From The Pastor’s Desk . . .
(Most of the following questions were taken from Church Bulletin Bits #1)
SOBERING QUESTIONS FOR CHURCH MEMBERS
Suppose you had to run for church membership as a candidate runs for a political office. Would you win or lose?
Suppose your church membership was good for only one year and that your reelection depended upon the good you had done in and for the church during that time. Would you be reelected?
Suppose your name would be dropped from membership if you didn’t win at least one person to Christ a year. How long would you remain a member?
Suppose you were asked to explain just why your church should keep your name on the roll. Do you have a record of helpful service to offer in your defense?
Suppose every member in the church did as much work for the church as you are presently doing. Would more seats be needed, o rwould the doors of the church be closed?
Suppose every member of the church supported the church financially the same way you do. Would its programs continue and be able to expand, or would some efforts have to be discontinued?
Keep the Son in your eyes,
Little Word, Big Difference
God says to give thanks in everything. That doesn’t mean you need to give thanks for everything. You don’t need to give thanks for that bad day. Or for that bad relationship. Or being passed over at work. Financial hardship. Whatever it is — you are not to give thanks for the difficulties but rather in the difficulties.
That is a very important distinction, and one I think we often miss. Giving thanks in everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties and that he can use them, if you approach him with the right heart and spirit, for your good and his glory.
Time to Thank, Time to Share
Thanksgiving is a time to share.
A roasted turkey stuffed with care,
potatoes, yams and buttered rolls
are passed around in festive bowls.
But first we thank our God above
and share with others his great love.
The dish served last is always best —
a slice of pie for every guest.
November 2017 Issue Newsletter—Newsletter
“A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer.”
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.”
“Variety’s the very spice of life that gives it all its flavor.”
Articles from Communication Resources NewsletterNewsletter November 2018 edition.