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Veiled Thoughts

Perhaps nothing is more mysterious than a veil or curtain.”
So began my last sermon
on the mystery in Ephesians 3:1-7.
And so begins this collage of “veiled thoughts” today.

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In society, mystery is caused by a lack of evidence or facts.
In Scripture, mystery is caused by a lack of spiritual insight.

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God not only created light.
He created darkness also.
He is Lord of both.
So says the prophet Isaiah.

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Men cannot figure women out because of what women veil.
Women cannot figure men out because of what men reveal.

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He who would obfuscate the clarity of Genesis 1
is not qualified to teach Sunday School,
let alone adults in higher education.

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The great temptation for the preacher is the desire
to be heard rather than for the congregation to listen.

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It is the wise man who understands
how the word gentleman is formed.

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Sin always starts with a lie.
It will only end when the lies cease.

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Some might view the election as
Smooth Talk versus Straight Talk.

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A new twist on an old saying at our house?
Better smiles with a lizard in hand
than tears with two 30-feet up our backyard tree.

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Even in the “greed-filled” game of Monopoly
the losers are not allowed just to print more money.

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Take a quarter and notice that its edge is milled.
Find out why.
Then you’ll understand why they are printing more money.

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One reason children ask so many questions is
so that parents can learn to be more sure of their answers.

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With Christ, when I believe then I see.
With man, when I see then I believe.

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