July 2016 Issue of Christian Worker (We Need Strong Preachers!)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • We Need Strong Preachers! (Tom Moore)
  • Faith is the Victory! (Cody Westbrook)
  • The Word of God is Able! (Richard Melson)
  • Every Aquila Needs His Priscilla (Carl McCann)
  • What Preachers Need from Elders (Andy Baker)
  • Iron Sharpens Iron (James Nash)
  • Strength Through Spiritual Exercise (Bill Burk)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2016 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

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Hugh’s News & Views (“Preacher, How Long Has It Been …?”)

“PREACHER, HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU PREACHED ON . . .?

Sometimes it is not what a preacher says that makes his sermon unacceptable to the Lord and ineffective where the instruction of his hearers is concerned, but rather what he fails to say!

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New site for sermon and class outlines

You might be interested in a new website for outlines, ideas, and seeds for sermons and Bible classes, with a different twist, called Sermon Lines. So far, an introduction and an outline have been posted.

Disclosure: I am, er, involved in this particular site.

#bible-class, #preaching, #sermon-outlines

One wild preacher!

If you had to name the wildest preacher in the Bible, who do you think it would be?

I think it would be John the baptizer!

Think about it: John’s ministry was based in the wild, he dressed wild, he ate wild, he preached a wild message of repentance and he received a wild response from the people!

Maybe we preachers need to be a little less “civilized” and little more wild like John. Just a thought.

#john-the-baptist, #preaching

Gambling a lose-lose situation

Yesterday, some sap in the greater Los Angeles area won Powerball’s 1.5 billion dollar prize. He’ll now become the gambling industry’s poster boy for the poor man’s tax, impoverishing more still those who can least afford to let go of their money. The money he pockets came directly from millions of others who cherished his hopes. Does he consider that his winning meant their loss? Probably not. Gambling is truly a lose-lose situation. Even the winner is a loser. But isn’t that the way the world works?

A billionaire gave some advice to the winner of the lottery. Say no to friends and family. Apparently, he’s telling the newest member of his exclusive club to refuse all requests to share the wealth.

Suddenly, the winner will have the most loving extended family and will gain many new friends. “Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend” Prov 19.4 HCSB. Money moves the world. Continue reading

#corollaries, #gambling, #god, #money, #preaching, #put-on-christ

Hugh’s News & Views (Personal Notes)

A FEW PERSONAL NOTES

The first issue of “Hugh’s News & Views” was sent out on November 11, 2010. That first issue was titled “What’s This?” In it I explained that HNV was a personal medium that would be sent to family, friends, neighbors, fellow Christians, and others who might be interested in receiving it. I said that I would discuss biblical, religious, and spiritual matters, political, social, and cultural matters, recreation, entertainment, and sports matters, and, from time to time, personal and family matters. Today’s edition falls into the latter category. Continue reading

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Hugh’s News & Views (Sweet Memories)

SWEET MEMORIES

As thousands of innocent and naïve young people recently trooped off to college for the first time, I was reminded that sixty years ago I entered Freed-HardemanCollege (now University) in Henderson, Tennessee as a freshman. It was September 1955, and I was seventeen years old. (As a matter of trivia, it also was the month and year that “Gunsmoke” debuted on television). I sometimes wonder where the years have gone. As I recently said while visiting with my old college friend, Jay Lockhart, there has been a lot of water over the dam since we were students at Freed-Hardeman. Continue reading

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