Archive for December 8th, 2018

1Ti 3.2 +

1Ti 3.2

“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober,

of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;”


“The highest level of Christian holiness

that the Bible teaches is forgiveness.”

– Richard Humble, 10/2/96


Psa 124.8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who MADE Heaven and Earth

God made Heaven, Earth, World # 15


“[Saints] have scorned the sinful, renounced the carnal,

triumphed over the natural, &

found a new realm of spiritual relationship in Christ.”

– Harry Jessop



A Christian man

AND a Christian wife,


Work out marital strife.

– eab, 12/8/09



Everywhere you may roam

From Appalachia’s Clingman’s dome

To Atlantic’s frothy foam

Whether red clay or rich black loam

It’s truly said, “There’s no place like home.” – eab, 12/8/17


“Whereas once the church believed in, spoke of, & practiced the cure of souls,

it has shifted its faith to a secular cure of minds.”

– Bobgans & Mahan


Isa 9.6a For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and…

Isa 9.6b the government shall be upon his shoulder & his name shall be called Wonderful…

Isa 9.6c Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”


Singing is a way we worship The Holy Trinity. I hope that tomorrow, next Lord’s Day, & the next, you’re able to sing your favorite Carols of Love, to our Redeemer. If I have the right idea, some musicians (I’m not a musician) have shied away from Carols thinking they’re harder to play. Please, Ma’am, Sir, take an hour (several) & practice. Learn to like, yea, to love playing them. Don’t deny your congregation (large or small) the wonderful privilege glorying in the adoration of Christ provided by these unique Christian songs.

– eab, 12/8/18


“Who is pure in heart? Only those who have surrendered

their hearts completely to Jesus that he may reign in them alone.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer


We’re not told to celebrate the His Birthday. In fact, the only birthdays in Scripture are heathenish: Pharaoh’s (Gen 40.20) & Herod’s (Mat 14.6, Mar 6.21). (We possibly make “too-much” of BDs.) Hopefully it’s not wrong to celebrate the Lord Coming – it was a great day for sinful mankind – He became One of us! It was a solemn day for Him, a huge comedown, He left a splendor we can’t imagine to sojourn here, “exiled” as it were from His magnificent Home. I’m glad He came – & – that He comes again!

– eab, 12/8/18

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