“Lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven …”

MP3: https://dfgtc.org/mp3/20210321_VCOLS_22_Work_for_Jesus.mp3

  1. First Reading, Matthew 6: 19-24: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206%3A19-24&version=ESV
  2. Greetings/Announcements:
  3. Second Reading, Mark 7: 14-23: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%207%3A14-23&version=ESV
  4. Prayer for Seeing and Understanding the value of things …
  5. Third Reading, Philippians 3:1 – 4:1: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+3-4%3A1&version=ESV
  6. Discussion: what is important? what lasts?
  7. Meditation on the lost and misguided
  8. Lord’s Prayer
  9. Blessings

Friendship …

  1. First Reading, John 15: 12-17: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+15%3A12-17&version=ESV
  2. Greetings: interested in forming a neighborhood church coalition. Really simple idea, and I think can help with security issues.
  3. Second Reading, 1 Peter 4: 8-11: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+4%3A8-11&version=ESV
  4. A prayer: in thanks of friendship
  5. Third Reading, 1 Thessalonians 5: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Thessalonians+5&version=ESV
  6. Discussion: memories: a) high school friends, b) army friends, c) new friends because of the podcast, d) friends in the liberty movement … What is this thing called friendship? what does it mean to help? what does it mean to accept help? … friendship is one of the vehicles of the Holy Spirit, of His divine grace and love … it isn’t perfect, but it works. There are different friends for different seasons, not all are of the same weight. There are some friendships that go back to the beginning, life-long friends.
  7. Meditation: for those who have no friends, may Jesus help!
  8. Lord’s Prayer:
  9. God’s Blessing:

The Power of Prayer, and listening …

  1. First Reading, Matthew 6: 9-15: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206%3A9-15&version=NIV
  2. Greetings: would like to meet in person with people in the Seattle area for worship, I know they’re now saying you need 2 or 3 or 45 masks to wear … but if we can see through these lies and have faith, then maybe we have a chance.
  3. Second Reading, 1 Samuel 2: 1-10: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%202%3A1-10&version=NIV
  4. Prayer: Asking the Lord for Help
  5. Third Reading, Matthew 21: 18-22: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2021%3A18-22&version=NIV
  6. Discussion: prayer … Pascal’s Wager … is God a slot machine? is God a Skinnerian experiment? … this view is about payoffs, but what about purpose? a) too ashamed, b) too proud/stubborn, c) too afraid … it has been said that God hears all prayers … He does … but do we listen to him? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager#:~:text=Pascal’s%20wager%20is%20an%20argument,either%20exists%20or%20does%20not.
  7. Meditate on those too proud, too ashamed, too stubborn, too afraid to pray, and to listen
  8. Lord’s Prayer
  9. Blessings

The Holy Spirit is our Lamp in the darkness …

  1. First Reading, Psalm 37: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2037&version=NIV
  2. Announcements: not sure what happens next … with VCOLS or anything else. Keep praying for the Lord’s protection, for His mercy, for His ability to protect us even in impossible situations. I would like to meet with Christians in the Seattle area, if there are any Christians in the Seattle area who are interested? – please email me: me@iamsully.com
  3. Second Reading, Isaiah 65: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2065&version=NIV
  4. Prayer for staying on the path, even as demons scream in the night, even as mockers jeer. WE ASK FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FILL US, TO GUIDE US, IN THE DARK!
  5. Third Reading, Luke 12: 22-52: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+12%3A22-52&version=NIV
  6. Discussion: https://dfgtc.org/iglooluau/?p=4647
  7. Meditation and prayer for those who struggle to stay ready for the Lord, to stay on His path in these dark days, to do good when we can, where we can.
  8. Lord’s Prayer
  9. God’s Blessing to all.

VCOLS #18: Forgiveness and Hate, Good and Evil

  1. First Reading, Psalm 79: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2079&version=NIV
  2. Announcements: I am struggling with MY faith. Your connection to God is yours. It is a personal connection. If I speak in terms of “me” or “I”, I am saying it is MY SOUL, not yours, that I responsible. BTW: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURS! With respect to sobriety, I may be on that rocky path, but I can’t say there are many who are sober – what I see is a world drunk on evil, some poisoned by it, many still reeling from the intoxication. It was suggested by a few that I do a service when I am able, if I feel the Holy Spirit … this is good advice … I would suggest we all pray as the Spirit moves us, for each day is a blessing and lasts till sunset.
  3. Second Reading, 2 Corinthians 2: 5-11: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%202%3A5-11&version=NIV
  4. Prayer to forgive, for forgiveness, for healing and the rejection of Satan.
  5. Third Reading, Luke 6: 27-42: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%206%3A27-42&version=NIV
  6. WOUNDED KNEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre A discussion of forgiveness and hate and the grace of God: a) scars of youth, b) scars of love and the pain of broken hearts, c) the obvious corruption of Earthly powers as has always been, d) ACCEPTING forgiveness … We can find a lot of people to hate today. There are many that I would say I hate. I can’t claim to have overcome this anger, this rage, this hate NOR can I tell you when it subsides. I can imagine many people feel the same way. We seek to walk in His path, but we walk by the wayside to get our revenge … and yet, in those rare moments when I can forgive? – I think I come closest to understanding God … the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit … when I am able to let go of grievances, when I am able to accept forgiveness. And yes: we need to seek redemption … what was it that angered God? – Cain’s murder, or his evasion? both … but the evasion made it worse. For did he understand what death was? Christ is a path to redemption for all sinners, this we must believe.
  7. Silent reflection on forgiveness, apologies, redemption, and receiving forgiveness …
  8. Lord’s Prayer
  9. Blessings to all … God Bless!