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 Glenstone Baptist Church, September, 2018

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

As I have probably said before, my parents had little formal education. In fact, neither was able to complete grade school. This did not cause them to disbelieve in education, but rather attempted to see that their children were not held back as they were,

The community in which I grew up generally thought that preachers did not require much education. This posed a problem for me, for when I sensed that the Lord was calling me to preach, I realized the need to go to college as part of the preparation for what would be my life’s work. Therefore there was a degree of conflict facing me.

At that time I was working at the fire-brick plant with my brother-in-law whose wisdom I treasured. I asked him one evening what he thought of my going to college. He stopped what he was doing and said, “A man has never learned too much, unless he thinks he knows it all; then he has learned too much.”

So life goes. We have always been under a biblical instruction to study. The father was to teach his sons. Of course the subject which he was to teach was the Words of God. And, since that is the basis for all knowledge, that should be the foundation for knowledge in our day.

Much of what is taught for knowledge in our day is opinion or theory. While there may be merit in that, there needs to be some solid foundation for whatever is taught. In my opinion, anything that is taught for truth should be based on God’s Word. Jesus prayed that His disciples should be sanctified through the Word, which He said is “TRUTH”.  (John 17:17) I realize that public schools would come under much criticism for teaching the Bible, and that in our present educational climate, this would be illegal.

Obviously, the place where this can be done is either in the home or in church-operated schools. For some families neither option is very realistic. Therefore it is important that our churches are careful to see that all classes are faithfully teaching God’s Word, for otherwise many children will grow up ignorant of the truth.

Also, children who are old enough to recognize and understand, need to carefully examine what they are being taught. Does it have the ring of truth, or does it seem unlikely or questionable? This is a valuable part of education. Remember, “A man has never learned too much, unless he thinks he knows it all; then he has learned too much.”

Four times in the book of Proverbs we are told to get wisdom. Two of those times are included here: Pr 4:5 “Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.” Pr 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Such advice applies to each of us. True wisdom comes from God!

REVIVAL DATES

Revival services are scheduled for September 9-11 with Dr. John Yeats. Dr Yeats is the Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention. There will be special music each evening. Pray and plan to be present for each service.

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A wife sends her husband a text on a cold winter evening: "Windows frozen."

The husband sends answer back: "Pour some warm water over them."

Some time later husband receives answer from his wife: "The computer is completely destroyed now."

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Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "And what starting salary are you looking for?" The engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package." The interviewer inquires, "Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?" The engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow! Are you kidding?" The interviewer replies, "Yeah, but you started it."

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I came across some more "Lighthearted Lexicons". Hope you enjoy some of them.

Diets: Waisted efforts

Missing link: Lost sausage

Meteorologist's idea: Brainstorm

Cement salesman: Sidewalk vendor

Retired astronaut: Someone who's down to earth

Miner's agreement: Ore deal

Soup the whole family enjoys: Clan chowder

Bone specialist: Marrow-minded doctor

Rabbit groomer: Hare stylist

High chair: Baby sitter

THE "ONE HORSE" RAILROAD

It was a train of only two cars on a miserable branch railroad, and was 
jogging along at a distressingly low rate of speed when all of a sudden 
it came to a dead stop.  One of the passengers, whose patience had become 
exhausted, asked a brakeman the cause of delay. "What in thunder is the 
matter, anyhow?"
"There’s a herd of cows on the track," he answered.
In about ten minutes the train got under way again, jerking along convulsively 
for about a mile or two, when it came to a halt.  An old man sitting near the 
door turned to the brakeman, who was plainly annoyed by the many questions, 
and said irritably: "Why, we’ve caught up to the cows again!" the brakeman 
answered.

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Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?

A. Very large hands.

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WHY ASK WHY?

  • Clones are people two?
  • Doesn’t ‘expecting the unexpected’ make the unexpected expected?
  • Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
  • How is it possible to have a ‘civil’ war?

 

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September Go Team

               Remember last year when we met at Incredible Pizza at 2850 S Campbell Ave (which is just a 
block north of Battlefield Road) and had a surprise guest.   I thought it would be fun to do that again in 
2018...but this time you have to guess who the surprise guest is going to be.  
               There will be no program, but we will be in a private room so everyone can enjoy the all you 
can eat buffet and have a chance to visit.  To get a private room & best price, we have to pay all together,
which means we will need to collect the money ahead of the date.  The group rate is about $7.00 per 
person (meal and tip for the wait staff)...but if you turn in your reservation & $5 plus your guess on our 
mystery guest before Wednesday, September 12, Go-Team will pay the rest & the first person to guess 
correctly gets their pizza free.  
               We will meet at 11 am to noon on Tuesday, September 18th, so get your reservation & guess in 
soon.  (No guesses until you turn in your reservation & money!!)