Showing Interest In Others

September 14, 2014

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We should stop looking out for our own interests and instead focus on the people living and breathing around us.

~I Corinthians 10:2, The Voice


You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

~Dale Carnegie

my thoughts red

I agree with both Paul and Carnegie but I continue to struggle when it comes to giving preference to others. I am very convicted by what Paul said to the Philippians who at the time were having problems working together…Don’t let selfishness and prideful agendas take over. Embrace true humility, and lift your heads to extend love to others. Get beyond yourselves and protecting your own interests; be sincere, and secure your neighbors’ interests first. Practically every problem we face would disappear if we simply let go of our prideful hidden agendas.

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  • Today is our day to pray for SENIORS. Why don’t we focus on Roger Burcham today. Roger was 78 yesterday and he battles several health issues. Roger is the last of the 2001 Friday Men’s Prayer Group [John Tanner was the founder, Hugh Fitzgerald, Bill Cagle, Milton Chaney, Luther Roberts, Kenneth Narrell, Joe Eaton]
  • Full schedule today: Deacons at 8:00, LCBS at 9:00 and worship at 10:15 and 6:00. The am sermon is “A Merciful Savior Who Hears A Sinners Prayer” and tonight, “A Courageous Savior”.
  • Joe David will preach next Sunday morning and then on the 28th, I am praying about offering communion on Sunday Morning.
  • Our next Holiday is COLUMBUS DAY October 13. {Something to look forward to}
  • Today is Chloe Bug’s Birthday, she is two and terrible.

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my two cents worth.

I’m not much of a sports fan these days and will probably be less as the season wears on but I am going to go out of the limb and say that no SEC team will go undefeated in 2014. I don’t see anyone running the table. Too many good teams. I think Auburn has the best shot but the SEC West is going to be brutal. Anyone who can run the West deserves to be the top cede in the playoffs.

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 Christianity is now the target of persecution

Bobby Stork

This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee, by school principal, Jody McLeod. “It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country.”

 Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it “an alternate life style, “and, if someone is offended, that’s OK. I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, “safe sex.”  If someone is offended, that’s OK. I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a “viable” means of birth control.” If someone is offended, no problem. I can designate a school day as “Earth Day” and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess, “Mother Earth”, and call t “ecology.”  I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as “simple minded” and “ignorant” and call it enlightenment.” However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated. This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical. Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments. Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree.  For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical. I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression. For this reason, I shall “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s,” and refrain from praying at this time. “However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM, in the name of JESUS, to bless this event, please feel free to do so.  As far as I know, that’s not against the law–yet.”One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray. They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer’s Box!

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