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Posts with the tag “tennessee”

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
December 25th, 2023
Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearThat phrase that I’ve noted as the title of this Youth Corner, has been and will be, uttered countless times this time of year in some form or fashion. As Dan has m...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Mother's Day
May 8th, 2023
On days like today I miss my mother, but I also rejoice that my life was blessed by her. God used her, in large part, to shape me into who I am today. Her love for others, love for me, love for family...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Words we Need to Read
March 28th, 2023
Words we all need to read everyday…“ Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment, and the seco...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
There is always Room...for One More
March 21st, 2023
The theme for Evangelism University this year was “Plus One”. The question discussed, pondered, and provoked all weekend was, who will be your plus one pertaining to the Kingdom of God. We were challe...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Proverbs 22:6 Re-Examined
March 14th, 2023
PROVERBS 22:6 RE-EXAMINED: with Wes McAdams“Train Up”Proverbs 22:6 begins with the Hebrew word, “hanak.” This word appears in three other verses in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 20:5; 1 Kings 8:63; 2...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Obey God
March 7th, 2023
Obedience is simple…but we complicate it Jesus said you can’t serve two masters (Matt 6:24), but it doesn’t stop many from trying. In the book of Joshua we see an example of just that, and hopefully i...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
World Bible School
February 28th, 2023
By Keith W. O’Neal, Brentwood, Tennessee Youth MinisterConcord Road church of ChristThe following was written for “Action” the World Bible School Newsletter, and I thought I’d share  it in the Youth C...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Be an Encourager
February 21st, 2023
I want to give you a way to be an encourager. Some of you know the Todachine’s from Navajo Bible Camp, but I’d like for all of you to send a card of encouragement to Evan, Crystal, and the girls (Fait...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #9
February 14th, 2023
“Why should I think that heaven really exists-and that God sends people to hell?”C.S. Lewis once famously wrote “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infin...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #8
February 7th, 2023
“How can I trust in Christianity when so many Christians are hypocrites?” “And why are Christians so judgemental toward everyone who doesn’t agree with them?”When people express anger at hypocrisy, th...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #7
January 31st, 2023
“Why do you condemn homosexuality when it’s clear that God made gays and that he loves all people the same?”Have you discussed as a family how to answer this type of question? One of the reasons we st...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #6
January 24th, 2023
“Why is abortion such a line in the sand for Christians - why can’t I be left alone to make my own choices for my own body?”Of the questions we are addressing perhaps none is as politicized, debated, ...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #5
January 19th, 2023
How could a good God allow so much evil, pain, and suffering – or does he simply not care?Possibly the most often asked question of all these questions, and the most easily answered…however it doesn’t...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart
November 22nd, 2022
If I had ________ then I’d be content, have it made, be oh so thankful. Really? Would you? Those who are addicted to “want” never get enough. The same is true for social media. When I first got on Twi...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
The Whole Duty of Man
September 5th, 2022
NO SCHOOL today, whoo hoo, but do you know why?Labor Day (First Monday in September) celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers. It officially became a federal holiday in 1894 a...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Back 2 School Advice - From James
August 9th, 2022
For many of you this summer has been filled with bible camp, mission trips, summer youth series, service to others, retreats, and fun with your youth group friends who love God. Heading back to your v...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
'Cause You Had a Bad Day?
June 7th, 2022
‘Cause You Had a Bad Day? Ever give a cross look, a mean word, a snooty comment, or a disrespectful silence because you “had a bad day”...really? You think you’ve had a bad day?“Five times I received ...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Families and Faith
June 7th, 2022
Parents and their children typically want the same thing – a respectful and loving relationship, but they often disagree on how to get it....  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Why do we Worship?
May 31st, 2022
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in holy array.” ~ Psalms 29:2If you google “why do we worship” you’ll get a smorgasbord of responses and be able to find exactly what y...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Why are we told to Obey Parents?
May 24th, 2022
Growing up did your parents ever ask you to do something and you didn’t quite understand why? Does it matter? Of course not, as a child you are expected to obey your parents, why, because they know mo...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Whatcha\' Thinking?
May 17th, 2022
No one knows but you and God, so what are you thinking about? What is your idle time spent doing or thinking about?Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whateve...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
May 10th, 2022
Moses had Aaron...The Apostles had one another...Paul had Barnabas, John Mark, Silas, & Timothy...Timothy had Paul, Eunice, & Lois......who do you have?Life is tough, increasing knowledge results in i...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
To Live is Christ
May 3rd, 2022
“To live is Christ, to die is gain” - Philippians 1:21 If to Live is Christ, then……we don’t tear down, we build up…we don’t poke fun, we encourage…we don’t exclude, we seek out & include…we don’t isol...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Thou shall not...
April 26th, 2022
Thou shall not...How we approach the word of God matters. Just like your parents, God doesn’t tell us all the things we can’t do or all the things He doesn’t want. Actually, NOBODY communicates that w...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
April 19th, 2022
The purpose of a light bulb is to shine light, brightening up an area, getting rid of the darkness that surrounds it. Sure sometimes the light bulb hangs out in the darkness, but when it does, it’s no...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Life Under the Sun
April 12th, 2022
Some folks have to touch a stove to learn it’s hot...some can learn by listening & understanding the wisdom of others. Solomon was the wisest man to ever live and Ecclesiastes describes his attempt to...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Set your Hope on Him
April 12th, 2022
“On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us” ~ II Corinthians 1:10What does it mean to be risky? It means taking a chance when others don’t believe but you have the faith, the wil...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Is your Faith being Tested?
April 5th, 2022
Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. Great song and even greater statement.Blessings come in all shapes and sizes, many slip through unnoti...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
IDK, the End or the Beginning?
March 29th, 2022
As a history teacher, few things bugged me more than when a student would write “IDK” as their answer to an essay question. IDK? Seriously? Insider secret (not really), when taking a test, “IDK” is ne...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
I'm Headed That Way!
March 22nd, 2022
Studying in 1 Peter this week a pretty cool thought went through my head. “I’m headed where Christ already is!” 1 Peter 3:22 reads “(Jesus Christ) who is at the right hand of God having gone into heav...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
His Purpose
March 15th, 2022
Romans 8:28And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.Really? I don’t know if I believe may hea...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
God wants your Pennies, Daily!
March 8th, 2022
What do you plan on doing for God one day?You can’t live tomorrow, you can only live TODAY.A penny is a rather insignificant item. Not a whole lot you can do with a penny other than throwing it at you...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Been there, done that!
March 1st, 2022
Have you ever been in that situation where someone else wants to watch a movie and you think, “Ugh, I’ve already seen that”, only to realize you didn’t remember as much as perhaps you thought you did....  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
February 22nd, 2022
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” ~ James 4:8I saw the above picture this week and thought what a beautiful image of what our relationship with God’s word should be.Challenge question f...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Thirsty for Eternal Life - Part Three
February 15th, 2022
Thirsty for Eternal Life - I Tim 6:12Part 3 of 3 w/Keith O’Neal“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…It is the Lord Christ you are serving. - Colossian...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Thirsty for Eternal Life - Part Two
February 8th, 2022
Thirsty for Eternal Life - I Tim 6:12Part 2 of 3 w/Keith O’Neal“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…It is the Lord Christ you are serving. - Colossian...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Thirsty for Eternal Life - Part One
February 2nd, 2022
Thirsty for Eternal Life - I Tim 6:12Part 1 of 3 w/Keith O’Neal“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…It is the Lord Christ you are serving. - Colossian...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal