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Archive for April 25th, 2019

Mar 5.19 +

Mar 5.19

“Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends & tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee & hath had compassion on thee.”

 

God…cannot prefer one to another, because

he has nothing to hope or fear from any of his creatures.

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/

 

IHC #1 Arrived home @ 11:30 PM from IHC – glad we went. It was nice to see Laura (Daryl very briefly) & 3 of theirs, Phillip/Heather & their 6. Had short but good visits with Jerry Bell, Tovie Blackcalf, David Blowers, Will Byler, Steve Cassidy, Jose Cancio, Gareth Carter, Les Crawford, Bud Dickinson, Aaron Dorman, Alvin Downs, Daniel Edwards, Carl Eisenhart, David Evans, Jeremy Fuller, Dale Hartle, Dennis Johnson, Daniel Melton, Harry Plank, Leonard Sankey, Clair Sams, Carson Scarbrough, HE & Caroline Schmul, Paul Schantz, Joe Smith, Kevin Spriggs, Dan Stetler, Ken Thompson, Anthony Webb, John Zechman, a waitress (Spaghetti Warehouse). & smiled, waved or shook hands with others.

– eab, 4/25/19

 

“He loves God with all his mind…who studies neither art nor science but as far as necessary for the service of God & who banishes, as much as possible, from his understanding & memory every useless, foolish, & dangerous thought…with every idea which has a tendency to defile his soul.”

– Adam Clarke, /ChristianTheology/

 

IHC #2 Darrel Stetler brought a detailed, theological, good message, Jack Hooker drew some parallels between his affliction & carnality needing to be removed – the best truth (for me) was the historical but urgent message toward humility by Leonard Sankey. One of the best songs (IMO) was Barry & Chris & the best prayer was Rollin Mitchell (he spoke of churches without pastors & getting back to getting country young men who would study under local pastor). Words or phrases snatched “Destination IHC” (interesting idea), “He walked with God” (from Don Wardlaw’s tombstone), “I’m hearing another voice from another world” (Ken Thompson about his late dad).

– eab, 4/25/19

 

pleasure

There is a pleasure in words well spoken

There is a pleasure in words well said.

There is a pleasure in words well written

Though some may be over-your-head.

There is a pleasure in words well sung

To music that has /your/ lilt,

Like seeing a cottage in a pleasant setting

That’s beautifully well-built.

There’s a pleasure in God’s Great Book

That’s unparalleled in any other.

There is a pleasure in the words & actions

Of an anointed, ministerial brother.

Enjoy and learn to enjoy such simple

Pleasures as God allows to your ears.

Oh, find pleasure as oft as the Lord has it.

Brother, that’s been often in my good years. – eab, 4/25/18

 

“In the heaven to come we shall be ‘free from sin’

In the heaven begun, ‘Being made free from sin” we have our fruit unto righteousness.”

– M W Knapp /Christ Crowned Within/

 

IHC #3 Sad News – a former high school class mate has parkinsons. Another has dementia. You see someone’s hair at a distance & think of So-n-So then remember they aren’t at IHC, they’re (hopefully) in a far better world. Hearing of a much younger minister who’s health may be in question. Seeing someone all by herself. Saints with slow walk & stoops. Hearing of man I’d prayed for’s remarried (1st wife alive).

Good News – a church which was dwindling running an good average & is on track to do better. A Dad was happy his son’s in heaven. Man was rejoicing his dad made it up there. A former student emphasizing holiness in his preaching (God is using him). Hearing of a new church-start in a PA town without holiness voice. Seeing the number of holy women who’ve not bowed to the world’s “demand” for immodesty.

– eab, 4/25/19

 

1Ti 2.9

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness & sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls or costly array”

 

“Because he [the backslider] see now

he often tries to persuade himself that he was deceived & never did see.”

– M W Knapp /Christ Crowned Within/

 

Science fiction & science (perhaps not as far apart as we’ve thought) wants you to imagine a future where men live “in space” or “on other planets” or “aliens visit from outer space” – a part of their dream world. But few, if any (IMO) of them read/believe God’s account of the future. There’s a startlingly Holy heaven above that can be in your future & mine. Or if we reject Christ’s redemption, there’s a hot hell below us. That, Friend, is the REAL future.

– eab, 4/25/19

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