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Archive for November 9th, 2016

false prophets

1Jo 4. 1

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:

because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

>> FALSE Prophets – hint: they may not all be in that other group! <<

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“We have a responsibility to discern;

We do not have a responsibility to judge.”

– Leonard Sankey, IHC sermon, Shelbyville, IN, 9/17/96

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No hero worship

We tend to respect older men by virtue of their age.   We tend to respect peers for their friendship and likeableness. We tend to respect younger men because of their degree or a book they’ve authored. None of this respect may be wrong, but it should stay miles away from “hero worship.”

– eab, 10/13/16

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Thank You Lord, for letting me

(Country boy, gown old)

Come, as it were, and sit on Your knee

And speak there childish wishes, quite bold.

Seems as I read Your Letter to earth

You want us to ask, to ask of Thee

Largely, based not on us, but on Your worth

‘Cause asking will glorify You Three.

– eab, Nov 2015

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My late friend, the humorous, intellectual, Sam Lindahl,

began giving away his library toward the end of his life. Our small house does not permit me to grow my library larger. In this morning’s wee hours the Lord reminded me that the Holy Spirit (I say this with utmost reverence) is a wonderful “library source.” Joh 16.13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…”

– eab, 11/4/16

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