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)

Things Of Success For The Christian

There are those of the world who think the Christian is foolish for serving Christ.  They think those of us who teach, preach, and write about the blessings of Christians, and the unsearchable riches of Christ (Eph.3:8), to be exaggerating.  These generally have never read the Bible through, they have not seen first hand the life that Christians live, nor obeyed any of the Lord’s commands, either primary or life commands (Rom.8:1-2). Continue reading “Things Of Success For The Christian”

Fiery Darts

THERE WERE THREE types of arrows used by the military of New Testament times. First, there were plain arrows that were similar to the arrows that one would shoot from a bow today. Next, there were arrows that were dipped into tar, set on fire, and then shot through the air. Continue reading “Fiery Darts”