·    Tell all who may hate you: “Your hate for me guaranties, that I shall be far happier than you.”

·    When Jesus quoted the second great commandment: “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy self.” He did not place a condition on your neighbour, to merit your goodness.

·    One day is not more precious than another: Determine to live every one you have, in honour of Him that gave it.

Sunday, January the fourth, 2009 under clear skies, wind from the north, with the temperature at thirty-one degrees.

Elder George Walker (dec)


 "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God." (Matthew 22:29)

These are the words of Christ, these words are the inspired word and these words ought to encourage us, just as if Christ were here speaking directly to us. There are a lot of things that we err in, that we do not understand simply because we do not know the scriptures. Yet at the same time we understand that unless the Spirit of God directs our study, opens our mind, as we study and read the scriptures, there would still be no knowledge. It could be that we know not the power of God due to not knowing the scriptures. It is also reasonable to think that we do not know the scriptures due to not understanding the power of God. It seems by the context that these both walk hand in hand as we study the word of God. Just a few thoughts out of context.

Courage     Submitted by: Elder Truman Keel

Upon Elder John Leland’s return to New England from Virginia, he accepted a seat in the Legislature at the solicitation of the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, at which time he made a public pledge, on page 56 of RELIGION IN AMERICA. As long as he could speak with his tongue, wield a pen, or heave a cry to heaven, whenever the rights of men, the liberty of conscience, or the good of his country were invaded by fraud or force his feeble efforts should not lie dormant. This happened some time before 1811 in opposition to a public ministry paid for by government by tax.

What liberties do we enjoy today that we may not have had should men such as Elder John Leland, and other leaders in the Baptist movement, shown themselves fearless to speak out against these violations of religious liberty. Let each of us show the same courage and forget not to thank God.


Saturday, January the third, 2009 under clear skies, wind from the south, with the temperature at seventy degrees.

Elder George Walker (dec)



John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease."

John was speaking about Christ, about the one that was greater than John. He was speaking about the one that was to take away the sin of the world. We are speaking about his grace, his mercy, his power, his greatness, his growing in stature, his fame, and his work on earth. We may be well known as we live in this life, we might be considered a good grace preacher, one that travels a lot, one that has the people at heart, but as time goes by we are soon forgotten. Yet, this one named Jesus is known as the Son of God, as God manifested in the flesh, as the deliverer, as the Saviour, as the one that has no end, one that speaks and it is done, one that speaks and life comes forth, one that broke the bars of death and was raised from the dead that third and appointed day. This one ascended back on high and is seated at the right hand of God. This one in the mind of his children is still increasing, because he is coming again to redeem us from the earth. There will be shouting in heavens land because of the Lamb of God that took away our sins.



Old Baptist Favorite Recipes

“Favorite PB Recipes we have borrowed, to share with you.”

5 – Minute Chocolate Fudge



Creamy chocolate fudge that you can make in just a few minutes!


36 – 1 inch square pieces          From Grannies Recipe Collection:



• 2 cups dark chocolate chips
• 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
• ¼ cup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup chopped pecans plus a little extra for topping


• Combine the chocolate, the milk, and the butter in a medium size glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir to combine and heat another 15 seconds if needed.


• Add the vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of pecans. Scoop into a parchment lined loaf pan. Spread with a spatula to approximately 1inch thickness. Top with extra chopped pecans. Then chill until ready to be served. Slice it into squares and store in a appropriate container in refrigerator, for no more than one week.