Central Haywood Church of Christ

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Navigating (part 1)

Rodney Nulph

Today, I want to share an article I read on the Gospel Gazette. It’s too long for a single bulletin article so I’ve divided it into two articles. This is part 1 and next week we will have part 2. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Note: I have put the link to the original article at the bottom and contact info for the original author.

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The Lord loves you and wants to be close to you.

Psalm 34:18–19

“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (ESV)

This verse is often interpreted as a message of hope and comfort for those who are going through difficult times. But just as important is the idea that the Lord is always near to those who believe in Him. God cares deeply for every one of us.

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Introduction to 2 John.

All four gospels describe John as a fisherman from Galilee, son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle James. The book of Acts also tells us that he is a leader of the church in Jerusalem.

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Service That Makes a Difference

Bruce Ligon

The Old Testament records a revealing statement in 2 Chronicles 17:16. It reads, “…Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the Lord…” (NKJV). The book of 2 Chronicles is one of the least studied books in the Bible. This biblical declaration is one that is easy to miss when reading through the chapter. Yet, it brings to mind some practical applications that will benefit us as we strive to give our best efforts in the Lord’s service.

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Introduction to 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Most know Paul wrote 1 &2 Thessalonians, but many forget that Timothy and Silas are also named as authors (1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:1).

Something that’s interesting is that most people agree that the letter to the Thessalonians is the oldest letter in the New Testament.

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An Introduction to Philippians.

The city of Philippi had a long and interesting history. It was initially colonized by the people of Thasos around 360 BC. It was renamed “Philippi” by Philip of Macedon in 356 BC and was eventually abandoned in the 1 4th century after the Ottoman conquest.

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An introduction to Ephesians.

Paul first arrived in Ephesus on his second missionary journey (Acts 18). He visited a second time during his third missionary trip (Acts 19) which proved to be a tumultuous time for the church. People were baptized, silversmiths were infuriated, and a riot even broke out. Paul’s relationship with Ephesus was interesting, to say the least.

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A special man.

Father’s Day is here. For most dads, it is just another day in the great and rewarding journey of doing the best we can for our families. Like Mother’s Day, we celebrate this day as an opportunity to honor the contributions dads, all over the world, play in the life of the family. Dad’s should be honored and encouraged every day for the role they play in this life, society, and the church. My grandmother used to say, “Anyone can have a child, but it takes a special man to be a father.” I agree wholeheartedly.

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An introduction to Galatians.

The book of Galatians is challenging and powerful. Written by the apostle Paul early in his ministry (around 49-50 AD), it reveals one of the first serious doctrinal struggles in the church. The main issue at stake was legalism vs. grace.

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