BEGINNING WITH HIM – JULY, 2007
From time to time, I will send out the “Beginning With Him” messages that give information about updates to E-Mail Ministry as well as any other items I felt like distributing.
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THE E-MAIL MINISTRY WEB SITE
The renewed E-Mail Ministry web site is functioning well. I hope everyone is enjoying the various features. As always, feel free to add items to the various features. In case you have not been to the web site, here are the features:
* Message Archives
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* Favorite Verses
* Prayer Request
* Christian Sites
* Christian Humor
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CHRISTIAN ONE LINERS
Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close as do cockroaches.
When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.
People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever.
Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.
If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
Some minds are like concrete thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
Peace starts with a smile.
I don’t know why some people change churches; what difference does it make which one you stay home from?
A lot of church members who are singing “Standing on the Promises” are just sitting on the premises.
We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.
Be ye fishers of men. You catch them – He’ll clean them.
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.
Don’t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
Forbidden fruits create many jams.
God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
God grades on the cross, not the curve.
God loves everyone, but probably prefers “fruits of the spirit” over “religious nuts!”
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
He who angers you, controls you!
If God is your Co-pilot – swap seats!
Prayer: Don’t give God instructions — just report for duty!
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
The Will of God never takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.
We don’t change the message, the message changes us.
You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
Need a reason to be thankful? Check your pulse.
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.
— Author Unknown
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FIND 40 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
The Books of the Bible puzzle seemed to be enjoyed by a lot of the subscribers. One subscriber sent me a link to a Bible puzzle which has 40 books hidden within it.
Here is the web link to the 40 Books of the Bible puzzle: http://www.innernet.net/hlrotz/soup.html
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When I say good morning I mean:
O- ffers us His
D- evotion to
M- ake us
O- bedient &
R- eady for a
N- ew day with Him.
I- nspire others please , and
N- ever forget
G- od loves you!
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THE SINFUL PAINTER
There was a painter named Wayne who was very interested in making a penny where he could, so he often thinned down his paint to make it go a wee bit further.
As it happened, he got away with this for some time, but eventually the Baptist Church decided to do a big restoration job on the outside of one of their biggest buildings.
Wayne put in a bid, and, because his price was so low, he got the job. H e set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with water.
Well, Wayne was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint from the church and knocking Wayne clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.
Wayne knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he got down on his knees and cried:
“Oh, God, forgive me; what should I do?”
And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke…
“Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!
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Have a blessed July!!
— The Staff of E-Mail Ministry
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