Posts by Woodlawn Church of Christ (Page 3)

Posts by Woodlawn Church of Christ (Page 3)

“God Knows”

  DISCUSSION:                   Has there ever been anything that you wanted so badly that you thought your heart would burst?  When you read of Hannah’s story in 1 Samuel about how she longed for a child you can almost feel how badly she wanted to have a baby of her own.   But she didn’t give up.  Instead, she prayed to God for the gift of a baby and promised that she would dedicate the child’s life to God’s service. …

“God’s Awesome Creation”

  DISCUSSION:                   You can see it every day, feel it, even taste it.  What am I talking about?  God’s creation.  God’s creation testifies that we serve an almighty God.  Everything that God made reveals his power, goodness, wisdom, and salvation.  The scripture in Psalm 19 says they have no excuse for not knowing God.  His power is all around us every day.  We get so caught up in our daily lives we forget to look at the beauty…

“Transform”

  DISCUSSION:                 Gods love for us is unconditional.  His values have nothing to do with money, personal comfort, pleasure, and “things.”  He does the impossible.  Jesus even reminds us, how even the world hates he who loved the world. (John 15:18). Sadly, many times when you make comparisons to those who are supposed to be representing Him, we just don’t come close.   We, on the other hand, have trouble forgiving, have trouble seeing beyond earthly treasure, have trouble believing…

“Be A Servant”

  DISCUSSION:                                 Are you a people pleaser? You know what I’m talking about, always trying to make everyone else happy, wanting everyone to like you.  We read in Galatians1, as the apostle Paul is writing to the church in Galatia, telling them he is trying to please no one except God. He goes on to say in verse 10 that if he were trying to please men he would not be a servant of Christ. It can be…

“Strength”

  DISCUSSION:                 When I think about all the pain and sadness Naomi must have felt after losing her two sons and her husband, I am amazed she found the strength to keep going.  Of course, she wasn’t alone. Ruth, the widow of one of her sons, decided to stay with Naomi instead of leaving her alone. She basically told Naomi, “No way am I leaving you!  I want to be a part of your people and to worship your…

“Look Again and Think”

  DISCUSSION: A warning which needs to be repeated is that “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches,” and the lust for other things, will choke out the life of God in us (Matthew 13:22). We are never free from the recurring waves of this invasion. If the frontline of attack is not about clothes and food, it may be about money or the lack of money; or friends or lack of friends; or the line may…

“Transformed by Beholding”

  DISCUSSION: When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us today. Some of these calls will be answered, and others will not even be heard. The call is the expression of the nature of the One who calls, and we can only recognize the call if that same nature is in us. The call of God is the…

“Are You Fresh For Everything?”

  Sometimes we are fresh and eager to attend a worship service or Bible class, but do we feel that same freshness for such mundane tasks as polishing shoes? Being born again by the Spirit is an unmistakable work of God, as mysterious as the wind, and as surprising as God Himself. We don’t know where it begins—it is hidden away in the depths of our soul. Being born again from above is an enduring, perpetual, and eternal beginning. It…

“Love and serve Him and always put our faith in Him”

  :       Visualize this: the time is April 1945.  The place is the Pacific Ocean around the island of Okinawa.  A small navy ship, the USS Cross, a destroyer escort, is participating in support of an invasion of the island.  The crew of the ship is at battle stations.  Suddenly, numerous sailors see the terrifying sight of a torpedo coming straight for their ship. Unexplainably, there is no explosion. Whether the torpedo was too deep, or whether the small…

“Put Your Trust and Your Life in God and His Inspired Word”

       Are there times when you don’t like what the Bible says? Are there times you wish it would say more? Are there times when you just have to admit that, from your point of view, the pages of Scripture seem unfair? If that is the case, how do your feelings translate to how you deal with your reading? The Bible is no fairy tale. It’s not Disney. It’s not absolutely permissive. Its truths are striking and transforming. The…

“Put your trust in God and store your treasures in heaven”

           Where were you when the world stopped turning?   This popular song by Alan Jackson comes to mind for many of us each year around this time.  We can probably all remember where we were and what we were doing when the terrorist attack came on September 11 in 2001.  Now 20 years later, the world still has an abundance of evil people committing unspeakable evil actions.  When I watch or read the news, I often just want to…

“Encourage”

  We talk about being a good Christian almost every time we go to church or hear a lesson from the Bible. There is nothing wrong with talking about Christianity, but we need to concentrate on things that are emphasized in the Bible. You can find the word Christian three times in the Word. Perhaps the thing we need to concentrate on is the thing that is mentioned 109 times in the Bible. ENCOURAGE! If we encourage, maybe we will…