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Taylor Family House, July 5, 1987   Leave a comment

July 5, 1987 I

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In July 1987, my parents and I, who lived in Berlin, Georgia, at the time, visited my grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor, in Summerville.

Most images of the old house I have seen have a vague timeframe–certainly not a precise date.  Thus photographs with precise dates provide milestones in marking changes in that structure.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

July 5, 1987 II

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Christ’s Victory and Ours   14 comments

Christ's Victory and Ours

Above:  Part of the Original Text

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Acts 2, 24

1 Cor. 15, 57

1 Jno. 5, 4

I.

The death & resurrection of Jesus were in God’s plan.  That he should die for man was necessary to salvation & God willed it.  But to consumate that plan he must live to carry it on.

II.

Hence God raised him up.  It was part of the plan & due to God’s direct intervention.  Acts 3, 15; Rom. 4, 24; 2 Cor. 4, 14; Eph. 1, 20; Col. 2, 12b; 1 Thes. 1. 10; Heb. 13, 20; 1 Peter 1, 21; & text = 10 times it is affirmed.

He was not to be [the] loser in the struggle but victor.  Life is stronger than death.  He submitted to it only to redeem us.  He arose no longer subject to death.  Death was vanquished by him; it is subject to his power.  “Have the keys to death.”–Rev. 1, 18

III.

He lives to give us victory over sin.  By his grace we may resist the devil, “overcome” him.  “He is able to succour them what they are tempted.”  Heb. 2, 18  “To him that overcometh.”  The plan of salvation wrought out by Christ is no failure.  The “gospel is the power of God unto salvation,” see Jude 24.

IV.  

He will give us victory over death.  We too, shall have our Easter morning–Jno. 5, 28.  “All that are in the grace shall come forth.”

Our resurrection body is to be fashioned after his, a spiritual body–Phils. 3, 21.

Redemption is completed in our resurrection and glorification.

Victory!!  “Death is swallowed up in victory”–1 Cor. 15, 54.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Kenneth Randolph Taylor One Day Old   Leave a comment

Self One Day Old

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Here is an image of me one day old.  I have become somewhat taller since then.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Divine Equipment   1 comment

Divine Equipment

Above:  Part of the Original Text

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Acts 1, 8

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The superhuman task.  Jesus, the Head of the Church, commissioned her to carry on his work after this departure.  “As the Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”  He died for all; now they are to tell it to all.  Espouse the right; oppose the wrong.  What a task!!

II.

They must have adequate equipment–power to prevail.  Sin is strongly entrenched and powerful.  They need guidance and power.  Without both they are insufficient:  with these they shall prevail.

(1)  Power to realize Christ lives and is an ever-present help.  The Spirit did that for them.

(2)  Power to testify of him and prevail with men to yield to him.

(3)  Power to edify believers and build them up that they may render valiant service.

Many problems will arise.  Heavenly wisdom will be needed to solve them.

Worldwide problems confront the church today.  Only the Gospel can solve them.  The guidance and power of the Spirit are essential.  May he help the church in this needful time and speed the coming of a better day.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

Posted January 12, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 A-L, Luke-Acts

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