Out of the mouths of babes (babies)

TEXT: Matt. 21 (16) Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? BR: Matt. 21 (12-17) INTRO: As this bible reading shows, children, unlike adults, often say what they see, without bias. By “babes” he meant children, not hot women. There’s a lot that comes out of THEIR mouths that we won’t talk about here. I) Out of the mouths of babes comes truth ILL: Nathaniel Infausto’s declaration to his mother “the banana []

This one thing

TEXT: Phil. 3 (13-14) 13″Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. BR: Phil 3  (7-14) INTRO:  The bible is talking about FOCUS here; turning away  our eyes from the past, whether it was good or not so good, and doing one thing; reaching, []

The Sign

TEXT: Num. 21 (9) 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. BR: Numb. 21 (5-9) INTRO: The situation here in the desert and the venomous serpents biting the people.  God commanded Moses to create an brass IMAGE of the serpents that were destroying them. The ensign of SIN ENSIGN is a sign or emblem []

Nothing is too big for my God

TEXT: 1 Sam. 17 (36) 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. BR: 1 Sam. 17 (32-36) INTRO:  Helen Vendler in her book ‘Poems, poets and poetry’ said “We read imaginative works – whether epic, fiction, drama, or poetry – in order to gain a wider sense of the real.” She continued, saying,  that as children we are hungry for knowledge, []

Spring Conference 2014

Well it’s final; Spring Conference will be held at the National Campground in Missouri the first week of April. March 31 – April 3, 2014

No Conference for Fall 2013

I know that many of you are eagerly awaiting the announcement of details pertaining to our fall Conference, so here you are: there will be no conference in the fall of 2013. The Engineer has recommended a 5-year plan for the installation of the Campground’s new sewage system. When the EPA has approved this plan, we can resume usage of the Campground; but that approval could come next week, next month or next year.  Because of this uncertainty and the hardship that last []