Faithful Example



We give thanks to our God,
Constantly mentioned in prayer;
Praising to honor and laud,
Both the good and bad I share.

Remembering not ceasing,
Laboring in faith and love;
Determined hope increasing,
With blessings flowing thereof.

Knowing the brothers favored,
Of the election by God;
Having our past waivered,
Confessing from where once flawed.

Because our Gospel came,
Out of the Holy Spirit;
Full conviction to proclaim,
From the past our merit.

For you know what kind of men,
Are amongst you for your sake;
To be followers again,
Causing their soul to awake.

For you must receive the Word,
Having joy with affliction;
Implanting what you have heard,
Becoming an addiction.

For not only has the Lord,
That your faith has gone forward;
With being in one accord,
A Savior is acquired.

This manner of reception,
About turning back to God;
You must avoid deception,
An idol that is a fraud.

Wait for His Son from Heaven,
Who was raised up from the dead;
For the Salvation given,
Of the wrath coming ahead.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

About this poem

Thanksgiving Response to the Gospel 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

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Written on August 22, 2022

Submitted by sir_ricky on August 21, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABCB DEDE FAAC GHGH IJIJ FKFK LFLF KAKC KMKM X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,053
Words 225
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 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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