In this final sermon from the 2016 Texas Labor Day Meeting, Brother Ronny Wade discusses a number topics this it is "high time" Christians consider and implement. Topics discussed include church faithfulness, church discipline, christian maturity, and evangelism.
I have received a few ranting replies from people who read yesterday’s article “Women’s Roles and Public Teaching” or heard my presentation at the 4th Meeting. None of those who have sent messages attached their names, nor did most maintain a proper spirit (at least in my estimation). Thus, I will not post their replies nor respond to all of the inquiries. I would also point out that none of those who critiqued my article used any Scripture whatsoever; they merely vented their feelings and made attempts at logic. Unfortunately, logic (and poor logic at that) cannot take the place of Scripture.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.
The following is an excerpt from Conversion: A Series of Sermons by B. F. Manire.
“Let us now briefly sum up the points presented in this all-important question; for every word is full of meaning and in turn wonderfully emphatic.
1. Man is lost in sin; hence the question is, What must I do to be saved?
2. Man can not save himself; hence the question is, What must I do to be saved?
3. Action on the part of man is essential to the enjoyment of pardon; hence the question is, What must I do to be saved?
4. When conviction seizes the heart, man is filled with a sense of his own personal danger and responsibility; hence the question is, What must I do to be saved?
5. Man under conviction feels and realizes the necessity of doing what God requires him to do; hence the question is, What must I do to be saved?
6. Man cannot by his own reason answer this question for himself. On it philosophy deposeth not, science is silent, and all nature is dumb. If answered at all, it must be by a revelation from on high. Man is in ignorance and darkness; hence the question is, What, oh, what must I do to be saved?"
Unfortunately most of the religious world only seem to recognize the first two points; a good start, but only a beginning.
The timeless simplicity of truth is grand in its beauty.
The following article is a chapter excerpt from Roy Cogdill's book "Walking by Faith" (this material is not copyrighted). I wanted to share this particular chapter because I believe it does an excellent job addressing an important topic many are confused about today. Please read, consider, and share with others.
The term "Anti" is used in the religious world to label an individual or a group that is opposed to a certain teaching or practice. It has long been a practice of digressive brethren to label those who disagree with them as “Antis” in an attempt to discredit a certain position without having to meet the issue. For example, it is easier to write someone off as an “Anti-cups” or “Anti-class” brother than it is to meet the issue and find Scriptural authority for either the use of multiple cups in the Lord’s supper or the use of Bible classes as an alternative to the single assembly of the church. The use of the “Anti” term is not only used to discredit a certain group of individuals, but is also used to place the cause of division over a certain issue on the individual or group who are “anti” a certain practice or innovation.
Preaching Publicly on Facebook and in Other Public Settings: Men's and Women's ROles by Nathan Battey
The apostle Paul wrote the following words regarding men's and women's roles:
1 Timothy 2:8-12
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
Indeed the world is flat as Thomas Friedman pointed out. The internet has taken away many of the barriers that limited communication and has allowed us to see into different parts of the world on a daily basis. Not only are we discovering how the rest of the world lives, the world is watching how we live. With the privilege of greater communication and insight come challenges many fail to realize, especially in relation to the church and how the church evangelizes in mission fields.
is an evangelist of the Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas.