Bible Stumbling Blocks by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 8 is new — Find out if you are ‘Dead or Alive?’

1.Stumble-Cover-Final2Have you ever studied the bible and found things you just couldn’t reconcile with your mind and your Spirit?  I believe if we are honest, we all have.  My good friend and biblical mentor for many, many years — has put together a book for us to help us on some very complex concepts and perhaps take us all a little deeper in understanding too.  It is dense with scripture references if you are studying to teach others on topics this little book includes. Jesse C. Jones the author just added Chapter 8 and the entire book is available for free via Scribd.  You can read it there or download it and read it on your own computer or even print out whole chapters if you like.  We hope it will enrich your study of the bible and drive you to Him in prayer for understanding in your own spirit.  May you be richly blessed in your personal study and journey.  May you know Him and the fullness of His call and anointing  on your life.

The cover graphic was graciously provided by Rex Morache who was in California and now is in Texas.  You can see more of the wonderful work of Rex Morache on flicker here.

JCJ Books 2015Other Books Available by Jesse C. Jones

After the “Big Bang”

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

A Man of God

Dialogue With an Atheist

Has God Divorced America?

The Mystery of God

The Spiritual Life

Weighed in the Balances

Bible Stumbling Blocks

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online.  

They are free to download & share via SCrosnoe on Scribd

The Path to Holiness (paperback) available for purchase here

Additional related articles:

Publishing Books with Jesse C. Jones – The Path to Holiness

Recommending The Path to Holiness by Jesse C. Jones

A Man of God – A Tribute and a Testimony to Brother Frid

After the Big Bang – Free on Scribd Now!

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ now available on Scribd

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Publishing Books with Jesse C. Jones – The Path to Holiness

Many years ago, I met Jesse C. Jones and his lovely young family in Pasadena Texas.  I grew up there and went to school there…..

Years later we reconnected and I discovered that he was writing books.  His first was self published and is available in print via Amazon and other booksellers.

Jones Jesse - The Path to Holiness 51WTu1l88BL._SL500_AA300_My review of this his first book is online there and below here:

When I was growing up in Pasadena Texas, my parents met the Lord in a life changing way and were friends with the author of this book. They established a bible study for the children of the adults getting to know the Lord and studying the Word together. We met in the ‘upper room’ at Jesse’s house and we studied so we could grow in the knowledge of Jesus and His Word. I have a lot of love and a depth of gratitude to this author for helping guide me to the Lord at an early age.

I am so glad he has written this book. It is like none other that you have read — probably because Jesse is an engineer rather than a story teller. It is not a long book, but it is dense with scripture; some printed out for you and more references to take you as deep as you want to go with each chapter. I have suggested to Jesse that it would be perfect to provide online for small groups to use as guidance for bible studies. It is both foundational and for the believer who wants to go deeper. Isn’t the Word like that though?

I marvel that eternity may not be long enough to get to know our Creator! It is like an expanding understanding whether you go outward or inward. Time and dimensions seem to expand and contract as needed as we move in Him. I marvel at both the complexity and the simplicity of the Gospel.

One other thing that is very special about this book is the way Jesse had it published and what he does with the proceeds. He self published and any profits go to help a food bank in his community. So read the book and bless your life and a local community as well. What a roll model for us all! Thank you Jesse for oh so many things. May the Lord bless this effort in ways beyond your comprehension~

This author has more books available online via my Scribd account there (scrosnoe). They are free and downloadable and sharable too! One of she latest ones is discussed here […] and it talks about one of the bible teachers sent to this author in the early days of his spiritual development. My family was on that journey with him so it is a very precious story to me.

 

Jesse Jones Books Available Master 2015

Since then and in the past couple of years, Jesse has written a series of books available online and free to download.  We have been honored to have Rex Morache, a gifted graphic artist, provide many of the covers — each one special and timely.

I hope to be doing a series of articles on these books but for now if you want to explore on your own, here is the link to all of them available on scribd >>>.

You can read them online and/or download and print.  I believe they would make good study guides for home bible study groups because they are so dense with scripture references.  You decide what works best for you and share freely as we have here.

It has been an honor to help make this work available to all!

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League of Women Voters of the Bartlesville Area Candidate Forum on June 17th

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Washington County Grassroots Encouraged to Attend & Ask Questions

 — Watch on CableOne Channel 16 if unable to attend in person —

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   LWV to host candidate forum – June 17th

 

To help citizens prepare for the June 24 primary election, the League of Women Voters of the Bartlesville Area will hold a forum featuring area primary election candidates on June 17.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room in the Bartlesville City Center Building, 401 S. Johnstone Ave.

Candidates for the Oklahoma House of Representatives District 10 and the Washington County Commission will be speaking and answering written questions from the audience.

Seeking the seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Martin from the Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 10, are Travis Dunlap and Randy Barnett, both Republicans.

The other primary race of local interest is between Pat Evans and Mitchell Antle, both Republican candidates, who will compete for the Washington County Commissioner, District 1, position being vacated by Gary Deckard.

Area residents are invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to write down questions directed to one or all of the candidates. To schedule as many questions and answers as possible, League volunteers will read the questions to avoid duplications and a timekeeper will maintain time limits for the replies.

County commissioner candidates are scheduled first on the program, followed by the candidates for the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

LWV officials remind voters that Oklahoma has closed primary elections in which party candidates are chosen only by voters registered in that party. Although all the candidates speaking at this forum are Republicans, the non-partisan League encourages Democrats and Independents to attend and participate with questions.

The LWV statewide Vote411.org website is now open with statewide information including information from Oklahoma House District 10 Candidates. For more information about the local League of Women Voters, visit http://www.lwvok.org/Bartlesville.html. The local League’s e-mail is lwv__bvilleok@yahoo.com.  

For more information about the forum, call the local LWV contact at 918-333-7007.

Source Article: http://examiner-enterprise.com/news/local-news/lwv-host-candidate-forum#sthash.NnIfXLkX.dpuf

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Randy Barnett for HD10 Website

Travis Dunlap Website

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Note:  If the commissioner’s race candidates have websites, I was unable to find them (please provide links in comments section below if you have any additional information).

Side by side comparison of questionnaire answers for HD10 on Vote411 here >>>

Silver Lake Road Extension Eminent Domain Issue – a little history here >>>

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Randy Brogdon Leads the Pack of Conservatives for US Senate Race in Oklahoma

As a matter of fact you might say he is the only conservative in the race for US Senate in Oklahoma.

Several weeks ago, grassroots leaders got together in Oklahoma to tell you why we are not supporting TW Shannon for US Senate. This occurred in response to some ‘national teaparty’ leaders who made a swing through the state telling us he was our man. Our letter letting them know about the error of their ways is entitled why Oklahoma Grassroots Leaders and Activists Do Not Support TW Shannon and it is here >>>

Then there are those telling us why James Lankford deserves a promotion including via his own TV ads touting his ‘conservatism’; that is until you look at his voting record which is in and of itself rather dismal. I shared with you his bad votes recently on FGST here >>>

So now it seems only fitting to let you know that there is a real conservative leader on the ballot in the primary. The media is trying to ignore him and even excluding him from some events (so what else is new right?!), but the people know that he has been there for us on so many fronts in so many battles over recent years. He’s the kind of man who is there at crunch time for you and not all focused on taking credit for all the hard work of so many people in the matter when the job is done! However you know that he was there early on and when it mattered – like for instance with the repeal of Common Core recently. Now that is a leader and one that we will not have to lobby all the time to get to do the right thing!

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Stop the Debt

Repeal Obamacare

Stop NSA Spying

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Randy Brogdon’s brief bio and principles

Randy Brogdon.com

@RandyBrogdon

 

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“Be leery of politicians that will promise you the world.  My Campaign Promise:  I will tell you the truth.  

And I will do everything in my constitutional authority to protect your freedom”

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Comparison piece with startling differences between the top three candidates.  

Randy Brogdon 93%  others both in the 70 % range – barely passing!

But then of course I must also point out the differences in support for higher spending.  Lankford voted 3 times to raise the debt ceiling.  That does it for me – how about you?  Real ID anyone?  Support for Mitch McConnell?

Looks to me like the choice is clear – Randy Brogdon for US Senate.  I believe he can take it without a run-off  if only people look at the record and the money trail.  Will you help me tell the story and get out the word in your precinct?  Primary elections are about voting for the best candidate.  Run-offs will be held if necessary.  This one is a no brainer as far as I am concerned!

Here is my flyer of my favorites candidates in my area >>>

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My Favorite Candidates for Republican Primary 2014 – Washington County Flyer

Washington County Grassroots Sample Flyer

This is a flyer I am giving to friends. It is not endorsed by any candidate so if you like it and can make some version of it work in your area, please feel free to do so.  Some candidates do not like to have their campaigns linked and I understand that, but I am only going to hand out so many flyers and to so many people, so mine are going to have my favorites of course!  Make your own version, walk the talk, make friends, and have fun along the way…

The flyer is also available on scribd for easy printing and downloading and sharing (pdf version available there).

Download * Print * Share * Adapt for your area

To plug in with the various campaigns:

Randy Barnett for HD10

Randy Brogdon for US Senator

Dax Ewbank for Governor of Oklahoma 

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Local Voter Guides 101 — Video Instructions via Brian Crumby and CCMC

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Brian Crumby with Conservative Coalition of Montgomery County in Texas

These videos will tell you how to put together a voter guide for your county and give you some thoughts on ways to make the process simple and effective.  Of course the voting window from filing deadline to election is fixed and the work must be accomplished inside that window to be most effective.  More people are early voting these days so the guide should be timed to be out ahead of early voting.  Special thanks to my good friend in Texas, Brian Crumby for this video series and a special thanks for all his hard work over many years standing for life and for liberty and for a lot less government too! (Note: CCMC = Conservative Coalition Montgomery County)

How to put together a conservative local voter guide – Part 1

How to put together a conservative local voter guide (more on the panel) – Part 2

How to put together a conservative local voter guide (sample documents) – Part3

More information about Brian Crumby’s efforts in Montgomery County here >>>

CCMC2010voterguide (pdf format sample from 2010)

Conservativecoalitionmc.org/voterguide.pdf (pdf sample from 2014)

Comparison of voter guides in South Texas via google docs0

Candidate QandA in MC County races via google docs1

Contact Brian Crumby via email brian [at] crumby [dot] org 

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http://ok-safe.com/files/documents/1/2010_OK-SAFE_Grid_Tulsa_County_with_Questionnaire_1.pdf

http://ok-safe.com/files/documents/1/2011_OK-SAFE_Tulsa_Municipal_Voter_Guide_Questionnaire.pdf

Will Senator John Ford break the trance? Common Core and the UN re-Education Plan Revealed

This post is shared with the permission of the author RJ Barnett, who is a constituent of Senator John Ford’s.  Randy is from Bartlesville Oklahoma.  Following this post is a copy of his letter to Senator Ford on topic.  Please consider calling or writing your own letter on this important topic of stopping the implementation of Common Core in Oklahoma.  Mine is here >>> others have written as well.  Please share your letter in comments here!]

Many would ask “What can the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed …”  Psalm 9  

“To be ignorant of history is to forever be a child.”   Cicero

Bush New World Order 1990THE Question of how Gov Fallin, the NGA and national promoters of Common Core fell under the Collectivist trance of the New World Order  will NOT be addressed here.  But you can trace the cause to a RINO ( Republican in Name Only ) who penetrated and subverted the Reagan movement.   Now, in Common Core, we can see how Obama is running ahead with George Bush’s global education scheme.

Obama’s Education Secretary Arne “Dunk-em” Duncan  outlined the following before a recent U.N. gathering

“In March of 2009, President Obama called on the nation’s governors and state school chiefs to “develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity…  today, 37 states and the District of Columbia have already chosen to adopt the new state-crafted Common Core standards in math and English. Not studying it, not thinking about it, not issuing a white paper—they have actually done it. Over three-fourths of all U.S. public school students now reside in states that have voluntarily adopted higher, common college-ready standards that are internationally benchmarked.. “

Meaning and proper context is essential to break the code in Duncan’s educationist terminology.   What is meant by “21 st century”, pray tell?

And be MINDFUL, that the American family and education system was BROKEN Down in order to REBUILD us according to a new ethos. Thorough documentation of this multi-generation breakdown is provided by Ronald Reagan’s #2 Education appointee & POLICY chief sent to reform Jimmy Carter’s NEA pay-off, the federal Dept of Education.   Charlotte Iserbyt, a granddaughter of the most elite Ivy League/Yale families was able to discover from covert research in the erly 1980s .  (brief testimony here):

http://youtu.be/E5Ogb2zBWJw

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate”

— pt. 3-, (15 min.) – she exposes the depths of penetration .. as “Marxist”  — neo-Conservative-style (soviet-ized) Big Government –

Before she could advance the Reagan agenda, Iserbyt was removed by the Bush people in the bureaucracy:  am-Bushed.

Dunk’em Duncan goes on to say:

“The second game-changer is that states have banded together in large consortia to develop a new generation of assessments aligned with the states’ Common Core standards. In September, I announced the results of the department’s $350 million Race to the Top assessment completion to design this next generation of assessments.

Two state consortiums, which together cover 44 states and the District of Columbia, won awards. These new assessments will have much in common with the first-rate assessments now used in many high-performing countries outside the U.S. When these new assessments are in use in the 2014-15 school year, millions of U.S. schoolchildren, parents, and teachers will know, for the first time, if students truly are on-track for colleges and careers.

“I admit that President Obama’s 2020 college attainment goal is ambitious. To meet it, roughly 60 percent of young adults will need to have an earned an associate’s or bachelors’ degree by the end of the decade, up from 42 percent today.

We made a great start in expanding college access this year with the passage of health care reform, which also freed up $40 billion for Pell Grant scholarships for low-income undergraduates. That is the biggest increase in student aid in the U.S. since the 1944 GI bill. And the new law also granted $2 billion to community colleges to help them produce millions more graduates.”

CLASSIC FEDERAL CONTROL TECHNIQUES-  

“The four assurances got their name from the requirement that each governor in the 50 states had to provide an “assurance” they would pursue reforms in these four areas—in exchange for their share of funds from a Recovery Act program designed to largely stem job loss among teachers and principals.”

Remembering our HISTORY — what Iserbyt found deep in the 1980;’s agenda for global Marxist education

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate”  — DoEd document

“The first assurance was that states would work toward developing academic standards that truly show if a student is ready for college and a career when they graduate from high school. Under the existing system, many states had dummied down academic standards to make students look proficient. While that helps politicians look good, it was bad for children, bad for education, and bad for states’ long-term economic prosperity. Many states were in effect lying to students and parents, telling them that students were ready for careers and college when they were nowhere near ready.

The second assurance governors provided was in the area of data systems. More robust data systems and a new generation of assessments can assist teachers and principals to improve their practices and tailor their instruction in ways that were largely unthinkable in the past.”

http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/vision-education-reform-united-states-secretary-arne-duncans-remarks-united-nations-ed

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Let me close for now … but look for more to follow as we watch the RINO Follies of  John Ford and the State Chamber –directed Senate plunging Oklahoma deeper into the Bush-Obama  dream  …   the nightmare of a New World Order.

Please feel free to share this with local  parents, friend and associates –

A call to Senator Ford would remind him who he is supposed to be serving.  

Senator John Ford is Chairman of the Education Com–  918-914-9300 (m)  Office-  405 521-5634
[so far he is refusing to even hear the bill SB1146 in his committee]

[From Randy Barnett to Senator John Ford February 25, 2014]

Dear John –

Thank you for the call yesterday.   I appreciate your listening attempt— but it seems you don’t appreciate the stakes.

Just a few concerns to share …

Rather than learning the traditional Classical Liberal Arts, as Dr. Piper made clear at OK W U during the Townhall  Meeting, students are being subjected to a Common Core program designed for collectivization and regimentation of a worker state,– the key objective of trans-national corporations and global government,  as opposed to critical thinking and self-government.

The stress on younger students and families has proven to be overwhelming— no dispute of this. Common Core does not cultivate a love for learning. You and Sen. Stanislawski heard the testimonies and experience of both teachers and families in Owasso. (and there are many stories not told. )

This revealing  item from Obama’s  Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan–  address to a UN group in Paris:

“In March of 2009, President Obama called on the nation’s governors and state school chiefs to “develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity.” Virtually everyone thought the president was dreaming.

But today, 37 states and the District of Columbia have already chosen to adopt the new state-crafted Common Core standards in math and English. Not studying it, not thinking about it, not issuing a white paper—they have actually done it. Over three-fourths of all U.S. public school students now reside in states that have voluntarily adopted higher, common college-ready standards that are internationally benchmarked. That is an absolute game-changer in a system which until now set 50 different goalposts for success.

“The second game-changer is that states have banded together in large consortia to develop a new generation of assessments aligned with the states’ Common Core standards. In September, I announced the results of the department’s $350 million Race to the Top assessment completion to design this next generation of assessments.”

[WHO orchestrated and funded this group of states education bureaucrats, John? ]

“Two state consortiums, which together cover 44 states and the District of Columbia, won awards. These new assessments will have much in common with the first-rate assessments now used in many high-performing countries outside the U.S.”

http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/vision-education-reform-united-states-secretary-arne-duncans-remarks-united-nations-ed

Meaning and proper context is essential to break the code in Duncan’s educationist terminology.   (What is meant by “21st century”, pray tell? )

And we must be MINDFUL, that the American family and education system was BROKEN Down in order to REBUILD us according to a new ethos. Thorough documentation of this multi-generation breakdown is provided by Ronald Reagan’s #2 Education appointee & POLICY chief sent to reform Jimmy Carter’s NEA pay-off, the new, expanded Federal Dept of Education.   Charlotte Iserbyt, a granddaughter of a most elite Ivy League/Yale family was able to discover much from covert research in the early 1980s.

(brief testimony here):   http://youtu.be/E5Ogb2zBWJw

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate…”

— pt. 3-, (15 min.) – she exposes the depths of penetration .. as “Marxist”  —  neo-Conservative-style Big Government –

Please see her website for extensive evidence of the long-term plan-  

“Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration.” —  career review and findings:

http://youtu.be/9RTSZH2xDV4

Before she could advance the Reagan mandate for parental control and minimizing the Dept.’s control, Iserbyt was removed by the George Bush Establishment moles in the bureaucracy ( the elite Senior Executive Service)  :

CLASSIC FEDERAL CONTROL TECHNIQUES-  

Duncan in Paris:  “The four assurances got their name from the requirement that each governor in the 50 states had to provide an “assurance” they would pursue reforms in these four areas—in exchange for their share of funds from a Recovery Act program designed to largely stem job loss among teachers and principals.”   [ Did Oklahoma ever get all that was promised, Senator Ford? ]    What have we learned from history …

 “To be ignorant of history is to forever be a child.”  — Cicero

Remembering our HISTORY — what Iserbyt discovered back in the 1980’s (an agenda for global Marxist education) went far back in the early 20th century – funded by Carnegie, and especially the Rockefeller Foundations (GEB)

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate”  — DoEd document

JOHN–  the Common Core review board you mentioned will be dominated with advocates for the nationalized program —  uninformed people who are ill-equipped by training to recognize the hidden agenda and futility of command-oriented conditioning of young minds. ( a la BF Skinner –  documented by Iserbyt, a former school board member who studied this close up in the 1970s  )

It gives me no cause of hope for this generation of students.

The data security aspects have been addressed by experts in I.T. who say the identity of students cannot be separated from their data–  and cannot be protected from federal bureaucrats, as some would tell us.  This is another step to the Surveillance State described and warned of by George Orwell in 1984.

The real shame for many members of the GOP is that elected politicians such as yourself are taking us down the Road to Serfdom. Perhaps you’ve heard of that  classic economic work on economics and liberty?  It’s obvious that you have not read it, John.  You are a traitor to the cause that was championed by Ronald Reagan, in my considered opinion.  But you can change that, if you still have a mind that is open.

The destruction of American heritage, culture and families is advancing according to plans by globalist institutions that support the UN Agenda 21 and fund the organizations behind Common Core and previous schemes for conditioning students.

UNLESS YOU DELAY AND REVIEW THIS PROGRAM, you are making the recovery of American heritage, culture and freedom a far more difficult challenge for the next generations.  Will your name bear a black mark, should you fail to heed the warnings of parents, traditional American authorities, and your own Republican Party, (e.g., the State Committee that issued its statement against Common Core.)?

One last time, we are asking that you HEAR the Bill presented by Senator Eddie Fields,  SB—1146.   

Allow your fellow Senators, representing the people of Oklahoma, an open deliberative exchange to hear and decide on the best course of action.

PLEASE,  John —   Stand up for the People , not the lobbyists, special interests and “change agents”.

We are your neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

RJ Barnett

Licensed Bartlesville teacher

MA, Pubic Policy

USMC, Aviation/Intel

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