Hearts of Gold
----poetry this issue
by: Rose Ann Noey
whispers pop into my brain.
what kind? And of what
good, some bad, but 'pon which to dwell?
I, the evil thinking quell?
of evil nurtured in the heart
planted firmly and thus becomes a part
you, but these you need to toss!!
thoughts have cost.
man thinks, that's what he'll become -
sin, that man becomes just numb.
to Christ the Lord for aid
help those evil thoughts to fade.
Christ your Lord, even of your thoughts.
is a fight worth being fought.
Jesus' Will if you'll conform,
sin-sick soul He will transform.
Ann Noey worships with the Lincolnway Church of Christ in Columbia City,
A Word From the Devil
by: H. L. Gradowith
I'm the devil; and I've come for you,
not take you right now -- first I'll let you do
the things that you like, I'll give you as much
you desire -- I'll give you the Midas Touch...
party 'til we can't, then party some more,
the things that for you I'm holding in store...
have a high old time each and ev'ry day,
don't worry, for there'll be no bill to pay...
relax and enjoy the time you have here...
thirsty? Sit back and have another beer...
work very hard and you need to unwind...
no time for church; pay that preacher no mind.
that talk about heaven and Judgment Day
just what somebody else told him to say...
follow my lead -- you'll be doing all right,
tomorrow, have a good time tonight...
all, I've been good to you so far, see,
besides: Hell's not such a bad place to be...
heard some stories about fire and brimstone?
pain? Of spending eternity alone?
heard that I'm evil? Dastardly and vile?
while you are suffering I sit and smile???
no, no: I'm the prince of good times, you see,
me -- hell's not such a bad place to be...
hell there's no law, no rules of any kind,
time card to punch, no alarm clock to wind,
appointments to keep, and no bills to pay,
stay the present course until Judgment Day
you will be with me through eternity...
you with me, friend? Come on now, come with me...
then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the
spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his
coming: Even him, whose
coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying
wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that
perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might
be saved. And for this
cause God shall
them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness" (II
L. Gradowith (Tim Smith) preaches for the Enon Church of Christ
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----quotes & sayings
for bulletins and signs this issue
action, one decision, one moment can change everything for you.
So it is when you choose to follow Christ.
Son, there would be total darkness in the world.
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This is the day
which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.