[bibletalk] No Small Talents

Message: < previous - next > : Reply : Subscribe : Cleanse
Home   : March 2008 : Group Archive : Group : All Groups

From: Steve Preston <fpccpreston@...>
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 05:06:09 -0800 (PST)
No Small Talents

“Then the disciples took him by night, and let him 
down by the wall in a basket.”  (Acts 9:25)

After Saul’s conversion to  the  faith,  his  preaching
became so strong that several people determined that he
should die (Acts 9:23-24). Faithful  brethren  took  it
upon themselves to help Paul escape over the city wall.
However, there is one person who played a great role in
his escape that rarely, if ever, gets any  praise.  Now
you  are  probably  wondering  who   this   could   be.
Unfortunately for this person their name is not  given.
In fact we don’t even know if this person is a man or a
woman. We do know the craft of this person  though.  He
or she was a basket maker. A basket maker you ask?  Yes
a basket maker. The opening  scripture  tells  us  that
Paul was let down over the wall in  a  basket.  Someone
had to make that basket. Whoever it  was  probably  did
not make it in anticipation of it being used as a means
of escape. Even still that is  what  their  basket  was
used for.

Scripture is clear about the importance of every single
person in the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit tells  us
through the apostle Paul that  “…God  set  the  members
every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased  him”
(1 Cor. 12:12-27). Jesus also taught that  each  person
is important and can do something to please the  Father
(Matt. 25:15-30). If you think that you are  too  young
or too old, if you think you can’t speak well or  write
comforting thoughts and if you think anything else that
keeps you from doing something for the Lord  you  would
be wrong. Every person, from the newly baptized to  the
aged soldier in the kingdom can contribute to the cause
of the gospel. If you can make baskets and nothing else
than make baskets; it may turn out that you have a hand
in saving someone’s life.

In Christ, Steve Preston

This lesson was inspired by Radford Penland, preacher for
 the Franklin church of Christ in Franklin, NC.
Subscribe to BibleTalk,short messages from God's word the
Bible, by e-mail to: bibletalk-subscribe@...
or on the web at http://freegroups.net/groups/bibletalk/

Looking for last minute shopping deals?  
Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.  http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?category=shopping