Sound Words (Page 2)

Sound Words (Page 2)

SOUND WORDS, OCT 9, 2022

SILENCE We live in a world surrounded by noise. We listen to music while in the car, while making dinner, or even on a hike. We turn the tv on just to have it in the background and, on that tv are loud people with loud personalities competing with louder personalities to determine who can be the loudest personality. Every time there is a lull in a conversation, we call it an “awkward silence.” Why are we afraid to be…

SOUND WORDS, OCT 2, 2022

LET ME THANK YOU We are remarkably blessed by our Eternal Father. He gives us our everyday needs, whether through gifts or through the capacity to work for them. He also gives us uncountable things we do not need, but things that give us joy, comfort, and knowledge. As David sang: “Let the LORD be magnified Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants” (Psalm 35:27). He gives us the strength and capacity to learn and grow from the…

SOUND WORDS, SEP 25, 2022

GOD’S RAMBO Bosnia 1992, Yugoslavia collapsed. Large cities were abandoned. Rubble littered the streets and sidewalks. In the distance there can be heard the cries of 100,000 Bosnian, Muslim, and Croatian civilians being murdered in cold blood; among other unspeakable war crimes. 2 million displaced Bosnian civilians need supplies. The United Nations sent trucks full of supplies, but the trucks were either targeted by pirates or the Serbian forces that were more than happy to see the Bosnians starve to…

SOUND WORDS, SEP 18, 2022

IT ALL BELONGS TO GOD Paul admonished Timothy that “Godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”  (1 Timothy 6:6,7) Job said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”  These two men of God understood the value of what things of this earth are…

SOUND WORDS, SEP 11, 2022

A LIVING DOCUMENT? I have said many times in sermons, classes, and bulletin articles that many trends and philosophies in the world are mirrored in the religious realm. Let me just make mention of one such philosophy in our country and see how the same philosophy is present among religious folks, even among us. There are two schools of thought about the Constitution of the United States. One school of thought thinks that the Constitution stands firm, needing no new…

SOUND WORDS, SEP 4, 2022

CONTENDING EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord…

SOUND WORDS, AUG 28, 2022

WALK IN WISDOM A life lived in Christ is self-evident. With Christ as the standard our behavior is disciplined and holy. Not only is godly character exhibited at home, but it is also displayed in all our public interactions. Godly wisdom makes us better employers and better employees. It makes for better neighbors and friends. More importantly, walking this wise course in life redeems the time we spend here for eternity. All our life decisions are based on our accountability…

SOUND WORDS, JUL 31, 2022

THE LUMBERJACK In a lumber camp not so far away, there was once a young lumberjack. One night he was talking with one of the older lumberjacks in the camp. He said, “I bet that I can chop down more trees than you can tomorrow.” The old timer agreed to the bet and early the next morning the young lumberjack started chopping trees down left and right. 8 hours in, he looked over his shoulder and saw the old man…
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