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Medical Spending and the Issue of Health

Medical Spending and the Issue of Health

Medical Spending and the Issue of Health Probably most people will admit that generally the public are not greatly concerned about their physical health. Although they may occasionally see a doctor (and the hypochondriac may see one regularly!) and may even take vitamins, many other aspects of health interest are not that much of a priority. Recently I noticed an […]

Dangers of being Overweight!

Dangers of being Overweight!

Dangers of being Overweight! (Elsewhere on our website, we’ve discussed the need to maintain good health through regular exercise, good nutrition, and other health measures. We believe that achieving a proper weight is also of utmost importance in our pursuit of physical health. If you are a true Christian as I am, we know that our body is the temple […]

Wrong Reasons to be Baptized!

Wrong Reasons to be Baptized!

Wrong Reasons to be Baptized Richard Hollerman  The Bible gives many reasons why we should be baptized, but what are some of the wrong reasons that many people choose to be baptized?  Were you baptized for the wrong reasons?   Wrong Reasons to be Baptized The way of Christ is one of meaning and significance.  It is not a collection of […]

Please Don’t Be Baptized!

Please Don’t Be Baptized!

Please Don’t Be Baptized! (Until You Read This) Please Carefully Consider the Scriptures before You Choose to be Baptized!  There appears to be a renewed interest in baptism these days and for this we are pleased.  Perhaps you have considered whether you or one of your loved ones should be baptized.  Maybe you have been baptized as a baby and […]

Preventing Osteoporosis

Preventing Osteoporosis

Preventing Osteoporosis About 60 percent of women and 40 percent of men over 50 have low bone mass, and those numbers increase with age. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 50% of women and 25% of men over  50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.1,2 Bone is constantly being broken down (by cells called osteoclasts) and rebuilt (by […]

The United Methodist Church: Many False Teachings and Practices

The United Methodist Church: Many False Teachings and Practices

  The United Methodist Church: Many False Teachings and Practices Part 18 In previous studies in this series on the United Methodist Church, we have examined over a dozen different points and many of these have been negatives. Now, let’s make passing reference to various other negatives in the United Methodist teaching and practice. We won’t need to elaborate to […]

Reality Reading

Reality Reading

 “Reality Reading”  Richard Hollerman I was shocked when I read the results of a survey of men and women in America. The study indicates that the typical man doesn’’t read even one book a year whereas the average woman does read a number of books— but those books are fictitious novels. This not only reveals the extent of the non-reading […]

Devoting Your Body to God

Devoting Your Body to God

Devoting Your Body to God If a great earthly king whom you highly respected gave you a gift, how would you respond to him and the gift?  Probably you would feel honored.  You would be grateful.  You would consider the gift a treasured possession, treating it with respect and care. You have been given such a gift.  God the Creator, […]

The Dangers of Obesity!

The Dangers of Obesity!

The Dangers of Obesity Richard Hollerman Probably most of the readers of this piece will be professing Christians.  Further, most of you come from a perspective in which the use of tobacco is looked on with a lot of negative thoughts and feelings. If you are like me, you wouldn’t hesitate to say that smoking (as well as the use […]

Thriftiness

Thriftiness

Character Traits of the Spiritual Life: Thriftiness Richard Hollerman Do you consider yourself to be thrifty?  Are you careful of your money and possessions?  Thrift may be defined as “wise economy in the management of money and other resources; frugality.”  Thrifty means “practicing or marked by the practice of thrift; wisely economical.”[i][i]  Do you save money in every way you […]

The “Pastor’s” Children

The “Pastor’s” Children

The Pastor’s Children Richard Hollerman We may tend to overlook a key aspect of a leader’s qualifications for his position and work in the assembly. We refer to his children. And this is discussed briefly in the two places where the elder’s qualifications are mentioned (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). First, let’s clarify terminology here. We’ll not sue “pastor” since […]

My God

My God

  My God  Have you come to know God in a personal way? Is He not only sovereign Lord, King, and Leader but also your God, Father, and Friend?  Richard Hollerman   Abraham was called the “friend” of God  (James 2:23)  None of us can fathom how utterly essential it is to be in a right relationship with God Almighty. […]

Movies, TV and the Christian!

Movies, TV and the Christian!

Movies and TV and the Christian! The Christian and the Theater [At the end of this interesting and important article, you will discover that this article was a tract published and distributed by the American Tract Society! It originally carried the title, “The Christian and the Theater.” Although some people still do attend plays and go to the theater, a […]

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?  Have you ever wondered about these questions:  Are there many roads that lead to eternal life?  Are we all eventually going to go to heaven?  Do all religions point us to God?  Do we all worship and serve the true God?  Is religious pluralism pleasing to God?  Have all religious leaders and teachers taught the […]

Communion–Is it Open or Closed?

Communion–Is it Open or Closed?

Communion: Is it Open or Closed? QUESTION  “I’m confused about the communion or the Lord’s supper.  Should everyone be invited to partake of the bread and cup?  Or should it be restricted in some way?’ ANSWER  There are many questions that relate to the Lord’s supper.  Sometimes the term used is “the breaking of bread” (Acts 2:42; 20:7), at other […]

Facts You Need to Know

Facts You Need to Know

  Do you want to live forever? Do you want your eternal dwelling place to be heaven. . . . where you will find true fulfillment, absolute security, unimagined beauty, breathtaking surroundings, perfect health and vigor, and inexpressible joy? And this will not last for a year, a thousand years, but it will be endless existence—eternal life! What’s more, you […]

Shipwreck to Salvation

Shipwreck to Salvation

Shipwreck to Salvation! They lost everything— But found that which matters most! Introduction Is it possible for you and me to have the same faith, life, joy, love, worship, hope, and excitement that the early believers in Christ experienced? Is it possible for us—in our age—to learn, believe, and obey the same truth that the people did who heard Christ […]

Seeking the Things Above

Seeking the Things Above

  Colossians 3:1-2 “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our […]

Help in Reading the Bible

Help in Reading the Bible

(A Self-Study) Why should we want to read and study the Bible? (1) God has spoken to us (Heb. 1:1-2) (2) We need the message ourself (2 Tim. 3:15-17; Psalm 119:11; Col. 3:16). (3) We need to know the Word to teach it to others (2 Tim. 4:2). Attitudes that we need as we approach Bible reading: (1) A desire […]