Week of Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/22/2017 *push/click*

LOVE… LOVE MORE… LOVE EVEN MORE…

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

LOVE… LOVE MORE… LOVE EVEN MORE…

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I really want to share with you a teaching of Jesus Christ written in the Holy Gospel in our Holy Bible… IT READS…

Mark 10:2-16

The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him.

And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?”

They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.

And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’[a] ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; [b] so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

10 In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter. 11 So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. 12 And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Jesus Blesses Little Children

13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.

This reminds me how broken of a world we live in… I remember learning, in my Sexual Behavior class at Arizona State University, that 50% of marriages end in divorce…

As a child from parents who divorced, I can tell you how much this sucks…

BUT, I WOULD RATHER PUT MY WORDS INTO ACTION AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT I WILL BE ONE FAITHFUL MAN.

LOVE… LOVE MORE… LOVE EVEN MORE…

AFTER-ALL, THERE IS ENOUGH TALKING IN THIS WORLD…

Heartline

Q: Do YOU think nice guys finish last???

A: LOVE… LOVE MORE… LOVE EVEN MORE…

Hebrews 2:9-11

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

Bringing Many Sons to Glory

10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

BROTHERS AND SISTERS… I LOVE THE HOLY BIBLE!!!

Hebres 2.9.11

#commitment #repetition #consistency

PLEASE VISIT THIS POST DAILY… I WILL BE UPDATING IT…

LIVEnLOVE.org

 

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/15/2017 *push/click*

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

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

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

eye

lol… I AM REALLY STUBBORN…

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

I have been using scriptures suggested in our Hymnal; however, my lessons will differ from most Church’s readings because the scriptures coincide with this entry on this blog… so… I am off script according to our Hymnal… The year will match up at the end of Pentecost… 🙂

chalkboard-equations

As for salvation, I want to share with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark… IT READS…

Mark 9:38-50

Jesus Forbids Sectarianism

38 Now John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”

39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is on our[a] side. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.

eye

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

Jesus Warns of Offenses

42 “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 44 where

‘Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’[b]

45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 46 where

‘Their worm does not die,
And the fire is not quenched.’[c]

47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— 48 where

‘Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’[d]

Tasteless Salt Is Worthless

49 “For everyone will be seasoned with fire,[e] and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”

THROUGH THESE SCRIPTURES, I believe that Jesus is telling us to make a way for those with Him in their hearts… We should be mindful and let these people be… what I mean, is that denominations in the church are only a way for men to try to understand God.  No “religion” is wrong if the body is doing works in the name of the Lord.

The thing Jesus IS calling us to share His abounding love for us through works…

OUR BROTHER PAUL WRITES…

Romans 5:6-11

Christ in Our Place

6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

LET’s PRACTICE THAT SPEECH…

#commitment #repetition #consistency

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

10/10/2017 – CRAZY DAY FULL OF COINCIDENCES…but… i need to share with you what i was reading to get this CRAZY Day Going!!!

YOU KNOW IT.

10/11/2017 –

hmmm… MAY I SHARE WITH THIS WITH YOU??? hmmm…

DID i MENTION??? 

i AM LUTHERAN…

10/12/2017 –

“GLAD THAT WASN’T ON SUNDAY”

Well… that was kind of weird…

I WAS PRACTICING MY SPEECH… I HAD A FELLOW LUTHERAN VIDEO TAPE ME IN THE CHAPEL AT MY CHURCH… I BEGAN MY SPEECH BY WAVING TO HER… A LIGHT FIXTURE IN THE BACK OF THE CHAPEL BLEW UP RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT… FLAMES WERE DESCENDING FROM THE SOCKET… CRAZY… smh…

HERE IS WHAT I WAS PRACTICING…

i read this, this morning…

10/13/2017 –

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

#commitment #repetition #consistency

MAY I SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

10/14/2017

Well… Tomorrow i am going to church… it is an AWESOME thing too… I want to share with you a Holy Gospel taught in most churches… HOWEVER, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT… I AM GONNA GO LEARN…

Matthew 22:1-14

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

22 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[a] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

SEEMS KINDA HARSH…

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

LITTERCREW

Week of Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/15/2017 *push*

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

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

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

eye

lol… I AM REALLY STUBBORN…

I have been using scriptures suggested in our Hymnal; however, my lessons will differ from most Church’s readings because the scriptures coincide with this entry on this blog… so… I am off script according to our Hymnal… The year will match up at the end of Pentecost… 🙂

chalkboard-equations

As for salvation, I want to share with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark… IT READS…

Mark 9:38-50

Jesus Forbids Sectarianism

38 Now John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”

39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is on our[a] side. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.

eye

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

Jesus Warns of Offenses

42 “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 44 where

‘Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’[b]

45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 46 where

‘Their worm does not die,
And the fire is not quenched.’[c]

47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— 48 where

‘Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’[d]

Tasteless Salt Is Worthless

49 “For everyone will be seasoned with fire,[e] and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”

THROUGH THESE SCRIPTURES, I believe that Jesus is telling us to make a way for those with Him in their hearts… We should be mindful and let these people be… what I mean, is that denominations in the church are only a way for men to try to understand God.  No “religion” is wrong if the body is doing works in the name of the Lord.

The thing Jesus calling us to share His abounding love for us through works…

OUR BROTHER PAUL WRITES…

Romans 5:6-11

Christ in Our Place

6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

WILL YOU READ 10.8.2017

LET’s PRACTICE THAT SPEECH…

#commitment #repetition #consistency

10/10/2017 – CRAZY DAY FULL OF COINCIDENCES…but… i need to share with you what i was reading to get this CRAZY Day Going!!!

I WILL READ 10.10.2017b

YOU KNOW IT.

10/11/2017

hmmm… MAY I SHARE WITH THIS WITH YOU??? hmmm…

WILL YOU READ 10.11.2017

1 Peter 2.4.7

1 Peter 2.8.12

DID i MENTION??? 

i AM LUTHERAN…

10/12/2017

“GLAD THAT WASN’T ON SUNDAY”

Well… that was kind of weird…

I WAS PRACTICING MY SPEECH… I HAD A FELLOW LUTHERAN VIDEO TAPE ME IN THE CHAPEL AT MY CHURCH… I BEGAN MY SPEECH BY WAVING TO HER… A LIGHT FIXTURE IN THE BACK OF THE CHAPEL BLEW UP RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT… FLAMES WERE DESCENDING FROM THE SOCKET… CRAZY… smh…

HERE IS WHAT I WAS PRACTICING…

i read this, this morning…

WILL YOU READ 10.12.2017

Luke 9.23.24

10/13/2017

YES… i AM LUTHERAN…

#commitment #repetition #consistency

MAY I SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

WILL YOU READ 10.13.2017

I WILL READ 10.13.2017a

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/8/2017 *push*

#commitment #repetition #consistency

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

#commitment #repetition #consistency

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW…

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

May I share with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark in our Holy Bible???

Mark 9:30-32

Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection

30 Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it. 31 For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” 32 But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.

For the second time Jesus predicts His own death and resurrection…

I find this #repetition awesome!

REMEMBER LAST WEEK’s HOLY GOSPEL READING???

Mark 8:31-33

 Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

The second part of the Gospel reminds me that the disciples were only human…

Mark 9:33-37

Who Is the Greatest?

33 Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?”34 But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest. 35 And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

I pray that we demonstrate the same kind of spiritual discipline showing #commitment to our Lord…

BE REPETITIVE…

BE CONSISTENT…

BUT STAY HUMBLE…

Q: WHO IS THE GREATEST???

A: who cares???

Shoe2

Make sure to visit this post throughout the week… i will be updating it, inspiring you with my next speech i am giving… i should have a rough draft by Wednesday… GOD WILLING…

#commitment #repetition #consistency 

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW…

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

10/3/2017 – AWESOMENESS!!!

TODAY WAS JUST PURE AWESOMENESS…

#commitment #repetition #consistency

THEIR MASCOT IS THE DIPLOMAT??? (CLICK/PUSH)

10/4/2017 –

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY DAY…

CONSISTENCY…

10/5/2017 –

You know… i am reading Sunday @ 8 in my church… i practiced my readings today… IT IS GONNA BE AWESOME!!!

Be4 my run this morning, may I share with you what I was reading this morning???

BTW – I SENT A THANK YOU NOTE FOR THAT JOB INTERVIEW…

10/6/2017 –

TODAY WAS COOL… i started it off by reading JOB 31… WANNA HEAR???

#commitment #repetition #consistency

10/7/2017 – HEY…

It is written in the Holy Gospel in the book of Matthew that Jesus predicts his death and resurrection for the third time… WANNA READ???

Matthew 20:17-28

Jesus a Third Time Predicts His Death and Resurrection

17 Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, 19 and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.”

Matthew 20

Greatness Is Serving

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.

21 And He said to her, “What do you wish?”

She said to Him, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.”

22 But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”[a]

They said to Him, “We are able.”

23 So He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;[b] but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.”

24 And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

#commitment #repetition #consistency

LET’s GO2 CHURCH (we have READINGs to share)

tthank you

Week of Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/8/2017 *push*

#commitment #repetition #consistency

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

#commitment #repetition #consistency

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW…

Thank you!

May I share with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark in our Holy Bible???

Mark 9:30-32

Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection

30 Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it. 31 For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” 32 But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.

For the second time Jesus predicts His own death and resurrection…

I find this #repetition awesome!

REMEMBER LAST WEEK’s HOLY GOSPEL READING???

Mark 8:31-33

 Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

The second part of the Gospel reminds me that the disciples were only human…

Mark 9:33-37

Who Is the Greatest?

33 Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?”34 But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest. 35 And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

Thank you 5.16.2017

I pray that we demonstrate the same kind of spiritual discipline showing #commitment to our Lord…

BE REPETITIVE…

BE CONSISTENT…

BUT STAY HUMBLE…

Q: WHO IS THE GREATEST???

A: who cares???

Shoe2

Make sure to visit this post throughout the week… i will be updating it, inspiring you with my next speech i am giving… i should have a rough draft by Wednesday… GOD WILLING…

#commitment #repetition #consistency 

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW…

Thank you!

10/3/2017 – AWESOMENESS!!!

TODAY WAS JUST PURE AWESOMENESS…

#commitment #repetition #consistency

THEIR MASCOT IS THE DIPLOMAT??? (CLICK/PUSH)

10/4/2017

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY DAY…

preservation gala

CONSISTENCY…

CONSISTENCY

10/5/2017

You know… i am reading Sunday @ 8 in my church… i practiced my readings today… IT IS GONNA BE AWESOME!!!

Be4 my run this morning, may I share with you what I was reading this morning???

I WILL READ 10.5.2017aWILL YOU READ 10.5.2017

BTW – I SENT A THANK YOU NOTE FOR THAT JOB INTERVIEW…

10/6/2017

TODAY WAS COOL… i started it off by reading JOB 31… WANNA HEAR???

JOB31

#commitment #repetition #consistency

10/7/2017 – HEY…

It is written in the Holy Gospel in the book of Matthew that Jesus predicts his death and resurrection for the third time… WANNA READ???

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/1/2017 *push*

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity.  Grant us the fullness of your grace, that, pursuing what you have promised, we may share your heavenly glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

cross

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

The more that I learn about our Lord Jesus Christ, the more His love for us becomes evident to me… I am very drawn to the cross… and it is awesome to remind myself that our sins have been put to death with Jesus’s flesh body on a cross…

REMEMBER THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD???

ANYWAY…

Back to the cross…

This week, I want to begin by sharing with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark in our New Testament of our Holy Bible.

Mark 8:27-35

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?”

28 So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”

29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

30 Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him.

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

DIDNOT

I have to be honest with you…

I LOVE WORKING OUT… I AM GONNA GO TO THE GYM AFTER I READ THESE VERSES WRITTEN BY THE MAJOR PROPHET ISAIAH… (reminds me of PSALMS)

Isaiah 50:4-10

“The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.
I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.

“For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is My adversary?
Let him come near Me.
Surely the Lord God will help Me;
Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed they will all grow old like a garment;
The moth will eat them up.

10 “Who among you fears the Lord?
Who obeys the voice of His Servant?
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

slingshot

LET’s GO WORKOUT!!!

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

9/26/2017 –

WELL… (wait for it)

BEAUTIFULNESS THIS MORNING…

9/27/2017 –

TODAY WAS AWESOME!!!

I read…

I worked out…

THRIFT

I went to the Historical Society…

I went to the library…

baboon

WANT TO READ THE SPEECH I GAVE LAST NIGHT???

SPEECH #4                                    WE ARE!!!

My Fellow Toastmasters and Guests…The sun goes down… the moon reflects the awesome light of tomorrow on the field… I am joined by 106,000 members of my family… I hear a distant chant emerging from the sea of blue and white… I, immediately, join in… WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome) You guessed it… my speech tonight is on Penn State Football… Specifically, why HAPPY VALLEY IS AN AWESOME FOOTBALL GAME DESTINATION… I will pass you six reasons…

1. White-Outs

My eyes… (put on sunglasses)… 106,000 people all dressed in white will brighten up any game… EVEN DURING A NIGHT GAME! It is truly a sight to see. The white out follows suit of one of the latest trends in college football to have everyone attending the game wear the same color, this past week’s beating… featured yellow and black stripes in the stands… Penn State played IOWA In IOWA CITY. This was cool… but no one can compete with Penn State’s white house.

The white-out occurs inside the football stadium; however, my senses prefer what happens outside the stadium.

2. Tailgating

Sniff… Sniff… I smell Burgers, hotdogs, barbeque chicken… What’s that??? Sniff… Sniff… is that??? No, it can’t be… Sniff… Sniff… IT IS… Well, I be a Penn State Fan (wink)

shrimp, lobster, steak… AWESOME!!! The tailgating routine is common in every college and pro football site in the United States, but at Penn State, the tailgate is a tradition like no other.

AND I like it, because I can practice my public speaking skills by asking for some tailgaters to share some of that good food (wink)…

You know… all this food is going to make me bloated… I’m gonna have to walk it off…

SHOPPING ANYONE???

3. The Shopping is what also makes Happy Valley an awesome college football destination.

When we walk down College Avenue we will find many stores opening their doors for some good deals. WE WILL FIND ANYTHING DAWNING THE Blue & White.

We must…

Unlock the magic of Penn State with a Penn State key. YES… They have Penn State Keys for sale!

When the magic is unlocked we can actually find a

A Nittany Lion suit…

We could dress up like the mascot!

Nittany Lion suit could serve as pajamas or a way to stay warm at those late fall tailgates.

This brings me to my fourth reason why Happy Valley is an awesome college football destination…

We have the best mascot in the big ten-

4. The Nittany Lion

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome)

The master of ceremonies on Saturdays, the Nittany Lion takes on the responsibility for getting the crowd ready for the pregame show and entertained during the stoppages in play during the game. He wears a button for Penn State’s moto of the week…

Do you know what the button said for last Saturday??? (vs. Iowa Hawkeyes)

THE NITTANY LION GETS THE CROWD GOING.

The sound of over 100,000 fans cheering on Old State will give any opposing team trying to call plays trouble… THE NOISE…

I need to explain the fifth reason…

5. BEAVER STADIUM…

The steel enclosure is built upwards, unlike Michigan stadium which is built outwards. This makes the noise thick… trying to escape, but, beating down on the ears off the opponents instead. The stadium is also awesome hearing the marching band… which is the sixth reason making Happy Valley an awesome college football destination…

6. The Blue Band

How can you miss hearing… The roar of the bass drums, the saltiness sound of the trumpets, the sweet sound of clarinets…

SOOO…

Let’s go to a Penn State game…

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU Toastmasters!

9/28/2017 –

Well… writing that fifth speech…

I THINK, I WILL ENTITLE IT “RUNNING TO LEAD

I HAD BETTER RUNS… *click/push*

BELOW IS HOW I GOT MY DAY STARTED… will you listen???

THANK YOU!!!

9/29/2017 –

YOU KNOW, I AM LICENSED TO PRODUCE LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, RIGHT???

9/30/2017

TODAY WAS AWESOME!!! WHAT WILL MAKE IT MORE AWESOME IS IF YOU LET ME SHARE THIS WRITING FROM OUR BROTHER PAUL WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THESSALONIANS… It Reads…

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Q: WHY DO I STRUGGLE WITH THIS???

Q: AM I WEAK IN FAITH FOR HAVING QUESTIONS???

Q: AM I THINKING CARNALLY, WHEN I SHOULD BE THINKING SPIRITUALLY???

*whispers* it’s good to have questions…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

Week of Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/1/2017 *push*

JUSTIFYING GRACE *push*

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity.  Grant us the fullness of your grace, that, pursuing what you have promised, we may share your heavenly glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

cross

The more that I learn about our Lord Jesus Christ, the more His love for us becomes evident to me… I am very drawn to the cross… and it is awesome to remind myself that our sins have been put to death with Jesus’s flesh body on a cross…

REMEMBER THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD???

ANYWAY…

Back to the cross…

This week, I want to begin by sharing with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark in our New Testament of our Holy Bible.

Mark 8:27-35

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?”

28 So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”

29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

30 Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him.

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

DIDNOT

I have to be honest with you…

I LOVE WORKING OUT… I AM GONNA GO TO THE GYM AFTER I READ THESE VERSES WRITTEN BY THE MAJOR PROPHET ISAIAH… (reminds me of PSALMS)

Isaiah 50:4-10

“The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.
I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.

“For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is My adversary?
Let him come near Me.
Surely the Lord God will help Me;
Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed they will all grow old like a garment;
The moth will eat them up.

10 “Who among you fears the Lord?
Who obeys the voice of His Servant?
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

slingshot

LET’s GO WORKOUT!!!

9/26/2017

WELL... (wait for it)

WILL YOU READ 9.26.2017

BEAUTIFULNESS THIS MORNING…

Beautifulness

9/27/2017

TODAY WAS AWESOME!!!

I read…

WILL YOU READ 9.27.2017

I worked out…

THRIFT

I went to the Historical Society…

I went to the library…

baboon

WANT TO READ THE SPEECH I GAVE LAST NIGHT???

SPEECH #4                                    WE ARE!!!

My Fellow Toastmasters and Guests…The sun goes down… the moon reflects the awesome light of tomorrow on the field… I am joined by 106,000 members of my family… I hear a distant chant emerging from the sea of blue and white… I, immediately, join in… WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome) You guessed it… my speech tonight is on Penn State Football… Specifically, why HAPPY VALLEY IS AN AWESOME FOOTBALL GAME DESTINATION… I will pass you six reasons…

1. White-Outs

My eyes… (put on sunglasses)… 106,000 people all dressed in white will brighten up any game… EVEN DURING A NIGHT GAME! It is truly a sight to see. The white out follows suit of one of the latest trends in college football to have everyone attending the game wear the same color, this past week’s beating… featured yellow and black stripes in the stands… Penn State played IOWA In IOWA CITY. This was cool… but no one can compete with Penn State’s white house.

The white-out occurs inside the football stadium; however, my senses prefer what happens outside the stadium.

2. Tailgating

Sniff… Sniff… I smell Burgers, hotdogs, barbeque chicken… What’s that??? Sniff… Sniff… is that??? No, it can’t be… Sniff… Sniff… IT IS… Well, I be a Penn State Fan (wink)

shrimp, lobster, steak… AWESOME!!! The tailgating routine is common in every college and pro football site in the United States, but at Penn State, the tailgate is a tradition like no other.

AND I like it, because I can practice my public speaking skills by asking for some tailgaters to share some of that good food (wink)…

You know… all this food is going to make me bloated… I’m gonna have to walk it off…

SHOPPING ANYONE???

3. The Shopping is what also makes Happy Valley an awesome college football destination.

When we walk down College Avenue we will find many stores opening their doors for some good deals. WE WILL FIND ANYTHING DAWNING THE Blue & White.

We must…

Unlock the magic of Penn State with a Penn State key. YES… They have Penn State Keys for sale!

When the magic is unlocked we can actually find a

A Nittany Lion suit…

We could dress up like the mascot!

Nittany Lion suit could serve as pajamas or a way to stay warm at those late fall tailgates.

This brings me to my fourth reason why Happy Valley is an awesome college football destination…

We have the best mascot in the big ten-

4. The Nittany Lion

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome)

The master of ceremonies on Saturdays, the Nittany Lion takes on the responsibility for getting the crowd ready for the pregame show and entertained during the stoppages in play during the game. He wears a button for Penn State’s moto of the week…

Do you know what the button said for last Saturday??? (vs. Iowa Hawkeyes)

THE NITTANY LION GETS THE CROWD GOING.

The sound of over 100,000 fans cheering on Old State will give any opposing team trying to call plays trouble… THE NOISE…

I need to explain the fifth reason…

5. BEAVER STADIUM…

The steel enclosure is built upwards, unlike Michigan stadium which is built outwards. This makes the noise thick… trying to escape, but, beating down on the ears off the opponents instead. The stadium is also awesome hearing the marching band… which is the sixth reason making Happy Valley an awesome college football destination…

6. The Blue Band

How can you miss hearing… The roar of the bass drums, the saltiness sound of the trumpets, the sweet sound of clarinets…

SOOO…

Let’s go to a Penn State game…

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU Toastmasters!

9/28/2017 –

Well… writing that fifth speech…

I THINK, I WILL ENTITLE IT “Running to Lead

I HAD BETTER RUNS… *click/push*

BELOW IS HOW I GOT MY DAY STARTED… will you listen???

THANK YOU!!!

9/29/2017

YOU KNOW, I AM LICENSED TO PRODUCE LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, RIGHT???

WILL YOU READ 9.29.2017

I WILL READ 9.29.2017b