Joy In Heaven

August 29, 2011

SCRIPTURE: “In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.” [Luke 15:10, NLT]

QUOTE: Our obedience pulls the ropes that ring the bells of heaven’s belfries. Max Lucado

THOUGHT: If there is rejoicing in heaven over one sinner that repents, what should we be doing here on earth?

COMMENTARY: When a soul is saved, the activity of heaven ceases for a celebration yet we can have a soul saved and half of our people can’t wait to get out of the building and get to the restaurant. Imagine, a heavenly celebration took place the moment you believed. Who do you suppose leads this celebration? I can see Jesus on the front row, standing quickly and leading the cheers. Could anyone be more excited about a conversion than the one who shed His blood for us at calvary.

EXTRA: August has been a busy month but she is about to depart and hopefully things will slow down just a tad. I want to express my deep sense of gratitude for those that helped the girls with the reception last night. It was wonderful. I don’t know if anyone counted or not but we had our largest Sunday night crowd in a long, long time and the Bailey’s want to thank each and every one of you. Honestly, words cannot express the gratitude I feel. When I gave the girls the assignment; they said, “Daddy, we can’t do this without help”. They were right, we needed our friends and they really came through: thank YOU!

Joe David hugging Mavis

Laying on of hands by congregation

Who is the tallest contest