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Posts by David Sproule

“I can’t afford to go to church”

When gas prices were over four dollars per gallon a few years back, I remember hearing talk about that being so expensive that some folks could not afford to go to church. Take a minute and figure out how much it costs you to drive to church. If you live 20 miles from the building (which is more than most) and you get 15…

18 Ways to “Build Up” One Another in Worship Assemblies

There is no better day of the week than the first day of the week!  There is no greater blessing and privilege on the first day of the week than to worship the God of all creation, our heavenly Father!  And the New Testament emphasizes that this wonderful opportunity takes place when “the church” “comes together” each Lord’s day (1 Cor. 11:17,…

How big is your God?

As human beings, we are limited to (and therefore, often focused upon) physical descriptions, physical measurements, physical time. However, one thing that we need to remember about our God is that He is not. He is not limited to physical anything, whether that be time or dimensions. What does that have to do with you today? The Hebrew spies and the shepherd David saw giants,…

See your potential

When the twelve Hebrew spies went into Canaan, they all saw the same things but not in the same way. Joshua and Caleb announced, “We are well able to overcome” (Num. 13:30). But the other ten spies despondently replied, “We are not able” (13:31). All of them had seen the giants in the land, but those weak in faith said, “We were like grasshoppers in…

Tell me how he knew

The apostle Paul had been through so much during his service to the Lord! When he penned his second letter to Timothy (and the final letter we have from his hand), he referenced some kind of legal trial to which he had been subjected, and he stated, “No one stood with me, but all forsook me” (2 Tim. 4:16). How sad! When he looked around,…

Sorry I’m not sorry

Did you ever have a teacher or parent force you to say, “I’m sorry,” to some other kid? I’m not claiming that such an effort should never be made by an adult, but there is something usually lacking in that scenario – true sorrow. Saying the words is not the same as meaning the words. Paul had written a sternly-worded letter to the church…

Using the Word “Pastor” in the Way the Bible Uses It

It is very common in religious circles to refer to certain men as “pastors.”  Denominational groups usually have someone known as “the pastor of the church.”  Recent news articles talk about what some “youth pastor” did.  Some religious schools have a spiritual guidance counselor on campus and they might refer to that person as “Pastor” so-and-so. So what is a “pastor”?  If…