To Illustrate

GOD'S OWNERSHIP

According to a January 15, 1989 article in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the family living in a home in West Palm Beach, Florida, told a film crew it was okay to use the front lawn as a set for an episode of the "B. L. Stryker" television series. They knew cars would be crashing violently in front of the house.

While the front yard was being blown up, the owner of the home was tipped off and called from New York demanding to know what was happening to his house. It seems the people who were living in the house were only tenants and had no right to allow the property to be destroyed as the cameras rolled.

Many times we live our lives under the mistaken impression that they belong to us. Paul tells us we were "bought with a price." We must live as those who know God will call us to account for the ways we have used this life entrusted to us.

- Kevin S. Bidwell

Vanceburg, Kentucky

EVANGELISM

During one service I was complaining to the Lord about the lack of attendance: "Lord, attendance ...

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