Anyone near Dyersburg this morning?

I’ll be speaking this morning near Dyersburg TN, specifically Newbern, at the Lemalsamac congregation. If you’re nearby, come and be with us. The meeting begins at 10 am. My sermon topic will be, “How to have the love of God in your life.” During the study hour, I’ll share recent news about the GoSpeak effort.

The church website is not appearing anywhere, but they do have a Facebook page. The building is located on Highway 77 toward Dyer.

#missions #churches #tennessee


4-15-2016 What Is The Church of Christ #5

Before Jerusalem was destroyed, Jesus warned, “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (Matthew 24:5 NKJV).  Bible miracles, however, “are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31 NKJV).  After Jerusalem fell in A.D. 70, many have come establishing churches “in His name,” and also have deceived many.  But God said of false prophets of old: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:16 NKJV.  “But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 17 NKJV).  Only the Bible speaks the truth.

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

#churches, #in-his-name, #miracles, #truth

Three great stories yesterday and today on BNc…

Three great stories yesterday and today on BNc, and I didn’t write any of them. 🙂

#churches, #conversions, #news

The site at the link below replaces the…

The site at the link below replaces the previous one on our fastmail account.

With the move, it has also been updated rather extensively to reflect the new work in Urbanova January, 2014.


Six Things Young Preachers Need to Know


When young men go into the ministry, they are ambitious and hopeful. They dream of saving countless souls and inspiring brethren immediately to become passionate and obedient.

However, reality soon sets in, and they learn that working with humans is more complicated than they realized. These aspiring preachers learn some harsh lessons in the meantime and struggle until they gain some experience.

When we embark into a new career, we need copious amounts of guidance, patience and grace until we know what we are doing. With that in mind, here are six lessons that young preachers may not be told in school or when they are in training.

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#churches, #congregation, #lessons, #ministry, #preachers, #preaching

Churches are sprouting up faster than rabbits can…

Churches are sprouting up faster than rabbits can multiply. That is the message from religious pollster George Barna according to the latest surveys. Americans have decided to remove God from the heart and store him in the closet. They are determined to believe what they choose and practice what they want. For every new public hankering there is some enterprising preacher who starts a new church custom-tailored to please their wants and soothe their guilt. If the Bible happens to agree with them, so much the better; but if not, then throw the Bible in the closet too. Becoming a Christian is no longer about conversion and transformation, but how closely can one walk with the devil and still retain respectability. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

#barna, #churches, #just-a-minute, #poll

Restlessness of Youth

My article today discusses the restless nature of youth and how it can ruin their lives. We also need to consider what it can mean to our congregations.

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#churches, #forthright, #youth