“…In Remembrance Of Me”, Mike Riley

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt stands as a monument and memorial to the pride of Pharaoh Khufu. The pyramid’s base covers 13 acres. It is estimated to contain 2 to 2.8 million blocks of stone, each weighing from 2 to 15 tons. Some 100,000 slaves spent 20 years in its construction. How unlike the memorial Jesus instituted for His death. Instead of being located in a far off place that most will never see, it is always near. Instead of requiring tons of stone susceptible to erosion, it simply requires unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine (Matthew 26:26-29). Instead of thousands of men laboring years to build, it is commemorated by millions of men and women all over the world each Lord’s Day (i.e., Acts 20:7; cf. Acts 2:41-42). Continue reading ““…In Remembrance Of Me”, Mike Riley”

Good Reasons To Attend Every Service

An elderly lady, dreadfully crippled with arthritis, used to hobble painfully to church services on two crutches. It was an agonizing ordeal for her. Someone in the congregation asked her how she managed to be at every service. Her answer was, “My heart gets there first and my legs just follow after.” Can it be that we don’t have an attendance problem so much as we have a “heart” problem? Note what our Lord said in Matthew 6:21: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Let us look at some reasons why we as Christians should attend every service: Continue reading “Good Reasons To Attend Every Service”

A Yardstick For Giving, By Robert R. Taylor, Jr.

“How much should I give?” That’s an impossible question to answer since the New Testament refuses to name a minimum. Why not give us an amount? It is probably because God knew about people. People give to the ceiling, not off the floor. If God said to give 10%, that would cap many people’s giving at 10%. Seldom do people give more than the requirement. Continue reading “A Yardstick For Giving, By Robert R. Taylor, Jr.”