William Henry O. Lake
Sunday School Papers Etc.
Lessons in Carpentry
Make a Cross
1st one - out of shape because no plans - use only wood, nails, hammer, saw - not enough tools.
2nd one - good one - have plans and enough tools - wood, nails, hammer, saw, pencil, square and rule.
3rd one - good one - made at home on a power saw - lap joint.
Make Your Life
You must be willing same as wood used on crosses.
Tools to Make a Good Life:
You can make a life with small amount of tools - likely to turn out like crooked cross.
Wood - You
Plans - Bible - everything there to show you how to make a good life.
Pencil - Jesus
Square - Conscience - Voice of Holy Spirit - Voice of Jesus
Hammer - Those who teach us - Minister - Mom - Dad - Sunday School Teacher. A hammer has two ends. One end puts things together [and the] other takes apart. Teachers same - if you don't listen to those who teach good things to build your life [then] you will listen to those who will take it apart.
Saw - Will Power
Measuring Rule - 10 commandments or 11?
We need all of the tools. When your life is through you will be able to present God with a life which is straight and true like this straight cross and not like the other one.
Prayer - Good Music - Good Books - Good People for Friends - Good Pictures (slides, wall pictures, movies)
Faith - Example
[When you] came in and sat down on chairs without testing them first [this] showed that [you] were sure [the] chairs were strong enough to hold [you]. We must be sure (the same way) that what Jesus & God has put in the Bible will make the best life. As teachers [and the] church etc. explain the Bible to you your faith increases just as the hammer drives the nail deeper and deeper.
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