Week of Third Sunday in Lent… 3/4/2018 *push/click*

WHAT’s IN YOUR HEART???

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Eternal Lord, your kingdom has broken into our troubled world through the life, death, and resurrection of your Son.  Help us to hear your Word and obey it, so that we become instruments of your redeeming love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

htluth

WHAT’s IN YOUR HEART???

i want to share with you the readings, i will be reading to my congregation this Sunday at 8:00.

Do you know where in the Bible God gives the people the ten commandments through Moses?  

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LISTEN UP!!!

Exodus 20:1-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Ten Commandments

20 Then God spoke all these words:

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before[a] me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lordyour God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lordblessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 You shall not murder.[c]

14 You shall not commit adultery.

15 You shall not steal.

16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

*personal note* BRING THAT LOGOPHOBIA & THEOPHOBIA!!!

Thank you 2.25.2018

Our brother, Paul adds meaning to the ten commandments by writing… (my Second READING)… 

I will share with you the PSALM later in the week!

1 Corinthians 1:18-25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

COINCIDENCE??? EASTER IS ON APRIL FOOL’s DAY!!!

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TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

2/27/2018 

Had a really interesting talk with my Bible Study group yesterday… THEY INSPIRED ME TO READ JOHN CHAPTER 14… (psalm 105 is cool too)

MAY I SHARE THIS???

Thank you 2.27.2018

Thank you 2.27.2018a

Thank you 2.27.2018b

Second Sunday in Lent… 2/25/2018 *push/click*

If that water is dirty…
WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN… (keep going)

Heavenly Father, it is your glory always to have mercy.  Bring back all who have erred and strayed from your ways; lead them again to embrace in faith the truth of your Word and to hold it fast; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

If that water is dirty…

WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN…(keep going)

geese

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

I don’t want to distract you from focusing on the Readings I want to share with you this week…

FAITH ALONE, SCRIPTURE ALONE, GRACE ALONE…

Genesis 17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Sign of the Covenant

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty;[a] walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram,[b] but your name shall be Abraham;[c] for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring[d] after you. And I will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the land where you are now an alien, all the land of Canaan, for a perpetual holding; and

15 God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” I will be their God.”

THERE ARE A LOT OF MEN WITH THEIR OWN INTERPRETATIONS; Therefore, I encourage you to read for yourselves, learn for yourselves, live for others, and love others…

EASIER SAID THAN DONE… (I will still try)

WANT TO READ ANOTHER SCRIPTURE???

Romans 4:13-25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God’s Promise Realized through Faith

13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

16 For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18 Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already[a] as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 Therefore his faith[b] “was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 23 Now the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, 24 but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

If that water is dirty…

WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN…(keep going)

reckoned

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

2/20/2018 –

I practiced my speech that I am giving for an International Speech Contest that I had entered…

Beautiful day  outside today… IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!

SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS BEAUTIFUL IS WHAT I READ THIS MORNING…

WILL YOU READ??? (doxophobia = THANKS BE TO GOD!!!)

2/21/2018 – TODAY…

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM THAT IS EXTREMELY AWESOME… BUT FIRST, LET ME SHARE WITH YOU A SECTION OF THE HOLY GOSPEL…

I enrolled in a speech contest… IT’S TONIGHT…

WANNA HEAR WHAT i READ THIS MORNING???

WANNA SEE???

2/22/2018 –

THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT…

AND THIS… 

NOW, A PSALM I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE…

Psalm 22:23-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
    stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,[a]
    but heard when I[b] cried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
    my vows I will pay before those who fear him.
26 The poor[c] shall eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
    May your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord;
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before him.[d]
28 For dominion belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

29 To him,[e] indeed, shall all who sleep in[f] the earth bow down;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
    and I shall live for him.[g]
30 Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord,
31 and[h] proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
    saying that he has done it.

LET’s GO2 WORK…

2/23/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL…

Woke up to a cool Facebook Post from my church…

Most holy and merciful God, we confess to you and to one another, and before the whole company of heaven, that we have sinned by our fault, by our own fault, by our own most grievous fault, in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. Have mercy on us, O God.

htluth

i then created this…

🙂 🙂 🙂

2/24/2018

I am depending on technology to help me…

god-giving-christ

HI…

The following verses are what a lot of Sermons for this Sunday are going to be based on…

Mark 8:31-38 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”

34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel,[a] will save it. 36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words[b] in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Thank you 2.24.2018

FAITH ALONE, SCRIPTURE ALONE, GRACE ALONE…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

 

 

Week of Second Sunday in Lent… 2/25/2018 *push/click*

If that water is dirty…
WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN… (keep going)

Heavenly Father, it is your glory always to have mercy.  Bring back all who have erred and strayed from your ways; lead them again to embrace in faith the truth of your Word and to hold it fast; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

If that water is dirty…

WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN…(keep going)

stronger than fear

We are half-way through this church week…

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM THAT IS EXTREMELY AWESOME… BUT FIRST, LET ME SHARE WITH YOU A SECTION OF THE HOLY GOSPEL…

Thank you 2.21.2018

2/21/2018

I enrolled in a speech contest… IT’S TONIGHT…

WANNA HEAR WHAT i READ THIS MORNING???

WANNA SEE???

Thank you 2.21.2018A

2/22/2018

THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT…

speech award

AND THIS… 

evaluation award

NOW, A PSALM I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE…

Psalm 22:23-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
    stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,[a]
    but heard when I[b] cried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
    my vows I will pay before those who fear him.
26 The poor[c] shall eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
    May your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord;
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before him.[d]
28 For dominion belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

29 To him,[e] indeed, shall all who sleep in[f] the earth bow down;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
    and I shall live for him.[g]
30 Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord,
31 and[h] proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
    saying that he has done it.

Thank you 2.22.2018

LET’s GO2 WORK…

2/23/2018

TODAY WAS COOL…

Woke up to a cool Facebook Post from my church…

Most holy and merciful God, we confess to you and to one another, and before the whole company of heaven, that we have sinned by our fault, by our own fault, by our own most grievous fault, in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. Have mercy on us, O God.

htluth

i then created this…

Thank you 2.23.2018

Thank you 2.23.2018a

🙂 🙂 🙂

Week of Second Sunday in Lent 2/25/2018 *push/click*

If that water is dirty…
WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN… (keep going)

Heavenly Father, it is your glory always to have mercy.  Bring back all who have erred and strayed from your ways; lead them again to embrace in faith the truth of your Word and to hold it fast; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

If that water is dirty…

WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN… (keep going)

geese

I don’t want to distract you from focusing on the Readings I want to share with you this week…

FAITH ALONE, SCRIPTURE ALONE, GRACE ALONE…

Genesis 17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Sign of the Covenant

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty;[a] walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram,[b] but your name shall be Abraham;[c] for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring[d] after you. And I will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the land where you are now an alien, all the land of Canaan, for a perpetual holding; and

15 God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” I will be their God.”

THERE ARE A LOT OF MEN WITH THEIR OWN INTERPRETATIONS; Therefore, I encourage you to read for yourselves, learn for yourselves, live for others, and love others…

Romans 4

EASIER SAID THAN DONE… (I will still try)

WANT TO READ ANOTHER SCRIPTURE???

Romans 4:13-25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God’s Promise Realized through Faith

13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

16 For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18 Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already[a] as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 Therefore his faith[b] “was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 23 Now the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, 24 but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

If that water is dirty…

WE WILL MAKE IT CLEAN AGAIN… (keep going)

reckoned

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!!!

2/20/2018

I practiced my speech that I am giving for an International Speech Contest that I had entered…

Beautiful day  outside today… IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!

SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS BEAUTIFUL IS WHAT I READ THIS MORNING…

WILL YOU READ??? (doxophobia = THANKS BE TO GOD!!!)

Thank you 2.20.2018

Thank you 2.20.2018a

First Sunday in Lent… 2/18/2018 *push/click*

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises.  Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

stamp

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

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Another church week, another lesson I want to share with you…

This is a story of God’s promise to man through Noah… IT READS…

Genesis 9:8-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.[a11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

DEMAND THAT HELP…

May I share another lesson??? IT READS…

1 Peter 3:18-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 For Christ also suffered[a] for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you[b] to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for[c] a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

WHY DIDN’T I SEE YOU IN CHURCH???

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

2/13/2018 –  I AM SO EXCITED FOR TOMORROW…

i am going to two Ash Wednesday Church services… SHOULD BE AWESOME!!! 

i ENTITLE THIS PICTUREThe Mystery of Faith

DEMAND THAT HELP…

2/14/2018 –

MY CHURCH HAD AN AWESOME SERVICE.

On Ash Wednesday, I went to Karn’s, ate a salad and played with my phone before the church service… Some dude took notice of me and watched me get out of my seat and walk to my car. I PARKED THAT DAMN CAR AT THE END OF THE PARKING LOT. I WENT IN MY CAR AND DECIDED TO PRACTICE MY TOASTMASTER SPEECH ON “FEAR”, TO OCCUPY MY TIME BEFORE THAT LENTEN SERVICE. I then, saw that dude walk up to my car…

(rolling down window)

me: hi

dude: are you alright???

me: yeah, are you???

dude: I saw you get up from your chair and walk to your car. I can drive you to wherever you need to go. We can go together.

me: you know, I’m cool… I am just waiting for my church service to begin… THANK YOU!!!

HERE IS WHAT I HEARD AT THE SERVICE.

2/15/2018 –

DEMAND THAT HELP…

A PSALM, A PSALM, A PSALM…

Psalm 25

Prayer for Guidance and for Deliverance

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
    do not let me be put to shame;
    do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
    let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all day long.

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
    for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love remember me,
    for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who are they that fear the Lord?
    He will teach them the way that they should choose.

13 They will abide in prosperity,
    and their children shall possess the land.
14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart,
    and bring me[a] out of my distress.
18 Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 O guard my life, and deliver me;
    do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
    for I wait for you.

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2/16/2018 –

READ SOMETHING COOL THIS MORNING AFTER MY WORKOUT…

may i share???

2/17/2018

YEA… THE HOLY GOSPEL WRITTEN IN MARK.

Thank you 2.17.2018

Mark 1:9-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Baptism of Jesus

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved;[a]with you I am well pleased.”

The Temptation of Jesus

12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry

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

FAITH ALONE, SCRIPTURE ALONE, GRACE ALONE…

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Thank you 2.17.2018

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

Week of First Sunday in Lent… 2/18/2018 *push/click*

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises.  Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

chalkboard

We are half-way through this church week…

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM THAT IS EXTREMELY AWESOME… BUT FIRST, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT LENT…

2/14/2018

MY CHURCH HAD AN AWESOME SERVICE.

On Ash Wednesday, I went to Karn’s, ate a salad and played with my phone before the church service… Some dude took notice of me and watched me get out of my seat and walk to my car. I PARKED THAT DAMN CAR AT THE END OF THE PARKING LOT. I WENT IN MY CAR AND DECIDED TO PRACTICE MY TOASTMASTER SPEECH ON “FEAR”, TO OCCUPY MY TIME BEFORE THAT LENTEN SERVICE. I then, saw that dude walk up to my car…

(rolling down window)

me: hi

dude: are you alright???

me: yeah, are you???

dude: I saw you get up from your chair and walk to your car. I can drive you to wherever you need to go. We can go together.

me: you know, I’m cool… I am just waiting for my church service to begin… THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 2.14.2018

HERE IS WHAT I HEARD AT THE SERVICE.

2/15/2018

DEMAND THAT HELP…

A PSALM, A PSALM, A PSALM…

Psalm 25

Prayer for Guidance and for Deliverance

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
    do not let me be put to shame;
    do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
    let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all day long.

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
    for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love remember me,
    for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who are they that fear the Lord?
    He will teach them the way that they should choose.

13 They will abide in prosperity,
    and their children shall possess the land.
14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart,
    and bring me[a] out of my distress.
18 Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 O guard my life, and deliver me;
    do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
    for I wait for you.

Thank you 2.15.2018

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2/16/2018

READ SOMETHING COOL THIS MORNING AFTER MY WORKOUT…

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Thank you 2.16.2018

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Week of First Sunday in Lent… 2/18/2018 *push/click*

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises.  Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us 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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Another church week, another lesson I want to share with you…

This is a story of God’s promise to man through Noah… IT READS…

Genesis 9:8-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.[a11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Genesis 9.8-17

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May I share another lesson??? IT READS…

1 Peter 3:18-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 For Christ also suffered[a] for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you[b] to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for[c] a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

1 Peter 3.18-22

WHY DIDN’T I SEE YOU IN CHURCH???

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TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!!!

2/13/2018 –  I AM SO EXCITED FOR TOMORROW…

i am going to two Ash Wednesday Church services… SHOULD BE AWESOME!!! Thank you 2.13.2018

i ENTITLE THIS PICTURE “The Mystery of Faith”

DEMAND THAT HELP…