Posts by Lehman Avenue Church of Christ (Page 2)

Our Season of Opportunity

2 Timothy 4:2 KJV “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2 was a favorite verse of gospel preacher Leroy Garner. Brother Garner was a good friend and preached many years for the Villa Rica (GA) church of Christ. He often said that Christians have many tasks (other than preaching) to be done “instant in season and out of season.” I agree. Therefore, following that assertion,…

Uncomfortable Trust

Trusting in God is many times uncomfortable. In Daniel 6, we read of Daniel thrown in the lion’s den for his faith. We read of Isaiah 43 where God promises us that He will be with us and deliver us. But in Acts 7, we read of Stephen, who despite his faith and courage, was stoned to death. God does not work on our terms. Anyone’s terms. He works in His ways, because He is the almighty one who knows…

Since You’ve Been Baptized…

The Bible commands us to be baptized to have our sins washed away and enter a relationship with Jesus (Acts 2:38). We are baptized into a relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18-20). When we are baptized like the Bible says we put on Jesus (Gal. 3:26-27) and God performs an operation in removing our sins and giving us a new life in Jesus (Col. 2:11-12). The New Testament does not simply say that we should be…

The Most Dangerous Word

Do some research on success, self-help, or personal development and you will quickly realize that many people—from maverick millionaires to professional counselors— agree that the mindset of “someday” is dangerous. It is one of the easiest justifications for procrastinating our efforts of reaching the desired goal. Whether it’s your career, finance, fitness, or family, the “someday” mindset has killed more dreams than any other obstacle. The same is true for spiritual matters. We often bind ourselves in arbitrary timeframes for…

Excel Still More

As this year is still very new, you may be looking back at your past and contemplating your future. You may be the type that says, “I don’t ‘do’ resolutions.” Perhaps it is silly to suddenly jump into healthier habits and aim for higher heights just because the calendar indicates that the new day is a new year, but there is biblical precedence for continual striving to do and be better. Paul writes Thessalonica and twice urges them to “excel…

New Things in the New Year

The New Year brings a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. There is a clean slate for goals to be set, resolutions to be made, and new plans to be established. Many people are prepared for new lifestyle changes that they hope will bring them more stability and joy. The Bible speaks of new things that each of us should look forward to as well. In 2022, let each of us be on the lookout for these new things and be…
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