Week of Seventh Sunday of Easter… 5/13/2018 *push/click*

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

God, our creator and redeemer, your Son Jesus prayed that his followers might be one, Make all Christians one with him as he is one with you, so that in peace and concord we may carry to the world the message of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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Hi… This week, I want to share with you the litergy that my church will be covering.  I, understand, that it is human nature to doubt and raise questions on biblical truths…

That is GLORIOUS to me… I AM SO THANKFUL THAT I CAN DOUBT AND RAISE QUESTIONS…

may the force be with you

ANYWAY… BACK TO YOU (enough about what i think)

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

Acts 1:15-26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers[a] (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, 16 “Friends,[b] the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus— 17 for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong,[c] he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their language Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms,

‘Let his homestead become desolate,
    and let there be no one to live in it’;

and

‘Let another take his position of overseer.’

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” 23 So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place[d] in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

WILL YOU READ THIS??? (the choice is yours)

1 John 5:9-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. 10 Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God[a] have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Epilogue

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

YEAH!

7 sunday of easter

Let’s GO PLANTING!!!

(talk 2ya later in the week)

5/8/2018

HEY!!!

I had a really interesting talk with a Jew this morning at the GYM… very curious am i…

may the force be with you

WE TALKED ABOUT CREATION…

I want to share with you what i READ b4 my questions…

Thank you 5.8.2018a

(PICTURE OF HOTEL HERSHEY THE YEAR IT WAS CREATED)

Thank you 5.8.2018

 

 

 

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter… 5/6/2018 *push/click*

DO WHAT IS RIGHT…

O God, from whom all good things come: Lead us by the inspiration of your Spirit to think those things which are right, and by your goodness help us to do them; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

working hard

AWESOME!!! The Exhibit at our museum turned out AWESOME!!!

PARTY FOR A PRESIDENT

i also work hard sharing God’s word with you… MY QUESTION TO YOU IS… “DO YOU UNDERSTAND IT?”

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

SPEAKING OF… HERE ARE THE LESSONS I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS WEEK…

Acts 10:44-48 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit

44 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, 46 for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, 47 “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.

AND THIS…

1 John 5:1-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Faith Conquers the World

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ[a] has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Testimony concerning the Son of God

This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.

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

Sola Scriptura… Sola Fide… Sola Gratia…

5/1/2018 –

TODAY, MARKS 18 YEARS AFTER MY CAR ACCIDENT…

HERE IS WHAT I READ THIS MORNING BEFORE GETTING MY NEW UNIFORM…

5/2/2018 –

YESTERDAY, CAME AND GONE…

TODAY… i want to share the Holy Gospel of John with you… There are four books in the Holy Gospel in our NEW Testament of our Holy Bible…

WANNA HEAR???

WANNA SEE???

*NOTE* As mentioned in that video… the Holy Bible has a lot of translations… here, is another one… #bringit

Thank you 5.2.2018

DO WHAT IS RIGHT…

5/3/2018 –

BUSY, BUSY DAY… (not busy enough to share with you what i read this morning)

Psalm 98

O sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things.
His right hand and his holy arm
    have gotten him victory.
The Lord has made known his victory;
    he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
    the victory of our God.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
    with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.

Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
    the world and those who live in it.
Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.

Sola Scriptura… Sola Fide… Sola Gratia…

🙂 LET’s GO2 THAT WWII ROUNDTABLE 🙂

(promoting this)

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5/4/2018 –

NO WORDS FROM ME TODAY…

HERE ARE THE WORDS OF PETER…

5/5/2018

Hmmm… In GRADUATE SCHOOL, I LEARNED TO UTILIZE THE KISS PHILOSOPHY (keep it simple stupid)…

WHAT’S THIS CRAP??? (click)

The Holy Gospel = testimony of Jesus’s life with us through His Disciples…

John 15:9-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants[a] any longer, because the servant[b] does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

RED TEXT INDICATES JESUS’s WORDS…

(mouth shut again…)

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

 

 

Week of Sixth Sunday of Easter… 5/6/2018 *push/click*

DO WHAT IS RIGHT…

O God, from whom all good things come: Lead us by the inspiration of your Spirit to think those things which are right, and by your goodness help us to do them; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

working hard

AWESOME!!! The Exhibit at our museum turned out AWESOME!!!

PARTY FOR A PRESIDENT

i also work hard sharing God’s word with you… MY QUESTION TO YOU IS… “DO YOU UNDERSTAND IT?”

SPEAKING OF… HERE ARE THE LESSONS I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS WEEK…

Acts 10:44-48 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit

44 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, 46 for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, 47 “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.

AND THIS…

6 sunday of easter

1 John 5:1-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Faith Conquers the World

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ[a] has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Testimony concerning the Son of God

This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth.

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!!!

Sola Scriptura… Sola Fide… Sola Gratia…

Luther Rose

5/1/2018

TODAY, MARKS 18 YEARS AFTER MY CAR ACCIDENT…

HERE IS WHAT I READ THIS MORNING BEFORE GETTING MY NEW UNIFORM…

Thank you 5.1.2018

Thank you 5.1.2018a

Fifth Sunday of Easter… 4/29/2018 *push/click*

WORD… DEEDS… ACTIONS…

O God, form the minds of your faithful people into a single will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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WORD… DEEDS… ACTIONS…

Lord God,

WE THANK YOU FOR YESTERDAY, WE THANK YOU FOR TODAY, WE THANK YOU FOR TOMORROW…

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORD AND THE ABILITY TO SHARE YOUR WORD THROUGH OUR DEEDS AND ACTIONS…

In Jesus Christ’s Name,

AMEN

🙂 i really don’t want to say much after the demonstration of thankfulness 🙂

SOOO… I WILL JUST COPY AND PASTE THE VERSES i AM READING TO THE CONGREGATION ON SUNDAY…

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

Acts 8:26-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south[a] to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) 27 So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and join it.” 30 So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. 32 Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this:

“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
    and like a lamb silent before its shearer,
        so he does not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation justice was denied him.
    Who can describe his generation?
        For his life is taken away from the earth.”

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. 36 As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”[b] 38 He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip[c] baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

AND…

1 John 4:7-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 15 God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us.

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. 19 We love[a] because he first loved us. 20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters,[b] are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister[c] whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. 21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters[d] also.

*RAISES HAND*

WHAT WAS THAT ON OUR CHURCH’S PROGRAM TODAY AUTHORIZING THE USE OF SCRIPTURE??? (found on back of program)

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

4/24/2018 –

I practiced those readings TODAY…

i also READ these sciptures…

I AM PLANTING THOSE DAMN TREES ON SATURDAY…

4/25/2018 –

TODAY, i WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU…

4/26/2018 –

DESPITE THESE WORDS… 

Psalm 22

Plea for Deliverance from Suffering and Hostility

TO THE LEADER: ACCORDING TO THE DEER OF THE DAWN. A PSALM OF DAVID.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
    and by night, but find no rest.

Yet you are holy,
    enthroned on the praises of Israel.
In you our ancestors trusted;
    they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried, and were saved;
    in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm, and not human;
    scorned by others, and despised by the people.
All who see me mock at me;
    they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
“Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver—
    let him rescue the one in whom he delights!”

Yet it was you who took me from the womb;
    you kept me safe on my mother’s breast.
10 On you I was cast from my birth,
    and since my mother bore me you have been my God.
11 Do not be far from me,
    for trouble is near
    and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls encircle me,
    strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
13 they open wide their mouths at me,
    like a ravening and roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
    it is melted within my breast;
15 my mouth[a] is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

16 For dogs are all around me;
    a company of evildoers encircles me.
My hands and feet have shriveled;[b]
17 I can count all my bones.
They stare and gloat over me;
18 they divide my clothes among themselves,
    and for my clothing they cast lots.

19 But you, O Lord, do not be far away!
    O my help, come quickly to my aid!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
    my life[c] from the power of the dog!
21     Save me from the mouth of the lion!

From the horns of the wild oxen you have rescued[d] me.
22 I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters;[e]
    in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
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,[f]
    but heard when I[g] 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[h] 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.[i]
28 For dominion belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

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

LET’s GO2 WORK…

PRETZEL

HAPPY NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY!!!

4/27/2018 –

I was at my Part-Time job last night… and tripped over my feet and fell…

My managers saw me… it was pretty embarassing… 

MORAL: In Life, you will have your falls… but don’t let the fear of falling again prevent you from rising again.

I CONTINUED TO WALK SIDEWAYS ON THAT TURNTABLE…

Here is a cool reading I just read…

IT’S SUPPOSED TO RAIN TODAY…

#BRINGIT

i feel like dancing…

4/28/2018

AWESOMESNESS!!! i have been waiting all damn week for this day to come… 

Thank you 4.28.2018

John 15:1-8

Jesus the True Vine

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes[a] to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed[b]by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become[c] my disciples.

LET’s GO PLANT SOME TREES!!!

Sola Scriptura… Sola Fide… Sola Gratia…

Week of Fifth Sunday of Easter… 4/29/2018 *push/click

WORD… DEEDS… ACTIONS…

O God, form the minds of your faithful people into a single will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Vintage typewriter

smh… TECHNOLOGY…

4/25/2018

TODAY, i WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU…

Thank you 4.25.2018

Thank you 4.25.2018a

Thank you 4.25.2018b

Thank you 4.25.2018c

Thank you 4.25.2018d

Thank you 4.25.2018e

4/26/2018

DESPITE THESE WORDS… 

Psalm 22

Plea for Deliverance from Suffering and Hostility

To the leader: according to The Deer of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
    and by night, but find no rest.

Yet you are holy,
    enthroned on the praises of Israel.
In you our ancestors trusted;
    they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried, and were saved;
    in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.

But I am a worm, and not human;
    scorned by others, and despised by the people.
All who see me mock at me;
    they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
“Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver—
    let him rescue the one in whom he delights!”

Yet it was you who took me from the womb;
    you kept me safe on my mother’s breast.
10 On you I was cast from my birth,
    and since my mother bore me you have been my God.
11 Do not be far from me,
    for trouble is near
    and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls encircle me,
    strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
13 they open wide their mouths at me,
    like a ravening and roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
    it is melted within my breast;
15 my mouth[a] is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

16 For dogs are all around me;
    a company of evildoers encircles me.
My hands and feet have shriveled;[b]
17 I can count all my bones.
They stare and gloat over me;
18 they divide my clothes among themselves,
    and for my clothing they cast lots.

19 But you, O Lord, do not be far away!
    O my help, come quickly to my aid!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
    my life[c] from the power of the dog!
21     Save me from the mouth of the lion!

From the horns of the wild oxen you have rescued[d] me.
22 I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters;[e]
    in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
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,[f]
    but heard when I[g] 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[h] 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.[i]
28 For dominion belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

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

LET’s GO2 WORK…

PRETZEL

HAPPY NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY!!!

4/27/2018

I was at my Part-Time job last night… and tripped over my feet and fell…

My managers saw me… it was pretty embarassing… 

MORAL: In Life, you will have your falls… but don’t let the fear of falling again prevent you from rising again.

I CONTINUED TO WALK SIDEWAYS ON THAT TURNTABLE…

Here is a cool reading I just read…

Thank you 4.27.2018a

IT’S SUPPOSED TO RAIN TODAY…

#BRINGIT

i feel like dancing…

 

Week of Fifth Sunday of Easter… 4/29/2018 *push/click*

WORD… DEEDS… ACTIONS…

O God, form the minds of your faithful people into a single will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

tree-planting-dont-use-in-pub.

WORD… DEEDS… ACTIONS…

Lord God,

WE THANK YOU FOR YESTERDAY, WE THANK YOU FOR TODAY, WE THANK YOU FOR TOMORROW…

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORD AND THE ABILITY TO SHARE YOUR WORD THROUGH OUR DEEDS AND ACTIONS…

In Jesus Christ’s Name,

AMEN

🙂 i really don’t want to say much after the demonstration of thankfulness 🙂

SOOO… I WILL JUST COPY AND PASTE THE VERSES i AM READING TO THE CONGREGATION ON SUNDAY…

Acts 8:26-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south[a] to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) 27 So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and join it.” 30 So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. 32 Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this:

“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
    and like a lamb silent before its shearer,
        so he does not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation justice was denied him.
    Who can describe his generation?
        For his life is taken away from the earth.”

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. 36 As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”[b] 38 He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip[c] baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

AND… 

5 sunday of easter

1 John 4:7-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 15 God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us.

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. 19 We love[a] because he first loved us. 20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters,[b] are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister[c] whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. 21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters[d] also.

*RAISES HAND*

WHAT WAS THAT CRAP ON OUR CHURCH’S PROGRAM TODAY AUTHORIZING THE USE OF SCRIPTURE??? (found on back of program)

Thank you 4.19.2018

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!!!

4/24/2018

I practiced those readings TODAY…

i also READ these sciptures…

Thank you 4.24.2018

Thank you 4.24.2018aThank you 4.24.2018b

I AM PLANTING THOSE DAMN TREES ON SATURDAY…

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter… 4/22/2018 *push/click*

HMMM… sometimes, I don’t know what to say…

Almighty God, you show the light of your truth to those in darkness, to lead them into the way of righteousness.  Give strength to all who are joined in the family of the Church, so that they will resolutely reject what erodes their faith and firmly follow what faith requires; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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

speechless II

HMMM… sometimes, I don’t know what to say…

THEREFORE, i will just say the words of Peter in the book of ACTS…

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

The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John,[a] and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners[b] stand in their midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, 10 let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,[c] whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. 11 This Jesus[d] is

‘the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;
    it has become the cornerstone.’[e]

12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”

IN ADDITION…

THESE WORDS…

1 John 3:16-24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 17 How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister[a] in need and yet refuses help?

18 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 19 And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him 20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; 22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24 All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

LET’s GO2 GOODYEAR AND FIND OUT ABOUT THAT TIRE…

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

4/17/2018 –

TODAY IS TAX DAY…

It is also my church council night… MAY I SHARE W/ YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

LET’s GO4 A WALK…

4/18/2018 –

Please PLAY this youtube video…

*THAT FACE IS FLATTERING*

Here is what I read, but in a different translation… still including 9-18…

HMMM… sometimes, I don’t know what to say…

4/19/2018 –

READ, READ, READ…

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;[a]
    he restores my soul.[b]
He leads me in right paths[c]
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[d]
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely[e] goodness and mercy[f] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.[g]

 

LET’s GO TO THE MUSEUM…

4/20/2018

BUSY, BUSY DAY…

Thank you 4.20.2018

WORDS OF PETER & JOHN…

Thank you 4.20.2018a

4/21/2018

i think, i am gonna invest in wordpress and purchase the premium package so NO DAMN ADS show up on this…

judgemental cat

HMMM… sometimes, I don’t know what to say…

Hence… i will read…

Thank you 4.21.2018

John 10:11-18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. 18 No one takes[a] it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

LET’s GO GREET PEOPLE FOR THE 8:00 SERVICE…

Holy Communion cross in cup

YES…