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1Co 9.27 +

1Co 9.27

“But I keep under my body & bring it into subjection: lest that by any means

when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

 

“A preliminary work of the Holy Spirit must be done upon a person’s heart

before he is ready to be filled with the Spirit of God.”

– John R Church

 

Pray for others; witness to others – Christians want others to go to heaven (& do not want them to go to hell.) Yet, I urge you (& me) to an increasing earnestness about our OWN salvation. You & I cannot be praying as we ought, nor be timely & Spirit-lead in witnessing, if our experience is cooling-to-cold.

“Lord, keep us near Thy heat & Thy heart.” – 10/11/19

 

“Some people talk about revivals splitting churches…they do…split dead churches

…revivals don’t split live churches; they stretch them.”

– John R Church

 

He’s with us

Man’s walk is short, at the longest length.

His way is weak, at its strongest strength.

Birth and schooling, and marriage and death

Breeze by. We run, are soon out of breath,

What looked so distant when we were young,

(Our road was untried, our song unsung)

Clambers up, levels, clatters down hill.

Take the walks, pop vitamins at will

Age still comes. No matter how you “feel,”

Gray hair, wrinkles, glasses are all real.

But don’t worry. Yield to God your ways,

He’s with us. He’s the Ancient of Days.

– eab, 10/13/10

 

“What India most needs

is not Christianity but Christians.”

J H Barrows

 

To my youngest fb Friend (whoever you are), start memorizing Bible verses. If you, reader, are in your teens I encourage you – begin committing Scripture to memory. Are you in your 20’s 30’s 40’s? I hope long ago you began placing verses (& references) of God’s Book in your mind. If you’re a Friend in your 50’s or 60’s please increase efforts to know Scriptures by heart. I’m in my 70’s & have a stack of index cards (cut in 2) beside my rocker with Bible words on one side & where they’re found on the other. I work on some nearly every day. We can’t start too early. Neither can we start too late. -10/13/19

 

2Ti 3.15

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

 

Is your prayer life (& mine?) increasing? Perhaps increasing in minutes? Perhaps increasing in frequenting the prayer closet? Perhaps increasing in fervency? (“…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” Jam.5.16b.) Perhaps increasing in tears? – 10/13/19

 

 “The tragic thing today is that so many men with a Christian ancestry

are creating a pagan posterity.”

– Donald Sage Mackay

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