Give me coffee | Jack McNiel, Evangelist, Oak Grove Church of Christ

Give Me Coffee!

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What was life like without coffee? Before coffee found its way to Europe and the Americas the people in those regions were very sleepy and depressed because they did not have coffee to drink. (Historical fact I just made up.) Coffee had been, up until the 1700’s, a very tightly controlled commodity that was monopolized […]

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 […]

Dealing with The Past | Oak Grove Church of Christ

Dealing With the Past

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How Past Sins Can Lead to Regret Do you have something in your past that hinders you from doing the right thing in the present? Have you ever, in the past, done something for which you are now ashamed? I have! I am also pretty sure that anyone who is reading this article has, in […]

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 […]

The Slothful Sluggard | Jack McNiel, Evangelist, Oak Grove Church of Christ

The Slothful Sluggard

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The Biblical word I would like to discuss this week is Sluggard. The Hebrew word that is translated is found twelve times in the Book of Proverbs. Five times it is translated sluggard and the other seven times it is translated as slothful. The English words sluggard and slothful both indicate slowness of movement. Slothful […]

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit | Jack McNiel, Evangelist, Oak Grove Church of Christ

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

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The Lord began His great sermon, known as the Sermon on the Mount with these words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” — Matthew 5:3 With these words Jesus began one of the greatest orations in the history of mankind. There have been many great speeches or sermons […]