He was born
in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up
in another village, where He worked in a carpenter shop until He
was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He
never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family
or owned a home. He did not go to college. He never visited a big
city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He
was born. He did none of the things usually accompanied with greatness.
He had no credentials but Himself.
He was only
thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him.
His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over
to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed
to a cross between thieves. While He was dying, His executioners
gambled for His garments, the only property He had on earth. When
He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of
have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human
race. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever
sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever
reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this
earth as much as that One Solitary Life.
expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
will be having a special contribution towards our building program.
next 5th Sunday contribution will be on March 31st. The contribution
on each 5th Sunday will be placed into the Building Fund.
month we will be working to raise as much capital as possible and
ask that you remember this in your prayers and your giving. For
those wishing to make a special contribution to the Building Fund
Envelopes are available in the foyer. Be sure to mark your
contributions: BUILDING FUND.
note that the budget has been raised to $ 2000.00 per week.
Each family is asked to consider the new budget and the building
program as they purpose what they will give.
they came, every one whose heart stirred him up,
and every one whom his spirit made willing,
and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work
And they came, both men and women,
and brought a willing offering unto the LORD
has calculated how a typical lifespan of 70 years is spent. Here is
Sleep - 23 years
Work - 16 years 22.8%
TV - 8 years 11.4%
Eating - 6 years 8.6%
Travel - 6 years 8.6%
Leisure - 4.5 years 6.5%
Illness - 4 years 5.7%
Dressing - 2 years 2.8%
Religion - 1/2 year 0.7%
TOTAL - 70 years 100%