REACH HIGH


 

Fellowship

 


 Fellowship's a maker of friendships_
Think back on your life and see
How many friendships you can trace
To this spirit of harmony.

Fellowship--working with others
Has a way of bringing to light
Talents and gifts we might never know
With only a greeting polite.

Fellowship's more than the privilege
Of getting to know each other;
It's a Christian obligation
To join hands with your brother.

It's a Christian's obligation
To share in work to be done,
And the good Lord adds fellowship
To make the work seem more fun.

Yes, fellowship is God's own way
Of joining with labor and mirth
The hands and hearts of His people
In building His kingdom on earth.

                           Helen Lowrie Marshal

 

Stand Up For Jesus

Get up, get up for Jesus
Ye soldiers of the Cross:
A lazy Sunday morning
Means certain harm and loss;
If Christians on a weekday
Begin their work at seven,
They surely can on Sunday,
Start worship at eleven

 

 The Power of Example

When Benjamin Franklin wished to interest the people of Philadelphia in street lighting, he didn't try to persuade them by talking about it - instead, he hung a beautiful lantern on a long bracket before his own door. Then he kept the glass     brightly polished, and carefully and religiously lit the wick       every evening at the approach of dusk. People wandering     about on the dark street saw Franklin's light a long way off   and came under the influence of its friendly glow with grateful hearts. It wasn't long before Franklin's neighbors began         placing lights in brackets before their homes, and soon the     entire city awoke to the value of street lighting and took up    the matter with interest and enthusiasm.                                

  

           

                  

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine        before men, that they may see your good works, and       glorify your Father which is in heaven."                          
Matthew 5: 14-16                         

 

 

Connections


Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints" (Psalms 149:1)

"A man's religion must be strengthened by connection with a live church. But your religion must be part of you, something you feel in your heart and practice in your life. Religion changes a human being from a small ineffective detached unit, into a part of a might whole. It makes him serve others, and this service is returned to him in kind."

Roger W. Babson

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If religion can do this, how much more should our Christianity do to make us into servants for our Christ.


Concern for Others




One Sunday morning, drowsing in the back pew of a little country church, I dimly heard the old preacher urge his flock to 'stop worrying about your own halo and shine up your neighbor's!' And it left me sitting up, wide-awake, because it struck me as just about the best eleven-word  formula  for getting along with people that I ever heard.

I like it for its implication that everyone, in some area of life, has a halo that's worth watching  for and acknowledging. I like it for the picture it conjures up: everybody industriously polishing away at everybody's else's little circle of divine light. I like it for the firm way it shifts the emphasis from self to interest and concern for others. Finally, I like it because it reflects a deep truth; people have a tendency to become what you expect them to be.

--Arthur Gordon-- 



"So many of us define ourselves by what we have, what we wear, what kind of house we live in and what kind of car we drive. . .
If you think of yourself as the woman in the Cartier watch and the Hermes scarf, a house fire will destroy not only your possessions but your self."

Margot Fonteyn
English Dancer


 

 

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