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Dick Blackford

Congregations often engage in practices that are questioned and defended on the basis that these are “good and wonderful works.” But are these from heaven or from men? In whose eyes are they good works? Inspiration recognizes two kinds of good works: Those in the eyes of men and those in the eyes of God. This was recognized even in the Old Testament.

Numbers 24:13

Balaam said to Balak, “If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the Lord, to do either good or bad of mine own mind, but what the Lord saith, that will I speak.” Note the contrast between doing good of mine own mind and doing what the Lord said. He could not do good of his own mind if it meant going beyond the commandment of the Lord. See the distinction? There is a difference between the good works that are “of men” and good works that are “of God.”

Matthew 7:22, 23

The New Testament makes this same distinction. “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not . . . in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Jesus called their “wonderful works” iniquity! Wonderful works in the eyes of men are not necessarily wonderful works in the eyes of God. Read Entire Article


Teddy Horton

Dateline: Plains, Georgia, April 20th, 1979: That was the day President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit while on a fishing trip. The rabbit swam toward his boat, “hissing menacingly, its teeth flashing and nostrils flared.” President Carter was forced to swat at the vicious beast with a canoe paddle, which apparently scared it away.

Upon his return to the White House, Carter told his staff about the furry amphibian’s assault. Most of them refused to believe him, insisting that rabbits can’t swim (they can), and that even if they could (they can), they certainly wouldn’t attack humans, and certainly not presidents. 

Fortunately, a White House photographer had been on the scene, and had recorded the bizarre attack. The photograph showed Carter with his paddle raised, warding off a small creature which might, or might not, have been a rabbit. One staffer was quoted as saying, “You couldn’t tell what it was.” Undaunted by their skepticism, Carter had the image enlarged, and there it was — a killer rabbit, apparently bent on assassinating the president. Read Entire Article


Paul Earnhart

It is reported that several years ago researchers did a study to determine the effect hope has on those undergoing hardship.  Two sets of laboratory rats were placed in separate tubs of water from which they could not escape unaided.  The researchers left one set in the water and found that within an hour the exhausted rats all drowned.

The other rats were periodically lifted out of the water and then returned.  These animals swam for over 24 hours.  Why?  Not because they were given rest, but because they had hope!  They had come to believe that if they held out just a little longer, someone would reach down and rescue them.  Without defending what seems to have been a rather cruel experiment, we simply observe that if this is the effect of hope on unthinking rodents, what must its power be in the lives of human beings?

There is nothing so critical to the success of gospel teaching as that it gives genuine hope to sincere hearers.  Any supposed teaching of Christ which drives honest searching hearts to despair is a subversion of God’s gracious purpose.  “Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who had fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us” (Hebrews 6:17-18).   Read Entire Article

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Lessons Presented at Stone Street by Totti: a Young Man Converted from Islam to Christianity.

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Respect for Authority - Dick Blackford 6/01/14 PM click here to play
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Mom's School of Preaching - Dick Blackford 6/15/14 AM click here to play
Authority in Religion - Dick Blackford 6/15/14 PM click
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A Survey of Time - Dick Blackford 6/22/14 AM click
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Our New Class Curriculem - Dick Blackford 6/29/14 AM click
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Preaching Jesus - Dick Blackford 6/29/14 PM click
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