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1. EVEREST | Base Camp 2016/17

  • Published: 2017-07-10T22:39:19+00:00
  • Duration: 4859
  • By Beau Micheli
EVEREST | Base Camp 2016/17

Between December 2016 and January 2017, I was lucky enough to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. With a team of Australian and Canadian trekkers, we set out from Kathmandu on the journey of a lifetime - and our cameras were there to capture it all. A big thank you has to be said to Seb and the team from Ruff Diamond Adventures for getting us to Base Camp and back safely. Also, thanks to Greg, Dave and Simon for capturing a large amount of the footage that is in this video. Gear - Canon 7D Mark II - Canon 600D - DJI Osmo+ 4K - GoPro Hero 5 Black - GoPro Hero 3+ Black Tracklist (https://open.spotify.com/user/12180228333/playlist/5TWCNOMnDZ1nI2eOTFp3IZ) 1. M83 - Where The Boats Go 2. Foals - A Knife In The Ocean 3. Emancipator - Greenland 4. Jack River - Highway (Intro) 5. Modern Baseball - Wedding Singer 6. Klangstof - Island 7. Eagle And The Worm - Give Me Time 8. Gang Of Youths - Strange Diseases 9. Vessels - 4AM 10. Moderat - Intruder 11. Kishi Bashi - Intro to Japan 12. Sigur Rós - Bláþráður 13. Sticky Fingers - Just For You 14. Porter Robinson - Sea Of Voices 15. City Calm Down - Rabbit Run 16. Kishi Bashi - In Fantasia 17. Bon Iver - 22 (OVER S∞∞N) - Bob Moose Extended Cab Version 18. M83 - My Tears Are Becoming The Sea 19. sleepmakeswaves - It's Dark, It's Cold, It's Winter 20. Passion Pit - Take a Walk Promo Video 1: A Tribe Called Red - Stadium Pow Wow Promo Video 2: Kenji Kawai - Utai IV: Reawakening (Steve Aoki Remix)


2. To Speak or Not to Speak (Mark 7:31-37) John MacArthur

  • Published: 2012-10-03T00:46:02+00:00
  • Duration: 3356
  • By Grace to You
To Speak or Not to Speak (Mark 7:31-37) John MacArthur

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/41-35 Open your Bible, if you will, to Mark 7, come to the last paragraph in the seventh chapter of Mark, working our way with great blessing through this account, this historical account of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. While you're looking up Mark 7 and verses 31 to 37, I'll give you a riddle. Who is permitted to speak but not able, and able to speak but not permitted? That's a paradox and I'm not going to leave you hanging, I'll give you the answer. The answer is in the passage before you. We're going to meet the man who was permitted to speak, but not able and then able to speak but not permitted. Verse 31, "Again He...being Jesus...went out from the region of Tyre and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee within the region of Decapolis. They brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty. And they implored Him to lay His hand on him. Jesus took him aside from the crowd by himself and put His fingers into his ears. And after spitting, touched his tongue with the saliva and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to him, 'Ephphatha!' that is, 'Be opened.' And his ears were open and the impediment of his tongue was removed and he began speaking plainly. And He gave them orders not to tell anyone but the more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim it. They were utterly astonished, saying, 'He has done all things well, He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.'"...


3. To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier (2017 Festival Trailer)

  • Published: 2017-07-12T17:14:23+00:00
  • Duration: 118
  • By Jacob Jonas
To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier (2017 Festival Trailer)

Jacob Jonas The Company presents: To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier in Partnership with Dance Camera West and made possible in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. 2017 artists included: The 7 Fingers Tony Testa Cirio Collective w/ work by Gregory Dolbashian The Seaweed Sisters Jacob Jonas The Company Alfie Lewis Andrew Winghart We will be announcing the 2018 festival soon! Check back in the fall to submit your work for a possibly to have it presented. JacobJonas.com


4. The Bible And Science - Psalms 8:1-9

The Bible And Science - Psalms 8:1-9

The Bible And Science CWH Broadcast date 2/19/16 - An online Bible lesson The Christian Worship Hour is a ministry with great gospel songs, bible study lessons and worship services. Dr. Harold E. Salem teaches Christians about God and Jesus Christ through the Bible. Psalms 8:1-9 8:1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 8:9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Thank you for visiting! You are in the right place to listen to free sermons online with Pastor Salem from Aberdeen, SD. Click the links below to watch more services or inspiring devotionals. If you would like to donate click here: christianworshiphour.com/donate Click below for an uplifting 3 minute devotional: christianworshiphour.com/devotionalvideo.php For more free sermons online visit: christianworshiphour.com/services.php As you will see on the CWH website here is our Mission Statement: The Christian Worship Hour was ordained by God to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the world. The Christian Worship Hour proclaims the Word of God simply and humbly in all its truth and purity, with special concern and compassion for the lost and with hope and encouragement for all believers. The Christian Worship Hour seeks to win the lost to Christ, to minister to the lonely, the elderly, and the shut-ins, and to nurture the saved in their daily walk with the Lord. Our purpose will always be to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ so that all may come to everlasting life through faith in Him, bringing glory to God the Father Almighty. Amen. The Lord has greatly blessed us with over 30 years of broadcasting.


5. L127 is Walt Disney’s 1948 prophecy of me as Pecos Bill saying to The Powers That Be "Squirm you powerless worms!".

  • Published: 2014-09-05T04:46:47+00:00
  • Duration: 903
  • By mike overson
L127 is Walt Disney’s 1948 prophecy of me as Pecos Bill saying to The Powers That Be

The #611 means “never under estimate The FBI or evil women’s ability to ruin a good time”. I wanted to make that the ^title for this L127 because I just watched all 33 videos on this PlayList^ PL2 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVDkjTNqYqh2F7B0rf2SoXSMtmpZBuAZ4 and I was amazed at heaven's good will and wisdom in it. Plus it sounded even better after I made this class L127, (it's #11 on PL2), because it defeated the #611 critics who tried to shoot this down, (squirm you jealous worms). I had to fight them off again with class L127C (it’s #19) then my hot roll of making Heaven blessed YouTube PlayLists ended as I explain at PL11 at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3-RWtlOIS_k_TbVkYj_c5Q/playlists. I made this L127 to post before the song Please CELEBRATE ME HOME (it's #12) when I found out how much hidden ill will was in it. Abba (God) reminded me to thank her for showing me how much I was being mocked and lied to and for making this class L127 as a response to it and for her protecting my safety from the people who will be furious at this. However I did upload this all by myself, (see L127D https://vimeo.com/108944268 @ 13 min). @ 5 to 9 min in this L127 is Pecos Bill, the Texas flag and King Street in Billings Montana and what they have in common with the one (that’s me) is the movie Lonesome Dove or in other words it sure pays (in glory) to work for God. A summary of my role in that movie is in 188a https://vimeo.com/103577031 @ 5 to 15 min. These pavers for me are also called DISCIPLES in this song: Even on my favorite table He can beat my best. HIS DISCIPLES lead him in And he just does the rest. He's got crazy flipper fingers Never seen him fall... That deaf, dumb and blind kid Sure plays a mean pinball (it's #31 on this PL2). I explain that I listen to patriotic music because it's just as powerful and yet easier than reading the Bible at my PlayList 7 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVDkjTNqYqh0ylmTqlRo-H5dVlDNzvYUa. I also sing the Star-Spangled Banner and say the Pledge of Allegiance except I added this line to the end of it: and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea and from Texas to Montana and be on time going overseas, (now that the Internet has made it so easy to see the rest of the world). It's like Pres. Woodrow Wilson said, “America is nothing if it consists of each of us, America is only something if it consists of all of us”. I've explained many divine signs in Lonesome Dove, here's one from class 99 https://vimeo.com/36995187. @ 20 I read Revelation 6:10 as history’s heros asking God, "When are you going to judge women for what they have done to us?". @ 25 min I show what I think is God’s answer to them in 9 minutes of clips from Lonesome Dove. Women told me in 1991 that I would buy clothes at Ogallala Nebraska like Gus did in Lonesome Dove but the main point of my Rhythm Nation drive, (Janet Jackson's song was prophetic of), me driving across the USA 9 times in 5 months in 1994 is that it was a big confirmation sign to the USA and the world that "hell had frozen over". The Eagles reunite CD titled HELL FREEZES OVER was also a prophetic "see parallel" sign of it and I re-created the highlights of that Rhythm Nation drive in stories and songs at this same PL2. @ 7 min in this L127 I say “the Big Dipper that heaven offered to women through me is the same trick that God played on the United States in the Dipper that was offered to rescue South Vietnam”, I explain that at class 206 https://vimeo.com/76811342. Other classes I mention are L113 https://vimeo.com/50390744 about murder attempts on me and class L123 https://vimeo.com/60109388 is the world being Delivered from a nuclear war. My Vimeo videos helped me make a "mock the one" connection between Vimeo’s “computer savvy pets” and the Zoo York T-shirt in the Please CELEBRATE ME HOME music video. It might be like the song DAY TRIPPER that seems to be about two faced condescending jerks. It was a DAY TRIPPER One way ticket, yeah It took me so long to find out I found out (It's #16 on PL3). It's like the "joke" that Alaska played on me by not telling me how evil my wife was. In my case DAY TRIPPER means when you find out a lie that makes you so mad that you move full days travels distance away from the liar and never speak to them again. It's also in the song SHE’S NOT THERE in class L127G @ 6 min with Mike MacIntosh @ 3 min and he's in this L127 at 12 min, (L127G is #10 at PL11 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVDkjTNqYqh1adV--hsXO4URt459OGRo0). I believe the sign in L127G is God saying to him (as #935 which means: this worst generation) “I never really liked (you) the bastard” and then tells me to RUN AWAY from you because you are “A generation without soul”. It's referring the “holier than thou” church who got EX-posed with Alaska and the rest of the #935 USA as being Herod persecuting me as Jesus in L127G @ 4 min.


6. 11 epígramas del país del ayer / 11 epigrams from Yesterdayland

  • Published: 2010-06-12T09:36:56+00:00
  • Duration: 291
  • By Pedro Ramos
11 epígramas del país del ayer / 11 epigrams from Yesterdayland

[Englih version below] 11 epigramas del país del ayer 1. En el país del ayer, las crestas de las montañas y el movimiento lento del aire, alguna gota de rocío y el sol que empieza a calentar. Las nubes, como sábanas de algodón y terciopelo. 2. En el país del ayer, se va levantando el manto de nubes, casi sin que nos demos cuenta, como si no tuvieran vida, como si las montañas (o las nubes) estuvieran muertas y en esa danza matutina, esas manchas de nieve como azúcar, fuesen sólo producto de los elementos. 3. En el país del ayer nos duele España, nos duele el mundo y no sabemos dónde meternos. 4. En el país del ayer la sonrisa de los perros borrachos esquivan tu mirada. 5. En el país del ayer la lujuria son palabras que se clavan en el cielo mientras tu cuerpo se clava en mi cerebro. 6. En el país del ayer, el sol se esconde tras la ladera y nuestros pasos se alejan del rumor del mar. Sigue oscureciendo. Dejo que tus ojos alumbren. Bajo nuestros pies, va desapareciendo la arena. 7. En el país del ayer lloran desde el cielo lágrimas de agua al vernos, sangran borbotones de barro por las alcantarillas a nuestro paso... y no puedo dejar de mirar la costura de tus bragas que asoma por la falda y me señala donde sólo yo te muerdo. 8. En el país del ayer, un segundo y otro dejan que las frases se vayan acumulando en los cafés: ¿Qué hizo Juan Rulfo con el resto de su tiempo? Echo de menos tus dedos en mi voz. 9. En el país del ayer hacía una mañana perfecta para convertirse en golondrina y atravesar aquella luz que llegaba desde el fondo del pasillo. 10. En el país del ayer existía un bolígrafo que al deslizarse sobre el papel se bebía la tinta y desaparecían las palabras que luego podían leerse todas enteras y flotando en su interior. 11. En el país del ayer quiero ser gato y comer de tu mano lindas caricias, estercoles y basulauras. English version by Pamela Craven 11 epigrams from Yesterdayland 1. In Yesterdayland, a mountain top and a slow breeze, a sprinkling of dew and the heat of the sun. The clouds, sheets of velvet and cotton. 2. In Yesterdayland, the blanket of clouds rises imperceptibly, as if it were not alive, as if the mountains (or the clouds) were dead and this morning ritual, these sugar flakes of snow, were only a product of the elements. 3. In Yesterdayland, Spain hurts, the world hurts, and there is no where to hide. 4. In Yesterdayland, the grin of the drunken dogs avoids your gaze. 5. In Yesterdayland, lust is a word pinned to the sky, while your body is etched into my brain. 6. In Yesterdayland, the sun sets beyond the hill, the murmur of the sea fades, our footsteps recede. Darkness falls. Your eyes light the way. Beneath our feet, the sand disappears. 7. In Yesterdayland, the sky weeps wet tears at the sight of us, gushes of mud bleed from the culverts of our footsteps, and I can't take my eyes off the traces of your underwear beneath your skirt, reminding me of where I, and only I, bite. 8. In Yesterdayland, time passes and words accumulate in cafes: What did Juan Rulfo do with the rest of his life? I miss your fingers in my voice. 9. In Yesterdayland, it is a perfect day to turn into a swallow and cross into the light at the end of the corridor. 10. In Yesterdayland, a pen glides across paper, drinking the ink, making words disappear, words to be found later, whole and floating, inside it. 11. In Yesterdayland, I am a cat licking caresses from the palm of your hand, esthericia coli and lauracles.


7. AFRICAN ALIEN 33 AS GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC & JACOB TEMPLE MOUNT 2011 U.F.O.

AFRICAN ALIEN 33 AS GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC & JACOB TEMPLE MOUNT 2011 U.F.O.

U.K. 2011 U.F.O. AFRICAN GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC & JACOB U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE 784 STEP PYRAMID DATA. AS DISCOVERED BY LAURELDSMITH OF CHICAGO ILLINOIS NONE PROFIT HOME VIDEO & ART WORKS CREATIONS. CONNECTS THE 2011 U.F.O. APPEARANCE OVER THE DOME OF THE ROCK TO THE CREATION OF AN UNITED KING DOM 2011 U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE. THIS IS WHERE WE SEE THE SAME 784 BABYLONIAN STEP PYRAMID IMAGE OF THE BOOK OF PSALMS 105:23 TWELVE ISLAMIC ARAMAIC DEAD SEA SCROLL SPEAKING SONS OF JACOB APPEARING WITHIN AN 10 BASE SPHERE LINE OF THE UNITED KING DOM 2011 U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE THIS ANCIENT BABYLONINA STEP PYRAMID 784 IMAGE ALSO APPEARS WITHIN THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE MOUNT OCTAGONAL BUILDING STRUCTURE OUTER WALL STONE RECTANGULAR WINDOW FRAME AREA AND IT IS CONNECTED TO THE BOOK OF GENESIS 2:7 NORMAL HEADED AFRICAN ADAM CREATION BY THE ALIEN 33 FACE IMAGE THAT APPEARS WITHIN AN 1952 ONLINE FILM FOOTAGE OF AN GREY ALIEN FILMED INSIDE OF AN U.F.O. ALIEN 33 1952 U.F.O. IS THE SAME TYPE OF U.F.O. THAT APPEARED OVER THE DOME OF THE ROCK IN 2011 BOTH U.F.O.'S LOOKS LIKE AN DIINER PLATE THAT HAS AN HALF OF AN SOFT BALL ATTACHED TO ITS BOTTOM THIS IS WHERE THE GOD OF ABRHAM ISSAAC & JACOB SITS AS IN THE BOOK OF EZEKILS BIBLICAL WHEEL IN A WHEEL LIKE U.F.O. THAT HAD A CRYSTAL DOME. WHEN WE VIEW ALIEN 33 1952 ONLINE FILM FOOTAGE WE SEE AN BLACK SKIN ALIEN 33 AS THE GOD OF ABRHAM ISSAAC & JACOB ALIEN 33 HAS THICK LIPPS AN AFRICAN LIKE NOSE HE HAS AN BROWN CIRCUALR REPRODUCTIVE CAKE LIKE ORGAN WITHIN THE CENTER OF HIS BELLY HE HAS NO SEX ORGANS HE ALSO HAS 3 FINGERS & 1THUMB ON EACH HAND ALIEN 33 ACTUALLY LLOKS LIKE AN 10 YEAR OLD AFRICAN BOY WITHIN THE 2011 & 1952 ONLINE FILM FOOTAGE OF AN GREY ALIEN FILMED IN SIDE OF AN U.F.O. _ THIS IS WHY I NOW SEE ALIEN 33 AS THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL TEMPLE MOUNT ELOHIM OF THE OLD TESTAMENT FURTHER ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHITECTUAL & THEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS MY VIEW POINT CAN BE SEEN IN THE 2011 UNITED KING DOM U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE 10 BASE SPHERE LINE IMAGE. WHEN WE VIEW THE 2011 UNITED KINGDOM U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE WE SEE THAT THE TOTAL UNITED KING DOM U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE IS COMPOSED OF 3 SETS OF 4 NORTH AFRICAN EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS THE MASONIC SQUARE BASES OF THESE PYRAMIDS CAN BE SEEN GEOMETRICTLY AS THE ORIGIN OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK OCTAGONAL BUILDING STRUCTURE ROOF WHEN WE SUPPER IMPOSE ONE SQUARE UPON ANOTHER WE SEE THE DOUBLE MASONIC SQUARE WHO'S INTERSECTING SQUARE LINES CAN BE SEEN GENERATING THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE MOUNT OCTAGONAL ROOF IMAGE BUT WE ALREADY HAVE AN 10 LINE BASE CROP CIRCLE SPHERE THAT HAS AN SMALLER 10 BASED SPHERE IN ITS CENTER THAT COULD ONLY REPRESENT THE DOME OF THE ROCK GOLDEN DOME IMAGE. THIS IS WHERE I RECONNECT THE 2011 UNITED KING DOM U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE TO THE 2011 U.F.O THAT APPEARED OVER THE DOME OF THE ROCK . BUT WHEN WE AERIALVIEW THE ENTIRE UNITED KING DOM 2011 U.F.O CROP CIRCLE WE SEE THE IMAGE OF AN ISLAMIC KABA THROUGH ITS CENTRAL PYRAMID LINES THE ISLAMIC KABA HAS 3 GIZA PYRAMIDS RUNNING ALONG THE FRONT SURFACE OF THE KABA THE 1ST PYRAMID APOTHEM LINE IS AT THE TOP AREA OF THE CORNER OF THE KABA THE 2ND PYRAMID IS IN THE CENTER OF THE ISLAMIC KABA & THE 2RD PYRAMID LIES AT THE LOWER RIHGT HAND CORNER OF THE U.F.O. 2011 UNITED KING DOM CROP CIRCLE IMAGE. AND JUST BELOW THE 3RD PYRAMID WE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE BOOK OF GENSIS 49:9 FOURTH SON OF JACOB LION SPHINX 5 FACE IMAGE OF ANCIENT GIZA GAZA GATH EKRON ESKALON PALESTINE ETHIOPIA & JERUSALEM THE U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE SPHINX 5 FACE IMAGE APPEARS AT 5 OCLOCK WITHIN AN WALL CLOCK CIRCLE IF WE DRAW ALINE STRAIGHT UP FROM THE SPHINX 5 FACE IMAGE WE SEE AN 1 OCLOCK AREA IMAGE OF THE BOOK OF GENSIS 2:7 NORMAL EADED AFRICAN ADAM 1 FACE IMAGE IN MY VIDEO YOU WOULD ACTUALLY SEE THE ORIGINAL BLACK AFRICAN 1 FACE IMAGE OF ADAM AT OCLOCK WITHIN THE 10 BASE U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE LINES SPHERE AREA THIS IS WHERE WE REEXAMINE THE WHOLE 3 SETS OF 4 PYRAMIDS IMAGE OF THE GOD OF ABRHAM ISSAC & JACOB 2011 UNITED KINGDOM U..F.O. CROP CIRCLE THAT WAS CREATED BY THE 2011 U.F.O. THAT APPEARED OVER THE DOME OF THE ROCK. WHEN WE DO THIS WE SEE AN HIIDEN FOURTH PYRAMID IN BACK OF THE ISLAMIC KABA IMAGE THE 4TH PYRAMID APOTHEMS LINES HAS ITS AFRICAN ADAM 1 FACE IMAGE WE MUST SEE THE AERIAL VIEWED 2011 UNITED KING DOM U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE IMAGE TO SEE THAT THE 4TH PYRAMID IS SEPERATED FROM THE 3 GIZA PYRAMIDS IN WHICH APPEARS ALONG THE FRONT SURFACE AREA OF THE ISLAM IC KABA AND WHEN WE TURN THE 2011 UNITED KING DOM U..F.O. CROP CIRCLE SIDE WAYS WE SEE THE 4TH PYRAMID APEX AREA AS THE CONER OF AN ETHIOPIAN CROSS SHAPED BUILDING STRUCTURE THAT IS LOCATED IN MODERN LALIBELA. AND SO FAR WE SEE REAL GEOMETRICT EVIDENCE WITHIN THE 2011 UNITED KING DOM U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE CONCERNING ALIEN 33 2011 U.F.O. OVER THE DOME OF THE ROCK WHERE WE SEE AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL BLACK GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC & JACOB. THIS IS WHERE WE SEE THE EXACT BABYLONINA STEP PYRAMID 784 IMAGE IN WHICH APPEARS WITHIN THE 2011 U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE IN WHICH APPEARS WITHIN THE JERUSALE


8. September 6, 2015 - Grace Lutheran Church Kelowna with Pastor Ed Skutshek - Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 6, 2015 - Grace Lutheran Church Kelowna with Pastor Ed Skutshek - Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

First Lesson: Isaiah 35:4-7a Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. Second Lesson: James 2:1-10, 14-18 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. The Gospel Message: Mark 7:24-37 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet. The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter. “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.” She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him. After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly. Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Reader for Today: Kristina Chase


9. Jeremiah 52 - The Holy Bible (KJV)

  • Published: 2013-01-26T00:41:46+00:00
  • Duration: 286
  • By Alleluia707
Jeremiah 52 - The Holy Bible (KJV)

The Holy Bible King James Version Jeremiah 52 1) Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2) And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3) For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4) And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about. 5) So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 6) And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land. 7) Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain. 8) But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. 9) Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him. 10) And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. 11) Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death. 12) Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, 13) And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire: 14) And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about. 15) Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude. 16) But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen. 17) Also the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon. 18) The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. 19) And the basons, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away. 20) The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the LORD: the brass of all these vessels was without weight. 21) And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow. 22) And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these. 23) And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about. 24) And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door: 25) He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city. 26) So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah. 27) And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land. 28) This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty:


10. BIBLICAL AFRICAN ADAM 5 FACE STEP PYRAMID D.N.A. GRID 4 DISCOVERY

BIBLICAL AFRICAN ADAM 5 FACE STEP PYRAMID D.N.A. GRID 4 DISCOVERY

NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEOLOGICAL & ASTRONOMICAL DISCOVERIES OF LAURELDSMITH OF CHICAGO ILLINOIS NONE PROFIT HOME VIDEO & ART WORKS CREATIONS REVEALS THE BOOK OF GENESIS 2:7 NORMAL HEADED AFRICAN ADAM ANCIENT BABYLONINA STEP PYRAMID D..N.A. GRID 4 AS IT APPEARS WITHIN THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE MOUNT DOME OF THE ROCK OUTER WALL RECTANGULAR WIDOW FRAME 784 BABYLONIANASTEP PYRAMID (E) AREA THIS IS WHERE WE REDISCOVER THE BIBLICAL LION SPHINX OF ANCIENT GIZA GAZA GATH EKRON ESKALON PALESTINE & JERUSALEM THAT OUT RANKS THE 1982 LOST TOMB OF JESUS OSSUARY 12 IMAGE THAT APPEARED IN A TALPIOT JERUSALEM CAVE NEXT TO AN 41 LION SPHINX OF EGYPT OSSUARY 41 THE LION SPHINX OF ANCIENT GIZA GAZA PALESTINE & JERUSALEM 41 OSSUARY HAS AN HUMAN CELL 75 GLOBEED EARTH HEXAGON WITHIN AN ARCTIC RCLE WHERE JESUS OSSUARY ONLY HAS AN HEXAGON UPON ITS TALIOPT JERUSALEM OSSUARY FRONT SURFACE IMAGE, THIS MEANS THAT THE HUMAN CELL 75 GANGLION LINES BASED GLOBED EARTH ARTCIC CIRCLE HEXAGON CAN BE 100% CONNECTED TO ANCIENT AFRICA'S BIBLICAL LION SPHINX OF THE ISAIAH 19:19 GIZA PYRAMIDS & THE BABYLONIAN ST5EP PYRAMID 784 DOME OF THE ROCK WINDOW IMAGE WHERE WE SEE AFRICAN ADAM 5 & 1 STEP PYRAMID D.N.A. GRID 4 AS BEING AN PART OF THE ORIGINAL SALVATION PLAN OF ALL OF THE BOOK OF PSLAMS 105:23 ARAMAIC DEA SEA SCROLL SPEAKING 12 SONS OF JACOB THAT LEFT IRAQ'S BABYLONIAN STEP PYRAMID CIVILIZATIONS OFHAM AS THE ENTERD INTO ANCIENT EGYPT WHERE WE SEE THE BOOK OF GENESIS 49:8 FOURTH SON OF JACOB ENTERING INTO ANCIENT EGYPT AS THE LION SPINX OF ANCIENT GIZA GAZA& JERUSALEM TAT HAD ITS MONASTERY TEMPLE WALL IMAGE OF AN 3 FINGERS & 1THUMB BLACKISH GREY EXTRATERRESTRIAL GOD OF ABRHAM ISSAC & JACOB AS ALIEN 33 ALIEN 33 APPEARS UPON AN ANCIENT MUHARRAGF MONASTERY TEMPLE WALL AS HE IS SEEN TOUCHING THE TOP HEAD AREA OF AN AFRICAN SPAHINX 3 FACE IMAGE THE STEP PYRAMID IMAGE OF THE AFRICAN ADAM 3 FACE IMAGE APPEARS UPON THE WALL AS A SERIES OF TRIANGLES THEY ARE LOCATED ON THE LEFT & RIGHT HAND CORCNERS OF AN HUGE STONE RECTANGUALR ALTAR THAT LOOKS LIKE THE PYRAMID KINGSCHAMBER COOFFER WHERN WE COMPPARE THE HUMAN D.N.A. SPIRAL WHICH LOOKS LIKE STEPS TO THE DOME OF THE ROCK OUTER WALL 784 BABYLONINA STEP PYRAMID IMAGE WE SEE AFRICAN ADAM . STEP PYRAMID D.N.A GRID 4 THAT IS CONNECTED TO THE GLOBED EARTH OCTAGONAL EQUATORIAL PERIMETERS THAT HAS ITS ELECTRON MICROGRAH IMAGE OF THE HUMAN CELL 75 ROTATING HOLY HYDROGEN LIGHT OF CREATION ARCTIC CIRCLE OF 1ST JOHN 1:1 FIFITH TEEN BILLION YEA ROLDS SUN THRONE THAT CREATED THE 5 BILLION YEAR OLD WORLD IN OUTER SPACE THIS IS WHERE I SEE THE HEXAGON WITHIN AN ARCTIC CIRCLE AS THE HUMAN CELL 75 ROTATING CIRCLE OF THE HOLY HYDROGEN LIGHT OF CREATION IN WHICH APPEARS UPON THE FRONT SURFACE AREA OF THE 1980 LOST TOMB OF JESUS LION SPHINX 41 OSSAURY SURFACE. JESUS OSSUARY HAS NO CIRCLE ENCLOSING ITS HEXAGON ONLY THE BOOK OF GENESIS 49:8 FOURTH SON OF JACOB CALLED THE LION SPHINX OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH THE BIBLICAL LION SPHINX 5 FACE IMAGE ALSO APPEARS WITHIN AN 2011 UNITED KINGDOM U.F.O. CROP CIRCLE THAT WAS CREATED BYN ALIEN 33 2011 U.F.O. THAT APPEARED OVER THE DOME OF THE ROCK.


11. Psalm 8 "O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"

Psalm 8

Psa 8:1 To the chief Musician upon GittithH1665, A Psalm of David. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Psa 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thlongingou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. Psa 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; Psa 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? Psa 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Psa 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: Psa 8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; Psa 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. Psa 8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!


12. The Faith Journey: Fully Human

The Faith Journey: Fully Human

May 29, 2016 | Pastor Kevin Her Psalm 8 | English Standard Version (ESV) 1 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


13. Do All Things Well

Do All Things Well

Mark 7:31–37 [31] Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. [32] Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. [33] And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. [34] Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” [35] Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. [36] Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. [37] And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”


14. Dealing With Rogue Support Agents - Practitioner Radio Episode 27

  • Published: 2012-06-11T00:33:24+00:00
  • Duration: 1638
  • By ServiceSphere
Dealing With Rogue Support Agents - Practitioner Radio Episode 27

Show Notes with Links: http://www.servicesphere.com/blog/2012/6/9/dealing-with-rogue-support-agents-practitioner-radio-episode.html Show Notes & Transcript: @ troydumoulin Podcast Statistics Released to the Public Logans Run Troy’s Body of Work Troys Rogue ITSM Support Agent Pink Forum for ITSM Discussion Board Pink Forum Leadership Event Distributive Service Desk Model Podcast Agents on the Support Desk who are REMOVED from the central organization Enterprise Support Process The Service Management Office Podcast External contractors in a service organization vs. remote agent Testing Unique Team vs. Group Thinking Supplier Management (Insourcing vs. Outsourcing) Back Office Black Market Outside Inside Outside Thinking (Employees are the customers) The difference between Technology Management and Service Management can be understood by the analogy presented by the differences between a Group and a Team 1. Group (def): A group is a set of individuals or a collection of smaller groups working in parallel according to a common or shared objective. 2. Team (def): A team shares the same characteristics as a group but in addition practices and execute plays accordirng to formal roles and a predefined game plan. (Services and Processes) Troy’s Thunder Bolt Tip: If you are unable to gain agreement or participation of different parts of your distributed IT organization the best way to deal with this is to treat them as a respected customer but break off their back office access. http://www.servicesphere.com/blog/2012/6/9/dealing-with-rogue-support-agents-practitioner-radio-episode.html TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to another additional of practitioner radio. Pink Elephants podcast for the IT management community. Welcome to Practitioner Radio. Actually it's not really radio is it . It's more Practitioner Broadcast. Pink elephants offense podcast for the IT service management community. It is episode twenty seven for the week ending June 7, 2012. Hello Troy DuMoulin! Hey Chris, how are you doing today? Oh, gosh it's, I'm doing well. Your voice sounds very authoritative. Yeah, it's been one of those weeks. I've been and all kinds of beatings and I've been making decisions. it's on, I'm in decision mode. This is the decision voice, okay. The voice of decision. Since we last chat we release some stats to the public on podcast. I just wanted to graciously thank you.and say "I am humble that you are the number 2 and number 3." slot for most streamed. And it was just one where we've got that [xx]. But overall, you're a very popular...or our show is very popular. That's humbling. I really appreciate the listeners because we enjoy doing this. The fact that you guys are listening even makes it better. Yeah, [xx] I'm pretty sure you and I would do this even if no one listened it's just kind of, you know, weird that way. Yea, well we enjoy it. Well, I'd say we're rogue ITSM agents. We you know a kind of Logan's Run, we gotta run before they call our number. Yeah, yeah. Do you remember what that thing was called that you go to when they call your number? No, I don't. I remember the movie, but...It was called Carousel. You went to Carousel, that's right. It kind of floated and there was all the pretty lights and the music and they all kind of floated and then kind of hit the bug zapper. Yeah, it was funny 'cause in the last episode American Idol and everybody dressed in white and I tweeted Is this American Idol or Logans Runs Carousel? Oh well, on to the show! Rogue support agents, so you've this great blog. And your body of work by the way is amazing, have you ever thought about publishing it? That's another podcast. But we've got a blog with the other would say which kind of wraps into a lot of the conversations going on online today...And by the way, congratulations on Pink Forum. I finally got a chance to drop in the other Veraciously consumed some of the conversations over there. Ya the discussion board is going really well and the pick up for the event too is actually very encouraging. so we're looking forward to a great time. It's not going to be a normal thing. It's gonna be dialogue around some difficult topics. No, and again, you're gonna new ground. My only feedback as a former pinker - I think I'm always a pinker. You're always pink in your heart. Pink alumni. Yes. Is, why do you guys always do these things that the hottest places at the hottest times a year. Actually there's a method to that madness. Because you're not going to and play golf right, in August in Arizona. So, you're going to come in and you're actually going to participate, and play the game with us. to do Disney Land. The biggest issue about Disney Land doing conferences there is that halfway into the event, half the group would be off with their families in the park. So then, you know, Go to a really beautiful place. Which you're motivated through demand management to come and sit and participate. All right so this is the pink leadership form. We'll put a link in the show notes. In Scottsdale, Arizona I think the end of August. Middle of August? That's right. Middle of August actually. Yeah, I kind of pay attention to the industry. So, yeah, but the other reason I say that is because I was lucky enough to go with David and crew over to Asia, which, I thought, oh, how amazing. Asia. But I didn't realize that was in the middle of summer and on the equator, so I was like aah, I'm crazy. So remote support agents. So, I have some background with this. Can you kind of summarize the blog, for those people, and we'll kind of put a link in the show notes. Right, so kind of goes forward from where we left off last time about distributed service desk models, right? How you're always going to have people in your support structure kind of spread around. And this concept is there is a group of people that we typically place out for deploy. Sometimes its actually called a for deploy support agent, right on the branch or out the branch proper or there sitting on the shop floor in the manufacturing environment they are literally out beyond from this in the corporate walls out there among the business units so they can be close, they can understand the business requirements and they can be quick and nimble when they need to be to support usually desktop or, you know, different types of application support. And what happens, what we find what happens is this is done with good Attention!!! and what we find often is that the person out there who is so remotely removed from the center may care yourself often goes rogue. it's native, to you another kind of analogy here. Yeah. And it's hard to pull them back in. It's even more difficult if they were actually born out there and are paid by that remote area.So people who are geologically born and they form thir remote work. maybe people are...you can have agents that are rogue who are allowed to work remotely now that we're on kind of a very mobile decade and people can work from home days a week. I would think there would be a lot of types of rogue agents, whether they be physically or mentally rogue. Yeah, in fact, you can kind of walk through a continuum here. Yeah. So there are people who are paid from a central function, the support organization, and they're placed remotely out there. Okay? But their performance and their financial linkages back to the home office. Then there are people that, again, are hired and paid and reviewed internally at the corporate, but they have a dotted line. So there's a official understanding of relationship and/or accountability to your business unit manager, again, in that remote area. Then there are people that are actually hired locally and are partially paid by both, right? So you have kind of this shared "I own part of you and the corporate owns part of you" kind of concept Then there are people that are hired locally and have really little formal relationship with the center other than a dotted line back to corporate. and then there are people that are hired and paid and reviewed locally and there really isn't any dotted line and they're really kind of remote support that's been hired within the business unit itself. This is where we talked about ghosts desks, right, and kind of hidden support or organizations that evelop and develop because the local group has defined or they have believed that the central support isn't sufficient. So they need their own specialty. And this continuum has a great deal of influence on the willingness of that remote person to participate in common practice. as you could well imagine. In our podcast last week or last episode - it might have been the episode before - you made reference which I've used over and over and over again about the concept of support literally being a base element on the periodic table of business. That's right. And I loved that. Because now I want to develop they'e out of [xx] business you know, now because support is a base element now and actually [xx] my [xx]. But if that's true The idea of these remote agents that you're talking about, while it makes business sense, it seems like you might be messing with an unstable element. It's definitely a riskier one. But there's a reason we put them closer to the business, closer to the customer, closer to the region they're supporting. Right? The same thing happens in a business where, you know, we have Rogers Telco. I see their trucks coming around. Now that could be a corporate truck that's running around or it could be something that's been contracted to a third supplier but they're representing the Rogers, right? That is still a remote support organization and how well they will enact with and participate with and be part of the overall common practice, corporate process, I'll call it enterprise process, because that's a better way of looking at it, we have one process for support here, really will be on what structures we've put in place to make sure that the people that are our distant cousins feel part of the family and play the game, right, participating in a common enterprise approach. So we're actually recognizing their differences and celebrating them, not forcing themof our enterprise process for support. In fact this kind of goes into a different discussion, is what is an enterprise process? Well you and I do this all the right . I can have level the continuum there, you can have a do your own thing everywhere. That's one model. Right. We can have a center of of excellence, here is a process definition and a set of content, pull from this and make your own. Kind of build from this ingredient base. Then that's kind of uncontrolled Then you have this.Here's a set of core practices we all use, but you can add on top of core, core plus. So we've got differentiation but at the core level were all common. And then we've got, no, we need the common practice regardless. It's gonna be the same hamburger at McDonald's wherever I go. Because that's the kind of consistency I'm looking for. Which works because the first place I look for when I land in a foreign country is McDonald's because I know it's safe and it's gonna be the same thing. So business model would say, how do I want my forward deploys, my remote support agents, involved in the common practice? And that's each one of those levels is a reasonable decision but you've got to make a decision and set it up that way. I bet you a lot of people just set it up and don't even think about that. Well, some companies, well, some places will actually set up I'll use this business concept again. There's a non-Apple store in China because they hired and built their own store and branded it Apple and there's nothing doing it with the corporate, right? This is simply they've built their own rogue support group and support function here. Now was it in the article that I read, yeah, about this service organization. And you and I had a podcast where we talked about a service organization and how it adapts to function but we never really introduced, you had a really great diagram which we put in the show notes, I'll link to that. Looking at the service, the office of service management I think is what we called it. Was that it? Service management office, absolutely. Am I doing good, Troy? Yeah. That's our central group, that's trying to create practices for an enterprise approach, right? So, they're part of the center of excellence approach for these remote support agents. Am I starting to string it together too fast? Well, again, they're creating a practice and then defining a set of conditions and criteria that would define how formal and how consistent we need that practice to be across the structure of whatever this process floats, right? So, for example, the Rogers example of the third party contractor. And for those people that don't know, what is Rogers again? Because not everyone's in Canada. It 's a telephony organization like AT&T and Verizon and their local trucks go by. In Canada there, okay. This is Canada. All right. All right? So even if they have a third party, they're gonna wear the Rogers branded shirt. They're gonna drive a Rogers truck. And they're gonna have some very strong terms and conditions in the contract that they will do things the way wants it done. There's contractual agreements that say we accept you as a partner, but you're going to operate in this manner. That's like government contractors. Yeah, so it's an extension Right? Even though they're way out here, in this remote suburb, they in fact are representing Rogers. And they act and breath as if they were a corporate employee. Now, that being said They might have externalized that service and it might be a different truck that shows up. But, you know they're doing the business for Rogers in this community. So, the level of branding, the level of [xx] mality level consistency is actually a business decision. The same could be said for when we put a remote agent in the field at a branch level or in a factory What level we need them to comply with common enterprise processes and decisions. So, can I play devil's advocate? Yeah. You just put me in a factory. Because I've I've been a level one agent. I will always be a level one agent. I'm sorry, Mr Troy [xx], but don't know what it's like here. I just can't do that process. I need to get this going and I need to not follow your rule. And so why are you hey man Chris let me understand your thoughts so I understand what the unique requirements are. We have a rule that basically if we're going to update a system in anyway and I understand you guys over at the main headquarters got all the systems but here at the factory we've got a couple of systems. I [xx] you guys know they exist. I don't know what you use to make these decisions but sorry, we need to actually go in and add and remove things to these systems keep them going. And they're unique to where we are. They really don't follow. We don't have the manpower you guys do. I don't know I need to tell you that I'm breaking your rule and I'm sorry. So, the first thing I would have to do is test that you're unique. Because, you know truly, is it unique and totally isolated to that one that one branch, that one shop floor or actually is it connected. Well Troy, you can test all day long I've been here twenty years. You guys just acquired us, and i'm telling you that's the way it works any process has to be tiered, right? And we have to understand the requirements based on risk. Ah, you're not gonna let me play devil's advocate, are you? Well, I I'm answering your question. What your perception is may not be the reality. And that's a reality. I know, and I deal and I've been that obstinate person that just doesn't want to follow the rules because we're unique and different. You said on one of the shows about somebodys got to get the work done we all can't be designers especially back between '98, 2002 when I was consulting. You know, government contractors was the best example of this. I'd be in, you know, one of the government agencies. I'm not gonna name them but it doesn't really matter. I was at the government accounting office. And it was really interesting because there were contractors on the help desk but the people that manage the desk were government employees and there was this just severe cultural disconnect that was an us and them. Well see that's the thing. Are you part of the team or are you part of the group? Are you part of the family or are you just part of a collective? But doesnt that have come from both entities. The organization which you're putting on the suit for and the organization that's actually paying your check. Yeah so you it's a emotional attachment is a major part of it. So it if you think about list of the continuum list of I'm part of this corporate entity and I'm just forward deployed or I'm actually paid and hired locally. There's this whole view connection or separation, disassociation or family relationship. And the closer I feel to the enterprise, good, the more I'll willingly participate in enterprise process. The farther distance I feel, the less so. So that vendor relationship becomes really strategically important, whether you're or maintaining it or terminating it because as the GAO, I can love and nurture these support agents all day long if they're management is making them feel separate and disconnected by cultural advances are kind of moot. Yeah, remember the conversation we had around supplier management, how I really dislike the term outsourcing because it gives this connotation that I'm putting the work outside my boundaries. Yeah. I would prefer insourcing term used for outsourcing, because I've got to bring those people into my family, into my value system, into my management systems, and make them feel a part of that ecosystem. If I keep them at the end of my hands, if you want to talk to me, talk to the hand. You're starting this relationship on disassociation. You're not part of me. Interesting. On a personal level, it's almost like I've had two types of service the past few years. And it's not because I'm rich, it's because I'm lazy and I don't have kids. I've had someone clean my house So I got develop a relationship with them. I also had a service. So one of those people actually became my family. And it's interesting how not only the levels service, but the things I'm willing to tolerate roguely actually become more to the benefit of the person who has the personal relationship with me. I'll overlook it because they are on that family level, whereas I wouldn't overlook it with somebody with a stricter relationship. Or you've add this core plus, right? You have a certain set of criteria. You still expect the family member to able to deliver. But you'll accept some regional differences because of that person. Yeah. So, this core plus is in play here, they're not just doing whatever they determined is good and saying, I'm done, now pay me. Right. Right, you've got this balancing act. Interesting. The key is you've got to, if you want the person to participate in the process they have to feel emotionally connected, financially connected, they have to feel connected. The further you are away, disassociated in this model, the more difficult it is and perhaps impossible it is for them to participate or even be required to participate in your common practice. In fact, in that continuum I would say there is a certain point at a pass of no return. Beyond that there is no common. It's just now we have to treat that external agent as a customer to the process not part of the process. you know what I'm saying there? Yeah, again, you send my mind spinning because I'm thinking, you know, I set up Troy's panacea, which I always like to do in my head as we're talking. That's how I actually have these conversations. I'm actually thinking and living what you're saying. And then all of the sudden I actually introduced real physical humans, like sea monkeys. And regardless of how perfect I have all the set up, they're nuts! They do whatever they think. And I can condition them and make them part of the...all right, sorry. Depending on the relationship criteria did I just call people sea monkeys because...? You did. Sorry. But it's about the relationship you've established from the beginning. Yeah. If you have no relationship and there is no accountability between two parties then that's a non-starter. You either have to establish relationship or accept there is no relationship. Wow. You know, so those rogue support agents, just call them a customer, don't call them rogue. Their the respected customer and their the person who is going to call into the service desk for that branch or that departments needs. Now, if they're going to be a customer, they have to enter the process as a customer. That means you're cutting off their back end entry points. Right, they're what makes them feel close. Right, because right now, they're enabled through this back office black market concept. Yup. And if they won't participate in your process as a family member, then that's fine. They have that option. And we don't reject them for it. Brilliant. We simply say, "Okay, here's our offer. Here's the front door. And you're free to interact but yougonna have to come through the front door. No breaking through the window. Yeah. And wipe your feet, right? I'm sorry, but we're going to have to remove your admin access or root access on the server. And if you need something done then you'll have to come through the change process. If you don't want to be part of the change process, you can certainly be a customer of it. you can use the back door with your muddy feet all day long. So at some point, no relationship means that I have no bearing or no basis for getting agreement on common. So the organization that's merged that you've had a merger and acquisition and they never successfully bring these organizations together as feeling like there's a commonality of purpose and goals and family entity will struggle forever. It'll always be Companies A's process and company b's process. But you've seen this done. You've seen this successfully done. Yeah I mean. Because there are people listening right now who'll go oh my God. now we're doomed. Or maybe [xx] One of the first things that we do before we begin a transformation, is we get agreement on a common There has to even be a common definition of what division is before we build the blueprint and do the roadmap. What does tomorrow look like, do we all agree that's what it looks like and do we all agree that's where we wanna go? So there has to be this shared common value system, just like a family has a common value system. So That's rogue agents. It's funny, because you talk about treating the agent like a customer. That's only if they don't want to be part of the family. If they don't want to be part of the family. The other day I was working and something dawned I mean, usually, if you ever saw my tweets it's literally I thought of it that moment. It's not like I planned them. It's very much like I act in real life. It just falls out of my mouth. And I tweeted that. You know, our customers, if you're a business, are actually our employees, and it's our employees that actually support our customers. If you're an organization your customers are your employees. And what you think are your customers are actually your employees' customers. And the reason I tweeted that was because I thought there's so much value in empowering someone to make a difference for the ultimate person you're supporting, then circumventing the actual person who's going to support them and just saying we love our customer. Does that makes sense? Yeah, in a weird kind of Chris way. It's controversial. Yeah, there you go - Ross, we need a sound effect for a weird kind of Chris way. I'm freaking brilliant. I would look at it as gaining agreement versus demanding compliance. And you've got to treat that people with respect to get the agreement. You can't just audit them and basically rap them on the fingers and expect they're going to love you for it. You have to treat them with some level of humanity. So I mean When you're talking about people, whether they be - is there a difference between groups and teams? That's a good point. I definitely think that the concept of a group, and I've got this in one of my is the set of individuals, or collection of small groups and they're all working in parallel according to some shared objective. working in kanada mm the mm go if 13years command go value delivery for IT, but they're not sharing common practices so they're all spinning in different directions. Very agile but the velocity of their outcomes very impressionable. Because they're not working in the same concept together. This is a group. They're all working against something in individual ways Theme on the other hand shares a same characteristic as a group. They're working towards that common goal. But also they actually play according to the same value. the same pre-defined game plan. So the team is getting together with the coach before they run the play and they're all agreeing on the play and all the parts in the play, and that team is going to win because they're going to have a unified approach to getting a goal. Versus, a group is like a bunch, have you ever seen a bunch of 5 year olds play in soccer? Um-hmm. They're all just pounding at the ball in one big circle and they all kind of just roll around the field depending on where the ball is.I wonder how many service tests have the are we a group or a team. Because so many people use that old saying that "there is no I in team" and. The thing is I don't find the service desk is the issue, because the service desk because it's such a small Functional group . Unless we're talking about multiple services distributed everywhere They're a team because they're usually one functional department. But you call them a group first. Well they're a group because they're a collective bunch of people. So you can have teams in groups. A team will always be a group, but a group will not always be a team. That should be a thunderbolt. Can we get a mini thunderbolt in here.And team is always made of a collection or group of people but a team works against a common game plan a group doesn't necessarily do so. Wow, I wish I actually had the bandwidth to tweet that, that's really good. But so are we into the management Right, you have the functional service desk. They might be working as a team, but then you've got the second level and the third level. And, you've got external suppliers, and they're all working toward this concept of support. But they're a group. They're not working against a team because they don't have a common process nor do they share a common tool nor are they sharing common data. So how can they be a team? to create a diagram with team being a small group of people on a help desk. But then actually build out for us the go all the way to humanity as the biggest team. And fill out the middle part and submit it and I'll give you something free, I don't know what it is yet. This make sense? Oh, freakin' yeah. It made so much sense I wanted to tweet, but I'm like, I can't tweet and think. When you've got one [xx] process and one tool and one set of data, you've got a team. right. Across all the structures of whatever that support structure organization looks like including those four deploys. But when you have everyone just kind of kicking the ball On their own you've got group. So you can have forward deploys that are teams. And that's when they're you're doing the family model and they can use the front door. If you got employees to do their own thing you actually become more of a group and those become a new set of rules. In fact that forward-deployed person is in essence - Come on, tell me I did good, tell me I did good! Yes, amen, hallelujah you got it. Yeah. Because the whole purpose of Practitioner Radio is to teach Chris something. If that forward deploy is part of the family, they're actually an extension of the service desk wherever that service desk is. Because they're taking the first call. Whether that's tapping them on the shoulder or walking up to their cube, they're first call resolution even if they're not in the functional service you're out there and you're taking the first tap on the shoulder. His desk and they might conceive of themselves as something higher or better because they get better pay or a different title like desktop support, whatever that might be Your forward deployer. You're part of the call center maybe. Your part of the service desk, and you have to record the incident that you've just now received. After the fact, maybe. Like your still extension of that service desk. Wow what a way to do Friday afternoon. Troy is that time already? I know. We might have to for Pink 2012. And by the way, is there still a call for papers or submissions? I don't know what we call it anymore. Oh, absolutely. For Pink 13? Pink 13. People, get your papers in for pink thirteen. Yeah. We might have to make the pink thirteen practitioner read a double extended session because did you know that was number three. I saw that, that was great service management organization. That's the hot topic too. Yeah, it is. It's time for Troy's [xx] Tip of the Day! So if you're unable to gain agreement And or participation. From the different parts of distributed support model. Then you have two choices you could either encourage them to be part of the family and participate shared values system or the option is for them to become a respected customer and that's not a derogatory term. They have to be one or the other part of the family or a customer of the process. Well, I'm a customer of this process and a part of a great family at Pink Elephant and the IT service management industry. Troy, a pleasure as always and thank you so very much for wisdom. Have a great weekend. All right, bye-bye.


15. To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier

  • Published: 2017-03-31T00:50:25+00:00
  • Duration: 103
  • By Jacob Jonas
To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier

Jacob Jonas The Company in partnership with Dance Camera West & with support from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission presents: To the Sea- Dance Concerts on the Pier. Featuring work by: The 7 Fingers Tony Testa Cirio Collective with work by Gregory Dolbashian The Seaweed Sisters Jacob Jonas The Company Andrea Schermoly Andrew Winghart and films curated by: Dance Camera West Same program April 29th and 30th Starts at 6pm Location: West End of the Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401 It is free! Please rsvp here: tothesea.eventbrite.com Make sure to bring something warm as it gets chilly after the sun goes down! jacobjonas.com


16. 5/22/16 Zion Lutheran Alexandria Minnesota – Holy Trinity

5/22/16  Zion Lutheran Alexandria Minnesota – Holy Trinity

Pastor David Hinz' message: “Christ is the Light of the World that Lights up Your Life” is based on Psalm 8 To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. 1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


17. 2015-09-06 - Mosaic Service - "Miracles Muddling the Mission" Rev. David Atkinson

2015-09-06 - Mosaic Service -

Mark 7:24-37 The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith 24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 28But she answered him, ‘Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’ 29Then he said to her, ‘For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.’ 30So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Jesus Cures a Deaf Man 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. 34Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ 35And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37They were astounded beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.’


18. Sarah – Scarlett Johansen’s Bouncy Curls

  • Published: 2014-01-20T18:52:14+00:00
  • Duration: 163
  • By Didier Huet
Sarah – Scarlett Johansen’s Bouncy Curls

Dressed casually in lace-up booties, acid-wash boyfriend jeans and a crisp chiffon top, fashion student Sarah described her role in the industry. “I’m a design student at FIT—still learning exactly what I want to do, though I know I want to create women’s wear.” Her studies are grounded in looks she might personally wear. Accessorizing simply with a chunky beaded necklace plus chains and glass accents, the cutouts at her shoulders and layered neutrals contributed to a trendy and casual vibe. “I have a couple of tattoos," Sarah intimated, eyes sparkling. “I have one on my lower back that I got very young—my parents were not happy. My mother always called me the wild child,” she continued. She laughed often, and we felt a bubbly, curled look inspired by Scarlett Johansen’s unassuming beauty would complement Sarah’s style. How To: 1. First, I created a side part in Sarah’s hair and blended Keraste Lift Vertige Fixation Gel into the roots for a dense, textured lift. 2. Then, I misted all over with K Keraste Hair Spray. Lightly applying hair spray prior to heat styling gives it great texture for a workable hold. 3. Sarah’s hair was now smooth at the roots, but I wanted bouncy volume at the ends so I blasted air from the blowdryer straight up and tousled. 4. To reduce frizz, I loosely styled with my fingers, then heated a flat iron and began straightening two inch sections from root to tip. 6. Styling away from the face, I flicked the end of Sarah’s hair into curls, a subtler version of Farrah Fawcett’s iconic look. Curling away from the face nicely frames your features! 7. For allover curls, I periodically lifted the upper layer of Sarah’s thick hair to curl underneath, alternating directions until her entire head was styled. 8. Once more, I used the blow drier to spray up from under the hair and tousled for body. 9. Smoothing things back down, I spritzed with Davines Sea Salt Spray and reshaped her curls by hand for a devil-may-care bounce. 10. To finish Sarah’s look with a smooth and brilliant shine, I applied Keraste Gloss Appeal to control flyaways. Voila! Sarah’s hair was now styled into a lively bob channeling one of Scarlett Johansen’s best curled looks. Robert, Our guest makeup artist Robert dances to the beat of his own drum. He applied Julie and Sarah’s makeup backwards, a trick learned while teaching women to perfect their makeup. “When I apply it backwards, the only thing blocking their face is the brush. They can watch what I do in the mirror and learn it,” he said. “I love, love, love to teach makeup. I teach classes of up to eight people at a time—eight different eyes, eight different looks.” What drew Robert to the industry? “Working at a department store once, I once saw an uber-hot woman walk up to the M.A.C counter and said, why am I hanging out with guys in the back, when I could be hanging out with her?” he laughed. It took time to get into the rhythm; “I absolutely hated makeup until I figured out why I actually like it. I like the instant gratification. I love stepping back and saying, ‘wow, I did that?’” Musically inclined with impressive dance moves shown later in the evening, Robert explained that his background is in drumming, though he currently plays the guitar in a band. Infectious laughter and frequent smiles punctuated his makeup application. Robert created simple, natural beauty looks for both Julie and Sarah, with impressively fresh looks in shimmering earth tones.


19. 06.12.2011 Grace Summit Sermon - 1 Thess. 4 - SEX - a Theological Understanding

  • Published: 2011-06-13T00:37:02+00:00
  • Duration: 2822
  • By Grace Summit
06.12.2011 Grace Summit Sermon - 1 Thess. 4 - SEX - a Theological Understanding

I had 15 pins in high school – except mine were looking up… - without people like me, you couldn’t have people like Jon… Let's pray Lord, thank You for the graduates – and all the children you have raised up through this church – we are so proud of the work that they do for You. We are blessed in so many ways. Lord, You suffered and sacrificed and made us part of Your family. You guard and protect and keep us until You return – help us to want to look forward to that day and to be prepared for that day. Give us grace as we hear from You – may we learn to live un such a way as to be pleasing to You in every way. 1 Thess. 4:1 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. Now – whenever you go through a book – there are some advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes sections are uncomfortable –at which point you make a decision – skip to the next or plow through it! Human sexuality – sexual immorality – and beyond. This won’t answer every question that comes up – but I’d like to give a theological foundation for sexuality. That gives us the tools to answer specific questions that come up as we deal with this subject in the world. This is an enormous part of the world we live in. This is major. I was talking to my son, Tony – he survived finals last week. I’m talking about this… - on campus, this would be the subject. He said, oh yeah. But in the world – this is a major topic. Before getting into the theological foundations for this – I’d like to break it down a bit. 4:1 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Paul is making a transition here – until now, the letter has been very personal – how he is trying to visit them – how he left them, escaping in the middle of the night – he is deeply concerned for them. Timothy is sent and comes back with good news – and some things that Paul would like to address. Paul transitions from personal to practical, addressing the questions they probably had for Timothy. He goes on – 1b - Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. How to live as pleasing to the Lord – according to God’s instructions. He uses the word instruction twice – his instruction and that received from the Lord Jesus - emphasizing the authority of what he is about to say – I told you this – and Jesus told you this too – like when a parent says ‘Your mother and I decided…’ 3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; Sanctified – how to define it – HOLY – same word – v. 7 – same word – used as holy. What does it mean? To be holy is to be sanctified and to be sanctified is to be holy. That still might not help us – you have probably heard – set apart. Sanctification is a process in the Christian life that leads to a state of holiness – being like God in action and attitude – process of learning to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to God in our actions and attitudes. It is a work that we engage in, but cannot happen unless the Holy Spirit is engaged with us in the process. We need to rely on the Holy Spirit in order to see our lives transformed. How do you do that? I challenge you to take that out and work on that. Look at your Bible and talk to God – what does it mean to be filled with and controlled by the Spirit. Look it up online – how do you allow the Spirit to work in our lives? Holiness is more than sexual morality. Timothy probably came back and said, we need to talk to them about sexual immorality. This is a general word – not specifically adultery - but basically any sexual activity outside of the marriage relationship. This needs to be avoided. Very simple – very clear. 3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; You are in one or the other camp – holy and honorable, or in passionate lust like the heathen/pagan/gentiles/those outside the church who do not know God. He is drawing a contrast. In the church, we need to be holy and honorable in this area. One thing he is not doing – he assumes that those outside the church don’t get this. Those outside probably think the Christians are nuts – saying no one believes what you believe and you are really weird! Paul gets this and is not starting a culture war. He doesn’t care what the world is doing – he cares what the church is doing – and he is calling the church to be different. That is where the testimony comes in – that is where the power lies. There is enough problem in the church that we don’t need to worry about what is going on outside. I think it is critical to think of it this way, otherwise, we will fail. The other thing he is doing – he is saying – we are not to look at the world for our standard! So what! Who are they?! This instruction comes from the Lord Jesus Himself. Our standard is the Bible. You hear it, even amongst Christians – ‘The Bible’s rules in this area are antiquated’ – ‘we have this freedom and knowledge and understanding.’ - Look – culturally, Thessalonica and the USA are very similar. Jesus – the same way when He was on earth – speaking to a culture very much like ours. They demanded – they spoke to the church within that culture and demanded a revolutionary approach to this area. Paul is encouraging the church to engage in becoming holy in this area in every way possible and making it a priority. 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or sister take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. He is showing how the priority and focus of this on the church – because this area will destroy the church. That is his concern. There is adultery taking place within the church – that is what is going on there – and I hear about this from pastors all the time – and it can ruin the church. We have what has happened in this society – and in our society – they tend to separate spirituality and sexuality. But that cannot be done – they go together – and Paul is telling them – failure in this area has a big impact on the church. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. Paul makes it clear – these are Gentile Christians who came out of this immorality – and he is making it clear – this is God’s instruction. That is the passage. What Paul and Jesus did – both – in bringing up this area – go back to the original intent of God and giving a theological understanding of this. This is my wedding ceremony – they go back to this. Eph. 5 – Paul goes back to Genesis. Colossians – same thing. Jesus does the same thing – using Genesis as a foundation of points – Genesis 1: 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." What he does here – four times – I underlined them – image/likeness – when He talks about the creation of people – Adam and Eve – the thinking behind it – created in the image of God – that doesn’t mean he has fingers and toes and is going bald – but that we were created to reflect God’s glory. An image reflects – it isn’t the person, but he reflects Him. We are created to reflect God’s glory – so people could see. Second, we are created to represent God to all of His creation – that is what it means to be in the image of God. All of this creation has been given for us to care for. We bear the image of God. Only people – we only – of all creation – shine forth GOD to the world and to creation. He says in 27 – male and female. It is not an accident – it is not just nature – it is specific – to represent Him and to bear His image – He created two – male and female – equally in His image in every way – yet distinct – so that in the distinction and the quality of male and female, God is revealed to all. What a purpose! And we take that glorious purpose and twist it into something filthy. What an amazing thing! I wish I was with C.S. Lewis – because he says some amazing things about reflecting the glory of God. Think about if you were to look at every member of the opposite sex as a reflection of the glory of God! He creates this world, blesses it – and it flourishes! Now, my ultimate creation – I want you to do the same – so we represent Him through procreation. Multiplying and filling the world. First, sexuality is bearing the image of God. Genesis 2: 18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." … But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called `woman,' for she was taken out of man." 24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Both Paul and Jesus quote this several times. There is a lot to focus on here – but one thing – when the physical union of sex takes place – it is more than a physical union – the world says, it is natural – two consenting adults who love each other – but Paul says – no, you become one – it is a physical, spiritual, psychological union! If you are married, you know this – you begin to think alike! And this plays a significant role in that reality. It really does. I think this is why it is to be reserved for marriage – because of the joining together two lives. There is no such thing as casual sex – the whole person is given. You give yourself so deeply, it results in personal transformation and completeness – Tim Keller. After Genesis 2 comes Genesis 3 – the Fall – and it corrupts and distorts everything. We no longer bear the image of God like we should have. If we were to see Adam and Eve at first creation – you would wonder if they were humans! I don’t think we understand the glory we had and lost and will have again – but that is next week’s lesson. Romans – all of creation is corrupted – I think – this is just me thinking – if we were to see a pre-Fall world – it would look like an alien universe to us. Because at The Fall – everything changed dramatically. What happened then – we have The Fall – but it moves us to a future restoration that is accomplished in Jesus. In the meantime – I’d like to share a verse that will totally confuse us. Deut. 21: 15 If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, 16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. 17 He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father's strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him. What does that have to do with anything? It is interesting what God does… He sets us up with the glory of God – and people are married to several people – and He gives laws about it – Kings who do all kinds of things – Solomon with 700 wives –and what is that all about? God does this with everything in the old Testament – there is a corrupt world and God starts working and moving in the world as it is. He has to deal with what Man is doing – and it moves forward until Jesus – and In Him – all that God really wanted is revealed – what a human is meant to look like. Now Paul is – within the church – those who believe in Jesus – there is the opportunity to get back and to move back to God’s original intent and that is His desire –what He calls us to. In closing – Jesus moves everything back to the original intent – like in the Sermon on the Mount – Matt. 5: 27 "You have heard that it was said, `Do not commit adultery.' 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Jesus says – it is more than just your actions – but your attitude and thoughts – that is powerful. That is really incredible. Jesus is calling for a radical sexuality – in complete contrast to the world. From the practical standpoint – 1) we must hold to God’s original intent no matter what the world says. Sex is not something that is okay between two consenting adults – but within God’s framework. It is not something evil – there are books – Intended for Pleasure (Ed Wheat) – but it is not evil. Second – sexual morality is not a weapon to determine who is ‘in’ and who is ‘out’. Jesus brings us back to this image of purity – and then what does he do? HE goes to the woman at the well – ‘Go call your husband’ – I don’t have a husband – I know – you have five! But then He talks to her about Him – and He turns her into a hero for bringing the whole town to Him. The woman caught in adultery – same thing. The woman who anoints His feet – where the Pharisee says – if He knew what type of woman she was… - No, she is ‘in’ – you are ‘out’ – but God gives grace and forgiveness. That is the only way to be ‘in’ – but once we are in – we need to engage in the process of becoming holy. Third – engage in the process of sanctification. First you need to understand God’s grace and forgiveness and He can restore and forgive you. That is how we become holy – becoming restored and forgiven. No matter how bad it has been – I am restored and forgiven. Confession is an important part of this – we as protestants sometimes miss the importance of this – support and accountability it critical. Fourth – it is really important – the area of singleness – Paul and Jesus both, totally weird to their day – promote singleness as a viable, enviable option. Family was everything to them – and it can be in the church – there is sometimes so much pressure in the church – like the family is the ultimate – but Jesus says no – the church is the family and if someone is gifted to be single – more power to them! Paul and Jesus both promote this as something good. In closing – Eph. 5: 31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church He is saying – here is the sexual thing – we just talked about it – but it is all about Christ – that is the foundation – it is about this relationship with Christ and keeping it pure and holy – and seeing that the physical relationship is blessed, good, and from God – and its purpose – to have children, families, love one another – is to reveal the image of God – and that is why He calls us to purity – that we might bear His image. Let’s pray. Lord, we ask that You would help us – this is not an easy area – but help us to bear Your image to this world – by being sanctified, holy, set apart. May we receive this instruction with grace. In Your name we pray. Amen.


20. Ephesians - Part 11

  • Published: 2013-12-30T05:01:57+00:00
  • Duration: 2944
  • By Right Division
Ephesians - Part 11

The lesson on December 29, 2013 was part 11 of the "Ephesians" study. As usual, a review of previous lessons started this lesson reviewing the great truths discovered in chapter two. One of those themes was the distance the Gentiles had from God which is now abolished. Israel had the preferred status. In Ephesians, that now is gone because the middle wall of partition was abolished in Christ. This lesson starts chapter three and teaches the revelation that PAul the prisoner is revealing the mystery which is different from the mystery of Christ. This doctrine is sent specifically to the Gentiles and it is very special and is the cap stone of truth that is placed on top of the mystery of Christ. The scripture reading was in Psalms 8: 1-9 KJV "1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"