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The Church: Like a Box of Crayons?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    I came across this neat little saying, and thought I'd share it with you all!

    We could learn a lot from crayons:
    some are sharp, some are pretty,
    some are dull, some have weird names,
    and all are different colors....but
    they all exist very nicely in the same box.

    :1_grouphug: Like Paul said, the body is made up of many parts, all working toward the same purpose: Lifting up the name of God, sharing the Gospel message, and living the life as a witness to Christ "within us!" :1_grouphug:

    What color in the box are you? :type:
     
  2. Oldtimer

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    Individually those crayons clearly state their color and their condition, whether pristine or far from it.

    When they are mixed in a square on a sheet of paper, they blend into a muddy mess. Each point that makes them unique, that makes them true, disappears.

    If God's truth is the primary color red, mixing blue and black gives a dark purple. Adding yellow and white further moves red away from its truth.
     
  3. Crabtownboy

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    Not if you are an artist and I bet God is the best artist every.

    Who says God is stuck with one color ... he isn't color blind. Hmmm, In art there are three primary colors you know. These are blended to obtain all the other beautiful colors that human eyes can see.
     
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    The Church is like...

    The church is like a box of Cracker Jacks
    It is a mix of sweet and corny things with a few nuts
    Those that endure get the prize.
    Rob
     
  5. USN2Pulpit

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    Everyone...keep the comments coming...and thanks for these thoughts. I'm going to use this as an illustration for our children on Sunday night...

    By the way, I get some of the best comments from adults about the children's illustration! But if I say, "what did you think about the sermon...."
     
  6. Oldtimer

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    Not if God is the artist!

    As much as those who are gifted artists strive, they can't come close to portraying the palette God uses. His use of primary, secondary (complementary) and tertiary colors, supplemented with tints, shades, and tones cannot be matched. An artist is limited to the size of his supporting surface. God's surface is the whole of the earth and beyond.

    God isn't stuck with one color. Nor is He stuck with one or two mediums, such as oils or pastels. Nor is he limited by the lack of color (transparent crystals). We can't see the air we breath (normally). Yet, the atmosphere around us presents ever changing "paintings" that earthly artists can only poorly mimic in comparison.

    No God isn't stuck with one color. As he uses an infinite variety from the colors of the human iris to fish that swim around tropical coral reefs.
     
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