The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
arrived at the gates of a certain city, and he sent his disciples forward to
prepare supper while he himself walked through the streets into the marketplace.
He saw, at the corner of the market, some people gathered together looking at
some object, and he drew near to see what it might be.
It was a dead dog with a halter round his neck, by which he appeared to
have been dragged through the dirt, and a viler, more abject, more unclean thing
never met the eyes of man.
"Ugh!" said one, holding his nose, "It pollutes the
"How long," said another, "will this foul beast offend our
"Look at his torn hide," said a third. "You couldn't even
cut a shoe out of it."
"And his ears," said a fourth, "all bedraggled and
Jesus looked down compassionately on the dead creature said, "Pearls
are not equal to the whiteness of his teeth."
The people turned to him with amazement and said among themselves,
"Who is this? This must be Jesus of Nazareth, for only he could find
something to pity and approve even in a dead dog." Ashamed, they bowed
their heads and went each on his way.
-- Charles Haddon Spurgeon --
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
In settings of silver.
 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold
Is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.
 Like the cold of snow in time of harvest
Is a faithful messenger to those who send him,
For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
 Whoever falsely boasts of giving
Is like clouds and wind without rain.
 By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded,
And a gentle tongue breaks a bone.
Kinds of Words
Appropriate words—words that come naturally, that run smoothly as if
upon wheels, that are not forced, and that are without design to hurt are like
apples of gold upon carvings of silver (Proverbs 25:11)
Reproving words—words of a wise reprover to an obedient ear are like
the most beautiful and cherished ornaments of fine gold to a refined and
beautiful woman (Proverbs 25:12)
Refreshing words—words of a faithful messenger are as refreshing and
satisfying as a drink cooled by the snow in the heat of the harvest labor
Vain words—words of the boaster are as disappointing as clouds without
rain (Proverbs 25:14)
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and
peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  For he who serves Christ in these things
is acceptable to God and approved by men.  Therefore let us pursue the
things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
man who has righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit has three other
He is a servant of Christ.
He is acceptable with God.
He is approved by people.
order to have the blessings of Romans 14:17-18 we must follow whatever brings
them about. All bickering over
meats, drinks, sabbaths, and nonessential things must be stopped and that which
edifies others must be taught.
Tom Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Line www.townbranchchurch.com
Warrix’s Cookbooks www.townbranchchurch.com
visit us at Town Branch Church in Prestonsburg, Ky.
Confession of faith: The Bible "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." (1 Peter 4:11NIV)
(please click above to vote for this site)
JUNE is Domestic Violence Against Men Awareness Month