Posts by Williamsburg Church of Christ (Page 4)

Posts by Williamsburg Church of Christ (Page 4)

Parcels from the Preacher: June 2, 2023

“Are you giving to the world a smile (sunny smile). Helping lessen someone’s dreary mile (dreary mile). Do you greet the world with song as through life you pass along? Cheering those you may meet along life’s way” Just a thought, does a Christian smile all the time? I would love to think so, but Scripture does not agree with this most modern principle. In the twelfth of Romans, we are to strive to get along with each other. We…

Parcels from the Preacher: May 28, 2023

“Think it not strange that things I once cherished, Cannot allure me or charm as before; For in the flesh with Christ I have suffered, Old things are passed, I love them no more” Just a thought, a person IN Christ should by all standards be distinct from someone is OUTSIDE of Christ. The Bible teaches one is ADDED to the Church when they have believed, repented, confessed, and are baptized into Him as recorded in the second of Acts.…

Parcels from the Preacher: May 21, 2023

“We will glorify the King of kings. We will glorify the Lamb. We will glorify the Lord of lords. Who is the great I AM. He is Lord of heaven, Lord of earth. He is Lord of all who live. He is Lord above the universe. All praise to Him we give”. Just a thought, who is Lord if not the Lord? Some people believe there is no one nor nothing “out there” and they live a sordid life attesting…

Parcels from the Preacher: May 14, 2023

“On bended knee, I come. With a humble heart, I come. Bowing down before Your holy throne Lifting holy hands to You. As I pledge my love anew. I worship You in spirit. I worship You in truth Make my life a holy praise unto You. And so” Just a thought, what is the proper position for prayer? Many people over the ages have struggled mightily over this one topic. Was Abraham standing, kneeling, or walking when he prayed for…

Parcels from the Preacher: May 7, 2023

“Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me; see, on the portals he’s waiting and watching, watching for you and for me. In the forty-sixth division of the Psalms, we are encouraged to be still and know that God is Lord. How often does the lord encourage us to listen so we can hear Him and His loving instruction? Just a thought, can great insight be made when we are willing to be silent and hear…
I cant stand arguing with him

Parcels from the Preacher: April 9, 2023

Everyone loves a good argument, don’t they? You have your feelings and I have mine. Isn’t that the American Dream? We are entitled to it right? I believe there is a time and place for everything, but it almost seems like today there is an argument for everything, and we appear to get nowhere doing it! The “Talk Radio” concept seems to reign. Whoever yells and speaks with the most enthusiasm wins! Just a thought, have you noticed when there…
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Bible Study Questions: James 2:1-13

Book of James: James 2:1-13 Download PDF What thoughts, words, actions are needed to “hold” to a faith built on Jesus Christ? What is a different way of stating “respecter of persons”? What is good/bad about this position? How does Matthew 6:19-21 and 1 Timothy 6:6-10 foster into verses 5-7 of this chapter? Using verses 8-9, how does disregarding the “royal law” teach us about our personal faith? Using verses 10-11 complete this statement. God calls His children to be…
Holding hands, support and friends with faith, community and solidarity together. Love, partnership

Parcels from the Preacher: April 2, 2023

In the nineteenth of Matthew the Bible states “But Jesus looked and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  He was teaching His disciples of faith; a faith which most cannot understand nor appreciate.  Why give over the controls to God?  Because ONLY with Him any or all things are possible.  From the eleventh of Hebrews, we come to understand some like Abraham and Rehab grasped this equation.  They and others were…
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Bible Study Questions: James 1:19-27

Book of James: James 1:19-27 Download PDF According to verse 19, what produces righteousness?  What actions do we need to practice in order to master this behavior?  Give an example. List three actions which will successfully keep me from “filthiness and overflow of wickedness”: Using verse 21, what is another way of understanding “implanted”? How does a person deceive themselves, by only talking faith? Explain the phrase “observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets” How is the NT Christian “perfected”…
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Bible Study Questions: James 1:12-18

Book of James: James 1:12-18 Download PDF What is temptation? What is the purpose of temptation? How does one endure it? Does anyone have to sin and die because of their actions? (see 1 John 2:15-17) Why is it impossible for God to tempt? Why then is God blamed for wrong? How do we distinguish tempting from testing or is it all the same? How does the passage show God is just? (see Acts 10:34-36). Can we save ourselves?
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Bible Study Questions: James 1:9-12

Book of James: James 1:9-12 Download PDF What is the benefit in spiritually, socially, financially, or physical “lowliness”? Have you held a moment when you felt weak or alone? How/What did you do in that moment to move forward: What words of wisdom/advice could you pass on to another who is holding a similar struggle? How can God use us when we do not see our own value? Name some Biblical characters who were not seen as great by men,…
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Bible Study Questions: James 1:1-8

Book of James: Chapter 1:1-8 Download PDF “James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who…