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1Ti 3.2 +

1Ti 3.2

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

>> Only males are husbands <<


“School & church are outgrowth of the teaching & temple of the home.”
– Steve D Herron, sermon (uncertain date/locale)


God is Masculine therefore He can best be represented by an adult male. A man of God speaking to men is the heavenly plan. It cannot be improved upon. No matter how pc (politically correct) you may imagine a women preacher, no matter how much you’re intrigued by a “boy preacher,” nor how cute you may think a “girl preacher,” God’s plan is a man.

– eab, 1/1/19


“The surest way to lose a truth

is to exaggerate it.”

– Steve D Herron, sermon, 2/21/75



Where does your soul reside?

Surely, it’s within your hide.

‘Cause when a hide’s hid in the ground

One’s soul is nowhere on earth found.

Where /then/ will your soul abide?

– eab, 1/1/19


Rev 19.16

“And he hath on his vesture & on his thigh a name written,



Some modern critics of the KJV imagine they’ve found a problem: King James “wanted kings to look good” or wanted “the power of kings” to be seen in Scripture. (Neither set of quotation marks represent an exact quote but only symbolize remarks made.) Such critics are showing their modernity & their preference for democracy or a similar system. God is King! God wanted David to be king of Israel. Christ is the Son of David. Kingship predates Kings James by many hundreds of years. “King” is in Bible 1917 times!!!

– eab, 1/1/19


“All the wonders of Greek civilization heaped together

 are less wonderful than is the simple Book of Psalms…”

– Wm. Gladstone, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson


It surprises no one (I hope) that “merry christmas” isn’t in the Bible. But when I checked “new year” it’s not there either. “New” is there (132 vv), “year” is in 327 vv. but they’re not combined as our modern idea. I have no question that Christians make too much ado about the former. We’re probably too date-centered about the latter. May you, may I, live life every day regardless of its assigned number on a calendar.

– eab, 1/1/19


“Take away the Bible & our warfare with oppression & infidelity & intemperance & impurity & crime is at an end: our weapons are wrested away–our foundation is removed–we have no authority to speak & no courage to act.”

– Wm. Lloyd Garrison, quoted by Gilchrist Lawson

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1Ti 3.2 +

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;”


“The highest level of Christian holiness

that the Bible teaches is forgiveness.”

– Richard Humble, 10/2/96


Psa 124.8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who MADE Heaven and Earth

God made Heaven, Earth, World # 15


“[Saints] have scorned the sinful, renounced the carnal,

triumphed over the natural, &

found a new realm of spiritual relationship in Christ.”

– Harry Jessop



A Christian man

AND a Christian wife,


Work out marital strife.

– eab, 12/8/09



Everywhere you may roam

From Appalachia’s Clingman’s dome

To Atlantic’s frothy foam

Whether red clay or rich black loam

It’s truly said, “There’s no place like home.” – eab, 12/8/17


“Whereas once the church believed in, spoke of, & practiced the cure of souls,

it has shifted its faith to a secular cure of minds.”

– Bobgans & Mahan


Isa 9.6a For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and…

Isa 9.6b the government shall be upon his shoulder & his name shall be called Wonderful…

Isa 9.6c Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”


Singing is a way we worship The Holy Trinity. I hope that tomorrow, next Lord’s Day, & the next, you’re able to sing your favorite Carols of Love, to our Redeemer. If I have the right idea, some musicians (I’m not a musician) have shied away from Carols thinking they’re harder to play. Please, Ma’am, Sir, take an hour (several) & practice. Learn to like, yea, to love playing them. Don’t deny your congregation (large or small) the wonderful privilege glorying in the adoration of Christ provided by these unique Christian songs.

– eab, 12/8/18


“Who is pure in heart? Only those who have surrendered

their hearts completely to Jesus that he may reign in them alone.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer


We’re not told to celebrate the His Birthday. In fact, the only birthdays in Scripture are heathenish: Pharaoh’s (Gen 40.20) & Herod’s (Mat 14.6, Mar 6.21). (We possibly make “too-much” of BDs.) Hopefully it’s not wrong to celebrate the Lord Coming – it was a great day for sinful mankind – He became One of us! It was a solemn day for Him, a huge comedown, He left a splendor we can’t imagine to sojourn here, “exiled” as it were from His magnificent Home. I’m glad He came – & – that He comes again!

– eab, 12/8/18

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