As a parent who has an adopted child, adoption is such a blessing – to both the child and the parent. There are many children in this world who are seeking to be adopted and loved by loving parents, and many loving parents who are seeking to adopt. Just as in our physical lives, we...Continue reading
Category: Bible Study
When did the church of Christ begin?
Recently I listened to a sermon which was preached by Buddy Bell at the Landmark church in Montgomery Alabama. In this sermon, Mr. Bell attempted to justify the use of instrumental music in worship, by saying that it is a “preference” and not a “salvation” issue. Of course, I completely 100% DISAGREE with Mr. Bell...Continue reading
Crisis at the Border
Crisis at the Border Mckinley Pate Lately, we have heard the term “crisis at the border” a lot. The debate going back and forth is whether or not this is a true crisis, and frankly that is another talk for another time. However, the talk got me to thinking about the future crisis at the...Continue reading
Is it really better than the alternative?
Is it really better than the alternative? Several years back, I asked a gentleman how he was doing? The answer I got did not shock me at the time, nor did I give much thought about it. The gentlemen stated that he “woke up this morning and that is better than the alternative.” Since...Continue reading
Grateful for the “Sin” Eclipse
Grateful for the “Sin” Eclipse Mckinley Pate A few years ago I along with my family were able to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Rabun County Georgia Officials were expecting tens of thousands of people to converge on Rabun County to witness a “once in a lifetime event;” a Total Solar Eclipse. This...Continue reading
It’s Your Fault!
It’s your fault Mckinley Pate Often times, many want to blame others for things that do not go their way in life. Sports fans like to blame the athletes, athletes blame the coaches and coaches blame the referees. Children blame their parents, parents blame law enforcement or the media, and, well, the media blames everyone. ...Continue reading
Almost Persuaded Mckinley Pate There is a popular song in our song book titled “Almost Persuaded.” The author of this song, Philip Bliss, penned the words after hearing a sermon on Acts 26:28. The preacher in which he was listening stated “He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, and to be almost saved is...Continue reading