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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

Evidence of Spiritual Growth

TEN EVIDENCE OF SPIRITUAL PROGRESS
Outline from December 08 2010
Rivers of Joy Baptist Church
Charles e. Whisnant, pastor/teacher
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WHAT I LOOK FOR IN THE LIVES OF THE BELIEVER AS A RESULT OF PREACHING AND TEACH THE WORD EACH WEEK.




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  1. GROWING TRUST IN THE LORD.
  2. GROWING CONFORMITY TO THE LORD, BOTH IN ATTITUDE AND ACTION.
  3. GROWING COMMITMENT TO SERVICE FOR THE LORD.
  4. GROWING DEDICATION TO THE WORSHIP OF THE LORD, BOTH PRIVATELY AND CORPORATELY.
  5. GROWING STABILITY FOR LIFE IN HIM IN A FALLEN AND FRACTURED WORLD.
  6. GROWING FREEDOM TO PRESENT THEMSELVES AUTHENTICALLY TO GOD AND OTHERS.
  7. GROWING REALIZATION THAT THINGS THAT USED TO BRING DEEP SATISFACTION SO SO LESS AND LESS.
  8. GROWING HUNGER FOR GOD THAT COMPETES WITH ALL OTHER HUNGERS; REGARDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCES AND RELATIONAL DIFFICULTIES.
  9. GROWING APTITUDE FOR HEARING GOD'S VOICE MORE CLEARLY THROUGH SCRIPTURE, PRAYER, AND INTERACTION WITH CHRISTIANS
  10. GROWING DISSATISFACTION WITH LIFE AT THE DEEPEST LEVELS,WHICH LEADS TO AN INCREASING ATTACHMENT TO CHRIST THAT NOTHING IN THIS WORLD CAN FULFILL.