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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, July 27, 2014

July 27

THE WATER OF THE WORD

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This morning we welcomed Eskie and Pat Jensen who came by to celebrate Jesus with us.  Welcome to Arizona!

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The Ministry Continues in our study of the Gospel of John.

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We remember 1 John 1:9 as we celebrate the Lord’s Table.

 

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!

The Gospel of John: Part 7

“THE WATER OF THE WORD” John 3:5-13

1. ___________ is a symbolic word that is used to represent the Word of God.

2. There is a cleansing, true sanctifying power in the _____ of God, the Bible.

3. The __________ of God uses the Word of God that has been received by an individual through prior study of the Bible.

4. We must be “Born Again” from __________.

5. The Holy Spirit takes the Word of God that we are _______, and makes this ______ real to our hearts.

6. The Bible gives us three outstanding conversions in the Book of Acts, given to us by God primarily as _________: the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch, the conversion of Cornelius, and the conversion of Paul (Saul).

7. These three men are representative of the families of the three sons of _________.

8. The illustrations of the conversions of these three men also show that the ______ of God is necessary in all cases for anyone to be saved.

9. God’s method of conversion is to use His Word, the ________, and that Word is then used by the ________ of God to make the change.

10. God is not going to _________ our old nature; our old nature __________ be changed.

11. The old nature is at ____ with God. (Romans 8:7-8)

12. We have to allow the workings of our new nature overcome the old nature. We do that by allowing the ______ to work in and through us.

13. At the ________ we will get rid of that old nature for good.

14. Our old _________ can never be made obedient or acceptable to God.

15. Spiritual ______ is necessary so that we may be given a new nature with the ability to counter the old nature.

16. When we come face to face with the Living Lord Jesus, we have to take off all our ________; they do us no good before our Lord; you can’t hide from Him.

17. With _________ you have to be the real “you”.

18. Jesus will deal with you just as you ______.

19. As believers our place in Heaven is _________.

20. Believers can know without a doubt that we will be with the ________ after we die.

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

For discussion on this message leave a comment on this BLOG.


A Short 3 day Summer Retreat


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Our camp at Clint’s Well, AZ—lot’s of pine trees, a cool breeze and plenty of quietness, a time to be alone with the Lord…


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… plus some of His “critters”. Namely, a friendly chipmunk, who, by the way, thought our banana peels were his personal treat.


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We did take the time for about a 4 mile hike each day on the famous Arizona trail, an 800 mile horse/hiking trail that runs from Mexico, through to Utah… SEE BELOW!


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The feeling of peacefulness.

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At the end of the day, a campfire, a cup of camp-fire coffee and prayer time.

 

…The Ministry Trip Continues…


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…as we start out into the West. We cross over into Minnesota we are starting to…


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…take the weather for granted, and think “Hey! this is normal”. We now move up on the North side of Lake Superior, and on up into Silver Bay.


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Here we are greeted by our good friends, the Dryers. They meet us with open arms. Beth coming up the sidewalk, and 8 year old Darby greet us with a smile of recognition.

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        Beth and Jeff Dwyer…   … Jeff, a retired Navy CB, is now  working with local Veterans, as a regional advocate.  Praise the Lord for men like Jeff.

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Looking over Lake Superior from the North side, with Beth, McKinsey, Jeff (Kathy) and Maureen.

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Me, Jeff and Beth looking from a highway bridge at a mighty water fall, as the river makes its way under the road (Kathy is on camera).


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A trip to Jeff’s hunting camp was a must, a part of his ministry to our Veterans.


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Note the light house over Kathy’s head… A beautiful area, and the Lord is giving us a nice day to boot.


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A Mystery on the Lake.                                                           Darby Dwyer


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We move on up the coast of Lake Superior, the views are spectacular.


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Here we stand at the start of the      Time to eat, as the Dwyer family take us out.

famous “Flint Lock Trail”.      


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After having eaten our fill, we gather with the family…


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… on the beach, even though it is a little cool.    As the sign says. “Come Again”

                                                                                                      this is our plan.


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…sadly, we say adios to our good friends, continuing Westward- and crossing into North Dakota.

…Next week… North Dakota, “The Land of Discovery”.

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A Reminder!!!

Our Church Service starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a food fellowship.
     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. This week’s viewings totaled  593 on God Tube TV and 454 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,047.  We pray that you were blessed by this week’s message and look forward to hearing from you.  To view the 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, July 20, 2014

July 20

I Love to Tell the Story “of Jesus and His Love”

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“You Must Be Born From Above”John 2:23-3:5

 

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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!

The Gospel of John: Part 6—John 2:23—3:5

1. The people in John 2:23-25 did not have a _______ faith. Their faith was not a faith in Jesus as God.

2. You can’t fool the Lord. He knows your ________.

3. Is Jesus your ______ and ______ hope of Heaven?

4. Jesus knew their _________ was not genuine “because He knew all men.”

5. The faith of ______________ was truly genuine and the Lord could see it.

6. The mob wanted their ______________ needs met. Their faith was not __________________.

7. Nicodemus testifies that he knew that ____________ was from God.

8. ____________________ was a man of the Pharisees.

9. The Pharisees believed in the inspiration of the _______ Testament, the coming of the ___________, miracles, and the Resurrection.

10. Nicodemus was a ______________ of the Jews.

11. Nicodemus was also a _____________ man.

12. The Pharisees wanted to establish the __________ of God and were looking at ways to throw off the yoke of Rome, but they had no way of doing it.

13. Neither the ________ of Jesus nor His ________ ever doubted His miracles.

14. _______________ is symbolic of the Word of God.

15. There is a cleansing, sanctifying power in the ______ of God.

16. “Born of water and of the Spirit” means that a person must be born again by the Holy Spirit using Scripture, the _______________, to do so.

17. No one can be born again without the Word of God being applied to that person’s ________ by the Spirit of God.

18. We can’t believe and trust in what or whom we do not _______________.

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

For discussion on this message leave a comment on this BLOG.

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… The Ministry Trip Continues …

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As we head North into Michigan- enjoying the hardwood forest, as well as the remoteness…

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…of the area, as the highway continues on toward the North.

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We drop down into one of Michigan’s low areas…  We look over to the side of the road… and see a Moose! feeding on swamp reeds! What an awesome sight.

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We continue heading North, coming into Keweenaw Bay, a bay off Lake Superior…

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…and the village of L’Anse, a beautiful setting at the lower tip of “The Copper Country”

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We had a nice visit with my Aunt Jenny and her daughter Wanda, reminiscing of days gone by, of the days of old time logging, living in logging camps, of fighting the weather, and enjoying the fellowship of family.

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Kathy and I had a great time with Wanda’s grand daughter, Jaylah ...

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A visit with my late sister Callie’s daughter Jamie and her husband Russell on the L’Anse Reservation, a good visit.

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A very spectacular area of beauty… looking down on Late Superior…WOW!

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It is now time to bid adieu to “The Land of Sky Blue Waters”, Michigan…

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…and head for the land of “10,000 lakes”, Minnesota, and Superior’s North Shore.


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Crossing over from Wisconsin … to…

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Minnesota.             

Next week… Lake Superior’s North Shore….

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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  563 on God Tube TV and 451 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,014.  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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