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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 28, 2019

July 28

LEST WE FORGET!!! 

READ THIS!

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TO BE CHRISTIANS, WE MUST CONFESS AND AGREE WITH GOD THAT SIN IS SIN! KNOWING THAT GOD HATES SIN! THE SINNER MUST CONFESS, REPENT AND TURN FROM THEIR SINS, TURN TO JESUS AS LORD AND BE SAVED!

WE ARE!

CHRIST CENTERED

                                                   FAMILY FOCUSED

                                                                                                    LIFE CHANGING


Remember: As Christians, we have a New Nature that is Constrained by the Truth of Scripture!

Knowing that; Truth is always Truth, from Eternity past, through Eternity Future.

SO REMEMBER! If it's True, it's NOT NEW- If it's New it's NOT TRUE! 

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PRAY FOR THE THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 

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Responsibility of the Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor of this church, called by God to oversee His Church in Valley Farms, it is my responsibility from God to seek the meekness of humility in obedience to Him as I care for, His little flock; To be God honoring; Saint loving; Reaching out to the lost; While Teaching His Word Without Compromise.

A POWERFUL TRUTH:
The Word of God is alive and Powerful! When truly heard, this Word is Powerful enough to awaken the spiritually dead.  His Word, when accepted as Truth; will save men from their sin, therefore... “How can they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10: 13-15.

Should you have any questions, feel free to talk with me.

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PLEASE JOIN US SUNDAYS AT 9:30 A.M. HERE IN VALLEY FARMS, AND BE A PART OF OUR MINISTRY OUTREACH, AS WE BROADCAST THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGH OUT THE WORLD, WITH MORE THAN 2,100 WEEKLY VIEWS. 

OR, YOU MAY WANT TO TUNE IN FOR TODAY'S MESSAGE, VIA OUR WORLD WIDE WEB CHANNELS, JUST CLICK ON THE GOD TUBE CHANNEL, OR SERMON-NET CHANNEL AND BE A VITAL PART OF THIS MINISTRY.

NOTE:  Hearing from you will be very encouraging to us.  Please leave a comment on our blog.

http://perrysperiodicals.blogspot.com/2019/07/july-28.html#comment-form

Or you may send us an e-mail at PastorBill@westriv.com

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IS THERE A BIBLICAL PRESCRIPTION TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN? YES! ONE, AND ONLY ONE. IT'S FOUND IN 2nd CHRONICLES 7:14; "IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SINS AND HEAL THEIR LAND." 

THE ANSWER IS: TURN BACK TO THE LORD GOD-TO FAITH-FAMILY! 


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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    JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE



BUILDING WALLS;  CHURCH, FAMILY, COMMUNITY.


As a pastor, as a minister called by God, I am to trust Him, to believe Him, to teach His Word; the Bible in all Meekness, with Humility, yet, Boldly preach that every Word in the Bible is true; not merely only what I may want to be true; but, that every word is true; and teach it without compromise!
"How can they hear without a Preacher!"

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Pastor’s Corner:  William Perry, Pastor

PASSING THIS ALONG!!

WHAT SCRIPTURALLY QUALIFIES A PRESIDENT TO GOVERN?
 By Wanda Alger IFA Field Correspondent


The leftist liberals who oppose religious freedom and conservative values are incessant in finding a means to disqualify our current President. Whether it’s his negative comments on Twitter or his unorthodox methods in governing, his opponents are looking for anything to suggest he is not fit to govern the nation. Even among some Christians, there are differing opinions on the President’s integrity and effectiveness based on his demeanor and style.

If we are to get past our personal preferences and differing opinions, we must look to Scripture to provide proper perspective in what God looks for in a civil leader. In our desire to see a greater Christian witness in the government mountain, are we missing the powerful ways in which the Lord is using nominal or even non-believing leaders to extend Kingdom influence? Are Christians imposing a standard on our President that is not even mandated by Scripture?

The specific character qualifications for church leaders (deacons, overseers, elders) are stated in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1:6-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-3. It is evident that those whom the Lord calls to lead the Church are held to a high standard. They, and their families, must demonstrate godly character and a life of integrity that upholds biblical values. Their role is to bring the lost into the Kingdom (Matt 18:16-20), disciple believers into holiness and godliness (1 Tim 4:6-11), and to mature the Bride of Christ (Eph 4:12-16). In all the descriptors, it is clear that God expects high moral character and purity of conduct and speech in those who lead His church.

However, the Bible refers to civil servants differently. Rather than a list of qualifications, the Word details how God will use governmental leaders to accomplish His purposes. In Romans 13:1-6 and 1 Peter 2:13-14, the role of governing authorities within human institutions describes a different kind of leader. They are: 


  • God’s servant for the good of the people 
  • A terror to bad conduct, bearing the sword 
  • Avengers who carry out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer 
  • Servant of God, attending to taxation of the people 
  • Sent by God to punish those who do evil and praise those who do good 
These descriptions of how God will use civil leaders include no indications of personal morality or godliness being necessary. Though it may be desired, it is not required. They are used by God, and in that sense are authorized by Him, yet their personal conduct and behavior is not mentioned. Their primary role is to keep the people safe from harm, punish those who break the law, and reward those who do good. The authority granted to them is so strong that it should even bring “terror” (fear of the Lord) to those who break the laws of the land.

In Exodus 18:21-22 judges were appointed to govern the people. Their list of qualifications called for men who feared God, were trustworthy, and hated bribes. Again, their personal morality was not a factor, as much as their track record of being truthful, honest, and God-fearing. King Cyrus (Isaiah 45) and the Pharaoh (Genesis 41) were both heathen rulers who recognized God at work and empowered the people of God to flourish and succeed. In both testaments, God’s purposes for governing rulers was to discern rightly, judge fairly, and follow the laws of the land so that all would thrive.

What does this mean in today’s political process? For those leaders, including the President, whose demeanor or style may not fit our desired approach as a Christian, we can look to the primary qualifications in Scripture to determine their ability to govern well. Unlike church leaders who must model Christ to the flock, civil government leaders are called to rule with a strong hand to ensure safety, protection, and freedom for all. Even if we do not personally care for a president’s personal style and approach, we must look to his initiatives and legislative actions to determine the greater good he might be doing for the nation.

Perhaps instead of focusing so much on personal style and demeanor, it is time believers start assessing, and championing, our President’s effectiveness by the qualifications listed in Scripture. What is his track record since being in office and what has he accomplished? What legislation has he initiated to improve the quality of life for all citizens? How is he dealing with those who threaten our sovereignty and national security? How is he rewarding those who serve the nation and its good citizens? And, for those concerned about conservative values, how is he supporting Christians and religious freedom?

We must continue to pray that all our elected officials would have an authentic encounter and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But, let’s not disqualify those who have not yet heard, or are still on journey. If they are truly fulfilling God’s purposes as civil leaders, their actions will speak louder than their words and their accomplishments outweigh their personal weaknesses.

Therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. (Romans 13:2-4 ESV)

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PRAYER REQUESTS AND PRAISE REPORTS

PRAY FOR: Glenn Molette, as he deals with medical issues.

PRAY FOR:  Pastor Bill as his COPD is flaring up in the heat and the dust.

PRAISE/PRAY FOR: Carol, Kathy's sister. Carol has been released from rehab, to return home.

PRAY FOR:  Continue to pray for Todd as he serves the Lord. 

PRAY FOR:  Keep Rick in your prayers.

PRAY FOR ERIC: We received this up-date from him. Keeping you up to date on the next steps. They found nothing unusual in the liquid that was drained from my chest, but now they want to do an additional blood test and mri as well as a biopsy on some lymph-nodes that are on my lungs to rule out some different infections. The neurologist was saying that some of the symptoms I am having share some characteristics of a lung disease. I just don't remember the name he had stated. He said the diagnosis that I was given 2 years ago would not cause hearing loss or high protein in the spinal fluid. This was only after I had mentioned to him that I had been researching pseudo tumor and told him about the hearing. I pray they are getting close. I am afraid that the diamox I am taking for the pressure in my spinal fluid, may be affecting my kidney levels and I need to keep monitoring that. 

PRAY FOR: Please keep Fred, Debbie and the medical team in your prayers. .

PRAY FOR: Doug and Claudia Beeks as they deal with many issues. 

PRAY FOR: Phyllis, for her health 

PRAY FOR: Virginia Perry who is 84 and loosing her sight.

PRAY FOR: Barbra Ruesch, who is dealing with cancer. Our dear friend Barb is the wife of our friend and CCRM Lead Chaplain Bob Ruesch.  

PRAY FOR: The many in and around Valley Farms who are trapped in the ungodly cult of Mormonism and have turned their backs on the true Jesus, and there-fore are not saved, and are on their way to HELL! 

PRAY FOR:  OUR PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT.  

PRAY THAT: All who claim to  know Jesus as Lord and Savior would start to live as if He is Real in their lives, and  will be willing to pay the one debt we all owe for our Salvation; that is the debt of LOVE to the Lord Jesus (Romans 13:8)! 

PRAY FOR ALL CONCERNED: As Pastor Bill teaches God's Word (1 Timothy 2:2). As he teaches the Truth of God's word, and rebukes all false gospel. Pray that many would respond to the Truth of God's Word in love and truth.

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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.

“Before Nehemiah’s Wall”
Nehemiah 4:10-15

1.     We live in a culture that makes light of sin and this is truly a ________ for the _____ of our nation..  The hope for America doesn’t lie in politics, but in God.

2.     The Bible doesn’t __________ God’s Word—the Bible _______ God’s Word.

3.     Nehemiah was the king’s ______________.

4.     God gave Nehemiah the amazing assignment of rebuilding the broken-down _____ and the burned-out ___________ of Jerusalem.

5.     Nehemiah had favor with King Artaxerxes and he was given ____________ by the king to leave his service, return to Israel and lead the project to build the wall.

6.     Nehemiah knew that in order to build the wall he had to ________ the wall against marauders who were out to destroy their effort.

7.     Nehemiah also found, in order to achieve his mission, he had to build a first wall first— a wall to _________ the people of God— before one stone was ever to be laid.

8.     It was necessary for the people of God themselves to stand firm against the __________ to the wall.

9.     We must restore our nation where once again God is ____________, where religious freedom flourishes, where families thrive, where life from conception to old age is cherished, and where the people of God __________ the truth.

10.  Nehemiah called a meeting of the _________ in the surrounding areas of Jerusalem.

11.  One of the problems today is with _____________ identification.

12.  Ridicule is usually the first method the enemy tries, and this is the first phase of the devil’s _______________.

13.  We must turn to the ______________ of the Word of God for strength.

14.  People will make fun of you as you walk the __________ of a believer, and you may find the going extremely rough.

15.  The three leading enemies here used ___________ of ridicule to deter the people of God from the herculean project of rebuilding the walls and gates.

16.   __________says, “Get out of my way! We are going to work! God is in this with us!”

17.  _________ is Nehemiah’s resource and recourse, his motto:  “Pray and watch.”

18.  Let your yes be ___________ and your no be ___________.

19.  If you really trust the Lord you will be ______________ something.

20.  Nehemiah knew the enemy was plotting to come against him so he ____ a ________.

21.  The enemy took advantage of the ___________ discouragement and lack of enemy identification. They planned and executed their surprise attacks.

22.  The biggest challenge we face in teaching, debunking the false gospel, and promoting the truth of God’s Word is self-pride, fear of man more than the fear of God, lots of apathy, and lack of solid _________________ understanding.

23.   We are called to teach the ____________ in season and out of season, to speak boldly in love, teaching His Word, His Truth, and the Power of His Grace.

24.  We must rebuild _____ and respect for the Laws of God, that we may rebuild our culture.

25.  We must stand together to rally the church as our ______ ________ of protection, standing strong, uniting with other like-minded family members, with other like-minded believers, teaching God’s word without compromise.

SALVATION:  Not only to Eternity in Heaven, but from Eternity in Hell!  You MUST, first of all:  Humble yourself and Admit You Are a Sinner in Need of a Savior:


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!

    CHUCK SWINDOLL, JERRY FALWELL, DAVID JEREMIAH, WILLIAM PERRY, TIM LAHAYE, ERWIN LUTZER, SUSIE LARSON, GLENN MOLLETTE, KAY ARTHUR, ADRIAN ROGERS, ALBERT MOHLER, JOHN MACARTHUR, CHARLES STANLEY, ROBERT JEFFRESS...


    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!

              REMEMBER: SATAN MISS-USED SCRIPTURE!

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

                       "BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS/TEACHERS" -- MATTHEW 7:13

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    Weekly Church Services

    We were blessed with a visit from Randy King sitting next to his mom, Carrie.

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    Praise the Lord, He continues to build His Church.

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    THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    TRANSFORMING LIVES
    WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD
    SINCE 1997

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    These  books are available at online through  Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com, also check at your local book store.

    Look for Pastor Bill's latest book 
    Now Available through Amazon.com.
    Click here to order.

    Dr. William Perry is a prolific writer of outstanding books. His titles for Newburgh Press thus far are Christians Helping Christians, Christian Counseling for the 21st Century and Theology for the 21st Century. Each book is a must for every reader of solid Christian material.

    I am happy to endorse Dr. Perry’s latest treasure, “A Journey Through The Gospels.” Every student and preacher/teacher of the Bible needs this book for the desk or the bedside table. You will enjoy reading insights and valuable lessons that many casual readers of the Bible will miss.

    While this book is not lengthy you will find a delightful study of each gospel that will make you appreciate the wonderful gospel stories and love Jesus even more.
    To God be the glory!
    Dr. Glenn Mollette, President
    Newburgh Theological Seminary
    Newburgh, Indiana


    Click on book covers for more information.

      


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    A Reminder!!! Come visit us and learn the truth! 

    Our Church Service starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a time of fellowship.
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    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    July 21

    LEST WE FORGET!!! 

    READ THIS!

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    TO BE CHRISTIANS, WE MUST CONFESS AND AGREE WITH GOD THAT SIN IS SIN! KNOWING THAT GOD HATES SIN! THE SINNER MUST CONFESS, REPENT AND TURN FROM THEIR SINS, TURN TO JESUS AS LORD AND BE SAVED!

    WE ARE!

    CHRIST CENTERED

                                                       FAMILY FOCUSED

                                                                                                        LIFE CHANGING


    Remember: As Christians, we have a New Nature that is Constrained by the Truth of Scripture!

    Knowing that; Truth is always Truth, from Eternity past, through Eternity Future.

    SO REMEMBER! If it's True, it's NOT NEW- If it's New it's NOT TRUE! 

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    PRAY FOR THE THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 

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    Responsibility of the Senior Pastor

    As the Senior Pastor of this church, called by God to oversee His Church in Valley Farms, it is my responsibility from God to seek the meekness of humility in obedience to Him as I care for, His little flock; To be God honoring; Saint loving; Reaching out to the lost; While Teaching His Word Without Compromise.

    A POWERFUL TRUTH:
    The Word of God is alive and Powerful! When truly heard, this Word is Powerful enough to awaken the spiritually dead.  His Word, when accepted as Truth; will save men from their sin, therefore... “How can they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10: 13-15.

    Should you have any questions, feel free to talk with me.

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    PLEASE JOIN US SUNDAYS AT 9:30 A.M. HERE IN VALLEY FARMS, AND BE A PART OF OUR MINISTRY OUTREACH, AS WE BROADCAST THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGH OUT THE WORLD, WITH MORE THAN 2,100 WEEKLY VIEWS. 

    OR, YOU MAY WANT TO TUNE IN FOR TODAY'S MESSAGE, VIA OUR WORLD WIDE WEB CHANNELS, JUST CLICK ON THE GOD TUBE CHANNEL, OR SERMON-NET CHANNEL AND BE A VITAL PART OF THIS MINISTRY.

    NOTE:  Hearing from you will be very encouraging to us.  Please leave a comment on our blog.

    http://perrysperiodicals.blogspot.com/2019/07/july-21.html#comment-form

    Or you may send us an e-mail at PastorBill@westriv.com

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    IS THERE A BIBLICAL PRESCRIPTION TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN? YES! ONE, AND ONLY ONE. IT'S FOUND IN 2nd CHRONICLES 7:14; "IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SINS AND HEAL THEIR LAND." 

    THE ANSWER IS: TURN BACK TO THE LORD GOD-TO FAITH-FAMILY! 


    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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        JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE



    BUILDING WALLS:  CHURCH, FAMILY, COMMUNITY.


    As a pastor, as a minister called by God, I am to trust Him, to believe Him, to teach His Word; the Bible in all Meekness, with Humility, yet, Boldly preach that every Word in the Bible is true; not merely only what I may want to be true; but, that every word is true; and teach it without compromise!
    "How can they hear without a Preacher!"

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    Pastor’s Corner:  William Perry, Pastor

    PASSING THIS ALONG!!

    WHAT SCRIPTURALLY QUALIFIES A PRESIDENT TO GOVERN?
     By Wanda Alger IFA Field Correspondent


    The leftist liberals who oppose religious freedom and conservative values are incessant in finding a means to disqualify our current President. Whether it’s his negative comments on Twitter or his unorthodox methods in governing, his opponents are looking for anything to suggest he is not fit to govern the nation. Even among some Christians, there are differing opinions on the President’s integrity and effectiveness based on his demeanor and style.

    If we are to get past our personal preferences and differing opinions, we must look to Scripture to provide proper perspective in what God looks for in a civil leader. In our desire to see a greater Christian witness in the government mountain, are we missing the powerful ways in which the Lord is using nominal or even non-believing leaders to extend Kingdom influence? Are Christians imposing a standard on our President that is not even mandated by Scripture?

    The specific character qualifications for church leaders (deacons, overseers, elders) are stated in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1:6-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-3. It is evident that those whom the Lord calls to lead the Church are held to a high standard. They, and their families, must demonstrate godly character and a life of integrity that upholds biblical values. Their role is to bring the lost into the Kingdom (Matt 18:16-20), disciple believers into holiness and godliness (1 Tim 4:6-11), and to mature the Bride of Christ (Eph 4:12-16). In all the descriptors, it is clear that God expects high moral character and purity of conduct and speech in those who lead His church.

    However, the Bible refers to civil servants differently. Rather than a list of qualifications, the Word details how God will use governmental leaders to accomplish His purposes. In Romans 13:1-6 and 1 Peter 2:13-14, the role of governing authorities within human institutions describes a different kind of leader. They are: 


    • God’s servant for the good of the people 
    • A terror to bad conduct, bearing the sword 
    • Avengers who carry out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer 
    • Servant of God, attending to taxation of the people 
    • Sent by God to punish those who do evil and praise those who do good 
    These descriptions of how God will use civil leaders include no indications of personal morality or godliness being necessary. Though it may be desired, it is not required. They are used by God, and in that sense are authorized by Him, yet their personal conduct and behavior is not mentioned. Their primary role is to keep the people safe from harm, punish those who break the law, and reward those who do good. The authority granted to them is so strong that it should even bring “terror” (fear of the Lord) to those who break the laws of the land.

    In Exodus 18:21-22 judges were appointed to govern the people. Their list of qualifications called for men who feared God, were trustworthy, and hated bribes. Again, their personal morality was not a factor, as much as their track record of being truthful, honest, and God-fearing. King Cyrus (Isaiah 45) and the Pharaoh (Genesis 41) were both heathen rulers who recognized God at work and empowered the people of God to flourish and succeed. In both testaments, God’s purposes for governing rulers was to discern rightly, judge fairly, and follow the laws of the land so that all would thrive.

    What does this mean in today’s political process? For those leaders, including the President, whose demeanor or style may not fit our desired approach as a Christian, we can look to the primary qualifications in Scripture to determine their ability to govern well. Unlike church leaders who must model Christ to the flock, civil government leaders are called to rule with a strong hand to ensure safety, protection, and freedom for all. Even if we do not personally care for a president’s personal style and approach, we must look to his initiatives and legislative actions to determine the greater good he might be doing for the nation.

    Perhaps instead of focusing so much on personal style and demeanor, it is time believers start assessing, and championing, our President’s effectiveness by the qualifications listed in Scripture. What is his track record since being in office and what has he accomplished? What legislation has he initiated to improve the quality of life for all citizens? How is he dealing with those who threaten our sovereignty and national security? How is he rewarding those who serve the nation and its good citizens? And, for those concerned about conservative values, how is he supporting Christians and religious freedom?

    We must continue to pray that all our elected officials would have an authentic encounter and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But, let’s not disqualify those who have not yet heard, or are still on journey. If they are truly fulfilling God’s purposes as civil leaders, their actions will speak louder than their words and their accomplishments outweigh their personal weaknesses.

    Therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. (Romans 13:2-4 ESV)

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    PRAYER REQUESTS AND PRAISE REPORTS

    PRAY FOR: Glenn Molette, as he deals with medical issues.

    PRAY FOR:  Pastor Bill as his COPD is flaring up in the heat and the dust.

    PRAISE/PRAY FOR: Carol, Kathy's sister. Carol has been released from rehab, to return home.

    PRAY FOR:  Continue to pray for Todd as he serves the Lord. 

    PRAY FOR:  Keep Rick in your prayers.

    PRAY FOR ERIC: We received this up-date from him. Keeping you up to date on the next steps. They found nothing unusual in the liquid that was drained from my chest, but now they want to do an additional blood test and mri as well as a biopsy on some lymph-nodes that are on my lungs to rule out some different infections. The neurologist was saying that some of the symptoms I am having share some characteristics of a lung disease. I just don't remember the name he had stated. He said the diagnosis that I was given 2 years ago would not cause hearing loss or high protein in the spinal fluid. This was only after I had mentioned to him that I had been researching pseudo tumor and told him about the hearing. I pray they are getting close. I am afraid that the diamox I am taking for the pressure in my spinal fluid, may be affecting my kidney levels and I need to keep monitoring that. 

    PRAY FOR: Please keep Fred, Debbie and the medical team in your prayers. .


    PRAY FOR: Doug and Claudia Beeks as they deal with many issues. 

    PRAY FOR: Phyllis, for her health 

    PRAY FOR: Virginia Perry who is 84 and loosing her sight.

    PRAY FOR: Barb Ruesch, who is dealing with cancer. Our dear friend Barb is the wife of our friend and CCRM Lead Chaplain Bob Ruesch.  

    PRAY FOR: The many in and around Valley Farms who are trapped in the ungodly cult of Mormonism and have turned their backs on the true Jesus, and there-fore are not saved, and are on their way to HELL! 

    PRAY FOR:  OUR PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT.  

    PRAY THAT: All who claim to  know Jesus as Lord and Savior would start to live as if He is Real in their lives, and  will be willing to pay the one debt we all owe for our Salvation; that is the debt of LOVE to the Lord Jesus (Romans 13:8)! 

    PRAY FOR ALL CONCERNED: As Pastor Bill teaches God's Word (1 Timothy 2:2). As he teaches the Truth of God's word, and rebukes all false gospel. Pray that many would respond to the Truth of God's Word in love and truth.

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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.

    “Before Nehemiah’s Wall”
    Nehemiah 4:10-15

    1.     We live in a culture that makes light of sin and this is truly a ________ for the _____ of our nation..  The hope for America doesn’t lie in politics, but in God.

    2.     The Bible doesn’t __________ God’s Word—the Bible _______ God’s Word.

    3.     Nehemiah was the king’s ______________.

    4.     God gave Nehemiah the amazing assignment of rebuilding the broken-down _____ and the burned-out ___________ of Jerusalem.

    5.     Nehemiah had favor with King Artaxerxes and he was given ____________ by the king to leave his service, return to Israel and lead the project to build the wall.

    6.     Nehemiah knew that in order to build the wall he had to ________ the wall against marauders who were out to destroy their effort.

    7.     Nehemiah also found, in order to achieve his mission, he had to build a first wall first— a wall to _________ the people of God— before one stone was ever to be laid.

    8.     It was necessary for the people of God themselves to stand firm against the __________ to the wall.

    9.     We must restore our nation where once again God is ____________, where religious freedom flourishes, where families thrive, where life from conception to old age is cherished, and where the people of God __________ the truth.

    10.  Nehemiah called a meeting of the _________ in the surrounding areas of Jerusalem.

    11.  One of the problems today is with _____________ identification.

    12.  Ridicule is usually the first method the enemy tries, and this is the first phase of the devil’s _______________.

    13.  We must turn to the ______________ of the Word of God for strength.

    14.  People will make fun of you as you walk the __________ of a believer, and you may find the going extremely rough.

    15.  The three leading enemies here used ___________ of ridicule to deter the people of God from the herculean project of rebuilding the walls and gates.

    16.   __________says, “Get out of my way! We are going to work! God is in this with us!”

    17.  _________ is Nehemiah’s resource and recourse, his motto:  “Pray and watch.”

    18.  Let your yes be ___________ and your no be ___________.

    19.  If you really trust the Lord you will be ______________ something.

    20.  Nehemiah knew the enemy was plotting to come against him so he ____ a ________.

    21.  The enemy took advantage of the ___________ discouragement and lack of enemy identification. They planned and executed their surprise attacks.

    22.  The biggest challenge we face in teaching, debunking the false gospel, and promoting the truth of God’s Word is self-pride, fear of man more than the fear of God, lots of apathy, and lack of solid _________________ understanding.

    23.   We are called to teach the ____________ in season and out of season, to speak boldly in love, teaching His Word, His Truth, and the Power of His Grace.

    24.  We must rebuild _____ and respect for the Laws of God, that we may rebuild our culture.

    25.  We must stand together to rally the church as our ______ ________ of protection, standing strong, uniting with other like-minded family members, with other like-minded believers, teaching God’s word without compromise.

    SALVATION:  Not only to Eternity in Heaven, but from Eternity in Hell!  You MUST, first of all:  Humble yourself and Admit You Are a Sinner in Need of a Savior:


    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!

                REMEMBER: SATAN MISS-USED SCRIPTURE!

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                         "BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS/TEACHERS" -- MATTHEW 7:13

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      Weekly Church Services

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      Praise the Lord, He continues to build His Church.

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      THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
      TRANSFORMING LIVES
      WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD
      SINCE 1997

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      Look for Pastor Bill's latest book 
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      Dr. William Perry is a prolific writer of outstanding books. His titles for Newburgh Press thus far are Christians Helping Christians, Christian Counseling for the 21st Century and Theology for the 21st Century. Each book is a must for every reader of solid Christian material.

      I am happy to endorse Dr. Perry’s latest treasure, “A Journey Through The Gospels.” Every student and preacher/teacher of the Bible needs this book for the desk or the bedside table. You will enjoy reading insights and valuable lessons that many casual readers of the Bible will miss.

      While this book is not lengthy you will find a delightful study of each gospel that will make you appreciate the wonderful gospel stories and love Jesus even more.
      To God be the glory!
      Dr. Glenn Mollette, President
      Newburgh Theological Seminary
      Newburgh, Indiana


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