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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 8, 2014

June 8

“How Far Have We Gone Off Track?

FILL IN THE BLANKS! (Check answers below.)

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!

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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3 comments:

  1. Nice message, love the fill in the blanks!

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  2. Yes;
    Thank you, it is a good reminder
    We all need to remember to take Criticism with a grain of salt, Especially Constructive Criticism
    God Bless

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  3. Continue this ministry, your out-reach to the world is super!

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