“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

Fears, troubles, the Devil and the Light of God …

  1. Email from a friend about concertina wire at the capitol … “rubber cone” time is over.
  2. I’ve had a hard time seeing the path in recent weeks. Anger and rage and fear cloud my view of the world. so many worries … so many things to be afraid of.
  3. I read once that prophecy was God’s way of giving us hope via proof – in the prophecy fulfilled we find the reification of faith.
  4. Jesus says “do not worry”, and Jesus says “be ready and on watch for my return” – is this a contradiction? … I don’t think so.
  5. He tells us that he came to divide the house. Jesus is our Father, and Jesus is telling us his children will turn on each other … is this prophecy, or reality?
  6. The Holy Spirit is the light we were given – we must pray this light is accepted by all … but we must accept that not all can see or are willing to see.
  7. The Devil? – offers trinkets. Offers things that pass away too quickly to be any substitute for eternal life.
  8. The Devil? – sells immortality and power and control and SINS … all the sins we desire.
  9. We must reject the howl of the Devil, we must embrace the Light of the Holy Spirit.
  10. The Devil is peddling rage, anger, fear, envy … Jesus is the light of the world. The Devil obscures, Jesus reveals.
  11. Some, in our lives, find the Devil’s promises more believable. The Devil can “print you money” and give you a position – but what is that thing you’re holding onto? Is it a lifeline or an anchor that drags you below the waves?

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.