The Universal Need

February 8, 2014


February 23

Michael Mason

Michael Mason


Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.

~Colossians 1:22, NLT


The only thing in this world which is for every man in Jesus Christ.

~William [not Charles] Barclay


Not every man can be a thinker like Plato or Aristotle, nor a brilliant scientist like Einstein, nor a creative inventor like Edison, nor a missionary/scholar/bible translator like Moffatt. Every man cannot lay brick or build a house. Every man cannot be a great athlete like Jim Thorpe or David Wood. Things that may be simple for you may be very difficult for the color blind or the dyslexic.  No matter how hard we try or how much effort we apply; not every one can sing. Some people who love music and want to sing are tone-deaf; they have no sense of pitch and their tone quality is a kin to that of a Red Bone hound. Even if we hit a note occasionally, the sound is not edifying to those who are near us. This is not a hint for you to stop singing. If you don’t sing, it indicates a serious spiritual problem but we have to be realistic: a beautiful voice is a gift from God that not everyone possesses. Everyone cannot be a writer, a doctor, a preacher or a speaker. But the ONE thing or person that everyone needs and can possess is Jesus, God’s incredible gift.

There are gifts we will never have, awards we will never win, heights we will never scale but the gospel of Jesus Christ is for every man.  It is Amazing Grace, Christ died for all. Our part is to repent of sin and turn to Christ for forgiveness. The gospel truth has transforming power which results in His bringing us into the presence of His Father and presenting us holy, blameless and without a single fault. Wow, it’s enough to make an Episcopalian shout.


  • I went to the see the boys play last night at Hanceville. I was afraid it would be my last opt and that turned out to be the case. Our kids did well, they played hard and fought back when the chips were down. I know they felt bad about the loss but I was proud of them and proud to be from Danville.
  • They are predicting a little bit of snow for today which means we probably will not have any. Ty would be disappointed if it snowed on a weekend. All my grandkids would be disappointed if it snowed on a weekend. Chloe bug is better, PTL.
  • Slight change in the Sunday Schedule: The prayer breakfast is for all men, not just deacons and we will meet in the parlor. We are going to try this once a month beginning tomorrow. Everything else is normal.

Throw-back 2011

Season Still Open in L.A.

Season Still Open in L.A.


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