10-19-15 Advice From the Shepherd

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Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Matthew 10:16 KJV

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The wolves won’t hesitate to eat you up,

For you’re the Shepherd’s sheep sent forth to save.

They hate the One who drank the bitter cup

And now He lives within you strong and brave.

The children of the night now circle ’round

And wait for you to stumble in their midst.

Be wise, therefore, as serpents to confound,

And keep the mind of Christ when they persist.

You cannot last a moment on your own;

Depend upon the Savior all the time.

Be harmless, then, as doves – you’re not alone;

No matter what they do remain sublime.

With cunning Jesus rose above the hate.

In innocence He set the record straight.

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8-24-15 Bringing Sight

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And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.

Luke 18:42 KJV

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The blind are all around you, look and see.

They stumble through their life within the dark,

But tell them this, they bellow “Let me be!”

They take offense at every kind remark.

The light of Jesus lives within you now,

So take the bushel off and let it shine!

It radiates to those who will allow

The gospel to be shared, the truth divine.

Someone will stumble forward reaching out

With faith that Christ alone can give them sight.

The quick’ning of the Spirit makes them shout

As they are saved and finally see the light.

The blind are all around you, but be brave

And let your light so shine; its love will save.

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12-1-14 If God Be For Us

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A war is raging right outside your door;

It may be even in your own abode,

Or further nigh within your very core.

It’s Satan fighting hard to be unbowed.

He has the souls of most within his grip,

And we as soldiers of the living Son

Do battle for them all with gospel scrip

Redeemed upon the cross already won.

If God is on our side, who dare oppose?

He sacrificed His Son that we might live

And victory is gained for those who chose

To follow Christ with all His love to give.

Be brave, my brother, what is there to fear?

Now share the Good News boldly, loud and clear!

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 If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31

10-2-14 Speak

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In Syria are Christians being killed

For not converting to the Muslim view,

And in the USA the schools are filled

With kids that don’t know Jesus to be true.

We didn’t see our Savior killed that day;

We didn’t see Him rise up from the tomb,

But all we see and hear He made this way

So we may know the Truth and not assume.

From prayer are miracles you can’t deny;

You’ve heard the Holy Spirit speak to you.

Speak boldly of these things though men may try

To kill the gospel and your freedom, too.

You know that what you’ve seen and heard is right;

Be brave! Defend the gospel truth forthright.

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For we cannot but speak the things

which we have seen and heard.

Acts 4:20 KJV