Bulletin Inserts

How carefully most men creep into nameless graves, while now and again one or two forget themselves into immortality.  

Phillips Brooks Eternity  


Dear Friend, don't forget that when we die we leave behind us all we have, and take with us all we are.  

 

Harry Ironside stated that salvation was like Noah inviting a pagan in his day to place his trust in God's Word and come into the ark. Some view salvation like Noah offering to put a peg on the outside of the ark. "If you just hang on through the storm, you'll be saved." Salvation is not dependent on our holding on to God, but on our being securely held by and in Christ.  

Charles Ryrie in So Great Salvation  

 

Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.  

Thomas Watson  

 

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.  

Seneca  

Thanks to Ted Matamis for passing on these thoughts on our Forever.

 

 

 

The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.  

George Washington  

 

 

 

If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?"  

David Livingstone  

 

I find it most intriguing to contemplate the fact that while men are considering what place to give Jesus Christ in history, He has already decided what place to give them in eternity.  

Leonard Ravenhill  

These two courtesy of Bernie Koerselman  

 

A child lives by faith, and his chief characteristic is freedom from care.  

Hannah Whitall Smith  

 

Christ doesn't want a place in our lives or prominence in our lives, but pre-eminence.  

J. Stuart Holden  

 

 

 

Gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of affliction.

Thomas Kempis

 

 

 

Bitterness: Let God reveal it; let grace remove it; let good replace it.

Adrian Rogers

(The four above courtesy of Bernard DeRemer)

 

 

 

Sound Words on Advice  

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.  

Ivern Ball  

 

No one is more confusing than the person who gives good advice while setting a bad example.  

E. C. McKenzie  

 

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.  

J.C. Macaulay  

 

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.  

David Seabury  

 

Prayer of the elderly: "Thank you, Father, for the small miracles that happen daily when the bodies we used to take for granted continue to function in the way You intended when you formed us in the womb."

 

 

 

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.  

Mark Twain  

 

A hypocrite is a fellow who is not himself on Sunday.

 

 

 

If you refuse to serve the Lord, He may one day refuse to let you.

Sparks

 

 

 

Christians are like pianos-grand, square, and upright-but of no earthly use unless they are "in tune."

 

 

 

My grandfather used to say: "A person should endeavor to live so that when his time came to die, even the undertaker will be sorry to see him go."

Sparks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four from Andrew Murray  

God is able to let you rise from bed every morning of the week with that blessed thought directly or indirectly: "I am in God's charge. My God is working out my life for me."

 

 

 

The whole of Christianity is a work of God's omnipotence.

 

 

 

The first great lesson in the spiritual life: "It is impossible for me, my God; let there be an end of the flesh and all its powers, an end of self, and let it be my glory to be helpless."

 

 

 

Christianity had its beginning in the omnipotence of God, and in every soul it must have its continuance in that omnipotence.  

 

 

 

These from Absolute Surrender, via the Cracker Barrel

 

 

 

It's tough to climb the ladder of success, especially if you're trying to keep your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel, your eye on the ball, and your ear to the ground.

 

 

 

It's easy to entertain some people: just listen.

Sparks

 

 

 

God works in, through, and for people at the same time.  

 

People all over the world smile in the same language.  

The Church Mouse  

 

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.  

 

A rejoicing Christian is one of God's best advertisements.  

The Church Mouse  

 

Before you give someone a piece of your mind, be sure you can get by with what you have left!  

 

The way to be anxious about nothing is to pray about everything.  

The Church Mouse  

 

There are many ways in which we can be an example and show Jesus. We can do it through our attitudes, through our actions, and through our affections.  

 

You can teach all you know and even what you don't know, but you can only reproduce what you are!

These two from Croft M. Pentz  

 

We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.  

A. W. Tozer, via Banner for Truth  

Faith and hope are inseparable companions.  

Harold F. Lohse, via Banner of Truth  

 

Pride loves to be worshiped and is greatly offended when it is overlooked.

Kent Crockett, Making Today Count for Eternity  

 

More Plays on Words  

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.  

The Church Mouse  

 

Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.  

 

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now!!  

 

The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.  

 

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