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Psa 126.6 +

Psa 126.6

“He that goeth forth & weepeth, bearing precious seed,

shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

“I can’t make you love me,

but you can’t keep me from loving you.”

– Jack Hyles

Man makes an image (stone, wood or disney, hollywood) & really wants you to be impressed. They may even want you to worship their image. Give the left enough time/money & they may *require/*demand it be worshiped. Never! “…We beheld his glory the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace & truth”(Joh 1.14). Once we’ve seen (“O, God help us to never lose the memory…”) the Glory of God, man’s images are foolishness, absolute foolishness! – 1/25/21

“High eating & drinking, fine clothes & fine houses…

do all of them naturally hurt & disorder our hearts…”

– Wm Law

We assume too much. So-n-So dies & some unwise minister makes it his business to “preach” the deceased into heaven. We leave a funeral/memorial service & eventually thoughts begin. “If they went to heaven…” you know they did that which was questionable. You witnessed their attitude toward the preaching/practice of holiness. satan can use this on you but more so on young people who are seeking an easier way. I do not know who (post New Testament) is in heaven & shouldn’t assume. May we obey exactly the leadership of the Spirit & go, regardless of who is or isn’t there. -1/25/21   

DIFFERENT SONGS

Songs of emotion

Songs of sadness

That’s what the sinners sing.

Songs of devotion

Songs of gladness

That’s what saints let ring!

– eab, 1/26/21

Do not allow your brain to be lazy. Use it. Work on your memory. Yes, God gave some of us more or less to begin with than others but don’t let that be your excuse. Make your brain be active – don’t let it live “rent free” up in your skull. A good memory can serve you well – now &, Lord willing, a decade from now. Bestir yourself, bestir your mind & best of all bestir your soul. – 1/26/21 

Jam 1.3

“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”

“Charles H Parman & [Wm] Syemour the founders of the Tongues Movement in the U.S. both accused each other of receiving the gift of tongues from the devil.
– A L Vess

When are you going to start working (full-time/clearly part-time) for God?  “Leave me alone, Bryan, I’m just in my 20s – I want to have fun, play around. I’ll get serious about God & the Bible later.” Friend, you have no assurance you’ll see your 40th BD. Or you might see 60 but be in a nursing home with no strength to work for the Lord. May the Holy Spirit be on your trail today & every day until you get smart enough to mind Him. Give God your youth – not just the shell of a life: muscle weakened & brain slowed. – 1/26/21    

“If you’d get some peoples head,

you’d get all their religion.”

– B J Walker

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Psa 126.5 +

Psa 126.5

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms,

& fills cities & churches, & heaven itself.”

– Jeremy Taylor

There is only, ever only one, Source for Holiness – God. God is pure. If you’re going to church with people who are not living pure, not talking clean, & are pursuing sinful pleasures, they do not have God’s holiness. If they claim to be filled with the Holy Ghost, they’re lying (that’s sad) or they’ve been deceived into accepting a spirit from hell as a substitute for the Holy Spirit & are worse off than if they were lying. – 1/24/21 

“When I think of those who have influenced my life the most,

I think not of the great but of the good.”

– John Knox

Please Dad, read to your child who is not yet reading. Please Mom, take the time to read to your toddler. But allow a suggestion – PRE-READ every book you read them. When they start reading on their own – PRE-READ every book you hand them. You want their minds pure. satan does not. Thank God you’ve had the wisdom to never own a TV or you’ve had the backbone to remove your family from the influence of hollywood/disney. The devil will try, though to grab your child through books. Do Not Let him. – 1/25/21

LEVEL?

You are a child of Heaven’s King?

But are obeying the devil?

Words said? Songs you like to sing?

Something is NOT “on the level.”

– eab  1/25/21

Once you’ve decided to like someone, you start noticing little things they say – even *how* they say them. You’re attracted to their peculiarities & enjoy being around them. But – once you decide to hate them, what you loved you now dislike. Their uniqueness you try to label an “idiosyncrasy” & you want away from all that looks or sounds like them. This may describe 2 humans. This may also, SADLY, describe a soul running from God. Come back. Be reclaimed from backsliding. God is not going to change but He can change you until you love Him, His “Peculiarities” & His Holiness, again. Come back. – 1/25/21

“God has nothing to cover up but in every case has used languages

to enlighten & liberate the world of mankind.”

– A L Vess

Jam 4.14

“…For what is your life? It is even a vapor,

that appeareth for a little time & then vanisheth away.”

Do you have a Life Verse? If you do not & would like one, I have a suggestion – that’s all it is, so take it “with a grain of salt.” I you were born this day for example, Jan. 25th you might see if a first chapter (in any Book of the Bible) & its 25th verse has a special meaning to you. Or if you were born Jun. 11, look to see if the 6th chapter of any Book has an 11th verse with a significance for your life. – 1/25/21

“The sin question is settled in the holiness heart!” – Ken Thompson

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Psa 122.1 +

Psa 122.1

“I was glad when they said unto me,

Let us go into the house of the LORD.”

“I went a friend’s house last night & looked at TV. God convicted me

with Psalm 119:37 ‘Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity.’”

– Jim Elliott – Reminder, Jim was not a holiness man

What A Relationship!  Almighty God is Friends with weak humans. The Eternal Being cares about short-lived man. The Holiest of Holy Ones deigns to fellowship with souls redeemed from un-holiness. The Prince of the Upper World & the purified pauper of this world love each other, enjoy being in the same room, & have a similar interest (both in passing time & timeless eternity). O, the Wonder of God & His Grace. Praise the Lord, F.o.r.e.v.e.r!  1/24/21

“In the age of television,

image becomes more important than substance.”

– S I Hayakawa, another non-holiness man, US Senator

That show/movie/entertainment you & your family watch – how does it match with Paul’s (Php 4.8) test?

1.) Whatsoever things are true  2.) Whatsoever things are honest  3.) Whatsoever things are just 

4.) Whatsoever things are pure  5.) Whatsoever things are lovely  6.) Whatsoever things are of good report;

A.] If there be any virtue, & B.] If there be any praise – think on these things. Be man enough can the trash. – 1/24/21

Collect Truth

Some collect things that are free

They fell from the sky

They fell from a tree

They were found by the sea

Others invest in what they collect

Truth. Buy it. Collect it. Never it neglect.

– eab, January 2015

It’s easy to imagine that a number of ancient king’s sons peered over the castle wall, saw a pretty peasant girl, eventually came down from the castle & married her. *Romantic.* The Son of God looked “down from Heaven” saw ugly peasants, dirty in sinful habits, felt sorry, came down from Heaven & died for us. *Redemption.* Both “nice” stories – the first not so important, the second, our only hope for eternal life. Thank you, Jesus! – 1/24/21

Php 4.8

“…Whatsoever things are true,  whatsoever things are honest,  whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure,  whatsoever things are lovely,  whatsoever things are of good report;

 if there be any virtue, & if there be any praise, think on these things.”

“Sanctification…is a way of childlike faith that receives all God has to give & of perfect love that joyfully gives all back to God, a way that keeps the soul from Laodicean sloth & ease on the one hand & from hard, cold Pharisaical bondage on the other…
– Samuel L Brengle

Children entertain themselves coloring their coloring-books. Childish big folks entertain themselves “coloring their looks.” Eventually coloring-books stop. Eventually coloring eyes, lips, hair, & nails also stop. Please stop it now & let the light of Jesus better shine. You WILL stop at death but then it’ll be too late to ask God to forgive you for messing up the complexion He gave you. – 1/24/21

“Victory always comes where a man, having poured out his heart in prayer, dares to trust God & express his faith in praise.”

– Samuel L Brengle

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Psa 119.165 +

Psa 119,165

“Great peace have they which love thy law:

& nothing shall offend them.”

“Nothing so clears the vision & lifts up the life, as a decision to move forward

in what you know to be entirely the will of the Lord.”

– John G Paton

There are too many, WAY too many men/women making money just talking: TV, radio, politicians. Men are saying their own words And. Getting. Paid. For. It?!? “But, Bryan, that’s what preachers do – say words – & receive a stipend.” Allow 2 differences (at least). 1.] A true man of God – sadly, many preachers are NOT men of God – does more than say words: A.) he prays, B.) prepares, C.) visits the sick & afflicted, D.) knocks on the doors of homes to the east, west, north, & south of the church building. 2.] And, the man of God tries to say GOD’S Words, not his own. – 1/23/21

“If I die here in Glasgow, I shall be eaten by worms; If I can but live & die serving the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms; for in the Great Day my resurrection body will arise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.”

– John G Paton

Please, make that PLEASE, pay attention who you quote. If he is a liar you’re wasting your time to even read him, let alone quote him. If he does not Biblically follow Christ, he will be lost forever & his advice lost with him. A “cute” quote is worthless if the one who said it, has a soul ugly with sin – some times these men did not follow their own advice, – – – nor should you! – 1/23/21

J D

You can paint your car any color

Preferably one not showing dirt.

Your pickup’s color may reveal

If you should wear pants or a skirt.

Only two colors on tractors

Should ever, EVER be seen: 

Big, bright yellow wheels and

A body that’s new-grass green.

– eab,  1/23/17  

Perhaps you’ve been in an antique shop, “junk store,” Cracker Barrel. You saw an aged, heavily-framed, black/white pic of an old man: Dark suit, Black four-in-hand-tie, huge Mustache. You may’ve taken a second look & allowed your mind to wander. Who was he? You may have even asked, “Wonder if he’s in heaven?” (or thought briefly about the only other alternative). Once he sat for that pic in his “Sunday best” – now he walks earth no more. And you Brother? & you Sister – we’ll soon join that long-dead man in an eternal abode. Please DO WHAT YOU KNOW YOU OUGHT TO DO. Do it now! – 1/23/21

“No person has such a full view of his own astonishing weakness

 as does the holy man.”

– H A Baldwin

Luk 23.43

“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee,

To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

All living humans have physical AND spiritual locations. Your physical spot on earth: city/country, mountainside/seaside, four seasons/tropical, may look like “paradise” to you (& me) but spiritually you may be living very near to hell. Or, your earthly location (food less than disable, job a dead-end, bed a sad couch) may appear to both you (& me) dismal, even repulsive, but if you’re spiritually alive, you could be in heaven before the month ends. Look up – the True Paradise is above & waiting for you. – 1/23/21

“In the sense of uneasiness a holy man may chafe when a preacher

is attempting to make a display of his own wisdom instead of the cross of Christ.”

– H A Baldwin

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Psa 119.105 +

Psa 119.105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,

& a light unto my path.”

“Bees don’t fight honey

Christians don’t fight holiness.”

– George B Vernon II

Do not court martyrdom. Never. (Some have, but I see no Scripture to warrant it.) On the other hand, don’t refuse to die for Jesus & His Word (“…Ashamed of me & of my words…”Mar 8.38). Do right, speak truth, live holy, be at peace (“…As much as lieth in you…”Rom 12.18). And – – – if you end up dying for Jesus, it is fine – you’re going to die anyway – what could possibly be better than dying for Christ? – 1/19/21

“Those who believe in the ‘unknown tongue’ certainly have no right to be called ‘Pentecostal’

for the marvel & miracle of Pentecost was that every man heard them speak in his own language.”

– A L Vess

I’d encourage you to start (& if started, to further develop) establishing a High Profile with God – He, of course, is the One (only One) who counts when the “counting” stops. Likewise, I’d encourage you lower your profile (or any desire to have one) with men. The very guys you are most tempted to empress may resign tomorrow – or be dead the next. – 1/21/21

You’re old?

You’re old?  “It’s in your head”

Methuselah might have said,

Who lived nine centuries, sixty-nine.

Your age is a fraction of that line.

His age, though quite large to us,

Was neither a minus nor a plus

To God, our illustrious Ancient of Days,

Who’s lived forever, yet is young – always.

– eab,  1/22/13 

Some will do almost anything in order for their name to be remembered, even to the point of wicked deeds – (“Self” can be a hard taskmaster.) Other – Bless their souls – will attempt the difficult, yea, the “impossible” that God’s name may be made known. – 1/22/21

Rev 20.14

“And death & hell were cast into the lake of fire.

This is the second death.”

“Every great spiritual movement begins with the ‘downs-and-outs’

& ends with the ‘ups-and-ins.
– A L Vess

A cooling breeze on a scorching day is so welcome. To hear the genuine chuckle of a toddler is a refreshing. Even a short break with a cold drink, is wonderful. A shared moment of friendly conversation with an old chum can be uplifting. The hope of punching the clock & going home to eat, sounds great. Hell has none of the above. NONE. And damnation drags on – – – & on – – – & on, &…………   -1/22/21

“He sanctified you

to make you a more fruitful Christian.”

– B J Walker

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Psa 118.24 +

Psa 118.24

“This is the day which the LORD hath made;

we will rejoice & be glad in it.”

“The purpose of God is not to make you happy;

The purpose of God is to make you holy.”

– V O Agan, IHC, 4/21/92

God gave you a call to preach. Don’t you DARE take your “people skills” & “pleasing personality” to a secular job just to make money. Granted, you might die rich in this world’s toys – but by failing to preach the riches of Christ, you may cause 100s of souls to miss the next world’s holy joys. Toys vs Joys? There is no comparison. Absolutely none. -1/5/21

“If you reject truth & won’t believe the truth

what else [can] you believe but a lie.”

– V O Agan, 2/12/98

Praying souls become aware, not so much of the power that lurks around them, as to the POWER which hovers above them. They may see man’s limited might but they have a greater vision of God’s unlimited Might. His strength outshines man’s strength, SO that praying souls rely much *the more* on God’s.  -1/12/21

NOT ON OUR OWN

The carnal man, too many times, wants to be known

For what he’s done, where he’s been, what he’s sown.

The holy man knows if there’s good from his story

It’s little credit to him; God gets the Glory.

None of us do, what we do, ALL on our own.

– eab, 1/20/21

Some preachers have a desire to be Biblical or at least to *appear* Biblical. As a man who’s taught/preached across 50+ yrs I believe I can say that it may be harder to be Biblical than it appears. You have to be willing to face the disapproval of the American culture. You may also be disapproved by schools (literal or schools of thought) & even by ministerial peers. Be strong, Brother, not in your opinions (that’s too easy for some of us) but be strong in your desire to think, write, pray, Biblically. – 1/18/21   

“…Blessed to discover a people…who do not want to be entertained with cheap programs

& silly plays in the church, a people hungry for the bread of life…”

– T M Anderson

Eph 5.25

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,

& gave himself for it;”

Second only to the love between a man & his God, is the love between a man & his wife. The first relationship can be thought of as a mirror of the second. This is no accident. Nor, is it an accident that satan has fought the stable Christian home – such a home points the children (neighbors & anyone else who is watching) toward the higher love & commitment of a man toward God. But, sadly the backslidden/backsliding church is too silent about our homes splitting – far too silent. – 1/21/21

“God’s Word declares that a righteous person is like a tree.

A tree lives in two realms of nature; it lives in the earth & it lives above the earth.” – T M Anderson

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Psa 119.11 +

Psa 119.11

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart,

that I might not sin against thee.”

“…They show by every word & gesture that they do not belong to this earth…Those who now possess it [earth] by violence & injustice shall lose it…”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

There were some evangelical preachers/writers who were better than the theology they espoused. The same is possibly true for an evangelical singer or two. But sadly the majority of people who identify with non-holiness groups, do so on purpose – they don’t believe you (here/now) can be holy. SO – – – should you listen to their sermons/songs? Unless you’re careful *Mighty Careful* you’ll hear their weak theology said/sung & begin to imbibe its. It’s safer to stop listening to Calvinist people in sermon or song. – 1/7/2021

“…Sanctification keeps us in that fellowship in Christ…the Christian’s separation from the world…sanctification enables him to abide in Christ to persevere in faith & to grow in love.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

Want to make an interesting list? Actually two of them? #1 List ALL the things you do not have to have to make you happy. #2 List ALL the things you’ve never done (or owned or visited, etc) and that you can die happy without doing/owning. One list (or another) might help you realize that you are content. (BTW, manufactures of “gobble-gook” work to make you discontent – outwit them, with God’s help.) – 1/16/21 

Song Message

The “cute” little song

May not be all wrong

But, if it doesn’t honor the Lord, is it right?

The message of the “lark”

May not be all dark

But shouldn’t its “sermon” be centered on light?

– eab,  Jan 2015   

Every soul in Heaven (high above us, wherever you live) once roamed earth on foot or beast, in boat/car/plane. Every soul in Hell (below you anywhere) used to wander in a valley similar to yours. Saints & sinners lived (many times) near enough to know each other – saints tried to witness, sinners refused to believe. Never will they live side by side again. Friend, you soon (a yr.? a decade?) will join the Upper Joyful Assemble or souls lonely & mourning below. The choice is yours. – 1/18/21

“Those who disagree in love may well be closer together

than those who agree without love.
– Andrew W Blackwood

TRUTH IS:

Adamant,  Beneficial,  Corrective,  Definitive,  Eternal,  Fitting,  Godly,  Helpful,  Instructive,  Judicial, 

King,  Loving,  Monumental,  Needed,  Operational,  Pointed,  Quick,  Reasonable,  Serious,  Tenacious, 

Unappreciated,  Victorious,  Welcome,  X-raying,  Yea (“& amen”),  Zealous   – 1/19/21

“The findings of the psychologist have been perverted to

‘brain-washing’ & mass-manipulation.”

– Andrew W Blackwood

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Psa 103.3 +

Psa 103.3

“Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;

who healeth all thy diseases;”

“School & church are outgrowth

of the teaching & temple of the home.”

– Steve D Herron

Influenced  The church’s been influenced by modern culture. Too much? Too much! I see Bro & Sis So-n-So listed as pastorS. PastorS? No. Paul (who was possibly married – she’d died or left him) wrote under inspiration of the Holy Ghost, a bishop was to be “…The *husband* of one wife…”

And, I see pics of men in casual attire “supposedly” preaching. Sin? Possibly not. Unwise? Definitely. You’re handling the most Important Book in the world, inspired by the Most Important Author in the world. I believe this presentation deserves your “Sunday-go-to-meeting cloths” not picnic attire. – 1/18/21   

“God gave them the victory but they had to fight the battle.”

– Charlie Haire

There are, in-a-sense, only 2 worlds: God’s wonderful realm of Belief – belief in Him & in His Word (both the Written & the Living, i.e. Christ) or satan’s cesspool of Make-believe. satan pretends he’s ahead (when he’s about to lose), he deceives multitudes through make-belief of hollywood/disney, & he even has preachers who help you believe in a “sinning religion.” Drop, Friend, all connections with make-believe & start Believing in Jesus Christ – – – With. All. Your. Heart. – 1/18/21  

BELIEVE IT

Do I believe the Grand Old Book?

I’ve yet to see a pillar shook.

“Scholarly” men have intellectually tried,

Unprincipled men have connivingly lied.

It’s withstood every knave & crook. 

– eab,  1/19/21

Why should we memorize Bible verses?  1.) To have in your mind a part of the Grandest Book on earth.  2.) To comfort your soul in sorrow or help you express your soul, when rejoicing. 3.) To be able to pray His holy Word back to Him – His words in prayer are better than yours. – 1/19/21

“Prayer is not prayer

until the soul enters into it.”

– Glenn Griffith

1Ti 3.2

“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant,

sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;”

I don’t know why you & your husband (or wife) are not under the same roof (& please don’t tell me). I’m unhappy to see you pictured without him (her). Somebody’s not obeying God – not keeping a wedding promise. “Well – I’ll tell you, Bryan, its all his/her fault. Period.” Oh? Interesting. If the Lord allows my dear Martha & me to see 6/30/21 we’ll have been married 60 yrs & I’ve see few (if any) marriage problem (ours or otherwise) that didn’t have 2 actors. *I doubt it’s ALL his/her fault.* Could YOU, Would YOU be big enough this yr. to say the needed, “I’m sorry” & start a healing ??? – 1/19/21 

“In eternity God will be

continually revealing more of Himself.” – Larry Grile

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Psa 103.3 +

Psa 103.3

“Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;

who healeth all thy diseases;”

“School & church are outgrowth

of the teaching & temple of the home.”

– Steve D Herron

Influenced  The church’s been influenced by modern culture. Too much? Too much! I see Bro & Sis So-n-So listed as pastorS. PastorS? No. Paul (who was possibly married – she’d died or left him) wrote under inspiration of the Holy Ghost, a bishop was to be “…The *husband* of one wife…”

And, I see pics of men in casual attire “supposedly” preaching. Sin? Possibly not. Unwise? Definitely. You’re handling the most Important Book in the world, inspired by the Most Important Author in the world. I believe this presentation deserves your “Sunday-go-to-meeting cloths” not picnic attire. – 1/18/21   

“God gave them the victory but they had to fight the battle.”

– Charlie Haire

There are, in-a-sense, only 2 worlds: God’s wonderful realm of Belief – belief in Him & in His Word (both the Written & the Living, i.e. Christ) or satan’s cesspool of Make-believe. satan pretends he’s ahead (when he’s about to lose), he deceives multitudes through make-belief of hollywood/disney, & he even has preachers who help you believe in a “sinning religion.” Drop, Friend, all connections with make-believe & start Believing in Jesus Christ – – – With. All. Your. Heart. – 1/18/21  

BELIEVE IT

Do I believe the Grand Old Book?

I’ve yet to see a pillar shook.

“Scholarly” men have intellectually tried,

Unprincipled men have connivingly lied.

It’s withstood every knave & crook. 

– eab,  1/19/21

Why should we memorize Bible verses?  1.) To have in your mind a part of the Grandest Book on earth.  2.) To comfort your soul in sorrow or help you express your soul, when rejoicing. 3.) To be able to pray His holy Word back to Him – His words in prayer are better than yours. – 1/19/21

“Prayer is not prayer

until the soul enters into it.”

– Glenn Griffith

1Ti 3.2

“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant,

sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;”

I don’t know why you & your husband (or wife) are not under the same roof (& please don’t tell me). I’m unhappy to see you pictured without him (her). Somebody’s not obeying God – not keeping a wedding promise. “Well – I’ll tell you, Bryan, its all his/her fault. Period.” Oh? Interesting. If the Lord allows my dear Martha & me to see 6/30/21 we’ll have been married 60 yrs & I’ve see few (if any) marriage problem (ours or otherwise) that didn’t have 2 actors. *I doubt it’s ALL his/her fault.* Could YOU, Would YOU be big enough this yr. to say the needed, “I’m sorry” & start a healing ??? – 1/19/21 

“In eternity God will be

continually revealing more of Himself.” – Larry Grile

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Psa 103.1 +

Psa 103.1

“Bless the LORD, O my soul & all that is within me,

bless his holy name.”

“If we are so unfortunate as to not go to the mission field

we better have a representative there.”

– E G Garrett

Sinners (thinking how important they are) want to do as they please now, & still hope/guess/try to imagine they’ll enjoy a happy life after death. They want it Both ways. Saints, by solemn contrast are willing to give up some/much of this world – to say “good bye” to it & mean the same, in order that they may fit their souls to enjoy a blissful heaven. It will be a heaven to which we have a hard time finding anything with which it can compare. – 1/10/21 

“The marriage is between two souls stamped with God’s image.”

– W B Godbey

May I encourage you to drop “competition” out of your life? It is very much a part of the world & should have little-to-no-place in a saint’s mind. Every contest demands a loser (if you have a winner, you have to have a loser) but in Christ there are no losers.  We all may go to heaven! Being Biblical sets you (& your family) apart from this earth. This may be a new thought – but DO think about. – 1/16/21

BAD NEWS

The bad news is – you can’t believe the “News!”

It’s controlled by Protestants, Catholics, or Jews.

Truth is though; you never really could believe it.

(I know – this nugget- you don’t want to receive it.)

It’s always been colored by the teller’s views.

– eab,  1/17/21

GOOD NEWS

The greatest News is NOT too good to be true.

It is a fact. Christ died for you, & you, & you.

This greatest News is in an old, old Book.

Its past time, Friend, for you took a new look.

If honest – you’ll find Truth, every time you do.

– eab, 1/17/21

So – – – why do you think people come to your church. Architecture? I surely hope not – that’s a poor reason. Choir? Hopefully it’s not that either. Food pantry? Thank you for the work that goes into it & your labor of love but it’s not the best reason. Hymns? I’m grateful you sing traditional hymns; blessings on you for that but its still is not the paramount reason to come. One more? Thank God if you have a pastor who gets his messages from God (not on-line) & who preaches from the Classic KJV. The main REASON people come to your church should be – they feel God & worship Him there. Hallelujah. – 1/17/21   

“The only way to keep saved

is to get sanctified.”

– Glenn Griffith

Php 4.19

“But my God shall supply all your need

according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

STOP going to the bank to finance a church. Banks represent materialism in its most obvious form. Banks are so earthy. God’s house is Heavenly! If the remodel is for GOD’s glory, He can pay for it out of His abundant sources. (If, of course, the remodel is for the glory of pastor/board, God’s not obligated to pay for it.) God pays His bills. Too many new church buildings have “honored” men, God was not duty-bound to pay for them, & the banking world SADLY made $1000’s in interest. – 1/17/21   

“God does not begin any project

God does not complete.” – Larry Grile

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