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  • TFRStaff 1:58 am on 2016-11-13 Permalink | Reply
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    The best of life 

    By Charles Box— The theme of the Bible is salvation through Jesus.

    Man was created for fellowship with God. Before sin came, Adam and Eve enjoyed God’s companionship. But, after they sinned they hid themselves.

    “And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.” (Genesis 3:8)

    The best of life comes when men walk with God. God does not force His fellowship upon mankind. He has always given man the choice of life or death.

    “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

    The Lord has shown His love for us by giving Himself for our sins. Jesus died on the cross to make atonement possible. We need Jesus! God bless you today and always. I love you.

     
  • TFRStaff 6:26 am on 2015-10-25 Permalink | Reply
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    We are responsible for our spiritual journey 

    Lukewarmness is the result of people failing to fulfill their responsibility. We all know the consequence of being lukewarm. (Revelation 3:14-22) Let us all become children of God (Galatians 3:26-27) and be ready for every good work. (Titus 3:1)

    God bless you today and always. I love you. Charles Box

    #lukewarmness #responsibility #Charles-Box

     
  • TFRStaff 8:12 am on 2015-10-18 Permalink | Reply
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    Speak to others of the glory of God’s kingdom 

    Christians must talk about God’s mighty power and make known to others His powerful acts.

    “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.” (Psalm 145:9-12)

    As children of God we should delight to tell others about Christ and the salvation that is in Him. Let us speak to others about the glory of God’s kingdom and talk to them about His mighty power.

    God Bless you today and always. I love you. Charles Box

    #God #evangelism #Charles-Box

     
  • TFRStaff 9:44 am on 2015-10-17 Permalink | Reply
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    Fear God always 

    “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” (Psalm 31:19)

    God’s goodness is infinite and it is laid up for those that fear the Lord. When we come to fear God, we know He is our Creator. He is our Master or Lord. As we tremble before God, reverence and respect Him, we will do what He tells us to do in His Bible.

    God Bless you today and always. I love you. Charles Box

    #fear #Bible #God #Charles-Box

     
  • TFRStaff 2:04 pm on 2014-09-05 Permalink | Reply
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    Learning to please God: Eternal rewards (#13) 

    The death of a saint is precious in the Lord’s sight. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalms 116:15) The death of an unsaved person is a sorrow and grief to God. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8) (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 4:29 pm on 2014-09-02 Permalink | Reply
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    Honest searching of our spiritual heart:€“ Question #1 

    Do you believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and that it is without error? ( ) Yes ( ) No

    My answer is YES! The Bible itself claims to be the inspired word of God. (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 8:04 am on 2014-07-27 Permalink | Reply
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    7 ingredients in Charles Box's recipe for spiritual change 

    There are consequences, negative and positive, to the things we think, do, and say in our life. All behavior has built-in consequences. When you choose the behavior you choose the consequence.

    Our daily goal should be spiritual growth.

    “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)

    Here are some things that will bring about those positive, spiritual changes. (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 8:02 am on 2014-07-14 Permalink | Reply
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    Soul-searching questions, by Charles Box 

    Paul exhorted the Philippian Christians to diligence and seriousness in the Christian life. His teachings to these brethren provide us with some soul searching question. He wrote,

    “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without com­plaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God with­out fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” (Philippians 2:12-17)

    Ask yourself these questions and give an honest answer.

    Are you being obedient to God in life?

    Christians must be diligent and serious in their Christian obedience. Paul wrote, (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 7:57 am on 2014-06-06 Permalink | Reply
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    Your life is controlled by one of two beings. The choice is yours! 

    God has given man the opportunity to choose to serve either Christ as master or Satan as master. There are many contrasts in the Bible concerning Jesus and Satan that should help us make our decision.

    It is an obvious truth that you cannot serve both Christ and Satan. (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 7:17 am on 2014-04-21 Permalink | Reply
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    Getting used to the darkness 

    by Charles Box — What has happened in our world? How have we come to just accept and get used to sinful things of darkness? A friend of mine, John Hall, recently told me about waking up after working at night. He said he turned the TV on, but was not watching it yet. He was reading his mail. When he looked up he saw two men engaged in a very passionate kiss.

    How are we willing to accept homosexuality, immodesty, fornication, adultery, dishonesty and all the other evils that go with the daytime (and night-time) soap operas? How have we come to accept such vulgar music, vulgar movies, vulgar internet and vulgar books? How have we come to believe that that darkness is light and light is darkness? (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 7:54 am on 2014-04-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Amazing statements about God 

    by Charles Box — The word “God” is in our King James Version of the Bible more than 3,900 verses. The fact that God exists is so obvious that one would be a fool to deny otherwise. “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalms 14:1)

    God is real and He is active in the affairs of men! Paul said, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) God is the ever-present, all-power­ful Creator of the universe. (Genesis 1-2) A saving knowledge of God is the basic need of every human being. The scriptures begin by simply stating the existence of God and the power of God. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

    In Deuteronomy 6:4 we find one of the most important declarations in all the Scriptures. The text says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.” It is the affirmation of the Scriptures that there is only one true God. God is the Great Creator of heaven, earth and all of humanity. “Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.” (Isaiah 42:5) (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 6:25 am on 2014-04-09 Permalink | Reply
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    Evangelism: obligation and opportunity of the local church 

    By Charles Box — The church of Christ in the first century was an evangelistic church. Evangelism has always been and will always be the life blood of the local church. Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:15-16)Men and women who have committed their lives to the Lord must be motivated by love, to share the gospel with others. It is past time for all of us to carry out God’s command to bring forth fruit in the local church. (John 15:1-8)

    If we do not bear fruit we will be cut off, cast into the fire and burned! The word of God must be taught in a patient and persistent way. We must love people. It is our duty to teach all the lost all the truth. As Christians we must Always Be Teaching Somebody the gospel. (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 5:31 am on 2014-03-29 Permalink | Reply
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    Changing our world, one person at a time 

    self-control-evangelismBy Charles Box — As Christians we should be thankful that we have government. Government is “the group of people who officially control a country.” As Christians a part of our prayers should be for government. Paul wrote by inspiration of God, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

    Government exists for three basic purposes. First, government exists to protect the sacredness of human life. We were made in the image of God and therefore human life is precious. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26-27) Early on in man’s history God showed the responsibility of government in protecting human life “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” (Genesis 9:6) (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 3:34 pm on 2014-03-22 Permalink | Reply
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    An average man who accomplished great things 

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    By Charles Box — Strange and unusual statements are found in the inspired word of God. Students of God’s word may wonder why those statements appear in our Bible.

    Why did God say of Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada that, “He went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow”?

    We do learn of Benaiah that he was more honorable than the thirty men of David, yet he did not attain the honor of the first three of David’s mighty men. We read, (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 9:29 am on 2014-03-17 Permalink | Reply
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    ‘The church is plagued with unpracticed Christianity,’ says Charles Box 

    failure-to-practice-jesus-wordsby Charles Box, Greenville AL

    The church of Christ as found in the scriptures was a living body made up of souls who had been converted to Jesus. Those who made up the first cen­tury church were redeemed from sin by being washed in the blood of the Lamb.  God was real to these early Christians. Jesus Christ was literally their life. Paul wrote,

    “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

    These early Christians practiced Christianity. Today the church of Christ is plagued with “unpracticed Christian­ity.” (More …)

     
    • Will 9:38 am on 2014-03-17 Permalink | Reply

      There are always going to be folks in the church who don’t practice what Christ taught… However, I’d rather encourage those who ARE TRYING TO DO RIGHT, than to give recognition to those who are acting like the “one talent man”… Why discourage people who are honestly trying to do right, and are struggling to overcome the evil one? There is a problem, I admit, with people who are only “name only” Christians, but there have always been those since recorded New Testament Christianity. I wonder if this post is only reaching those who are already trying to do right, and follow Christ, and not reaching those who are suffering from unfaithfulness? Perhaps the best way for all of us to help with this problem is covered in what Paul said in Galatians 6, verses 1-5.

    • arkie55 10:20 am on 2014-03-17 Permalink | Reply

      The solution is transformation – Christ in you, the hope of glory…

    • Chester Callan 3:22 pm on 2014-03-17 Permalink | Reply

      The people who need to see this, probably never will. It should be a reminder to us, however that we need to be working with those that have fallen away and bring them back to Christ Remember, we must first cast the sin out of our lives and let our light shine. We should attempt to restore such people in a loving forgiving way, we need to show them that we care about them.

    • ubcky4 6:01 pm on 2014-03-17 Permalink | Reply

      The church is actually suffering as a result of unpracticed Christianity. we preach the word but how far do we put it into practice? Among us, we are divide along the boundaries of tribe, Language, color, material possessions, education and more. We have leaders who are self-seeking, who do not want the truth to prevail in certain circumstances but there own desires, we have followers who do not see Christ real in their lives and so, go to commune with mundane things and gods of wood, silver , and gold. our impact in most communities that we exist has no gospel with it but holier than though attitude. As long as I appreciate the fact that some are working towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, I pray that those who have shot the doors of learning and growing should have a rethink.

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