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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

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Sunday's At Rivers of Joy Baptist Church May 16, 2010

What makes a great Sunday Church Worship Bible Service?

How do we know at the end of the day and evening that God has been pleased, and has accepted our worship? How do we know that we have experience a good worship and teaching service?

Sunday in our Adult Bible Teaching Time

Well, I asked the question: What Do You Think or Know about Biblical Separation? So course the members present didn't really have a clue. But by the end of the session, we really had a great discussion on the topic.

Sunday Morning Worship Service:

Again, we were blessed with a small group of people who come to worship and sing, and listen to the preaching/teaching of the Word. I am not so sure about what it really means "the Spirit just took over our service" but this day, there seemed to be this attitude in the minds of me and the people who were there.

The music by Bill and Johnny was just great. There was a great spirit present between these two.

The reading of Psalms 56:1-5; 56:6-8; 56:9-13 was really a blessing.

My message from Romans 2:8-10 came from a good study of the text, and I really had the freedom to speak. Charity said it was the best she has heard me in some time.

Following the message, Johnny Edwards had a wonderful closing message in song.

Sunday Night Study

Good service: Pauline and Johnny had a very special song, Broken Pieces, and we were all blessed.

I enjoyed the freedom to speak from Philippians 2:19-24 Paul gives am example of a model servant in TIMOTHY. Timothy gives us a model on how to flesh out the principles Paul gives us to live the Christian life.

So I pray that the Lord was pleased with our desire to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.