New Minister at Macland Road church of Christ

As we wish Rebekah and Caleb Colley success in spreading God’s word with their new congregation in Jacksonville, FL, we would like to introduce you to the new Minister at Macland Road church of Christ – Barry Gilreath.  Barry will begin ministering and worshipping with us beginning October 2017. Barry Gilreath was born and raised in […]


Special Guest Writer, Patrick Morrison It will come as no surprise to most who know me when I say that I am a sports fan. Especially is this true in regard to high school and collegiate athletics. There is something about sports at these levels that is far more appealing (at least to me) than […]

Unity in the Jerusalem Church

J.W. McGarvey was a great gospel preacher in the American Restoration Movement, which we continue today. (Those of us in the Restoration Movement are interested in restoring primitive, New Testament Christianity. Thus, we seek to restore the primitive, apostolic church, about which we read in the New Testament.) In 1893, McGarvey preached a sermon entitled, […]

The Significance of Jesus’ Bodily Resurrection

Christianity is a historical religion in the strongest sense. Christianity not only occurred a historical phenomenon in the first century, but also certain historical events form the bases for Christian belief (e.g., the creation week of Genesis, the virgin birth, the execution of Christ, the verbal inspiration of the first-century prophets who wrote the original […]

God Loves You!

By Barry Gilreath, Special Guest Writer If you do not know or believe this, then please open a Bible and read these Scriptures:  Romans 5:8-9, 1 John 4:8, and Revelation 1:5. Although, you probably already knew that, didn’t you?  You have heard John 3:16 quoted so many times that you can recite it yourself without […]

Alleged Human Ancestors

The Bible teaches that God created man on the sixth day of the creation week, and so it is not the case that man descended from apes or ape-like creatures (Genesis 1:26-27). On the other hand, if Darwinian evolution were true, we would expect the paleontological record to have turned up many fossils of “transitional […]

Mending the Pants

I love the story of the two women sitting together mending their husbands’ pants. One woman said, “My husband is so discouraged with the work of the church.” The other woman said, “Why, my husband was saying just the other day how encouraged he was about the work.” Silence again fell over the room as […]

Watch Out for Anger

Anger is not inherently sinful. Observe that God often has been angry with righteous indignation: Deuteronomy 29:27-28. Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, bringing upon it all the curses written in this book, and the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger and fury and great wrath, and cast […]

Truths to Remember Amidst Transgender Controversy

Astonishing confusion has arisen in our culture concerning gender. Let us allow the Bible and common sense to ground our thinking and our appeals to others. While the Bible does not mention transgenderism, here are some truths to remember: God, as Creator, assigns gender. “So God created man in his own image, in the image […]

Be a Self-Starter

When the apostle Peter summarized the earthly life of Christ, he used these words: “He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” Jesus went about doing good (Acts 10:38). I wonder if it could it be said of each of us, that we go […]

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