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Heb 12.2 +

Heb 12.2

“Looking unto Jesus the author & finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame & is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

We should so work as if we were to be saved by our works;

& so rely on Jesus Christ, as if we did no works.

– Francis Asbury

Pretend a man-on-the-street asks you how you feel about the Bible. Do you respect It __ ?  Do you like It __ ?  Do you love  It __ ?  And, you can’t “X” all three – just one. If you placed an “X” for *respect you’d join millions. If you placed an “X” for *like, the number would diminish (IMO). If you were so bold as to “X” the space __ after *love you’d be in the right crowd. Now – – – one more question; how much time (on average) do you spend a day with the Bible? Enough to PROVE you *love It? – 9/6/21

Jesus is the Word, the Bible is words about the Word, theology is words about the words about the Word & all the time you’re getting further from Christ.”

– Richard Wurmbrand

You’re going to a place where all is TRUE. There is no fiction in Heaven; no fake, no lie, no “JK,” no hypocrisy. Please prepare to go Up; prepare now. But – if you don’t get ready for Heaven, you’ll have to go to hell & there you’ll find ALL is real. This very fleeting period called “life” is the only time we’ll know the false: Heaven is very real – hell is very, very real. THINK about this. – 9/14/21


He was a companion to Paul

Once “up,” he had a bad fall

Satan o’er him his flag unfurled

Because he “loved this present world.”

Watch, friend, the world still has its wild call.

– eab,  9/14/11


I have this wonderful Friend,

Whose dwelling place is far above stars.

“Friend” sounds like we’re on the same plain

Ah, no. God’s ways are much higher than ours.

– eab,   9/14/16

We humans tend to trust something when it’s a “member” of a group. We’ve liked it (too much?) when our bank is a member of FDIC, when our school is “accredited” (for what that’s worth), when our work is “unionized” (I paid dues for 6+ yrs & never ask a favor), when our church is a part of a denomination. Please rethink this group-think. Some of these organizations may be the ruination of our local, wholesome entity. A day-by-day trust in the Almighty far exceeds any man-made collectiveness. – 9/14/21   

Rom 1.18

“Being then made free from sin,

ye became the servants of righteousness.”

“The die is cast, the book is written, to be read either now or by posterity – I care not which;

it may wait a century for a reader, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.

– Sir Francis Bacon

Do you think? Do you think below the surface? Would you like to think? An area I’m currently thinking on (not finished) is the Conflict between the modern use of images & the ancient use of words. Images have multiplied (make that Exploded) in the last century or two. Words, to many youth (& some not young) have taken a distinct “back seat.” They’re grasping for more pics, motion pics, cartoons & these in church, camp, VBS, school where God’s Eternal Word should be KING. Pics are fleeting. – 9/14/21

The more discordant, therefore & incredible, the divine mystery is,

the more honor is shown to God in believing it & the nobler is the victory of faith.” 

– Sir Francis Bacon

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