Reading List: Church Membership, Production, Property and Bitcoin, Rifle training in Peoria, and Hunters Laptop

“He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” 2 Samuel 22:35 ESV

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

Church Membership – Toby Sumpter (Exhortation) | King’s Cross Church

“So our position on church membership is that at the very least there ought to be two lists of names: a list of elders and a list of members. And the people on the two lists need to know one another well enough and there needs to be enough interaction between them that members can consider the way of life of their leaders and imitate their faith as it says, and the leaders need to know their people well enough to actually watch over their souls and give an account to God for them.

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith… Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” Hebrews 13:7, 17 ESV

A convicting thought…

Elders, If you don’t -know- who you are responsible for, you cannot watch over their souls. Prov. 27:23

Members, If you don’t -know- who your leaders are, you cannot consider the outcome of their conduct or way of life. Heb. 13:7
(Gashmu Saith It: How to build Christian communities that save the world, by Douglas Wilson)

“Our families are divided into districts with each elder responsible for a portion of the membership. Our goal is to contact each family shepherd at least once each month by phone and/or in person to pray, assess spiritual needs, answer questions, and fellowship with and encourage one another… Finally, we attempt to visit each home for an annual elder home visit. This is an official visit designed to assess the spiritual condition of the family as well as give them opportunity to ask questions and address any pertinent issues.” Family Shepherds (By the author of Family Driven Faith): Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes by Voddie Baucham Jr.

# 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 

“Without faith, there is no hope for a resilient future. Jesus said, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” … In our journey toward a new family economy, my chief observation is that it takes much longer than I ever imagined it would. There is no rushing this process… But those who persevere and dedicate themselves to building something that will last will pass on a rich inheritance to their own children in the process.” Durable Trades: Family-Centered Economies That Have Stood the Test of Time by Rory Groves

Rep. Rose: US Food Producers Rely on Extended Supply Chains Abroad

“The United States has become “increasingly dependent” on extended supply chains of agricultural inputs such as fertilizer and agrochemicals to keep modern agriculture running, resulting in food supply delays, Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.)“


Growing food is one of the fundamental requirements for a civilization. At a more personal level, a family without food will either starve or be dependent on others for its survival. As a husband and father, this idea is repugnant to me. I’m guessing it is abhorrent to you as well… I will show you how you can use a simple hydroponic system to grow fresh food inside your own home… Few things are as rewarding as providing your own food. It is a skill that our ancestors used to survive and one we can use to build our own resiliency and independence. If you are a parent, knowing you can feed your family is an added comfort in an increasingly chaotic world.”

Spring Garden Giveaway, where you can get 15+ gardening resources to inspire, challenge, and support your gardening efforts…and it’s 100% FREE.

Order of Man: Own the Dominant Digital Currency

“No doubt, you’ve heard of Bitcoin and Crypto but with the increasing popularity of digital currency, you may still have a lot of questions and skepticism about the validity of what exactly it is and if it’s worth paying attention to.”

“My guest today is Bitcoin expert and a duel degree MIT graduate, Michael Saylor. Today, him and I discuss what Bitcoin is and whether or not it’s a valid form of currency for the future. We also get into some higher-level discussions about what is the nature of money, value, and our individual property rights. We cover the concerns of inflation, government risk, whether or not digital currency is “real,” and the incorruptible nature of Bitcoin. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: * An overview of property ownership * Real estate doesn’t solve the problem for everyone  * Owning digital property * Monetizing a utility * The risk of crypto currency vs. traditional investments * Legal and ethical limitations  * Bitcoin is the dominant digital property network  * The stability and security of Crypto and Bitcoin * The risk of Crypto and Bitcoin * How to get started with Crypto” 

Crypto currency and the Church – super noob getting started notes 
Why a blog post on crypto currency? Because cancel culture includes being able to bank, i.e. being allowed to or able to buy and sell. The Church could learn something here. Revelation 13:17

If you choose Coinbase, use this link when you register [] If you exchange more than $100 fiat dollars we both get $10 worth of bitcoin.

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

USCCA: Sex Trafficking Survivor Reveals How She Escaped…

“In this compelling video, sex trafficking survivor and concealed carry advocate Kendra Geronimo recounts details of her true personal horror story. Her narration contains frank descriptions of abduction, captivity, violence and sexual situations. Viewer discretion is advised.”

Become a Master of Lightning-Fast Reloads

“Reloading your pistol efficiently, quickly and safely can be impressive at the tactical range and life-saving if you ever find yourself downrange in a real-life tactical situation… Train Hard. Train Smart. Live Free.

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TRAIN in Peoria! Defensive Rifle Level 1
Sat, May 21, 2022 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Good Shepherd Defense & Training – Peoria IL
Introduction into the dynamics of the defensive rifle and carbine transitioning into practical/tactical skillsets and methodologies.

The FieldCraft Survival Channel: How Small Unit Tactics can apply to civilians w/ @GBRS Group

“This episode is a continuation of last week’s video where Mike is joined by Cole and DJ from @GBRS Group who are career Naval Special Warfare guys.”

# 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

The Mind Polluters Coming to 3 Locations [In Illinois]

““The Mind Polluters” is a feature length investigative documentary film that follows the efforts of grass roots volunteers, legislators and Christian academics exposing the efforts of corrupt organizations and groups infiltrating the nation’s school systems with pornographic and pedo-sadist (pedophilia) materials. Click HERE for tickets for any of the following locations…”

Justice Department Charges 12 People for Arming Gang Members in Chicago

To be clear, gun control laws were ignored and violated! “To secure firearms from federally licensed dealers, the defendants provided false information on firearms purchase application forms.”

“Among those charged, three were enlisted members of the U.S. Army at the time of the crime. Stationed at the Fort Campbell military installation in Clarksville, Tennessee, they were involved in the purchase and transfer of ‘dozens of firearms to the streets of Chicago,’ … In total, Chicago saw 3,561 shooting incidents last year, according to the police department. This is 1,415 more shootings than in 2019.” 

All the more reason that good self-governed citizens should be armed and trained to defend themselves and their loved ones from the wicked!

Kids ‘Killed and Tortured’, Seminary Dean Shot Dead, City Strewn With Bodies: Russia Commits Atrocities in Bucha

“Western leaders are condemning the atrocities believed to have been committed in Ukrainian towns by retreating Russian troops. Officials say the bodies of 410 civilians have been found in towns around the capital, Kyiv, that were recaptured from Russian forces… Bucha’s mayor said hundreds of townspeople were buried in a mass grave. A satellite image showed a 45-foot long trench near a church. Residents said Russian troops went from building to building checking people’s phones for any evidence of anti-Russian activity and if any was found, took them away or shot them.”

Why Is Hunter’s Laptop Scandal a Scandal?

The laptop story was labeled as Russian disinformation then Hunter’s computer vanished along with his mysterious business deals in Ukraine and Communist China. The scandal reemerged thanks to our friends at the New York Times who after 18 months of lying about Russian disinformation finally admitted, well yes, the information contained on the laptop is real and the laptop itself is authentic. Now that Joe Biden is President, the Times feels safe, I suppose, in finally telling the truth which might have swung the election if Biden’s owned media had not seen fit to run interference for him…. What does all this mean for our world today and especially the war in Ukraine? For one thing, the laptop and the media’s treatment of the scandal, reveals the hypocrisy of everything the U.S. says about everything including the war. The war in Ukraine is in part the manifestation of a global conflict between two competing world powers and two competing world views. It is a defining moment in world history. Will the U.S. lose its status as a lone superpower? Will the great reset take hold and turn the world into a giant intellectual prison? If you accept the new liberal world order you are acceptable, but if you don’t you will be cast out and demonized. No borders, no walls, no USA at all. That is the rallying cry of those who seek our destruction, and yet they keep being elected. Finally, folks, I have fought for and defended Western Civilization for most of my adult life, but we have lost the war. I’m outraged, angry, but most of all very sad about what has been done to my country.  I know this is an intentional attack against America and Western Civilization to destroy it and usher in the new liberal world order curtesy of Davos and The World Economic Forum, in which we all live as guarded and surveilled sheep on the master’s global plantation. We are doomed to that future unless we can find the courage to vomit these people out of our lives before it’s too late.”

“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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