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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

Are Your Serious About Your Spiritual Life

Let me ask this: ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE?

POINT ONE: The Christian is to work out, bring out, and commanded to keep on doing an action as one’s general habit or life-style. To produce on the outside of your life what is on the inside of our life. What is planted by grace on the inside is to be made visible in your conduct what God has worked in.

THEOLOGICAL: What God has worked by the way of salvation we are to work out by the way of sanctification.

The call for maximum work. Maximum effort. Bring forth, to give intense commitment to the result of the salvation placed in us to do its designed purpose.



C.T. Studd (1860 -1931)
• Christ's call is to save the lost, not the stiff-necked; He came not to call scoffers but sinners to repentance; not to build and furnish comfortable chapels, churches, and cathedrals at home in which to rock Christian professors to sleep by means of clever essays, stereotyped prayers, and artistic musical performances, but to capture men from the devil's clutches and the very jaws of Hell. This can be accomplished only by a red-hot, unconventional, unfettered devotion, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the Lord Jesus Christ.

• I felt something wrong with my relationship to the LORD, and so I am reading through the entire New Testament to check all the commands in case I have unwittingly violated any of them.”