Skipper Gives Ter Those Who Believe and He Does So Without Pointing Out Ever Little Fault That Be in Us

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Skipper Gives Ter Those Who Believe and He Does So Without Pointing Out Ever Little Fault That Be in Us

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault. James 1:5 (James 1:1-9)

We be scattered among tha nations, but no worries, mate, count it as all good. In fact, count it as pure joy when ya face trials of ever sort that test yer faith. Such trials puts inter us a spirit of perseverance that turns us from tots in faith inter adults so that we lack no good thing fer carrying out Skipper’s work and commands.

If ya lack wisdom, ask Skip. Only when ya ask, believe with all yer heart and soul and mind that Skip ‘ill answer. A feller who asks Skip fer wisdom and then ‘as doubts ought not ter think he ‘ill get anything fer asking. Rascal like that be like a helmsman that tacks first one way, then a nudder until tha ship be in irons and carried along by currents rushing towards reefs and rocks. Feller of this sort ‘ill soon shipwreck his faith, ya may lay ter that.

Skipper gives ter those who believe and he does so without pointing out ever little fault that be in us. If ya not believe Skipper ‘ill give ya wisdom, if ya not believe Skipper’s words ah tall, then ya be destined ter wander in tha wilderness–maybe even ’till ya die. Thar be a good many stories and examples of this sort in Skipper’s Code of Conduct.

Ask.
Believe.
Repeat.

In this way ya ‘ill be lead by Skipper’s Holy Spirit of Truth. Though ya may wander a spell in a wilderness, ya ‘ill ne’er be alone. Skip ‘ill be by yer side tha whole passage, of that ya kin be sure.

Confess Ter an Elder if Ya Kin Find One, but if Ya Kin Not, Confess Ter a Brother in Tha Faith

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Confess Ter an Elder if Ya Kin One, Sure, but if Not, Confess Ter a Brother in Tha Faith

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. – James 5:16

If it be hard ter pray when ya be in trouble, then it be near ‘bout impossible ter tell a feller all tha bad stuff ya done and think.

Oh ter be sure, some persuasions offer what they call “confessionals” whar a feller sits in a box so as ya kin not see him and listens ter yer unload all yer sins. Might make folks feel better, but tha confession tha brother of tha Sun be speaking of demands that we answer ter a mate that hears us spout about our offensives.

If we be coming back week after week telling a mate ‘bout how we committed tha same vile act again and again, such a brother might be inclined ter step up, put his hand on our shoulder, and pray fer tha Holy Spirit of Truth ter strengthen us. That be what we need: prayer and strength through tha Sun’s Spirit — a mate who ‘ill make sure we stick ter tha Code through and through.

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” says, tha Apostle Paul. (Galatians 6:2)

And what be a greater weight than ter know ya done wrong and kin not stop doing wrong.

If ya only spout stuff ter a feller ya don’ know and not likely ter see on tha street or in a grog shop, then ya hain’t unloaded yer load ah tall. It still be a secret only ya and Skipper know about.

But if ya give it ter a mate who cares fer ya, loves ya, wants ter see ya do right by Skipper and folks, well then ya got a brother who ‘ill shoulder on with ya during yer temptations and times of testing. It be a right hard thing ter tell a brother all tha filth that be in yer head, but that be tha charge.

Confess ter an elder if ya kin find one, but if not, confess ter a brother in tha faith—one ya kin trust, one who ‘ill not share yer sins with no one, not even his bed mate.

Confess.

Be prayed over.

Be healed.

This be our solemn duty ter those in tha crew, ter tha Sun, ter Skipper.

It Be a Right Fine Thing Ter Get All Tha Medical Attention Ya Kin, but First Turn Ter Skip

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It Be a Right Fine Thing Ter Get All Tha Medical Attention Ya Kin, but First Turn Ter Skip

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. – James 5:13 (James 5:13-14)

If anyone be in trouble, he ought ter pray.

If anyone be happy, he ought ter rejoice and thank Skipper.

If anyone be sick, he ought ter call tha elders of tha church and ‘ave ’em pray over tha feller. Anoint him with oil in tha name of Skipper.

A prayer offered in faith will make a sick feller well. Skipper ‘ill see ter it and raise him.

Now ya may be thinking, “Hogwash. No way such silliness ‘ill work.” Well, how der ya know ’till ya try?

I wager a good many, if not most, ‘ave never asked tha elders of a church ter pray over’em. Goodness, most folks these days kin not even find a church elder on account of a good many churches no longer even abide by tha church structure tha Apostle Paul laid out fer us. They think church be a democratic gathering whar tha majority decides who be leaders, pastors, preachers, teachers and such. Why, if ya kin not find a group of elders, ya not likely ter find any oil in a place fer anointing.  So that be problem number one.

Problem number two be that most folks ‘ill not submit ter having folks lay hands on ’em. Makes ’em feel week and submissive. ‘Cept when ya sick, ya already be submitting: if not ter death then ter an affliction that leaves ya feeling puny.

Problem number three be finding folks of real faith who ‘ill offer prayers. A good many say they ‘ill pray fer ya, but don’ really believe Skipper ‘ill hear and act.

And happy? Why ter look upon some who claims ter follow tha Sun you might think they suck on rancid lemons all tha day long. Sour dispositions, they ‘ave. Fer some, tha notion of thanking Skip fer good health, work, food, and shelter be as far away as tha east be from tha west.

Ter often when we gets inter trouble we cuss and stomp about. Praying be pert near tha last thing we ‘ill do. Should be tha first, but it seldom be.

Anyways, now ya have tha lay of things.

Pray.
Praise.
Rejoice.
Be of good cheer.
Submit ter righteous fellers in good standing with Skip.
Submit ter tha healing hands and anointing of Skip.
Watch and wait fer Skip ter take yer hand and lift ya up.

Oh, it be a right fine thing ter get all tha medical attention ya kin, but first turn ter Skip. He always be anxious ter help them who loves him and looks ter him ter care fer thar body and soul.