The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 9, 1968 · Page 24
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 24

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, November 9, 1968
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24-PaIm Beach Post-Timed Saturday, Nov. 9, 1968 Sunday School Lesson SET AN EXAMPLE Attend Church Regularly FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW... I if This Series of Messages Is Made Possible By These Business Firms, Whose Desire Is To Awaken Our Citizenry To Their Need For Divine Guidance Florida Industrial Service Inc. . . . John Boise Techni-Services, Inc. . . . Alvan O'Steen BETHANY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4120 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida B. D. Cole, Inc. . . . Beit D. Cole Carpenter's Roofing and Sheet Metal Works, Inc. . . . Floyd A. Carpentei & Employees First American Bank of North' Palm Beach . . and Employees Arnold Construction Co. . . . C. E. Waters By EARL L. DOL'GLASS Hear the TV news, read the newspaper headlines, and talk to the people on the street never have so many people seemed so anxious and unsure about the future. What is the answer to all this doubt and insecurity? Is there any answer? To Christians, there has always been an answer and always the same answer. It does not remove the uncertainties of life, but it provides a means of dealing with them, and a final solution to them when they are over. Nothing could be clearer, to anyone who chooses to look around, than the uncertainty of life. How often we are jolted out of our complacent routine by the news that a good friend has died of a sudden heart attack or been killed In an automobile accident Many a thriving business h;. died almost overnight by the occurrence of a flood, fire, or lawsuit, the embezzlement of funds, or an unforeseeable change in public demand. The most carefully made plans are likely to be subject to a change in the weather, a delay in an airplane flight or the whim of another person. Life is uncertain. The motto of the Boy Scouts of America, "Be Prepared," is a good one for everyone. And no one is more bitter or unhappy than the man who is caught by a turn of events for which he had every reason to be ready. During a torpedoing In World War II, one survivor who crawled out of the ocean on to a life raft was the boatswain's mate whose responsibility It had been to check the provisions, fresh water, and other equipment on the raft. Imagine his feelings when, after watching his ship plunge to the bottom, he and the handful of other men afloat on their lonely speck discovered that the water cask had been neglected and was empty. It is the special duty of. Christians to be ready always. No one knows for sure when he will be summoned, by death, to stand before God and account for his life. Nor does anyone know when the day of judgment for the whole world will come. We are told in the New Testament that "the day of the Lord will come as a thief In the night" that is, unexpectedly, without warning. A truly Christian life Is always a life of looking ahead. We need to be foreslghted to avoid the traps and pitfalls with which all men's lives are sprinkled. Especially we need Felder Bell, Inc. . . . Lloyd C. Bell & Employees Wayne Akers Ford, Inc. . . , and Employees 3. M. Fields, Inc. , . Ray Pearson & Employees Sea Breeze-Holiday Inn Hotels , . . Frank Williams, Gen. Mgr. . . . Sam Gregory, Inn Keeper S & S Cafeteria . . . R. M. Lesley & Employee ftff WtKx: -; Firestone Stores . , , Gary Clark v, l y t.,,1..,., J.,,Mi., .,J 7PI V Burdine's Gordon Koehler & Associates Rinker Materials Corporation . . . M. E. Rinker The R. H. Barto Company . . . Ro H. Barto Bechtel Jewelers, Inc. of Wpst Palm Beach Perini Land & Development Co. , . . Louis R. Perini, Jr. MR. AND MRS. JOHN D. WHIDDEN The Bethany Christian Church has called the Rev. John D. Whidden of Beaufort, N. C. as its pastor, Mr. and Mrs. Whidden will move to West Palm Beach where Mr. Whidden will assume his duties on Sunday, November 10th. He succeeds the Reverend Charles Minton. The new pastor has served the Otway Christian Church just out of Beaufort for the past five years and preceding this he served the Wendell Christian Church, Wendell, N. C. for three and one half years. Before moving to North Carolina in 1960 the Whiddens had served Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) in Florida and Virginia. Both Mr. and Mrs. Whidden are native Floridians. Mrs. Whidden attended the Woman's College of The University of North Carolina in Greensboro, N. C. and Mr. Whidden attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida and Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia where he received his AB degree in religion and philosophy. Reverend Whidden was ordained on June 16, 1954 at First Christian Church, Lakeland, Florida together with Reverend Tom Jones of Sebring and Charles Highfield of Kentucky. Reverend Whidden has just completed a two year term on the State Board of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in N. C. and a one year term on the Christian Education Committee of the State. He has also been serving, for two terms, as Vice-President of the Pamlico District Convention in N. C. He has served in the Chaplaincy program of the Sea Level General and Children's Hospital at Sea Level, N. C. He has also served as Vice-President of the East Carteret County Ministerial Association. While serving in his present pastorate, Reverend Whidden instituted the Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Girl Scout programs which have been sponsored by the Christian Men's Fellowship and serves the need of a six community rural area. Blumer & Stanton, Inc. . . . "Quality Millwork" Hedrick-Brown Construction Co., hie . . . Walter F. Brown Marian's Pharmacy 826 Belvedere Road . . , Mrs. Marian Williams Sasser's Glassworks, Inc. , , . .1. Bvron Sasser Marks Landscape & Paving Co. . . . Bob & Frank Marks Knox Feed and Supply . . . Jim and Eddie Knox Bates Tire Stores, Inc. . . , Sherman N. Bates & Employees Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association , . . George Preston PLAN TO ATTEND A SERIES OF BIBLE LESSONS BY LARRY ACUFF Brubaker Music Company . , . Glenn E. Brubaker, Bob Johnson Cochrane Buick Company . . . Edward H. Cochrane Boys Roofing & Sheet Metal . , . Victor P. Klnsey & Employees V. 0. Lassiter Co., Inc. . . , William G. Lassiter, Sr. & Jr. First Federal Savings Si Loan Assn. of Lake Worth . . . R. E. Branch Crabtree Construction Co. , . . John M. Crabtree & Employees Arrow Electric Company ... Vincent L. Burkhardt Halsey & Griffith Inc. . . . Jim Waugh, Sr. Atlantic National Bank . . . H. C. Smith to look ahead to the promised salvation and redemption which await believers. But some people are so sure that these events are so far In the future that they do not bother about them. There will be plenty of time later so they think. While we "wait for new heavens and a new earth," to use the scriptural phrase, we need to be constantly sure that we are ready personally for them as ready as it Is humanly possible for us to be. Otherwise, we wait in vain. The surest means by which any individual can be In that constant state of readiness which life demands Is self-control. The promise of salvation is held out to those who are "partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that Is in the world through lust." There are many external forces In life which help us to avoid corruption: the law, the church, education, and so on. But the most effective force is within us self-control. The second half of the twentieth century finds our society badly threatened by its lack of self-control. In a world where thousands die of starvation and millions are never free from hunger, the health of our nation suffers from an overweight problem. While the physical consequences of lack of self-control in eating are more serious than the moral ones, It serves to remind us how widespread is our weakness. Other aspects of our unwillingness to discipline ourselves are more tragic. Illicit sexual indulgence fills the divorce courts, inflicts the sufferings of broken homes on millions of children, brings unwed mothers to despair and disgrace, and drives many to suicide. Even more frightful are the ravages caused every year by alcoholism and drug" addiction. No one who has ever watched sufferings of a close friend or loved relative in the grip of alcohol or narcotics will ever again doubt the dreadful results of this failure in self-control. Neither affliction strikes its victim suddenly from without. Both alcoholism and drug addiction are possible only when the individual, not once but repeatedly, gives in to temptation and voluntarily allows the evil to fasten its grip upon him. Amid all life's uncertainties, one thing Is sure judgment will come some day. We must always be prepared. The sure way of readiness lies in our Christian self-control, as we wait expectantly for the future. SENTENCE SERMON There Is nothing more tragic In life than the utter Impossibility of changing what you have done. John Galsworthy Anthony's . . . The Anthony Brothers Florida National Bank & Trust . . , Directors, Officers and Employees Lainhart 4 Potter . . . Donald C. Lainhart. John A. Sheffield Mather Furniture ... Joe Tidwell & Employees Angelinda's Guaranty Restaurant . . . Angelo & Linda Buscaglia Fabric Center, Inc. . . . Mae Jones & Employees Palm Beach Office Supply . . . E. C. Boozer, Fred Griffith LAKE WORTH: The Church of Christ that meets at 3846 10th Avenue, North in Lake Worth will begin a series of lessons from the word of God, the 10th of November and continue through the 15th. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Larry Acuff, of Allen Park, Michigan. Brother Acuff is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was educated at the David Lipscomb College of Nashville, Tennessee. Come reason with us from the word of God, which is as old as time and as new as today. You will be glad that you did. Jim Dando is regular preacher at 10th Avenue. Hawthorne Roofing, Heating & Air Conditioning Co. . . . Henry J. Delburn Sewell Hardware Co. . . . Mr. W. L. Sewell, Sr. CHURCH OF CHRIST 3846 10TH AVENUE, NORTH LAKE WORTH, FLA. Professional Telephone Service of the Palm Beachea 429 Palm Street 'Forest Hill Par-S Golf Course . . . The Noah's and the Staff (Jour Giurcli fJeeM Vjoa . , JJou Yjeed VJour Church (!!l!!!l!!ll!!lll!!!!!!!l!!!!!!H!l!IPI 3 csmmmmmamm.

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