From Our Founder
From Our Founder...J. Harold Smith:
♦ Sin would have fewer takers if its consequences occurred immediately.
♦ Blessed is he who comes to temptation well prepared.
♦ Don't expect harmony where no one is willing to play second fiddle.
♦ With the rising price of beef, cows are no longer being branded....they are being engraved.
♦ Nothing improves a person's hearing like a little praise.
♦ While you keep your ear to the ground, be sure to keep the dirt out of your mouth.
♦ Smiles never go up in price or down in value.
♦ You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
♦ When in charge, ponder. When in trouble, delegate. When in doubt, mumble.
♦ Every time I help someone uphill I get a little closer to the top myself.
♦ Let's not heap scorn on old age, seeing that we all hope to reach it some day.
♦ Nothing makes a traffic light turn green faster than having your motor stall.
Seven Degrees of Faith
God is pleased with faith. It is impossible to please Him without it. (Hebrews 11:6) Faith is the victory that overcomes the world.
All saints can be categorized into one of seven degrees of faith. Where do you find yourself?
No Faith - "And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?" (Mark 4:40)
Little Faith - "If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith?" (Luke 12:28)
Great Faith - "When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel." (Matthew 8:10)
Rich Faith - "Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?" (James 2:5)
Precious Faith - "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." (II Peter 1:1)
Full Faith - "And the saying pleased the whole multitude; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 6:5)
Perfect Faith - "Was not Abraham out father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?" (James 2:21-22)
(YGN April 2008)