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Central Haywood church of Christ

Serving God from the mountains of North Carolina

Making Our Invitations to Worship More Effective.

Most people experience varying degrees of social anxiety in new situations. When inviting our friends to visit Sunday morning worship services, one thing we can do to make them feel more comfortable saying “yes” is to simply let them know what to expect when they arrive at the church building. Continue reading “Making Our Invitations to Worship More Effective.”

Zephaniah. A matter of sin and hiding.

The book of Zephaniah is an interesting and challenging little book. It was written by Zephaniah somewhere between 640-620 B.C. Continue reading “Zephaniah. A matter of sin and hiding.”

God’s Seven Water Tests

Those who ridicule God’s command to be baptized in order to be forgiven would do well to consider at least seven occasions when God used water to separate those who followed Him from those who rejected Him. Continue reading “God’s Seven Water Tests”

Habakkuk: faith in crisis.

We don’t know a lot about the prophet apart from the information we can gain from his book. His name means “to wrestle” or “to cling” and speaks to the fact that he is literally wrestling with God for answers. Continue reading “Habakkuk: faith in crisis.”

It’s Not About You

    We live in a society that basically believes, “It’s all about me.” Almost every message that advertisers use promotes “me.” Check them out and see if I’m right. Pamper yourself. Please yourself. Protect yourself.

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The book of Nahum.

Today, we are going to cover the book of Nahum.  It is an interesting little book and one that is filled with great lessons for us.   Continue reading “The book of Nahum.”

The book of Micah

I must say that I have enjoyed the challenge of writing an article about each book of the Hebrew Bible.  It has forced me to seriously read each book and digest it so that I can share the bigger points.   Continue reading “The book of Micah”

Jonah and running from God.

We don’t know a lot about Jonah. We know his name means “dove” and that he was the son of Amittai (Jonah 1:1). Continue reading “Jonah and running from God.”

Obadiah

The book of Obadiah is the shortest book of the Old Testament with only 21 verses. For this reason, it is often overlooked and discounted as insignificant. Continue reading “Obadiah”

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