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Posts by David Sproule

Your child won’t do more than you

The goal of EVERY Christian parent ought to be to get their children to heaven! (Oh, how I wish that sentence could have said, “The goal of EVERY Christian parent IS to get their children to heaven!” But, unfortunately, that would not be an accurate statement.) Are you a Christian parent? Do you still have children at home? Is there anything you want MORE than for your…

The top of the endangered creatures list

The snail darter upheld construction of the Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River in 1975, because it was on the endangered species list. The construction project would be inconvenienced rather than put this little fish in harm’s way. The Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver spider halted a highway construction project in San Antonio in 2012, because it was considered an endangered species. The plans for…

Do We Trust God with the Roles of Persons in His Church?

Have you heard?  Apparently God is a “male chauvinist.”  Or maybe it’s that “the Bible is an archaic, out-of-date book.”  Or perhaps the report that you’ve heard is that “the church of Christ is stuck in the past” and is only interested in “blind traditions.”  Have you heard any accusations like these when the subject of the role of women in the…

What the wise seeks and finds

The book of Proverbs has much to say about someone who is a fool. A fool “lacks wisdom” (10:3), “despises wisdom” (1:22), “mocks at sin” (14:9) and “feeds on foolishness” (15:14). Still more, the book of Proverbs has much to say about someone who is wise. Which are you? The wise person is one who will “receive commands” (10:8). How do you handle commands? The wise person…

New opportunities

When a new year arrives, it is often greeted with great anticipation of new opportunities that will be presented. What “new opportunities” would you like to see in the new year? What “new opportunities” would just make your day if they came your way? May I challenge every child of God to enter the new year looking for new opportunities FOR THE LORD! Instead of…

“They” or “We”?

The words that individuals use reveal quite a bit about their heart and their outlook on life.  How does a person talk about himself/herself?  What words do they use?  How does a person talk about their job, their family, their future plans?  What words do they use?  The choice of words—even little, seemingly insignificant words—can reveal quite a bit. So, when you…

New and different

When you see advertisements for products, what catches attention is if there is something “NEW” about it. People like “new” things, “new” ideas, “new” technology. Even the Athenians in Paul’s day “spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing” (Acts 17:21). So it is in religion, many folks are looking for something “new,” and so many churches…