April 29, 2017

The Sabbath

By Mark Mayberry 4/23/2017 The Sabbath was a unique and important part of the Jewish religion. The Mosaic Code, given at Mt. Sinai, required that both man and beast cease from labor on the Sabbath (Exod. 20:8-11). In addition to being a day of physical rest and renewal, the Sabbath was also a … [Read more...]

Action, Accusation, and Answer

Action, Accusation, and Answer By Mark Mayberry 4/23/2017 Introduction Examining various negative encounters that certain individuals had with Jesus, let us reflect upon the recurring charge by the Pharisees that Jesus violated the Sabbath (Matt. 12:1-21; Luke 6:1-11). If this charge had been … [Read more...]

Goals

By Mark Mayberry 4/2/2017 Introduction The word “goal” often carries sports connotations. Webster defines it as “(1) the terminal point of a race; an area to be reached safely in children’s games; (2) the end toward which effort is directed: aim; (3) an area or object toward which players in … [Read more...]

Picture of the Patton Family

Since the passing of Sherelyn's parents, Ernest and Frances Finley, the children have been going through their "stuff," sharing possessions and pictures from the past, etc.  Here is a photo you might be interested in, of Hershell and Marshall Patton, their wives and mother, who was affectionately … [Read more...]

Change

By Zachery Henry In 1944, the late George Bernard Shaw said, “Progress is impossible without change. And those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.” We change our minds about different things every day. Change is unavoidable. There is nothing inherently or basically wrong with … [Read more...]

Special Announcement re: “Discovering God’s Way”

After years of serving individuals and churches from its bookstore in the Louisville, KY, area, Religious Supply Center (RSC) will soon be closing its doors. This difficult decision was the result of health issues resulting from cancer surgery and treatment experienced by Jim Berryman, owner and … [Read more...]

Reflections from the House of Mourning

  By Mark Mayberry Last Saturday, Sherelyn and I were able to attend the memorial service for Lisa Jennings that was held in San Angelo, TX. Sitting in the audience, reflecting upon the meaning of the event, these thoughts came to mind: Memorial services are a time of quiet … [Read more...]

Shared Emotions: A Tribute to Boyd and Lisa Jennings

By Mark Mayberry 10/16/2016 INTRODUCTION Disciples of Christ should be sympathetic to the needs of others, rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep (Rom. 12:15-16). In his defense, Job said, “Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the … [Read more...]

“We Are What We Repeatedly Do”

By Jarrod Jacobs The title for this article is part of a larger quote from a man long dead. When we think about the statement, “We are what we repeatedly do”, it certainly states the truth. Our habits have a great impact upon our lives. More than this, I see this statement as a good explanation … [Read more...]

Slow to Anger

  “A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger allays contention” (Prov. 15:18, NKJV). It takes at least two to quarrel. When one refuses to be provoked, anger subsides. Let us refuse to give furious rage a place in our hearts. This sin disrupts peace and harmony in … [Read more...]