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Archive for January 26th, 2015

“John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water: but

there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;”

John 1.26

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“Though swordless, these soldiers of Christ fought the might of imperial Rome and won…

Unlettered they unblushingly declared the whole counsel of God and eventually staggered the intellectual Greeks.”

– Leonard Ravenhill from his book Meat for Men

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The greatest audience is not a packed auditorium (humans)

but

the “Audience” of the Triune God – The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

– eab, 1/1/15

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Take your stand with words stout and strong

Against perceived and actual wrong

Blast the watch-trumpet loud and long

But don’t forget to sing.

 

Write your booklet or your tract

Marshall every “fact-let” and fact

Be both punctual and exact

But don’t forget to sing.

 

There’s no harm in a firm stand

In pronouncements precise, yet grand

In having a rather heavy hand

If you still, with luster, sing.

 

Much good has come from vocal prose

Backing not though nose to nose

By opposing all narrow-way foes

But don’t forget to sing.

 

Chorus

Sing of God’s salvation full and free,

Sing of Pentecost without gold or fee,

Sing “once though blind, now I see.”

Saints ought oft to sing!

Sing of grace to meet each trial,

Sing of love in the hardest mile,

Sing of Heaven’s up-coming smile.

Sing! God’s holy people sing!

– eab, 1/26/06

 

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ON THIS DATE

On 1/26/1779 the Pioneer American Methodist bishop, Francis Asbury, is said to have penned these words in his journal:

“We should so work as if we were to be saved by our works;

   and

so rely on Jesus Christ, as if we did no works.”

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