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Challenge and Blessing

See that you may be without fear,
Since I do the work of the Lord;
Rather you worship and revere,
While being in one accord.

So let no one ever despise,
Rather conducting forth in peace;
For insight opening their eyes,
So that hostilities may cease.

I strongly urge to visit those,
That are not coming at this time;
Opportunity that one knows,
How to repent for any crime.

Stand firm in faith and be watchful,
Act like as confidently strong;
Speak as truthfully respectful,
Leading them through a spiritual song.

Let all you do be done in love,
That all things done through charity;
The devoting service thereof,
As firstfruits for the Deity.

Devoted service of the saints,
Be subject and submit to these;
Fellow worker without complaints,
Of laboring for God to please.

With coming I rejoice and glad,
For the things in which I do lack;
Comforting of those who are sad,
That repentance remains on track.

May you have refreshed your spirit,
Acknowledging to recognize;
People being through their merit,
That gives wisdom to make them wise.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Challenge and Blessing by Richard Sherrer 06/15/21 Brave Love 1 Corinthians 16:10–18

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Written on June 15, 2021

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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