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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

CEBRATE THIS DAY AND GLORIFY CHRIST

CHRISTIAN AND CHRISTMAS AND HOW WE CELEBRATE IN BIRTH OF CHRIST

Explain to people, starting with your kids if you have any, why Christmas should be celebrated, and that you celebrate the wonderful truth of the incarnation year-round!


We Must Honor and Glorify Christ“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”; that includes how we celebrate Christmas. I’ve saved this for last, because we have to follow the other strategic points if we are to glorify and honor Christ at Christmas. We must honestly celebrate this holy day. Christmas does not depend on the pageantry. All of that stuff has its place, but it is not of primary importance. We must separate fact from fiction. The Bible is our guide to truth, including truth about Christmas. We don’t need to be sappy to make Christmas special; it is already that, so let’s stick to the factual story and leave the fiction out of the celebration. Think about the details. How much should you spend, and on what should you spend it? How much time should you devote to concerts, plays, and parties? How far should you travel? If you don’t think through the details, then you will drown in them. We must celebrate Christmas evangelistically. Don’t forsake this perfect opportunity to proclaim the Gospel. If we do all of that I believe we will honor and glorify Christ at Christmas. As Don Johnson would say. So say I.


Amazing, how you can take a photo, download to the computer, then on to the Blog. Amazing. How cool is that? And all in less than ten minutes. As Charity took the photo of me this morning.
While the folks in Rivers of Joy Baptist Church give to us each week, they gave us a special gift this last Sunday Evening. While we have a special day for Christ's birth once a year, we should and do give Christ a special place in our lives daily.