NEXT MEETING APRIL 24
First Christian Elizabethtown
1811 North Miles Street
Fellowship Meal at 7 P.M. (EDT)
General Meeting at 8 P.M. (EDT)
Speaker: Wally Rendell, Retired
(Jessamine Christian Church)
Thanks to White Mills Christian for hosting our March meeting. There were 90 men present from 23 congregations.
2023 MEETING SCHEDULE
May 22—Indian Hills Christian
June 26—Burkesville Christian
July 24—Rolling Fork Christian
October 23—Campbellsville Christian
November 27—New Life Christian
MEETING HOSTS FOR 2023
To assist with the planning of our meetings, please contact our Secretary, Jim Pope, at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one of the remaining months: August 28 and September 25.
“You would worry less about what people thought of you if you realized how seldom they did.” (Copied)
As we walk our individual life journeys, we pick up resentments and hurts which attach themselves to our souls like burrs clinging to a hiker’s socks. These stowaways may seem insignificant at first, but, over time, if we do not occasionally stop and shake them free, the accumulation becomes a burden to our souls. (Alan Christoffersen’s Diary)
A GOOD FATHER
When a child speaks, a good father listens. How much more does our Heavenly Father listen to our prayers?
It is never “my church” so long as it is “those people” who are keeping it going.
A member never belongs to the church unless the work of the church belongs to him.
Maybe folks shouldn’t seek a church to match their views, but one that will change them.
The church gives people what they need; the theatre gives them what they want.
The church that is not a mission-minded church will soon be a missing church.
WHO IS HE KIDDING?
When a person claims he can’t stay awake through a twenty-minute sermon but he stays home with his newspaper, television, hobbies, novels, who is he kidding?
When a man says Sunday is his only day of rest but he gets up at 4:30 to go fishing or spends the day on the golf course, who is he kidding?
When a person says the church pews are too hard but he sits on a bleacher for hours and watches football players push one another back and forth across a mud lot, who is he kidding?
When a person says he can’t afford to tithe but he lives in a comfortable home, drives a new car, and eats well, who is he kidding?
When a man says he doesn’t have time for Christ and the church but he spends evenings shopping, bowling, watching television, with hobbies., who is he kidding? He’s certainly not kidding God!
“During the absence of our minister, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon from a great minister.”
“The Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please use the back door!”
“The church will host an evening of fine dining, superb entertainment, and gracious hostility.”
“The minister will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing, Break Forth Into Joy!”
THE VALUE OF A SMILE
A smile is nature’s best antidote for discouragement. It brings rest to the weary, sunshine to those who are sad, and hope to those who are hopeless and defeated. A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought, begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will. You have to be willing to give a smile away before it can do anyone else any good. So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile, let them have one of yours anyway. Nobody needs a smile as much as the person who has none to give.
A man is on the operating table about to be operated on by his son, the surgeon. The father says, “Son, take good care of me. Remember, if anything happens to me, your mother is coming to live with you.”
The Builder is published by Men for Christ at Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville, KY.
Publisher: Judy Clay (email@example.com)
Editor: Charles Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)