Almighty God, on the mountain you showed your glory in the transfiguration of your Son. Give us the vision to see beyond the turmoil of our world and to behold the king in all his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
GOING WITH THE HEART…
(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)
I would just like to go with my heart…
I acknowledge, that I do not know everything; however, one thing I do know are the lessons I am going to read the congregation at my church for this Sunday. You are welcome to hear me in person at 10:30 at 212 Cocoa Ave. Hershey, PA 17033… i’D LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE…Otherwise, here they are typed out…
2 Kings 2:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Elijah Ascends to Heaven
2 Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. 3 The company of prophets[a] who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”
4 Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. 5 The company of prophets[b]who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”
6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 7 Fifty men of the company of prophets[c] also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. 8 Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.
9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10 He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11 As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.
INTIMIDATING… my next speech is going to be on FEAR…
The second lesson is written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible… IT READS…
2 Corinthians 4:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6 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.
GOING WITH THE HEART…
(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)
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AWESOME!!! (this morning, I was pleasantly surprised)
LAST NIGHT THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WON SUPERBOWL 52…
i heard they are men of great faith…
i looked them up on the internet… THIS IS WHAT I FOUND…
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TODAY WAS AN AWESOME DAY… may i share part of it???
After reading and running, i went to the gym (THIS MORNING)…
I WAS BEING MYSELF and I heard someone ask me where I get my energy from…
THE PERSON THAT ASKED ME THAT WORE A YAMAKA ON HIS HEAD…
I responded… THE LORD…
I PRECEDED TO TELL HIM WHAT I READ THIS MORNING…
LET’s GO2 THAT FAITH IN ACTION COMMITTEE…
I would like to share with you some Scripture that I was reading this morning before I got my day started.
THANKS BE TO GOD!!!
GAVE A SPEECH LAST NIGHT at my Toastmasters Club where I am the Vice President of Public Relations…
“1 more and I earn my CC award”
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May I share with you a READING that really got me fired up to give my speech???
Psalm 50 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
1 The mighty one, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.
3 Our God comes and does not keep silence,
before him is a devouring fire,
and a mighty tempest all around him.
4 He calls to the heavens above
and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
5 “Gather to me my faithful ones,
who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
6 The heavens declare his righteousness,
for God himself is judge.Selah
7 “Hear, O my people, and I will speak,
O Israel, I will testify against you.
I am God, your God.
8 Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you;
your burnt offerings are continually before me.
9 I will not accept a bull from your house,
or goats from your folds.
10 For every wild animal of the forest is mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the air,[a]
and all that moves in the field is mine.
12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world and all that is in it is mine.
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls,
or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,[b]
and pay your vows to the Most High.
15 Call on me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to recite my statutes,
or take my covenant on your lips?
17 For you hate discipline,
and you cast my words behind you.
18 You make friends with a thief when you see one,
and you keep company with adulterers.
19 “You give your mouth free rein for evil,
and your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your kin;
you slander your own mother’s child.
21 These things you have done and I have been silent;
you thought that I was one just like yourself.
But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.
22 “Mark this, then, you who forget God,
or I will tear you apart, and there will be no one to deliver.
23 Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me;
to those who go the right way[c]
I will show the salvation of God.”
THANKS BE TO GOD!!!
Hopefully, I will see you Sunday… just a reminder, I am reading at my church at 10:30 @ 212 Cocoa Ave. Hershey, PA 17033.
TODAY HAS BEEN COOL… IT STARTED BY ME WORKING ON MY BALANCE…
i then, went to Karn’s cafe… wrote and read this…
i then went to the Historical Society and my part-time job at Chocolate World…
THEY ARE GOING ICE SKATING TONIGHT…
i am going to be delivering food in Lancaster…
THANKS BE TO GOD!!!
MAY I SHARE A QUICK STORY WITH YOU???
Last night, from 6:45 to 9 pm I was in a team that handed out 200 boxes of food in the South West Corridor of Lancaster City…
MY FAVORITE CONVERSATION CAME FROM A GENTLEMAN I NEVER SAW…
Me: KNOCK. KNOCK.
Dude: WHO IS IT?
Dude: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Me: We are delivering free food…
Dude: GET OFF MY PORCH!
THAT WAS AWESOME… you know what else is AWESOME?
The Holy Gospel, I want to share with you this week… IT READS…
Mark 9:2-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one[a]on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings,[b] one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved;[c] listen to him!” 8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.
The Coming of Elijah
9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
REMEMBER MY FIRST ENTRY OF THIS POST???
YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT ELISHA AND ELISHA WHEN I GET TO MY CHURCH…