Posts by Carlos Valenzuela (Page 6)

Posts by Carlos Valenzuela (Page 6)

SOUND WORDS, SEPTEMBER 3, 2O23

A SENSE OF SHAME “And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: if this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah” (1 Kings 12:26-27). Whether or not Jeroboam’s fears were well founded is uncertain.…

SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 27, 2023

“I AM AGAINST ALL THE WORLD”             A man by the name of Arius was a third and fourth century priest associated w/ the doctrine of Arianism. Arianism is a false doctrine developed by Arius himself that states that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, which is true, but goes on to  state that Christ did not always exist and was made before “time” by the Father, making Him not coeternal with God the Father. It is not difficult to see…

SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 20, 2023

HOW ARE WE TO SERVE AS A LOCAL CHURCH? In Acts 2:42-47 we learn the role of the church after Pentecost. The church engaged in worship to God, in studying of God’s word, in fellowship with brethren, and in evangelizing the lost. Service was the attitude and mission of our brethren from yesteryear. This needs to be our concern today and beyond, for service in these areas meet the needs of all. Service sent upward is worship. Service sent inward is study. Service sent outward is fellowship.…

SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 13, 2023

BUILDING UP OR TEARING DOWN          When I think of New Your City, I think of huge skyscrapers all standing in close proximity to each other. Should an outside force act upon one, it is likely going to affect the rest of the buildings around it. If everyone’s life was represented by buildings, what would our affect be on not only  our own building, but also on the buildings we come in contact with? Would owners of other building welcome and even…

SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 6, 2023

WE NEED GOD ALWAYS Because of how busy life is, and because of the weaknesses of the flesh, it is easy to find ourselves thinking only of our earthly needs and desires. If we “get along just fine” through our daily routines, we may feel pretty self-sufficient. What else can we want? We think of our own successes and failures, perhaps thinking little of God’s purposes or our need to live for Him. Why do we really need Him? Even…

SOUND WORDS, JULY 30, 2023

GROWING FOR A RUN          Growing up I remember a threat my parents used against me should I fail to act right…If I didn’t get my act together in this class or that one, if I didn’t get the grades my parents knew I was capable of, if I was misbehaving and acting foolish, the threat was usually the same…NO MORE SPORTS.           I love sports. I love playing them. I love watching them. I love watching my son play them. But…

SOUND WORDS, JULY 23, 2023

BURNING HEARTS Sometime after the resurrection of Christ, Jesus met two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus.  They were discussing the things that had recently developed concerning Christ when He suddenly joined them on their journey, but the Bible says, “their eyes were kept from recognizing him (Luke 24:13-16).  When Jesus asked them about their conversation, they were amazed that He could be unaware of the events that had so publicly transpired, and they began to tell Him about…

SOUND WORDS, JULY 16, 2023

THE CULTURE OF NO CONSEQUENCE In the beginning, the Lord blessed man with a paradise garden to keep, trim, and enjoy. Only one prohibition was mentioned. Adam and Eve were not to eat of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Gen. 2:17). If they ate, they would lose their place in the garden and forfeit their right to the “tree of life.” They would lose their lives and their special relationship with the Lord. This was the…
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