Senior Moment

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Glenstone Baptist Church, October, 2019

THESE LAST DAYS

Sometimes I have serious reservations about the future of our country as well as the future of the entire world. (Usually, this feeling hits just after watching the evening news on television.) Of course, I realize that much of the events are the fulfilling or working out of some words of the Apostle Paul which I will include here.

  1. Tim 3:1-5) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (KJV) Doesn’t that sound just like today?

It is true that Paul is not usually considered to be a prophet, but it is unlikely that a more prophetic utterance could be made. And isn’t it sad, that we can see so many of these things occurring in our society on a daily basis? What is the reason that these things are true?

There are likely many answers to this question. It does not require very deep thinking to see that these specific happenings are the result of some things in our society. Of course, our awareness of such events is intensified by the communications media. When anything happens anywhere in the world, we can be aware of it in a matter of moments or even seconds. This is true whether the event is good or bad.

Another passage of Scripture which is timely is found in Luke 21:26 and says, “Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth…” (KJV)

How many times do we hear of another person who has succumbed to heart failure? Frequently, it seems.

Many of us who are from an earlier generation are frequently inclined to blame the entertainment industry, and certainly it must accept some responsibility for some of the examples it sets before us. But, mankind has always had the ability to choose the sources which influence so many people so seriously.

The sad fact is that mankind has always chosen to reject God and the moral standards which He has given to us. One might point out that such a downward course of morals simply shows that we truly live in the last days of which Paul spoke. It seems obvious that the world is heading toward an end which will be less than glorious. Is it too late to change? No, of course not.

Yes, it seems likely that we are living in the last days of man on earth. Therefore, it is essential for us to make preparations for eternity by accepting Christ as Savior NOW!

PRAYING FOR BRAVERY

A small boy, playing outdoors, was using his mother’s broom as a horse. When it got dark, he left the broom in the yard and went inside the house.

His mother, looking for the broom, asked him where it was. When he told her it was outside, she asked him to go get it.

The boy said he was afraid of the dark and didn’t want to go out.

“The Lord is out there too,” the mother assured him. “Don’t be afraid.”

The boy opened the front door cautiously and yelled, “Lord, if you’re out there, please hand me the broom.”

OCTOBER GO TEAM

Our annual outing to Incredible Pizza located at 2850 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807 will not be on our 
usual 3rd Tuesday--instead it will be on the 4th Tuesday, Oct 22 at 11 am.  (They didn't have a private room available 
on our usual date.)  The costs will be $7.50 per person and money or a check made out to the church should be 
turned into Karen Davis by Oct 13th so she can make our reservations & we will get a price break by paying for 
everyone at once.  Tell the cashier on the far left that you are with the Glenstone group and they will tell you our 
room number. 
We have had mystery guests at this event in the past--first Shirley Hedstrom came up from Texas, then last year 
our former pastor--Dr Pat Ward--joined us.  This year I have invited several people from two different families.  
We have had a contest each year where you can turn in one or two names you think might be the mystery guests,
 and the first members to guess correctly get a free meal.  Last year Jim Bunch won.   So put your money in an 
envelope with your name and your guesses regarding our 2019 mystery guests and as soon as we have a winner, 
I will let you know who is coming.
Enjoy your break from cooking; this meal includes numerous kinds of meats & veggies & salads, as well as their 
pizza buffet...plus desserts and drinks.  We have the room for 90 minutes, so you will have plenty of time to eat 
lots of pizza & cinnamon rolls!
                               __Karen Davis

MONKEY BUSINESS

“If there are people who think they come from a monkey, it’s not our business to rob them of what little pleasure they get out of imagining it. What good will it do at this late date to argue over who we came from? The Lord didn’t leave any room for doubt when He told you how you should act when you got here. His example and the Ten Commandments are plain enough. So let’s just start from there.”

__Will Rogers

JUST A FEW…

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don’t recognize you.

If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

Q: What starts with E, ends with E, and has only 1 letter in it? A: Envelope.

Why are frogs always so happy?     They just eat whatever bugs them.

Why don’t scientists trust atoms?     Because they make up everything.

Why is the letter B so cool?     Because it is sitting in the middle of the AC.

Stealing someone's coffee is called mugging.

Pasteurize: Too far to see.

Whoever invented "knock-knock" jokes should get a no-bell prize.