Posts by Woodlawn Church of Christ (Page 2)

Posts by Woodlawn Church of Christ (Page 2)

“Follow God”

    A truly sad side of David was his parenting skills or the lack therof. 1 Kings 1.6 says, “Now his father had never corrected him by saying, why do you do such things?”  David had sons who killed each other and tried to kill him. Why did this happen? He did not question their decision making as they grew up. We need to focus on our children and make sure they follow God. Children need to make decisions…

“Every Second Counts”

  I remember some of the greatest years of my life were spent as a child, as a member of the church Bible Bowl team. We were good, no, we were very good! We went month after month after month either winning or placing second among our local churches. The winner got to keep a banner until the next Bible Bowl. We would hang that banner with pride in the front of the auditorium, knowing that our hard work and…

“Distractions”

One of the most effective tools that Satan has within his tool box doesn’t involve cursing God, worshipping Satan or even getting us to do bad things. In fact, the most effective tool that the Devil has is distraction. He knows that any reasonable person can see that there is a God and the He is coming back to the earth to judge us according to how we have handled ourselves while here. But if he can just distract us…

“He is my Shepherd”

  “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23.1). How many times have those words flowed off our tongue as we stood with those who had lost a loved one, just before we lowered them to their final resting place? But what do these words mean? What does a shepherd have to do with me, and why is this passage often read at funerals? As David pens this song, his goal could have been to offer its…

“Turn To Him”

  “I wish I had never been born,” Job said to his friends. “I wish that my birthday was just wiped off of the calendar as though it never happened.” Who could blame him? The loss that he had endured in mere moments had been catastrophic. Job had experienced a wonderful life until that day, when all he had known changed. I know that many people have endured tragic losses, but Job’s defeat seems unfathomable. Isn’t it ironic that, although…

DISCUSSION

       “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”(James 4.17). So, what are you going to do today? That is all!                                 PRAYER REQUESTS____________________________________________________    

“Difficult?”

  DISCUSSION                                             One of the saddest passages in the Bible is found in John 6.66. John writes, “After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him. “ Why? What would cause a group of believers to turn away from Jesus, never to return again? The reason for their exit was based on a statement from…

“Save Me”

  DISCUSSION                                                                     Do you know the feeling of anxiety when you’re overwhelmed with projects, problems, and other issues? You feel as though you are doing everything you can do to keep your head above water. Whether you believe it or not, you are not the only one to ever feel this way. David describes that exact feeling when he cries out, “Save me, O God! For the…

“Thank You”

  DISCUSSION                                         I don’t know Dennis Jernigan and chances are neither do you. He is a noted songwriter of many of the songs that we sing in our churches and devotionals. What you also don’t know is that prior to 1981, Dennis was a practicing homosexual who was in a committed relationship with another man. Someone introduced him to Jesus and he became a believer. Today he is married and has nine children. I am not…

“Faith”

  DISCUSSION                                       The Gospel of John tells the story of a young boy who was dying in Capernaum. I assume his father had exhausted every medical mean at his disposal, but he had one option left. There had been talk of a physician named Jesus who was using a strange new type of medicine, but Jesus was a least twenty miles…

“Masterpiece”

  DISCUSSION :                                                       Have you ever been to a museum? It has always been a dream of mine to visit the famous Louvre in Paris. It was built in 1792 and contains nearly 35,000 items including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and many other works that are considered “masterpieces.” What if I told you that you didn’t have to travel all the way to Paris to…

“Gratitude”

  DISCUSSION: There is tremendous power in showing gratitude. Francesca Gino, an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Business, conducted a study and published it; It was called “Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to Our Plan”. Gino found that “Receiving expressions of gratitude makes us feel a heightened sense of self-worth, and that in turn triggers other helpful behaviors toward both the person we are helping and other people, too”. That just means…