Welcome to the rivers of joy Baptist church
Please excuse us while we are under new Construction.
One brick at a time and several bricks have been laid.
Spiritual bricks, physical bricks
One step at a time.
Psalm 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened…The writer of Hebrews quotes this verse in Psalms, but how does he say it? Look below:
Hebrews 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
What happend to opening ears? How does that mean a body prepared?
Simply put, the OT Psalm was an idiom that makes no sense in English and it made no sense in Greek either, so he uses a little bit of dynamic equivelance to tell you what the OT idiom actually meant.
I found this to be a good summary from Francis Schaeffer:
We must realize that Christianity is the easiest religion in the world, because it is the only religion in which God the Father and Christ and the Holy Spirit do everything. God is the Creator; we have nothing to do with our existence or the existence of other things. We can shape other things, but we cannot change the fact of existence. We do nothing for our salvation because Christ did it all. We do not have to do anything. In every other religion we have to do something–everything from burning a joss stick to sacrificing our firstborn child to dropping a coin in the collection plate–the whole spectrum. But with Christianity we do not do anything; God has done it all. He has created us and he has sent his Son; his Son died and because the Son is infinite, therefore he bears our total guilt. We do not need to bear our guilt, nor do we even have to merit the merit of Christ. He does it all. So in one way it is the easiest religion in the world (202-203).
–taken from "Appendix A" in The God Who Is There
I say, forget everything else. Forget everything else. We need to realize the presence of the living God amongst us. Let everything else be
silent. This is no time for minor differences. We all need to know the touch of the power of the living God.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
10 A.M. Proverbs five and six
PASTOR/TEACHER CHARLES E. WHISNANT
DURATION OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP part
PAUL'S DAY CARE CENTER FOR THE CHURCH
I THESS 2:7-8
The parental picture of the spiritual leader
The pastor's day care center
John 3:16 "THE WORLD" Part THREE
Stay connected with people
Stay focused on the Lord's direction
Grow by learning. Com
*CHURCH MEMBERSHIP NOW ARE THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED
IN 2009 AND HAVE SIGNED THE MEMBERSHIP COVENANT
*WE ARE A PLURALITY PASTORAL/ELDERS LED CHURCH
Yes we are Baptist,
The Pastor/Teachers deisre is this
"BE DO NOT USE OUR PEOPLE TO BUILD THE CHURCH BUT USE THE CHURCH TO BUILD PEOPLE
THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITIES
MONDAY: PERSONAL BIBLE STUDY AND READING
Tuesday: MAKE SURE TO READ THE PASTOR'S WEBSITES.
Wednesday: prayer requests and singing at 6:45 p.m. bible study at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Thursday: Pauline Lemaster's LADIES NIGHT OUT 6:30 P.M.
Friday CALL, EMAIL SOMEONE ABOUT COMING TO CHURCH
Saturday PRAY FOR THE SERVICES ON SUNDAY.
THE CHURCH THAT FELLOWSHIPS TOGETHER IS A HEALTHY CHURCH
OUR MISSIONARies ARE WORTHY
OF YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT
To follow Christ in All Things
Charles E. Whisnant
William Bower, Asso
What a guy!
Our Wednesday Evening music is getting to be
Rather good. Bill, Johnny and Jimmy.
Now who has some drums
The Scriptures are sufficient
(Thomas Brooks, "A Word in Season to Suffering Saints")
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness--so
that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for
every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Scriptures are sufficient . . .
to inform the ignorant,
to confute the erroneous,
to reform the wicked, and
to guide and direct, support and comfort--the godly.
Here a lamb may wade--and here an elephant may swim!
Here is milk for babes--and meat for strong men!
Here is . . .
comfort for the afflicted, and
support for the tempted, and
ease for the troubled, and
light for the clouded, and
enlargement for the straitened, etc.
how full of light,
how full of life,
how full of love,
how full of sweetness,
how full of goodness,
how full of righteousness,
how full of holiness, etc.,
is every chapter, and every verse in every
chapter, yes, and every line in every verse!
No human writings are comparable to Scripture:
1. for antiquity;
2. for rarity;
3. for variety;
4. for brevity;
5. for plainness;
6. for harmony;
7. for verity.
All which should greatly encourage Christians, to a
serious perusal of them. "Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long!" Psalm 119:97