Count Your Many Blessings — But Use Them

by Kent Heaton As a nation, we are blessed in measures far exceeding the majority of people in the world. The material wealth possessed by Americans may seem rather routine but in most countries owning a pair of shoes is like owning a rare jewel. Stores often are filled to the brim with an abundance…

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Are You Ready for What God May Be Sending?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Are-You-Ready-for-What-God-May-Be-Sending.mp3 by Raymond Warfel There was mention of the President possibly having received treatment that involved fetal cells. This was checked after the sermon was presented and found to be not true, for which we are thankful. See Update: Here’s what is known about Trump’s COVID-19 treatment.

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When Hard Times Come

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/When-Hard-Times-Come.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Philippians 1:12-14   I.         Life often goes in different in directions from what we expect.             A.        It had long been Paul’s desire to go to Rome to preach the Gospel – Acts 19:21             B.        It seemed though that something always came up which kept him from reaching his goal – Romans 1:13…

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Why don’t the wicked all suffer?

Question: Hi, Why does God bless some and not others if we are all sinners and deserve nothing at all? How does He pick them out? Why does He not make everyone suffer? Some of us have much more severe issues that last for years and then others get a little slap on the wrist…

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Should I ask God to give my daughter all my blessings?

Question: Good morning. I’m struggling with the thought of how to pray for a blessing. My daughter is in university, and she has for many years had a struggle with confidence. She is really smart but doesn’t believe in herself. In some of the classes, she is barely passing, though she has a B, which…

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Is it wrong to say “God bless you” to a group that includes non-Christians?

Question: Hi, Thanks very much for your insightful teachings and encouragement through this website. I attended a recent gospel meeting and the preacher ended it with ‘God bless you’ and ‘Godspeed’ to the audience. I remember one Bible class teacher mentioned that Christians must use the term ‘God bless you’ appropriately; ie. to Christians only,…

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Were some blessings meant only for the Jews?

Question: Sir, Many say that some blessings in the Bible are meant only for Jews. If so what are those verses? Answer: They don’t exist, unless you are talking about specific promises to the nation of Israel given in its past, such as the promise to give them the land of Canaan. “”Indeed He says,…

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