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“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men,

to be seen of them:

otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.”

Mat 6.1

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“You’ll never be satisfied with anything less

than what you have already experienced.”

Archie Atwell, Jr.,   1/14/2009

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Bible – a map to heaven, using God-made landmarks – mountain, river, desert, meadow.

Theology – a map that MAY lead to heaven using man-made signs (route numbers, interstates).

If we miss a turn on interstate we’ll have to go miles out of our way.

Watch out for theology and/or man’s ideas. 

– eab, 2/1975

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Though moderns would not think it best

Ahasuerus and the rest

Since Vashti was unseen

Chose to choose a new queen.

Esther hand’ly won the contest.

(Est 1.19)     – eab,  4/1/05

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ON THIS DATE

William Reed Newell died 4/1/1956, at Deland, FL. He was born 5/22/1868, at Savannah, OH, a town northwest of Ashland. He attended Moody Bible Institute where his young, undisciplined life began to take shape.  He returned to OH, attended & graduated from Wooster College (southeast of Ashland) in 1891.  Neither parent’s name came to light & as no wife or children are mentioned he may (?) have not married.

Following studies at both Princeton & Oberlin he took a pastorate in Chicago (Bethesda Congregational Church).  In 1895 MBI invited Newell to be their assistant superintendent under R.A. Torrey.  While here he held Bible classes & from these came his works Romans Verse-by-Verse, Hebrews Verse-by-Verse, & The Book of Revelation.  It was also at Moody that he wrote his well-known song “At Calvary.” 

“Years I spent in vanity and pride, Caring not my Lord was crucified,

Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.

Refrain

Mercy there was great, and grace was free; Pardon there was multiplied to me;

There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.

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