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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

Salvation is a continuous working out its holiness in us


What God has worked by the way of salvation in us, we are to work out by the way of sanctification. Romans 1:20

The call for maximum work. Maximum effort. Meaning "bring forth", "to give intense commitment" to the result of the salvation placed in us to do its designed purpose.
  • 1 Corinthians 9:27, Romans 12:1-2

Salvation is a continuous work in progress, i.e. called sanctification. We are continuous called to be obedience to the commands of Christ. They work for our holiness. They work of our spiritual health.

We are not to careless live our lives. There is to be a daily discipline of right thinking, right acting, taking in the right stuff that will produce in us the right kind of spiritural food for our daily living.