Shelby G. Floyd
It is so good to see all of you on this beautiful spring morning. It has been good to praise and pray to Almighty God. And now we are ready to preach God’s all powerful word. Today I am presenting a lesson that many of you will understand plainly, because we have been studying the book of Daniel. Our subject today is THE EVERLASTING KINGDOM. Continue reading “THE EVERLASTING KINGDOM”
Shelby G. Floyd
“Hilltops of Glory” is a beautiful song that we have just sung in a great way. We are truly blessed with good song leaders and singing because everybody joins in and sings out with some volume. That is not the case in some places today.
DECORATION DAY – MEMORIAL DAY
I was trying to think of what would be a good topic to preach on during the Memorial Day holiday. And so after some reflection I thought to myself, why not just preach on “Memorial Day.” It is wonderful to hear all of the patriotic music the past few days? It is great to see the marching bands and the marching soldiers with all of their patriotic flags. That is refreshing because it demonstrates a lot of our citizens still love our country and everything that it has stood for down through these centuries. We all appreciate the sacrifices that have been made that we might be free. Therefore we are able to enjoy all the blessings that God has showered down upon us for over 200 years.
And sometimes people do not really think about the meaning of Memorial Day. Sometimes we get so involved in family outings, going to the race and other events, and we don’t think much about the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf. But those things are also good. It is wonderful that we can combine love of family and love of country and be together and enjoy each other’s company. Continue reading “MEMORIAL DAY”
Shelby G. Floyd
There is an innate desire in the heart of every person for joy and happiness. This propensity is uni¬versal in the human race. The Bible is full of teach¬ing concerning joy and happiness. Such words as joy, rejoice and glad abound in the Holy Scriptures. God wants every human being to be filled with holy joy. Therefore, he has made every provision for man’s hap¬piness, both here and hereafter. These provisions are found in the revelation of his will, the Bible. Since this is true, we may expect to see an emphasis in the Bible on the subject of gladness of heart, joy and happiness.
The Bible Emphasis on Gladness
For instance, notice these great statements from the pen of the apostle Paul concerning gladness of heart: “Rejoicing in hope” (Romans 12: 12), “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep” (Romans 12:15), “Rejoice evermore” (1 Thessalonians 5: 16). From these wonderful statements we notice that hope is the foundation of our rejoicing; our rejoicing grows out of our hope which we have in Christ Jesus. We also find that we are to rejoice not spasmodically, but we are to rejoice evermore, that is, continually. Also, we are not selfishly to keep this joy with ourselves, but we are to share it with others. We are to rejoice with them that do rejoice. Continue reading “Rejoice”