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Rom 16.24 +

Rom 16.24

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

>> Where else are these EXACT words found? <<

“It is more important that you trust the Rock of Ages

than that you know the age of the rocks.”

– Wm J Bryan

I’ve met many likable people: some as a youth, some in mid-life, some in later years. I’ve not met anyone: male, female, rich, poor, sinner or even saint that I wished were “in charge” of my life, not one, not even you, dear reader, as kind/great as *you are. But, Praise God, I met a Man named Jesus, in April of 1956, asked Him to be in charge of me (& later in sanctification to be 100% in charge). I’ve never regretted that decision. Not for one moment. Hallelujah! He is the Perfect Lord! – 1/18/23

“No mental processes can stop the mad race for money.

Man must be born again.”

– Wm J Bryan


A few more bends of the blue river,

A few more curves in the sandy road,

A few more items to deliver,

A few more miles to carry the load.

And God will call us to be with Him,

Upward, without feather, wing, or plane,

Where days aren’t even slightly dim,

And actions are always blessed and sane.

So, be faithful to today’s tough task.

Work in the growing, gathering gloom.

Do diligently what Christ does ask.

Heaven will be a glorious home!

– eab,  1/26/09

These instruments are in the Old Testament but not the NT: cornet, cymbals, dulcimers, harp,** flute, pipe,** psaltery, sackbut, tabret, viol. A reader of the Bible might merely think this interesting but a Student of the Word should ask why. Why does the OT have so many uses but the NT few? (**Once in NT as illustration, “And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?”1Co 14.7.) – 1/25/23

“What shall it profit a man if he shall gain all the learning

of the schools & lose his faith in God?”

– Wm J Bryan

Now & then I see a meme with a quote by C S Lewis. I actually taught Lewis in a literature class. Later I became more aware of his love of mythology. I no longer quote Lewis. I see quotes from Tolkien; I’m grateful the Lord gave me insight – I never taught Tolkien. I see quotes from pagan philosophers. These I also avoided. Question? If a man never forsakes a false cult, nor heathen ideas, nor heathen mythology, why are christians quoting him? Please leave ALL pagan quotes alone. – 1/26/23  

Heb 8.13

“In that he saith, ‘A new covenant’ he hath made the first old.

Now that which decayeth & waxeth old is ready to vanish away.”

MAN. #1. There was a time when a young man felt responsible to provide for himself & the young lady he’d ask to be his bride. He later felt responsible to feed, cloth, shelter the children God sent to their union. He was not afraid of work but rather was happy he could labor (for himself &/or others). He was glad when he learned how to do ‘x’ or ‘y’ or ‘z.’ He made that tool, hunted that beast (for defense or food), raised that “crop” (plant or animal), & rejoiced this time twas better than last. He was a man. God give us more. – 1/27/23

“…The worship of the intellect—an idolatry

as deadly to spiritual progress as the worship of images…”

– Wm J Bryan

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