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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.”

“for Bulletin ‘It will help the minister in his preaching if the members

of the congregation will read the Gospel of Mark at Family Altar & in private devotions…’”

– Andrew W Blackwood

HELL [D.]  Ask God to forgive you & THEN forsake all sin. ALL. If you’ve compromised, if you’re professing to be a Christian but are a hypocrite, you’ll find it harder to get right. THERE ARE SOULS IN HELL (imo) WHO WERE TOO PROUD TO COME BACK. They had sung, preached, done mission-work & were too embarrassed to admit their backsliding. Don’t be that person. Humble yourself & return to the Holy Way. Pride is an awful price to pay to miss heaven. Get rid of it! – 1/18/23 

“Thru the Holy Spirit the Leaders of the Early Christian Church

‘Out-lived the pagan, out-thought him, & out-died him.’”

– Terrot R Glover, quoted by Andrew Blackwood

uncommon hill

History’s most famous land is an Uncommon Hill,

It’s the hill upon which the Savoir died,

Pierced by thorn, cruelly crucified.

History is a series of events,

Random, some seem, full of dings and dents,

Brilliant or scarred, free or barred

Filling all the past [if history fills all the past].

History also has to have its land,

On which acts start and then expand,

Events all pass, the land lasts.

History plays out on real valley and hill,

By river’s bend, by bays, as tides fill.

History did not act out into thin air

History takes place on dirt and sod,

Some of it for, some against God.

All of history took place on land

On rocky rise, on stretches of sand

History fills “time’s line” completely full,

Ethereal-like, exciting or more dull.

Real history covers slopes and scarps,

Little knolls, rolling plains, hills and sharps.

The greatest history took place on an Uncommon Hill.

– eab,  1/23/11

We do not need more “christians.” We have cultish “christians.” We have modern evangelical “christians.” We have vocal but still shallow “christians.” We have politically correct “christians.” We even have pro-war “christians.” No, we don’t need more “christians – – – the world & the church needs men & women who are bending every effort To Be Like CHRIST. Those who are reading His words, memorizing His words, talking daily to Him. Oh, how we need a revival of Christ-likeness. – 1/23/23

“One of the chief merits in expository lecturing is that it requires one to preach

about delicate subjects that one might other wise dodge.”

– Andrew W Blackwood

SIDE TRACKED? [D.] I hope you’re willing to do 1.&2. (see Sidetracked [C.]) Number 1. is hard, number 2. is hard but it gets harder. (Heaven is worth it.)  3.) Once you’ve stopped, its time to BACK UP – remember, you’ve been (years?) on a siding, pretending things were right when deep inside you knew they weren’t. Backing up means admitting you were a hypocrite. Backing up means, “I was wrong.” Backing up means telling a boss/friends (in words/action) that you were wrong. Tough? Absolutely! – 1/17/23      

Col 3.25

“But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done

& there is no respect of persons.”

Across centuries pastors & evangelists (at home & abroad) preached to English speakers from the King James Bible. They never *questioned It. Their hearers never *questioned It. God honored as It made inroads into satan’s kingdom. satan wanted a way to slow that down – he found it by get “scholars” to *question the Bible. That *questioning spread from the left to the right. The questioning is so widely spread now that some “holiness” Bible college profs oppose the greatest Book in the English language. – 1/23/23  

“The idea [in Bible Study] is to show the layman how to read the Bible

not to show how much the pastor knows about it.”

– Andrew W Blackwood

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