Friday Mens Group 4/12/19

Therefore I run thus, not as uncertainly; I fight thus, not as beating the air. But I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. (1 Corinthians 9:26)

[Thor’s Well – Oregon]

Hi Men:

Tomorrow we have another Bible Study with Jonathan Koehler.  He flies down from No. Utah and I pick him up at the airport at 6am.  We have been in the Book of Romans and are now in month two of Chapter 8.  We covet your prayers.  This study has been a huge blessing. One of the brothers sent me a couple verses that we have been reflecting on:

For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh,
but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5)

Just think about the things you talk about and do in the course of a day.  Are they of the flesh or Spirit?  In other words, are they temporal or eternal.  Are you looking at your circumstances or at Christ?  Then we have

But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. (Romans 8:25)

On this second verse, I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to how and where you place your hope.  We do know one thing, that the Apostle Paul DID NOT want to be “disqualified” and cast down “Thor’s Well”  (a nice way of referring to the eternal lake of fire)

I ask for your prayers as I am in the middle of a computer upgrade (my 10 year old Dell is fading fast) and at the same time I in the process of sending Earthlink down the River Styx. I can’t believe I’ve kept it as long as I have.  Regardless, I have had those moments in this change-over, I’ve wanted to pull my hair out.  I will email you soon with my new email address.

No Friday Men’s Group due to the BS (Bible Study) 😊

Dying to Live,
“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)

A Few Prayer Requests

  • Alejandro Corral IV – Keep him and his family in prayer
  • Bill Waller – He is at the Nevada Detention Center In Pahrump.  His sentencing is about 6 weeks away.  Pray that he would bring honor to the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Ron Rodriguez (dealing with a brain tumor)……. Also prayers for his family
  • My good buddy from HS – Jim Blasco (stage IV cancer)
  • Biblical headship in the family – that men can: Act Like Men

Facts of the Matter  (Dwight Hill – June 29, 2005)

Courageous Manhood:  A Breed Facing Extinction?

[A few excerpts]

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stated:

A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today and the decline in courage, at times attaining what could be termed a lack of manhood.  A statesman who wants to achieve something important and highly constructive for his country has to move cautiously and even timidly; thousands of hasty and irresponsible critics cling to him at all times; he is constantly rebuffed by parliament and the press. He has to prove that his every step is well-founded and absolutely flawless. Thus mediocrity triumphs under the guise of democratic restraints”

[Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, imprisoned and later exiled by the Soviet government, came to the United States in 1976 and delivered this commencement address at Harvard University on June 8, 1978]

The Scriptures are replete with men of unbridled courage. For example:


stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword.” (2 Sam. 23:10a)

Josheb Basshebeth

used his spear against 800 men whom he killed in one encounter.” (2 Sam. 23:8)

Apostle Paul: “I know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” (Act. 20:23b,24) (See Num. 13:30; 14:6-12)

Robert J. McCracken:The world is not perishing for want of clever or talented or well-meaning men. It is perishing for the want of men of courage and resolution who, in devotion to the cause of right and truth, can rise above personal feeling and private ambition.”

With God’s help are you choosing to be such a man of courage? (See Ezek. 22:30) 

Tony Evans warns Satan attacking biblical manhood; society on ‘precipice’ of disaster

(Click Here  Note: My wife and I are planning on seeing his movie on April 29th

​The only reason I am including this, is because it was sent to me this week by a pastor buddy of mine in Pakistan.  I can’t believe I never saw it last year 2018:  President Donald J. Trump Delivers a Message for Passover and Easter

Does anyone reading this think for one second that he is incapable of being the next
Judas, Hitler or Jeffrey Dahmer?  Being His obedient slave, is our best hope!

Will You?……………

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