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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!"

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"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, December 6, 2015

December 6

IF YOU ARE HERE FOR A FEEL GOOD MESSAGE YOU

MAY BE DISAPPOINTED, BUT IF YOU ARE EXPECTING

TO HEAR GOD’S WORD WITHOUT COMPROMISE

YOU CAN EXPECT TO BE BLESSED.

 

NOTE:  Hearing from you every two or three weeks, would let us know you want to continue receiving our newsletter.

SOME PASTORAL ADVICE

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THE BASIS OF GOD’S JUDGMENT

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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 Basis for God’s Judgment

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1. Romans Chapter 1 reveals the _________________ of man.

2. Romans Chapter 2 reveals the ________________ of man.

3. God ____________________ sin, but many people openly applaud, approve, and ______________ those who are involved in doing these sins.

4. We can, we should, and we must _________ with God in what He says is sin.

5. We cannot condemn what God has already condemned; we can only and must __________ with God.

6. Jesus is the ____________ means of attaining eternal life in Heaven.

7. Rejecting __________ immediately brings judgment with a __________ verdict.

8. Without Jesus as your Lord and Savior you are totally ________ and on your way to _____________.

9. Sinners are condemned ___________, we should want to see them ______. Tell them of _____________.

10. It’s not our call to judge. ___________ will do the judging.

11. When we judge others we are assuming the position of judge without ___________ the whole __________.

12. God __________ has the right to judge by his _______________ standards.

13. We must honor the Lord Jesus as ________; He will judge us by ___ standards.

14. The judgment of ________ is according to reality, according to truth.

15. Sin has been judged as ________ and the penalty is _________.

16. God’s righteous judgment is based on ______. God knows the ________ state of man and on that basis He will judge man.


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WELCOME BACK

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Praise the Lord, He continues to build His Church

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PRAISE THE LORD FOR DR. PIPER, A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART!

***Please read!***

This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13.

 

I am the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU), an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church.

 

It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable.

 

I'm not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them “feel bad” about themselves, is a “hater,” a “bigot,” an “oppressor,” and a “victimizer.”

If you’re more interested in playing the “hater” card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don't want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.

I have a message for this young man and all others who care to listen. That feeling of discomfort you have after listening to a sermon is called a conscience! An altar call is supposed to make you feel bad! It is supposed to make you feel guilty! The goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins—not coddle you in your selfishness. The primary objective of the Church and the Christian faith is your confession, not your self-actualization!

 

So here’s my advice:

If you want the chaplain to tell you you’re a victim rather than tell you that you need virtue this may not be the university you’re looking for.  If you want to complain about a sermon that makes you feel less than loving for not showing love, this might be the wrong place.

 

If you’re more interested in playing the “hater” card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don't want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.

 

At OKWU we teach you to be selfless rather than self-centered. We are more interested in you practicing personal forgiveness than political revenge.  We want you to model interpersonal reconciliation rather than foment personal conflict.  We believe the content of your character is more important than the color of your skin.  We don’t believe that you have been victimized every time you feel guilty and we don’t issue “trigger warnings” before altar calls.

 

Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place” but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn't about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up!

This is not a day care. This is a university! Dr. Everett Piper is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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MILITARY HONOR WALL (Coolidge, AZ)

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Is being moved from West Palm Ct.  To the Artisan Village.

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Good-by GI Joe from West Palm Ct. we will miss you!

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12-6-15 SUNRISE OVER DULUTH HARBOR

NOTE:  AN ORE SHIP GOING THROUGH THE HARBOR HEADED FOR CLEAVELAND, OHIO
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OUR WALK ON THE ARIZONA TRAIL

A ruff week. Time now for a “stress” break- Hello!

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A BARREL CATUS ABOUT READY TO GIVE UP IT’S FRUIT

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WHAT A GLORIOUS VIEW- ENCIRCLED BY MOUNTIANS-WE ARE SO BLESSED, “GOD MUST TRULY BE A COWBOY AT HEART”.

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11 comments:

  1. Love the article from the Oklahoma Weslyn University. Very good message!
    Hope you had a nice weekend.
    Why is the war memorial moving? Is the man moving out of the house?
    Looks like you had a nice hike this week.

    Love you

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  2. Up-Date on Amber: Amber has been moved to a place that has pulmonary specialty services.
    North Mountain Medical and Rehab Center

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  3. I taught Kindergarten at church today. It was fun. Love being around the little kids again but I miss hearing the message at the main church. I told them I can only do every other week. I do love working with the younger children though, makes me smile!
    Anyway I hope you have a great week!
    Love you

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  4. James Earl and Donna DowneyDecember 8, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Welcome back, nice message- keep it up, we need this type of plain talking.

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  5. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, we continue to pray for you and the family.

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  6. James Earl and Donna DowneyDecember 8, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    More loss of life from drinking that ANY OTHER! I lost my son a few years ago from him being hit by a drunken driver.

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  7. Loved what Dr. Piper had to say, we need more like him- Amen'

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  8. Carl- up here in MontanaDecember 9, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Do not condemn- not judge- I understand that so much better now. A nice way of getting the truth across.

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  9. You are in our prayers!

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  10. Hello Pastor Bill,
    I just finished your message The Basis of God's Judgment. Thank you for sharing with me. Sin is sin and I Thank The Lord for coming to seek and save the lost!
    We can do our part in by making full proof of our ministry - 2 Corinthians 5:17-19.
    PB, I do believe the Lord expects us to judge and the reason we are in such a mess today is because we fail to make judgment - with the mind of Christ - Philippians 2:5 .....

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  11. I do enjoy your CD on my way to and from work.

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