Fourth Sunday in Lent… 3/11/2018 *push/click*

I WILL RAISE YOU UP…

God of all mercy, by your power to heal and to forgive, graciously cleanse us from all sin and make us strong; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

RISE UP I

I WILL RAISE YOU UP…

Thank you for reading this entry… THANK YOU!!!

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

The Lessons, I want to share with you this Sunday are as follows:

A READING FROM NUMBERS…

Numbers 21:4-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea,[a] to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” Then the Lord sent poisonous[b] serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a poisonous[c] serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

SOUNDS CRAZY” I KNOW… BUT, HANG IN THERE…

THE SECOND LESSON IS WRITTEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR HOLY BIBLE…

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A READING FROM Ephesians…

Ephesians 2:1-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

From Death to Life

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ[a]—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

COOL HUH???

snoopy and woodstock

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

3/6/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL…

I am preparing my speech for that continued competition I am in…

FACE THAT FEAR…

you can…

CONQUER THAT FEAR…

you can…

you can…

3/7/2018 –

are you feeling strong yet??? (I WILL RAISE YOU UP)

MAY I SHARE THE HOLY GOSPEL WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF MARK???

YEAH… YEAH… YEAH…

LEMON HI

3/8/2018 – MIDDLE OF THE CHURCH WEEK???

A Psalm…

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    those he redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
    from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the south.[a]

Some wandered in desert wastes,
    finding no way to an inhabited town;
hungry and thirsty,
    their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress;
he led them by a straight way,
    until they reached an inhabited town.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
For he satisfies the thirsty,
    and the hungry he fills with good things.

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;
    they fell down, with no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
14 he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze,
    and cuts in two the bars of iron.

17 Some were sick[b] through their sinful ways,
    and because of their iniquities endured affliction;
18 they loathed any kind of food,
    and they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
20 he sent out his word and healed them,
    and delivered them from destruction.
21 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.

MIDDLE OF THIS PSALM???

monkey

LET’s GO!!!

22 And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
    and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

23 Some went down to the sea in ships,
    doing business on the mighty waters;
24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,
    his wondrous works in the deep.
25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
    which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
    their courage melted away in their calamity;
27 they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
    and were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he brought them out from their distress;
29 he made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad because they had quiet,
    and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
    and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a desert,
    springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 a fruitful land into a salty waste,
    because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35 He turns a desert into pools of water,
    a parched land into springs of water.
36 And there he lets the hungry live,
    and they establish a town to live in;
37 they sow fields, and plant vineyards,
    and get a fruitful yield.
38 By his blessing they multiply greatly,
    and he does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and brought low
    through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
40 he pours contempt on princes
    and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41 but he raises up the needy out of distress,
    and makes their families like flocks.
42 The upright see it and are glad;
    and all wickedness stops its mouth.
43 Let those who are wise give heed to these things,
    and consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

*Please notethis scripture is Thanking God for the deliverance from many troubles…

(NOT THE GRATITUDE OFFERED UPON OVERCOMING ONE OBSTACLE)…

Let’s get started on that Exhibit at the Museum!!!

3/9/2018 –

WOW!!! GONNA BE COOL… (that exhibit)

YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS COOL??? (may i share what i read this morning???)

LET’s GO2 WORK…

3/10/2018

THEOPHOBIA = GET OVER IT…

Thank you 3.10.2018

Theophobia has been derived from Greek word “Theo” meaning god or deity. It is signified by unexplainable and intense fear of god, with major display of avoidance behavior. The person may be unreasonably repulsive and avoids all kind of spiritual activities. The person may even not make any interaction with other people believing in religion.

THE HOLY GOSPEL WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF JOHN…

John 3:14-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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.[a]

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. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. 20 For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. 21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”[b]

I WILL RAISE YOU UP…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

Week of Fourth Sunday in Lent… 3/11/2018 *push/click*

I WILL RAISE YOU UP…

God of all mercy, by your power to heal and to forgive, graciously cleanse us from all sin and make us strong; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Hi

are you feeling strong yet??? (I WILL RAISE YOU UP)

3/7/2018

MAY I SHARE THE HOLY GOSPEL WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF MARK???

YEAH… YEAH… YEAH…

LEMON HI

Thank you 3.7.2018

3/8/2018 – MIDDLE OF THE CHURCH WEEK???

A Psalm…

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    those he redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
    from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the south.[a]

Some wandered in desert wastes,
    finding no way to an inhabited town;
hungry and thirsty,
    their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress;
he led them by a straight way,
    until they reached an inhabited town.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
For he satisfies the thirsty,
    and the hungry he fills with good things.

10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom,
    prisoners in misery and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;
    they fell down, with no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
14 he brought them out of darkness and gloom,
    and broke their bonds asunder.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze,
    and cuts in two the bars of iron.

17 Some were sick[b] through their sinful ways,
    and because of their iniquities endured affliction;
18 they loathed any kind of food,
    and they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress;
20 he sent out his word and healed them,
    and delivered them from destruction.
21 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.

MIDDLE OF THIS PSALM???

monkey

LET’s GO!!!

22 And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
    and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

23 Some went down to the sea in ships,
    doing business on the mighty waters;
24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,
    his wondrous works in the deep.
25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
    which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
    their courage melted away in their calamity;
27 they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
    and were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he brought them out from their distress;
29 he made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad because they had quiet,
    and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
    and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a desert,
    springs of water into thirsty ground,
34 a fruitful land into a salty waste,
    because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35 He turns a desert into pools of water,
    a parched land into springs of water.
36 And there he lets the hungry live,
    and they establish a town to live in;
37 they sow fields, and plant vineyards,
    and get a fruitful yield.
38 By his blessing they multiply greatly,
    and he does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and brought low
    through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
40 he pours contempt on princes
    and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
41 but he raises up the needy out of distress,
    and makes their families like flocks.
42 The upright see it and are glad;
    and all wickedness stops its mouth.
43 Let those who are wise give heed to these things,
    and consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

*Please note* this scripture is Thanking God for the deliverance from many troubles…

(NOT THE GRATITUDE OFFERED UPON OVERCOMING ONE OBSTACLE)…

Thank you 3.8.2018

Let’s get started on that Exhibit at the Museum!!!

3/9/2018

WOW!!! GONNA BE COOL… (that exhibit)

YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS COOL??? (may i share what i read this morning???)

Thank you 3.9.2018

Thank you 3.9.2018a

LET’s GO2 WORK…

 

Week of Fourth Sunday in Lent… 3/11/2018 *push/click*

I WILL RAISE YOU UP…

God of all mercy, by your power to heal and to forgive, graciously cleanse us from all sin and make us strong; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

RISE UP I

I WILL RAISE YOU UP…

Thank you for reading this entry… THANK YOU!!!

The Lessons, I want to share with you this week are as follows:

A READING FROM NUMBERS…

Numbers 21:4-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea,[a] to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” Then the Lord sent poisonous[b] serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a poisonous[c] serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

SOUNDS CRAZY” I KNOW… BUT, HANG IN THERE…

THE SECOND LESSON IS WRITTEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR HOLY BIBLE…

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A READING FROM Ephesians…

Ephesians 2:1-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

From Death to Life

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ[a]—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

COOL HUH???

snoopy and woodstock

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!

3/6/2018

TODAY WAS COOL…

I am preparing my speech for that continued competition I am in…

FACE THAT FEAR…

you can…

Thank you 3.6.2018

CONQUER THAT FEAR…

you can…

Thank you 3.6.2018a

you can…

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

WHAT’s IN YOUR HEART???

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.

jesus-prayer

WHAT’s IN YOUR HEART???

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

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 noteBRING THAT LOGOPHOBIA & THEOPHOBIA!!!

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

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???

2/28/2018 –

It was a busy day for me… and heard some story about Jacob not letting go of God until he blesses him (Genesis 32:22-32) at one of the two Lent Services I went to… BUT, I AM STILL FINDING TIME TO READ…

WANNA HEAR???

3/1/2018 –

THESE PSALMS… I LOVE SHARING THEM!!! THEY GET ME SO EXCITED!!!

Psalm 19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God’s Glory in Creation and the Law

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
yet their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens[c] he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
    and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them;
    and nothing is hid from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
    and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can detect their errors?
    Clear me from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;[d]
    do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
    and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable to you,
    Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

I AM CHANGING THE WORDS “my rock” TO “our rock” (Psalm 19:14)

3/2/2018 –

I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU… it was really difficult to get going today for my early morning balancing session at Gold’s Gym… Once I got started, it was easy…

I THEN, WENT TO Karn’s Grocery Store and read this…

THANKS BE TO GOD.

3/3/2018 – LOVE’n THAT HOLY GOSPEL…

This week, a lot of Pastors, Fathers, Reverends will use the Holy Gospel of John in their Sermons…

AS FOR ME… i am working…

Thank you 3.3.2018

John 2:13-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH (that 8 o’clock service)

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

WHAT’s IN YOUR HEART???

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.

chocolate heart

WHAT’s IN YOUR HEART???

WELL… This week is half over for the church… I WANT TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH BY SHARING A Psalm with you to energize you for the SECOND HALF….

Can I first tell you a reading in our Holy Gospel I read this past Wednesday???

2/28/2018

It was a busy day for me… and heard some story about Jacob not letting go of God until he blesses him (Genesis 32:22-32) at one of the two Lent Services I went to… BUT, I AM STILL FINDING TIME TO READ…

WANNA HEAR???

Thank you 2.28.2018

3/1/2018

THESE PSALMS… I LOVE SHARING THEM!!! THEY GET ME SO EXCITED!!!

Psalm 19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God’s Glory in Creation and the Law

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
yet their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens[c] he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
    and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them;
    and nothing is hid from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
    and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can detect their errors?
    Clear me from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;[d]
    do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
    and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable to you,
    Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Thank you 3.1.2018

I AM CHANGING THE WORDS “my rock” TO “our rock” (Psalm 19:14)

3/2/2018

I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU… it was really difficult to get going today for my early morning balancing session at Gold’s Gym… Once I got started, it was easy…

I THEN, WENT TO Karn’s Grocery Store and read this…

Thank you 3.2.2018

Thank you 3.2.2018a

Thank you 3.2.2018b

THANKS BE TO GOD.

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

WHAT’s IN YOUR HEART???

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)

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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)

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)

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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)

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…

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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