Post 261

Great news! Levi proposed to Charity on New Year's and she said YES!

Andrew came to stay with us.

Had a good time preaching and singing at the jail. God is really working there. I know you all want to see pictures of those fearsome outlaws, but I'm not allowed to take pictures of them. So, here's the building!


And more snow...

Made some new friends... The Neil family.

Asa with his uncle Andrew

Andrew with Susanna DeSota. She has gotten him all fluttery. See how their eyes light up.

The Costume Party...

We had a costume party, and this was my most favorite shot of the skits. Leah Heyworth as Lucille Ball. Be sure to check out Post 261B for all the characters.

I wrote this verse up there to remind us to not care too much about things. Then grandma sat right under it.

Little guys Asa, Justus, and Milan


The parking lot where Amity was saved! It's a special place.

It's sure been wonderful having Amanda's brother, Andrew, staying with us for the past 6 months.

A few shots of the church folks...

Yeah, Levi has had this look on his face all the time lately.


Sledding with the Neizgoda boys...



Remove not the Ancient Landmark

Has anyone ever told you…

“Come on, people don’t do that anymore.”
“Things are different now.”
“It’s not 1950. Nobody lives like that anymore.”

Well, I’m here to tell you today that YOU SHOULD BE OLD FASHIONED!


Remove not the ancient landmark,

which thy fathers have set.

Proverbs 22:28

Physical Landmarks

First, this verse is speaking of physical landmarks, or property markers.

  • Property Markers: This is where we draw the line.
  • Grave Markers: Remember the person and what they stood for.
  • National Monuments: The Statue of Liberty, stands for liberty.
  • Biblical Monuments: In Joshua 4:21-24, the people were instructed to build a monument. The purpose of the monument was: 1. So they would remember the work of the Lord. 2. So they would tell their children. 3. To show the world what God did. (v24)

Spiritual Landmarks
Secondly, but more importantly, we need to draw the application out of this verse to the spiritual landmarks which our fathers have set.

Physical Fathers
No matter who your father is, he has given you some spiritual landmarks to live by. I’m reminded of some often repeated verses from my father, and father-in-law…

  • By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. Proverbs 22:4
  • Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Psalm 127:1a
  • I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Psalm 101:3

Spiritual Fathers
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4
There have been many spiritual fathers throughout the ages. They have laid down many spiritual landmarks found in the Scriptures. Let’s remember and hold fast what these old time preachers would preach about.

Preach Against

Old time preachers would preach against sin.

  • Movies, Television (and now internet) -  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Psalm 101:3
  • Smoking, gluttony, tattoos, body piercing, etc. - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Cor. 6:19
  • Drinking - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Prov. 20:1
  • Gambling (greed) - He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. Prov. 28:22
  • Cussing - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Eph 4:29
  • Unclean Dancing - It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 1 Cor. 7:1
  • Immodest clothing - Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. Gen. 3:21
  • Cross-gender clothing - The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. Deut 22:5
  • Unclean Music - Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 2 Cor 6:17

Preach On
Old time preachers preached on a few things that are sometimes left out of today's preaching..

  • Hell - And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
  • Praying through – Pray until God gives an answer.

Challenge – Restore Landmarks

Joshua 4:21-24
  1. Remember the work of the Lord.
  2. Tell your children.
  3. Show the world.

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