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Archive for May 24th, 2016

The Word

Matthew 6. 23 – 24

“But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

> > What is there about “cannot” you cannot understand? < <

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“It takes a man with knowledge

to defy God.”

– Ken Thompson, message, 10/6/05

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Once saved, always saved?

“Once long hair always long hair” take that to the “beauty” parlor.

“Once free always free” take that to the prison.

“Once full always full” take that to the gas station.

“Once fresh always fresh” take that to the meat market.

“Once plowed always plowed” take that to the farm field.

– eab, 2/16/11

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FAMILY HISTORY

It matters not the long valley

From which your family hailed,

Nor the salty ship, on ocean lip

In which that family sailed.

2

It matters not about their grub

Roastin’ ears or rhubarb

Nor if their shack, was by an old track

In Greek-Roman suburb.

3

It matters not if long they stood

By slowly sifting sands,

Nor if their soul, was close to a pole

In frozen, far, white lands.

4

Were they “bad” warriors (I hope not)

Who have shed angry blood?

Were they worshipper (not much better)

Whose sword raised a small flood?

5

Were they farmers who knew the smell

Of soil newly turned?

Or bakers whose bread, the hungry fed,

Light brown, but never burned.

6

Did they know an ancient wisdom:

Parables and proverb?

Or did they just spurn, such light to learn,

Adjective, noun or verb.

7

Did your family? – ah, there’s no lack.

Diversification,

None mattering, not a single thing,

If they missed salvation.

8

Brag not of where your family’s been:

Valley, plain or high slope,

If they fled or felt, the angry welt

Of gen’ral or of pope.

~ Ÿ ~Ÿ ~ Ÿ ~ Ÿ ~

Did family know here below

The Lord in His glory?

OH, if they knew, the One the Jews slew,

Tell, tell ALL their story!

– eab, 5/24/09

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Water or Fire?

Water is the great Divider

– Creeks separate counties, Rivers separate countries, Oceans separate continents.

Fire is the great “Uniter” – The family hearth, The woodsy campfire.

Water is the great Divider – Sprinkle, Pour Or Immerse (Too much time and paper spent dividing)

Fire is the great “Uniter” – Holy Spirit Baptism

– eab, 1/8/09

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