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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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Charles Birthday Photos 2010 #2








Charles Birthday Photos 2010

 Ellen and Briley at my 5th party
 Eric and grandkids
 That Texas Roadhouse Lexington at the party
 Brittney and Briley
 Kyle and Brittney and Briley

 Leslie and her baby
 Becky and her friend at Texas Roadhouse
 Eric
 Ellen at Eric's house
 Becky at Eric's house
 Who is in the door way at Eric's house
 Love this photo

 Maybe Eric can find out who is in the door way
 Now is this not a great photo

He Washed My Eyes with Tears









Sovereign of God Outline

HOW GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY WORKS IN THE LIVES OF MANKIND


Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that isin the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as Head above all” (1Chron. 29:11).

1A    The Sovereignty of God is an expression that once was generally understood.

2A    The Sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression?

·       We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the god-hood of God.
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God.
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, so that none can stay His hand or say unto Him what doest Thou? (Dan. 4:35).
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty, the Possessor of all power in Heaven and earth, so that none can defeat His counsels, thwart His purpose, or resist His will (Psa. 115:3).
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is “The Governor among the nations(Psa. 22:28), setting up kingdoms, overthrowing empires, and determining the course of dynasties as pleaseth Him best.
·       To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the “Only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Tim. 6:15). Such is the God of the Bible.  A.W. PINK

To say that God the Father has purposed the salvation of all mankind, that God the Son died with the express intention of saving the whole human race, and that God the Holy Spirit is now seeking to win the world to Christ
·       When, as a matter of common observation, it is apparent that the great majority of our fellowmen are dying in sin, and passing into a hopeless eternity; is to say that
o   God the Father is disappointed, that
o   God the Son is dissatisfied, and that
o   God the Holy Spirit is defeated. We have stated the issue baldly, but there is no escaping the conclusion.  As Charity as said, “Charles it is so clear if you see the Scripture.”

·       To argue that God is “trying His best” to save all mankind, but that the majority of men will not let Him save them,
o    is to insist that the will of the Creator is powerless, and that the will of the creature is omnipotent.
o   To throw the blame, as many do, upon the Devil, does not remove the difficulty, for if Satan is defeating the purpose of God, then, Satan is Almighty and God is no longer the Supreme Being. Satan from the beginning as tried to defeat God plan. He has always failed.

3A    The Sovereignty of the God of Scripture is absolute, irresistible, infinite.
1B        Isaiah 45:9; Jeremiah 18:5-12; Romans 9:20-25

DESIRED SPIRIUTAL DEVELOPEMENT IN BELIEVERS

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT SEEKS TO CREATE A CONTEXT WHERE CHRISTIANS CAN EXPERIENCE A DEEPENING RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. \

The deepening of this relationship depends on knowledge of God and knowledge of self. So what should be the desired results of the preaching of the Word of God each week.

In these twos video from Sunday Night, I gave ten desired results of preaching the Word of God\\

I DISCOVERED THAT I DID NOT UPLOAD PART ONE FROM THIS LESSON. THIS VIDEO IS PART TWO. I WILL LATER BE ABLE TO UP LOAD THIS, MY BE ON YOUTUBE TODAY.

MOM AT BEST

Two articles of interests. Here  and HERE
Barbara died over the weekend at the age of 94 -- yet another television icon gone from a bygone, more innocent era.

The Week of Service: Rivers of Joy

ROMANS 12:1 THE MODEL OF CHRISTIAN REASONABLE SERVICE AND WORSHIP

 The ladies bathroom project under way big time.  John Roberson, Roby Temple, III, Jason, Bob, Bill and
Charles. John is the contractor, Roby the plumbing and electric, Bill the clean up, Bob the superintendent, Charles the food detail and picking up supplies (few) Bob has done most. This has really been a good project, and good working with the fellows.  Doing a job right takes a little longer for sure. 

 Phyllis, Mary, Bill, and Bill
 Judy and Richard
 Pauline and Richard
 Danny, Dorthy and Lucille. 
Small group study on Wednesday Night
Biblical Prayer was again our topic #10

 Charles on Wednesday Night
Teaching the scripture is a joy.  Teaching a great group of Christians who seem to love learning.
 Johnny;, Bob, Dorthy, Sanurda
They seem to enjoy the worship, fellowship, and teaching of the scripture and sining
 That Johnny has a good time playing
 Bil and Mary, Lois, Pauline Richard, Kindra, Judy
 Danny, Dorthy, Janet, Bill, Phillis, Johnny, Charity on Sunday Morning
Bob Temple Sr teaching the Bible study class on Sunday from Romans 12
Small Group Bible Study.