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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

Sunday March 15 Church News


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


TODAY'S MESSAGE

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

TONIGHT

John 3:16 "THE WORLD" Part THREE

Stay connected with people

Stay focused on the Lord's direction


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*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


SUNDAY AFTERNOON


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


Minford Ohio

Pastor/Teacher

Charles E. Whisnant

William Bower, Asso

Bob Temple, Minister of Music

MARCH 15 2009


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.

Oh,
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



RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH


CHURCH POLICY AND

FLOW CHART OF

DECISION MAKING


2009


Pastor/teacher

Charles E. Whisnant


RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH

MINFORD, OHIO


FLOW CHART OF DECISION MAKING

THE LOCAL CHURCH

GOD

CHRIST-SPIRIT THE BIBLE - SCRIPTURES

FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES - OBJECTIVES

1. Non-Negotiable Biblical Foundation

2. Our Basic Church Goals

3. Our Core Values

BODY OF PASTORS/ELDERS/OVERSEERS OF THE MINISTRY

1. Basic Areas of Ministries: Pastor/Teacher, Preachers or Teachers

2. Decisions Process Making

-LAY-STAFF PASTORS/LEADERS/ADVISORY

1. Head of a ministry: Christian Education, Youth, Music, Children, etc.

DEACON / LEADER

1. Heads up a ministry in one area: Building, Outreach etc.

STEWARDS/SERVANT

1. Manages a Ministry (Teacher)

2. Serves within the Ministry: (Secretary)


-CONGREGATION

1. Comes the Leaders

2. Prayer/Outreach

3. Ministries of spiritual gifts

4. Giving and Stewardship