Studying Romans 15-16

Jon closes out his study of Romans by discussing chapters 15 and 16 of the book. In chapter 15 Paul returns to his theme of reconciling Jew and Gentile in the church, and in chapter 16 he sends his greetings to various members of the church and gives his final plea for them to avoid…

Diving Deep Into Spiritual Daily Bread: Making the Best Use of the Time

In Jon Mitchell’s final Diving Deep class, he leads a discussion that dives deep into Ephesians 5:15-21. We discuss making wise decisions as we live our lives, making the best use of the time, understanding what the will of the Lord is, the meaning behind “do not get drunk with wine,” what instrument Ephesians 5:19…

Studying Romans 14

Jon continues his study of Romans by discussing chapter 14 (as well as the first seven verses of chapter 15), which deals with a controversy the early church had two thousand years ago. The lessons for us today are very relevant. How do you handle problems in the church which come up not because of…

How Did Jesus Preach?

What kind of preacher was our Lord? In this lesson Jon examines the scriptural evidence which answers this question.

All Good Things Must Come to an End

It is true in life that sooner or later, all good things must come to an end.  So it is with my time here in Calhoun. For the past five years my family and I have lived in Calhoun, working with the Calhoun Church of Christ, and getting to know many of you in the…

Saved by Grace, Not by Works

For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 God’s grace saves us through our faith.  We did not and indeed cannot save ourselves.  Rather, our salvation is a…

Stand on Your Feet

Jon discusses what Christians can learn from Ezekiel’s prophetic vision and how it can encourage us during the difficult times in our lives.

Studying Romans Chapter 13

Jon discusses chapter 13 of Romans, studying the directives to submit to governmental authorities, love one another, and to live as faithful Christians.

Be Still and Know That I am God

Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10 God calls his people to be an active people.  We are commanded to “be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22).  James goes on to write, “Whoever knows…