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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



The Power of Words and the Wonder of God in the Word

I wonder how many words I used in two messages. How many of those words came from the Bible, the Word of God? I wonder how many words I used this last Sunday when I spoke in both the morning and evening services. Words and the Word are the way God has for us to communicate idea and thoughts about Him.
My amazement at the significance of words. Think of it: (as John Piper puts this idea of words)
  1. The Son of God is called the Word (John 1:1);
  2. the universe was created with a word (Heb. 11:3);
  3. all things are held in existence by the word (Heb. 1:3);
  4. God reveals himself to us through the word (1 Sam. 3:21);
  5. Jesus healed and cast out demons with a word (Matt. 8:16);
  6. faith is sustained by words (Heb 3:13);
  7. we fellowship with God by the words of prayer;
  8. we worship him through the words of song and confession and preaching;
  9. our relationships are all sustained and nurtured by words;
  10. we speak our love to each other by words; kings rise and fall by their words;
  11. politics, news, entertainment, business, education, international relations, families, friendships—all are possible because of words.


  1. Language is God’s idea. It belongs very close to who and what he is. It has huge potential for good, and catastrophic potential for evil. The tongue, James says, is seemingly untamable. “With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God” (James 3:9-10).
"Charles, are they listening to the words you are saying?" "They are hanging on every word spoken." The amazing power of language and words.
Next time we will looking language and words.
But of course I need to finish my articles
  1. Fundamentalist and Biblical Separation
  2. John 3:16 "Whosoever or is it whosever?"
  3. Pastoral Ministry - The Shepherd of the Sheep.