Household Prayer 1/26/2021


Brothers, pray for the challenge guys camp this weekend. Pray that these young men would develop closer relationships with Jesus and each other. Relationships that transcend this world and life. Pray that the devotionals would instruct and encourage to have a kingdom impact.

Also pray for health in our community. Pray for healing for the sick.

I would encourage loving graceful response to members of our churches that may be concerned about the coming government education mandates. We need to band together to love and serve others if they feel the need to make new educational choices. Pray for the young souls that will be exposed to deviant messages. They need Jesus! Pray for the teachers that would have to make career choices, and those that celebrate deviant education of children. They need Jesus too! (In the competition for “wokest school system of all,” Illinois just might be the winner. https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20210122/woke-broke)

Read Galatians 5:19-24

BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!

Good vs. Evil, Jedi vs. Darkside, Spirit vs Flesh… there is a battle of good and evil.

Evil, the darkside

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19-21

Good, the Jedi

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:22-24

The Battle

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,  Ephesians 6:10-18

Practical application: Confronting the Mob

How would you respond if confronted by the mob demanding compliance and submission? [BLM Mob https://youtu.be/dSnTTND0UcM ]

The dark side, the mob

They may want justice, but their actions and the justice they demand are not biblical Godly actions and demands for justice. This example is full of…

Enmity: hatred or ill will.

Strife: bitter sometimes violent conflict or dissension.

Jealousy: envious, hostile to those with perceived advantage.

Fits of anger…

The good, the Gospel

How should a disciple of Jesus Christ and witness to the Kingdom of God respond?

Love: Love them. Do not bend to the will of the wicked. Protect innocent life from violence. But understand that they are image bearers of God that have been taken captive by godlessness, so love them.

Peace and Self Control: Do not fear or be incited to anger or strife.

Faithfulness: Share God’s truth and grace with them.

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!””
Romans 10:14-15 ESV
https://www.bible.com/59/rom.10.14-15.esv

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to?

Hear this! If you desire true reconciliation and justice.

There is a God that created the heavens and the earth, and we are not Him.

He created mankind, the one human race, in His image, male and female He created them.

God determines what is true, good, and just.

We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, we are liars, thieves, fornicators, adulterers, and blasphemers, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.

Our sin has created division and racism.

But God is merciful and loving.

Jesus Christ is God the only begotten Son and He was punished and died upon the cross for our sins.

He was buried and three days later rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.

We need only confess and repent of our sins, believe Jesus is lord and savior, and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!

“The blood of Christ is sufficient to reconcile us. It is the only thing that can reconcile us. We are one in Christ.”
Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia in “By What Standard? God’s World… God’s Rules”

Saint Valentine


Saint Valentine, or Valentinus, has an important story to share with us today!


Saint Valentine was executed for refusing to deny his faith after being arrested for secretly marrying Roman soldiers to their brides, defying an order from Emperor Claudius II that soldiers were not to marry.
(The Story of St. Valentine: More than Cards and Candied Hearts)

This is so relevant today! God designed and defines marriage. Yet, the devil continues to scheme through rulers and despots to redefine marriage and today, even gender. 

In the year 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation all because of his stand for Christian marriage. The story goes that the last words he wrote were in a note to Asterius’ daughter. He inspired today’s romantic missives by signing it, “from your Valentine.”
St. Valentine, The Real Story
By David Kithcart

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
(Acts 4:18-20

National marriage week and Saint Valentine’s day! 

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Matthew 19:4-6

Posted: 2020-02-10 | Updated/Reposted: 2021-01-22

Marx vs Spurgeon

“Karl Marx, an apostle of evil, and Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” were evangelists with messages that couldn’t have been more different—and they lived in the same city at the same time.” https://founders.org/2020/09/02/karl-marx-vs-charles-spurgeon-an-epic-struggle-for-the-souls-of-men-in-19th-century-london/

Do not miss this article! Excerpts below.

“It is extraordinary to me that both Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) lived and worked in the same city at the same time. Both were, in a sense, evangelists contending for the souls of men with their competing visions of humanity. Moreover, each was at the height of his powers at the same time as the other. While Marx was preaching salvation through bloody revolution, Spurgeon, on the other side of the city, was preaching salvation through the blood and grace of Jesus Christ…

“It would be wrong to say—as many preachers do—that addressing matters of politics falls outside of the purview of the clergy. Of no other sphere of life do they say it. Regardless, Spurgeon certainly didn’t agree with this sentiment. Christianity isn’t merely an accessory to a man’s life; it should define it. Thus, a man’s politics are simply the outward manifestation of the convictions of his heart. Socialism, Spurgeon knew, was much more than an economic or political question. It is a spiritualquestion, if only because it denies the very existence of the spiritual. It is, as I have written elsewhere, atheism masquerading as political philosophy…

“It is very likely that the preaching of Spurgeon, and others like him, prevented the violent Revolution in Britain that Marx sought. Ironically, that revolution would come in the unindustrialized Russia of 1917, when Vladimir Lenin would, at the cost of millions of lives, implement Marx’s unworkable ideas. That is in no small measure due to the fact that there was no viable church to critique the undeliverable promises of socialism…

Posted: 2020-09-03 | Updated/Reposted: 2020-01-22

Household Prayer 1/19/2021





Brothers, here are some thoughts from last Saturday’s prayer meeting to pray about this week.

Pray that we have our minds set on Christ and have peace in the Lord whatever may come. Christ is Lord of everything! He has purpose in everything. Pray for gravitas! Strong confidence in the Lord! “In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.” Proverbs‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/pro.14.26.esv

Pray that we would have eternity in mind as we instruct and disciple our children, preparing them for the future. Mindful that in God’s providence our children were born for this moment!

Pray for a strong finish to this semester, and pray for planning that has already begun for next year. Pray that we will have all the tutors and directors that we need.

And lastly, pray that we would develop deep discipleship relationships and that we would be merry and rejoice in the work of ministry God has given us. We will need one another and the community of the Church built on the truth of God to stand strong against the cultural currents of the world.

Be merry warriors! “God put dragons in the world so that we could fight them, and we should fight dragons with shouts of joy.” – Pastor Doug Wilson 2020 Fight, Laugh, Feast conference

Read Nehemiah 8:9-10

“And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.””

Nehemiah 8:9-10 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/neh.8.9-10.esv

What then shall we do?

““Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.4.esv

Fear God more than man. Confess and Repent of any sin including complacency or apathy.

Build Godly Households!

Be builders and makers. Be ready to be holy, set apart and independent, from the pagan culture around you.

“Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.”
Jeremiah‬ ‭29:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.5.esv

Be fruitful and leave a Godly legacy.

“Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.”
Jeremiah‬ ‭29:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.6.esv

Instruct your children!

Prepare them to be the leaders, witnesses, disciple makers of the future!

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
Psalm‬ ‭127:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/psa.127.3-5.esv

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/deu.6.6-7.esv

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” ‭‭
Ephesians‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/eph.6.4.esv

The Church that will survive in Babylon

The Church in Babylon: Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness by Erwin W. Lutzer
https://a.co/5yok0Rt

  • People, not buildings.
  • Community not crowds.
  • Training not just telling. True Jesus discipleship: “come follow me” Doing life and ministry together.
  • Prayer not programs.
  • Hard truths not just positive suggestions. (Acts 17:1-10, 1 Peter 4:14, 2 Tim. 3:12, Heb. 10:32-36)
  • Christ is head of the church! (Rev. 2:10)

“Go and make disciples!”

Christians must be about making disciples. It isn’t a debatable matter. Speak truth in love.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/mat.28.19-20.esv

  • Reach the lost and equip the saints for the work of ministry. (Eph. 4:12)
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom must be proclaimed to the world. (Matt. 24:14)
  • Speak the truth in love. (Gal. 6:1, Eph. 4:11-15)
  • Study and proclaim the pure Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-8), contend for the faith against false gospels. (Jude)
  • Focus on Jesus. Reenchant the world with God’s truth and grace. (Matt. 4:18-30, Matt. 5:11-16, Matt. 28:18-20)

Be joyful in the fight!

Our King has won! He is on His throne! We are His ambassadors in this fallen world. So rejoice! Even if it feels like we are losing some political or cultural battle, rejoice!

“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭19:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/rev.19.6-7.esv

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41


Household Prayer 1/12/21


2018 Ark Encounter

Hey brothers, this week as CC is back in 2nd semester let’s spend some time praying for our wives and all the homeschooling moms in our community. Pray that they never diminish the eternal kingdom building role they are playing. Pray that they have energy, peace, and wisdom. Encourage them with these words…

“If you are a mother, don’t ever say, “I am just a housewife, I’m just a mom.” As a mother, you are shaping and instructing the children God has entrusted to you. You are raising them to know and serve God. You are training the next generation of Christian leaders. Moreover, you have a ministry to other mothers… You have much more influence for Christ than you probably realize. If you make yourself available to him, you will be like Nehemiah, doing a great work.”

God, Help Me Rebuild My Broken World: Fortifying Your Faith in Difficult Times (Leading the Way Through the Bible) by Michael Youssef https://a.co/5zeZMyX

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Household Prayer 1/5/2021



Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood summer 2020

Happy new year, Brothers! Had a great sermon at Bethany Baptist to kick the new year off, we have a mission: to be Jesus’ witnesses to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8). As an adult convert, 18 years ago now, I contemplated “if I am ‘saved’, why am I still here in this fallen world?” The answer is there in Acts 1:8 as Jesus left His disciples behind, “you will be my witnesses… to the end of the earth.” So today I am praying for each of you and your families and for our CC community, that we would actually be witnesses sharing the truth and grace of our King Jesus Christ, and that we would find fulfillment and joy in our mission, that we would pass it on to our children as we disciple and educate them, and as we prepare them to be Jesus’ witnesses in an increasingly dark culture. Read Acts 1:1-8

Why is the culture becoming so dark? Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn summarized “the reason for the Russian Revolution that resulted in the slaughter of 60 million people” as “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” (The Forgotten God)

As America has watched protests, riots, and calls for revolution in the streets of many cities over the last few months, political pundits, Christian leaders, and regular, peace-loving citizens have entertained the same question of “why is this happening.” None of the proposed answers, from “because of systemic racism,” to “it’s the voice of the unheard,” to “disenfranchisement,” have come close to the profound, simple accuracy of the explanation offered by Solzhenitsyn.

America has forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened…

May the Lord impress on His people once again our desperate need to know Him and make Him known in these increasingly godless days.

The Forgotten God https://founders.org/2020/10/03/the-forgotten-god/

The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly for the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:37-38

The Church is not in a losing battle, on the defensive, in retreat. Rather, the church is laying siege to the kingdom of Satan. The Church is on the offensive. The ladders are at the walls, the battering ram is at the gates, and we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that those gates will not stand. A Christian victory is inevitable.

The Inevitability of a Christian Victory https://founders.org/2019/12/16/the-inevitability-of-a-christian-victory/

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Biblical Patriot Resources and Action Oriented Organizations

Posted: 2020-12-30 | Updated: 2020-12-30

Biblical, Educational, Constitutional, and Action Oriented Organizations

  1. Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you.
  2. Ministry, education, news and political organizations to follow. Use email lists and alternative platforms to ensure you get updates that might be censored on “big tech” and mainstream media. 
  3. Organizations, leaders, and movements to follow to be informed, educated, and potentially organize and take action.

They may not always meet the “big tech” user standards, but they will better meet free speech, truth, justice, and liberty standards.

Also, this isn’t to abandon “big tech.” Stay and engage there. But this is to make sure you aren’t having your preferred media censored and having algorithms decide what you should see to re-orient your thinking toward approved thinking.

Also, making the list does not imply full endorsement. I may generally agree and think it’s worthy without giving 100% blind support.

Who: Illinois Family Institute

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues in Illinois. Issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “Ministry dedicated to upholding and re-affirming marriage, family, life and liberty in Illinois.” (Tough battle in Illinois, and they have always stood firm)
https://illinoisfamily.org
https://www.votervoice.net/ILFI/register (subscribe for emails)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/why-many-americans-want-to-secede-from-progressivism-pssst-look-at-the-bidens/

Who: Founders Ministries

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “Founders Ministries is committed to encouraging the recovery of the gospel and the biblical reformation of local churches.” 
https://founders.org (subscribe for emails bottom of home page)
The Sword & the Trowel
“The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore. New episodes every Tuesday.”
https://founders.org/the-sword-the-trowel/

Who: CrossPolitic

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media.
“CrossPolitic (Christ over politics) mixes the taboo formula of faith, culture, and politics to bring the clarity of the gospel into muddle America. We are a community of Christians who desire to see the Lordship of Christ in every corner of our culture, reigning over every politician, and changing every individual for our good and His glory.”
https://crosspolitic.com
Daily News Brief: https://crosspolitic.com/series/daily-news-brief/
CrossPolitic show: https://crosspolitic.com/series/crosspolitic-show/

Who: Warrior Poet Society

What: Defender/Protector 2nd Amendment education and entertainment.
“We believe there are Warrior Poets everywhere and they have spanned the centuries. It is our sincere hope that this special community of like-minded individuals will continue to grow and effect change for the better. We want Warrior Poets in our police departments, all across our military, as federal agents, in the workplace, in EMS, in our churches, and in our universities. It is our passion and conviction to use our minds and bodies to protect others, which will make our communities and our world a safer place.” 
https://warriorpoetsociety.us 
They started their own content network since big tech was deplatorming 2nd Amendment content
https://www.watchwpsn.com 

Who: Gun Owners of America

What: “The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington” – Ron Paul
https://gunowners.org 

Who: Family Research Council

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “research and educational organization dedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life.”
https://www.frc.org 

Who: Free Territory Alliance

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Jonathan T Gilliam, US Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent, The EXPERTS podcast!
Free Territory Alliance “This Patriotic Alliance Is Going Viral! Finally, the Free Territory Alliance is up and it’s going viral fast.  Gilliam explains it here and gives a recap of what occurred in DC last weekend.”
Explanation: https://youtu.be/Tts25StEWwM 
https://www.freeterritoryalliance.com
Author of “Sheep no More” (good book, I read it and used it) https://www.amazon.com/Sheep-No-More-Awareness-Survival/dp/1682616045/ 

Who: ConnectZing (Facebook style without the left leaning censorship.)

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. ConnectZing is the social media network built by American Patriots who know what it means to fight for Freedom…
https://www.connectzing.com 
My profile: https://www.connectzing.com/profile/1448 
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine 1777
ConnectZing Team “Drago Dzieran: Thomas ‘Drago’ Dzieran was born in Poland while under communist rule and later spent time in a communist gulag as a political prisoner for his activism against Communism. Drago immigrated to the United States in 1984, and became a US citizen in 1991… He enlisted in the Navy in 1991, Graduated from SEAL Training, BUD/S class 185, and was assigned to SEAL Team 2. Drago performed over 100 combat Direct Action missions while deployed to Iraq on multiple combat tours as the Naval Special Warfare Lead Breacher. For his service in combat Drago was awarded Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor, in addition to other various awards and decorations.”
https://www.connectzing.com/pages/AboutConnectZing 

Who: ProtonMail

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. Secure Email Based in Switzerland
https://protonmail.com 

Who: Parler

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views. Engage with real people, not bots.”
https://parler.com 
My Profile: @MickDobra https://parler.com/profile/MickDobra/posts 

Who: The Castle Report podcast

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. Christian constitutionalist political and cultural perspective and leadership.
Darrell Castle – “Memphis attorney and former USMC Officer. 2008 Constitution Party Vice-presidential Candidate, running mate of Chuck Baldwin. 2016 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate.”
https://www.castlereport.us

Who: Pastor Dan Fisher

What: Education on Christian liberty and leadership. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment
https://www.danfisherbrr.com 
https://www.danfisherbrr.com/about 
https://www.facebook.com/DanFisherOK/ 
“A large portion of our country’s citizens want to turn our American Republic into something you are NOT going to like. Are you going to just stand by and allow it to happen?  How many liberties are you willing to forfeit?  I’m calling for a political separation, just as Thomas Jefferson did in the Declaration of Independence.”  Listen to the full message here https://fb.watch/2fDvnCaFF6/

Who: KrisAnn Hall 

What: Education and constitutional perspective on issues. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. “a biochemist, Russian linguist for the US Army, and a prosecutor for the State of Florida. KrisAnne also practiced First Amendment Law for a prominent national non-profit Law firm.”
Podcast, Training, Liberty First University 
https://krisannehall.com (listen to podcast) https://krisannehall.com/index.php/liberty-first-university 
NonCompliant Movie https://noncompliantmovie.com 

Who: Tom DeWeese, APC President

What: If you are ready to actually start locally and take action, this is the program. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. “The American Policy Center is one of the original organizations to dedicate its mission to stopping the enforcement of Agenda 21 in order to preserve American property rights.” 
https://americanpolicy.org 
Webinars: Webinar #1 – Know Your Enemy
Webinar #2 – How to Become A Citizen Ninja! 
Webinar #3 – If You Don’t Stand Up Then You’re What’s for Dinner! 
Webinar #4 – Building a Legislative Liberty Coalition.
Webinar #5 Think Locally, Act Locally! 
Webinar #6 – If Biden wins?  If Trump wins?  How do we effectively respond?

Who: Anita Untersee

What: Revelation Movies and Patriot Action Plan 2021.
They are putting Tom DeWeese’s Liberty Pods into practice.
https://revelationmovies.com 
You’re invited to participate as a founding member on the ground level of the Patriot Action Plan. Our founders had the Committees of Safety, and we are forming the modern day equivalent. 
https://patriotparty.live/join/ 
https://suchatime.us 

Who: Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families

What: His end of day report if very informative. pro-family, pro-life political action committee
https://www.cwfpac.com 
End of Day report https://www.cwfpac.com/EODSubscribe

Who: Institute on the Constitution founded by 2004 Presidential Candidate & Lawyer Michael Peroutka.

What: “Join our mission to restore the Constitutional Republic through grassroots education.” 
https://theamericanview.com 
Summarized in the Declaration of Independence, the “American View” of Law and Government states:
1. There is a God.
2. Our rights come from Him.
3. The purpose of civil government is to secure our God-given rights.

Who: AGENDA

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Curtis Bowers – Producer  “AGENDA is the most powerful expose of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far.” ​Ted Baehr, MovieGuide
For weekly updates by Producer, subscribe at: https://agendaweekly.com 
https://www.agendadocumentary.com 
Watch AGENDA https://youtu.be/_oDxae-raW8 (Limited Time! Please share!)
Watch AGENDA 2 https://youtu.be/aNZw6KgHXgE (Limited Time! Please share!)

Who: The Stream

What: News from a Christian world view
“The Stream is a rich and reliable source for breaking news, analysis, and inspiration. A champion for life, freedom, and unity in the Body of Christ, The Stream was launched to equip Christians to think clearly about the moral, political, and economic issues of the day. The Stream brings together many voices from among Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and offers deep wisdom and insight through original content and the best from across the web.”
https://stream.org 

Who: CNS news

What: News from a conservative perspective.
“CNSNews was launched on June 16, 1998, as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission… In order to address the lack of conservative opinions in major news outlets across the country, CNSNews gives voice to some of the top conservative minds in the country in its Commentary section.”
https://cnsnews.com 

Who: The Epoch Times

What: Subscription news. Print Journalism.
https://www.theepochtimes.com 

Who: NTD News

What: Video Journalism.
https://www.ntd.com 

Who:CBN News

What: News from a Christian world view
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews 

Household Prayer 12/16/2020



“How long, O Lord?” Oh how we long as we wait for Jesus’ return! Brothers, I pray for you all and your families. It has been a joy this first semester to pray for you and your families by name.

As we celebrate the Advent, the arrival, of our Savior, I pray your homes are full of the fruit of the spirit. I pray there is a joyful celebratory longing for His next coming! I pray for good health and safety and warm relationships in fellowship as we celebrate the birth of the savior. Go tell it on the mountains, Jesus Christ is born!

I hope you have plenty of devotionals and reading for the season, so take just a minute and read Psalm 13.

“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”

Psalm‬ ‭13:1, 5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.13.1,5-6.esv

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Prayer walk December 10, 2020

“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.

#SlayingLeviathan https://canonpress.com/products/slaying-leviathan/



Thursday December 10, 2020 from 12:00 to 12:30.

Planned Parenthood 2709 N Knoxville Ave, corner of Knoxville and Hanssler Place.

Backup up plan in case of bad weather: meet at the Dobra’s and we will pray together.

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace. Also a good time for family instruction and discipleship!

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Household Prayer 12/02/2020



Will we choose Liberty or “become prey of that more desolating and more cruel spoiler than war, pestilence, or famine – absolute rule and endless extortion… our parent state will think us worthy of her, when she sees that with her liberty we inherit her rigid resolution of maintaining it against all invaders. Let us give her reason to pride herself in the relationship.”

Speech in General Congress of America 1775, unknown, “The Christian life and character of the civil institutions of the United States” Benjamin F. Morris. 2007,1864

Brothers, this week I want to pray for America. We do not have a President Elect yet. However, there is a lot of media mis-information and censorship. The election matters to Christians and in particular Christian homeschoolers. I sat in on the Family Research Council prayer tonight (https://prayvotestand.org) and it was really powerful. I pray God’s will be done. I pray that if there is corruption lying and cheating in this election that God would reveal it, and that He would bring the wrong doers to justice. Truth and justice, God, is what we desire. God, may the events of this year awaken the church to renewed faith, discipleship, and evangelism.

Read 2 Samuel 23 and Psalm 82

“The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.”

2 Samuel‬ ‭23:3-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/2sa.23.3-4.esv

“God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”

Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!”

Psalm‬ ‭82:1-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.82.1-8.esv

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41