A great sermon from Dr. Vance Havner. I think this describes perfectly how we are becoming more like the world instead of more like Jesus. May it be a blessing to you.
Getting Used to the Dark by Vance Havner
Monday, January 16, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Daddy had a little boy,
His soul was white as snow.
He never went to Sunday School
Cause Daddy wouldn't go.
He never heard the Word of God.
That thrills the childish mind,
While other children went to class,
This child was left behind.
As he grew from babe to youth,
Dad saw to his dismay,
A soul that once was snowy white,
Became a dingy grey.
Realizing that his son was lost,
Dad tried to win him back.
But now the soul that once was white,
Had turned an ugly black.
Dad even started back to church,
and Bible study too;
He begged the preacher,
"Isn't there a thing you can do?"
The preacher tried, failed, and said
"We're just too far behind;
I tried to tell you years ago,
But you would pay me no mind."
And so another soul was lost,
That once was white as snow;
Sunday School would have helped,
But Daddy wouldn't go.
Posted by Les Puryear at 1/09/2012 09:00:00 AM
Friday, January 6, 2012
to a place where he had to cross some very high mountains that were
rugged and threatening. Knowing how risky his task would be, he
searched for a qualified guide.
One man offered his services for a considerable sum of money. "Have
you ever traveled through those mountains?" asked the cartographer.
"No," the man said, "but I’ve been part of the way and have been told
how to proceed from there." The cautious explorer said, "I’m sorry,
but I will not risk it."
Another person volunteered, and he too was asked, "Have you ever
been over those mountains?" "No, but I’ve been to the top and looked
down on the way that leads where you want to go." The explorer considered
his offer. Then he said, "No, I’m afraid to trust myself to your leading.
I want to travel with someone who has been there already."
Finally a man was brought to his camp who said he knew the way.
"Sir," he explained, "the place you are going is my home — and I
am returning there in three days. I will lead you through the mountain
pass and show you my home." The traveler knew immediately that he
had found his guide.
Posted by Les Puryear at 1/06/2012 09:00:00 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
How do we know if we are struggling with contentment? Alistair Begg gives this list,
1.Thoughts of money consume my day
2.Other peoples success makes me jealous
3.I define success in terms of what I have rather than what I am in Christ
4.My family is neglected in my pursuit of money and things.
5.I close my eyes to the genuine needs of others.
6.I am living in the paralyzing fear of losing what I have.
7.I am prepared to borrow myself into bondage.
8.God gets my leftovers, rather than my firstfruits.
(Madefor His Pleasure p. 146)