Week of Third Sunday After Pentecost… 6/10/2018 *push/click*

FOR THE FAMILY…

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O God, the strength of those who hope in you: Be present and hear our prayers; and, because in the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing good without you, give us all the help of your grace, so that in keeping your commandments we may please you in will and deed; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Hi…

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6/7/2018

THANK YOU FATHER FOR CHURCH ON THURSDAYS…

Here is a psalm we will hear tonight…

Psalm 130

Waiting for Divine Redemption

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
    Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
    to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
    Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you,
    so that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
    more than those who watch for the morning,
    more than those who watch for the morning.

I WILL BE HONEST… i have trouble referring to God as Father… Do you think it will be good if i just refer to God as Lord?

Psalm 103

Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live[a]
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

GOODNESS

Ephesians 1:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ[a] before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

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i knew what a portico was… 

por·ti·co
ˈpôrdəˌkō
noun
  1. a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns at regular intervals, typically attached as a porch to a building.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

 

Week of Third Sunday After Pentecost… 6/10/2018 *push/click*

FOR THE FAMILY…

O God, the strength of those who hope in you: Be present and hear our prayers; and, because in the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing good without you, give us all the help of your grace, so that in keeping your commandments we may please you in will and deed; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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YEAH!!!

LOL… I LOVE HISTORY… IT IS COOL LEARNING FROM IT… 

may I share a reading from our old testament with you???

1 Samuel 8:4-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to govern us.” Samuel prayed to the Lordand the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Just as they have done to me,[a] from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you. Now then, listen to their voice; only—you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

10 So Samuel reported all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots; 12 and he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his courtiers. 15 He will take one-tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and his courtiers. 16 He will take your male and female slaves, and the best of your cattle[b] and donkeys, and put them to his work. 17 He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

Israel’s Request for a King Granted

19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, “No! but we are determined to have a king over us, 20 so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

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NOW, IT READS…

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Living by Faith

16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. 17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

WE ARE RUNNING THIS MORNING…

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Let’s Go!!! (for the family)

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…

6/5/2018

I pray that my sharing of the scriptures i READ EACH MORNING TO MOTIVATE ME are STRENGTHENING YOUR OWN FAITH. 

HERE IS WHAT i read THIS MORNING…

Thank you 6.5.2018

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Q: HOW DO YOU THINK PAUL AND BARNABAS RESPONDED??? 

A: IT DOESN’T MATTER.

USA! USA! USA!!!

Thank you 6.4.2018

Thank you 6.4.2018a

Second Sunday After Pentecost… 6/3/2018 *push/click*

SHINE THAT LIGHT!!!

Lord God of all nations, you have revealed your will to your people and promised your help to us all. Help us to hear and to do what you command, that the darkness may be overcome by the power of your light; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

Shine that light

AGAIN… i made the mistake and turned on a message from an “Evangelist” on TV this morning… i did this because i am not going to be able to goto my Church Today because i have work.  THANK GOD FOR THURSDAY NIGHT SERVICE!!!

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WANT TO BE READING TO THE CONGREGATION THURSDAY…

1 Samuel 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”[a] and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” 17 Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

Q: KNOW WHO SAMUEL WAS???

A:

Samuel is one of the most intriguing Old Testament figures (to me, at least). He’s a star player in the story of David and Saul: the first two God-anointed kings of Israel.

We meet him as a baby. We see him as a national leader, intercessor, and even a ghost.

Here are a few interesting biblical facts about the prophet Samuel.

1. Samuel is a miracle child.

The Bible tells of many significant adults, but only a handful of significant pregnancies. Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob & Esau, Perez, Samson, John the Baptist, and Jesus are the others.

We meet Samuel’s parents before we meet him. His mother Hannah cannot have children, but God hears her prayers and opens her womb, blessing her with the child Samuel.

2. Samuel’s name means “name of God.”

The translation of Samuel (sometimes spelled “Samual” when spelled in the English alphabet) literally means “name of God,” or “God has heard.”

3. Samuel is from the tribe of Levi.

Not only was Samuel from the tribe of Levi, but he may have had Ephraimite blood, too (1 Ch 6:33–381 Sa 1:1). This qualified him to serve in the temple, but Samuel was much more than a priest (see below).

4. Samuel is the last judge.

You can read about most of the judges in the book of—you guessed it!Judges. After Joshua dies, the nation of Israel enters the “days of the judges,” (Ru 1:1) when there was no centralized government.

During this time, God would raise up individuals to deliverer Israel from her enemies (Jdg 2:16). The book of Judges tells us about 12 judges, and First Samuel introduces two more: Eli and Samuel.

Why is Samuel the last? Because after Samuel, Israel is led by kings (Ac 13:20).

5. Samuel anoints the first two kings of Israel: Saul and David.

When the people demand a national king, God directs Samuel to anoint Saul, a tall man from the tribe of Benjamin. Saul doesn’t turn out so well, and so God has Samuel anoint a young shepherd named David as the future king: not the king Israel needs, but the king they deserve. You can read all about that in First Samuel.

Samuel is qualified to do this because of another office he holds . . .

6. Samuel is the first of the prophets.

In the book of Acts, Peter also considers Samuel to be the first of the prophets—after Moses, that is (Ac 3:24).

A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God. Samuel isn’t the first person to be called a prophet in the Bible (Moses is both earlier and greater), but as far as we can tell, he lead an order of prophets in Israel (1 Sa 19:20).

Samuel’s prophetic ministry is significant because it begins at a time when words from the Lord are rare and infrequent (1 Sa 3:1). But after Samuel, Israel’s history comes alive with prophetic revelation: much of which is recorded in the prophetic books of the Bible.

7. Samuel is a priest.

He begins his ministry serving the chief priest in the tabernacle (1 Sa 3:1). Samuel makes sacrifices on behalf of the people, and offers intercessory prayers to God for them (1 Sa 7:9.)

8. Samuel is a Nazarite.

Like the mighty Samson, Samuel is dedicated to the Lord as a child. This dedication was for life, and so he never cuts his hair (1 Sa 1:11Nu 6:1–21).

9. Samuel is the only ghost we meet in the Bible.

After Samuel dies, Saul meets with an Ewok—er, a witch of En-dor (1 Sa 28:7). The medium conjures up the spirit of Samuel, who isn’t too happy about what Saul has done. You can read the whole story in First Samuel chapter 28.

10. Samuel led the greatest Passovers.

Hundreds of years after Samuel’s death, a king named Josiah celebrates the Passover. It’s such an affair, the author says it’s the greatest Passover ever—well, ever since Samuel’s day (2 Ch 35:18).

11. Samuel is remembered for his prayers.

The psalmist who penned Psalm 99 ranks him with Moses and Aaron as one who called upon the Lord’s name (Ps 99:6).

12. God calls Samuel by name—twice

Samuel is one of 8 people in the Bible that God calls by name … twice. The others are Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Martha, Simon, “My God,” and Saul.

THANKS TO JEFFREY KRANZ.

ALIRIGHT… NEXT SCRIPTURE…

2 Corinthians 4:5-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 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.

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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

5/29/2018 –

TODAY, I WAS REMINDED OF A LESSON IN LIFE THAT I HAVE LEARNED TIME & TIME AGAIN…

YOU SEE… I WENT TO MY CHURCH WANTING TO READ 1 SAMUEL 3:1-20… HOWEVER, I FOUND OUT I AM READING Deuteronomy 5:12-15 INSTEAD (when i went to practice)…

ANYWAY…

here are some scriptures I read to get the day started…

YEAH!!!

5/30/2018 –

TODAY, I HAD MIXED EMOTIONS…

i was saddened to catalog items in an Exhibit at our museum that told the story of Hershey High Football (leaving Exhibit)…

BTW – WE GOT THE BEAN…

HAPPY TO SEE A NEW EXHIBIT REPLACE IT…

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(History of Golf in Hershey, PA… picture of Ben Hogan speaking with M.S. Hershey)

ANYWAY… (enough about my feelings…HERE IS WHAT I READ THIS MORNING)

5/31/2018 –

TONIGHT, I SHALL READ @ MY CHURCH…

A PSALM… will you read it, if i don’t see you???

Psalm 81

Sing aloud to God our strength;
    shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
Raise a song, sound the tambourine,
    the sweet lyre with the harp.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
    at the full moon, on our festal day.
For it is a statute for Israel,
    an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
He made it a decree in Joseph,
    when he went out over[a] the land of Egypt.

I hear a voice I had not known:
“I relieved your[b] shoulder of the burden;
    your[c] hands were freed from the basket.
In distress you called, and I rescued you;
    I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.Selah
Hear, O my people, while I admonish you;
    O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
There shall be no strange god among you;
    you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
10 I am the Lord your God,
    who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
    Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

11 “But my people did not listen to my voice;
    Israel would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts,
    to follow their own counsels.
13 O that my people would listen to me,
    that Israel would walk in my ways!
14 Then I would quickly subdue their enemies,
    and turn my hand against their foes.
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him,
    and their doom would last forever.
16 I would feed you[d] with the finest of the wheat,
    and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

6/1/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL…

May I share with you what I read before going to our museum and Chocolate World???

I LOVE QUESTIONS…

6/2/2018

ONE THING, I AM NOT GOING TO QUESTION ARE THE WORDS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST…

Instead, i will just tell you some of His words…

Mark 2:23-3:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Pronouncement about the Sabbath

23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? 26 He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” 27 Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; 28 so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”

The Man with a Withered Hand

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

HAD A GOOD TIME PACKING UP FOOD…

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NOW…

Thank you 6.2.2018

LET’s GO2 WORK

 

Week of Second Sunday After Pentecost… 6/3/2018 *push/click*

SHINE THAT LIGHT!!!

Lord God of all nations, you have revealed your will to your people and promised your help to us all. Help us to hear and to do what you command, that the darkness may be overcome by the power of your light; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

dare-to-be-different-birds-on-a-wire-li-or

AGAIN… i made the mistake and turned on a message from an “Evangelist” on TV this morning… i did this because i am not going to be able to goto my Church Today because i have work.  THANK GOD FOR THURSDAY NIGHT SERVICE!!!

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WANT TO BE READING TO THE CONGREGATION THURSDAY…

1 Samuel 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”[a] and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” 17 Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

Q: KNOW WHO SAMUEL WAS???

A:

Samuel is one of the most intriguing Old Testament figures (to me, at least). He’s a star player in the story of David and Saul: the first two God-anointed kings of Israel.

We meet him as a baby. We see him as a national leader, intercessor, and even a ghost.

Here are a few interesting biblical facts about the prophet Samuel.

1. Samuel is a miracle child.

The Bible tells of many significant adults, but only a handful of significant pregnancies. Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob & Esau, Perez, Samson, John the Baptist, and Jesus are the others.

We meet Samuel’s parents before we meet him. His mother Hannah cannot have children, but God hears her prayers and opens her womb, blessing her with the child Samuel.

2. Samuel’s name means “name of God.”

The translation of Samuel (sometimes spelled “Samual” when spelled in the English alphabet) literally means “name of God,” or “God has heard.”

3. Samuel is from the tribe of Levi.

Not only was Samuel from the tribe of Levi, but he may have had Ephraimite blood, too (1 Ch 6:33–381 Sa 1:1). This qualified him to serve in the temple, but Samuel was much more than a priest (see below).

4. Samuel is the last judge.

You can read about most of the judges in the book of—you guessed it!Judges. After Joshua dies, the nation of Israel enters the “days of the judges,” (Ru 1:1) when there was no centralized government.

During this time, God would raise up individuals to deliverer Israel from her enemies (Jdg 2:16). The book of Judges tells us about 12 judges, and First Samuel introduces two more: Eli and Samuel.

Why is Samuel the last? Because after Samuel, Israel is led by kings (Ac 13:20).

5. Samuel anoints the first two kings of Israel: Saul and David.

When the people demand a national king, God directs Samuel to anoint Saul, a tall man from the tribe of Benjamin. Saul doesn’t turn out so well, and so God has Samuel anoint a young shepherd named David as the future king: not the king Israel needs, but the king they deserve. You can read all about that in First Samuel.

Samuel is qualified to do this because of another office he holds . . .

6. Samuel is the first of the prophets.

In the book of Acts, Peter also considers Samuel to be the first of the prophets—after Moses, that is (Ac 3:24).

A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God. Samuel isn’t the first person to be called a prophet in the Bible (Moses is both earlier and greater), but as far as we can tell, he lead an order of prophets in Israel (1 Sa 19:20).

Samuel’s prophetic ministry is significant because it begins at a time when words from the Lord are rare and infrequent (1 Sa 3:1). But after Samuel, Israel’s history comes alive with prophetic revelation: much of which is recorded in the prophetic books of the Bible.

7. Samuel is a priest.

He begins his ministry serving the chief priest in the tabernacle (1 Sa 3:1). Samuel makes sacrifices on behalf of the people, and offers intercessory prayers to God for them (1 Sa 7:9.)

8. Samuel is a Nazarite.

Like the mighty Samson, Samuel is dedicated to the Lord as a child. This dedication was for life, and so he never cuts his hair (1 Sa 1:11Nu 6:1–21).

9. Samuel is the only ghost we meet in the Bible.

After Samuel dies, Saul meets with an Ewok—er, a witch of En-dor (1 Sa 28:7). The medium conjures up the spirit of Samuel, who isn’t too happy about what Saul has done. You can read the whole story in First Samuel chapter 28.

10. Samuel led the greatest Passovers.

Hundreds of years after Samuel’s death, a king named Josiah celebrates the Passover. It’s such an affair, the author says it’s the greatest Passover ever—well, ever since Samuel’s day (2 Ch 35:18).

11. Samuel is remembered for his prayers.

The psalmist who penned Psalm 99 ranks him with Moses and Aaron as one who called upon the Lord’s name (Ps 99:6).

12. God calls Samuel by name—twice

Samuel is one of 8 people in the Bible that God calls by name … twice. The others are Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Martha, Simon, “My God,” and Saul.

THANKS TO JEFFREY KRANZ.

Week of 2nd Sunday After Pentecost

ALIRIGHT… NEXT SCRIPTURE…

2 Corinthians 4:5-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 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.

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

smiley-zipping-mouth

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!!!

5/29/2018

TODAY, I WAS REMINDED OF A LESSON IN LIFE THAT I HAVE LEARNED TIME & TIME AGAIN…

YOU SEE… I WENT TO MY CHURCH WANTING TO READ 1 SAMUEL 3:1-20… HOWEVER, I FOUND OUT I AM READING Deuteronomy 5:12-15 INSTEAD (when i went to practice)

ANYWAY…

here are some scriptures I read to get the day started…

Thank you 5.29.2018a

Thank you 5.29.2018b

YEAH!!!

Thank you 5.29.2018

 

 

Declaring The Holy Trinity… 3/27/2018 *push/click*

lead with God… NOW, LET’s DO GOOD THINGS…

Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever.

Plant-roots-go-to-extreme-lengths-to-find-water-800x500

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

GOOD THINGS… YEAH!!!

I have two good lessons that I want to share with you before I get busy living… 🙂

May you please read them???

Isaiah 6:1-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Vision of God in the Temple

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots[a] on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph[b] touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

AND…

Romans 8:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 So then, brothers and sisters,[a] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba![b] Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness[c] with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Let’s go2 that Diversity Discussion at the Hershey Story…

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

YEAH!!!

5/22/2018 

Before I go to the Employee Party at Chocolate World… I want to share with you what I read this morning…

COOL HUH???

BE YOU… WE ALL HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON THIS EARTH… (all things diversity)

SOLA SCRIPTURA…

SOLA FIDE…

SOLA GRATIA…

thunder

THAT VEGETABLE PLANTING THAT GOT RAINED OUT LAST WEEKEND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY…

(MY ALLERGIES BETTER GO AWAY…)

5/23/2018 –

SCRIPTURE, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY IS…

5/24/2018 –

LET’s DO GOOD THINGS

TODAY, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM…

Do you know who wrote this???

Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
    worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

THANK YOU!!!

5/25/2018 –

i can not wait for tomorrow…

IN THE MEANTIME…

may i share with you some of my favorite verses???

THANK YOU!!!

5/26/2018

YEAH!!! Sola Scriptura…

Thank you 5.26.2018

John 3:1-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Nicodemus Visits Jesus

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus[a] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”[b] Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.[c] Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You[d] must be born from above.’[e]The wind[f] blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

11 “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you[g] do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.[h] 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.[i]

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Thank you 5.26.2018a

Sola Fide…

may the force be with you

Sola Gratia…

LET’s GO2 WORK

 

 

 

Declaring The Holy Trinity… 5/27/2018 *push/click*

lead by God… NOW, LET’s DO GOOD THINGS…

Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever.

thunder

THAT VEGETABLE PLANTING THAT GOT RAINED OUT LAST WEEKEND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY…

(MY ALLERGIES BETTER GO AWAY…)

5/23/2018

SCRIPTURE, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY IS…

Thank you 5.23.2018

Thank you 5.23.2018a

5/24/2018

“LET’s DO GOOD THINGS”

TODAY, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM…

Do you know who wrote this???”

Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
    worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Thank you 5.24.2018

THANK YOU!!!

5/25/2018

i can not wait for tomorrow…

IN THE MEANTIME…

may i share with you some of my favorite verses???

Thank you 5.25.2018A

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 5.25.2018

 

 

Declaring The Holy Trinity… 5/27/2018 *push/click*

lead by God… NOW, LET’s DO GOOD THINGS!!!

Almighty and ever-living God, you have given us grace, by the confession of the true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and, in the power of your divine majesty, to worship the unity. Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your eternal glory, one God, now and forever.

Plant-roots-go-to-extreme-lengths-to-find-water-800x500

GOOD THINGS… YEAH!!!

I have two good lessons that I want to share with you before I get busy living… 🙂

May you please read them???

Isaiah 6:1-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Vision of God in the Temple

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots[a] on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph[b] touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

AND…

Holy Trinity

Romans 8:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 So then, brothers and sisters,[a] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba![b] Father!” 16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness[c] with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Let’s go2 that Diversity Discussion at the Hershey Story…

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

YEAH!!!

5/22/2018

Before I go to the Employee Party at Chocolate World… I want to share with you what I read this morning…

Thank you 5.22.2018aThank you 5.22.2018b

COOL HUH???

Thank you 5.22.2018

BE YOU… WE ALL HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON THIS EARTH… (all things diversity)

SOLA SCRIPTURA…

SOLA FIDE…

SOLA GRATIA…