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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

WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS, THEY BECOME DESTINY


Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.


Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
  • "God has filled my mind with zeal to spread his Kingdom and to further the public good. I am also duly clear in my own conscience, and have God and the angels to witness, that since I undertook the office of teacher in the church, I have had no other purpose than to benefit the church by maintaining the pure doctrine of godliness."

    John Calvin, To the Reader (1559), Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • "Perhaps the duty of those who have received from God fuller light than others is to help simple folk at this point, and as it were to lend them a hand, in order to guide them and help them to find the sum of what God meant to teach us in his Word."John Calvin, Subject Matter of the Present Work (from the French edition of 1560), Institutes of
WE PRAY THAT 2009 WILL BE A YEAR THAT YOU GIVE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST THE GLORY THAT HE DESERVES
As we start with God, and Jesus Christ as Lord,
we start right.
It's not so much things we want to do or accomplish
its starts with a knowing
Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 5:22-23 James 2:14-26
So, is Lordship Salvation Biblical? Again, it cannot be denied that faith in Christ produces a change 2 Corinthians 5:17. A person who has been delivered from sin by faith in Christ should not desire to remain in a life of sin (Romans 6:2). At the same time, submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is an issue of spiritual growth, not salvation. The Christian life is a process of submitting to God in increasing measure (2 Peter 1:5-8). A person does not have to submit to God in every area of his or her life in order to be saved. A person simply has to recognize that he or she is a sinner, in need of Jesus Christ for salvation, and place trust in Him (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2:10). Christians absolutely should submit to Him (James 4:7). A changed life and submission to Christ's lordship are the result of salvation, not a requirement for salvation.