call 573-695-2470 or 573-695-3997, email Samcoc1@bpsnetworks.com, or write: Samford church of Christ 784 State Hwy F Steele, MO 63877
David Daniels Steve Worrell
David Bridges Rance Daniels Kyle Imel Alan Southern Stuart Worrell
Welcome to the web site of the Samford church of Christ. We are a group of Christians which meets just outside the community of Steele in what is known as the Bootheel of Missouri. Our purpose is to serve and worship God in spirit and in truth, to teach others about Christ, and to help each other reach our ultimate goal of heaven.
We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about the teachings of the church of Christ and our family here at Samford. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or contact us through our "Contact Us" link. We also invite you to join us in worship at any time you may have the opportunity.
"Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common" - Acts 2:44
Sincerity is not Enough from House to House, Heart to Heart
In a New York hospital several years ago, carbon dioxide instead of oxygen was mistakenly administered to a patient.
According to the police report, the patient died almost instantly. The unfortunate patient died in spite of his own sincerity and that of the hospital authorities, the anesthesiologist, and the surgeon.
In the same way, in religious things certainty must be coupled with sincerity. A person can be religiously honest and yet be in an extremely unsafe spiritual condition.
Saul of Tarsus was sincere during the time when the blood of Christians was dripping from his hands. After his conversion to Christ he said, “I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day” (Acts 23:1). “Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth” (Acts 26:9). The plain teaching of the Book of God is “a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12).
Make absolutely sure you are right, and then sincerely practice it.—George F. Gaines