Carpe Diem – Seize the Day

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Carpe-Diem.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Thessalonians 4:9-12   I.         “Carpe Diem” is from a poem written in Latin by Horace. It means “seize the day.”             A.        The point of the poem is that a person does not know what the future holds so one should make the most of the what a person has at…

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A Round Tuit

by Jefferson David Tant Dear Reader, If you are reading this, you are probably wondering what in the world that circle represents. Well, there is a name for it. It’s called “A Round Tuit.” You may not be familiar with an image with that name, but the title of the circle is a well-known phrase.…

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The Harvest Is Past

by Jarrod Jacobs “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20 KJV). In context, these words were spoken by people desperate for someone to deliver them from the consequences of their decisions. Some Bible versions even use phrases like “we have not been delivered,” “rescued,” and “we have…

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Counting Time or Making Your Time Count?

by Bill Robinson I have a much-loved friend and brother in the Lord who has been in jail for over 15 months. He is a recovering crack addict. We have been very close. For a year he spent every Sunday with me. I would go get him from rehab bring him to worship services and…

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Cloud Watching

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CloudWatching.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ecclesiastes 11   I.         I have been wanting to learn a new language for a while. It would be useful to spread the gospel.             A.        I got started several times. I even made some fair progress for a while. But it just doesn’t seem to last.             B.        I ran across one man…

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When I am Old, Then I’ll be Good

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/WhenIAmOldThenIllBeGood.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 25:1-13   I.         In Jesus’ parable of the vineyard workers we learn that salvation is available to all who will come to the Lord, no matter when it is done – Matthew 20:1-16             A.        Jesus in his mercy chooses to treat all alike.             B.        When an elderly man wrote to me,…

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Enjoy the Trip

Don’t Keep Waiting Until you “Get There” https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/2009Fall3EnjoyTheTrip.mp3 by Oscar Miles The Pursuit of Happiness

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Is It Time?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2003/09/IsItTime.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Haggai 1:2-11   While cleaning out his desk, a man found a shoe-repair ticket that was ten years old. Figuring that he had nothing to lose, he went to the shop and gave the ticket to the repairman, who began to search the back room for the unclaimed shoes.…

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