Submitted by Tim Perkins

Across the Preacher's Desk: In Remembrance of Me

September 19, 2019 - At the front of our auditorium at the Center Church of Christ is the “communion table”.  On the front are engraved the words of Jesus, “This do in remembrance of me”.  Wherever you find a congregation worshipping after the New Testament pattern, you will find the Lord’s table.  On every Lord’s day it is prepared for those who would remember their Lord in the way commanded by the Lord Himself.  There is nothing that could be more simple, or more human than this appointment.  Jesus requests that His disciples make the simple act of eating and drinking the occasio

Across the Preacher's Desk: Broadminded or Narrow-minded?

August 28, 2019 - Believe it or not, there have been times I have been accused of being too “narrow-minded” when it comes to spiritual matters. Yet, Jesus said in Matthew 7:14, “Strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life and few there be that find it.” There are actually other areas of life where you find narrow-mindedness.

There is no room for being broadminded in the chemical laboratory. Water is composed of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. The slightest deviation from this formula means you don’t have water.

Across the Preacher’s Desk: Being Served or Serving?

August 22, 2019 - Often we feel the church is not what it ought to be. We feel it just doesn’t quite meet “our expectations” In his inaugural address in1961, President John F. Kennedy stated, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”. At the Republican National convention in 1916, Warren G. Harding said, “we must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do for the nation.”

Across the Preacher's Desk: A Solution To Life’s Problems

August 8, 2019 - Have you ever noticed how complicated some folks want to make religion? We live in a world of problems. Preachers even spend a lot of time pointing out the problems of our time. Yet, the world is not asking for an elaboration on the problems, rather the world is seeking solution to those problems.

It sometimes reminds me of the accident study conducted about accidents in the home. When it was revealed that 90% of all accidents occurred either at the top or bottom of the stairs, the computer solution was to remove the top and bottom step.

Across the Preacher’s Desk: Remember Parking Meters

July 24, 2019 - When we were in Austin a few years ago, we realized that they had revived a relic from the past and installed parking meters on Congress Avenue. These were different from the ones I remembered from my younger days when you put your penny, nickel or dime into the meter and they registered your time. These took plastic and printed you a sticker to put on your windshield.

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