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1Pe 2.11 +

1Pe 2.11

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers & pilgrims,

abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”


“Success is more toxic than failure.”

– Jeremy               Fuller, sermon, 2/16/15


God can use a man (has numerous times) with a fair amount of education but only after he becomes totally dead to his degree(s). And God can use a man without a degree but it’ll be after he dies out to not having much schooling. – 9/9/19


“Sanctification brings ‘rest from inner turmoil between the flesh & the spirit’(or similar idea).”

– Jeremy               Fuller, sermon, 9/23/18


Some have said millions of words but the day comes when we’ll say our last. Words are verbal bits of our personality released for others to hear. Please friend, don’t waste these “bits” saying the frivolous, the merely “funny,” or the false. “For by thy words thou shalt be justified & by thy words thou shalt be condemned”(Mat 12.37). Make your words count for eternity. – 9/9/19



Adam and his pretty wife, Eve

Didn’t God’s Word fully believe

They listened to satan’s lie

Lost garden-home. Bye-Bye.

satan had something “up his sleeve.” – eab, 9/9/10


The holiness of God is backed by the Old Testament. His perfect holiness is supported by the New Testament. Our Christian experience affirms that God is holy. As we walk with Him He impresses us, invites us (mere mortals) to be holy – in fact His words become more than an invite – “Be ye holy…” 1Pe 1.16. Do you have a holy heart? Are you seeking one? “It is for us all today, if we trust & truly pray…” L.L.Pickett wrote & he was right. – 9/9/19


“…Genius is the ability to become a boy again at will.”

– Bruce Barton


Joh 12.32

“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth

will draw all men unto me.”


Christ is attractive. He is not physically (Isa 53 makes that clear) but His selflessly coming to be One of us, His priceless teaching to us, & His dying for us warrants attention. Much of “christianity” is not attractive. Gothic buildings, “artsy” windows, & pipe organs are not of-them-selves “christian.” The crusades were anything but christian. Modern attempts at disco-style “churches” are not either. But Christ Himself is attractive. Seek Him. Become His servant. You can love Him without these pretentious accretions. – 9/9/19


“The Middle Ages featured ‘mystery plays’…in theaters or public squares.

The Reformation replaced theatrics with biblical exposition.”

– John A Bjorlik

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1Pe 2.11 +

1Pe 2.11

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers & pilgrims,

abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”


38 of 46 “…Pride & arrogancy…do I hate”(Pro 8.13).

Oba 3 The PRIDE of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?


“His [Christ’s] presence did not drain you.”

– Carl M Eisenhart, sermon 2/11/18


To, when needed, apologize,

Is more important than to theologize.

– eab, 8/20/10


“When the church stays away from the altar

the world will stay away in a greater measure.”

– Carl M Eisenhart, 8/5/19


Your eyes are windows: You see out through them & friends see into your soul through them.

Your mouth is a door. Food & drink go into your body through it. Words, groans, whistles come out of your soul through it. – 8/15/19


Heb 10.39

“But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition;

but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”


Why Read The Bible? The KJV came near the time “English” was being formed. King James was (as I understand) the most literary man who has occupied a throne. He’s said to have written more while King than any other reigning monarch. Happenstance? Probably not. James translated not a whiff of It, but his writing abilities enabled him to choose the best men to prepare this translation. When you read the Authorized Version Bible you’re reading a gem of “English” in its primary years. Enjoy! – 8/16/19


“If you’re a good listener,

He’s a good Leader.”

– Ken Thompson sermon, IHC, 4/17/18


You feel God is calling you to preach. You don’t feel He’s directing you to a Bible college. A problem? Not at all. Methodism’s greatest days were when few of their British or Am. men had a college education. What they did have was a deep desire to know & obey God. They spent hours a week studying His Word. And hours in prayer – a great training combination. Read your Bible systematically (Let God lead you to His system for you – no one knows your personality like He does.) Read only a few other books making sure they agree with Scripture. Preach the Word. – 8/20/19


“Pray without ceasing – like a mother with a sick child;

she may do other things but her mind is on the child”

– Ken Thompson, sermon 10/3/05

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