HONOR BEGETS HONOR 

Allen Asa motivated to “Honor Thy Father.”

“Just want to say thank you. 10 years ago you gave me the biggest motivator I have. This belt may be old. It may be scratched and torn, But the only thing I see when I pick it up every workout is you walking out with it. I can literally feel your presence in this belt. It’s a reminder to me in between each set that I have your blood. I have your passion. It shows me whatever anyone says I will prove them wrong. And you push me everyday through this belt to be better than anyone in the room. Thank you for this Dream Dad. You’ll never know how much it means to me.”
-Allen Asa 

Honoring your father and mother is being respectful in word and action and having an inward attitude of esteem for their position.

The Greek word for honor means “to revere, prize, and value.” Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. 

For example, some Americans may disagree with the President’s decisions, but they should still respect his position as leader of their country. 

Similarly, children of all ages should honor their parents, regardless of whether or not their parents “deserve” honor.

God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). 

Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19). 

In contrast, those with a “depraved mind” and those who exhibit ungodliness in the last days are characterized by disobedience to parents (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2).

Solomon, the wisest man, urged children to respect their parents (Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17). 

Although we may no longer be directly under their authority, we cannot outgrow God’s command to honor our parents. 

Even Jesus, God the Son, submitted Himself to both His earthly parents (Luke 2:51) and His heavenly Father (Matthew 26:39). 

Following Christ’s example, we should treat our parents the way we would reverentially approach our heavenly Father (Hebrews 12:9; Malachi 1:6).

Obviously, we are commanded to honor our parents, but how? 

Honor them with both actions and attitudes (Mark 7:6). 

Honor their unspoken as well as spoken wishes. “A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1). 

In Matthew 15:3-9, Jesus reminded the Pharisees of the command of God to honor their father and mother. 

They were obeying the letter of the law, but they had added their own traditions that essentially overruled it. 

While they honored their parents in word, their actions proved their real motive. Honor is more than lip service. The word “honor” in this passage is a verb and, as such, demands a right action. 

We should seek to honor our parents in much the same way that we strive to bring glory to God—in our thoughts, words, and actions. 

For a young child, obeying parents goes hand in hand with honoring them. That includes listening, heeding, and submitting to their authority. 

After children mature, the obedience that they learned as children will serve them well in honoring other authorities such as government, police, and employers. 

While we are required to honor parents, that doesn’t include imitating ungodly ones (Ezekiel 20:18-19). 

If a parent ever instructs a child to do something that clearly contradicts God’s commands, that child must obey God rather than his/her parents (Acts 5:29).

Honor begets honor. 

God will not honor those who will not obey His command to honor their parents. If we desire to please God and be blessed, we should honor our parents. 

Honoring is not easy, is not always fun, and certainly is not possible in our own strength. 

But honor is a certain path to our purpose in life—glorifying God. 

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord” (Colossians 3:20).


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Who was Saint Patrick and why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Patrick, whom almost everyone calls “Saint Patrick,” although he was never canonized by the Catholic Church, was born to a wealthy family in AD 387 in Kilpatrick, Scotland. His real name was Maewyn Succat. It was his extensive missionary work in Ireland for which Patrick is famous. During the thirty years of work there, he supposedly converted over 135,000 people, established 300 churches, and consecrated 350 bishops. Patrick died on March 17, 461. For over a millennium, the Irish have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.

History records that Saint Patrick, at age sixteen, was captured by Irish raiders and spent several years as a slave in Ireland. It was during this time that he learned the various rituals, customs, and language of Druids, and it was these people that he eventually evangelized. Patrick apparently had a dream in which God spoke to him, saying, “Your ship is ready.” Patrick was then able to escape Ireland by ship. Shortly thereafter, he experienced another dream in which he received a letter that was labeled the “voice of the Irish.” When he opened it, he heard the voices of all those whom he had met in Ireland begging him to return.

Saint Patrick then returned to Ireland to tell people about Christ. Though the task was difficult and dangerous, he persisted and was able to build a strong foundation for Christianity. The Irish people were receptive to his teachings, especially in light of the fact that he was able to take several of their Celtic symbols and “Christianize” them. The most well-known of Patrick’s illustrations is the shamrock, a certain type of clover sacred to the Druids, which he used as a symbol of the Trinity.

Each year millions of people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It is a national holiday in Ireland when people do not work but worship and gather with family. In the United States, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York on March 17, 1762. It consisted largely of Irish soldiers. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by wearing green, which symbolizes spring as well as Irish culture.

What started as a religious holiday has become a secular celebration of all things Irish. Neither Saint Patrick nor St. Patrick’s Day is mentioned in Scripture. While we would strongly disagree of some aspects of theology that St. Patrick taught, the fact that around 1,600 years ago a man dedicated his life to proclaiming the gospel, resulting in tens of thousands coming to faith in Christ, is most definitely worth celebrating (Luke 15:7–10).

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“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

Think for a moment what it means to hunger for something. As Americans we have everything readily available to us; if we are hungry, we go to the fast-food joint on the corner and get a whole meal for $4. We don’t have to worry about where the next meal will come from or how to find food for our family. Not everyone has this luxury. Places like Guatemala, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Haiti all have in common a dangerously high poverty rate. Citizens in these nations go days, even weeks at a time, with little to no food; searching through trash and rubble for the smallest crumb to satisfy the twisting hunger in their stomach.

Thirsting. Our homes have access to city water, or we have a well outside pumping thirst-quenching water into our faucets. If we are thirsty, we grab a glass and fill it with the liquid that makes up 70% of our bodies. Again, the availability of conveniences to which we have access causes us to miss the appreciation of natural necessities. The example seen in poverty stricken nations should grab our attention.

Just as food and water are necessary commodities for our bodies, so our souls hunger and thirst for the gospel. We all have felt this craving, and Jesus is the only One who can satisfy.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6). It’s not surprising that this hunger and thirst remind us of being “poor in spirit.” When we position ourselves to be poor in spirit, an aching develops in the deep recesses of who we are. We realize it’s not a normal type of poverty because nothing earthly satisfies. We realize how truly hungry and thirsty we are for what is real; for a water that will cause us never to thirst again. Contrary to hungering for earthly food or possessions, where we get delirious and faint until we get what we need or want, this hunger brings focus and clarity to seek what truly satisfies. We are completely dependent, yet completely free; empty yet filled, and thus, the beautiful paradox of the gospel. We can only be satisfied when we stay hungry.

-Josh Turner

Red Hills Church 

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We were hoping for more support from Family and Friends. A lot of promises to help came from many people but never came about. 

We would like to say THANK YOU to those people who supported the efforts of this Fundraiser. 

This has been a great learning experience for us here at AGPW and we will continue to Praise the Lord and Give Him Thanks for all that He has given to us, as we continue to work towards Serving our Christian Mission.

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AGPW ONE TO WATCH 

He is the AGPW Voice of Action, “Brother” John Anderson

“BROTHER” JOHN ANDERSON

From:

Lexington, Kentucky 

Height: 

6′ 7″

Signature Moves:

The Voice of Action

Effective use of Dead Air

Calling out Signature Moves

Verbiage of Viciousness

Having the Last Word 

Bio:

Brother John has been a Pro Wrestling fan since WrestleMania III caught his eye back in 1987. 

His all time favorite Pro Wrestler is “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who is one of the most recognizable Pro Wrestling stars worldwide.

Brother John has also been an Actor for several Christian Films.

Working as:

Lead Ringside Announcer

AGPW RUMORS

AGPW rumors? 

Are “rumors” even possible for a company just starting to get organized and trying to get everything together to run Live Events?

“Arizona Independent Professional Wrestling  Legend” the Dark Rider disappeared from competition and “rode off into the sunset” sometime in late 2006 after proving everyone wrong. 

Despite holding numerous minor championships in several Independent Wrestling Companies throughout his career the Dark Rider was always told that he would never be a Heavyweight Champion because he did not fit the mold to be the “Face of any Pro Wrestling Company.”

However the Masked One won his first Heavyweight Championship in American Championship Wrestling (Ohio) in May 2005 when he defeated “Mad Dawg” Mercy and “Nightmare” Jimmie Lee, in a Triple Threat Match.

Dark Rider went on to win the Ohio Appalachian Wrestling Heavyweight Championship three months later in August 2005 defeating “Canadian Crusher” Brian Boucher.

By Winning two Heavyweight Championships he proved that he could win the big one, not once but twice, Dark Rider also defended both championships simutaniously while working full-time for both companies.

Dark Rider and OAW had a huge falling out over Rider’s contract not being honored by the company and Dark Rider decided to ride away from Pro Wrestling completely in December 2006.

Dark Rider never lost either of his Heavyweight Championships inside the ring. 

Rumor has it that the “Rough and Rugged” Dark Rider has contacted AGPW and is interested in being a part of AGPW’S GENESIS Championship Tournament. 

This is exciting news for AGPW if the “Dark Rider Rumors” are indeed true.