The Word of Christ Taught in the Spirit of Christ

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The Word of Christ
Taught in the Spirit of Christ
(Ozark Christian College – 1942 – 2017)
Colossians 1:28

“The Word of Christ
Taught in the Spirit of Christ”
For everyone to see.
This is the heart of OCC.

It isn’t the campus
Or any accreditation.
It’s how the Bible is presented.
That’s the real acclamation.

Faculty – men and women of God,
In their own lives show,
The life of Christ,
Faces warm and aglow.

Gospel truths,
Professors study and share
To challenge each
And hearts prepare.

All students – missionaries –
Christian soldiers trained for God,
Ambassadors
Going here and abroad.

So through 75 years past,
And it will always be –
“The Word of Christ
Taught in the Spirit of Christ”
At our cherished OCC.

— Charles B. Mayes

The Word of Christ Taught in the Spirit of Christ © 2017 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

Graphic copyrighted and used by permission of Ozark Christian College.

Today I salute my alma mater, Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO, and its 75th Anniversary.  Please read some background as follows:

“Academic Dean Seth Wilson  . . . was dedicated to hiring teachers of genuine Christian character who were zealous for the winning of the whole world to Christ.  Their theme was to teach, ‘the word of Christ in the spirit of Christ. ‘ ”  [Meredith Williams, “From Anywhere to Everywhere: The Story of Ozark (Part 2),” Ozark Christian College Compass, Spring 2012.]

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.”

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . ” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

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Work At It With All Your Heart

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Work At It With All Your Heart

In 1967 a man of God came
To Ozark Bible – now Ozark Christian College,
With his wisdom, humor, and knowledge.
The school would never be the same.

Working with all his heart:
Teaching piano, band, and advising the radio station,
Directing the Brass Choir to Impact Brass and Singers,
Traveling all across the nation.

The groups, talented gospel musicians,
Hours on the road touring by plane and bus,
Presenting full multi-screen programs.
Lives transformed – in Jesus, teens trust.

One letter from a young person:
“Thank you for coming to our town.
Because of your programs last weekend,
A lot of kids have changed their lives around.”

Later this man – duties in Recruitment, PR, and Alumni.
These days Director of Conventions and Publications.
Doing his work unto God
So students can communicate salvation.

Retirement – What will the Lord have in mind?
Completing 46 years at the College – Wow!
But still employed by God.
Another road to travel now.

“Who is he?” you ask.
He’s Meredith Williams.
His choice to serve the Lord.
And always up to the task.

(Colossians 3: 23 – 24)

                    — Charles B. Mayes

Work At It With All Your Heart  © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

This blog is dedicated to a man who has had a great influence on my life.  His story unfolds in the Spring 2013 issue of the Ozark Christian College Compass
[  http://occ.edu/events/default.aspx?id=59 ]  pages 13 -16 – “The Little, Unknown Band Director from the State of Kansas.”  Please take time to read it.

I had the privilege of being in the Impact Brass and Singers during 1970-’71 including the first Summer Tour in 1971.  This 65 day bus tour across the United States was an experience not only that I will never forget, but one which changed my life.

The  poem above hangs on Col. 3 from where we took most of our programs during that Summer 1971 Tour.

I wouldn’t take anything now in trade for that adventure.  The road was long; the churches many times looked the same (and some were because they had the same construction company); but the ministry was exciting  and the fellowship was sweet!  Thank you, Meredith!  Have a great retirement!

Some of my other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor at San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area. If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog. Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you!

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What Do You Do?

 

 

 

 

What Do You Do?

What do you do
When you’re on their Prayer List,
You’re not doin’ the prayin’,
But they’re prayin’ for you?

Then you start to thinkin’
Of each and every person
Bowin’ before God,
Takin’ time to pray.

Askin’ for that healin’ touch
Liftin’ up your name,
To our Lord and Savior,
From those you love so much.

Rememberin’ you this time
As you’ve remembered them before
Baskin’ in His Grace –
In His Glory shine.

What do you do
When you’re on their Prayer List,
They’re prayin’ for you?
I’ll thank ‘em that’s what I’ll do!

—  Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

Illustrations/graphics supplied by GospelGifs.com are copyrighted and used with permission.

If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.  Note:  The illustration is not to be used in any way without permission from GospelGifs.com.

Blog Followers and Others – Thank you for taking time to read these poems.  I prayerfully hope that they will help you become closer to God and will facilitate you wanting to read His Word and Pray more daily.

I am thankful to Meredith Williams, Director of Publications, among other things,  at my alma mater, Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, mentioning my book,  A         New Year Resolution and Other Poems [including The Missionaries].  This in the current Winter 2012 Compass on page 25.  [To download as a PDF please find at  http://occ.edu/events/default.aspx?id=59  ]

Meredith has also put together the booklet, In the Midst of the Storm  – “stories of the Joplin Tornado and the presence of God.”  Please take time to read it.                     [ See http://www.occ.edu/Tornado/ ].

I would like to do some Book Readings in the San Jose, California area. If you are interested in having me come to your group, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you would like to purchase a copy of this new book (22 poem chapbook),       A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. 2011, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you about description,  price, payment, and mailing arrangements as soon as possible.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you.

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Mother and George Washington

Mother and George Washington

The Father of our Country’s
Birthday is today.
It’s memorable,
But not in only one way.

Because, you see, our dear Mother
Was born on this day, too.
She remains such a blessing
For me and also you.

With ice cream (a la mode)
As we eat our cherry pie,
We’ll remember George and Mother
We cannot tell a lie.

So, we see that we are double blessed,
In 1918 Mother, and George 1732.
Both meaning so much to all of us,
Born on February Twenty-Two.

– Charles B. Mayes

Mother and George Washington Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.  Note:  The illustration is not to be used in any way without permission from http://www.freeclipartnow.com.

I really appreciate my followers and those who find my blog.  I am so grateful that you read my blog and prayerfully hope that you will be blessed as God has blessed me!

I am thankful to Meredith Williams, Director of Publications, among other things,  at my alma mater, Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, mentioning my book,  A New Year Resolution and Other Poems [including The Missionaries].  This in the current Winter 2012 Compass.

Meredith has also put together the booklet, In the Midst of the Storm  –             “stories of the Joplin Tornado and the presence of God.”  Please take time to read it.    [ See http://www.occ.edu/Tornado/ ].

I would like to do some Book Readings in the San Jose, California area. If you are interested in having me come to your group, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you would like to purchase a copy of this new book (22 poem chapbook),       A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. 2011, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you about description,  price, payment, and mailing arrangements as soon as possible.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you.

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