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The Light of the Gospel



Having this by the grace of God,
We receive mercy and faint not;
Never losing heart for we laud,
Search the Scriptures what He has brought.

But we renounce the hidden things,
The disgraceful deceitful ways;
Not walking what craftiness brings,
For maybe another that strays.

We refuse to screw with His Word,
But the open statement of truth;
Commending as consciencely heard,
Through rebuking all the uncouth.

But if our Gospel is veiled,
From someone who is perishing;
They have been lost since they have failed,
For feeling of His cherishing.

In their case the god of this earth,
Has blinded the unbelievers;
And are not knowing the true worth,
Being spiritual receivers.

It keeps them from seeing the light,
Of the glory of Jesus Christ;
That gives us morally insight,
As not desires be enticed.

For what we proclaim is not us,
Rather Jesus Christ our Lord;
As servants for His sake as thus,
For remaining in one accord.

Let light shine out of the darkness,
Has shone in our hearts with light;
Knowledge of glory of starkness,
With the wisdom to give insight.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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The Face of Jesus Christ 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

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Written on September 14, 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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