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Grace Strong



Be strengthened by the grace,
That comes from Jesus Christ;
Allow Him to embrace,
Whose life was sacrificed.

What you have heard from me,
Trusted to faithful men;
Have testified to see,
To teach others often.

Share in the suffering,
Being a good soldier;
Feeling His buffering,
Not to be a stranger.

No man gets entangled,
In civilian pursuits;
For becoming strangled,
Anyone who refutes.

To strive to be supreme,
Yet you have not been crowned;
Since it being a dream,
Corruption had been found.

The hard-working farmer,
To partake of the fruits;
Before those with armor,
The army of recruits.

Think over what I say,
God gives understanding;
Stop temptation to stray,
What earth is demanding.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus 1 Timothy 2:1-7

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Written on December 18, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on December 17, 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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