Week of Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost… 10/9/2016

BE HAPPY…(push)

Almighty God, source of every blessing, your generous goodness comes to us anew every day.  By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

DON’T WORRY… BE HAPPY…

Easier said than done… However, the Joy of the Lord is with me and I want to share that Joy with others.    I know Jesus Christ our Lord would want it no other way if He was still physically present on this earth.  I want to believe that other Christians have this goal in mind.

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I was working out earlier today and went into the locker room to change.  The gym, I was at, had ESPN on the TV… ESPN was covering the funeral of golf legend and fellow brother in Christ, Arnold Palmer…  The preacher giving the Eulogy said how Arnold and his family would want people to have a smile on their face today… BEAUTIFUL… HUH???

This got me thinking… Aren’t we supposed to show sadness during a time of grief???

THEN, IT STRUCK ME.

Why are we sad??? Mr. Palmer is with God.

During my workout, a discussion about celebrating Halloween came up.  Do we know that the next day is All Saints Day (Nov 1)?

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All Saints Day is celebrating those souls that have the joined the Lord in paradise.  BEAUTIFUL.

Speaking of Saints… our brother Paul writes some really encouraging words for us in his letter to Philippi, Greece in Philippians… I want to share an excerpt from his letter, written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible with you…

Philippians 4:4-13

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Meditate on These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippian Generosity

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.

WORDS ARE POWERFUL WHEN ACTED UPON… and I am “wowed” by our Brother Paul’s graceful words…

During the week of this 21st Sunday After Pentecost, I will be updating and adding scriptures to this post.  I would love for you to join me on my walk with Jesus Christ our Lord through scriptures and personal testimonies by checking them out.

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

10/5/2016 – I went to see my Insurance Agent in Hershey JaCi... I LOVE her name… hearing her name reminds me of our Lord Jesus Christ… 

Anyway, I told JaCi about my idea to dig out the flowers that I had planted outside at the gym where I work.  I want to see Jack-o-lanterns there, instead.  I am sure my boss won’t mind.  That would be cool for Halloween… I got to ask around tonight to see if any one knows where we can get cheap pumpkins or preferably FREE ones 🙂

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10/6/2016ARE YOU READY???

I love to read and I love to share the scriptures I have read from the Holy Bible to you.  This morning was no different… I read…

It was AWESOME when I thought about these scriptures together…

I was first reading about Moses and the Ten Commandments… part of this reads…

Deuteronomy 6:4-5

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

I then started reading the Holy Gospel (GOOD NEWS) of Luke… It reads…

Luke 4:6-8

And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”

And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

After reading, I wanted to share with you these scriptures on from my laptop; however, this DAMN machine wouldn’t let me… WHY??? I HAVEN’T CHANGED MY ROUTINE SINCE THE THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST… WHY IS IT MESSING UP 21 WEEKS AFTER???

Anyway, today I got my hours cut at my part-time job… How am I gonna pay bills???  I should listen to my own advice for this week…

DON’T WORRY… BE HAPPY… 

THANK YOU ALMIGHTY GOD FOR TOMORROW!!!

 

 

 

 

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/2/2016

USA! USA! USA! (push)

Our Lord Jesus, you have endured the doubts and foolish questions of every generation.  Forgive us for trying to be judge over you, and grant us the confident faith to acknowledge you as Lord.

USA! USA! USA!

I love the United States of America… we are truly a blessed nation and I am blessed for being a citizen within its borders…

I followed a car on my way to the library to write this entry… Its license plate read BRO KEV…

COOL… HUH???

coincidence

Anyway, I have been reading scriptures found in the hymnal I got from my church in Hershey… I want to share with you one of scriptures designated to be taught the 20th Sunday after Pentecost.  It is the parable of the wicked vine-dressers, taught by Jesus Christ found in the Holy Gospel of Matthew written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible.

Matthew 21:33-43

The Parable of the Wicked Vine-dressers

33 “Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vine-dressers and went into a far country. 34 Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers, that they might receive its fruit. 35 And the vine-dressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them. 37 Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the vine-dressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.

40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-dressers?”

41 They said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vine-dressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

‘The stone which the builders rejected

Has become the chief cornerstone.

This was the Lord’s doing,

And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.

AWESOME! This makes me want to get it going… USA! USA! USA!  I don’t want to see the United States of America lose God… WILL YOU HELP ME KEEP HIM PRESENT???

(Luke 24:6-7… MORE)

I am reading this week in church again… I LOVE IT… It appears that I am scheduled to read every other weekend in October and then some more… YOU KNOW IT.  I would love to see you there for encouragement or at the very least please visit this blog/website this week to view the scriptures I will be reading and ask me about them…

“Every truly great accomplishment seems at first impossible…”

Let’s look at jobs…

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9/28/2016 – Today, I spoke with my pastor… She gave a beautiful prayer over me… WISDOM… have it??? I also picked up a copy of the readings I will speak at my church on Sunday… No worries if you will not be present…  I will go over them throughout this week for you…

The first lesson is from the book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament written in our Holy Bible…

Habakkuk 1:1-4

The Prophet’s Question

2 O Lord, how long shall I cry,

And You will not hear?

Even cry out to You, “Violence!”

And You will not save.

3 Why do You show me iniquity,

And cause me to see trouble?

For plundering and violence are before me;

There is strife, and contention arises.

4 Therefore the law is powerless,

And justice never goes forth.

For the wicked surround the righteous;

Therefore perverse judgment proceeds.

 

May you please help me prove Habakkuk wrong?  I want to believe that the Lord hears my cries…

Hopefully, the next reading I share with you is more comforting…

6/29/2016AWESOMENESS… I want to share with you the beginning of the next chapter that I am reading…

Habakkuk 2:1-4

God’s Reply to the Prophet’s Complaint

2 I will stand at my watchpost,

and station myself on the rampart;

I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,

and what he[a] will answer concerning my complaint.

2 Then the Lord answered me and said:

Write the vision;

make it plain on tablets,

so that a runner may read it.

3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time;

it speaks of the end, and does not lie.

If it seems to tarry, wait for it;

it will surely come, it will not delay.

4 Look at the proud!

Their spirit is not right in them,

but the righteous live by their faith.

 

THIS MAKES ME WANT TO RUN!

THANK YOU GOD FOR WISDOM…

10/1/2016 – (PENN STATE-29 vs. MINNESOTA – 26) If God is not a Penn State fan, then why is the sky blue and white???  I WAS AT WORK AND I ASKED A GOOD MAN ABOUT THE BOOK OF SIRACH… HIS RESPONSE… “WHAT’S THAT”… (please note that this is a statement vice question)…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH…

Week of Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/2/2016

USA! USA! USA! (push)

Our Lord Jesus, you have endured the doubts and foolish questions of every generation.  Forgive us for trying to be judge over you, and grant us the confident faith to acknowledge you as Lord.

USA! USA! USA!

I love the United States of America… we are truly a blessed nation and I am blessed for being a citizen within its borders…

I followed a car on my way to the library to write this entry… Its license plate read BRO KEV…

COOL… HUH???

coincidence

Anyway, I have been reading scriptures found in the hymnal I got from my church in Hershey… I want to share with you one of scriptures designated to be taught the 20th Sunday after Pentecost.  It is the parable of the wicked vine-dressers, taught by Jesus Christ found in the Holy Gospel of Matthew written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible.

Matthew 21:33-43

The Parable of the Wicked Vine-dressers

33 “Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a wine-press in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vine-dressers and went into a far country. 34 Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers, that they might receive its fruit. 35 And the vine-dressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them. 37 Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the vine-dressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.

40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-dressers?”

41 They said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vine-dressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

‘The stone which the builders rejected

Has become the chief cornerstone.

This was the Lord’s doing,

And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.

AWESOME! This makes me want to get it going… USA! USA! USA!  I don’t want to see the United States of America lose God… WILL YOU HELP ME KEEP HIM PRESENT???

(Luke 24:6-7… MORE)

I am reading this week in church again… I LOVE IT… It appears that I am scheduled to read every other weekend in October and then some more… YOU KNOW IT.  I would love to see you there for encouragement… or at the very least please visit this blog/website this week to view the scriptures I will be reading and ask me about them…

“Every truly great accomplishment seems at first impossible…”

Let’s look at jobs…

my-app-gods-glory-pt-i001

9/28/2016 – Today, I spoke with my pastor… She gave a beautiful prayer over me… WISDOM… have it??? I also picked up a copy of the readings I will speak at my church on Sunday… No worries if you will not be present… I will go over them throughout this week for you…

The first lesson is from the book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament written in our Holy Bible…

Habakkuk 1:1-4

The Prophet’s Question

O Lord, how long shall I cry,
And You will not hear?
Even cry out to You, “Violence!”
And You will not save.
Why do You show me iniquity,
And cause me to see trouble?
For plundering and violence are before me;
There is strife, and contention arises.
Therefore the law is powerless,
And justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
Therefore perverse judgment proceeds.

May you please help me prove Habakkuk wrong?  I want to believe that the Lord hears my cries…

Hopefully, the next reading I share with you is more comforting…

6/29/2016AWESOMENESS… I want to share with you the beginning of the next chapter that I am reading…

Habakkuk 2:1-4

God’s Reply to the Prophet’s Complaint

I will stand at my watchpost,
    and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
    and what he[a] will answer concerning my complaint.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision;
    make it plain on tablets,
    so that a runner may read it.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
    it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
    it will surely come, it will not delay.
Look at the proud!
    Their spirit is not right in them,
    but the righteous live by their faith.

THIS MAKES ME WANT TO RUN!

 THANK YOU GOD FOR WISDOM…

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/25/2016 (REVISED)

RAISES HAND: WHERE IS THE LOVE??? (push)

God of Love, you know our frailties and failings.  Give us your grace to overcome them; keep us from those things that harm us; and guide us in the way of salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

RAISES HAND: WHERE IS THE LOVE???

Crazy… this world is crazy… Seeing all the hatred in this world makes me want to share the words of our Lord Jesus Christ to all of humanity.  From bombs exploding in New York City, to bombs being detonated in New Jersey, to stabbings in Minnesota, to shootings in Chicago and Philadelphia, makes me raise the question…

WHERE IS THE LOVE???

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I choose to imitate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during times of uncertainty (questioning)… May I share with you a teaching from Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospels according to Matthew???

Matthew 21:28-32

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ 29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.

SIMPLE… AND AWESOME!!!

I love going to the library and renewing my mind to the word of the Lord… A scripture I was drawn to this morning was written in the book of Isaiah written in the Old Testament in our Holy Bible.  It reads…

Isaiah 50:4-7

The Servant’s Humiliation and Vindication

4 The Lord God has given me

the tongue of a teacher,

that I may know how to sustain

the weary with a word.

Morning by morning he wakens—

wakens my ear

to listen as those who are taught.

5 The Lord God has opened my ear,

and I was not rebellious,

I did not turn backward.

6 I gave my back to those who struck me,

and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;

I did not hide my face

from insult and spitting.

7 The Lord God helps me;

therefore I have not been disgraced;

therefore I have set my face like flint,

and I know that I shall not be put to shame;

COOL… HUH???

i-will-read-9-20-2016

I am excited to hear the readings and Holy Gospel this SUNDAY in church.

For those souls thirsting for more, please check this post through the week… I will be adding updates and personal stories to encourage you through your walk with Jesus Christ.

THANK YOU GOD!!!

9/21/2016 – This morning, I woke up to add these slides found on slideshare.net to my facebook page… I LEARNED THAT TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY on my Facebook News Feed…  I pray that leaders of our nations are filled with the Holy Spirit and are fair and just to the individuals they preside over.

After this prayer, I went to the gym and running.  I LEARNED that I was not the only person on the treadmill today.  I have a friend that fell off the treadmill today.  He is training to go for the NFL in the spring…

I told him about my episode with falling off a treadmill… THE HOLE I PUT IN THAT DAMN WALL GAVE ME ENCOURAGEMENT TO GIVE IT H+LL EVERY-TIME I WENT TO WORKOUT.

Hopefully, he knows… YOU ARE NEVER ALONE and to give training h+ll… I want to see him play on Sundays 🙂

9/22/2016 – Last night, I was working.  I was interrupted from my work by BREAKING NEWS on the TV sets… TV sets in a gym??? Why aren’t sports on 24/7, if the TVs must be in my war room 🙂 Anyway, CNN & Fox News were reporting on a riot in Charlotte North Carolina.

WHERE IS THE LOVE???

This brings an AWESOME scripture to mind… I want to share with you the words of our Lord Jesus Christ written in the New Testament in the book of John.

John 13:31-35

The New Commandment

31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you. 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

I think this is AWESOME!  If only the people in the damn TV sets thought the same way.

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9/24/2016 – Watched some good college football games today after work… I can not wait to hear the Holy Gospel at church.  We are going to learn about the well-known parable of the rich man and poor Lazarus.  I want to hear what all this story might mean for us, who are rich in God, and who feast sumptuously on the meal of Christ…

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THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

Week of Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/25/2016

RAISES HAND: WHERE IS THE LOVE??? (push)

God of Love, you know our frailties and failings.  Give us your grace to overcome them; keep us from those things that harm us; and guide us in the way of salvation; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

RAISES HAND: WHERE IS THE LOVE???

Crazy… this world is crazy… Seeing all the hatred in this world makes me want to share the words of our Lord Jesus Christ to all of humanity.  From bombs exploding in New York City, to bombs being detonated in New Jersey, to stabbings in Minnesota, to shootings in Chicago and Philadelphia, makes me raise the question…

WHERE IS THE LOVE???

charlescalebcolton203963

I choose to imitate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during times of uncertainty (questioning)… May I share with you a teaching from Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospels according to Matthew???

Matthew 21:28-32

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ 29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.

SIMPLE… AND AWESOME!!!

I love going to the library and renewing my mind to the word of the Lord… A scripture I was drawn to this morning was written in the book of Isaiah written in the Old Testament in our Holy Bible.  It reads…

Isaiah 50:4-7

The Servant’s Humiliation and Vindication

4 The Lord God has given me

the tongue of a teacher,

that I may know how to sustain

the weary with a word.

Morning by morning he wakens—

wakens my ear

to listen as those who are taught.

5 The Lord God has opened my ear,

and I was not rebellious,

I did not turn backward.

6 I gave my back to those who struck me,

and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;

I did not hide my face

from insult and spitting.

7 The Lord God helps me;

therefore I have not been disgraced;

therefore I have set my face like flint,

and I know that I shall not be put to shame;

COOL… HUH???

i-will-read-9-20-2016

I am excited to hear the readings and Holy Gospel this SUNDAY in church.

For those souls thirsting for more, please check this post through the week… I will be adding updates and personal stories to encourage you through your walk with Jesus Christ.

THANK YOU GOD!!!

9/21/2016 – This morning, I woke up to add these slides found on slideshare.net to my facebook page… I LEARNED THAT TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY on my Facebook News Feed…  I pray that leaders of our nations are filled with the Holy Spirit and are fair and just to the individuals they preside over.

After this prayer, I went to the gym and running.  I LEARNED that I was not the only person on the treadmill today.  I have a friend that fell off the treadmill today.  He is training to go for the NFL in the spring…

I told him about my episode with falling off a treadmill… THE HOLE I PUT IN THAT DAMN WALL GAVE ME ENCOURAGEMENT TO GIVE IT H+LL EVERY-TIME I WENT TO WORKOUT.

Hopefully, he knows… YOU ARE NEVER ALONE and to give training h+ll… I want to see him play on Sundays 🙂

9/22/2016 – Last night, I was working.  I was interrupted from my work by BREAKING NEWS on the TV sets… TV sets in a gym??? Why aren’t sports on 24/7, if the TVs must be in my war room 🙂 Anyway, CNN & Fox News were reporting on a riot in Charlotte, North Carolina.

WHERE IS THE LOVE???

This brings an AWESOME scripture to mind… I want to share with you the words of our Lord Jesus Christ written in the New Testament in the book of John.

John 13:31-35

The New Commandment

31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you. 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

I think this is AWESOME!  If only the people in the damn TV sets thought the same way.

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!!!

bro-hug

 

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/18/2016 (REVISED)

GO. (push… 911)

Lord God, you call us to work in your vineyard and leave no one standing idle.  Set us to our tasks in the work of your kingdom, and help us to order our lives by your wisdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

GO!

I had a lot of cool scriptures that I had planned to share with you written by our brother Paul in the book of Philippians… However, my forgetfulness to bring my Hymnal to the Library is pointing me in a direction to share with you a teaching from our Lord Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospel according to Matthew. (Matthew 20:1-16)

Matthew 20:1-16

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle,[a] and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’[b]

8 “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

I don’t know… I LOVE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (PSALM 103:1)… I don’t get this… May God have mercy on me; however, this parable seems to go against everything that our society teaches us… Am I wrong for wanting more compensation for more work I did compared to others???

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THAT IS A PROBLEM… NEVER COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS… RUN YOUR OWN RACE…

Perhaps, I am not to understand the Lords reasoning… Perhaps, I am being taught to trust the Lord… (PSALM 103:5)

Yesterday, I went to Lancaster and got a SNAPPLE Diet Ice Tea to drink with my salad… SNAPPLE includes fun facts on the lids of their product when you open it… I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW…

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!

My lid read…

“Emergency phone number in Europe is 112.”

I heard that churches in Europe are low in number of attendance… How do my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ understand the Holy Gospel without going to church?

I KNOW, I AM GOING TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY… I SIGNED UP TO READ THOSE LESSONS…

THANK YOU GOD FOR WISDOM!

LET’s GO2 CHURCH.

9/14/2016 – I stopped on my way to the gym to get some gum.  I ran into a friend I haven’t seen in a couple years.  She has her own hair saloon and offered to cut my hair.  My heart and prayers go out to her.  She has Lupus… that must suck… I am ignorant to the aspects of Lupus, so I asked her and did my own research… (Lupus RESEARCH)

Her life, brings a story to my mind written in the Old Testament in our Holy Bible.

Judges 16:17-22

Samson & Delilah

“No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.”

18 When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all his heart.” So the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hand. 19 Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him,[a] and his strength left him. 20 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him.

21 Then the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. 22 However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaven.

MY NAME IS KEVIN… I may get my haircut… 🙂

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW!

9/15/2016 – Got my readings for church in the mail… I can not wait to share them with you on Sunday. 🙂

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9/16/2016 – This morning, I was pleasantly surprised.  The local ABC news channel was LIVE at my old High School… Hershey High… They were there promoting tonight’s COCOA BEAN game.  The Cocoa Bean game is a football game between Hershey High and Milton Hershey High.  Not only did the news reporters describe the football game, they also reported on other happenings at Hershey High.  I learned that the students in the music program recently won the Apollo award.  I guess the Apollo award is like the Tony’s; however, given to a high school level production.  They won for putting on an AWESOME musical… God… this brings back memories.

 

I was in a musical… perhaps you heard of ‘Annie’… I was cast as ROOSTER… That brings to mind a scripture that I would like to share with you… (Matthew 26:34)

Matthew 26:34

34 Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”

 

DON’T DENY HIM…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

HERE ARE THE SCRIPTURES I AM READING AT CHURCH…

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LET’s GO!!! (Amos 8:4-71 Timothy 2:1-7)

Week of Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/18/2016

GO… (push… 911)

Lord God, you call us to work in your vineyard and leave no one standing idle.  Set us to our tasks in the work of your kingdom, and help us to order our lives by your wisdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

GO!

I had a lot of cool scriptures that I had planned to share with you written by our brother Paul in the book of Philippians… However, my forgetfulness to bring my Hymnal to the Library is pointing me in a direction to share with you a teaching from our Lord Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospel according to Matthew. (Matthew 20:1-16)

Matthew 20:1-16

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle,[a] and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’[b]

8 “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

I don’t know… I LOVE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (PSALM 103:1)… I don’t get this… May God have mercy on me; however, this parable seems to go against everything that our society teaches us… Am I wrong for wanting more compensation for more work I did compared to others???

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THAT IS A PROBLEM… NEVER COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS… RUN YOUR OWN RACE…

Perhaps, I am not to understand the Lords reasoning… Perhaps, I am being taught to trust the Lord… (PSALM 103:5)

Yesterday, I went to Lancaster and got a SNAPPLE Diet Ice Tea to drink with my salad… SNAPPLE includes fun facts on the lids of their product when you open it… I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW…

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!

My lid read…

“Emergency phone number in Europe is 112.”

I heard that churches in Europe are low in the number of attendance… How do my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ understand the Holy Gospel without going to church?

I KNOW, I AM GOING TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY… I SIGNED UP TO READ THOSE LESSONS…

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

THANK YOU GOD FOR WISDOM.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH.

9/14/2016 – I stopped on my way to the gym to get some gum.  I ran into a friend I haven’t seen in a couple years.  She has her own hair saloon and offered to cut my hair.  My heart and prayers go out to her.  She has Lupus… that must suck… I am ignorant to the aspects of Lupus, so I asked her and did my own research… (Lupus RESEARCH)

Her life, brings a story to my mind written in the Old Testament in our Holy Bible.

Judges 16:17-22

Samson & Delilah

“No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.”

18 When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all his heart.” So the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hand. 19 Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him,[a] and his strength left him. 20 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him.

21 Then the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. 22 However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaven.

MY NAME IS KEVIN… I may get my haircut… 🙂

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW!

9/15/2016 – Got my readings in the mail… I can not wait to share them with you on Sunday. 🙂

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9/16/2016 – This morning, I was pleasantly surprised.  The local ABC news channel was LIVE at my old High School… Hershey High… They were there promoting tonight’s COCOA BEAN game.  The Cocoa Bean game is a football game between Hershey High and Milton Hershey High.  Not only did the news reporters describe the football game, they also reported on other happenings at Hershey High.  I learned that the students in the music program recently won the Apollo award.  I guess the Apollo award is like the Tony’s; however, given to a high school level production.  They won for putting on an AWESOME musical… God… this brings back memories.

I was in a musical… perhaps you heard of ‘Annie’… I was cast as ROOSTER… That brings to mind a scripture that I would like to share with you… (Matthew 26:34)

Matthew 26:34

34 Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”

DON’T DENY HIM…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!