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  • John T. Polk II 11:15 am on 2017-02-10 Permalink | Reply
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    1-30-2017 Shame In Nakedness 

    “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” (Genesis 2:24-25 NKJV). God created Adam, then Eve, and this was the first and last time that nakedness was of no concern. A hetero-sexual marriage relationship should be so open, a husband and wife “become one flesh.”  Since sin entered the world, and Adam and Eve were put out of the Garden of Eden, “shame” has always been associated with nakedness outside of marriage. “None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am the LORD” (Leviticus 18:6 NKJV). God’s people sinned, so God would “uncover your skirts over your face, That your shame may appear” (Jeremiah 13:25-26 NKJV). To be naked in public is shameful!

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

     
  • John T. Polk II 11:14 am on 2017-02-10 Permalink | Reply
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    1-31-2017 Shame In Sins 

    “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man” (Mark 7:21-23 NKJV).  Jesus is showing that sin is a heart matter, not completely from the outside influence of neighborhood, city, country, or friends! Half of this list is not in the 10 Commandments, so keeping the 10 Commandments will not save anyone today! People commit murders, adulteries, fornications, or thefts, or blaspheme God because their heart is evil! Christians must: “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12 NKJV). God’s Word does not dwell in an evil heart, so “walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us” (Ephesians 5:2 NKJV).

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

     
  • TFRStaff 6:35 am on 2017-02-03 Permalink | Reply
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    January 2017 Issue of Christian Worker (Competing Voices) 

    Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

    Here are the topics you will find:

    • Competing Voices (Cody Westbrook)
    • Bible Passages (John W. Moore)
    • Faith vs. Doubt (Jason Jackson)
    • Compromise vs. Conviction (Kevin Cauley)
    • Sin vs. Repentance (Pat McIntosh)
    • Complacency vs. Fervency (Jon Williams)
    • Selfishness vs. Selflessness (Rick Brumback)

    Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

    You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions.

    Copyright © 2017 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

     
  • TFRStaff 7:39 am on 2017-01-04 Permalink | Reply
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    Do you hide from God? 

    By Doug Kashorek

    “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden” Genesis 3:8.

    Sin. Our culture denies its existence, explaining away every behavior as just a personal choice that the rest of us must tolerate. Those who have fallen from the image of God we were created in (and that’s all of us!) have tried to deny sin, lie about it, justify it, pass the blame for it, or tried to hide it … or ourselves from God.

    The truth of what Adam and Eve had done hit them the moment they disobeyed God’s command, so they tried to solve the problem themselves, sewing fig leaves together for a covering.

    The transgression of God’s law is a reality and man’s greatest struggle. Sin means death, and God’s temporary solution, until the blood of His Son could flow back through time from the cross, was to make them garments of skin, showing that only death and blood can restore sinners back to the image of God. That they knew the sound of God walking in the garden and hid from Him betrays the guilt they felt. Guilt is good as it prompts us to come into Christ.

    Do you hide from God?

    http://www.douglaskashorek.com/

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 3:14 am on 2017-01-04 Permalink | Reply
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    Sin Is Good 

    How can that be? That is how Eve saw the fruit God had forbidden that she or Adam eat. She observed that it was “good for food…a delight to the eyes, and…desired to make one wise” (Gen. 3:6).

    It was “good” but it ruined the blessing of life in the garden.

    It was “good” but it damaged the first couple’s marriage.

    It was “good” but it destroyed a family.

    It was “good” but it made worship worthless.

    It was “good” but severed man’s intimate relationship with God.

    No matter how “good” we may consider sin to be, it will have the last word and it will destroy what is genuinely good.

    Through the Bible, January 3

     
  • Glenda Williams 12:14 pm on 2016-10-13 Permalink | Reply
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    Lying 

    Lying is a sin. Little lies, little white lies, stretching the truth, all fit in the same category. There are no big lies and little lies. A lie is a lie is a lie. It’s plain and simple. (More …)

     
    • J. Randal Matheny 12:21 pm on 2016-10-13 Permalink | Reply

      Read Acts 5 this morning. Satan put it in the heart of Ananias and Sapphira to lie. The lie was not to man, but God. Serious stuff.

      Thanks for the reminder.

  • Eugene Adkins 6:49 am on 2016-08-31 Permalink | Reply
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    A guaranteed way to not give in to temptation 

    Temptation is a door that leads to Hell, but for the destination to be reached one must open the door and walk through it.

    Now, we don’t have to open the above-mentioned door, but that doesn’t mean temptation won’t present itself over and over with a knock from the other side. And depending upon personal circumstances and weaknesses, ignoring the knock isn’t always that easy.

    So how can we avoid what’s waiting on the other side? What can we do to make sure the temptation doesn’t make its way into our heart? How can we make the hinges sit still?

    One could give several useful answers from the scriptures, but there’s one in particular that’s a guaranteed way to avoid opening that door any time we hear the knock… (More …)

     
  • Glenda Williams 9:56 pm on 2016-07-25 Permalink | Reply
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    What does the Bible say about sin 

    “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).

    “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me
    from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions and my
    sin is always before me” (Psalm 51:2-3).

    In referring to Jesus the Bible says, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29)!

    “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).

    “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16).

    Sin is that which is contrary to the law of God. Sin is doing wrong, and violating the requirement of what is right.

    The Bible defines sin as “transgression of the law,” that “all unrighteousness is sin,” and “whatever is not from faith is sin” (1 John 3:4; 5:17; Romans 14:23).

    There are two forms of sin:
    1. The sin of commission, which is, doing anything forbidden by the law of God.
    2. The sin of omission, which is, not doing what is required by the law of God.

    The Bible has much to say about sin. Jeremiah 51:5 states, “their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel,” and 1 John 5:19 says, “The whole world lies in wickedness.” From the time that Adam and Eve first sinned, people have always been guilty of sin. The Bible says, “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Because of sin God destroyed everyone by a flood, except Noah and his family. In view of the above thought, we can understand and know that, sadly, sin is rampart in our world today. Young’s concordance lists about 700 references to sin. We can see that the Bible has much to say about sin.

    Sin is a terrible thing to God, and separates people from Him. The Bible lists sins in Matthew 15:19; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 21:8, and says sin cannot enter heaven. But God has made it possible for us to be forgiven of sin as we obey Jesus who died on the cross for us.

    • Douglas M. Williams, Sr.
     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:55 am on 2016-06-20 Permalink | Reply
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    Watching the replay for ourselves 

    I spotted a spiritual lesson in the middle of a historic basketball game last night that was too good not to pass along.

    Two players, under the goal, were vying for position when the referee whistled one player for a foul. Well, the accused player couldn’t believe that he would be guilty of such an accusation! The open hands of an innocent plea and a disagreeable disposition of unbelief followed suit…that was until the player looked up at the arena’s replay screen which clearly showed his arm locked around the arm of his opponent; hence: a foul had indeed been committed, he was guilty as charged, he stopped arguing with the referee, and he got back to work.

    The lesson is this: when we look at the gospel and see an error in our lives, there’s no point in arguing with God against it – just look at the replay screen, repent, and get back to work.

    So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:19-25)

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:57 am on 2016-05-28 Permalink | Reply
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    Using scripture to justify sexual perversion is actually scriptural* 

    Let’s be up front – I make mistakes! In comparison to the standards of God, the “all” of Romans 3:23 includes me. Even if I were to solely go by my own standards in life, I would still fail at living perfectly. But God forbid that I, in any sort of right mind, would use the word of God to pervert the grace of God and justify the sin that I commit against myself, my neighbor or my creator (Romans 6:1).

    I see my sins! And that means that I know I’m not perfect; but I believe there is a perfect law, and that law in no way excuses sin (James 1:21-25). God’s law, through the blood of Jesus the Christ, will justify sin that’s been repented of (Luke 13:3-5, Acts 2:38), but God’s law in no way excuses sin (Ephesians 5:1-7). And you would think the clarity of scriptures such as Romans 1:18-321 Corinthians 6:9-11; 18Galatians 5:16-21Ephesians 4:17-24; 5:1-7Colossians 3:1-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-52 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:9-12 would be enough to convince someone who thinks otherwise to think otherwise (I could have kept going with several more plainly spoken scripture references but if these 67 verses don’t help you to see the truth of the matter, then sadly you’re probably not able to – John 9:25; 39-41). Fact of the matter is, if it weren’t for the scriptures of God that reveals the will of God (2 Timothy 3:16-171 John 1:7-10; 3:4-7Psalm 19:8, 119:172) I wouldn’t even know whether I have sinned against God! (Romans 7:7)

    Despite the sound line of the afore-mentioned reasoning, there are some in the religious world who find great pleasure in using twisting the scriptures of God to excuse sin, and great offense at anyone who “dares” to suggest that one can know that another is committing or living in sin. For proof all you have to do is read this story about offended politicians and the comments that followed where homosexuality and the rest of the LGBTQ letters are defended with verses such as the “ole-reliable” Matthew 7:1-2 (judge not that you be not judged…), Matthew 7:12 (the “golden-rule”) and even Matthew 22:37-40 (the first and second commandment). (More …)

     
  • John T. Polk II 3:50 pm on 2016-04-20 Permalink | Reply
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    4-21-2016 Take It To The Streets 

    Violence in the streets is of great concern to puzzled survivors.  But, there is no amount of discussions, panels, candles, demonstrations or government intervention that can deal with the problem.  The problem is sin and evil, but without God’s explanation and guidance, no one can help.  When sin had entered the world, Cain killed his brother, Abel, because he “was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous” (1 John 3:12 NKJV).  Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives evil sinners an opportunity to change their lives for good.  Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16 NKJV).

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

     
  • John T. Polk II 12:30 pm on 2016-02-25 Permalink | Reply
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    2-25-2016 Sin Within Is Not Equal To Skin Without 

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV). None of these are judgments of skin, but sin! Judgments about homosexual behavior are not in the same category as judgments based upon skin color! Skin color is not a choice, homosexuality is! In this list of sins, no one is born an idolater, thief, adulterer, or covetous person, and no one is born a homosexual. God turned “the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly,” for the “filthy conduct of the wicked” was “lawless” (2 Peter 2:6,7,8 NKJV).

     
  • John T. Polk II 10:48 am on 2016-02-23 Permalink | Reply
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    2-19-2016 Why People Don’t Come To Church 

    Why do people not “go to church?” Probably for the same reason that, when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, and thought God was near, they “hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden” (Genesis 3:8 NKJV). When people sin today, they think by staying away from “church,” they are hiding from God. But like Adam & Eve found out, “there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13 NKJV). It is when “an unbeliever or an uninformed person” attends church, that “the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God” (1 Corinthians 14:24-25 NKJV). The churches of Christ invite you to come.
    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 10:14 pm on 2016-02-18 Permalink | Reply
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    2-19-2016 Why People Don’t Come To Church 

    Why do people not “go to church?” Probably for the same reason that, when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, and thought God was near, they “hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden” (Genesis 3:8 NKJV). When people sin today, they think by staying away from “church,” they are hiding from God. But like Adam & Eve found out, “there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13 NKJV). It is when “an unbeliever or an uninformed person” attends church, that “the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God” (1 Corinthians 14:24-25 NKJV). The churches of Christ invite you to come.

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

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 3:58 am on 2016-02-14 Permalink | Reply
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    Not a sinner 

    The world, in biblical terms, is humanity against God. The word sinner in the NT is the individual against God. So Christians may commit sin, Gal 6.1; Jas 3.2; 1 Jn 2.1, but are not sinners, in this sense. The NT does not call the saints of God sinners, for they have stopped practicing sin.

    Let us be careful that we do not, by the use of such statements as, “We’re all sinners,” justify the practice of sin and adjust ourselves to a tepid faith that accepts the lack of holiness among us, without which no one will see the Lord, Hb 12.14.

     
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