The Christian's Abecedary

By Bro. Jobe Martin
An abecedary is an inscription of the alphabet. This poem describes the ABC's of Christian doctrine.

In order to understand the meaning of the poem, please read the underlined text first, then go back and read the Scriptures.


Although things are not perfect For all have sinned °

Because of trial of painFor as in Adam all die °

Continue in thanksgivingEnter into his gates with thanksgiving°

Do not begin to blameLet no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God °


Even when the times are hardThe eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry °

Fierce winds are bound to blowMy brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations ° 

God is forever able ° with God all things are possible

Hold on to what you knowFor he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper °


Imagine life without His lovethe love of Christ constraineth us °

Joy would cease to beFor the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Keep thanking Him for all the thingsIn everything give thanks °

Love imparts to theeHerein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


Move out of "Camp Complaining"Do all things without murmurings and disputings °

No weapon that is knownFor the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.

On earth can yield the powerCasting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God °

Praise can do aloneAnd at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God ° suddenly there was a great earthquake ° im-mediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

Quit looking at the futureTake 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

Redeem the time at handRedeeming the time, because the days are evil

Start every day with worshipBut I will sing of thy power; Yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning °

To "thank" is a commandAnd let the peace of God rule in your hearts ° and be ye thankful. 


Until we see Him comingBehold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him °

Victorious in the skyFor the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

We'll run the race with gratitude— So run, that ye may obtain

Xalting God most highO magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.


Yes, there'll be good times, and some will be bad, but— And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death

Zion waits in glory, where none are ever sad!And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.


In case you were wondering °

Abecedary: a primer; formed by the letters a + b + c + d.

Scripture references: (a) Rom 6:23 (b) 1Cor 15:22 (c) Ps 100:4-5  (d) Jas 1:13-14 (e) Ps 34:15,22 (f) Jas 1:2 (g) Mt 19:26 (h) Heb 13:5-6 (i) 2Cor 5:13 (j) Neh 8:10 (k) 1Th 5:18 (l) 1Jn 4:10 (m) Php 2:14       (n) 2Cor 10:4 (o) 2Cor 10:5 (p) Act 16:25-26 (q) Mt 6:34 (r) Eph 5:16 (s) Ps 59:16 (t) Col 3:15 (u) Rev 1:7 (v) 1Th 4:16 (w) 1Cor 9:24       (x) Ps 34:3 (y) Rev 12:11 (z) Rev 21:4


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