Forgive Me For Keeping Your Bible

The train blew its whistle and wove its way along the winding rails to the home town of a brother in Hungary. A communist custom agent came through checking all baggage. The sack of Bibles sat at our brother’s feet. By his side lay his own personal Bible with notes and sermon outlines. The custom agent looked at the sack first. He opened it and thumbed through the pages of the Bibles and began to sail them out the window of the speeding train. Continue reading “Forgive Me For Keeping Your Bible”

The Lord’s Prayer, by Gary Colley

Jesus, the Lord of glory, prayed often to His Father in Heaven.  We do not have all of His prayers or actions recorded in the New Testament (John 21:25).  We do know that He prayed all night the night He was to choose the apostles and the next day, from all of His disciples He chose twelve (Luke 6:12).  He prayed in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46).  One time His disciples heard Him pray, and wanted Him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1).  Continue reading “The Lord’s Prayer, by Gary Colley”

Sermons We Can See

I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day.
I’d rather one would walk with me than merely show the way.
The eye’s the better pupil, more willing than the ear.

Fine counsel is confusing but example is always clear.
The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creed.
For to see the good in action is what everybody needs.
If you let me watch you do it I can see just how it’s done.

I can see your hands in action but your tongue too fast may run.
And the sermons you deliver may be very wise and true
But I’d rather get my lesson from observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give.

But there is no misunderstanding how you act and how you live
(read Mt. 5:14-16).

(Smithvillechurch.org)