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Church of Christ bulletin articles regarding New Testament Christianity written by Paul Pryor, minister of the Northside church of Christ

“Nots” Which Cannot be “Untied”

Satan likes “nots”. Sometimes he likes to put them in and sometimes he takes them out. To Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, God said that if they ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Our Spiritually DEAD STATE in Sin

In this series, we have been considering how the Gospel of Christ addresses man’s sin problem. This week we want to consider the problem of man’s spiritually dead state in sin. Beginning with the great commission, baptism has been and … Continue reading

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How the Gospel Addresses the PERSISTENT PRACTICE of Sin

In the first installment in this series we saw in general terms how the Gospel addresses the problem of sin through facts to be believed, commands to be obeyed and promises to be embraced. In the second, we learned the … Continue reading

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How the Gospel Addresses the LOVE of Sin

Last week we introduced a series of articles that deal with how the Gospel of Jesus Christ addresses the problem of sin. This series is based on the lessons we are studying in our Wednesday night Bible class. We invite … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Christ and the Problem of Sin, Introduction

We have begun a new series of lessons on Wednesday nights studying how the Gospel of Christ addresses the problem of sin. Unfortunately, our attendance for our Wed. eve. classes is only a fraction of our Sunday attendance so I … Continue reading

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What is “Heartfelt Religion”?

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) And it shall come to pass, … Continue reading

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The Pharisee and the Publican

One of Jesus’ most powerful teaching tools was parables. At least 39 of them are recorded on the pages of the New Testament. Luke records 16 parables that are unique to his account. The one selected for our discussion in … Continue reading

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When He Thought Thereon, He Wept

One of the saddest events in the Bible is Peter’s denial of Christ. The contrast of Peter’s early words and conduct is striking, when compared to his later words and actions. On the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested, He … Continue reading

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Idle Words

In Matthew 12:31-37, Jesus issues a warning regarding the unpardonable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. He concludes this warning by issuing a warning against “idle” words. What are “idle” words and why the connection with the Pharisees’ accusation of … Continue reading

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Standing Strong in Hard Times

In II Tim. 2:1-5, Paul tells Timothy what the world would be like in the last days. Even a cursory glance at today’s culture and we can see that Paul painted a pretty accurate picture of current Western civilization. One … Continue reading

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Sins For Which There is No Temporal Remedy

I remember hearing an outdoorsman talk about the fact there are some mistakes a person can make in the wilderness that cannot be overcome. He mentioned a person being in a canoe in one of the huge lakes up in … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and the Bible

Each year the Methodist church up the street from where we live sells pumpkins. They set out a whole semi-truck load on pallets a few weeks before Halloween. There are hundreds and hundreds of them. The day after Halloween I … Continue reading

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Freedom to Worship or The Free Exercise of Religion?

The Constitution of the United States guarantees the free exercise of religion. In recent years many politicians have taken to exchanging freedom to worship for freedom of religion. Is this simply semantics or is there a more sinister design behind … Continue reading

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Righteousness Before God

There are many in Scripture whom we overlook and perhaps do not give enough attention. Two of these are the parents of John the Baptist, Zacharias and Elizabeth. They are overshadowed in Scripture by their son John and their nephew, … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety

Last Monday afternoon, my wife and I took our daughter to the airport and sent her off to begin her final year of college. Our eyes were misty and our hearts were heavy realizing that her final summer at home … Continue reading

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