August 2019, Vol. 37, No. 8

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Back to School? Time to Shine!

Back to School? Time to Shine!

[146 words] It’s the time that most kids and many teachers dread: Back to school! Soon the vacations, beaches, fishing trips, and picnics will be in the past. While we are tempted to let out a big groan, perhaps we should remind ourselves what a great opportunity lies ahead of us. The Lord tells us that we should let our lights shine before men so that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven (Matt.…
B.U.I.L.D. Your School!

B.U.I.L.D. Your School!

[298 words] Just like any other organization, schools need God’s wisdom to reach full potential. If you are a student who is a Christian, consider some of these ways you can use your influence to B.U.I.L.D. your school this year. Break Out of Cliques. It is easy to get attached to a certain group of people due to common interests.…
Anger: The Great Destroyer

Anger: The Great Destroyer

[204 words] In 1894, the Baltimore Orioles came to Boston to play a baseball game. Boston had one of the finest stadiums ever built in the 19th century. During the game, a fight broke out between two players at third base. The fight be-came a “brou-ha-ha” as both teams left their dugouts to join in the brawl.…
Finishing Well

Finishing Well

[227 words] Wouldn’t you love to face eternity with confidence? You can! “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Tim.…
Faith Moves

Faith Moves

[271 words] J.W. McGarvey said, “If our faith is to save us, our faith in Christ, it will be by causing us to act in harmony with that faith” (emp. added, rek). McGarvey continued, “If He is Christ, the Son of the living God, ruling over heaven and earth, and we believe that, and act in harmony with it, we immediately surrender our souls and bodies and all that we have and are, to His divine guidance and control” (Sermons, p.…
What Name Would He Give You?

What Name Would He Give You?

[159 words] Choosing a name is an important responsibility. Those of us who are parents can remember spending hours reading books filled with baby names, discussing this name and that before deciding on just the right name. However, I am told that the Native Americans used to give their children the name they had earned. A daughter may have the name Laughing Water, Minnie Haha or Timid One.…
The Proverbs of Solomon

The Proverbs of Solomon

[222 words] “The wise in heart will receive commandments; But a prating fool shall fall” (Proverbs 10:8, ASV). Wisdom, by most, is measured by what a person accumulates in experiences. If you live to be 75 then, presumably, you will be wiser than a 55 years old person because you have experienced much more. This is not an unreasonable interpretation, but it is mistaken.…
Take the Harder Road

Take the Harder Road

[464 words] Building godly character is hard work. “Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love” (2 Peter 1:5-7). Every effort is right. That’s what it takes to make these qualities a part of our lives.…
Let Singing Be Stirring!

Let Singing Be Stirring!

[338 words] When we sing songs that we’ve sung for years, we often have a temptation to “shift our brains into neutral” and cease thinking about the words and messages; about the benefits and recipients of those messages we sing! God wants singing to be a part of His worship (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Heb. 13:15).…
Do It Well

Do It Well

[101 words] Amateur, haphazard, slipshod, hit-and-miss, inattentive, incomplete, mediocre, shallow, skill-less, unskillful, wanting. All these adjectives are ones we use to describe things that are done but not done well. It’s an attitude that is far too common today. We settle for what is easy, normal, the status quo. But was this the example of Jesus?…
Never Enough

Never Enough

[135 words] Someone asked John D. Rockefeller, the richest man of his time, how much money is enough? He replied, “Just a little bit more.” Lots of people have that problem. We think if could just make a little more, we would be set. But when we get that little more, it isn’t too long till we are saying the same thing just with an increased amount. …
Go Forward

Go Forward

[519 words] In the account of the crossing of the Red Sea in the Exodus of the Israelites, we can learn some important things about God and His people. As the Egyptians were in hot pursuit and the Israelites’ fears are growing, God said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward” (Exod.…
Clean Air

Clean Air

[434 words] There’s a new heat pump on the south end of the “preacher’s home.” I was there when the repair guys were pulling out the old one. The compressor died. It was no big surprise as all mechanical things fail, wear out, or break, sooner or later. However, there was an unexpected bit of information waiting to be discovered.…
The Need to Be Alone

The Need to Be Alone

[409 words] Most of us enjoy the feelings we get when we are in the middle of a crowd. The thrill of the football stadium crowd, the shared enthusiasm when our team scores, and even the disappointment when they lose, are all factors of our delight in this type of experience. Many of us find it strange when someone wants to be alone.…
Whatcha Gonna Do Brother?

Whatcha Gonna Do Brother?

[289 words] It all came down to a missed phone call. Hulk Hogan, the famous wrestling star, missed a call from his agent about a possible endorsement deal. Now the story has shifted over the years, but basically, his agent had set up some potential sponsorship on some kitchen items. These companies felt a celebrity name on their product could rocket them to success.…
Do You Edify?

Do You Edify?

[217 words] “…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20). Known as the Great Commission, this passage at the end of Matthew is often used, and rightly so, to speak about our core value of evangelism. We understand that the implication to seek and to save the lost is for us and not just for those those gathered on that day that the resurrected Christ ascended into heaven.…
Who Are You Trusting to Save You?

Who Are You Trusting to Save You?

[230 words] “And when I saw that you would not save me, I took my life in my hand and crossed over against the Ammonites, and the Lord gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?” (Judges 12:3). Jephthah had tried explaining to the king of the Ammonites that he had no cause for war, but he wouldn’t listen.…
We Have the Manual

We Have the Manual

[232 words] “Then Manoah prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord, please let the man of God whom you sent come again to us and teach us what we are to do with the child who will be born’” (Judges 13:8). I still remember the feeling when the hospital let us leave to take care of our first child.…
What Great Works Will He Do Through You?

What Great Works Will He Do Through You?

[233 words] “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12). Wait! Greater works than what Jesus did while He was here on this earth? There’s no doubt that the King of Kings was the servant of servants.…
Following at a Distance

Following at a Distance

[371 words] “And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes. 54 But Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire” (Mark 14:53-54). Peter, who once had told Jesus that He would never forsake Him, watched as His Lord was taken prisoner.…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:1-6

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:1-6

[49 words] Who is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession?“For every ___ is built by someone…”“And Moses was ___ in all his house as a ___…”Who has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses?What do we have to do to be recognized as part of His house? BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only!…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:1-6

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:7-15

[52 words] “Today if you will hear His ___…”“Do not ___ your hearts as in the rebellion…”The Hebrew Christians were in danger of __ __.What group of people is the Hebrew writer using as an example?“For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end…” BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only!…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:1-6

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:16-19

[27 words] “For who, having ___, rebelled?”Who rebelled after coming out of Egypt?Who was their leader?How long was God angry with them?What happened to these people? BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as “used” and maintain a “save for later” list.…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:1-6

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:1-10

[40 words] “Therefore, since a ___ remains of ___ His rest…”What sort of danger were the Hebrew Christians in?“And God ___ on the ___ day from all His works.”Some did not enter because of ___.What Old Testament men are mentioned in this section? BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as “used” and maintain a “save for later” list.…
Quotes and Sayings (August 2019)

Quotes and Sayings (August 2019)

[225 words] “My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I’ve endured over the past twenty-five years.” — Paul Merton “My school was so tough the school newspaper had an obituary section.” — Norm Crosby “In youth we learn; in age we understand.” — Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach “America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.”…
On the Lighter Side (August 2019)

On the Lighter Side (August 2019)

[241 words] Holidays Are OverThe summer was over and young Jack returned to school. Only two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that Jack was misbehaving. “Wait a minute,” the mother said. “I had Jack with me for six weeks and I never called you once when he misbehaved.” Doing Their Homework!When…