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  • Ed Boggess 8:39 am on 2015-03-19 Permalink | Reply
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    I am nearing three score and ten, just a couple more years. I’ve been preaching for nearly half a century. It is a time of life that many set aside their work and retire to other activities. But my chosen path does not allow for such a choice. In all the years I’ve lived, the need for the word of God has never been greater. I like to think of myself as a gospel preacher. Gospel means “good tidings” and that is what I prefer to focus upon. But times have changed and while the good news is still relevant, evil days are ever more so prevalent. I’d rather declare the love of God for all, but as Jesus Himself said, “when lawlessness abounds, the love of many grows cold.” Lawlessness abounds, sinfulness flourishes, iniquity overflows, wickedness thrives, perversity infests and the faithful faint, the righteous relapse, the godly decline, and Christians everywhere weaken. This is not time to quit; it is time to remain steadfast. This is Just-A-Minute.

     
    • J. Randal Matheny 8:42 am on 2015-03-19 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve seen some who, with increasing age, go soft doctrinally. I give thanks for those like yourself who keep a balance and do not turn blind eye to evil in the world and in religion.

    • Bernard Barton 8:58 am on 2015-03-19 Permalink | Reply

      Ed, I am pass the age of retirement(72+)but there is still a need to get God’s Word out to the world so I guess I will not retire until I can no longer preach(teach) the truth and a church wants me who so desires to hear the truth

  • John Henson 11:36 am on 2011-08-16 Permalink | Reply
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    It Isn’t Over Until It’s Over 

    Job sat in a junkyard scraping himself with a broken piece of pottery. It looked like his life was over. But, it wasn’t.

    http://wp.me/p11jAq-25

     
  • Mike Riley 10:51 am on 2011-03-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Appreciation To My Many Christian Friends 

    As most of you know, today is another birthday for me. Actually, I’m celebrating the third anniversary of my 22nd year + 1. 🙂

    There are many Facebook friends that I wrote personal notes to this morning, thanking them for their well-wishes for me on this day.

    A person can never have too many friends. I pray that I’ll be a true and faithful friend in return.

    Thank you TFR friends for your friendship as well. You are a bright light in an otherwise dark world. May God richly bless you and your work in the kingdom. I’m reminded of the encouraging words of the apostle Paul:

    “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

    Lovingly,

    Mike Riley

     
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