Archive for January 6th, 2015

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John

John 1.6.

[ There was only ONE John the Baptist, One! ]

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“Increased religious activity

without ethical living only increases sinning.”

– Ray Dunning, from his book, Grace, Faith and Holiness

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Compromise (in Salvation) is a disease.

It is highly contagious

Avoid compromise as you would The Black Plague.

(AND – praise God, we can avoid it!)

– eab, 12/31/11

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    Thank you Lord for shoes and sox.

    Thank you for my house – a live-in box

    Thank you pheasants, ‘specially colorful cocks

    Thank you the wildness of regal fox

    Thank you for accuracy in fine clocks

    Thank you for the ability to de-tox.

    Thank you for door and keyed, complicated locks

    Thank you missionaries – Ted and Nola Haux

    Thank you for bricks; man-made building blocks

    Thank you I’m over childhood chicken-pox

    Thank you for contents in dairy-farm crocks.

    – eab, 1/6/11

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John Fawcett was born 1/6/1740, near Bradford, Yorkshire, England and Born Again under the ministry of George Whitfield.  Along with pastoring and founding Rawdon College Fawcett penned essays and over 150 hymns.  Most, if not all, of his hymns were written to be sung at the end of the services as these two show “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” and “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing.”  He died 7/25/1817.

“Blest be the tie that binds   Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds   Is like to that above.

“Before our Father’s throne   We pour our ardent prayers;

Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one   Our comforts and our cares.

“We share each other’s woes,   Our mutual burdens bear;

And often for each other flows   The sympathizing tear…”

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