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…

June 2021 Bible Questions & Answers

Why did Jesus tell Mary Magdalene not to touch him and later permits Thomas to touch him? The “touch” in the KJV’s “touch me not” (John 20:17) comes from the Greek term haptomai, which carries with it the idea of not only touching someone, but in certain contexts “clinging” to them.  Thus, the ESV and…

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…

In Whom Do You Put Your Trust?

I love to go to bookstores and watch what people look at in the religious or inspirational sections.  Many times religiously-minded folks will pick out a religious book written by a man or a woman, sit down next to me, and begin to read it and discuss it with their friends.  Usually they don’t mind…

June 13, 2021 Bulletin

Click here for the June 13, 2021 bulletin.  Don’t forget about the congregational meeting after services this Sunday with potluck and S.O.S. to follow!  Make sure you bring some food and plan to stay to eat and help with the service projects.

The Need for Spiritual Discipline

Sometimes we don’t realize how the messages of the world are so subtle that we aren’t aware when they creep into our minds.  Whether it be at work, the movies, the media, or school, these messages permeate every sphere of public life. For example, we live in a culture where individual freedom and rights are…

The Danger of Indifference and Neglect

Have we forgotten about the seriousness of sin?  Friends, sin is destructive.  This must be taught repeatedly.  The world doesn’t think sin is destructive.  We laugh at it instead of being grieved and angered over it like God.  We accept it as harmless, just alternatives to tradition or as a mere matter of choice and…

Using our Freedom in the Proper Way

For you were called to freedom, brothers.  Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  For the whole law is fulfilled in one word:  “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not…

The Very Religious Man Who Was Still Lost

Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.  And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water!  What prevents me from being baptized?”  And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart,…