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News from The Past

by Larry Miles

logoww100 years Ago — December 1914 ‘Word & Work.” — Course One of Bro. Boll’s Bible classes, studying Historical portions of the Old Testament and Mark and John, of the New, closes December 18th. Course Two (January 4th to February 26th) takes up Jeremiah, Prophetic Psalms and other prophetic teaching of the Old and New Testaments. For further information address Bro. E. L. Jorgenson, 1533 Hepburn Avenue, Louisville, Ky.

75 Years Ago –  December 1939 —  “Word & Work.” —  Lexington, Ky.; “Bruce Chowning did some good preaching in our Young People’s Revival here from Oct. 22 to Nov. 1. He is a fine young man and a very useful serv­ant of the Lord.”—Η. N. Rutherford.

50 Years Ago — December 1964 — “Word & Work.” Brother Dale Offutt closed an 8·day meeting with Eastview church in Okolona, Ky., on October 4. There were no responses, but we were thankful for good attendance on the part of the members, and good sennons to strength en spiritual life and activity. I had opportunity to meet with the West Side church in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 25. This church, once thriving, has good facilities going to waste, but too few interested and dedicated Christians to make it stand out for the Lord -Claude Neal.

25 years Ago — December 1989 – “Word & Work,” — Changes in the Churches — At the start of Dec, Larry Miles moved to Jacksonville, Fla. to begin ministering with the Woodstock Park Church of Christ;  Also, Sam Marsh begins preaching at the  Lilly Dale Church, and Nick Marsh (the younger) now preaches at the Cherry St. Church in New Albany, IN.

10 years Ago – December 2004 — “Word and Work” — Great Fellowship in Glenmora, L A . (by Bennie Hill) Everyone at­ tending this year’ s 30th annual meeting enjoyed a time of spiritual renewal. I was able to attend briefly and distribute the Prayer/Praise Booklets from the Mission Office. Dillard & Doris Fontenot of Lecompte put out the red carpet once again for me to en­joy their gracious hospitality. The ladies of various churches outdid themselves again by serving lunch each day. Everyone was challenged with the “Church’s Responsibility in the 21st century” with special emphasis on several “Prophetic Portrayals in Exodus.”




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