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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, August 31, 2014

August 31

“Jesus Heals the Nobleman’s Son”

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The Lord continues to bless us here in Valley Farms as we continue to teach John’s Gospel.

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Today’s teaching— “The Healing of the Nobleman’s Son” and Jesus telling the crippled man to “Pick up your bed and walk”.

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Kathy is teaching the Ten Commandments to the children…

the adults seem to enjoy the lesson as well.


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 two years.  GIVE IT A  TRY!

 

The Gospel of John: Part 12  John 4:43-54


1. The nobleman exercised a true _____ in Jesus on the behalf of his _____.

2. We need to continue to seek _____ on behalf of our loved ones.

3. You must stand firm in your _____, live what you say you truly believe and stand on the Bible as truth.

4. Your very life, how you walk, as well as what you say is a _________ influence on your children and grandchildren— both for good and for bad.

5. As a Christian witness no matter what your standing in society, the Lord can use _____ to influence someone.

6. The religious leaders _______ Jesus because of what He did on the Sabbath and also, because he made Himself equal with God.

7. “Making Himself equal with God” is a clear-cut claim to deity, as He had every right to do, because He was, and is ____________.

8. The Pool of Bethesda was at the _______________ Gate.

9. Bethesda means “House of Olives” or “House of ____________.”

10. At the Pool of Bethesda lay a _______________ of disabled people. They were all very ___________________ people.

11. Each one of us is very ______________________ to Jesus.

12. Jesus loves each and every one of us with an unending ___________.


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.

OUR FT. BOWIE GET-A-WAY

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We made our way into SE Arizona, through Wilcox and on to Ft. Bowie (Named for Jim Bowie).

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We found a nice camp site at a BLM free camp site…

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Got set up before sundown.   The area is all open range, so, we had a few 100 head of cattle as neighbors, as well as a few “Arizona wild pigs”, the Javelina.


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The rock formations at our camp site were breathtaking.

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We did finish setting up before sundown. During the night we had ourselves a front row seat of the brightest stars we ever saw, with more than a few “shooting stars” thrown in for our viewing pleasure.


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The next morning we witnessed a spectacular sun-rise, as it glistened off the rocks….


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… we went for a nice hike.

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The flora is out in force this time of the year.


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Between the camp site and Bowie we found miles and miles of almond, pecan, and walnut trees.

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As we passed through Bowie, a town of about 400, we found this house designed to look like a TP.

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Back in Wilcox, a town around 3,500 people, but noted for the cowboy movie star, Rex Allen, and APPLES! Lots and lots of apples.


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We stopped by for a look at “Apple Annie's, lots of people were picking. Well, maybe one day, but this day we just bought an apple pie, READY MADE –YUM!


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A Reminder!!!

Our Church Service starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a time of 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  704 on God Tube TV and 498 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,202.  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.
If you are one of our viewers of this week’s message we would love to hear from you.

Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in Arizona.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24

ONE SOWS, ANOTHER REAPS, AND THE LORD GETS THE HARVEST


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Does your soul pant after the Lord, as a deer pants for water?

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Do you have a thirst  for the Word of God? Can you hardly wait for Sunday to come? Do you long to gather with others of like faith, as a called out people, as a Church”


CHILDREN’S CHURCH!
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Mrs. Perry teaches the children.


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 two years.  GIVE IT A  TRY!

The Gospel of John: Part 11—John 4:19-42

1. Where we attend church is not important. What is ___________ is that we worship Him in Spirit and Truth.

2. God is _______ and true worshipers worship Him in ________and in Truth. (John 4:23-24)

3. The woman at the well turned in ______ to the Lord Jesus and then ran into the city to _____ others.

4. The men came to Jesus because of the woman’s _________.

5. The fact that she witnessed to others is evidence of her ____.

6. The reason Jesus went through Samaria was to do the __________ will by reaching this woman He met at the well.

7. As Christians it’s our _______________to sow.

8. No one will ever know that they thirst until they know that they are __________ and can see the need to confess and repent.

9. Many people are led to ________ Christ through the influence of another person.

10. It is important to help our friends get back on track with Jesus in a personal way, with that needed personal ____________ with Christ.

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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CHRISTIAN CONCERT!

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NOTE! Put this date, September 20, 2014 in your date book, your planner, on your computer, or wherever you need to remind yourself.  A Christian concert (FREE) is planned for that date at 7 p.m. at the Community Christian Church in Valley Farms.  Keep your eyes and  ears open for up-dates on this. 

Come if you can and tell your friends!

CONCERT PLANNING MEETING

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Asst. Pastor Todd Ovitt called a planning meeting to discuss the up-coming concert to be held at the Community Christian Church of Valley Farms.

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The meeting was well attended

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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  677 on God Tube TV and 468 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,145.  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.
If you are one of our viewers of this week’s message we would love to hear from you.

Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in Arizona.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 17


CHRISTIAN CONCERT!

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NOTE! PUT THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 IN YOUR DATE BOOK, YOUR PLANNER, ON YOUR COMPUTER, OR WHEREVER YOU NEED TO REMIND YOURSELF.  A CHRISTIAN CONCERT  IS PLANNED FOR THAT DATE. AT THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN VALLEY FARMS. KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR UP-DATES ON THIS.

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“The Woman at the Well”

 

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 two years.  GIVE IT A  TRY!

The Gospel of John: Part 10  John 4:4-24

1. Jesus had to go through Samaria because it was the Father’s _____ that He go.

2. There were ______ routes that Jesus could have taken as He made this trip from Judea to Galilee.

3. This was not a __________ route for the Jews because there was ________ between the Jews and the Samaritans.

4. The “sixth hour” mentioned in this passage would have been ____________ as the Jews kept track of time. (John 4:6)

5. Jesus starts out by asking a favor of this woman at the well. He appeals to her sympathy. He is thirsty and so he asks her for a __________. (John 4:7)

6. Jesus’ disciples had gone into _______ to buy food. Just the fact that they were even buying food from the Samaritans reveals Jesus’ total rejection of the Jewish Prejudice which considered the Samaritan food __________. (John 4:8)

7. Jesus went to Samaria in order to _________ us something.

8. Jesus creates an interest and a _________ in the woman at the well. (John 4:10)

9. The Samaritans were _________ descendants who had intermarried with the peoples from the north over the years following the Assyrian captivity of Israel back in 721 B.C.

10. What people truly ___________ is spiritual satisfaction.

11. When you come to the Lord you must deal with your __________. All __________ must come out.

12. Our Lord did not avoid or sidestep the issues of personal ________.

13. If you really have __________ questions or doubts the Lord will reveal the solution to you.

14. We must acknowledge our sin as what it is. It is _____ and not just a social inconsistency.

15. ___________ is the breaking of God’s laws and it will not go unpunished.

16. Far too many Christians today are accepting the lie that sin is a ______________ way of life.

17. Jesus is what the world ________________.

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.


HOME AND…

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ARIZONA!…

…Sunshine! With the…

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…  Saguaro Cactus reaching out their arms, seeming to say “WELCOME”…

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We found the temperature just a bit warmer than we had become accustomed to, but, HEY, it’s dry heat. Our plant seemed to do very well in our absence  LOOKING GOOD!


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Time to get back to the Lord’s work here at home.

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The Church had a meal as we gathered around the table to feed our bodies, but not before feeding our souls with fellowship and prayer.

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We pray… as we consider plans for His future work

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THE TRUTH PROJECT! Scott, Bobby, and Shirley receive their diploma's for attending 13 weeks of instruction in church ministry.

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Pastor Bill, along with Scott and Todd talk with our visitors from North Dakota, Eskie and Pat Jensen (soon to be Coolidge residents)…


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Rick, a longtime resident of Valley Farms came in to worship and celebrate the Lord Jesus Christ with us. We pray you were blessed and encouraged, and hope to see you next Sunday.

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We want to thank Todd for filling the pulpit while we were away, THANKS TODD! It is so nice to be back in the saddle again, riding the range for that great range boss.

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At our Chamber of Commence meeting, the guest speakers were T.J Shope and Frank  Pratt, both are running for the Arizona State House. 

NEXT WEEK… THE MINISTRY CONTINUES. Please, keep us in your prayers!

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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  621 on God Tube TV and 468 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,089.  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.
If you are one of our viewers of this week’s message we would love to hear from you.

Continue to pray for us as we seek to serve the Lord here in Arizona.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 10

HERE AT VALLEY FARMS THE MINISTRY CONTINUES AS WE LIFT JESUS CHRIST

“ABOVE ALL”

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“The Bridegroom/Bride/Best Man”

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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 two years.  GIVE IT A  TRY!

 

The Gospel of John: Part 9  John 3:22-36

1. The disciples of John the Baptist were _______ and afraid that John was going to lose all of his ______________.

2. The _______ makes it very clear to us that there is not a jealous bone in John’s body. (John 3:27-30)

3. John the Baptist is the _____ of the Old Testament prophets and as such, John is actually not in the ____________.

4. The Bride is the _________ and _______ is the Bridegroom.

5. John the Baptist is the _____ of the ______, or the Best Man.

6. John is here to _____________the coming of the Messiah.

7. John says that Christ must _______, but he must _________. John knows that his ministry is now coming to an end.

8. John holds nothing back and makes it very clear that the Lord Jesus Christ is the __________ _____. (John 3:30-36)

9. We have ______________ of Eternal Life if we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

10. John the Baptist preached the pure Gospel that men are lost without ______, and that, by contrast, they have everlasting life through _________ in Christ.

11. Jesus made it clear a number of times that He came to do the Father’s ___________.

12. There are _______ routes that Jesus could have taken to go from Judea to Galilee.

13. Jews didn’t go through Samaria because of the _______ between the Jews and the Samaritans.

14. At the fork of the old _________ road south of Sychar, Jesus meets a woman at the well.

 
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Sam Watters and Dee Mackenzie Tie the Knot

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. & Mrs. Sam Watters

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Family and Friends Gather before God to Witness this Joyous Occasion

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What a joy it is see love come around a second time for two wonderful people.

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We ALL await the coming of the bride…


… The Ministry Trip Continues…


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As we continue out from North Dakota… the road stretches out mile after mile before us, as we are in awe of the beauty of this beautiful ranch country. Driving  on through South Dakota and into…


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Wyoming … it’s time for a break, as we pull into a rest area just outside of the town of Lusk. We take the time to stretch our legs, have a snack….

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… and head on down the highway…crossing over into…


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Colorado… and on into…                                                … Denver.

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In Denver we meet our daughter Jennifer, who is the morning news producer for channel 9 Denver… she gives us a tour…

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…of the operation, starting with their outdoor setting…

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…and moving onto some of the sets.

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Bringing us back to her operating area, as news producer…(Far to many knobs, buttons, monitors and lights for me).

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We are introduced to the news crew… as…

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… she finishes up her morning… but I do what I do, and come up on her blind side with a “BOO!”

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She finishes up and we follow her through the streets of Denver, …. on to…

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             …  Home.   

                Waiting for us is Jen’s husband Ronnie and  our  Granddaughter Kiley.

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Me and Ronnie having a nice conversation               Kiley enjoying doing a craft


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At Kiley’s  school, we take care of some business.  Kiley, making us breakfast…with a little help from her mom…

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Eggs-potatoes- bacon- she is becoming a pretty good cook.

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“It’s a walk in the park!” Near-by their house we spend some time, relaxing and just visiting…


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…playing some fun games with family-LIFE IS GOOD!


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Back at home, Kiley models a Bavarian style dress… shows us how much she’s learned on her guitar.  She’s doing pretty good.


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A great visit, but sad to say… it’s time to hit the road…AGAIN! We say good-by, and once more, head out…


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…South, getting a good view of the snow-capped Rockies, as we head past Colorado Springs, and on toward New Mexico, and….to our home in…

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          ARIZONA…. Next week….HOME…

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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  640 on God Tube TV and 473 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,113.  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.
If you are one of our viewers of this week’s message we would love to hear from you.

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