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Hymspirational Moment #5

WHERE JESUS IS 'TIS HEAVEN
Verse 1 Since Christ my soul from sin set free,  This world has been a Heaven to me;  Amid earth's sorrows and its woe,  'Tis Heaven my Jesus here to know. 
Chorus Oh, hallelujah, yes, 'tis Heaven, 'Tis Heaven to know my sin's forgiven; On land or sea, what matters where? Where Jesus is, 'tis Heaven there.
Verse 2 Once Heaven seemed a far-off place,  Till Jesus showed His smiling face;  Now it's begun within my soul,  'Twill last while endless ages roll. 
Verse 3 What matters where on earth we dwell? On mountaintop or in the dell,  In cottage or a mansion fair,  Where Jesus is, 'tis Heaven there.
Heaven is often seen as a place very high up and far away.  It is considered a lofty mountaintop of brightness and glory where the sun never sets, the chill of winter wind never blows and the child lives perpetually in youthful immortality.  Heaven is looked upon as the place where tears are absent, pain is abated, death is defeated and all remna…

Things We Believe For All The Wrong Reasons

"The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come from Jerusalem, and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders; and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper pots.)"  - Mark 7:1-4 (NASB)

Sadly, I must confess to feeling the overwhelming pressure to write a disclaimer at the beginning of this article.  Such an opening statement is not necessary for those individuals who actually know me.  But for those who don't, please indulge me in this very brief preface.  I believe, preach, teach and live the precepts of the Word of God to the best of my knowledge and ability.  Holiness, modesty and mod…