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Archive for May 12th, 2016

The Word

Matthew 6. 11 – 12

“Give us this day our daily bread.

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”

> > I love this model prayer < <

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“The only way to gain Christ

is to lose all self-interest.”

– Jim Susan, message, 1/23/98

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A dad like God

A man I do not know told a mutual friend, about his wealthy dad (I knew “dad” years ago), “He will not let us starve but he will let us struggle.” Sound familiar? Our HEAVENLY FATHER, who owns the world and all its wealth, will let saints struggle (it is good for our faith) but He will supply all our NEEDS, not always our wants, but our needs. Praise His Name.

– eab, 5/5/16

 

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PASTORING

Churches are different from classrooms,

With their schedules and posted dates,

Where learning is sectioned out,

In predictable, expected rates.

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Learning in church is more passive,

Some come and go without notes,

Some seem to think the pastor’s main job

Is to warn about sowing wild oats.

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A pastor is to spread the Word,

He is to prayerfully teach,

Instructing in thoughtful mouthfuls

Balancing what he does preach.

4

Here is a principle, a thought

There is a line upon line.

Repletion is tied to learning,

The logic should be quite fine.

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Preaching should be holy, anointed,

Emotion welcome, but not ruling.

Churches should include eternal facts,

A free, godly, Bible schooling.

– eab, May ‘07

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The ideal congregation

regardless of size, on the Lord’s Day morning would have some hungry sinners, some happily-growing, new converts, some blessed, moving-forward sanctified, and some solid, maturing saints. If one of these groups does not regularly attend the AM worship service the church may have a serious problem. If two or more are absent the congregation needs revival.

– eab, 5/5/16

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