Solomon: Failure of the World’s Wisest Man

by Max Dawson In my mind, it is one of the most difficult things to reconcile. How did it happen? How could it possibly happen? I am talking about King Solomon. How did the wisest man in the world mess up so badly? How did a man with such a great beginning have such a…

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Obedience Is Necessary

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Obedience-Is-Necessary.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton

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What happens to people who die without being baptized?

Question: Hello, I have been reading about the church of Christ and the issue of baptism. If baptism is required for salvation, what happens to people who die without being baptized? Thank you. Answer: What happens to a person who disobeys God? “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all…

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Disobedience and Unbelief

by Matthew W. Bassford The epistle to the Hebrews might be the most tightly reasoned book in the whole Bible. Sentence by sentence, clause by clause, the Hebrews writer constructs intricate arguments that establish the superiority of Christ over Moses and the folly of Christians returning to Judaism. The more closely we read Hebrews, the…

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King Saul – An “I” Problem

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/King-Saul-An-I-Problem.mp3 by Ross Ward Text: I Samuel 9-15 Looks to himself – at Gilgal I Samuel 13:5-14 – Saul offers sacrifice Samuel delayed Philistines prepared to attack Saul’s soldiers ran scared King Saul’s ‘I’ problem I saw, I said to myself, I have not, I forced myself I Samuel 12:24-25 – Samuel’s instructions for Israel…

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The Fall of Zedekiah

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Fall-of-Zedekiah.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Jeremiah 52:1-11   I.         The fall of Jerusalem and the end of the kingdom of Judah was a sad time period.             A.        Josiah was the last good king of Israel, but the kings that ruled after him did evil in the sight of God.             B.        King Jehoiachin began his reign at the…

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How did Saul break the commandment of the Lord in I Samuel 13:11-14?

Question: How did Saul break the commandment of the Lord in I Samuel 13:11-14? He was offering to God. Answer: Saul did make an offering to God, but he did not do it in the manner which God wanted offerings done. It did not matter that Saul felt he was compelled to make an offering…

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I’m rebellious but I want to follow God and I don’t know what to do

Question: I have been dealing with a medical condition and going through a lot since the year 2006; even prior to the year 2006.  First and foremost I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son Of God; that’s what I want to believe.  I was baptized several years ago.  Currently, I no longer attend church. …

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Why is it so bad to disobey God?

Question: Hi, I have a question. I know sin means to disobey God or to break His law, but I was wondering, why is it so bad to disobey Him? And why was it so bad that Adam and Eve decided to disobey God? Couldn’t God have let it go and let them do what…

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