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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

ROMANS 12:6-21 BEHAVE LIKE A CHRISTIAN
Charles e Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher
Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, Minford, Ohio

Behave Like a Christian
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink;For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
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  1. 9Love must be completely sincere. Let love be genuine. Let Love be without hypocrisy.
  2. Hate what is evil. Abhor what is evil
  3. Hold on to what is good. Cling to what is good
  4. 10Love one another warmly as Christians, Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love,
  5. Be eager to show respect for one another. in honor giving preference to one another
  6. 11Work hard and do not be lazy. not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit,;
  7. Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion. Serving the Lord fervent in spirit
  8. 12Let your hope keep you joyful, rejoicing in hope,
  9. Be patient in your troubles, and patient in tribulation
  10. Pray at all times. Continuing steadfastly in prayer
  11. 13Share your belongings with your needy fellow Christians, distributing to the needs of the saints
  12. And open your homes to strangers. given to hospitality
  13. 14 Ask God to bless those who persecute you—yes, ask him to bless, not to curse. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
  14. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, weep with those who weep. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep
  15. 16 Have the same concern for everyone. Be of the same mind toward one another.
  16. Do not be proud, but accept humble duties. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.
  17. Do not think of yourselves as wise. Do not be wise in your own opinion
  18. 17If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
  19. Try to do what everyone considers to be good. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
  20. 18Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men
  21. 19 Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God's anger do it. For the scripture says, “I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord.” Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord
  22. 20 Instead, as the scripture says: “If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink; for by doing this you will make them burn with shame.” Therefore“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink;For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
  23. 21Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.