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2021 Bulletin Articles

So Many Choices

Where would you like to go on vacation?  Well, given the time and money to actually go on a vacation, there are so many choices.  Where would you like to go for lunch?  Well, given the time and money to actually to out for lunch, there are so many choices.  What kind of car would you like to buy?  Well, given the…

But I Don’t Feel Blessed

There are teachings in the Bible that are counter intuitive. For example, James teaching us to “count it all joy” when we are facing various trials (Jas. 1:2). The reason teachings like this seem strange is because they are things we learn from conscious reasoning, not instinctive feeling. Feelings and instinct are often for our immediate protection. Think of your fight or…

Has Satan Robbed Us of Our Joy?

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing” (Psa. 100:1-2). These are strange words when one considers all the trials David faced. They began at the slaying of Goliath, continued for years as a fugitive from the jealous wrath of King Saul and then the rebellion lead by his…

Church Membership: He Is One of You

While in prison in Rome for the first time, Paul picked up his pen, at the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to write a letter to a congregation in the city of Colosse.  Paul addressed the letter generally to the entire congregation, but he also referred specifically to numerous individuals.  There is something that we can learn about church membership from this.…

Are You Prepared for Life?

There are few experiences that can make you feel helpless like being subject to the forces of nature in an underpowered boat. For modern boaters there are weather and tide advisories that help caution people to the upcoming conditions. Wouldn’t it be nice if life was that way? “This is your crazy life experiences advisory. You will not want to stay home…

10 Things to Do When People Make Mistakes

“Nobody’s perfect!”  You’ve heard it.  You’ve thought it.  You’ve probably said it.  Unfortunately, we seem to often find ourselves on the receiving end of the imperfection.  Sometimes the mistakes are not that big of a deal—putting pickles on a plain burger or calling you by the wrong name.  Other times the mistakes are a really big deal—running a red light into oncoming…

Spinning Truth or Lying

Spinning truth and promoting a false narrative is a concept that has been around a long time. We used to call it deception and lying. “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’”…