Posts by Williamsburg Church of Christ (Page 2)

Posts by Williamsburg Church of Christ (Page 2)

Parcels from the Preacher: November 19, 2023

Is it me, or does everyone seem to be arguing over every little thing? Just a thought, what exactly does it mean to “fight the good fight”? We understand through Scripture, each of us has a fight to fight as see with Paul in the fourth of Second Corinthians. We also understand some battles belong to God, not ourselves as recorded in the seventeenth of First Samuel. We should also gather some conflicts are useless to the Lord because they…

Parcels from the Preacher: November 12, 2023

“Let my hands perform His bidding; Let my feet run in His ways; Let mine eyes see Jesus only; Let my lips speak forth His praise. All for Jesus! All for Jesus! Let my lips speak forth His praise. All for Jesus! All for Jesus! Let my lips speak forth His praise”. Just a thought, when a person says they will forsake all for Jesus, they often forget how difficult sometimes this can be. Peter declared this form of sacrifice…

Parcels from the Preacher: November 5, 2023

“Lord Jesus Christ, be present now, our hearts in true devotion bow, your Spirit send with grace divine, and let your truth within us shine”. Just a thought, how often do we call on the name of the Lord? It seems very often in moments of distress like Peter in the fourteenth of Matthew. Perhaps we stand in judgment of the Lord and cry out for urgent care as we find in the first of Habakkuk. Truly Jesus is Lord…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 29, 2023

In the fiftieth of the Psalms we find, “The Mighty One, God the LORD, Has spoken and called the earth. From the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent; A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him”. Just a thought, either God has spoken or He has not. There a quite a…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 22, 2023

“I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free. His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me (He watches me). His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches. I know He watches. I know He watches me” Just a thought, is God really omniscient? Job thirty-seven records God being perfect in knowledge. The third of First John accounts God recognizes the very aim of our hearts. The Palmist records God determining the…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 15, 2023

In the eighteenth of Matthew, we find an impressive scenario, “The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt”. Notice how one in a position of power does not use their influence to condemn, but to forgive. Just a thought, how often do you and I surrender to “positive intent”? Would I have…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 8, 2023

Seems like the older I get the more complicated life appears to become and I forget the simplicity of things as recorded in the eleventh of Second Corinthians. Life is not really that convoluted. Think about these words, “He’s got the whole world in his hands. He’s got the whole wide world in his hands. He’s got the whole world in his hands. He’s got the whole world in his hands”. When we were small, this was all that was…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 1, 2023

“Jesus, draw us, ever nearer, Hold us in your loving arms. Wrap us in Your gentle presence, When the end comes, bring us home”. Just a thought, I have had the pleasure to be at the bedside of the faithful in those final moments of life’s breath. Undoubtedly, there is a unique feeling knowing this person is going on to be with their Lord as recorded in the fourteenth of Revelation. But did you know, not everyone goes home to…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 23, 2023

“Alas! and did my Savior bleed, and did my Sovereign die! Would he devote that sacred head for sinners such as I? Was it for crimes that I have done, he groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree!” Just a thought, how many of us would volunteer to give our lives for another? I am sure we have all watched such passionate Hollywood depictions, but rarely witnessed this in the real world. But 2000 years…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 17, 2023

Have you ever been “read the riot act”? It is an actual thing. In the early 18th century, the British government was given the authority to label any group of more than 12 people a threat to the peace. Any person who remained an hour later would be detained. Sound familiar? As much as any could argue, history has not been kind or consistent in its legislation of foreigners or its citizens. How can a person be labeled a champion…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 10, 2023

In the sixth of First Timothy we find the term “contentment”. Webster defines it as, “a state of happiness and satisfaction”. Just a thought, is it at possible for a person to be content; at anything? Paul stated he had learned. So, is it possible all could learn? God states we should be happy for our present blessings as recorded in the sixteenth of Proverbs. In the second of Exodus, we see Moses finding soulful peace in the house of…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 3, 2023

In the sixth of Luke Jesus states, “But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full, For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, For you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets” Just a thought, ever heard the phrase, “he who laughs last, laughs best”? Repeatedly the Christ has encouraged humanity…