Bro. Archie Miller
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Shipwrecks Still Occur!
Remember the oft-
Eventually some of these new members of the lifesaving station became unhappy that the building was so crude and poorly equipped. They felt that a more comfortable place should be provided as the first refuge of those who were saved from the sea. So, they replaced the emergency cots with beds and put better furniture in the enlarged building. With all this work, the lifesaving station became a popular gathering place for its members and this led them to decorate it beautifully and furnish it exquisitely such that it became sort of a club-
About this time a large cruise ship was wrecked off the coast, and the hired crews brought in boatloads of cold, wet, half-
And, at the next meeting, there was a split in the club membership. Most of the members wanted to stop the club's lifesaving activities altogether because they felt they were unpleasant and a hindrance to the normal social life of the club. A small number of members insisted upon lifesaving as their primary purpose and pointed out that they were still called a lifesaving station. The small group's members were voted down and told that if they wanted to save lives, they could begin their own lifesaving station down the coast -
As the years went by, however, the new station experienced the same changes that had occurred in the old station. It evolved into a club, and yet another lifesaving station was founded. History continued to repeat itself. And if you visit that seacoast today, you will find a number of exclusive clubs along that shore. Shipwrecks are frequent in those waters, but most of the passengers drown.
I know you catch the moral of this story.
1 Timothy 4:16 (NIV2011)
16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Dr. Archie Miller, D.PTh.