• Being a good neighbor, has nothing to do with what your neighbor is doing.

• Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified. Psalm 70:4

• Having a good conscience, is a time when peace is likely to be our companion.

• When we meditate upon the things of God, we will find little room to think about anything else.

• Hope is expecting to get, what we are confident is ours.

By Elder Robert Willis (dec)
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My Two Cents Worth

Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

The description which Jesus gives of those who are surely blessed includes a strong desire to be holy as He is holy. Righteous behavior is NO ACCIDENT! A hungry person thinks of food constantly. A thirsty person thinks of cool water constantly. It takes a strong outside influence to distract us from hunger and thirst, and then it is only for a short while.

Hungering and thirsting after righteousness is simply a strong desire to strive for that which Jesus says is a blessed condition. Exercising our faith takes work. A Christian’s faith should always serve, and should never quit, give up, or even be distracted. Remember, when we are in the condition of hungering and thirsting after the righteousness of God, Jesus says we are already blessed. But then, that is just My Two Cents Worth.

Points To Ponder

By Elder Hulan F. Bass


TWO views of Jesus. He is the FIRST LIGHT of day – Gen. 1:15. II. Isaiah 7:14 Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. III. Isaiah 53:1-3: He is the ARM OF the Lord as revealed, He shall grow up as a Tender Plant, a root out of dry ground with no form of comeliness, with no beauty, and will be despised & rejected of men, of sorrows and acquainted with grief, and we hid our faces from him. Despised and esteemed him not. IV. Jer. 10:1-5 – O House of Israel, please hear His Voice, and learn not the way of the heathen of whom I will punish all of them, and you are not to be dismayed at the signs of heaven, as are the heathen. Customs of the people are vain, as they work with their hands, cutting from a tree, and deck it with silver & gold, fastened with nails and with hammers. They are upright as a Palm Tree, Be not afraid of them for they cannot do evil. V. Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Now the NT listings are very easy to visualize in Matt.1:18-25; Luke 2:1-13; John 1:1-5; 6:34-42; 8:52-59; 2nd Cor. 5:21; Phil. 2:7 – This last listing is that He will make himself of no reputation, but that of only a “servant” in the likeness of men

Thursday, July the 3rd, 2008 under clear skies, wind from the south at four mph, with the temperature at 71 degrees.

Elder George Walker (dec)


"But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison."
(James 3:8)

James gets right down to the point as he speaks about the tongue. This is the reason that he goes into much detail in the first chapter building up to this third chapter. The church is to be different from the world, no hater, no backbiter, and no evil speaking of the brethren. With wisdom from God we are able to keep our minds upon godly things and godly ways. If we are thinking godly thoughts it takes our minds off of ungodly things as using the tongue as a world of inequity in which it is. I remember a sister in the church that could not forgive anyone that had ever crossed her in any way. She carried that with her to the grave and died a bitter person. But oh the joy that she could have had if she had took her problems to the Lord and tried to control her tongue. There is an old saying; "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time." So much of the time when we do not control the tongue it hurts us more than the ones that we are using the tongue to hurt.