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The Bible provides a sound basis for enthusiasm. Here is how the Apostle Paul states it: "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and NOT unto man" (Col 3:23); "always abounding in the work of the Lord" (1Co 15:58); "zealous unto good works" (Tit 2:14); "Your zeal hath encouraged many" (2Co 9:2).

In Revelation the Apostle John commanded the Laodiceans to be "zealous, therefore, and…

Zealous Men

Zeal in religion is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way. It is a desire which no man feels by nature-which the Spirit puts in the heart of every believer when he is converted-but which some believers feel so much more strongly than others that they alone deserve to be called ‘zealous’ men.

Zinzendorf’s Instructions

In 1722 Count Nicholaus von Zinzendorf of Saxony founded a colony of pietist believers called “hernhut,” later known as Moravians. He also traveled to America and set up communities that began to send out missionaries, first to Greenland, then to the West Indies, then beyond. By the time Zinzendorf died in 1760 some 300 missionaries, all laypersons, had gone out from the various colonies.…

Zoo Keeper

The visitor to the zoo noticed one of the keepers sobbing quietly in a corner and on inquiry was told that the elephant had died.

“Fond of him, was he?” the visitor asked.

“It’s not that,” came the reply. “He’s the chap who has to dig the grave.”

Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, October 31st, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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