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Sunday, November 18 2018
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Another beautiful day to enjoy

Only 44 days to the year 2019

Scripture Of The Day

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Psalms 4:5

Read The Bible In a Year

Ezekiel 8-10 ; Hebrews 13

Thoughts For The Day

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

" He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. "

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.

Motivation For The Day

Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.

On This Day

1626 - The church of St. Peter in Rome is consecrated.
1901 - USA and Britain agree that the United States will construct a canal across the Isthmus of Panama and the Canal Zone will be under US jurisdiction.
1905 - Following Norwegian-Swedish separation, Prince Charles of Denmark is elected King Haakon VII of Norway.
1910 - More than 100 are arrested by police when suffragettes try to storm the House of Commons at Westminster, London.
1928 - Premiere of Walt Disney's first Mickey Mouse cartoon, 'Steamboat Willie'.
1978 - 900 members of a religious cult commit suicide in the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana.
1991 - Beirut hostages Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and American University professor Thomas Sutherland are released by their pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad captors. Waite had been kidnapped in January 1987. Sutherland had disappeared in June 1985.

Personal Story Of The Day

for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Luke 6:45

References from Proverbs 14:1-15:33

The life and death of Todd Beamer has been an inspiration to millions. When terrorists hijacked American Airlines flight 93 and planned to crash it in Washington, D.C., Todd and several other hostages forced the plane to crash in a deserted field before its mission could be completed. Who knows how many lives were spared because of their courage?

Sometimes we look at acts of heroism such as this and somehow think that they are extreme or isolated events. But as people who knew Todd reflected on his life, it became apparent that his actions were entirely consistent with his overall character... he died the way that he had lived his life. The choice that Todd Beamer made on September 11, 2001, flowed naturally from thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of choices that he had made previously in his life.

One of the themes through Proverbs is this idea that our character is reflected and shaped by the choices that we make. Yesterday we looked at choices regarding speech, and todays passage continues this theme. Lets take a step back and try to form a composite sketch of the wise persons character and contrast it with the fools character. As well see, nearly every verse in todays passage shows the profound difference between the wise person and the fool.

The wise fear God, and thus they flourish and enjoy health and joy. They are careful, thoughtful, and even tempered. Their actions build up others and they are kind toward the needy. They work hard and prosper, and are a delight to their family.

Now consider the foolish. They despise God and experience His reproof. They are impulsive, impatient, and quick tempered. Their actions tear down others and they oppress the poor. They are lazy and bring shame upon their families. What a difference!

As we mentioned before, sometimes Proverbs can seem overly simplistic. But these short proverbs were like pegs that parents gave to their kids on which to hang the lessons of life. They were meant to describe character traits in black and white in order to make an impression on their children.

Ones true character is revealed in actions and speech. Yesterday we focused on the impact of our words, but todays passage pushes us to consider how both our speech and actions reveal our character.

Jokes Of The Day

Married life is full of excitement and frustration:
* In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens.
* In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens.
* In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.

It is true that love is blind but marriage is definitely an eye-opener.

It's true that all men are born free and equal, but some of them get married!

There was this man who muttered a few words in the church and found himself married. A year later he muttered something in his sleep and found himself divorced.

Son: How much does it cost to get married, Dad?
Father: I don't know son, I'm still paying for it.

Son: Is it true? Dad, I heard that in ancient China, a man doesn't know his wife until he marries.
Father: That happens everywhere, son, everywhere!


During late spring one year, a blonde was trying out her new boat. She was unable to have her boat perform, travel through water, or do any maneuvers whatsoever no matter how hard she tried.

After trying for over three days to make it work properly, she decided to seek help. She putted the boat over to the local marina in hopes that someone there could identify her problem.

Workers determined that everything from the engine to the outdrive was working perfectly on the topside of the boat. So, a puzzled marina employee jumped into the water to check underneath the boat for problems. Because he was laughing so hard, he came up choking on water and gasping for air. Under the boat, still strapped in place securely, was the trailer.


Sally goes into work one morning crying her eyes out. Her boss, concerned about all of his employees well being, asked sympathetically, "What's the matter?"

To which the blonde replies, "Early this morning I got a phone call saying that my mother had passed away."

The boss feeling very sorry at this point suggests to the young girl, "Why don't you go home for the day...we aren't terribly busy. Just take the day off to relax and rest."

Sally very calmly states, "No. I'd be better off here. I need to keep my mind off it and I have the best chance of doing that here."

The boss agrees and allows her to work as usual. "If you need anything just let me know."

A few hours pass and the boss decides to check on Sally. He looks out his office and sees her crying hysterically.

He rushes out to her asking, "What's so bad now? Are you going to be ok? What's wrong?"

Sally breaks down in tears. "I just received a horrible call from my sister. She said that *her* mom died too!!"


Riddle Of The Day

What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
How much will a 33 degree angle measure when observed under a microscope that magifies 10 times?
It will still measure 33 degrees.

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

It's estimated that every year 300,000 new books are published worldwide. What a torrent of print! Yet one volume, the Bible, stands out above all the others.

How do we explain the appeal of this ancient book? The answer is simple. It is God's Word, given in human language, and it tells us about our Creator and His purposes for the world. But it also gives us the most accurate understanding of mankind's perplexing nature and why we behave the way we do.

Harvard professor Robert Coles has interviewed hundreds of people in many different societies. When asked what he had learned from his research on human nature, Dr. Coles pointed to the Bible on his desk and said, "Nothing I have discovered about the makeup of human beings contradicts in any way what I learn from the Hebrew prophets . . . and from Jesus and the lives of those He touched."

The writings of others and our own experience can teach us much about why we behave as we do. But only the Bible tells us that our sinful heart is the heart of our problem, and that we can be changed from within by trusting Jesus and being filled with his spirit.

Yes, the Bible is still relevant. Are you growing in your love for this ancient book?


Patience, Where Are You?

In your patience possess ye your souls. Luke 21:19

Patience, where are you? Do you feel like PATIENCE is a person, at times? I sure wish Patience would show up, especially when waiting in the long lines at the supermarket. The girl is slow; the products don't have a barcode on them. What more can happen? How much more can your patience be tried?

The Word declares that we go through nothing that Jesus hasn't already gone through. He was tempted and tried, and no guile was found in his mouth. The people in his own community didn't believe in Him. Life wasn't a bed of roses for Jesus; yet, He was always willing to wait, to listen, to help when there was a need. I don't find where He grumbled over anything that came His way.

We, on the other hand, lose our cool more often than we'd like to admit. Remember the last time someone cut you off in traffic? What did you do? Pray for him/her? Be honest! What about the terrible waitress that couldn't get your order right, or never came back to bring you another cup of coffee?

All the little things that come our way, that really feel like mountains at the time, are trials of our faith and patience. We don't always answer them in the way we should. We lose our PATIENCE... and we perhaps say things or do things that aren't becoming of Christianity. After all, we are to be 'new creatures in Christ'. The adversary knows that, and, therefore, puts things in our paths that would cause us to stumble.

I am sure your memory is working overtime, at the moment, letting you know all those times that you've done or said the wrong thing... conscience is a good thing! Can you imagine living without a conscience? I know there are those that try to depress it, but it shows up every time you do something you shouldn't. Next time you feel like using the tongue to blast someone (remember that road situation! or the rebellious child?), ask PATIENCE to take over, and you won't be sorry you did!

Facts Of The Day

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Closing Thought

Lord, let me not forget that Your blessings are to be shared.