Apprehended & Apprehending

I am a Christian. I follow Christ with all that I am. I am not perfect or sinless, but I will die focusing on the road ahead of me. forgetting about yesterday and counting all that is behind me as dung. My path is set, my goal is clear!


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Dead Things Never Grow!

 John Angell James, 1853 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit,

Dead Things Never Grow!

 John Angell James, 1853 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit,

Judas The Preacher!

By William Secker, 1660) “If you know these things—you are blessed if you do them.” John 13:17…

Judas The Preacher!

By William Secker, 1660) “If you know these things—you are blessed if you do them.” John 13:17…

An Angel on The Outside—And a Devil Within

An Angel on The Outside—And a Devil Within

Thomas Brooks, 1669

2670374103_27f06a3a90“Hypocrites! You are so careful to clean the outside
of the cup and the dish; but inside you are filthy—
full of greed and self-indulgence!” Matthew 23:25

A hypocrite’s outside never corresponds with his inside.
A hypocrite’s outside is one thing—and his inside another.
A hypocrite’s outside is religious—but his inside is wicked.

Hypocrites are like the Egyptian temples,…

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The Godly Person Weeps!

by Thomas Watson Christ calls His spouse His “dove” (Song 2:14). The dove is a weeping creature.

The Godly Person Weeps!

by Thomas Watson Christ calls His spouse His “dove” (Song 2:14). The dove is a weeping creature.

Grace Denial

Octavius Winslow 

Be cautious of grace denial.

3627402797_7c933b4676You will need much holy wisdom here, lest you overlook the work of the Spirit within you.

You have thought, it may be, of the glory that Christ receives from …
brilliant genius,
and profound talent,
and splendid gifts,
and glowing zeal,
and costly sacrifices,
and extensive usefulness.

But have you ever thought of the glory, the far greater,…

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The Hiding Place!

By James Smith  8414335585_c2a51c451c“A MAN will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a refuge from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shade of a massive rock in an arid land!”
Isaiah 32:2 The present world is like a bleak and cheerless desert; the climate is very changeable, and we are exposed to piercing, cutting winds. Sometimes dangerous errors,
sometimes deep afflictions,
sometimes…

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His Disciples - “Fellowship of the Unashamed”

His Disciples – “Fellowship of the Unashamed”

Romans 12:1  I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice 6479240817_d2a0086fc8An African pastor was overwhelmed by rebels who demanded that he renounce his faith. He refused. The night before they took his life, he wrote the following lines on a scrap of paper: I am part of the “Fellowship of the Unashamed.” I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast.…

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How God Works

Deuteronomy 8:6 You shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him…

How God Works

Deuteronomy 8:6 You shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him…

Asking Why?

Luke 5:36  No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old
6896758308_7db865ebfaDetermining the purpose of a Christian practice, and whether it is appropriate, requires an answer to the question, “Why?” “We have always done it this way before” is unacceptable. Christian practices continue for years, often…

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Test Everything (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)

August 18  1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 NIV Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt.

Test Everything (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)

August 18  1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 NIV Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt.