Sometimes There’s No Applause

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 17:7-10   I.         What do you do when no one pats you on the back?             A.        You work hard, yet no one seems to notice your effort.             B.        Why clean when you know the kids are just going to make a mess of it in a short while?             C.        Why give that extra…

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Gathering Together

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2005/06/GatheringTogether.mp3 I.         When we talk of worshiping God, one aspect of that worship is our gathering together             A.        Psalm 122:1                         1.         Is this your attitude, or do you feel dragged here?                         2.         To worship God requires assembling with fellow Christians             B.        Hebrews 10:19-27                         1.         The writer of Hebrews discusses the conversion of a man                         2.         Jesus consecrated a new and living way…

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How do I get others to see the necessity of attending?

Question: Hey brother Hamilton, I have a concern I know you will be able to help me address. I am a teacher at a local church of Christ. I have been doing my best teaching the congregation starting about a year ago. I am also a teenager who will be graduating this year. My concern…

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Do Not Be Discouraged

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DontBeDiscouraged.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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The Christian’s Duty to His Brethren

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ChristiansDutyToHisBrethren.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Thessalonians 5:8-15   I.         Each of us come from diverse backgrounds.             A.        We come together to worship             B.        We come together for fellowship             C.        Yet that coming together is not always smooth.                         1.         Just as a family experiences times of irritation, so it happens among brethren.                         2.         Paul’s desire was for the Corinthians to…

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I almost went back home until someone saw me and smiled

Question: Dear Brother Hamilton, I have more of a story to tell you than a question to ask. First, I want to thank you for the work you’ve done on this site. It was an instrumental force in restoring me to the Lord’s church after 20 years of being fallen away. I still use it…

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We Thank God for You

by Ethan Longhenry via Biblical Insights, August 2014 We live in a time of extremes when it comes to self-esteem and affirmation. Some people are constantly criticized, derided, and put down, even by family members, and feel as if they are worthless and can never be good enough. Other people receive nothing but praise and affirmations…

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Converting a Soul

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/ConvertingASoul.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Colossians 2:1-7   I.         When dealing with people, it should not surprise anyone that there will be disagreements.             A.        Being people, each individual has his own mix of ideas and desires.             B.        The true difficulty comes in getting others to do what needs to be done when they aren’t inclined to do…

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