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Joh 8.31 +

Joh 8.31

“…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”


Once on-board-ship, always on-board-ship? Hardly. Hopefully the ship boarded in NYC may land you in England. But, not necessarily. Many persons have died at sea (in olden days were buried at sea.) Some people’ve been lost at sea in storms. Others have jumped off. A fearful cry (more in the past, I assume than now) was “Man overboard!” Wake up, dear friend, “Once saved, always saved” doesn’t work except in a warped theology. Jesus will get us to heaven – we have to willingly alive in Christ & stay on board.

– eab, 6/8/18


“God’s Word declares that a righteous person is like a tree. A tree lives in two realms of nature; it lives in the earth & it lives above the earth.”

– T M Anderson, /Prayer Availeth Much/


An earthly judge may want you to tell the truth, the whole truth, & nothing but the truth. The Great Judge wants His ministers to # 1.) Preach the Gospel, # 2.) Preach the whole Gospel, & # 3.) Preach nothing but the Gospel. Number 1. takes a man. Number 2. takes a disciplined man. Number 3. takes a disciplined man who’s subtracted himself from the world. We need more # 3’s. Amen? Ouch?

– eab, 6/8/18



I like up

Better than down.

Prefer a smile

Above a sad frown.

Will choose a wise man

Over a “christian” clown.

Have renounced sin’s garment;

Hope to wear heaven’s glad crown.

Have left destruction’s city

Bound for that gold-streeted town.

– eab, 6/8/11


Heb 13.4

“Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but

whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”


Weddings have dazzling displaces of carnations, candles, & crepe. Music is there, friends are there, & hopefully God’s blessing is there. What a day! Enjoy! Another day will dawn. One or both will have to go back to work. Laundry gets dirty, grass needs mowed. The pay-the-bills-world follows but don’t let these mar your love. Weddings do not a marriage make. You, yours, & Christ can make a successful marriage. (My dear wife & I, God willing, celebrate 57 yrs. this month.)

– eab, 6/8/18


“Why should I speak of physics, ethics, or logic? All that human tongue can say is in Holy Scripture. Its authority is greater than the power of the whole human spirit.”

– Adrian (Hadrian?) of Corneto


Being “Born Again” has been emphasized & should be. Allow me to remind – a baby that remains a baby is not normal. Are you growing in Christ? No, I didn’t ask if you’re more active in church. No, I didn’t ask if you’re dressing more carefully. No, I didn’t ask if you’re dropping more in the offering. Are you growing? (The above may result from growing but are NOT growth.) Be Born Anew but grow – grow-UP in Christ.

– eab, 6/8/18

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