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Your Invisible Attributes

Your Invisible Attributes

(Steve Melton, May 6, 2022)

Though my eyes cannot see You,

And Your form I cannot perceive,

I look at Your intelligent design;

This causes me to believe.

 

Though my ear cannot hear You,

And Your voice cannot be heard;

I hear You very clearly,

As You speak to me through Your word.

 

I cannot touch Your face,

Or hold each other hand to hand,

But, I feel You in my soul;

Something only Your children understand.

 

You do not hold us in Your arms

As a parent with their children in fear;

In trouble You do comfort us;

We know that You are near.

 

One day we will gaze upon Your face

With a glory more than bright.

We’ll then see Your invisible attributes.

As our faith is turned into sight.

How Do You Explain?

By Phillip Mullins

            The Bible is hard to explain without God.

            How do you explain the unity of the Bible? The books of the Bible were written over a period of about two thousand years by about forty men. These men lived in different countries and worked in different occupations. Yet, how do you explain the unity of the Bible’s theme and message?

            How do you explain the objectivity of the Bible? The Bible presents its heroes realistically. Their negative points are listed as well as their positive ones. How do you explain such frankness?

            How do you explain the brevity of the Bible? The account of the creation of the universe is contained in only one chapter. The birth of Jesus and the crucifixion is spoken of in a few sentences. How do you explain the incredible restraint of the writers of the Bible?

            How do you explain the matter-of-fact manner in which miraculous events are recorded? The flood of the world, the crossing of the Red Sea, the healing of the blind, and the raising of the dead are recorded in a style no different from the story of a Bible character walking from one town to another. How do you explain the absence of dramatic descriptions of supernatural events?

            How do you explain the relevancy of the Bible? It addresses the problems, fears, and needs that people have today, though it was written hundreds of years ago. How do you explain the continuing value of its counsel? How do you explain the historical accuracy of the Bible? The Scriptures contain a huge amount of historical data. This information harmonizes with other ancient documents and archaeological discoveries. How could so many different people writing in so many different situations get all the people, places, and dates correct?

            How do you explain all of these things? It is impossible if you believe that the Bible is merely a product of human beings. However, it is possible and even simple to explain if one understands that God was behind the writing of the Bible. That is exactly what the Bible claims for itself: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God...” (2Tim. 3:16). “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation..., but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2Peter 1:20-21). Without God, the Bible defies explanation. (via The Manslick Road SPEAKER, June, 1995, p. 1).

“Stay Faithful! That Is What It Is All About!”

            (Editor’s note:  The following statements are the final exhortations of Russell Parsons spoken to Alan Piner and David Skinner on December 17, 2001. He passed away one week later at the age of 90. –prb)

            “Stay faithful! That is what it is all about!

            One day all of the faithful can join the redeemed! Don’t let the things of the world draw you away from serving the Lord. It’s just not worth it.

            One soul is precious! One is worth the whole world. I dream of being in heaven with Moses, Abraham, the apostle Paul and all the apostles. I dream of being there with all the heavenly hosts.

            Life is not worth much if we don’t have heaven to look forward to.

            Learn the truth and pass it on! Hold on – don’t run away from the truth! I was baptized when I was 14 years old and I have never, ever wavered. Not one moment did I ever stray away! It’s about commitment!

            (In reference to recent events in the world) Many ups and downs come and go. I wonder why so many fall away, why so many go away from the church and the truth? That is the real tragedy of life! Nothing is worse than leaving the Lord. Why can’t people realize that life is a vapor?

            I once lived six miles from the church building; it was worth the walk! It is always worth the effort to serve the Lord!

            “For God so lived the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Hear and obey the truth.”

A Moments Wisdom

--He who would be a mover of the world must not be moved by the world.

--Achievements ordinarily follow in due course when a person, after planning his work, works his plan.

--The soul that has no established aim loses itself.

--More men fail through lack of purpose than through lack of talent.

--Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.

Test Your Bible Knowledge of the Apostles’ Occupations

1. Paul was a __________.      2. Peter, Andrew, James, and John were __________.         

3. Matthew was a __________.   4. Simon was a __________.   5. Judas was a __________.  

6. Thomas, Nathaniel, and Philip were doing this after the resurrection (John 21:1-3) __________.

7. All of the apostles did this shortly after the ascension of Jesus __________.

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