Posts made in August, 2014

What’s Your Excuse? 1

What’s Your Excuse?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Today's Teaching

Text: ‘Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you’ – Acts 24:25 Thought: Opportunities to do things come across our path every day. It’s all too easy to miss them, either deliberately or unintentionally. Sometimes we will never get that same opportunity again. Zig Ziglar, the well-respected motivational sales speaker, often recited a poem to would-be customers hesitating over spending their money, despite wanting the product. “The Bride, white of hair, is stooped over her cane, her footsteps uncertainly guiding. While down the opposite aisle, with a wan, toothless smile, The bridegroom, in wheelchair, come riding. Now who is this elderly couple thus wed? Well you’ll find when you’ve closely explored it, That here is that rare, most conservative pair, Who waited till they could afford it!” While Zig used this example as a way to overcome sales objections regarding the cost, it will strike a chord with many people about life in general. Sometimes we wait far too long to do things we really need to do now! The proverb says, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Unless we act on them, they become meaningless The Bible records when the Apostle Paul was under house arrest.¹ Felix, the...

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Home Sweet Home 1

Home Sweet Home

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Today's Teaching

Text: ‘I go to prepare a place for you’ – John 14:2 Thought: Time has flown since the last Today’s Teaching due to moving house. What mixed emotions and feelings we have experienced during the last five weeks. There was delight in finally finishing with solicitors and having the removal company complete the planned two day move in just one day, thus avoiding the heavy rain. Also in discovering plants hidden beneath the over-growth and seeing our pictures up on the walls again. The experience of discouragement as the job list began to grow. We soon realised that more needed to be done than was first envisaged, but what to prioritise as we want everything done at once? So we had to discipline ourselves with a real determination to work slowly through the list, making the most of the lovely weather to sort out the garden, enjoying some barbeques and alfresco breakfasts, leaving the indoor work to the more cloudy and rainy days. Finally there is the desire not only to make our home a place to enjoy and invite people to, but to build bridges within our new community so we can share God’s blessing in our lives as well as our faith. An Open Home Day like...

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