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Unity and Diversity



A prisoner for the Lord,
I will walk in the manner;
Worthy and in one accord,
Because He is my planner.

With all the humility,
And gentleness with patience;
Gives me the ability,
For building my confidence.

Bear love for one another,
Unify a bond of peace;
As the love for your brother,
Keeps growing and will not cease.

One body and one Spirit,
Calling to be the one hope;
As spoken through your merit,
Persevering as you cope.

Having one faith through one Lord,
One baptism as one child;
To the Father you adored,
Remaining tender and mild.

But grace given to each one,
According to the measure;
Being a gift from the Son,
Salvation for your treasure.

When He ascended on high,
He led a host of captives;
To Heaven above the sky,
For being His electives.

Copyright ©2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Unity in the Body of Christ Ephesians 4:1–8

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Written on January 03, 2022

Submitted by richards.77936 on January 02, 2022

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Scheme ABAB CDCD BEBE FGFG AHAH IBIB JKJK B
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 803
Words 179
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

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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