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  • John T. Polk II 10:57 pm on 2017-02-18 Permalink | Reply
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    2-15-2017 Love The Church Of Christ 

    “As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd” (John 10:15-16 NKJV). “This fold” are the Jews, for “there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings” (John 10:19 NKJV). The “other sheep” were non-Jews, or “Gentiles,” to be included through His death, along with Jews, who hear His Gospel. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (John 12:32 NKJV). Jesus’ blood purchased the church (Acts 20:28). “John, to the seven churches” wrote of Jesus Christ as, “Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Revelation 1:5 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • TFRStaff 7:37 pm on 2016-05-27 Permalink | Reply
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    Public Discussion on Water Baptism – May 27 & 28, 2016 

    This advertisement is via an email announcement being made by the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, TX:

    On Friday and Saturday night, Jack Honeycutt of the Willette church of Christ will be discussing the essentiality of baptism for the remission of sins with Michael Brawner, a Missionary Baptist Preacher. Jack will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach, ‘a person must be baptized in water as a requirement for salvation.'” Michael Brawner will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach, ‘a person’s last requirement for soul salvation is faith only in Jesus Christ, coming from the heart.'”

    GBN will broadcast the event live, with pre-event coverage beginning at 5:30pm CDT each evening. Mike Hixson and Bart Warren will host GBN’s coverage of the event. The event can be viewed on our GBN cable stations, as well as on our website.

    Recently, Jack Honeycutt was in the studio and talked about some of the events leading up to the public discussion.The recording of this interview is available also by clicking here.

     
    • Chris Barrett 10:46 am on 2016-06-08 Permalink | Reply

      Is there a way to get a copy of debate. A link or anything to watch. Thanks.

      • Eugene Adkins 5:57 am on 2016-06-09 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Chris,

        Here’s a YouTube link to the video from the first night. You should find the second night’s video in the suggestions on the same page. As far as getting a copy of it, you may want to email GBN. Just follow the link to the GBN site that was provided in the post.

  • John T. Polk II 3:38 pm on 2016-04-12 Permalink | Reply
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    4-14-2016 What Is The Church of Christ #4 

    Christians must “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 3-4 NKJV).  This tells us: (1) “the faith,” or the New Testament, does not change, nor has it changed, since its completion in the 1st Century; (2) trying to find the church of Christ among the twisted teachings of ungodly men is hopeless; and (3) claiming the church of Christ includes all of that twisted teaching is not true!  “The faith” is the only source of pure teaching about the churches of Christ and among the churches of Christ.  The church of Christ is found back to the Bible alone.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 12:13 pm on 2016-02-08 Permalink | Reply
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    2-9-2016 Organized Religion 

    It is impossible to be a Christian and stay out of “organized religion.” After Jesus’ resurrection, people asked the Apostles “what shall we do?” “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’” (Acts 2:38 NKJV). “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41-42 NKJV). “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV). Those who obeyed the Gospel immediately were added to the church of Christ and assembled to worship God. Those saved were “organized” by God’s Word.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     

     

     
  • John T. Polk II 4:09 pm on 2015-12-16 Permalink | Reply
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    12-15-2015 Whose Church Is It? 

    Who started the church of Christ? Jesus Christ, of course. After Peter confessed: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Jesus told the Apostles, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:16-18 NKJV). The church of Christ “He [has] purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28 NKJV). People who want to be in the church must “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38 NKJV). Those who “gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them” (Acts 2:41 NKJV). And since “the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV), that’s exactly who the church of Christ is today.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
    • William Jackson 10:48 pm on 2015-12-25 Permalink | Reply

      Very good information that you’re sharing. Too many ppl do not know this and still think they can do a sinners prayer.
      Bro. Jackson
      Westside Church of Christ
      Jacksonville, Florida

  • John T. Polk II 10:56 pm on 2015-12-04 Permalink | Reply
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    12-2-2015 Salvation Finally Revealed 

    “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning” (Romans 15:4 NKJV). “Our learning” must come from studying the events written in the Bible. God’s plan to save both Jew and Gentile through Jesus Christ, and add the saved to the church of Christ, is in the New Testament, not the Old Testament. Paul wrote that God’s Plan, “in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets” (Ephesians 3:5 NKJV). Peter commanded Jews, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38 NKJV); and Gentiles “to be baptized in the name of the Lord” (Acts 10:48 NKJV). Jesus saves “from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:39 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 9:50 pm on 2015-09-28 Permalink | Reply
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    9-23-2015 The Head of The Church 

    The Holy Spirit-inspired Apostle Paul wrote of Jesus Christ: “And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18 NKJV). There is only one spiritual head of the spiritual body of Jesus Christ: Jesus Himself. All others who claim to be are wrong! No Apostle, not even Peter, took Jesus’ place as the head of the church of Christ. Peter even called Jesus “the Chief Shepherd” (1 Peter 5:4 NKJV), and Paul condemned as divisive anyone who claimed “I am of Cephas(1 Corinthians 1:12 NKJV). Any church with a different “head” is not the church of Christ over which Jesus Christ is the head! Millions of misguided members and a media blitz does not make truth out of a lie!

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 2:29 pm on 2015-07-01 Permalink | Reply
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    7-1-2015 Homosexuals in Church? 

    Are there homosexuals in the church of Christ? Absolutely! The church of Christ in Corinth had members who once were : fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners. The church of Christ began with murderers of Jesus Christ who were told to: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38 NKJV). When they obeyed, “the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV). The church of Christ is made up of all kinds of sinners – who have repented. Paul reminded the Corinthians: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 8:58 pm on 2015-06-28 Permalink | Reply
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    6-24-2015 Let’s Come Together 

    When tragedy strikes, whether natural (such as tornado, hurricane, earthquake, or volcano), man-made (such as automobile wrecks, construction failures, or industrial disasters), or evil-doings (such as mass murders, beheadings, rapes, abuse or neglect of children, or abortions), people call for everyone to “come together” and share in the grief and concern. Isn’t that what the church of Christ is all about? Those who obey the Gospel of Christ are added to His church for worship of God and fellowship with one another. “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:13 NKJV). “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7 NKJV). It’s as close as your Bible!

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 11:06 am on 2015-05-09 Permalink | Reply
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    5-8-2015 Why Reject Jesus’ Church? 

    Do you blame Jesus Christ for Judas Iscariot? No, because “Satan entered Judas” (Luke 22:3).

    Since the church of Christ is the body of Jesus Christ today (Colossians 1:24), why blame the churches of Christ for the “ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 1:4 NKJV)? It seems people want to dismiss the churches of Christ by emphasizing the hypocritical few. Do not reject Jesus because of Judas, and do not reject the church of Christ because some have failed to be faithful. Paul wrote “To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse” (Colossians 1:2). Everyone in the churches of Christ are not “ungodly,” anymore than all Apostles are betrayers of Jesus Christ!

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 9:09 pm on 2015-04-01 Permalink | Reply
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    4-1-2015 Who's “Killing Jesus?” #3 – Saved Without the Church 

    Paul told the Ephesian Elders “to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28 NKJV). That purchase makes Christians “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people” (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV). People who obey the command to “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38, 41 NKJV), know that “the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV). People claim they are saved and live a Christian life but have nothing whatever to do with the churches of Christ, have killed Jesus’ purpose in dying on the cross! Since His death purchased the church, and the Lord adds the saved to the church, no one saved is outside His church.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • TFRStaff 6:55 am on 2014-12-09 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh's News & Views (Twenty Questions … Church) 

    TWENTY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CHURCH

    Questions are excellent ways of learning in any discipline. They are especially beneficial in studying the Scriptures and discerning the will of the Lord on various subjects. Jesus often employed questionsnot always to elicit answers, but to get His hearers to think.

    Following is a series of twenty questions concerning the church. The world today has a plethora of notions regarding the church. Answering the questions below will help one to have a clear and biblical concept of the church. (For those not familiar with the content of the cited Bible texts, I would kindly urge them to turn to those passages, read them, and let God’s word speak for itself.) (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 6:07 am on 2014-11-18 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh's News & Views (Chapter 2) 

    CHAPTER 2

    The books of the Bible were not originally divided into chapters and verses. Instead, each book was one undivided document. Stephen Langton, Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, is credited with first dividing the Bible books into chapters in about A.D. 1227. The dividing of the chapters into verses was a later development in the 1500s.

    We can be grateful for the chapter and verse divisions of the Bible books for such facilitates the citing of particular parts of a biblical document. Imagine how difficult it would be if one wanted to cite something out of Isaiah 40 and the best he could do was to say, “Go over about two-thirds into the book of Isaiah and look for this statement.” Or one wanted to call attention to the eighth chapter of Romans and the best he could do was to say, “Go to about the middle of Paul’s letter to the Romans.” Thus, the chapter and verse divisions are a tremendous aid to Bible study.

    It is interesting to note that, as it turns out, several interesting details about the church are provided in Chapter 2 of various Bible books. Consider the following. (More …)

     
  • TFRStaff 4:42 am on 2014-09-30 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh's News & Views (Descent Of Modernists) 

    THE DESCENT OF THE MODERNISTS

    Ed Bragwell and I were fellow students at Freed-Hardeman College back in the mid-1950s. Ed has preached the gospel for all or parts of at least seven decades (as have I), and only in fairly recent months has he retired from full-time ministry. He continues to edit a publication, “The Reflector,” and is kind enough to send me a digitized copy of it each month.

    Ed is a good writer, and while he and I disagree on a few matters, I appreciate his commitment to the divine inspiration and authority of the Scriptures, the great fundamentals of “the faith once for all delivered to the saints,” and the undenominational church set forth on the pages of the New Testament. (More …)

     
    • Loy Pressley 5:23 am on 2014-09-30 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Brother, for always speaking the truth in love.

    • Jack 11:06 am on 2014-09-30 Permalink | Reply

      Well stated list of those who reject the faith. My experience of the falling away:

      1 Not knowing the GOD who is_ HE does not meet their expectations.
      2 That was then_ and not now.

    • Janice Horne 10:14 pm on 2014-10-02 Permalink | Reply

      Brother Hugh, can I subscribe to “Hugh’s Views and News” by email? janice@jadebooks.com Thanks! –Janice Horne, Bethlehem in Lebanon, TN

  • J. Randal Matheny 6:50 am on 2014-09-28 Permalink | Reply
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    The first day 

    The first day of the week is special to Christians. It is a day of celebration together, around the table of the Lord. It allows saints to encourage one another, draw strength for their service, confess faults, refocus their loyalties, and support the work of God. It often sets the tone for the entire week. It observes the principle of giving the first and best to the Lord. It is a day to remember the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and the promise of our own resurrection. On the first day of creation, God created light, and on the first day of the week, light and joy and satisfaction in the divine goodness belong to those who call upon the name of the Lord.

     
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