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Sometime back I was given a business card which had a picture of a hearse on one side. The caption read, “You may tie your shoestrings in the morning, but the undertaker may untie them before night.” I know. You don’t have to say it. You don’t like to think about death. Especially the prospect
Phillips Brooks, the famous nineteenth century preacher, once received a letter comprised of but one word, “Fool!” The following Sunday morning Brooks carried the letter into the pulpit, held it up for all to seem and announced, “I have received many letters from people who wrote the letter but forgot to sign their name. However,
It seems some people can see nothing but life’s dark side; they look at life through mud covered glasses. One pessimist whined, “I feel good today, but I always feel my worst when I feel my best, for I get to thinking how bad I’m going to feel, when I really get to feeling bad
We believe there is more to man than meets the eye, more than flesh and blood. Unlike the animals, wholly flesh, which at death cease to be, man lives on beyond the grave. Man was created in the image of God; the animals were not. (Genesis 1:26,27.) God is inherently spirit – a spirit being.
Words you will never hear from the devil: “I want you to shame yourself, disgrace your family, alienate your friends, besmirch the church, and weaken the very fiber of society; to live a wasted, pathetic existence void of any real meaning or purpose; to behave so as to ruin your life, hasten your death, and
When did instruments of music first make their appearance in public, post-New Testament worship? Of course the term “post-New Testament” is used because of the obvious absence of mechanical instruments in Christian worship as chronicled by the New Testament Scriptures. Some scholars believe that instruments were introduced into worship in 510 A.D. Others contend that
Those folks behind the church house doors, Are as strange as they can be; They sing of how they send the light, But they never notice me. They reminisce of yesteryear, When converts they did see; They scratch their heads and wonder why, But they never notice me. The latest charts and graphs and polls,
Of the early Jerusalem Christians it was reported, “They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42.) Paul encouraged the saints at Corinth by writing, “Be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain
Ours is an age obsessed with safety. Many products are required by law to carry warning labels. Cigarette packages warn of possible cancer, heart disease, or other health risks connected to smoking. Household cleaners, pesticides, and other potentially dangerous chemicals warn users of the dangers involved in their use or abuse. Even something seemingly harmless, the
The real tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that so many of us wait so long to begin living it. We ponder and plan, we wish and we wait – yet we never seem to get around to the serious business of life and living. And what a needless