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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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This New or Old Form of Worship has Contaminated our Worship and Our Lives.


I once said when I preached at Bigelow Church in Portsmouth, OH that my wife Charity like Dr. Oz better than the preacher. That did not go over so well. But the true is Dr. Oz has a lot of views that are good. He seems to be willing to hear a lot of views that maybe be his own.
 
LIVING HEALTHY 
 
As you get older you begin to think I need to be living a little more healthy then I am.  Of course at my age of 66 I think I am in good health. Of course I didn’t know I had prostate cancer either, which how has been correct, not by diet but by treatment. 
I have said you are now what you have been become over the last five years, and sometimes over the live time.  People who lived foolishly in their youth are now suffering from that foolish living.
Eat what we are
What we have been taken in to our bodies over the last 20 years is of course going to effect the body.  The problem could be that we have not been told about the truth of what we have been taken in on a daily bases.
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beer belly
Those that have used Budweiser beer, and Jack Daniel liqueur are going to see the effects in later life. 
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Just read about Tennessee Ernie Ford and his wife  both were long time drinkers of beer, which both died of that drinking 
 
Now we are learning about the problems of what we have been eating is the cause of all  the trouble with our physical bodies.  Of course we don’t like to learn what is bad for our bodies, Many  don’t like to think, smoking, drinking, inhaling, etc. is going to hurt the body.
Eating poor effect
EXAMPLE IS WHEAT: 
Wheat
What they have done is genetically changed or engineered or modified food and also the wheat seed to be able to produce more abundantly the wheat produces. Thus what you have is a wheat that has been altered and has effected the way wheat effects our bodies which has called today "wheat belly"   Wheat is not only addictive but also the # one food items causing wheat or beer belly.
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Wheat today is not what it used to be. It is more of a hybrid version of 19th century and earlier versions of wheat our ancestors ...

NaturalNews) Wheat today is not what it used to be. It is more of a hybrid version of 19th century and earlier versions of wheat our ancestors relied on for their daily bread. The same is true for a few other grains.

wheat seed
Where farmers have been given the choice of growing GM crops, adoption levels have typically been rapid
 
Today's wheat is a genetic modification of horticultural or agricultural specie combining. This genetic modification is different than laboratory GMO gene splicing.
 
Nevertheless, the amount of 20th century agricultural genetic modification has outpaced the human digestive system's ability to adapt.
 
The result is that even if you are not a celiac disease sufferer or gluten sensitive, you still could be suffering from the ill effects of wheat and other grains. Even organic whole wheat has a high glycemic index (GI), which over time may increase your glycemic load and create diabetes II.
MY NEXT POST WILL BE HOW I RELATE THIS TO THE CHURCH

"New Life in Christ"


Evangelical Theology by Michael F. Bird




I have as of this date January 31, 2013 read this book, I am thinking about getting in on Kindle Fire.
Michael Bird: Prolegomena
EVANGELICAL THEOLOGY: A BIBLICAL AND SYSTEMATIC INTRODUCTION

Prolegomena is where you clear the deck on preliminary issues and show how you intend to set up a system of theology. It is what you say before you say anything about theology— in other words, a type of pre-theology, or a first theology. Topics dealt with here include defining theology, giving a definition of the gospel, stating the purposes and goals of theology, and outlining a theological method. + What exactly is theology? +

To put things simply, theology is the study of God. It comes from the word theos, which is Greek for "God," and from logos, which is Greek for "word." 8 It is the attempt to say something about God and God’s relationship to the world. It is thinking about faith from faith. In a sense, theology is very much akin to the study of philosophy, worldview, religion, ethics, or intellectual history; it is a descriptive survey of ideas and the impact of those ideas. But there are at least two key differences that distinguish theology from other intellectual disciplines like philosophy and religion.
 
The first difference is that theology is not the study of ideas about God; it is the study of the living God. Christian theology, then, is different from the study of seventeenth century French literature, ancient Greek religion, and medieval philosophers because the Christian claims that he or she is in personal contact with the subject of study.

It is one thing to discuss William Shakespeare in the classroom, but it would be quite another thing to do that if Shakespeare was standing in the classroom with you. Theology, then, is not an objective discipline (i.e., a detached study of an object) like the physical sciences, nor is it a descriptive discipline like the social sciences.
 
Theology is speaking about God while in the very presence of God. We are intimately engaged with the subject of our study. Second, theology is studied and performed in a community of faith. Theology is something that is learned, lived, sung, preached, and renewed through the dynamic interaction between God and his people.
 
Theology is the conversation that takes place between family members in the household of faith about what it means to behold and believe in God. Theology is the attempt to verbalize and to perform our relationship with God. Theology can be likened to the process of learning to take part in a divinely directed musical called "Godspell." 9 To do theology is to describe the God who acts, to be acted upon, and to become an actor in the divine drama of God’s plan to repossess the world for himself.

Evangelical theology, then, is the drama of gospelizing. By "gospelizing" I mean trying to become what the gospel intends believers to be: slaves of Christ, vessels of grace, agents of the kingdom, and a people worthy of God’s name. + Consequently, theology is the task for disciples of Jesus to begin excavating the manifold truth of the gospel and to start reflecting the spiritual realities that the gospel endeavors to cultivate in their own lives.

Bird, Michael F. (2013-10-29). Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction (Kindle Locations 455-515). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. $31.71 Kindle Edition

 
 Evangelical Theology is a systematic theology written from the perspective of a biblical scholar. Michael F. Bird contends that the center, unity, and boundary of the evangelical faith is the evangel (= gospel), as opposed to things like justification by faith or inerrancy.

The evangel is the unifying thread in evangelical theology and the theological hermeneutic through which the various loci of theology need to be understood. Using the gospel as a theological leitmotif---an approach to Christian doctrine that begins with the gospel and sees each loci through the lens of the gospel---this text presents an authentically evangelical theology, as opposed to an ordinary systematic theology written by an evangelical theologian.

According to the author, theology is the drama of gospelizing---performing and living out the gospel in the theatre of Christian life. The text features tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion. The end of every part includes a 'What to Take Home' section that gives students a run-down on what they need to know. And since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, the author applies his unique sense of humor in occasional 'Comic Belief' sections so that students may enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure

Happy Goodmans Audience requests Final Stand 2001



Charles and Charity were in the home office and listening to the the singing.

Why We Should Not Sin

Most of us have become so familiar with sin that we no longer see it as a deadly monster. Sin is more dangerous than wild bears, more deadly than blazing forest fires. Ask Nebuchadnezzar, who lost his mind because he refused to deal with his pride. Ask Samson, who was reduced to a pathetic shred of a man because he never got control over the lusts of his flesh. Ask Achan and Ananias and Sapphira, who all lost their lives over “small,” secret sins. (Nancy Leigh DeMoss Holiness, The Heart God Purifies, Moody Publishers, p. 79.)
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Here is a list from Jim Elliff and the Reasons Not to Sin:
1. Because a little sin leads to more sin.
2. Because my sin invites the discipline of God.
3. Because the time spent in sin is forever wasted.
4. Because my sin never pleases but always grieves God who loves me.
5. Because my sin places a greater burden on my spiritual leaders.
6. Because in time my sin always brings heaviness to my heart.
7. Because I am doing what I do not have to do.
8. Because my sin always makes me less than what I could be.
9. Because others, including my family, suffer consequences due to my sin.
10. Because my sin saddens the godly.

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Simon Cowell Made Fun of This Gospel Singer - Then Everyone is Blown Away


The Ability of God by Chad Beck





This is the first time I have seen Chad Beck preach from his church.  What a blessing for sure.

ARE WE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD? Warning This Is False Teaching

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THIS MAN IS SO WRONG I SHOULD SEND THIS VIDEO TO SPAM
 
God is not saving nations but he is saving His elect. The priorty is the saving of souls not the kingdom of this earth. The mission is not to save nations and make the Christians but to make the lost saved. God did not die for the nations but for the elect. Some out of ever tribe, nations will be saved. He has twisted scripture to fit his thinking.

This man is so wrong that it should be reported to God just how bad he is. I am going to seen this to spam. He is saying all the churches are same, Who in the world does he believe is doing it right? Him. Is he the only one who knows what the Bible is saying, that all have been wrong for 2000 years. We are not yet in the Kingdom of God on earth. we are in the Church. "Thy Kingdom Come" does not teach we live in the Kingdom.
 
This man is saying all that the churches are doing it wrong, For 2000 years we have been doing it wrong.,  You have thought that a soverign God would have made it right. In my opinion GOd has done what He has desired to do.
 
But now I am getting a clear picture of these who are teaching this kind of social justice and calling on a new form of working in the current kingdom of God? 
 
I will say more about this on the riversofjoybaptist.wordpress.com website, and the ccwhisnant.livejournal.com website. 
 
 








HOW MOSES KNEW ABOUT ADAM AND EVE

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How did Moses who wrote the book of Genesis find out about Adam and Eve?
Charles e Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher/ Student of the Word

If Moses was rescued and raised by an Egyptian princess as a baby, how did he learn about the God of Abraham? Do you think he might have been raised to worship Egyptian Gods? Could the OT be a combination of the Hebrew's God and the Egyptian's Gods?


What was Moses' account of creation?

  • Exodus 24:18; 34:28;  24:26; and 25:40
What happened during Moses’ first 40 days atop Mt. Sinai?
  • Yahweh Elohiom invited Moses and his minster Joshua.  The 70 elders, Aaron, Nadad and Abihu went up to the plateau to the mount Exodus 24:1-2; 24:9-11
  • God appeared to these humans in a vision in the angelic or ghostly form of a man. Moses described His form as follows. "And they saw the Elohim (God) of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness (Ex. 24:10)."

When did Moses see creation?
  • During this first 40 days and nights that Moses was in the mount (Ex. 24:18), He mentioned the first six days that the cloud covered the mountain
Now here are some of the questions that may arise in respect to this verse.
• What happened during the six days that Moses was in the mount?
• Why were they even mentioned?
• Why is there a mention of the seventh day? What does the seventh day mean?
Exodus 24:16; Genesis 2:2-3; Revelation 1:8; Revelation 10:3-5
 
What happened during Moses’ second trip in the mount?

  • Moses went back up into the mount a second time and stayed 40 days and nights. The creation was shown to him again which he wrote in the second chapter of Genesis
    (1)Genesis 2:7               (2)  2:8-17)                              (3)  2:21-25


What do the six days symbolize>

What does the 1st day of creation mean?
  • Exodus 10:21-23, John 8:12; 9:5;  Acts 9;15;


What do the 3rd , 4th , and 6th days of creation symbolize?

  • 1 Corinthians 15:20; 2 Peter 3:8

Finally, on the 6th day of Moses’ vision the man Adam was created along with the beasts of the field, which completes the creative process of creation.
How are the 6 days tied to the millennium theory?

These six days were used as a part of the millennium theory; 6 days = 6000 years, since 1 day = 1000 years. Many of the earliest Apostles believed that the creation would only exist 6,000 years.

How does Yahweh create the physical universe?
Conclusion


It is hoped that the reader understands the Genesis’ account of creation was a vision showed to Moses atop mount Sinai after Israel came out of the land of Egypt 1490 years before the Messiah's birth. Moses did not see the actual creation, which had already taken place in the realm of eternity before time began.

Also Genesis was written to convey spiritual principles about Yahweh Elohim and His purpose; it was not a written scientific explanation of creation. Not only does Genesis not mention dinosaurs, neither does it mention the seven continents or the American Indians. The people of this era did not have this understanding.

Now the principle that Genesis reveals is creation moving from a dark and chaotic state to a state of light and order. In fact this is the pattern of all things. Now the Messiah brings us out of spiritual chaos and darkness into an illuminated understanding about our creator. Hence, we are the new creature or the Genesis in this creation awaiting the next new heaven and Earth State that is to come (Rev. 21:1-5).

Everything that Jesus does is on schedule. Sovereign schedule:  1 Timothy 2:6

Romans 11 The Right Attitude About Our Salvation


This mystery (to musthrion touto). Not in the pagan sense of an esoteric doctrine for the initiated (from muew, to blink, to wink), unknown secrets ( 2 Thessalonians 2:7 ), or like the mystery religions of the time, but the revealed will of God now made known to all ( 1 Corinthians 2:1 1 Corinthians 2:7 ; 1 Corinthians 4:1 ) which includes Gentiles also ( Romans 16:25 ; Colossians 1:26 ; Ephesians 3:3 ) and so far superior to man's wisdom ( Colossians 2:2 ; Colossians 4:13 ; Ephesians 3:9 ; Ephesians 5:32 ; Ephesians 6:19 ; Matthew 13:11 ; Mark 4:11 ).

Paul has covered every point of difficulty concerning the failure of the Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah and has shown how God has overruled it for the blessing of the Gentiles with a ray of hope still held out for the Jews. "In early ecclesiastical Latin musthrion was rendered by sacramentum, which in classical Latin means the military oath. The explanation of the word sacrament, which is so often founded on this etymology, is therefore mistaken, since the meaning of sacrament belongs to musthrion and not to sacramentum in the classical sense" (Vincent).

 Wise in your own conceits (en eautoi pronimoi). "Wise in yourselves." Some MSS. read par eautoi (by yourselves). Negative purpose here (ina mh hte), to prevent self-conceit on the part of the Gentiles who have believed. They had no merit in themselves A hardening (pwrwsi). Late word from pwrow ( Mark 11:7 ). Occurs in Hippocrates as a medical term, only here in N.T. save Mark 3:5 ; Ephesians 4:18 . It means obtuseness of intellectual discernment, mental dulness. In part (apo merou). Goes with the verb gegonen (has happened in part). For apo merou, see 2 Corinthians 1:14 ; 2 Corinthians 2:5 ; Romans 15:24 ; for ana mero, see 1 Corinthians 14:27 ; for ek merou, see 1 Corinthians 12:27 ; 1 Corinthians 13:9 ; for kata mero, see Hebrews 9:5 ; for mero ti (adverbial accusative) partly see 1 Corinthians 11:18 .

Paul refuses to believe that no more Jews will be saved. Until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in (acri ou to plhrwma twn eqnwn eiselqh). Temporal clause with acri ou (until which time) and the second aorist active subjunctive of eisercomai, to come in ( Matthew 7:13 Matthew 7:21 ).

For fulness of the Gentiles (to plhrwma twn eqnwn) see on verse Romans 11:12 , the complement of the Gentiles.

Early Preaching in Roanoke VA

The only photo that I have of myself as a teenager and I was at youth camp in N.C.

When I started teaching the Bible back in Roanoke, Virginia in December 1963 Dad gave me the young people's class since the teacher went to the Army.  For the text 27 months (February  1966 I taught that class ever week, while I was still in high school. 

 I was dating Saundra Richardson from the tenth grade until I sent to Seminary in 1966. Love Saundra and love the Lord and love teaching.  My Dad died in February 1966 and that ended my teaching at Roanoke Baptist Temple. I did go over to Fellowship Baptist Church with Gene Arnold and preached and taught in the High School class until Mom and the family moved to Danville, Virginia. And in my first year at Seminary was great and when I went back to Danville, Sandra got married to my surprise.  She had written me ever day in 1966 but in 1967 the stopped and then I knew why.  I have not gotten over that yet, all these years later. She married twice and she passed always in 2010.  


Now those years teaching in Roanoke, without knowing really what I was really doing, I was studying the Bible. Thank goodness Dad had a great library of great books and I really loved reading them.  I spend a lot of time reading the Bible and reading those who knew the Bible. 


Then I went to seminary and there I learn that preaching was not teaching. I did learn a lot what the Bible. Well what they said about the Bible, but they never gave me the tools to study the Bible, because that was not the right way to study and preach. 

Well for the next few churches I was in churches where the pastor did not preach verse by verse and therefore I just taught what ever. From 1970 to 1982.


It was not until 1982 that I got back on tract with teaching the bible as I did when I was in high school.

Reason For Expositional Preaching #1

As I watch John MacArthur's series on Reasons why we need to preach expositional I use one of those reasons on Sunday, and some others helps in bible study.  As I have said for 40 years If John has said it I will not be far behind saying it.

WHY PREACH/TEACH EXPOSITIONAL :

THE FAILURE TO DO EXPOSITION OF PREACHING IS:


From my early years back in Roanoke, Virginia when I was 16 years and was teaching the youth/teenagers/young adults before I had any formal bible education I loved studying the Word of God. I loved teaching a book at a time. That was my Dad's method, take a book like Galatians, or Revelation, or Psalms and teach verse by verse by H.A. Ironside.

In 1982 after attending the Shepherd's Conferences at Grace Community Church, where John MacArthur has preached now for 40 years I learn what it meant to be a pastor/preacher and teacher and how to teach the Word of God.

Starting in 1982 I started teaching Matthew and 250 sermons later I finished.
 
Its only in the last year that I listen to John MacArthur give these reasons by we should be preaching expositional.  What is neat, I have been doing teach this way for 30 years.  Cool.



My Scoifield Bible that I have had since 1960

NUMBER #1
  • YOU USURP THE AUTHORITY OF GOD OVER THE MIND AND SOUL IF YOU FALL TO EXPLAIN THE WORD OF GOD
    • You usurp the authority of God over the mind and soul if you fall to explain the word of God you have replaced the authority of God with whatever else you're doing. It really is a question of authority.

NUMBER #2
  • YOU USURP THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST OVER THE CHURCH
    • We see it all through the NT the authority of Christ over the Church.
    • That God has made the one who is Lord over everything to be the head of the church.

NUMBER #3
  • IT HINDERS THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
    •  The Spirit uses the Word to sanctify them, by the truth, The word is truth, the only tool the Spirit has is the scripture and where the Scripture replaced by anything else the work of the Spirit is hindered .
    • Isn't it unthinkable for a Christian not to submit to scripture. John says If you love Christ you will obey him as well in I Peter 1 14 as Obedient Christians.
    • There is this among preachers who do not yield to scripture, it reveals an inferior inadequate love for God and his glory and the honor and glory of God and an inferior understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit

 NUMBER #4
  •  DEMONSTRATE PRIDE, AND A LACK OF SUBMISSION
    • Isn't it unthinkable for a Christian not to submit to scripture. John says If you love Christ you will obey him as well in I Peter 1 14 as Obedient Christians.
    • There is this among preachers who do not yield to scripture, it reveals an inferior inadequate love for God and his glory and the honor and glory of God and an inferior understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit

5. THE CONSEQUENCE OF NON EXPOSITION PREACHING
  • IT SEVERS THE PREACHER PERSONALLY FROM THE REGULAR SANCTIFICATION OF SCRIPTURE.
    • What does that mean? If you are not an expositor you are not in the study of the book. And you have just been cut off from the sanctifying power in your life. Then you put yourself in a dangerous spot.
    • If there is one way to discredit everything, and the integrity of the gospel and the church is the testimony of the pastor. What just kills me is the immoral pastor, the pastor who does not live by the Word.
    • So what keeps you sanctified to the point that you will not go that way? The only thing that will is what will sanctify anyone and that is the work of the word in your heart.

NUMBER #6
  •  REMOVES SPIRITUAL DEPTH AND TRANSCENDENCE FROM THE PEOPLE CRIPPLING WORSHIP.
    • That is to say it cripples worship. What do I mean by that, well let's take it from the positive side when you come on Sunday or you go to Bible study or go to an opportunity to be taught the word of God, you were taken down into other depths that scripture inevitable to places you haven't been right?

NUMBER #7
  •   PREVENT THE PREACHER FROM FULLY DEVELOPING THE MIND OF CHRIST CRITICAL TO HIS WORK. From fully speaking for Christ whom he serves.
    • 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 we are remind of a very important spiritual truth and  read it please. Mark it down, an unconverted natural person doesn't get it, doesn't understand the things of God.  People are just not favorable with the Scripture.    Lost people just do not get the truths of God.  And that is to be expected as a response.

 NUMBER #8
  •  DEPRECIATED BY EXAMPLE The spiritual duty and benefit of studying If the pastor doesn't do it.
    • If the pastor doesn't do it why should others in the church do it.  I never ask a young person to do something that I had not already done.  Even in those early years I would work my fingers off writing in learning the Word of God. If this bible is not valuable to me why should it be to anyone else. I need first to be a preacher of the word, not a preacher of the building.
If the Bible is not the consuming passion in the pulpit why should we believe it should be the consuming passion of those who set the pew.

NUMBER NINE:
  • PREVENTS THE PREACHER FROM BEING THE VOICE OF GOD ON EVERY ISSUE OF HIS TIME
    • If you know your bible you can be the voice of God on every issue.

NUMBER TEN
A failure to do expositional preaching
  • BREEDS A CONGREGATION AS WEAK AND INDIFFERENT TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AS
    •  If you do not do expositional preaching if you don't give your people the eternal powerful word of God you breed a congregation that is week and indifferent to the glory of God, honor of God, the honor of Christ.

NUMBER #11
  • IF YOU DO NOT DO EXPOSITIONAL PREACHING ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE YOU ROB PEOPLE OF THEIR ONLY TRUE SOURCE OF HELP. THEIR ONLY TRUE SOURCE OF HELP.
    • 1 Timothy 3 we covered that in a series on Sunday in the Adult Bible Class.
    • There is no help apart from the Lord, and there is no help apart from understand the Scriptures about God.

THE FAILURE TO DO EXPOSITION OF PREACHING IS
NUMBER #12
  • THE FAILURE TO DO EXPOSITIONAL PREACHING PUTS THE RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PREACHER TO CHANGE PEOPLE
    • Say that most preachers feel that responsibility. I would be in a mental institution if I believe that people's eternal destiny depended on me. I am a Calvinist because that is a defensive posture. I can not handle that responsibility. And I don't have to either.

NUMBER #13
  • FAILURE TO PREACH EXPOSITIONAL REDUCES THE PREACHERS WORDS TO THE LEVEL OF EVERYBODY ELSE'S WORD
    • I just say my words then I am just like anyone else. The audience can pick and choose what they hear.
    • You may think you can come up with a clever way that you think you can articulate your message, but if it's not the Word of God then you are reduced to the level of everyone else who has an opinion, an ideal, a viewpoints, a theory, a religious insight, a perspective

NUMBER #14
  • FAILURE TO PREACH EXPOSITIONAL IS TO PORTRAY AN ATTITUDE OF SELF-LOVE RATHER THAN LOVING THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART SOUL AND MIND AND STRENGTH.
  • ANOTHER WAY: WHATEVER YOU LOVE MOST WILL DOMINATE YOUR LIFE AND WHATEVER YOU LOVE MOST WILL DOMINATE YOUR MINISTRY.
    • I don't want to walk into the pulpit and say "the other day I was thinking." (poor typing the script of John and its said, "I don't want to walk in the pole dancing on the other day.")

NUMBER #15
  • A FAILURE TO DO EXPOSITIONAL PREACHING CREATES A DESTRUCTIVE DISCONNECT BETWEEN SOUND DOCTRINE AND LIFE
  • Another way: LIFE IMITATES THEOLOGY
    • Since I adopted John MacArthur's method of preaching I have like he has been highly criticism and not been practical and preaching is not applicial . I never make application, I am not relevant.

NUMBER 16
  • IT ELIMINATES THE TRUTHS, THE TROUBLE AND OFFENSE AND TERRIFIED THE LOST
    • A failure to do biblical exposition makes the congregation: if they fail to do biblical exposition to teach the full counsel of God as revealed in holy Scripture it eliminates the truths, the trouble and offended and terrified the lost and the sinful.

Number #17

  • WILL DISCONNECT GOD'S PEOPLE FROM THE LEGACY OF THE PAST
    • Some of my very favorite preachers and theologian and teachers are those who have already died many years ago.  When I was preaching Romans the first time around, or Ephesians, or Revelation I read over 100 people on the subject. Most of them were dead a long time ago.. Why do you read commentaries on any book from dead men? Really dead people: Calvin, Luther, Spurgeon, etc. Pink, Ironside, and Whitefield, and others older Baxter, Edwards,

NUMBER #18
  • REMOVES THE PROTECTION FROM ERROR THAT IS DEADLY TO THE CHURCH
    • Shepherds understand they have to protect sheep, because there are those who dress up in sheep clothing and teach error. That is what Satan does, comes inside the church and cause all kinds of trouble. We have to watch and warn.
    • Sometimes Christians can not tell truth from error. A very dangerous situation and unless we clarify doctrine, unless we defended threatened truth, unless we guard the truth of scripture, unless we expose error we are not faithful shepherd's.

NUMBER #19
  • EXPOSITORY PREACHING ASSURES PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE HEARD FROM HEAVEN
    • Too many preachers preach what has not come from Heaven.
    • I believe people should hear from God and people want to hear from God and the way you guarantee that is by given them the word that God has spoken on the pages of holy scripture. Far  too many people believe that they have heard something so profound they believe it came from God when indeed they have not.
Footnote: These points come from by model for preaching since 1982:  John MacArthur

     


     

Know The Bible: Study Method Early Years: Charles e Whisnant

Before Seminary, while still in High School I had a desire to know the Bible.  On of my projects was to study the Book of Galatians.  Here is the original notes from that study. Back in 1963 I worked on this project. 
Hand Printed then and still love doing that today. Notes from the Galatians study
Yes this is my first Scofield Bible back in the day, around 1960 I believe and used it in those days at Roanoke Baptist Temple and then in Seminary up to 1969. 
I believe ever page is used, and the original notes ours still in the Bible

I never ask a student in my youth class to do what I would not do.

The Consequences of Non-Expositional Preaching, Part 1 (Selected Scriptu...



                     


        FIRST NEGATIVE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCE"
                     THE FAILURE TO DO EXPOSITION OF PREACHING IS
                                                             NUMBER #1


YOU USURP THE AUTHORITY OF GOD OVER THE MIND AND SOUL IF YOU FALL TO EXPLAIN THE WORD OF GOD

You usurp the authority of God over the mind and soul if you fall to explain the word of God you have replaced the authority of God with whatever else you're doing. It really is a question of authority.

Listen to preachers, do you here the authority of God in what they say? Do you hear the divine voice. It is a question of authority. Who has a right to speak for God? Only God.


Who has the right to define the Gospel, who has the right to address the church? Only God.
Here is where exposition preaching finds its foundation in divine authority.

I want God to speak when I am preaching. (last Sunday evening in Romans 9 August 11 2013)
I want the hearer to hear from God.

Let me say, I have no authority by my position, by my education, , by my experience. I can not demand what people are to do.

I have only one category of authority and that is delegated authority given to me when I speak the Word of God. God is the dominating authority in the church.

The charismatics/ the Joel Osteen, they are speaking their own idea, it is not the voice of God.
Anything less then the exposition of a passage , anything less than a accurate presentation of scriptural truth you usurp the authority of God.

The people must hear from Him and He alone has the authority to speak to you in the church.

Fundamentals of Expository Preaching Lecture 04


Fundamentals of Expository Preaching Lecture 05


PM 700 Expository Preaching the Psalms Lecture 02


Shepherd's Conference 2013/General Session 5/Question & Answer


The Holiness of God and The Believer First Peter 1:15-16

THE HOLINESS OF GOD AND THE BELIEVER'S RESPONSE TO IT

[1] 1 Thessalonians 4:3            [2] 1 Corinthians 3:3         [3] Romans 12:1         [4] Hebrews 2:14

[5] Ephesians 5:26        [6] 2 Chronicles 29:5          [7] 2 Corinthians 7:1    [8] Romans 8:29

[9] Ephesians 4:31–32    [10] Colossians 1:13–15   [11] Romans 8:13      [12] Romans 6:21   

                        [13] Romans 6:11             [14] Romans 6:7–8     [15] Romans 6:2–6

[16] Ephesians 4:25                [17] Ecclesiastes 7:9        [18] Ephesians 4:26      [19] 1 Corin  6:11

[20] Romans 1:4                     [21] Colossians 3:9–10    [22] 1 John 3:9             [23] 1 Thessalonia 4:7

[24] Ephesians 4:28                [25] Colossians 3:13        [26] Romans 6:13        [27] Romans 6:19

[28] Romans 8:2                     [29] Colossians 3:1          [30] 1 Timothy 4:5        [31] Hebrews 4:12

[32] 1 John 2:1                        [33] Colossians 4:2          [34] 1 Peter 3:15          [35] Philippian3:10

[36] Hebrews 13:12        [37] Matthew 5:48       [38] 1 John 4:16        [39] Romans 6:22

[40] Hebrews 10:14        [41] Philippians 3:12       [42] Ephesians 1:1       [43] Philippians 4:21

[44] 2 Corinthians 3:18[45] Hebrews 13:21    [46] 1 Thessalonians 5:23    [47] 2 Corinthians 4:12

[48] 1 Peter 1:22    [49] Hebrews 12:9    [50] Hebrews 12:23        [51] Philippians 1:6

[52] John 17:7        [53] Colossians 1:2    [54] Colossians 2:10        [55] Hebrews 5:13–14

[56] 1 Thessalonian  3:12[57] 1 Thessalonians 5:23    [58] 1 Corinthians 13:10

[59] Psalms 73:24    [60] 1 Peter 5:10    [61] 1 Corinthians 10:13    [62] Mark 9:23

[63] Psalms 68:5    [64] Philippians 2:13    [65] Proverbs 16:3             [66] 2 Timothy 2:21

[67] Hebrews 13:21    [68] 1 Thessalonians 3:13                                 [69] 1 John 5:4

First Peter Chapter One: Scriptural References

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Peter 1



Introduction
1He blesses God for his manifold spiritual graces;
10shewing that the salvation in Christ is no news, but a thing prophesied of old;
13and exhorts them accordingly to a godly conversation, forasmuch as they are now born anew by the word of God.

Verse 1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Peter
Matthew 4:18; 10:2; John 1:41,42; 21:15-17
the
2:11; Acts 2:5-11; Ephesians 2:12,19; Hebrews 11:13
scattered
Leviticus 26:33; Deuteronomy 4:27; 28:64; 32:26; Esther 3:8; Psalms 44:11; Ezekiel 6:8; John 7:35; John 11:52; Acts 8:4; James 1:1
Pontus
Acts 2:5,9,10; 18:2
Galatia
Acts 16:6; 18:23; Galatians 1:2
Cappadocia
Acts 2:9
Asia
Acts 6:9; 16:6; 19:10; 20:16-18; 1 Corinthians 16:19; 2 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:15; Revelation 1:11
Bithynia
Acts 16:7

Verse 2
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
Elect
2:9; Deuteronomy 7:6; Isaiah 65:9,22; Matthew 24:22,24,31; Mark 13:20,22,27; Luke 18:7; John 15:16-19; Romans 8:29,33; 11:2,5-7,28; Ephesians 1:4,5; Colossians 3:12; 2 Timothy 2:10; Titus 1:1; 2 John 1:1,13
the foreknowledge
Acts 2:23; 15:18; Romans 8:29,30; 9:23,24; 11:2
sanctification
Acts 20:32; Romans 15:16; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13
unto
22; Romans 1:5; 8:13; 16:19,26; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Hebrews 5:9
sprinkling
Hebrews 9:19-22; 11:28; 12:24
Grace
Romans 1:7; 2 Corinthians 13:14
be
Isaiah 55:7; *marg: ; Daniel 4:1; 6:25; 2 Peter 1:2; Jude 1:2

Verse 3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Blessed
1 Kings 8:15; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13,20; Psalms 41:13; 72:18,19; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Ephesians 1:3,17; Ephesians 3:20
which
Exodus 34:6; Psalms 86:5,15; Jonah 4:2; Romans 5:15-21; Ephesians 1:7; 2:4,7-10; 1 Timothy 1:14; Titus 3:4-6
abundant
Gr. much. hath.
23; 2:2; John 1:13; 3:3-8; James 1:18; 1 John 2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1,4,18
unto
Romans 5:4,5; 8:24; 12:12; 15:13; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Colossians 1:23,27; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 3:6; 6:18,19; 1 John 3:3
by
3:21; Isaiah 26:19; Romans 4:25; 5:10; 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Ephesians 2:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Verse 4
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
an
3:9; Matthew 25:34; Acts 20:32; 26:18; Galatians 3:18; Ephesians 1:11,14,18; Colossians 1:12; Hebrews 9:15
incorruptible
1 Corinthians 9:25; 15:52-54
undefiled
Revelation 21:27
fadeth
5:4; Isaiah 40:7,8; Ezekiel 47:12; James 1:11
reserved
Psalms 31:19; Colossians 1:5; 3:3,4; 2 Timothy 4:8
for you
or, for us.



Verse 7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
the trial
4:12; Job 23:10; Psalms 66:10-12; Proverbs 17:3; Isaiah 48:10; Jeremiah 9:7; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3; Romans 5:3,4; James 1:3,4,12; Revelation 2:10; 3:10
precious
2:4,7; Proverbs 3:13-15; 8:19; 16:16; 2 Peter 1:1,4
that
Ecclesiastes 5:14; Jeremiah 48:36; Luke 12:20,21,33; Acts 8:20; James 5:2,3; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 18:16,17
tried
4:12; Job 23:10; Psalms 66:10; Proverbs 17:3; Isaiah 48:10; Zechariah 13:9; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Revelation 3:18
might
1 Samuel 2:30; Matthew 19:28; 25:21,23; John 5:44; 12:26; Romans 2:7,29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-12; Jude 1:24
at
5; Revelation 1:7


Verse 9
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Romans 6:22; Hebrews 11:13; James 1:21

Verse 10
Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
which
Genesis 49:10; Daniel 2:44; Haggai 2:7; Zechariah 6:12; Matthew 13:17; Luke 10:24; 24:25-27; Luke 24:44; Acts 3:22-24; 7:52; 10:43; 13:27-29; 28:23; 2 Peter 1:19-21
and
11; Proverbs 2:4; Daniel 9:3; John 5:39; 7:52; Acts 17:11
the grace
Hebrews 11:13,40

Verse 11
Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
the Spirit
3:18,19; Romans 8:9; Galatians 4:6; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 19:10
the sufferings
Psalms 22:1-21; 69:1-21; 88:1-18; Isaiah 52:13,14; 53:1-10; Daniel 9:24-26; Zechariah 13:7; Luke 24:25-27,44
the glory
Genesis 3:15; 49:10; Psalms 22:22-31; 69:30-36; 110:1-6; Isaiah 9:6,7; 49:6; Isaiah 53:11,12; Daniel 2:34,35,44; 7:13,14; Zechariah 8:18-21; 14:9; John 12:41; Acts 26:22,23

Verse 12
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
it
Isaiah 53:1; Daniel 2:19,22,28,29,47; 10:1; Amos 3:7; Matthew 11:25,27; 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 1:17; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Galatians 1:12,16
that not
Daniel 9:24; 12:9,13; Hebrews 11:13,39,40
that have
Mark 16:15; Luke 9:6; Acts 8:25; 16:10; Romans 1:15; 10:15; 15:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; Hebrews 4:2
with
John 15:26; 16:7-15; Acts 2:4,33; 4:8,31; 10:44; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 6:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:5,6; Hebrews 2:4
sent
Proverbs 1:23; Isaiah 11:2-6; 32:15; 44:3-5; Joel 2:28; Zechariah 12:10; John 15:26; Acts 2:17,18
which things
Exodus 25:20; Daniel 8:13; 12:5,6; Luke 15:10; Ephesians 3:10; Revelation 5:11

Verse 13
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
gird
Exodus 12:11; 1 Kings 18:46; 2 Kings 4:29; Job 38:3; 40:7; Isaiah 11:5; Jeremiah 1:17; Luke 12:35; 17:8; Ephesians 6:14
be sober
4:7; 5:8; Luke 21:34,35; Romans 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6,7
hope
3-5; 3:15; Romans 15:4-13; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Hebrews 3:6; 6:19; 1 John 3:3
to the end
Gr. perfectly. the grace.
4-9; Luke 17:30; 1 Corinthians 1:7; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 2:11-13; Hebrews 9:28; Hebrews 10:35

Verse 14
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
obedient
Ephesians 2:2; 5:6; *Gr:
not
4:2,3; Romans 6:4; 12:2; Ephesians 4:18-22; Colossians 3:5-7
in
Acts 17:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:5; Titus 3:3-5


Verse 16
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Leviticus 11:44; 19:2; 20:7; Amos 3:3


Verse 18
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
ye
Psalms 49:7,8; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23
corruptible
7
vain
Psalms 39:6; 62:10; Jeremiah 4:11; Romans 1:21; 1 Corinthians 3:20
received
4:3; Jeremiah 9:14; 16:19; 44:17; Ezekiel 20:18; Amos 2:4; Zechariah 1:4-6; Matthew 15:2,3; Acts 7:51,52; 19:34,35; Galatians 1:4


Verse 20
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
verily
Genesis 3:15; Proverbs 8:23; Micah 5:2; Romans 3:25; 16:25,26; Ephesians 1:4; 3:9,11; Colossians 1:26; 2 Timothy 1:9,10; Titus 1:2,3; Revelation 13:8
but
Acts 3:25,26; Colossians 1:26; 1 John 1:2; 3:5,8; 4:9,10
in
Galatians 4:4; Ephesians 1:10; Hebrews 1:2; 9:26

Verse 21
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
by
John 5:24; 12:44; 14:6; Hebrews 6:1; 7:25
that raised
Acts 2:24,32; 3:15; 4:10
gave
11; 3:22; Matthew 28:18; John 3:34; 5:22,23; 13:31,32; 17:1; Acts 2:33; 3:13; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 2:9
your
Psalms 42:5; 146:3-5; Jeremiah 17:7; John 14:1; Ephesians 1:12,13; *marg: ; Ephesians 1:15; Colossians 1:27; 1 Timothy 1:1


Verse 23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
born
3; John 1:3; 3:5
not
Malachi 2:3; Romans 1:23; 1 Corinthians 15:53,54
but
1 John 3:9; 5:18
by
25; Jeremiah 23:28; Matthew 24:35; John 6:63; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:18

Verse 24
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
For
or, For that. all flesh.
2 Kings 19:26; Psalms 37:2; 90:5; 92:7; 102:4; 103:15; 129:6; Isaiah 40:6-8; James 1:10,11; 4:14; 1 John 2:17

Verse 25
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
the word
23; Psalms 102:12,26; 119:89; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; Luke 16:17
this
12; 2:2; John 1:1,14; 1 Corinthians 1:21-24; 2:2; 15:1-4; Ephesians 2:17; 3:8; Titus 1:3; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 1:1,3