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A Living Hope



Bless be God, Father of the Lord,
According to mercy and grace;
Gives lively hope in one accord,
To resurrection we embrace.

Jesus resurrected from the dead,
For inheritance in Heaven;
Immortality that is fed,
For salvation that is given.

Undefiled that is unfading,
Through your faith that will be revealed;
Imperishable is waiting,
Until the time that is unsealed.

Wherein you will greatly rejoice,
Although right now for a season;
Grieving through a various choice,
From tribulations that were done.

Of your faith as being tested,
More precious than silver or gold;
The value that is invested,
As glory and honor unfold.

Even though that you have not seen,
You still show your love and respect;
Rejoicing on all that has been,
That many others will reject.

Being filled with glory and joy,
Your belief is unspeakable;
For your lips and tongue to employ,
Your thoughts are inexpressible.

Of your faith an outcome receives,
For the salvation of your soul;
Standing firm of what one believes,
When allowing God in control.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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New Birth to Joy and Holiness 1 Peter 1:3–9

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Written on July 02, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on July 01, 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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