Images Reign

A month of daily poetry
Of meter, rhyme, alliteration,
Who can stand this litany,
Of words in thick concatenation?

Lust to see, our faith is vision,
Show don’t tell, the eye must capture;
Ears are slow, the mind in prison,
By sight alone can you enrapture. (more…)

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Hugh’s News & Views (Get Your Picture Taken)

Hugh’s News & Views (Get Your Picture Taken)

HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS

“REPENT, ANDGET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN”

J. D. Tant (1861-1941) was a preacher, debater, and writer who devoted his life to the proclamation of the gospel of Christ as revealed in the New Testament and to the work of maintaining the purity of New Testament Christianity and the church of which one reads in the New Testament. While most of his work was in the south and southwest, he…

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Incorrupt and immortal

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by Richard Mansel

Cemeteries house the remains of the dead. The world calls this their final resting place, but Scripture has another view.

We all have an unavoidable appointment with judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Death is a passage, not the end because we’re preparing for what happens next every single day.

Eternity looms and no one can escape. One day those seemingly dead cemeteries will come to…

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Why did the tax collectors and sinners go to Jesus?

Why did the tax collectors and sinners go to Jesus?

Here we are talking about tax collectors, and in America, it is tax day! This is a great time to talk about tax collectors, because people do not like them, yet, they flocked to Jesus. Why did tax collectors go to Him, and other sinners also? Luke says,

Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him (Luke 15.1).

What did they see in Jesus? They saw something in Him,…

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I’ve Nothing to Say #napowrimo #poetry #courage

I’ve nothing to say, a denier of good, My lips are still: no lie, no truth,

I’ve Nothing to Say #napowrimo #poetry #courage

I’ve nothing to say, a denier of good, My lips are still: no lie, no truth,

More neglected than an old person in a care home

More neglected than an old person in a care home #journal #tea #poetry

Tiradentes, the "tooth-puller," who died for freedom

Tiradentes, the “tooth-puller,” who died for freedom

Long holiday period here. First was the Catholic Good Friday for which most people got off work. Today is Tiradentes Day, honoring the martyr of independence. (They joke that all Brazilian heroes die: Ayrton Senna, Tancredo Neves.)

In spite of that, our attendance yesterday at Taubaté and Urbanova congregations held up well. Two good moments.…

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It is not wise to challenge the people of God

It is not wise to challenge the people of God

Goliath thought he was something. Well, actually, he was quite a specimen of a man, being just three inches shy of ten feet tall, if the cubit was eighteen inches, but eleven feet, three inches tall, if the cubit was twenty-one inches, plus a span, which would be nine inches.

His boldness increased as he single-handedly challenged and defied the armies of Israel for ten days over a month,

And…

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Getting used to the darkness

Getting used to the darkness

by Charles Box — What has happened in our world? How have we come to just accept and get use to sinful things of darkness? A friend of mine, John Hall, recently told me about waking up after working at night. He said he turned the TV on, but was watching it yet. He was reading his mail. When he looked up he saw two men engaged in a very passionate kiss.

How are we willing to accept…

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Bible Riddle

Here’s a clever one:

Alive without breath, as cold as death,

Clad in mail, never clinking,

Never thirsty, ever drinking.

What am I?

Because it may very well “take a Solomon” to figure out the answer to this one without a clue (or a Google search) you can check out 1 Corinthians 15:31-49; the answer is somewhere in there.

Have a great day!

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Do your good deeds in private, and God will reward you openly

Do your good deeds in private, and God will reward you openly

The scripture for today, April 20, is 1st John 4:20 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.”

Jealousy and hatred are very much akin. Are there people you are jealous of? Do they have a position you want, and so you say and do…

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