A Note From The Pastor


A Note From The Pastor

I wanted to give you three of the quotes that I used in yesterday’s sermon in case you wanted them.

C.S. Lewis: “To love at all is to be vulnerable.  Love anything & your heart will certainly be wrung out and possibly broken.  If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.  Wrap it carefully around with hobbies and little luxuries, avoid all entanglements, lock it up safe in the casket of your selfishness.  But in the casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change.  It will not be broken, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.  The only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is hell.”

Albert Sweitzer“Whatever you have received more than others – in health, talents, abilities, success, a pleasant childhood, harmonious conditions of home life – all this you must not take yourself as a matter of course.  In gratitude we live forever thru giving.”

Teddy Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts, but the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who knows the cause, who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; & who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold & timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Two talent person is praised by God the same as the five talent person.  The reward is more work.  Not a siesta!  The reward is more opportunities.  A player works extra hard in practice so he can work extra hard in the game.  Extra work is the reward.

There will be a Day of Reckoning at Christ’s Second Coming.  The faithful servants will be rewarded.  Look at (Mt. 25:31-36).  Jesus gives us examples of 5 & 2 talent work. (Heb. 6:10) – “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.”

Pastor Ed