who think you are the only ones going to heaven.” Or, ...Read the rest -->
Heaven and Hell are definite realities. The question is, “Who will go to heaven?” The question is not one of generalities, “What do you believe it takes for a person to go to heaven?” The question is more specific. “Will grandmother go to heaven?” “Mother?” “Daddy?” “Mate?” “Son or daughter?” “Will I go to heaven?” There is another question that ...Read the rest -->
I would like to suggest a new “movement.” I would like to suggest that every Christian in America start talking more about, “repentance.” It seems this has almost become a forgotten word in America, but it is the only thing that can save our country.
Repentance is changing your heart, your mind, and your life away from sin and turning toward God. Sin is destroying our nation. Read the ...Read the rest -->
It seems to me, the number one reason many of us cannot seem to agree on what is right and wrong behavior for Christians is that we have a fundamentally different way of viewing right and wrong. I hope you will take a minute and examine these two viewpoints, while examining your own viewpoint. Perhaps we can move a step closer to biblical unity.
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If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any time at all, you know I am a firm believer in congregational singing in the worship assembly. I believe it is biblical and I believe it is beneficial. But I also believe our congregational singing can become wrong if we are not careful. If we think we are right, simply because we are singing each Sunday, then we better re-examine what the New ...Read the rest -->
Wes — March 26, 2014
It’s interesting to me how most Christians still don’t understand what modesty is all about. In fact, I’ve known some older Christian women – and men – who dress pretty “immodestly” (even at worship)!
If someone said, “I saw a woman who was dressed very immodestly,” most of us would assume that woman was wearing clothing that was – ...Read the rest -->
I constantly hear people say things like, “Christians are the worst tippers in restaurants.” Or, “Some of the rudest people I know are Christians.” I even hear Christians repeating these sentiments. Honestly, my first thought is, “If Christians are the rudest people you know, you must not know very many people!” Here are my thoughts about mean, rude, stingy, and unkind Christians.
Wes — December 11, 2013
Sometimes I think it is very hard for Christians to learn how to be Christians in our current culture. We live in a culture that applauds self-expression and individuality. The world says, “Be who you want to be. Express yourself.” So, we have become loud, arrogant, boisterous, and opinionated. And I’m not just talking about young Christians; the older folks can be just as loud and opinionated.
Wes — June 13, 2014
According to a study by the Hartford Institute of Religion Research and a new book entitled, “Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore,” less than 20% of Americans attend worship services every week. They say there are four main reasons why people don’t want to “go to church.” Here they are…
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Wes — December 18, 2013
First, there are all kinds of reasons Christians don’t attend worship. One reason is, they can’t. There are Christians who, although they want nothing more than to be in worship services with their Christian family, their health prevents them from doing so. My heart goes out to these folks. This article is not for them; it is for those who choose not to be in worship.