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Who You Kidding…

When a man says he can’t keep awake through a thirty-minute sermon, and stays home with his 700-column newspaper, whom is he kidding? When a man says Sunday is his only day to rest, and gets up at 4:30 a.m. to go fishing, or spends the day on a golf course, whom is he kidding? When a man says church seats are too hard and uncomfortable, then goes some Saturday to sit on a bleacher for hours in a drizzle watching 22 men push one another back and forth across a mud lot, whom is he kidding? When a man says he doesn’t have time for Christ and His church, then spends evenings shopping, bowling, watching television, going to clubs, playing cards and having evenings out, whom is he kidding? … Not God!""""

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Something You Should Know

5% of reported church members do not exist;

10% cannot be found;

20% never pray;

25% never read the Bible;

30% never attend church;

40% never give to any cause;

50% never go to Sunday school;

60% never go to church Sunday nights;

70% never give to Missions;

75% never engaged in any church activity;

80% never go to prayer meeting;

90% never have family worship;

95% never win a soul to Christ.

Which Disturbs You Most?

A soul lost in Hell … or a scratch on your new car?

Your missing the worship service … or missing a day’s work?

A sermon 10 minutes too long … or lunch half hour late?

A church not growing … or your garden not growing?

Your Bible unopened … or your newspaper unread?

The church work being neglected … or housework neglected?

Missing a good Bible study … or your favorite TV program?

The millions who do not know Christ … or your inability to keep up with the neighbors?

The cry of the multitude for bread … or your desire for another piece of German chocolate cake?

Your tithes decreasing … or your income decreasing?

Your children late for Sunday school and Church … or late for public school?

Which really disturbs you most?

“World Will Give You Up”

A man once said to D. L. Moody, “Now that I am converted, must I give up to the world?”

“No,” answered the evangelist, “you need not give up the world; if you give a ringing testimony for the Son of God the world will give you up pretty quick. They will not want you around.”

 Epigram On Worldliness

•     Anything that cools my love for Christ is the world.

—John Wesley

•     Some folks take up religion as a kind of insurance against hell—and then are not willing to pay the premiums.

—Christian Cynosure

•     Sign in a church vestibule: “If you were on trial for being Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”

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