Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 8/21/2016 (REVISED)

BE CURIOUS… (push)

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God of all creation, you reach out to call people of all nations to your kingdom.  As you gather disciples from near and far, count us also among those who boldly confess your Son Jesus Christ as Lord.

Q: Who am I???

A: Loved by God

Am I alone in not liking the answer to my question???  The answer does not directly answer my question; however, it does not need to.  I have learned that God works in mysterious ways.  The reassurance that we have a God that loves us, no matter what obstacle/“hardship” is put in our way, pales in comparison the love that God has for us.  This reassurance gives me strength to overcome that obstacle/”hardship”. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”…  (Philippians 4:13)…

I have to be honest… these translations of the Holy Bible are p+ssing me off.  Let me explain, I am currently looking up different translations of our brother Paul’s written words in Philippians 4:13 and I have yet to find a translation that capitalizes the word “HIM”… *I did on this blog*  Jesus Christ was a male… The Son of Our Heavenly Father (John 3:16) shall be capitalized when showing glory to God.

That’s the thing… we should stay curious about God.  We might be wrong sometimes in our answers; however, the feeling of being wrong (no-one likes to be wrong) should not prevent us in our own unique walk with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

“DARE TO BE DIFFERENT”

*IF YOU ARE VIEWING VIA MOBILE PHONE… CLICK “REPLAY” UNTIL IT GOES AWAY…

I want to share a scripture, I discovered on my walk…

Romans 11:33-36 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

33 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Or who has given a gift to him,
to receive a gift in return?”

36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.

THERE IT IS AGAIN… THE WORD “HIM” IS NOT CAPITALIZED…

This should not be a big deal, but to me it is.  I know that this translation (NRSV) is recommended by a certain seminary… but WHY???

God created me… God loves me… God empowers me… (Psalm 138)

I pray that everyone that comes across my words understands the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.  It is our belief in the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ that opens the gate to heaven…

Thank you God for creating me… me.  THANK YOU!!!

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This past week, I have been traveling around central PA… It seems that where ever I go, I realize it is how important it is for the body of Christ to treat other human beings.

On 8/19/2016 I went to Lancaster to check out a church that has the same name as my local church… Holy Trinity… on the way home I stopped to order subway for lunch… I LOVE THEIR CHICKEN TERIYAKI SUBS.  The cashier swiped my bank card and said it was declined, that’s cool I said… (I just got paid Wednesday)… I then went to Hershey and got a new card issued to me from the bank… My account is all good… THANK YOU.

The bank brings to mind a cool thing a good friend said to me at the Gym the other night.  “When you are thanking God… it is like making a deposit in a bank… a THANK BANK… when you need help Jesus will pay you back with interest.”

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!!!

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THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

I am now going to Hershey to read my favorite PSALM to the church that I am a member at in Hershey, PA… Let me teach you if you are not familiar with a Lutheran service… I volunteered my time to be a reader… I will read 2 lessons, a psalm, and a church prayer… The lessons will consist of a scripture from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament… The Holy Gospel is read by the pastor… Cool HUH???

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BLESSINGS TILL NEXT TIME 🙂

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW!!!

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