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Tid Bits of Wisdom

From the Wonderful Word Publishers

JUNE 2013 VOL. 7 NO. 6


There have been many kingdoms come and go through earths history. There have been all kinds of kings, queens, princes and princess. Some we admire and some we think of with horror. There is only one kingdom that will stand forever. That is the Kingdom of God, and that is the Kingdom we will serve and live with through all eternity. How wonderful it is to know that one day we will serve a kingdom where there is no sins, no wrongs, no mistreatments and no hurts. The Scripture tells us to praise God for His holiness, His majesty and His beauty. There is no reason to apologize for our God or His works!

If you are a father, you reign over a kingdom. That kingdom is your home. Have you ever stopped to think about where you sit in your home? You sit on the seat of power. There is a power given to your throne that will provide everything your home needs. God has ordained the seat you sit in to be the place where God will speak and lead your home. You are not the power, but you are the responsible person for allowing that power to work through you to your household. You will give an account as to how you ruled from that throne. Your throne is where the commandments and the verdicts are given for the home. Your wife is the law enforcer, and the children are the subjects you are serving. Your home is a kingdom! Your name represents that kingdom, and all who bear your name are accountable to that kingdom. I think fathers, mothers and children have either forgotten or have never learned the importance of a home, because the homes of America are in disarray. We lack fathers who lead, mothers who follow and children who submit. We all blame the other people in the family for our failures. We say, Well, if they would do what they should do, I would do better. Remember, you will not give an account for what others do with their lives, but you will give an account to God for what you do with His commandments for your life. Remember also, we are to be overcomers. That in itself tells us that in life there are going to be things to overcome. Our country is living in a kingdom that is running upside down! Evil is seen as good and good is seen as evil. The Scripture is clear that when we are living in sin and have turned our backs upon God, our thinking will be upside down (reprobate minds). America is there! The sad thing is that many of our families (Christian) are there also. We have done it our way for so long that we are coming apart at the seams. Since this month is Fathers Day, lets begin looking at fathers place in the kingdom.

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1. Dont underestimate the importance of your role. As head of the family, the basic unit of society, you and all other fathers vitally affect the destiny of the community, nation, and world. 2. Give your home top priority. No matter how successful you may be on the job or in business ventures, your life can be a failure if you neglect to give your family the time and personal attention they both need and deserve. 3. Find fulfillment by living up to your parental duties. When men abandon the upbringing of their children to their wives, a loss is suffered by everyone, but perhaps most of all by themselves. Your children need you, and you need your children. 4. Let strength distinguish everything you do. A mans contribution should be his strength as an influence on his children and on society. 5. Set aside time for your family. Young people measure their fathers interest in them in direct proportion to the time he spends with them. 6. Make your home a happy home. Make the family a center of joy. 7. Be a good listener. Share your childrens experiences and problems by listening.


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(Continued from page 1) THE REIGN OF A FATHER!

What commandments have you given for your household? Do you even know what you want for your household? If you do not know what you believe or why you believe it, how will you give good clear commandments to your wife and children. If you just ignore this responsibility and leave the house without clear direction, your house is being built on the sand and WHEN the rain and the storms come (not if, but when), your house will fall and you will one day stand before God and give an account for your lack of leadership to your family. May I insert here that when you give commandments, make your commandments about principles, not so much methods. The principle should never be violated, but the methods by which they will accomplish the command can change from person to person. When you command methods, you live their lives for them, instead of allowing them to be creative and live their own lives under your command. Example: Every one must dot their is and cross their ts. Some will use the right hand and some will use the left hand. Some will dot close to the i and others will dot further away from the i. Some will make a long cross to the t and while others will make a short cross to the t. We are individuals, and a good commander knows and respects that. Has anyone of your family ever asked you what the commandments were for your house? Most do not understand the responsibility of the father. Read and study Proverbs; you will find that the father gives the commandments and he is the lamp for the house. The wife is the law enforcer and is the light that shines from the lamp. The lamp holds the oil which gives power to produce her light. Where there is no oil, there is no light! While you sit on the throne of your home, you must ask yourself if your throne is a throne of righteousness or iniquity. No one is perfect and we have the ability to be either, but you are known for what you have chosen to believe to be right. If you follow righteousness, you will be seen as a righteous father (judge). If you have chosen to live in your flesh, you will be seen as a father of iniquity (evil & good mixed together). If you are seen as a father of righteousness, your family will expect to see the character of Christ working through your life to them. If you are seen as a father of iniquity, you family never knows what to expect from you. They cannot trust you to be just and more than likely they will work at going around your position in their lives instead of working through you. When this happens you have a divided house and the Bible says a divided house cannot stand! Are you taking your position seriously? Do you realize that you are the savior of the body of your house? God will deliver through your position.
Eph 5:20-33 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ

also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

wife loveth himself.

This month is Fathers Day and words cannot express the value that a godly father is to his home. Neither can words express the damage an ungodly father can bring on the lives of his family, as he fails to give God His proper place in his life. God bless you if you are a father seeking to be an example of Christ to your family. If you are not a godly father, but wish to be, may God help you to understand and lead you as you seek to become that godly father. Ask your family (kingdom) to forgive you and start anew. Marriage was meant to show to the world a picture of Christ and the church. To the family: Give thanks to your earthly father for giving his seed to produce your life and honor and respect his position as unto the Lord. Because, God said to. Wives, reverence your husbands position and serve him as unto the Lord. Because, God said to. God bless the fathers of America and bring them back to the Word of God. ----Editor


8. Set an example for your children. Practice what you preach! 9. Teach them to take responsibility. Dont hand them everything on a platter. 10. Keep family ties strong. Be available. Do things together as a family. 11. Develop each childs personality. Treat each child as an individual to guide and encourage. 12. Understand the true meaning of discipline. Let your authority be motivated by love. Be considerate but firm when you need to be. 13. Spur their creativity. Give them a chance to dream dreams, to unlock their imagination, and to awaken their senses to the wonders of Gods creation. 14. Nurture their spiritual life. Instill in them a sturdy sense of religion and worship. 15. Take their studies seriously. Insist on regular study hours. 16. Help them acquire a liking for books. Introduce them to the joys and treasures of good books. 17. Teach them the value of money. Show them how to use their money wisely. 18. Give them a healthy attitude toward sex. Instruct them and give them reverence for the body and the sanctity of marriage. 19. Inspire them to lead constructive lives. Train them to think beyond self in planning their lives. 20. Look at things from their point of view. These 20 tips are taken from the June 1970 Magazine Sunshine.

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Often, my husband will have a testimony time before the sermon. One question he will sometimes ask is, Where were you when you got saved? One of our members responded with, I was saved in a refrigerator. We have heard many strange things over the years but this one really got our attention. Our member, Bro. Larry Lopez began telling us what happened. Bro. Larry lived in Level Land, Texas when he was a young man. He was one of eight children, and they often played hide and seek. If you are very old, you may remember that people use to throw their old refrigerators in the back yard when they stopped working. Many children died when they climbed into a refrigerator and shut the door, not realizing that you cannot open a refrigerator from the inside. After many died, people began to remove the doors so it would be safe. Bro. Larry, an eleven year old boy, decided to play hide and seek with his six year old brother one hot day. The old refrigerator had been in the yard a long time, and he had never thought about hiding in it before that day. He decided that it would be a great place to hide. So, he climbed in and shut the door. He said he knew the minute he shut the door that he had done the wrong thing. He began to try to get the door open, but he could not get it to budge. As breathing became more and more difficult, he realized that more than likely he would die. He had moved enough to turn the refrigerator over, and the door was underneath. Bro. Larrys family had been attending a church, and he had heard the gospel many times. He felt sure that he would soon be dead, and he realized he was lost and needed to trust Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He said after asking Jesus to save him, he became very peaceful, even though he knew he was near death. Just as he was taking his last breath, his brother got the idea that he might be in there. He turned the refrigerator over, opened the door, and Bro. Larry fell out. Bro. Larry was not breathing. His brother thought he was playing like he was asleep, so to get at him, he stepped on Bro. Larrys chest, which worked like CPR. Bro. Larry then started breathing. Isnt it wonderful that we can cry out to the Lord wherever and whenever we are in need? ----Gloria Brewster It is ODD how different people hearing the same thing get entirely different meanings from it. Three newsmen listened to a conversation between a man and his wife in the next room. When asked to guess what theyd heard, one said they were talking about the ZOO because he heard the words, trained deer. The second said it was about traveling because hed heard the words, Find out about the train, dear. The third claimed the subject was music - he heard trained ear. When they asked the lady what shed asked her husband, she said she had asked him if it had rained here last night. IM FIT, but Im not As fit as a fiddle. A fiddle is slender around the middle. -Mike Mitchell



the government taxes you to get capital in order to go into business in competition with you, and then taxes the profit of your business in order to pay its losses.



By Gloria Brewster

like so many preachers do. Daddy saw us as part of the ministry because when God called him, he felt that God called all of us. We were joined to the work daddy did for the church. My daddy was a wise man. When I was fourteen years old, I spent the weekend with my aunt and uncle. They loved to go to the movies (drive in) on Saturday night. Mother and daddy stopped going to the movies before I was born, so I had never been. They asked me if I would like to go. If so, they would not tell my daddy! Well, what fourteen year old would not want to go to the movies. So, I said, Yes. I will never forget that night. It was a double feature and I needed to go to the rest room during the break, but would not get out for fear someone I knew would see me and go tell my daddy. I wasnt afraid of daddys punishment, but I couldnt stand to displease my father. The movie, was of all things, Jailhouse Rock with Elvis Presley. They took me home Sunday morning for church and in the middle of daddys sermon, he just stopped and said, Did you know that Gloria is fourteen years of age and has never been to a movie, and I am proud of her. As I sat in the pew, I thought I would die! On the way home I begged daddy to not use me as an example from the pulpit. He said, But Im proud of you. I was letting my daddy tell a lie, and I was under heavy conviction. Wednesday night, he did the same thing again. When we got home and started to bed, we all gathered around the bed for prayer (which we did every night), and I asked daddy to wait while I repented and told him what I had done. He just smiled at me and said, I thought you had, and I knew you would not let me tell a lie. He was just bringing me to repentance all the time. He was a wise man and I loved him dearly. At sixteen years of age, I married my husband Jerry. He was a boy of seventeen, and he was religious, but lost. He knew nothing about the Word


What Does the Word MAN Mean to Your Life?

This month we celebrate Fathers Day. It is a day to show our appreciation to our fathers for the life they have given us. But what life did your father give you? There are all kinds of fathers. Some great and wonderful, while others are abusive and ugly. If you had a godly father you received a good picture of a Loving Heavenly Father. If you had an abusive and ugly father you received a good picture of Satan and the world. You will feel used and abused. YET, he is your father and his position is to be respected and honored as unto the Lord. God created and loved your father, even though he might have been very unloving to you. If you are reading this article, you are alive and you have survived whatever may have happened to you because of bad parents. If you have a clear mind you can overcome any problem they may have caused you. As a matter of fact, God can use you to bless them and bring them to Him, if you will allow God to work in your life. Many children, who have found life in Christ, have brought that life to their parents and became their parents blessing. If you are holding on to hurts and pains, you are robbing your life of blessing and you cannot be a blessing. As a matter of fact, if you are living in bitterness and hatred, you are doing damage to those God has intrusted to you, just like your parents did! We must allow God to heal our broken hearts so we can live lives that bless others (as well as ourselves).

All people have problems!!! Our problems are not always the same as someone elses problems. My problems were not with my parents. I did not have perfect parents, but I had great parents. My problems have been mostly health and material needs, plus relationships and learning how to manage differences with others. Some peoples greatest problems come in their youth, while others do not face great problems until they are older. Whenever the time, problems do and will come. The Bible is very clear about that. The men in my life have been blessings to my life, and thankfully I have never had a man to seduce me into evil. Therefore, it is easy for me to see them in the light of the Heavenly father. Both of my grandfathers were preachers! Just being preachers did not make my grandfathers good men, but they lived what they preached and that made them great in my life. I felt safe with my grandfathers and I felt loved by them also.

My father became a pastor when I was four years old. He was a great pastor, and he was a great soul winner. I meet people often that tell me that my daddy won them to the Lord and most of the time it was through door to door visitation. My daddy loved God and he loved people. Also, he didnt forget to love his family

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This is the time of year that we remember our fallen soldiers, and those people who have given their lives for our freedoms. We also want to remember those who have lived through war and have received major injuries to contend with the rest of their lives. What about you and I? Are we fighting for our freedoms on the home front? There is a battle going on at home today, and we must contend to keep those freedoms for which our loved ones died. The battle we fight is with those who desire to remove those very freedoms for which our young men died. We must be willing to put our lives on the line at home, like they did by going to other countries. Our fight is not with guns or bombs; our fight is over principles and the protection of our constitution. Just as our young men had to clean and prepare their guns for action, we must clean and prepare our spirits and make sure that we are true representatives of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our family is not a family that goes to the graves and grieves over lost loved ones. They are not in those graves! We do honor them by remembering the good things that they gave to our lives. Glorias family are buried in a cemetery beside the church that her great grandfather help build and her two grandfathers preached, pastored, or held revival meetings. Her daddy also preached many times in that church, and I now bring a sermon once a year when all the families come together to make sure the cemetery is well cared for. This is the Indian Creek Cemetery, in Tioga, Texas. Gene Autrys mother and some family members are buried in this cemetery. His family members work hard to meet the needs of the cemetery. There are about ten or more families whose descendants served the Lord in this church, and we still bring a meal and fellowship the Saturday before the first Sunday in May. This year we were able to celebrate the placing of a Historical Marker due to the hard work of two ladies in the Autry family. After we meet, we have dinner on the ground. One man, who heard there was going to be dinner on the ground, went home to his father and told him we were going to have dinner in the dirt. He had never heard of dinner on the ground!

The month of June is full of celebrations. We have graduations (above left is our granddaughters graduation from The Kings College, in New York, NY) and reunions (above right is the reunion of the First Baptist Church of Casa Linda Heights, later called Maranatha Baptist Church ). This also is a time for many weddings and births. We have more birthdays at our church in June than any other month of the year. Fathers day is also right in the middle of it all. This is a time to praise the Lord for what we have and give thanks for what we have overcome! Several of the people at the reunion said Glorias daddy had led them to the Lord over fifty years ago, and now their whole families know and serve the Lord. We must not forget that taking time to share Christ with others is the greatest way to spend our time. How refreshing it was to see that one seed sown had produced a whole field of fruit. Dont forget today we are making memories for tomorrow.

Summer time, summer time, summer time! Remember the old saying, Make hay while the sun shines! There is much that needs to be accomplished and summer is a great time to do it. May we jump in with both hands and get busy! We have had several new friends respond with letters and we appreciate it more than you could know. We find ourselves wishing we could know each one personally. You know about us through the paper, but we would love to know about you through letters. It is always exciting to hear about Gods workings in other peoples lives. Gloria and I just made a 3,300 mile trip to New York City and back. Sometimes, it is just obvious that Gods hand is upon you, and this trip was one of those times. We did not see one major wreck in all of those miles, and we did not incur any serious problems. The motels were just want we needed, and friends supplied some free nights for us in their homes. We were able to visit with some of our college kids while in Knoxville, Tennessee; plus, one of our former members lived in Newport, Tennessee, and we were able to visit her and her church. While in New York, the Lord supplied us parking places everywhere we went. If you have ever been to New York, you know that is very unusual. We did incur one problem. We had parked on the street, and I opened my door to get out just as a young man road by on a bicycle. He ran into the door and he and I were face to face. Gloria said our eyes were as big as saucers as we starred at one another. Quickly he straightened up and off he road, looking back at me as to say, Where did you come from? Needless to say, we stayed on the look out for bicycles after that.



Many people just do not believe that they could read through their Bibles in one year. It is an overwhelming thought to them. I remember feeling that way when Bro. Roloff challenged us to read through in one year. Many preachers have never made an attempt to read through their Bibles. They study on whatever they decide to preach on at the moment. No one has a good grip on the Scriptures until they have read everyone of them. Bro. Roloff use to preach on a Bible character and make comments I had never heard before. I would run to my Bible to check him out. Sure enough, it was in the Bible, but I had never caught it. He gave us a hunger to know more about the Word of God. We have encouraged Christians for years to read through their Bibles. We started reading through ours in 1968 and have read from one to three times a year, plus studying for sermons and lessons. We are not sure how many times we have read through, but the amazing thing is that we are still seeing new things as we continue to read. You can never learn it all. We have been encouraged by many people who have taken the challenge and accomplished the task, but our greatest encouragement has come this year. Our youngest son, Joseph, has three children, Caleb, Kathyren and Gabriel. Caleb is nine years old and has just finished reading through his Bible in three months time. I am amazed at what he has retained from his reading. He decided the last day of January to read through and I thought it was too much of a task for him. Was I ever wrong!!!! It was his goal to be the youngest to read through his Bible. Several of our grandchildren have read through and we have challenged the others to join us. HOW ABOUT YOU?

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What Does the Word MAN Mean to Your Life?

of God, but he loved Gods house and Gods work. We both had so much to learn. I had just been saved a few months when we married and had much growing in the Lord to do before I could get a good handle on life. Jerry was a good man even though he didnt know the Lord. He had strong character and he gave his life to serving me with all he was and all he had. I was not easy to live with; as I would have been called a strong willed woman, but he endured while God took my reigns and brought me into submission to His will. Most men would not have stood by the stuff like Jerry did. Jerry is not a perfect man, and it was usually his life that God used to break and make my life. Yet, he was a good man, and I thank God for him everyday. Our union has produced three sons, of whom I am so proud to be their mother. They are godly men who love the Lord, their wives and their children. You can see that I have been surrounded by good men. God knew the work He would give me to do and how important it is to my life to see the best in man. God called me to teach women, and the most important thing a woman needs to learn after salvation, is how to love the men in her life. A woman who does not have respect for the men in her life, never gets the respect that her life deserves. Until we have honored man, as God commanded us to, we cannot find rest concerning our value to God and man. It is a rare thing to find a woman who has not or does not struggle with her thoughts toward man. Why? Because Satan is in our garden trying to defeat the work God has given us to do for man. We are to help man. That means to surround and protect him. How do we protect him? By our respect and our reverence for him. No man will allow you to help him until he believes you love him, and no man feels loved while being judged at the same time. As wives, God will lead and direct us through his position in the family. If we are to get our leadership through his place, it only makes sense to keep a good relationship with that man. Remember, it is God leading us, not man. What kind of men are in your life? How do you respond to them? Take time to honor their lives this month and look for the good in their lives. Be grateful for what they do for your life and encourage them by respecting their position. Love covers a multitude of sins!!! Forget about your differences and think on the blessings. Lets get back to the family living that God intended us to live. Lets love one another! Ask the man in your life what you can do to serve him better. How important is it to respect your parents? Prov 30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

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Thoughts are funny little things That walk across your face; The bad ones come with dragging steps Which leave an ugly trace. But good thoughts have such happy feet That smiles grow as they pass, And faces where they come to play Look lively in the glass - Clara McCreery Cocks or roosters have been one of the most common emblems of weather vanes since the ninth century when a papal decree ordered that cocks be placed atop every cathedral and parish church. The cock was to be a reminder to the faithful of Peters denial of Christ. ITS NO TRICK at all when ones had a fall to patch up the skin he has broken; but something again to heal up the pain, the hurt, of an ugly word spoken. You cant call it back nor heal up the crack its made in the heart of a dear one; a double-edged sword is each ugly word-as harmful to say as to hear one!




He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he can never lose. ----Jim Elliot Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. No one was there. ----Old English Legend O do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be strong men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your task. ----Phillip Brooks

Worry does not empty tomorBUSINESSMAN: My wife doesnt care how good-looking row of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. my secretary is as long as hes efficient. ----Corrie ten Boom

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Faith Of Our Fathers

Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dungeon, fire and sword; O how our hearts beat high with joy Whenever we hear that glorious Word! Refrain Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death. Faith of our fathers, we will strive To win all nations unto Thee; And through the truth that comes from God, We all shall then be truly free. Refrain Faith of our fathers, we will love Both friend and foe in all our strife; And preach Thee, too, as love knows how By kindly words and virtuous life.

Col 3:21-25
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

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