Controversy

by Morris Norman Sentry Magazine, March 2003 I have changed my thinking on the matter of controversy. There was a time when I had a dislike for all kinds of controversy. There are still some kinds that I do not like, but there are kinds that can be profitable for all concerned. Controversy is “a…

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Opened Eyes and Burning Hearts

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Opened-Eyes-and-Burning-Heart.mp3 by Andy Cantrell Finding Our Purpose from the Past

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Do Your Own Thinking

by Bob Buchanon via The Eastside Edifier Not many of us think for ourselves when it comes to matters of religion. Most of us are what we are religiously because of the way our parents reared us and have never questioned whether we were right or wrong. We prefer to leave religious subjects and Bible issues…

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Which is more important: secular studies or Bible class?

Question: When brethren choose to attend secular classes or because of their secular studies schedule are unable to attend Bible study on evenings, do you think it’s fair to them to say that secular studies are more important? Answer: The secular world is always less important than the spiritual world. “The world is passing away,…

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How do I please God?

Question: Sir, Please, I want to know more about how to please God. Answer: You learn what God wants by studying His teachings in the Bible. “For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the…

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How can we do better at studying the Scriptures?

Question: Hi, First of all, I want to thank you for the many articles and sermons on your website. They have been very helpful and it is encouraging to have access to so much information regarding God’s word. I was recently talking to my girlfriend about becoming each other’s accountability partner for reading and studying…

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How do I improve my concentration and ability to memorize?

Question: My humble respect to you. I’m a student and I study a lot. Would you give me, please, some advice on how to enhance my concentration and ability to memorize? Answer: If you are like most young men whom I know, you have a strong ability to concentrate. Not all the time, but if…

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What is the best study Bible?

Question: What Bible is the best to study? Several publishers now teach that baptism is not required, such as the Life Application Bible, and several teach the 1000 year war. How can I know which publishing house and what Bible are the best for me? Answer: First, pick a Bible because you are interested in…

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How can you study for classes and study the Bible at the same time?

Question: I hope that you can give this question of mine an answer for my soul greatly needs it.  I really need someone who I assume, “has been there”, to give me an advice in overcoming this obstacle in my life. I’m 20 years old and studying. Sir, I truly am interested in knowing the…

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