A KING-SIZE VIEW Vol. XV
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“While Others Pretend...The King Delivers”
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK ALAYSH’A JOHNSON - SPRING WILLIAM GIBBS-BTW TIFFANY TERRY-CLEAR SPRINGS (Page 17) WHEATLEY GIRLS WIN 4A STATE TITLE (Pages 11-13)
HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT FWD (Page 2)
STUDENT OF THE WEEK 2014 MAZDA 6 I GRAND TOURING (Page 4)
KELSEA FIELDS MISS WHEATLEY (Page 10)
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COACH OF THE WEEK WHEATLEY (Page 10)
OLIVER ‘SHOW’ BROWN (Page 7)
Inside This Edition... Automobiles - Pages 2-4 Mover and Shaker - Page 4 The A-Note With Aaron Watson - Page 4 John Engel - Page 6 Way I See It - Page 8 Find KSV - Pages 9, 21
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HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT FWD Dallas, Texas-In these days when you have to stretch your dollars as far as you can let me recommend the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport FWD 2.4. We are talking about a vehicle that gets 29 miles per gallon. We want you to know we are talking about room, style and economy as well as good quality pricing. We took this vehicle to Dallas and rounded out about 600 miles and still managed to save a few dollars as well. We didn’t have to stop for fuel nor were we empty when got to big D. When it comes to comfort we were impressed with the new Santa Fe because it was pleasantly more room than the previous models. Over the years Hyundai has put together a much better product as a co-worker of mine has the smaller model and he is truly impressed with it as it hits 30 thousands trouble free miles.
warranty along with sevenyear/unlimited mile anti-perforation warranty and throw in fiveyear/unlimited mile roadside assistance. Now that’s standing behind your product! Our Moonstone Silver vehicle with gray interior was a head turner during our week long trip. With 53% of its products from Korea and 47 from the United States and Canada, the Santa Fe has the best of both worlds. Both engine and transmission are U S built with the final assembly point in West Point, Georgia. Hyundai reports over a five year
period estimate owners could save up to $600 over other new vehicles. We can safely say it saved us around $60.00 on our trip. The 2.4 liter gasoline direct injection engine is four-cylinder and cranks out 190 horsepower at 6300 RPM and 181 lbs per foot of torque at 4250 RPM. This engine is mated to a sixspeed automatic transmission with shift tronic and active eco system. Inside you are treated to soft stain resistance cloth seats with 40/20/40 split folding rear seats. The instrument cluster is filled with easy to read normal size gauges and the knobs are right at the driver’s finger tips. There is every driver selectable steering modes and steering wheel mounted cruise, audio and phone controls. The steering wheel is tilt telescopic which is something else you expect to see on a more expensive SUV. Let us not forget we are talking about just
over $26,000 here. When it comes to safety we remind you the new Hyundai has Vehicle stability Program along with electronic stability control with traction control with ABS and electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well. Remember we are speaking about a vehicle that barely hits $25,000 now. Sounds comes from an AM/FM/CD/MP3 with iPod and USB ports with aux inputs complete with 90-day free trial of Sirius Satellite radio and capa-
bility for Bluetooth with hands free phone setup as well. There are very few options on this vehicle; fact is they totaled only $825.00 including heated exterior mirrors and power driver seat with lumbar support and leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob to name a few. In closing please allow me to add it also had roof side rails and fog lamps as a couple of those options. But at $26,000 you owe it to yourself to check it out before you buy!
The new Santa Fe also has America’s best warranty with five-year/60,000 mile New Vehicle warranty with 10year/100,000 mile power train
The 2013 Santa Fe Sport FWD 2.4 a lot of vehicle for the money
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HONDA ACCORD MORE AMERICAN THESE DAYS By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View One of the first Japanese vehicles to make it big in America is getting more and more American these days. The Accord 2 door EX-L with a V6 is finally assembled in Marysville, Ohio. Plus 65% of its parts are from the United States and Canada with only 25% of its parts actually coming from Japan. Fact is the new 278 horsepower 3.5 Liter SOHC 24-valve I-VTEC V6 Earth Dreama with Variable cylinder management engine is built right in the US while the six-speed automatic transmission is built in Japan. This equates into 21 miles in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Power rolls to the pavement on P235/45R 18-All season tires circulating around 18 inch alloy wheels. The new Accord has paddler shifters, 4-wheel disc brakes and front Macpherson strut suspension with rear multi-link suspension. Throw in electric power assist rack and pinion steering and front and rear stabilizer bars. As always the new Accord has a long list of safety features that includes driver side and front passengers dual stage airbags along with side airbags with smart vent and side curtain airbags with rollover sensors. It even has forward collision warning but the thing that caught my eye was when you put on the right turn signal it actives the rear side rear view mirror as if itâ€™s a backup camera and clearly shows you into the next two lanes. That is excellent for passing because it gives you a full view up close without ever turning your head. Another first for Honda as the Accord continues to remain at the top of affordable vehicles worldwide.
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You already come to expect good sounds from your Honda Accord and this baby delivers the goods. This unit is equipped with a 360-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio touch screen system with seven speakers and steering wheel mounted controls adding to your listening pleasure, plus XM satellite radio. The list of audio feature continues with Bluetooth Hands Free link and Pandora Internet radio interface, USB audio interface. Our test vehicle came with a price tag of just over $33,000 and only a couple of option. This baby is basically standard equipment from top to bottom and is still one of the worldsâ€™ finest automobiles.
The 2013 Honda Accord EX-L with avi
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MAZDA6 REMAINS ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST IMPORTED VEHICLES By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View In a day and time when most of the world automakers are assembling their products on American soil, the Mazda 6 I Grand Touring is still Japanese built. The all-new 2014 with Skyactiv Mazda 6 has 90% of its parts from Japan including the engine and transmission. The final assembly point is Hofu, Japan
and this makes it one of our country’s more complete imports. Our test vehicle came in a bright Soul Red with Almond interior and is powered by a G 2.5L DOHC four-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower with 185 lbs per foot of torque. The engine is mated to a Skyactiv Drive six-speed auto transmission. This combination produces
26 miles in the city and 38 on the highway with a combine mileage of 30 miles per gallon. Fact is during our weeklong test we only used slightly more than a quarter of a tank of fuel. With front wheel drive, the Mazda 6 I Grand Touring grips the road well and takes off like you are going somewhere in a hurry. The power smoothly transforms to the pavement on P 225/R19” All Season tires makes for a quality ride. Four-wheel disc brakes bring this baby to a swift and smooth stop. Warranties include a bumper to bumper 36 month/36,000 mile
warranty along with a 60 month/ 60,000 mile power train warranty along with 24-hour roadside assistance. Once you are inside the new Mazda 6 you are treated to an eight-way heated power driver seat and a four-way heated power front passenger seat. Plus heated power outside mirrors with auto dimming feature and the inside rearview mirror is also auto dimming. With a 5.8” color touch screen you can control everything from the center of the vehicle instrument cluster. The Bose Sound system with 11 speakers gives you the feel of a concern hall as you drive down
the road. USB audio input and HD radio, Bluetooth hands free phone along with a trip computer to boot. The steering wheel is leather wrapped and has mounted controls. On the safety side the new Mazda comes with a full array of airbags including front and rear side curtains. Skyactiv Body Ring Structure and rear cross traffic alert rounds out the safety. In closing please allow me to add the Mazda 6 came with a price tag of over $31,000, immmm not bad!
The 2014 Mazda 6 I Grand Touring with Skyactiv
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JULIAN KALEB GOMEZ
By Dr. Victor Keys A King-Size View Our King-Size Mover and Shaker for the month May is Julian Kaleb Gomez. Julian is an extremely bright student/athlete enrolled in the Vanguard Program at Hamilton M.S. At Hamilton M.S., Julian plays football and is a member of the track team. During my interview of Julian, he stated that “he is just like any other middle school student, except he has to work really hard to maintain his grades and participate in sports”. He enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with his friends at the malls. Julian comes from a family of athletes; his father is a fitness trainer and former boxer. I asked him what he liked about being in the Vanguard Program at Hamilton M.S. and he stated that “his teachers and other adults were kind and really care about their progress”. He added
that “he has a lot of friends and mentors at Hamilton M.S. but, his biggest hero is his dad”. When I asked him about his future plans he stated that, “he plans to go to USC and play football for the Trojans”. He also hopes to become a professional athlete or a famous Chef.
THE A-NOTE WITH AARON WATSON Over the next few months I want to take you through, a high level view of, a foundation building exercise. This exercise is not intended to be a secret formula to leadership or success, but yet is meant to be the spark that unlocks the unlimited power that is inside of you right now, as you read this article. Once this power begins to emerge, leadership and success will be the branches spawn from the roots embedded within this power. These upcoming articles will become your articles. These writings will spark thought that will become your writings, therefore becoming your own motivation in your own words. You are the instrument of your success and no one or nothing on this earth can replace you in your role as a person who can make things happen for your life and the lives of your family.
Julian Kaleb Gomez
This foundation will require of
you to work toward complete health, which I define as the ability to change your condition and the condition of the environment around you. Complete health is a never-ending trip of hills and mountains that cannot start until you make a complete excavation of your life, as you know it. Be prepared to put down the past (but never forget) and pick up goals and the knowledge of “YOU”. You are great! there is no doubt about this, but your greatness is yours, only yours and can’t be compared to anyone else’s success. I will also talk about the only two issues that will derail you in
this process. These two issues present big obstacles and this is because we figure out ways to disguise them into smaller less significant problems like “It takes to long to learn” or “This looks hard” or “What if I don’t succeed” or “What will people think” OR! OR! OR! OR! This journey will hint at life altering results because you will begin to uncover misconceptions that have held you at the starting line waiting for the word go. If you took time to read this article, I believe that your focus is already there. Now let the Journey begin.
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MOUNT RUSH HOUR
I have driven by it hundreds of times. Every day as I pass downtown I take a look and wonder what it is and why it is there. The best way to see it is while heading east on I-10 just past the railroad overpass and just before I-45 take look to the left. You will see four 20 foot tall busts with the caption “A TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN STATESMANSHIP” on the bases. At first glance I thought it was a reproduction of Mount Rushmore, which I had the honor of viewing the year I graduated from High School. Take a closer look, though, and you will realize that only two of the statesmen are from the mountainside in South Dakota. The first is President and father of our country, George Washington is on the left. His contribution to our way of life is
Next to Washington is the image of Abraham Lincoln. Possibly one of our greatest Presidents and statesmen, Lincoln is credited with freeing the slaves and authored of the greatest speeches we had to memorize in High School including the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. On the real Mount Rushmore, the two other images are of Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. David Adickes, creator of the Statesmanship Park had other ideas. He included Stephen F Austin and Sam Houston. Any Texas should know that Austin is considered the Father of Texas. He was appointed to be the first Secretary of State when Texas achieved statehood in 1836, but only served for two months
The final bust in the park is that of whom our city is named for; Sam Houston. Houston defeated Mexican General Santa Anna at San Jacinto. He later went on to become the first governor of Texas. Originally from Tennessee, Houston earned his place in history for his contribution our state and city. The plot of land, which is difficult to locate on Bingham Street and Elder Drive, appears to be the site of an old industrial building. The foundation and a couple of staircases remain are all that remain of the former use. The land was donated to Precinct 2 by Christopher LaPorte. Parks Commissioner Gilbert Smith led the movement to rename the plot “AMERICAN STATESMENSHIP PARK.” Houstonian David Adickes, 83, created and donated the busts valued at $100,000 and the land has a value of $87,000. The good will of this park is invalu-
able to our city. Even through the official name of the park is American Statesmanship Park, it quickly became known as MOUNT RUSH HOUR. Although the park is not much to see in person, it is a wonderful sight to drive by or to show to our of town visitors. Ironically, one of the best times to view the park from the freeway is when traffic is backed up during the morning rush. Adickes is known for many other local icons. If you have ever taken I-45 north to Huntsville, you have seen one of his most famous works, the 67 foot tall statute of Sam Houston on a 10 foot high base at the side of the freeway. This is possibly the tallest statute of an American Hero and has its own visitor’s center which is free to the public. The huge violin in front of the Lyric Center is another work of Adickes. In addition, he has a studio at 2500 Summer Street off Taylor just south of I-10 near the downtown Target store. There are many works in progress including busts of all our presidents. The most recent addition is that of President Obama. In addition there are four 30 foot replicas of the Beatles in full Magical Mystery Tour regalia. The outdoor studio is free to visit and open most days. If you have a chance, check out the works of Adickes either on the freeways or at his studio. It will give you a real appreciation for what one man with a hufe creative talent can do.
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OLIVER ‘SHOW’ BROWN ONE OF THE GREATEST TRACK COACHES OF ALL-TIMES By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Born in Bigelow Arkansas and his family moved to Kansas City Kansas Oliver “Show” Brown would go to make history. After graduating from Sumner High School he and longtime childhood from Coach Leroy Breedlove moved to Houston to attend Texas Southern University. He competed in track and field as well as football where he was one of the captains on the 1952 National Championship team. While at
TSU “Show” Brown as his friends called him met Ramona Morgan. Then he was drafted in the U.S. Army and serving in the Korean War then returned to Houston. It was then on December 28, 1955 he and Morgan were married. The couple bought their first home in Riverside Terrace section of Houston’s Historic Third Ward. A daughter (Tselane) was born of this union. Following a couple of years coaching in La Marque Texas Brown returned to Houston in 1959 and worked the City of Houston Summer Parks and Recreation program teaching swimming. Soon after that he took over as track coach at Worthing High school. It was there Brown made his lifelong mark at one point winning 23 straight district championships. Coaching the likes of Oakland Raiders-Clifford Branch, and Chicago-Mike Singletary to name a couple of great ones is an indication of what coach Brown had to offer. But the most important thing coach Brown did was teach the proper techniques that some runners still use today. Fact is Debra Edward went the Olympic games in Munich Germany in 1972 and Brown was there helping raising funds from donars in the Galleria area to pay for Debra’s mother to make the trip.
Dennis Brantley still holds the state record in the 110 hurdles since 1980 and he was following the advice of Brown when he set that mark.
Park Lawndale in Houston, Texas but his memories will live forever in the hearts and minds
of the people he came in contact with in his lifetime.
Please don’t be misled by Brown's donation on the track field; he was still one of the strongest supporters of education in the classroom. He believed in tough love and carried what he called the board of education with him and would not hesitate to put it on his students behind. After which he always encouraged them to do better because he knew they had it in them. Brown retired from coaching and teaching in 1998 but continued to tutor math students at Wesley AME Church where he served as Men’s Day committee trustee. In his spare time Brown worked with long time friend and colleague James “Bo” Humphery and helped to build the PVILCA of which he was honored in their Hall of Fame. In all the years of being around Coach Brown we can safely say we never heard him say anything bad about anyone and he always looked for what was best even in bad situations. On Saturday May 10, 2013 Brown was laid to rest in Forest
A look back at the life and times of legendary Oliver “Show” Brown
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The Way I See It By BIG John Chandler
VY'S BIG VICTORY I ran into a very interesting story as I was thinking about my column for this month. I was not aware this event had taken place and I'm sure many of you weren't either. The photo was attached to a story about a former athlete, surrounded by his former coach and athletic director upon his graduation from thier institution. Now just a minute Big John this story grabbed your attention; young people graduate all the timewhat does that have to do with anything. Well the young man was former James Madison and University of Texas star Vince Young and he was flanked by his former coach Mack Brown and athletic director Deloss Dodds. Young was celebrating what he called his 'biggest victory' graduating from the University of Texas. Yes Young completed his degree requirements and accomplished his goal of graduating from college. Young stated this goal was bigger than winning the national championship. "I promised my mother I would graduate from college and I kept my word to her". To parents reading my column never forget what a college athletic scholarship is about; to complete an education and graduate! We forget the real reason why accepting that offer to attend the university in the first place. Athletic talent is a fleeting thing. It doesn't last forever. It's here today and can be gone today. But by taking your education seriously a person opens doors to a world of oppurtunities that are closed to so many peo-
ple. Maybe after all the major eyes were opened to him. His athletic talent may provide him one more chance in the National Football League; maybe it won't. But by getting his degree his life can reach new levels he didn't see before. He can inspire young athletes that will encourage them to not only dream of goals in life but to push themselves both physically and mentally. I remember how I felt when I graduated from college. I felt I finally had done something. I was thankful to God for standing with me. My family and close friends were apart of the celebration and seeing the tears of joy in my mother's eyes was something that I can still feel even five years later after her death. It was a day I will never forget. It was a lot of hard work, sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears. Walking across that stage and being given that piece of paper, I didn't think about all that. I'm sure Young felt the same way. Parents-push your young sons and daughters. Thank God for their athletic abilities, but remind them their ultimate goal os to graduate. Make them promise that the victory in the classroom is just as big as the one on the field. Vince Young is a hero in every sense of the word. He did something so many of us fail to do. He completed what he stated. His wide smile told the whole story. That big victory will last a lifetime. That's just the way I see it!
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A RISING STAR: DAYE SHON ROBERSON-WHEATLEY; TAYLOR BENNETT-SPRING By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View DAYE SHON ROBERSON WHEATLEY Austin, Texas-In the girls 400 meters state championship race it was Wheatley’s Daye Shon Roberson in a time of 54.50 taking the gold medal. The Oklahoma bound senior went on to team with Takyera Roberson (her sister), Ashley Howard and Alia Duncan to win the 4 by 100 meter title in a time of 46.66. But before all this she had already placed second in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet 8 and one-half inches. Before her night was done Roberson had teamed with Chanta Gosby. Alia Duncan and her sister Takyera to place second in the mile relay. Funny it was Dallas Lancaster who got first and tied Wheatley for the title at 58 points. We visited with the exciting young lady a few days later on Wheatley's campus. “I started out running the 200 as my favorite and my coaches told me that if I were to run the 400 it would make me strong and it would stretch my ability to run”. Well it worked because she went on to become state champion in the open quarter. “They taught me to basically coach myself as I ran and if you can do the 400
meters you can run any other race”. Earlier on Roberson said Coach Marion Lewis made a great decision about where to place her in events and she simply went out and followed his lead and won meets. But it didn’t start out that way because Coach Lewis put them in tough meets and sometimes they would finish last a few years ago. “When we were getting beat we never gave up; we kept saying maybe if we work harder we’ll get them next time and before you knew it we were winning those meets and the other girls we respecting us on the track”. The future is bright for Roberson who has agreed to attend Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma this fall. She plans to study Physical Therapy and Health Education and Science. “People need health care these days and I’m thinking about massage therapy because I have magic hands”. After the state run by the Lady Wildcats, they are getting a little more respect on campus these days. “Well everyone thinks of Wheatley as a basketball or football school well that’s fine but the girls track team is co-state champs now”. “We live in a world where men are suppose to
be king but females are making a mark regardless if anyone is paying attention and I think it’s great that the Wheatley girls are track state champions. We agree with Roberson and there are those of us who are paying attention to their success and writing about it as well. Congratulations are certainly in order for the Lady Wildcats and we know as well alumnus like Big Horace Roberts was right there cheering them on. Roberson went on to add many people who went on to become famous attended Wheatley High School. She named former congresswoman Barbara Jordan and you can add two-time heavyweight champ George Foreman and the award winning writer the late Bud Johnson to name a few. TAYLOR BENNETT-SPRING Austin, Texas-In one of the most interesting showing at the Mike A Myers Track and Field complex on the campus of UTAustin was the running of sophomore Taylor Bennett from Spring high school. Bennett pushed Rushell Harvey of Fort Bend Bush in the girls 200 meters placing second in a time of 23.77 just behind Harvey who defended her state title with a 23.58. But the same girls placed third in the girls 100 meters also won by Rushell Harvey in a time of 11.57. Judy Emeodi of Round Rock McNeil got second in a time of 11.73 while the every present Taylor ran a close 11.65. Less than a tenth of a second separated the three girls. Bennett who is just getting her feet wet is poise to do great things for Spring the coming
years. We talked with the outstanding sophomore about her efforts and female athletic in general as well. “Yes sir I feel we are building a strong girl track and field team at Spring high school”. When asked what’s going on at Spring these days Bennett said it’s simply a matter of girls following great coaches instructions and working hard to get the job done. “We are a hard working group of girls and we know what we want and we are going after it”. On the subject of Women sports getting their fair share of the market as it relates to what the men are getting. In this the 40th year of chapter nine a bill forcing Universities to give the same funding to women sports as they do for men athletics. “Oh yes sir I think girls work much harder
than the boys do and that’s the way we see it is girls are simply more dedicated to their sports”. The well spoken sophomore went on to add she feels women sports have been under the mat for so long and now that a little attention is shown their way they are willing work even harder. Please allow me to add we have always been for giving female athletes their just due and it is a fact they sometimes put more into their perspective sports than the fellows do. I’m amazed at the manner in which our female stars go about their business of working hard and allowing their work to speak for itself. So a word to the wise would be fellow you all had better get it together because it’s safe to say female athletes are gaining on your very fast!
Sophomore Taylor Bennett of Spring rolls to 2nd and 3rd place finishes in sprints at the state meet - photo by Dr. Victor Keys
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STUDENT OF THE WEEK KELSEA FIELDS-MISS WHEATLEY 2012-13 Over the years covering some of the state finest student we at King Arthur’s Productions and A King-size View News paper are proud to present this edition of the Fiesta Student of the Week. She is the dynamic, lovely and talented Miss Wheatley who is holding a 4.3 Grade Point average and graduating number two in her class. The award winning senior loves Science and Math best in class because of her passion for solving problems. “It’s challenging to find solutions and the exploration is the most fun I find in science experiments are problem solving in math”. The charming daughter of Debra Tauriac and Jimmy Fields is headed to Stephen F. Austin this fall to study and become a
Physical Therapist with an interest in sports medicine. “That’s where the money is and it’s a growing profession and plus Stephen F. Austin has one of the nation’s top programs there”. Fields went on to say she is among the 18 students who will receive an internship and have the opportunity to actually work at a health clinic while attending classes. The on-hand experience is certainly going to be an extra bonus for the young lady who is ready to challenge the world. “I would say I’m an intelligent young woman with a full head of steam and ready to move to the next level". The Obama factor is a good thing according to Fields. “Oh I think it’s great he’s the first
In her spare time Kelsea loves to dance and was a part of Wheatley’s dance team. When asked about the school spirit Fields says it’s about a six on a scale of 1 to 10 and she sites administration as the reason why. “To be honest with you sir, I just don’t feel we had enough pep rallies and things of that sort to get our students involved and that points to the administration”. We moved on to asked Fields if she were the principal what would she do to correct these things. “First of all too many students spend too much time chilling; we need more programs to get more students involved and to help keep Wheatley’s tradition alive and well. On the subject of doing anything different if she could live her life over Fields had an interesting
answer. “I have no regrets and don’t go around living in the past. I make the most of opportunities put before me”. Speaking of opportunities Kelsea is the second Fields to become Miss Wheatley; her sister Chelsea did the honors two years ago. “When I was running for the title I talked with all students and that’s what you have to do in order to hold this title”.
right track! In closing please allow me to add Kinesiology is a growing field and we know Kelsea will do very well in it!
On Sundays you’ll find Kelsea over at Lyon Unity Church where she says set the tone for her life a long time ago. “It keeps me grounded and it gives me the strength to live a good quality life”. Kelsea is an usher at the church as well. Her most driving force in life is her mother Debra and Fields explained. “Oh clearly it’s my Mom and she has always been right there and each time I was even thinking about going out of line she was right there to make sure I didn’t and I love her for that”. We want to commend the Fields for doing a fine job of keeping this young lady on the
The exciting and charming Miss Wheatley Class of 2013 Kelsea Fields is headed to Stephen F., Austin this fall after graduating number 2 in her Class -Photo by Chris Banks
COACH OF THE WEEK: MARION LEWIS - WHEATLEY By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Austin, Texas-Not since the days of the great Dominique Duncan has so much attention has been focused on Wheatley girls track program. Well the Lady Wildcats are at it again as 4th year head coach Marion Lewis has gotten these girls to co-state champions as they tied Dallas Lancaster with 58 points for the girls’ Class 4A title. Lewis is a graduate of C.E. King who later played football and ran track at Texas A&M Kingsville before getting a job in Corporate America. When he took over the girls track program at Wheatley High School there were only two girls out for track. Being the dedicated person he is Lewis begin scanning the halls trying to find girls who wanted to go out for track. Now four year years later he took five girls to state and they came home with the school’s first UIL title. Having won titles in the PVIL in the old days, the track program at Wheatley has a very storied past. Fact is back in 1954 Wheatley won the PVIL state title in football, basketball, baseball and track.
When asked what was his key to success Lewis who is assisted by Ernest Caswell and Andrea Neal said he put his girls in some of the best meets he could find. “We finished dead last in those meets in our first two years but it taught our girls to go against the best and work hard to get better”. Lewis admitted it was a long winding road to state and he knew he had a good group of girls coming back at the start of this season but he just wasn’t sure he could get the mindset of his running to think they were the best team. “We explained to our kids they need to be mature and develop a winning attitude and that’s when we started winning races on the track”. Facing the great Dallas Lancaster at the state meet Lewis knew of their background and he knew his girls would have to be ready for the challenge. “Man I’ve been around track for a while now and I knew the history of Lancaster and they would probably be 20 deep and have a girl in almost every event”. But Lewis knew his girls were good in their respective events just like Lancaster so they ended up tied.
“My only hope was to have another race and break that tie”. Starting out for Lewis was not easy to say the least. “Coming here I felt I had something to offer but only one girl (Victoria Livingston) was coming back and she’s at the University of Texas now on an academic scholarship, but I knew if I got some girls to just come out I would get them to work hard and develop a program here at Wheatley High School”. Getting to work Lewis found Daye Shon Roberson and Chanta Gosby on the softball field and begin building a program with those two girls three years ago and a couple transfers moved in. Lewis still admitted he didn’t expect to win the state title in such a short time. In closing Lewis added he feels a coach should build a program and train the talent. “We feel our staff took kids who were losing races and coached them to win those same races and thats what I feel a coaching staff is suppose to do”. We agree and Lewis and his staff have done a marvelous job with the Wheatley Lady Wildcats state champions!
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Head coach Marion Lewis leads Wheatley girls to class 4A state title -photo by Chris Banks
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GIRLS TRACK REPORT-WHEATLEY TIES DALLAS LANCASTER FOR CLASS 4A TITLE By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Austin, Texas-With the right frame of mind the Lady Wildcats of Wheatley High School held on all night until they has a share of the state’s Class 4A championship. They tied the great Dallas Lancaster with 58 points to bring back their first University Interscholastic League title to Houston, Texas. Led by the Oklahoma bound senior Daye Shon Roberson, Wheatley got the job done. Roberson started the ball rolling when she placed second in the long jump, then won the open quarter in a time of 54.50 well ahead of the field for 10 more points. The Lady Wildcats added 20 more points when Roberson joined his sister Takyera, Ashley Howard and Alia Duncan and rolled to a 46.66 to take the 4 by 100 meter relay. That set the stage for the mile relay and it was Dallas Lancaster with A’Driana Berthaulter, Taylor Rockwell, Alicia Harris and Alexis Flores doing their thing in a time of 3.46.50 to get the 20 point prize. Wheatley ran Daye Shon Roberson, Chanta Gosby, Alia Duncan and Takyera Roberson and came in second in a time of 3.49.55 leaving both schools
with 58 points as the meet came to an end. Dallas Lancaster has been a force in the track and field meet for many years wining the state title something like 15 times in the last 23 years or so. It was great to see Houston Wheatley make a name for themselves by staying on the track with them time and time again. De Soto repeated as Class 5A champions with a meet total of 71 points while League City Clear Springs and Garland tied for second with 36 points. De Soto got their points from all the over the track and taking a lot of second and third places as their points grew from event to event. Taking second in the mile relay with a 3.46.08 with Camry Grigsby, Adrian Parker, Makayla Earnheart and Shapporia Montgomery did the honors for De Soto. Clear Springs won the event as Jenna Simpson, Ericka Rodriguez, Aria Kelly and Tiffany Terry did the honor. Klein Forest took third place in the event. Cedar Hill took the girls 4 by 200 meters in a tie of 1.37.37 with T’Shunique Hamilton, Dawnshae Evans, ShaiNia Williams and Danyel White taking the title. Garland grabbed second as Laticia Mapps, Chellane Jones, Candace
Coleman and Quetta Mapps took center stage. But once again it was De Soto taking third place and grabbing another 12 points. In the 4 by 100 meter relay Garland took center stage but once again it was De Soto taking second and pulling in 16 more points. The best in the long run with to Katie Willard of The Woodlands in the 800 meters in a time of 2.09.32 as she defended her state title. Aaliyah Miller of McKinney Boyd got second and Tiffany Terry of Clear Springs took third place. In the girls Class 5A 1600 meter run Courtney Kriegshauser of Southlake Carroll took the title in a time of 4.51.10 as the Woodlands Madi McLellan came in second with a time of 4.53.25. Sandie Raines of Kingwood set a new Class 5A State record in the 3200 meters with a 10.13.81. Killen Shoemaker picked up
some points as Cion Hicks won the disc throw with a 160-06 toss of the saucer and she tossed the big ball 47.9.00 to claim the shot put title in girl’s class 5A also. Fort Bend Austin got it the win column as Bria Druilhet won the triple jump with a bounce of 4011.50 and low and behold De Soto got second as Paetyn Revell got second place. In Girls class 5A high jump it was Makenzie Smajstrla of Manvel in a leap of 5 feet 8 inches and Latyria Jefferson of Desoto claimed third place in this even getting six more points. In the long jump it was Bre’Yana Wash of Dallas Skyline with a leap of 20-01.75 and Anna Robinson of De Soto took second place gathering in eight more points. To close out the Class 5A girls totals Spring got fourth with 34 points and Cedal Hill tallied 32 for fifth while Fort Bend Bush claimed 6th with 24 points. Most of which came from sprinter
Rushell Harvey who won the 200 meters I a time of 23.58 just ahead of Taylor Bennett of Spring. The LSU bound Harvey walked away with the 100 meters as well in a time of 11.57 and Judy Emeodi of Round Rock McNeil got second and up and coming Taylor Bennett of Spring came in third place. Jack Yates Lady Lions came in third place in the mile relay in Class 3A with Teierra Green, Davontraniqua Mosley, Alexia Bell and Garion Lewis doing the honor. Frisco Lone Star won the Class 3A title and Waco Le Vega took second place with 52 points. In other girls action it was Lexie Lewis of Brownwood with a victory in the girls 3A 1600 meters run and Kelsie Warren of College Station high school in the 1600 meters. Abigail Sheppard of Cuero.
Crowd of more than 17,000 hand for meet
Takyera Roberson, coach Marion Lewis and Daye Shon Roberson of Wheatley high school class 4A champs
Wheatley class 4A state championship group shot - Photos by Chris Banks and Bertrand Myers
Wheatley 4 by 100 meter relay team takes 1st place
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GIRLS TRACK REPORT-WHEATLEY TIES DALLAS LANCASTER FOR CLASS 4A TITLE
Cedar Hill 4 by 100 meter relay team
De Soto head girls track and field coach is all smiles after winning third straight state title
Garland girls relay team
Le Vega girls class 3A runner up group shot Distance runners taking a stroll at Myers track field
Abigail Sheppard of Cuero 3A state champ
Ariel Jones of Humble Atasacota placed 2nd in 300 hurdles in class 5A
The sensational Rushell Harvey of Fort Bend Bush wins both the 100 and 200 meter state title is LSU-bound
Clear Brooksâ€™ Raygen Smith claimed 3rd in 300 hurdles
La Vega 3A girls mile relay team 2nd place
De Soto and Klein Oak girls 4 by 400 meters relay
Injured runner from Garland relay team
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GIRLS TRACK REPORT-WHEATLEY TIES DALLAS LANCASTER FOR CLASS 4A TITLE
Clear Springs 5A mile relay team De Soto wins the class 5A state girls title again with 71 points this time around
5A girls 200 meters Garland high school girls tied for 2nd place 5A
Clear Spring tied for girls class 5A 2nd place
Lone Star high school girls class 3A state championship team group shot
Lexie Lewis of Brownwood best in long run
Kelsie Warren of College Station high school
Madi Mclelland of the Woodlands got 2nd
Courtney Kriegshausen of Southlake Carroll repeats at title holder in 1600 meters run
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THIS WEEK IN TRACK-SUMMER CREEK TAKES 4A BOYS TITLE By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Austin, Texas- After an ugly thunder storm hit the capitol city the 2013 UIL Track and Field meet continued into the wee hours of the night. With more than 15 thousand fans asked to leave the Mike A. Myers track and field complex due to lightening and hailing the meet was delayed for quite some time. But when the runner returned to the track some new faces made names for themselves. Humble Summer Creek came alive and won two relays and totaled 54 points good enough to win the Class 4A title. Aaron Sharp won the 200 meters for Summer Creek as they also won the 800 meter relay. For a first time team to state, Creek came out of this with the outright title. Other Class 4A great is Willis Chris Platt who was in the 400 meters for the third time. The junior has a chance to actually win it again next season for a fourth time. He ran a 46.64 well ahead of the second place finisher. Cameron Burrell exploded for a title in the 100 meters for Ridge
Point in a time of 10.36. While Beaumont Ozen Tony Brown rolled to the 110 hurdles title again after placing second to Burrell in the 100 meters again. It all started when Kingwood Park’s Michael Lindberg won the 3200 meters beating Ryan Teel of Friendswood in an AllHouston finals in the long event. Lindberg placed fourth last year but closed out this year with a 9.14.58. Over in Class 5A boys’ action it was speedster Eli HallThompson of Katy Morton Ranch exploding to a 20.60 to take the 200 meters well ahead of Jerome Gatewood of Converse Judson. It was Aaron Piper of Duncanville claiming third place. The 100 meters went to Eli as well in a time of 10.26 which beat Kyle Fulks of Katy who ran a 10.29 right on his heels for second place. Thompson said he felt it was time to roll and he simply took care of business when the time counted the most. Ishmael Zamora of Alief Elsik ran a 13.70 to take the 5A title in the 110 hurdles ahead of Chris Armstrong of San Antonio East Central. Zamora placed second in the 300 hurdles as Vince
Castillo of Donna took the title in a 36.71 well ahead of Ishmael’s 37.08. “I felt I needed to finish strong and I feel I have gotten it figured out”. Zamora went on to say the student athletes and some good coaching is coming together for Elsik these days and its showing in all sports. “We kind of depend on each other and we felt it going into the meet”. When asked about his future in football as well Zamora added he is still undecided but he knows where ever he goes the coaching will make him better and perhaps prepare him for the next level. It was Jammil Peeples of Port Arthur Memorial who claimed third with a time of 37.37. Peeples also won the long jump title with a leap of 23-10.50 beating Cedric King of Longview and Jomal Wiltz of Galena Park North Shore who claimed second and third places Converse Judson won the team title in Class 5A with 54 points beating Klein Oak who had 35 and Fort Bend Bush finished with 34 while Humble Kingwood tallied 32 points for 4th place. Judson took the mile relay in a time of 3.13.88 with Cameron
Johnson, Jalen Lewis, Brandon Sanders and Jerome Gatewood doing their thing. Humble Kingwood got second and Aldine- Nimitz took third place. It was Judson in the triple jump as they got off to a good start building points when Angelo Gordon leaped 49.02-00 to win over Dominique Drayton of De Soto who went 48-09-75 for second place. Kerwin Roach of North Shore jumped 48.09.25 for third place. Killeen Shoemaker's 4 by 200 meter relay team rolled to a 1.24.21 to take the gold medal. Fort Bend Bush claimed second as Chad Davis, Kasey Poole, O’Shea Wilson and Wayne Grice did the honors. Klein Oak took third in the event and Converse Judson came in fourth. In the boys’ Class 5A 400 meters it was Nimitz Drevian Young taking center stage in a time of46.80 as Brandon Johnson of Converse Judson placed second with James Steptoe of Kingwood getting third place. The 4 by 100 meter relay title went to Klein Oak as Jontavis Smith, Devante Lacy, Eugene Estes and Larenzo Stewart did their thing. Longview placed second and Fort Bend Bush took 3rd with Killeen Shoemaker coming in right behind them in 4th. Felipe Valencia won the Shot Put for La Joya Palmview and College Park’s Tristen Newman placed second.
Jay Roberson of Tyler Lee won the pole vaulting competition with a 16-06.00 with Noah Zorsky of Amarillo Tascosa taking second place. The high jump Class 5A title went to Cory Scott of Copperas Cove for a 7 foot leap. Natron Gipson of Arlington Bowie took second and Steve Leonard of Klein placed third. In the mile run Robert Domanic of Lewisville Hebron won in 4.07.49 and Trevor Gilley of Southlake Carroll got 2nd place Myles Marshall of Kingwood took the 800 meters title with a 1.51.32 as Brandon Moore of South Garland placed second. Robert Domanic of Lewisville Hebron proved to be the best in the long run as he won the 3200 meters with Southlake Carroll’s Joe Sansome taking second. In the Class 3A 110 hurdles it was Booker T. Washington's William Gibbs. Please see Fiesta Athletes of the Week for more information on that event. Celina won the Class 3A team title with 54 points while West Orange Stark had 36 points for second place and Kennedale had 32 for third with Paris getting 27 points for third place. East Bernard won the Class 2A state title as the third greaterHouston team to take home a championship.
Summer Creek boys’ team shot as class 4A champions photos by Bertrand Myers
Rev. John Gibbs, William Gibbs and King Arthur share moment
Action shot of the boys class 4A 110 hurdles
Summer Creek relay team helps them win it all
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THIS WEEK IN TRACK-SUMMER CREEK TAKES 4A BOYS TITLE
Klein Oak 4 by 200 meter relay team imitz mile relay team gets 4th place
West Orange Stark boys relay team Tyler Lee state champion pole vaulter Jay Roberson
Taylor Mighty Ducks mile relay team 3A
Kendall Sheffield F.B. Marshall placed 2nd in 110 hurdles for class 4A boys
Humble Summer Creek wins Boys class 4A title
Killeen Shoemaker 4 by 200 meters relay squad
Paris class 3A relay team
Fort Bend Bush 4 by 200 meters relay team
Beaumont Ozen Tony Brown wins the 110 hurdles
Elton Conger former P.V. All-American track star helping the UIL meet after retiring from coaching 2 years ago
Ishmael Zamora of Alief Elsik wins the 110 hurdles
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THIS WEEK IN TRACK-SUMMER CREEK TAKES 4A BOYS TITLE
4 X 200 meters relay
Eli Hall-Thompson explodes to win both 100 and 200 meters for Katyâ€™s Morton Ranch
5A boys 100 meters Celina 3A boys state championship team
Klein Oak came from lane 9 in the 4 by 100 meters
Klein Oaks Boys tied for 2nd place in class 5A
Converse Judson wins mile relay and state class 5A championship
Port Arthur Memorial Jamil Peeples
Drevian Young wins the 400 meters for imitz
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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK ALAYSH’A JOHNSON - SPRING WILLIAM GIBBS-BTW TIFFANY TERRY-CLEAR SPRINGS ALAYSH’A JOHNSON - SPRING Austin, Texas- To be able to take home the 100 and 300 hurdles state titles is a very special feat, but to do it as a junior is virtually unheard of. That was the case as the 2013 State Championship meet took place on the second weekend in May 2013. It was Spring High School junior Alaysh’A Johnson doing her thing in a time of 13.52 to win the girls Class 5A title. She was few ticks ahead of Ariel Jones of Humble Atascocita who ran a 13.56 and defending champ Skylar Ross-Ranson of Langham Creek who got third this year. Johnson went on to win the girls Class 5A title in the 300 meters in a time of 41.24, Jones got second again in a time of 41.56 and Raygen Smith of Clear Brook claimed third place. The talented Johnson was just all smiles as she worked her way to the top and certainly goes into next season as the clear favorite to win both events again. “It was an extremely fast race and I wasn’t nervous just excited and ready to go”. When asked about facing against the defending state champ in Skylar RossRansom Johnson smiled. “Oh I’ve been running against Skylar since we were seven years old and I knew she is a great competitor and I knew I just wanted to run hard”. The charming junior went on to say after getting 2nd last year she felt she would let the event come to her and not try and rush it. “I felt good in the warm-ups and kind of knew it was going to be a good day for me on the track”. Taking a spill after crossing the finish line Johnson said on the next to last hurdles she kind of tightened up but no way was she going to not win the race. “Last year getting 2nd in the 300 and first in the 100 people told me the jinks would show and I was not going to come back and win again, but here I am”. She said if she fell before the line she would crawl across it to win. “It’s been a long journey and I’m just so thankful”. She closed by saying that due to the all the hard work and sometimes running in the rain it’s a blessing to get to state and win two gold medals.
Alaysh’A Johnson of Spring win both 100 and 300 hurdles class 5A title as a junior - photo by Dr. Victor Keys
Several guys have won both the 100 and 300 hurdles but this is the first girl we recall taking home both honors in these two very different races. WILLIAM GIBBS-BTW Austin, Texas-When the dust settled on the track at the state meet William Gibbs had walked away with the Class 3A 110 hurdles title. The senior from Booker T. Washington was the only Eagle in Austin this time around and single handedly put Booker T. Washington in the limelight. The former Studewood Cobra star who played on both sides of the ball at Washington took the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.17 but experts feel before this kid is done he is going to be in the 13s. Gibbs talked with the media following his race. “It’s really the preparation you have to be ready when the gun sounds and you must be focused on the task at hand”. Gibbs says the race is so swift with hurdle to go over and runners must be totally focused because any mistakes can cost you the race. “You have to pop out the blocks to get the distance and try to gain an advantage from the start”. The weather was tough on Friday night and many thought it would affect the meet on Saturday but Gibbs wasn’t worried because he had checked the weather on his I-phone. “I knew it was going to be a good day for our race today and coming back from state last year I kind of knew what it took to get back here again”. William was among 15 guys who made the trip to state from Washington. “We had some newcomers out with us this year and we had a sophomore running well but a guy fell in front of him costing him the race”. But Gibbs says this guy will be back and Booker T. is going well again next season. Coming from a family of hurdles with an aunt who won the state title and all others running the hurdles except his youngest sister. “It’s kind of natural for me to win it after coming to state with the best time and having the tradition so I put in the seven months of hard work”. Gibbs said he went to practice every day and simply put the time in so he would be taking home the medal. “I think any time you specialize in an event you work on every little detail until you get it right”. Getting a good push from Kyle Dodd of Abilene Wylie, Gibbs turned it on and took it home. “I saw him at about the 4th hurdle but I knew when it was over I had it won”.
William Gibbs of BTW wins the Gold medal in the 110 hurdles at state meet -photo by Dr. Victor Keys
Looking forward to a college career and majoring in Petroleum engineering are some of the goals Gibbs has set for himself. Having a love for Science and numbers as well as many forms of engineering Gibbs thanked God for his gold medal finish before leaving the media tent. My how time truly flies because it seems like only yesterday when John and William Gibbs joined the Studewood Cobras football teams. In only a short time he has hurdled his way the Class 3A 110 hurdle state championship. TIFFANY TERRY-CLEAR SPRINGS Austin, Texas-Leading the Lady Charges of Clear Spring high school to the promise land Tiffany Terry won the girls class 5A 400 meters in a time of 54.60 just barely beating out Daina Harper of Cy-Creek by a nose. The Lady Chargers rolled to the girls 4 by 400 meter relay in a time of 3.44.83 as Ericka Rodriguez, Jenna Sampson and Aria Kelly teamed with Terry for the honors. The win tied Clear Springs with Garland for second place with 36 team points as De Soto won again with 71 total team points. We spoke with a happy Terry who said they knew they were not the top dog in the race but she kept telling her teammates to work harder. “It is our first gold medal for our school means a lot”. Terry had placed third in the 800 meters earlier in the day. “Yes I was hurt after the 800 3rd place finish but my dad always told me track is more mental and there was nothing I could do about the past so I just came out here and left it all on the track”. Bringing home the Gold medal in the mile relay was special for Terry as she rolled across the finish line. “It was great before this big crowd (more than 17,000 fans) and looking up seeing all these people in the stands cheering us on it was awesome”. With the weather being so bad on Friday many thought it would carry over into Saturday but it didn’t. “Oh yeh I thought it was going to be regional’s all over again and I’m so happy it turned out to be a wonderful day to run track’. Once her teammates kept her team in the lead Terry said she simply has to get the Gold medal. “I ran a smart anchor leg and won it with three seniors and one junior on this squad”. In closing Terry is looking forward to attending TCU and major in nursing as well. “I love the campus and the coaches so I’m looking forward to my collegiate career”. We feel it’s going to go very well for Tiffany at TCU.
Tiffany Terry of League City Clear Springs takes home the Gold in the open quarter as well as their mile relay team wins the Gold also -photo by Dr. Victor Keys
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WHAT IS TRUTH? IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME Dear reader, we are again so thankful for the opportunity to share with you some SCRIPTURAL TRUTHS. Again we thank Mr. Prayther and staff, and of course Fiesta for allowing us this opportunity. There are MANY professing Christianity, “followers of Christ”. If this is true, then this is GOOD. But we MUST remember the words of the Lord and savior Jesus Christ, how that He said; “Matt 7:13 Enter ye in at the (1)strait gate: for (2)wide is the gate, and (3)broad is the (4)way, that leadeth to (5)destruction, and (6)many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and (7)narrow is the (8)way, which leadeth unto life, and (9)few there be (10)that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (see also Matt.7:16-28; 20:16 and 22:14; Luke13:24-28; 1Pet.3:2022; 2Pet.2:1-7).
Definitions: (1)Enter ye in at the strait gate-4728 stenos (sten-os’); probably from the base of 2476; narrow (from obstacles standing close about): KJV— strait. (2)for wide is the gate-4113 plateia (plat-i’-ah); feminine of 4116; a wide “plat” or “place”, i.e. open square: KJV— street. (3)and broad2149 euruchoros (yoo-roo’-khoros); from eurus (wide) and 5561; spacious: KJV— broad. (4)is the way 3598 hodos (hodos’); apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means, 2) metaphorically: a) a course of conduct b) a way (that is, manner) of thinking, feeling, deciding: KJV— journey, (high-) way. (5)that leadeth to destruction684 apoleia (ap-o’-li-a);from a presumed derivative of 622; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal), b) the destruction which consists of eternal misery in hell: KJV— damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste. (6)and many there be which go in thereat-4183 polus (poloos’);including the forms from the alternate pollos; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely: KJV— abundant, common, many, much, plenteous. Compare 4118, 4119. (7)and narrow-2346 thlibo (thlee’bo);akin to the base of 5147; to crowd (literally or figuratively), 1) to press (as grapes), to press hard upon 2) a compressed way, narrow straitened, contracted , to distress: KJV— afflict, narrow, throng, suffer tribulation, trouble.
(8)is the way, which leadeth unto life-3598 hodos (hod-os’); apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means, 2) metaphorically: a) a course of conduct b) a way (that is, manner) of thinking, feeling, deciding: KJV— journey, (high-) way. (9)and few there be-3641 oligos-little, small, few a) used of number: multitude, quantity, or size (10)that find it-2147 heurisko (hyoo-ris’-ko); a prolonged form of a primary heuro (hyoo’-ro); which (together with another cognate form heureo (hyoo-reh’-o)) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect; to find (literally or figuratively): KJV— find, get, obtain, perceive, see. Now after reading, understanding, and accepting the WORDS of the Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST; it is NOT the MANY but the FEW. This study, as all are, is for SELF CHECKING according to the WORD; for there be few that are willing to live a 24/7, SELF-DENYING, Christian lifestyle. So, in Christianity the old saying “the majority rules” doesn’t apply. The Word of TRUTH RULES, and there be FEW that accept IT. Contrary to what seems to be the belief that living a Christian life is easy, according to Christ this is not true; because it is a suffering lifestyle of denying our secular wants, fun, pleasures etc. This is why we believe according to the Word, that the words “Christian” and “Christianity” are the most miss-applied words on earth. It was not easy for Christ, or for those that followed him. He lived a suffering, self denying lifestyle while here, that ended most cruelly on the cross, for our sake. Beware of false teachers in sheep’s clothing, which teach “Christ suffered for us, we don’t have to, and all we have to do is believe”. Christ speaks to the contrary, for DEVILS BELIEVES and trembles (James2:17-26), but they WILL NOT OBEY, which takes us into this study: IF AY MA WILL COME AFTER ME, LET HIM DEY HIMSELF Matt 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the
things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (KJV)
Matt 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will (1)come (2)after me, (3)let him deny himself, and take up his (4)cross, and (5)follow me. (KJV) Definitions: (1)come-2064 erchomai-1) to come; used of persons: 1) to come from one place to another, and used both of persons arriving 3) to go, to follow one. (2)after me-3694 opiso (op-is’-o); from the same as 3693 with enclitic of direction; to the back, i.e. aback (as adverb or preposition of time or place; or as noun): KJV— after, back (-ward), (+get) behind, + follow. (3)let him deny himself-533 aparneomai (ap-arneh’-om-ahee); from 575 and 720; to deny utterly, i.e. disown, abstain, a) to affirm that one has no acquaintance or connection with someone b) to forget oneself, lose sight of oneself and one’s own interests: KJV— deny.720 arneomai-b) to act entirely unlike himself 3) to deny, abnegate, abjure 4) not to accept, to reject, to refuse something offered. (4)take up his cross-4716 stauros (stow-ros’); from the base of 2476; a stake or post (as set upright), i.e. (specifically) a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively, exposure to death, i.e. self-denial: KJV— cross. (5)follow me-190 akoloutheo (ak-ol-oo-theh’-o); from 1 (as a particle of union) and keleuthos (a road); properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. to accompany (specially, as a disciple), 1) to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him 2) to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple: to side with his party: KJV— follow, reach. Matt 16:24 ... If any man will come after me, (KJV) Matt 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall (1)confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall
deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. (KJV) Definition: (1)confess me before men-3670 homologeo (hom-ol-og-eh’-o);from a compound of the base of 3674 and 3056; to assent, i.e. covenant, acknowledge, 1) to say the same thing as another, that is, to agree with, to assent 2) to concede a) not to refuse, to promise b) not to deny a) to declare openly, to speak out freely b) to profess oneself the worshiper of one 4) to praise, to celebrate: KJV— con- (pro-) fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.
Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. 34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (KJV) Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there
came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. 28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. (KJV) Luke 9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. 23 And he said to them all, If any man will (1)come (2)after me, (3)let him deny himself, and take up his (4)cross daily, and (5)follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
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WHAT IS TRUTH? IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels. (KJV)
Definitions: (1)come-2064 erchomai-1) to come; used of persons: 1) to come from one place to another, and used both of persons arriving 3) to go, to follow one. (2)after me-3694 opiso (op-is’-o); from the same as 3693 with enclitic of direction; to the back, i.e. aback (as adverb or preposition of time or place; or as noun): KJV— after, back (-ward), (+get) behind, + follow. (3)let him deny himself-533 aparneomai (ap-arneh’-om-ahee); from 575 and 720; to deny utterly, i.e. disown, abstain, a) to affirm that one has no acquaintance or connection with someone b) to forget oneself, lose sight of oneself and one’s own interests: KJV— deny.720 arneomai-b) to act entirely unlike himself 3) to deny, abnegate, abjure 4) not to accept, to reject, to refuse something offered. (4)take up his cross DAILY-4716 stauros (stow-ros’); from the base of 2476; a stake or post (as set upright), i.e. (specifically) a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively, exposure to death, i.e. selfdenial: KJV— cross. (5)follow me-190 akoloutheo (ak-ol-ootheh’-o); from 1 (as a particle of union) and keleuthos (a road); properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. to accompany (specially, as a disciple), 1) to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him 2) to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple: to side with his party: KJV— follow, reach. Luke 14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. 34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 (1)Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me (2)through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Definitions: (1)Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth-37 hagiazo (hag-ee-ad’zo); from 40; to make holy, i.e. (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate, 2) to separate from profane things and to dedicate to God b) to dedicate people to God c) to purify internally by a renewing of the soul: KJV— hallow, be holy, sanctify. (2)through their word- Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.(also see Matt.28:16-20) Acts 14:19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. 20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. 21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, 22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. (KJV) Col 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; 24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: 25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which
worketh in me mightily.(KJV)
1Thes 3:1 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone; 2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: 3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. 4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. 5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. 6 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: 7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: 8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; 10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? 11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 2 Tim 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All
scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (KJV)
Heb 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, (1)separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; (KJV) Definition: (1)separate from sinners 5563 chorizo (kho-rid’zo); from 5561; to place room between, i.e. part; reflexively, to go away, to separate, to divide, to part, to put asunder, to separate oneself from, to depart: KJV— depart, put asunder, separate. Heb 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. (KJV) Matt 16:24 ... and take up his cross, (KJV) Matt 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
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WHAT IS TRUTH? IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.(see also Luke6:27-36 and 23:33-37; Acts7:57-60; Rom.12:14-21; 1Cor.4:12-14 and 13:3-8; 1Pet.2:18-25 and 3:9)
John 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 (1)He that loveth his life shall lose it; and (2)he that hateth his life in this (3)world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, (4)let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.(KJV) Definitions: (1)He that loveth his life shall lose it-5368 phileo (fil-eh’-o);from 5384; to be a friend to (fond of [an individual or an object]), i.e. have affection for; specifically, to kiss (as a mark of tenderness), 1) to love a) to approve of b) to like c) to sanction d) to treat affectionately or kindly, to welcome, to befriend: KJV— kiss, love. (2)he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal-3404 miseo (mis-eh’o);from a primary misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less: KJV— hate (-ful). (3)world-2889 kosmos-3) the world, the universe 4) the circle of the earth, the earth 5) the inhabitants of the earth, men, the human race 6) the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ 7) world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc., which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ. (4)let him follow me-190 akoloutheo (ak-ol-oo-theh’-o); from 1 (as a particle of union)
and keleuthos (a road); properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. to accompany (specially, as a disciple), 1) to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him 2) to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple: to side with his party: KJV— follow, reach.
when I know your state. 20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. (KJV)
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (KJV)
Phil 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the (1)enemies of the (2)cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who (3)mind (4)earthly things.) 20 For our (5)conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (KJV)
Phil 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me. Phil 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (KJV) Phil 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort,
Definitions: (1)enemies of the2190 echthros (ech-thros’); from a primary echtho (to hate); hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a
noun, an adversary (especially Satan): KJV— enemy, foe. (2)cross of Christ-4716 stauros (stow-ros’); from the base of 2476; a stake or post (as set upright), i.e. (specifically) a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively, exposure to death, i.e. selfdenial; by implication, the atonement of Christ: KJV— cross. (3)mind-5426 phroneo (froneh’-o); from 5424; to exercise the mind, i.e. entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; by implication, to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction); intensively, to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience), c) to be of the same mind, that is, agreed together, to cherish the same views, to be harmonious 3) to direct one’s mind to a thing, to seek, to strive for a) to seek one’s interest or advantage b) to be of one’s party, to side with him (in public affairs): KJV— set the affection on, (be) care (ful), (be like-, + be of one, + be of the same, + let this) mind (ed), regard, savour, think. (4)earthly things-1919 epigeios (ep-ig’-i-os); from 1909 and 1093; worldly (physically or morally): KJV— earthly, in earth, terrestrial, existing upon the earth. (5)For our conversation is in heaven-4175 politeuma (pol-it’-yoo-mah); from 4176; a community, i.e. (abstractly) citizenship (figuratively): KJV— conversation. 4176 politeuomai (pol-it-yoo’om-ahee); middle voice of a derivative of 4177; to behave as a citizen (figuratively): KJV— let conversation be, live. 1Thes 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. (KJV) Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and (1)purify unto himself a (2)peculiar people, (3)zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. (KJV) Definitions: (1)purify unto himself-2511 katharizo (kath-ar-id’zo); from 2513; to cleanse (literally or figuratively): KJV— (make) clean (-se), purge, purify. (2)a peculiar people-4041 periousios (per-ee-oo’-see-os; from the present participle feminine of a compound of 4012 and 1510; being beyond usual, i.e. special (one’s own): KJV— peculiar. (3)zealous of good works-2207 zelotes (dzay-lotace’); from 2206; a “zealot”, 1) one burning with zeal, a zealot 3) most eagerly desirous of, zealous for, a thing a) to acquire a thing, (zealous of) b) to defend and uphold a thing, vehemently contending for a thing: KJV— zealous. Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. (KJV) James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself (1)unspotted from the (2)world. (KJV) Definitions: (1)to keep himself unspotted-784 aspilos-1) spotless 2) metaphorically, a) free from censure, irreproachable b) free from vice, unsullied. (2)from the world-2889 kosmos
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WHAT IS TRUTH? IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME -3) the world, the universe 4) the circle of the earth, the earth 6) the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ 7) world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc., which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ 1 Pet 2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. (KJV) 1 Pet 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the
will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. (KJV) 1 Pet 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the (1)righteous (2)scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. (KJV) Definitions: (1)And if the righteous-1342 dikaios (dik’-ahyos); from 1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively), a) in a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous,
E-mail Address: email@example.com Fax #: (281) 987-9703 keeping the commands of God, observing divine laws: KJV— just, meet, right (-eous). (2)scarcely be saved-3433 molis (mol’-is); probably by var. for 3425; with difficulty, hardly 2) not easily, that is, scarcely, very rarely: KJV— hardly, scarce (-ly), + with much work. 1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (KJV) I Jn 2:15 (1)Love not the (2)world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall
come, even now are there many (3)antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (KJV) Definitions:(1)Love NOT-25 agapao (ag-ap-ah’-o); perhaps from agan (much) [or compare 5689]; to love (in a social or moral sense), 1) used of persons: to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly 2) used of things: to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing: KJV— (be-) love (-ed). (2)the world , neither the things that are in the world-2889 kosmos-1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government 2) ornament, decoration, adornment, that is, the arrangement of the stars, `the heavenly hosts’, as the ornament of the heavens. 3) the world, the universe 4) the circle of the earth, the earth 5) the inhabitants of the earth, men, the human race 6) the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ 7) world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc., which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce
from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ. (3)even now there many antichrists-500 antichristos (an-tee’-khris-tos); from 473 and 5547; an opponent of the Messiah, the adversary of the Messiah: KJV— antichrist. Dear reader, after reading these instructions given by the Lord for one to be His follower; have we confessed, (praised) Him by applying these things to our lives (true Christians)? Or have we denied Him by OT denying OURSELVES thereby being DISOBEDIENT (antichrists)? Remember the purpose of these articles is to seek the TRUTH according to THE WORD, thereby exposing ERROR, which is false doctrine, for the purpose of saving our souls. We believe this is best done by definitions and the PREPONDERANCE OF SCRIPTURES; which is having superior weight, force, importance, or influence of SCRIPTURE. Again we believe this allows SCRIPTURE to INTERPRET SCRIPTURE, thereby allowing a better understanding on that topic. Thanks again for your interest in the WORD of TRUTH; GRACE and SALVATION; John 17:1721; Acts 20:29-32; James1:2125. After all it is our MAP to HEAVEN, and away from HELL! E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 281-987-9703
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