Keeping Our Dignity

by Bruce Reeves Preparing for a sermon I came across this passage as Paul wrote to Timothy and thought I would share: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those…

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Good Credit

by Zeke Flores When I was a much younger man, I wrecked my credit. I made foolish decisions, borrowed more than I should have, and made late payments. Soon, the only ones who would lend me money were the high-rate lenders and even they were wary. It took years to restore my financial good name…

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Men of Honor

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MenOfHonor.mp3 Text: Philippians 2:14-18   I.         It was not long ago that people admired men of integrity. People whom you could count on to act honestly, even if it was to their disadvantage.             A.        In 1999, a prisoner escaped and the papers were tracking his movements through the state. He had robbed people, killed policemen, and still…

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Daniel’s Integrity

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/DanielsIntegrity.mp3 Text: Daniel 6   I.         Daniel’s Background             A.        Daniel was a young man when Judah was conquered by the Babylonians. He was among those carried off into exile.             B.        Because of his abilities, Daniel rose to prominence in the Babylonian kingdom serving under the conqueror, Nebuchadnezzar, his son and his grandson.             C.        When the Medes and Persians conquered…

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I Have Walked in My Integrity

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IHaveWalkedInMyIntegrity.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 26   I.         David wants to be judged by God – Psalms 26:1-3             A.        Most of us want to avoid the judgment of others             B.        There is a risk of being condemned             C.        But here David asks God to judge him and it isn’t a risk in his view – Psalms 7:8…

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Does a lack of unity and integrity affect the preaching of the gospel?

Question: Does the lack of unity and integrity in the ministry affect the people to whom we are reaching out? Is this a problem only due to egos or is there some other reason for this? Answer: “For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle?” (I Corinthians 14:8). In…

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An Honorable Man: Mordecai

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/HonorableManMordecai.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Corinthians 13:1-10   I.         Because of Paul’s late arrival on the scene, his apostleship was at times questioned.             A.        In Corinth, though established by Paul, the church struggled with many sins.                         1.         There were some among the Corinthians less inclined to correct their problems or to heed Paul’s rebukes                         2.         Paul warned…

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Character Matters

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CharacterMatters.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 5:1-5   I.         Suppose you needed to hire someone for a job. What would you look for?             A.        You probably need someone with the skills to do the job, but what other things would you look for. Given several candidates with equivalent skills, what would set one person out above…

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Good Faith Desire

by Sam Stinson “For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.’ But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have…

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Shady Lane, the Preacher, and the Boy

by Ken McDaniel via¬†Echo of Truth, Vol. 3, No. 29, July 16, 1995 During a recent gospel meeting that I preached, the local evangelist and I went calling on a few individuals in hopes of motivating some to faithfulness and setting up Bible studies with others who have not yet been saved. As is often…

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