Congregation Incitement



You must remember, beloved,
The predictions of our Lord;
The things that should be avoided,
For remaining in one accord.

For the end times will bring scoffers,
Following ungodly passions;
Ungodly lusts being mockers,
Breaking from orthodox fashions.

It is these who cause division,
People devoid of the Spirit;
Having no heavenly vision,
And evil to be good merit.

Your holy faith must be built up,
To pray in the Holy Spirit;
Reject drink from the poison cup,
Quench thirst that you inherit.

Keep yourself in the love of God,
Wait for mercy from Jesus Christ;
The Holy Spirit cleans where flawed,
Avoids the lure that had enticed.

Eternal life is where He leads,
Giving mercy to those who doubt;
Having compassion for your needs,
A purpose what life is about.

Snatch others out of the fire,
For showing them mercy with fear;
Causes of fleshy desire,
The consequences are severe.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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A Call to Persevere Jude 1:17-23

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Written on October 26, 2023

Submitted by richardnsherrer on October 25, 2023

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Scheme XAXA BBBB CDCD EDED XFXF BGBG HIHI H
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 926
Words 191
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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