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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

THANKSGIVING DAY WITH FAMILY AND FAMILY


Charles, Kyle, Eric, Becky, Chad, and Charity

A FEW GATHERED FOR THANKSGIVING TIME 2008
Front: Roby, Chad, Kyle and Brittney. Debbie, Bob and Charity, in the
back row: Eric and Leslie, Randy and Tonda and twin boys, and Joe and Becky . Leslie has taken some, and I will post them later.

Eric Chad and Kyle Whisnant
Eric and Leslie Whisnant
Like Roby said, Thanksgiving is family time.
THANKFULNESS

Jesus set an example of
Matthew 11:25 Matthew 26:27 John 11:41

The heavenly host engage in
Rev 4:9 Rev 7:11-12 Rev 11:16-17

Commanded
Psa 50:14

Should be offered
To God
Psa 50:14
To Christ
I Tim 1:12

Through Christ
Rom 1:8 Col 3:17 Heb 13:15

In the name of Christ
Eph 5:20

On behalf of God's servants
2 Corin 1:11
In private worship
Daniel 6:11

In public worship
Psa 35:18
In everything
1Thess 5:18

Upon the completion of great undertakings
Neh 12:31 Neb 12:40
Always
Eph 1:16 Eph 5:20 I Thess 1:12

As the remembrance of God's holiness
Ps 30:4, Ps 97:12

For the goodness and mercy of God
Psa 106 1Ps 107:1 Psa 136:1-3

For the gift of Christ
2Corin 9:15

For Christ's power and reign
Rev 11:17

For the reception and effectual working of the word of God in others
1Th 2:13

For deliverance from indwelling sin, through Christ
Rom 7:23-35

For victory over death and the grave
1Corin 15:57

For wisdom and might
Dan 2:23

For the triumph of the gospel
2Corin 2:14

For the conversion of others
Rom 6:17

For faith exhibited by others
Rom 1:8 2Th 1:3

For love exhibited by others
2Th 1:3

For the grace bestowed on others
1Corin 1:4 Php 1:3-5 Col 1:3-6

For the zeal exhibited by others
2Corin 8:P16

For the nearness of God's presence
Psa 75:1

For appointment to spiritual service
1Tim 1:12

For willingness to offer our property for God's service
1Ch 29:6-16

For the supply of our bodily needs
Rom 14:6 Rom 14:7 I Tim 4:3 I Tim 4:4

For all people
1Ti 2:1

For all things
2Corin 9:11 Eph 5:20

Should be accompanied by intercession for others
1Tim 2:1 2Tim 1:3 Phm 1:4

Should always accompany prayer
Neh 11:17 Php 4:6 Col 4:2

Should always accompany praise
Psa 92:1 Hebrews 13:15

Expressed in psalms
1Ch 16:7

Ministers appointed to offer, in public
1Chr. 16:4, 1Chr 16:7 1Chr 23:30 2 Ch 31:2

Saints exhorted to
Psa 105:1 1 Corin 3:15

Resolve to offer
Psa 18:49 Psa 30:12

Habitually offer
Dan 6:10


Offer sacrifices of
Psa. 116:17

Abound in the faith with
Col 2:7

Magnify God by
Psa 69:30

Come before God with
Ps 95:2