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  • J. Randal Matheny 3:47 am on 2017-01-12 Permalink | Reply
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    What is a moment? 

    From today’s UPLift motivational email:

    QUOTE: MOMENT

    MOMENT — a minute portion of time; an instant. The Hebrew word translated as “moment” means “a wink” or “a blink” (Ex. 33:5; Job 7:18). The Greek word translated as “moment” literally means “a pricking” or “a point.” When Christ returns, “We shall all be changed in a moment [in a flash; NIV, REB], in the twinkling of an eye” (1 Cor. 15:52).

    —Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary

    http://randal.us/#UPLift

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 4:15 am on 2016-12-31 Permalink | Reply
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    I prayed for ‘joy in time’ 

    That’s the phrase I used, as I asked the Lord “for joy in time.” I think I know what I meant. (If not, you might recommend a good head doctor for me.)

    How might this phrase be read, and what might we ask the Lord for, by the use of this phrase?

    Your ideas are most welcome.

     
  • Eugene Adkins 5:54 am on 2016-12-27 Permalink | Reply
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    The number 5, the book of Jeremiah, the word time, and the gospel 

    Here are five interesting scripture references in the book of Jeremiah from the NKJV where the word “time” is used: (More …)

     
    • clkministries 8:00 am on 2016-12-27 Permalink | Reply

      hahaha I agree with you, Bro. Adkins. Making concessions like this is very dangerous and could lead to the downward spiral of apostasy. We have to pray for these men because they are continually attack by high-level spirits.

      On a whole, do you believe mega church pastors are on the right track, or are most starting to veer from the Truth?

      • Eugene Adkins 9:06 pm on 2016-12-27 Permalink | Reply

        Hi,

        I’m assuming that you are commenting this post (http://fellowshiproom.com/born-again-without-the-virgin-birth/). The format of this blog requires a commenter to click on the actual post and then reply. If someone just clicks reply from the main page, the comment does not get assigned to the correct post. I wish there was a way to fix this problem, but as far as I understand it is a flaw with this particular page theme.

        About your question though, I would say that I can’t speak with any personal experience about mega church “pastors” since I don’t know any, but going on what I hear taught when I read their writings or hear them on TV/the radio I would say that it seems as if a lot of them fall into the category of teacher’s who seek to teach what’s popular instead of what is right. Because of that approach it seems like it is rare to find a mega church “pastor” that properly condemns sin because calls for repentance do not seem to sell many books or garner much positive attention when it comes to TV ratings. That and the insistence on choosing a church of one’s choice seems to tend toward an indifferent attitude toward any strong position when it comes to sound biblical doctrine on topics such as becoming a Christian, acceptable worship, God’s grace, the nature of the church, church leadership, and other denominational ideas that have a negative effect on many people’s ability to rightly understand God’s word (2 Timothy 2:15).

        Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment.

  • TFRStaff 5:25 am on 2016-09-06 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh’s News & Views (The 1950s) 

    THE 1950s

    No decade saw greater changes in my life than the 1950s. When the decade started I was a seventh grader in Junior High School in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. When the decade ended I was a few months into my second full-time ministry with a congregation of the Lord’s people! As the old saying goes, a lot of water went over the dam during those ten years.

    When the decade began Harry Truman was president of the United States. When it ended Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Truman and Ike were our only presidents from the time I was seven years old until I was twenty-three years old! The Korean War occurred in the early years of the decade of the 50s, and Elvis burst on the scene in the middle of the decade. Elvis’ stage gyrations were thought to be sexually suggestive, but compared to what showed up in the 60s and later, Elvis was tame! Plus, Elvis could sing, while many of those who followed only knew how to scream and holler! Pat Boone, then a member of the church of Christ, also came on the scene in the 1950sa clean-cut crooner with a milky smooth voice. (More …)

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:54 am on 2016-08-02 Permalink | Reply
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    Investing our time in our children 

    If I’m flying solo, I can mow our lawn in about 40 minutes.

    If I have a “co-pilot” (my daughter), the same job takes me about an hour.

    I think the extra 20 minutes will yield plenty of compound interest as I use it to create memories that will last the rest of my child’s life.

    Time is the most valuable thing a parent can spend on his or her child. While our culture is currently stressing to the max the importance of investing in/saving up for a child’s future education, I still believe, due to the fact that we cannot get it back, the simplest investment, when it comes to our children, is the most important one that affects the right now – our time!

    For us mortals, our time can start getting spread pretty thin if we’re not careful. There are only so many hours in a day after-all. And because of this, often times our children end up getting the short end of the stick … or maybe I should say the sort-hand on the clock, when it comes to the time we have available. I’m sure parents with multiple children and multiple obligations understand this very well. But the fact that we’re mortals stresses the importance even more so when it comes prioritizing the things we do in life; especially when it comes to the way we spend our time, and who we invest it in.

    And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

    #children, #family, #parenting, #time

     
    • James McFerrin 7:29 pm on 2016-08-02 Permalink | Reply

      The little things count big. In celebrating my 80th birthday last weekend, my children’s memories consisted of events that I had forgotten about, but they remembered.

      • Eugene Adkins 6:15 am on 2016-08-05 Permalink | Reply

        That’s neat when that happens. Definitely the goal I have in mind. And a belated happy birthday too.

  • J. Randal Matheny 11:46 am on 2016-06-29 Permalink | Reply
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    The problem of sports 

    A political writer thinks that sports might be the solution to keep the USA from falling apart. LeBron the savior. More likely, the sports industry is part of the problem, or a manifestation of the American ailment, at least. Sports figures can’t even provide a proper model for children, must less can sports serve as a unifier.

    Used to, sports was touted as a means of helping youth learn self-discipline and positive values.That was before the screaming parents, I suppose, ready to abuse coaches and sponsors of teams. In spiritual terms, youth do need self-discipline, now more than ever, but with athletes resorting to doping, that doesn’t seem to work out so well. (More …)

     
    • Wes Dawson 3:01 pm on 2016-06-29 Permalink | Reply

      I agree that preaching the gospel is the only real solution to the problems of the world. I find it disturbing when a Christian’s solution is “vote the rascals out”. I learned the hard way that campaigning and voting simply exchanges one set of rascals for another. I no longer campaign or vote, but I do preach the gospel.

    • James McFerrin 9:28 pm on 2016-06-29 Permalink | Reply

      I also visited the GA Store for the first time about six months ago. If you met Melissa McFerrin, you met our granddaughter-in-law. She is a welcome addition to our family.

  • J. Randal Matheny 5:23 am on 2016-05-22 Permalink | Reply
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    Where do we focus most of our energies? 

    Our mission is the whole world

    Where do we put most of our time, energies, and money?

    Do we talk mostly to ourselves? Is our preaching, teaching, and writing directed largely to the saved? Do our offerings get spent on keeping the saints secure and, perhaps, comfortable?

    Yes, we must edify the brethren. But if our time, energies, and monies were easily measurable, would we discover that they are devoted more to ourselves than to the lost?

    Some even doubt the need to evangelize. Not a few are willing to let the rest of the world enter perdition with no effort to save them. Others have little sense of the church’s Main Mission.

    God wants to save everyone. Nothing is clearer in Scripture than this. Equally clear is that he has put his people in the world to proclaim his salvation to all. That is their task.

    God does not do what he has given us to do. He may raise up a faithful people to do it. His providence is still at work. But we are right that he will not appear in visions or dreams to preach the gospel.

    God has give us the task of mission, and he fully expects — and equips — us to do it.

    Mostly, the church of America dabbles in missions. Will the Lord of the harvest not hold his people accountable for their failure?

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 6:11 am on 2016-04-27 Permalink | Reply
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    Joy and tears and the heart of Philippians 

    Paul’s letter to the Philippians is known, appropriately, as the letter of joy. The topic is an important keynote, all the more so because Paul was in prison when he wrote it. So it is noteworthy when, at one point in the letter, Paul says he writes “with tears.” Do you know what it is that causes his tears, and why the subject brings him to tears? Read Php 3.

    Philippians is less known as a letter of mission cooperation. Paul opens and closes with thanksgiving for their participation in his effort. This literary technique, called inclusio(n), marks their financial gifts as a major theme of the letter. Perhaps we don’t notice it because we lack the missionary spirit the Philippian saints had, or because we’re reading commentaries whose authors don’t have it and therefore treat it briefly. (More …)

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 6:46 am on 2015-12-31 Permalink | Reply
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    Another Year 

    By J. Randal Matheny © 2015

    Your grace has brought me safe to another year,
    I hardly know how I got from there to here.
    While I look forward to a whole year ahead,
    I pause to see the year behind that fled.

    And flee it did — the winged minutes flew,
    Though hours were many, pauses were precious few —
    Here, before the still, closed grave;
    There, in waters of faith, for God to save;

    Again, where powers clashed, the heavens rang
    With clanging swords, and angels lightly sang;
    And once, when lightning fell in angered rolls,
    While Providence spared by seconds a soul, or souls. (More …)

     
  • J. Randal Matheny 3:40 am on 2015-10-24 Permalink | Reply
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    Set this day for good 

    Up early as usual, with only the birds disturbing the quiet. The light gradually grows outside the window. There’s no experience like the dawn.

    While still young, this day can be set to bring joy, peace, and fulfillment. Make it so!

    “Satisfy us in the morning with your loyal love! Then we will shout for joy and be happy all our days!” Psalm 90.14 NET.

    #morning #time #purpose

     
  • TFRStaff 3:26 pm on 2014-12-29 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh's News & Views (Winter) 

    AND THEN IT IS WINTER

    Three days ago I celebrated another birthday—number 77. I have passed the proverbial threescore and ten years and am approaching the added ten that come by reason of strength (Psalm 90:10). I do not know if I have entered the “winter” of life, but if I have I hope it is still early winter. I do not feel “old” (though admittedly there are some days when I feel older than I do on other days!) My doctor continues to give me a clean bill of health every year during my physical check up. I am on no prescription meds of any kind, and have never spent but one night in the hospital in my entire life. (No, I was not born in a hospital, but neither was I born in a log cabin!)

    I do not know the author of the following essay, but it speaks to all regardless of our age. I commend it to all of my readers for this, the last “News & Views” of 2014. Read it slowly and reflectively. (More …)

     
  • Eugene Adkins 8:19 am on 2013-09-27 Permalink | Reply
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    Power Wheels vs. Power Heels 

    A couple of weeks ago my wife and I bought our daughter a brand-new Toyota FJ Cruiser Power Wheels with a two-speed transmission, two-wheel drive, decals of the latest Disney “royalties”, shiney wheels, with a top-speed of 5 mph and some mpg’s that blows my truck out the water. Of course it runs on an electric battery that may not even make a mile, but still. And to top it off we only paid half price because the store had to make room for next year’s floor model.

    When we finally got everything together and ready to go she was thrilled and ready to hit the road 10 feet at a time. She still doesn’t have the whole “steering-thing” down yet, but thankfully, for the community’s sake and our own, she still has several more years to master that part. But out in here in the country with our wide open spaces there was no traffic jam to get in her way.

    Yesterday we were outside playing with her new set of wheels when all of a sudden she spotted her wagon. So she hit the brakes hopped out of the ole’ Toyota and hopped into the ole’ lug and said, “Come on, daddy” and you know what that means. For the next 20 minutes I spent my time pulling her around in a old-fashioned one speed transmission, no-wheel drive, no decal covered hood or door, plain-Jane wheeled wagon with a top speed of however fast I walk…but that’s she wanted.

    The ole’ power heels beat out the ole’ power wheels because my daughter, like most little kids, is more interested in her dad than her stuff. All the bells and whistles made way for the rumbling of wheels in the gravel and little tracks in the grass.

    It saddens me because there are so many children who have everything they could ever want but they don’t have everything that they will ever need because they have parents who never make time for them. And I understand that some parents have to focus on quality time more so than on quantity of time because of circumstances out of their control; but the reality is that many children in the American culture have parents who are more willing to try to buy the love of their child than they are spending their time with them to express their love in action.

    Parents, love your children with your time, for the time you spend on them will bring a greater return than any financial investment you make in their life. At least that’s my perspective as someone who used to be a kid.

    I would say more but my daughter is hollering for me and I took the day off so I could spend some time with my family.

    And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4 – NKJV)

     
    • James Randal 8:22 am on 2013-09-27 Permalink | Reply

      Blessed is your daughter to have such a prize “possession” as you!

      • Eugene Adkins 5:20 pm on 2013-09-28 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks brother. Good play on words there. Hopefully she’ll feel the same way 14 years from now too.

  • TFRStaff 5:59 am on 2013-05-29 Permalink | Reply
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    Normal day 

    LET US REJOICE IN THE EVERYDAY

    Normal day… let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow!

    —TREASURE OF TRUTH, Dasher church of Christ, Valdosta, GA

    Psalms 68:19 (NKJV) Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits,The God of our salvation!

    “Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day” by Glenn, Mercedes and Lauren Hitchcock

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:18 am on 2013-05-28 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s hard to find something when you’re not looking for it 

    English: Gentaur schedule

    I just can’t find the time to attend the worship services of the church some say. That’s funny, somehow the time is still found to go to work everyday, to go to the movies, to go out to eat, to go and visit with friends and family, to go to the grocery store, to go to the bank, to go and pay the utility bills, to go on vacation, to go outside to cut the grass or work in the garden, to go to the doctor, or to go to the barber or beautician. On and on we could go. So yeah, I guess it’s hard to find something when you’re not looking for it.

    Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable. Let’s also think about how to motivate each other to show love and to do good works. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:23-25 – CEB)

    #attendance, #excuses, #priorities, #time, #worship

     
    • Weylan Deaver 1:13 pm on 2013-05-28 Permalink | Reply

      If God is not my priority on earth, then why should I think I would enjoy heaven, where all those other activities/distractions are removed from the picture?

  • Eugene Adkins 6:25 am on 2013-02-26 Permalink | Reply
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    How much time? 

    How much time do we spend smiling?

    How much time do we spend supporting the works of the body of Christ?

    How much time do we spend in prayer?

    How much time do we spend putting down other Christians?

    How much time do we spend lifting up other Christians?

    How much time do we spend in reaching out to others who need Jesus?

    How much time do we spend in the scriptures?

    How much time do we spend in worship?

    How much time do we have left to do these things?

    How much time do we expect to spend with God in Heaven?

    Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21 – BBE)

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