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.

  
</span><span style="font-size:100%;">God not only created light.    
He created darkness also.    
He is Lord of both.    
So says the prophet Isaiah.    
  
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</span><span style="font-size:100%;">Men cannot figure women out because of what women veil.    
Women cannot figure men out because of what men reveal.    
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</span><span style="font-size:100%;">He who would [obfuscate](http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/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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</span><span style="font-size:100%;">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.

Barry York

Barry York

Sinner by Nature - Saved by Grace. Husband of Miriam - Grateful for Privilege. Father of Six - Blessed by God. Professor at RPTS - Serve with Thankfulness.

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