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2021 Bulletin Articles

God Is Not to Blame

When something bad happens, our natural tendency is to look for someone to blame.  Think about children.  When something breaks while the children are playing or someone gets hurt or they get caught doing something wrong, they always seem to look for someone else to blame.  “Billy did it!  Darla made me do it!  It wasn’t my fault!”  That inclination seems to…

Will Your Anchor Hold?

The song “Will Your Anchor Hold?” is asking the question of your resolve. It also points to the anchor that has been afforded to us as servants of God. We have a confidence that none other can possess. However, it is conditional. The reason for our confidence is mentioned in Hebrews 6:13-20. This passage begins by examining the example of Abraham (Heb.…

“Dear John” Letter

John the Baptizer is a central figure in the New Testament, being sent as the forerunner of Christ to prepare hearts for the One who would come after him.  Imagine for a moment that you could write a letter to John the Baptizer and ask him some questions.  What would you ask? “Dear John, who was Jesus?”  This man who had a…

Apollos, An Example of Zeal

I am amazed at the people the Bible doesn’t mention. There were untold thousands of people serving God with great zeal in the first century, doing amazing things and going to great lengths to spread the gospel. From my perspective that makes the ones that were mentioned all the more important to study. It is one thing to read about what the…

A Call for Unity in Christ

The first-century congregation in the city of Corinth was dealing with a divisive spirit that had permeated the membership.  A report had reached the apostle Paul that each member of the congregation was claiming allegiance to various ones—“I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or I am of Christ” (1 Cor. 1:12).  The inspired penmen…