The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 16, 1968 · Page 25
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 25

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Saturday, November 16, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 16, 18 23i nr . . . MAKE STRONG COMMUNITIES STRONG CHURCHES This Series of Messages Is Made Possible By These Business Firms, Whose Desire Is To Awaken Our Citizenry To Their Need For Divine Guidance Sunday School Lesson ByKAKL I.. IMU (.I.ASS Our lesson today is con-rornrd with thr ethical tests of fellowship with IM. The author makes It plain that thr Christian has a duty to make an unremittinq: search for Tinhteousness. Moreover, he must at all times be entirely honest with himself and acknowledge his shortcomings. If he makes the supreme effort, he will receive the aid of Jod himself through Jesus Christ. At the outset of this epistle the writer tries to present in the strongest manner possible the contrast between the life the Christian should pursue and the licentiousness of the Hellenistic world. In his imagery, God is light and the world Is darkness. This identification of God wilh light is of course not original even in the Christian writings, but can be found in Old Testament texts and in the traditions of most of the world's religions. The essential meaning of light in this context is that God is self-revealing and all encompassing, and that when the individual Angelinda's Guaranty Restaurant . . . Angelo & Linda Buscaglia ITawthorne Roofing, Heating & Air Conditioning Co. ...Henry J. Delhurn YOUR INVITATION . . . TO PERSONAL PEACE "Come unto me all that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest" Matt. 11:28 Arrow Electric Company . . . Vincent L. Buikhardt Carpenter's Roofing and Sheet Metal Works, Inc. . . . Floyd A. Carpenter & Employees Hoys Roofing & Sheet Metal . . . Victor P. Kinsey & Employees J The R. II. Barto Company ...Roy H.Barto It ' Palm Reach Office Supply . . . E. C. Boozer, Fred Griffith Louis B. Fisher, Jr. EVANGELIST God's Man Delivering God's Message with God's Power Wayne Akers Ford, Inc. . . . and Employees DOORWAY to HAPPINESS Revival at PALM SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 3300 10th Ave. NOVEMBER 17-24 7:30 P.M. B.D.Cole, Inc. . . . Bert D. Cole Florida Industrial Service, Inc. . . . John Boise Jimmy Hodges MUSIC DIRECTOR TENOR SOLOIST S & S Cafeteria . . . R. M. Lesley & Employees J. M. Fields, Inc. . . . and Employees Marian's Pharmacy 82(i Belvedere Road . . . Mrs. Marian Williams Sea Breeze-Holiday Inn Hotels . . . Frank Williams, Gen. Mgr. . . . Sam Gregory, Inn Keeper Anthony's . . . The Anthony Brothers 1 Is Halsey& Griffith, Inc. ...Jim Waugh.Sr. JESUS CHRIST Is the Key to Happy living Can Satisfy Every Human Need This Special Series of Services is Planned Especially for YOU! Come . . . and bring the Family Nursery is provided for all pre-chool children Accomplished Composer Rinker Materials Corporation ...M.E.Rinker ond Recording Artist Atlantic National Bank ...H.C.Smith Praise God in Word and Song PALM SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 3300 10TH AVENUE LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA Felder-Bell, Inc. . . . Llovd C. Bell W. G. Lassiter Co., Inc. . . . William G. Lassiter, Sr. & Jr. and Dan Blumer & Stanton, Inc. ..."Quality Millwork" I'erini Land & Development Co. . . . Louis R. Pcrmi, Jr. comes wilhin the universe of this light he sees, understands, and feels a dimension of :', I ty which would be otherwise I completely closed to him. In this sense to walk in the light is a great privilege which most of the world does not en- .joy. The forces of cruelty and , ilestructiveness seem to Abound everywhere. On al-I most every day since the beginning of World War II, tomewhere, somehow, some-hndy has died in a war. Yet never has the search lor ueace tieen so intensively carried on. We sometimes maintain that ve live in a "welfare stale" dominated by the ideal of social justice to everybody, yet thousands of our citizens (eel injustice so strongly that they Would burn down our cities. The author makes it plain that walking in the light is not passive basking in a revelation. It does not constitute merely a release lroni the evils of litis world. Unlorlu-nately many of I tic heretical Greek seels of the .second cen-turv construed "light" in this .manner. (Hue a person, had signified his belief he thereby became exempted trom most of the strictures on human behavior, and whatever he did became righl because of his acceptance of revelation. In the strongest language possible our author seeks to combat this nolinn. "If we say thai we huve no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not In us." Acknowledgment of sin is a prerequisite to remaining in the light. This message is im-poi tan! for us lod.iv. Change Of Standards The very concept o sin ollen feeins tu he di'.,iipe,ii in:;. actions ill.!', lie cull'-iilc: ell C'i'id or bad depending tipun the context in w loch liie arc cai i ieil en. Tliei e is practical l.v no act ion traditionally ic-f;. udeil as a sin which cannot lie condoned on the giound thai it is "understandable" or is the result ol "environmental conditioniiu,; ' It is more than a coincidence that this movement toward relativism in ethics is accompanied by so much lawlessness and cruelty. II nothing is wrong in itsell, then there is no reason whv satis-f ing the individual will should not be the supreme objective f)l every poison andeveivsoi i-ety. But even if we recognize sin as sin, il does nol foiiow that we will he completely honest villi ourselves in recognizing how much of our behavior tails into that category. How-many people feel that if they arc reasonably conscientious about their jobs, provide for their families, and slay out of trouble, thev are doing all that can be reasonably demanded if them! And if they do slip once in a while, it doesn't real Jy matter if nobodv else gets hurt. The writer of the epistle emphasizes that no Christian Jiving in the light of ( ;l can take an easy-going attitude of this type. Righteousness is not judged merely by retraining from overtly sinful actions but by an unremitting effort to live a totally different kind of life. Of course, the Christian might well despair of his ability to live the life required by the universe of God's light, but the writer assures us that in Jesus we can find forgiveness for our sins. Of course, the vriler here becomes involved in the familiar paradox of per F irst Federal Savings & Loan Assn. of Lake Worth ... U.K. Branch Burdine's . . . and All Associates ::::::::::v?1 Sasser's Glassworks, Inc. ... J. Byron Sasser Lainhart & Potter . . . Donald C. Lainhart . . . John A. Sheffield mmmm: Cochrane Buick Company . . . Edward H. Cochrane Florida Nat ional Bank & Trust . . . Directors, Officers and Employees :. i '.J Firestone Stores . . . Gary Clark k Employees Tcchni-Scrvices, Inc. . . . Alvan O'Steen ' -ill' ' - , . ' Palm Beach Woodwork Co. ... J. C.& Charles Pike Crabtree Construction Co. . . . John M. Grant rce & Employees Sewell Hardware Co. ...W.L.Sewell.Sr. Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association . . . George Preston Mather Furniture . . . Joe Tidwell & Employees Arnold Construction Co. ...C.E. Waters THE ROYAL POINCIANA CHAPEL Cocoanut Row and White Hall Way Palm Beach, Florida 20TH YEAR BEGUN BY DR. LINDSAY AS PASTOR HERE The Rev. Dr. Samuel M. lindsay is now in his 20th year as pastor of The Royal Poinciana Chapel on Whitehall Way. The Chapel, built by Henry M. Flagler in 1895, is inter-denominational. Characterizing its religious spirit over the years, Congregational, Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist clergymen have occupied its pulpit. Palm Beach's "Little Whitt Church on the Trail" occupies a warm spot here in the hearts of town residents and visitors. Born in Prestwick, Scotland, three miles from Robert Burn's birthplace. Dr. lindsay became a student of Burn's work, and possesses some of his first editions. Dr. Lindsay was formerly pastor of the Baptist Church in Brookline, Mass., and also served as professor of preaching and pastoral administration at Andover Newton Theologica1 Seminary and Boston University School of Theology. DR. SAMUEL M. LINDSAY WILL PREACH 11 A.M. C. RUSSELL HENDERSON, MUSICAL DIRECTOR Hedrick-Brown Construction Co., loc. . . . Walter F. Brown Knox Feed and Supply . . . Jim & Eddie Knox Fabric Center, Inc. . . . Mae Jones & Employees First American Bank of North Palm Beach . . . and Employees fection: man is commanded to Professional Telephone Service of the Palm Beaches 429 Palm Street Bechlel Jewelers, Inc. ... of West Palm Beach live a sinless life, but a! the same time is assured ol for fciveness for the sins he committed and presumably vill commit in the future. In practice, however, the writer realizes that unless there is forgiveness for sin, people will despair of ever reaching the light, and the very attempt at righteousness will be abandoned. The test of righteousness, therefore, is the sincere attempt to attain It. When we ln this, then, in a mystical fashion which we cannot fully understand, Christ becomes the propitiation for our sins. J!v his sacritice, follow ing our own effoi is, we can obtain vation. . The arts ol power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces It; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and Have Faith In God.. Support His Cause .. Attend His Church! raJ raJ raj HIM i!JraJJlJyJiHJj

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