Friday Mens Group 1/4/19

Alone But Not Lonely

Hi Men:

 Recently I was reading an article by Ken Boa.  He stated that in the Bible the word “lonely” is used to refer to people only twice in the two most popular modern translations, while “loneliness” doesn’t occur at all.  He went on to say that loneliness appears to be a modern phenomenon.  How interesting in light of the fact we are talking to more people than ever before (face-to-face or virtually).  What does all this mean?  That the loneliness of modern humans is not one of physical proximity, but of the soul.

 When I watched the movie, Tortured for Christ, there was also a 70 minute bonus feature with testimonies from various people around the world.  They were all amazing, but one struck me in particular.  It was a man from China. During his short testimony, he mentioned the following verse no less than 4 times: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”  I flashed on what Lee Yih said in his annual newsletter (See 12/7/18 Friday Letter)………… “I feel a renewed interest in getting into the Word, now that this trip has demonstrated anew, how powerful it really is with the enablement of the Holy Spirit.”

 If we have made that “eternally” important commitment to be in the Word, the benefits are huge.  Not only having the roots of our faith go deep and seeing just how powerful the Word really is, but knowing the modern deserts of loneliness can become refreshing oases of solitude with God when we discover that He is always with us.

God’s Promise
When  we come to know Him,
We will never know loneliness again.

See you Friday at Noon!

For, “In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.  But my righteous one will live by faith; and if he shrinks back, I will take no pleasure in him.”  But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.  (Heb 10:37-39)

By the way, just checking:
Are you committed to a Bible Reading Plan?  Are you reading the Blue and Red Book daily?

Establishing Your Purpose & Investing In People

These 2 devotionals from the Blue Book are foundational – Read them carefully!

Motivators – Rewards
See attached  Gayle Jackson – Blog 33

 This is what Gayle said:

 This has been on my mind all week long. Decided to drown you in another blog. It is 33-motivators-rewards to keep up with my naming convention.

 There are over 100 references in the Bible to the concept of rewards. I think this deserves your thought and consideration as you start another year.

 God bless you and hurry back Jesus.
Pray this extra blog isn’t too much.
Your servant, Gayle

Happiness – Part I & II

Two fluffy messages 😊

Tozer’s quote below is similar to this amazing quote by Søren Kierkegaard:

 “The matter is quite simple. The bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.”

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