11-3-15 Fight the Good Fight

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Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:12 KJV

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The moment you professed that Christ was Lord,

Professed your faith to God and man alike,

The Spirit came upon you like a sword

And Satan came against you stone and spike.

Do not forget the enemy’s intent

To twist the mind of man against the Word.

You are a soldier from the Savior sent

To do the will of God with faith secured.

You’ve victory in Jesus, called to fight,

Delivering the gospel to the lost,

And love the Lord and men with all your might,

And keep the faith whatever be the cost.

Now Fight! Through Grace eternal life is yours.

A solider gird in faith will long endure.

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8-26-15 Give and Give

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Give to him that asketh thee,

and from him that would borrow of thee

turn not thou away.

Matthew 5:42 KJV

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There is this spark of giving in the saved,

A constant pouring out of love to life,

Not born of duty or of laws enslaved,

Not subject to a custom, stale and rife.

The heart of Christ provides to all that needs

Without a thought of getting something back.

The hand of Christ is busy doing deeds,

For what He has He gives to those who lack.

To those who ask deliver what you can;

To those who wish to borrow, them you lend.

The grace that you exhibit once began

With God whose love we cannot comprehend.

Don’t turn away the beggar, but recall

Christ died for that man, too; He gave His all.

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10-20-14 The Lord’s Prayer 05a: Deliver Us

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O Father, save us from temptation’s snare,

The kind that lead us far away from You.

If You must test us, help us stay aware

Your trials help to keep us wise and true.

The Devil may attempt to feed us doubt;

He may tempt to distrust the Holy Ghost.

O God, though trouble circles us about,

Deliver us from evil’s hoary boast.

Emancipate our minds from wicked thoughts

And save our souls from Satan’s hateful ways;

Your Son and our Redeemer Jesus taught

That we should call on You, God, when we pray.

So lead us not into temptation’s hold.

Deliver us from evil, make us bold.

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And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil

Matthew 6:13 KJV