TRANSFORMING LIVES WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD

TRANSFORMING LIVES WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD SINCE 1997

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2nd Timothy 2:15

"The proper place for a ship to be is in the water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will sink. The proper place for the church is in the world,

BUT IF THE 'WORLD' GETS INTO THE CHURCH,

THE CHURCH WILL GO DOWN IN DISGRACE!"

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog;we look forward to reading your comments. DVDs of our services are available upon request. We covet your prayers and friendship. In His Service and For His Glory, Pastor Bill & Kathy ...
"Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness...But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."-Joshua 24:14-15

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 2

AT THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH EVERYONE IS WELCOME

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We invite you to meet Jesus Our Lord here in Valley Farms on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

WHAT (WHO) IS TRUTH!

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The Truth Project as Bible Study is being held twice a week—Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and again on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.


OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE (1 Samuel 15:22)

A young man and several friends drove to a ski resort, went through a gate that contained warning signs about the dangerous condition of the slopes, and started snowboarding. On the second trip down the mountain, someone shouted, “Avalanche!” but the young man couldn’t escape and perished in the cascading snow. Some in the media severely criticized him for being a novice, but he was actually an “avalanche-certified backcountry guide.” An avalanche researcher said that seasoned skiers are most likely to be seduced into faulty reasoning. He said, “[The young man] died because he was lulled into letting his guard down.”

As Israel was preparing to go into the Promised Land, the Lord wanted His people to keep their guard up. So He commanded them to listen to and obey all His words (Deuteronomy 4:1-2). And in case they had trouble obeying, Moses reminded them how God judged those who disobeyed and blessed those who obeyed (vv.3-4). Remembering this history would be the motivation and basis for their unconditional obedience. At every turn, they needed to examine themselves and keep watch over their inner lives (v.9). This would help them avoid external spiritual dangers as well as inner spiritual apathy. But this wasn’t just for them; it was also for future generations. Obedience to God’s standard would be the key to future success.

It’s fairly easy for us to let down our guard and be lulled into a state of forgetfulness, apathy, and self-deception. So it’s essential for us to offer God a fresh commitment to obey all of His Word. Let’s renew our knowledge of the Scriptures and our commitment to them and let’s wisely leverage opportunities to pass them on to the next generation. (M. W.)

 


CITIES IN ISRAEL

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Early Morning in Tel Aviv

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Looking over the City of Tel Aviv from our Hotel balcony


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Simon the Tanner's House in Jaffa (Where Peter Stayed)

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The Modern City of Jaffa along the Waterfront


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The City of Nazareth

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Cana of Galilee (Where Jesus performed His First Miracle)

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Our Group Picture Over Looking the City of Jerusalem

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A Reminder!!!

Our Church Service starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a food fellowship, with Bible Study (The Truth Project)at 11:30 a.m. Bible Study is repeated on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

     CH_ _ CH, What’s Missing? U R!!

A QUESTION THAT DEMANDS AN ANSWER!


“Can you be a follower of Jesus, and NOT follow Jesus?  AND, If you’re NOT a follower of Christ, are you a Christian?


 

Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. Last week’s viewings totaled  450 on God Tube TV and 343 on Sermon TV for a total of  793.  We pray that you were blessed by last week’s message and look forward to hearing from you.  To view this week's message click here for God Tube TV or here for Sermon TV.

Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in Arizona.
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4 comments:

  1. VERY GOOD. I ENJOYED THE ARTICLE ON OBEDIENCE!
    AND AS ALWAYS I ENJOYED THE PICTURES.

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  2. Pastor Bill, those are some really great photos of Israel. Always love to see pictures of the holy land. I noticed something in the photo labeled “Cana of Galilee”. In the picture in the far left there is a street light, but just above and below it in the sky appears there are two more light sources. I think it may be the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, but with Israel you never know for sure

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  3. Timothy and JeannetteMarch 3, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Tim enjoys seeing the pictures you send--he says you got better pictures! : < )

    Have a blessed week and thanks for keeping in touch!!

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