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“And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.

“And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, ‘Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?’ tempting him.”   Mar 10.1-2

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Bryan Quote

“…The worship of the intellect—

an idolatry as deadly to spiritual progress as the worship of images…”

– William J Bryan, from his book IN HIS IMAGE

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Practicing Up?

We’ll do in eternity what we practice on earth.

Blaming God and taking His name in vain – OR –

Loving Him & praising His name

– eab, 12/15/12

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I am a pen the Lord can grip

And write as He would will.

His is the ink that flows through me,

His the message: strong or still.

When writing’s done the pen is gone,

The quill’s not remembered.

The ink remains across the days,

Readily read, unhindered.

May no pen: larger or smaller

Take pride in what it has “written.”

May no quill: shorter or taller

Think IT the heart has smitten.

After the pen is packed away,

What remains is the bold ink.

Long after the pen’s “had its small day,”

The ink’s what makes readers think.

– eab, 8/1/07

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ON THIS DATE

Edward Perronet was born, 8/2/1721 at Kent, England son of Anglican minister Vincent Perronet and wife. After being associated with the Wesley Brothers he pastored a dissenting congregation. While with them, John wanted to hear him preach but Edward never consented. One evening (as the story goes) without Edward’s consent, he announced Edward would preach the next AM. Perronet mounted the pulpit (somewhat sure Wesley was near) telling the group they would hear the best sermon ever delivered. He opened to the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount, read it in its entirety, and ended without one word of his own.

He is known to have published three volumes of poetry, one being entitled “Occasional Verses, Moral and Social” (1784). He’s best remembered for, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” which has been called the “National Anthem of Christianity.” He died 1/2/1792, at Kent, England.

E P Scott was a missionary to India. While there he saw a strange man and found out his fierce tribe did not know about Jesus. After thought and prayer he packed his bag, got his violin and started out to evangelize them. At a certain spot he was suddenly surrounded by savage band of warriors, all pointing spears at his heart. Scott (expecting to die) placed his violin under his chin and started playing/singing in their tongue “All hail the power of Jesus’ name.” He opened his eyes as he singing “Let every tribe and every tongue On this terrestrial ball To him all majesty ascribe And crown him Lord of all… They had lowered their spears and some were weeping. Scott spent the rest of his life among these people.

Perronet quote: “Glory to God in the height of His divinity! Glory to God in the depth of his humanity! Glory to God in His all suffering! Into His hands I commend my spirit.”

 

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