Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Numbers & Deuteronomy

What a great night for VBS!  We had almost 400 children and then 89 workers.  Tonight, I believe we will go over the 500 mark for children and workers.  We have never done that before and it is exciting!  Thank you for your prayers.... keep them up.

I'm reading in Numbers and I also have a very early Hospital visit.  6:30am and must be gone by 6:00am to be there to pray with a dear member before knee surgery.  Here is a thought or two quickly:

1) THE GREATEST DETECTIVE- Numbers 32:23 says:  "Be sure your sin will find you out".  Wow!  We had better be very careful with sin!  But in the context of the passage, it is the sin of not being involved.  "shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?"  We think some times because we are "not" doing wrong that we are not sinning, but this passage says that if you are sitting on the sidelines while other Christians are serving and soul-winning..... be sure, your sin will find you out!  That's Bible, and you can be SURE of it.

2) TAKE HEED TO THYSELF- This is what Deut. 4:9 says:  "Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:  but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;"   We may be concerned about many people and how they live, but our greatest concern must rest upon our "taking heed to" ourselves.  If we fail, they we are not much good in helping others... if we suceed, then we can help many others do the same.  This is our God given goal. 

Have a blessed day today!  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.   Pastor Mike Mutchler
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