Book of Daniel
Sunday School Administration
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We plan to begin this ministry next Thursday at 7:15 p.m., at the parsonage.
We're excited about what the Lord is doing in FRMBC. We anticipate what the Lord will do as we minister to people as they seek to be what He wants them to be and to do what He wants them to do, for His glory and their good.
Staying safe in the world today
You will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at church!
Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less.
For Safety's Sake - Attend church and read youR Bible...It could save your life!
Ten days from today there will be a crew of people heading out on a week-long excursion to Bethel Youth Camp, in Hawks, Michigan. Final preparations are being made for this fantastic week of spiritual growth and exciting fellowship. We need coolers to get the food up there, so if we can borrow yours, bring it to church this Sunday. The ladies have been busy purchasing food for camp and we'll need plenty of coolers and boxes to fit it all in.
We're getting in some of the forms from the churches. It looks like we might be a little low in number this year, but we'll give all who come a first class youth camp!
America’s government is a republic , a representative rule by law. America’s government is also based upon public opinion.
The only hope for America is to change public opinion. And the only thing that can change public opinion is the Word of God. We have got to get the Bible out.
Christians are not going to out-argue those who are against Christianity. They are blind, selfish, and full of greed. Instead, we are to persuade these people. We are to be taking them one at a time and winning souls to Jesus Christ.
It is not political influence that we need. It is the power of God that we need.
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrive safely
Because we sail to close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst for the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And our efforts to build a new earth.
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
A horse can’t pull while kicking.
This fact we merely mention.
And he can’t kick while pulling,
Which is our chief contention.
Let’s imitate the good old horse
And lead a life that’s fitting;
Just pull an honest load, and then
There’ll be no time for kicking.
Meekness is not weakness. The word "meek" means "yielded." It literally has the idea of strength under control. When an animal, especially a horse, has been domesticated, it has been trained so a rider can sit upon its back or so it can pull a plow. The term "meeked" is used to describe what has happened to that horse. It had been broken. Now it yields to the rider or a yoke.
Meekness is strength under control. It’s what we exercise when a cruel, callous, cantankerous, old neighbor mistreats us, or when a short-tempered store clerk is rude toward us. We do this by submitting our circumstances to the Lord for Him to deal with. We do this because we can be confident that He will deal with those circumstances for our good and His glory (1Peter 5:7).
Here is the attitude of meekness in our Lord, as described in Philippians 2:5-8:
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
By the way, it is not an honor to you if somebody gossips to you. They want to use your ears for garbage cans. Like a lady said, “You know, my pastor said, ‘Don’t say anything unless it’s good’, and boy, is this good.” They rejoice to spread news that is not theirs to spread.
Gossips seem to be glad about injustice. They seem to delight in saying bad things about other people. You tell them something bad and they say “Aw, that’s too bad. That’s too bad. Is there anything else?”
A wise man has said, “Before you listen to anything about someone else, before you say anything, you make it pass through these three gates: 1) Is it true?, 2) Is it kind?, 3) Is it necessary?”
John 13:34-35 says, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
A big head and a big heart can never be in the same person. Pride and love are in opposition one to another.
Do you know why there are quarrels in churches and squabbles between husbands and wives? Proverbs says, "Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom."
There has never been a squabble, fuss, or division that was not caused by pride. There are never problems too big to solve. There are just people too small to solve them. We could solve the problems if we’d attack the problems rather than people.
Jonathan Edwards, said, “Nothing that puts a man so much out of the devil’s reach as genuine humility.” And it is love that enables us to be humble.