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Teacher’s Aids

Several of our classes have assistants to the Bible class teacher. She (or perhaps in select cases “he”) serves in a support role, helping students do handwork, find Bible verses, or occasionally keep order. These are vital roles, and often a teacher’s aid later actually becomes a teacher. Teachers’ aids are part of a great team and education system that benefits everyone in the classroom. There is a constant, pressing need for more teachers’ aids. I don’t mean in the…

Josiah’s Reform

We love to talk about resolutions and plans to make positive changes in the early parts of the new year. Something that is less emphasized in that process, however, is the acknowledgement of past mistakes and being aware of what needs to be addressed. For example, gym memberships spike in the new year as people with newfound resolve flock to their local gyms with lofty goals to transform their bodies. However, the downfall of many of these people—and the reason…

To Our Parents: Thank You for Your Service

Thankfully, every Sunday, we notice sounds throughout our assembly – the wonderful sounds of babies and toddlers. I am so glad to hear it! Sunday morning services without the sounds of children are quite sad, and likely indicate a dying congregation. This eldership always wants to encourage our mothers and fathers to keep those children in church! To the young parents: Most of us have been where you are now. We understand and support you. We know it can be…

Commit to the Success of EQUIPPED

APPEAL. ANNOUNCE. ASSIST. ATTEND. It’s possible that you have seen these words on the Lehman Facebook Members Group page. On April 20-23, 2023, we will have some of the greatest men and women speakers in the entire brotherhood converging on our facilities to challenge us to make our Christianity more practical. They will motivate, encourage, and convict you. In addition to SEVEN of our members (David Chang, Dawson Eubank, Caden Hammer, Brittani Kemp, Hiram Kemp, Kathy Pollard, and myself), we…

How to Make the Most of 2023

God in his eternal kindness has granted us another year of life to serve him and one another. While no one knows for sure what this year will bring we can still be prepared to make the most of it. There will be opportunities for each of us to serve God and to glorify him. We should make up our minds ahead of time that we are going to do everything within our power to grow spiritually and to be…

Why Confess Sins?

You’ve seen the spoof, right? On my right shoulder stands the diminutive angel in white, encouraging me to do the right thing. On my left shoulder sits the little red demon with his pitchfork and tail, taunting me to do evil. Choose and receive the consequences, it usually goes. Choosing good means smooth sailing. Choosing evil brings a new companion. His name is Guilt. When one is burdened with guilt, its weight can be debilitating and feel as heavy as…

The Murder of the Hillites

Have you ever had a spirited disagreement with anyone? Have you been filled with indignation over what you were convinced was their wrong view? If you have lived for any length of time, you have been incensed over the views and philosophies of others. But, you have not carried it as far as the Shammaites did around 66 AD. There were two great teachers in the time right before the incarnation of Christ, Hillel and Shammai. They frequently found themselves…

How to Glorify God During the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is typically a time of joy and excitement in our country. I hope you enjoy the holidays while maximizing your service to God. We should all do our best to capitalize on this time of the year and do everything during the holiday season to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). Here are four ways to glorify God during the holiday season. 1. Give More than You Receive…

A Lasting Legacy

Ruth Duccini was the last female “munchkin” from the iconic movie, The Wizard Of Oz, to die. She passed away in January, 2014, at the age of 95. She was four feet, four inches tall, and lived in Santa Monica, California. She was associated with that movie for all of her life and likely was reminded of her celebrity past every day. But do you know what she was most proud of? She always told people it was her role…

Give Thanks to the Lord

This month, our nation sets aside a special day to give thanks to God. While it is great to feel grateful for our many material blessings, the Christian also understands how much more of a debt of gratitude we owe to Him for the spiritual ones (Eph. 1:3). As you sit down to enjoy food, family, and fellowship next week, remember the most important gifts God has given. T ruth and time, the thunderous triumph o’er the tomb H eaven…

How to Correct the Religiously Mistaken

Near the end of Acts 18, we are introduced to a skilled and scholarly speaker named Apollos. However, when we first read about him in Acts 18:24-28 he is in need of correction because his knowledge about Jesus is incomplete. A Christian couple, Priscilla and Aquila, help to point him in the right direction. We all have friends and neighbors who are in a similar situation to Apollos. We can adopt some best practices from Priscilla and Aquila that will…

Good Dependency

In recent years, the idea of dependency has gained a lot of negative connotation in our society. This is no surprise, since we see so much negative dependency all around us. The general American population has several different types of dependencies. Look at us with our smart phones, mindlessly scrolling and typing away for hours on end. What about our relationship with our TVs? Whether it be streaming movies and shows or catching sporting events, a lot of our culture…