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The under-shepherd has to keep

His own soul and those of his sheep.

He needs to prepare and to pray,

To preach in a Biblical way;

And from time-to-time he must weep.

– eab, Feb. 07

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Today is my Spiritual Birthday.  I’ve had to ask forgiveness for some things since this date  ~ April 26, 1956 ~  but it was truly the major turning point in my life. 

I was “Born Again” in the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Bremen, Ohio, on this date fifty-four years ago.  My pastor was J D (John Denver) Webb, Sr., a man ordained under Seth C. Reese.

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Got Who?

Some, thinking they

 

                got a pastor’s “sheep,”

 

Soon find out

 

                they “got his goat.”

             – eab, 11/2/09

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A bishop was to be un-blamed.

Second – a wife is named.

“Vigilant” was number three,

Of what this man was to be.

And God’s grand list is still the same.

                                                –eab, – 3/31/05,  1Ti 3.2  

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“I Heard Them Saying That God Was Dead”

 

I heard them saying that God was dead

            But the sun still rose at dawn.

And the stars still twinkled o’er my head

            When the last sunlight was gone.

 

The moon serene smiled sweetly on

            The storm clouds reared on high

The lightnings flashed; the thunders rolled

            In power across the sky.

 

The trees still bowed to the passing wind

            And the earth drank in the rain.

And deep in my heart the Spirit sang

            A glad and sweet refrain.

 

“All things are upheld by My mighty power

            I govern from shore to shore.

I hold thee in life from hour to hour

            And I live forevermore.”

 

John F Dorsey was born today 1/3/1916 in Ohio.  His life has been a blessing through sermons (evangelist, pastor, Bible teacher) and through his pen, both in poetry and in prose.  See A Farmer Looks at the Parables

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Have you traveled beyond the Old Testament (OT)?

Christians are not “left-overs” from OT – there are serious differences after the Cross!

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Saturday worship

– it was no glitch that Christ AROSE on a new day, the first day of the week!

It is now His day, the “Lord’s Day.”

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Priests

– priests with OT flashy clothing, priests with their OT power.

The disciples (and since) are not priests but ministers/pastors.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Wealth

– the “Health and Wealth” people are trying to still equate money with blessings.

Come on over into the New Testament where this is not the same.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on Divorce and Remarriage

– adultery is not the same as fornication. “…If, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress” Rom 7.3.  Leave OT reasoning.

 

Some have not ventured beyond the OT – they’re hung up on War.  Christ does not agree 

– David killed many – the Son of David killed none; Christ said “turn the other check.”

The men making money off of war deceive with “God and country” camouflage.    

 

 

 

   

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In God’s Kingdom…a man’s salvation rarely comes without the prayers of another who labors unseen.  

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 19.

 

Never did his face light up when he spoke of the Son of God, of his death, or of his resurrection.  Never did he make mention of the kingdom of heaven as if it were anything more venerable than the kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 61.

 

For God is love, and love is that which is, and was, and shall be for evermore – boundless, unconditional, self-existent, creative!

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 117.

 

The heart o’ both king and cobbler’s in the hand o’ the Lord…

 – George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 147.

 

Ignorant people go abut always asking why God permits evil.  We know why!  So that we might know – really know – what good is like, and therefore what God himself is like.

– George MacDonald, The Minister’s Restoration (Minneapolis: Bethany House Pub., 1988), 206.

George MacDonald was born 12/10/1824 in Scotland.  He was a pastor but also a writer.  His pen influenced the later pen of C S Lewis.

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