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You Will Not Regret What You Did For Others

by Victor Eskew

As we look back on life,

We may regret things that we have said.

We may regret things the way we behaved.

We may regret not making an investment.

We may regret not getting more education.

We may regret not taking a job.

We may regret not taking care of our health.

But, we will not regret the things that we did for others.

At the time, it might have been a sacrifice.

At the time, you felt like there were other important things to do.

At the time, there may have been little, if any, appreciation.

At the time, you put other things on hold.

At the time, you put in a lot of time and effort.

At the time, you faced some type of criticism.

Looking back, however, there are no regrets.

You helped another person.

You got someone through a hard time.

You learned some important lessons.

You strengthened our character.

You became more like Jesus.

You kept a soul saved.

You did not compromise.

You did not give up.

You set an example for others.

Doing for others is not always easy. Sometimes self must be put on the back burner. In time, however, we learn that the decision to help another human being was right. We do not regret what we have done for others.

God-Fearing Family

by Louis Rushmore

A reader posed the question, asking “how to build a God-fearing and happy family.” A God-fearing family begins with indoctrination—a sort of spiritual inoculation—with God’s Word. Deuteronomy 6:5-9 is an excellent method of instilling God’s Word in one’s family. Of course, Deuteronomy 6 pertains to Judaism, whereas we who live today live under Christianity. Nevertheless, the same procedure for implanting the Word of God into one’s family members will be effective and useful now, too.
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)

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Upcoming Events for January 13, 2019

Today

Fellowship meal after morning worship service.  Service at Parkview at 1:30pm.

 

January 20

Ladies’ service project after evening service.

 

February 3

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

 

February 10

Fellowship meal after morning worship service.  Service at Parkview at 1:30pm.

I Take That Back!

By Mel Futrell

In this new year of 2019 it might be good to recall what we needed to “take back” last year because of unguarded speech. There is an adage that says, “The spoken word is like the last opportunity, it doesn’t come back.” And what a true statement that is. Brethren, how many times in our lives have we made some remark and almost immediately regretted the utterance? In all likelihood it is a fault we have succumbed to numerous times through the years. But words once spoken cannot be recalled. So we honestly try to lessen the impact by saying: “I didn’t mean it,” “That’s not what I intended to say,” “I take it back.” Sometimes this helps, but usually the damage has been done.

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Upcoming Events for January 6, 2019

January 6

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.

 

January 13

Fellowship meal after morning worship service.  Service at Parkview at 1:30pm.

 

January 20

Ladies’ service project after evening service.

 

February 3

Ladies’ service project after evening singing service.