Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 22, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . God Gives Grace To The Humble and Opposes The Proud  (Tom L)
Bible Study Verses
Matthew 18:1-4 
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?" He called a little child to Him, and placed the child among them. And He said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." (NIV)

After a men's prayer breakfast, I had our pastor's son, Jack give a demonstration shooting his bow.

He talked about the parts of his re-curve bow and his shooting technique. He also demonstrated his expertise based on 3-4 hours per day shooting practice.

After the demonstration was over, several of the men and I complimented Jack on his shooting and for achieving the Colorado State Junior Olympic Championship.

He responded by giving all the glory to God. Wow - a nine-year old!
(Tom L)

Action Point
How would humility like Jack's affect others? Do you think that putting God in his rightful place might help a prideful person? A lost person? A person during a time of trial?

Pastor pointed out in a recent sermon that God gives grace to the humble and opposes the proud. He also pointed out that we need gentleness and humility to help bring someone back to God. Remember that because of God's grace, it doesn't matter your past, it's how you end.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Practice shooting your bow more often and all year long. The more your shoot, the more instinctive it becomes.