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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

Understanding What Salvation Is All About




Let it ever be fixed in our minds, that if the Christian is walking with God, his speech will pour out in godly communication. The results of godly words, results in our soul being warmed, refreshed and edified. Proverbs 13:2 and Proverbs 12:14

In our Adult Bible Fellowship class this last Sunday, we were in Proverbs 13:5-10. My topic was parenting.

I have made one segment of the lesson public. Which I will post.

We as parents cause a lot of the problems our children have. But there is a time that we need to say, enough is enough when they get to be adults. Once the become an adult, they need to take on adult responsibility and not depend upon parents to always get them out of trouble. Sometimes yes, but not as a habit.

When our adult children are making an effort to work and take responsibility we try to help them. When we are in a position to help then its okay. But if we are in no position to help then do not go into debt yourselves.