Fairview Church of Christ        Oxford, AL

Bible
2020 Southern Region Meeting
Fairview Church of Christ in Oxford, AL

              Gospel Singing
               Feb 14, 2020
                   7:00 pm
             Lectureship
            Feb 15, 2020
                9:00 am
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One Ounce At A Time

Posted By on May 27, 2017

Marty HikeMy brother-in-law Marty is an outdoor sports enthusiast. Along with endurance running, he has hiked 148+ miles of the Appalachian Trail that begins at Springer Mountain, Georgia and ends 2200 miles north at Mount Katahdin, Maine.

We were discussing his hiking adventures and I asked him about his backpack; how he packed it and what all he took with him on these overnight trail hikes. I’ve seen his backpack loaded up and I was curious about the amount of difficulty there was for carrying such a bulky item for such a long and dangerous trek. He told me it was all about weight. Every single ounce matters. (more…)

Faith That Defies Logic

Posted By on May 22, 2017

https://goo.gl/maps/thhMouwyvwyOne particular day we (me and my dad) were walking with my uncle Allen and my best friend Wayne (cousin, I had one on every block). The Rincon branch flowed through the town and along the property of my uncle William. The water reminded me of the color of tea: however, you could still see clear to the bottom easily seeing the minnows and crawdads. Lots of children played in this area. A pool had formed naturally at this spot. This day the branch had swelled as we were graced earlier with a rain shower.

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The Nature of The Church – The Bride of Christ

Posted By on February 23, 2016

fairviewOne might ask, “What is the nature of the church?”
I think this is a very good question to ask, and one that most people do not know the answer to. I also think the best way to address this question, is to first point out what the church is NOT. 
  • The church is NOT just some building that we go to every Easter and Christmas.
  • The church is NOT a place for recreation.
  • The church is NOT a place for socializing.
  • The church is NOT a dating facilitator.
So, then a person might ask, “How do you know the church is not supposed to be these things?”

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Perspective Is The Key!

Posted By on February 22, 2016

fogOur attitude upon studying (even reading) God’s word is going to be the sum total of what we get out of it. So many times we are looking for something in particular; maybe an answered prayer, or divine direction of a path we need to take, that we don’t, or can’t see what is right in front of us! Our perspective is skewed and we see only what we want to see.

Let’s look at the warning James gave us, that shows how we can defeat our own purposes when we go to God in prayer, simply by our attitude!

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Brokenhearted

Posted By on January 17, 2016

broken heart

Someone you hold dear to your heart dies. It doesn’t matter who it is; husband, father, wife, grandmother, son or daughter, It is never easy. As a matter of fact it is just downright hard!

You are left with the memory of their life.  The sound of their voice will forever remain in your ears. Their smell will come upon you and even sometimes it might seem as if they are still right there, next to you, sharing a touch, smile or even a laugh!

It is up to you, to bring your life back into some type of normalcy, even though a person that was dear to your heart in every way, is no longer with you.

How can this be done? What kind of direction can we find to guide us on our daily path, with a hole in our heart? (more…)

What was I thinking?

Posted By on October 21, 2015

Catherine

Through the years, my sister and I have been your typical siblings. WeCatherine1‘ve loved and we’ve fought. I will admit the majority of the issues we have had down through the years have been a result of me not knowing when to stop. I will also admit that I love her dearly.

You see the picture to the left? That smile? Well, that smile is what I think of, when I think of her.

So many times I have looked back on my days as a pesky little brother and thought, “What was I thinking? Why did she forgive me for that?”

My Aunt Bernadette wrote me some wise words that I want to share…

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Christi’s Albino Chicken

Posted By on January 19, 2014

Let me tell you about the first time my lovely bride cooked for me…

Actually she cooked for me and her daddy, but I like to tell everyone it was her first meal for me…

We were still in the dating stage of our relationship, and for some reason Christi’s mother was out of town. So, Jane wrote some very detailed instructions on how to cook fried chicken. At some point in the process, Christi got confused by the instructions. Very clearly it says, pour oil in the pan half way full. What it didn’t say was heat the oil before placing the battered chicken in the pan…

Needless to say, the cool oil washed all of the batter from the skin of the bird parts. So…

Christi calls me in there (I’m not a Southern Belle and have no idea how to cook fried chicken) and asks me what I think… I say, well maybe she meant to fill the bottom of the pan half way; you know, just barely put oil in the pan?

Needless to say, not even her daddy (who if you know Wayne, you know he will not turn down any food) would eat, what we have since then labeled, Christi’s Albino Chicken…

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10 & 2

Posted By on January 11, 2014

10 & 2. That is where they say your hands should be when driving down the road. Your head should be on a swivel. You look ahead at the traffic coming towards you. You look through the rearview mirror, then the right, then the left side mirrors. When coming to an intersection, even if you have the right of way, you take heed to the other vehicles, making sure they are not going to pull out in front of you, or just not stop at all.

This is called defensive driving, and if used properly, it will keep you from making what was previously a gorgeous day, into a very bad one. (more…)

Walk Honestly

Posted By on January 7, 2014

In the Gospel of John chapter 13 and verse 35,Jesus tells his disciples (and by extension us) how to let the world know that we belong to him.

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”

This is a really easy passage of scripture to memorize. If you do not already have it as one of your goto verses, it is a good one to put there. Memorizing scripture is a very good way for us to battle the temptations of this world, but we need to know how to actually accomplish that scripture, or apply it when necessary.

My question to you: Do you know what it takes to have brotherly love?

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Veterans Day

Posted By on November 10, 2013

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. This is a day to honor all of the men and women who have spent a portion (if not all) of their lives serving this country and protecting our rights. I am extremely thankful!

Friday, was a day like any other for me. I woke up, went to work then went to watch our Oxford Yellow Jackets take on Tuscaloosa County in the first round of the State Playoffs. As I stood and covered my heart while Curry Cates did a great job singing the national anthem; I could not help but feel extremely blessed to be here at this place, at this time. It was a struggle to hold back tears of gratefulness, thinking of the men and women who have given their lives for me and my family. (more…)