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  1. I Am Jesus I Am the Good Shepherd; I gave My life for My sheep. I Am the Resurrection and the Life - Your comfort when you weep. I Am the Light of the World That shines upon you each day - In this perilous journey of life, I Am the only Way. I Am the True Vine - There is no real living apart from Me. I Am the Door of Salvation; Eternal life is knowing Me. I Am the Messiah, who died From sin to set you free; For everything you are searching for - I that speak to you Am He. I Am the Bread of Life On which your soul can feed. I Am That I Am - I Am all you will ever need. I Am the Great Jehovah; The LORD of Heaven, the earth, and the sea. I Am Jesus Christ, the Saviour; The LORD which is, which was, and will be. I Am Jesus. April 21st/2010 Jerry Bouey Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. John 4:25-26 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
  2. Ok, thanks. This first book is more my earlier poetry - some of my favourites from around 1993-2002, when I was a pretty young Christian (saved Nov. 1992). My second poetry book, which I will add a page for once it is uploaded, contains mostly poems from 2000-2005 (maybe a few earlier ones). I do strive to ensure my poetry is Biblical, and have fixed possibly a few of my very earliest ones (or else don’t use them anymore). There are a couple very early ones or ones written before I was saved that I posted on my poetry site to show the searching and struggles, showing the contrast with the few written after I got saved that showed the relief and gratitude to the Lord now that I know the truth, now that Jesus saved me and I have His Word as my soul/sole authority.
  3. Matt, please let me know if there is another way you want me to post this or link to my poetry book, please. If it is preferable, I can add new posts here for each page (obviously, I would first search to see if I can find each old post and see if it needs to be reposted). I searched for the old page on this site, but the coding of the site has change in close to 20 years, and the links no longer work right. Also, many of the poems are not editable by me or able to be commented on as the threads have been closed or archived due to how old they were. Some of the poems themselves don't display right anymore either. EarnestlyContending.com and all its subdomains got hacked and we lost the sites (with all the backgrounds, music, etc.), so we had to switch to a new server. The content was backed up - but the new site is now more like a blog. I am reposting all the original content, but thought it would be a blessing to have my first two poetry books here again (or at least linked from here). I hope these poems are a blessing to all who read them. Feel free to leave comments here or on the specific pages on my poetry site if you are encouraged or exhorted by any of them, This first book contains more of my earlier poems than the second book - though you may still glean something from them that will strengthen your soul and your walk with the Lord. I haven't started working on the Bible Study site yet, so Leaning On The Lord isn't linked yet. However, it should still be on these boards somewhere if anyone wants to search for it in the meantime.
  4. Refuge In The Storms Of Life This poetry book contains 37 poems about going through trials, and the refuge found in the Lord Jesus Christ. There are five sections and a Bible study called: Leaning On The Lord The sections (and the poems contained in each) are as follows: (You can click on any link to view that page on my poetry website https://realmccoy.earnestlycontending.com.) Weathering The Storms Poems on Going Through Trials For A Season His Voice Cries Out Handle With Prayer It’s Only After – by Jerry Bouey & Angela Trenholm Our Little One – by Angela Trenholm Still Take A Second Look At Calvary The Tempest Of The Lord Under Construction Calm Seas Poems On Prayer and Dependence Upon The Lord A Silent Prayer Day By Day Dream Or Reality? Prayer For Faith – A Cancer Victim Esther’s Prayer Prayer For Perfect Peace Wings An Anchor For The Soul Poems On Friendships and Close Fellowship With The Lord Friends Forever True Christian Friends The Valley Of Faith True Love When I’m Lonely Will You Be A Jonathan? Peaceful Skies Ahead Poems on New Beginnings A Brand New Start Be Thou Clean Called First Steps Following Forgiveness I’ve Gone Home God Is So Good Why Wait Until Tomorrow? The Master Of The Wind Poems on The Preeminence Of Christ In The Presence Of The Lord Meaningless? My Faltering Heart Which Is Better? Northern Lights On My Knees Foreward The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms… Deuteronomy 33:27 Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines Refuge as: Shelter or protection from danger or distress. That which shelters or protects from danger, distress or calamity; a strong hold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures by its sacredness; any place inaccessible to an enemy. I want this book to be a comfort to all who read its contents; a source of refuge to those going through the storms of life. As my Pastor always says, “You are either going through trials, coming out of them, or preparing to go into them.” The Scriptures and poems herein have one goal, to point to: The Lord Jesus Christ. The refuge He provides is found in the perfect salvation He offers by His death, burial and resurrection; complete pardon from sin and an eternal home in Heaven with our Lord. Another definition Webster’s gives for Refuge is to flee. Jesus is our refuge to flee to in seasons of dangers, distress, and calamity in our lives. He is our stronghold, our sanctuary, and our strong tower to flee to from our enemies. May all who read this book be encouraged to flee to Jesus Christ, first for salvation, and then for refuge in the storms of life. Jerry (Gerald) Bouey
  5. It has been a while since I read the info, but I think it was in the Intro to the NKJV where they state that they also used other manuscripts. However, even if my memory is faulty on exactly where it is stated, a simple look at the translator/marginal notes show that they made translational choices based on other manuscripts than the TR. For the sake of the argument, even if the TR and Masoretic Text were the primary manuscript used, they were not the only manuscripts used to come up with their translational choices.
  6. Farouk, just to clarify, the KJV21 is a different translation of the Bible, not an update of the King James Bible. It is marketed as an update the same way the NKJV is an update (which it is not - it is an entirely different translation, only partly using the same underlying manuscripts).
  7. Through Darkened Skies When once bright prospects now seem so dim, And thoughts of the future appear so grim - You feel your steps start to falter and fail; Your life now seems so much more uncertain, You can’t see what lies beyond the curtain - Anchor your faith steadfast within the veil. With storm clouds racing across the sky Sudden waves of doubt and fear draw nigh - So soon your day has turned to darkest night; Testing will come, but don’t light your own way, Hold tightly to God’s Word, trust and obey - Choose this day to walk by faith, and not by sight. With the very own Author of our faith, As our example to run in this race - We have a hope that lights up our darkened skies: Looking to Jesus, our faithful Guide, Trusting our Saviour to lead and provide - We can run the race with patience, and win the prize. Through darkened skies to Jesus. April 7th, 2021 Jerry Bouey (With help from Angela Trenholm) “Remember that to trust God in the light is nothing — but to trust Him in the dark — that is faith!” Charles Spurgeon. Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Hebrews 6:18-20 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God. Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
  8. There's always room for growth in all our lives. we need to let the Word of God be our guide and standard for everything we deal with and believe.
  9. I know the topic of rings got sidetracked by earrings, but wanted to make one other point. In the Bible, we also see a passage where earrings are specifically stated to be worn by those who are not God’s people. Judges 8:24 And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) Does that prove earrings are a sin if worn by men? No, not directly - however, we should always learn the principles and examples set in the Bible. In this case, the principle is that it is associated with idolatry, worldliness, pagan cultures; therefore, if we want our lives to be Biblical and patterned after godliness, I believe it is something true, mature Christian men should avoid.
  10. It is not specifically Baptist culture. I knew many Christians that were against earrings on men before I became a Baptist. The Bible teaches us not to be like the world. Typically, I find it is the worldly “Christian” crowd that has the men wearing earrings, that is tattooing for Jesus, that has long hair on men and short hair on women, that is rocking out in the sanctuary. Better not to be conformed to the world. Historically, as far as sailors go, they usually have a baaaad reputation for carousing and womanizing, among other things - so they certainly are not an example of Godly men to follow.
  11. The Bible does not forbid men from wearing jewelry - however, the Bible does show earrings on men in a bad light. In several passages where they are mentioned, they are connected with their idolatry AND when they repented or were rebuked for their sin, the men removed their earrings (referring specifically to Jacob’s sons in Genesis 35 and Israel’s sin with the golden calf in Exodus 32). On another note, the Bible always forbids piercings/cuttings (other than earrings) and tattoos on God’s people (someone mentioned piercings - and the same passages that forbid them also forbid tattoos).
  12. Remember everyone, even the Old Testament has a book called Thou-Shalt-Not-Judges… oh wait, that’s not what it’s called. Silly me. Totoo, you will never get far in life or in your walk with the Lord if you rip things out of context. The Bible is all one seamless book. It does not contradict itself. If you arrive at a conclusion that sets passages against one another - such as believing you should never judge anything or anyone - you are deceiving yourself. The Bible teaches all God’s people are to judge ALL things in their life by the Bible, and various passages tell us how to do or not do that. 1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. Oh man, I guess you just proved to us all that you are not spiritual according to the Lord God Himself. Sad!
  13. Oseas, now you’ve just gone and shown everyone how utterly wacky you are. Move along everyone - nothing (well, nothing normal, right, Biblical, or sane) to see here.
  14. And I thought Konstantin was wacky. Welcome to the club!! What part of noone knows the day or hour fits in with your theory that we are in the last decade - 10 years, made up of 365 days each?
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