Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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10-02

WHAT WOULD GOD LOSE?

From a sermon by Preacher Clark at Grandma's farmhouse, sometime in the second half of January, 1970
Taken from Gary's Reel #1, CD #3, Track 2

How much are you adding to the lives of those around you? We encourage our children to make themselves valuable to others through good works. "Do helpful deeds," we tell them. "Make people think well of you." That is sound guidance, not only for our children but also for ourselves.

In his sermon long ago now, my father suggested that everyone gathered in that old farmhouse might benefit by asking themselves this question: "What would God lose if I should pass away?" Another way of saying the same thing is, "What brightness would those around me lose from their lives if I should pass away?" It is fundamentally the same question because Jesus said, "Inasmuch as you do it unto the least of these, my brothers, you do it unto me." In other words, what you mean to God's children is what you mean to God.

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