desire in the heart and life of every one' of us
First it might be wise to notice the sort of righteousness that characterized
the Scribe and Pharisee and then compare it v;ith our avm life and see how we measure
up„ The Pharisee was a regular and frequent church-goer along with other things,
such as paying a tenth of his income, sitting in the uppermost seats in the Temple
v/earing a long religous looking robe, making long prayers in public places, and in
£eiiaral doing things to make himself appear very religous, and yet at the same time
'd.G heart was not right with God,
If we are depending on what we do to save us rather than upon Christ who died
foi* us on Calvary, then :ve will find ourselves forever busy,and finally wake up to the
fact that our deeds alone wont save us. My Boys, don't misunderstand me, the things
just mentioned are fine and we will be’ found at church if wa v^rqat to live ri^t, we w
will also, give of our money to the cause of Christ, v/e vdll pray for the Church and
for each other, our lives will be filled vdth his goodness, what v;e do will be done
in loving service to him, v/ith the understanding that it is our. duty to him and his
cause and that we serve him because vie love him,
A ChristiM*s life exceeds, or goes beyond just uttering public prayers, or go
ing to church, or doing other things to be seen of men.
We mi^t feel that we should be exempted for s.ome reason or other> but the Mas
ter has said IN NO CaSE -shall ye’ enter, C^ir Righ.teousness.must exceed, or go beyond,
the Pharisees of ancient or modem times. That'liightobusness is the Righteousness
of God, which v;e receive by faith - we are ma4§ Ri^teous _ when we are converted, it
is not of•ourselves-it is the gift of God,.
Boys, trust him to make you ri^teous by faith, -and then your good works will
follow your ?aith -*• good deeds and faith go together, but our works are Righteous
because ;ve have Faith, . ,
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Honorable Discharge .
Pfc, Robert Brackett who has been stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo', i*eceived
a Medical Discharge from the Army on April 6th, Robert has now opened a garage "a-
cross the river" and will appreciate your patronage,
A tall, slow-moving Negro had com^'North to. work on a defense project and was now
braving his first bitter Pennsylvania winter. Looking sorrowfully out of the plant
ivindow one morning at the frozen landscape, he remarked to his foreman;
"Boss," Ah sho will be glad when dis job is done and Ah kin go back South again,"
'Hie foreman, a native Pennsylvanian, replied, "V/ell,. I do suppose a man has to be bom
and raised here to stand tliis weather,"
The old colored man looked at him in astonishment, "You all mean to tell me.
Boss," he exclaimed, "that folks live here vjhen dere ain’t no war?"
A Maine logger, fresh from the big vjoods, was watching a store clerk open a
package of gaily colored men's pajffiaas,,"V/hat's them?" he asked. ."Pajamas," . "Paj
amas?". echoed the logger. ' "What’ are th6‘y for?" ".Why, you wear-them,flights", the
clerk .explained. ^ "Want to buy a paii^" "Nothing d!oing," said the logger. "I don't
go nov;hcre nights except to bed,"