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Regaining Lost Ground on Oneplace.com
We've Stopped Trembling (3 of 3) | Pastor Shane Idleman

Regaining Lost Ground on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 25:00


We've Stopped Trembling (3 of 3) | Pastor Shane Idleman Watch our services live at http://wcfav.org/ Free Downloads of Pastor Shane's E-books at https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/teachings/ Donate to Westside Christian Fellowship here: https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/give/ Free speech is being severely compromised. This new FREE SPEECH platform is amazing - many solid voices are moving over. You can follow Pastor Shane here on Parler https://parler.com/profile/ShaneIdleman/posts. As of now, we're still on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Westside Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian church that meets every every Sunday at 9:00 am 11:00 am in Leona Valley, California (9306 Leona Avenue). For more info, or to read our statement of faith, visit westsidechristianfellowship.org/about-wcf/statement-of-faith/ To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1055/29

Regaining Lost Ground on Oneplace.com
We've Stopped Trembling (2 of 3) | Pastor Shane Idleman

Regaining Lost Ground on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 25:00


We've Stopped Trembling (2 of 3) | Pastor Shane Idleman Watch our services live at http://wcfav.org/ Free Downloads of Pastor Shane's E-books at https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/teachings/ Donate to Westside Christian Fellowship here: https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/give/ Free speech is being severely compromised. This new FREE SPEECH platform is amazing - many solid voices are moving over. You can follow Pastor Shane here on Parler https://parler.com/profile/ShaneIdleman/posts. As of now, we're still on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Westside Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian church that meets every every Sunday at 9:00 am 11:00 am in Leona Valley, California (9306 Leona Avenue). For more info, or to read our statement of faith, visit westsidechristianfellowship.org/about-wcf/statement-of-faith/ To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1055/29

Regaining Lost Ground on Oneplace.com
We've Stopped Trembling (1 of 3) | Pastor Shane Idleman

Regaining Lost Ground on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 25:00


We've Stopped Trembling (1 of 3) | Pastor Shane Idleman Watch our services live at http://wcfav.org/ Free Downloads of Pastor Shane's E-books at https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/teachings/ Donate to Westside Christian Fellowship here: https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/give/ Free speech is being severely compromised. This new FREE SPEECH platform is amazing - many solid voices are moving over. You can follow Pastor Shane here on Parler https://parler.com/profile/ShaneIdleman/posts. As of now, we're still on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Westside Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian church that meets every every Sunday at 9:00 am 11:00 am in Leona Valley, California (9306 Leona Avenue). For more info, or to read our statement of faith, visit westsidechristianfellowship.org/about-wcf/statement-of-faith/ To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1055/29

Flavortone
Episode 43: Fear and Being Interested in Many Different Things (Politics & Poetry) [PATREON PREVIEW]

Flavortone

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 8:49


For a Halloween special, Alec and Nick take up Søren Kierkegaard's frightening text “Fear and Trembling” as a starting point to discuss fear as it relates to philosophy, music, film, and life. Discussing the chilling crisis of faith during Abraham's binding of Isaac and the subsequent “Teleological suspension of the ethical”—the conversation evolves into a broader exploration of universal vs. situational fear, affects of fear vs. the motivations of fear, and the administration and control of fear in everything from the music of Scott Walker, Kubrick's The Shining, Krzysztof Penderecki, climate protesters actions toward paintings, alien surveillance, Sasquatches on the beach, and more. Ultimately, the discussion arrives at tautologies or “degree zeros” of existential fear—from John Cage confronting his own circulatory system in an anechoic chamber, to capitalism and environmental collapse in Lars “TCF” Holdus' new blogpost “Undoing nihilism.” 

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
October 25: Psalm 45; Psalms 47–48; Ecclesiasticus 24:1-12; Revelation 11:14–19; Luke 11:27–36

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 4:29


Proper 25 First Psalm: Psalm 45 Psalm 45 (Listen) Your Throne, O God, Is Forever To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 45   My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;    I address my verses to the king;    my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2   You are the most handsome of the sons of men;    grace is poured upon your lips;    therefore God has blessed you forever.3   Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,    in your splendor and majesty! 4   In your majesty ride out victoriously    for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;    let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!5   Your arrows are sharp    in the heart of the king's enemies;    the peoples fall under you. 6   Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.    The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;7     you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.  Therefore God, your God, has anointed you    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;8     your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.  From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;9     daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;    at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10   Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:    forget your people and your father's house,11     and the king will desire your beauty.  Since he is your lord, bow to him.12     The people2 of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,    the richest of the people.3 13   All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.14     In many-colored robes she is led to the king,    with her virgin companions following behind her.15   With joy and gladness they are led along    as they enter the palace of the king. 16   In place of your fathers shall be your sons;    you will make them princes in all the earth.17   I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;    therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. Footnotes [1] 45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 45:12 Hebrew daughter [3] 45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 47–48 Psalms 47–48 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47   Clap your hands, all peoples!    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2   For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,    a great king over all the earth.3   He subdued peoples under us,    and nations under our feet.4   He chose our heritage for us,    the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5   God has gone up with a shout,    the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6   Sing praises to God, sing praises!    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7   For God is the King of all the earth;    sing praises with a psalm!1 8   God reigns over the nations;    God sits on his holy throne.9   The princes of the peoples gather    as the people of the God of Abraham.  For the shields of the earth belong to God;    he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.2 Footnotes [1] 47:7 Hebrew maskil [2] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Old Testament: Ecclesiasticus 24:1-12 New Testament: Revelation 11:14–19 Revelation 11:14–19 (Listen) 14 The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come. The Seventh Trumpet 15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying,   “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,    who is and who was,  for you have taken your great power    and begun to reign.18   The nations raged,    but your wrath came,    and the time for the dead to be judged,  and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints,    and those who fear your name,    both small and great,  and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.” 19 Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings,1 peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail. Footnotes [1] 11:19 Or voices, or sounds (ESV) Gospel: Luke 11:27–36 Luke 11:27–36 (Listen) True Blessedness 27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” The Sign of Jonah 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. The Light in You 33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.” (ESV)

Isn't It Lovely? Podcast
Isn't it Lovely to be Bibliophile? with Ashley Holen, Danielle Shields, & Alli Veldhouse

Isn't It Lovely? Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 43:42


Calling all bookworms: the Isn't it Lovely? Book Club is BACK and better than ever as fan faves Alli Veldhouse and Ashley Holen bring along literary soulmate Danielle Shields to join Rachel and Tracy for a second installment of BOOK TALK! Appropriately recorded in a local Sioux Falls library, this episode spotlights Danielle's story of why reading is so important to her (along with a gentle dispelling of the notion that all books must be read to completion), as the rest of group listens with rapt attention to her pearls of wisdom. Spanning everything from worldview-changing reads to guilty pleasures, the conversation also includes Ashley's nomination as “most likely to be Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games”, Alli's determination that Elin Hilderbrand's books deserves perhaps a PG-13 rating, the overall pros and cons of marking up books, and Rachel and Tracy's shared mic transforming into the sixth entity in the room. Episode Mentions: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins The Winter Series, The Blue Bistro, The Paradise Series, and The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand Sweet Valley High Series by Francine Pascal The Bible Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. by Laura Tremaine To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Attributes of God by A.W. Tozer The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery by David Brenner The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Find Your People by Jennie Allen Being Mortal by Atul Gawande Letters to My Son by Kent Nerburn Jim Kwik: Brain Coach Libby: The Library Reading App Isn't it Lovely? Podcast Season 3 Episode 6: “Isn't it Lovely to Fall in Love with Reading?” https://www.isitnotlovely.com/episodes/ashleyholenandalliveldhouse What Are You Loving: Alli: Olga Alteration https://www.facebook.com/OlgaAlteration/ and Tailoring and Goof Off https://goofoffproducts.com/ Danielle: Classical Stuff You Should Know Podcast Episode 169: “Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling” https://www.classicalstuff.net/episodes-1/2021/6/29/169-kierkegaards-fear-and-trembling Ashley: Flourish Wellness and Birth Co. https://flourishbirthco.com/ Rachel: Flourish Wellness and Birth Co. and Culture Con 2022 https://letsthink3d.com/culturecon2022/ Tracy: Science Nutrition, TB16 Thermal Burn, and HydroIV https://mysciencenutrition.com/

Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Keeping Yourself in God's Love with Joy and Trembling

Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022


Fear & Trembling Harderwyk Ministries
Fear & Trembling Episode 4 - The Bible Tells Me So

Fear & Trembling Harderwyk Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022


Metro Detroit Christian Church
Trembling at the Word #2 | Peter Dresser

Metro Detroit Christian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


Steamy Stories Podcast
Lost in Eros, Book II: The Forest – Part 5By BradentonLarry -...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


Lost in Eros, Book II: The Forest – Part 5By BradentonLarry - Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.None of the men rushed ahead to get at her, and these good manners put them ahead of the sisters in Toshia's esteem. Smiling at them, Toshia decided to throw herself into things and get as much fun out of the situation as she could. She started to crawl toward them across the mattress, which prompted hoots and cheering from the audience overhead, and encouraged the men to join her on the mattress, walking on the mattress toward her. When she was surrounded by them, she sat back on her haunches and smiled up at them. They cheerfully smiled back, and one of them, a cute guy with light blue eyes, dark hair and a thin physique, reached out to gently run his hand over her hair. Toshia reached up and brushed her hands over several of the cocks swaying around her.Before waking up in Eros, Toshia had never been with more than one man at a time. Since then, on her first night, she had had a man in both her pussy and mouth at the same time; the next day she had satisfied five men in a little gangbang orchestrated by Don, with the assistance of Shelonda; there had been her marathon in the disco, and the orgy in the steam room, when she had taken Don in her pussy and Peter in her ass, as well as comparatively light play during the masquerade, when she'd been fucking and sucking simultaneously; and, of course, there had been her time with the satyrs. She remembered how much she had come to love fucking here, and had discovered her love of XYZ saturated cum. She recalled the delirious and delicious frenzy that she had surrendered herself to in the disco, and felt her body responding in anticipation as she leaned forward to brush her cheek against one of the five cocks at her disposal.She began to stroke the two cocks which were currently in her hands and bent down a little to kiss one of the two cocks in front of her, which were now standing out a bit, offering themselves to her. She kissed the other one, then, and licked it. She moved to the other, licked it too, and then took its purple head into her mouth. Toshia slowly sucked on it, as if it were a hard candy, feeling it swell between her lips. The cocks in her hands were stiffening quickly, and the man behind her, who must be the one with the big dick, continued to stroke her hair and shoulders. The other men followed that one's lead and began to touch her. Strong, rough, but gentle hands caressed her face and neck, and moved over her arms and touched her breasts.Toshia released the one cock from her mouth and caught the other she'd kissed in her mouth. She bobbed her head on it a little, looking up at the two men directly in front of her to make sure they were watching her. Seeing that they were paying attention, Toshia pushed herself forward, and let this cock slide over her tongue and down into her throat. She held it there for a long moment, breathing through her nose. Then, she pulled back, only to turn and give the same treatment to the other cock.She was dimly aware that the women above were shouting encouragement, but Toshia's attention was on the cocks in front of her and in her hands, and the hands that were exploring her upper body, particularly the ones that were now pinching her nipples. This last made her moan around the cock in her mouth.Toshia pulled off this cock, then, and turned to her left, pulling the cock she'd been stroking with that hand to her mouth. While she was sucking that now very stiff prick, the man behind her knelt down and reached around to run his big hand over her belly, as his other hand continued to tease her tit. The man behind her kissed her shoulder and his fingers delved down between her thighs, brushing against her clit and touching her wet lips. The all too brief and tantalizing caress sparked another moan.One of the men in front of her knelt down then and leaned in to kiss and suck at her free breast. Toshia took this as a cue to turn her head to the right and give the cock in that hand the treatment three of the others had enjoyed. She found herself sucking with growing enthusiasm. The sensations of those thick, hard cocks sliding in and out of her mouth were enough to get her riled up all by themselves. The thought of having five of them to herself was an additional thrill. The man behind her then managed to part her pussy lips with his large fingers and to push a digit partway up her. Toshia responded by rocking against him, rubbing herself against his hand and trying to get that finger to penetrate deeper. She would have leaned forward, so that the man behind her could fuck her from behind, but there was a man in front of her, sucking on her nipple, blocking her way.Instead, she tried leaning back a little, to make it easier for the man's finger to get into her. Soon, she was lying back against this big man, feeling his cock pressed against her lower back. His was the only cock in the bunch that wasn't fully hard yet, but it was already long and thick. Now he was able to fuck his finger in and out Toshia's pussy freely, rubbing his hand against her clit all the while. Meanwhile, the other guys had gotten on their knees around her. Two men now had their mouths on her tits, while two of them made sure that she always had a cock in her face. Laughing, she took hold of both of these cocks, brought their heads together and sucked them both into her mouth. She'd seen this done in porn films, but had never done anything like it before. She stuffed both cocks into her mouth as far as she could, which wasn't far, and then released them, but held them so that she could play with both heads with her tongue.One of the guys in front of her, the one who had been first to drop to his hands and knees, was kissing down her belly, and coaxed the hand away from her pussy. Toshia whimpered as the finger left her, but then moaned in appreciation as she felt that large finger replaced by two slightly smaller ones and a warm tongue lapping at her clit. She went back to sucking one cock at a time, deepthroating one and then the other, until her first orgasm hit her hard. She moaned and trembled as she sucked hard on the guy lucky enough to be there at that moment. Toshia didn't wait to stop shaking before she went back to enthusiastically sucking. The guys were ready to change things around, though.The man who had licked her so well backed away, and the big guy behind her lifted her up off him and scooted out from behind her. Toshia fell backward, letting her legs splay out, one managing to slip between one guy's legs and the other caught by one of the gentlemen whose cock she'd just been sucking.For a moment, she saw the sisters around the big opening in the ceiling. They seemed to be watching the action closely. For some reason, the idea that she was putting on a show for those women added a lot to how turned on Toshia was. She tried to spot Daphne – she wanted to make sure the dark-haired bitch could see that she was having fun – but the men and their cocks crowded out her view.Four of the guys were kneeling around her upper body, including the still relatively limp dong of the guy who'd been so patiently behind her until now. She smiled up at all the guys, but focused on that one big cock, reaching up to run her hands over it and to pull it down to her lips. She could feel someone parting her legs and then lifting her hips up off the mattress, but Toshia concentrated on kissing and licking the head of the cock in her hands. She felt a hard head being pushed into her pussy and pulled the other into her mouth at the same time. She wrapped her legs around the waist of the man inside her, pulling him into her until she felt him filling her and then fucking her. As the cock in her mouth grew harder, she had to turn her head to the side so the big man could keep it between her lips. The other three guys continued to move their hands over her body, concentrating mostly on her tits, which were being caressed and pinched almost constantly. The cock in her pussy was fucking her steadily, and her pussy was milking it with each thrust. Letting the man with the big cock hold her head in place and gently fuck in and out of her mouth, Toshia moved her hands over the other available men, grasping for their hard organs and stroking and pulling at them whenever she found them.Toshia was loving all this attention, and was sure she would come again soon, but also thought there must be more efficient ways to do things. For one thing, she wasn't giving this deliciously thick cock the attention she wanted. She pulled her head back, and, once her mouth was clear, said, “Let me up for a second.”As soon as the guy fucking her pulled out, Toshia rolled over and got up on her hands and knees. Looking back over her shoulder at her erstwhile fucker, she said, “Carry on, but you boys need to take turns.”This made the guys all laugh. They cheerfully gathered around her again, hands all over her back, butt and tits, as that cock was pushed back into her waiting pussy. Toshia smiled at the guy with the big cock and said, “Now, bring that back over here.”The big man grinned down at her and pushed his hard cock down so she could get the head of it into her mouth. She took hold of the thick shaft with one hand began to work the fat, purple head in and out of her mouth. It was soon slick with her spit and sliding in and out of her throat with surprising ease. He held on to her head again, and she let go of him so that she could find another pair of cocks to stroke.Behind her, her narrow waist was held tightly as a thick cock slid in and out of her grasping, wet pussy. She could feel the man's balls slapping against her clit as she felt his body pressing against her butt. With each thrust into her, Toshia was pushed onto the thick cock in her mouth and throat. She found herself grunting and moaning with animal abandon.Abruptly, the cock was pulled out of her pussy and there was motion on the mattress. Then, without any preliminaries a second cock was pushed into her. Apparently the guy who did not have his cock in Toshia's mouth or one of her hands was now fucking her. She pushed back onto him to welcome him. It didn't take long for him to begin fucking her with enthusiasm, and she was again moaning around the thick organ in her mouth. Then, again abruptly, that cock was pulled out of her, and one of the cocks in her hands was withdrawn, only to be pushed a moment later deep into her pussy.Toshia wished Don was here to see her fucking one guy after another in quick succession. She managed to glance to the side and saw her reflection in the mirrored wall. She was on her hands and knees, surrounded by men who were fucking her, while she deepthroated a hung stud. Don would love this!Then there was another sudden change of cocks fucking her pussy. She felt a hand slipping up along her belly until the questing fingers found her clit, just beneath someone's thick cock fucking her pussy. Strung between two male shafts, with her tits being squeezed and someone playing with her clit, Toshia came again, groaning loudly. The big guy in front of her pulled his cock out of her mouth, so she could catch her breath.Toshia looked up at him and the others with a happy grin, “Thanks, boys. Let's try something else.”She had the big stud lay down on his back, and she quickly straddled him. She took hold of his hard cock, and pushed the fat head of it up into her pussy. “Mmm, nice!” she smiled down at him. Then she slowly lowered herself so that the thick shaft filled her completely. She paused a moment to adjust to the girth – it was the biggest cock she'd had inside her since the Manor – and then began to fuck up and down on it. Soon she was rocking on that big prick, enjoying the feeling of it moving inside her as well as the hard body she was grinding down against.The other guys clustered around her, their cocks in her face. She spent a few minutes moving from cock to cock, sucking on them each. Then, she concentrated on one, bobbing her head up and down on it vigorously and taking it down her throat. Pulling off it, then, she said to its owner, “Now get behind me and fuck my ass.”Toshia was already sucking another cock by the time she felt the head of a cock pushing against her butt. She relaxed and exhaled as her ass was penetrated. After her time with the satyr's she was pretty comfortable with this, even though the cock in her pussy was much larger than that of any of the satyrs. Toshia let herself revel in the feeling of having her mouth, pussy and ass well-filled by cock. In another moment, she was being fucked hard in the ass, as she tried to keep her mouth and hands busy on the three cocks in front of her. She had the middle cock deep in her throat, and the other two cocks in her tight grasp when she felt the unmistakable thrusting into her from behind that indicated her ass was about to be filled with cum. She moaned encouragement and kept sucking and stroking. The cock in her butt swelled and Toshia felt the warmth of hot jizz shooting up inside her.As the guy behind her pulled out of her, she pulled back off the cock in her throat, looked up and said, “Your turn. Get back there and fill me up.”As that man hurried to comply, the other two guys closed ranks and she pulled both of their cocks to her mouth. She had both of their heads in her mouth as her ass accepted its second guest of the day. The guy fucking her ass had been ready to blow when he was down Toshia's throat, and now that her tight, strong ass was squeezing him in its hot grasp, he was only able to thrust a dozen deep and hard times before he exploded up inside her.One of the guys in front of Toshia didn't wait to be told what to do, but hurried behind her to replace the man who now pulled out of her ass. This one hadn't been so close to coming, though, so he was able to give her a sound fucking. Shoving back onto him and the big cock underneath her, Toshia pulled the man in front of her closer and sucked his cock intently. She wanted to taste some delicious cum, and she meant to make this cock give it to her. One fist wrapped around the base of its shaft, she let him fuck in and out of her mouth and throat with abandon. All three cocks in her were plundering her body for every ounce of pleasure, and she was getting as good as she was giving. A series of rising orgasms blossomed at her clit and swept through her body, making her pussy and ass clasp hungrily at the cocks in them. Before she was finished coming, the cock in her ass erupted with what felt like a torrent of hot cum. That guy kept fucking her though, and was still hard inside her when the cock in her mouth swelled and a flood of cum filled her mouth. Toshia swallowed again and again, until there was no more to be had.Slowly, gently, the cocks were withdrawn from her ass and mouth. Of the five men, only the guy beneath her hadn't come. Toshia felt a playful sense of accomplishment at this, and was about to ask the patient man how he wanted her, when there was squeaking sound as the cell gate was opened again. The four men who had come slipped out and another four came in.“Oh my,” Toshia said, noting that at least one of these newcomers was as well hung as the man in her pussy.Seeing what was going on, the man underneath her suggested, “Turn around and sit on my cock, so you can fuck it while sucking them.”She laughed, and said, “Good idea.”She pulled herself up off him and turned around, squatting over his cock, which he held up for her. She sank down on it with a satisfied smile, and beckoned the new four guys over. As she began to take turns sucking and stroking these new cocks, the man underneath her lifted her by her waist and lifted and lowered her, while fucking up into her. The up and down motion helped her stroke and suck the cocks around her. Oblivious to everything but the good, steady fucking her pussy was getting, the strong hands on her waist, and the cocks in her mouth and hands, Toshia gave herself over to being the instrument of sexual pleasure for these strangers. Before she knew it, the cock in her left hand was spraying a thick stream of white cum over her forehead and down her cheek. Laughing, she tried to get her mouth on that cock before more escaped, but just as she did, the cock in her right hand erupted, shooting cum all over her neck and tits. Toshia sucked the remaining cum out of those two cocks before releasing them and turning her attention to the remaining two cocks, including the other really big one. For now, she concentrated on the smaller of the two, sucking on it enthusiastically while stroking the larger with her hands. When the cock in her mouth spewed its delicious load down her throat, Toshia knew that she was ready for something more, and thought that she should try to give the guy beneath her something of a treat.She looked over her shoulder to explain what she had in mind, but then noticed that the cell gate was being opened again. Three new men were being admitted as the three who had just come left.“How many men are there?” Toshia asked.“Twenty six,” the man smiled.This exchange, which had been heard above, set off a raucous round of laughter among the spectators.Toshia laughed and said, “OK, well, I'll worry about that later. For now, I want to try to take you up my butt. Be gentle!”He lifted her up, and she reached down to catch his cock and then pushed it back so she could feel the big head of it pressed against her asshole. Her butt was still slippery with cum, and his cock was very slick with her juice, but he would be the biggest thing she'd ever had up her ass. Toshia thought, If I pull this off and live, I'm going back to the Manor and having the Player and Igor double-team me! Slowly he lowered her and she opened herself up, until the fat head was up inside her. “Goddamn that's big! Fuck, it feels good!” she exclaimed, realizing that she was making a spectacle for the audience above her. Then, she added, “You ought to try this Wanda.”This made the spectators erupt in raucous laughter, which then became applause.Toshia took hold of the forearms of the man underneath her and pulled herself down further. She felt simultaneously that she was tearing herself apart and that she was having the most intense sexual moment of her life. She wasn't done, though. Once she was sure she had that big cock firmly up inside her, she leaned back and beckoned to the man with the other big prick who had been watching all of this with great interest. He knelt down in front of Toshia, and pushed his cock down until the head was brushing against her clit and pussy lips. “Put it in me,” Toshia said. “Fuck my pussy with that big cock.”With a big grin on his face, this guy slowly pushed his cock into Toshia's waiting and very wet pussy. He wasn't even all the way in before Toshia began to come. Trembling all over and gasping, she managed to shout, “More! Give me more! Fill me with your cock!”The man beneath her held her in place, while the man over her pushed all the way in and then began to fuck slowly and steadily in and out of her. Toshia found herself coming over and over again as these two big cocks moved inside her. She wrapped her legs around the waist of the man in front of her and urged him to fuck her harder. Soon he was fucking that big cock into her vigorously, and Toshia was gasping and grunting in time with the thrusts.Slowly she became aware that the three new men were standing around watching the action and stroking their very hard cocks. Letting the man beneath her hold her in place, she reached out and caught one of the cocks and pulled it and the attached man closer. He bent his knees and Toshia leaned a bit to the side, so she could get her mouth on this new cock. The other guys came closer and one of them took hold of Toshia's free hand and placed it on his cock. She immediately began to pull and twist on it. The third man, directly over her, reached down to caress her hair and throat. Toshia responded to this by taking her mouth off the one cock and dropping her head back. She caught the balls of the man in front of her in her mouth and sucked on them, while continuing to stroke the cocks of the men on either side. The man whose balls she was sucking pulled back then and pushed his cock down so it could slide into her mouth. Toshia relaxed her throat and let him push into her. Soon he was fucking in and out of her mouth and throat steadily. Toshia lay back and let the cocks fucking her have their way with her; the only really active thing she was doing was stroking the two cocks on either side.Surprisingly, it was the guy in her right hand who came first, shooting a stream of cum over her upturned and sweaty breast. Toshia could only feel the cum splatter over her tits and then running down her hand. Then, the man fucking her throat was pushing more insistently, and the shaft filling Toshia's mouth swelled as a thick flood of cum washed down her throat. She tried to swallow without choking, and was mostly successful. Before the guy on Toshia's left could take his place at Toshia's mouth, the guy fucking his big cock in and out of Toshia's pussy shoved extra hard into her and shot a big load of cum into her, which spilled out of her as he drew that thick shaft out of her. Without waiting to be told or invited, the guy who had been on Toshia's left hurried to get between her legs. She smiled down at him as he shoved himself into her, squishing more cum out of her. It took him only a few good thrusts before he added his own seed to Toshia's pussy.Another three guys were waiting their turn, but Toshia held up her cum-covered hand. She said to the guy beneath her, “Let's roll over, so you can really fuck me.”This maneuver was carried off with surprising ease; the big man's strength and Toshia's small size no doubt helped. Now Toshia was on her hands and knees again, as the original big cock of the day fucked in and out of her ass with enthusiastic abandon. Toshia just shoved back on that wonderfully large cock and ignored everything else for the moment. There were guys all around her, pawing her and stroking their cocks, and one guy managed to worm his way underneath her, kissing and sucking at her nipples as she fucked. All she was thinking about was fucking that cock and taking his cum in her ass. After all his patience, it didn't take long for this steady, hard fucking to bring him off. Toshia smiled happily to herself as he pumped what felt like a gallon of cum into her bowels.As he pulled out of her, she looked back at him and asked, “What's your name?”“Victor,” he smiled.“Nice to meet you, Victor,” she grinned. I'll have to find a way to bring him along when I get out of here. Then she was being pulled down on the hard cock of the man who had been underneath her. She rode this guy happily, taking the cock that was offered to her mouth as well. Then she felt someone behind her, and she turned to say, “Put it in my pussy, too.”The new guy laughed a little and nodded. He pushed the head of his cock down as the guy underneath Toshia pulled out. They put their heads together and slowly pushed into her.“Mm, yeah,” Toshia smiled and pushed back on them. “That's good. Fuck me together like that.” She found herself wishing there were some way to get a cock into her ass, too, but contented herself with going back to sucking on the cock in front of her. She was amazed and delighted by how much her body could take, and how much pleasure it could give her. Her experiences in Eros had awakened the daring sexual explorer inside her. It didn't take long for the intense double-fucking she was getting to make her come yet again. Later, after this set of guys had all come and gone, and Toshia had completely lost count of how many men had come in and on her, she had another interesting idea.She was now again, lying back on a man who had his cock up inside her ass, and had taken five guys in her pussy, and a sixth was now pushing himself into her. She put a hand on this sixth man's chest and said, “Try to get into my ass too.”“Ambitious,” the man smiled. He pushed himself the rest of the way into her pussy, getting himself well coated with pussy juice and cum, and then pulled out. Working with the guy beneath her, he slowly pushed into her tight butt with his companion.“Oh my god!” Toshia shouted. “Too much, too much! No, don't stop! Fuck me. Fuck my ass! I'm such a slut!”With two cocks sliding in and out of ass, Toshia came in a spectacular, screaming display. She gasped and shook, clawing at the back of the man on top of her. They fucked her to two more orgasms, and then the man on top of her pulled out of her ass and moved around to push his cock into her eager mouth. She gave him a sloppy, enthusiastic blowjob until he pulled out and came messily all over her face and throat. Toshia laughed and pushed the cum into her mouth. Then the guy behind her rolled her over so that she was lying on her belly and he was fucking her ass hard and fast. When he finally came inside her, Toshia stayed in that position, letting the remaining half dozen guys, who might have been repeats for all she could tell, fuck her pussy or ass as they wanted. She was done coming, and was happy to just give herself up to these men who had given her so much pleasure.When it was finally done, Toshia rolled over and looked up at the sisters. She finally saw Daphne watching her with a frown. Toshia smiled sleepily up at her and blew her a kiss.To be continued.By BradentonLarry for Literotica

The Silt Verses
Chapter 27: So I'll Bear It Trembling Onwards

The Silt Verses

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 38:30 Very Popular


On either side of the border, two separate groups of fugitives find themselves running for their lives.This episode features: William A. Wellman, Graham Rowat, Jasper Locke, JV Hampton Van-Sant, B. Narr, Méabh de Brún, Cait Gallagher, Lucille Valentine, Jimmie Yamaguchi, and the Host from We Are Not Meant To Know.Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-12 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
September 18: Psalm 48; 2 Samuel 8; Ezekiel 8; Luke 12:13–48

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 12:10


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 48 Psalm 48 (Listen) Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.1 Footnotes [1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 8 (Listen) David's Victories 8 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. 3 David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. 6 Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze. 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, 10 Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze. 11 These also King David dedicated to the LORD, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, 12 from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13 And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 14 Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. David's Officials 15 So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people. 16 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder, 17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary, 18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over1 the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests. Footnotes [1] 8:18 Compare 20:23, 1 Chronicles 18:17, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks was over (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Ezekiel 8 Ezekiel 8 (Listen) Abominations in the Temple 8 In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me there. 2 Then I looked, and behold, a form that had the appearance of a man.1 Below what appeared to be his waist was fire, and above his waist was something like the appearance of brightness, like gleaming metal.2 3 He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy. 4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the valley. 5 Then he said to me, “Son of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of the altar gate, in the entrance, was this image of jealousy. 6 And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations.” 7 And he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, there was a hole in the wall. 8 Then he said to me, “Son of man, dig in the wall.” So I dug in the wall, and behold, there was an entrance. 9 And he said to me, “Go in, and see the vile abominations that they are committing here.” 10 So I went in and saw. And there, engraved on the wall all around, was every form of creeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel. 11 And before them stood seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had his censer in his hand, and the smoke of the cloud of incense went up. 12 Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'” 13 He said also to me, “You will see still greater abominations that they commit.” 14 Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD, and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then he said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? You will see still greater abominations than these.” 16 And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD. And behold, at the entrance of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs to the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, worshiping the sun toward the east. 17 Then he said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations that they commit here, that they should fill the land with violence and provoke me still further to anger? Behold, they put the branch to their3 nose. 18 Therefore I will act in wrath. My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity. And though they cry in my ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.” Footnotes [1] 8:2 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew of fire [2] 8:2 Or amber [3] 8:17 Or my (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 12:13–48 Luke 12:13–48 (Listen) The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”' 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Do Not Be Anxious 22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?1 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,2 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his3 kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. You Must Be Ready 35 “Stay dressed for action4 and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants5 whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he6 would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant7 whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. Footnotes [1] 12:25 Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [2] 12:27 Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave [3] 12:31 Some manuscripts God's [4] 12:35 Greek Let your loins stay girded; compare Exodus 12:11 [5] 12:37 Or bondservants [6] 12:39 Some manuscripts add would have stayed awake and [7] 12:43 Or bondservant; also verses 45, 46, 47 (ESV)

Lake Superior Christian Church Podcast

What does it meant to tremble at the Word of God? The post Ezra 9 | Trembling appeared first on Lake Superior Christian Church.

Metro Detroit Christian Church
Trembling at the Word | Peter Dresser

Metro Detroit Christian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


REAL TALK - Come Follow Me
Isaiah 13-14; 24-30; 35 | September 12-18 - Episode 38

REAL TALK - Come Follow Me

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 25:03


Episode 38We winWe are ChristiansLucifer - not the catIsaiah 13-14; 24-30; 35 | September 12-18Lesson 38  “A Marvellous Work and a Wonder”#OldTestament2022 #comefollowme #comefollowme2022 #realtalkcomefollowmeJoin hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum as they discuss impactful topics from this week's Come, Follow Me lesson covering these chapters in the book of Isaiah. Explore these important themes, topics, and questions: - Why we are stronger than Satan (and why God wins)- Hope and healing in the midst of suffering through Christ and his salvation- The Book of Mormon and Christianity - God's “strange” and "marvellous" works—----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Invitation: Share your witness of the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ this week. It can be with a friend, family member, co-worker, or even on social media! —----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Quotes & Links: Link to Come, Follow Me Through the Old Testament Book:https://www.seagullbook.com/real-talk-real-life-scripture-journal-old-testament.html“Not even Lucifer, the Star of the Morning the arch-enemy of mankind can withstand the power of the priesthood of God. Trembling, quaking, cursing, weeping, wailing, gnashing his teeth, he departed from the victorious Moses.” [1964–A:93, Spencer W. Kimball, “…For They Shall See God”]—----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Real Talk is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.

ESV: Chronological
September 10: Psalms 46–50

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 8:15


Psalms 46–50 Psalms 46–50 (Listen) God Is Our Fortress To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.1 A Song. 46   God is our refuge and strength,    a very present2 help in trouble.2   Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,3   though its waters roar and foam,    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah 4   There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy habitation of the Most High.5   God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;    God will help her when morning dawns.6   The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;    he utters his voice, the earth melts.7   The LORD of hosts is with us;    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah 8   Come, behold the works of the LORD,    how he has brought desolations on the earth.9   He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;    he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;    he burns the chariots with fire.10   “Be still, and know that I am God.    I will be exalted among the nations,    I will be exalted in the earth!”11   The LORD of hosts is with us;    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47   Clap your hands, all peoples!    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2   For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,    a great king over all the earth.3   He subdued peoples under us,    and nations under our feet.4   He chose our heritage for us,    the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5   God has gone up with a shout,    the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6   Sing praises to God, sing praises!    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7   For God is the King of all the earth;    sing praises with a psalm!3 8   God reigns over the nations;    God sits on his holy throne.9   The princes of the peoples gather    as the people of the God of Abraham.  For the shields of the earth belong to God;    he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.4 Why Should I Fear in Times of Trouble? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 49   Hear this, all peoples!    Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,2   both low and high,    rich and poor together!3   My mouth shall speak wisdom;    the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.4   I will incline my ear to a proverb;    I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. 5   Why should I fear in times of trouble,    when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me,6   those who trust in their wealth    and boast of the abundance of their riches?7   Truly no man can ransom another,    or give to God the price of his life,8   for the ransom of their life is costly    and can never suffice,9   that he should live on forever    and never see the pit. 10   For he sees that even the wise die;    the fool and the stupid alike must perish    and leave their wealth to others.11   Their graves are their homes forever,5    their dwelling places to all generations,    though they called lands by their own names.12   Man in his pomp will not remain;    he is like the beasts that perish. 13   This is the path of those who have foolish confidence;    yet after them people approve of their boasts.6 Selah14   Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol;    death shall be their shepherd,  and the upright shall rule over them in the morning.    Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell.15   But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,    for he will receive me. Selah 16   Be not afraid when a man becomes rich,    when the glory of his house increases.17   For when he dies he will carry nothing away;    his glory will not go down after him.18   For though, while he lives, he counts himself blessed    —and though you get praise when you do well for yourself—19   his soul will go to the generation of his fathers,    who will never again see light.20   Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish. God Himself Is Judge A Psalm of Asaph. 50   The Mighty One, God the LORD,    speaks and summons the earth    from the rising of the sun to its setting.2   Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,    God shines forth. 3   Our God comes; he does not keep silence;7    before him is a devouring fire,    around him a mighty tempest.4   He calls to the heavens above    and to the earth, that he may judge his people:5   “Gather to me my faithful ones,    who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”6   The heavens declare his righteousness,    for God himself is judge! Selah 7   “Hear, O my people, and I will speak;    O Israel, I will testify against you.    I am God, your God.8   Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you;    your burnt offerings are continually before me.9   I will not accept a bull from your house    or goats from your folds.10   For every beast of the forest is mine,    the cattle on a thousand hills.11   I know all the birds of the hills,    and all that moves in the field is mine. 12   “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,    for the world and its fullness are mine.13   Do I eat the flesh of bulls    or drink the blood of goats?14   Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,8    and perform your vows to the Most High,15   and call upon me in the day of trouble;    I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” 16   But to the wicked God says:    “What right have you to recite my statutes    or take my covenant on your lips?17   For you hate discipline,    and you cast my words behind you.18   If you see a thief, you are pleased with him,    and you keep company with adulterers. 19   “You give your mouth free rein for evil,    and your tongue frames deceit.20   You sit and speak against your brother;    you slander your own mother's son.21   These things you have done, and I have been silent;    you thought that I9 was one like yourself.  But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you. 22   “Mark this, then, you who forget God,    lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!23   The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;    to one who orders his way rightly    I will show the salvation of God!” Footnotes [1] 46:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 46:1 Or well proved [3] 47:7 Hebrew maskil [4] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death [5] 49:11 Septuagint, Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Their inward thought was that their homes were forever [6] 49:13 Or and of those after them who approve of their boasts [7] 50:3 Or May our God come, and not keep silence [8] 50:14 Or Make thanksgiving your sacrifice to God [9] 50:21 Or that the I am (ESV)

Lakeside Bible Church | Sermons
Trembling Before A Treasure: A Biblical Theology Of The Fear of God

Lakeside Bible Church | Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


The Signal Daily
Liz Truss Inherits a Trembling Economy

The Signal Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 10:57


The verdict is out and the United Kingdom has a new Prime Minister. Liz Truss is the country's third female prime minister, following Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher. But Truss will not have time to celebrate her victory, as the winter is coming her way. In other news, we discuss the growing number of road accidents in India. According to NCRB, over 155,000 people died in road accidents in 2021. And the most common causes of accidents are believed to be speeding, overtaking, and careless driving. Tune in to know more on both stories! You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android, iOS or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://ivmpodcasts.com/.Do follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.Follow the show across platforms:Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Prime Music.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
September 6: 1 Samuel 31; 1 Corinthians 11; Psalm 48; Ezekiel 9

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 9:37


With family: 1 Samuel 31; 1 Corinthians 11 1 Samuel 31 (Listen) The Death of Saul 31 Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. 3 The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was badly wounded by the archers. 4 Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and mistreat me.” But his armor-bearer would not, for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword and fell upon it. 5 And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him. 6 Thus Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor-bearer, and all his men, on the same day together. 7 And when the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley and those beyond the Jordan saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their cities and fled. And the Philistines came and lived in them. 8 The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. 9 So they cut off his head and stripped off his armor and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to the house of their idols and to the people. 10 They put his armor in the temple of Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan. 11 But when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all the valiant men arose and went all night and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there. 13 And they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh and fasted seven days. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 11 (Listen) 11 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Head Coverings 2 Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife1 is her husband,2 and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, 5 but every wife3 who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. 6 For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. 7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 9 Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.4 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God. The Lord's Supper 17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,5 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. 23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for6 you. Do this in remembrance of me.”7 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.8 31 But if we judged9 ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined10 so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 33 So then, my brothers,11 when you come together to eat, wait for12 one another—34 if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come. Footnotes [1] 11:3 Greek gunē. This term may refer to a woman or a wife, depending on the context [2] 11:3 Greek anēr. This term may refer to a man or a husband, depending on the context [3] 11:5 In verses 5–13, the Greek word gunē is translated wife in verses that deal with wearing a veil, a sign of being married in first-century culture [4] 11:10 Or messengers, that is, people sent to observe and report [5] 11:18 Or I believe a certain report [6] 11:24 Some manuscripts broken for [7] 11:24 Or as my memorial; also verse 25 [8] 11:30 Greek have fallen asleep (as in 15:6, 20) [9] 11:31 Or discerned [10] 11:32 Or when we are judged we are being disciplined by the Lord [11] 11:33 Or brothers and sisters [12] 11:33 Or share with (ESV) In private: Psalm 48; Ezekiel 9 Psalm 48 (Listen) Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.1 Footnotes [1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Ezekiel 9 (Listen) Idolaters Killed 9 Then he cried in my ears with a loud voice, saying, “Bring near the executioners of the city, each with his destroying weapon in his hand.” 2 And behold, six men came from the direction of the upper gate, which faces north, each with his weapon for slaughter in his hand, and with them was a man clothed in linen, with a writing case at his waist. And they went in and stood beside the bronze altar. 3 Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone up from the cherub on which it rested to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writing case at his waist. 4 And the LORD said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it.” 5 And to the others he said in my hearing, “Pass through the city after him, and strike. Your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity. 6 Kill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but touch no one on whom is the mark. And begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the house. 7 Then he said to them, “Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out.” So they went out and struck in the city. 8 And while they were striking, and I was left alone, I fell upon my face, and cried, “Ah, Lord GOD! Will you destroy all the remnant of Israel in the outpouring of your wrath on Jerusalem?” 9 Then he said to me, “The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice. For they say, ‘The LORD has forsaken the land, and the LORD does not see.' 10 As for me, my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity; I will bring their deeds upon their heads.” 11 And behold, the man clothed in linen, with the writing case at his waist, brought back word, saying, “I have done as you commanded me.” (ESV)

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
September 6: Psalm 45; Psalms 47–48; Job 29:1–20; Acts 14:1–18; John 10:31–42

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 9:43


Proper 18 First Psalm: Psalm 45 Psalm 45 (Listen) Your Throne, O God, Is Forever To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 45   My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;    I address my verses to the king;    my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2   You are the most handsome of the sons of men;    grace is poured upon your lips;    therefore God has blessed you forever.3   Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,    in your splendor and majesty! 4   In your majesty ride out victoriously    for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;    let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!5   Your arrows are sharp    in the heart of the king's enemies;    the peoples fall under you. 6   Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.    The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;7     you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.  Therefore God, your God, has anointed you    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;8     your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.  From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;9     daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;    at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10   Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:    forget your people and your father's house,11     and the king will desire your beauty.  Since he is your lord, bow to him.12     The people2 of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,    the richest of the people.3 13   All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.14     In many-colored robes she is led to the king,    with her virgin companions following behind her.15   With joy and gladness they are led along    as they enter the palace of the king. 16   In place of your fathers shall be your sons;    you will make them princes in all the earth.17   I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;    therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. Footnotes [1] 45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 45:12 Hebrew daughter [3] 45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 47–48 Psalms 47–48 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47   Clap your hands, all peoples!    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2   For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,    a great king over all the earth.3   He subdued peoples under us,    and nations under our feet.4   He chose our heritage for us,    the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5   God has gone up with a shout,    the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6   Sing praises to God, sing praises!    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7   For God is the King of all the earth;    sing praises with a psalm!1 8   God reigns over the nations;    God sits on his holy throne.9   The princes of the peoples gather    as the people of the God of Abraham.  For the shields of the earth belong to God;    he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.2 Footnotes [1] 47:7 Hebrew maskil [2] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Old Testament: Job 29:1–20 Job 29:1–20 (Listen) Job's Summary Defense 29 And Job again took up his discourse, and said: 2   “Oh, that I were as in the months of old,    as in the days when God watched over me,3   when his lamp shone upon my head,    and by his light I walked through darkness,4   as I was in my prime,1    when the friendship of God was upon my tent,5   when the Almighty was yet with me,    when my children were all around me,6   when my steps were washed with butter,    and the rock poured out for me streams of oil!7   When I went out to the gate of the city,    when I prepared my seat in the square,8   the young men saw me and withdrew,    and the aged rose and stood;9   the princes refrained from talking    and laid their hand on their mouth;10   the voice of the nobles was hushed,    and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.11   When the ear heard, it called me blessed,    and when the eye saw, it approved,12   because I delivered the poor who cried for help,    and the fatherless who had none to help him.13   The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me,    and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.14   I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;    my justice was like a robe and a turban.15   I was eyes to the blind    and feet to the lame.16   I was a father to the needy,    and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.17   I broke the fangs of the unrighteous    and made him drop his prey from his teeth.18   Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest,    and I shall multiply my days as the sand,19   my roots spread out to the waters,    with the dew all night on my branches,20   my glory fresh with me,    and my bow ever new in my hand.' Footnotes [1] 29:4 Hebrew my autumn days (ESV) New Testament: Acts 14:1–18 Acts 14:1–18 (Listen) Paul and Barnabas at Iconium 14 Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.1 3 So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4 But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles. 5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, 6 they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country, 7 and there they continued to preach the gospel. Paul and Barnabas at Lystra 8 Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well,2 10 said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and began walking. 11 And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out, 15 “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. 16 In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways. 17 Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” 18 Even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them. Footnotes [1] 14:2 Or brothers and sisters [2] 14:9 Or be saved (ESV) Gospel: John 10:31–42 John 10:31–42 (Listen) 31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods'? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,' because I said, ‘I am the Son of God'? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. 40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41 And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there. (ESV)

Steamy Stories Podcast
The Manor: The Ball, Part 2 -

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022


The Manor: The Ball, Part 2 - Tascha and Lilith, & Tascha's little orgy. (ch. 6)By BradentonLarry.  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.The Ball, ContinuedOf course, Tascha was, like Don, watching what her fellow dancers were doing, and, when she had noticed people peeling off the outer circle, had asked one of her partners what was going on. So, she was not actually surprised when Don waved at her and disappeared back through the circling dancers, or when it was her turn to weave and dodge her own way back out. She understood that selecting a partner was entirely optional, and was trying to decide whether she would participate. Before the Player, it had been years since she'd had sex with a man, and though she'd loved it she wasn't sure how comfortable she was with selecting a man and basically asking him to fuck her, just hours later.As she slipped between the outermost two full circles (with pairs of women and men, before the circle of unattached men at the outside), Tascha was still a bit distracted by these thoughts. So, she was a little surprised to find herself noticing the direct attention of a woman moving along the outside, just inside the last circle of men. This woman had short dark hair with reddish-burgundy highlights, a long neck, broad shoulders and full breasts proudly on display above her deep purple corset. A dark blue skirt with long slits running up the sides showed off her long, well-muscled legs. She was beautiful and supremely confident. The woman smiled at Tascha as she and her partner passed, and Tascha felt herself blushing, and noticed a rising warmth between her legs.As Tascha slipped to the outside of the dance, she reviewed the rules of the dance as they had been explained to her; “Once you've made your way from the outer circle to the inner one, when you get back to the outside you can take your pick of the unattached dancers on the outer circle.” Tascha hurried along, moving opposite the parade of men passing by on the outermost ring of the dance. There's no reason, she thought, why I can't wait for a bit to make my selection. As soon as the next turn came around, shifting the available partners one ring inward, Tascha surged forward and caught the beautiful woman she'd been following by the hand.The woman turned, surprised at being selected so quickly, saw Tascha and then smiled broadly. She moved to Tascha, and reached up to caress her cheek, saying, “I was hoping to see you again tonight, just not so soon.”Still blushing, Tascha said nothing, but clasped the woman's hand against her cheek and then kissed the inside of her wrist. Then she looked to the nearest alcove and back to her chosen partner, who responded, “By all means. I'm all yours. Lead the way.”The alcove would have to be filled to capacity to make Tascha stop. When she had seen this woman she had made her mind up to have her, and any hesitation threatened to derail her resolve. In fact, there were already three couples in the alcove, engaged in a variety of activities, some of which seemed to involve inter-couple engagements, but Tascha paid no attention to any of this. There was room for Tascha and her partner off to the left end of the large bed-like area against the back wall of the alcove, and Tascha moved quickly to claim this area, crawling onto it on her hands and knees. When she was far enough onto it, she turned back to extend her hand to the woman behind her, who laughed and crawled up to join Tascha.They tumbled together as they met in a kiss. It was a passionate, sloppy kiss, making up in enthusiasm for anything it lacked in subtlety. Tascha felt the woman's soft, full tits pressed against her, and reached up to hold those wonderfully new breasts, feeling hard nipples rubbing against her palms. Their legs parted for each other, and each pushed a thigh up against the other's crotch. The woman's strong bare thigh pressed against Tascha's pussy and clit through the thin fabric of Tascha's G-string, while Tascha's pushed the woman's dress up against her.When their kiss finally broke for a moment, Tascha took the opportunity to finally speak, saying, “I'm Tascha, by the way.”The woman smiled, and said, “Lilith.”“Nice to meet you, Lilith,” Tascha laughed and promptly buried her face in Lilith's neck, sucking and kissing the sensitive flesh up near Lilith's ear. Lilith laughed a little and lay back to let Tascha have her way with her neck and ear. As a reflex, Tascha was grinding herself against Lilith's firm thigh, simultaneously moving her own thigh against Lilith. Lilith's hands were on Tascha's butt, squeezing tightly, and then she let go with her left hand, which was the arm that was not pinned by Tascha to the bed, and reached between their bodies to slip down and between Lilith's thigh and Tascha's G-string. Tascha squeezed Lilith's tits, and then pinched her nipples, as she left a trail of tiny bite marks down the length of Lilith's neck. Lilith sighed and worked her fingers and then hand behind Tascha's G-string. Tascha raised her right knee, giving Lilith easier access, as she felt Lilith's fingers stroking her lips and clit. Pushing Lilith back a bit, Tascha bent down over her new lover and kissed first one of her nipples and then the other, and then proceeded to suck and pull on them. Lilith's fingers pushed up into Tascha's pussy, and Tascha shivered in response.Pausing only long enough to pull the glove off her right hand and arm with her teeth, Tascha went right back to sucking on Lilith's beautiful breasts. She reached down and fumbled to find the slit on Lilith's left side and began to pull the front of Lilith's dress away from between Tascha's thigh and Lilith's crotch. Lilith did not help, but continued to work her fingers in and out of Tascha, the heel of her hand pressed hard against Tascha's clit. Tascha finally got the dress out of the way, and slipped her hand between her thigh and Lilith's body. Soon she was doing to Lilith exactly what was being done to her, all without taking her mouth from the other woman's tits.Tascha noticed that Lilith was responding to the manual stimulation she was providing almost as well as Tascha was in return. Lilith's juices were flowing freely, and Tascha's fingers slipped in and out of her easily. Tascha pushed a third finger into Lilith, who shuddered and moaned. Tascha bunched her four fingers together and slowly pushed them up into Lilith, who then arched her back, thrusting her breasts into the air and Tascha's mouth. Tascha rubbed her thumb against Lilith's clit as she worked her fingers in and out of her pussy, and continued to kiss, lick and suck at Lilith's nipples. Lilith meanwhile, had given up trying to actively stimulate Tascha and simply enjoyed what Tascha was doing to her, only rocking her pelvis along with the motions of Tascha's hand on her.Tascha thought Lilith was close to coming, but Lilith breathed, “More. Can you give me more?”Smiling, Tascha stopped sucking on Lilith's left nipple, pulled her arm out from under Lilith and moved lower on her partner's body. When she had her face down near Lilith's crotch, she leaned in to replace her thumb with her tongue, firmly licking Lilith's clit. As she did this, Tascha pulled her fingers most of the way out of Lilith's pussy and added her thumb to the mix. Licking away at Lilith's clit, Tascha slowly pushed her hand up into Lilith's very wet and slippery pussy.“Oh god!” Lilith moaned loudly, arching her back even more. Tascha noticed that at least two of the other couples were watching them. Tascha continued to lick at Lilith's clit while slowly moving her hand and wrist in and out of her pussy, and began to move her arm a bit faster. Before she could build up a serious pace, though, Lilith began to thrash on the bed, as an extremely intense orgasm tore through her body. Tascha felt the woman's pussy squeezing and pulling at her hand. Tascha stopped licking during all this, but fastened her mouth on Lilith's clit and sucked. Lilith let out a long wail as she shuddered through what seemed to be a series of orgasmic aftershocks.Only when Lilith had fallen back on the bed, shivering and trying to catch her breath, did Tascha lift her mouth from the woman's body and very slowly draw her hand out of her vagina. She then leaned down to run her tongue up between Lilith's lips, gathering a large amount of Lilith's very sweet juices. Swallowing this down, she went back for more and again, carefully avoiding Lilith's sensitive clit for the time being. After several minutes of this, Lilith managed to sit up a little and said, “Come back up here.”“I'm not done here,” Tascha said.“Well, I haven't even gotten started,” Lilith laughed. “Now get up here.”“Yes, ma'am,” Tascha laughed, and crawled back up the bed, pausing to kiss each of Lilith's nipples on the way.When they were again face to face, Lilith grabbed Tascha's face in both hands and kissed her, hard. Then she said, “That was wonderful! Now, take off those damn panties or whatever you're covering yourself with, and sit on my face.”Tascha giggled a little as she hurried to comply. The G-string was yanked off and tossed away without a second thought. She leaned over Lilith's face and asked, “Which way?”“Lady's choice,” Lilith smiled.Tascha kissed that smile and then worked her way around so that she was facing toward Lilith's body, and, incidentally, the dance floor. This way, Tascha reasoned, she wouldn't be covering up Lilith's beautiful breasts with her skirts, and she could reach down and play with those tits, and even move into a 69 if she wanted. For now, though, Tascha was happy to just let Lilith have her way; she made sure her skirts were out of the way behind her, and carefully positioned herself over Lilith's mouth and sank down slowly. She stopped when she felt Lilith's lips brushing against her dewy lower lips and then her tongue slipping up between them, seeking her clit. She felt the tip of Lilith's nose pushing between her lips as her clit felt Lilith's tongue on it. A shiver passed through Tascha's body as Lilith sucked on her clit and then licked it. Tascha held onto her own tits, pinching her nipples and Lilith reached up to take hold of Tascha's waist to pull her down a bit further. Tascha settled in to enjoy the sensations as Lilith's talented, and obviously experienced, tongue stroked Tascha's clit.Just then a strapping young man with a good-sized hard-on came into the alcove and stood near Lilith's outstretched legs, watching as he slowly stroked himself. Seized by a whim, Tascha gestured to the young man, and indicated that he could go ahead. Tascha wasn't sure if he would go down on Lilith or fuck her, but she thought that either would be fun. It didn't occur to her until after she gestured that she probably should have asked Lilith for her permission, but it seemed to her that it was unlikely Lilith would object, and, in any case, she would be able to make her displeasure known easily enough. The young man crawled up on the bed, and parted Lilith's legs. Nope, no resistance there, Tascha thought with a smile, though she did notice a pause in Lilith's licking at the strange touch. Leaning on one arm, the young man rubbed the head of his hard cock over Lilith and then pushed into her. Tascha leaned down to pinch Lilith's nipples as he entered her. This put the young man's face right in front of hers, so Tascha kissed him, letting his eager tongue slip into her mouth.Tascha did not keep this up, but leaned back to enjoy what Lilith was doing with her tongue, and to let the young man concentrate on his fucking. Tascha watched his firm abs flexing as he plowed Lilith's pussy with his cock. Then Tascha noticed that one of the other couples was still watching the show Lilith and she were putting on. Feeling positively decadent, Tascha beckoned the two of them to come over and join in. The couple wasted no time in crawling over. The woman, a tiny black waif with smallish tits and a very firm butt, got on Tascha's left and promptly lowered her face to Tascha's breast on that side, sucking on her nipple. Tascha shuddered, while the man, a brawny blonde with a short beard and startling blue eyes, worked his way around to her right. When he got there, the blond cupped Tascha's right breast in his hand, and leaned in to kiss her neck, her ear and then her mouth. She returned the kiss and felt him pinch her nipple between his strong fingers. Tascha trembled and moaned a little, and groped with her right hand to find the blonde's hard cock. She couldn't reach the woman's pussy, and settled for a nipple which she caressed and pinched.Tascha pushed down a little, needing to feel more pressure on her clit, and Lilith complied by licking harder and faster. Meanwhile the man between Lilith's legs was fucking her vigorously, making her tits jiggle and rocking her mouth on Tascha's sex. The man on Tascha's right was now sucking on Tascha's tit, while squeezing Lilith's. The woman on Tascha's left was kissing Tascha now, giving Tascha's fingers access to her pussy and clit. Stroking both cock and pussy with her hands, a mouth on her breasts, a warm, friendly tongue in her mouth, and Lilith's determined licking of her clit, all combined to push Tascha over the edge into a fiery intense orgasm. She shook and clenched as the exquisite explosion blasted quickly from her clit and pussy to every part of her body. She cried out in the black woman's mouth, and pulled and twisted on the cock in her right hand. Trembling, Tascha tried to hold still over Lilith's face.Almost automatically, Tascha had continued to pull and stroke the cock in her hand and she was a bit surprised to feel it swell and begin to spasm in her grasp. She looked down to see a spray of cum shooting out all over Lilith's breasts. It was the blond man's turn to kiss Tascha, and he did so quite happily, while his cum ran over her fingers. His playmate from earlier leaned in low to lick the cum from off Lilith's tits. The man fucking Lilith pulled out of her pussy then, and sprayed his jet of cum over Lilith's bodice and tits, and managed to get a bit on the black woman's cheek.Tascha carefully moved back a bit, letting Lilith get some air, and then leaned down to pull the man's cock in her fist to her mouth. She sucked the head into her mouth, tasting the salty-sweat cum, and swallowing it. Moving her hand up and down on the shaft, she milked the cock for any remaining cum, and then licked her hand and the length of his cock clean. Without letting go of the cock, she leaned down over Lilith to help clean up that cum, lingering over Lilith's tits. She felt Lilith sucking on one of her nipples and she promptly returned the favor. Then, looking up she saw the man who had fucked Lilith kneeling there as the tiny black woman made out with him and stroked his cock. Tascha saw that a dollop of cum was there at the tip of that cock, and decided that she wanted that bit of cum. Letting go of the cock in her hand, she crawled down over Lilith's body, until she could catch hold of that cock and pulled it toward her. The man came willingly, the woman kissing him moving back with him, and soon Tascha was sucking on the head of the man's cock, while the other woman stroked it.Tascha felt Lilith's fingers moving over her labia and clit, and took this as a prompt to let her own fingers find their way back between Lilith's legs. She was bobbing her head a bit on the man's cock in front of her; enjoying the feeling of the head and shaft sliding over her lips and tongue, and fingering Lilith's pussy again, when she felt her skirt being moved to the side. She was intrigued but not apprehensive. At the moment, she was quite happy to let whatever happened happen. She wasn't surprised to feel a man's hands moving on her butt, caressing and squeezing them, and then the head of a cock being worked up and down between her lips. She hadn't planned to get fucked again tonight, unless perhaps by Don, but now she thought it was a splendid idea. When the head was finally pushing into her pussy, Tascha pushed back, reveling in the feeling as it filled her up. The man, who Tascha assumed was the bearded blond, pushed in until his body was pressed against her butt and then began to fuck slowly and steadily in and out of her. As Tascha continued to suck on the man's cock in front of her, she remembered the woman on the bench she had watched through the window in the secret passageway and felt incredibly sexy. She only wished she could see herself now. Then, she felt Lilith's fingertips playing with her clit. Tascha's hand left Lilith's pussy and reached up to hold the cock that was sliding in and out of her mouth, and the black woman let go of the cock and lay down next to Lilith so she could reach in and pick up where Tascha had left off with Lilith's pussy.Between the sensation of the cocks moving in her pussy and mouth and Lilith's stimulation of her clit, Tascha didn't think it would take too long before she came again. She tried to concentrate on doing a good job of giving head, but Lilith and the man behind her weren't having it. The man was shoving in and out of her with delicious abandon, and Lilith was intent on bringing Tascha off again. Soon Tascha was shuddering and gasping as yet another blinding orgasm wracked her body. She let the cock fall out of her mouth and shouted, “Fuck yes! Fuck me!”Through the haze of slowly coming down, she saw the black woman getting up on her hands and knees and turned around so that she could take the man Tascha had been sucking into her from behind.The man screwing Tascha continued to fuck her steadily, while Lilith was for now giving Tascha's clit a break. Tascha took this opportunity to lower her face down to Lilith's crotch, where she promptly began to lick and suck at Lilith's clit. Tascha felt one of Lilith's hands holding onto her waist while the other snaked around to hold Tascha's head in place. Letting herself enjoy the good fucking while she went down on Lilith, Tascha lapped and sucked with pure delight, while the man behind her enjoyed her pussy. She felt his fucking increasing in urgency, and took a break to look over her shoulder and say, “Cum inside my pussy!”He grinned at her and began to slide almost all the way out and all the way in with steady fast thrusts, shoving her forward a bit each time. Tascha went back to work on Lilith's clit, sucking and lapping at it furiously, excited that soon the man would be filling her up with hot, delicious cum. Then she felt that cock swelling inside her and there was a lovely, warm sensation as he came inside her. He held still inside her; pushed hard up into her; while his orgasm had its way with him, and then he gradually pulled out of her.As soon as he was out, Tascha lowered herself down toward Lilith's face. Lilith murmured her approval and immediately Tascha felt a warm tongue moving over her pussy, lips and clit as Lilith licked and sucked up the cum. Tascha shuddered and continued to lick and suck at Lilith's clit. The two kept at it for several long, wonderful minutes, before they brought each other to another series of intense orgasms.After a moment when she thought she might have blacked out a little, Tascha lifted her head to see and hear the tiny black woman crying out with an orgasm next to her. Tascha smiled and rolled off Lilith. Once she caught her breath, she gathered herself up and kissed Lilith, saying, “Thank you, that was quite an experience.”Lilith smiled back at her, and said, “Agreed! Please come grab my hand anytime.”Tascha grinned and crawled her way to the edge of the bed and got to her feet, a bit unsteadily. She thought she should look for her G-string and glove, but then realized she didn't really care about that. If anything she felt like she should get rid of the dress. She'd keep the stockings, garter belt and heels, though. For the moment, she compromised by pulling off and dropping her left glove. By now she had moved out to the area between the alcove and the dance floor, saw that people were doing a different dance, and decided to keep the dress on for now. She thought she would go looking for Don, and fuck his brains out, but had no idea where he was. She decided to check out the other alcoves, and set off to the right.There was quite an orgy going in the next alcove, but no sign of Don, at least as far as she could tell. Next there was a big table heavily-laden with floral arrangements and bowls of fruit, which was directly opposite the doors she, Don and the Player's entourage had come through earlier. On the floor directly in front of this table, two small young women had a completely naked, and very fit, woman on her back on the floor. One of the girls, wearing a black taffeta dress and a big red bow in her dark hair, was sitting on the naked woman's face. The other, a blonde with curly hair and wearing a slinky red dress with a slit running up each side had her butt up in the air and aimed at Tascha while she buried her face in the naked woman's pussy. Tascha took her time moving around the trio, admiring the scene as well as the taut muscles in the naked woman's legs, arms and abdomen, not to mention the firm tits with the large erect nipples. Coming around to the other side, she saw the girl with the red bow had pulled the top of her dress down so she could cup her small but perfectly round tits in her hands, and she had her eyes tightly closed.Enchanted by the spectacle, Tascha felt drawn in and leaned down to lightly kiss the girl's tiny mouth. The dark-haired young woman's green eyes flew open in surprise, but when Tascha pulled back, she reached out and caught her by the hand and pulled her back. Tascha smiled and got down on her knees in front of the girl, a little annoyed at how uncomfortable the marble floor was. She took the girl's face in her hands and began to make out with her, just enjoying the sensation of kissing a girl. Soon the girl was trembling and moaning as a quiet orgasm hit her. She tried to get up, but the woman on her back held her in place and kept licking at her. Tascha also kept kissing her until a second orgasm hit her. This might have gone on for a third time, except that the woman in the red dress seemed to finally succeed in bringing the naked woman off in a much louder, writhing orgasm.Taking the opportunity, the girl with the red bow swung her leg over and stood up. The woman on her back, who had very short black hair and dark eyes, looked up at Tascha and said, “Oh, who do we have here?”Tascha gave a little wave and said, “I'm Tascha.”“Hello, Tascha,” said the naked woman who rolled over on the cold floor and propped her chin on her palms. “I'm Suzy, and this girl you've been making out with is Suki, and the minx with my cum on her face is Sandy.”“Suzy, Suki and Sandy,” Tascha repeated. “Nice to meet you.”“Is she a good kisser, Suki?” Sandy wanted to know as she stood up and started toward Tascha, who also started to her feet.“Yes, very!” Suki said.“I'll bet that pussy tastes good, too,” Suzy said, eyeing Tascha's privates.“Um, thank you,” Tascha laughed, “but I was just stopping by for a moment. I'm looking for someone.”“You found three someones,” Suzy smiled. Sandy came up and ran her fingers up the length of Tascha's arm before leaning forward to flick the end of her tongue over Tascha's nipple.Tascha shivered and smiled at Sandy, who had a wonderfully impish expression on her face, as well as a sheen of Suzy's cum on her chin and cheeks. Sandy reached up to take hold of the back of Tascha's neck and pull her down for a long, passionate kiss. While she was enjoying this, Tascha felt Suki pressed against her back, kissing her bare shoulders and reaching around to cup Tascha's tits and pinch her nipples. She also felt Sandy's free hand moving up between her thighs. Tascha sighed and thought, Don will just have to find me, I guess. She continued to kiss Sandy and parted her legs a bit so the blonde could get at her pussy, and reached around to squeeze Sandy's ass in her hands. Suki began twisting and pulling on Tascha's nipples. This went on for several minutes, Tascha making out with Sandy, while Sandy played with her, Suki tormented her nipples and Suzy watched from the floor.When Tascha started feeling a bit weak in the knees, she looked around and started to move over toward the table. The girls moved with her and let her sit on the edge of the table with her stockinged legs and high heels splayed out in front of her. Suki climbed up on the table on Tascha's left and took a turn at kissing Tascha deeply. Sandy stood in front of Tascha still fingering her and, now, sucking one of Tascha's nipples while pinching the other, until Suzy said, “OK, that's enough, let me in.”As Sandy relinquished her position so Suzy could crawl up and kneel between Tascha's legs, Tascha realized that she was on display to the whole dance floor. Of course, this crowd was used to seeing sex going on all the time, but still not a few people were watching the spectacle she was making of herself. Rather than feeling bashful, though, this only added to the excitement she was feeling. As Suzy began to lick at her pussy and clit, and Sandy climbed up on the table on Tascha's right to get more kisses and have access to Tascha's tits, Tascha relaxed and closed her eyes, letting herself thoroughly enjoy the attention of these three pretty, sexy women.With Suzy licking her, and Suki and Sandy taking turns making out with her and sucking on her nipples, it wasn't long before she began to feel the tell-tale tension of an impending orgasm. It was at this moment that she felt a new mouth on her breast; the right one which had been open since Sandy was currently kissing her. Tascha's eyes flew open and, though Sandy's head was blocking her view somewhat, she saw Don leaning in over Suzy to kiss her nipple and then to suck it a little. Her surprise was pushed aside though, by the insistent flood of the orgasm washing over her. Moaning and shaking, Tascha came hard and long, clenching Suki and Sandy to her, and looking Don in the eye all through it. Finally, she closed her eyes for a moment to catch her breath.When she opened her eyes, she croaked, “Hi Don!”“Hi Tascha,” he grinned.Tascha noticed that Suzy was stroking Don's hard cock for him, but watching the two of them. Suki and Sandy had gone back to caressing and kissing Tascha's shoulders and breasts. Tascha swallowed and said, “Don, meet the girls, Suki, Sandy, and that's Suzy.”“Pleased to meet you, ladies,” Don bowed a little.“So, um,” Tascha said, “how do you feel about coming with us to a nice soft bed somewhere?”“I think that's about the best idea I've ever heard,” Don laughed.“I thought you might think so,” Tascha smiled. Suki and Sandy seemed pleased with this idea too, and hopped off the table. Suzy stood up rather smoothly for someone who had just spent five minutes kneeling on a marble floor. Don took Tascha's hand and drew her away from the table. His arm slipped around her waist, and her breasts were pressed against his chest, while his hard cock was pressed against her belly. They were looking into each other's eyes from a distance of mere inches.Just then a by now familiar voice said, “Excuse me, Don and Tascha. I hate to interrupt, but I have been asked to present the Lord and Lady of the Manor.”Don turned and stepped aside so they could both face the Player and the two individuals with him.The Lord was a Teutonic-looking guy; big, muscular and a little like the model Fabio, with long blond hair. He was wearing a dark blue robe, open to the waist, showing off his broad chest. The Lady was a staggeringly beautiful woman, with dark eyes, lustrous, full dark hair falling down past her shoulders and curling on the tops of her swollen breasts. She had full, pouting lips that promised all manner of sensual delight. She was wearing a white robe, otherwise just like the Lord's, and Tascha was torn between looking at her hypnotic eyes, those luscious lips, and the sides of her breasts and firm belly. The Lord was quite tall, but the Lady was about Tascha's height. It may have been the frustration of the interruption coupled with all of the sex up to that moment, but Tascha thought she felt a sharp increase in her state of arousal while looking at this man and woman.“Please allow us to welcome you to the Manor,” the Lady said with a warm voice that danced with a southern French or Italian accent. “We have heard quite good things about both of you, and would love to get to know you better.”“Um, thank you, my lady,” Don said and bowed.“Yes, thank you.” Then Tascha added, “What have you heard?”The Lady laughed musically, and said, “Well, for one thing, that you're a very good sport.”“Oh,” Tascha managed, suddenly blushing again.The Lady continued, by saying, “And we're hoping we can count on that continuing for the rest of the evening.”Tascha looked to Don, who looked back at her and shrugged. Tascha struggled to remember that she wanted to ask these people important questions.“If I may, my lady, what did you have in mind?” Don asked.“We would like to claim jus prima nocta,” she said with a friendly smile, as if she'd just asked to borrow some sugar.“Ah,” Don said.Tascha didn't understand, “Jus Prima nocta? ' The right of first night'?”“It's an old feudal custom, where the lord would get to sleep with any bride on her wedding night,” Don explained, then under his breath added, “it kind of told people who was boss.”“Oh, I see,” Tascha said, “but you both want to claim prima nocta? With us?”“If it's agreeable to you, and alright with your friends,” the Lady smiled.“Of course, Lady,” Suzy said quickly on behalf of herself and the other two girls.“But it'll be the four of us together?” Tascha asked, not because she didn't want that, but because she didn't want to be separated from Don around these two magnetic personalities.The Lady laughed that musical laugh again, and said, “Perhaps another time, but prima nocta should be a bit more intimate. I will take Don, and you will go with my consort, the Lord.”Tascha looked at Don then back at the Lady and Lord, and asked, “May we discuss this for a moment, Lady?”“Of course,” she smiled sweetly.Tascha and Don stepped off a bit, and Tascha asked, “What do you think?”“I think this fucking place has it in for me; for us,” he said not quite angrily, but definitely sincerely.Tascha laughed, “I know what you mean. I have a feeling we're not getting out of here anytime soon, so don't worry, we'll get our chance.”“Yeah, but still, the timing is just unbelievable!” he chuckled. “So, what do you think?”“The Player said these two might know who's responsible for abducting us, and this would be a good opportunity to get some information,” Tascha pointed out.Don looked over to the Lady and said, “Yes, get some information.”“She is gorgeous, isn't she?”“Eh, if you like that sort,” Don smirked. “But what about you? He's not your usual type.”“Oh, well, I don't know what the hell my usual type is anyway, and this place has got me less usual than ever. Remind me to tell you what I've been up to.”“Um, OK,” Don nodded, with a why'd you have to tell me that now? look on his face.“Alright so we meet back here,” Tascha said.“Either right here by this table or in one of the alcoves on either side. There's no place to sit here.”“Right,” she nodded. She turned back to the Lord and Lady, who were waiting patiently. “While we're with you, may we ask some questions?”“Of course,” the Lady smiled broadly.Tascha remembered the complexity of the Manor as they had experienced it earlier, and added, “And will you make sure we each get back here after?”“Certainly.”“Alright, we accept prima nocta,” Tascha nodded.“Wonderful!” the Lady said as she glided forward and took Don by the arm.The Lord smiled down at Tascha and offered his arm. Tascha took it and felt the strong muscles under his skin, and thought Oh my! What have I gotten myself into now?To be continued.By BradentonLarry for LiteroticaThe Manor: The Ball, Part 2 - Tawsha and Lilith, & Tawsha's little orgy. (ch. 6)By BradentonLarry.  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories. The Ball, ContinuedOf course, Tawsha was, like Don, watching what her fellow dancers were doing, and, when she had noticed people peeling off the outer circle, had asked one of her partners what was going on. So, she was not actually surprised when Don waved at her and disappeared back through the circling dancers, or when it was her turn to weave and dodge her own way back out. She understood that selecting a partner was entirely optional, and was trying to decide whether she would participate. Before the Player, it had been years since she'd had sex with a man, and though she'd loved it she wasn't sure how comfortable she was with selecting a man and basically asking him to fuck her, just hours later.As she slipped between the outermost two full circles (with pairs of women and men, before the circle of unattached men at the outside), Tawsha was still a bit distracted by these thoughts. So, she was a little surprised to find herself noticing the direct attention of a woman moving along the outside, just inside the last circle of men. This woman had short dark hair with reddish-burgundy highlights, a long neck, broad shoulders and full breasts proudly on display above her deep purple corset. A dark blue skirt with long slits running up the sides showed off her long, well-muscled legs. She was beautiful and supremely confident. The woman smiled at Tawsha as she and her partner passed, and Tawsha felt herself blushing, and noticed a rising warmth between her legs.As Tawsha slipped to the outside of the dance, she reviewed the rules of the dance as they had been explained to her; “Once you've made your way from the outer circle to the inner one, when you get back to the outside you can take your pick of the unattached dancers on the outer circle.” Tawsha hurried along, moving opposite the parade of men passing by on the outermost ring of the dance. There's no reason, she thought, why I can't wait for a bit to make my selection. As soon as the next turn came around, shifting the available partners one ring inward, Tawsha surged forward and caught the beautiful woman she'd been following by the hand.The woman turned, surprised at being selected so quickly, saw Tawsha and then smiled broadly. She moved to Tawsha, and reached up to caress her cheek, saying, “I was hoping to see you again tonight, just not so soon.”Still blushing, Tawsha said nothing, but clasped the woman's hand against her cheek and then kissed the inside of her wrist. Then she looked to the nearest alcove and back to her chosen partner, who responded, “By all means. I'm all yours. Lead the way.”The alcove would have to be filled to capacity to make Tawsha stop. When she had seen this woman she had made her mind up to have her, and any hesitation threatened to derail her resolve. In fact, there were already three couples in the alcove, engaged in a variety of activities, some of which seemed to involve inter-couple engagements, but Tawsha paid no attention to any of this. There was room for Tawsha and her partner off to the left end of the large bed-like area against the back wall of the alcove, and Tawsha moved quickly to claim this area, crawling onto it on her hands and knees. When she was far enough onto it, she turned back to extend her hand to the woman behind her, who laughed and crawled up to join Tawsha.They tumbled together as they met in a kiss. It was a passionate, sloppy kiss, making up in enthusiasm for anything it lacked in subtlety. Tawsha felt the woman's soft, full tits pressed against her, and reached up to hold those wonderfully new breasts, feeling hard nipples rubbing against her palms. Their legs parted for each other, and each pushed a thigh up against the other's crotch. The woman's strong bare thigh pressed against Tawsha's pussy and clit through the thin fabric of Tawsha's G-string, while Tawsha's pushed the woman's dress up against her.When their kiss finally broke for a moment, Tawsha took the opportunity to finally speak, saying, “I'm Tawsha, by the way.”The woman smiled, and said, “Lilith.”“Nice to meet you, Lilith,” Tawsha laughed and promptly buried her face in Lilith's neck, sucking and kissing the sensitive flesh up near Lilith's ear. Lilith laughed a little and lay back to let Tawsha have her way with her neck and ear. As a reflex, Tawsha was grinding herself against Lilith's firm thigh, simultaneously moving her own thigh against Lilith. Lilith's hands were on Tawsha's butt, squeezing tightly, and then she let go with her left hand, which was the arm that was not pinned by Tawsha to the bed, and reached between their bodies to slip down and between Lilith's thigh and Tawsha's G-string. Tawsha squeezed Lilith's tits, and then pinched her nipples, as she left a trail of tiny bite marks down the length of Lilith's neck. Lilith sighed and worked her fingers and then hand behind Tawsha's G-string. Tawsha raised her right knee, giving Lilith easier access, as she felt Lilith's fingers stroking her lips and clit. Pushing Lilith back a bit, Tawsha bent down over her new lover and kissed first one of her nipples and then the other, and then proceeded to suck and pull on them. Lilith's fingers pushed up into Tawsha's pussy, and Tawsha shivered in response.Pausing only long enough to pull the glove off her right hand and arm with her teeth, Tawsha went right back to sucking on Lilith's beautiful breasts. She reached down and fumbled to find the slit on Lilith's left side and began to pull the front of Lilith's dress away from between Tawsha's thigh and Lilith's crotch. Lilith did not help, but continued to work her fingers in and out of Tawsha, the heel of her hand pressed hard against Tawsha's clit. Tawsha finally got the dress out of the way, and slipped her hand between her thigh and Lilith's body. Soon she was doing to Lilith exactly what was being done to her, all without taking her mouth from the other woman's tits.Tawsha noticed that Lilith was responding to the manual stimulation she was providing almost as well as Tawsha was in return. Lilith's juices were flowing freely, and Tawsha's fingers slipped in and out of her easily. Tawsha pushed a third finger into Lilith, who shuddered and moaned. Tawsha bunched her four fingers together and slowly pushed them up into Lilith, who then arched her back, thrusting her breasts into the air and Tawsha's mouth. Tawsha rubbed her thumb against Lilith's clit as she worked her fingers in and out of her pussy, and continued to kiss, lick and suck at Lilith's nipples. Lilith meanwhile, had given up trying to actively stimulate Tawsha and simply enjoyed what Tawsha was doing to her, only rocking her pelvis along with the motions of Tawsha's hand on her.Tawsha thought Lilith was close to coming, but Lilith breathed, “More. Can you give me more?”Smiling, Tawsha stopped sucking on Lilith's left nipple, pulled her arm out from under Lilith and moved lower on her partner's body. When she had her face down near Lilith's crotch, she leaned in to replace her thumb with her tongue, firmly licking Lilith's clit. As she did this, Tawsha pulled her fingers most of the way out of Lilith's pussy and added her thumb to the mix. Licking away at Lilith's clit, Tawsha slowly pushed her hand up into Lilith's very wet and slippery pussy.“Oh god!” Lilith moaned loudly, arching her back even more. Tawsha noticed that at least two of the other couples were watching them. Tawsha continued to lick at Lilith's clit while slowly moving her hand and wrist in and out of her pussy, and began to move her arm a bit faster. Before she could build up a serious pace, though, Lilith began to thrash on the bed, as an extremely intense orgasm tore through her body. Tawsha felt the woman's pussy squeezing and pulling at her hand. Tawsha stopped licking during all this, but fastened her mouth on Lilith's clit and sucked. Lilith let out a long wail as she shuddered through what seemed to be a series of orgasmic aftershocks.Only when Lilith had fallen back on the bed, shivering and trying to catch her breath, did Tawsha lift her mouth from the woman's body and very slowly draw her hand out of her vagina. She then leaned down to run her tongue up between Lilith's lips, gathering a large amount of Lilith's very sweet juices. Swallowing this down, she went back for more and again, carefully avoiding Lilith's sensitive clit for the time being. After several minutes of this, Lilith managed to sit up a little and said, “Come back up here.”“I'm not done here,” Tawsha said.“Well, I haven't even gotten started,” Lilith laughed. “Now get up here.”“Yes, ma'am,” Tawsha laughed, and crawled back up the bed, pausing to kiss each of Lilith's nipples on the way.When they were again face to face, Lilith grabbed Tawsha's face in both hands and kissed her, hard. Then she said, “That was wonderful! Now, take off those damn panties or whatever you're covering yourself with, and sit on my face.”Tawsha giggled a little as she hurried to comply. The G-string was yanked off and tossed away without a second thought. She leaned over Lilith's face and asked, “Which way?”“Lady's choice,” Lilith smiled.Tawsha kissed that smile and then worked her way around so that she was facing toward Lilith's body, and, incidentally, the dance floor. This way, Tawsha reasoned, she wouldn't be covering up Lilith's beautiful breasts with her skirts, and she could reach down and play with those tits, and even move into a 69 if she wanted. For now, though, Tawsha was happy to just let Lilith have her way; she made sure her skirts were out of the way behind her, and carefully positioned herself over Lilith's mouth and sank down slowly. She stopped when she felt Lilith's lips brushing against her dewy lower lips and then her tongue slipping up between them, seeking her clit. She felt the tip of Lilith's nose pushing between her lips as her clit felt Lilith's tongue on it. A shiver passed through Tawsha's body as Lilith sucked on her clit and then licked it. Tawsha held onto her own tits, pinching her nipples and Lilith reached up to take hold of Tawsha's waist to pull her down a bit further. Tawsha settled in to enjoy the sensations as Lilith's talented, and obviously experienced, tongue stroked Tawsha's clit.Just then a strapping young man with a good-sized hard-on came into the alcove and stood near Lilith's outstretched legs, watching as he slowly stroked himself. Seized by a whim, Tawsha gestured to the young man, and indicated that he could go ahead. Tawsha wasn't sure if he would go down on Lilith or fuck her, but she thought that either would be fun. It didn't occur to her until after she gestured that she probably should have asked Lilith for her permission, but it seemed to her that it was unlikely Lilith would object, and, in any case, she would be able to make her displeasure known easily enough. The young man crawled up on the bed, and parted Lilith's legs. Nope, no resistance there, Tawsha thought with a smile, though she did notice a pause in Lilith's licking at the strange touch. Leaning on one arm, the young man rubbed the head of his hard cock over Lilith and then pushed into her. Tawsha leaned down to pinch Lilith's nipples as he entered her. This put the young man's face right in front of hers, so Tawsha kissed him, letting his eager tongue slip into her mouth.Tawsha did not keep this up, but leaned back to enjoy what Lilith was doing with her tongue, and to let the young man concentrate on his fucking. Tawsha watched his firm abs flexing as he plowed Lilith's pussy with his cock. Then Tawsha noticed that one of the other couples was still watching the show Lilith and she were putting on. Feeling positively decadent, Tawsha beckoned the two of them to come over and join in. The couple wasted no time in crawling over. The woman, a tiny black waif with smallish tits and a very firm butt, got on Tawsha's left and promptly lowered her face to Tawsha's breast on that side, sucking on her nipple. Tawsha shuddered, while the man, a brawny blonde with a short beard and startling blue eyes, worked his way around to her right. When he got there, the blond cupped Tawsha's right breast in his hand, and leaned in to kiss her neck, her ear and then her mouth. She returned the kiss and felt him pinch her nipple between his strong fingers. Tawsha trembled and moaned a little, and groped with her right hand to find the blonde's hard cock. She couldn't reach the woman's pussy, and settled for a nipple which she caressed and pinched.Tawsha pushed down a little, needing to feel more pressure on her clit, and Lilith complied by licking harder and faster. Meanwhile the man between Lilith's legs was fucking her vigorously, making her tits jiggle and rocking her mouth on Tawsha's sex. The man on Tawsha's right was now sucking on Tawsha's tit, while squeezing Lilith's. The woman on Tawsha's left was kissing Tawsha now, giving Tawsha's fingers access to her pussy and clit. Stroking both cock and pussy with her hands, a mouth on her breasts, a warm, friendly tongue in her mouth, and Lilith's determined licking of her clit, all combined to push Tawsha over the edge into a fiery intense orgasm. She shook and clenched as the exquisite explosion blasted quickly from her clit and pussy to every part of her body. She cried out in the black woman's mouth, and pulled and twisted on the cock in her right hand. Trembling, Tawsha tried to hold still over Lilith's face.Almost automatically, Tawsha had continued to pull and stroke the cock in her hand and she was a bit surprised to feel it swell and begin to spasm in her grasp. She looked down to see a spray of cum shooting out all over Lilith's breasts. It was the blond man's turn to kiss Tawsha, and he did so quite happily, while his cum ran over her fingers. His playmate from earlier leaned in low to lick the cum from off Lilith's tits. The man fucking Lilith pulled out of her pussy then, and sprayed his jet of cum over Lilith's bodice and tits, and managed to get a bit on the black woman's cheek.Tawsha carefully moved back a bit, letting Lilith get some air, and then leaned down to pull the man's cock in her fist to her mouth. She sucked the head into her mouth, tasting the salty-sweat cum, and swallowing it. Moving her hand up and down on the shaft, she milked the cock for any remaining cum, and then licked her hand and the length of his cock clean. Without letting go of the cock, she leaned down over Lilith to help clean up that cum, lingering over Lilith's tits. She felt Lilith sucking on one of her nipples and she promptly returned the favor. Then, looking up she saw the man who had fucked Lilith kneeling there as the tiny black woman made out with him and stroked his cock. Tawsha saw that a dollop of cum was there at the tip of that cock, and decided that she wanted that bit of cum. Letting go of the cock in her hand, she crawled down over Lilith's body, until she could catch hold of that cock and pulled it toward her. The man came willingly, the woman kissing him moving back with him, and soon Tawsha was sucking on the head of the man's cock, while the other woman stroked it.Tawsha felt Lilith's fingers moving over her labia and clit, and took this as a prompt to let her own fingers find their way back between Lilith's legs. She was bobbing her head a bit on the man's cock in front of her; enjoying the feeling of the head and shaft sliding over her lips and tongue, and fingering Lilith's pussy again, when she felt her skirt being moved to the side. She was intrigued but not apprehensive. At the moment, she was quite happy to let whatever happened happen. She wasn't surprised to feel a man's hands moving on her butt, caressing and squeezing them, and then the head of a cock being worked up and down between her lips. She hadn't planned to get fucked again tonight, unless perhaps by Don, but now she thought it was a splendid idea. When the head was finally pushing into her pussy, Tawsha pushed back, reveling in the feeling as it filled her up. The man, who Tawsha assumed was the bearded blond, pushed in until his body was pressed against her butt and then began to fuck slowly and steadily in and out of her. As Tawsha continued to suck on the man's cock in front of her, she remembered the woman on the bench she had watched through the window in the secret passageway and felt incredibly sexy. She only wished she could see herself now. Then, she felt Lilith's fingertips playing with her clit. Tawsha's hand left Lilith's pussy and reached up to hold the cock that was sliding in and out of her mouth, and the black woman let go of the cock and lay down next to Lilith so she could reach in and pick up where Tawsha had left off with Lilith's pussy.Between the sensation of the cocks moving in her pussy and mouth and Lilith's stimulation of her clit, Tawsha didn't think it would take too long before she came again. She tried to concentrate on doing a good job of giving head, but Lilith and the man behind her weren't having it. The man was shoving in and out of her with delicious abandon, and Lilith was intent on bringing Tawsha off again. Soon Tawsha was shuddering and gasping as yet another blinding orgasm wracked her body. She let the cock fall out of her mouth and shouted, “Fuck yes! Fuck me!”Through the haze of slowly coming down, she saw the black woman getting up on her hands and knees and turned around so that she could take the man Tawsha had been sucking into her from behind.The man screwing Tawsha continued to fuck her steadily, while Lilith was for now giving Tawsha's clit a break. Tawsha took this opportunity to lower her face down to Lilith's crotch, where she promptly began to lick and suck at Lilith's clit. Tawsha felt one of Lilith's hands holding onto her waist while the other snaked around to hold Tawsha's head in place. Letting herself enjoy the good fucking while she went down on Lilith, Tawsha lapped and sucked with pure delight, while the man behind her enjoyed her pussy. She felt his fucking increasing in urgency, and took a break to look over her shoulder and say, “Cum inside my pussy!”He grinned at her and began to slide almost all the way out and all the way in with steady fast thrusts, shoving her forward a bit each time. Tawsha went back to work on Lilith's clit, sucking and lapping at it furiously, excited that soon the man would be filling her up with hot, delicious cum. Then she felt that cock swelling inside her and there was a lovely, warm sensation as he came inside her. He held still inside her; pushed hard up into her; while his orgasm had its way with him, and then he gradually pulled out of her.As soon as he was out, Tawsha lowered herself down toward Lilith's face. Lilith murmured her approval and immediately Tawsha felt a warm tongue moving over her pussy, lips and clit as Lilith licked and sucked up the cum. Tawsha shuddered and continued to lick and suck at Lilith's clit. The two kept at it for several long, wonderful minutes, before they brought each other to another series of intense orgasms.After a moment when she thought she might have blacked out a little, Tawsha lifted her head to see and hear the tiny black woman crying out with an orgasm next to her. Tawsha smiled and rolled off Lilith. Once she caught her breath, she gathered herself up and kissed Lilith, saying, “Thank you, that was quite an experience.”Lilith smiled back at her, and said, “Agreed! Please come grab my hand anytime.”Tawsha grinned and crawled her way to the edge of the bed and got to her feet, a bit unsteadily. She thought she should look for her G-string and glove, but then realized she didn't really care about that. If anything she felt like she should get rid of the dress. She'd keep the stockings, garter belt and heels, though. For the moment, she compromised by pulling off and dropping her left glove. By now she had moved out to the area between the alcove and the dance floor, saw that people were doing a different dance, and decided to keep the dress on for now. She thought she would go looking for Don, and fuck his brains out, but had no idea where he was. She decided to check out the other alcoves, and set off to the right. There was quite an orgy going in the next alcove, but no sign of Don, at least as far as she could tell. Next there was a big table heavily-laden with floral arrangements and bowls of fruit, which was directly opposite the doors she, Don and the Player's entourage had come through earlier. On the floor directly in front of this table, two small young women had a completely naked, and very fit, woman on her back on the floor. One of the girls, wearing a black taffeta dress and a big red bow in her dark hair, was sitting on the naked woman's face. The other, a blonde with curly hair and wearing a slinky red dress with a slit running up each side had her butt up in the air and aimed at Tawsha while she buried her face in the naked woman's pussy. Tawsha took her time moving around the trio, admiring the scene as well as the taut muscles in the naked woman's legs, arms and abdomen, not to mention the firm tits with the large erect nipples. Coming around to the other side, she saw the girl with the red bow had pulled the top of her dress down so she could cup her small but perfectly round tits in her hands, and she had her eyes tightly closed.Enchanted by the spectacle, Tawsha felt drawn in and leaned down to lightly kiss the girl's tiny mouth. The dark-haired young woman's green eyes flew open in surprise, but when Tawsha pulled back, she reached out and caught her by the hand and pulled her back. Tawsha smiled and got down on her knees in front of the girl, a little annoyed at how uncomfortable the marble floor was. She took the girl's face in her hands and began to make out with her, just enjoying the sensation of kissing a girl. Soon the girl was trembling and moaning as a quiet orgasm hit her. She tried to get up, but the woman on her back held her in place and kept licking at her. Tawsha also kept kissing her until a second orgasm hit her. This might have gone on for a third time, except that the woman in the red dress seemed to finally succeed in bringing the naked woman off in a much louder, writhing orgasm.Taking the opportunity, the girl with the red bow swung her leg over and stood up. The woman on her back, who had very short black hair and dark eyes, looked up at Tawsha and said, “Oh, who do we have here?”Tawsha gave a little wave and said, “I'm Tawsha.”“Hello, Tawsha,” said the naked woman who rolled over on the cold floor and propped her chin on her palms. “I'm Suzy, and this girl you've been making out with is Suki, and the minx with my cum on her face is Sandy.”“Suzy, Suki and Sandy,” Tawsha repeated. “Nice to meet you.”“Is she a good kisser, Suki?” Sandy wanted to know as she stood up and started toward Tawsha, who also started to her feet.“Yes, very!” Suki said.“I'll bet that pussy tastes good, too,” Suzy said, eyeing Tawsha's privates.“Um, thank you,” Tawsha laughed, “but I was just stopping by for a moment. I'm looking for someone.”“You found three someones,” Suzy smiled. Sandy came up and ran her fingers up the length of Tawsha's arm before leaning forward to flick the end of her tongue over Tawsha's nipple.Tawsha shivered and smiled at Sandy, who had a wonderfully impish expression on her face, as well as a sheen of Suzy's cum on her chin and cheeks. Sandy reached up to take hold of the back of Tawsha's neck and pull her down for a long, passionate kiss. While she was enjoying this, Tawsha felt Suki pressed against her back, kissing her bare shoulders and reaching around to cup Tawsha's tits and pinch her nipples. She also felt Sandy's free hand moving up between her thighs. Tawsha sighed and thought, Don will just have to find me, I guess. She continued to kiss Sandy and parted her legs a bit so the blonde could get at her pussy, and reached around to squeeze Sandy's ass in her hands. Suki began twisting and pulling on Tawsha's nipples. This went on for several minutes, Tawsha making out with Sandy, while Sandy played with her, Suki tormented her nipples and Suzy watched from the floor.When Tawsha started feeling a bit weak in the knees, she looked around and started to move over toward the table. The girls moved with her and let her sit on the edge of the table with her stockinged legs and high heels splayed out in front of her. Suki climbed up on the table on Tawsha's left and took a turn at kissing Tawsha deeply. Sandy stood in front of Tawsha still fingering her and, now, sucking one of Tawsha's nipples while pinching the other, until Suzy said, “OK, that's enough, let me in.”As Sandy relinquished her position so Suzy could crawl up and kneel between Tawsha's legs, Tawsha realized that she was on display to the whole dance floor. Of course, this crowd was used to seeing sex going on all the time, but still not a few people were watching the spectacle she was making of herself. Rather than feeling bashful, though, this only added to the excitement she was feeling. As Suzy began to lick at her pussy and clit, and Sandy climbed up on the table on Tawsha's right to get more kisses and have access to Tawsha's tits, Tawsha relaxed and closed her eyes, letting herself thoroughly enjoy the attention of these three pretty, sexy women.With Suzy licking her, and Suki and Sandy taking turns making out with her and sucking on her nipples, it wasn't long before she began to feel the tell-tale tension of an impending orgasm. It was at this moment that she felt a new mouth on her breast; the right one which had been open since Sandy was currently kissing her. Tawsha's eyes flew open and, though Sandy's head was blocking her view somewhat, she saw Don leaning in over Suzy to kiss her nipple and then to suck it a little. Her surprise was pushed aside though, by the insistent flood of the orgasm washing over her. Moaning and shaking, Tawsha came hard and long, clenching Suki and Sandy to her, and looking Don in the eye all through it. Finally, she closed her eyes for a moment to catch her breath.When she opened her eyes, she croaked, “Hi Don!”“Hi Tawsha,” he grinned.Tawsha noticed that Suzy was stroking Don's hard cock for him, but watching the two of them. Suki and Sandy had gone back to caressing and kissing Tawsha's shoulders and breasts. Tawsha swallowed and said, “Don, meet the girls, Suki, Sandy, and that's Suzy.”“Pleased to meet you, ladies,” Don bowed a little.“So, um,” Tawsha said, “how do you feel about coming with us to a nice soft bed somewhere?”“I think that's about the best idea I've ever heard,” Don laughed.“I thought you might think so,” Tawsha smiled. Suki and Sandy seemed pleased with this idea too, and hopped off the table. Suzy stood up rather smoothly for someone who had just spent five minutes kneeling on a marble floor. Don took Tawsha's hand and drew her away from the table. His arm slipped around her waist, and her breasts were pressed against his chest, while his hard cock was pressed against her belly. They were looking into each other's eyes from a distance of mere inches.

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The Manor: Secret Passage -

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022


The Manor: Secret Passage - Tascha and Don spy on sexy activities. (ch. 2)By BradentonLarry. Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories. Tascha had gotten control of herself right after the girl Virginia had given her that wonderful orgasm. She had known she shouldn't let herself be seduced so easily, but in the end was glad she'd given in. The orgasm had cleared her head and let her think clearly again. Though she wouldn't tell him, on top of everything else, Don had gotten her quite rattled. First, there had been that moment of half-waking when she had somehow known that it was he who was kissing her neck and teasing her with his fingers. She had been more than a little irritated with him for stopping and breaking the deliciously euphoric moment. Then, he had to go parading around naked with that cock of his on display. It had been a long time since she'd been with a man, and she'd spent years thinking that Don was a safe, platonic friend. Now she'd been aroused by his touch, and seen his body naked – all of it. She feared that this meant trouble.To make things even worse, those three nubile girls had dropped in. Tascha was shocked to find that she was irritated when Modesty (ha!) and Chastity had thrown themselves at Don even though Tascha was right there holding his hand. It had never occurred to her that she felt proprietary about him in any way until that moment. All of this was made worse by watching Chastity, and then Modesty (please!), going down on Don. She was shocked that seeing this should make her so incredibly hot. When Virginia pushed her finger up inside Tascha and began sucking on her nipple, Tascha knew that she would do anything at that moment. Fortunately, the young girl didn't waste any time, aggressively pushing Tascha onto her back and then kissing her way down Tascha's belly. Soon, Virginia was licking and sucking at Tascha's clit, while fucking two fingers in and out of Tascha's very wet pussy. The orgasm that blasted through Tascha's body burned through her synapses like a cleansing fire. As she came down, Tascha had two clear thoughts, the first of which was of her girlfriend Sarah.The wave of guilt that hit Tascha was powerful and fast moving. She loved Sarah very much, and here she was turned on by Don, and letting some pretty little girl go down on her. What was worse was that Tascha was actually kind of enjoying it. The danger, the titillation, the sex – it was all very exciting. Meanwhile, surely, Sarah must be at home, worried sick. Tascha had to get home.Fortunately, the second thought after Tascha's orgasm was that of a secret passage. There must be a way in and out of this damn room, and the panel that had opened for the Nymphets' dramatic entrance gave Tascha the idea to look for a moving panel.Virginia crawled up over Tascha's body, kissing her naked flesh as she moved. The girl's long dark hair trailed over Tascha's sensitive skin and felt wonderful. The Tascha of just a few minutes earlier would have happily returned the delicious favor done her, but the new Tascha kissed Virginia a thank you, and then said she had to go check on something. Virginia seemed to accept this quite happily and turned her attention to the others on the bed. Chastity had gotten off Don and began to make out with Virginia, while Modesty (right!) climbed on top of him. Tascha rolled away from the action, already feeling distracted by the naked bodies. Not Don's, she insisted to herself.Tascha had no idea what she was looking for, but just started to push on the panels any way she could think of. It was tedious work, made more so by having to ignore the sounds of loud, happy sex. Each of the girls in the room, including herself, had had noisy orgasms, and still Don was plowing away. The guy's a fucking machine, she thought and then almost laughed at the silly pun. Somehow trying to not look at what was going on was making it worse. All she could think about was fucking, sucking, licking and coming. She was about to give up and go back to throw herself on the bed, letting whatever happened happen, when she felt the panel she was pushing on move in and a little to the right.Stifling a cheer, Tascha leaned on it and shoved. The panel moved in and over, revealing a dark passage running along the other side of the wall. She leaned in and looked both ways, but saw only darkness. She felt a pang of trepidation at the thought of leaving this warm, so far unmenacing room, where there was good sex to be had, for the dark unknown of this secret passage. However, she remembered Sarah, and the fact that they still had no idea who had abducted them and why. Steeling her resolve, she held the panel open and turned back to get Don's attention.Oh god, she thought, as she saw his strong back and butt flexing as he plowed into Chastity, who really seemed to love it. Surely, this panel wouldn't be going anywhere, and she could afford to go back and get fucked just once before attempting their escape. Then she remembered the strange candles that lit by themselves and the fact that somewhere around here lurked their abductors.“Don!” she hissed, as loudly as she dared. Of course, he didn't hear her, so she tried a little louder. Finally, she gave up and just called out loud, “Don!”The expression on his face told her exactly how bad her timing was, and she had to fight back a mischievous chuckle. As Don came over, she gestured at one of the candles. Fortunately, he wasn't so sex addled that he didn't understand her right away. He picked up the candle and joined her at the passage entrance, scowling a bit at her and then into the shadowy opening.“What's the matter?” Tascha asked. “Didn't you have fun?”“Oh yes,” he smiled wryly, “lots! Only not quite so much as I might have liked.”“That's what you get for holding out, buddy,” she chuckled.“I was trying to provide a distraction for your hunt,” he said.“Oh, is that what you were providing?”He raised an eyebrow at her smirk, and said, “Well, shall we?”Tascha followed him into the passage, noting that the wooden flooring felt cold on her bare feet after the carpeting. The passage was just wide enough for Don to walk between the walls without brushing his shoulders against them. She started to let the panel slide back into place, but Don reached out and stopped it.“Should we try to bring the girls?” he asked.“The Nymphets?”“Well, maybe they've been kidnapped too.”“Or they're in on it,” she pointed out.“Do you really think Chastity is in on anything?” Don asked skeptically.“Well, no, but I can't see actually getting anywhere with them pawing you and giving you blowjobs.”“I'm having a hard time seeing your point,” Don chuckled. He let the panel slide closed.“Besides, Don, they're just children for crying out loud.”“You didn't say that when Virginia was making you come,” he observed.“Fair enough,” she agreed. “Now which way should we go?”“This way,” Don said decisively and started off down the passage, holding the candle up over his eye level and ahead of himself.“Is there some reason to go this way?” Tascha asked in a whisper as she followed him.“Nope.”“OK, then.”After about twenty paces, they came to a junction. The passage continued on ahead, and another went off at a right angle to the right. Don stopped and turned abruptly back toward her, and Tascha stumbled into him. Putting her hand out, she brushed his still somewhat rigid cock.“Damn, Don, don't you ever give that thing a rest?”He laughed quietly, “It's the other way around, actually.”“Anyway,” Tascha forced herself to look down the new passage, “which way now?”“There's some rule about following a wall when you're trying to navigate a maze.”“There is?” Tascha asked skeptically.“I think so, but I've never quite understood how it's supposed to work. Anyway, let's follow the right wall here,” Don suggested.“Hey,” Tascha said suddenly. “How will we know if there's another secret panel?”“I have no idea,” Don admitted. “Wasn't there a mechanism or something on the back of the last one?”“I didn't see one.”“Hum,” Don stopped again, and Tascha bumped into him.“Sorry,” she whispered. “It's just dark in here.”“I know. That's why I stopped.” Don turned to her, and held the candle between them. “It seems to be going out.”“Damn,” she breathed. The flame was clearly dwindling before their eyes. In a few seconds it had gone out entirely. “Why do you think it did that?”“Hell if I know,” Don said in the dark. “Maybe it's a magic candle that got too far from the room it was supposed to light up. Here, ” Tascha felt Don's hand groping clumsily, brushing against her right tit, then finding her arm, and, finally her hand. “It'll be slow going, but we should be ok. I'll keep touching the right wall.”“So much for looking for mechanisms, eh?” Tascha said as Don started moving down the passage again.“You know, this is a very free-range sort of kidnapping,” Don mused.“There weren't any doors in the room.”“Well, there were, just not any obvious ones, and the one we used wasn't locked, and I don't hear any alarms.”“Yeah, that's true, but, ” Tascha was cut off by Don stopping abruptly again. She hit her nose on his shoulder this time, and her left hand wound up on his ass. “Damn it, Don!”“Shush!” he hissed. “I think I see a light ahead.”“A candle?”“No. Let's get closer.” Don moved on even more slowly than before. Gradually a wan yellowish light began to fill the passage.Finally they stopped before a large section of the left wall of the passage that was basically a window, through which the yellow light came. On the other side of the window was a bedroom, similar to the one they had left behind, but much smaller. It was also lit by candlelight, as well as a lit fireplace on the far side of the room. On the bed, a little to the left of what seemed the center to Tascha and Don, were a man and a woman apparently screwing, though they were moving slowly and intently. In a chair to the right, sat a man with dark hair and a goatee who was watching the couple on the bed. He was leaning back and idly stroking his rather impressive cock. Don nodded and pointed at something, but it took Tascha a moment to look beyond the masturbating man to see the door to the right of the fireplace. Apparently not all rooms in this place were accessed only by secret passage.On the bed, the couple had rolled over some so the woman was on top. She tossed her long blonde hair, arching her back in the process, thrusting her full breasts into the face of the man she was straddling. Tascha swallowed hard, and was a bit annoyed when she felt Don tugging her on down the passageway.Still, she followed until they came to the next window, which showed them an empty bedroom with just a few candles glowing. The next window, though, on the right, showed a hallway, with a low bench positioned across from the window. On this bench a woman with long legs, small tits and very short black hair was on her hands and knees. Behind her a muscular man with long blonde hair brushing his shoulders was fucking her with firm slow strokes. Meanwhile another man, in at least as good shape as the other, held the woman's head in his hands as she took him in her mouth. Tascha had released Don's hand so she could turn to look out this side of the passage, and now noticed that her hand had moved down to touch herself. She wasn't surprised to find that she was again, or still, very wet. Tascha watched raptly as the three bodies worked together in the hallway. She found herself watching the side of the strange woman's behind, between where the man held her and where his pelvis was smacking into her as he fucked her with what looked like a good sized cock. Tascha looked down and saw that Don's cock was again fully hard. She thought about touching it, but knew that if she did things would progress immediately to sex, so she forced herself to look away. Unfortunately the only other thing to look at was the threesome in the hallway. Tascha found herself staring at the woman's throat and long pretty neck. Then the man she was sucking pulled away from her, took his cock in hand and sprayed his cum all over the woman's face. She seemed to be laughing and happy as the pearly stuff splashed on her. In another moment the guy behind her also pulled out and came in a long stream all over her back and ass. Tascha found the whole display intensely, and surprisingly, arousing. She found herself touching herself again, and hoped that Don hadn't noticed.Stealing a glance to her left, Tascha saw that, in fact, Don had turned away and was moving further down the passage. She gave the three in the hallway one last glance, and then followed Don, catching up with him just as he turned a corner to the left. He next stopped again in front of a long, narrow, vertical window that opened to the left again. Frustratingly, he was standing in the way of Tascha's getting a good view of what was going on through the window. She waited for a moment to see if he would move out of the way, but when that seemed unlikely to happen anytime soon, she cleared her throat.Don looked at her, and seemed a bit surprised at her interest, but he took a step backward, so that she could slip in in front of him to see what he was watching. There, in another bedroom, a woman with long dark, curly hair was leaning back on her elbows on the edge of the bed. Her full breasts sagged a bit to the side. Kneeling on the floor between her legs was what looked to be a smaller woman with bright red hair, as long as Tascha's. This redheaded woman was apparently licking and sucking the woman on the bed. Both of the redhead's hands were holding the other woman's thighs, and her butt was up in the air, giving Don and Tascha an excellent view of its perfect round shape. The woman on the bed seemed to say something and then reached down with one hand to hold the redhead's face to her pussy.Tascha found herself breathless as she watched this through the window, and then noticed that she could feel Don's straining cock pressed against her back. Then she almost jumped as a third person came into view. A naked man came over to the two women, and then got on his knees behind the redhead's butt. He reached around in front of himself, and Tascha knew he was putting his hard phallus into the redhead. Soon she was watching the man's back and butt as he shoved in and out of the redhead from behind.“God, that's hot,” Tascha breathed. Don seemed to take this as a cue. Tascha heard the candle he had been holding fall to the floor with an alarming loudness, and then she felt Don's hands taking hold of her upper arms. Not caring any more about the repercussions, Tascha reached behind her with her left hand to take hold of that cock that was pressed against her. It was so hard and thick she was sure it must be painful for Don. She squeezed and pulled on it, as she watched every thrust of the man into the redhead shove her into the woman on the bed, whose breasts jiggled with every push. Apparently no one in the room through the window had heard the candle fall, or they simply didn't care. Tascha felt Don's breath on her neck, and she wanted more, so she tilted her head to the side and felt his lips on her skin. Shivers ran down her spine.The woman on the bed was now half-sitting up, both hands on the redhead's head, obviously shuddering with an intense orgasm. In the passage, Don's right hand left her arm and moved down to her belly, where it quickly slid down to find her moistened lips. Tascha squeezed his cock harder and managed to part her legs so he could get his hand between them. He found her clit and teased it between two fingers before reaching down further to part her labia and push those two fingers up inside her.The woman on the bed had fallen back on the bed, her chest rising and falling deeply. Her left hand was cupping her left breast, and the right was thrown out on the bed. The redhead was now on all fours on the floor and the man was fucking her hard and fast from behind. Tascha reached out with her right hand and leaned on the wall next to the window. Don's fingers were sliding in and out of her while the heel of his hand rubbed against her clit.In the room a second man appeared and moved over to the woman on the bed. He climbed up on the bed and began to kiss her, cupping her free right breast in his hand. She responded at once, languorously rolling toward him as her right hand groped for the newcomer's penis. The man behind the redhead reached forward and then lifted her up, so that he was supporting her weight in his arms as he lifted her up and down on cock. Tascha let go of Don's cock and put her left hand on the wall to the left of the window. She leaned forward almost resting her forehead against the window. She spread her feet further apart.Don't stop, and don't ask for permission, Tascha thought frantically.Don's left hand, which had moved to her waist when she released his cock, now left her for the moment, and she felt him adjusting his position behind her. Then he pulled his fingers out of her, and took hold of her right hip with his wet, slippery hand. Tascha felt his cock between her legs, and then the head of it was being pushed between her very wet lips. Trembling with excitement and anticipation, Tascha pushed back a bit toward Don and felt him begin to enter her.Then the passageway was suddenly filled with light and a laughing voice was saying, “Oh, ho! What do we have here?”To be continued.By BradentonLarry for Literotica

Nick's Non-fiction
Nick's Non-fiction | Either / Or

Nick's Non-fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 54:10


Welcome back for another episode of Nick's Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz Kierkegaard reflects upon the search for a meaningful existence, contemplating subjects as diverse as Mozart, drama, boredom, and, in the famous Seducer's Diary, the cynical seduction and ultimate rejection of a young, beautiful woman. A masterpiece of duality, Either/Or is a brilliant exploration of the conflict between the aesthetic and the ethical - both meditating ironically and seductively upon Epicurean pleasures, and eloquently expounding the noble virtues of a morally upstanding life. Subscribe, Share, Mobile links & Time-stamps below! 0:00 Introduction 5:30 About the Author 7:30 Ch1: Assthetics 22:45 Ch2: Ethics 34:30 Ch3: Either/Or 40:00 Ch4: Fear & Trembling 45:00 Ch5: The Sickness 54:05 Next time & Goodbye! YouTube: https://youtu.be/JgFNX01iE64 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheNiche

ESV: Every Day in the Word
August 22: Job 11–12; Colossians 3:18–4:18; Psalm 48; Proverbs 22:1

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 8:38


Old Testament: Job 11–12 Job 11–12 (Listen) Zophar Speaks: You Deserve Worse 11 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said: 2   “Should a multitude of words go unanswered,    and a man full of talk be judged right?3   Should your babble silence men,    and when you mock, shall no one shame you?4   For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure,    and I am clean in God's1 eyes.'5   But oh, that God would speak    and open his lips to you,6   and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom!    For he is manifold in understanding.2  Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves. 7   “Can you find out the deep things of God?    Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?8   It is higher than heaven3—what can you do?    Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?9   Its measure is longer than the earth    and broader than the sea.10   If he passes through and imprisons    and summons the court, who can turn him back?11   For he knows worthless men;    when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?12   But a stupid man will get understanding    when a wild donkey's colt is born a man! 13   “If you prepare your heart,    you will stretch out your hands toward him.14   If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,    and let not injustice dwell in your tents.15   Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish;    you will be secure and will not fear.16   You will forget your misery;    you will remember it as waters that have passed away.17   And your life will be brighter than the noonday;    its darkness will be like the morning.18   And you will feel secure, because there is hope;    you will look around and take your rest in security.19   You will lie down, and none will make you afraid;    many will court your favor.20   But the eyes of the wicked will fail;    all way of escape will be lost to them,    and their hope is to breathe their last.” Job Replies: The Lord Has Done This 12 Then Job answered and said: 2   “No doubt you are the people,    and wisdom will die with you.3   But I have understanding as well as you;    I am not inferior to you.    Who does not know such things as these?4   I am a laughingstock to my friends;    I, who called to God and he answered me,    a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock.5   In the thought of one who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune;    it is ready for those whose feet slip.6   The tents of robbers are at peace,    and those who provoke God are secure,    who bring their god in their hand.4 7   “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;    the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;8   or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;5    and the fish of the sea will declare to you.9   Who among all these does not know    that the hand of the LORD has done this?10   In his hand is the life of every living thing    and the breath of all mankind.11   Does not the ear test words    as the palate tastes food?12   Wisdom is with the aged,    and understanding in length of days. 13   “With God6 are wisdom and might;    he has counsel and understanding.14   If he tears down, none can rebuild;    if he shuts a man in, none can open.15   If he withholds the waters, they dry up;    if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.16   With him are strength and sound wisdom;    the deceived and the deceiver are his.17   He leads counselors away stripped,    and judges he makes fools.18   He looses the bonds of kings    and binds a waistcloth on their hips.19   He leads priests away stripped    and overthrows the mighty.20   He deprives of speech those who are trusted    and takes away the discernment of the elders.21   He pours contempt on princes    and loosens the belt of the strong.22   He uncovers the deeps out of darkness    and brings deep darkness to light.23   He makes nations great, and he destroys them;    he enlarges nations, and leads them away.24   He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth    and makes them wander in a trackless waste.25   They grope in the dark without light,    and he makes them stagger like a drunken man. Footnotes [1] 11:4 Hebrew your [2] 11:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [3] 11:8 Hebrew The heights of heaven [4] 12:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [5] 12:8 Or or speak to the earth, and it will teach you [6] 12:13 Hebrew him (ESV) New Testament: Colossians 3:18–4:18 Colossians 3:18–4:18 (Listen) Rules for Christian Households 18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters,1 not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality. 4 Masters, treat your bondservants2 justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Further Instructions 2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Final Greetings 7 Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant3 in the Lord. 8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, 9 and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here. 10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis. 14 Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas. 15 Give my greetings to the brothers4 at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. 16 And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.” 18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Footnotes [1] 3:22 Or your masters according to the flesh [2] 4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; likewise for servant in verse 12 [3] 4:7 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word sundoulos, see Preface [4] 4:15 Or brothers and sisters (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 48 Psalm 48 (Listen) Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.1 Footnotes [1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 22:1 Proverbs 22:1 (Listen) 22   A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,    and favor is better than silver or gold. (ESV)

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
August 22: Job 11–12; Psalm 48; Luke 12

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 13:12


Old Testament: Job 11–12 Job 11–12 (Listen) Zophar Speaks: You Deserve Worse 11 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said: 2   “Should a multitude of words go unanswered,    and a man full of talk be judged right?3   Should your babble silence men,    and when you mock, shall no one shame you?4   For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure,    and I am clean in God's1 eyes.'5   But oh, that God would speak    and open his lips to you,6   and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom!    For he is manifold in understanding.2  Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves. 7   “Can you find out the deep things of God?    Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?8   It is higher than heaven3—what can you do?    Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?9   Its measure is longer than the earth    and broader than the sea.10   If he passes through and imprisons    and summons the court, who can turn him back?11   For he knows worthless men;    when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?12   But a stupid man will get understanding    when a wild donkey's colt is born a man! 13   “If you prepare your heart,    you will stretch out your hands toward him.14   If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,    and let not injustice dwell in your tents.15   Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish;    you will be secure and will not fear.16   You will forget your misery;    you will remember it as waters that have passed away.17   And your life will be brighter than the noonday;    its darkness will be like the morning.18   And you will feel secure, because there is hope;    you will look around and take your rest in security.19   You will lie down, and none will make you afraid;    many will court your favor.20   But the eyes of the wicked will fail;    all way of escape will be lost to them,    and their hope is to breathe their last.” Job Replies: The Lord Has Done This 12 Then Job answered and said: 2   “No doubt you are the people,    and wisdom will die with you.3   But I have understanding as well as you;    I am not inferior to you.    Who does not know such things as these?4   I am a laughingstock to my friends;    I, who called to God and he answered me,    a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock.5   In the thought of one who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune;    it is ready for those whose feet slip.6   The tents of robbers are at peace,    and those who provoke God are secure,    who bring their god in their hand.4 7   “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;    the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;8   or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;5    and the fish of the sea will declare to you.9   Who among all these does not know    that the hand of the LORD has done this?10   In his hand is the life of every living thing    and the breath of all mankind.11   Does not the ear test words    as the palate tastes food?12   Wisdom is with the aged,    and understanding in length of days. 13   “With God6 are wisdom and might;    he has counsel and understanding.14   If he tears down, none can rebuild;    if he shuts a man in, none can open.15   If he withholds the waters, they dry up;    if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.16   With him are strength and sound wisdom;    the deceived and the deceiver are his.17   He leads counselors away stripped,    and judges he makes fools.18   He looses the bonds of kings    and binds a waistcloth on their hips.19   He leads priests away stripped    and overthrows the mighty.20   He deprives of speech those who are trusted    and takes away the discernment of the elders.21   He pours contempt on princes    and loosens the belt of the strong.22   He uncovers the deeps out of darkness    and brings deep darkness to light.23   He makes nations great, and he destroys them;    he enlarges nations, and leads them away.24   He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth    and makes them wander in a trackless waste.25   They grope in the dark without light,    and he makes them stagger like a drunken man. Footnotes [1] 11:4 Hebrew your [2] 11:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [3] 11:8 Hebrew The heights of heaven [4] 12:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [5] 12:8 Or or speak to the earth, and it will teach you [6] 12:13 Hebrew him (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 48 Psalm 48 (Listen) Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.1 Footnotes [1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) New Testament: Luke 12 Luke 12 (Listen) Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees 12 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. Have No Fear 4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell.1 Yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?2 And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Acknowledge Christ Before Men 8 “And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, 9 but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”' 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Do Not Be Anxious 22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?3 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,4 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his5 kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. You Must Be Ready 35 “Stay dressed for action6 and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants7 whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he8 would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant9 whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. Not Peace, but Division 49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Interpreting the Time 54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.' And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,' and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time? Settle with Your Accuser 57 “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? 58 As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. 59 I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.”10 Footnotes [1] 12:5 Greek Gehenna [2] 12:6 Greek two assaria; an assarion was a Roman copper coin worth about 1/16 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer) [3] 12:25 Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [4] 12:27 Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave [5] 12:31 Some manuscripts God's [6] 12:35 Greek Let your loins stay girded; compare Exodus 12:11 [7] 12:37 Or bondservants [8] 12:39 Some manuscripts add would have stayed awake and [9] 12:43 Or bondservant; also verses 45, 46, 47 [10] 12:59 Greek lepton, a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer) (ESV)

New Books Network
On Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling"

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 32:40


As a college student, Harvard professor Michelle Sanchez was torn between following her faith or following her heart. She found guidance in the 19th-century philosophical text Fear and Trembling, in which Soren Kierkegaard maps universal human struggles onto a biblical story. In this episode, Professor Sanchez explains what Fear and Trembling can teach us about living in an uncertain world. Michelle Sanchez is Associate Professor of Theology at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Calvin and the Resignification of the World: Creation, Incarnation, and the Problem of Political Theology, and more. See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm Follow us on Twitter @WritLargePod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Christian Studies
On Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling"

New Books in Christian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 32:40


As a college student, Harvard professor Michelle Sanchez was torn between following her faith or following her heart. She found guidance in the 19th-century philosophical text Fear and Trembling, in which Soren Kierkegaard maps universal human struggles onto a biblical story. In this episode, Professor Sanchez explains what Fear and Trembling can teach us about living in an uncertain world. Michelle Sanchez is Associate Professor of Theology at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Calvin and the Resignification of the World: Creation, Incarnation, and the Problem of Political Theology, and more. See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm Follow us on Twitter @WritLargePod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/christian-studies

New Books in Intellectual History
On Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling"

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 32:40


As a college student, Harvard professor Michelle Sanchez was torn between following her faith or following her heart. She found guidance in the 19th-century philosophical text Fear and Trembling, in which Soren Kierkegaard maps universal human struggles onto a biblical story. In this episode, Professor Sanchez explains what Fear and Trembling can teach us about living in an uncertain world. Michelle Sanchez is Associate Professor of Theology at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Calvin and the Resignification of the World: Creation, Incarnation, and the Problem of Political Theology, and more. See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm Follow us on Twitter @WritLargePod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

Morning Meditation for Women
Meditation: Tune Into Your Fears

Morning Meditation for Women

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 10:30


If we can look our fear in the eyes,  If we can open our hearts to it, We might be able to see beyond,  The scary cloak it wears, And understand it… And ourselves… Better.  We might be able to look it in the eyes, And hold our gaze. We might even take fear's hand, And walk towards our dreams, Trembling, yet confident, That we will figure things out.  JOURNAL PROMPTS: What did you experience as you tuned into your fears?  What do your fears teach you? 

Southern Fried True Crime
From Trembling Leaf Media, Introducing: Simply Vanished

Southern Fried True Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 10:31


Simply Vanished is a new investigative podcast about unsolved missing person cases. It is hosted by Josh Newville, a civil rights lawyer who is dedicated to finding answers. Note: Josh is a huge fan of Southern Fried True Crime!Josh alternates between full investigative seasons (where he dives deep into one specific case), and periods of episodic coverage (where he tells us about unsolved missing person cases and solicits tips to help the official investigation). Simply Vanished is currently on Season 1, finding explosive new leads in a 20-year-old cold case of a missing college student. Newville founded Trembling Leaf Media and launched Simply Vanished in 2022. It is currently featured in the New & Noteworthy section of Apple Podcasts' Darkside Collection. Simply Vanished episodes are available at simplyvanished.com and everywhere you get podcasts.

Fear & Trembling Harderwyk Ministries
Fear & Trembling Episode 2 - Thou Shalt No Be A Jerk

Fear & Trembling Harderwyk Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022


Where's God? Finding Him in the Small Stuff
Trembling and Bewildered

Where's God? Finding Him in the Small Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 40:14


When you come to Jesus' tomb expecting to find a dead body, but find an angel instead who proclaims that He is risen, He is alive, it would be only natural to feel overwhelmed by it all. The women at the tomb that day ran back to Jerusalem with an important message, which made them tremble, and which bewildered them.

Golden Classics Great OTR Shows
Afrs 628 - Country Corner first Song Talk Back Trembling Lips - Ashworth Xx-xx-65

Golden Classics Great OTR Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 55:42


The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943, and included less than five hours of recorded shows, a BBC news and sports broadcast. That day, Corporal Syl Binkin became the first U.S. Military broadcasters heard over the air. The signal was sent from London via telephone lines to five regional transmitters to reach U.S. troops in the United Kingdom as they prepared for the inevitable invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. Fearing competition for civilian audiences the BBC initially tried to impose restrictions on AFN broadcasts within Britain (transmissions were only allowed from American Bases outside London and were limited to 50 watts of transmission power) and a minimum quota of British produced programming had to be carried. Nevertheless, AFN programs were widely enjoyed by the British civilian listeners who could receive them, and once AFN operations transferred to continental Europe (shortly after D-Day) AFN were able to broadcast with little restriction with programs available to civilian audiences across most of Europe (including Britain) after dark. As D-Day approached, the network joined with the BBC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to develop programs especially for the Allied Expeditionary Forces. Mobile stations, complete with personnel, broadcasting equipment, and a record library were deployed to broadcast music and news to troops in the field. The mobile stations reported on front line activities and fed the news reports back to studio locations in London.

MID-WEST FARM REPORT - MADISON
Wisconsin Celery - You Bet - Trembling Prairie Farm

MID-WEST FARM REPORT - MADISON

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 10:16


Wisconsin agriculture can always surprise you!  That might be the feeling you get when you hear the story of Trembling Prairie Farm in Markesan. John Bobek, Farmer and Owner, Trembling Prairie Farms, is an Indiana native that farms the tricky soils of his Markesan farm.  It's rich in nutrients, but fickle when it comes to crops it favors.  So when the opportunity to grow celery in partnership with Alsum Farms and Produce, John felt his soils were up to the challenge. It's one of several crops that Trembling Prairie produces that are featured in grocery stores all around the upper midwest. Bobek talks with Pam Jahnke about the current growing season, customer preferences, and how partnerships in the industry are changing.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

C86 Show - Indie Pop
Anne Mari - The Field Mice, Lightning In A Twilight Hour & Trembling Blue Stars

C86 Show - Indie Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 70:13


Anne Mari - The Field Mice, Lightning In A Twilight Hour & Trembling Blue Stars - in conversation with David Eastaugh Lightning In A Twilight Hour is an alias of The Field Mice and Trembling Blue Stars' frontman Bobby Wratten, one of indie-pop's most undervalued cult figures. The project's second album ‘Overwintering' was co-produced by Ian Catt, with Field Mice lieutenants Anne Mari Davies (vocals) and Michael Hiscocks (bass) featured throughout the album.

Ask Pastor John
Trembling Before God on Sunday

Ask Pastor John

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 11:19 Very Popular


Hundreds of times, God tells us to “fear not.” So why does he also call us to work out our salvation “with fear and trembling”?

ESV: Read through the Bible
July 26: Psalms 47–49; Acts 26

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 8:54


Morning: Psalms 47–49 Psalms 47–49 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47   Clap your hands, all peoples!    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2   For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,    a great king over all the earth.3   He subdued peoples under us,    and nations under our feet.4   He chose our heritage for us,    the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5   God has gone up with a shout,    the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6   Sing praises to God, sing praises!    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7   For God is the King of all the earth;    sing praises with a psalm!1 8   God reigns over the nations;    God sits on his holy throne.9   The princes of the peoples gather    as the people of the God of Abraham.  For the shields of the earth belong to God;    he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.2 Why Should I Fear in Times of Trouble? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 49   Hear this, all peoples!    Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,2   both low and high,    rich and poor together!3   My mouth shall speak wisdom;    the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.4   I will incline my ear to a proverb;    I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. 5   Why should I fear in times of trouble,    when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me,6   those who trust in their wealth    and boast of the abundance of their riches?7   Truly no man can ransom another,    or give to God the price of his life,8   for the ransom of their life is costly    and can never suffice,9   that he should live on forever    and never see the pit. 10   For he sees that even the wise die;    the fool and the stupid alike must perish    and leave their wealth to others.11   Their graves are their homes forever,3    their dwelling places to all generations,    though they called lands by their own names.12   Man in his pomp will not remain;    he is like the beasts that perish. 13   This is the path of those who have foolish confidence;    yet after them people approve of their boasts.4 Selah14   Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol;    death shall be their shepherd,  and the upright shall rule over them in the morning.    Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell.15   But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,    for he will receive me. Selah 16   Be not afraid when a man becomes rich,    when the glory of his house increases.17   For when he dies he will carry nothing away;    his glory will not go down after him.18   For though, while he lives, he counts himself blessed    —and though you get praise when you do well for yourself—19   his soul will go to the generation of his fathers,    who will never again see light.20   Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish. Footnotes [1] 47:7 Hebrew maskil [2] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death [3] 49:11 Septuagint, Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Their inward thought was that their homes were forever [4] 49:13 Or and of those after them who approve of their boasts (ESV) Evening: Acts 26 Acts 26 (Listen) Paul's Defense Before Agrippa 26 So Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: 2 “I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews, 3 especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently. 4 “My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews. 5 They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee. 6 And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers, 7 to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king! 8 Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead? 9 “I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities. Paul Tells of His Conversion 12 “In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language,1 ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.' 15 And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' 19 “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. 22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: 23 that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” 24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. 26 For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?”2 29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.” 30 Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them. 31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, “This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment.” 32 And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.” Footnotes [1] 26:14 Or the Hebrew dialect (probably Aramaic) [2] 26:28 Or In a short time you would persuade me to act like a Christian! (ESV)

Be With Me: 7 Minutes of Biblical Wonder
The SUPERPOWER Of TREMBLING S10e7 1cor2:3

Be With Me: 7 Minutes of Biblical Wonder

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 7:42 Transcription Available


The giant of the faith, Paul, describes his actual non-giant-of-the-faith self as WEAK, FEARFUL and TREMBLING.  What?  Why is that?  Well, because that is the way he ACTUALLY was.  It likely is a statement of reality.Secondly, it is to get us to refocus our dependency on the right thing: the POWER OF GOD (amidst the people of God). His main concern is WHERE his people are putting their faith.  What does their faith rest UPON?  Me? Weak and trembling?  Not a good answer.  On God and all of His reality?  Yup.  Right answer.When God has us positioned as trembling, relying on the reality of His power and presence, He has us EXACTLY where He wants us.  Go use this superpower of trembling today.  subscribe please at bewithme.us

The Two Fish Podcast : A Christian Bible Study Made Simple
Greatest Hits #1 The Fear of God Review!

The Two Fish Podcast : A Christian Bible Study Made Simple

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 32:54


Enjoy this Old Episode of the show while we are on our break! Wow How the Show has Grown in quality Lol!Extra Credit for anyone who counts the amount of "umm"s the Guys say! lol Brian C joins Nick and Aaron to dive deeper into the Fear of God. In this episode they break down our Christian walk down into three parts and how each part relates to the Fear of God. We can be tossed around in our walk but our goal is to stay centered in His truth.Step 1 Trembling  Fear:Proverbs 9:10 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It's the beginning of understanding, the beginning of prudence, which is thought or care about a specific thing."Step 2 Fear of Outcome:Psalm 128:1,4 "Blessed are all who fear the Lord, and walk in obedience to Him ... Yes, this will be a blessing, for the man who fears the Lord."Step 3 Reverence for God:Psalm 115:11 "You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord. He is their help and their shield."Prov. 14:26 "In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have refuge."As Brian pointed out we may get tossed around between these different stages, but we need to remember that God is in all of them. Your walk is just that: God breathed and unique to you and there is something great about that.

Bible Baptist Church of Rossville, GA
Trembling At The Word Of God - Wednesday Evening

Bible Baptist Church of Rossville, GA

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 23:52


Bro. Chris Thomas - A message given at Bible Baptist Church

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
July 19: Psalm 45; Psalms 47–48; Joshua 8:1–22; Romans 14:1–12; Matthew 26:47–56

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 11:12


Proper 11 First Psalm: Psalm 45 Psalm 45 (Listen) Your Throne, O God, Is Forever To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil1 of the Sons of Korah; a love song. 45   My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;    I address my verses to the king;    my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2   You are the most handsome of the sons of men;    grace is poured upon your lips;    therefore God has blessed you forever.3   Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,    in your splendor and majesty! 4   In your majesty ride out victoriously    for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;    let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!5   Your arrows are sharp    in the heart of the king's enemies;    the peoples fall under you. 6   Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.    The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;7     you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.  Therefore God, your God, has anointed you    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;8     your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.  From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;9     daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;    at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10   Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:    forget your people and your father's house,11     and the king will desire your beauty.  Since he is your lord, bow to him.12     The people2 of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,    the richest of the people.3 13   All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.14     In many-colored robes she is led to the king,    with her virgin companions following behind her.15   With joy and gladness they are led along    as they enter the palace of the king. 16   In place of your fathers shall be your sons;    you will make them princes in all the earth.17   I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;    therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. Footnotes [1] 45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 45:12 Hebrew daughter [3] 45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 47–48 Psalms 47–48 (Listen) God Is King over All the Earth To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 47   Clap your hands, all peoples!    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!2   For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,    a great king over all the earth.3   He subdued peoples under us,    and nations under our feet.4   He chose our heritage for us,    the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah 5   God has gone up with a shout,    the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.6   Sing praises to God, sing praises!    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!7   For God is the King of all the earth;    sing praises with a psalm!1 8   God reigns over the nations;    God sits on his holy throne.9   The princes of the peoples gather    as the people of the God of Abraham.  For the shields of the earth belong to God;    he is highly exalted! Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.2 Footnotes [1] 47:7 Hebrew maskil [2] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Old Testament: Joshua 8:1–22 Joshua 8:1–22 (Listen) The Fall of Ai 8 And the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not be dismayed. Take all the fighting men with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, his city, and his land. 2 And you shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king. Only its spoil and its livestock you shall take as plunder for yourselves. Lay an ambush against the city, behind it.” 3 So Joshua and all the fighting men arose to go up to Ai. And Joshua chose 30,000 mighty men of valor and sent them out by night. 4 And he commanded them, “Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you remain ready. 5 And I and all the people who are with me will approach the city. And when they come out against us just as before, we shall flee before them. 6 And they will come out after us, until we have drawn them away from the city. For they will say, ‘They are fleeing from us, just as before.' So we will flee before them. 7 Then you shall rise up from the ambush and seize the city, for the LORD your God will give it into your hand. 8 And as soon as you have taken the city, you shall set the city on fire. You shall do according to the word of the LORD. See, I have commanded you.” 9 So Joshua sent them out. And they went to the place of ambush and lay between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai, but Joshua spent that night among the people. 10 Joshua arose early in the morning and mustered the people and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai. 11 And all the fighting men who were with him went up and drew near before the city and encamped on the north side of Ai, with a ravine between them and Ai. 12 He took about 5,000 men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. 13 So they stationed the forces, the main encampment that was north of the city and its rear guard west of the city. But Joshua spent that night in the valley. 14 And as soon as the king of Ai saw this, he and all his people, the men of the city, hurried and went out early to the appointed place1 toward the Arabah to meet Israel in battle. But he did not know that there was an ambush against him behind the city. 15 And Joshua and all Israel pretended to be beaten before them and fled in the direction of the wilderness. 16 So all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and as they pursued Joshua they were drawn away from the city. 17 Not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who did not go out after Israel. They left the city open and pursued Israel. 18 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai, for I will give it into your hand.” And Joshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city. 19 And the men in the ambush rose quickly out of their place, and as soon as he had stretched out his hand, they ran and entered the city and captured it. And they hurried to set the city on fire. 20 So when the men of Ai looked back, behold, the smoke of the city went up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that, for the people who fled to the wilderness turned back against the pursuers. 21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had captured the city, and that the smoke of the city went up, then they turned back and struck down the men of Ai. 22 And the others came out from the city against them, so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side. And Israel struck them down, until there was left none that survived or escaped. Footnotes [1] 8:14 Hebrew appointed time (ESV) New Testament: Romans 14:1–12 Romans 14:1–12 (Listen) Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another 14 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master1 that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11 for it is written,   “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,    and every tongue shall confess2 to God.” 12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. Footnotes [1] 14:4 Or lord [2] 14:11 Or shall give praise (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 26:47–56 Matthew 26:47–56 (Listen) Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.” 49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” And he kissed him. 50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.”1 Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him. 51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck the servant2 of the high priest and cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?” 55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. 56 But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled. Footnotes [1] 26:50 Or Friend, why are you here? [2] 26:51 Or bondservant (ESV)