Then My Living Shall Not Be in Vain

On this past weekend I attended a memorial service for an elderly gentleman.  The presiding personality came to a portion of the service where family, friends, community and church were asked to say something memorable about the deceased; to speak to his good qualities, deeds, character, personality or service.  After a long moment of deathly silence, not one soul rose to speak on his behalf.  No one had anything to say.

I thought that this was a sad commentary to the close of a life that had spent over 73 years on earth. 

I am sure that someone had something good to say about the deceased.  However, they just weren’t at the funeral that day.

This made me pause and think to myself, “I don’t want my living to be in vain.”  I want somebody to miss something about me that would make it easy for them to speak at my memorial service.  I want to help somebody to the extent that if they were to be asked to help eulogize me, it wouldn’t a chore but a pleasant stroll down memory lane. 

If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song,
If I can show somebody, how they’re travelling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

~ Bishop O.W. Prince

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A Crumb From The Master’s Table

The Master's Table

DO YOU LOVE THE LORD?

Jesus says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)

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You can not say that you love the Lord and do not obey His Commandments.

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S.M.I.L.E./ TODAY’S SABBATH MESSAGE FOR JULY 20, 2013

TIME SHARE

It still is a mystery to me how we can never make time to fellowship with each other until someone dies. Only then do we seem to make the time to visit the funeral home, visit the family home, arrive one hour early to the funeral services and spend another hour eating up the after-funeral meal.

Let’s be honest. We make time for anything we want to make time for. We make time to gossip for hours on the phone and in the street. We make time to get our hair and nails done even if it takes all day and a bunch of money. We make time to go out for an evening [and some of us don’t return until the next evening.] We make the time and spend the money to attend sporting events, movies, plays, comedy clubs, sorority and fraternity meetings and conventions. We take time to hurt other people and put them down and spread rumors about them. We make the time to get our cigarettes, alcohol, beer, wine and recreational drugs. We take the time to detail our cars and trucks. As a matter of fact, we make the time to do just about whatever it is we want to do whenever we want to do it and for however long we want to do it.

But we just can’t seem to find the time to spend in fellowship with one another or with our LORD. (Hebrews 10:25)

How we spend our time is as important as how we spend our money. It tells who and what is really of value and importance to us. Therefore, spend your time wisely for tomorrow’s not promised to anyone and today is the only time that you have.

S.M.I.L.E.

SHARE THE TIME YOU’VE BEEN BLESSED WITH!

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY WITH THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE.

INVEST YOUR TIME IN OTHERS AND IN SERVICE TO GOD!

LOVE AS IF YOUR TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

ENJOY THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE.

(O.W. Prince)

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

 

 

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Hell Must Be Empty

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According to every funeral I have ever attended, Heaven is overflowing with deceased loved ones  No one goes to hell.  I have been to a lot of funeral in my life and I’ve never heard the preacher say that the person being funeralized was unsaved or lost or had no hope of Heaven.  Regardless of the deceased person’s immoral lifestyle, fornicating practices or perverted sexuality, somehow, they made it in.  If my memory serves, almost everyone one who had ever been eulogized is said to have “loved the Lord.”  The implication being that they were saved and alright with God.

I must question this assertion, regardless of the assumed humanitarian and compassionate consideration of the preacher for the feelings of the deceased person’s family.  If they had not repented, if they were not saved (Born Again) as instructed and ordered by Jesus Christ (God’s Living and Eternal Word), then they are not saved and cannot have any hope of eternal life. The pastor who preaches otherwise disrespect God, calls Jesus a liar and does a soul damning disservice to those who would repent had they heard the Truth.

You can not say that you love the Lord and do not honor and “OBEY” His Word.

Jesus is the living Word of God!

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  (John 1:14)

Jesus says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)  21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:21-23)

Regardless of the consoling eulogy by the pastor for the lost soul, that soul that is lost will lift their eyes in hell.

And the question that should be asked is the same question that was asked on the day of Pentecost, “What shall we do?”

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” (Acts 2:38-39)

REPENT!!!

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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