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 Glenstone Baptist Church, May, 2019

 

THE VALUE OF ONE MAN

49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, 50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. 51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; (John 11:49-51)

Human life is precious. Every country in the world treasures it in some respect, although it seems that some nations value it more. In our own nation’s Civil War the death count was about 620,000, with the North claiming 360,000+ and the South 258,000+. In World War I about 40 million lost their lives, and in World War II the loss of life was considered to be 70 to 85 million total. Exact numbers cannot be determined for each nation, but each nation involved in these wars grieved for countless lives.

It seems likely that each nation would grieve even over the loss of a few, but we stand aghast when we consider the numbers of people whose lives have been given for others.  As heartbreaking as these numbers are, it is important that we remember a single life was given for all people who have ever lived. We are told that Jesus gave His life for all. It is interesting to note that this was prophesied by Caiaphas who was the high priest of Israel when Jesus appeared on the scene.

It is true that the entire Bible tells us of His coming long before His appearance, but His acceptance by the masses was not a historic fact. Certainly the Jewish nation did not readily accept either the man or His purpose.

It is noteworthy that the high priest, Caiaphas, pointed out that this one man was different and that his death should be for the nation.

But, the Bible tells us that this one man’s death (and resurrection) would be for all mankind. This truth was first understood by His disciples, and as they understood it they took this message everywhere they went. Though the number of people who told this was originally small, the truth about this man’s life has been shared now for about 2000 years and has been told in many languages to most nationalities.

Yet, the fact remains that the story of Jesus and the salvation which He offers to all people everywhere has still not been told to all. Countless people have not heard this story yet. It is the responsibility of those who know about Jesus to tell those who do not know about this ONE MAN.

The challenge goes forth today to every person who knows Jesus as their personal Savior that they should be telling those who do not know so that they may ultimately trust in Jesus and spend eternity in heaven with Him.

 

Go Team for May

Our May 21 Go-Team speaker will be Jeff Hicks, who is the Regional 
Representative for the MBCH Foundation, and he will share all of the 
ways the Missouri Baptist Children's Home helps kids...we have 13,000 
kids in MO without parents and 400,000 foster kids in MO, plus 
services to help rescue kids from sex trafficking & help unwed 
pregnant parents.  Will try to get a list of items needed in case 
some of you would like to help these infants, children or young 
adults.  He will speak at 11:00 AM.
This will be followed by our bring-in lunch.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

May is the time for Mother’s Day, a time when we like to call attention to the wise and godly woman. We need to call attention to some of the characteristics of this person as the writer of the 31st chapter of Proverbs does, although we will not refer to each one.

In the 11th verse the writer points out that she is the person chosen by a man. As the quality of her character indicates, her husband has full confidence in her. This may be the greatest of all her qualities. She deserves his confidence.

Her family knows of her concern for them also. They can see how she provides for the entire household which included (in that day) slaves as well as her children. (v. 15) As well, she is concerned for the needs of others who may not have the same kind of relationship with her.

She earns respect for her family from all the community. Such a person is a blessing to everyone who knows her, although she has not lived such a life to earn the respect. She has simply lived the life of a godly woman, and the world knows it.

Who may have been the smartest man in the world?

Abraham. He had a LOT on his mind.

 

Lettuce growers: Folks with good heads for business.

Bakery inventory: Roll call.

Party held in basement: Cellar-bration.

Beekeeping academy: Hivey League school.

Forger: One who's always ready to write a wrong.

Snacks left for the babysitter: Fridge benefits.

Unoiled hinge: Squeaker of the house.

Bad photographer: Gal who's lost her focus.

Safari: A trip to the wild zoo yonder.

Q: Why couldn't the leopard play hide and seek?

A: Because he was always spotted.

 

Stealing someone's coffee is called mugging.

Pasteurize: Too far to see.

Whoever invented "knock-knock" jokes should get a no-bell prize.

I put my grandma on speed dial. I call that Instagram.

The other day I held the door open for a clown. It was a nice jester.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery.

Energizer bunny arrested: Charged with battery.

 

9 REASONS YOU KNOW YOU BOUGHT

A BAD COMPUTER

1. Lower corner of screen has the words "Etch-a-sketch" on it.

2. Its celebrity spokesman is that "Hey Vern!" guy.

3. In order to start it you need some jumper cables and a friend's car.

4. Its slogan is "Pentium: redefining mathematics".

5. The "quick reference" manual is 120 pages long.

6. Whenever you turn it on, all the dogs in your neighborhood start howling.

7. The screen often displays the message, "Ain't it break time yet?"

8. The manual contains only one sentence: "Good Luck!"

9. You've decided that your computer is an excellent addition to your fabulous paperweight collection.