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THOUGHT AND SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK

Don’t misapply a Bible verse so that it supports what you want to do.  

II Peter 1:20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”

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BIBLE TRIVIA:  FIND THE SCRIPTURE

1. Jesus wept.

2. Rejoice evermore.

3. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

4. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

5. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

6. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

The boss complained to the new office boy who was half an hour late, “You should have been here at nine o’clock.”  The kid asked, “Why?  What happened?”

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FRIENDS

The New Testament records forty people, each suffering from some disease, who had been healed by Jesus.  Thirty-four of these people were either brought to Jesus by friends, or Jesus was taken to them.  Only six of these that suffered found their way to Christ without assistance.  Would the percentage be any different today?  Most people who find their way to Jesus will reach Him because of the interest and cooperation of friends genuinely interested and concerned about their spiritual welfare.  Are you this type of friend?

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A SWEET SMELL TO AN OFFENSIVE ODOR

A lady frequently traveled on a train between the city and the suburbs.  The train passed a glue factory, which gave off an offensive smell.  The lady always carried a small bottle of perfume which she would open and smell until the train was passed the factory.  One morning a man travelling on the train for the first time and sat next to her.  As the train passed the factory, he watched the lady take the small bottle from her purse, open it, and hold it to her nose.  A moment later, the train was filled with the sickening odor from the glue factory.  The man stood it as long as he could and then said, “Madame, would you mind putting the lid on that bottle and place it back in your purse?”  The ignorant man thought it was the bottle causing the problem, but the bottle was the only thing on the train that was doing something to overcome the trouble.

This is the way the world looks at Christianity.  They blame Christians for most of the trouble in the world, but Christians are the only ones in this evil world that have the sweet smelling Savior.

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A family altar can alter a family.

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ANSWERS:  (1) John 11:35;  (2) I Thessalonians 5:16;

(3) Psalm 118:8;  (4) Matthew 5:5;  (5) Genesis 1:1;

(6) Revelation 22:13