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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, January 25, 2015

January 25

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY!

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AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH!

MATTHEW 24:37

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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!

 

“As It Was in the Days of Noah”

Genesis 5:6-7 and 28-29; 6:9

1. We need to study the _____ in order to understand the present and the future.

2. Noah found ____________ in the eyes of the Lord.

3. In order for God to restore things the way they were meant to be it was necessary to get rid of man’s sin. The only adequate payment for the penalty of man’s sin is __________. Romans 6:23

4. It became Satan’s major theme to see that the ____________ would not have a ___________ person to descend through.

5. God intended the redeemer to come through the line of _____________.

6. Satan tried to ______________ the entire human race to cut off the line for the redeemer to descend through.

7. _________, a descendent of Seth, refused to give in to the apostate attitude of the people of his day.

8. Apostasy is the determined willful ___________ of God and His teachings.

9. In the days of Noah, the people willfully and deliberately chose to reject ___ and His teachings.

10. God determined to destroy everyone with the exception of Noah and his family in order to ___ the perversion of the ______ race and preserve the line of Seth for the Redeemer to descend through.

11. God __________________ Noah to build the ark.

12. God gave the others _____ years to repent; He does not desire that anyone should perish.

13. Noah preached repentance for ______ years, but not one person repented.

14. After the flood mankind was given a new __________________.


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The Lord continues to build His church.

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A VISIT TO SAN MANUEL

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It was a beautiful site to see the sun shinning on the mountain range behind the town.

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With the cactus and palm trees and the chocolate colored mountains we felt embraced by Arizona.

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Our adventure took us into the outback onto a dirt road crossing the San Pedro River and up towards Mammoth.

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We came across some mighty nice looking cattle ranches on our trip and with  the mixture of the cattle, the sage, and saguaro cactus there was no doubt that we are in the south west.

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The road seemed to go on for miles and the scenery was breath taking.

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FALSE GODS/TRUE BLESSING

Today, the stuff of everyday life has turned our hearts away from God. Beware of false gods; money, success, school, careers, romantic relationships, children, and more.

 

Tim Keller, in his book, Counterfeit Gods, defines gods this way: “Anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.”

 

The Old Testament, in the book of 1 Samuel we find the Israelites falling away from walking with God, as they fell for false gods (7:1-3). It was after being defeated in many battles by the dreaded Philistines and subsequently enduring deadly divine punishment, all due to disobedience, the people felt distant from the true God (4:1-2, 6:19) . It was now that they cried out, “Who is able to stand in the presence of the Lord, this holy God?” (v.20). Much the way we think and sometimes behave when we’re feeling weak or insecure” (and like so many in our country), “the people turned to false gods to try to fill the spiritual hole in their heart”.

 

In our day, it’s material things, achievements, or sex, drugs, and yes, even allowing our brains to shift into neutral to make us feel better. But nothing will satisfy our deep desire and need for God. So, we continue down the path of hopelessness. Samuel the prophet made it clear that the Israelites had been looking for hope and meaning in all the wrong places. He said to the people, “If you are really serious about wanting to return to the Lord, get rid of your foreign gods . . . . Determine to obey only the Lord” (7:3). Good advice for anyone, for any time in history.

 

Fortunately, the Israelites did get rid of their false gods (v.4). The end result? Out of their obedience flowed blessing—the Israelites were able to defeat the Philistines in battle (v.10).

 

God does not change, He is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever.  What are the false gods in your life? Turn them over to the True God as you seek Him and Him alone. Romans 10:13, “…Call upon the Name of the Lord and be saved.”

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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 THOUGHT TO CONSIDER!

"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."

Come visit us and learn the truth! 


Our new books are now on book store shelves as well as being available online through Amazon.com

Click here for Christians Helping Christians.                       Click here for Christians Helping Christians.
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Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. This week’s viewings totaled  798 on God Tube TV and 546 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,344.  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, January 18, 2015

January 18

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“CALL 911: A Murder Has Been Committed”

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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!

 

Proverbs 16:18

1. Satan’s purpose is to make himself the ruler of the _______ by lies, cheating, death, and destruction.

2. God’s purpose is to demonstrate His _______ for us, His righteousness, His sovereignty, and His _________.

3. God will never compromise His _________, or our good.

4. In order to restore this present earth God must abolish __________.

5. In order to have a new spiritual birth you must be _______ again through Jesus Christ.

6. Satan will be dethroned completely and __________ will take His rightful place as governor and king.

7. This will take place after the Great ______________.

8. Satan was in the _________ when God revealed His plan. Genesis 3:15

9. Satan’s goal was to prevent the _______, Jesus, from coming into the world.

10. Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Able. Able was godly and Cain was ______.

11. Satan’s major theme was to get rid of Able because he thought that the ____________ was either Able or would come through the line of Able.

12. __________ already was controlled by an angry, rebellious attitude.

13. Satan was involved in the __________ of Able.

14. The first murder in history was caused by ______ and committed because of Satan’s goal to prevent the Redeemer from coming.

15. Seth means _______________. Genesis 4:5

16. Read the _____ scriptures of Genesis 5; Genesis 10:1-32; and Luke 3:23-38

17. God plainly intended the Redeemer to come through the line of ________.

18. Satan’s new tactics were to ________ the human race to cut off the line for the Redeemer.

19. The human race did become perverted and the whole _______ was filled with violence and corruption. Genesis 6:5, 11, and 15

20. God was grieved and announced his plan to _______ everyone on the face of the earth with the exception of Noah and his family.

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      Getting to know the ones we’ll spend eternity with.


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This is well worth your reading.  Click on link below.

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http://www.citizenlink.com/2015/01/15/atlanta-boots-fire-chief-over-christian-views/

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HAVE YOU FELT LIKE GIVING UP LATELY? DON’T!


Nearly a century ago, Christians were concerned about the “Social Gospel”. Instead of being a lighthouse for lost souls, the Church during those years, became more like a soup kitchen.

 

Now, in the first part of the 21st Century, Christians need to become aware of, and concerned about the “Culture Gospel”. Instead of being an oasis for the spiritually desperate, the Church in America is becoming a play house of cultural relevancy.


Traditional forms of worship are disappearing as if they were dinosaurs. An atmosphere of reverence is all but extinct. An expectation that people attend church services dressed respectfully for the occasion, is frowned upon by many Churches as archaic and old fashioned – as if there is something wrong with being old fashioned.


 

Popular wisdom prescribes observing the cultural elements of people’s daily experience, transcribing them into a liturgical format, and presenting a Christian message in a vernacular setting. The more diverse the demographics of the community, the more diverse “worship” becomes. Something must be included, it is said, to appeal to every segment of society. Baby Boomers, Generation X, Singles, ethnics, and an infinite list of other special interest groups become targets with new innovations. The activities of “worship” are fabricated with great sensitivity to all the people who may enter the refurbished halls of the Church, designed to never offend.


 

I get letters at times, from ministers expressing their concerns for parishioners who are on the verge of giving up. “Good honest Christians are so overwhelmed by quilt and condemnation that it causes despair. When they can’t live up to their own expectations, when they fall back into sin, they decide to give up…”


 

A growing number of Christians are at the breaking point. Few Christians would even dare entertain thoughts of quitting on their love for Jesus, but in despair they consider giving up on themselves.


 

Some ministers today continually preach only a positive message. To hear them tell it, every Christian is receiving miracles, everybody is getting instant answers to prayer, everybody is feeling good, living well, and the whole world is bright and rosy.  That kind of preaching is loved because most people desire all those good and healthy things from God. But that’s not the way things really are for a great number of very honest, sincere Christians.  They need to hear the whole truth.


 

No wonder so many people give up in defeat. They can’t live up to the image, created by religion, of a carefree, rich, successful, always positive-thinking Christian. Because their world is not at all that ideal; they live with heartbreaks, hour-by-hour crises, and family problems, all the while, loving the Lord, trusting Him as their Lord and Savior, they become confused.

 

The Apostle Paul talked about trouble “…trouble which came to us… we were pressed out of [burdened beyond] measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life (2 Corinthians 1:8).


 

We need to understand that positive thinking won’t make these problems go away nor “confessing” that these problems don’t really exist doesn’t change a thing.  So, What is the cure?


 

There is a very simple answer; Keeping our focus on Jesus Christ; the Church has forgotten to “keep the main thing the main thing”. The Church that used to be focused on God and Jesus Christ is now, in far too many cases focused on itself, and the world around it. When you belong to the Sovereign Lord, the One who rules the galaxies and cares about our daily bread, depression and sadness cannot ultimately win! The Brightness of the Son of God’s power and love in your life is more powerful than the fog in your valley, no matter how dense and stubborn that fog may seem to be. Psalm 84:11 promises that “the Lord God is a sun and a shield…no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”

 

And in the Word of God, you have five hope-filled words straight from the Father’s heart to yours. They’re in Psalm 112:4, “Even in darkness light dawns.” Okay, let’s get the context of that promise for every foggy day” Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.” Don’t let the darkness in the world change the kind of person you are in Christ. Your mission is to keep on being gracious, keep on being upright, and keep on being compassionate. Don’t let the light inside go out. Psalm 112 goes on to say “Good will come to him…surely he will never be shaken…he will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord…in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.”  He will look on the sadness, the depression, and say, “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.”


 

We must always remember and never forget that; “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.”


 

· God loves you. He is a loving Father wanting only to lift us out of our weakness.

· It is our faith that pleases Him most. KEEP THE FAITH! He wants us to trust Him.

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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 THOUGHT TO CONSIDER!

"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."

Come visit us and learn the truth! 


Our new books are now on book store shelves as well as being available online through Amazon.com

Click here for Christians Helping Christians.                       Click here for Christians Helping Christians.
BookCover_ChristiansHelpingChrisitia[2]                         BookCover_DeskReferenceHandbook_thum[2]
Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. This week’s viewings totaled  791 on God Tube TV and 541 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,332.  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, January 11, 2015

January 11

“IT ONLY TAKES A SPARK…”

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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!

 

Revelation 20:1-6

1. Satan deceived himself and _________.

2. Satan’s plan is to make himself king of the universe by ______ what God has created and destroying the kingdom of _____________.

3. Satan has already been ___________ by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.

4. When man sinned he ________ spiritually and eventually physically, he lost his ability to exercise dominion over the __________, and his citizenship was changed.

5. Man’s rebellion brought _______________.

6. Satan wants ________________ of our minds and souls.

7. God’s purpose is to demonstrate His Sovereignty and ____ by crushing evil and _______ things back to the way He intended them to be.

8. The restoration of _____ ability to govern is being done through the law of righteousness. (Ezekiel 36:26; Matthew 6:33)

9. Salvation is being ____________ for a new spiritual birth (being born again) through Jesus Christ. (John 14:6; Romans 10:13)

10. God’s program of redemption includes __________ all the consequences of sin.

11. There is only _________ way to become a legal citizen of Heaven and that is through Jesus Christ.

12. Jesus Christ is the doorman and the ____________.

13. __________ have sinned. (Romans 3:10)

14. Jesus is __________ man and __________ God.

15. The _________ is the heart of the strategy in this war. He is our Lord and _______, our commander in chief, God’s general.

16. Our citizenship is in _________; we are here on earth as representatives of ________.

17. The ______________ is God’s embassy here on earth, a safe haven in this sinful world.


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When Church becomes a convenience


Sad to say, one of the great tragedies of our day is that the church in many cases is no longer relevant in our life. Even for those who consider themselves believers, church is becoming more of a convenience than a conviction. To a large extent it has become a quasi social club where people gather with friends for a time of socializing, rather than a place of Bible study and Worship. With many today, it is little more than an entertainment center, where they can tap their feet to the beat of the drums. To others it's simply a place for weddings and funerals and special days for children. And to a large extent it's being supported by fish fries, hamburgers, and rummage sales, or what ever loose change someone may have in their pocket on Sunday morning. Some people only go to church on special “Holy days” such as Easter and Christmas.

 

The hypocrisy of it all is that we complain to high heaven that the Supreme Court has taken prayer and Bible reading out of public schools and government buildings, yet many who complain allow dust to accumulate on their own Bibles and rarely ever utter a prayer up to God.

 

Many today moan and groan about the direction of our country and yet for some unimaginable reason we fail to see any correlation between the irrelevancy of the church and the immorality of society. In essence, the church, as salt, has lost its savor and our light is little more than a flicker. I'm afraid a lot of our convenience worshippers are in for a sad and rude awakening, two minutes after they breathe their last breath.


The True Church of Jesus Christ Is Designed to be a Recruiting, First Aid, Training Station as well as God’s Embassy Here on Earth. 

What is the definition of an Embassy? Today, an embassy is the nerve center for a country's diplomatic affairs within the borders of another nation, serving as the headquarters of the chief of mission (Jesus), staff (Pastors) and other agencies. An embassy is usually located in the capital city of a foreign nation; there may also be consulates (churches) located in provincial or regional cities.

 

U.S. embassies and consulates abroad have a special status. While diplomatic spaces remain the territory of the host state (the world), an embassy or consulate represents a sovereign state (Heaven). Embassy rules do not allow representatives of the host country (earth) to enter an embassy without permission or by invitation --even to put out a fire -- and designate an attack on an embassy as an attack on the country it represents (the Kingdom of God).

 

Within the embassy, the ambassador is supported by (assistants), for the mission, Foreign Service Officers and Specialists who perform the full range of mission  activities, and  representatives  of  many  other (Christian) agencies, such as the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Justice and Agriculture among others. The staffs of all of these agencies report to the ambassador.

 

Consulates, headed by a Consul General (Church Pastors) who report to the Ambassador, or Chief of Missions (Jesus), carry out many of the same functions in provincial or regional capitals that the embassies do in national capitals. (The church should be evangelistic and mission minded, as well as  a safe haven of rest, protection and revitalization to it’s members and friends).

 
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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 THOUGHT TO CONSIDER!

"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."

Come visit us and learn the truth! 


Our new books are now on book store shelves as well as being available online through Amazon.com

Click here for Christians Helping Christians.                       Click here for Christians Helping Christians.
BookCover_ChristiansHelpingChrisitia                         BookCover_DeskReferenceHandbook_thum[2]
Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. This week’s viewings totaled  777 on God Tube TV and 540 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,317.  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, January 4, 2015

January 4

RED ALERT! AN EXTREME TERRORIST ATTACK IS IMMINENT!

 

The Blood of Christ Cleanses Us From Sin

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The Penalty for High Treason Is Death

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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!

 

“A Terrorist Takes over the Government”

Romans 6:23

1. God’s _____________ can become our _______________.

2. The Word of God is ____________.

3. People have turned to their own way, they have become confused and blinded and they refuse to look into the ________________.

4. God created two __________ beings for His Kingdom. Angels and Humans

5. Angels will never be _________ and humans will never be ___________.

6. Human beings were created as distinct beings, possessing ______ with the ability to communicate with each other and with _________.

7. It is important to remember that Satan is just a ______ created by God and has no chance of overthrowing __________.

8. There’s no doubt about God the __________ defeating Satan the __________.

9. Satan has already been _______ with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.

10. Satan had to deceive God’s subjects with ____ to _______ them. He had to persuade both angels and men to __________ him.

11. Hell was prepared for the __________ and his angels.

12. One third of the _______ transferred their allegiance from the kingdom of God into the Kingdom of Satan.

13. The moment man sinned he was ________ from God, the giver of all life, and he died spiritually. His body began to age and eventually he also _____ physically.

14. The Rebellion brought ______ to us all; the whole human race had now been brought under the dominion of a ____________ ruler.

15. Satan’s ______ is to make himself the only sovereign king of the universe by establishing his kingdom as the only kingdom.

16. Satan even tries to make us believe that ____________ doesn’t exist.

17. Satan is __________ and pure __________.

18. God is very active in reestablishing this earth for ___ and giving us a way out of Satan’s _______ trap.

19. God is in the process of ridding this world of ___________ completely.

20. Genesis 3 gives us God’s first promise of a coming _____________.

21. The only payment adequate for the penalty of sin is _______. Romans 6:23

22. The gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our _____. Romans 6:23

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Welcome:Jesus Continues to Build His Church

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Cactus, Palm Trees, and Snow!

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On New Years Eve the snow line in Arizona dropped to the 2,000 ft. level. As we live at 1,400 feet, on New Years Day we set out to find this unusual sight of Cactus and Palm Trees and Snow.

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In less than 30 miles from home we started to see the desert floor turning white.

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A few more miles, as we come to Gonzales Pass,  we get a  breath taking view of mountain peaks that are normally brown, are now pure white with snow.

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Making our way, passing the Boyce Thompson State Park, we get another breath taking view of the snow covered peaks to the east.

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All along US 60, to the North and East of Apache Junction we see cactus in the snow, an unusual beauty for us to see here in the Sonoran Desert.

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Some took advantage of this rare opportunity and stopped to do some snow sledding with their families.

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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 THOUGHT TO CONSIDER!

"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."

Come visit us and learn the truth! 


Our new books are now on book store shelves as well as being available online through Amazon.com

Click here for Christians Helping Christians.                       Click here for Christians Helping Christians.
BookCover_ChristiansHelpingChrisitia                         BookCover_DeskReferenceHandbook_thum[2]
Video files of our worship services are available on the Internet. This week’s viewings totaled  791 on God Tube TV and 522 on Sermon TV for a total of  1,313.  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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