Archive for December 16th, 2016

Holy Love

Gal 5. 22 – 23b

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

“Meekness, temperance…”

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John Bunyan quote

“…According to the strength or weakness of his faith in his Saviour, so is his joy and peace, so is his love to holiness, so are his desires to know Him more and also to serve Him in this world.”

– John Bunyan, from his PILGRIMS PROGRESS

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How do we now know about “the time-less Christ account”? Because God inspired men to record It (the fuss of parchment/leather, berry juices, quill/sharp stick) and God Himself (men pass away, you know) preserved It. “The words of the LORD are pure words…Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” Psa 12.6a-7.) Only God could have arranged the Miracle of His Son’s conception and only God could have arranged that generations later we are able to read this account in His Eternal Book. Ah, Holy Book which tells us about His Holy birth.

– eab, 12/16/16

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Man has become his own god.

He thinks he’s the greatest.

He worships all that’s new;

And can’t wait for the latest.

He’s hung up on science

And its braggadocios strut,

From space-age electronics

To discoveries of King Tut.

– eab, Dec. ‘85

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Memorize Scripture

I can count many blessings in life

(and try to cultivate thankfulness) but I hereby share a regret. I should’ve memorized more Scripture. “Heaven & earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away” Mar 13.31. And references: Jesus is recorded as saying this in three Gospels. I have chosen (would encourage you to choose) Mar as “13.31” as probably easier to remember than the others. Many readers are younger than this gray head – get to memorizing J. Use repeated readings, 3×5 index cards (cut in ½), a tape recorder, etc.

And please, Friend, make it the CLASSIC KJB. You will not be sorry if you work from this great Text.

– eab, 12/16/16

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*Past Poems Celebrating the Birth of Christ*


How many camels? How many slaves?

How many servants well paid?

How many tents? How many strong staves,

From rough sawn to the inlaid?


How many full moons? How many nights?

How many miles of bright sands?

How many meals? How many fire lights,

Across foreign-sounding lands?


How many rivers? How many lakes?

How many wanderings ‘most lost?

How many rugs, how many it takes,

To hold off withering frost!


But on they came, those wise men of yore,

On through the hindrances mean,

On till they laid their whole stock and store,

By the King whose star they’d seen.


How long did it “take them” to worship?

How long to honor their King?

How long before with quivering lip,

They dared raise voices to sing?


How long before they quietly moved?

How long ere they left that day?

How long ere they noddingly approved?

To harness beast and . . . away?


How long did they think without a sound?

How long in reverend talk?

How much changed were they by the King found?

–  –  – As long as their whole-life’s walk!

– eab, 12/2/06

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Never, NEVER consider suicide.

Do not think about h-o-w you would do it if you did it. Think about something else! Believe in Jesus Christ, the Savoir. You can and He can make you a New Creature (2Co 5.17). If you are a Believer you may be tempted but ALWAYS REMEMBER being tempted is NOT sin, Jesus was tempted (Heb 4.15). The liar, satan, says suicide is the “easy way out.” He lies. You may be alone this season and feeling lonely – cry out to God, “…our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psa 46.1). Read your Bible, go to the best Bible-believing church you can find (even if miles away) and pray.

– eab, 12/16/16

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