Can unravel quickly

Cloth, church, and society can unravel quickly. They deserve the utmost care; the church, especially, since it deals with eternity. If Satan can thwart an apostle, 1 Thessalonians 2.18, he can do similar things to God’s children today. He uses unrighteous people to do it, remember. In recent weeks have upped my intake of water. […]

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The letter that never got sent

Going through papers, I found a thank-you letter that never got sent. Maybe pure negligence on my part. Maybe the date gives a clue: 10 Sept 2001. What keeps a person from leaving social media altogether? Some do. I’m tempted. Across the board, our congregations could improve their internet presence considerably. Weylan Deaver, of Denton […]

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Article lost but found

It was lost but now is found: Stan Mitchell’s article on wrath for our Brazilian dictionary of biblical vocabulary. All the more precious now he’s gone. One day a denominational devotional is really good; the next day, really bad, as it waffles, subjectivizes, calvinizes, theologizes. On such days it causes no little consternation. One book […]

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Only one will last

Of all groups, societies, and associations, only the church will last forever and receive eternal life. (Even marriage will end in this life.) Makes it worth investing in, does it not? What’s your gift? We all have at least one, right? Mine? Teaching, writing, synthesizing, to name a few. I want another gift: encouragement. To […]

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What count

Had a smaller group tonight than usual, but good dynamics. That and the presence of God are what count. Gospel Preachers group on Yahoo is closing for lack of participation. Another victim of the bigger guys. Never read Philippians 2.12 without following immediately with Philippians 2.13. Walked this morning for an hour and a half […]

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Close to the text

Stay close to the text. That’s one of the best pieces of advice a teacher of the Word can receive. Sometimes I consider getting voice training. Or retreating to my writing. Voice sounds that bad. A quote: “When the body is put off in death, the condition of the soul is altogether fixed, either for […]

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A home-owner’s work

A home-owner’s work is never done. A sign that the things of this life are fleeting and perishing. Be creative. Use throw-aways and old tech to make music. Or other good things. Article on split-keyboard layout has me thinking I may need one. Starting to get RSI. Instead of translating, NLT interprets in postmodernist language […]

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Cursory glance

A cursory glance at Scripture reveals that today’s so-called Christians don’t follow what Jesus said. They don’t give the same answers about salvation or about the church. My files contain some historical stuff. I wish there were some type of archive for it. But there’s not. The Lord knows the history of his people. Time […]

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