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Families Are Important in Central!!!

Consider the lives of these two men. One of them, Max Jukes, lived in New York.  He did not believe in Christ or give Christian training to his children.  He refused to take his children to church even when they asked to attend.  He had 1026 descendants. – 300 of whom were sent to prison for an average term of 13 years.  Some 190 were public prostitutes and 680 were admitted alcoholics.  His family members cost the state in excess of $480,000 – thus far – and they have made no known contributions to society.

Jonathan Edwards lived in the same state at the same time.  He loved the Lord and saw that his children were in church every Sunday.  He served the Lord to the best of his ability.  Of his 929 descendants, 430 were ministers, 86 became university professors, 13 became university presidents, 75 wrote positive books, 7 were elected to the U.S. Congress., and one served as Vice-President of the United States.  His family never cost the state one cent but contributed immeasurably to the common good.

Ask yourself: if my family tree began with me, what fruit might it bear two hundred years from now?

Dick Metz, Pastor


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