Scripture Sunday...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Four years ago my life came to a screeching stop and has not been the same since.
My father died.
Actually, it was four years ago yesterday, but I thought I would write about it 
today in my Scripture Sunday post
because my dad LOVED the Word of God.

When my dad was packing up his library to prepare to move to 
their new house, which is 3 houses down from our house, 
I asked my dad for a few of his sermon notebooks.

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you'll notice
that I've been incorporating some of my dad's sermons into my blog posts.  
You can read one HERE.

For today's Scripture Sunday, I thought I would share a favorite verse of my father's,
something he wrote in every Bible he gave as a gift.
It's written in mine.

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: 
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; 
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

What a beautiful verse to think about today...
I am NOT ashamed!

The Bible in the entrance way of  Bethlehem Church...
the church my dad pastored for over 30 years in Queens, NY.

Enjoy your Sunday!  


  1. I am not ashamed either. But I am sorry for your loss. *HUGS*

  2. I am sorry about the loss of your father - it is never easy is it? Hugs Lois. sandie

  3. Prayers with you. I love this scripture. How wonderful is it to be able to so I am not ashamed?

  4. Sweet post...your dad would have been blessed!

  5. I am happy you have your Dads books to remind you of him. I bet they bring back good memories

  6. Wonderful verse and your Dad sounds like he received a rousing welcome when he got Home! Well done thou good and faithful servant!

  7. So precious that you have these sermon notebooks to cherish! What a great joy when you are reunited with your dad in heaven!

    My dad died 6 years ago on May 15th. Unlike your dad, my dad received Christ just three weeks earlier at the age of 84. My mom became a Christian a couple of years before that. Even into their later years, God continued to pursue them. Thank you for linking to Think on These Things again this week :)

  8. Love the scripture. Your father is smiling down at you I'm sure.
    Have a great week.

  9. Dear Lois, I am sorry for your loss. I lost my dad and mom many years ago, but they live in my heart. I am sure yours does too.
    Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo

  10. Powerful message! Sorry about your dad, but you are passing on his notes while sharing the Word of God. I know he would be proud!

  11. It doesn't get easier with time, does it? We just get used to missing them. May your Dad's sermon's and precious notebooks bring you comfort always.

  12. Dear Lois, I am sorry for your loss. I lost my dad and mom many years ago, but they live in my heart. I am sure yours does too.