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

Don’t Be a Backslider!

In the parable of the sower (Matt. 13), Jesus describes 4 types of soil. Considering the parable one concludes that we should strive to be the good soil that allows the seed to grow in our hearts and bear good … Continue reading

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Motors, Belts and Candy Wrappers

Many of you are probably wondering what these things have to do with one another. Well sit back for a little story and I’ll tell you and the little lesson that I learned that goes along with the story. This … Continue reading

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Mr. Potter’s Valet

As it is our custom, a day or two before Christmas we all sit down to watch the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. The movie has a great message about one’s influence upon others in his life and the … Continue reading

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The Baker’s Dream

No, this is not going to be about the baker in the story of Joseph. Sorry. This is going to be about another baker, one whom I met only once in my life, many years ago, and conversed with for … Continue reading

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Covering Sins (Atonement)

Man Needs Atonement David says that he whose sins is covered is blessed. just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And … Continue reading

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Whose Opinion Should We Follow? …Fear?

 …ought we to follow the opinion of the many and fear them; or the opinion of the one man who has understanding? (Socrates in Plato’s “Crito”) The philosopher Socrates had been condemned to death by the Athenians. As he waited … Continue reading

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Cornerstone or Stumbling-Block?

A very interesting statement about Jesus is made in Luke 2:34. Simeon says, … Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; He states … Continue reading

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Make Today a Turning Point In Your Life

 Each person can probably look back to a certain time or event in his life and recognize it as an important turning point in his life. Sometimes when a young man meets a pretty and gracious young lady this marks … Continue reading

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The Importance of Brotherly Love

The topic of Christian love, brotherly love, must never become stale or outdated. The love that exists between Christian brothers and sisters is one of the clearest testimonies that we are in fellowship with God. He that loveth his brother … Continue reading

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Things Proved By the Resurrection of Christ

Christianity rests upon the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, an irrefutable proof of the sonship and deity of Jesus. (Matt. 16:18, Romans 1:4). Often, we overlook the resurrection and its significance. We do’nt realize how many things, … Continue reading

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“Blessed Are They That Mourn”

Jesus said “blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matt. 5:4). The idea of mourning as it is expressed here is counter to our culture. It is one beatitude we’d like to leave out. What kind of … Continue reading

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Wake Up!

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. (Romans 13:11, emp mine pep) How long will you slumber, O sluggard? … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit

What does the term “blessed” mean as Jesus uses it in the beattitudes? It is a deep and abounding joy that is not effected by outward circumstances. It is an inward, abounding and overflowing joy of the heart. It does … Continue reading

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Convenient Christianity

I believe many in the church have deceived themselves into thinking they can have their own “brand” of Christianity. Being a Christian is being a Christian is being a Christian. As we peruse the New Testament there were not “brands” … Continue reading

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Lead, Follow, Get Out of the Way

Lee Iaacoca used the above words many years ago in a T.V. commercial about Chrysler products. He said that in the car business one had to lead, follow or get out of the way. Many picked up on that phrase … Continue reading

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