House to House defines 2024 topics

HTH wants to help you reach your community.

BY MATT WALLIN ─ What’s your congregation’s evangelism plan for 2024? We at House to House are averaging more than three conversions a day reported back so far in 2023. We have put more prayer, time, and research into this year’s topics than ever before. Let us help you reach your community next year. Continue reading “House to House defines 2024 topics”

Sanctification as self-denial

We declare to ourselves, “I will not let this man (self) reign over me!”

BY RON BARTENAN ─ We talk often about salvation, but little about sanctification — when one is convicted in his or her heart of sin and, in penitent faith, puts on Christ in baptism, steps out into the world, having been washed in the blood of Christ, a new creature, saved from the guilt of sin (Romans 6:1-4). At that time our Lord has set the believer apart from the world to “walk in newness of life,”, which we refer to as sanctification. At such a time we begin to see in action one’s cooperation with God in one’s separation from sin and living a holy (sanctified) life. Continue reading “Sanctification as self-denial”

Do not marry a question mark

It seems like there are always complicating and extenuating circumstances.

HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS, by Hugh Fulford

(Pursuant to last week’s article on “The Evolution Of ‘Adjusting’ God’s Law Of Marriage,” we send forth the following article by my good friend Bill Boyd. Bill is the able preacher for the Rockliff Church of Christ in Morrison, TN where he also serves as one of the elders. I ask my readers to thoughtfully consider the wisdom with which brother Boyd writes. His article follows). Continue reading “Do not marry a question mark”

Polishing the Pulpit event expands to Branson MO

PTP will host two events in 2024.

The brotherhood event, Polishing the Pulpit (PTP), has outgrown the facilities in Sevierville, TN, and will host two events in 2024, Matt Wallin said today. PTP Branson will be July 10-15, at Chateau on the Lake Convention Center. PTP Sevierville will be Aug. 16-22, at the Sevierville Convention Center. Continue reading “Polishing the Pulpit event expands to Branson MO”

Marriage, divorce and remarriage: Hugh’s News & Views

The Bible is clear that sin requires repentance and restitution.

BY HUGH FULFORD — In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ declared: “Furthermore, it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality (fornication, KJV; ASV), causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery” (Matthew 5:31-32). Later, our Lord affirmed: “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality (fornication, KJV; ASV), and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” (Matthew 19:9). Continue reading “Marriage, divorce and remarriage: Hugh’s News & Views”

The ‘Ber months: Hugh’s News & Views

Hugh shares a poem by Alabaman Dean Kelly.

BY HUGH FULFORD ─ Dean Kelly lives in Highland Home, Alabama, a small town just south of Montgomery. He is an able and faithful gospel preacher, a cherished Facebook friend, and a recipient of these weekly “Hugh’s News & Views.” I have discovered that Dean is also an able writer, as the following poignant poem reveals. I am sharing it with my readers this week because it reflects so well many of the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that I so often experience at this time of the year. I hope you will get as much joy from reading it as I did. Continue reading “The ‘Ber months: Hugh’s News & Views”