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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

The Appeal for Obedience in the Christian Life




The Appeal To Live the Christian Life 1 of 3 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo.


SO THEN MY BELOVED JUST AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED NOT IN MY PRESENCE ONLY BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE:

  • (Phil 4:1;1 Corin. 4:14;1Peter 2:11) ( Phil 1:5,Phil 1:2

WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION: (2PPMM):

  • Phil 3:13-14, Proverbs 10:16; 13:4; Matthew 11:12,29; Luke 13:23-24; John 6:27-29, Romans 2:7; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 15:58; Galatians 6:7-9; 1 Thess 1:3, Hebrews 4:11; Hebrews 6:10-11, Hebrews 12:1, 2 Peter 1:5-10; 2 Peter 3:18; Philippians 2:19; Romans 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 9:20-23; 2 Timothy 2:10


FOR IT IS GOD WHO IS AT WORK IN YOU: theos gar estin (3SPAI) o energon (PAPMSN) en humin: (Jeremiah 31:33, 32:38; John 3:27; Acts 11:21; Hebrews 13:21; James 1:16-1)

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY is TO HAVE A CHRIST-LIKE OBEDIENT ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR.

WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING

  • Just what does that mean “work out your salvation?”
  • Just how does the believer go about living out the Christian life?
  • Now that I have received this Gifted of Salvation how do I use this gift in living my life?

There ws a time that church pastors were theologians and speaking two hours in services.

Certainly you can approach any scripture in three ways:
1. Generally
2. Theologically
3. Practically

Any time we teaching we desire to give a clear and honest exposition, and fair explanation and to give our analysis of the text, in its contest as well.

It is true when Paul was written any of his letter, it was not a disquisition on theology, but rather to make a practical appeal. But as it was his style, he could not make a practical appeal without putting it in terms of theology.

The Apostle’s method in teaching the Christians a means of living the Christian life is the characteristic way of making an appeal for conduct and Christian behavior.

It is also true that the New Testament does not put us under the Law, but an appeal is made to us.

There is a great law in the New Testament, it’s called “the perfect law of liberty,” which means that Christian living has a higher kind of liberty, not a life of lawless living.The New Testament always lays down its DOCTRINE first, and then having done so, says….. If you believe that, cannot you see that this is inevitable? i.e. to be expected.




The Appeal to Obedience part 2 of 3 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo.







The Appeal To Live the Christian Life 1 of 3 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo.