The World's Most Popular Thief

Posted by Mark Lindley on 1 May 2019

The Bible teaches that when Jesus died on the cross two thieves were also crucified. One of the thieves crucified with Jesus, repented. This repentant thief is likely the world’s most popular thief.

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THE OVERSIGHT OF THE CHURCH

Posted by Mark Lindley on 21 April 2019

          God’s plan for the oversight of the church is revealed in the New Testament. The term “oversight” means “the action of overseeing something; supervision, management.” According to the New Testament, elders have the oversight of local congregations of the church.

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"I'll Be Careful"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 20 February 2019

Children say the funniest things. I have a three-year old daughter whose vocabulary seems to expand every day. The things she says sound too “grown-up” for a barely three-year old toddler.

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Letting Patience Work

Posted by Mark Lindley on 6 February 2019

The Christian life can be very challenging. Due to the many obstacles and trials Christians encounter, we need to “let patience work.”

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God's Gift

Posted by Mark Lindley on 26 December 2018

Children will be filled with excitement soon as they open their long-anticipated Christmas gifts. Those carefully wrapped gifts have been held, shaken, and examined by eager children trying to get clues. But soon all surprises will be revealed! What a fun time of year!

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What Will Happen Tomorrow?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 13 June 2018

I suppose we all have plans. Some are short-term plans; others may be long-term plans. Planning for the future is certainly commendable. Jesus said, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish” (Luke 14:28-30).

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BAPTISM AND SALVATION

Posted by Mark Lindley on 4 April 2018

Water baptism is a controversial topic that has been hotly debated over the years. Part of the controversy stems from the question, Is baptism necessary for salvation? While there are some who say that baptism is necessary, others maintain that baptism is not something that one must do to be saved.

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INTEGRITY

Posted by Mark Lindley on 13 December 2017

Integrity is a human characteristic that seems to be on the verge of becoming extinct. Integrity is “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness” (online dictionary).

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IT'S ALL ABOUT CHOICES

Posted by Mark Lindley on 29 November 2017

God created man with the freedom to make choices. In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve, and placed them in the Garden of Eden. God allowed them to eat of all the trees of the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The first couple had a choice to make, and they made the wrong choice, eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. As a result of their disobedience, they were driven out of the garden of Eden and away from the tree of life (Genesis 3:22-24).

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ARE WE TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 20 September 2017

The question that serves as the title of this article is a question all should consider. I am persuaded that everyone, at some point and to some degree, either has or is taking things for granted. We do not intend to, but it is so easy to take certain things for granted.

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