Tag Archives: supper

A Good Moon A Rising

We closed out the third quarter of the year with a wonderful Lord’s Supper service. When God’s people get together and lay bare their hearts and deal with their own sin and inadequacies it brings a sweet fellowship that is truly unknown at any other time. One of the most refreshing, cleansing times for me is when I approach the Lord’s Table. I can lay aside every burden and call on the Lord, knowing that He will answer and forgive all my transgressions. ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ I John 1:9 It was truly one of those times. You could sense it after the service as around sixty of us went out on the back of the property and watched the moon rise. Donny Lester brought their ‘Kettle’ and made the absolute best kettle corn I have ever eaten {I personally ate three bags} although I did share it with multiple children. Ever so often you would hear Bro. Donny yell: ‘Hot corn is ready’ and the line would form!
It was a beautiful evening, the fellowship was sweet and the moon rise, eclipse and total ‘blood moon’ show was unsurpassed by any heavenly event I have ever seen! When I got home I stood and watched the moon in its darkened state colored a dirty red and was amazed at what God let me see. Yeah, it was late. Ten p.m. when we got home, but it was amazing just watching the families, children, youth and us old folks just sitting in the dark, sharing our lives, talking of the things of God and, well, living. What an evening!
Our son Benjamin came in Thursday evening {from Hawaii} and joined his family in our home and another of our sons and his wife, Joey and Adrian made it in from Birmingham, AL Saturday and made our home hum with life again….nearly all of our other children and their families have either been here or will be here this afternoon as the whole family will share in an early Thanksgiving celebration. My best count now of family members is forty five with the expectation of all but one to be here with us. It ought to be a great time this evening!
Life is good when you serve the Lord. The Bible declares: ‘Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.’ Psalms 128:1-6 And again: ‘Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.’ Proverbs 13:15
I choose to follow Him….Praise His Name! Bro. Wayne

Sunday Morning July 6, 2014

Wayne Keely

Download Audio

Text:

Luke 14
And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.