Friday Men’s Group 4/8/22

Northern Lights – March 2022

“For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.”
(Psalm 135:5–6)

Hi Men:

Well, tell me….. how was your week?  Did you make a concerted effort to practice being in the “Presence of God?”  Or …… did you allow constant interruptions to slip through, while noticing that your smart phone is now permanently attached to your hand, checking social media and having a dose of “murder in your heart” for the guy typing a text sitting motionless in his car after the light turned green?  If so, here are a few amazing verses (Ephesians 3:16-19) to help you re-center and pray for yourself and others on just who we are “in” Christ:

“May the Father grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” 


Last month, the northern lights (aurora borealis) were spectacular for those more north than us desert guys.

WHAT IS THE AURORA BOREALIS?   Energized particles from the sun’s corona creates a solar wind that slams into Earth’s upper atmosphere at speeds of up to 45 million mph!…. that’s faster than your Tesla 😊   Yet our planet’s magnetic field protects us from the onslaught and redirects the particles toward the poles.  This dramatic process transforms into a cinematic atmospheric phenomenon that dazzles skywatchers and confounds the scientists.  Why?  Atmospheric Scientists are not sure how the energized particles in the solar wind get accelerated to their extraordinary speeds of 45 million mph.  NASA is also befuddled on how the northern lights work.  That is one of the reasons they launched the Parker Solar Probe in 2018:
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Do you sometimes lose your concentration while giving glory to the Lord.  Try reflecting on this amazing and spectacular creation by God Almighty.  Watch this 2014 YouTube of the Northern Lights from Scotland.  Let God know how grateful you are that Jesus paid the ultimate price so that we could be His forever.  What a humble and jaw-dropping reminder as we see this 2 ½ minute visual display of God’s majesty:
Night of the Northern Lights (YouTube 2 mins)

Grateful slave to King Jesus,
(Galatians 2:20)


Do you truly understand what it means that Jesus Christ purchased you?  Do you understand the implications of that?  Repeat after me: “I own nothing and everything I have was given to me by God!”  Do you believe this?  [Note:  You might revisit one of your memory verses, 1 Corinthians 4:7]

Stewardship – Part I & 2 – Red Book Day 100-101
The purpose of these devotionals is to help you think Biblically

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


Men:  A dear brother sent me this story by Max Lucado.  I think you will like it……….

The Woodcutter’s Wisdom

Once there was an old man who lived in a tiny village. Although poor, he was envied by all, for he owned a beautiful white horse………… (Open the attached PDF to read the rest of this story or click here)


Movie of the Week

Acts Of The Apostles (1994) – 3 hours 12 minutes

Men:  My wife found this movie by accident.  We had never seen it and because it was produced 28 years ago, we though it might be a bit dated and corny.    To our surprise it was really great.  The acting totally amazed us…… and for us older guys you will recognize the main actors:  Dean Jones, Jennifer O’Neill, James Brolin, etc. They did a great job.  Even though it is long (although not as long as a Super Bowl), I highly recommend it and it doesn’t deviate from the scripture at all.  Plan a time to watch it…… you won’t be disappointed.
A real blessing……..

Ways to watch:

YouTube (free): 
Amazon Prime ($4 rental): 


Men:  This book has turned out to be a treasure for reexamining your ideas about the Gospel and will teach you how to reach unbelievers the way God intended.  A must read for all who care about the lost……..

Check out this statement by J.C. Ryle on the importance of following Jesus steps:

“People will never set their faces decidedly towards heaven, and live like pilgrims, until they really feel that they are in danger of hell . . . Let us expound and beat out the Ten Commandments, and show the length, and breadth, and depth, and height of their requirements. This is the way of our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount. We cannot do better than follow His plan.”

“We may depend on it, men will never come to Jesus, and stay with Jesus, and live for Jesus, unless they really know why they are to come, and what is their need. Those whom the Spirit draws to Jesus are those whom the Spirit has convinced of sin. Without a thorough conviction of sin, men may seem to come to Jesus and follow Him for a season, but they will soon fall away and return to the world.”

Right now, Living Waters is allowing you to read this book for free.  Just click on this link:



Pastors and Hell – Steve Kreins

“May the following letter, written by a pastor, stir your heart to do all that you can to avoid leading anyone into a false conversion”…….. Ray Comfort

See attached PDF letter or read it on page 104 of “God has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life