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Some of my Thoughts and messages

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What a wonderful service we had this Sunday Night! (Aug. 13)
Several were out of town and we missed them but still we
had a wonderful move of the Spirit! Bro. Berk Asbury sang
a couple songs.

I preached a message I called: Precious

taking my text from I Peter 2:6-8

Liberty Bell

1 Peter 2:6-8
[6] Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

[7] Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

[8] And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

Diamonds 7

Notice -- in verse 7 -- two categories of people

1. you ... which believe
2. them which be disobedient

It is taken for granted that the readers of this
scripture understand -- that -- a believer is
obedient! Obedient to the gospel, to the Truth.

-------- a non-believer is considered DISOBEDIENT!

The next verse - speaking of the disobedient
says: which stumble at the word, being

SO --- to the unbeliever, the disobedient -- Jesus
and his WORD become a problem---- something to
become offended over, something to explain away
-- something to get around!

JESUS and his Word are VERY Precious!

In the natural -- if something is dear and
Precious -- we guard it, we put it up for safe
keeping. "Don't touch it!"

People have glass doors on cabinets -- where
special dishes are kept--- "We never use them,
only on special occasions if at all!"

I've been to car shows here in The Villages-- old
ones done up fancy -- they would put up a
sign: "Look but don't touch". It was special --
you were to treat it with respect.

To the Believer -- Jesus and His Word should
never be abused, changed, or treated lightly
BUT with great respect!

When Jesus went back to his home town -- He
got up in the synagogue and taught. WOW!
They were amazed at his ability BUT were
offended because they viewed him as just one
of them -- HE grew up there, they knew his
family -- He was too common to them for them
to have the respect they needed to have.

Therefore - Jesus could not do many mighty
works there. Why? Because of their unbelief!

It was NOT because there were no people that
needed healing. NO! -- They just couldn't
have the proper perspective of him, the proper
reverence of him to get what they needed!


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The Moon


Just recently I preached a message about the moon.
In some ways the moon can be typified as a Believer.

Did you know that the same side of the moon faces the earth
at all times? This is caused by the gravitational pull between
the moon and the earth. Because the same face of the
moon always faces the earth, the moon has to rotate. It
rotates about once a month. Do an experiment with two
objects and see if it's not true. Therefore the whole moon
gets light during a month!

We are to be faithful --- like the moon --- always showing the
same face to this world -- and that is the light of Jesus.

Psalm 89:37
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in
heaven. Selah.

The moon has no power or light of it's own --- but all it's light
and glory come from the Sun!

It simply reflects the light of the Sun! --- That's what we
must do --- Reflect the Son!

Let Jesus be seen! Be a faithful witness!

There is about only one time that the sunlight does not reach
the moon -- and that is during a lunar eclipse. This happens
when the earth passes between the Sun and the Moon!
We should NEVER let the world come between us and
Jesus! -- if that happens we cease to reflect Jesus!

Well there was much more, but that's all for now,


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