Built Just By! (A short sermon)

1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but GOD gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that waters; but GOD that gives the increase.” Built Just By! (A short sermon) Atop a large boulderuntouched by a chisel,extensively reaching inheight and by width…. sat a man whose […]

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With Broken Link Rejoicing!

Psalm 116:16 “O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. YOU have loosed my bonds!” With Broken Link Rejoicing! Who’s confessed unnumbered sinsand sincerely shown Repentance…who remains with spirit crushed asone forsaken? Who’s bent their knees and heartstogether as a regular display…whose darkness stayed with themalthough they said […]

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Kneeling in Motion!

Ephesians 3:14 “For this reason I bow my knees before the FATHER…” Kneeling in Motion! Resigning to CHRIST as your LORD in this life makes the greatest of gains. For only HE saves, having conquered the grave. Consequently, Fear died. What glorious advancement in steps one takes backwards…no more questioning GOD. No more contrary thoughts […]

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At The Sheep Crossing!

John 10:16 “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear MY voice; and there will be one flock and one SHEPHERD…” At the Sheep Crossing! The peer of unsuspecting souls is sightless Faith — misguiding. GOD’s Way looks often darkened then to pilgrims […]

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Clear ye the Way!

Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.” Clear ye the Way! Without Goodness or Rightness, Self’s pride is defenseless with sword made of plastic and shield — cardboard pressed. Without Righteousness leading, our egos expanding, drawn are we to war — unequipped and ill-fated. So […]

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HIS “Stone Soup” Creations!

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in MY NAME, there am I among them.” HIS “Stone Soup” Creations! Soup often hosts all manner of gardens joining vegetables, grains and meat. Thus creating… …such flavors, aromas and excellent tastes which unite in each kettle on cast iron stoves.  Or whatever container that cooks […]

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With Reverence, Returning…

Hebrews 12:11 “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” With Reverence, Returning… Returning to Terra, to rest in HIS stable, so came I again to the Gate of Instruction; that paddock — secured —- where […]

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The Surrendered Disciple!

Titus 2:14 “…WHO gave HIMSELF for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for HIMSELF a people for HIS own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (Us also…HIS disciples!) The Surrendered Disciple! So one beginsby pressing into disciplinetheir senses. When held, their jewelmost priceless: Proved!Is CHRIST WHO rules.Then! Victory! With hearts well […]

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Haste without Hate!

Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” Haste without Hate! As rubber bands stretching in Noon-Day’s extremes where Hate’s heat melts Love’s kindness, disfiguring hearts… …this dream of mine surges; Still! Onward — extending — expectant through all…as HE purposed us be! So though Life’s compassion seems waning — devolving; […]

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Once Again — Heaven!

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Once Again — Heaven! We shall sing of YOUR excellent greatness; with our words filled exalting YOUR NAME!  YOUR praise will be heard from our lips with each breath as before THEE our songs have […]

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HIS Choice Chains!

Proverbs 8:13 “To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.” HIS Choice Chains! How Pride so entangles our lives with great ease! Its’ web lets none free save surrendering souls… …whose choice leaves behind what the Flesh holds so dear. Yet the “unchained” were not freed […]

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Freely Bound!

1 Peter 2:16 “Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of GOD.” Freely Bound! Holding fast onto CHRIST makes one loosed from this world. In HIS chains we find freedom as children of GOD. In the bonds of HIS service, our hearts […]

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The Turning T’wards!

Isaiah 45:22 “Turn to ME and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I AM GOD, and there is no other.” The Turning T’wards! Who loathes their love for any sin which turns their heart away? Who hates the harm it causes to the point they cling to Grace? Only those so broken […]

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Of Like Faith!

2 Peter 1:1 “Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of JESUS CHRIST, to those who have received like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our GOD and Savior JESUS CHRIST:” Of Like Faith! Memory’s stains, within sinners, are often refreshed by Belief’s weakest side where Self’s doubtsare unleashed… …where Deceit’s errant darknessattempts to […]

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In Two’s Congregation!

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in MY NAME, I am there in the midst of them.” In Two’s Congregation! Where whispers attack  and “nay-sayers” gather, where words which are evil  are thinly disguised… …is found often the place where the broken yet steadfast become congregations  of two — or much […]

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Bend the Knee!

Proverbs 3:7-8 “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones!” Bend the Knee! Please heal each “healthy” soul, oh LORD, whose hearts betray no sickness! Whose sights are plagued with earthly wealth whilst they conceal Ill’s symptoms! […]

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The Only Reflection!

Hebrews 1:3a “HE is the radiance of the glory of GOD and the exact imprint of HIS nature…” The Only Reflection! In light of longing for HIS appearing, so!  My own reflection fades.  Not as dying, but! Transparent… where alone is seen HIS face.  Thus unseen yet surely heard, continue…pressing till HIS presence surely glows. […]

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The WHEN Exchange!

Mark 10:28 “Peter began to say to HIM, “Behold, we have left everything and followed YOU!” The WHEN Exchange! When exchanging our emptiness for CHRIST’s whole indwelling; when donning HIS robes of pure righteousness — woven… then Faith rises up!  But when focusing downward, retaining our Lack as if Worth; when shunning Surrender as though […]

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Gapless Binding!

2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the LORD, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the SPIRIT of the LORD.” Gapless Binding! The LORD is my JESUS;my JESUS is GOD…and the gift of HIS Spiritindwells me. Sewn […]

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Just CHRIST!

Matthew 24:46 “Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing!” Just CHRIST! So much of my steadfast belief comes by Faith. Coupling verses and prayer, so stand I in CHRIST.  Not as one with all knowledge and answers for all…but as someone decidedly fixed upon GOD. As tomorrow’s injustice […]

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HIS Way Makers!

Psalm 85:13 “Righteousness will go before HIM to prepare the way for HIS steps!” HIS Way Makers! As John was created to forge forward CHRIST’s pathway,  so too are we destined to preach of HIS steps.  To speak well of HIS coming return from the Heavens, thus have we been purposed; the “road ahead” preaching.  […]

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A Psalmist’s Prayer

Psalm 63:8 “My soul clings to YOU; YOUR right hand upholds me.” A Psalmist’s Prayer LORD, May these fingers inscribe that which comes from YOUR heart — every line.  May those reading partake  of one page or one poem at least…while there’s Time. And within that devotion, may one verse be held  in their hearts […]

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The .77 Cent Reminder!

Psalm 77:14 “You are the GOD WHO works wonders; YOU display YOUR strength among the peoples!” The .77 Cent Reminder! If I only give to those who can give back then I’m doing a little More than exchanging the same $10 bill, over and over again. It becomes a limited transaction where faith is not […]

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Resting’s Repayments!

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly!” Resting’s Repayments! Some steal Rest from the Body as if such was treasure; as though it were gold. They restlessly crave it each hour and thirst for those peaceful to quickly devour. […]

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With HIS Blessed Alignment!

1 John 2:6 “The one who says he resides in GOD should himself walk just as JESUS walked.” With HIS Blessed Alignment! Every thought we wish captured and wholly aligned on the Crossroad of Faith — Calvary’s tree. Till our only desire is CHRIST’s emptied cross reminding HE’s risen and “living in me!” With what […]

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With Sovereign Assessments!

Galatians 6:3 “For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” With Sovereign Assessments! The efforts we author and offers as “CHRIST-like” cannot be thus measured by our own perceptions. The path of our MASTER thus matters completely, comparing these steps to HIS given before us. May YOUR presence then. […]

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The Forte’ of the Gentiles!

Romans 12:11 “Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the SPIRIT, serve the LORD!” The Forte’ of the Gentiles! Surging power propelled through his veins. Servant ink, then outpoured, filled these pages. With praise overflowing from him who bowed — broken, such Truths thus were penned — for the Ages. By the Ancient […]

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