Blustery Bickering

SIR ISAAC NEWTON (Scroll Down)

By Michael Guido, The Sower
Read Philippians 4:13

When Isaac Newton was born, the midwife said, “He’ll not live through the day.”

He was so frail, he had to wear a leather collar to support his head. And he did so poorly at school, he was at the bottom of his class.

But at nineteen he went to Cambridge, and became a Christian. Then he determined to glorify God and minister to man. He believed every discovery he made was given to him by God.

The boy who had been so frail lived to be 85, and who had been a dud in grade school became one of the world’s greatest scientists.

Frailty doesn’t mean failure and handicaps don’t have to hinder. With the Lord in your life and His strength in your soul, like Newton, you can go on to victory.

Prayer: Help us today, Father, and every day to live under Thy counsel and control. Grant that today we may improve ourselves, help others, and please Thee: through Christ. Amen

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BLUSTERY BICKERING
By Michael Guido, Founder
The Sower
Read John 3:7

Three monks, residing in a Trappist monastery, asked the Abbot for permission to speak.

“Very well,” he said. “The oldest will speak first, a year later the next, another year the youngest will speak.”

After breakfast, the oldest said, “I hate oatmeal.”

A year later the second said, “I love oatmeal.”

Another year passed, and the youngest said, “I’m tired of this bickering!”

There’s been a lot of bickering over how to make a new man. “Cultivate,” says one. “Educate,” says another. “Legislate,” says still another.

But the Bible says, “Regenerate!” Our Lord said, “Ye must be born again.”

Prayer: God of all grace, we come to Thee now for Thy saving and sustaining grace. Give us the sureness of salvation and success in becoming a soul winner. Inspire us to glow with Thy grace and go with Thy gospel: through Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

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  MAKE ME GOOD, BUT NOT REAL GOOD
By Michael Guido, Founder
The Sower
Read 1 John 2:1-6

 

One night a mother was shocked to hear her boy pray, “O God, make me good, but not real good; just good enough to keep from being spanked.”

There are some church members who want to become Christians, but not Christlike. They want to go to heaven, but they don’t want to do anything to bring others with them.

But if you’re going to become a Christian, be Christlike. If you’re going to give Christ anything, give Him everything. If you’re going to worship Him, work for Him.

If it’s false, Christianity is of no importance. If it’s true, it’s of infinite importance. It can’t be of moderate importance.

What is it for you?

Prayer: Dear Lord, I have so much to thank Thee for. I thank Thee for making me a Christian, now make me Christlike. I thank Thee for preparing for me a place in heaven. Help me bring others with me: through Christ. Amen.

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DON’T PLAY WITH SIN
By Michael Guido, Founder
The Sower
Read James 1:15

 

In Dallas, according to the Associated Press, a pet 8-foot-long python slithered into the crib of a sleeping baby, and crushed the girl to death.

Seven-month-old Toni Lynn never uttered a cry. Because, “as the victim tries to breathe, the snake squeezes tighter around the body.”

Alerted by his wife, Robert rushed into his daughter’s room, shot the snake, and then severed it with a kitchen knife.

What a picture of sin.

Don’t play with it, for it won’t play with you. It deceives, then defiles, and then deadens.

The Bible says, “Sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we now turn from our sins to Thee. Be pleased to strengthen us in every duty and to safeguard us in every danger. Keep us evermore in the peace and power of a holy and happy life, that we may love Thee with all our hearts. Amen.

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An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

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