VOLUME 6 ISSUE 28
OCTOBER 10, 2010
Bill Brinkworth When growing up, I often heard the good advice, “Don’t burn the bridges behind you, in case you have to go back.” The advice meant that if you were quitting a job, leave under good circumstances, in case you had to work there again or if they had to give you a reference. If it was the end of the school year, it would be wise to leave in good standing with all the students in case you had to share classes with them next year. If you were moving out of the neighborhood, it would be good to leave a good impression with your neighbors rather than leaving them with a bad one of you. You never knew if you would bump into them again. I was taught to always try to keep the door open, so that you could always go back or be welcomed if you had to return. It is good advice – in most cases. One exception is when it applies to living the Christian life. When a person solely trusts Christ for his salvation, he is born again into the family of God. He is a new creature. He is free from the bondage of sin. God does not want him to go back into the same mess he was saved from. If God saved a person and helped him overcome the sin of lying, God certainly does not want him to go back into the same sin. If God delivered a person from the clutches of a terrible drinking habit, He does not want him back in the same situation. When he saves us and cleans our lives up, He wants us to stay clean from sin that will hurt us. He gives us a second chance. The only way we can keep from going back into the same sin God delivered us from is to keep away from it. The safest way to protect yourself from going back into the lifestyle God rescued you from is to “burn the bridges” behind you. In this situation, it is good advice to make it so you cannot return to what you once were. I learned this lesson in many ways when I first was saved.
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PROVERBS 12: 17-28 12:17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
Prelude Opening Song: Scripture Reading:
Bro. Danny Oril
Proverbs 12:17-28 Opening Prayer Song: Song: Welcome and Greetings: Choir: Song: Offering Prayer: Special Number Message Announcement Song
Bro. Zosimo Dalagan
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“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is: but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
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GLAD TIDINGS • October 10, 2010 Worship Service Songs: *ONLY ONE LIFE—Monthly Song **TO WHOM MUCH HAS BEEN GIVEN ***NOT MY WILL
It matters so little How much you may own The places you've been Or people that you k For it all comes to nothing When placed at His feet It's nothing to Jesus Just memories to me
CHORUS Only one life So soon it will pass Only what's done for Christ will last Only one chance to do His will So give to Jesus all you days It's the only life that pays When you recall You have but one life You can take all the treasures From far away lands And take all the riches you can hold in your hands And take all the pleasures Your riches can buy But will it help When it's your time to die The days pass so swiftly The months come and go The years melt away Like new falling s Spring turns to summer Then summer to fall Autumn brings winter Then death come to all
We gather in God’s presence to worship Him this hour. We honor and exalt Him, We kneel to Him in prayer. Our words are but a silence unless we do as He desires. For to whom much has been given Much more shall be required. Chorus: To whom much has been given much more shall be required. You have given gold and silver; Will you give Him your lives? Will you labor with your Savior? Will you do as He desires? For to whom much has been given Much more shall be required. To seek the lost and hungry and feed them with His Word, To reach out to our enemies, and embrace them with His love. Empowered and commissioned, so we must do as He desires. For to whom much has been given Much more shall be required.
When Jesus Christ my Savior prepared for Calv’ry’s hill, He went into the garden and sought His Father’s will. I read about His anguish and feel His sorrow there; I see Him humbly kneeling and listen to His prayer. Chorus: Not my will but Thine, Lord; Lead me to Calvary. Make my life a living sacrifice, Crucified for Thee. My Lord became a servant, a man of lowly birth; He laid aside His glory to dwell with sons of earth. But now He is exalted, Let ev’ry tongue proclaim And some day all shall praise Him, and magnify His name. Lord Jesus, I surrender, My will shall be Thine own; I lay aside ambition to bow before Thy throne. I’ll give myself for others As thou didst die for me —
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Page 6 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate …” II Corinthians 6:17
God dealt with me about my sin of not taking proper care of my body by smoking. He convicted my heart to keep from defiling my life with that sin (I Corinthians 3:16-17), but it was too hard for me to quit. I needed His help. God impressed on my heart that if I made it public to my friends and family that I was quitting smoking, it would be somewhat embarrassing to go back on my word. My telling everyone “burnt the bridges behind me”; making it difficult to return to that sin. I did just that, and it helped.
The pull to go back into the same sinful life you were born into is too great for anyone to resist. King David could not resist the temptation of sin. King Solomon could not. Samson could not; nor could Lot’s wife, Moses, Peter, Saul, Delilah, or you. Make it inconvenient for yourself to go back into the same life and habits that you asked God to deliver you from. “Burn the bridges”, so you cannot return to a life of not pleasing or living for God.
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Later, God impressed on me that I needed to stay away from certain friends, as I would follow them into more sin. It was hard just to stop seeing them. God showed me from some Bible passages that my new responsibility as a Christian was to tell my friends how they could be saved. It was hard, but I found that some listened. Others decided that if I was going to live a godly life they would not have anything to do with me (ironic isn’t it; they would be your friend when you did wrong, but not when you did right). This “burnt the bridges” behind those relationships; so I could not go back into the same life of sin I had come from, and could only move forward spiritually. God loves you so much that He sacrificed His only Son’s (Jesus) life, so that you could spend eternity in heaven. If you trust in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection for you salvation (Roman 10:9), you are a child of God. He saved you from the punishment of sin. You cannot lose your salvation. It is a gift freely given to you, forever. With this gift comes a new life and a possibility of a new future. Do not go back into the same life you were saved from.
Continued on Page 8 Romans 6:1-2
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Calling all young people! Find out what each light represent and mean in our lives!
OCTOBER 3, 2010 | TODAY PART THREE 11:30AM at Las Pinas Baptist Church..
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To Save a Life (Movie Review) There was this teen named Jake Taylor. Jake has everything. He has a beautiful girlfriend, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong – a game about drinking beer - and everyone loves him. Jake had an old childhood best friend, named Roger. Jake used to be friends with him when he was still in grade school. Roger once saved Jake’s life due to a road accident and that was the cause of Roger’s lameness. Roger used to be ridiculed and teased because of his obstruction. He felt that he was all alone so he commited suicide. Jake has confisions that he is one of the cause why his best friend commited suicide. Then, there was this time that a youth minister met him and told him that he needs God. So Jake became a Christian. However, things begin to spin out of control like his dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant, and his former friends ridicule and mock him. Every lunch, he and his churchmates meet in their school grounds just for fellowship and lunch. During all this, Jake met a student, named Johnny, who was all alone and he asked him to join them. Johnny became a Christian too and they became good friends. But there was this time that they had a misunderstanding. Then, Johnny was convicted in a
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crime that is not his fault, so Jake did his best to justify to the cops that his friend is innocent. But Jake was not disappointed, that’s why he had Save a Life. Jake is getting more mature as he walk with God each and everyday.
“Sa Isang Munting Aklat” Ito’y ngsimula hanggang makilala Isang munting aklat pabalat ay lila ‘Di ko akalaing tanggapin ng bigla Ang Diyos na Dakila at kabutihan Niya Pagsikat ng araw sa dakong umaga Pagiging Kristiano, sa aklat nagmula Alisin ang dumi sa puso’t isipan Limuti’t iwanan aking nakaraan. Lumaki’t lumiit magluma sa salat, Nagsasalit-salit dilim at liwanag, Aking munting aklat buksan man sa hirap Ngunit Panginoon, ikaw ang liwanag!
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The Lighted Pathway
You tell on yourself by the friends you seek, By the very manner in which you speak, By the way you employ your leisure time, By the use you make of dollar and dime. You tell what you are by the things you wear, By the spirit in which your burdens bear, By the kind of things at which you laugh, By the records you play on the phonograph. You tell what you are by the way you walk, By the things of which you delight to talk, By the manner in which you bear defeat, By so simple a thing as how you eat. By the books you choose from the wellfilled shelf; In these ways and more, you tell on yourself. So, there’s really no particle of sense In an effort to keep up false pretense.
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