Reading List: Spit On, The Gospel in All Things, Hope in Suffering, Car Jacking, VP Harris

# Make Disciples of all Nations
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV

Household Prayer: Wife, Helpmeet, Battle Buddy

Brothers today I’m praying for my wife and would encourage the same for you. I’m praying specifically that they have joy and peace in their role. I’m praying that we would “love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,” (Eph. 5:25) A book I read a few years ago, The Household and the War for the Cosmos: Recovering a Christian Vision for the Family by C.R. Wiley, takes a look at the place of the household in God’s divine order of the cosmos from Ephesians. Christ’s defeat of death and Satan and His redemption of His people (1:10,21,22; 2:4-10,19-22) , the establishment of the Church and its work  (3:10,11), and then the next battle formation is surprisingly the household. Wives, husbands, children, and bondservants (5:22,25; 6:1,4,5,9). Then it concludes with the armor for the battle (6:10-20). With that in mind I pray we would see how important our households are in the divine order and the battle for the cosmos, and that we would pray for our helpmeet in this important work.

Cheerful When They Spit On You | Jared Longshore 

“In this episode of Reformation and Revival, Jared Longshore discusses how to be cheerful when people spit on you–literally… As we labor on for reformation, one indicator that we’re actually advancing will be Christians getting spat upon. And the confirming sign that reformation is underway is that Christians cheerfully sing a little ditty while being spat upon”

Just Preach the Gospel? | Doug Wilson 

“In this episode of Ask Doug, pastor Doug Wilson answers a question about whether we should “just preach the gospel.””

# Work and Keep 
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 ESV

“There is no hint in the Bible that your aggressive instincts are a result of the fall. You are not, in other words, a defective woman. Your desire to conquer and to subdue, to hew down and to build up, to form and to shape, has nothing to do with the curse. It is man’s natural, pre-fall, created purpose. You yearn to bend the world to your will because Adam was created to bend the world to his will. Where things go wrong is not with our natural yearnings, but with our wills themselves.” Its Good To Be A Man 

Warrior Poet Society: How Suffering Can Save Us All

“comfort, not suffering, is what’s causing us to crumble and melt like snowflakes. The right kinds of suffering, though, make us tough as nails—physically and spiritually. The right kinds of suffering can save us all… To put that in Biblical terms from Romans 5: the suffering produced perseverance. The perseverance produced character. The character produced hope… Now when we suffer, we grow, because Jesus conquered the futility of life… Suffering is your friend. And I thank God for the earlier suffering that I’ve had in life. It’s made me who I am and God forbid that I shirk every amount of suffering that may come my way because I know I’m still on a growth journey. And I know I’m meant to go through certain sufferings so that I’d be made better and I’d be a better resource for those around me, for the world in general. Train Hard. Train Smart. Don’t Let Them Make You Weak”

This is what Romans 5 is talking about. Ultimate hope comes through suffering. How does God save us? Through suffering.

The Bible tells us that Jesus suffered for us and died in our place to literally save the world. This is ultimate suffering that saves us from ultimate suffering. The punishment kind of suffering.

But it doesn’t mean that Jesus saved us from ALL suffering. What it means is that God ensured that the suffering we experience has a good, strengthening quality to it. Jesus suffered so that our suffering would have a purpose and ultimately a good result.

Now when we suffer, we grow, because Jesus conquered the futility of life.

# Trained Men 
“he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them” Genesis 14:14 ESV

Warrior Poet Society: Terminally ill & going to Ukraine | James Yeager 

The FieldCraft Survival Channel: Will comped pistols gas your face? @GBRS Group

2/3rds of the way through they start talking about needing to shoot with one hand and training for new dads to cover a child with support hand while shooting with strong hand, even for infants in a chest carrier… interesting stuff. Training for muscle memory.

Warrior Poet Society: PCC | Practical? Or Practically Useless?? 

“Pistol Caliber carbines or PCCs are loved and hated by gun enthusiasts. Go through the pros and cons with the Warrior Poet Society and find out where you stand on these guns.”

USCCA: Separated From Your Kid During A Carjacking (Now What?) 

“What would you do if an armed robber tried to steal your car while your child was still inside? In this video, U.S. Concealed Carry Association Director of Content Kevin Michalowski and top criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve review security camera footage from a gas station in Florida. The late-night encounter could have gone very wrong for a father and his young son.”

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# Tyranny, crime, and other evils
“The kings of the earth set themselves… against the Lord and against his Anointed… He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4 ESV

‘Is It Demonic?’ Pastor’s Warning About Disney Pixar’s New Film ‘Turning Red’

““Within the first eight minutes, I was absolutely appalled,” he said, noting the theme deals with ancestral communication, among other topics that don’t align with a biblical worldview… there are scenes surrounding menstruation as well as the line, “My panda, my choice” (a play on the pro-choice “my body, my choice” line), among other elements… He also described a nightmare sequence in the film that he found particularly disturbing for kids. The scene shows the little girl’s ancestors being presented with “glowing red eyes” and essentially tormenting the child.”

Agents Working for [Chinese Communist Party] CCP Were Paid Millions To Spy On, Harass Dissidents in US: Criminal Complain Agents Working for CCP Were Paid Millions To Spy On, Harass Dissidents in US: Criminal Complaint

Vice President Harris’s Laugh Stuns Europe

“she was asked whether the U.S. would be willing to take some Ukrainian refugees… Harris seemed stunned and did her best imitation of a “deer in the headlights.”  She then broke into her now famous laugh… One Ukrainian official said on Twitter it would be a tragedy if “this woman” ever became president…“

“SecState Blinken: Russia may be planning chemical weapons attack in Ukraine. Comment made moments ago during ongoing press conference. Live stream via email.”

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”


A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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