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Mat 16.26 +

Mat 16.26

“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world & lose his own soul?

or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

“The fact that a man is tempted is not proof that he is sinful…unfelt trial is no trial

& pain on mind…is no more sin than pain of body.”

– J A Wood

If a pastor reads a modern “translation” he should TELL you he’s reading “x.” That’s basic honesty. (A preacher who’s not honest needs to leave the ministry or get “saved.”) He should – out of courtesy – tell you WHY he’s reading such & give reason(s) for polluting your minds with lesser “bibles.” Ask him not to use anything but the Classic KJV, Greatest Book in English. If he refuses (or ignores you) pray for his removal. (God can do that.) The Right Bible is IMPORTANT so – – – as last resort you can leave. – 6/20/22

“We have records of professions of perfect love in all the journals of the old Methodists

…the golden pot of Methodist biography is brimful of the manna of sanctified experience.”

– J A Wood

All wickedness, all sin, all rebellion has at its deepest root the “finger prints” of satan. But it’s a good day when you realize the devil works a lot through some political crowds, religions, cults. When you look at the history of such groups & see satan’s long influence you know to expect wickedness from them again. Avoid their ideology. Stop quoting their spokesman. If “they” espouse X, you move the opposite direction. – 6/21/22

H a u s m a n S

H             Hobe is where they met – in her home state.

A             A young man wondered – is her room neat?

U             Ultimately he “knelt” at her feet.

S             Southern “Luziana,” a June date.

M            Ministries?  US, Russia (not south)

A             And Romania (new “shapes” for mouth)

N             Natasha, Brittany, Darla, Bryan

S             Six Hausman? Six from two? No ly’n.

– eab  6/22/09

PASTOR.  There’s a certain thrill (maybe too light a word, maybe not), a certain joy, to stepping on the platform for the first time after being called to pastor (& that confirmed by the Holy Spirit). The future is bright. The calendar unmarked (by either lead pencil or smeared eraser). Even the Sky is not the Limit –you (with God’s help) can go above it in both for your own soul or those in the flock God has just given you. I’ve enjoyed this pleasure several times & in memory, have good from every congregation. – 6/21/22

Psa 1.2

“But his delight is in the law of the LORD;

& in his law doth he meditate day & night.”

“Men cannot be public sinners

& then become private saints.”

– J A Wood

How, Sir, Ma’am, is your Bible reading? Is it becoming more & more enjoyable? Or, OR is it a chore? If you want your reading of Scripture to turn for Drudgery to Delight ask God for help. He, your Father is One (the only One) to which you can talk about *anything. Yes, Anything! Sooo – you can be honest (He already knows) with Him about the dryness you experience when reading His Book. Ask Him & then apply yourself with greater vigor. His Word can become a Delight. Let It. – 6/22/22

“…Perfect love excluding hatred

perfect faith excluding unbelief

perfect humility excluding pride.”

– J A Wood

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