About Me

My photo

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




There are more people in the world that have no idea who Jesus is? More then likely more people know who Michael Jordan is, then again maybe not. But people who have heard of Jesus do not believe He could have been possibly God or even the Son of God.

There are so many idea that people have about Jesus Christ. So what is the truth about the man Jesus?

And we have in Luke's gospel these two long chapters that help us understand who Jesus is. We have heard from the angels, and Zacharias and Elizabeth, Simeon and Anna tell us about Jesus.

Jesus is in the Temple now and His Mom and Dad have found Him. And Jesus the child of 12 said this to them: “ WHY IS THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ME? DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT I HAD TO BE IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE?

This is the only recorded words of Jesus in the first 30 years of His life, the only thing that we see recorded in Scripture that Jesus Himself said.

Jesus said to them: “I had to be in My Father's house.”

This claim was the first time anyone had ever claimed that God was His father in all the recorded history of the Bible. No one ever said “God is my father in this personal sense. But Jesus at age 12 had grown physically, mentally, spiritually to the place where His human mind could understand the mind of God.

Now he knew He was God and man. Now at 12 Jesus had come to know who He was and why He had come and now in the Temple to His parents said this statement. And this statement identify Him as God's Son.

Now 2:50 tells us that Joseph and Mary didn't understand what Jesus said to them. They did know some things. One He was conceived as a virgin. Two He had no earthly father. Third he was sinless (the other children didn't behave as He did) Fourth: He was the Messiah, the king who fulfilled the Davidic promises. Fifth: he was the seed of Abraham. Sixth: He was the Savior who would bring in the New Covenant fulfillment. Seventh: He was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And in 1:25 the angel said He would be the Son of God. But the full meaning of that was not clear to them,

In 2:49 in the Greek it says this: “Why that you were seeking me? Not knew you that in the of Father my it is necessary to be me? (CBL Luke)” or “What ye not that I must be about my Father's business.”

He was under divine compulsion to stay in the temple and submit Himself to the teachers of the Law. This was part of God's plan which followed a divine timetable.

But “He had to be about His Father's business.” or house or place would also me correct. In other words His home was not at Mary and Joseph as such. But His place was in the temple. Which is to say he was not really their son but He was God's son.

Which is what the Christian doctrine is. A cult is those groups who deviates and perverts and twists the Christian gospel, they change the nature and person of Christ. And Paul says “If anyone preaches another Jesus, or another Christ, let him be anathama” i.e. curse.
And they then understood what He mean. They then knew that because the temple belonged to God and that's where he was they then knew what Jesus was saying “God is My Father, I am the Son of God.”
What Jesus said, give us the idea that Jesus has now describe the supernatural from the natural.