Fellers Be Considerate of Yer Wife

Finding Jesus — Peter 3:1-7

Fellers Be Considerate of Yer Wife

Wives, in the same way, the Son suffered fer all, in the same way he committed no sin, in the same way no deceit whar found in his mouth, in the same way the Son ne’er lashed out nor made threats and accusations but instead left his fate in the hands of Skipper who judges justly—submit ter yer mates.

Fer when ye do this, if he be not won over by words, he might be won over ter the Son by yer purity, reverence, and godly behavior.

Yer beauty should be from the unfading glory of a gentle spirit, not one that quarrels — from a quiet spirit, not one that boasts and demands attention.

Such a spirit be of great worth in Skipper’s sight. If ye wish ter make yerself lovely, put yer hope in Skipper. This be how the holy women of old made themselves attractive ter thar mates and ter thar neighbors. They whar submissive. Do what be right. Do not give way to fear. Trust in Skipper and give yer mate over ter him. Skipper and the Son know a heap more ’bout how ter corral and correct a feller fer ever chap be made in the image of Skipper. 

Husbands, be considerate of yer wives and treat ’em with respect. Skipper shouldn’t have ter tell ye this, but I reckon it be an issue fer some, else Old Pete need not bring it up.

Treat yer mate with the same respect ye give ter Skipper and more on account of she doth hath ter put up with ye all the live long day. Yer wife be an heir ter Skipper’s kingdom, same as ye. She also be yer life partner and a gift from Skipper.

Tolerating a wrong attitude toward yer wife causes ye ter follow the spirit of the devil. She be the mum of yer youngins, and those tots be watching how ye treat thar mother, yer may lay ter that. For thar sake and yers, doth not do nary a thing ter hinder yer prayers.

All must appear befer the judgment seat of the Son. If ye not be treating yer wife with respect, tenderness, grace, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and above all, love, it be a sign of disrespect to her and Skipper.

Of this ye kin be sure: ye doth not want the Son to be casting a disparaging look yer direction on account of how ye treated the misses. Shape up, fellers. She be yer help mate, not yer hate mate. Love her like yer soul depends on it, fer if ye neglect this gift from Skipper, ye be no better than a scallawag headed fer the gallows.

When Tough Times Come, Suffer With a Smile — tha Son Be Shining Down on Ya

Finding Jesus — 1 Peter 3:13-18

If you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. – 1 Peter 3:13

Them who suffer fer doing right by Skipper and his Son ‘ill be blessed. Maybe not right off and maybe not in tha way ya expect. But Skipper ‘ill make sure he takes noticed of yer upright stance.

Ne’er ferget that tha Son died once fer all. He died fer ya, me, us, them, all tudders who may hear tha good news of his message and still turn up thar nose like getting saved by tha Son be a right offensive thing. Tha Son did this so that his righteousness might save tha unrighteous and ter bring them ter Skipper.

Ever feller ‘as a choice ter make. He can go Skipper’s way or his own way. He kin follow tha Son or keep sailing onward in ter deeper darkness. No matter if ya take up Skip’s offer or not, tha Son suffered by doing right when he suffered fer them who do wrong—that be all of us. Skipper blessed tha Son fer this act of “rightness” by placing him right next ter Skipper on tha throne.

If ya do acts of “rightness” Skipper ‘ill place ya in his kingdom.

When tough times come, suffer with a smile. Tha Son be shining down on ya, ya may lay ter that.

Tha Son Be Tha Ark in Which We Ride Through Rough Seas and High Winds

Finding Jesus — 1 Peter 3:19-22

Christ went and preached to the spirits in prison, to those who were disobedient long ago.- 1 Peter 3:19

After some vile fellers nailed him ter tha mast and kilt him, tha Son be placed in a tomb and left fer dead. Only Skipper’s Son not stay dead. Tha grave not be able ter hold him.

So after being made alive he went and preached ter them unclean spirits in tha underworld. Now right off that be an odd thing ter ponder. A feller who be dead coming back ter life, then traipsing off ter preach to tha devil’s demons in hades, such a thing hain’t ne’er happened ‘fore or since.

Them tha Son went ter chat with them whar them who be disobedient a long time ago–all tha way back ’til tha days of Noah. Skipper waited patiently fer them reprobates ter stop thar sinning ways and repent. Months, years, decades, Skip waited. All tha while Noah banged on that ark, putting her in ter ship shape. 

When Noah be done and set sail he only carried a crew of eight–and them eight only be them in his family. Rest of tha lubbers on dry land stood by laughing, pointing at Noah’s ark, talking ‘bout how he had lost his ever loving mind, building a vessel so far from tha sea. Only Noah’s mind not be lost but fixed on tha words of Skipper. Eight clambered aboard tha ark: eight plus a boat load of critters. Them eight who set sail whar saved through tha water. Rest of them mocking lubbers on dry land went ter Davy Jones when tha flood come upon ’em.

Now tha water we used ter baptize folks symbolizes tha baptism that saves ya from yer sins. In tha same way Noah and his family believed and be saved, so ya ‘ave believed and be saved through a baptism of water.

Tha act of baptism be a commitment on our part of our agreement with Skipper that we ‘ave passed through tha water from death ter life through his Son. In tha same way tha ark saved Noah and his family from getting swept away ter Davy Jones, so tha Son saves us from getting swept away ter tha Lake of Fire. Water baptism itself be not able ter save us. It only symbolizes fer us and all who attend our baptism that we agree with Skipper that we be sinners, like them lubbers of Noah’s days, and be in tha new ark. . .  tha Son.

Tha Son ‘as gone ter heaven. He be at Skipper’s right hand. All tha angels, all powers, all jurisdictions, all commands, all control, all mastery, all charges and all powers in heaven and on earth be under submission ter tha Son. This be tha ark in which we ride through rough seas and high winds. This be our saving ship.

And still ter day a good many fellers stand by laughing, pointing at us, talking ‘bout how we ‘ave lost our ever loving minds. Only think on this: some of them folks be in yer family, yer neighborhood, tha place whar ya work, yer community. . . even yer church. If ya love ‘em, and I ‘spect ya do, try at least try ter talk ‘em in ter clambering aboard so they don’ end up swimming fer ever in tha Lake of Fire. 

Maybe if ya give ’em a ride on yer boat and tell ’em tha story of Noah they might come ter see that sailing on tha sea be a far better thing that swimming in it ’till yer arms grow tired and ya sink.

Folks Think It Strange We Doth Not Plunge in With Them in Ter Tha Same Flood of Dissipation

Finding Jesus — 1 Peter 4:1-4

Since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.- 1 Peter 4:1

If we be prepared ter suffer and ter face abuse with tha same attitude of tha Son, then we be proving we agree with tha Son and Skipper in all thar words and deeds. Tha Son faced abuse and worse on account of Skipper’s Code of Conduct. We should do likewise. Our suffering be evidence we believe Skipper’s condemnation of sin. Our willingness ter suffer fer a feller we ne’er met but only believe in on account of some old book we read, be evidence we cling ter tha hope that tha Son kin set us free from sin.

Tha Son suffered in his body fer doing tha right thing by offering Skipper’s truth through love. Skip’s Law without love be like offering a thirsty feller water from a salt spring. It ‘ill only leave his soul more parched. Only Skipper’s Truth offered in Skipper’s Love kin revive a body. Bring tha Son’s living water ter folks. Make it yer task ter suffer in this way.

If ya suffer fer holding ter Skipper’s Holy Code of Conduct then ya prove ya place more value on yer soul than body. If ya der things ter please yer body and gratify tha lust of tha flesh, then ya prove ya put more value on yer body than soul.

We all ‘ave spent enough time in tha past wandering around in darkness following tha ways of tha devil. Folks that follow tha ways of that black-hearted devil live ter gratify all manner of sexual perversions with a continual lust fer more. They get drunk, carouse about, participate in orgies, and prove they worship thar own self by participating in all manner of detestable acts which a decent feller dare not mention.

Folks of this sort think it strange we doth not plunge in with them in ter tha same flood of dissipation. And when we do not, they heap all sorts of abuse on us.

Be separated mentally and morally from all who promote such vile behavior. Skipper ‘as judged such folks in tha past with floods and fire from heaven and wild beasts and snakes. He ‘ill do so again, of this ya kin be sure. Yer faith be rooted in a person: tha Son. Yer faith be rooted in tha knowledge of tha Son and this comes from Skipper’s Code of Conduct. Arm yer self with tha same attitude of tha Son and Skipper and ya ‘ill escape tha flames of hell, ya may lay ter that.

The Sun’s First Ascension “Do not hold on to me.”

The Pirate Gospel: Mark 16:1-8

Early on the first day of the week, while it whar still dark out, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, Mary the mother of Joses, and Salome went ter the tomb. They brought spices so they might anoint the body of Jesus. Only when they seen that the stone be rolled back, they sneaked inter the tomb and spied a young feller dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side. Another mate sat on the left.

But no body lay on the stone slab. Only burial clothes and a folded napkin ter cover a body’s face remained. Trembling with fear, the women bowed thar faces ter the ground.

Then the man on the right, who really whar an angel, said ter the women, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. Why do you look for the living among the dead? See the place where they laid him. Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'”

Then they remembered his words.

“Go! Say to his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'”

Bewildered, afraid, and yet filled with joy, the women hurried away from the tomb.

Suddenly the Son met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came ter him, clasped his feet, and worshiped him. Then the Son said ter them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Right away Mary Magdalene ran ter Old Pete and Loving John and told ’em, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” So Peter and the other disciple started fer the tomb. Once the pair seen it whar empty, they went back ter John Mark’s mum’s home.

Mary remained outside the tomb sobbing. As she wept, she bent over ter look in the tomb one last time.

“Mary,” the Son said ter her.

She wheeled and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!”—which means “Teacher.”

“Do not hold on to me,” said the Sun. “I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”

Do not hold on to me. That be the charge ter Mary. Only think on this a wee little bit: one week later the Son told Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side.” (John 20:27)-Somehow between that dawn of the day of that empty tomb and days that followed, the Son ascended ter Skipper—or so it seems. Thar be a lot ter unpack in these verses and much controversy over what did and did not happen in the hours and days after his body went missing, but think on this: today, right now, we kin cling ter the feet of the Son without fear of getting shoved away.

If you done some bad stuff, dump it at the feet of the Sun.

If you think you cannot be loved, run ter the Son and let him give you all the loving you need. The Son be dying ter hug ya— died ter give you hugs, in fact.

Question be: will you let ‘im? Will you fall ter the feet of the Son and be loved on by him? If you think thar not be a soul in the world who loves ya, knows ya, cares fer ya, know this: the Son who whar with Skipper when the heavens and earth whar made loves you jest as you are right now—loves you and wants ter make his home with ya.

Please, I beg ya, let him ‘ave his way with you today.

What Be Bothering Ya?

The Pirate Gospel: Mark 16: 9-20

On the evening of the first day of the week, when the disciples whar gathered in John Mark’s mum’s home and the doors whar locked fer fear of the Jewish leaders, the Son came and stood among ’em. The fellers whar startled and frightened, thinking they seen a ghost. This whar the fourth time since the break of dawn that the Son appeared ter folks.

First he showed himself ter Mary Magdalene outside the empty tomb. He looked right at her, locked eyes they did, and called Mary by name.

Second, he met Old Pete, though we know not whar. The Apostle Saul Paul writes, “He appeared to Peter and then to the Twelve.” (1 Corinthians 15:5)

Third, he met Cleopas and his mate on the road ter Emmaus. (Luke 24:33)

Then, in the evening of that first day, he mysteriously appeared in thar midst even with the doors locked, saying ter ’em, “Why are you troubled? Why do doubts rise in your mindsPeace be with you! Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

Still, because of thar joy and amazement, they would not believe, so he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in thar presence.

Again he said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” With that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Now some time earlier the Son told Old Pete:

“I tell you, Peter, on this rock I will build my church, and the Gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:18-20)

What a responsibility. When the Son gives us his Holy Spirit of Truth, we kin forgive folks thar sin. And if we refuse ter forgive ’em, they be bound as if in chains. (John 20:23, Matthew 18:17, 1 Corinthians 5) Such power hain’t even been given ter angels.

But what do it mean ter forgive the sins of others? Kin we forgive and still keep a ledger of thar grievances?

Think on this a wee little bit: if we ‘ave Skipper’s Holy Spirit of Truth in us then we ave his character, his inclination ter forgive in the same way he forgives, and this be how Skip forgives.

I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. – Isaiah 43:25

I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more. – Hebrews 8:12

I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more. – Hebrews 10:17

I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. – Jeremiah 31:34

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out. – Acts 3:19

You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. – Mica 7:19

You have cast all my sins behind your back. – Isaiah 38:17

As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. – Psalm 103:11-12

⁠Skip forgives our sins. Skip forgets our sins.

On our own we might not be able ter ferget, but with Skip’s Holy Spirit of Truth and its power ter change our hearts, we kin both forgive and ferget grievances.

Four times on that first day the Son appeared ter folks. And still he needed ter ask:

“Why are you troubled?”
“Why do doubts rise in your minds?”

Might this also be the question the Son asks us most ever’ day: “What be bothering ya? How come you be doubting my love fer ya?”

Be odd fer us ter ‘ave the power ter bind and loosen chains of guilt fer folks and yet we cannot take captive our thoughts of fears and disbelief.

Today make it yer task ter bind yer worries and doubts in the powerful name of the Sun. Make such ideas and fears obey his voice. Use this gift and never abuse it.