Posts by Bell Avenue church of Christ (Page 3)

Posts by Bell Avenue church of Christ (Page 3)

Poor Parrot

Some time ago, an old bachelor decided to purchase a parrot to help cure his loneliness. After careful consideration, he selected a beautiful bird and took him home. The very next day, however, he came back to complain, “That bird doesn’t talk!” The storeowner asked if had a mirror in its cage, and the man said he did not. “Oh parrots love mirrors,” he explained. “When he sees his reflection in the mirror he’ll start talking right away.” So, he…

A Baffled Broker

A prosperous young Wall Street broker met, fell in love with and was frequently seen escorting about town a rising actress of gentility and dignity. He wanted to marry her, but being a cautious man he decided that before proposing matrimony he should have a private investigating agency check her background and present activities. After all, he reminded himself, I have both a growing fortune and my reputation to protect against a marital misadventure. The Wall Streeter requested that the…

He’s My Friend

Chances are, you have a Facebook account, or you know someone who does. Now over 15 years old, the multibillion dollar social media platform was launched as a way to reconnect old friends and acquaintances, and has also been instrumental in forging new relationships. However, despite the fact that over one-third of the world population uses Facebook, many people believe that we are more disconnected now than ever before. That’s because instead of calling our friends to have meaningful conversations,…

The Necessity of Justification

Fish need water to survive. Flowers need sunlight to grow. Cars need a power source to function properly. We understand that all of these statements to be true, and, equally as true, is the fact that humans need justification in order to be right with God. In Romans 3:23 we learn that everyone fails to meet God’s expectations. It began with Eve’s failure in the garden of Eden, but it didn’t stop there. Cain sinned when he killed his brother,…