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 Glenstone Baptist Church, June, 2018

 

FATHERS’ DAY

In our culture, American people have chosen to designate one day in June as Fathers’ Day in recognition of the role and respect which should be paid to our male parents. It is very possible that this day was recognized with regard to the day set aside to memorialize mothers, in order that the men might not feel neglected. At any rate, the third Sunday of June has been selected for this purpose and receives much attention. Therefore, I have chosen to speak on this subject.

It will be noted that Jesus said in Matthew 23:9 “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” I have no desire to upset those who use the term in regard to their male parent, but I have never been able to use this term. My word for this man in my life is simply “Dad.” I want to tell you about my Dad.

He was neither a saint nor an angel, but in my opinion he was a good man. I do not remember that I ever heard him swear. He never abused any of his five children or his wife although he did punish us children if he felt we needed it. Every day, as he started to leave the house to go to work, he always kissed my mother good-bye. As you may have guessed, he never drank any form of alcoholic beverage. He did work hard all of his life.

Dad was not well-educated. In fact neither he nor mother had finished 8th grade. As the twelfth of 13 children, his help was often needed on the farm and grandfather had no qualms (that I know of) about holding him out of school to help with chores on the farm. But, one of Dad’s goals was that each of his children should finish high school.

His reputation was good. His church considered him worthy to be ordained as a deacon, a task which he never took lightly. Although throughout much of my childhood, we did not have a car, whenever possible our family was in church. In a day when people were short on funds and careless about paying for church matters, Dad helped solicit funds from the church members to honor these obligations. Incidentally, guest preachers could always count on being welcome at our home either for a meal or a night’s lodging.

I will always treasure his honesty. During the lean depression years, Dad ran a bill of credit at one of the grocery stores. About twenty years later, he hunted up that grocer and paid that long-forgotten bill. Many bills were ‘forgotten’ by others, but not this one by my Dad.

Dadnever played with us that I can remember. He was not opposed to our playing as long as we did the work for which we were responsible. And, yes, we each had our responsibilities.

I don’t remember ever hearing him say that he loved me, but there was never a doubt in my mind that he did. (My siblings all said the same.) I am both proud and blessed to be called the son of “My Dad!”

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Did you hear about the pony that developed a cough?

He was a little horse (hoarse).

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What caused the deer to be blind?

I have no I dear.

GO TEAM

The speaker for our June 19th meeting will be Dr Larry Gurian whose topic will be “Archaeology Facts 
and Scripture.” This is a one-hour presentation which he has given at an archaeology college in Ethiopia 
and to a group of 140 pastors in another country as well as to several groups locally. Currently Dr. Gurian
and his wife Rita are concluding a four month long cruise but are scheduled to be home in time for this.

This program will be in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 AM and will be followed by a carry-in lunch. Visitors will be welcome.

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A married couple trying to live up to a snobbish lifestyle went to a party. The conversation turned to Mozart. "Absolutely brilliant, magnificent, a genius!" The woman, wanting to join in the conversation, remarked casually, "Ah, Mozart. You're so right. I love him. Only this morning I saw him getting on the No. 5 bus going to Victoria station." There was a sudden hush, and everyone looked at her. Her husband was mortified. He pulled her away and whispered, "We're leaving right now. Get your coat and let's get out of here." As they drove home, he kept muttering to himself. Finally his wife turned to him. "You're angry about something."

"Oh really? You noticed?" he sneered. "I've never been so embarrassed in my life! You saw Mozart take the No.5 bus to Victoria station? You idiot! Don't you know the No.5 bus doesn't go out to Victoria station?"
 

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How can you drop an egg onto a concrete floor without breaking it?

*Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

Spread some laughter, share the cheer. Let's be happy, while we're here!
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” Proverbs 17:22

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Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Some of his sayings:

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3.
There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

4.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5.
Always drink upstream from the herd.

6.
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

 

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Paul Harvey quotes:

“If there is a 50-50 chance that something will go wrong, then 9 times out of 10 it will.”

“In times like these, it helps to remember that there have always been times like these.”

“Thought—A century ago, America was known as the melting pot. Today, it is more like a pressure cooker.”

“Thought—Government is a lot like catsup—you either get none or a lot more than you want.”

“No one ever graduates from Bible study until he meets the author face to face.”

“Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.” __A.W.Tozer