Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Friday, January 22, 2016

In the early church


They had an altar (Christ), 
But no sacrifices. 
They were all baptized believers, 
But no Baptists. 
They had Presbyters, 
But no Presbyterians. 
They had methods in their meetings, 
But no Methodists.
 They had Bishops in the Church
 But no Episcopalians.
 They trembled at the Word of God 
But here were no Quakers. 
They were congregations of believers But no Congregationalists......

 They met simply as Christians in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and were obedient to his word. 

from the Wicket Gate

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