August 4th, 2013 -

Today's Sermon: The Way to Victory

Today's Special: I've Learned to Trust in Jesus

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WE are told in the history of India, that Mahmud-who conquered a great portion of India hundreds of years ago -destroyed all the idols, in every town to which he came. In time he laid siege to the great city of Guzurat. Forcing for himself an entrance into the costliest shrine of the Brahmins, there rose before him the figure of a gigantic idol, fifteen feet high. He instantly ordered it to be destroyed. The Brahmins of the temple prostrated themselves at his feet, and said: " Great Mahmud, spare our god, for the fortunes of this city depend upon him."
But Mahmud, after a moment's pause, said he
would rather be known as the breaker than the seller
of idols, and struck the image with his battle-axe. His soldiers followed, and in an instant the idol was broken to pieces. It proved to be hollow, and had been used as a receptacle for thousands of precious gems, which, as the image was shattered, fell at the conqueror's feet.
“From its shattered side, revealing pearls and diamonds, showers of gold; More than all that proffered ransom, more than all a hundred fold."

There is an idol in us that stands 15 feet tall, which only if crushed will yield all its jewels to God and shower blessings from heavenly places upon that soul.
Self promises much if protected but is only the receptacle of years of riches in time, money, and effort that could have been invested in eternity.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.- Gal 2:20

SONG SELECTION- RED BOOK

The unclouded day 140
My Savior first of all 128
When we all get to heaven 324

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August 6th - 10th, 2013
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