Will This be Your "September to Remember?"
The Memory of the Righteous is Blessed
There are defining moments in all of our lives!
Think for a moment about Eve . . . one of her defining moments was when she was deceived by Satan and ate from the fruit that God had forbidden.
Hannah had a defining moment when she was praying for a son; Eli intervened and Hannah dedicated her son to God for the rest of his life!
Esther had a defining moment when she took it upon herself to intercede for her Nation at great peril to her own life. Shesaved her Nation from annihilation!
Debra had a defining moment when she went into battle with Barak.
Mary had a defining moment when the angel appeared to her and told her that she was going to conceive the Son of God!
Martha had a defining moment when she declared that Jesus was the Christ the Son of God and that she
there would be a resurrection!
Can you name one of your defining moments? I will share one of mine . . .
I was sitting on the House Floor in the Tennessee House of Representatives two years ago. We had just voted on raising the gas tax in Tennessee when our coffers were already overflowing with excess taxpayer dollars. I had watched the administration and the bureaucracy for months "pulling the wool" over Tennesseans' eyes and making them believe that if we did not raise the gas tax, they would not have road improvements for the next 50 years! I had watched the same scare tactic scenario play out on Amendment 2 two years before. It is amazing what the machine can make us believe and how fear is used to control people.
I was ashamed. I didn't vote for the tax but that didn't stop the political machine from stealing more of the working man's dollar. You see, inside the bubble of the bureaucracy, money is never a problem because taxpayers are seen as a never ending stream of money. For the government, taxpayers are the proverbial "tree" that money grows on!
I knew on that day that I would no longer be happy as part of the government bureaucracy. I could sit there as a Representative for many more years and vote against expanded liquor sales, more money for schools, more money for the Department of Human Services, etc. However, the fact is that those votes would not change one thing that matters for eternity!
The only changes that make the world a better place or that make people fit for Heaven has to be made in the hearts of the men, women and children of any state. Change won't come from the government. Change can only come from the people.
That day, I decided that I wanted to go back to spending the majority of my time on earth teaching the Bible, strengthening homes and families and helping to build the Lord's church worldwide.
And this month . . .
, I am challenging you to have a defining moment! I hope you will decide this month to do something more to grow spiritually and to build and strengthen the Body of Christ either here at home or abroad.
Make this your own September to remember!
Decide today to grow spiritually!
(Bible Institute for Girls) that we proposed last month was very well received! We will be making plans for it next summer! Watch future Newsletters for dates, times and location!
In just these few short months, we have
people receiving this
today! Let's invite others and make it 1,000 this week!
We are joining hands as sisters in Christ and glorifying our God while building and strengthening His body!
Also, if you need a recommendation for a
Ladies' Day Speaker
or a knowledgable Christian woman for a
, please let us know!
We are again going to highlight several resources for "sowing the seed of the Kingdom,
. . ."
Pick one or two and you can begin your
SEPTEMBER to REMEMBER!
We have often talked about
WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL
which is a great way to begin sowing the seed! Some congregations have been doing this for a long time and thankfully, many others are just now picking up the torch. Southgate in Columbia, TN and Anderson Bend church of Christ in Duck River are adding their strength to the numbers!
Christianity is a "taught" religion. How can they know unless they hear the Gospel? (Romans 10:14) This is a great mission project for a congregation to work on together or for a family to share the Gospel together as a team. WBS would be glad to can have someone come to your congregation and get you started!
Also, if you would be willing as your personal mission to teach the Gospel using the internet or "snail mail" please contact:
There is no Retirement
from spreading the Gospel!