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“For who is God save the LORD? or

who is a rock save our God?”

Psa 18.31

Annabel Quote

“Sin cannot remain alone,

it must win others.”

E B Annabel, sermon

(he was a senior professor when I arrived as a freshman teacher at HSBC)

Word and WORD

We can hold the printed Word in our hand.

He, the Living Word, can hold us in His hand.

– eab, 2/22/15

THE WONDER

  

It is no wonder that I love God;

Mere creature am I, of lowly sod.

The wonder is, Oh, that He loves me,

This Being who  f-i-l-l-s  eternity!

– eab,  3/31/07

Asbury – died

ON THIS DATE 

Francis Asbury died 3/31/1816 at Spottsylvania, VA (south & west of Fredericksburg, VA).  He was born to Methodist parents at Hamstead Bridge, Staffordshire (suburb of Birmingham) England, 8/20/1745.  He began preaching at 16 (18?)  It seems it was his idea to which John Wesley concurred, for Asbury to be a missionary to America.  He arrived at Philadelphia 10/27/1771.  America was not to be the same.

He was appointed Wesley’s “general assistant in America” (1772).  Soon the position went to Thomas Rankin but when America revolted against England (“Revolutionary War”) Rankin left for England & Asbury stayed.  He with some help from Thomas Coke established Methodistism & it is said to have grown from 1200 to 214,000 members & 695 ordained preachers. He is with little doubt correctly called “Father of American Methodism.”  As is known, the Methodist church is the mother of the Holiness movement.

Asbury established Bethel Academy (1790) a Methodist school (first west of Alleghenies) about 3.5 from Wilmore, Kentucky. It was renamed Asbury College in 1891. John Wigger (American Saint) affirms that Asbury was “more recognized face-to-face than any other American of his day, including Thomas Jefferson & George Washington.”  He is believed to have preached more than16,000 sermons & traveled more than 270,000 miles for Christ.  He never married & (perhaps connected :) ) his salary was $64 a year.

Word

“As for God, his way is perfect:

the word of the LORD is tried:

he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.”

Psa 18.30

C S Lewis Quote

The Christians are right:

it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery

in every nation and

every family since the world began.”

– C S Lewis, Mere Christianity

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