Sunday, November 27, 2022

Alan Smith

Alan Smith
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Alan Smith serves as the minister for the Cruciform Church of Christ (www.cruciformcoc.com) in Spring Lake, North Carolina. Alan has been preaching for 39 years and has been with the Cruciform Church of Christ since February 2016. He received a bachelor’s degree in Bible from Freed-Hardeman College in 1977, and has previously preached for congregations in Milan, TN, Bassett, VA, Roanoke Rapids, NC, Gloucester, VA, Boone, NC, White House, TN, and Fayetteville, NC. Alan has been married for 39 years to the former Sueanne Sword, and they have three children — Charity (living in TN), Amber (living in NC) and Joshua (living in KY). They are also blessed with six grandchildren. Alan started the daily e-mail devotional, “Thought For the Day” in September 1997. He enjoyed sharing humorous stories received by e-mail with his friends and members of the congregation and felt that people might enjoy reading those bits of humor with a spiritual application and challenge to Christian living, so TFTD was born. Initially sent to 25 friends, it was passed on and passed on until eventually it reached over 6,000 subscribers in all fifty states and over 90 different countries. To receive the free issues of “Thought For the Day,” send a blank email to [email protected].

On Your Hands and Knees

We husbands like the idea of our wives coming to us on their hands and knees. We are quick to memorize Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” And yes, the Bible does teach the leadership of the husband. But it is not a leadership patterned after Genghis Khan. Rather, it is a leadership patterned after Jesus Christ.

Whom Do You Follow?

Yet another urban legend: According to news reports, Lucky, a German shepherd guide-dog for the blind, has so far been responsible for the deaths of all four of his previous owners.

A Real Pane

The regular minister was stranded in a snowstorm. A young substitute preacher started his sermon by explaining the meaning of a substitute. “If you...

Dog Diversity

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? Golden Retriever: The sun is shining. The day is young. We've got our...

Learning from Jigsaw Puzzles

We sometimes wish that everybody else in the church was "just like me," but the things that make us different are actually a blessing.

Add-On Options

Have you ever been lured to buy a product only to find that the add-ons nearly doubled its cost? Aren't you glad God doesn't charge us for all the extras He provides us in life?

A Gift That Doesn’t Need to be Exchanged

Admit it; you've been there. You received a gift that makes you grimace – an orange tie with purple stripes, perhaps, or a battery-operated radish peeler. You can't be impolite and say, "I don't like it. I want to exchange it." So what do you say?

Reaching Out to the Lonely

The phone rang once, twice - then someone picked it up. “You've got the wrong number!” a husky male voice snapped before the line went dead.

Ambiguous Recommendations

It may be that no Christian characteristic has suffered more in the workplace than honesty. It shouldn't be that way. Jesus wants His people to be known as a people of truth. It is important that those around us can trust what we say without wondering whether we really mean it or not.

A Difficult Word

While not difficult to understand, reconciliation can be a difficult word to put into practice. It can be very difficult to get two family members who are at odds to be reconciled. And it can sometimes seem very difficult for us (or for others we know) to be made right with God.

Afraid to Speak Up

There are times in our lives when we are hesitant to say something out of fear. Not fear of being "shot," but fear of being "shot down," fear of being ridiculed, fear of being embarrassed. As a result, given the opportunity to take a stand for Christ, we choose silence instead. It seems "safe" considering the circumstances. May God help us to replace our fear of men with the fear of God.

What Is Your Stone?

Sometimes, God will tell you to do things that make no sense in the short distance between your nose and the rocks of obstacles and defeats. Once in a while we can get a glimpse of the big picture and see how it makes perfect sense.

Don’t Be a Stupid Criminal

Trading is an age-old system. But shouldn’t you make sure whatever you are trading is at least as valuable as what you give up?

Whom Do I Shoot?

In the heat of battle, armies frequently experience casualties due to “friendly fire,” and the church suffers in the same way.

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