PTP2015 – David Shannon – Are Women Respected and Treated Equal in the Churches of Christ?

It is the churches responsibility to maintain the same essence and respect that God holds for women. It is the church’s responsibility to maintain the same restrictions and authority when it comes to women that God holds for women. I obviously cannot call any earthly headquarters to call and ask this, I also cannot assume the authority of speaking for …

PTP2015 – Alan Highers – Hot Button Issues – Erasing the Distinctiveness of the Churches of Christ

Israel wanted a King in Samuel’s day “THAT” they could be like the nations around them. Romans 12:1-2 – Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed “Con” = with “Trans” = across or away from We are distinctive, we do not have the same outlook or function as the denominations and religions around us. What reason do we …

Why Visits to the Mission Field are Important

Why visit to the mission field are important? Acts 15:36 Sponsoring congregation: You cannot oversee what you don’t see! Semantics matters — Sponsor vs Oversee. Eliminates confusion, especially for non-Christians, that we don’t have oversight of that congregation, but instead are sponsoring that work. Kensington Woods church of Christ – Engages in a mission work. It is faith building and …

PTP2015 – Reed Swindle – God Doesn’t Need You

In my life, I have been told, – We are God’s hands- We are God’s mouthpiece – This is a mistake.  I have nothing that I can give to God.  Everything that I can offer to God is what I have been given by Him. I am entirely inadequate, I have absolutely nothing to give to God that God doesn’t …

PTP2015 – Scotty Sparks – Your Wedding Gift. Understanding the Bounds of Sexuality in a Culture with No Rules.

Most of you are not married, but some day you may be, and will want to be. We live in a society where the bounds of sexuality are not godly, they are proclaiming “no rules.” Satan does not want you to have a happy home.  He wants to do anything He can to harm and destroy your home. What you …

PTP 2015 – B.J. Clarke – What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Whatever It Is, Be a Good one!

(How Many Want to be Preachers or Missionaries?) This is one of what I consider to be the most important lesson that I will present during this week. Asking the young men… Answers: Preacher Missionary ElderDeacon US Army Doctor Engineer Canine Unit Creative Writer Policeman (or preservation of endangered species) Architect Computer Engineer Reconstructive Psychology Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 16:15-16 Wherever …

PTP 2015 – Worldviews: Secular Humanism vs Christianity

Packer and Howard – Classical humanism is an older form that flowered in the 15th and 16th centuries.  It was impelled by the finding of manuscripts and documents… (the classical humanism vs secular humanism).  3 Foundational Humanist Documents: 1. The first humanist manifesto (1933) – Nothing above man – founded a new religion. 2. The second humanist manifesto (1973) – …

PTP 2015 – Caleb Colley – Objections to Biblical Morality

The Golden Rule and Selfishness Thomas Hobs (Ego-ism) – Human beings seek their own interests (don’t believe in altruism).  There is always an angle of selfishness in any action toward one another.   Example of Altruism in the Bible: When Jesus prayed, “Let this cup pass from me… but not my will, but thine be done.”   Can be some …

M.O.S.T. Glad I Helped!

A year ago around this time, I was basically going insane with a hectic schedule that was partly because i was helping to build something that I think will become an incredible tool to the Brotherhood over the life of its existence. That project was helping build the M.O.S.T. program. That is, the Memphis School of Preaching Ongoing Spiritual Training …

Interesting Animation Related Videos – Adobe

Kappa Studios and Annoying Orange Switching to an all-Adobe Workflow for the Making of Cartoon Network’s “Annoying Orange” Series What About Flash? Animate the character FLASH TUTORIALS (youtube) Adobe Flash Tutorial- How to Draw a Cartoon Character