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The Church:
Us in Him and He in Us



Every good and perfect gift
cometh from above
be it slow or be it swift
it’s from a God of love
and all we do give back to Him
is something He gave first
yes, every pound and every pin
both the water and the thirst
every dollar and every dime
is from His opened hand
every minute of our time
provided for what He Planned -id




New Birth

If any man be in Christ he is a new creation…
Do not settle for carbon copy or cookie cutter Christianity. Being conformed is no substitute for being transformed. One is from outside pressure the other is the Holy Spirit working from the inside out. It’s Christ “in you” the hope of glory. The second generation cannot get a pass from the first generation. As Jesus said to Nicodemus “you must be born again.” Christianity can not be asserted until a person is converted. Saying, “I believe what they believe” just will not cut it. The Pilgrims struggled with their “Half-Way Covenant.” Salvation is not nepotism or birthright; it is nothing less than a New Birth. Your Baptismal Certificate is no substitute for your name being written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and once that candle is lit, there is no way it can be hid under a bushel. -id





Why I said "Yes" to Jesus

I closely examined and considered His claims, character, conduct. I pondered the paradox of the cross and responded to power of His call. I found His influence on world history and upon my own heart to be indelible, His character impeccable, courage invincible, words imperishable, His love immeasurable and kindness incredible. He said He was the Way, and I believe Him. For the sinner, He is the way “out,” for the seeker, the way “in.” For the fallen, He is the way “up.” For those gone astray, He is the way “back.” For the lost He is the way “home.” He is the Highway, the Freeway, the Narrow Way, and the Only Way. He also said that He is the Truth and I believe the Truth. As Truth, His words were unvarnished as well as untarnished. Truth is untainted, untangled, and without shadow of turning. Truth is “what is,” and Jesus is the “I Am.” Truth is the plumb line, the straight edge, the fulcrum and the tip of the spear. He also said He is Life. He offers to all who believe in Him, New, Abundant, and Eternal life. He was, by His enemies vilified, by birth and life qualified, by prophecy crucified, resurrection justified, and by His ascension glorified. He is the center, the source and the force of my faith. He is my Savior and Lord. Two Thousand years ago He came, He Became, He Overcame, and He said He is Coming Again. Perhaps Today. -id




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Pilgrim’s Journey
An aging ship fitted with square-masted rigging.
One hundred feet long and twenty-five wide
two months at sea against storms unremitting
Saints pitched to and fro with nowhere to hide

Setting a course to beyond where the sun set
Into the unknown with the world left behind
for sixty-six days salty, seasick and cold-wet
in the hold of the Mayflower the dreams of mankind

Arriving in winter with no house, home, or shelter
battled fever and hunger, faith fought against fear
Yet their trust in God’s WORD was not helter-skelter
for the Great Rock of Ages was already there   -id

“Lo, I am with you always to the end of the world.”
Matt. 28:20








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this author found Peace fifty-five years ago when he knelt by an army bunk bed and surrendered to God, and this is a collection of lessons learned and shared along the way.
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