Friday Men’s Group 1/12/24

Does it Snow in Las Vegas?

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Isaiah 52:7

Note: There is a lot of information below. Take your time and pass on the appropriate articles to your buddies…….. 

Hi Men:

As we begin this new year, I pray our sweet Lord has blessed you this week and you have enjoyed some solitude to reflect on the intimacy you have “in” Christ. Remember what James 4:8 states:

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you……”



It snowed yesterday morning in Las Vegas. The photo is one I took last March at Red Rock Canyon, just 20 minutes west of Las Vegas. I put the B&W version in my Friday Letter last year, so I thought I would include the color version this year. We are having pretty mild weather compared to the rest of the country ……. right?

I was thinking about the last part of the verse from Isaiah 52:7 ….. “Your God reigns!” No matter what’s going on in the world right now, “Your God reigns!” Next week I hope to share a few thoughts as to what the Israelite people went through at the hand of God in the Old Testament and some possible similarities to what happened on October 7th.

Do we believe the following about God?

  • Nature and animals are under His control
  • The nations are under His control
  • God is Sovereign over Satan and evil spirits
  • God uses wicked people for His plans
  • God hardens hearts
  • God sends trouble and calamity
  • God puts people to death
  • God does what He pleases and His purposes cannot be thwarted
  • God guides all our steps and works all things after the counsel of His will

——– ———


On Tuesday, I met with a couple of my Eagle Scouts, Kyle & Phillip, from our Boy Scout Troop of years ago. We are now discussing how we can contact more of the scouts from those years to see how we can interact in their lives. Since most of them are now married with young kids, what a great time to come alongside them and pour into their lives. I covet your prayers.

I know it’s hard to see, but Kyle is not only reaching back, but pointing to one of the blimps flying around Las Vegas during the CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Here’s what that sunset behind us looked like about 15 minutes later. I was driving home and actually had to pull over:

Lord, have mercy on us so we can all “Finish Well” 
Much Love in Christ,
(Gal 2:20)


If you’re like me, I don’t reflect enough on the sin of coveting. Why? Well, like the devotional states, it’s difficult to identify. Read this short devotional carefully and ask yourself if you might be crossing the line into covetousness. Here are a couple areas addressed below. Do you:

* Lack Gratitude?
* Experience Anger or Stress?
* Does Anticipation becomes Expectation – Resulting in Disappointment?

What Do You Think?

COVETING – Red Book Day 12

The purpose of these devotionals is to help you think Biblically 
Solomon said, “As a man thinks, so is he

Please pray for the North Texas Men’s Conference that began last night.
Pray for the speakers and the men attending….. Thanks!
Link to the Conference


Born to Reproduce
Early History of The Navigators


On January 1st, our brother Trevor Mc Dowell send out the following email:

Happy New Year.  Below is Dawson Trotman’s sermon “Born to Reproduce”.  I make it a point to read this at the beginning of each year to help remind me why God has me here on planet earth.  My prayer is that all of us would be “reproducers” through evangelism and discipleship by the power of the Spirit of Christ.  Let’s be praying God raises up 250,000 2 Timothy 2:2 men!

Download Dawson’s Sermon (PDF 766KB)
For Extra Credit:   Watch this short video.  You will like it!   (YouTube 15 min)

In Skip Gray’s book, Insights (page 33), he states, “All it costs to invest in someone else is your life.”  Isaiah 43:4, “I give men in return for you, people in exchange for your life.” 
[Note: Skip Gray was discipled by Dawson Trotman and Skip discipled Walt Henrichsen] 


These messages are profound and will challenge your current Christian walk!
That is, unless you think your current walk is just fine ……..

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Apple Podcasts:


(Excerpt from, The Evidence Study Bible, page 1744)


Why Do We Not Know How To Pray As We Should? (2 Min)

This Bible Q&A is only 2 minutes! It is excellent and so true!


How Little It Takes To Be Happy (And How Much To Be Wretched)

Here is a 2 minute read by De Witt Talmage (1832 – 1902)

If a Vacation Is Worth Planning and Anticipating,
How Much More Should We Anticipate Life in Heaven?

Men: A great article by Randy Alcorn

Men:  How well does 2 Timothy 3:16-17 sit with you?
How about Bunyan’s Quote below? ……. BE HONEST!