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Bread On The Waters (BOW)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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A Tele-evangelist and the Media An Irish Blessing
Encouragement A Sober Reminder (Your Age Clock)
Throwing Darts By David Buttram The Sin Monster By Tom Adcock
The Example of Martyrs by Dr. Muriel Larson

A Tele-evangelist and the Media:

You might ask, "Why are you responding to us at this time?" Well, I believe every person has a right to be quoted accurately. And in an unedited way. I seldom get a request for a "live" interview where people can see and hear me as I amó then judge for themselves. I'm usually asked for a taped interview where my words are then edited out of context.

An Irish Blessing

"May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."

This article quoted from the web. Web address is
http://nicsplace.blogspot.com

Encouragement

"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray.

Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.

Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness- everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.

It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."
Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)

This article quoted from the web. Web address is
http://gannsdeen.wordpress.com/visit

A Sober Reminder (Your Age Clock)

"Dr. Leslie Weatherhead, in his book, TIME FOR GOD, has a mathematically calculated schedule which compares a lifetime of "three score years and ten" with the hours of a single day from seven o'clock in the morning to eleven o'clock at night.

If your age is:
15, the time is 10:25 a.m.
20, the time is 11:34 a.m
25, the time is 12:42 p.m.
30, the time is 1:51 p.m.
35. the time is 3:00 p.m.
40, the time is 4:08 p.m
45, the time is 5:16 p.m.
50, the time is 6:25 p.m.
55, the time is 7:34 p.m.
60, the time is 8:42 p.m
65, the time is 9:51 pm
70, the time is 11:00 p.m."

This article quoted from the
Mission To Children Newsletter, Glendale, Calif., no date

A bad habit is like a soft chair
Easy to get into but hard to get out of

Throwing Darts
By David Buttram

"A young lady named Sally relates an experience she had in a seminary class given by her teacher, Dr. Smith, known for elaborate object lessons.

On this day Sally walked into class and saw on the wall a big target and a nearby table holding many steel tipped darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone they disliked or someone who had made them angry and he would allow them to throw darts at the person's picture.

Sally's girlfriend drew a picture of a girl who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting great detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face.

The class lined up and began throwing darts, with much laughter and hilarity. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn and was filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats.

As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn't have a chance to throw any darts at her target, Dr. Smith began removing the target from the wall. Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus.

A complete hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face, and His eyes were pierced. Dr. Smith said only these words, "In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." No other words were necessary as the tear-filled eyes of each student were focused only on the picture of Christ."

This article quoted from the
Gospel Tract Harvester Newsletter, January 2002, page 9

The Sin Monster
By Tom Adcock (Jesus People Information Center)


The Example of Martyrs
by Dr. Muriel Larson

"When early Christian martyrs were thrown to the lions in the Roman arena, they sang, "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood"
(Revelation 1:5). Christ's peace in their hearts had banished fear. Whether Christian martyrs died more than 1800 years ago or whether they experienced martyrdom during this present century, their testimony has shone bravely to their persecutors.

During the twelfth century an Italian named Faninus read some controversial books written by men of God who sought reform in the church.

Faninus turned to Christ and rejected superstitious practices. Church-controlled authorities arrested him and sentenced him to be strangled and burned at the stake.

On the day of his execution, an onlooker exclaimed to Faninus, "How strange to see you look so merry on such an occasion, when before His death Jesus Christ Himself was in such agonies that He sweated blood and water!"

Faninus answered, "Christ sustained all manner of pangs and conflicts with hell and death on our accounts; and thus, by His sufferings He freed those who really believe in Him from the fear of them."

John Huss, the Bohemian reformer who died for Christ's sake in 1415, said when mocked before his burning, "My Lord Jesus Christ, for my sake, did wear a crown of thorns. For His sake then, why should I not wear this light crown, be it ever so ignominious?" Raising his eyes he continued, "Into Thy hands, 0 Lord Jesus Christ, I commend my spirit which Thou hast redeemed."

During the reign of Queen Mary in England, Joyce Lewes came to Christ in 1558 through witnessing the martyrdom of a man named Saunders. Her curiosity had compelled her to find out why such a good man had been burned at the stake. When authorities learned of her new faith, they arrested her.

When she received her death sentence, she declared with a smile, "As for death, I think but lightly of it. When I know that I shall behold the amiable countenance of Christ, my dear Savior, the ugly face of death does not much trouble me!" She went to the stake with a cheerful countenance, uplifting her hands to her Lord until the flames consumed her strength. Her testimony moved many that witnessed it, and no doubt many came to Christ because of it.

Down through the centuries the Lord has allowed some to die for a testimony to Him; He has rescued many others. In recent years thousands of Christians in totalitarian lands have suffered imprisonment, torture, or death for their faith. They have even had their children taken from them.

Watchman Nee, a Chinese Christian whose writings have inspired many, and Romanian evangelical minister, Milan Haimovici, suffered unspeakable tortures. Yet their faith withstood the test. "...in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us," the famous martyr, the Apostle Paul, wrote
(Romans 8:37).

How can we help the thousands of Christians suffering for Christ all over the world today? We should uphold them in prayer. Samuel said to his fearful people, "Moreover, as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you..."
(1 Samuel 12:23).

If we ourselves are enduring trials because of our faith in Christ, let us console ourselves with the precious promises of God. Second Timothy 2:12 says, "If we suffer, we shall also reign with him..."

The Lord Jesus Christ challenges all of us who believe in Him and love Him. He said, "If any man serve me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour"
(John 12:26).

Quoted from the Gospel Tract Harvester Newsletter, March 2003, page 12.


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