Of His Own Volition and Out of Love fer Us, Skipper Left His Throne and Came Ter Earth to Appear in the Flesh as a Man

Of His Own Volition and Out of Love for Us, Skipper Left His Throne and Came Ter Earth to Appear in the Flesh as a Man

God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. – 1 Timothy 3:16

Of his own volition and out of love fer us, Skipper left his throne and came ter earth ter be in tha flesh as a man. Fer tha time he walked about, he ne’er broke not one of his commands or ordinances. He gained fer himself all purity, all holiness, all righteousness. Even though he be tempted and tested ter tha point of death, he remained upright tha whole time.

Then, when tha time be right, Skipper surrendered himself ter be executed on account of it be our souls who ‘ill die fer tha bad stuff we done. Only now Skip ‘as died in our place so we don’ ‘ave ter. Such ah thing han’t ever been done before er since. In his living and dying Skip gained fer himself all righteousness thar be.

Now when we get inter a fix on account of tha bad stuff we do, Skip says, “Come up a little short of tha mark, did ya. How bad did ya miss it? That much, huh? No worries, mate. I ‘ill cover tha balance and get ya back on course.”

Ter all who turn ter Skipper fer help, he says, “I know’d ya kin not all tha time stay tha course. That be why I come down ter live in tha flesh. All ya ever has ter do, mate, is come ter me an’ ask and I ‘ill cover ya with my Holy cloak of uprightness.

Thar be no limits ter how many times we can ask Skip ter spot us tha difference.

Only thing is, if we ne’er think on how much it cost him ter gain all purity, all holiness, all righteousness fer himself—how tha one who made tha heavens and earth come down off his throne on our account so as ter wipe out our debts—could be we don’ really know Skip or love him.

Mainly that be love fer self and love fer self be how all this mess commenced in tha first place.

Come about. Seek Skip and his uprightness. Tha one who made all there is and ever will be wants ter make ya upright like he be. Will ya let him?

Pray Fer All Lubbers At All Times

Sailing With Jesus -- Tips fer tha crew and Young Timothy

Pray Fer All Lubbers At All Times

“First make requests (list specific needs), prayers (bring others before the throne of God), intercession, (make appeals on behalf of others), and thanksgiving for all people—(even) for kings and all those in authority.” – 1 Timothy 2

We be charged with praying fer all folks at all times, even lubbers. Even that scoundrel Woodes Rogers, tha first Royal Governor of the Bahamas and tha one who hunts down our brethren. Even them commodores of tha British Royal Navy who blasts our vessels ter Davy Jones. Even tha Queen, may she rot in. . . (Oops. Old hateful habits be hard to change.) Our orders be ter pray fer her, too.

We be charged ter make requests during all watches, even tha dog watch, and give thanks fer crew at all times. I know, I know, this be a tall order, but thems tha commands of our skipper. Why, says you?

“Do this that we may live peaceful, quiet lives in all godliness (God likeness) and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior.” 1 Timothy 2

Skipper wants all men, lubbers included, ter be saved. Not some. Not only them that we like. Not only them we love. (Here I be thinking on tha misses I left back in port and them youngins I fathered.) When we live without rancor, keep our tongue and sword sheathed, and reflect Skipper’s character, he be pleased.

Skipper has it in mind fer ALL men and women ter be saved. Skipper wants ALL brethren and sistren ter come to a knowledge of tha truth, of tha Code of Conduct.

And what be truth, says you? Well, first off, there be but one Skipper, one in charge. Second, there be but one mediator, one arbitrator, betwixt Skipper and us. That mediator be tha Sun. Says so right thar in tha letter to young Timothy.

“Christ gave himself as a ransom for all people.” – 1 Timothy 6

Tha Sun who calls himself Christ Jesus bought ever one. He paid our fair, so ter speak. Any grievance Skipper gots with us, any trouble we caused, any property we destroyed, any fellers we killed, any charges that be laid again’ us, the Sun paid our tab in order fer us to walk free.

And he paid not jest fer you and me but fer all. It be fer this purpose that we be obligated ter tell folks–even lubbers–and ter publish this news in handbills and such.

So thar it be. Pray fer all folks at all times in all ways, no matter tha waves they make fer ya. Do this, mate, and Skipper ‘ill have no reason ter call ya to his cabin.

1 Timothy 2:1-6

Any Feller Who Wishes Ter Serve as Quartermaster Must Be Upright and of Good Character

Sailing With Jesus -- Tips fer serving as Quartermaster & First Mate

Any Feller Who Wishes Ter Serve as Quartermaster Must Be Upright and of Good Character

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. – 1 Timothy 3 (Timothy 3)

Any feller who wishes ter serve as Quartermaster must be tha husband of one wife, temperate (which means he has a pleasant way about him and be moderate with his drink and eating and such), self-controlled, abler ter keep his tongue in check, respectable, a friendly sort, agreeable, amicable, able ter teach and instruct, sober at all times and not given ter strong drink, gentle and ne’er violent, not prone ter getting inter scuffles and arguments, care little fer money and jewels and fancy clothes. He must be able ter manage his family well and breed young lads and lasses who obey him with respect, fer if a feller don’ know how ter manage his own brood, how kin he care fer Skipper’s crew?

Any feller new ter tha crew be banned from serving as Quartermaster on account of he might come ter think he knows all thar is ter know ‘bout Skipper and tha Sun an’ get a big head. Put such a feller in charge of tha crew and he might fall under tha same judgement as tha devil.

Any feller applying ter be Quartermaster must also have a good reputation with lubbers and them outside tha crew. A mate with a shady reputation might accept a bribe or worse–fall inter tha black-hearted devil’s trap an’ bring disgrace upon himself.

Them wishing ter serve as first mate should be a feller of respect among tha crew, honest and loyal ter Skipper, not a drinker of much wine and rum, honest in all his dealings, and one who keeps ter tha Code at all times. A first mate must have but one wife. Two be one ter many fer any feller. He, too, must be able ter manage tha affairs of his household. Be fer he can serve as first mate, have that crew test him thoroughly ter find tha make of his starch. If nothing be found against him, only then let him serve as first mate.

With regards ter women aboard and thar roles, a first mate’s wife must be a lady of respect, not a malicious talker, agreeable, gentle, and trustworthy in ever thing.