Called by God



I would have you to know,
The Gospel that I preach;
Is not of man to show,
Rather for an out-reach.

It did not come from man,
Nor trying to teach it;
But revealing His plan,
How each one can acquit.

Revelation of Christ,
As you heard from time past;
Punished and sacrificed,
In being an outcast.

They persecuted the church,
As they tried to destroy;
While they tried to search,
Thinking Christ a decoy.

Many others my age,
So extremely zealous;
Traditions at that stage,
Each other was jealous.

But when it pleased the Lord,
Departing from the womb;
His grace was not ignored,
Keeping me from the tomb.

The Father did reveal,
His only Son was born;
To give spiritual zeal,
Here on earth to sojourn.

Allowing the heathen,
A chance to change their way;
And go into Heaven,
No longer go astray.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Defending Apostleship Galatians 1:11-16

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Written on June 27, 2023

Submitted by richardnsherrer on June 26, 2023

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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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