Harmony

April 17, 2016


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Scripture

To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit.

~I Peter 3:8, NASB

Quote

Tie two Tom cats by the tails and hang them over the clothes line and you have unity but no harmony.

~Calvin C. Inman

At first, I assumed that Peter was giving us a list of things every congregation needs: harmony, sympathy, brotherly love, compassion and an humble spirit. As I looked deeper, what every church needs is harmony and the way to get there is by being sympathetic, loving, compassionate [tenderhearted] and humble [understanding].

Harmony is a pleasing combination or arrangement of different things. Sounds like a strange definition but it is true. Harmony is not everyone singing the same note with the same voice; it is singing different notes with different voices that together produce a pleasing sound. We are not all to sing the same note but we are to be on the same song and page.

The unique thing about I Peter 3:8 is, we cannot get in harmony without being sympathetic, compassionate and understanding of others.

bible notes

Seven Things Man Cannot Do

{Job 9}

  1. Man cannot argue with God: Our infinite lack of knowledge or ignorance would make it impossible. [Job 9:2]
  2. Man cannot stand up to God: We lack the power. Can we stand up to an F-5 tornado or a hurricane? God is infinitely stronger than a storm. [Job 9:4]
  3. Man cannot understand God: Again the finite can not comprehend the infinite. [Job 9:10]
  4. Man cannot see God. God is Spirit and no man has ever seen Him other than in Christ. [Job 9:11]
  5. Man cannot stop God. [Job 9:12]
  6. Man cannot force God to do something He doesn’t want to do. [Job 9:19]
  7. Man cannot sue God; take Him to court. [Job 9:19]

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  • Today’s schedule: Deacon’s meeting @ 8:15, LCBS @ 9:15, Celebrate Jesus in worship @ 10:15 and 6:15. AWANA and Visitation¬†@ 5:30.
  • Mission offering goes to Youth for Summer Camp and Mission Trip.
  • We have a communion coming up Sunday morning May 22 and a 5th Sunday Debt retirement offering on May 29.
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Coming to DBC August 21, Dr. Junior Hill

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