Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

What Makes a Sermon a Sermon?

By Kevin Rhodes | Jul 11, 2023

While I have not polled preachers personally, I would imagine that they all believe they are preaching when they give lessons in the assembly on the Lord’s Day. After all,…

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Two Years is Too Fast

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 31, 2023

The spring quarter has found first year students beginning a yet more challenging slate of classes while the second year students realize that graduation approaches swiftly–with all of its accompanying…

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Digital Devouring

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 31, 2023

Recent activity on Facebook–that social media platform known for congeniality, reason, and unity–has once again demonstrated how much God’s people have allowed the divisive attitudes of modern society to color…

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The Power of Providence

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 13, 2023

As many already know, on September 2, 2022, my wife had open heart surgery to replace a failing heart valve and correct an aortic aneurysm. Thankfully, she is doing very…

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The Faith of Moses…and More

By Kevin Rhodes | Sep 27, 2022

During my recent course covering the book of Hebrews—while studying the well-known faith chapter, Hebrews 11—we came to the section addressing the life of Moses and a particular problem. In…

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A Material Myth

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 8, 2021

We live in an age filled with unparalleled advances in technology. These have made it possible for people everywhere to have access to multiple luxury items that make everyday life…

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An Unfulfilled Life

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 1, 2021

Among common life goals people cite, wanting to make a difference usually tops the list. How people define making a difference may change due to the different interests and strengths…

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Unity is Worth It

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 7, 2021

Spiritual unity remains an elusive goal in the Lord’s church. While some form of unity has existed for brief periods over the centuries, allowing a slight respite from bickering and…

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The Value of Virtue

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 21, 2020

Modern society has rapidly replaced meaningful virtue embodied in people’s lives with vapid symbolism rooted in identity politics. Rather than encouraging individuals to aspire to self-improvement, higher purpose, and moral…

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When Success Runs Amok

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 7, 2020

My senior year in high school I had the privilege of being the featured speaker at the Junior-Senior Banquet. I was certainly not the first choice for the role, and…

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The Pattern for Social Stability

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 9, 2020

The last few years American society has experienced a rapid decline in basic social stability. One by one, various cornerstones of morality and civility either have eroded beyond recognition through…

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4 Principles of Good Citizenship

By Kevin Rhodes | Oct 26, 2020

Election season increasingly brings an attitude of bitterness and division to a people barely clinging to the concept of unity. This rancor has seeped into the souls of Christians as…

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7 Lessons Every Preacher Must Learn

By Kevin Rhodes | Oct 5, 2020

From the moment preachers graduate from school and begin a work, they typically become the focal point of learning in the local congregation. The nature of the work necessarily includes…

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What Did You Expect?

By Kevin Rhodes | Sep 22, 2020

Author and poet Maya Angelou famously said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” While this may seem harsh on the outset, so long as…

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The Power of Positive Wording

By Kevin Rhodes | Aug 25, 2020

Words have tremendous emotional power.  They can convey the deepest love or the strongest hatred.  They can lift people’s spirits or leave them beaten and abused. Unfortunately, we rarely pay…

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By Kevin Rhodes | Aug 10, 2020

The year 2020 has created such a downward emotional spiral that everyone keeps trying to guess what will go wrong next. January seemed to take forever, and then February added…

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