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Hopes in Ropes by Mike Ward

I love reading the story of Paul’s sailing voyage in Acts 27. Especially verses 13-26 about a ginormous storm that would obliterate their ship! You might think, “Goodness, Mike…that’s awfully heartless of you.” But allow me to explain why this story speaks to me, and perhaps it will to you, too. Backtrack slightly to verse…

Honest Hymns by Mark Yeakley

Last Sunday morning Toby said he sometimes struggles with singing certain hymns because he’s not perfectly living up to the statements made in the song. For instance, the last stanza of the invitation song that morning had me asking God to “take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.” Obviously we all…

Lasting by Toby Levering

It was somewhere around 1993ish.  It was a Sunday.  I was in the Teen Room at the Emporia Avenue Church of Christ. I would like to say I remember what the lesson was about.  I do not.  Probably, the Bible or Jesus or something.  But, my brain cells were not engaged.  Don’t blame me for…

Changes by Steve Tandy

I’ve made some changes to start the new year before, but never anything quite like I have in 2016.  Oh, things started normally enough on the first Sunday of 2016.  I preached that morning, as usual – and delivered a passably good sermon I thought.  Then the changes started.  For one thing, the service ended…

Pinkies and Proteges by Mike Ward

The time has finally arrived! Yes, it’s the moment you’ve all been patiently waiting for – one that’s been over eight months in the making! Go ahead; take a moment and mark your calendar of this momentous occasion, as I, your new youth minister, finally… write… a… BULLETIN ARTICLE! Well, sorry to be so overly…

People of the Book

About 20 years ago some friends of our family moved from Jenks, OK, to the huge metropolis of Houston, TX. The big city made them long for the less hectic Oklahoma way of life, and they especially missed their brothers and sisters at the Jenks Church of Christ. A few years after they moved our…

Declutter

The New Year is an optimal time to go through the house and the office to declutter.  I’m just not a big fan of having a lot of extra stuff littering up the place. I find the process cathartic.  Taking stock of what’s there, deciding what is worth keeping and what isn’t. And getting rid…

Mobile Giving

Northside has had online giving for a couple years now.  Now, members have a mobile giving option as well through the Church Life App on their iPhone, iPad or Android device. The Church Life app allows you to have our most up-to-date church directory, and church calendar right on your smartphone.  If you don’t already…

Sermon Themes for 2015

 On Sunday mornings in 2015 our theme is “Walk Worthy of Your Calling.” That famous command by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:1 raises two major questions. What is my calling? and How do I walk worthy? Steve and Toby will help us answer those questions as we strive to obey Paul’s command.[clear] On Sunday…