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Happy Easter Postcard   Leave a comment

March 25, 1910

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Postmarked March 25, 1910

Philippians 2, 6-8   1 comment

Philippians 2, 6-8

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I.

The coming of Christ was with real sacrifice.  God’s Son, on an equality with the Father.  But he left the courts of glory to dwell among us, subject to life’s limitations and sufferings.

II.

To appear in his glory was his right, or privilege; but he did not; he laid aside his glory, emptied himself of it, and appeared in the likeness of man, becoming a servant.  God clothed in human flesh!  What condescension!

III.

“Humbled himself,” submitted to the scoffs of man and the power of death, even the most shameful men could inflict–all out of love for us poor sinful creatures.

IV.

What must sin be in the sight of God, seeing [that] it required so deep abasement in Jesus Christ to make atonement for it.  Surely we can never again think lightly of sin!

Let us exalt his name, yielding our lives to him to serve one another in his name.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Easter Greetings Postcard   Leave a comment

March 21, 1910

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Postmarked March 21, 1910

The Mind of Christ   1 comment

Mind of Christ

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Phils. 2, 5

I.

Christ Jesus, the divine-human person, is the highest ideal of the race,

1.  Love and goodness,

2.  Humility,

3.  Service–his meat was to do the will of Him who sent him.

II.

We should pattern our lives after him, strive in all things to be like him, catch his spirit and reproduce his life.

“Was Christ a man like us?  Ah! let us see

If we too can be such a man as he.”–Matthew Arnold

Our mental attitudes and our love shape our lives.

May we love like he did and seek to serve as did he, that “the world may see Jesus in us.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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February 16, 1910

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Postmarked February 16, 1910

Posted March 13, 2014 by neatnik2009 in William Lorenzo "Ren" Bishop (1889-1964), Winter

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Ecclesiastes 12, 1; 2 Corinthians 6, 2b   2 comments

Ecclesiastes-2 Corinthians

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…behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is he day of salvation.

Authorized Version

I.

Proneness to forget our need of God.  Things of the world press upon us and demand our attention.  When we do think of him we yield to the suggestion of Satan to put it off.  He urges delay.

II.

We are very dependent on God.  We greatly need his blessings–providential and his his saving power.  We should give him our hearts without delay.  He wants the life–whole life.

(a)  “Remember now thy Creator.”  Don’t put off so great a matter.  Delay is dangerous.  It will add to our indifference, until after a while we will lose all interest in the matter.  Then it will be very difficult to arouse any concern about it all.

(b)  Choosing God as our portion while young, and the younger the better, has great advantages.  (1)  It saves from many offenses and other hurt.  (2)  It gives more time to become more like Christ and become strong.  (3)  It gives us more time in which to do good in his name.

III.

Why spend a day in sin?  There is no need of it.  “Now is the accepted time.  Today is the day of salvation.”  God is ready now.  Begun right now.  He will pardon and save now.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

To My Valentine Postcard   Leave a comment

February 13, 1910

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Postmarked February 13, 1910

Posted March 13, 2014 by neatnik2009 in William Lorenzo "Ren" Bishop (1889-1964), Winter

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