Archive for June, 2012

You can’t write a religious song


without writing theology.

– eab, 9/01

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Explanation – my postings on fb and Separateholy.wordpress.com are marked with “eab” & a date (if known). The “eab” means it’s a thought God has given or allowed me to have. If you like them, “Give God the Glory” (from Jimmy Willis, original “Kingfish” of Amos & Andy, who was converted to Christ) and hit like ;). If you don’t like the “eab,” blame Bryan but at least you know, to my remembrance, they’re not plagiarized. These have come all hours of day & night. I try to have pen & pad available and would encourage you to do the same with YOUR random thoughts. – eab  

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Sin is not what displeases you –


that could be preference or culture.


Sin is what displeases God


– – – and


His Book calls it sin.

– eab, 6/21/12

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There once was a brave shepherd lad,

Smooth stones and sling all he had,

David did his right part,

God added to his “art,”

Goliath died.  His friends were sad.

(1Sa 17.51)

– eab, 3/3/05

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I, as a past PE teacher, have stood behind many a plate


& at times wondered if my “call” was a strike or a ball.


God by glorious contrast, has never,


NEVER “sent” the wrong person to heaven,


nor the right person to hell.

– eab, 3/18/12      

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From FYC “For Your Consideration” 6/24/12

A moment’s reflection, maybe, on why you come to church?  (The why we attend church could be more important than we realize.)  It you come out of habit – I congratulation you.  I know of no better place to be on the Lord’s Day than with a Bible-believing, holiness-teaching, fellowship of believers.    


If you come to sing some great hymns of worship, again you are to be congratulated.  To list here (in small font) the titles or and authors of the great hymns would literally take all of F.Y.C. and more Lord’s Days to come.  To list only one author among the “A’s” would force us to leave out Ackley or Adams or Alexander or Allen. When we got to the “W’s” Wesley would vie with Watts, etc. You do right to come sing the great hymns.


If you come to church today (and regularly) to have a place to pray you are to be commended.  Jesus (referring to the Temple) said “…My house is the house of prayer…” You are more than welcome to pray today – at the altar, in your pew – aloud or in whispered tones.  Please talk to God and then take some time to listen; He may well want to speak a word or two back to you.


If you come to church to give a monetary offering may the Lord reward you abundantly. Never be deceived by the “health-wealth” malarkey – give your tithes and offerings from a generous heart. Having said that, life-histories seem to confirm that a tithing/giving soul is more likely to be blessed.


If you come to church today here, wanting to hear a great message you have possible come to the wrong place.  I ask that you pray (now & daily) for this pastor that the Lord may help His unworthy servant speak words which (by His miracle power) will become a message for you. If the message seems dry please ask God for the moistening of His presence. Also pray that someone other than you may benefit a bit from it. 


You may be here for more than one (all?) of the above.  Only God can arrange that you leave un-disappointed but He can do that if He so wishes.  Thank you for coming.  Welcome today and  a-l-w-a-y-s.

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Far, FAR better to be poor on earth


and rich in Eternity,


than to be “thought” rich on earth


and be found extremely poor in Eternity.

– eab, 5/29/12

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Who deserves the blessings of the Lord?


Not you.  Nor y-o-u.  Nor me.


Who needs the mercies of the Lord?


We do,  we do,  all three.

– eab, 6/22/11               

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Allow the Old Testament (OT) to be the OT –


accept it as it is and love It


Allow the New Testament (NT) to be the NT –


Love it and  L I V E  It.

– eab, 6/21/12

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There have been high emotions,


Extreme devotions,


Even severe “motions,”


Taken up over mere notions.

– eab, 6/21/10

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