February 4, 2018

We should pray every day that we will love others the way God lvoes us.  God's
love is unconditional.  He doesn't just love the ones who love Him.  God loves
everyone.  God doesn't give us a lit of things a person must do or be for us to love
them.  He simply states we ought to love one another.  That means the wealthy
who may think they are higher than us or the poor who we may think are below
us.  It means we are to love those who are thin or fat, loud or quiet, friendly or
grumpy, saved or lost.

For the ones who never attend church or read God's Word, they need to see God's
love through us.

Because we are Christians, people watch our lives. They judge all Christians byt he
way we live and treat others.  Someone is watching you.  It may be your children,
your friends, your neighbors or even the one sitting next to you in the pew.  What
do they see when they watch you?  Do they see someone who loves
unconditionally like the Lord or do they see someone who is judging and critical of
others?  Love one another unconditionally.
Choctaw Baptist Church

"Where there is no vision, the people perish...."
Proverbs 29:18

Pastor: Bob Williams (Idabel, Starting Church)
Pastor: Tim Hollingshed (Swink, Mission)
Prize Question for all ages:  How many tables of testimony did God give Moses?
A. 1
B.  2
C.   3
D.  4

A Time to Laugh:

A businessman was in a great deal of trouble.  His business was failing.  He had put
everything he had into the business.  He owed everybody.  As a last resort he went
to a pastor and poured out his story of tears and woe.

When he had finished, the pastor said, "Here's what I want you to do.  Put a beach
chair and your Bible in your car and drive down to the beach.  Take the beach
chair and the Bible to the water's edge, sit down in the beach chair, and put the
Bible in your lap.  Open the Bible; the wind will rifle the pages, but finally the open
Bible will come to rest on a page.  Look down at the page and read the first thing
you see.  That will be your answer."

A year later the businessman went back to the pastor and brought his wife and
children with him.  The man was in a new tailored suit, his wife in a mink coat,
the childr
"Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."  
1 John 4:11

A Time to Laugh:

The story of Adam and Eve was being carefully explained int eh children's Sunday
School class.  Following the story, the children were asked to draw some picture
that would illustrate the story.

Little Bobby was most interested and drew a picture of a car with three people in
it.  In the front seat, behind the wheel was a man and int he back seat, a man and a

The teacher was at a loss to understand how this illustrated the lesson of Adam
and Eve.

But little Bobby was prompt with his explanation.  "Why this is God driving Adam
and Eve out of the garden."


"I never go to church," boasted a wandering member.  "Perhaps you have noticed
that Pastor?"

"Yes, I have noticed that," said the pastor.

"Well, the reason I don't go is because there are so many hypocrites there."

"Oh don't let that keep you away," replied the pastor with a smile.  "There's always
room for one more."