Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/11/2016 (REVISED)

FORGIVE… (push)

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O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity.  Grant us the fullness of your grace, that, pursuing what you have promised, we may share your heavenly glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

FORGIVE…

Over the years a lot of words have been said…

One of my favorite lines comes from our Lord Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospel according to Luke.   “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” – Jesus

Jesus said this while on the cross being crucified… AWESOME huh??? Instead of being angry at the people who beat him and put his humanly body through a horrible death, He did the opposite.  He asked the Father to forgive them.  Can you imagine if all the people on earth lived like Jesus???

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The human part of Jesus was an AWESOME teacher for us.  I want to share with you one of the stories about forgiveness He taught one of his followers (disciples) during His ministry on earth…

Matthew 18:21-35

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet[a] and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’[b] 30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. 32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.

35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

THESE WORDS ARE AWESOME!!!  Forgive, Forgive, Forgive… Forgive like there is NO tomorrow. 🙂  THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW!

9/5/2016WASHED MY CAR.

carwash

9/6/2016 – Today, I had a nice run at Shank’s Park, workout at Gold’s Gym, and a relaxing lunch at Karn’s… It was beautiful outside, so I sat outside… I saw a lot of church members there.  It was cool because as I was holding the door for a friend and heard an AWESOME song being played on the speakers inside…

STYXCome Sail Away

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!

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9/7/2016 – I was working out in Harrisburg trying to beat this thorn in the flesh out of me… (2 Corinthians 12:7) 🙂 While pushing it, I noticed a friend wearing a shirt that read “I am third.”  He is a good man and just got back from Venezuela spreading the Holy Gospel.  Anyway, I reminded him that we are second behind God…

His response… “SECOND PLACE IS THE FIRST LOSER”

When I left for the library, I made sure to show him the shirt I changed into.

peace-shirt

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!

FORGIVE…

9/8/2016 – I love challenges and God knows that…  I had the idea of working out tonight after I write this entry, work, dominate a leg workout, and a go for run… Well so far, all is complete but that last shoulder workout… I FORGIVE MY FRIEND/TRAINER FOR TRYING TO DESTROY MY LEGS THIS MORNING… A story in our old testament comes to mind for me to energize myself. May I share these scriptures with you???

Genesis 32:22-26

Wrestling with God

22 And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok. 23 He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.”

But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

JACOB DIDN’T NEED 5 HOUR ENERGY… Neither do i…

5-hour-energy

THANK YOU GOD FOR BLESSING ME!!!

LET’s GO2 CHURCH.

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