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The airplane is built on earth out of earthy materials but because of design and because of power, it goes down the runway and the earth drops away. It is a creature of the sky. 

 

The Christian is born on earth of earthy material but Christ designed us to fly.  Given the power of the Holy Spirit we do fly, and the world drops away.  We can be “refueled” in the sky (indefinitely – unlike planes) and someday fly on into heaven (never returning to earthly things).

“Clear Prop!”  

                                                                                                                                                                                                   – eab, 7/17/12

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“If you think you’re humble –

you’re about to stumble.”

 

“If you think you’re sooooo nice –

please think twice.”

 

(Allow colloquialism)

“If you think you’re great – you ain’t!”

– eab, (all) 8/10/09

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To, when needed, apologize,

 

Is more important than to

theologize.             

– eab, 8/20/10

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“Love not the world,

 

 

neither the THINGS in the world…”

(1Joh 2.15)

 

 

– – – INCLUDES football addiction! 

– eab, 8/23/12

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TRUTH, even when it “hurts”

 

 

is positive

 

 

A lie, even when it sounds great,

 

 

is a negative.

– eab, 7/30/12

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Never confuse growth with Birth,

 

or marriage with Ceremony –

 

 

there is a “crisis” (beginning) moment,

 

 

then, THEN there is growth.   

– eab, 8 /25/00

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Today is the beginning of another week.  If you keep a journal, do a diary, or have a great memory you probably can relate something mundane or monumental which transpired every day of last week – a phone call, a letter, a visit, an email, a “chance” conversation at the store, gas station, etc.  

Last week is history, dare I say f-o-r-e-v-e-r history, only to be re-lived in those wonderfully glad (or solemnly sad) “halls of memory.”

 

Today is a fresh start.  Today is the commencement of a new week.  Will this week be as nice as last week or nicer, as sad or sadder?  “How do I know, pastor?”  Of course none of us know the events to come but we can know with Whom we will face those events.  Our Friend – who is closer than a brother – will be with us (if we are with Him) and will give us help in the coming week.  With Christ next week does not have to be weak.

 

Christ, the greatest possible Friend, not only will be with us but He (and the entire Holy Trinity) has given us a great way to start, a proper way to begin this new week – it’s called the Lord’s Day.[1]  There is no better way to start your week than with Him.  There is no better place to start your week than here in God’s house.  Have a great Lord’s Day here and beyond the walls of the church. And, with Christ, have a great week not a weak one.


[1] Please remember this, this afternoon & evening It IS His day – give Him all of It – willingly.

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“Left” can be bad in life.

 

“Left” is terminal

 

at The Judgment !

(Mat 25.33)

– eab, 9/21/09

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We serve the God

 

 

to whom the word “impossible”

 

is impossible.                                    

– eab, 3/1/11

(except as He limits Himself)

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None are soooo unwise

as those who see themselves

as “wise.”

– eab, 2/17/12

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