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A horse cannot we. pull and kick at the same time, neither can When we get our hearts turned right side up, we could turn the world upside down. Where there is no dips, there can be no heighth. Where there is no conflict, there can be no triumph.

Where there is no smile, there can be no tears. Where there is no rose, there can be no thorn. If there is no crown, there can be no cross. The tongue is never worn out by kind words. Prayer is no short-life thing. Move the letters "D-I-E" from the word "DEPRESSION,"

and what you have left is "PR ESS ON." WI,,:!n a Christian is dead, he is still ahead. Forget yourself if you want to find happiness.

Ti me is too precious to be used if it is not for God's glory. Suffering is not bad if it builds Christian character.

What do you miss by being a Christian? You miss hell. If your children are going down the wrong track, maybe they were not switched soon enough. Religion gives you a new start but Christianity new heart. Neither you, age or experience can make a drunkard driver. a safe gives you a

If you abuse your right to drive, it could cost you the right to live. The IRS discriminates against people with incomes.

Samson slew the Philistines with a jaw bone of an ass and a lot of men slew themselves with the same weapon. One yard of performance is worth a mile of promise.

If you want some time to yourself, do the dishes. The greatest fault is when you believe you have none. If you want to improve a man's hearing, praise him. All drivers should be wide awake, alert and cautious; A rich man buys a nice home, then he buys a Cadillac to get away from it. My books are links between warm hearts and wise minds. Putting two and two together and getting three could prove Any merchant who is willing be the catcher. Lemons shine, but they do not talk. Words can travel faster than light. A lighthouse has no drum. If you have trouble trouble if you don't. . A rainy Sunday makes a house like it has been lived in. Some people don't want to get their healing until they collect their insurance. supporting your family, you have more Let your actions reveal your religion . Let the sermon of your life be illustrated by your conduct. Flirting with sin can lead to romance. to play ball with you plans to that you are a fisherman. especially the one just beh ind the driver in front of you.



A man falls into sin but a saint grieves at sin. The devil boasts of sin.

One man went to church. He never missed a Sunday, but th is same man went to hell for what he did on Monday. While giving our children the thing that we didn't have, let's

One man is never contented with his lot until it is a lot more. The farther you are from the wolf, shepherd. the closer you are to the

not forget to give them the things that we did have. God allows us time for the work that He allots us. A gossiper is a fool with a sense of rumor.

Don't hate sin too much to love men. Death is not a period that ends the sentence of life. It is a The good displayed in your window should be just like those on the counter. The Holy Spirit will not fail unless the human spirit fails. The man who speaks too quickly never thought of. It is what you learn after you know everything that counts. Fear that is prayed through is called courage. It is not the abil ity to kick but the abil ity to pull. Good nature regulated by good sense is called politeness. It is better to drive wreckless than reckless. I will not be a drop-out in the schooling God has for me but An anxious man prayed, "Lord, it right now!" The Iight of reason is blown out. A man testified, If you think something never be done. that you are going to wait until you can do can find fault with it, it'll so well that nobody "I was conceited. The Lord set me free. Now, I'm the finest man you ever saw." I want patience, and I want finish my course and win a degree. says something that he has The wind that blows out that light of reason is anger. God's love may not exempt through the trial. us from trials but it sees us comma to show there is more coming.



Ugly is skin deep. Don't let your parents down-They brought you up.

Little people stumble over little things. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

Teenagers should take orders. They will be giving them some day.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help strong men by tearing down big men.

Stop and think before you drink. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling Ditch your thoughts before they ditch you. Show-off driving is childish. Pick the right friends or they will pick you. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. Girls must choose a date who is fit for a mate. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. Don't go steady unless you are ready. You cannot keep out of trouble Live carefully, If you don't stay. How many months have 29 days on Leap Year? Twelve. Should a church have a 31-day march? Everyone does. Choose your compan ions with care; you become what they If you drive, don't drink. If you drink, don't drive. are. the soul you save could be your own. fast, you can't last. If you don't pray, you can't earn. You cannot build character man's initiative and courage by taking away a by spending more than you payer. You cannot further class hatred. the brotherhood of man by encouraging down the wage

and independence. by doing for them what

You cannot help men permanently

they could and should do for themselves.



Be master of your habits or they will master you. Treasure your time; don't spend it; invest it.

could have been if he would have not used half of his time wishing. Some pilgrims on the Lord's highway are only tourists.

See what you can do for others; not what they can do for you. Guard your thoughts; what you th ink, you are. Don't try to be better than other people. Try to be better Don't fill up on this world's crumbs; feed your soul on the than you were yesterday. If you want to take weight off of your mind, discard your Give your all to Christ; He gave His all for you. It is better to be a poor man and a rich Christian, than a rich man and a poor Christian. Better beg one's bread with Lazarus here, than beg water halo. If you're trying to get even with a man, you could never get ahead of him. One th ing that you can give and still keep is your word. If you put a limit on what you will do, you're actually putting a limit on what you can do.

Living Bread.

with the rich man hereafter. Love solves more problems than any other thing. Better to be the least in the kingdom of God than the If someone steps on your toes, you should not have them sticking out. How can your faith be strong enough to get to heaven if it is not strong enough to get to church? If you will you. One man spent half of his time wishing for something that he be something, God will do something through If you can't fly with the eagles in the morning, you can hoot with the owls all night. If you have the anointing, you do not need to hang a horse shoe over your door. greatest outside of it.



Give and grow rich-grasp Love gives and forgives.

and get poor.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating thereof. What you do today affects the rest of your life. in. That is the You are a sinner or a saint. You are an "is" "ain't." he Anyth ing that is straight cannot be any straighter. Anything that is clean can't be any cleaner. or you are an

In a basketball crowd, people keep dribbling way it is in some church services. A minister

is like a candle, he consumes himself while

gives life to others. You can be a Pharisee or a Saducee or a "G lad-you-see." When you cross some men, they get even with One man said, "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?" God men will get angry. A car with a sign on the back read, "Controlled Getting old is mind over matter. It does not matter if you do not mind. Mr. Conceming the Bible, you should learn it before they burn it. One boy got eighty-seven shaves out of one razor blade. He was nine years old. In some churches, some men sing a duet, preach a Buy cars cheap but do not buy a cheap car. It is not what a Christian belongs to, it is who he belongs to. You lengthen or shorten your life according to the way that The harder I work, the luckier I get. If God stays awake, I'll go on to sleep. you live. Some people's thoughts else to think of. tum to food when there is nothing Catch-em and Mr. Holder put went in business with Hold-em Mr. and Cheat-em. Cheat-em. " They up a sign, "Catch-em, was driven by a man who smoked a pipe. Pollution." It you. Other

answered, "Where is Elijah?"

sermonette, leave the church and then smoke a cigarette.



Sometimes nothing may be the best thing to say. Some people aim straight at the truth shots. Pleasure is the time to do something useful. but prove to be poor

Everything morning.

gets easier by practice

except getting

up in the

If you seem to have difficulty try picking up their check?

meeting people, why don't you

Saying very little comes from thinking If your boss is so dumb, how come he ever hired you? Doers and deciders are often criticized, Friends are made by many deeds but can be lost by one. Silence may be golden but it sometimes starts in suspicious people digging. An education keep quiet. is teaching a child how to talk and then how to

twice. but oddly enough by

people who are usually neither doers or deciders. What is the human race? It is a woman chasing a man. The rules of safety and the rules of courtesy same. are usually the

One of the secrets of success in business is busy-ness. Bigamy is the only crime on the books where two rights A man with delightful is a bachelor. have never been taken out of the school Many full churches are filled with empty people. because she Some members get all they can and can all they get and then sit on the can. inventions without serious intentions make a wrong. Prayer should

because it caused some of us to graduate. A man said that his wife charges everything. There are two things that save a lot of guesswork. That is the computer and mini-skirts. is a human dynamo

Why advertise the banquet when you have no food? When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him.

Many women can take a joke. They have one for a husband.



You may tie your shoes this morning will untie them tonight.

and the undertakers

While you are in a deep well, you can see the stars at noon. The only way that you can go is up if you're on the bottom.

There is no such thing as a 95 per cent sinner. You are either a sinner or a saint. I am only a prayer away. God put us in the world to live for one another. A hair in the head is worth two in the brush. The security If you cannot get an offering out of the people, why don't families. A tree never stops growing until it dies. Mamas are not much No one is too big to be courteous but some are too little. As the twig is bent, so the twig will grow. Feed your faith and harm your doubts. A friend comes in when all the world goes out. Why don't you feed your faith instead of your face? Don't It is a sorry man who cannot say I am sorry. Some people make much when they risk little. One curve looks as well on one person as it does on another person if it isn't small. Worry hovers around where faith has fainted. Taking a nap will prevent you from getting old while driving. A soldier that never obeys orders could never give orders. 14 15 to do. consider what your friend does but what he intended different. There is always the place for an expression of faith and the practice of love. you threaten them. Tell them that you are going to sing. of our nation rests on the strength of our Man says, "Show me and I will believe," but God says, "Believe and I will show you."

You don't clean off dirt with mud neither do you heal an evil word with another evil word. Some people after they break a habit mount the pieces and frame them.

A wounded

oyster mends his broken

shell with

a pearl. A

Horse sense is not h itched to a wagging tongue. The most welcomed gift that you can give is to give yourself.

Christian does the same. My friend knows that I am not perfect but he treats me like I am. Don't dwell on sad news. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow of today. not give ten suggestions. He gave ten Nothing short of loving the Lord with all my heart and loving my neighbor as myself could please Him. in where you have been but I am A word once spoken can never be recalled. There is no happiness in things. I'm not interested in what you have done, I'm interested in what you are doing. The greatest compliment God can give me is to prune me. Some adolescents are like selling. They are pretty green, full Some pilgrims on the Lord's highway are only tourists. If you put a limit on what you will do, you're actually of vinegar and all mixed up. A little bit of faith and a strong log can cause me to cross a creek but a lot of faith and a rotten log will cause me to fall into the creek. Don't try to be better than other people, try to ·be better People want good mixers and God wants good separators. Some men will never put their best foot forward until they than you were yesterday. Love solves more problems than any other thing. It is better to correct a fault in yourself faults in your neighbor. than to correct ten might never come. Make much

What I held in my hands, I lost. What I put in God's hands, I still possess. God did

commandments. I am not interested

interested where you are going.

putting a limit on what you can do.

get the other foot in hot water.



Some men will caught.

never repent of their sins until they are

Fault finders would be miserable in heaven. God sends us the storms to prove that He is the only real

If you are a citizen of the heavenly city where there is no sun or moon and where the Lord is the light, then you can sing in this world at midnight. If I do what I should, I will not have time to do what I should not. The sound of prayer from the earth will bring a sound from heaven. Some Christians are like salt that has lost its savour. Some are like pepper that has lost its pep. A married man should never get so busy earning his salt that he forgets h is sugar. Why complain that your days are only a few and then act like there is no end to them? The straight and narrow path gets a lot of wear along the edges. The tongue of my shoe never stays in place. It remi nds me of a gossiper. In my Bible, I find the words, "Trust" and "Peace" a hundred times but I have never found the word "Worry."

shelter. The things that I see in the mirror in the morning should be very pleasant because I may not see it again all day. If you tell my faults to others, you will tell others' faults to me. A strong man can stand still and trust. They tell us little babies are angels but their wings grow shorter as their legsgrow longer. On a tombstone: "He kept his tears to himself and shared his joy with others." All sin comes from self will. I will accept and advise if it does not intercept my plans. True sympathy comes from suffering. A rich man is rich enough to leave some th ings alone. Any preacher who serves God for money will serve the devil for a Iittle more money. A man should spend money if it causes him to build his


character, but it is wrong to spend character to make money. 19

Don't be so stingy that you would use second-hand material to build air castles. A doubt is brother devil to despair. Faith is really shocked if a mountain is not moved. You have the wrong slant if you are looking down your nose at other people. Why would you want to give the Lord credit if you never give Him any cash? Little white lies pick up a lot of dirt as they travel. I believe we should walk hand in hand even if we don't see eye to eye. Why rise with the lark if you're not going to soar toward heaven? I believe prayer can fly higher than an eagle ever flew. High soaring or soaring high gives a wide view.

PleaseGod even if it does offend the devil. Jesus was in better company in the stable than He would be today in some Christmas parties. If you have it in the well of your thoughts, it may come out in the bucket of your speech. Jesus would have had a lonely time on earth had He refused to associate with sinners. The Lord will give you work if vc.s keep your tools sharp. The devil may go to and fro but the Lord is already there. I don't want to lift up anybody except Jesus. I don't want to run anybody down except the devil. I would like to be a key hole through which somebody could seethe Lord. If you find your girl on the wrong track, you should find that there is a switch on that track. The world is a gigantic jigsaw puzzle with a piece missing.

You should let your voice rise like a fountain night and day. If I lose my spirit of prayer, I can do nothing for God. Learn to laugh at trouble, <thenyou can laugh when you get old. Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty." the word "liberty." Now people leave off

Some men will blow the light out just to see how dark it is. 21


They tell us that there is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist. If we want to get sinners into heaven, we should get the saints into the church.

The world's


man is the man that

gets what's

coming to him. Even a friend is more important than making a friend.

Don't drink while you drive or drive while you drink. Theology fire. You are no bigger than the thing that makes you mad. You are of the wrong kind if you're not kind. Today is the seed of tomorrow and the fruit of yesterday. Why don't you live so men will want your autograph instead Men make books but there is one book that makes men. God formed Adam and sin deformed Adam. Education man. The future destiny of a child is always the work of a mother. A woman will overlook the rest of a man's life if he tells her that she is beautiful. We don't want borrowed trouble to be returned. One minute of safety on the highway is better than a week of chances. may form a man but only Christ can transform a of your fingerprints? God is big enough to be concerned with your smallest need. The bottom pan in a double boiler is always in hot water but is the truth on ice, but evangelism is the truth on Make your own impression. Don't be a carbon copy. Worry is to pull tomorrow's clouds over today's sunshine.

God will be dark if you are on the wrong side of the pillar of fire.

never knows what's cooking. That is the way with some men. If I don't know which way to tum, I tum to prayer. What we do for God is not usually convenient.



The modern conscience of gear.

is made with a lever to throw it out

Beauty without virtue is a rosewithout fragrance. If you can't crown yourself with laurels, you can wreath your face in smiles.

The modern conscience is made with a lever to throw it out of gear. A "brat" is a child who acts like your own but belongs to a neighbor. "Soft soap" in the pulpit will not cleansethe sinner in the pew. Having his name on the church roll doesn't make a man a Christian any more than owning a piano makes him a musician. You grow up the day you have your first real laugh ... yourself. Too many church members have been starched and ironed without being washed. Seenothing-hear nothing-know nothing! There are two kinds of people-those who lift and those who lean. God in His wisdom has made the mouth to close, and the ear to remain open. Rosesare red, violets are blue, but they don't get around like dandelions do. at Learn a new four letter, word ... work ... PRAY. WORK ... If you can't The straight and narrow road is the only path that has no troub Iewith traffic. You are young only once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper. He who practices what he preaches may have to put in some over-time! Marriage is either a holy wedlock or an unholy deadlock.

It's not enough just to be good-be good for something! If there were as many idle parts in an automobile as members in the church, the automobile couldn't run down hill. Before trying to keep up wifh your neighbors, find out where they're going. Many a hungry soul abides in a well-fed body.


This fast age seems more concerned about speed than direction. A slap on the back will help form character if applied early enough, often enough and low enough.

will be from those of our own generation who have been obi iged to learn the hard way. Rejoice! He came! He's coming again! To grieve over sin is one thing; to repent is altogether

. "The bee is seldom complimented for making honey-it's just criticized for stinging!"

another! "Good morning, Jesus, this is the first day of the rest of my

God shook the world with a Baby, not a bomb. A smile is the lighting system of the face, and the heating system of the heart. It's sad that the only respect some people havefor Sunday is to wear their best clothes. Cosmetics: Preparations used by teenagers to make them look older sooner, and by their mothers to make them look younger longer. He who has left anxiety about his own life begins to care about the lives of all around him.

life ... "

Character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next. God always makes round faces. We are the ones that make the long faces. Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. If you havea half hour to spare,don't spend it with someone who hasn't. Unconsecrated wealth of Christians is one of the greatest

The devil's best work is done by many who claim to love the Lord. There is no right way to do a wrong thing. I rather think that when our land is stirred for Christ again, it

hindrances to the church's progress. In the matter of giving, some have short arms and deep pockets. He who abandons himself to God will never be abandonedby God.



The easiest road always heads downward. If your religion costs little, Emotion is no substitution it is worth little. for devotion. it is worth little.

Why buy ice cream and reducing pills both? Why buy eggs and chicken feed too? Why get a speeding ticket going to play golf? Radar spells the same both ways-Police or going. will get you coming

If your religion costs little,

We can't all be apostles, but we can all be "living epistles." I believe in the sun when it is raining. A man is also known by the company he avoids. There are no hopeless situations-Some You can't put things across by getti ng cross. What you are when you are not trying supreme test of what you are. It is not a race problem, but a grace problem. God rewards not according to the amount of work done, but according to faithfulness in doing it. I am not a man with great faith, I am a man with a little faith in a great God. He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise for a moment, but a fool forever. He who knows the way of the Lord can find it in the dark. She has fought a good fight but she hasn't kept the faith. Men talk I'm one of the family-if God has died why was I not brothers. We are a chosen generation-not a frozen generation. notified? of brotherhood, but we have more hoods than The only limit to the power of God lies within If you don't like policemen, call a hippie. the individual. to be anything, is the about them. USA has a sin problem rather than a skin problem. folk become hopeless

the next time you are in trouble,



We are as straight as a gun barrel and just asempty. Some members are like straight pens-They and head the other. point one way

You can't let your light shine with your lip hanging down. Some don't appreciate the water til the well is dry. God wants to supply His need so you can supply His need.

Religion is a good armor and a bad cloak. God wants to bless you so you can bless His work. White wash won't strengthen a fence-or a church member. If God can't turn believers into millionaires, millionaires into believers. . He will turn

Some members have been starched and ironed, but have never been washed.

You don't appreciate the milk til the cow goes dry. I am not what I think I am, but what I think-I am. Some come to a crisis before they come to Christ. I get tired in serving God, but not tired of serving God. Character develops in a crisis. Jonah had a whale of a time. Character is not made in cotton wool. When a smile reaches the eyes, it is real. Defeat turns grissel into muscle. Time heals all wounds and wounds all heels. The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. Smoking may not send you to hell, but it will make you feel like you've been there. You may go to heaven if you eat pork-You sooner. You don't appreciate the water til the well goes dry. 30 If it is important to live what you preach, it is also important to preach what you live. may get there Hypocrites may keep you from going to church, but they can't keep you from going to hell. A witness is a man who stands out, because he is not afraid to stand up.


The duck said, "If there is no water, I will walk." Sixty-four Kennedy half-dollars are worth $32.00 in 1980. in wagon trains.

A generation ago people crossed the country Now they watch wagon trains on television.

A witness is a man who outreaches others because he reaches out to others. Wife: "Do you have an alarm clock that will awake husband only"? A witness is a man who lifts others up, because he bends



down to their weakness. "The faith-of is-of 'Pilgrim finding learning Way' has proved to be a way of thrilling new discoveries at the feet of in any
I am going to send you 60 of my best faith books, on casting out devils, healing the sick, faith, Holy Ghost, prophecy, and almost every subject of the Blbl•. You will be on my prayer fist every day until Jesus comes. I'll pray that you will have a double portion ministry. I want you to be my partner and pray for me. When you finish reading these books and filling out the test papers we will send you a diploma which you can frame and have on your wall. It will remind you that I am praying for you every day, that you are my partner in prayer. If you are a minister you may receive a license to preach. There is no charge for the packing, boxing, storage, shipping, postage, exam papers, grading, secretary expense, diplomas, or ordination papers. Your dues will be paid up for life. (Others charge $12.00 per year and up). You can pay for them $.50 per week or send in the name of one new student per month, either one you you choose. If you send one name per month all the textbooks are free. Dear TVD Staff: I will send 50 cen;r: who wants this course. time each day. I'll




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we are and how great God of any school."


lessons never taught

Gamaliel, nor included in the curriculum Religion


can be both a steering wheel and a brake; it can


guide you along the right road and stop you at the wrong one.




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