Saturday, January 28, 2012



Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.

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12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

As you have always obeyed. Can you say you have always obeyed the Lord?

George McDonald said, “I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing (or complaining) about His plans.”

Disputing with God about His plans for our lives is a matter of disobedience. When God’s Word is clear there should be no disputing, no arguing, and no hesitation. WE MUST OBEY.

Someone wrote: It is not the dog’s keen smell or hearing that has endeared him to modern man; it’s his uncomplaining readiness to obey and lavish affection on his human friends. An old saying goes, “To his dog, every man is Napoleon.”

“A dog is loyal, loving, and lovable, even if his master can boast none of these qualities. The Prussian monarch Frederick the Great hit it on the head: “The more I see of men, the better I like my dog. “

Some missionary admired a native’s dog when he whistled and it came running. The missionary said, “Your dog is all ear.”

I wonder if God wishes that we were “All ear” and would come running at His every command.

Notes from message by Steve Shepherd on Purity, Jonesboro Christian Church, AR


“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9

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