January 13,2013 Bulletin
New Requests: Joe Hewlett, Audrey Hronek Family
Continued Requests: Jerry Love, Deanna Duff, Emily Melton
Cancer Patients: Edith Westfall, Jim Hamilton, Verde Weese, Kathy Sowers, Teresa
Aarowsmith, Carol Davis, Ashley Carrington, Steve Henderson
Elderly and Shut Ins and their Families: Jason Cox, Maxine Soards, Helen Dixon,
Sammy & Gardena Ginn, Flora Wells, Westy Adams, Maggie Sparks, Jim Hasler,
Our Web Prayer Requests, Our Troops, Unspoken Needs, Missionaries, the
“Lost”, the Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually Troubled
Anniversary January 16 Dean/Melissa Ginn
Bible Study—Tonight—6:30—Matthew 14
Aills Christian Church Services
Dismissal Prayer to classes
Sermon—The Biggest Lies
Closing Remarks and Prayer
Don’t brag about your successes, don’t put on false airs,
Jesus was a truly humble Man when He lost his life to a nightmare.
God loved the world so much, He gave His only begotten Son,
That when we truly believe Great battles are won!
If we will listen to this message, and believe with all our heart,
We, too, will win great battles, and our fears will all depart.
Kneel in humble submission, invite Jesus to come in,
Confess all your sins to Him snd you can’t help but win.
Praise His name with honor, He is the Prince of Peace,
He takes our every problem, and our joy will always increase.
Open your heart to the Savior, Who gave His life for you,
He is the bright and morning star, humble, loving, and true.
He will bless all who listen, all who humble themselves and pray,
Jesus is the only answer, and He walks with us every day.
~ Eva May Young ~
A Humble Spirit
In his own eyes, Mike was the most popular guy around. “A lot of women are gonna be totally miserable when I marry,” he boasted to his date.
“Really?” she said. “And just how many women are you intending to marry?” (Maybe you knew that guy.)
But I like the story of a young woman who wanted to go to college. Her heart sank, however, when she read the question on the admission form that asked, “Are you a leader?” Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, “No,” and returned the application, expecting the worst.
To her surprise, she received this letter from the college: “Dear applicant: A study of the admission forms reveals that this year our school will enroll 1,452 new leaders. We would like to accept you because we feel it is imperative that they have at least one follower.”
Sometimes a little bit of humble pie goes well with a rich meal.
Actually, what passes for conceit in many people is often just a plea for attention. A poor sense of self may cause one to want to be the prominent star in every constellation. Humility, on the other hand, does not require that one shine less brightly than others, simply that all be given opportunity to shine.
That great 19th Century African American educator Booker T. Washington exemplified the power of a simple and modest spirit. A story is told of a day when Washington, then a professor at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, happened to pass the mansion of a wealthy woman as he walked to work.
The woman did not recognize him and called out, “Hey you! Come here! I need some wood chopped!” She was a product of her southern post-Civil War culture and simply perceived him as a black man who was there to do her bidding.
Without a word, Dr. Washington peeled off his jacket, picked up the ax and went to work. He not only cut a large pile of wood, he also carried the firewood into the house and arranged it neatly by the fireplace.
He had scarcely left when a servant said to the woman, “I guess you didn’t recognize him, ma’am, but that was Professor Washington!”
Embarrassed and ashamed, the woman hurried over to Tuskegee Institute to apologize. The great educator respectfully replied: “There’s no need to apologize, madam. I’m delighted to do favors for my friends.”
The professor may have taught one of his greatest lessons that day. It was a lesson about astronomy: he taught that every star can shine without one out-shining all the others. It was a lesson about peace: he taught how self-interest must often be set aside for the good of the whole. And it was a lesson about spirituality: he taught about the power of a meek and humble spirit in a world where aggression is too-often confused with strength.
It is a lesson we are still learning.
~ Steve Goodier ~
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