Archive for October, 2015


1Co 12.28

“And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets,

thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”

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M Henry Quote

“…Christ left a will…His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph…

His clothes to the soldiers…but to His disciples…His peace.”

Matthew Henry – Quoted by Thomas Cook in his book New Testament Holiness

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A boy with his first car (especially if it’s a gift) may squeal tires and race it.

A preacher with first church (built by someone else) can “squeal tires” and hurt it.

But one who paid for his first car, or built (rebuilt) his first church is more careful.

– eab, 1/98

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Don’t ever be so clever

As to tell God “never.”

He has the right-sized lever

To pry you into place.

But – if you insist on “no,”

God will HIS wisdom show

Letting you go below.

Sadly, it will be your place.

– eab, 10/28/14

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Some people worship:

Green grass,  White snow,  Gray deer, 

Beige beaches,  Coppertone tans,  Blue water,

Red houses,  Black cars,  or Rainbow trout.

– eab, 2/80

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2Co 12.26-27

“And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

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“Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way…

[it] is wicked…Deliberately tell God…you will not fret about that thing…”

– Oswald Chambers, from his book, My Utmost for His Highest

Should I leave room for an “Amen” – – – or an “Ouch”?

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Not in NT

Were any NT Christians involved in politics? No (unless already “there” before being redeemed.)

OT? Yes; Joseph was 2nd man, Mordecai was 2nd man, Daniel was 2nd man – all OT, all Jewish

(another of several huge contrasts between the Testaments).

– eab, 8/20/11

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MAKE A god?


That man would make his own little god,

Make it of stone, chrome metal, or sod,

Make it faceless or with a long face,

Set it up in a prominent place,

Give his “making” a worshipful nod –

That, friend, is sadly, extremely odd.

– eab, 10/27/06


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Read and THINK

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”  – Dwight D. Eisenhower, from a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 4/16/1953.

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