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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

What Unbelievers Who Come To Church Want The Pastor To Say


People are looking for a place that will make them feel good about themselves in their sinfulness.
They are not looking for a place that can bring peace to their mind about their sinfulness.
Most people are looking for a place that they are made to believe that they are okay and they are going to heaven just like they are.
God loves them just like they are is a false statement.  God does not like us in our sinful state.
If you go on your feelings about your life you are certainly in trouble.
The truth of the matter, those who are Lost, Unbelievers, False Believers, Carnal in their living
do not want to come to a church where the word is been preached.
People come out of guilt, made to by a friend, family.
The fact is when there is no pressure they will not come to hear preaching and teaching of the Word.
God does care about all of His creation, and God's grace is graciously given to all of His creation
but that does not mean
that He loves people in their sinfulness
and their rejection of Him.
Read this clearly:
You might be acting as if you like the Lord
but all the while you are in your heart totally again God.
Preacher I will come to hear you speak for 15 minutes
Preacher I don't like teaching, I like something that is going to make me feel better about my self
that God is going to bring me $$$$$$$$