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Not Ashamed

Be not ashamed to testify,
As a prisoner of the Lord;
Of the Gospel never deny,
Share suffering in one accord.

The power of God who saved us,
Called us to a holy calling;
Not because of the works as thus,
But purpose and grace befalling.

For as given to us in Christ,
Long before that the world began;
For His suffering had been priced,
Who had abolished death in man.

Immorality brought to light,
Through the Gospel of the Savior;
Teaching how to be doing right,
That glory of grace shine favor.

I am a poet and teacher,
I suffer but never ashamed;
Able to be an out-reacher,
Through the poetry I proclaim.

For I know whom I have believed,
And am convinced until that day;
Through the Gospel I have conceived,
As entrusted that I obey.

Follow the pattern of his Word,
In the faith and love as in Christ;
Adhering to what you have heard,
The reasons He was sacrificed.

The Holy Spirit who dwells within,
For guarding the good deposit;
Guiding us away from the sin,
That would block what we inherit.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Be Loyal to the Faith 2 Timothy 1:8-14

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Written on June 16, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 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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