Archive for August 13th, 2021

2 Ti 1.12 +

2 Ti.12

“…I know whom I have believed & am persuaded that he is able

to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”

“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven & earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster? To see rare effects & no cause; a motion, without a mover; a circle, without a centre; a time, without an eternity; a second, without a first: these are things so against philosophy & natural reason, that he must be a beast in understanding who can believe in them…”

– Jeremy Taylor

“I don’t worship sports” – Let’s see 1.) You Pay to attend. 2.) You Pay close attention to every part. 3.) You Pay by being on your feet & shouting (you go home tired). Do you do this at church? Do you > Be Honest < and 4.) You live in the glow of the game, you “re-live” this play or that inning. These are similar to what saints do in the House of Worship but they have joy *now & *heaven for eternity. Wake up, admit you DO worship sports & then stop. You Can! – 8/12/21      

When thou receivest praise, take it indifferently & return it to God, the giver of the gift, or blesser of the action.

– Jeremy Taylor

Have you wondered why you *want the world? Note: Christians are tempted to sin, but in your honest heart you’re aware you really DO *want to dress like the world, *want to go to professional sports, *want to listen to music from hollywood/disney films, *want to keep up with who this movie star is “dating” (may mean in-bed-with) etc. God can remove this lust for the world from your life, if/when you truly pray & believe. Christians don’t want the world – it looks (like it truly is) cheap to them. – 8/13/21


“I can get along without Jesus,” you say?

Said when skies are blue, not gray.

Said when you breathe without thinking;

Said when your health is not a-sinking.

Said in the confidence of a youthful day;

Said when the things are going your way,

Said in blindness – you’re not really thinking –

Day comes, you’ll find your words “a-stinking!”

– eab,  8/12/19 

If your church is left (& moving further left) don’t be surprised if Mr Money Bags starts attending – he’s possibly figured you out; that you’ll not preach against the race horses he raises or against the occasional bad word which “spices” his conversation. Don’t be surprised if somebody donates a set of drums for your platform. Don’t be surprised when a local politician wants to address your congregation. Those on the left, support those on the left. Christ will place the goats on the left (Mat 25.33). – 8/13/21

“If you don’t have a hungering for holiness

you have reason to question your relationship with God.”

V O Agan

Rom 12.2

“…Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,

 that ye may prove what is that good & acceptable & perfect, will of God.”

After arriving in Cincy, from rural Ohio (1957) I heard about beatniks & may’ve seen a few. Some people strive to be different; they want to stand out in the crowd. They push the limits. They revel in being non-conformists, they think. Sorry for them (in a way I am), they arrived too late. God Almighty has had His prophets, His apostles, His circuit-riding preachers who are the True Non-Conformists. God’s men (& women) are *different* inside where it really counts. “Be not conformed…” – 8/13/21

The Pentecostal Blessing is for our comfort while we are away from Home

& from the unveiled presence of the Father.”

Samuel L Brengle 

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