Third Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/21/2018 *push/click*

WANT TO GO FISHING???
“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

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Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

wanna go fishing

WANT TO GO FISHING???

“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

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

I was reading Jonah… I will be honest with you… I do not like reading the part of the Book of Jonah that tells of the story of Jonah and the whale.  Jonah was swallowed up by a whale, lived 3 days in its belly, then was spit out… I don’t like it, because I find it hard to believe.  I was kind of worried when I saw the scriptures that I want to share with you come from the Book of Jonah.

I was pleasantly surprised…

Jonah 3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Conversion of Nineveh

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Question: What is sackcloth???

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Answer: Sackcloth and ashes were used in Old Testament times as a symbol of debasement, mourning, and/or repentance. Someone wanting to show his repentant heart would often wear sackcloth, sit in ashes, and put ashes on top of his head. Sackcloth was a coarse material usually made of black goat’s hair, making it quite uncomfortable to wear. The ashes signified desolation and ruin.

THIS IS AWESOME!!!

You know what else is awesome???

The second lesson I want to share with you… It is a writing by our brother Paul… IT READS…

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

29 I mean, brothers and sisters,[a] the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

THIS IS SCREAMING AT ME…

Let Go & Let God

LET’s GO RUNNING, TO THE GYM, TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, TO THAT CHURCH, AND TO THAT LIBRARY!!!

Thanks be to God!!!

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

1/16/2018 –

Today has been AWESOME so far…

I WORKED OUT THIS MORNING…

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WENT TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

WENT TO MY CHURCH TO RECORD A VIDEO…

WENT TO THE LIBRARY TO UPLOAD IT TO YOUTUBE…

BUT… MOST IMPORTANTLY READ BEFORE MY DAY GOT STARTED…

BATTLE

UNDERSTAND???

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Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

PSALM 62

I want to thank my followers… THANK YOU!!!  I have noticed an increase to people reading and hearing me.  To those that are new, I post encouraging scriptures and personal testimonies for the current church week. 

HOPEFULLY, THESE “words” WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY WITH YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST.

1/17/2018 –

TODAY was Interesting…

I began with a short read…

I then went to the Gym, Church, & the Library… LATER, I GAVE MY SPEECH IN LANCASTER WITH MY DEVIL PUPPET. 

*WHATCHA LOOK’n AT???*

1/18/2018 –

i am going to load my speech i gave last night on my LinkedIn account…

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-schafer-532098104/

I need to share this with you before I load it…

Psalm 62

Song of Trust in God Alone

TO THE LEADER: ACCORDING TO JEDUTHUN. A PSALM OF DAVID.

For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall never be shaken.

How long will you assail a person,
    will you batter your victim, all of you,
    as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
    They take pleasure in falsehood;
they bless with their mouths,
    but inwardly they curse.Selah

For God alone my soul waits in silence,
    for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him;
    God is a refuge for us.Selah

Those of low estate are but a breath,
    those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
    they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no confidence in extortion,
    and set no vain hopes on robbery;
    if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

11 Once God has spoken;
    twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12     and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all
    according to their work.

Question: WHAT DOES “Selah” MEAN???

Answer: Selah is also thought to be rendered from two Hebrew words: s_lah, “to praise”; and s_lal, “to lift up.” Another commentator believes it comes from salah, “to pause.” From salah comes the belief that selah is a musical notation signifying a rest to the singers and/or instrumentalists who performed the psalms. If this is true, then each time selah appears in a psalm, the musicians paused, perhaps to take a breath or to sing a cappella or let the instruments play alone. Perhaps they were pausing to praise the One about whom the song was speaking, perhaps even lifting their hands in worship. This theory would encompass all these meanings—“praise,” “lift up,” and “pause.” When we consider the three verses in Habakkuk, we also see how selah could mean “to pause and praise.” Habakkuk’s prayer in chapter 3 inspires the reader to pause and praise God for His mercy, power, sustaining grace, and sufficiency.

LET’s GO LOAD THAT SPEECH…

1/19/2018 –

Well… THINGS MIGHT NOT BE GOING HOW I PLANNED THEM… However, my FAITH is AWESOME… no-one or no-thing… i mean no-one or no-thing can keep me from running to our God!!!

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I recorded me reading PSALM 62…

WILL YOU LISTEN???

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1/20/2018

WANT TO GO FISHING???

wanna go fishing

“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

Today, I NEED TO SHARE THIS HOLY GOSPEL WITH YOU… 

Mark 1:14-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[a] of God,[b] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;[c] repent, and believe in the good news.”[d]

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Thank you 1.20.2018

I am going to my church… I HAVE LESSONS TO READ.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

Author: Humility is Beautiful... (Kevin Schafer)

Hi… I’m Kevin and I love seeing God in everything! Yes… I believe He is in you! Life has handed me a lot of lemons over the years… But you know what??? I think lemonade tastes great!!! Things happen… DO YOU ADJUST WELL??? I never thought that I was going to be involved in a near fatal car accident… I never thought that it would take me countless hours in the Gym to relearn how to walk again… I never thought that I would obtain a Master’s Degree… I never thought that I would work for our US Navy… After working for the USN, I never thought that I would be back in my hometown of Hershey… I never thought that I could help inspire people to be their best… BUT, You Know What??? Things happen… I want to help… Please contact me for some encouragement… 🙂 kschafer137@gmail.com

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