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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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 20

A BLESSED RESURRECTION DAY CELEBRATION! HE IS RISEN!

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NOTE! Filling in the blanks each week, could give a serious student of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, an education equal to a Theological degree within 2 years.  GIVE IT A  TRY!

“The Greatest Injustice in History!”

    John 19:1-16

    1. Pilate was a weak, ________ politician, breaking his own laws to appease the unruly Jews. (John 18:36)

    1. Jesus was proclaimed ________ and according to Roman law Jesus should have been set free, but Pilate ordered Jesus to be flogged to quiet down the unruly Jews. This was entirely wrong and __________.

    1. Rome was an empire that __________ itself on its law and justice. The figurine of Janis with its two faces was to remind the judges to look at both sides of a question. When Rome took over a people they promised good roads, law and order, _____________, and peace.

    1. Jesus’ trial was the greatest ______________ of justice in all of human history.

    1. Many of the soldiers beat and abused Jesus before He was crucified. Jesus had been beaten within an inch of his life and, as was prophesied 500 years earlier in Isaiah, he was so ___________ that he was unrecognizable. (Isaiah 52:14)

    1. It was Pilate’s job to administer _________ and by doing nothing he was ________ of sin. (John 19:6 and James 4:17)

    1. Jesus is completely in the hands of an ______________ judge. Pilate, afraid of the Jewish crowd, allows his political position to overrule his righteous ______________. (John 19:6)

    1. The _______________ from the standpoint of God is the mercy seat from where God can now extend mercy and reach down to save sinners.

    1. The crucifixion from the standpoint of _________ is truly a sacrifice. Jesus is the Savior who willingly makes Himself an ______________ for sin. (Philippians 2:8)

    1. The crucifixion from the standpoint of believers in Christ was truly a ______________. Jesus was the sinless one suffering for the sinner. (1 Peter 2:24)

    1. The crucifixion from the standpoint of ___________ was a triumph, but it was really Satan’s defeat. At the cross Satan’s head was crushed. (Genesis 3; Hebrews 2:14)

    1. The crucifixion form the standpoint of the _________ was nothing more than a brutal __________. (Psalm 94:20-21)

    1. Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”, written in Hebrew, _________, and Latin. It was written to the whole world. (John 19:19-22)

    1. The Good News is to be __________ to the world. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

    To find the answers to “fill in the blanks”, click here to view God Tube TV or here for Sermon TV. 

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    SAVED BY FAITH!

    Ephesians 2:8-10

    “For it is by Faith you are saved, and not of yourself, but it is a gift from God.” “… created in Christ Jesus to do good works,…”

    IN HIS OWN WORDS! (I didn’t make this up)

    Matthew 22:36-40

    “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” If we would follow the teaching of the Lord, “Jesus replied:  ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all you soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” With this love in our hearts, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, (The Spirit of Truth), we could stand firm in complying with…

    Hebrews 10:25

    Not giving up meeting together (Attending Church), as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

    and so, we would have no problem moving toward obeying…

    2 Chronicles 7:14

    “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

    Yet, so many today, dis-honor the Lord Jesus in so many ways; by misusing His name; by not attending His Church, Not showing the love for the His ways and His will as we ought; not being willing to repent of our sins, and  turning toward the Lord Jesus with Love, Honor, and Respect

    John 14:15

    “If you love Me you will keep My commandments.” With love comes the desire for obedience. The worse kind of badness is human goodness! When we attempt to make human goodness a substitute for the new birth. ENOUGH SAID!

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    BLOOD MOON

    On April 15 we were privileged to witness the full eclipse of the moon or what is known as a blood moon from our front yard in Coolidge, AZ.

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    The first picture was taken about 11:30 p.m., April 14th as the eclipse was just starting.  The second picture was taken about 20 minutes later.

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    This third picture shows the moon about half covered.  This was about 12:10 a.m., April 15th.  It was exciting to watch as the moon began to have a red glow.


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    The complete eclipse (THE BLOOD MOON).


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    SON RISE SERVICE

    HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!

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    A nice turn out for our Son Rise Service, the weather was GREAT! (On the church property in Valley Farms, AZ)

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    HE IS RISEN!!  Pastor Bill                          Assistant Pastor Todd

    EASTER BREAKFAST

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    Praise the Lord for our cook, Scott, as well as his very capable helpers, Shirley and Bobby

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    The food and fellowship as enjoyed by all.

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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  511 on God Tube TV and 393 on Sermon TV for a total of  904.  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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    8 comments:

    1. Beautiful! He is risen! Hallelujah hallelujah ! We had a beautiful resurrection celebration tonight at church. Choir was amazing! Wish you were here. I know you will have a beautiful service as well. we got some rain tonight but it's supposed to be sunny and beautiful tomorrow.
      Love you
      Have a blessed Easter!

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    2. A Most Blessed Resurrection Sunday for you and yours

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    3. Bless you and Praise God. He is Risen!

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    4. Yes; he is
      Amen to that
      God bless

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    5. HE HAS RISEN INDEED! WAS A PRETTY NICE DAY HERE FOR OHIO.LOOKS LIKE YOUR FLOCK ENJOYED THE SON RISE SERVICE AND BREAKFAST. GOD BLESS

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    6. Happy Easter

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    7. Dallas and CarrieApril 20, 2014 at 9:43 PM

      Dear Pastor Bill and Kathy, April 20th We are just finishing up our visit with our family in Washington and planning to leave for home tomorrow.It has been a wonderful visit and so fun to be with our little grandchildren.Dallas wants to get ahead of an approaching weather system so hence the rush. We will probably be home Thursday of Friday depending how things go. We have gone to church with our family at a Baptist church in Colfax, WA. We'll keep in touch.

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    8. It was a great day all around. I appreciate all you, Kathy and Scott did.

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