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Luk 11.2

“And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, ‘Our Father which art in heaven…’”


Are you praying what is commonly called “The Lord’s Prayer”? No, I’m not asking if your congregation repeats it by rote every Lord’s Day AM – not all bad, but may not be all good either. I’m asking are YOU, personally, privately, (hopefully) tearfully praying “Our Father which art in heaven…”? Allow me to encourage you to pray “The Lord’s Prayer” within the next few hours. Give yourself time to pray it through phrase by phase, even word by word. It is the Model Prayer Christ left us.

– eab, 7/5/18


“Forgive. Why?

So you can live.”

– Carl Eisenhart, sermon, 2/11/18


* TRINITY * (13.)

Heb 10.29…hath trodden under foot the Son of God, & hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, & hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?




The sun is “born” and “dies” every night,

Reminding in its over-head flight,

That life starts low – level of the eye,

Life ends low – at edge of earth and sky.

Regardless of how the sun may soar

Or how bright its light from “eight to four”

It always sets, finds its final time;

Matters not how heady-high its climb.

Grand ladies and men, alike the low slave,

Have earthly life closings, at the grave.

– eab, 7/5/11


Act 7.55

“But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and

saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God”


When a congregation is being robbed of the Classic Hymns of historic Christianity, is being robbed of strong corporate praying, is being robbed of singing by a soul who touched heaven that AM before coming to minister, is being robbed of Holy Ghost anointed preaching, it, my friend, is a church in poverty. Don’t count a church’s wealth by sleek cars in the lot or fine coats on a rack. Real richness is in the Power & Presence of Christ in the sanctuary!

– eab, 7/5/18


“…The poor man that loveth Christ is richer than

 the greatest man in the world that hates him.”

– John Bunyan


Eating breakfast in a motel this AM I heard (my back was to the TV) “talking heads.” Whether the “news” they were discussing was real or fake I can’t say. But one way or the other, if gullible people “buy into” what they’re saying, the public is being influenced the way a news source wants. Stop believing all you hear on radio, see on TV or internet. Go to 3-5 news sources for an attempt at balance & then sort.

– eab, 7/2/18

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Luk 11.2

“…When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven…”


F Faithful

A Almighty:

T The

H Holy,

E Eternal

R Reverend   – eab, 4/26/18


“Wherever the work of sanctification increased

the whole work of God increased in all its branches.”

– John Wesley quoted by Abel Stevens


“Time” is all satan has. Thank God. His “goose is cooked” or much more eloquently Luther said, “his doom is sure.” God, by glorious contrast, has Eternity! The devil has a tiny window – God has all that’s beyond the window.

– eab, 4/26/18



Could one count the grains of sand,

One could hold in one’s hand,

Moist, mingled, multitudes of quartz,

Could one imagine the huge number,

Counting slumber to slumber,

That line just a few little ports.

Could one pretend to know,

Counting row after even row,

The final tally would be so very grand,

The mind would definitely bend,

Before one came near the end,

Of counting the moist, multitudes of sand.

– eab, April 1978


Rom 12.2

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed…”


You asked your careful dressing, modest wife to change so you could better fit-in with a certain business climate, a selected educational or religious atmosphere, or a particular political connection. She did. And now she may not be ready for heaven. Are you happy?

– eab, 4/30/18


“To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.”

– Jeremy               Taylor


Heaven & earth-texting will all pass away but God’s Text will not pass away. (Excuse an odd paraphrase.) Maybe you should do less of the first & read more of the last – it’s everlasting.

– eab, 4/30/18

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Translation Trouble – Luk 11.2

AV “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.”

NIV  He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.”


Why does the NIV remove “Our,”

such a personal pronoun?



Why does the NIV remove “Heaven”?



Does this relate to some man ON EARTH

being called “father”?

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