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Genesis   1 comment

Genesis

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/continuity-and-economy-how-many-loaves-have-ye/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/equality-granted-and-denied/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/saved-for-good-works/

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/god-or-satan-which/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/jesus-the-faithful-friend/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/god-or-satan-which/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/cains-offering-rejected/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/my-brothers-keeper/

Chapter 6:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/regeneration/

Chapter 8:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/regeneration/

Chapter 1o:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/nineveh-spared/

Chapter 12:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/i-will-bless-thee-and-make-thee-a-blessing/

Chapter 18:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/the-christian-home/

Chapter 24:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/youth-dreams-of-a-house/

Chapter 34:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

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God or Satan; Which?   1 comment

Gen. 2, 17 & 3, 4

God or the devil; which?  Constant warfare is between the two;–Truth–Goodness and Holiness vs. lies, deception, and wickedness.

1.  God warns man of the awful consequences of sin, lest he sin & die .

Satan denies it flatly and slanders God’s motive in declaring it.  Now he says it is out of date and belongs in the Dark Ages.  Gives perverted views of nature and of sin.

2.  Who affirms and who denies?

God, the Creator & preserver of all things and Redeemer of all men, who established the laws of the physical and moral world, affirms the laws He has ordained.

Satan, the father of all lies, deception and evil, denies what God affirms.  His design is to deceive and destroy; God’s is to enlighten and save.

3.  Experience demonstrates the truth.  Sin blights the life and destroys the soul just as God said it would.  Who makes shipwreck?  Who believes & obeys Satan.

4.  Whom do you choose, God or Satan?  Whom will you obey?  Choose you now whom you will serve.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Jesus, the Faithful Friend   2 comments

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

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Prov. 18, 24

1.  Man a social being.  God’s own statement is that he needs the presence & help of a friend.  Genesis 2, 18

2.  One should prize a true good friend, who is sympathetic & helpful.  “The friends thou has and their adoption tried , grapple them by the soul with hooks of steel.”

No one has a friend to lose, though many do it for sake of a whim or careless speech.  Yet they must be bought.

3.  But human friends necessarily disappoint us sometimes.  Perchance one must go alone into his Gethsemane a stone’s throw beyond human sympathy.  They can’t always appreciate our need.

4.  But there is a Divine Friend.

(1)  He understands us fully and sympathizes with us perfectly.

(2)  He is competent to supply all our need.  His grace is sufficient.

(3)  He is faithful.  His motive is pure, hence He is true.  Not a promise but that He will gladly fulfill.  Multiplied thousands testify in life and in death that He is true.

5.  Is He yours?  Have you opened the door and invited Him in?  You need Him to save and keep you.  Let Him in today.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT