October the 8th, 2006 under clear skies, wind from the east
at three mph, with the temperature at 51 degrees.
So as much as in me is, I
am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
It seems as if Paul is ready
to preach, but that readiness is not based upon his nature,
but based upon what is in him. It is that which is in you or
us that causes us to preach, that gives us the courage to
preach, that enables us to preach, that leads us into the
subjects to preach and when to preach it. It is Christ in us
the hope of glory that gives us the hope, that gives us some
understanding, that reveals his truth, that refreshes our
mind, and gives us the zeal of God. One writer put it this
way, "It was as a fire set up in my bones and I could not
stay, that is could not refrain." The question has been
asked many times down through the years, "How do I know that
I have a gift to preach?"
The answer is always the same,
If you preach! If you have preached it is because of what is
George Walker (dec)
• Most denominations teach a doctrine with a
universal atonement, and limited grace, while the
Scriptures declare reigning grace (Rom. 5:21) and a
limited atonement. (John 17:1,2)
• Hope is: “The confident expectation of things
unseen.” Rom. 8:25 But we see the substance of
things promised, and the evidence of them yet
unseen, by faith; because God hath revealed them to
us by His Spirit, in His Holy Word. Heb. 11:1 &
Vital points are to be considered in this realm, as
THEOLOGICAL points being wrongly expressed is
understandable, but violating ETHICAL Standards is
unforgiveable, esp. if done intentionally. Anytime a
quotation is being publicized without recognizing
and honoring the initial writer, esp. if they are of
a known and honored field of endeavor. Quoting them
is fine, but list their NAME as the initial author.
For example: If a quotation ref. a certain text is
well-known, esp. in that particular field of
specifics, and you love the quote, and you desire to
publish that particular statement, be very sure to
publish their name as the initial author. For
example, many such recognized writers on the Holy
Scriptures have quoted Eph. 2:8—10, and each one
usually placed a different “slant” on the teachings
therein, but each writer, if quoting another, must
NAME the other writer of, even, minor differences.
If this is violated it is called plagiarizing.
POINTS TO PONDER
By Elder Hulan
Old Baptist Favorite
“Favorite PB Recipes we have
borrowed, to share with you.”
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Balls -
Submitted by Granny
from "Clean Food Crush"
Here's what you'll need:
3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal (gluten-free optional)
1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
1 cup all-natural peanut butter or almond butter
2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds (if dough seems too wet,
then add more ground flax, if too dry, add
less....start with a smaller quantity)
1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds,
chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, of any combination
of mix-ins equal to one cup
1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips or dark
chocolate/cacao pieces, or even leave them out
Here's what you do:
1. Thoroughly combine/mix all ingredient in a medium
2. Roll into balls of about 1” in diameter or
slightly larger if preferred.
3. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment
paper& freeze one hour.
4. Store in a sealed container and keep in
refrigerator (last up to one week).
More Info at: cleanfoodcrush.com/pumpkin-energy-balls/
October the 3rd, 2006 under clear skies, wind from the south
at eleven mph, with the temperature at 91 degrees.
Romans 1:11 "For I
long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual
gift, to the end ye may be established."
As I travel among the churches
throughout several states I find that for the most part I
find myself desiring to return to see how they fair in the
Lord. Yet as Paul writes this letter he has a desire to
come unto them for a purpose. If I know myself, I think I
can feel as Paul feels about going somewhere to preach the
gospel. His desire was not only to go, but that he might
be of some benefit unto them. He wanted them to be
established in the doctrine of Christ, that they be not
tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine. When a
person is not established in the truth, they will stand for
nothing and fall for anything. As we stand for something,
it needs to be truth of God's word. We find that there are
some that their faith is overthrown, that their lives has
been made shipwreck because they were not established in the
doctrines that are taught in God's word. My prayer this
afternoon as I write these words is that God would just use
me in a way that God's children might be established.
George Walker (dec)