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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

Charity and Flowers and Worship

Charity wanted me to take a picture of the flowers in front of Union Mills.
GETTING READY TO PREACH/TEACH THIS SUNDAY AT RIVERS OF JOY, MINFORD OH
The sky early in the morning

(1)
Our heavenly Father wills that the whole
life of believers should be worship
(2)
The word worship, when applied to public gatherings of the saints,
must not be reduced to a synonym for singing praises to God.
(3)
Worship involves a rhythm of revelation
and responses: God graciously reveals himself
to us, and we faithfully respond.
All the elements must help worshipers participates
(4) Those who lead the congregation in song must be
theologically equipped for this important task.
Gary A. Parrett