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Week of Ninth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/22/2018 *push/click*

BE STRONG IN FAITH…
(let’s workout)

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Pour out upon us, O Lord, the spirit to think and do what is right, that we, who can not even exist without you, may have the strength to live accordingly to your will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

9th Sunday After Pentecost

🙂 🙂 🙂

i AM GONNA READ THIS THURSDAY AT MY CHURCH…

WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS “RECOMMENDED” FOR ME TO READ???

Jeremiah 23:1-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Restoration after Exile

23 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the LordTherefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LordThen I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.

The Righteous Branch of David

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

9th sunday after pentecost

AND THEN IT READS…

Ephesians 2:11-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

One in Christ

11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth,[a] called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands— 12 remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. 15 He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16 and might reconcile both groups to God in one body[b] through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it.[c] 17 So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18 for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.[d] 21 In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom you also are built together spiritually[e] into a dwelling place for God.

LET’s GO2 THE GYM…

GYM QUOTE

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…

7/17/2018

Got an email from Hershey Entertainment and Resorts TODAY…

THEY REJECTED MY RESUME FOR A OPEN MARKETING MANAGER POSITION…

HENCE…

YOU KNOW IT

i CREATED THIS JPEG…

I ALSO READ…

Thank you 7.17.2018

WILL YOU???

Thank you 7.17.2018A

THANK YOU!!!

 

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Week of Ninth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/22/2018 *push/click*

BE STRONG IN FAITH…
(lets workout)…

Pour out upon us, O Lord, the spirit to think and do what is right, that we, who can not even exist without you, may have the strength to live accordingly to your will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

9th Sunday After Pentecost

🙂 🙂 🙂

i AM GONNA READ THIS THURSDAY AT MY CHURCH…

WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS “RECOMMENDED” FOR ME TO READ???

Jeremiah 23:1-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Restoration after Exile

23 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the LordTherefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LordThen I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord.

The Righteous Branch of David

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

9th sunday after pentecost

AND THEN IT READS…

Ephesians 2:11-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

One in Christ

11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth,[a] called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands— 12 remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. 15 He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16 and might reconcile both groups to God in one body[b] through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it.[c] 17 So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18 for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.[d] 21 In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom you also are built together spiritually[e] into a dwelling place for God.

LET’s GO2 THE GYM…

GYM QUOTE

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…

 

 

 

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Eighth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/15/2018 *push/click*

I AIN’T NO DAMN PROPHET… let’s go2 church…

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

state museum

Ever been to the Museum in Harrisburg, PA??? (picture from there)

It is pretty cool…

ANYWAY…

This week, I want to share with you the following:

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

Amos 7:7-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,

“See, I am setting a plumb line
    in the midst of my people Israel;
    I will never again pass them by;
the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
    and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
    and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

Amaziah Complains to the King

10 Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos has said,

‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
    and Israel must go into exile
    away from his land.’”

12 And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; 13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”

14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am[a] no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am[b] a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, 15 and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

In addition…

Ephesians 1:3-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ[a] before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance,[b] having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 14 this[c] is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

I AIN’T NO DAMN PROPHET… let’s go2 church…

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

7/10/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL… APPLIED FOR SOME JOBS WITH Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and the Penn State medical center

I AM REALLY PROMOTING THOSE EXHIBITS AT OUR SOCIETY…(these jobs are in PR)

BUT FIRST I READ…

will you???

THANK YOU!!!

7/11/2018 –

QUESTION: does this thing tell time???

SMH… TECHNOLOGY…

7 not 2… 

7/12/2018 –

RING… RING… RING…

telephone

Psalm 85

Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favor

Lord, you were favorable to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people;
    you pardoned all their sin. Selah
You withdrew all your wrath;
    you turned from your hot anger.

Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
    and put away your indignation toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
    so that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
    and grant us your salvation.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for he will speak peace to his people,
    to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.[a]
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
    righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
    and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12 The Lord will give what is good,
    and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him,
    and will make a path for his steps.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

7/13/2018 –

110%

GOOD READING TO START MY DAY…

LET’s GO VOLUNTEERING!!!

7/14/2018

i usually share with you the Holy Gospel for this entry…

HOWEVER…

due to recent events at my part-time job at Chocolate World…

REMEMBER THIS “Y”???

IT LOOKS GOOD!!!

Thank you 7.14.2018

Psalm 111

Praise for God’s Wonderful Works

Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
    studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;
    the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
    in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever,
    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
    he has commanded his covenant forever.
    Holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it[a] have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever.

LET’s DEPOSIT THAT MONEY…

plaque for milton hershey

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Week of Eighth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/15/2018 *push/click*

I AIN’T NO DAMN PROPHET… let’s go2 church…

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

MICROPHONE

7/11/2018

QUESTION: does this thing tell time???

Thank you 7.11.2018

SMH… TECHNOLOGY…

7 not 2… 

7/12/2018

RING… RING… RING…

telephone

Thank you 7.12.2018

Psalm 85

Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favor

Lord, you were favorable to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people;
    you pardoned all their sin. Selah
You withdrew all your wrath;
    you turned from your hot anger.

Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
    and put away your indignation toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
    so that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
    and grant us your salvation.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for he will speak peace to his people,
    to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.[a]
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land.

10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
    righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
    and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12 The Lord will give what is good,
    and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him,
    and will make a path for his steps.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

7/13/2018

110%

GOOD READING TO START MY DAY… 

Thank you 7.13.2018aThank you 7.13.2018b

LET’s GO VOLUNTEERING!!!

 

 

 

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Week of Eighth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/15/2018 *push/click*

I AIN’T NO DAMN PROPHET… let’s go2 church…

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

state museum

Ever been to the Museum in Harrisburg, PA??? (picture from there)

It is pretty cool…

ANYWAY…

This week, I want to share with you the following:

Amos 7:7-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,

“See, I am setting a plumb line
    in the midst of my people Israel;
    I will never again pass them by;
the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
    and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
    and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

Amaziah Complains to the King

10 Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos has said,

‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
    and Israel must go into exile
    away from his land.’”

12 And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; 13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”

14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I am[a] no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am[b] a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, 15 and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

In addition…

8th sunday after pentecost

Ephesians 1:3-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ[a] before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance,[b] having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 14 this[c] is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

I AIN’T NO DAMN PROPHET… let’s go2 church…

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK

7/10/2018

TODAY WAS COOLAPPLIED FOR SOME JOBS WITH Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and the Penn State medical center

I AM REALLY PROMOTING THOSE EXHIBITS AT OUR SOCIETY… (these jobs are in PR)

BUT FIRST I READ…

Thank you 7.10.2018

will you???

Thank you 7.10.2018a

THANK YOU!!!

 

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Seventh Sunday After Pentecost… 7/8/2018 *push/click*

when i don’t know… WE READ.

God of glory, Father of love, peace comes from you alone. Send us as peacemakers and witnesses to your kingdom, and fill our hearts with joy in your promises of salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

NEWS

It appears to me, the more I learn… the more, i realize, i don’t know…

FOR EXAMPLE…

i am reading the “recommended” liturgy for this week’s church service… 

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

Ezekiel 2:1-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Vision of the Scroll

He said to me: O mortal,[a] stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you. And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me. He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation[b] of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day. The descendants are impudent and stubborn. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.

question: WHO SAID THIS???

answer: EZEKIEL

question: WHO IS THIS???

answer: Hi…

WE ARE ALSO GOING TO READ SOMETHING FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT…

2 Corinthians 12:2-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep[a] me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated.[b] Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power[c] is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

when i don’t know… WE READ.

we read

LET’s GO2 WORK

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

7/3/2018 –

TODAY IS MY GOD-DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY…

HERE IS THE CAKE I BOUGHT HER…

MACKENZIE

here is what i read before going to NJ…

WILL YOU???

7/4/2018 –

THIS LITURGY IS GETTING SMALL.  why???

Wanna Hear???

Wanna See???

THANK YOU!!!

7/5/2018 –

I pray that you had an AWESOME Fourth of July…

AS FOR ME… I WORKED UNTIL 11:00ish… We had a rain storm last night… this meant HCW was really busy up until it stopped raining… MY COWORKERS MADE MY Fourth AWESOME!

It is now the Fifth… TIME to READ…

May I share with you what I will hear at my church tonight???

Psalm 123

Supplication for Mercy

To you I lift up my eyes,
    O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
As the eyes of servants
    look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maid
    to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
    until he has mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
    for we have had more than enough of contempt.
Our soul has had more than its fill
    of the scorn of those who are at ease,
    of the contempt of the proud.

YEAH… AGAIN THIS LITURGY IS GETTING SMALL…

why???

Thank you 7.5.2018

Let’s go2 the MUSEUM… WE HAVE STUFF TO WRITE…

 

7/6/2018 –

WRITE I DID… ALSO CREATED AN EXHIBIT…

BUT FIRST, I READ…

WILL YOU???

THANK YOU!!!

7/7/2018

WENT TO THE STATE MUSEUM…

state museum

BUT FIRST, I READ…

Thank you 7.7.2018

WILL YOU???

Mark 6:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary[a] and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense[b] at him. Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.

The Mission of the Twelve

Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11 If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

THANK YOU!!!

LET’S GO2 WORK

 

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Week of Seventh Sunday After Pentecost… 7/8/2018 *push/click*

when i don’t know… WE READ.

God of glory, Father of love, peace comes from you alone. Send us as peacemakers and witnesses to your kingdom, and fill our hearts with joy in your promises of salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

chocolate heart

7/4/2018

THIS LITURGY IS GETTING SMALL.  why???

Wanna Hear???

Wanna See???

Thank you 7.4.2018a

Thank you 7.4.2018b

Thank you 7.4.2018

THANK YOU!!!

7/5/2018

I pray that you had an AWESOME Fourth of July…

AS FOR ME… I WORKED UNTIL 11:00ish… We had a rain storm last night… this meant HCW was really busy up until it stopped raining… MY COWORKERS MADE MY Fourth AWESOME!

It is now the Fifth… TIME to READ…

May I share with you what I will hear at my church tonight???

Psalm 123

Supplication for Mercy

To you I lift up my eyes,
    O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
As the eyes of servants
    look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maid
    to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
    until he has mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
    for we have had more than enough of contempt.
Our soul has had more than its fill
    of the scorn of those who are at ease,
    of the contempt of the proud.

YEAH… AGAIN THIS LITURGY IS GETTING SMALL…

why???

Let’s go2 the MUSEUM… WE HAVE STUFF TO WRITE…

NEWS

 

7/6/2018

WRITE I DID… ALSO CREATED AN EXHIBIT…

BUT FIRST, I READ…

Thank you 7.6.2018

WILL YOU???

Thank you 7.6.2018a

THANK YOU!!!

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Week of Seventh Sunday After Pentecost… 7/8/2018 *push/click*

when i don’t know… WE READ.

God of glory, Father of love, peace comes from you alone. Send us as peacemakers and witnesses to your kingdom, and fill our hearts with joy in your promises of salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

NEWS

It appears to me, the more I learn… the more, i realize, i don’t know…

FOR EXAMPLE…

i am reading the “recommended” liturgy for this week’s church service… 

Ezekiel 2:1-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Vision of the Scroll

He said to me: O mortal,[a] stand up on your feet, and I will speak with you. And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me. He said to me, Mortal, I am sending you to the people of Israel, to a nation[b] of rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have transgressed against me to this very day. The descendants are impudent and stubborn. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” Whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house), they shall know that there has been a prophet among them.

question: WHO SAID THIS???

answer: EZEKIEL

question: WHO IS THIS???

answer: Hi…

WE ARE ALSO GOING TO READ SOMETHING FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT…

7th sunday after pentecost

2 Corinthians 12:2-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep[a] me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated.[b] Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power[c] is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

when i don’t know… WE READ.

we read

LET’s GO2 WORK

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

7/3/2018

TODAY IS MY GOD-DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY…

HERE IS THE CAKE I BOUGHT HER…

MACKENZIE

here is what i read before going to NJ…

Thank you 7.3.2018a

Thank you 7.3.2018

WILL YOU???

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Sixth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/1/2018 *push/click*

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire: through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

sleeping lion

i WANT TO BEGIN THIS POST BY TELLING YOU THAT “faith” is a journey…

It is awesome to see God’s will come to fruition in our lives…

I WILL BE HONEST, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY A LOT OF CHURCHES WILL BE SHARING THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES; however, I am still sharing them with you…

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

Lamentations 3:22-33 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,[a]
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul that seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
27 It is good for one to bear
    the yoke in youth,
28 to sit alone in silence
    when the Lord has imposed it,
29 to put one’s mouth to the dust
    (there may yet be hope),
30 to give one’s cheek to the smiter,
    and be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not
    reject forever.
32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33 for he does not willingly afflict
    or grieve anyone.

lam·en·ta·tion

ˌlamənˈtāSH(ə)n/

noun

plural noun: lamentations

  1. the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.

    “scenes of lamentation”

    synonyms: weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, lament, keening, grieving, mourning

    “the survivors’ lamentation”
  2. a book of the Bible telling of the desolation of Judah after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC.

    singular proper noun: Lamentations; singular proper noun: Lamentations of Jeremiah; noun: Lamentations 

and then we READ…

2 Corinthians 8:7-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you[a]—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.[b]

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. For you know the generous act[c] of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 10 And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something— 11 now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. 12 For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. 13 I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14 your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. 15 As it is written,

“The one who had much did not have too much,
    and the one who had little did not have too little.”

YEAH… Let’s GO!!!

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(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

6/26/2018 –

i went to the Gym and the library today… I LIKE THAT HOUSE THAT IS FOR RENT ON COCOA AVE.

ANYWAY…

Here is what i read to get my day started:

CHANGE OF SUBJECT…

Do you know??? WHY IS THE United States of America NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE WORLD CUP???

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US… 

LET’s GO2 THAT TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR MEETING…

6/27/2018 –

TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS READING WITH YOU…

Wanna Hear???

Wanna See???

6/28/2018 –

I AM HAVING FUN… I wish that backdrop for our EXHIBIT comes back from the print shop TODAY… IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR 2 WEEKS.

HERE IS A COOL MORNING PRAYER…

My Lord, a new day has arrived filled with possibilities, both known and unknown. I know that you have blessed me with both the courage and strength that will enable me to face those possibilities. I shall confidently step out into the world, to experience all that it has to offer, and to do so with grace. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

i WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ONE OF THE PSALMS I WILL BE READING TO MY CONGREGATION TONIGHT…

Psalm 30

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,
    and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
    and you have healed me.
Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
    restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.[a]

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
    and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment;
    his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.

As for me, I said in my prosperity,
    “I shall never be moved.”
By your favor, O Lord,
    you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face;
    I was dismayed.

To you, O Lord, I cried,
    and to the Lord I made supplication:
“What profit is there in my death,
    if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
    Lord, be my helper!”

11 You have turned my mourning into dancing;
    you have taken off my sackcloth
    and clothed me with joy,
12 so that my soul[b] may praise you and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

NOW… LET’S GET THAT DAY STARTED…

6/29/2018 –

TODAY, I AM DOING MY THING… GOING TO HERSHEY…

i AM MANAGING AN EXHIBIT FOR OUR HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

GOLF IN HERSHEY

GOING TO MY PART TIME JOB AT HCW. (ordering that cake for my God-Daughter’s Birthday)…

BUT FIRST…

I READ…

WILL YOU???

TILL TOMORROW…

6/30/2018

I MADE A PROMISE TO MYSELF TO HAVE THE GOLF EXHIBIT UP BY JULY 1ST…

GOLF IN HERSHEY II

HENCE, I AM GOING TO THE MUSEUM BEFORE WORK…

OOO…  & I read…

Mark 5:21-43 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat[a] to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him.

And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing[b] what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 6.30.2018

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

 

 

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beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire: through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

lego rowboat

6/27/2018

TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS READING WITH YOU…

Wanna Hear???

Wanna See???

Thank you 6.27.2018a

Thank you 6.27.2018

6/28/2018

I AM HAVING FUN… I wish that backdrop for our EXHIBIT comes back from the print shop TODAY… IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR A 2 WEEKS.

backdrop

HERE IS A COOL MORNING PRAYER…

My Lord, a new day has arrived filled with possibilities, both known and unknown. I know that you have blessed me with both the courage and strength that will enable me to face those possibilities. I shall confidently step out into the world, to experience all that it has to offer, and to do so with grace. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

i WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ONE OF THE PSALMS I WILL BE READING TO MY CONGREGATION TONIGHT…

Psalm 30

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,
    and did not let my foes rejoice over me.
Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
    and you have healed me.
Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
    restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.[a]

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
    and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment;
    his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.

As for me, I said in my prosperity,
    “I shall never be moved.”
By your favor, O Lord,
    you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face;
    I was dismayed.

To you, O Lord, I cried,
    and to the Lord I made supplication:
“What profit is there in my death,
    if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
    Lord, be my helper!”

11 You have turned my mourning into dancing;
    you have taken off my sackcloth
    and clothed me with joy,
12 so that my soul[b] may praise you and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

NOW… LET’S GET THAT DAY STARTED…

Thank you 6.28.2018

6/29/2018

TODAY, I AM DOING MY THING… GOING TO HERSHEY…

i AM MANAGING AN EXHIBIT FOR OUR HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

GOLF IN HERSHEY

GOING TO MY PART TIME JOB AT HCW. (ordering that cake for my God-Daughter’s Birthday)…

goddadughters bday

BUT FIRST…

I READ…

Thank you 6.29.2018a

Thank you 6.29.2018b

WILL YOU???

Thank you 6.29.2018

TILL TOMORROW…

 

 

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Week of Sixth Sunday After Pentecost… 7/1/2018 *push/click*

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire: through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

sleeping lion

i WANT TO BEGIN THIS POST BY TELLING YOU THAT “faith” is a journey…

It is awesome to see God’s will come to fruition in our lives…

I WILL BE HONEST, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY A LOT OF CHURCHES WILL BE SHARING THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES; however, I am still sharing them with you…

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US…

Lamentations 3:22-33 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,[a]
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul that seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
27 It is good for one to bear
    the yoke in youth,
28 to sit alone in silence
    when the Lord has imposed it,
29 to put one’s mouth to the dust
    (there may yet be hope),
30 to give one’s cheek to the smiter,
    and be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not
    reject forever.
32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
33 for he does not willingly afflict
    or grieve anyone.

lam·en·ta·tion

ˌlamənˈtāSH(ə)n/

noun

plural noun: lamentations

  1. the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.

    “scenes of lamentation”

    synonyms: weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, lament, keening, grieving, mourning

    “the survivors’ lamentation”
  2. a book of the Bible telling of the desolation of Judah after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC.

    singular proper noun: Lamentations; singular proper noun: Lamentations of Jeremiah; noun: Lamentations 

6th sunday after pentecost

and then we READ…

2 Corinthians 8:7-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you[a]—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.[b]

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. For you know the generous act[c] of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 10 And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something— 11 now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. 12 For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. 13 I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14 your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. 15 As it is written,

“The one who had much did not have too much,
    and the one who had little did not have too little.”

YEAH… Let’s GO!!!

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TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

6/26/2018

i went to the Gym and the library today… I LIKE THAT HOUSE THAT IS FOR RENT ON COCOA AVE.

ANYWAY…

Here is what i read to get my day started:

Thank you 6.26.2018a

CHANGE OF SUBJECT…

Do you know??? WHY IS THE United States of America NOT BEING REPRESENTED IN THE WORLD CUP???

Thank you 6.26.2018

beyond me… NOT BEYOND US… 

LET’s GO2 THAT TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR MEETING…

 

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OUR SUPERPOWER IS THAT WE BELIEVE…

O God our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

our superpower

Before I go2 work…

i WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME READINGS THAT i  HEARD AT MY CHURCH THURSDAY NIGHT…

Job 38:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lord Answers Job

38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up your loins like a man,
    I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone
when the morning stars sang together
    and all the heavenly beings[a] shouted for joy?

“Or who shut in the sea with doors
    when it burst out from the womb?—
when I made the clouds its garment,
    and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10 and prescribed bounds for it,
    and set bars and doors,
11 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
    and here shall your proud waves be stopped’?

&

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

As we work together with him,[a] we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says,

“At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
    and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”

See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

11 We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. 12 There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. 13 In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.

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Let’s Go2 Work

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

6/19/2018 –

i CAUGHT UP ON MY READINGS… this weekend Imagine Dragons played at HersheyPark Stadium… this meant, that we were slammed at my Part-Time job at HCW… Imagine assisting over 30,000 guests… I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY COWORKERS MAKING A CRAZY NIGHT AWESOME!

anyway…

i did not read yesterday… i did read TODAY though…

MAY I SHARE IT WITH YOU???

picture taken before we planted trees on Linden Ave.

LET’s GO2 THAT COOKOUT

6/20/2018 –

Ever been to a Toastmasters meeting???

Ever want to go???

contact me @ kschafer137@gmail.com if you want to know more about this program… IT’S AWESOME… truly AWESOME…

Here is what i read this morning before the gym, museum, library…

WANNA HEAR???

WANNA SEE???

Luke 6:33-43 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.[a] Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher. 41 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s[b] eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your neighbor,[c] ‘Friend,[d] let me take out the speck in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s[e] eye.

A Tree and Its Fruit

43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit;

*PLEASE NOTEi shared with you more liturgy than was given to me…

Question: WHY???

Answer: WHY NOT.

6/21/2018 –

Last night, i went to a TOASTMASTER meeting… it was nice to see an advancement in my communication style…

MY SPEECH TOLD THE STORY OF MY CURRENT LOVES…

I. My Part-Time Job at HCW

II. My love for God

III. The Exhibits, I am managing at HDTHS

SPEAKING OF MY LOVE FOR GOD i WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU…

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    those he redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
    from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the south.[a]

Some wandered in desert wastes,
    finding no way to an inhabited town;
hungry and thirsty,
    their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress;
he led them by a straight way,
    until they reached an inhabited town.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
For he satisfies the thirsty,
    and the hungry he fills with good things.

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;
    they fell down, with no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
14 he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze,
    and cuts in two the bars of iron.

17 Some were sick[b] through their sinful ways,
    and because of their iniquities endured affliction;
18 they loathed any kind of food,
    and they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
20 he sent out his word and healed them,
    and delivered them from destruction.
21 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
22 And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
    and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

23 Some went down to the sea in ships,
    doing business on the mighty waters;
24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,
    his wondrous works in the deep.
25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
    which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
    their courage melted away in their calamity;
27 they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
    and were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he brought them out from their distress;
29 he made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad because they had quiet,
    and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
    and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a desert,
    springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 a fruitful land into a salty waste,
    because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35 He turns a desert into pools of water,
    a parched land into springs of water.
36 And there he lets the hungry live,
    and they establish a town to live in;
37 they sow fields, and plant vineyards,
    and get a fruitful yield.
38 By his blessing they multiply greatly,
    and he does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and brought low
    through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
40 he pours contempt on princes
    and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41 but he raises up the needy out of distress,
    and makes their families like flocks.
42 The upright see it and are glad;
    and all wickedness stops its mouth.
43 Let those who are wise give heed to these things,
    and consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

THANK YOU!!!

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LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/22/2018 –

Before I get my day going, may i share with you what i read this morning???

THANK YOU!!!

6/23/2018

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

The Holy Gospel written in Mark…

Mark 4:35-41 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Stills a Storm

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Thank you 6.23.2018

Let’s go2 Home Depot for Artificial Grass for that Exhibit… THEN WORK…

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Week of Fifth Sunday After Pentecost… 6/24/2018 *push/click*

OUR SUPERPOWER IS THAT WE BELIEVE…

O God our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

our superpower

6/20/2018

Ever been to a Toastmasters meeting???

Competent Communicator

Ever want to go???

contact me @ kschafer137@gmail.com if you want to know more about this program… IT’S AWESOME… truly AWESOME…

Here is what i read this morning before the gym, museum, library…

our superpower

WANNA HEAR???

WANNA SEE???

Luke 6:33-43 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.[a] Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher. 41 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s[b] eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your neighbor,[c] ‘Friend,[d] let me take out the speck in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s[e] eye.

A Tree and Its Fruit

43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit;

Thank you 6.20.2018

*PLEASE NOTE* i shared with you more liturgy than was given to me…

Question: WHY???

Answer: WHY NOT.

6/21/2018

Last night, i went to a TOASTMASTER meeting… it was nice to see an advancement in my communication style… 

MY SPEECH TOLD THE STORY OF MY CURRENT LOVES…

I. My Part-Time Job at HCW

II. My love for God

III. The Exhibits, I am managing at HDTHS

SPEAKING OF MY LOVE FOR GOD i WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU…

Thank you 6.21.2018

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    those he redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
    from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the south.[a]

Some wandered in desert wastes,
    finding no way to an inhabited town;
hungry and thirsty,
    their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress;
he led them by a straight way,
    until they reached an inhabited town.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
For he satisfies the thirsty,
    and the hungry he fills with good things.

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;
    they fell down, with no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
14 he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze,
    and cuts in two the bars of iron.

17 Some were sick[b] through their sinful ways,
    and because of their iniquities endured affliction;
18 they loathed any kind of food,
    and they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
20 he sent out his word and healed them,
    and delivered them from destruction.
21 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
22 And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
    and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

23 Some went down to the sea in ships,
    doing business on the mighty waters;
24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,
    his wondrous works in the deep.
25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
    which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
    their courage melted away in their calamity;
27 they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
    and were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he brought them out from their distress;
29 he made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad because they had quiet,
    and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
    and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a desert,
    springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 a fruitful land into a salty waste,
    because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35 He turns a desert into pools of water,
    a parched land into springs of water.
36 And there he lets the hungry live,
    and they establish a town to live in;
37 they sow fields, and plant vineyards,
    and get a fruitful yield.
38 By his blessing they multiply greatly,
    and he does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and brought low
    through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
40 he pours contempt on princes
    and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41 but he raises up the needy out of distress,
    and makes their families like flocks.
42 The upright see it and are glad;
    and all wickedness stops its mouth.
43 Let those who are wise give heed to these things,
    and consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

THANK YOU!!!

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/22/2018

Before I get my day going, may i share with you what i read this morning???

Thank you 6.22.2018a

Thank you 6.22.2018b

Thank you 6.22.2018c

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 6.22.2018

 

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OUR SUPERPOWER IS THAT WE BELIEVE…

O God our defender, storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us all from unbelief, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

our superpower

Before I go2 work this Sunday…

i WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME READINGS i WILL HEAR AT MY CHURCH THURSDAY NIGHT…

Job 38:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lord Answers Job

38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up your loins like a man,
    I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone
when the morning stars sang together
    and all the heavenly beings[a] shouted for joy?

“Or who shut in the sea with doors
    when it burst out from the womb?—
when I made the clouds its garment,
    and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10 and prescribed bounds for it,
    and set bars and doors,
11 and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
    and here shall your proud waves be stopped’?

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2 Corinthians 6:1-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

As we work together with him,[a] we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says,

“At an acceptable time I have listened to you,
    and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”

See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

11 We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. 12 There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. 13 In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.

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Let’s Go2 Work

TALK 2YA LATER THIS WEEK

6/19/2018

i CAUGHT UP ON MY READINGS… this weekend Imagine Dragons played at HersheyPark Stadium… this meant, that we were slammed at my Part-Time job at HCW… Imagine assisting over 30,000 guests… I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY COWORKERS MAKING A CRAZY NIGHT AWESOME!

anyway…

i did not read yesterday… i did read TODAY though…

MAY I SHARE IT WITH YOU???

Thank you 6.19.2018

picture taken before we planted trees on Linden Ave.

Thank you 6.19.2018A

LET’s GO2 THAT COOKOUT

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WALK’IN BY FAITH…

God, our maker and redeemer, you have made us a new company of priests to bear the witness to the Gospel. Enable us to be faithful to our calling to make known your promises to all the world; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

balance

If I could have a picture to describe our understanding of our faith and God in general… THIS WOULD BE GOOD…

WALK’IN BY FAITH…

i have the awesome privilege of READING the Liturgy again on Thursday night… I will be honest with you… I don’t like the fact of our church changing its format… I heard that the Liturgy wants to be removed.  I pray THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

*back to that picture*

LIFE IS A BALANCING ACT… (Keep going forward)

ANYWAY… Here are the scriptures, I want to share with you:

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35 Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.

David Anointed as King

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” Samuel did what the Lordcommanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.”[a] But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” 11 Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12 He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.

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2 Corinthians 5:6-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.

The Ministry of Reconciliation

11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15 And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view;[a] even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view,[b]we know him no longer in that way. 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

Let’s go walk by faith…

Thankful for these postcards sent to our new members at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society… AREN’T THEY COOL???

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…

6/12/2018 –

Had a productive day… STARTED WITH ME READING:

THEN I APPLIED FOR A JOB AND WROTE THIS:

Please accept my resume for an Account Strategist. I understand, that I might not have all of the Agency experience desired; however, I assure management that I can perform the tasks that this job requires. 
For instance, I notice ways a business can make improvements.  My current Part-Time job is missing a great opportunity to implement a Kit Kat Costume Character in its variety of Figures. Hershey’s Management has noticed a steady increase of the sale of Kit Kat in the past six years. This gave the brand enough attention for Hershey to build another plant in Hazleton, PA strictly for Kit Kat production. I currently work part-time for the Hershey Company in attractions at Chocolate World. I have noticed a Hershey Bar Costume Character. I have noticed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume Character. I have noticed a Hershey Kiss Costume Character. I have even noticed a Jolly Rancher Costume Character. However, I have not noticed a Kit Kat Costume Character. I have put my suggestion to acquire this costume to management on the kiosk in the break-room at Chocolate World. Hershey’s Chocolate World averages over 10,000 people attending daily. This could mean an opportunity for Kit Kat to get more exposure of its brand
I have a lot of ideas. They are put into action at our historical society in Hershey, PA. I am managing a couple of exhibits there and am constantly thinking of new ways to communicate to the public exhibits I manage. This included our attendance at the Central PAs WWII Roundtable to promote our Dwight D. Eisenhower exhibit. YES, Dwight Eisenhower came to Hershey, PA in 1953 to celebrate his 63rd birthday.

I want to share my gifts with you. I would love to be considered for this. Thank you for your time. You may reach me at kschafer137@gmail.com. Thank you!!
Sincerely,

Kevin Matthew Schafer
MBA – Penn State Alumni
Vice President of Public Relations for Conestoga Toastmasters
“Every truly great accomplishment seems at first impossible…”

NOW, Let’s Attend that Derry Township Supervisor meeting…

WALK’IN BY FAITH… 

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6/13/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL… you know what else is cool??? 

 

YOU CLICKING ON THIS…

THANKFUL I KNOW POWERPOINT…

6/14/2018 –

I GET TO READ TONIGHT!!! HERE IS A PSALM i WILL BE READING…

Psalm 92

Thanksgiving for Vindication

A PSALM. A SONG FOR THE SABBATH DAY.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
    and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
    to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
    at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

How great are your works, O Lord!
    Your thoughts are very deep!
The dullard cannot know,
    the stupid cannot understand this:
though the wicked sprout like grass
    and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever,
    but you, O Lord, are on high forever.
For your enemies, O Lord,
    for your enemies shall perish;
    all evildoers shall be scattered.

10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
    you have poured over me[a] fresh oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
    my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.

12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
    they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 In old age they still produce fruit;
    they are always green and full of sap,
15 showing that the Lord is upright;
    he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/15/2018 –

WHAT DOES TODAY BRING???

i DON’T KNOW… but i know prayer… do you???

6/16/2018

BEFORE I GET TO THE SPREADING OF THAT MULCH THIS MORNING AT MY CHURCH… 

may i spread the Holy Gospel???

THIS Sunday, a lot of churches will teach Jesus’s teaching found in…

WALK’IN BY FAITH…

Thank you 6.16.2018

Mark 4:26-34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Parable of the Growing Seed

26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

The Use of Parables

33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

Don’t want to explain this…

THINK FOR YOURSELVES… (let’s apply for more jobs)

LET’s GO MULCHING!!!

 

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God, our maker and redeemer, you have made us a new company of priests to bear the witness to the Gospel. Enable us to be faithful to our calling to make known your promises to all the world; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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6/13/2018

TODAY WAS COOL… you know what else is cool??? 

 

YOU CLICKING ON THIS…

THANKFUL I KNOW POWERPOINT…

Thank you 6.13.2018A

Thank you 6.13.2018B

Thank you 6.13.2018C

Thank you 6.13.2018D

6/14/2018

I GET TO READ TONIGHT!!! HERE IS A PSALM i WILL BE READING…

Psalm 92

Thanksgiving for Vindication

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath Day.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
    and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
    to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
    at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

How great are your works, O Lord!
    Your thoughts are very deep!
The dullard cannot know,
    the stupid cannot understand this:
though the wicked sprout like grass
    and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever,
    but you, O Lord, are on high forever.
For your enemies, O Lord,
    for your enemies shall perish;
    all evildoers shall be scattered.

10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
    you have poured over me[a] fresh oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
    my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.

12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
    they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 In old age they still produce fruit;
    they are always green and full of sap,
15 showing that the Lord is upright;
    he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Thank you 6.14.2018

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/15/2018

WHAT DOES TODAY BRING???

Thank you 6.15.2018

i DON’T KNOW… but i know prayer… do you???

Thank you 6.15.2018a

 

 

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WALK’IN BY FAITH…

God, our maker and redeemer, you have made us a new company of priests to bear the witness to the Gospel. Enable us to be faithful to our calling to make known your promises to all the world; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

balance

If I could have a picture to describe our understanding of our faith and God in general… THIS WOULD BE GOOD…

WALK’IN BY FAITH…

i have the awesome priviledge of READING the Liturgy again on Thursday night… I will be honest with you… I don’t like the fact of our church changing its format… I heard that the Liturgy wants to be removed.  I pray THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

*back to that picture*

LIFE IS A BALANCING ACT… (Keep going forward)

ANYWAY… Here are the scriptures, I want to share with you:

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35 Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.

David Anointed as King

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” Samuel did what the Lordcommanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.”[a] But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” 11 Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12 He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.

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4th sunday after pentecost

2 Corinthians 5:6-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.

The Ministry of Reconciliation

11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15 And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view;[a] even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view,[b]we know him no longer in that way. 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

Let’s go walk by faith…

Thankful for these postcards sent to our new members at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society… AREN’T THEY COOL???

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TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…

6/12/2018

Had a productive day… STARTED WITH ME READING:

Thank you 6.12.2018a

Thank you 6.12.2018b

Thank you 6.12.2018c

Thank you 6.12.2018d

Thank you 6.12.2018

THEN I APPLIED FOR A JOB AND WROTE THIS:

Please accept my resume for an Account Strategist. I understand, that I might not have all of the Agency experience desired; however, I assure management that I can perform the tasks that this job requires. 
For instance, I have a strong passion of getting Hershey’s Chocolate World to implement a Kit Kat Costume Character in its variety of Figures. Hershey’s Management has noticed a steady increase of the sale of Kit Kat in the past six years. This gave the brand enough attention for Hershey to build another plant in Hazleton, PA strictly for Kit Kat production. I currently work part-time for the Hershey Company in attractions at Chocolate World. I have noticed a Hershey Bar Costume Character. I have noticed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume Character. I have noticed a Hershey Kiss Costume Character. I have even noticed a Jolly Rancher Costume Character. However, I have not noticed a Kit Kat Costume Character. I have put my suggestion to acquire this costume to to management on the kiosk in the break-room at Chocolate World. Hershey’s Chocolate World averages over 10,000 people attending daily. This could mean an opportunity for Kit Kat to get more exposure of its brand
I have a lot of ideas. They are put into action at our historical society in Hershey, PA. I am managing a couple of exhibits there and am constantly thinking of new ways to communicate to the public exhibits I manage. This included our attendance at the Central PAs WWII Roundtable to promote our Dwight D. Eisenhower exhibit. YES, Dwight Eisenhower came to Hershey, PA in 1953 to celebrate his 63rd birthday.

I want to share my gifts with you. I would love to be considered for this. Thank you for your time. You may reach me at kschafer137@gmail.com. Thank you!!
Sincerely,

Kevin Matthew Schafer
MBA – Penn State Alumni
Vice President of Public Relations for Conestoga Toastmasters
“Every truly great accomplishment seems at first impossible…”

NOW, Let’s Attend that Derry Township Supervisor meeting…

 

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Third Sunday After Pentecost… 6/10/2018 *push/click*

FOR THE FAMILY…

O God, the strength of those who hope in you: Be present and hear our prayers; and, because in the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing good without you, give us all the help of your grace, so that in keeping your commandments we may please you in will and deed; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

FightingHunger

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

YEAH!!!

LOL… I LOVE HISTORY… IT IS COOL LEARNING FROM IT…

may I share a reading from our old testament with you???

1 Samuel 8:4-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to govern us.” Samuel prayed to the Lordand the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Just as they have done to me,[a] from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you. Now then, listen to their voice; only—you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

10 So Samuel reported all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots; 12 and he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his courtiers. 15 He will take one-tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and his courtiers. 16 He will take your male and female slaves, and the best of your cattle[b] and donkeys, and put them to his work. 17 He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

Israel’s Request for a King Granted

19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, “No! but we are determined to have a king over us, 20 so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

NOW, IT READS…

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Living by Faith

16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

WE ARE RUNNING THIS MORNING…

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Let’s Go!!! (for the family)

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

6/5/2018 –

I pray that my sharing of the scriptures i READ EACH MORNING TO MOTIVATE ME are STRENGTHENING YOUR OWN FAITH. 

HERE IS WHAT i read THIS MORNING…

Q: HOW DO YOU THINK PAUL AND BARNABAS RESPONDED???

A: IT DOESN’T MATTER.

USA! USA! USA!!!

6/6/2018 –

Hi…

6/7/2018 –

THANK YOU FATHER FOR CHURCH ON THURSDAYS…

Here is a psalm we will hear tonight…

Psalm 130

Waiting for Divine Redemption

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
    Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
    to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
    Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you,
    so that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
    more than those who watch for the morning,
    more than those who watch for the morning.

I WILL BE HONEST… i have trouble referring to God as Father… Do you think it will be good if i just refer to God as Lord?

Psalm 103

Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live[a]
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

GOODNESS

Ephesians 1:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ[a] before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

prayer jesus

i knew what a portico was… 

por·ti·co
ˈpôrdəˌkō
noun
  1. a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns at regular intervals, typically attached as a porch to a building.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/8/2018

Hmmm… COOL CHURCH SERVICE LAST NIGHT.

Thank you 6.8.2018

Thank you 6.8.2018a

6/9/2018

WENT TO A MEN’s BREAKFAST THIS MORNING AT MY CHURCH…

DISCUSSED THIS STORY IN OUR HOLY GOSPEL…

Mark 3:20-35 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

The True Kindred of Jesus

31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters[a] are outside, asking for you.” 33 And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

SOLA SCRIPTURA…

Thank you 6.9.2018

SOLA FIDA…

LET’s GO2 WORK

SOLA GRATIA…

 

 

 

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Week of Third Sunday After Pentecost… 6/10/2018 *push/click*

FOR THE FAMILY…

O God, the strength of those who hope in you: Be present and hear our prayers; and, because in the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing good without you, give us all the help of your grace, so that in keeping your commandments we may please you in will and deed; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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6/6/2018

Hi…

Thank you 6.6.2018

Thank you 6.6.2018a

Thank you 6.6.2018b

6/7/2018

THANK YOU FATHER FOR CHURCH ON THURSDAYS…

Here is a psalm we will hear tonight…

Psalm 130

Waiting for Divine Redemption

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
    Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
    to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
    Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you,
    so that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
    more than those who watch for the morning,
    more than those who watch for the morning.

I WILL BE HONEST… i have trouble referring to God as Father… Do you think it will be good if i just refer to God as Lord?

Psalm 103

Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live[a]
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

GOODNESS

Ephesians 1:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ[a] before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

prayer jesus

i knew what a portico was… 

por·ti·co
ˈpôrdəˌkō
noun
  1. a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns at regular intervals, typically attached as a porch to a building.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

 

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Week of Third Sunday After Pentecost… 6/10/2018 *push/click*

FOR THE FAMILY…

O God, the strength of those who hope in you: Be present and hear our prayers; and, because in the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing good without you, give us all the help of your grace, so that in keeping your commandments we may please you in will and deed; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

FightingHunger

YEAH!!!

LOL… I LOVE HISTORY… IT IS COOL LEARNING FROM IT… 

may I share a reading from our old testament with you???

1 Samuel 8:4-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to govern us.” Samuel prayed to the Lordand the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Just as they have done to me,[a] from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you. Now then, listen to their voice; only—you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

10 So Samuel reported all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots; 12 and he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his courtiers. 15 He will take one-tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and his courtiers. 16 He will take your male and female slaves, and the best of your cattle[b] and donkeys, and put them to his work. 17 He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

Israel’s Request for a King Granted

19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, “No! but we are determined to have a king over us, 20 so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

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NOW, IT READS…

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Living by Faith

16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

WE ARE RUNNING THIS MORNING…

penn state health

Let’s Go!!! (for the family)

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…

6/5/2018

I pray that my sharing of the scriptures i READ EACH MORNING TO MOTIVATE ME are STRENGTHENING YOUR OWN FAITH. 

HERE IS WHAT i read THIS MORNING…

Thank you 6.5.2018

Thank you 6.5.2018a

Q: HOW DO YOU THINK PAUL AND BARNABAS RESPONDED??? 

A: IT DOESN’T MATTER.

USA! USA! USA!!!

Thank you 6.4.2018

Thank you 6.4.2018a

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Second Sunday After Pentecost… 6/3/2018 *push/click*

SHINE THAT LIGHT!!!

Lord God of all nations, you have revealed your will to your people and promised your help to us all. Help us to hear and to do what you command, that the darkness may be overcome by the power of your light; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

Shine that light

AGAIN… i made the mistake and turned on a message from an “Evangelist” on TV this morning… i did this because i am not going to be able to goto my Church Today because i have work.  THANK GOD FOR THURSDAY NIGHT SERVICE!!!

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WANT TO BE READING TO THE CONGREGATION THURSDAY…

1 Samuel 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”[a] and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” 17 Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

Q: KNOW WHO SAMUEL WAS???

A:

Samuel is one of the most intriguing Old Testament figures (to me, at least). He’s a star player in the story of David and Saul: the first two God-anointed kings of Israel.

We meet him as a baby. We see him as a national leader, intercessor, and even a ghost.

Here are a few interesting biblical facts about the prophet Samuel.

1. Samuel is a miracle child.

The Bible tells of many significant adults, but only a handful of significant pregnancies. Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob & Esau, Perez, Samson, John the Baptist, and Jesus are the others.

We meet Samuel’s parents before we meet him. His mother Hannah cannot have children, but God hears her prayers and opens her womb, blessing her with the child Samuel.

2. Samuel’s name means “name of God.”

The translation of Samuel (sometimes spelled “Samual” when spelled in the English alphabet) literally means “name of God,” or “God has heard.”

3. Samuel is from the tribe of Levi.

Not only was Samuel from the tribe of Levi, but he may have had Ephraimite blood, too (1 Ch 6:33–381 Sa 1:1). This qualified him to serve in the temple, but Samuel was much more than a priest (see below).

4. Samuel is the last judge.

You can read about most of the judges in the book of—you guessed it!Judges. After Joshua dies, the nation of Israel enters the “days of the judges,” (Ru 1:1) when there was no centralized government.

During this time, God would raise up individuals to deliverer Israel from her enemies (Jdg 2:16). The book of Judges tells us about 12 judges, and First Samuel introduces two more: Eli and Samuel.

Why is Samuel the last? Because after Samuel, Israel is led by kings (Ac 13:20).

5. Samuel anoints the first two kings of Israel: Saul and David.

When the people demand a national king, God directs Samuel to anoint Saul, a tall man from the tribe of Benjamin. Saul doesn’t turn out so well, and so God has Samuel anoint a young shepherd named David as the future king: not the king Israel needs, but the king they deserve. You can read all about that in First Samuel.

Samuel is qualified to do this because of another office he holds . . .

6. Samuel is the first of the prophets.

In the book of Acts, Peter also considers Samuel to be the first of the prophets—after Moses, that is (Ac 3:24).

A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God. Samuel isn’t the first person to be called a prophet in the Bible (Moses is both earlier and greater), but as far as we can tell, he lead an order of prophets in Israel (1 Sa 19:20).

Samuel’s prophetic ministry is significant because it begins at a time when words from the Lord are rare and infrequent (1 Sa 3:1). But after Samuel, Israel’s history comes alive with prophetic revelation: much of which is recorded in the prophetic books of the Bible.

7. Samuel is a priest.

He begins his ministry serving the chief priest in the tabernacle (1 Sa 3:1). Samuel makes sacrifices on behalf of the people, and offers intercessory prayers to God for them (1 Sa 7:9.)

8. Samuel is a Nazarite.

Like the mighty Samson, Samuel is dedicated to the Lord as a child. This dedication was for life, and so he never cuts his hair (1 Sa 1:11Nu 6:1–21).

9. Samuel is the only ghost we meet in the Bible.

After Samuel dies, Saul meets with an Ewok—er, a witch of En-dor (1 Sa 28:7). The medium conjures up the spirit of Samuel, who isn’t too happy about what Saul has done. You can read the whole story in First Samuel chapter 28.

10. Samuel led the greatest Passovers.

Hundreds of years after Samuel’s death, a king named Josiah celebrates the Passover. It’s such an affair, the author says it’s the greatest Passover ever—well, ever since Samuel’s day (2 Ch 35:18).

11. Samuel is remembered for his prayers.

The psalmist who penned Psalm 99 ranks him with Moses and Aaron as one who called upon the Lord’s name (Ps 99:6).

12. God calls Samuel by name—twice

Samuel is one of 8 people in the Bible that God calls by name … twice. The others are Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Martha, Simon, “My God,” and Saul.

THANKS TO JEFFREY KRANZ.

ALIRIGHT… NEXT SCRIPTURE…

2 Corinthians 4:5-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

5/29/2018 –

TODAY, I WAS REMINDED OF A LESSON IN LIFE THAT I HAVE LEARNED TIME & TIME AGAIN…

YOU SEE… I WENT TO MY CHURCH WANTING TO READ 1 SAMUEL 3:1-20… HOWEVER, I FOUND OUT I AM READING Deuteronomy 5:12-15 INSTEAD (when i went to practice)…

ANYWAY…

here are some scriptures I read to get the day started…

YEAH!!!

5/30/2018 –

TODAY, I HAD MIXED EMOTIONS…

i was saddened to catalog items in an Exhibit at our museum that told the story of Hershey High Football (leaving Exhibit)…

BTW – WE GOT THE BEAN…

HAPPY TO SEE A NEW EXHIBIT REPLACE IT…

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(History of Golf in Hershey, PA… picture of Ben Hogan speaking with M.S. Hershey)

ANYWAY… (enough about my feelings…HERE IS WHAT I READ THIS MORNING)

5/31/2018 –

TONIGHT, I SHALL READ @ MY CHURCH…

A PSALM… will you read it, if i don’t see you???

Psalm 81

Sing aloud to God our strength;
    shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
Raise a song, sound the tambourine,
    the sweet lyre with the harp.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
    at the full moon, on our festal day.
For it is a statute for Israel,
    an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
He made it a decree in Joseph,
    when he went out over[a] the land of Egypt.

I hear a voice I had not known:
“I relieved your[b] shoulder of the burden;
    your[c] hands were freed from the basket.
In distress you called, and I rescued you;
    I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.Selah
Hear, O my people, while I admonish you;
    O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
There shall be no strange god among you;
    you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
    Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

11 “But my people did not listen to my voice;
    Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts,
    to follow their own counsels.
13 O that my people would listen to me,
    that Israel would walk in my ways!
14 Then I would quickly subdue their enemies,
    and turn my hand against their foes.
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
    and their doom would last forever.
16 I would feed you[d] with the finest of the wheat,
    and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/1/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL…

May I share with you what I read before going to our museum and Chocolate World???

I LOVE QUESTIONS…

6/2/2018

ONE THING, I AM NOT GOING TO QUESTION ARE THE WORDS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST…

Instead, i will just tell you some of His words…

Mark 2:23-3:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Pronouncement about the Sabbath

23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? 26 He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” 27 Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; 28 so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”

The Man with a Withered Hand

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

HAD A GOOD TIME PACKING UP FOOD…

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NOW…

Thank you 6.2.2018

LET’s GO2 WORK

 

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Week of Second Sunday After Pentecost… 6/3/2018 *push/click*

SHINE THAT LIGHT!!!

Lord God of all nations, you have revealed your will to your people and promised your help to us all. Help us to hear and to do what you command, that the darkness may be overcome by the power of your light; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Shine that light

i am sharing that word…

5/30/2018

TODAY, I HAD MIXED EMOTIONS…

i was saddened to catalog items in an Exhibit at our museum that told the story of Hershey High Football (leaving Exhibit)…

BTW – WE GOT THE BEAN…

HAPPY TO SEE A NEW EXHIBIT REPLACE IT…

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(History of Golf in Hershey, PA… picture of Ben Hogan speaking with M.S. Hershey)

ANYWAY… (enough about my feelings… HERE IS WHAT I READ THIS MORNING)

Thank you 5.30.2018a

Thank you 5.30.2018

5/31/2018

TONIGHT, I SHALL READ @ MY CHURCH...

A PSALM… will you read it, if i don’t see you???

Psalm 81

Sing aloud to God our strength;
    shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
Raise a song, sound the tambourine,
    the sweet lyre with the harp.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
    at the full moon, on our festal day.
For it is a statute for Israel,
    an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
He made it a decree in Joseph,
    when he went out over[a] the land of Egypt.

I hear a voice I had not known:
“I relieved your[b] shoulder of the burden;
    your[c] hands were freed from the basket.
In distress you called, and I rescued you;
    I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.Selah
Hear, O my people, while I admonish you;
    O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
There shall be no strange god among you;
    you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
    Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

11 “But my people did not listen to my voice;
    Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts,
    to follow their own counsels.
13 O that my people would listen to me,
    that Israel would walk in my ways!
14 Then I would quickly subdue their enemies,
    and turn my hand against their foes.
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
    and their doom would last forever.
16 I would feed you[d] with the finest of the wheat,
    and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Thank you 5.31.2018

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/1/2018

TODAY WAS COOL…

May I share with you what I read before going to our museum and Chocolate World???

Thank you 6.1.2018A

Thank you 6.1.2018B

I LOVE QUESTIONS…

 

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Week of Second Sunday After Pentecost… 6/3/2018 *push/click*

SHINE THAT LIGHT!!!

Lord God of all nations, you have revealed your will to your people and promised your help to us all. Help us to hear and to do what you command, that the darkness may be overcome by the power of your light; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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AGAIN… i made the mistake and turned on a message from an “Evangelist” on TV this morning… i did this because i am not going to be able to goto my Church Today because i have work.  THANK GOD FOR THURSDAY NIGHT SERVICE!!!

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WANT TO BE READING TO THE CONGREGATION THURSDAY…

1 Samuel 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”[a] and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” 17 Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

Q: KNOW WHO SAMUEL WAS???

A:

Samuel is one of the most intriguing Old Testament figures (to me, at least). He’s a star player in the story of David and Saul: the first two God-anointed kings of Israel.

We meet him as a baby. We see him as a national leader, intercessor, and even a ghost.

Here are a few interesting biblical facts about the prophet Samuel.

1. Samuel is a miracle child.

The Bible tells of many significant adults, but only a handful of significant pregnancies. Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob & Esau, Perez, Samson, John the Baptist, and Jesus are the others.

We meet Samuel’s parents before we meet him. His mother Hannah cannot have children, but God hears her prayers and opens her womb, blessing her with the child Samuel.

2. Samuel’s name means “name of God.”

The translation of Samuel (sometimes spelled “Samual” when spelled in the English alphabet) literally means “name of God,” or “God has heard.”

3. Samuel is from the tribe of Levi.

Not only was Samuel from the tribe of Levi, but he may have had Ephraimite blood, too (1 Ch 6:33–381 Sa 1:1). This qualified him to serve in the temple, but Samuel was much more than a priest (see below).

4. Samuel is the last judge.

You can read about most of the judges in the book of—you guessed it!Judges. After Joshua dies, the nation of Israel enters the “days of the judges,” (Ru 1:1) when there was no centralized government.

During this time, God would raise up individuals to deliverer Israel from her enemies (Jdg 2:16). The book of Judges tells us about 12 judges, and First Samuel introduces two more: Eli and Samuel.

Why is Samuel the last? Because after Samuel, Israel is led by kings (Ac 13:20).

5. Samuel anoints the first two kings of Israel: Saul and David.

When the people demand a national king, God directs Samuel to anoint Saul, a tall man from the tribe of Benjamin. Saul doesn’t turn out so well, and so God has Samuel anoint a young shepherd named David as the future king: not the king Israel needs, but the king they deserve. You can read all about that in First Samuel.

Samuel is qualified to do this because of another office he holds . . .

6. Samuel is the first of the prophets.

In the book of Acts, Peter also considers Samuel to be the first of the prophets—after Moses, that is (Ac 3:24).

A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God. Samuel isn’t the first person to be called a prophet in the Bible (Moses is both earlier and greater), but as far as we can tell, he lead an order of prophets in Israel (1 Sa 19:20).

Samuel’s prophetic ministry is significant because it begins at a time when words from the Lord are rare and infrequent (1 Sa 3:1). But after Samuel, Israel’s history comes alive with prophetic revelation: much of which is recorded in the prophetic books of the Bible.

7. Samuel is a priest.

He begins his ministry serving the chief priest in the tabernacle (1 Sa 3:1). Samuel makes sacrifices on behalf of the people, and offers intercessory prayers to God for them (1 Sa 7:9.)

8. Samuel is a Nazarite.

Like the mighty Samson, Samuel is dedicated to the Lord as a child. This dedication was for life, and so he never cuts his hair (1 Sa 1:11Nu 6:1–21).

9. Samuel is the only ghost we meet in the Bible.

After Samuel dies, Saul meets with an Ewok—er, a witch of En-dor (1 Sa 28:7). The medium conjures up the spirit of Samuel, who isn’t too happy about what Saul has done. You can read the whole story in First Samuel chapter 28.

10. Samuel led the greatest Passovers.

Hundreds of years after Samuel’s death, a king named Josiah celebrates the Passover. It’s such an affair, the author says it’s the greatest Passover ever—well, ever since Samuel’s day (2 Ch 35:18).

11. Samuel is remembered for his prayers.

The psalmist who penned Psalm 99 ranks him with Moses and Aaron as one who called upon the Lord’s name (Ps 99:6).

12. God calls Samuel by name—twice

Samuel is one of 8 people in the Bible that God calls by name … twice. The others are Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Martha, Simon, “My God,” and Saul.

THANKS TO JEFFREY KRANZ.

Week of 2nd Sunday After Pentecost

ALIRIGHT… NEXT SCRIPTURE…

2 Corinthians 4:5-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!!!

5/29/2018

TODAY, I WAS REMINDED OF A LESSON IN LIFE THAT I HAVE LEARNED TIME & TIME AGAIN…

YOU SEE… I WENT TO MY CHURCH WANTING TO READ 1 SAMUEL 3:1-20… HOWEVER, I FOUND OUT I AM READING Deuteronomy 5:12-15 INSTEAD (when i went to practice)

ANYWAY…

here are some scriptures I read to get the day started…

Thank you 5.29.2018a

Thank you 5.29.2018b

YEAH!!!

Thank you 5.29.2018

 

 

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Declaring The Holy Trinity… 3/27/2018 *push/click*

lead with God… NOW, LET’s DO GOOD THINGS…

Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever.

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(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

GOOD THINGS… YEAH!!!

I have two good lessons that I want to share with you before I get busy living… 🙂

May you please read them???

Isaiah 6:1-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Vision of God in the Temple

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots[a] on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph[b] touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

AND…

Romans 8:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 So then, brothers and sisters,[a] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba![b] Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness[c] with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Let’s go2 that Diversity Discussion at the Hershey Story…

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

YEAH!!!

5/22/2018 

Before I go to the Employee Party at Chocolate World… I want to share with you what I read this morning…

COOL HUH???

BE YOU… WE ALL HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON THIS EARTH… (all things diversity)

SOLA SCRIPTURA…

SOLA FIDE…

SOLA GRATIA…

thunder

THAT VEGETABLE PLANTING THAT GOT RAINED OUT LAST WEEKEND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY…

(MY ALLERGIES BETTER GO AWAY…)

5/23/2018 –

SCRIPTURE, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY IS…

5/24/2018 –

LET’s DO GOOD THINGS

TODAY, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM…

Do you know who wrote this???

Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
    worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

THANK YOU!!!

5/25/2018 –

i can not wait for tomorrow…

IN THE MEANTIME…

may i share with you some of my favorite verses???

THANK YOU!!!

5/26/2018

YEAH!!! Sola Scriptura…

Thank you 5.26.2018

John 3:1-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Nicodemus Visits Jesus

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus[a] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”[b] Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.[c] Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You[d] must be born from above.’[e]The wind[f] blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

11 “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you[g] do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.[h] 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.[i]

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Thank you 5.26.2018a

Sola Fide…

may the force be with you

Sola Gratia…

LET’s GO2 WORK

 

 

 

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Declaring The Holy Trinity… 5/27/2018 *push/click*

lead by God… NOW, LET’s DO GOOD THINGS…

Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever.

thunder

THAT VEGETABLE PLANTING THAT GOT RAINED OUT LAST WEEKEND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY…

(MY ALLERGIES BETTER GO AWAY…)

5/23/2018

SCRIPTURE, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY IS…

Thank you 5.23.2018

Thank you 5.23.2018a

5/24/2018

“LET’s DO GOOD THINGS”

TODAY, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM…

Do you know who wrote this???”

Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
    worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Thank you 5.24.2018

THANK YOU!!!

5/25/2018

i can not wait for tomorrow…

IN THE MEANTIME…

may i share with you some of my favorite verses???

Thank you 5.25.2018A

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 5.25.2018

 

 

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Declaring The Holy Trinity… 5/27/2018 *push/click*

lead by God… NOW, LET’s DO GOOD THINGS!!!

Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever.

Plant-roots-go-to-extreme-lengths-to-find-water-800x500

GOOD THINGS… YEAH!!!

I have two good lessons that I want to share with you before I get busy living… 🙂

May you please read them???

Isaiah 6:1-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Vision of God in the Temple

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots[a] on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph[b] touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

AND…

Holy Trinity

Romans 8:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 So then, brothers and sisters,[a] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba![b] Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness[c] with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Let’s go2 that Diversity Discussion at the Hershey Story…

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

YEAH!!!

5/22/2018

Before I go to the Employee Party at Chocolate World… I want to share with you what I read this morning…

Thank you 5.22.2018aThank you 5.22.2018b

COOL HUH???

Thank you 5.22.2018

BE YOU… WE ALL HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON THIS EARTH… (all things diversity)

SOLA SCRIPTURA…

SOLA FIDE…

SOLA GRATIA…

 

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Pentecost… 5/20/2018 *push/click*

AWESOME!!!

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, look upon your Church and open our hearts to the power of the Spirit. Kindle in us the fire of your love, and strengthen our lives for service in your kingdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

chocolate hoodie

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

Yeah… this past week, I helped out the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society and came across this sweatshirt…IT WAS COLD TO BEGIN THE EVENT WITH, SO I PURCHASED IT… i wore it until the Sun came out…

SPEAKING OF THINGS THAT BRIGHTEN UP MY DAY… I WOULD LIKE TO Share some READINGS with you that would brighten up 7 days for me (my week)!

Ezekiel 37:1-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Valley of Dry Bones

37 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the LordThus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath[a] to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath[b] in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath:[c] Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath,[d] and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11 Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”

YEAH… SCRIPTURE ALONE… FAITH ALONE… GRACE ALONE… YEAH…

(not teaching… living…)

Acts 2:1-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
    and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams.
18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
        and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above
    and signs on the earth below,
        blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
        before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

ME = NO WORDS = THANKS PETER!!!

prayer jesus

Let’s go2 Bible Study…

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

5/15/2018 –

I WENT TO A COOL “Tour Ride Summit” LAST NIGHT…

IT WAS A TRAINING FOR MY PART TIME JOB AT CHOCOLATE WORLD…

i missed a church council meeting…

i alsomissed copying some verses in…

WHY???

(forever)

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Please see my video… please…

5/16/2018 –

WELL…

5/17/2018 –

TODAY, I READ A COOL PSALM… This is located in the Old Testament of our Holy Bible… READING THIS BOOK STRENGTHENs MY FAITH… WELL Truthfully, every book in our Holy Bible does…

i would like to share this PSALM with you…

WILL YOU READ IT???

Psalm 104

God the Creator and Provider

Bless the Lord, O my soul.
    Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
    wrapped in light as with a garment.
You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
    you set the beams of your[a] chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your[b] chariot,
    you ride on the wings of the wind,
you make the winds your[c] messengers,
    fire and flame your[d] ministers.

You set the earth on its foundations,
    so that it shall never be shaken.
You cover it with the deep as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they flee;
    at the sound of your thunder they take to flight.
They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys
    to the place that you appointed for them.
You set a boundary that they may not pass,
    so that they might not again cover the earth.

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
    they flow between the hills,
11 giving drink to every wild animal;
    the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By the streams[e] the birds of the air have their habitation;
    they sing among the branches.
13 From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

14 You cause the grass to grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to use,[f]
to bring forth food from the earth,
15     and wine to gladden the human heart,
oil to make the face shine,
    and bread to strengthen the human heart.
16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 In them the birds build their nests;
    the stork has its home in the fir trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;
    the rocks are a refuge for the coneys.
19 You have made the moon to mark the seasons;
    the sun knows its time for setting.
20 You make darkness, and it is night,
    when all the animals of the forest come creeping out.
21 The young lions roar for their prey,
    seeking their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they withdraw
    and lie down in their dens.
23 People go out to their work
    and to their labor until the evening.

24 Lord, how manifold are your works!
    In wisdom you have made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
    creeping things innumerable are there,
    living things both small and great.
26 There go the ships,
    and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

27 These all look to you
    to give them their food in due season;
28 when you give to them, they gather it up;
    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
    when you take away their breath, they die
    and return to their dust.
30 When you send forth your spirit,[g] they are created;
    and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
    may the Lord rejoice in his works—
32 who looks on the earth and it trembles,
    who touches the mountains and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
    and let the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Praise the Lord!

LET’s GO2 HCW AND GET YOUR UNIFORM FOR CYOCB.

5/18/2018

BUSY… BUSY… BUSY…

I AM STILL SHARING WHAT i READ THIS MORNING…

Thank you 5.18.2018a

Thank you 5.18.2018b

NO DAMN RAIN.

Thank you 5.18.2018

5/19/2018

Pen·te·cost

ˈpen(t)əˌkôst/

noun

  1. the Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter.

WE ARE GOING PLANTING THIS MORNING… IT BETTER NOT BE CANCELLED…

Anyway…

Here are the words of our messiah in the Holy Gospel… IT READS…

John 15:26-16:15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 “When the Advocate[a] comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

16 “I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God. And they will do this because they have not known the Father or me. But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.

The Work of the Spirit

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate[b] will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about[c] sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11 about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

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NO RAIN!!!

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, look upon your Church and open our hearts to the power of the Spirit. Kindle in us the fire of your love, and strengthen our lives for service in your kingdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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Please see my video… please…

5/16/2018

WELL…

Thank you 5.16.2018

5/17/2018

TODAY, I READ A COOL PSALM… This is located in the Old Testament of our Holy Bible… READING THIS BOOK STRENGTHENs MY FAITH… WELL Truthfully, every book in our Holy Bible does…

i would like to share this PSALM with you…

WILL YOU READ IT???

Psalm 104

God the Creator and Provider

Bless the Lord, O my soul.
    Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
    wrapped in light as with a garment.
You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
    you set the beams of your[a] chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your[b] chariot,
    you ride on the wings of the wind,
you make the winds your[c] messengers,
    fire and flame your[d] ministers.

You set the earth on its foundations,
    so that it shall never be shaken.
You cover it with the deep as with a garment;
    the waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they flee;
    at the sound of your thunder they take to flight.
They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys
    to the place that you appointed for them.
You set a boundary that they may not pass,
    so that they might not again cover the earth.

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
    they flow between the hills,
11 giving drink to every wild animal;
    the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By the streams[e] the birds of the air have their habitation;
    they sing among the branches.
13 From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.

14 You cause the grass to grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to use,[f]
to bring forth food from the earth,
15     and wine to gladden the human heart,
oil to make the face shine,
    and bread to strengthen the human heart.
16 The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 In them the birds build their nests;
    the stork has its home in the fir trees.
18 The high mountains are for the wild goats;
    the rocks are a refuge for the coneys.
19 You have made the moon to mark the seasons;
    the sun knows its time for setting.
20 You make darkness, and it is night,
    when all the animals of the forest come creeping out.
21 The young lions roar for their prey,
    seeking their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they withdraw
    and lie down in their dens.
23 People go out to their work
    and to their labor until the evening.

24 Lord, how manifold are your works!
    In wisdom you have made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
    creeping things innumerable are there,
    living things both small and great.
26 There go the ships,
    and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

27 These all look to you
    to give them their food in due season;
28 when you give to them, they gather it up;
    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
    when you take away their breath, they die
    and return to their dust.
30 When you send forth your spirit,[g] they are created;
    and you renew the face of the ground.

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
    may the Lord rejoice in his works—
32 who looks on the earth and it trembles,
    who touches the mountains and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
    and let the wicked be no more.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Praise the Lord!

Thank you 5.17.2018

LET’s GO2 HCW AND GET YOUR UNIFORM FOR CYOCB.

 

 

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Week of Pentecost… 5/20/2018 *push/click*

AWESOME!!!

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you sent upon the disciples the promised gift of the Holy Spirit, look upon your Church and open our hearts to the power of the Spirit. Kindle in us the fire of your love, and strengthen our lives for service in your kingdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

chocolate hoodie

Yeah… this past week, I helped out the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society and came across this sweatshirt… IT WAS COLD TO BEGIN THE EVENT WITH, SO I PURCHASED IT… i wore it until the Sun came out…

SPEAKING OF THINGS THAT BRIGHTEN UP MY DAY… I WOULD LIKE TO Share some READINGS with you that would brighten up 7 days for me (my week)!

Ezekiel 37:1-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Valley of Dry Bones

37 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the LordThus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath[a] to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath[b] in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath:[c] Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath,[d] and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11 Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”

YEAH… SCRIPTURE ALONE… FAITH ALONE… GRACE ALONE… YEAH…

(not teaching… living…)

Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
    and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams.
18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
        and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show portents in the heaven above
    and signs on the earth below,
        blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20 The sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
        before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

ME = NO WORDS = THANKS PETER!!!

prayer jesus

Let’s go2 Bible Study…

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

5/15/2018

I WENT TO A COOL “Tour Ride Summit” LAST NIGHT…

IT WAS A TRAINING FOR MY PART TIME JOB AT CHOCOLATE WORLD…

i missed a church council meeting…

i alsoThank you 5.15.2018 missed copying some verses in…

Thank you 5.15.2018b

WHY???

 

 

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WILL YOU READ??? (the choice is yours)

God, our creator and redeemer, your Son Jesus prayed that his followers might be one, Make all Christians one with him as he is one with you, so that in peace and concord we may carry to the world the message of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

Hi… This week, I want to share with you the litergy that my church will be covering.  I, understand, that it is human nature to doubt and raise questions on biblical truths…

That is GLORIOUS to me… I AM SO THANKFUL THAT I CAN DOUBT AND RAISE QUESTIONS…

may the force be with you

ANYWAY… BACK TO YOU (enough about what i think)

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

Acts 1:15-26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers[a] (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, 16 “Friends,[b] the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus— 17 for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong,[c] he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their language Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms,

‘Let his homestead become desolate,
    and let there be no one to live in it’;

and

‘Let another take his position of overseer.’

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” 23 So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place[d] in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

1 John 5:9-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. 10 Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God[a] have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Epilogue

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

YEAH!

Let’s GO PLANTING!!!

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

5/8/2018 –

HEY!!!

I had a really interesting talk with a Jew this morning at the GYM… very curious am i…

may the force be with you

WE TALKED ABOUT CREATION…

I want to share with you what i READ b4 my questions…

(PICTURE OF HOTEL HERSHEY THE YEAR IT WAS CREATED)

5/9/2018 –

TODAY, I READ THIS…

OR SEE IT IN THE NRSV TRANSLATION…

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

5/10/2018 –

I can not get the vision of this dude’s shirt I saw at my GYM“…

IT READ – WINNERS TRAIN… LOSERS COMPLAIN…

I PRAY THAT THESE SCRIPTURES ARE STRENGTHENING YOU IN FAITH… (may i share a PSALM???)

Psalm 1

The Two Ways

Happy are those
    who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
    or sit in the seat of scoffers;
but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees
    planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
    and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.

YEAH!!!

5/11/2018 –

ARTFEST TOMORROW… 144 DONUTS… 6 AM…

Well my posts are getting scheduled now… 

FORE!!!

sharing these words of our brother John with you…

I HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THIS BOOK…

REVELATION P+SSES ME OFF…(my training teaches me to not get p+ssed off and have faith)

SOOO… I AM NOT P+SSED OFF…

 

LET’s GO2 WORK

5/12/2018

PRAYER OF JESUS/YAWEH???

WILL YOU READ??? (the choice is yours)

John 17:6-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them in your name that[a] you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost,[b] so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.[c]14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.[d] 16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.

YEAH… I AM UNDERSTANDING!!! Nice!!!

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Week of Seventh Sunday of Easter… 5/13/2018 *push/click*

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

God, our creator and redeemer, your Son Jesus prayed that his followers might be one, Make all Christians one with him as he is one with you, so that in peace and concord we may carry to the world the message of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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AWESOME!!! (i have some time to share with you)

5/9/2018

TODAY, I READ THIS…

OR SEE IT IN THE NRSV TRANSLATION…

Thank you 5.9.2018a

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

Thank you 5.9.2018

5/10/2018

I can not get the vision of this dude’s shirt I saw at my GYM“…

IT READ – WINNERS TRAIN… LOSERS COMPLAIN…

I PRAY THAT THESE SCRIPTURES ARE STRENGTHENING YOU IN FAITH… (may i share a PSALM???)

Psalm 1

The Two Ways

Happy are those
    who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
    or sit in the seat of scoffers;
but their delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees
    planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
    and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.

Thank you 5.10.2018

YEAH!!!

5/11/2018

ARTFEST TOMORROW… 144 DONUTS… 6 AM…

Well my posts are getting scheduled now… 

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sharing these words of our brother John with you…

Thank you 5.11.2018a

Thank you 5.11.2018b

I HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THIS BOOK…

REVELATION P+SSES ME OFF… (my training teaches me to not get p+ssed off and have faith)

SOOO… I AM NOT P+SSED OFF…

Thank you 5.11.2018

 

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Week of Seventh Sunday of Easter… 5/13/2018 *push/click*

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

God, our creator and redeemer, your Son Jesus prayed that his followers might be one, Make all Christians one with him as he is one with you, so that in peace and concord we may carry to the world the message of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.