Sunday Night Singing 6.28.2015

From Persecutor to Preacher




Acts 9:22-26

Juanita B. Frizzell

Mom was born on January
14, 1929 in Nashville TN. She
graduated from Isaac Litton High
School in 1947. She met my dad
by chance through her brother,
who worked with dad at the time.
She wasn’t going to the state fair
that year and dad said he would
take her. That was their first date.

She worked at a drycleaners when she was in high school.
After that she worked at Carter Shoes, Barton Clothing and
at Aladdin in Nashville. Then she worked at First American
National Bank. She retired in 1991 after over 30 years at the
Busy would be a good word to describe mom. There wasn’t
a job she wouldn’t tackle. She taught Sunday school at Central
for 20 years and helped with covered dish dinners for
many years as well. She did the household cleaning at home,
even painting. Well there may be one job she did not tackle;
I don’t remember her ever cutting the grass.
Family was her joy. She gave money to her brother who was
raising six kids to help them. Her mother moved in with us
when I was one and lived with us until her death in 1988.
Her mother-in-law also stayed with us periodically through
the years. She always tried to provide opportunities to me
and Bob that she never had a chance to do. Her greatest joy
was the grandchildren. Just about anything they wanted to
do, she let them do. It could be baking cookies, building a
fort in the living room or whatever came to mind. The mess
never seemed to bother her. As most of you know, mom and
dad took the grandkids to Florida for several years and then
to Pigeon Forge. A good time was had by all.
Mom left us a great example to follow: relationships are
more important than things.
Debbie Frizzell Morris

Sermon on the Mount (Salt and Light)




Matthew 5:13-16





Exodus 20:12


Someone, at sometime, informed me that many of our
common sayings were developed, either in letter or in
spirit, from Christian principles. These sayings “are like
sharp nails which force truth upon our memory” (Denis
Diderot). Or, in the words of Seneca, “Precepts or maxims
are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more
toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not
where to find.”
“You can’t make an omelet without breaking a
few eggs.”
You will be hated by everyone because of my name”
(Matthew 10:22)
If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me
before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world

would love you as its own. However , because you are not of
the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates
you…A slave is not greater than his master (John 15:18-20)
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
”I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.
They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming
when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service
to God…But I have told you these things so that when their
time comes you may remember I told them to you” (John 16:1
“Didn’t we strictly order you not to teach in this
name?” (Acts 5: 28-32)
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free
from the fear of danger” (Proverbs 1:33)
“Because you have kept My command…I will also keep
you” (Revelation 3:10)
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a
worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15)
“Easy come, easy go;” “Fortune favors the bold”
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
“This is what the LORD says: Stand by the roadways and
look. Ask about the ancient paths: Which is the way to what is
good? Then take it and find rest for yourselves. But they protested,
We won’t listen!” (Jeremiah 6:16)
The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill”
“You can’t always get what you want.”
“For I know the plans I have for you– this is the LORD’S
declaration” (Jeremiah 29:11)
“We know that all things work together for the good of
those who love God” (Romans 8:28)
“Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person
is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day
by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us
an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do
not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is


seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2
Corinthians 4:16-18)
“Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”
“A watched pot never boils.”
“Be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the
farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is
patient with it until it receives the early and the late
rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your
hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near” (James 5:78)
“He will repay each one according to his works:
eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good
seek glory, honor, and immortality” (Romans 2:6-7)
Brandon Coats





Matthew 5:10-12





Matthew 3:5-6

Colossians 2:12



It has been well said that the nearest place to
heaven on earth is the Christian home. In the home
where Christ rules supreme, there is happiness and
joy that cannot be found anywhere else in the
Jesus stated God’s plan for the family when he
said, “He who made them from the beginning made
them male and female, and said, For the cause shall
a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave
to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. So
that they are no more two, but one flesh.” (Matthew


Almighty God intends for man and woman to become one in
marriage and live together faithfully until separated by death.
A nation is no stronger than her homes, for the home is the
foundation of society. In his Decline and Fall of the Roman
Empire, Edward Gibbon, the famed English historian, gives
the breakdown of the home as one of the five major causes of
Rome’s fall. When the home decays, the nation heads towards
On one occasion Henry W. Grady went to the nation’s capital
to collect some information for a series of articles. During
his visit he was taken to the capitol building, and as he gazed
at this marvelous structure he remarked, “And this is the capitol
of the United States.”
O n h i s w a y h o m e
Grady spent the night in a small house with a poor family. After
the evening meal the father of that humble family said,
“Mr. Grady, before we retire each night we read the Bible and
pray. We would be glad tor you to join us in the service.”
After he returned to his office Grady wrote: “I have been to
capitol of the United States, but it is not in Washington; it is in
the American home where the Christian father and mother
respect and read the Bible and where children are reared by
the teaching of Christ.”
Grace Noll Crowell paid tribute to the Christian home when
she wrote:
So long as there are homes to which men turn at close of day;
So long as there are homes where children are—where
women stay—
If love and loyalty and faith be found across these sills,
A stricken nation can recover from its greatest ills.
So long as there are homes where lamps are lit and prayers are
Although a people falter through the dark and nations grope—
With God himself back of these little homes, we still have
A.T. Pate








Matthew 5