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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, October 9, 2016

October 9

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I believe that everyone should read this. PB

FRANKLIN GRAHAM'S DECISION AMERICA TOUR

The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime
Franklin Graham

In just three weeks, our nation will select a man or woman who will become the 45th president of the United States of America.  Whomever we elect will take the helm of a nation that has grown increasingly hostile and intolerant of the very foundation and principles upon which it was so nobly founded--the Christian faith and Biblical values.  That's why I believe this election is the most significant since Abraham Lincoln was chosen to guide a divided country through a bloody and protracted civil war.

For if the forces of evil that are allied against the free exercise of our faith succeed--and they have done severe damage already--then I have no doubt that the nation we love will devolve into moral anarchy more quickly then we can imagine.

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of meeting with the Stormans family, devout Christians who own a local pharmacy in Olympia, Washington.  The Stormanses refused to dispense a drug called Plan B that induces abortion.  After a series of state and federal court battles, they filed a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The day before we met, the Supreme Court refused to hear their case.  Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they would have heard the appeal, but unfortunately they were in the minority.  In his dissent, Justice Alito said, "If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern."

He is absolutely and frighteningly right. The generations of Americans who have treasured and enjoyed the blessings of religious liberty, of being one nation under God, now have “cause for great concern.” Same-sex marriage zealots have launched an all-out war on traditional marriage, which is defined in Scripture—and virtually every civilization in history—as a union between one man and one woman. Human sexuality itself is being completely redefined by elite sexual revolutionaries who seek to impose their warped views on society, resulting in fierce battles over such things as transgender bathrooms—supported by none other than the president himself.

The same anti-Christian forces are seeking to strip funding from Christian colleges to keep them from educating students with a biblical worldview. Business owners across the nation have been forced to close their doors because they refused to participate in same-sex ceremonies due to their religious faith.

The skirmishes over moral standards have turned into pitched battles over the last decade and now have become an all-out war on religious liberty. Think of the moral degeneration that has transpired under our current president, who has helped lead the fight to promote ungodly sexual behavior while failing to protect basic religious liberties.

What if that depraved trajectory continues over the next few decades? Can you imagine what our great nation, whose foundation was laid by a moral and religious people, will look like? The next president will appoint several Supreme Court justices (three of the current eight are 77 or older), so this election will profoundly affect generations to come.

That’s why this fall we must take pains to examine where the candidates for our nation’s highest elected office stand on the critical issues that face our troubled nation.

Will they do everything they can to protect the life of the unborn child? Will they fight for the religious freedom that is guaranteed under the Constitution? Will they fully support the rights of men and women of faith to act in accordance with their sincerely held religious beliefs?

Will they defend our nation against Islamic terrorists who have slaughtered and killed innocents across our country in the name of their god? Will they call the enemy—radical Islam—by its name? Will they work to strengthen our military so the United States of America can continue to be the dependable guardian of the free world?

Will they defend the biblical sanctity of marriage as between one man and one woman, and do all they can to protect the family unit? Will they continue to lead us down the road of irresponsible socialism, where the biblical injunction for hard, honest work is ignored? Or will we embrace a resurgence of vigorous entrepreneurship and industry that has been a hallmark of our nation since its founding?

Will they appoint judges to the Supreme Court and federal courts who respect and uphold the safeguards of the U.S. Constitution? Judges who refuse to interpret the law based on decadent ideology and liberal political agendas that are directly opposed to the fundamental tenets of religious freedom?

It’s also crucial for us to examine the positions of candidates who are running for office on the state and local level. Check their stance on pivotal moral issues, and vote for those who best reflect biblical values. We must be willing to do our homework on those men and women who represent us, and go out on November 8 to do all we can to exercise our voting privilege. Remember: Nearly 30 million evangelicals failed to make their way to the voting booth in the last election cycle. We must not repeat that mistake again this November.

Samuel Adams, one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, reminded us of the staggering responsibility of casting a ballot. “Let each citizen remember, at the moment he is offering his vote, that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual—or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society, for which he is accountable to God and his country.”

As I have visited state capitols for our Decision America Tour, beginning in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 5 and ending in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 13, it has been clear that multitudes of Americans know our nation is in deep trouble. They have come by the thousands because they love their country and are willing to call on God in prayer.

Standing shoulder to shoulder at every stop, they have come repenting of their sins and asking the Lord to heal our land. I believe God hears the cries of His people, and that there is still time for our nation to turn once again back to Almighty God for a renewal of righteousness.

I’ve made it clear from the beginning that I am not endorsing any candidate. I don’t have any hope in either the Republican or Democratic Party. My hope is in Almighty God alone, who can turn hearts back to Him so that we can sincerely say that “righteousness exalts a nation” (Proverbs 14:34). Yet, a careful vote could extend the time we have to freely preach the gospel.

In our nation’s history, we have witnessed such spiritual and national renewal in seasons like the Great Awakening. I believe it can happen again, because I believe that God is full of mercy and forgiveness to people who come in genuine repentance.

The Bible says, “Sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). The disgrace of America due to persistent, willful, rebellious sin is shameful. We will not survive as a “city set on a hill” (Matthew 5:14) without God’s help.

I want God’s blessings on America, but that will only come to a people who forsake sin and pursue righteousness. That’s the vision of America that I have, and one that I hope will once again hold sway for our children, grandchildren and generations to come. 
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COMMENT FROM AN INTERNET CONTRIBUTOR: "HEY PASTOR BILL, YOU SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE AN AGENDA WHEN YOU PREACH!"  

YOU BET I DO!  (BUT ONLY ONE!) To teach the Truth! To teach that all roads do not lead to Heaven. Only the narrow road, that leads to repentance! Through Obedience to following Jesus Christ as Lord. All other roads lead to hell and destruction (John 8:32).
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WHY REACH OUT AND MINISTER TO MEN?

  • When a child is reached for Christ, 3.5% of the family will follow.
  • When a mother is reached for Christ, 17% of her family will follow.
  • When a father is reached for Christ, 93% of his family will follow.  (Per the Heritage Foundation)
  • THE LORD S CALLING FAITHFUL MEN TO LEAD THEIR FAMILIES!

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WE WORSHIP HIS MAJESTY

TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!


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PRAYER REQUESTS AND PRAISE REPORTS

PRAY: The Church would not give in to the pressure from the world for spiritual correctness, (not confronting the make-believer who claims to be believers), yet they continue in their disobedience, of living like HELL! 1 John 2:19. Pray that the church would be strong, yet compassionate in their confrontation.

Pray: For all on the East Coast in the wake of the storm.

Pray:  Keep our police officers in your prayers as they are under attack.

Praise The Lord: Little Lilianna,who is now cancer free!

Pray for: Cindy Stacyas she prepares for ministry in Zambia.

Pray for: A.P. Todd-who is having some health issues.

Pray for: Wendy- who is dealing with cancer-

Pray for: My brother Chuck, who starts Chemo this week. Cancer has advanced to his blood and bone marrow.

Praise : Our church steeple was installed on the roof yesterday! THANK YOU LORD!

Praise: For Kathy's surgery.  It's healing nicely

Pray: For Connie who has been down with flu like symptoms.

Pray: For all who are attending the Community Christian Church, as well as all who have ever attended- The Lord Jesus knows who you are, and He knows your needs. We pray that He will meet your every need. If your need is Salvation, and you have not yet accepted the Lord's invitation to join His family of believers by being born again, I pray that today will be the day you make that decision..

Pray for my good friend, Pastor John W. that he would be encouraged in every way to continue to  PREACH THE WORD!

Please continue praying for Hope.  This 12 year old is making progress but she has a long road ahead of her.  Last week's update on her condition...
PROGRESS:
1.  Pain control-- Hope is not pain-free, but the strong meds are keeping the pain controlled.  This makes such a difference!
2.  Head control is much improved!
3.  Swallowing test- Hope finally passed, and she has been experimenting with an upgraded diet!  Eating is enjoyable again.  This is a very emotional praise for us!
4.  Weight gain - after losing approx. 20 lbs over the last 11 months, she is steadily regaining weight.
5.  Hands/Arms - over the last 3 weeks her left arm has gone from very weak to much increased strength.  Hope has been working so hard to increase her daily functional skills.
6.  New wheelchair - with a smaller, custom fit wheelchair.  Hope is now able to wheel herself around.  She is soaring with a regained sense of independence!
7.  Hope's spirit is finally coming back!  Her desire to play games, and interact with others is returning.  This specific improvement has been a huge encouragement and total joy to watch.
PLEASE KEEP PRAYING FOR:
1.  Nighttime sleep--this has gotten worse.  Drs. keep trying night med combos to cover her nerve/joint pain.
2.  Legs/Feet-- Hope's legs/feet are a paradox of deep nerve pain and completely "asleep" for the past two weeks, therapists have been trying a TRAM machine (like a medical forklift) that holds Hope securely so she can focus intensely on trying to move her legs/feet.  Progress has been painstakingly slow.
3.  Endurance-- Hope's whole family is seeing God provide in this area every day.
4.  Academics-- good Shepherd is helping the family with a private tutor.  Hope is very nervous about schoolwork, as she is still struggling with processing, etc.

Pray: that all who know Jesus as Lord and Savior would start to pay the one debt we owe for our Salvation; that is the debt of LOVE (Romans 13:8)!

Praise/Pray: for Michele Perry, who is doing well, the radiation seems to be doing it's job.

Pray for: Carol and her sister Gail, who is very ill with cancer.  Pray that Gail,  would accept Jesus as Savior.

Praise the Lord for Carol's Salvation! We are rejoicing with the Angels in Heaven. 

Pray for: Carol's grandson, and her family.

Praise the Lord: As A.P. Todd continues to grow in the Lord

Pray: That all men who are called into the pastorate would know the need to study to gain advanced Training for a deeper and broader  understanding of the HolBible (2 Timothy 2:15)

Pray for: Pastor Bill as he teaches God's Word (1 Timothy 2:2). Also that the congregation would continue to love and encourage one another ( John 13:34).

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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. 

A Time for Silence
Revelation 8:1-2

1.     “There was silence in Heaven”, a time for _______________________.

2.     __________________, Himself, is directing all of the action from Heaven.

3.     __________________ is Lord of Lords and Judge of all the earth.

4.     We remain lost when we _________________ Jesus who died for us.

5.     Nothing can move without the ______________________ permission.

6.     By the silence in Heaven, God is showing that he still has __________.  His _______ is not exhausted.

7.     ______________ is giving everyone this last opportunity to _______________.

8.     There is still ____________ to come to the Lord.  He is a gracious _______________.

9.     Moses was given instructions by ______________ to make two silver trumpets.

10.                        Two was the number of God’s two sealed ____________________.

11.                        On several occasions, the Lord said, in the mouth of ______________ witnesses a matter is established.

12.                        Two silver trumpets were used to give Israel her ____________________- orders.

13.                        The “shout” of 1 Thessalonians 4:16 is the voice of the Lord Jesus.  His voice will sound loud and clear like a ____________________.

14.                        This, the last call that Jesus makes to the Church, is called the “Last ____________”.

15.                        There were _____________ blowings of trumpets to move Israel out.


16.                        Every man knew his ______, stayed in his ___________, and there was no disorder when Israel moved out.


THE PLAN OF SALVATION (NKJV)

 Admit You Are a Sinner in Need of Saving
•James 2:10 “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles on one (point), he has become guilty of all.”

•Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

•Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Accept God’s Love through the/Sacrifice in His Son Jesus
•Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Turn to God in Repentance
•Acts 20:21 “I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”

Trust the Fullness Jesus Christ!
•Romans 10:9 “…if you confess with your mouth Jesus as  Lord,  and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved;

•Romans 10:13 “For whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.”

•Romans 10:14 “How then shall they call on Him Who they have not believed?  And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard?  And how shall they hear without a preacher?

•Romans 10:17 “So then Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

•Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek Me (God) and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

It may not be easy to give up your old sinful ways, and turn in faith to Jesus Christ; but it is the only way to  SALVATION,  AND IT IS WORTH IT! 

 CALL UPON (THE FULLNESS OF) THE NAME OF JESUS AND YOU WILL BE SAVED!
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WE LOVE TRUE TEACHERS OF THE WORD!

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AS A PASTOR I AM ADMONISHED BY GOD TO INFORM ALL OF THE DANGERS

BEWARE!     BEWARE!     BEWARE!  DANGER!  

BEWARE OF THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES, 

THE WORD OF FAITH!

JOEL OSTEEN, KENNETH HAGIN, KENNETH COPLAND, JOYCE MEYER, BENNY HINN, PAT ROBERTSON, FRED K. C. PRICE, ROBERT TILTON, MARILYN HICKLEY, DAVID CHO, JERRY SAVELLE, PAUL AND JAN CROUCH, T.D. JAKES, JIMMY SWAGGART...

                   "BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS/TEACHERS" -- MATTHEW 7:13
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Praise the Lord, He continues to build His Church. 

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A VISIT TO THE CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT (WILLCOX, AZ)



 TWO HEADS IN ENGLISH...
 BUT DOS CABEZAS IN SPANISH

 DRIVING INTO THE PARK


SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN AND SOME VERY INTERESTING ROCK FORMATIONS

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6 comments:

  1. Hello PB

    That was a great article by Franklin Graham - thank you for sharing.

    I was able to follow your message and I must say I am very thankful that God is slow to anger and that He receives no pleasure in the death of the lost.

    Thank You for the study of the trumpets... Be it war or celebration or the call to move. Surely we will rejoice with that call.

    I am looking to possibly going back to school to further my education in areas that will help me be of help to others in ministry...... I will keep you posted if that comes to pass.

    Your Friend

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  2. Great message Pastor Bill!

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  3. Jake- A Canadian friend!October 13, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    I sure wish the "News Media" would take the hint on the 1/2 hour of silence, and SHUT UP!!

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  4. Lillie-from ArkansasOctober 13, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    I really enjoy your teaching on Revelation- I'm learning so much. Revelation used to scare me to death, but now I know the only way I'll be a part of it will be looking down from Heaven. Thank you Pastor Bill

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  5. I used to be involved in the morman church, but, after listening to your teaching for over a year now, I can see how blinded I was. Thank you Pastor- for teaching the TRUTH!

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  6. Ellen from New JerseyOctober 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Pictures in the news letter are great! Is Willcox near the border- or how far?
    Looks like you both had some well deserved time away.

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