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 Glenstone Baptist Church, November, 2018

 

MY TRIBUTE

How can I say thanks for the things
You have done for me?
Things so undeserved yet you gave
To prove your love for me,
The voices of a million angels
Could not express my gratitude
All that I am, and ever hope to be
I owe it all to thee.

To God be the glory, to God be the glory
To God be the glory for the things He has done,
With his blood He has saved me,
With his power He has raised me,
To God be the glory for the things He has done.


Just let me live my life and
Let it be pleasing Lord to thee,
And if I gain any praise, let it go to Calvary,
With his blood He has saved me,
With his power He has raised me,
To God be the glory for the things He has done.

THANKS BE TO GOD!

How do you picture God in your mind? In all likelihood, you are like most people and envision God as having eyes, hands, feet, ears and other human characteristics. The truth may be that none of these are accurate. Our finite minds normally conceive of things like those we have experienced. It is normal for us to imagine God in our anthropomorphic terms.  After all, He must have ears, for we believe He can hear us when we pray. And surely, He has hands for didn’t He create the world? To our minds hands would be necessary for Him to use to ‘make’ something. And of course, He must have eyes in order to see all that goes on in the world.

But, are all of these things necessary for God? It is our weakness that we can only see Him with our limited knowledge, and therefore imagine Him with the same features we know and understand.

On the other hand, let us see some of the fallacy of our limited vision and imagination. If God were limited to that which we imagine, He would not be very likely to be working in all the world at the same time. But, we readily accept the premise that our God is active at all times and places simultaneously.

Perhaps the best answer is that which Jesus gave to the woman at the well in Samaria. He said that “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) Can one see a spirit? It does not seem likely, nor has it ever been seen as an accepted fact that spirits are visible. At this point, we should note that Moses saw the backside of God. Also Isaiah claims to have seen the Lord in the Temple, but he is particularly impressed with the glory and voice of God.

John appears to have seen the Lord, but gives no very specific details of his vision. “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” (Revelation 4:2) Is the one on the throne God? Surely, God would be the only one on the heavenly throne, but John only describes this situation in terms which would seem to point out the glory and respect which are given to this being.

We also note that when it comes to creative acts, it was only necessary for God to speak a word and the thing became an accomplished fact.

With these thoughts in mind, we perhaps should see God more in His attributes. He is love, grace, mercy, omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence. This certainly is no attempt to name all of His attributes, but these terms are merely given as some examples. The list likely would be infinite.

 

GO TEAM FOR NOVEMBER

We will meet on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:00 am and our speaker will be Lei Deng Cantrell (in case you are wondering, she's not related to my family). Lei will tell her amazing testimony and story of how she became a follower of Jesus Christ after growing up in Beijing, China. She has written two books: One in a billion--God leads us all the way (c2007) and My Heart longs for the Lord--Draw near to God and He will draw near to you (c2018) and I will put copies of these books in our church library if some would like to know more about her testimony before she comes to speak.

We will have our usual potluck meal after her talk.

See you then, Karen Davis

 

Puns for Educated Minds

 

  • The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
  • I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Aleutian island, but it turned out that he was an optical Aleutian.
  • A rubber-band pistol wad was confiscated from an algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
  • No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
  • A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
  • A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
  • Two silkworms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
  • Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
  • Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
  • Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, “You stay here; I’ll go on a head.”
  • I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  • A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: “Keep off the grass.”
  • The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
  • A backward poet writes inverse.
  • In a democracy it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your count that votes.
  • If you jumped off a bridge in Paris, you’d be in Seine.
  • Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.
  • Two hydrogen atoms met. One says, “I’ve lost my electron.” The other says, “Are you sure?” The first replies. “Yes, I’m positive.”
  • Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root-canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

 

Q. What did the rug say to the floor? A. Don't move, I've got you covered.

Q. Why was Cinderella thrown off the basketball team? A. She ran away from the ball.

Q. What's gray, eats fish and lives in Washington, D.C.? A. The Presidential Seal.

Q. Why did the doughnut shop close? A. The owner got tired of the (w)hole business!