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CHRISTIAN, BE AN EXAMPLE!

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By H.A. Ironside

“When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence. Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled. Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together. Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together. Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.” —Deut. 22:8-12.
“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue.” —Num. 15:37-38.

The Apostle Paul gave us an example of taking spiritual lessons from some of these rules of the Old Testament which we no longer consider so important in our times.

A Tale of 1,000

Not necessarily dollars. It could be pesos, euros, francs, marks, pounds, yen, rands, liras, etc. Any of these may well serve for the glory of God. Think of a young person who determines to please the Lord.

1. God supplies his needs and he gives thanks. God is glorified.
2. He sets aside the surplus and still more, giving sacrificially, what he really needed himself. This reminds God of His Son, who gave Himself as the great Sacrifice. God is pleased.
3. He gives this on Lord's Day, 1 Corinthians 16:2, again God is honored.
4. He prays about the allocation, and obeys the Holy Spirit. God is glorified.
5. The recipient was trusting God for his need. God is glorified.
6. He receives this gift and praises the Lord. God is glorified.
7. He uses it in his work, spreading the Gospel. God is pleased.
8. Souls are saved and blessed, and many will give glory to God.
9. They join in spreading the Good News and so it continues in ever-expanding circles. Much …

IF THE APOSTLES WERE TO APPLY TODAY FOR POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP

Jesus, Son of Joseph
Woodcraft Carpenter Shop
Nazareth, Galilee

Dear Sir:

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for managerial positions in your new organization. All of them have now taken our battery of test. We have not only run the results through our computer, but have also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.
The profiles of all tests are included. You will want to study each of them carefully. As part of our service, we make some general statements. This is given as a result of staff consultation and comes without any additional fee.
It is the staff́s opinion that most of your nominees are lacking in background, educational and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking. We would recommend that you continue to search for persons of experience in managerial ability and proven capability.
Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temp…