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Several ideas

Luther Quote

“Truly that prayer [our Lord’s Prayer] was penned by wisdom itself;

none but God could have done it.”

Table Talk, p.157

 

Thank you, fb friends, for being my “friend.” Some pics/paragraphs I like, click, or make a brief comment. (Some pics have a degree of immodesty, are places I don’t frequent or other; you don’t see “like.”) Many of you get a BD or anniversary wish (Happy big “A” – eab style) from me. Some posts are “too left” for me to approve (allow me to be “me” J) but I try to reach out where/when I can. I WISH TO REMAIN FRIENDS. Seldom if ever have I “taken you to task” for your entries; b-u-t you may be in my prayers the next 24. How boring the world would be if we thought alike, but we can be friends on the street & on fb. J

 

 

ACCOUNT GIVEN

Soon there will be an account to be given, *

Soon we will stand at God’s great judgment bar,

Soon He will look at His long list in heaven.

Life is hence serious, sooo serious, by far.

– eab, 9/14/06 * Written on west bank, Middle Fork (Chandalar River) AK,

 

 

GOD – WHAT AN ARTIST!

God is a majestic Artist in miles of mountain lands, *

God is a marvelous Artist in pebbles or fine “beachy” sands,

God is a magnificent Artist in old virgin towering stands.

Artistry – He defines it, whatever He has in His hands.

– eab, 9/15/06 * Written on west bank, Middle Fork (Chandalar River) AK,

 

 

The Lord’s Day AM message can be a time when you display your astute homiletical skills, or a half hour when you exhibit your best theatrical abilities, or a period when you share story after personal story including those funny ones. The fourth & by-far-best possibility is that Christ is then lifted up, His Holy Word exalted, and His name praised. The congregation should leave, not enamored with you or your talents, but awed by their Redeemer, His love for them, and His call to holy living.

– eab, 9/14/17

 

“There is no dignity quite so impressive and

no independency quite so important as living within your means.”

– Calvin Coolidge

 

 

Jam 2. 19

“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well:

the devils also believe, and tremble.”

 

 

One human holding another in bondage must be awful. Without Christ in his heart, one can see how the enslaved might wish death for a nasty master. But – – – there’s a worst slavery than someone having you in bonds. The worst bondage is when you are fettered by YOUR carnal nature. Every reader is either chained by his old man/old woman now, or was before The Holy Spirit sanctified him. We don’t have to keep the Adamic nature as master; if you want the death of the old nature of sin, begin seeking a pure heart. You don’t have to “live with” carnal anger, pride, jealousy, or other disgusting carnal traits. You can be free!

-eab, 9/15/17

 

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