"A 'Yes' Face"
(By Charles Swindoll)

5-14-2009 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #539
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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A 'Yes' Face
(By Charles Swindoll)

What does our countenance show the world? During Thomas Jefferson's presidency he and a group of travelers were crossing a river that had overflowed its banks. Each man crossed on horseback fighting for his life.

A lone traveler watched the group traverse the treacherous river, then asked President Jefferson to take him across. The president agreed without hesitation. The man climbed on, and the two made it safely to the other side of the river where somebody asked him: "Why did you select the President to ask this favor?"

The man was shocked, admitting he had no idea it was the President of the United States who had carried him safely across. "All I know," he said, "is that on some of your faces was written the answer 'No' and on some of them was the answer 'Yes.' His was a 'Yes' face."

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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        Jesus' earthly life was devoted to one great purpose--doing the Father's will, living the human life religiously and by faith. The faith of Jesus was trusting, like that of a child, but it was wholly free from presumption. He made robust and manly decisions, courageously faced manifold disappointments, resolutely surmounted extraordinary difficulties, and unflinchingly confronted the stern requirements of duty. It required a strong will and an unfailing confidence to believe what Jesus believed and as he believed.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-196 Section-0)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        In Total Faith, Today's Challenges are no more than the vehicle for learning Today's Lesson. Help me to daily attain and maintain that invigorating level of progressive and pragmatic Faith.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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