July 12, 2015
Send Som eone Else
by: A. Jay Kelly
But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." Exodus 4:13
This statement comes at the end of Moses' discourse with God at the bush. He had already given
three excuses as to why he could not lead the people of Israel out of bondage, and now the truth has
come out. He just plain doesn't want to do it.
Oh, there are other reasons. He is not eloquent; they possibly won't believe him (given the manner in
which he left Egypt, it is entirely possible.) Also possible is the excuse that the Israelites will not
recall their God. Moses gave all these excuses, and the Lord had an answer for each, but still he did
not want to go.
Service to God can be, at times, a most inconvenient thing. There are many things we would rather
do than reach out to the poor or stand for God against our friends. Remember, Moses had been raised
in Pharaoh's house and was likely going back to confront someone he knew and with whom he had
It is also much easier to do that which we are comfortable doing, but God calls us to get out of our
comfort zones. Sometimes God's work involves following and sometimes it involves leading, but it
usually involves some measure of discomfort.
God's call to Moses cost him the next 80 years of his life, leading the
children of Israel out of bondage and to the Promised Land. He
wasn't perfect, and ultimately he didn't get to live in Canaan.
He did, however, get to the better Promised Land. I'd say that made
it all worthwhile.
W hat Com es Out?
is done by something else.
Jolts only bring out of the container what’s
already in the container. If you’re filled with
—Jim Wilson, via KneeMail, Mike Benson, editor
sweetness and light, and you get jolted, you’re
Amy Carmichael has a note in her little book:
going to spill sweetness and light. If you’re
“A cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill
filled with honey, the honey will come out. If
even one drop of bitter water, however
vinegar comes out, what does that prove? It
shows what was already in the container. In
other words, bitterness is not based upon
If it is full of sweet water and is jolted, what
will come out of the cup? Sweet water. If you what the other person did at all. It is the result
gave it a harder jolt, what’s going to happen? of what we do and are.
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and
More sweet water. If someone is filled with
clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from
sweet water and someone else gives him a
“jolt,” what will come out? Sweet water! Jolts you, with all malice” —Ephesians 4:31
do not turn sweet water into bitter water. That
This Week’s Pantry Items
Salt & Pepper
Jesse & Karen Teague
Jimmie Ann Brown
Dan & Addie McCarty
UPCOM ING EVENTS
Teen Singing; 2:30 PM; Dayton
Ronnie O’Kelley, ecovering from surgery
Marlene Chaney, St. Barnabas, Room 214
Fred Doyal, recovering from surgery
Betty Paseur, home
Please remember our shut-ins in prayer: Burma
Black, Jimmie Ann Brown, Debbie Cole, Marilyn
Drain, Judi Fraley, Leona Hale, Ruth Koger, Floyd
Lones, Frances Parden, Patsy Smith, Frances
Thomas, and Carl Wallace
Ladies’ Bible Class; 10 AM
Men’s Bible Study; 9 AM;
Monthly Family Devo; 6 PM;
Ladies’ Bible Class; 10 AM
House Chat; 7 PM; Joy Kellett’s
FRIENDS & FAM ILY
Men’s Business Meeting; 4:30 PM
Austin McConathey, Marley McConathey’s cousin
Teairah Wilder, Sylvia Edwards’ granddaughter
Mary Maxwell, Jesse Teague’s aunt
Bill Morgan, member @Subligna
Karen Bethue, friend of Dick Hillis
Faye King, friend of Norma Burney
Floyd Blair, friend of Melanie Walker
Lesha Spahr, Bill & Linda Uhler’s niece
Joe Keith, Sylvia Edwards’ son-in-law
Gene Wilson, friend of Ronnie & Norine O’Kelley
VBS; 7 PM; classes for Cradle Roll
Ladies’ Bible Class; 10 AM
Joe, Amanda, Sarah, and Sally Hamala
Please save water bottles, empty toilet
paper rolls, and old CDs. These items are
needed for crafts for VBS.
July 11, 2015
GET INVOLVED //
going on this week
Today // 6 PM Big Hitters:
Rhoda Acts 12
Tuesday // Hospital Lunch
Wednesday // Summer Series Speaker: Ken McCurry
Thursday // Ladies Bible
Class 10 AM
WHERE PEOPLE PLACE THEIR TRUST
• We tend to place our trust in power.
• We tend to place our trust in possessions.
• We tend to place our trust in provisions.
• We tend to place our trust in people.
WHERE GOD WOULD HAVE US PLACE OUR TRUST
• Not in military, but in Him alone (Isa. 31:1-3; 1 Sam. 14:6;
2 Sam. 24:10).
• Not in money, but in Him alone (1 Tim. 6:17-19; Mt. 6:19-21).
• Not in materials, but in Him alone (Deut. 8:1-6; Mt. 6:24-34).
• Not in man, but in Him alone (Isa. 30:1-3; 1 Sam.8:6-9, 19-20).
WHERE HAVE I PLACED MY TRUST
• How do I react to news concerning global turmoil? (Phil. 4:6-8)
• How do I react to the threat of nuclear warfare? (Dan. 2:20-21;
• How do I react when natural disasters wreck havoc? (Mt. 5:45)
• How do I react when national decisions are made encouraging
immorality? (Ps. 33:10-12; 56:11)
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The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to
nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples
of no effect. 11 The counsel of the LORD
stands forever, The plans of His heart to all
generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose
God is the LORD, The people He has chosen
as His own inheritance. 13 The LORD looks
from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. 14
From the place of His dwelling He looks On all
the inhabitants of the earth; 15 He fashions
their hearts individually; He considers all their
works. 16 No king is saved by the multitude
of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by
great strength. 17 A horse is a vain hope for
safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great
strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on
those who fear Him, On those who hope in His
mercy, 19 To deliver their soul from death, And
to keep them alive in famine.
The New King James Version. Nashville:
Thomas Nelson, 1982. Print.