The Legend of the Stones

The Legend of the Stones

By David Smith December 24, 2010

THIS SET OF STONES IS GIVEN TO

MR & MRS DAVID SMITH

FROM LORNE & ELIZABETH YADE

DEC 2010

The legend of the stones is written there for you;

A Picture of Creation;

God’s love shines through and true.

The words of a Holy God

So let the Gospel shout;

Thanks be to the wooden cross

Our sins are blotted out.

The illustration of the stones and what they mean today;

God’s Holy Word, What the scriptures have to say.

(Inspired by a special gift from Lorne and Elizabeth)

MR & MRS DAVID SMITH:

This is a very special set of stones which I put together for you. The centre shell comes from the south shore of Texas, the Gulf of Mexico. The Shell reminds us of God’s great love for us, John 3:16; Also our salvation what a precious gift from God Matt 13: vs 45-46. SEE Hymn #431

Stone #2 Petrified wood, comes from the Petrified Forest in Arizona. It is a very hard stone. It was on a cross made of wood that they nailed our Lord Jesus Christ upon. Our Everlasting Foundation see Luke 6:48 also Matt chapter 16 vs 16 to 18; see Hymn #9.

Stone #3 is Jade. Very precious; comes from Alaska. Colour is green reminding us of everlasting life. Beautiful! John 3:15 Also Gen 8:22. See Hymn 357.

Stone #4 is granite. Comes from the Rock of Ages in Barre Vermont. I call this one The Warning Stone . One short walk through any graveyard will speak volumes as most headstones are made of granite. II Corinthians Chapter 5 vs 8, 9, 10. See hymn #357.

Stone #5 is purple Amethyst. I call this one the healing stone. The LORD Jesus Christ is the Great Physician. This stone is gem quality. Comes from far North Ontario Read Matt 12:15; Matt 14:14 John 6:37 and Hymn #166

Stone #6 is Blood Agate.  Reminds us that the precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is our Corner Stone in life! It comes from the border of Arizona and California. Read 1 John 1:7: John 5:13 Heb 13:8 Hymn 158. I took early retirement in 1981 so Liz and I visited assemblies in USA Canada; Alaska. We picked up stones wherever we visited. Now you have six of them. Read Psalm 62: vs 2, 6, 77, and many others.

Yes; this is birch bark, comes from a tree which God created in the Garden of Eden. Gen chapter 1 and 2. The Base is black walnut. The wood from one of those trees was made into a cross on which our Lord Jesus Christ was nailed upon. And the black walnut reminds us it was the darkest day in the History of Man. Luke 23 vs 44-45. Praise God for Hymn #282!

Respectfully

Lorne and Elizabeth

A Brother and Sister in Christ

Dec 2010

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Inspired by Romans Three

Inspired by Romans Three

Bible Study December 15, 2010

 

A Prerequisite to be saved a sinner I must be

God points out the guilt to set the sinner free.

Because I have sinned and no praise from God to accept

A filthy sinner, to know, I am corrupt.

The praise and glory all to God

He does the saving. His finished work we applaud.

The shedding of blood, from the cross as he cries

“It is finished!”  As he shuts his eyes

Justified by faith and faith alone;

The saving grace, his work to own.

That’s the impact in Romans we hear

God’s Holy Word to hold so dear.

 

Coin a Phrase

Coin a Phrase

By David Smith December 5, 2010

(Inspired by Sunday School Lesson)

Text
Matthew 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
Psalm 23
Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1 John 7: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.

Tokens were awarded to get the kids to take part;

To coin a phrase, the bible verses got the start;

Things people like to do at Christmas time

Got things rolling, children in their prime;

Drinking eggnog, decorate and eat

Turkey was a great big feast;

And the candy cane, five points came about

To remind us of Christmas, to let God’s Word out.

Shape, a Jay. The Name of Jesus we hear.

Importance of a name to hold so dear;

Staff and Shepherd – looks after the sheep.

He gives his life, and search without sleep.

Colour of Candy canes – Predominately white

Though sins be like scarlet, they shall be like snow and bright

Red is the colour of the blood that was shed

That is the cleansing, our sinful nature we dread.

The texture is hard where eternity can endure

No man is able to pluck the saved out for sure.

That is the lesson in verse and in rhyme

Pick up God’s Word and invest a little time.