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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio



GOD'S GRACE AND GOODNESS IS FAR TOO MUCH FOR US TO CRY OVER EVENTS IN OUR LIFE THAT ARE NOT ALWAYS PLEASANT.
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WHEN WE LOOK AT EVENTS FROM THE HUMAN SIDE, OFTEN THEY DO NOT MADE SENSE TO OUR HUMAN, SINFUL, AND LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF GOD'S PROVIDENCE AND SOVEREIGNTY AND HIS GOOD PURPOSES FOR HIMSELF.
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I may never learn the purposes of God for events in my life, they usually don't happen as I had expected. I didn't expect so great a Salvation, I didn't expect to be married to a wonderful WIFE for thirty nine years.
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In ministry I never expected the events, the success or disappointment,
to turn out as they have.
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If you are truly willing to be a "slave" for Jesus Christ, you know
He is LORD, and His purposes are what you desire.
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I believe the LORD "called" me into ministry to be His "slave" to be yielded to His purposes that He will accomplish.
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If I have expectations for what I believe should happen, generally I could be disappointed, but in the purposes of Christ they could be exactly what He has Designed.
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