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Archive for September, 2011

Some think of heaven as an END. 

 

– – – With the Marriage Supper of the Lamb?

 

The Marriage ceremony is the BEGINNING! 

– eab, 6/90

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He had been a  radical  Jew,

Jailing “bad” Christians, not a few,

Then met their Leader, Christ the Lord,

Exchanged metal for Living Sword,

Old Saul became a man, “brand new.”

                – 9/29/08

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…the devil’s cunning…if he cannot hurt by persecuting and destroying, he doth it under color of correcting & building up.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 44.

 

No man hath so grievously fallen at any time, but he may rise again.  And on the other side, no man taketh so fast footing, but he man fall. If Peter fell, I may likewise fall.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 94.

 

…No man can sufficiently conceive how horrible the idolatry of the papist is.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 116.

 

…Where the Holy Ghost dwelleth, he will not suffer a man to be idle.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 133.

 

…this is the proper office of an apostle, to set forth the glory and benefit of Christ.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 255.

 

…Where the fear of God is not, there can be no thirsting for grace or life.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1930) 299.

 

9/29 Martin Luther, 1502, received his B.A. degree from the University of Erfurt.

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You cannot indulge

 

 

 in OT “morality”

 

 

and enjoy a NT experience.  

– eab, 9/4/11

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As so I penned It down, until at last it came to be,

For length and breadth, the bigness which you see.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, Apology for his Book

 

Dark as pitch.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. I

 

The name of the Sloughwas Despond.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. I

 

He that is down needs fear no fall He that is low, no pride.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. II

 

Saint abroad, and a devil at home.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. I

 

Every fat (vat) must stand upon its bottom.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. I

 

Know, prudent cautious self-control Is wisdom’s root.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. II

 

Nae man can tether time nor tide.
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. II

 

It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is kept is “lighter than vanity.”
            – John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. I

 

John Bunyan, (it is said) published on this date9/28/1678, his famous Pilgrim’s Progress. 

(Note: It was licensed in February but may well not have been published till September.)

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Some people one time had

 

HOLY standards

 

– Now their standards are

 

full of Holes.

– eab, 6/89

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Man as an artist is static.

He writes and his work is “done.”

He paints and it is “finished.”

He builds – and the prize is won.

God, by honorable, Awesome contrast,

Has art both fluid and formal.

Today God’s works are like “so;”

Tomorrow, He redefines “normal.”        

                – eab,9/14/06

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In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed,
But now I am happy—securely I rest;
From morning till evening glad carols I sing,
And this is the reason—I walk with the King.

 

Refrain

I walk with the King, hallelujah!
I walk with the King, praise His Name!
No longer I roam, my soul faces home,
I walk and I talk with the King.

 

2. For years in the fetters of sin I was bound,
The world could not help me—no comfort I found;
But now like the birds and the sunbeams of spring,
I’m free and rejoicing—I walk with the King.

 

3. O soul near despair in the lowlands of strife,
Look up and let Jesus come into your life;
The joy of salvation to you He would bring—
Come into the sunlight and walk with the King.

                                                – words by James Rowe, cir­ca 1913.

                                                – music B. D. Ackley

 

Bentley DeForest Ackley was born this date, 9/27/1872at Spring Hill, Pennsylvania.  As a youth he was able to play the me­lo­de­on, pi­ano, cor­o­net, clar­i­net and pic­co­lo.  He became a noted Christian musician, after escaping the pull of alcohol, joined the Billy Sun­day-Homer Rodeheaver team, and wrote some hymns.  He is primarily remembered as com­pos­er – having written over 3,000 Gos­pel tunes.  Bentley Ackley died9/3/1958, at Winona Lake, Indiana.

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The Bible

Read It because God wrote It

 

Read It because He wants us to read It

 

Read It because we need It.  

- eab             

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