and Bmof la County, f exai, FrI,, December 30,1960 Josephs Faith Is Topic At . Lutheran Circle Meet In FP BBASOSPOtttFACTS St. •Pnnv* Uitfaran Women of tlie Church, Circle 1, met in Hie fcumc oj Mrs. Betty Wessels recently hearing a Christmas pro- gnim entitled "The wonder of it all. . .that Joseph would believe." Presented by Mrs. Dora Borup nnri Mrs. Betty Klein, the subject ol discussion concerned the question whether people now could hnve the faith that Joseph ha<!. A letter ol appreciation was read for a Rift Riven to the Old Folks Home at Round Hock. T'io pastor presented a letter rosur-1- ing a World Relief project. Mri. Elma Shute announced these appointments for the congregational party to be held at the Community House: Adult entertainment: Miss Cynthia Scrogln, Mrs. Leola Scrogin; ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS AND MEMBERS BRAZOSPORT SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 7:30 p.m., JAN 12, T961 IN OFFICES OF THE ASSOCIATION CORNER AVE. F AND 12th STREET, FREEPORT Children's entertainment: Mrs. Vergle Frieda. i«r«. jean Hoffman, and Mrs. Jovce Chiimbless: Serving: Mis, Gertrude Newman, Mrs. Howard Holtkamp and Mrs. Vivian cours; Decorations: Mrs. Cherry Boiten; Mrs. Berr.ie" Katz, Thank-offering chairman, reported that the total offering was $90. Circle 2 of the Women of the Church met at the home of Mrs. Verna Karlsch. Mrs. Frieda and Mrs. Emma Hamilton presented the program, and Mrs. Hamilton presented corsages to all the members present. Memorial certificates were presented to Mrs. Ada Peters ;n memory of her parents, Mr. <md Mrs. Stahl. During the business meeting, Mrs. Evelyn Sralla was elected secretary to fill the place vacated by Mrs. Irving Volgt, who recent- hy moved to Galveston. SPORTVILLE INC. 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The Gospel of John, which is going to be the object of study in the church and In this column for 14 weeks now, was such a late-coming book. By the time it was written, not only had our three Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke been circulating for some time, but as we learn from Luke, there were others besides these three. Now a new book is justified if it brings out new facts, it is also justified if it brings out a new point of view . . . provided, of course, that the author can show some solid reasons for his special poiru of view. John has both reasons. He has stories about. JESUS to tell which had never been told — that is, told in a book, before; and he has a viewpoint which does not contradict the first three Gospels yet is strikingly different from theirs. THE WORD BECAME FLESH Readers of the other Gospels may surmise that more Is here than meets the eye. They read the story of a great man, a teacher, a prophet, one endowed with strange powers. Strangest of all was his power over death. Not only could lie wrestle death to a fall when that dread visitor came to others, he threw off death's chains when they had been wrapped about his own life. You might say that the first three Gospels give us wonder- stories but very little explanation. John's Gospel flashes the explanation in the reader's eye with his very first page. Mark gives no background for Jesus at all. Matthew really begins his story of Jesus with Abraham. Luke begins his story with the first man in the world. But John — He goes back before there was a human race, before this world began, before all worlds, back to THE BEGINNING, ths beginning of which we hear in the Bible's first line — out of time into Eternity's far shores. And there he finds — not a .Carpenter waiting to be born, out one whom he mysteriously calls the Word ot God, the Word that "was with God and was God." What explains Jesus? His Jewish race, his family, you might think from reading Matthew. His membership in the human race, you might think from reading Luke. No, these are part of the story but not yet the heart and the height of it. What explains Jesus? "The Word became flesh," John writes Is there a more im| portant sentence in the Bible? This is God-with-us. This is God on two feet. This is the j neavenly Glory walking the streets of earth. STORIES AND SIGNS "Flesh is a Bible expression for "man." "The Word became ilesh" means, at the least of it, the Divine became human. John does not say that the Word dressed up in flesh, but that the word "became" flesh. He says here "We have beheld his glory." Now all religions know something about the glory of God. But what would the glory of God be like if it came to earth as a human being? John's whole gospel is devoted to answering that question. He just proceeds to tell stories about Jesus — just a few, only suvcn before the story of his death. The amazing thing about those stories is how simple they are. You (if you were inventing the stories) would surely have thought up something spectacular; but these were not made- up stories. When God comes down to earth, he comes all the way down, to whore we live. THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE Every book in the Bible was with some purpose in mind, but John's Gospel is one of the few that tell exactly what the writer intended his book to do. "These things are written," he says at the end, "that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name." With that short sentence John brings out some of the great truths that become more deal- to those who give themselves to study 01 tins buck, (Based on outlines copyrighted by the Division of Christian \ Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S.A. Released by Community Press Service.) • PENNEY'Sl "A I WAY S 'ti R $ t: V Cf.O A II f Y ! L \WAYS TO SAVE.. .TOMORROW 9.-30 a.m. ° N * AT ' E ' SATURDAY 9:30 A.M. 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