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Each week Bro. Dennis Ingle has a short message in the Sunday Bulletin. This “Blog” is made from these bulletin entries and also messages he posts on Facebook.

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February 17, 2018, 11:43 AM

I Know Something Good About You

Wouldn't this world be better,
   If folks whom we meet would say
"I know something good about you."
   And treat you just that way?

Wouldn't it be splendid, 
   If each handshake, good and true,
Carried with it this assurance;
   "I know something good about you"?

Wouldn't life be happier, 
   If the good that's in us all
Were the only thing about us
   That people could recall?

Wouldn't our days be sweeter,
   If we praised the good we see,
For there is a lot of goodness,
   In the worst of you and me?

Wouldn't it be fine to practice,
   This way of thinking too;
You know something good about me,
   I know something good about you?


February 11, 2018, 9:00 AM

The Conqueror

No matter how long the storms may rage
   Upon the sea of life, 
No matter how the waves may beat,
   No matter the strife,
The Lord is just the same today 
   As when He walked the sea,
And He can conquer every storm
   That life may send to thee.

The waves are raging everywhere
   And men are sore distressed,
But all they need is found in Him
   Who giveth perfect rest;
So cast your care upon the Lord,
   Whose strength will never fail;
He calms the waves for your frail bark, 
   His power will e'er prevail.

February 4, 2018, 9:00 AM

Tell Him All

When thou wakest in the morning:
    Ere thou tread the untried way
Of the lot that lies before thee
    Through the coming busy day:
Whether sunbeams promise brightness,
    Whether dim forbodings fall,
Be thy dawning glad or gloomy, 
    Go to Jesus --- tell Him all!

In the calm of sweet communion
    Let thy daily work be done;
In the peace of soul-outpouring
    Care be banished, patience won;
And if earth, with its enchantments
    Seeks thy spirit to enthrall,
Ere thou listen, ere thou answer
    Turn to Jesus --- tell Him all!

Then as hour by hour glides by thee,
    Thou wilt blessed guidance know,
Thine own burdens being lightened, 
    Thou canst bear another's woe;
Thou canst help the weak one onward,
    Thou canst raise up those who fall;
But remember, while thou servest, 
    Still tell Jesus --- tell Him all!

January 18, 2018, 1:00 PM

The Last Hour

The sunset burns across the sky;
    Upon the air its warming cry
The curfew tools, from tower to tower,
    O children 'tis the last, last hour!

The work that centuries might have done
    Must crowd the hour of setting sun;
And through all the lands the saving name
    We must, in fervent haste, proclaim.

The fields are white to harvest.  Weep
    O tardy workers, as ye reap,
For wasted hours that might have won
    Rich harvests ere the set of sun.

We hear His footsteps on the way!
    O work, while it is called day.
Constrained by love, endued by power,
    O children, in this last, last hour!

                                    Clara Thwaites

January 14, 2018, 9:00 AM

Invite To Sunday School

What might happen if even half of our Sunday School attenders invited a friend (or several) back to Sunday School? What if we invited all our absentees, dropouts, friends, relatives, associates, and neighbors? What if some of them said yes? Be prepared because some of them will!

Don't say no for them! Invite them to your homes to get to know them. Show them you care for them as people. Share Christ's love with them in deed and word. Invite them to your class parties and projects. And don't forget to invite them to class. This innitiative just might be the excuse they've been looking for to come back to Sunday School (or to try it for the first time).

The Holy Spirit is at work in the world. Some are waiting for your invitation. Some want to know Jesus but never have had anyone tell them how. Invite them back to church. Invite them back to Sunday School. Make a great first impression with your care. Have a great lesson. Listen well. Don't embarrass them.

Follow up. Answer their questions. Ask how you can pray for them, and do it. If they offer any criticism, learn what you can from it. Adjust what needs to be adjusted. And keep caring and inviting.

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