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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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TOF May 22, 2011

May 24th, 2011


MAN it feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve been together! 2 whole weeks! What a tragedy! But it was for good, and I hope you benefited from the revival.

Needless to say, I’ve been excited about today for a long time. I went to Heartland last week, and the whole week’s preaching was on… Biblical Preaching! I loved it! The Monday evening service was a dedication service for the brand new preaching auditorium on campus, which they named the “Biblical Preaching Center,” and Bro. Sam Davison preached the service.

I hope you never take the Bible for granted, and I hope you develop a passion for clear, true, BIBLE preaching. Don’t waste my time with motivational talks or “sharing.” For that matter, don’t waste my time by just reading one little verse and then yelling for the next hour and calling it Bible preaching.

Have you ever written someone a letter? A nice, meaningful, long letter? You put time into it and choose your words carefully. Or have you ever written a 5-page report? You have a goal in mind and you write arguments and develop thoughts throughout your paper.

The Bible is the same way, and it’s not meant to just grab a sentence here or there. It’s a letter with thoughts, and arguments, and reasons for each sentence. Bible preaching will emphasize 1) What God SAID (to them), and 2) What God is SAYING to you. Learn to discern between weak preaching, springboard preaching, and Bible preaching.

Today we get to hear from our seniors on what their plans are, what God is doing in their lives, etc. It’s a bummer to lose them in a couple months, and we want to learn all we can from them while we can. Thank the Lord for their influence and leadership. We’re not kicking them out yet, but we’re having them do this because it’s right around their graduations and we’re not swamped with summer stuff yet.

Finally, did any of you read the letter I wrote your parents on greeting guests? I was talking to a lady last week about that, and her words were “I wish somebody had pushed ME to do that when I was their age!” Teens, don’t waste your teen years on video games, relationships and YOU. Push yourself to go beyond yourself and create lots of fun, wholesome and righteous memories. I’m preaching on that very thing in church today. Listen up! We love you, —Bro. Ryan.

COME WEDNESDAY – Baptist series, comedy night practice, and something else.


TEEN WORKDAY – This Saturday, May 28

12:30-2:30 pm, Meet at the Rench Ranch (Pastor’s house) to help them get their property ready for the Memorial Day picnic. We’ll still have time afterward for Amber’s open house.

TEEN FUNDRAISER – Next Sunday, May 29 – After the evening service.

We will be serving baked ham and cheese meals to help raise money for camp. If you would like to receive part of the profits, please sign up today to bring some food for the meal and plan to stay after church to help serve and clean up. If you sign up to bring food, it needs to be here by next Sunday morning.

WITNESS ENSEMBLE – Next Sunday, May 29

This singing group from Heartland Baptist Bible College will be singing and giving testimonies during the evening service. (Left to right: Tyler, Steven, James, Jonathan, Steven, Gloria, Jen, Devin, Leia, Sarah.)



8:30 am, Temeku Hills Park



2:00 pm, Rench Ranch (Pastor’s Property)


ACTIVITY AND YARD SALE – Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4

8:00 pm Friday-12:30 p m Saturday

Meet in the gym for the first part of the night. Then, the boys will stay at the church and the girls will stay at Mrs. Jamie’s house. Bring your favorite snack to share. Soda will be provided. The next morning, we’ll get up early to have everything ready for the yard sale by 6:30 am!

Now Unto the King Eternal (song 17)

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible,

The only wise God, the only wise God,

Be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Amen. Be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord Is Good (song 4)

The Lord is good

Tell it wherever you go.

The Lord is good

Tell it that others may know;

Tell of His blessings and tell of His love,

Tell how He’s watching from heaven above:

The Lord is good

Tell it wherever you go!

Thou Art Worthy (song 2)

Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, O Lord,

To receive glory, glory and honor, glory and honor and power:

For Thou hast created, has all things created;

Thou hast created all things,

And for Thy pleasure they are created for Thou art worthy, O Lord.

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