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“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,

what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”

Mat 6.25

Flexon Quote

“No man’s desire for heaven is any greater

than his desire for holiness.”

– R G Flexon, Quoted by Earl Newton in sermon, 2/8/94

IMMENSE

 

God’s salvation plan is immense,

His redemptive love is intense,

Soon eternity will commence.

Stop, hypocrite, trying to “ride the fence.”

– eab, 4/25/10

 

Sinners may go to “Gospel sings,” “Christmas dramas,” even church services to be entertained

Saints go to God’s House to worship – Worship is about Him, not us.

– eab, 4/25/15

Cromwell – born

ON THIS DATE

Oliver Cromwell was born 4/25/1599 at Huntingdon, England.  He received his education at the grammar school in Huntingdon (now Cromwell Museum) & at Cambridge.  He converted to being a Puritan at 28.

In August of 1620, Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier, born in 1598 the oldest of 12. Their marriage was a happy one.  While on a campaign in Scotland, Oliver wrote Elizabeth, ‘Thou art dearer to me than any creature; let that suffice’ & ‘My Dearest, I could not satisfy myself to omit this post, although I have not much to write; yet indeed I love to write to my dear, who is very much in my heart. It joys me to hear thy soul prospereth; the Lord increase His favours to thee more and more…The Lord bless all thy good counsel and example to all those about thee, and hear all thy prayers, and accept thee always’.  Only one letter to Oliver survived (December 1650) in which Elizabeth writes, ‘Truly my lif is but half a lif in your abseinse, deid not the Lord make it up in heimself, which I must ackoleg to the prase of heis grace’.

Cromwell was a notable military leader in England’s “civil war” & became “Lord Protector” (1653 to death). He, who’s been called “Chief of Men” & a “Brave Bad Man,” is said to have made the following contributions: 1) established a period of peace in England, Scotland & Ireland,  2) made England an “world power,”  3) established non-conformity i.e. living separate from the established church.  He died 9/3/1658.

Cromwell Quotes:

“No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.”

“What is all our histories but God showing himself, shaking & trampling on everything that he has not planted.”

“I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.”

Word

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,

where moth and rust doth corrupt, and

where thieves break through and steal:”

Mat 6.19

John Fletcher Quote

“…Repentance…the awakening of a soul

from the sleep of carnal security…”

– John Fletcher, from Works vol. III

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