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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, June 29, 2014

June 29

A WEDDING (A COMMITMENT)  BUT…

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THIS MESSAGE IS

ABOUT THE MIRACLE MAKER.

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“The First Work”

The Gospel of John: Part 4—John 2:1-11

1. Jesus performed His first _______ at a marriage he was invited to in __________.

2. The Bible record makes it very clear that Jesus did not perform miracles in Egypt or as a boy, but that His _______ miracle was at Cana in Galilee.

3. One very interesting thing is that John carefully gives us the __________ and _______—the chronological sequence and the geography.

4. We can notice that “the mother of Jesus” is never called ___________ in the Gospel of John.

5. Christ began His earthly ministry with a __________ and He will conclude it, as far as the Church is concerned with a ___________ in Heaven.

6. At the Marriage Supper of the Lamb the _______ will be presented to Jesus as a ________.

7. Here at the wedding in Cana, Mary is asking Jesus to do something that will demonstrate who He is to ________ her _________. He tells her that He is going to do just that—He will _____ her ________—but that hour has not yet come.

8. His hour did come—His __________ proves who He is and also proves the ______ _____ that His mother was telling the truth all these 33 years, that He is the ______ of ________.

9. John 2:5 “His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever He tells you.’”—Some very good _____________.

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FAMILY, FOOD, AND FELLOWSHIP

On 6/25 the Church Leadership Team met for Food  and Fellowship.

Attending are:  Pastor Bill, Kathy and Scott…

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… also attending are:  Shirley, Todd, Adriana, missing, due to a heavy 16 hour work schedule, is Bobby.

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The Food was good and the Fellowship was Fine!

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Todd, Adriana, Gavin, Shirley & Scott, enjoying the food, along with some  interesting conversation.

 

Please keep us in your prayers.

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Responding to Disappointment, (a good read)

 

To find examples of wise, godly reactions to disappointment, you’re more likely to turn to Psalms than to Matthew. But the very first chapter in the New Testament tells the story of an upright man’s reaction to painful and disheartening news.

Joseph—Jesus’ earthly father—was a righteous person. A godly man wants a wife who shares his desire to honor and obey the Lord, and Scripture indicates that Mary was exactly that sort of woman. So imagine how stunned Joseph must have been when Mary returned from a long visit with her relative Elizabeth and told him that she was pregnant. Moreover, she was claiming no man had touched her.

Any way Joseph looked at the situation, it appeared grim. And yet Matthew 1:20 says that he “considered”—in other words, he sought a wise, righteous response. God entered Joseph’s life in a dramatic way to confirm Mary’s story and put a stop to his “quiet annulment” plans.

The Lord turned Joseph’s mourning into joy. Mary had told the truth—strange and startling as it was. The couple would bear the intense public censure of an early pregnancy, but Joseph stopped thinking about what others would say. God had blessed work for him: to raise the Messiah alongside a faithful woman.

Followers of Christ should seek a godly response to disappointments they face. Since the Lord always has a plan, the wisest reaction is to anticipate the good He can do and await His timing. God certainly blessed Joseph for his willingness to “seek first His kingdom” (Matt. 6:33).

God always provides exactly what we need.

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THE MINISTRY TRIP CONTINUES…

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As we continued on our way, we cross over the Mississippi River into Tennessee, as the storm also continues ragging on.

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Heading toward Kentucky, the rain continued to fall.  Looking out the windows we realized what we were missing.  The countryside was beautiful, the only problem, we couldn’t fully see the beauty because of the pouring rain.

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As we continued North getting closer to Henderson, KY, the rain started to lighten up. Perhaps a better day, tomorrow.

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We spent the night in a Motel in Henderson.

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Praise the Lord, getting up the next morning we did find clear skies.

We took note of the corn as we drove past. It looked pretty good, but rather small compared to Arizona’s 10’ foot tall corn.

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                 Kentucky Corn                                     Arizona Corn

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Arizona Corn (about 10’)               Kentucky Corn (about 12”)


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We headed out to visit with friends in Fordsville, KY.  It was plain to see that we were in Amish Country, NOTE: the horse carriage in the yard.

  
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We continued out to Sugar Grove Baptist Church in Fordsville, KY, in time to have a short, but nice visit with our friends, Pastor Eddie Calloway (who has pastored this church for more than 30 years), his wife and daughter.

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Pastor Calloway, a true “HERO”, This warrior served our country side by side with me in the US Navy, serving together on board the USS Richard E. Kraus, DD 849 ( a Navy Destroyer), during the Cuban Missile Crises.  Setting on station on FULL ALERT (General quarters), as a part of  the Cuban Blockade.  It was a time of stress and  high anxiety, as the world looked on and waited, knowing we were only one BLINK away from a nuclear WWIII.  Today, a Spiritual battle rages on, we continue to serve together, today, in different locations,  our Commander and Chief today is the Lord Jesus the Christ (GOD HIMSELF).  You and your family are in our prayers Pastor Eddie!

USS Kraus

A Fast Ship Headed in Harms Way (USS R.E. Kraus DD 849)

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A much too short  of a visit…but we must be on our way across the Ohio River, and on into Indiana.

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More on the this continuing Saga, Next Week, Same Time-Same Place.

Lord Bless

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Newburgh Theological Seminary Graduation
   

Newburgh Theological Seminary Graduation

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.
     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? 

Come visit us and learn the truth! 

Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. Last week’s viewings totaled  610 on God Tube TV and 437 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,047.  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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Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 22

The Witness of Jesus:  John 1:29-51

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The Lord continues to bless us here in the Valley.

Thank you for your prayers.

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“The Gospel of John” Part 3

John 1:29-51

1. John the Baptist was born to be a __________ to the ______.

2. Jesus extends the _______________ “Come and See” to each one of us today.

3. The first thing Andrew did after he met Jesus was to go after his own ____________, __________ and tell him “We have found the Messiah”. John 1:40-42

4. Simon was a ___________ man, but our Lord Jesus Christ told him that he would be “a ___________ of a man”.

5. ___________, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. John 1:43-44

6. _______________ found __________________ and told him about __________. John 1:45-46

7. The Lord Jesus had _____ doubters among His __________: _________________ and ________________.

8. When Nathanael confessed that the Lord Jesus is the Son of God and the King of Israel, it reveals that something very _________________ did come out of Nazareth.

9. The Ladder is Christ Himself, and it’s only by ______, and ____ alone, that you or I can make ___________ with _____.

10. Jesus is ______________ by a number of __________.

11. John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is a ______ of God.

12. Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother testifies that Jesus is the __________________.

13. Philip testifies that Jesus ________________ the Old Testament.

14. Nathanael witnesses that Jesus is the ____ of God, the __________ of Israel.

15. These men were first hand ______________ to this man, Jesus.

16. Jesus is the ___ and ____, the ___, the ______ not only of ____________, but also, the _________ of the _________.

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We Started Out on the First Leg of Our Ministry Trip on June 2, 2014, With Sunshine and Blue Skies.

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New Mexico was just about the last time we saw sunshine for awhile! The clouds are starting to roll in from the Northwest.

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Oklahoma City—Very Stormy and Uninviting

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Arkansas—We had an opportunity to get off the road out of the weather and visit for awhile with Shirley Perry.

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But Soon We Were Off Again Through the Wind and Very Heavy Rain Through Northeast Arkansas and into Tennessee.

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As We Crossed the Mississippi River into

Tennessee, Finally, the Rain Was Slowing Down…


…But…Sunshine, Where Are You!

At this time I think we left it back in Arizona!


More on Our Adventure Next Week


June 21— Welcome To The First Day of   Summer in Arizona. It’s Good to be Home.

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Newburgh Theological Seminary Graduation
   
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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.
     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?  Come visit us and learn the truth! 

Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. Last week’s viewings totaled  557 on God Tube TV and 422 on Sermon TV for a total of  979.  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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Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 15

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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Me and My Daughter, Jennifer

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And with my two sons---Jim and Eric


A Father’s Day story by my friend Dr. Glenn Mollette expresses my thoughts very well, I would like to share this with you.

Father's Day - spend time with your children 

By Glenn Mollette

I wish I had been a better father. I wonder if anybody else has felt this way?

It seems like yesterday that my two beautiful sons Jared and Zachary were only small children. What happened to those days when we played in the yard, swam,

or just spent time together? The days of telling silly nighttime stories, tucking them in bed and just hanging out flew by faster than a breath of air on a frosty day. If I could reach back and pull a few of those days back to the present I would stop the clock and savor every moment of those beautiful childhood years.

I've heard that fathers on their deathbeds do not wish they had spent more time at the office. Most fathers do regret not spending more time with their families.

We get preoccupied as dads. I've heard great spiritual leaders like Billy Graham and Charles Stanley talk about being totally preoccupied and consumed with their speaking, writing and vocational interests to the point that they knew they had neglected their families.

It's not easy being a dad. We know we have to bring payroll into the house, keep a roof over the family and try to keep the family fed. In and around those daily duties there are the desires to give to your children. We want them to do well in school and enjoy music and sports. Dads want to provide vacations, an occasional fun weekend, and comforts to the family. Often the stresses of work, personal goals and life's problems make dad's life a juggling act.

Most every dad feels the pride of fatherhood. I was right "there" when both of my sons were born. I leaped for joy on both of those occasions. I have leaped many times since. My two sons are now in the military. My oldest has served almost eleven years and my youngest is starting his fourth year. I am very proud of them both. While I can't go back and try to be all that I wish I had been for my kids I can keep trying today. I never miss a chance to hug and kiss them and tell them how much I love them. More than ever I want to spend quality time with them but now the time is relegated to a few days a year.

In the remaining years of my fatherhood I want them to know I am on their side. I am their father regardless of what comes their way. I am here to help if I possibly can but will always encourage their independence and personal goal setting. I want them to be happy and fulfilled. I know time is passing.

My dad passed on several years ago. He lived to be eighty-five. However, life was quick and the time we had together seems like a vapor, here for a moment and then gone.

Dads, today, before the vapor of life is gone, do the most important thing that you can do for your children - spend time with them.


James 4:14 "You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes away."


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    1 SAMUEL 18:20-21

    “NOW SAUL’S DAUGHTER MICHAL WAS IN LOVE WITH DAVID, AND WHEN THEY TOLD SAUL ABOUT IT, HE WAS PLEASED. ‘I WILL GIVE HER TO HIM,’ HE THOUGHT, ‘SO THAT SHE MAY BE A SNARE TO HIM AND SO THAT THE HAND OF THE PHILISTINES MAY BE AGAINST HIM.’ SO SAUL SAID TO DAVID, ‘NOW YOU HAVE A SECOND OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME MY SON-IN-LAW.’”

    1. CRUTCHES

        •CAREER

        •BANK ________________________

        _____________________

        ____________ SPOUSE

        •SYMPATHETIC ____________

        1. THE ___________ CAN BE PAINFUL, BUT THE RESULTS: _______________ EMOTIONAL BONES

        1. ISAIAH 41:10 (p. 513) “DO NOT FEAR, FOR I AM WITH YOU; DO NOT BE DISMAYED, FOR I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTH YOU AND HELP YOU; I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.”

        1. TRUTHS ABOUT CRUTHCES

            •THEY KEEP OUR ________________HORIZONTAL

            •THEY OFFER ONLY TEMPORARY _______________

            •THEY CAN BECOME _____________________ FOR THE LORD

            1. DAVID’S _________________________

                1.HIS POSITION (1 SAMUEL 18 & 19)

                2.HIS WIFE (1 SAMUEL 19:8-10)

                3.HIS MENTOR (1 SAMUEL 19)

                4.HIS FRIENDS (1 SAMUEL 20)

                5.HIS SELF-RESPECT (1 SAMUEL 21)

                1. DAVID NOW HAD

                    •NO COUNTRY

                    •NO ______________

                    •NO SUBJECTS

                    •NO ______________

                    1. ONLY GOD IS ________________________.

                    1. TWO LESSONS

                        •LESSON ONE: THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH LEANING IF YOU’RE _______________ ON THE LORD.

                        •LESSON TWO: BEING STRIPPED OF ALL OUR ________________ IS ONE OF THE MOST PAINFUL OF LIFE’S EXPERIENCES.

                        1. FOR SOME PEOPLE ______________ IS A FIGHT FOR EMOTIONAL SURVIVAL.

                        1. THERE’S ONE ROCK THAT NEVER _______________—THAT ROCK IS THE LORD

                            PSALM 56:3-4;8-9

                            1. THE ___________JESUS CHRIST IS TRUSTWORTHY AND TRUE

                            1. PUT ALL YOUR

                              –TEARS

                              –FEARS

                              –NEEDS

                              –AND HOPE

                              IN ___________.

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                              Love and Be Loved, (Well worth reading)

                              by Mac Anderson 

                              I recently had dinner with someone who told me that one of his best friends had been killed in a private plane crash. Something happened at the service that he’ll never forget:

                              At the memorial service, his friend’s wife walked to the podium to speak to the gathering. She said a friend had asked her the best memory she had of their life together. At the moment, she had been too grief-stricken to answer, but she thought about it since and wanted to answer the question.

                              They were in their late forties when he died, and she began talking about a time in their lives almost twenty years earlier. She had quit her job to obtain her master’s degree, and her husband never wavered in his support.

                              He held down his own job and also did the cooking, cleaning, and other household chores while she studied for her degree.

                              One time, they both stayed up all night. She was finishing her thesis and he was preparing for an important business meeting. That morning, she walked out on their loft, looked at him over the railing, and just thought about how much she loved him. She knew how important this meeting was to his career, and she was feeling guilty that she didn’t even have time to make his breakfast. He grabbed his briefcase and hurried out. She heard the garage door open and close, but much to her surprise, she heard it open again about thirty seconds later. From above, she watched her husband dash into the house and walk over to the neglected coffee table. Tracing his finger through the dust, he wrote the words “I love you.” Then he raced back to his car.

                              The new widow then looked out at her audience and said, “John and I had a wonderful life together. We have been around the world several times; we’ve had everything money can buy…but nothing comes close to that moment.”

                              Our lives move with lightning speed. It feels like yesterday that I graduated from college…and now forty years have passed. Although I’m very proud of my business accomplishments, in the end, my life comes back to loving and being loved.

                              NOTE! It’s all about family Happy Father’s Day!

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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.
                                   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?  Come visit us and learn the truth! 

                              Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. Last week’s viewings totaled  554 on God Tube TV and 427 on Sermon TV for a total of  981.  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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                              Sunday, June 8, 2014

                              June 8

                              “How Far Have We Gone Off Track?

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                              Joshua 24:15

                              1. The story of the _______ is truly the story of Jesus, His Incarnation, His ministry, His death, His Resurrection, His __________, and the truth of His coming again.

                              2. ________, and He alone, is the _________ factor as to whether we live or die, prosper or perish.

                              3. _________ is the very source of ___________.

                              4. We are in an all-out war against even the mention of __________ _______.

                              5. The issue is not the birth or death of Jesus, the issue is ______ ______ Himself.

                              6. There is a crusade going on to __________ and _______ every aspect of the Lord because of who He is and because of all He and His followers represent.

                              7. The Hebrew Scriptures of the ______ Testament identified the _________ location of Jesus’ arrival thousands of years before the fact. Micah 2:5

                              8. As Christians, we should never ____________ to the forces of _____, and denial, by muting our joy over Him, of Him, and to Him.

                              9. Everything in God’s economy is based on ___________. We can trust the truth.

                              10. Functional Nihilism is the belief that traditional beliefs are useless and that there is no objective ground of any truth, particularly __________ truth.

                              11. “I am the _________, the ________, and the Life.” John 14:6

                              12. Today it is not unusual to be asked not to use the ________ of Jesus Christ in public prayer.

                              13. In the Bible, we read that whenever Israel strayed from God, the solution was to _________ and _____________. 2 Chron. 7:14

                              14. ___________________ is a change of mind that produces a change of direction.

                              15. Decide between _______ and _______, between the broad path and the narrow way.

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                              A Godly Response to Criticism, Proverbs 15:31-33

                              Criticism is something we all feel we can do without, but, we can count on an encounter with criticism sooner or later, it is inevitable. So, we need to learn how to deal with it in a godly way. Although for many, it might be tempting to become defensive, or, even angry, wise counsel is to remain calm and listen. The words spoken may feel hurtful, but, the end result may be great benefits that can be gained by those who carefully consider what is being said.

                              Scripture lets us know, if we refuse to accept reproof, we may well limit our potential for gaining a Christ-like character, and  spiritual growth. Most of us know;  life's best lessons come through difficult experiences. You can be sure if God allowed the situation, He wants to use it’s transforming power, to mold you into His Son's image. It matters not whether or not the criticism is valid , or, even if it is delivered with kindness or harshness, it should be your goal  to respond in a way that will truly glorify the Lord. You are responsible only for how you handle yourself in the situation, not for how any other person may be acting.

                              When criticism comes our way, we are to be quiet and listen until we have heard what the other person has to say. Pay attention to what is being said, make eye contact to show respect. When our critic finishes, thank him for his concerns, and his willingness to bring them to your attention, and let  him  know that you will consider what he's said. (Very important) Now, ask the Lord if the accusation is valid. Let the Lord search your heart. After a time of searching and prayer, either affirm your innocence or allow the Lord to help you through your convictions.

                              Every rebuke is an opportunity from God. Criticism is an occasion to humble yourself and accept the Lord's correction.

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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.
                                   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?  Come visit us and learn the truth! 

                              Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. Last week’s viewings totaled  552 on God Tube TV and 436 on Sermon TV for a total of  988.  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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                              Sunday, June 1, 2014

                              June 1

                              “The Gospel of John” Part 2

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                              FILL IN THE BLANKS! (Check answers below.)

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                              John 1:3-12

                              1. In John 14:15 Jesus says, “If you love Me, you will _____ what I ______________.”

                              2. 1 John 2:5 says, “Those who _____ God’s _____ truly show how completely they love Him.”

                              3. 1 John 2:3-4 says, “We can be sure that we _______ Him if we ______ His _________________.”

                              4. The Lord Jesus Christ is the ________. ___________ came into _______________ without Him.

                              5. God is the __________ of ____—always has been and always will be.

                              6. When the _____ disappears, there is complete _________ _____________.

                              7. Without the ____ of ____ there is an awful ______ darkness.

                              8. Man in his sin is __________ to God.

                              9. The Lord Jesus Christ is the ____ that is the ______ of men. In fact, this ____ is the only thing that can kindle _____ in the heart of an _________.

                              10. Jesus Christ is the ________ and the ___________.

                              11. Have you ______ Jesus Christ? Have you truly _________ into Him? Are you truly resting in Him?

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                              IF I WERE THE DEVIL

                              by the late Paul Harvey (1999)


                              I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world...


                              I would delude her peoples’ minds into thinking that their standing had come from man's effort, instead of God's blessings...

                              I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of loving people and using things...

                              I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue...

                              I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership...

                              I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies...

                              I would make it socially acceptable to take one's own life, and invent machines to make it convenient...

                              I would cheapen human life as much as possible, so that the lives of animals are valued more than human beings...

                              I would take God out of the schools, so that even the mention of His Name would be grounds for a lawsuit...

                              I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and alter behavior and then target our youth while employing sports heroes to advertise them...

                              I would take control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member with my agenda...

                              I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation, in every possible way, demeaning marriage as God intended and then redefining it in accord with the new normal...

                              I would make divorce acceptable, easy, and even fashionable because if the family crumbles so will the nation...

                              I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and then call it art...

                              I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled...

                              I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities, and refer to their agenda as politically correct...

                              I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date and that The Bible is for the naïve...

                              I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional...

                              I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are!

                              And, in his inimitable way, he concluded this 1999 spot with his signature greeting:

                              Good Day!

                              IS HE SUCCEDING? ARE WE THERE YET?

                              LET’S NOT LET THAT HAPPEN! IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

                              The Lord Himself lets us know our responsibility in this: “Submit  yourselves, then to God (study the Word of God, the Bible). Resist the devil (resist evil, and the evil one), and he will flee from you. Come near to God (get to know who God is) and He will come near to you (He will make Himself real to you). Wash your hands (cleanse yourself, turn from your sin), you sinners, and purify your hearts (confess you sins), you double-minded.” James 4:7-8

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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.
                                   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?  Come visit us and learn the truth! 

                              Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. Last week’s viewings totaled  552 on God Tube TV and 436 on Sermon TV for a total of  988.  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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