Expressing Sympathy for the Balcom Family

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  We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Brother Charles Calvin Balcom. While we rejoice in the hope of eternal life promised by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Brother Charles was a former minister here at the Oak Grove congregation, as well as many other congregations throughout the mid-west. […]

The Greatest of Valentines the Gospel by, Jack McNiel | Oak Grove Church of Christ

The Greatest of Valentines

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February 14th, is known as Valentine’s Day.  It is a day in which we like to express our love for our “sweethearts.” On that day, we will give and receive Valentine’s cards, eat chocolate and quote love poetry to one another, “My love is like a red, red, rose that’s newly sprung in June…” We […]

The Devil's War | Oak Grove Church of Christ, Jack McNiel, Evangelist

The Devil’s War

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There have been many wars fought throughout history. Wars of conquest. Wars of punitive action. Wars of liberation. Wars, battles, blood-feuds and the like have been taking place for as long as man has dwelled upon the earth. Prior to any of these earthly wars and battles, there was a spiritual warfare being waged by […]

Is the Church of Christ a Cult? An Answer to the Accusation | Oak Grove Church of Christ

Is the Church of Christ a Cult?

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Is the Church of Christ a Cult? This question arises because often the media or preachers in denominations make an accusation stating that churches of Christ are cults. In so doing, the public, or seekers of truth may be dissuaded to examine the churches of Christ to see what doctrine they teach. We want to […]

Did Jesus Provide Alcohol? | Oak Grove Church of Christ

Did Jesus Provide Alcohol?

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Many have tried to justify the consumption of beverage alcohol based upon the Gospel account of Jesus turning water into wine in the John 2:1-11. Let us begin to answer this question with the Biblical definition of the word, wine. In the New Testament, wine is translated from the Greek word oinos. This is a […]

Don't be an April Fool, Jack McNiel | Oak Grove Church of Christ

Don’t Be An April Fool

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When was the first ever April Fool’s Day hoax? Have you ever thought about it? I submit to you that it must have been April 1, 6000 BC (roughly). It was not really a joke at all; it was a mean, horrible and malicious attack. I am talking about the very first April Fool’s Day […]

Which Bible Translation Should I Use? | Oak Grove Church of Christ

Which Bible Translation Should I Use?

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Often, as a gospel preacher, I am asked which Bible translation I would recommend. I always recommend the King James Version, the American Standard Version (1901) or the New King James version and personally prefer the King James. There are several considerations that I have taken into account when deciding upon these particular translations. Mainly, I […]