Lesson 1 Providing brightness in the lives of others regardless of out

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Published on August 6, 2014

Author: vcjustice

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Providing brightness in the lives of others regardless of outward conditions. : Providing brightness in the lives of others regardless of outward conditions.  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, & the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Character Sketches, Vol. 2 IBLP, 1978, pages 228-239 Information also drawn from Character First! Business Character Bulletin No. 3-2, various Character Councils, & other websites Overview Who Am I?: Who Am I? In Nature… Stays in one area almost all its life Bright, cheery song all winter Mostly an insect eater, likes bees & spiders From Scripture… Two men on a mission Saw trials as confirmation of their faith Sang anyway The black-capped chickadee: The black-capped chickadee Parus poecile atricapillus Poecile (many-colored, variegated) atricapillus (black-capped, black hair) A member of the Titmouse ( Parus ) family (from the Old Icelandic word  titr = something small; a corruption of Old English mase  = small bird; Parus , Latin, meaning titmouse) A homebody bird…: A homebody bird… It takes over old tree holes & constantly cleans the nest During breeding & nesting it is VERY territorial In winter it puffs its feathers for warmth It sings to keep the flock together & to warn others of danger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJagVJxLtw short, decent, good on sounds The Joy of the Chickadee… & a song: The Joy of the Chickadee… & a song *a clear & engaging communication *a brightness in the dead of winter *a small creature with huge impact when things look bleak Eccl 9:7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, & drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Prov 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. How did a song change a life?: How did a song change a life? *How could Paul & Silas sing when the outlook was so bleak? * Why didn’t Paul & Silas escape when they had the chance? *How did God bless their prison experience? Notice the order…: Notice the order… Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul & Silas prayed, & sang praises unto God: & the prisoners heard them. If we choose to sing in our night, we will be the light in someone else’s darkness…: If we choose to sing in our night, we will be the light in someone else’s darkness…

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