Central Haywood Church of Christ

Serving God from the mountains of North Carolina



An introduction to 1 Corinthians.

First Corinthians is an especially important book for the church because today’s church struggles with so much of the issues and problems of this church. Continue reading “An introduction to 1 Corinthians.”

Lamentations: a reminder of the cost of sin and rebellion.

The book of Lamentations is a difficult book to read simply because of the intense emotion and heartbreak that is so prevalent throughout the book. Continue reading “Lamentations: a reminder of the cost of sin and rebellion.”

Jeremiah: a study of repentance and sorrow.

The book of Jeremiah is an interesting and emotional book to read. There are ample reasons why he is called “the weeping prophet.” Continue reading “Jeremiah: a study of repentance and sorrow.”

Psalms: a window into the heart of man.

For many years, I read the Psalms as historical works of poetry that were theological in purpose. I believed their primary purpose was to reveal something about God. Now don’t misunderstand me; Psalms teaches us a lot about God and our relationship to Him but that is not their purpose. Continue reading “Psalms: a window into the heart of man.”

1 Samuel: A story about the dangers of desire.

The story of First Samuel begins with a godly woman named Hannah and her husband. Her story is one of disappointment, provocation, and an overwhelming desire for a son.

Continue reading “1 Samuel: A story about the dangers of desire.”

Creating a Pure Heart.

Have you ever struggled with sin in your life? If you are like the rest of us, everyone who lives and breathes, then I know you have. How many times have you struggled to stop and repent of a sin only to find yourself back there again? It can be the most heartbreaking, discouraging place you could find yourself and yet we find ourselves there more often than we would like to admit. Continue reading “Creating a Pure Heart.”

A Matter of the Heart

By Joe Slater

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

Have you heard about the broken clock hanging on a wall of a church building? A sign below it said, “Don’t blame my hands; the trouble lies on the inside.” Continue reading “A Matter of the Heart”

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