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The religious world in general does not understand what it means to have authority in religion. They understand it when it comes to their work or family matters and civic responsibilities but most religious people, even many within the Lord’s church it seems, just act on their emotions instead of on their reason or on biblical revelation. They have no real grasp of having a “thus saith the Lord” in religion.
Yet the Bible is clear on this issue. Paul wrote “Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him” (Colossians 3:17). To do something “in the name of” is to do something by the authority of that thing. The old expression, “Stop in the name of the law” simply means stop based on the authority of the law or the person acting in its behalf. . . .
The Mt. Vernon Church of Christ is building a digital library to aid serious Bible students in their study. When possible, we will be adding new volumes. We are grateful to the many sources from which we draw these volumes for making these available. We take no credit for them ourselves. We do not necesarrily endorse everything in every volume. We simply provide them as aids to Bible study. This week:
1. Begin from infancy to give the child everything he wants. This way he will grow up to believe that the world owes him a living.
2. When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. It will encourage him to pick up "cuter" phrases that will blow the top of your head later.
3. Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he is twenty-one and then let him decide for himself.
4. Avoid the use of the word "wrong." It may develop a guilt complex. This will condition him to believe later when he is arrested for stealing a car that society is against him and he is being persecuted. . . .
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
POOR YET RICH
He spent what he made, or he gave it away,
Tried to save money, and would for a day,
Started a bank account time and again,
Got a hundred or so for a nest egg, an' then
Some fellow that needed it more than he did,
Who was down and out, with a sick wife or kid,
Came along an' he wasted no time till he went
An' drew out the coin that for saving was meant.
They say he died poor, and I guess that is so:
To pile up a fortune he hadn't a show;
He worked all the time and good money he made,
Was known as an excellent man at his trade,
But he saw, heard and felt too much here
To save anything by the end of the year,
An' the shabbiest wreck the Lord ever let live
Could get money from him if he had it to give.
I've seen him slip dimes to the bums on the street
Who told him they hungered for something to eat,
An' though I remarked they were going for drink
He'd say "maybe so. But I'd just hate to think
That fellow was hungry an' I'd passed him by;
I'd rather be fooled twenty times by a lie
Than wonder if one of 'em I wouldn't feed
Had told me the truth an' was really in need."
Never stinted his family out of a thing:
They had everything that his money could bring;
Said he'd rather be broke and just know they were glad,
Than rich, with them pining an' wishin they had
Some of the pleasures his money would buy;
Said he never could look a bank book in the eye
If he knew it had grown on the pleasures and joys
Than he'd robbed from his wife, his girls and his boys
Queer sort of notion he had, I confess
Yet many a rich man on earth is mourned less.
All who had known him came back to his side
To honor his name on the day that he died.
Didn't leave much in the bank, it is true,
But did leave a fortune in people who knew
The big heart of him, an' I'm willing to declare
That today he is one of the richest up there.
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.)
Of what were the apostles eyewitnesses in the Holy Mount?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER What do some people put away from themselves that makes shipwreck of the faith?
ANSWER: I Timothy 1:19 - Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE
(Theme: Authority) Monday, April 22 - I Sam. 2:2; Is. 45:6, 21; John 8:12-59; I Cor. 11:1-3 Tuesday, April 23 - Psalm 2:6-9; Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 1:31-33; Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 1:16-19 Wednesday, April 24 - John 14:26; 16:13; II Pet. 1:16-20; II Cor. 5:5-20 Thursday, April 25 - II Sam. 23:2; II Tim. 3:16,17; I Cor. 2 Friday, April 26 - Rev. 22:18,19; Prov. 30:5,6; II Tim. 2:15; Gal. 1:8,9; John 12:48
Weekly Memory Verses
John 12:48 - He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.