Friday Men’s Group 3-1-24

Las Vegas Boy Scout Annual Dinner

And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Luke 10:2

Hi Men:

Did you have “rest in your souls” this week IN Christ?

So what’s with the photo above? Last night my wife and I attended the annual Boy Scout dinner. Why? Because we were invited by one of the scouts that was in our troop over 20 years ago. I have mentioned Nick before and now he is one of the district executives with the council office and we want to support him. While at the dinner I ran into other guys I had known many years ago and a neighbor that was receiving the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. His name was George Kunz who played for the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Colts in the late 60’s & 70’s. I am already meeting with Nick, but several of the guys I ran into want to get together. Even my neighbor George asked, “Where have you been Dan?” George’s wife even asked my wife if she wanted to go on a trail ride in the next couple of weeks.

In light of all the worldly disturbing news, which is here today and gone tomorrow, we need to purpose in our heart to be steadfast in our resolve to share the only eternal Good News people must hear……. to know Christ! The Harvest is Plentiful – Send Us Lord


Why Am I Excited About a Rubber Stamp?

Now I can stamp my email address on the back of the Steps To Peace With God gospel tracts. This makes it soooo much easier because, for example, it can be difficult to write it on the tract while talking to a guy at Home Depot. Who knew I could be so happy about a rubber stamp 😊


One Grateful Slave,
(Galatians 2:20)


Men — A Question for you: Does God Know You?

Believing – Part Four Red Book Day 61

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



Jane shared a quote by N.T. Wright (see below). We were talking about how all of us, on a spiritual plane, need to be found and rescued. Some of you remember that our younger son John was with Search & Rescue (SAR) when he lived in Lake Tahoe. Now that he is in Knoxville, he once again volunteered and qualified to be part of their SAR Team. The photo above shows John being the first out of the helicopter on a training mission a couple weeks ago with the National Guard at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

“The need which the Christian faith answers is not so much that we are ignorant and need better information, but that we are lost and need someone to come and find us, stuck in the quicksand waiting to be rescued, dying and in need of new life.”

— N.T. Wright 



Lost Valley Men’s Retreat – March 1-3

Men: Please pray …… This conference begins TONIGHT
in the mountains west of Denver




Most of us have heard of the Sultan of Brunei (Hassanal Bolkiah). Brunei is a tiny oil-rich nation on the island of Borneo. The sultan is a multi-billionaire, but keeps his true net worth private. Heck, his car collection alone is worth over 5 billion (7000 cars). His brother (Prince Jefri Bolkiah) even had a “modest” home here in Las Vegas, 110,000 sq ft.

This super rich tiny country oppresses Christians. Just to keep you grounded, here is a short article from Voice of the Martyrs. Remember, God orchestrates everything on that island. Don’t think for one second it can’t happen here!

Take a moment and put yourself in the Brunei Christians shoes.
Now, how do those shoes feel?

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For the VOM Virtual Event

Friday, March 8th


Audio of the Week: Living Life

Men: Make sure you take some time this weekend to listen to this message by our brother Winston Parker.

Go To E2Vegas,org (1 hr 8 mins) 



Do Ye Now Believe?

“By this we believe….” Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?” John 16:30-31

“Now we believe.” Jesus says — “Do you? The time is coming when you will leave Me alone.” Many a Christian worker has left Jesus Christ alone and gone into work from a sense of duty, or from a sense of need arising out of his own particular discernment. The reason for this is the absence of the resurrection life of Jesus. The soul has got out of intimate contact with God by leaning to its own religious understanding. There is no sin in it, and no punishment attached to it; but when the soul realizes how he has hindered his understanding of Jesus Christ, and produced for himself perplexities and sorrows and difficulties, it is with shame and contrition he has to come back.

We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus much deeper down, to get into the habit of steadily referring everything back to Him; instead of this we make our commonsense decisions and ask God to bless them. He cannot, it is not in His domain, it is severed from reality. If we do a thing from a sense of duty, we are putting up a standard in competition with Jesus Christ. We become a “superior person,” and say — “Now in this matter I must do this and that.” We have put our sense of duty on the throne instead of the resurrection life of Jesus. We are not told to walk in the light of conscience or of a sense of duty, but to walk in the light as God is in the light. When we do anything from a sense of duty, we can back it up by argument; when we do anything in obedience to the Lord, there is no argument possible; that is why a saint can be easily ridiculed.



Morning by Morning — Charles Spurgeon February 29th

Can I say, “He drew me, and I followed on, glad to confess the voice divine?” If so, may he continue to draw me, till at last I shall sit down at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

(Read the devotional here


I Sought the Lord and Afterward I Knew

“I sought the Lord, and afterwards I knew, He moved my soul to seek Him seeking me. It was not I that sought Thee Savior true; I was sought of Thee.” 
By anonymous – circa. 1878?

Men: A brother in San Diego said of this hymn, “These words are the best explanation of the Holy Spirit wooing us, we reacting to it, receiving the gift but us taking/getting no credit for our salvation” (He moved my soul to seek Him seeking me. It was not I that sought Thee Savior true; I was sought of Thee). “So beautiful!!!”

Here is a version of the song with more verses:
(YouTube 4 mins)


Someone asked, “Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved?” It is more a question with me whether we — who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not — can be saved.
– Charles Spurgeon