Christ's Church

Friday, October 23, 2015

Links to my other blogs

I continue to work on and add to each one of these to keep them active and up to date. Constantly adding my old material and adding fresh content.

Title: Click on the title below to go to blog Brief description of each blog
Off-The-Church-Walls Humor blog
Real Life Quotes Growing Quote collection.
Real Life Enrichment Practical information for everyday life.
Parable Inspiring devotional illustrations
Preacher Points Place for sermon outlines and resources
Kevin Rayner's Ministry to God @ The Edmond Church of Christ Many current resources currently being used at the Edmond Church of Christ
Edmond Oklahoma SAM's Information for helping Seniors
Rayner Resources Hub for my information online
Magnify Jesus A look at the Christ's life and teachings
Christ's Church Reflecting on the followers of Christ
Real Life Conversion How lives are changed by Christ
Oaks of Righteousness Where to focus on becoming more fully devoted followers of Christ
"Overtime Church" More challenging thoughts for the disciple that is most serious about Jesus. Theology for the night owl, weekend worker, or Bible student who wants to learn more.
Kevin's Komment Online commentary and resources to better understand scripture.
Real Life Servant Maker For the Christian growing with a Christ-like servant attitude toward others.
Becoming Great Neighbors Encouragement to love and serve your neighbor
Edmond Church of ChristHospitality Helping each Christian become more hospitable.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Why Do Churches of Christ Not Use Instrumental Music?

Why Do Churches of Christ Not Use Instrumental Music?

Churches of Christ love music. Singing is a prominent—and favorite—part of each service. Most congregations dedicate a Sunday night each month to learn new songs and to sing old favorites. Annual singings can draw thousands of people. Many Christians sing daily as they go about their tasks (James 5:13).

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Words Easy to Understand: The Restoration Movement and the King James Version

Words Easy to Understand: The Restoration Movement and the King James Version


Sunday, February 17, 2013

One Man Acappella Chorus - The Greatest Commands

Monday, January 14, 2013

Why Are There So Many Churches? - Don Blackwell


Tuesday, December 04, 2012


—Bruce McLarty

Some compare the church to a movie theater. It is a place to go and  watch a performance. There are no demands on the spectators, and everyone who buys a ticket is free to critique how good or bad the show is that day.

Some compare the church to a business. Success is its goal, and efficiency is its standard. Always in need of organizational fine-tuning, it promises to one day "get it right" when the perfect plan comes along.

Some compare the church to a football team. There are players, and there are fans. The elders are coaches, the preacher is the quarterback, and the team had better win or there are going to be some players dropped from the squad!

Some compare the church to a service club. The members meet once a week, do some good works every year, network their business connections in the process, and generally make the community a better place to live.

The New Testament compares the church to a "body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, (which) grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work" (Ephesians 4:16).

These comparisons involve more than mere emphasis or opinion. They express the critical differences between church as something we attend and the church as something of which we are a living part. Do you attend church, or are you a member of the church? This is far more than mere wrangling about words!

Are you expecting others to DO more or BECOME more like Christ? Are your expectations for others or yourself Christ-like? Reflect on the list above and see which one reflects you misunderstanding, then think about which one you are presenting to others. Then ask God to help you change your heart.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Acappella I Want To Be Like Him 1985