Friday Men’s Group 10/13/23

Hebrew Word for HAMAS חָמַס is Violence
Act Violently • Treat Violently • Violently Seize • Do Violence

“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed.
These things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…..”
Matthew 24:26-27

Hi Men:

Have you been trusting “in” Jesus this week?  After all, it was our Savior that declared those words above.


I don’t need to explain to any of you what’s currently taking place in Israel-Gaza and other places.  You probably know the situation way better than me.  The brutality that was committed at the Kibbutz Kfar Aza seared our sensibilities (photos above).  We pray for these people, we grieve for their loss and Jesus commanded us to “love your enemies.”  Here are Jesus’ words from Matthew 5:43-45…..

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

Jesus says, “so that you may be sons of your Father”…….  I might suggest you meditate and pay attention to that statement.

There will always be wars.  Tell me from the Bible, other than a brief period during Solomon’s reign, when was the nation of Israel not at war?  You won’t be able to, because there was perpetual war.  We seem to have a very short memory concerning what Jesus said:

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth;
I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

(Matthew 10:34)

Remember, from the Ukraine to Gaza, God is 100% orchestrating all these events ……. Here’s one all you guys know.

The One forming light and creating darkness, causing well-being and creating calamity;
I am the Lord who does all these.”
(Isaiah 45:6-7)

Men, there are so many opportunities right now “……….. to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you……….”  Right now people are asking, “where is God while all this is happening?”  As Jesus said, “……..Wake up and look around.  The fields are ripe for harvest.”  (John 4:35 NLT) 

During this Friday Jihad, let’s be praying throughout the day for the safety of our brethren.


2023 Annular Solar Eclipse

I was going to share some information about the eclipse on Saturday (tomorrow), but the horrific events in Israel happened.

If interested here is a great website, which also includes the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

I have a dear friend headed to Beaver, Utah today for the Saturday eclipse.  Looking forward to hearing his report.

I covet your prayers.  My wife and I are headed to the Smoky Mts to meet up with our boys and their families.
We are looking forward to meeting our newest grandson, Jude 😊

Come, Lord Jesus
(Gal 2:20) 

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Romans 8:18



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“Because He is the Creator, and they are the created ones,
submission to His will is essential for the relationship to exist.”

This devotional is quite timely for what’s going on…….read it carefully!  Does it apply to you?

Why Did God Create an Unjust World? – Red Book Day 287
The purpose of these devotionals is to help you think Biblically

Solomon said, “As a man thinks, so is he”

  ¹  Genesis 3:1-7



Quote from:  The Discipline of DelusionHow secular ideas became the new idolatry

“The cost of following Christ has always been high.  We in the modern West have paid little to follow Him, and as a result have lost the ability to see the plain truth of the Bible.  The world is opposing Christ and His followers with increasing ferocity, and that cost to follow Him is about to go up for us.  War is being waged against the truth of Christ, yet the modern church does not know how to biblically wage war.  She has forgotten the truth.” (Page 182)



God is Impartial in Judgment
Part Two – July 2016


We continue with Part 2 of our four-part series that Walt Henrichsen started to write just before he went to be with the Lord.  Attached is the PDF of the second part.  Here are a couple paragraphs from the article:

Eternal hope for the individual arrives fully mature in the New Testament and with it the concept of eternal accountability.  That God assures every individual that his eternity is appreciably influenced by temporal behavior is ubiquitous throughout the New Testament.

“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”  (Rev 22:12)

See attached PDF for Part Two



5 Myths about Gender Identity

Myth #3: My gender is a mistake.

A young girl explained her sibling’s gender confusion, saying, “It’s a boy mind in a girl body.”  The assumption here is that one can be born in the wrong body.

Men, this is good article if interested…….and a good one to share.

Read It Here:…5-Myths-About-Gender-Identity



How Joni Eareckson Tada Blessed Me (Forty Years Ago)

Impacting story by Tim Challies.  Well worth the couple minute read:…How-Joni-Eareckson-Tada-Blessed-My-Family/

A couple excerpts:

But for all she has done publicly, I suspect her greatest impact may be through personal interactions.

“Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead”  he uses the metaphor of a race to tell believers to press on toward the goal—the goal that is the presence of Jesus Christ.

If you missed Joni’s “Songs of Sufferings,” here it is again: 

Songs of Suffering: A Short Film Featuring Joni Eareckson Tada…Songs-of-Suffering-a-Short-Film-Featuring-joni-Eareckson-Tada 
(13 Minutes)



“Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” 
(2 Tim 3:12)