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Verse of the Day

You are invited to our Gospel Meeting beginning Sunday, March 29 and continuing through Friday, April 3. Sunday services will be at 10:00AM, 11:00AM and 6:00PM. Monday-Friday services will begin at 7:00PM. Micky Galloway will be presenting the lessons. We look forward to seeing you there.

We Have Moved!!

We have outgrown our building! After nearly a half century at our Stone Street location, as of Sunday, January 25, 2015 we are now meeting in our new building located at 514 Airport Road (corner of Airport Road and Prospect Road) in Jonesboro. With the new location, a name change was also necessary. We will now be known as the StoneRidge church of Christ. Please be patient while we update the website. We look forward to seeing you at our new location! Glory to God in all things and we thank Him for giving the increase so that this move was necessary.

 

Dick Blackford

If we understand it at all, we understand alike. There is only one correct understanding. All other ideas are misunderstandings. A person indicts God’s wisdom when he suggests that it is impossible to understand the Bible alike, for we are left with only two possible explanations. Either God (1) could not write a Bible that could be understood alike, or (2) He would not give us a Bible that we could understand alike.

If God could not write a Bible that could be understood alike then He is not God. Some would like that. To propose that the same God who made man cannot intelligently communicate with man is the height of folly and wishful thinking! It is another ingenuous (?) attempt by man to evade responsibility for his behavior. He can “do his own thing” because after all, “we can’t see the Bible alike!”

If God would not write a Bible that could be understood then He is a peculiar and unloving God. It would mean He desires the religious confusion we have in the world - in spite of the fact that the Bible says “God is not the author of confusion”  (1 Corinthians 14:33). Since some thrive on confusion, why wouldn’t they want to believe that? The “we can’t understand it alike” is a cop out, an excuse for subjective thinking, for doing your own thing in religion. Man-made traditions, prejudices, creeds, organizations, etc., are responsible for this confusion. Read Entire Article

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Teddy Horton

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22)

Controversial new research suggests that whether we believe in a God may not just be a matter of free will. Scientists now believe there may be physical differences in the brains of ardent believers.

Inspiration for this work has come from a group of patients who have a brain disorder called temporal lobe epilepsy. In a minority of patients, this condition induces bizarre religious hallucinations.

Professor VS Ramachandran, of the University of California in San Diego, believed that the temporal lobes of the brain were key in religious experience.

So he set up an experiment to compare the brains of people with and without temporal lobe epilepsy. He decided to measure his patients’ changes in skin resistance, essentially measuring how much they sweated when they looked at different types of imagery.

What Professor Ramachandran discovered to his surprise was that when the temporal lobe patients were shown any type of religious imagery, their bodies produced a dramatic change in their skin resistance.

The activity of specific neural circuits makes these patients more prone to religious belief.

“We found to our amazement that every time they looked at religious words like God, they’d get a huge galvanic skin response.”

Scientists now believe famous religious figures in the past could also have been sufferers from the condition. St Paul and Moses appear to be two of the most likely candidates.

We will never know for sure whether religious figures in the past definitely did have the disorder…<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2865009.stm>  (condensed)

Let me see if I've got this straight.  Paul and Moses became famous, hard-working, zealous men of God because they may have “suffered” from a “brain disorder”??? Read Entire Article


This site  The Web 

Welcome to the website of the StoneRidge church of Christ (Stone Street church of Christ). It is our hope and prayer that you will find something here that may benefit you in your service to the Lord. You can find out more about us here.

Schedule of Services:

     Sunday Morning

     Bible Classes   10:00 AM

     Worship           11:00 AM

     Sunday Evening

     Worship             6:00 PM

     Wednesday Evening

     Bible Classes     7:00 PM

     Get Directions to the Building


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Recent Sermons

God Never Promised a Rose Garden - Dick Blackford 03/01/15 PM click here to play
A Personal Relationship with God - Dick Blackford 03/01/15 AM click here to play
Church Discipline - Dick Blackford 02/22/15 AM click here to play
Marriage - Dick Blackford 02/15/15 AM click
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The Faith of Rahab - Dick Blackford 02/08/15 PM click here to play
The Perfect Worship Service - Dick Blackford 02/08/15 AM click here to play
Fathers, Teach Your Children - Dick Blackford 02/01/15 PM click here to play
The Pioneer Spirit - Dick Blackford 02/01/15 AM AM click here to play
Short Subjects/Death & Racism - Dick Blackford 01/18/15 PM click here to play
I Want to Be a Worker for the Lord - Dick Blackford 01/18/15 AM click here to play
The Sin of Laziness - Dick Blackford 01/11/15 PM click here to play
Mothers - Dick Blackford 01/11/15 AM click here to play
Take Time to Be Holy - Dick Blackford 01/04/15 PM click here to play
Evil Companions - Dick Blackford 01/04/15 AM click here to play

Untitled Document (updated 02/12/15) Hymns can be listened to in the Members Area



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