Monday, March 31, 2008

Are you ready for your "exodus"?

Peter, in 2 Peter 1:15, uses the word exodus (in the original Greek) for "decease" (KJV). When Peter wrote this, he was not going to be in this life for much longer. The children of Israel had an exodus from Egypt and one day, we must all have an exodus from this life.

Are you ready? If you aren't, you need to get ready by obeying the gospel. You can be saved from your sins and be prepared for your "exodus" by repenting of your sins (Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 17:30), confession of Christ (Matthew 16:16; Romans 10:10), and baptism (Mark 16:16; 2 Peter 3:21). If you'll then live faithfully (Revelation 2:10), you'll be prepared for your "exodus."

Kyle Campbell

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Embrace the skeletons!

Life is a dramatic thing, sometimes handing you things that seem to come out of nowhere, but in reality can have a great impact on your life. Reading Paul's words in Philippians 3:1-7 as well as his description of the former Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 6:11 got me thinking about my own path in life, following things of the world, but thanks to a couple of things, I was able to get my life back on track. I look back to those times as inspiration for the path ahead, drawing from my hope that God will forget my past and help me to move forward. Yet most of us look at them as taboo, not discussing them with other people because we think they will judge us. But why not bring to mind these darker times to remind us of the current happiness we have? Geno Auriemma, former head coach of the University of Connecticut basketball team, once said, "You don't really understand what winning is and appreciate what winning is until you've had your share of losing." We have all had our share of hard times, skeletons in the closet that we have since moved past; it is a given. But why act like they did not happen? Do not brag about them, but rather use them to help you greatly appreciate the great and wonderful gift that God has given you (Ephesians 2:11-13)!

Brady Cook

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New blog!

Welcome to our new blog! We hope this will be a place where we can record some thoughts that will be beneficial for you. Peter said, "I stir up your minds by way of remembrance" (2 Peter 3:1), and it is our hope that this little space will bring spiritual truths to your remembrance. We'll try to post every so often, even with different authors. Leave us your comments and let us know what you think.

Kyle Campbell