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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

Do Trips to Argentina South America


TODAY’S NEWS FOUND IN PROVERBS SIX-EIGHT
DO NOT PLAN TRIPS TO Argentina

Charles E. Whisnant

Rivers of Joy Baptist Church June 28 2009

Sunday Bible Study Lesson

TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD LOVE AND TO LOST YOUR OWN SOUL


My favorite after sermon comment is the young guy who came up to me three times and said 'That's the worst sermon I ever heard.' Eventually, one of the elders realized he was bothering me but hadn't heard the young man; so the elder put his hand on my shoulder and said 'don't worry about him. He's a bit simple and has a tendency to repeat what he hears others saying...'


Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. (Proverbs 6:25-29) Or Provers 8:1-6


1. We Christian men need to be diligent with guarding our hearts


2. Ladies, do not underestimate the power of sex in marriage and how important it is to your husband.


3. Realize our sinful actions also impact others.


4. Marvel at how sin can make the most sober-minded, intelligent person to act stupidly.


It ought to serve as a sobering reminder of our own depravity.


Here are some lessons that I'm pondering today in the wake of this news:

1. We must acknowledge that our biggest problem is not "out there." It is "in here."


2. We must measure ourselves against the right standard.

3. We must guard ourselves in our friendships--and especially in our counselees.


4. We must seek accountability.


5. We must be sobered by how our sin affects others.


6. We must repent of putting our hope in people.

7. We must look away to Christ.