Posts by Williamsburg Church of Christ (Page 2)

Posts by Williamsburg Church of Christ (Page 2)

Parcels from the Preacher: March 31, 2024

In the sixth of Deuteronomy we read, “So it shall be, when the LORD your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build,” Just a thought, if the Lord rewarded Israel with beautiful cities and other immeasurable splendor, why is it today do we think our efforts make all the difference? God states the entirety of all things…

Parcels from the Preacher: March 24, 2024

“Send some message from thy word, That may joy and peace afford. Comfort those who weep and mourn; Let the time of love return”. Just a thought, some are still waiting for “signs”. Many have been taught God is still in the miracle business and producing supernatural cues meant to lead some to a higher truth. This can be quite confusing with what is already recorded. For example, Paul taught Timothy a man could be “complete, thoroughly equipped for every…

Parcels from the Preacher: March 17, 2024

“Send some message from thy word, That may joy and peace afford. Comfort those who weep and mourn; Let the time of love return”. Just a thought, some are still waiting for “signs”. Many have been taught God is still in the miracle business and producing supernatural cues meant to lead some to a higher truth. This can be quite confusing with what is already recorded. For example, Paul taught Timothy a man could be “complete, thoroughly equipped for every…

Parcels from the Preacher: March 10, 2024

In the fifteenth of Acts we read, “And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” Just a thought, how often do you come across some religious doctrine which should not be taught, nor followed? It is apparent to many, there is no such thing as false teaching. This is really intriguing because the Apostle Paul stated these ministers of division would arise from…

Parcels from the Preacher: March 3, 2024

In the ninth of Jeremiah we read, “Oh, that my head were waters, And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night, For the slain of the daughter of my people!” Just a thought, this prophet has often been regarded as “weeping” for actions such as those mentioned here. I wonder what they will label any of us after the fact. Will they describe you as a lover of souls urgently catering to the lost…

Parcels from the Preacher: February 25, 2024

In the first of Haggai we read, “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the LORD of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house.” Just a thought, how often do we save the best for last, but that best is for me? God has always desired first fruits as we read in the…

Parcels from the Preacher: February 18, 2024

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: February 11, 2024

“When Noah had drifted on the flood many days, He searched for land (He searched for land) In various ways (various ways). Troubles, he had some, but wasn’t forgotten. He sent him His love (sent him His love), On the wings of a dove (wings of a dove)”. Just a thought, one of the more staggering facts in the biblical account of Noah, is just how universal this flood was according to all human history. God stated He would cleanse…

Parcels from the Preacher: January 28, 2024

“Modern English speakers use the phrase “crocodile tears” to describe a display of superficial or false sorrow, but the saying actually derives from a medieval belief that crocodiles shed tears of sadness while they killed and consumed their prey”. Just a thought, from a Biblical standpoint, this is an incredibly challenging concept. Superficial or false sorrow fill the pages of Scripture and God declares this unjust. True sorrow from sin brings repentance worthy of God’s forgiveness and Paul records in…

Parcels from the Preacher: January 7, 2024

See if this sounds vaguely familiar: boy saves day then gets the girl. Truth, right? Just a thought, hasn’t mankind always desired a hero? Wanting to be that hero? To be able to rush in at the last second (to dramatic music BTW) and accomplish the miraculous! The reality is, we cannot fly, do not hold superpowers, and we cannot save. Neither physically, not spiritually. This position is reserved only for the Lord. He is there in our darkest hour…

Parcels from the Preacher: January 7, 2024

“O Saviour, bless us ere we go; Thy word into our minds instil, And make our lukewarm hearts to glow, With lowly love and fervent will. Through life’s long day and death’s dark night, O gentle Jesus, be our light. A-men”. Just a thought, how desperately do we need the Lord? I am sure someone other than myself has contemplated this at least once over their lifetime and have come to the same conclusion there is none outside of Him…

Parcels from the Preacher: December 31, 2023

Webster defines an agnostic as “a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God”. Just a thought, I find this personally intriguing. I can understand contemplating the impossible. In the sixth of Hebrews, the writer states, it is impossible for God to lie. In the nineteenth of Matthew, the Holy Spirit states, “with God…