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Act 4.31 +

Act 4.31

“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken

where they were assembled together…”


“No person has such a full view of his own astonishing weakness

 as does the holy man.”

– H A Baldwin /Holiness & t Human Element/


Churches have “special services” & if one night there’s a little freedom we’re “delighted.” Friends we’re too easily satisfied. No sinner was converted. No one crossed the aisle to apologize for her attitude. No soul testified to being purified from the carnal nature. No young man was called to preach. No young lady felt challenged to start a kids Sunday Sch. class. (I’m not trying to be too hard on us, nor play a holier-than-thou tune.) I question it’s God’s will for our churches to be closing. We need REVIVAL, not just “special services.” God help us! O, God help us! – 9/23/19


“The weak points in a strong man

are more liable to be copied than the strong ones…”

– H A Baldwin /Holiness & t Human Element/



You may have had a tiny hunch,

Christ could have created that lunch;

But to Him, that did not “add”

In stead, He used what the Lad had,

Used it to nourish the whole bunch.

– eab, Sept. 2008


God invites us to be like Him. The devil contends for us to be like him. The more you learn about God the more you want to be like God. The more you learn about satan the less you want to be like him. – 9/22/19


“The sanctification of the Church means its separation

 from all that is unholy, from sin.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer


Joh 8.32

“And ye shall know the truth,

and the truth shall make you free.”


There is a Freedom in Jesus Christ – it’s the most important Freedom on earth. The NT recognized that one could be bond (a slave) & at the same time have this Freedom. The western world, enamored with “democracy,” a relatively new idea, (very possibly the clay-mixed-with-iron in the image, Dan 2.43) can’t see how one could be bond but also have Freedom. We insist on the body having Freedom – & (unless a true Believer) we fail to see real Freedom is the Freedom of the soul! Are you free? – 9/23/19


“The actor who had to play the part of pagan gods & heroes, the teacher who was forced to teach pagan mythologies in pagan schools, the gladiator who had to take human life for sport, the soldier who wielded the sword, the policeman & the judge all had to renounce their heathen professions if they wanted to be baptized.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

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