Sometimes smaller churches make the mistake of thinking that they cannot do much for the cause of Christ. We assume that limited numbers and limited resources means we can only have limited results. This is not true! Allow me to share with you the opening lines of a recent letter from Doug Wheeler who has just returned from his annual trip to Nigeria . . . “Dear brethren, I want to thank you for your support and the great interest you have in Nigerian evangelism! I must say that you are one of the leading congregations in INFLUENCE for Christ and His church in Nigeria, BECAUSE of your WBS (World Bible School) program you have going on in Nigeria through Sylvester Imogoh . . . How does that make you feel? You ought to feel honored and blessed that Christ is doing such a significant work through us! As a small child I loved to throw a pebble into a pond and watch the ripples move out over the entire surface. I was fascinated that something so small could affect something so large. Who would have ever thought that the little ole Highland Lakes church of Christ would be one of the leading churches in the world to have an influence on the entire nation of Nigeria? Brethren . . . let’s keep the ripples going . . . it’s having a great impact for the Lord! — Joe
Scripture of the Week
“In the beginning You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing You will change them and they will be discarded. But You remain the same, and your years will never end.” — Psalm 102:25-27
Smile – God likes humor
Was That a Two-Minute Egg?
Recognized as one of the most brilliant and influential scientists of all time, Sir Isaac Newton is best known for his laws of gravitation. But that does not mean he was immune from the occasional senior moment. One day, his maid happened upon him staring, dumfounded, at a pot of water boiling on the stove. In the pot was his watch. In his hand was an egg.
Think About It
Quotes attributed to Lord Chesterfield (a British statesman and man of letters, 1694 – 1773)
“An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.”
“I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.”
“Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.”
“The scholar, without good breeding, is a pedant; the philosopher, a cynic; the soldier, a brute; and every man disagreeable.”