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Ragamuffin_John

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  1. Yea, verily. I can't think of an example off the top, but for poetry, I will once in a while use a word or phrase that seems to be slipping into antiquity but would still be understandable. I like to do this in sentences where I'm hammering home a key point or for shock effect. Then there's the occasional "Thee" for a poem that is hymn-like.
  2. The Apostle Paul prized a clear conscience and he coveted this mindset for the Church. 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God. In the natural, Paul had much to lame
  3. King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I) When blessing us, some sovereigns would yield up to half of their reign.* Yet, we have the right of an Esther beloved to ask for the fullness of the Kingdom of God.** King Herod Antipas When cursing us, some enthroned would give half of what they own.*** Yet, we have the right of a fervent John to immerse our hopes beyond martyrdom.**** The Prince of this World (Satan) When tempting Christ, the Deceiver would offer up the kingdoms to our Redeemer.+ Yet, Adonai had the right to lay a full siege, overcoming, by the Word, the wi
  4. Aiden has asked what are your favorite OT and NT books. What if you had to select a pair, one from the OT and another from the NT? What dynamic duo would you choose?
  5. Luke: for its way of describing witnesses to the resurrection, Virgin Birth, Divinity of Messiah, the Nativity description, the miracles Jesus performed. The emphasis on joy and the Good News and the hope of salvation in a sinful world.
  6. I was grafted-in, foreign, wild, outside the pact, in hopeless tangles. Mercy without end said the Son, who died for sin, for gentiles sojourned. For a kin God fought, folded out his hand of grace, scooped up the fragile. Abraham's God mine, it means more to count the stars, sands make wider shores.
  7. Sovereignty was once as seamless as a breath, until Adam exhaled his own desire, as if all that God had said could not fulfill. Too late then, too late now, caught as liar. Falsely thinking that God was not enough, this the seed of wanting something more, as if the universe had failed to signal hope that each moment in the infinite is sure. Jesus, bridge from fallenness to full, spanning over the chasm between the Call and our sin which grapples to keep blind every eye from seeing God's design. Sovereignty is now for us sensational knowledge from which the Fa
  8. a general site, but of course, only I can see the specifics, as I have an individual sign-on.
  9. Is the following going on with any of you? The Medical Center where I live gives patients of participating general physicians and specialists a sign-on to review visits, treatments obtained, etc. I have used the website on and off, and I thought it would be useful to take a look at a description of a 1.5 hour operation I had a week ago, which included removal of tissue for suspected cancer. My primary physician is still supposed to tell me the results of a pathology report in about three weeks. Well, I logged onto the medical website yest
  10. Magnificent Messiah, who gives faith as vision to pierce the dark glass that stands between us and Heaven, we say "Thank You!" for that pixeled gaze, we say "Praise You!" for the substance of your Face, we say "Awesome God!" that your Light is the Father's. we say "Come, crack the glass, show the crystal of Glory!"
  11. Awesome sermon! Thank you for sharing this treasure. So rewarding to read. It is false humility to think that the Father does not want us to think of him as our Rewarder. We only see Him as such because of His love initiated toward us. Shades of the "Ragamuffin Gospel"! Costly grace means grace for ones pursuing Christ to abide in HIm, despite our missing the mark at times. Oh wow, the founder of the Jehovah's Witness missed the mark. The Gospel is about the annihilation of the sentence of condemnation for our sin and the fear of death that comes with t
  12. Congratulations Jared. Nice accomplishment. May the Lord use you to minister to people in His Name.
  13. Mysterious, the Holy Trinity; miraculous, Heaven even hears me. Spirit, Father, Son—One, Tri-manifestation; the Body—my requests among a million orations.* Whence this openness to the One God? Christ is greater than my conscience!** Thus, by grace the blessed Root of Jesse calls me to reverential renderings …of words, proclaiming God is good, …of offering up of servanthood, …of attitude and deeds of dedication, …of zeal for Adonai in this new nation.*** ___________ *LUKE 18:1 **1 JOHN 3:20 ***1 PETER 2:9
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