The Christian’s Special Problems

The Christian’s Special Problems

Featured in the April, 2016 Issue of the Ashburn Baptist News

“Becoming a Christian solves all problems” — not so!

Instead, one gets new and even usual problems when he becomes a Christian. A believer has difficulties as an unbeliever could never experience. These problems are more severe than any non-Christian could ever have.

It’s also true that ordinary problems have some very awkward implications when one becomes a Christian believer.

Through years of counseling with Christian people, Pastor Lyons has gained deep insight into these particular difficulties. Now in a special evening sermon series, he shares solutions for these unique problems.

At Orland, Sunday evening, April 3, Pastor Lyons will speak about “Why a Christian Suffers Depression?”

On Succession Sunday evenings, he will speak about living with unsaved family; the unusual inner battle; unanswered prayer, coping with a bad employment environment; the Christian’s doubts and other subjects of immense practical value.

Don’t miss one of these Sunday evening services. Tell your friends, post this information on your Facebook page.

Footprints

Longfellow wrote the following lines:

“Lives of great men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime,

And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time.”

However, footprints in the sand soon vanish because of wind and wave.  Ask yourself, when I leave this earth, what will I have left behind.

Irving Berlin left behind the song “God Bless America”.

Thomas Edison left behind the light bulb and a thousand other inventions.

Herodotus left us his history.

Galileo gave us the telescope to explore the heavens.

Handel left his “Messiah” sung each Christmas by thousands of choirs.

Isaiah gave his wondrous prophecy of the Savior to the world.

Samuel Johnson left the dictionary of the English language.

William Morton gave us ether so we could have painless surgery.

Martin Luther left all of northern Europe Protestant.

Henry Ford pioneered the assembly line resulting in lower priced cars and higher wages for workers.

Robert Morrison left behind a Bible translated into Chinese.

Chaucer gave us his “Canterbury” tales.

Charles Schultz gave “Peanuts” to the world.

The Wright brothers left a flying machine behind.

Florence Nightingale pioneered modern scientific nursing.

Christopher Wren gave London the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Louis Pasteur fathered bacteriology and identified germs as the cause of disease.

Paul left behind one half of the books of the New Testament.

Edward Jenner saved millions of lives with his small pox vaccine.

George Washington gave us our country.

Michelangelo left behind his famed sculpture of David.

John Bunyan blessed us with “Pilgrim’s Progress”.

Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere.

David Livingstone explored Africa preparing the continent for Christian missions.

William Tyndale gave the English-speaking world its first New Testament translated from the Greek.

Johann Bach left us a rich treasury of music.

Like all of these, you will die, but what will you leave behind?