Be still, my soul! (Post # 1464)

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December 27

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”—Matt 26:36 

It is a hard thing to be kept in the background at a time of crisis. In the Garden of Gethsemane eight of the eleven disciples were left to do nothing. Jesus went to the front to pray; Peter, James and John went to the middle to watch;the rest sat down in the rear to wait. Methinks that party inthe rear must have murmured. They were in the garden, but that was all; they had no share in the cultivation of its flowers. It was a time of crisis, a time of storm and stress; and yet they were not suffered to work.

You and I have often felt that experience, that disappointment. There has arisen, mayhap a great opportunity for Christian service. Some are sent to thefront; some are sent to the middle. But we are made to lie down in the rear. Perhaps sickness has come; perhaps poverty has come; perhaps obloquy has come; in any case we are hindered and we feel sore. We do not see why we should be excluded from a part in the Christian life. It seems like an unjust thing that, seeing we have been allowed to enter the garden, no path should be assigned to us there.

Be still, my soul, it is not as thou deemest! Thou art not excluded from a part of the Christian life. Thinkest thou that the garden of the Lord has only a place for those who walk and for those who stand! Nay, it has a spot consecrated to those who are compelled to sit. There are three voices in a verb—active, passive and neuter. So, too, there are three voices in Christ’s verb “to live.” There are the active, watching souls, who go to the front, and struggle till the breaking of the day. There are the passive, watching souls, who stand in the middle, and report to others the progress of the fight. But there are also theneuter souls—those who can neither fight, nor be spectators of the fight, but have simply to lie down.

When that experience comes to thee, remember, thou are not shunted. Remember it is Christ that says, “Sit ye here.” Thy spot in the garden has also been consecrated. It has a special name. It is not “the place of wrestling,” nor “the place of watching,” but “the place of waiting.” There are lives that come into this world neither to do great work nor to bear great burdens, but simply to be; they are theneuter verbs. They are the flowers of the garden which have had no active mission. They have wreathed no chaplet; they have graced no table; they have escapedthe eye of Peter and James and John. But they have gladdened the sight of Jesus. By their mere perfume, by their mere beauty, they have brought Him joy; by the very preservation of their loveliness in the valley they have lifted the Master’s heart. Thou needst not murmur shouldst thou be one of these flowers!
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Answers to 2015 Geographical Quiz:

 

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   1. The Great Wall of China. Sticky rice flour, mixed with slaked lime, made a surprisingly effective and durable mortar.  

2. Australia  

3. California  

4. Andorra  

5. In the Indian Ocean, southeast of Madagascar.  

6. The Zimbabwean dollar. After a stupefying run of hyperinflation, it was officially abandoned in 2009 in favor of a variety of foreign currencies, including the U.S. dollar. Through earlier this year, however, residents with mountains of them could still trade them for U.S. dollars at the rate of 1:35,000,000,000,000,000.  

7. The Great Pyramid of Giza. There have been many versions of the list over the centuries, but the Great Pyramid is on all of them.  

8. New Zealand  

9. Curacao. Coincidentally, or not, the governor also happened to own shares in the island’s only paint factory.  

10. The Spanish Steps  

11. Nairobi, Kenya  

12. Sikkim  

13. Mount Ararat is in eastern Turkey, not far from its borders with Iran, Armenia and Azerbaijan.  

14. The Southern Cross  

15. Drake Passage is located between South America and Antarctica.  

16. Forty-five square miles of land and water that is Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, which the U.S. seized during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Fidel Castro’s government didn’t recognize the 1903 treaty. According to one report, the uncashed checks, dating to the 1959 revolution and collectively worth about $228,000, are stuffed in a desk drawer in Castro’s office.  

17. Local guides claim this about the Taj Mahal. Alas, it is a fanciful idea historians debunk.  

18. South Africa and Namibia. Known locally as “Cape fur seals,” the marine mammals that populate the coastal regions of southern Africa are actually sea lions.  

19. You ought to know by now to go with the nonintuitive answer. Palm-lined Cannes, where Brigitte Bardot used to frolic in a bikini, is about 10 miles farther north than the frozen tundra of Milwaukee.  

20. Machu Picchu. Nobody seems to know the origin of this odd rule.  

21. The South Pole is colder. Among other things, it stands on a thick ice sheet at an elevation of 9,000 feet. The North Pole is at sea level.  

22. Kilimanjaro, at 19,341 feet.  

23. Italy, specifically the Naples area. As the name implies, you can circle Mount Vesuvius aboard it.  

24. Crete  

25. You weigh slightly less at the equator, due to centrifugal force — about 5.5 ounces lighter for every 100 pounds.  

26. Montreal is usually accorded second place among Francophone cities, although you can make a strong case for Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It depends how you define “French speaker.” Kinshasa has a far larger population that speaks some French, but a greater percentage of Montréalais use French as their primary language.  

27. Mount Everest. “Sagarmatha” is a Nepali name for the peak, which is also called “Chomolungma” by Sherpas and Tibetans.  

28. In the Andes Mountains of South America. The language, still widely spoken, predates the Incas.  

29. The yeti, or Abominable Snowman. In Bhutan it’s called a migoi.  

30. It is officially signed as the “James Dean Memorial Junction” in honor of the late actor, who died in a collision there in 1955.  

31. Well, they see the southern lights. Whereas the northern lights are called the aurora borealis, the southern version is known as the aurora australis.  

32. Paris. Recently a blogger posted that the lone stop sign, at the exit of a building company on Quai Saint-Exupéry in the 16th arrondissement, has temporarily gone missing.  

33. Antarctica. It was named for Carl G. Vinson, a Georgia congressman who supported Antarctic exploration and first climbed by Nick Clinch in 1966.  

34. If you said the River Thames you would have been correct   — up until this year. Because of overcrowding at the Cotswold site, the event was moved to a bridge over the River Windrush in Witney, Oxfordshire.  

35. Botswana  

36. Brazil  

37. Poland. Today, it is bordered by a reunited Germany to the west; the divorced Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; the now-independent nations of Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east and the enclave of Kaliningrad Oblast (formerly USSR, now Russian) to the north. None of these existed in their present form in 1989.  

38. The Indian Ocean  

39. Illinois  

40. Coca-Cola, which has been called the most ubiquitous brand-name product in the world.  

41. South Florida. Now you just have to tell them apart.  

42. Everest himself. Turns out it isn’t just Indians who can’t pronounce his name properly. It’s supposed to be EVE-rest, not EVER-est.  

43. The island, currently a research station for marine biologists, appeared in the opening sequence of the “Gilligan’s Island” TV show in its second and third seasons.  

44. Not only would they all fit, there would be a thousand rooms left over. The population of Bellagio, Italy, is 2,945; the Bellagio Las Vegas hotel has 3,950 rooms.  

45. Spain’s highest point is 12,198-foot Pico del Teide, a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  

46. Mexico City  

47. “Jerry Springer.” Springer’s mother had taken shelter there during an air raid in World War II.  

48. Houston. Actually, the first words spoken from the surface of the moon were Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin calling out “contact light,” indicating that the lunar lander had touched down. There followed an exchange about shutting down the engine before Neil Armstrong radioed, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”  

49. Victoria Falls, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.  

50. On either side of the Strait of Gibraltar.

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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of the return of Christ.

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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December 27

Anticipation of an Even Greater Day

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” – John 14:3

It’s the day after Christmas. The glow on the tree is just a little dimmer because the anticipation of the day is now past. Ever feel that way about your walk with the Lord? Well, let me give you some good news, my friend. The best is yet to be!

That’s right. Christmas Day is past, but Resurrection Day is coming soon, and I don’t mean Easter. I mean the Second Coming of Our Lord is imminently on the horizon.

He is coming again. And that’s not just a nice thing; that’s a rock-ribbed truth! Jesus is coming again!

Write down John 14:3 on a little note, and as you say goodbye to family and friends, give them this note of encouragement.


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I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

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Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

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…Not my will, but thine be done.

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The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

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God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

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