Friday Men’s Group 9/8/23

Zion Boot Camp – Registration Now Open

Theme Verse
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed,
accurately handling the word of truth.”
  2 Timothy 2:15

Hi Men:


I pray this past week you have asked Jesus to guide your every step……. Why?  Because apart from Him you can do NOTHING! (John 15:5)  What about this statement:  ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE GOSPEL IS A WASTE OF TIME!         I know what you are thinking, I’ve gone too far that that comment!  Have I?  If we are Ambassadors for Christ (belonging to a Heavenly country) ….. then, like Jesus we are in the “PEOPLE BUSINESS” …… concerned about man’s spiritual condition.  The ONLY solution is what?  THE GOSPEL!  Whether it’s work, home or play, if it’s not Gospel Focused (Evangelism) or helping a person grow in their faith (Discipleship), then when you stand before the King of kings, are you concerned how that conversation might proceed?

“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men……”
(2 Cor 5:11 KJV) 



We couldn’t be more excited for the Zion Boot Camp this year.  Here are just a few bullet points:

  • OUR SPEAKERS Jerry Bangert – AZ, John Hartshorn – CO, Winston Parker – FL and Lee Yih – CA  + other teachers
  • OUR ACCOMODATIONS:    Great News!  We now have our entire venue in one location:  SpringHill Suites (where we had our meeting space)
    • The management company was great in accommodating our requests
    • Check out these amazing photos of God’s creation as the back drop…. Your time at breakfast will never be the same!


  • OUR HOPE That God changes each and every one of you, to be that “workman for the Lord” preparing for an eternity with Christ.

More information to follow in the weeks ahead.  Please register ASAP.  Thank you!


IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD  …… and down the street 

Quick UpdateRemember Leo? E² Anyway, every week when he comes over, we pray before he leaves.  Yesterday morning he had this big smile on his face.  He said, “Dan, my wife is changing!”  He now sees as we pray for his wife, God is transforming her little by little.  The communication between the two of them as he said, “…..was amazing this week.”  Praise God!  Every time we pray, Leo gets big tears in his eyes.  Thank you Lord for this precious relationship……

Wood Chips

Also on the same day, Leo ran into some guys down the street that were trimming trees using a wood chipper.  He knew I needed more wood chips.  So on Thursday afternoon, these (3) men showed up to my house with their truck full of wood chips.  I guided them to the back lot where they dumped the load.  Afterwards I spoke to the only one that could speak a little English (I didn’t have to pull up Google Translate). They were all from Mexico.  I gave each of them the “Are You a Good Person” tract in Spanish (and also a few bucks).  It happens every time with these guys……. As they drive off, they are always reading them.  Why?  Because seldom do they get anything like this in Spanish.  They will be back again this afternoon with another load.  We’ll see what God has in store for them later today 😊

If interested, here are the links for the tracts:   EnglishSpanish, YouTube Video English,   YouTube Video Spanish

Jorge and his crew

Mucho Amor en Jesucristo
(Gal 2:20)



Men:  How many times have you heard, “President Biden, I can’t believe anyone voted for that  #@!&% !”   If you are one of those people using foul descriptives toward the President of the United States of America, I’ve got news for you…….. you may not get a call from the Secret Service, but you will definitely get an audience with King Jesus!  Why?  Because God is the One who appointed him to that position!  You don’t have to agree with President Biden’s morals or policies, but you better not dishonor his position as our POTUS (or any other person in leadership for that matter). 

Why do we have to do this?  Read carefully as you Click Here

Since this discussion recently came up in one of our groups, I am only inserting Day 250  below from the Blue Devotional (Thoughts From the Diary of a Desperate Man).  Day 252 from the Red Book “Good People Do Not Go To Heaven” is inserted as a PDF.  Make sure you take the time to read it……. 

Capricious Authority – Day 250 Blue Book
The purpose of these devotionals is to help you think Biblically

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

¹ Romans 13:1  ² Exodus 14:14

Men:  How are you doing in this area?
“You can easily develop an adversarial relationship with government over what you perceive to be unjust laws. But never forget that you cannot think evil of people and be a channel of God’s grace to them. You may believe that certain people act in an unbiblical and deplorable fashion, but if you do not love them, you cannot represent God to them … God calls you to proclaim His message of grace. Never prejudge who should and should not be the objects of His grace.”
— Walt Henrichsen —  


Part Three  –  July 2011


Last week I attached Walt Henrichsen’s second part of his 3 part series.   Make sure you don’t miss reading Drifting Toward Dumbness – Part Three.
Here are a few paragraphs from part three (my highlights):

……..I find it ironic that the God of Scripture warns that all men face an eternal Judgment, while today Christians argue that God does not send people to hell.  Instead, such people insist that God wants His followers to ensure temporal justice in the world – the exact opposite of what the Bible teaches. 

Jesus calls into question such muddled thinking when He says, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments… He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me” (John 14:15, 21).  God will not relate to a willful person!

It seems to me that the tragedy in all of this is, “ We have become comfortably numb.”  As long as we are fed, clothed, and free to pursue our appetites, we do not really desire to think.  Happiness rather than holiness, experience rather than learning, feeling rather than thinking, entitlement rather than responsibility – this is what we crave. 

A sense of entitlement is the enemy of gratitude, and ingratitude is the source of sin.  Without gratitude, we cannot properly relate to God.  It is dangerous for the soul to think we are owed anything in life.  God is looking for a broken and contrite heart and a willingness to obey.  Without these elements as the focus of our lives, from a biblical perspective, what hope do we have?

See Attached PDF: Drifting Toward Dumbness – Part3


Christian Persecution in Mexico

Sometimes we forget about the persecution that is just across our border.

If interested, read this PDF by Voice of the Martyr “VOM Sept”

In addition, read this on-going case in Finland may interest you: 

Never think that it might not come to A Neighborhood Near You!


Audio of the Week
Leadership in the Home – Walt Henrichsen 2004

Men:  This is an excellent teaching from Ephesians 5
Grab your notebook and a quiet setting.
Make sure you send it to a friend 

Click Here  (1hr 16min)




Whatever happened to all those relationships you made in the past?  You know, High School friends, work relationships, guys you served with in the military, organizations (Examples:  Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, Boys & Girls Clubs, alumni associations …… ), sports teams, business and professional organizations, youth groups, etc. 

Why am I bringing this up?  Because you might be amazed at how well your conversation goes as you reach out to “past relationships.”  First of all, they will be “blown away” that you even thought of them by picking up the phone to call.  I have been doing this on a one-on-one basis with some of my High School classmates and will share some of these conversations in the weeks ahead.  Some of the conversations are amazing.  Take a moment and call someone today!


Remember the Boy Scout that asked if I would speak at his dad’s funeralI recently reached out and asked if he could show me what he does with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).  Last Saturday I picked up Nick and his 9 year old daughter, Aria.  We drove to the North Las Vegas airport.  Nick is a Captain with CAP.  The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the USAF and Nick was resourceful in utilizing this organization, to not only get his private pilot’s license, but the necessary hours to obtain his commercial pilot’s license.  He is just weeks away from getting certified.  It is heart-warming to see Nick’s passion for aircraft and flying.

We had a delightful morning, a great lunch at the airport café and a super discussion.  By the way, you will get to meet Nick at Zion in DecemberHe wants to join us!  Nick and I are committed to staying in touch.



The One Question to End Abortion

I watched this movie when it came out a few days ago.  After watching it, a pro-choice person would be hard-pressed to agree that abortion is acceptable.

What I loved about the movie, is they primarily used the Socratic method by just asking questions…….. very few declarative statements.   

Earmark some time to watch this movie and send it to a those the Lord places on your mind.  (YouTube 57 minutes)

You were you from the moment of fertilization—a unique human being who will never be repeated in all of human history. Abortion is one of the most hotly debated and complex topics in the world. Hitting the streets with common-sense reasoning, Mark Spence, Ray Comfort, and Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne use science, philosophy, and theology to change people’s minds on abortion. This complex issue can be decided by answering one simple question: “What is it?”