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Grow By Learning 2009[1] Sept To Dec

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  2. 2. To Bloggers Everywhere Charles E. Whisnant, Grow By Learning September 2009 thur December 2009 105 posts Hope you enjoy them 1
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  4. 4. Contents Pastor's Teaching Will Show Up 8 Sunday, September 06, 2009 8 Called To Preach The Gospel Ministry 8 Charles E. Whisnant Outlines and Work 9 September 09, 2001 - 2009 9 Creation of God's Handiwork Seen 10 Michael Jordan In The Hall of Fame 09 10 Jesus 11 Introduction: Process of Translation 11 The Good News for the Bad News 12 Why People Like RIvers of Joy Baptist Church 12 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Minford Ohio 13 Communicating The Message For Spiritual Growth 14 Anything Almost But Dull Please 15 There Is No Day Off on Monday 16 Photos from Sunday September 20 2009 17 TRANSPARENT OF THE PASTOR 17 Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol? 18 THE LOVE OF MY LIFE HAS AND IS CHRIST 18 The Promise Seed of David Jesus Christ 19 Charles E. Whisnant and Charity F. Whisnant 19 Charles and Charity Whisnant, family 20 UPDATE NOTES 21 There Is No Place Like This Place 22 3
  5. 5. Rivers Of Joy Baptist Church Pastor's Office 2009 22 The Theology of Sin Series: Outline 09 30 09 23 THIS IS A GREAT DAY 23 Getting In Shape For the Lord 24 Was Jesus God the Son or Son of God 25 DO I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW MY LIFE? 25 RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH DECISION FLOW CHART 26 The Farm Place 26 SO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CHURCH TO ATTEND? 27 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church 29 The Wonderful Fall Trees 29 Romans 1 The Provision of Salvation Message 30 GOD WILL GIVE US HIS LIGHT TO SHINE IN HIS TIME 30 The Praise of TheLord 31 God's Word Does Not Change, But Changes Us 31 ROANOKE BAPTIST TEMPLE 1963-66 32 Society Security at Sixty Two 33 Charles E. Whisnant, Sermon Outlines for 10 18 09 34 THE PROBLEM OF SELF FIXED 34 This Matter of Preaching and Unity 35 Today I Began My 62 Year 36 LAW AND ORDER TV 'DIGNITY" 2009 37 BEAUTIFUL FALL TRESS 37 Reflection On The Goodness of The Lord 38 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Staff and Singers 39 4
  6. 6. Self fulfillment Has Taken Over for Love for God 39 Shyanne Sining at Rivers of Joy Baptis Church 40 How Satan Gets People To Sin 40 Did God Create Evil and Sin? 41 What A Great Day October 31, 2009 42 The Saints Privileges in Christ 44 THE PREACHER AND HIS PREACHING 44 Beautiful Fall Scenery on Scioto 64 Trip to Church 44 TO HAVE WISDOM IS? 45 What Is The Right Motive of Spiritual Worship 46 The Blues Family 46 THE RIGHT MOTIVE OF PAUL IN SERVING GOD 47 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church By God's Grace We Are. 48 Photos 50 The Unregenerated Human Nature Needs God's Grace 51 Number 1,200 since August 2003 Amazing 52 The Purpose of Ministry is Fruit in Romans 1:12-13 52 Monday Morning News 52 The Fruit of Ministry is the Purpose of Preaching 54 Portsmouth Ohio 55 Has The Cross Changed You 56 Charles and Charity Whisnant 56 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church 56 The New Arrival of a Grandchild 57 THANKSGIVING ONE YEAR LATER 58 The Charles & Charity Whisnant Family 59 5
  7. 7. Paul Was Not Ashamed of the Gospel Video 59 How To Know Heresy from Error? 60 THE GOOD FALL IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN 60 THE PREACHER AND HIS PREACHING 62 KEEPING CHRIST POWER ACTIVE IN US 63 Monday, December 07, 2009 64 Wednesday, December 09, 2009 64 The Promise Within The Curse of Satan 5 and 6 64 Our newest granddaugher, a week after she was born 65 Charlie Brown's friend had it right about Christmas 65 My Prayer for Tiger Woods and Family 65 THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT MAN SHALL LIVE BY 67 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Christmas Day,. 67 Preaching The Word 68 The Rightnessness of God Romans 1:17 68 Video and Outline from Romans 1:17 68 Charles E. Whisnant Preaching and Teaching December 2009 69 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church 70 Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Choir 71 The Appeal for Obedience in the Christian Life 71 Union Mills Bakery Christmas 2009 73 Sunday, December 27, 2009 74 The Wrath of God Sermon Romans 1:19 74 Broken Pieces Picked Up By Christ 74 Creation What A Wonderful Designer in God 74 Christmas 2009 with Family Photos 74 6
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  9. 9. Pastor's Teaching Will Show Up Tuesday, September 01, 2009 The Pastor's Preaching and Teaching Will Show Up Maybe the delievery is not as clear as the content, but the content should be clear. Right? I will finish up soon this morning Preaching Work Is Work View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 04:09AM (-05:00) Sunday, September 06, 2009 Man Created In The Image Of God Sept 2 View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 04:25AM (-05:00) Called To Preach The Gospel Ministry Monday, September 07, 2009 The Call To Be A Servant of Jesus Christ, 1 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. Charles E. Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, part one from September 06 2009 from Romans One. Do you know if God has "called" you into the ministry to preach/teach the Word of God? Well Romans 1:1-5 give us Paul's understanding on the subject. Here is the first part of the message I taught Sunday. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 09:40AM (-05:00) 8
  10. 10. Charles E. Whisnant Outlines and Work Thursday, September 10, 2009 The above photo is my lay out of sermons and lessons from Wednesday and Sunday. Well each day I am either on GrowByLearning.com. or the Cloud Sermon site which will give you several sermons I have taught. Or I am on Vimeo uploading Sunday's two message, and Wednesday's message. One message of 40 to 45 minutes takes 4 10 minutes uploads. Also I discovered how to put the outline of my sermons from by doc. online too. Here. So we are having a great time with all this learning. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 09:57AM (-05:00) September 09, 2001 - 2009 Friday, September 11, 2009 SEPTEMBER 09, 2001REMEMBERCHARITY AND I WATCH THE HISTORICAL CHANNEL& I THOUGHT OF HOW IT MIGHT LOOK ATTHE SCENE OF THE LAST DAYS OFTHE TRIBULATION. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 10:08PM (-05:00) 9
  11. 11. Creation of God's Handiwork Seen Saturday, September 12, 2009 The Hubble space telescope photo is just something else (click) What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour -- fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes!A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of this fury. It has ejected its envelope of gases and is now unleashing a stream of ultraviolet radiation that is making the cast-off material glow. This object is an example of a planetary nebula, so-named because many of them have a round appearance resembling that of a planet when viewed through a small telescope. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 04:19AM (-05:00) Michael Jordan In The Hall of Fame 09 Saturday, September 12, 2009 Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and the Chicago Bulls . Tracking Michael Jordan Time Line really great. . Great Video of Michael Jordan Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:11AM (-05:00) 10
  12. 12. Jesus Saturday, September 12, 2009 I am speaking Sunday September 13, 2009 The Only Good News to All The Bad News of Man is Jesus. Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, Minford, Ohio Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 09:26AM (-05:00) Introduction: Process of Translation Monday, September 14, 2009 Introduction: Process of Translation from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. Brief talk about how the translation of the original Greek to English is accomplished. Charles E. Whisnant, Pastor and Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford Ohio September 13, 2009 Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 04:23AM (-05:00) 11
  13. 13. The Good News for the Bad News Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Introduction to the Message from Romans 1 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. Charles E. Whisnant, Pastor and Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, in Minford, Ohio. Part one from Romans on September 13, 2009. There are four parts to this message. Goodness. But vimeo have them, or you can go to GrowByLearning.com. Romans 09 13 View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:32AM (-05:00) Why People Like RIvers of Joy Baptist Church Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Wednesday Night Bible Study and Fellowship at Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, Minford Ohio I know you might believe its all about the teaching that people come on Wednesday Night. I am sure if there were no teaching some still would come, but in general people come to be taught the Word of God. Yet its not the soul reason they come. They love the fellowship. Wednesday night has turned into Bro. Bill Bower playing and sing with the guitar and Bob Temple leading some songs. We seem to have a good time. What I really like is the enjoyment we seem to have, and the length of time we hang around after the service. Its true that I do teach at length, most of the time about 50 to an hour of intense teaching on a specific study. I do give out extensive study notes each week and do record video and audio of the lessons. We do tend to have inter action from the folks, that is good. I love the interaction and responses we get from each one. I do believe we love each other and there is a likedminedness in the fellowship. Do I believe if you have a great sermon people will come to hear you? No. In this day and 12 age that is not necessary going to happen.
  14. 14. Maybe too many people have bought into the TV format of entertainment. Unchurch people don't go to church because of sin and a lack of love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and they use a number of reason why that is true. Christians don't go to churches because they can not find a church that fits their belief system. Or they simply don't believe they need what the church is offering. But those who do come to Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, I believe are coming for a number of reasons:1. They love the Lord first and foremost.2. They love each other.3. They love Charity.4. They know how it was when they didn't like coming to church.5. They know how it was when there was little harmony in the fellowship.6 They know how it was when there was little effort put forth to have a service.7. They are beginning to realize that the teaching of the Word of God is a good idea.8. They are beginning to know that they have a pastor and wife who loves them.9. They are realizing its not the pastor's church, its our church.10. They know we have a great assoc. pastor, and a great worship leader, and a great musician and great deacons and elders, and workers and people who really love the Lord and each other.11. We do have fun.12. We don't use people to build the church, we use the church to build the people.13. Our first priority is to Worship the Lord, build people up in the Lord, make disciples, teach the word, and try to reach out and reach people for Christ with the gospel of Christ. Its now 11 p.m. I believe I will call it a day. My prayer is for God's wisdom to see His wisdom. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 09:35PM (-05:00) Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Minford Ohio Thursday, September 17, 2009 Asso. Pastor Bill Bower, Asst. Johnny Edwards, Bob TempleElder Bill Aldridge, Pastor and Teacher Charles E. Whisnant 13
  15. 15. Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 02:13PM (-05:00) Communicating The Message For Spiritual Growth Thursday, September 17, 2009 http://cwhisna1947.spaces.live.com/ I am always trying to find ways to communicate with our church membership and friends. I am trying to learn how to use the social networking and web sites and the resources on the Internet to communicate. Of course when you have an older group of people, they don't have the Internet. Some have the Internet but do not have DSL. We are living in a new fast communication age aren't we. Some have a computer but do not know how to use it. Some have an email but do not use it. Some will sign up for Facebook, etc, and never use it. Some of course don't have the time, nor believe all this is necessary. Come just have to be encouraged to try a new ways of communicating. And you also have to find different ways to commuicate too. Each week I give out an outline, a full two to four page paper (more than an outline) of the message or lesson that I am going to speak on. And I encourage them to keep them in a three ring notebook binder. I am learning ways to take those outlines and papers and post them on the website. Some churches have their website to do all this. The website will have a video of the message, and outlines of the messages. And that is great. Maybe the best way of doing all this communicating. The main purpose is to strengthen Believers in the Lord and building them up in Christ. 14
  16. 16. As look at many other websites I get all these ideas and then I start trying them out. That is why I have a few Bloggers and Websites and Soical Networking, and use a number of other forms to communicating. It has been interesting how I can take one of our outlines and in several ways put them on our websites. I am sure its an over kill, but I am trying to learn the best way to use this material. So while I am primarly trying to reach our church membership and commuicate, I also like to keep in touch with our friends. Of course we can't compete with David Jeremiah, and Charles Stanley, and Church Swindoll, and John MacArthur, and John Piper and a dozen other good ministry. And I love to get their material and read myself. I would highly say they are some of the best material. I love watching them and listen to their messages and watch there services. But at the same time, we do have our church live each week. There is no live feed from one of these churches. John Piper has three campus churches where his message is feed live to these campus each week. One church has over 100 locations where the message is feed live to a location each week. I guess we could put up a TV HD set in the church and watch one of these men. But at the same time, those in our church need us to do our best too. The personal touch of ministry. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 08:03PM (-05:00) Anything Almost But Dull Please Friday, September 18, 2009 I would hate to have this sign 1/4 mile from Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, or even Union Mills Bakery. Wouldn't you? Anything but dull please. • Not enough passion, not enough swinging for the fences not enough trying to change the world. "There were too many people building safe businesses, too many companies just trying to make existing things slightly better, and too many people wanting to be the next Mint.com, not the next Google." 15
  17. 17. And I am afraid that too many of our independent Baptist churches are too dull to attend. I do not like dull. To succeed in our church or to fail could be because we either have meaning in the world or we are so meaningless in the world in terms of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We either have the ability to have meaning to our fellowship of believers where they can grow spiritually as a person or it's so dull that they hate getting 1/4 of a mile to our church. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Words of Christ can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Yet too often the communicating of the message is so dull. The problem in trying to communicate the message of Christ, and trying not to be dull, and trying to make a difference, and wanting to have a crowd at our churches, we often miss the point of why we have a Church. Trying to be KJVish, and independent Baptist-ish, we often are dull. (a better word then dead). Trying to be like the world is bad. Going to Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg Virginia a couple of years ago, when they opened the new church building, we drove into the parking lot, and it was anything but dull. We walked into the foyer of the building, it was anything but dull. And we walked into the Bible study and the Bible teacher's presentation and lesson was anything but dull. There was not a dull moment. Can you have an atmosphere that is passionate, fun, enjoyable, and a place of worship that is pleasant to be there? I believe we should. I don't believe you need the stage and production of "Who's Got Talent" or the stages that some of the mega churches have, but anything but a dull building and a dull atmosphere. Yet the purpose is not to have a great atmosphere or a great building, but communicating the Gospel of Christ and building lives of people to love the Lord with all their heart, soul and mind. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:05AM (-05:00) There Is No Day Off on Monday Monday, September 21, 2009 For me to live is Christ. Having spend a week getting ready for Sunday and teaching and preaching three times I am now getting ready for the next week messages. There is no time to get lazy. Sunday Bible Study time I spoke on "How Accurate Is The Bible." 16
  18. 18. • I will post the notes, and the video of about nine minutes. But the lesson was over 50 minutes. Sunday Morning the message was from Romans 1:2 "...Which He Promised Beforehand Through His Prophets in the Holy Scriptures..." Paul answers the question of the Jewish leaders that he is not teaching a new teaching, he is teaching that which was taught from the beginning. • The message video was 32 minutes. I will upload and post and post the notes. Sunday Night the message was from Philippians 2 "A Bibical Theology of Thinking". How does a church attain unity of attitude? • The message video is 51 minutes in length. Last Wednesday Evening I spoke on the subect "What Is Sin?" part one and • The video is 59 minutes in length and will need to be posted.]] In addition I have some photos of the Sunday Bible Class, also a video of Bob Temple leading in a song. So let me see, 150 minutes of sermons, and 15 upload on Vimeo at about 3 hours per upload. Well I better get to work. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:07AM (-05:00) Photos from Sunday September 20 2009 Monday, September 21, 2009 Charles 09 20 09 1 View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 05:30PM (-05:00) TRANSPARENT OF THE PASTOR Tuesday, September 22, 2009 HOW WELL SHOULD YOU KNOW THE PASTOR? JUST HOW TRANSPARENT SHOUD YOUR PASTOR BE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH? SHOULD TECHNOLOGY REPLACE A LIVE PASTOR’S COMMUICATION? Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 08:49PM (-05:00) 17
  19. 19. Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol? Wednesday, September 23, 2009 The Use of the Bible in Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol"By Dillon Burroughs . Disclaimer: This book is a novel and should be treated as such. Whether the author, Dan Brown, agrees or disagrees with the views of his characters is a completely different story. You can investigate Dan Brown and/or his works at danbrown.com. . This information is provided as a personal analysis of the times the word “Bible” is mentioned in The Lost Symbol. It is based on a keyword search of the e-book version after having read the entire book in its context. As such, it is certainly imperfect and clearly biased (I am personally an evangelical Christian seeking to understand the influence of this book on culture.). . However, it will be helpful to readers, pastors and otherwise, interested in what is said about the Bible in this The Lost Symbol. . • A call to search the Bible for hidden meanings and allegorical interpretations: Chapter 111: “The prophecy of the Apocalypse is just one of the Bible’s beautiful messages that has been distorted.” The context later discusses that the “real” meaning of the Bible is allegorical rather than literal, a so-called hidden knowledge that sounds very closely related to Second-Century Gnosticism. . [On a side note, The Lost Symbol includes much information on Freemasonry. Though beyond the scope of this article, there is much to investigate on this i Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:02AM (-05:00) THE LOVE OF MY LIFE HAS AND IS CHRIST Thursday, September 24, 2009 For Me To Live Is Christ. Has always been and always will be. Philippians 1:21 - - - 18
  20. 20. I am afraid my high school friends would say that I was all church ministry. My girl friends would say I like working at the church than going out on a date. Even on a date I would be at a church activity. From age 14 I was involved in some activity at our church, where my Dad was the pastor. When my Dad died in 1966 I was the Youth Pastor of our church and we had over fifty in our class. Almost each day I was with the kids and doing some kind of church activity. Than I was reading a lot of books, love writing, and loved teaching and preaching and loved learning. While I loved sports, Don and I played sports at school, but the primary desire was to be at the church. We played almost every day that was possible playing football, and baseball, either in our back yard or somewhere with a group of kids. My focus was always and is still the Work of the Lord. I love marriage, I love my children, and now my grandchildren, I like NASCAR, Hot Wheels, Baseball, and Hot Apply Pie. I like my 855 John Deere, and walking. And I like google, firefox, kodak, quick time, microsoft, and aol. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:43AM (-05:00) The Promise Seed of David Jesus Christ Monday, September 28, 2009 Sunday Morning Bible Study September 20 2009 Photos View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. The Promise of the "Good News" part 1 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 04:47AM (-05:00) Charles E. Whisnant and Charity F. Whisnant Monday, September 28, 2009 COOL AND REAL COOL Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:21PM (-05:00) 19
  21. 21. Charles and Charity Whisnant, family Monday, September 28, 2009 Chad, Kyle and Becky Charles and Charity Roby and Kyle t amd Heather and Chad Brittney and Kyle and Eric and Leslie were visiting Mom and Ellen and Family Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 08:35PM (-05:00) 20
  22. 22. UPDATE NOTES Tuesday, September 29, 2009 SO TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY IN A FEW YEARS THAT I AM NOT WORKING AT MEX ITALI FOR 10 HOURS A WEEK. SO WELL NOW WHAT DO I DO? HAND SANITIZER! Remember from June 2003 to 2007 I didn't work. (I was let go from PBC). Then thinking I was going to get a position at BC, I just waited. Several church offers came and went. Final in 2008 I had a position in a church only to be ask to step down a month later After a few years of working for the position, I was ask to resigned. I almost never resigned. Then Sherry called as asked me to work for her at Mex Itali. But now that I am going to receive SS and have a great church who supports us, and Charity is doing well at Union Mills, I am going to be more focus and less tired (I hope) doing what I really love. This doesn't mean I spend more time, it means I can give my full attention to what I love to do anyway. Of course I still help out at Union Mills I still ride my John Deere I still enjoy walking Love taking videos and photos ISN'T THIS THE LIFE 21
  23. 23. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 08:54AM (-05:00) There Is No Place Like This Place Tuesday, September 29, 2009 RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCHTHERE IS NO PLACE LIKE THIS PLACEANYWHERE NEAR THIS PLACESO THIS MUST BE THE PLACEWe would like to believe, you know?We do love to preach and teach in this place Bill loves to play and sing This group of people seem to love to sing, hear and take notes Now these deacons love their pastor and church Psalms 88:1-7 Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 11:09AM (-05:00) Rivers Of Joy Baptist Church Pastor's Office 2009 Thursday, October 01, 2009 Today, rather this afternoon, I am in my office at the church. As of last Friday, I officially left Mex Itali. While the hours were only 10 hours per week, they seemed to me more. I 22 feel like a new man for sure.
  24. 24. So I am going to spend some time in the Pastor's Office and Study. This is the joy of my life to be able to be available for counsel and visiting and study at the church. Now while I have my office at the house, and much of my study is done at the house, I will work from the office here at Rivers of Joy as much as I can. Wednesday Evening Bible Study was great. Good fellowship and a good study on the Doctrine of Sin. The video will be upload as we speak. Notes will be posted soon. So until next time I will sign out, as the Reds lose to St Louis 13-0. The game ended at 3:45 p.m. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 02:53PM (-05:00) The Theology of Sin Series: Outline 09 30 09 Thursday, October 01, 2009 The series on the Doctrine of Sin has been good. We have enjoyed teaching the material to our church. Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, in Minford Ohio. As I write the outline on Miscsoft Word and save the doc. then uploaded it to Slideshare Theology Of Sin Series Outline 09 30 View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Another view of the outline is locatedon Window Live.This is so great to have available. The videos are put on Kodak EasyShare than up loaded to Vimeo, then hear are on For Me To Live is Christ Its just great to be able to do this on the web. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:32PM (-05:00) 23
  25. 25. THIS IS A GREAT DAY Saturday, October 03, 2009 While there is a challenge in the ministry, its the challenge that is good. While Charity is a great cook, we do eat out some. Since we have a new back door with a large window, Charity now can look out and see the view. The view out our back door window. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 10:56AM (-05:00) Getting In Shape For the Lord Sunday, October 04, 2009 Well I must say, I should be able to get in shape before the end of the year. I will get started on Monday. Getting your physical body in shape so that your mind will work better so that you can learn better, so you can knowing the Word of God better. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:47AM (-05:00) 24
  26. 26. Was Jesus God the Son or Son of God Monday, October 05, 2009 Romans 10 04 Study Manuscript View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 12:45PM (-05:00) DO I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW MY LIFE? Tuesday, October 06, 2009 DO I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW MY LIFE? The question should be? Who cares about your life anyway? Who is the only one who not only cares, but will help you every moment of the day? Who knows your every action of the day? Who knows you as you are and still cares about you? Its always being our policy, stop in anytime with reason. Office hours at the church. While we lived in Altoona, Kansas for over sixteen years, our front door was open all the time. Literally not locked. The open door to our lives within reason of course. But we should live like we are a open door. Its not a reality show, where much is stage anyway for TV. But in real life the idea that God is looking in, is a sobering thought. While many want to know what the TV or Movie personality person is doing, and they are usually posted on some magazine for the world to see. Many can't want to buy a magazine to see what they are doing. Personally I enjoy a brief update on what my friends are doing. I enjoy their photo of 25
  27. 27. family and vacations. Our life is an open book. So be sure to walk as Christ would desire us to.Maybe we would like to follow the work that someone does. I would love to follow John MacArthur around for a week, to see what he does in his preparation for sermons, and pastoring the Grace Community Church. I would love to spend a week just following him around. Well, its not practical I know.Psalms 1:1-3 , Psalms 1:4-6. Matthew 7:24 -26 Matthew 7:27 Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 11:02AM (-05:00) RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH DECISION FLOW CHART Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Flow Chart Of Decision Making View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 11:30AM (-05:00) The Farm Place Wednesday, October 07, 2009 What was back in 2002 a Driving Golf Range is now where we live and where Gary P. has his trucksWith our new window door we get to see a beautiful viewand I keep our John Deere close by.Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:43AM (-05:00) 26
  28. 28. SO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CHURCH TO ATTEND? Thursday, October 08, 2009 After taking Charity to Union Mills, I went to K-Mart and Wal-Mart to look for some office supplies and a coffee maker for the office at church. While I was there I visited with several friends who I have known for a few years. How do I want to say this? Sometimes it's necessary to leave your home church. (all accept ours course) There is a time when you need to find a church that you can grow spiritually. There is a time that the leadership has just brought you down to the low end of your spiritual energy. And sometimes you don't even know how low you are running on. There are many reasons that I could give for the need to change, but one would be, there is no energy of the Spirit in the leadership. I discovered that you don't use your people to build the church but you use the church to build up your people. Sometimes the people are so over worked and under feed spiritual with the Word that they are running on low energy fuel. Just because a person is working hard in the church, active in singing in the choir, teaching a Sunday School class, working in children church, doesn't mean the person is healthy spiritually. Most of the time the case is they are just about dead spiritually. And too often the person does not want to leave their home church. And they are sacrificing their spiritual life for the comfort of a home church that they are dying in. Sometimes people are already nearly dead spiritually anyway so they are not aware of their condition. Some may be busy in their own world of working in the church, but its all form and motion and not spiritual to their spiritual health. I have often gone to churches that were one step away from death. To try to revive the life that should be flowing in the body of the church was a challenge. What I would discover, the people were hungry for spiritual food, and would soak in the spiritual energy given to them. Often the issue was not the people, but the preacher before I came. In come cases the preacher that was in the church when I came as an assoc. was lifeless himself. I am not sure why preachers do not take time to see the spiritual condition of the flock 27
  29. 29. that they have in the church. Some preachers have no energy to pastor. Some preachers get mad that the people are not working hard enough so they shout, fuss, and carry on about the lack of work in the church. Some preachers do not have a clue what the matter is. Often when I have come and after a time, there is new life been put into the body of the people and there is new life springing up in the church. Then you can see healthy people again, there is spiritual growth as well as new people coming. The church body grows and stays healthy. In the cases where the preacher gets his feelings hurt and doesn't like what he believes is against his leadership, he will ask that I leave. Only to see the church go back into the condition the church was before. In this case in my thinking, its time to look for another church. Don't die before you time. There is life in other churches believe me. WHAT KIND OF CHURCH THAT I MIGHT NOT NECESSARILY BE ONE I WOULD ATTEND. 1.The church does not need hype and emotion, and excessive entertainment. 2.The church does not necessary need to be large 3.The church does not necessary need to have a big building. 4.The church does need to provide the means whereby the people can grow in the nurture of the Lord. 5. A church that has a large crowd does not necessarily say that the church is healthy. 6. A feel good church service is not necessarily to say its the right kind of church to attend. 7. A church that has a large group of kids, does not necessarily say they have a healthy church. 8. A church that says they have 100's saved and baptized every year, is not necessarily a health church. 9. A church might not have the best singing in the community, might not have the best youth ministry, might not have the best children ministry. 10. A church might be one of the smallest church in the community and be a health church. SO WHAT DOES A CHURCH NEED TO PROVIDE 1. A church needs a pastor and not just a preacher. 2. A church needs a pastor who is a teacher of the Word of God. 3. A church needs to provide spiritual food for the opportunity for spiritual growth. 4. A church needs to have set before them the objectives and goals that will bring glory to the Lord and spiritual growth to its members. THINGS I WOULD LOOK FOR WHEN I ATTEND ANY CHURCH WITH THE IDEA OF ATTENDING THAT CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME. 1. What is the atmosphere as you enter into the church building? 2. What is the atmosphere as you enter into the worship service? 3. Listen to the music with your spirit not with your emotions. 4. Listen to the sermon. Is the message from the Bible text quoted by the preacher. 5. I would not necessarily look at the number of people attending. 28
  30. 30. What is hard in attending another church. 1. It is not necessarily going to be like the last church you attended. 2. It is not likely going to feel like the last church you attended. 3. It is not likely to meet your every expectations that you were hoping for. 4. It is going to feel strange and different. Which could be good. 5. The music and preaching might be different than what you had expected. 6. Sometimes it takes time to grow to like the right kind of church. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 03:32PM (-05:00) Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Friday, October 09, 2009 Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:51AM (-05:00) The Wonderful Fall Trees Monday, October 12, 2009 We liked the sun rays coming through the trees What a view as we went to Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Sunday Morning My study at the house: Was working on Romans 1 and Philippians 2 On the screen is a photo of Mom and me and Dad Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:17AM (-05:00) 29
  31. 31. Romans 1 The Provision of Salvation Message Wednesday, October 14, 2009 The Provision of The Good News 1 of 2 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo. The Provision of Salvation Part 2 of 3 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo. The Provision of the Good News 3 of 3 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 05:51AM (-05:00) GOD WILL GIVE US HIS LIGHT TO SHINE IN HIS TIME Thursday, October 15, 2009 There are times I am human and I like to watch one of my favorite series: BABYLON 5. So today I watched season five episodes 21 and 22 . Its the end of the five year run of the series. I was living in Lexington KY. and waiting for the Lord to give me another assignment. Sometimes waiting for the assignment was a mental struggle for me. I never really give up hope but was a little worried. After five years in Lexington, and then eight years in Portsmouth, I was beginning to wonder. BUT GOD. My Dad would be asked to preach in Fellowship Meetings and he would preach the sermon: BUT GOD. I believe I have never questioned God in His timing about events in our lives, but I have question people in their timing. I have never question God for any event that I might have thought negative. God is only wise, and all good in all He does. But I have sure question men in their decision to follow His direction. GOD IS NEVER TO BE THOUGHT OF LESS THAN IN HIS PERFECTION AND 30
  32. 32. HOLINESS. This last Wednesday Night October 14, 2009 I brought a lesson on THE DECREE OF GOD. And I will post the outline is posted there and I will later post the lesson on video. BUT GOD is not the author of Evil and Bad, only Good. But He decree all things to bring about His glory. We have dishonored God if we blame God for evil and bad things that we believe have happen to us or anyone else. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 12:09PM (-05:00) The Praise of TheLord Friday, October 16, 2009 In the drive over to the office at Rivers of Joy, there is this beautiful changing of the trees, in a three mile stretch you see the changing of the seasons. I find this refreshing. I didn't know the first time I took the route over to the church, how long I would be the pastor/teacher of ROJBC. But this has been a beautiful season for us. There is cause for praise. PRAISE. • An expression of faith • A declaration of victory • It declares that we believe God is with us. Romans 8:28 • Is a "sacrifice"something we offer to God sacrificially, not just because we feel like it but because we believe in Him and wish to please Him. • Hebrews 13:15. • Psalms 139:14 1. And my soul knows right well. We are no agnostic, we know. 2. We are no doubter, our soul knows 3. We are no dupe, our soul knows right well. This I have learned quite well, we are made to know Him. And to know God, to know his Son, Jesus Christ, to know Him as Savior and Lord is enough to give us praise all the day long. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 05:33PM (-05:00) God's Word Does Not Change, But Changes Us Saturday, October 17, 2009 Last night I drove over to Union Mills to pick up Charity after a 12 hour marathon. We are glad business is good. They were working on orders for Satursday. Well, the time was 9:30 p.m. Wendy was still open, so I ordered a Junior Cheeseburger. That was good. 31
  33. 33. I had just finished typing up the outline on Philippians 2 for Sunday night. I really like doing outlines of the sermons. While I had previous taught on Philippians when I was at First Baptist Church in Altoona, Kansas back in 1992, the manuscript was still good. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalms 12:6 Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. Ecclesiastes 12 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. John 20:31 GOD'S WORD DOES NOT CHANGE, THE WORD CHANGES US. I woke up this morning around 4 a.m. with that statement on my mind. I hoped I could remember the statement when I got up. God's Word is forever the same. God is One who can not change or change His Word. God speaks to us directly by the Written Word. How Good Is That? Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 04:37AM (-05:00) ROANOKE BAPTIST TEMPLE 1963-66 Saturday, October 17, 2009 This list will show 30 girls names and 40 boys names that attended our classover the 27 months. I have always liked keeping records. With the numbers are names who today I still like to remember them. (if you click on the paper, enlargment will happen) Of course 43 years ago, I don't remember all the details, but I do remember those were some of the best times of our lives. December 1963 thru February 1966 when my Dad passed away, that would be 27 months I believe. God's grace, gave great gain, glorified, gladness, gathering. godliness, and grace. Roanoke Baptist Temple, Ronaoke, Virginia The papers on this post are the original papers that I had in 1966. I have keep them now 32
  34. 34. for these 43 years. I have always viewed ministry as people and not numbers. I believe I have names of most of the youth who have attended our classes over the last 43 yearss of ministry. I would love to know where these youth are today? I know of a few. I know some are in ministry and still serving the Lord. That is what it is all about. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:17PM (-05:00) Society Security at Sixty Two Monday, October 19, 2009 Just had to post these two photos . I am going to be 62 on October 22, and going to take the Society Security. Goodness we have paid into it and our employers have paid as much as I have over the years. Since my Dad died at 62 I believe. I thought he was born in 1904 some say 1902. Nevertheless he is with the Lord today. So since I am not making million of dollars I will just take the money now. I thought Dad was rather old, while as I look back, he was very active in ministry and working . I didn't see Dad weak or lazy but always going and working. So when Dad died, we were all shocked. So I will continue to enjoy my work in ministry. From the first job I had in Seminary in 1966 to now I have had a second, third job, working in the workforce. In addition of pastoring and working in the church. There have been several positions I have had where I didn't need to have a second job. So at 62 I believe I can devote my energy to one work. Of course I still have a lot of work riding on the John Deere 850 in the summer, and helping Charity at Union Mills, other that those two jobs I will be doing a lot of studying. 33
  35. 35. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:15AM (-05:00) Charles E. Whisnant, Sermon Outlines for 10 18 09 Monday, October 19, 2009 Church Bulletin 10 18 09 View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Creation Outline From 10 14 09 View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Philippians 10 18 09 Outline View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:15AM (-05:00) THE PROBLEM OF SELF FIXED Monday, October 19, 2009 The Doctor on the problem of self. Our society tells us to feed our independence, our self-sufficiency and as a result our pride. The Doctor wisely points to a very different way: How well the devil knows our human weakness! There is no method, therefore, that he more frequently uses . . . than just to play on this problem of self as it is present in every one of us. The ways in which he does so are almost endless. He works on self in order to encourage pride. He tries to make us proud of our gifts, our brains, our understanding, 34
  36. 36. our knowledge . . . Another form which this evil can take stems from the fact that various desires always tend to arise from self—the desire for importance, the desire for position . . . All this leads above everything else to a sprit of self-satisfaction . . .Furthermore this condition leads to selfishness and self- centredness. Self is always interested in itself. Everything revolves round this particular entity; and it becomes the centre of a constellation. That in turn leads to jealousy and envy . . . To the extent that we are governed by self we are sensitive, and as such we can be easily hurt, easily depressed, and discouraged. Self is always watching for insults and slights. It is always hypersensitive. It is delicate, it is sensitized to everything; the slightest speck troubles it and alarms it. Self is totalitarian; it demands everything, and it is irritated and hurt if it does not get everything. As a consequence it becomes a most fruitful cause of quarrels and divisions and unhappiness . . . If you have a great brain, it is no credit to you, you were born with it. If you have a wonderful singing voice, you have not produced it, it was given you. What are you boasting about? All that you have is not the result of your action and activity; it is something with which God has endowed you . . . Paul always kept the grace of God in view; it kept him humble; it kept his spirit sweet; it kept him from the horrible sin of self and of pride and self-importance. Christians have nothing to boast of. We are what we are entirely as the result of the grace of God. - David Martyn. Lloyd-Jones, The Christian Warfare : An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10 to 13 (Edinburgh; Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth Trust, 1976), 334. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 11:26PM (-05:00) This Matter of Preaching and Unity Tuesday, October 20, 2009 This Matter of Preaching from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. Charles E. Whisnant, October 17, 2009 The Model For Unity is Jesus part 2 of 3 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. From October 17 2009, Charles speakes from Philippians 2:3-4 This Matter of Unity in the Church from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. Part 3 or 4 from Charles E. Whisnant, message on the necessary of unity in the Church Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:44PM (-05:00) 35
  37. 37. Today I Began My 62 Year Friday, October 23, 2009 Today Friday I began my 62 year. 1. 1947-1950 (?) Born and lived in Lynchburg, Virginia 2. 1950-1966 Lived and went to school in Roanoke, Virginia. Roanoke Baptist Temple 3. 1966-1966 After Dad died we moved to Danville, Virginia 4. 8/66 1/70 Bible Baptist Seminary in Arlington Texas 5. June 14 1969 Married Charity 6. Places I have worked in Ministry Fort Worth, Texas 7. Wooster, Ohio 8. Minford, Ohio - Madison Baptist Church 9. Mansfield, Ohio, Perryville, Ohio 10. Fort Worth, Texas 11. Connersville, Indiana 12. Cedar Lake, Indiana Hyles-Anderson College 13. 3/1980 7/1996 Pastor/teacher First Baptist Church, Altoona, Kansas 14. 7/1996- 2001 Lexington, Kentucky 15. 3/2001 - presently living Portsmouth Ohio 16. Currently Pastor/Teacher Minford, Ohio - Rivers of Joy Baptist Church I don't want to list all the secular jobs I have had the privilege to work for. The list would be a lot. 1. I will say I worked the longest while Pastor at FBC in Altoona, Ks. For ten years I worked in Fredonia, Kansas at a Nursing Home. Love the time with the older folks. 2. And I worked in Lexington, Kentucky at a number of part times jobs. 1996-2001 3. Moving to Portsmouth, Ohio in 2001. Worked only at Mex Itali part time for two years. 4. As of October 2009 I will be helping Charity at Union Mills, and riding the John Deere 850. Other points of interests: 1. As I look back, I was saved by God's grace in 1954. At the time I didn't know what grace was. I didn't know John 3:16 either. What I knew, I wanted Jesus to save me. And you know He did. And for all these years, He is still working in my life. 2. Christ called me to be His servant. I first worked with my Dad in his church when I was a teenager and did until Dad died in 1966. 3. I have had the privilege to serve in a number of ministries and work in the secular workplace for which I am glad. 4. Charity and I have been married for 40 years as of June 20009. 36 5. Charity and I have four adult children, Eric, Becky, Chad and Kyle.
  38. 38. 6. Now we have a grand child by Eric and Leslie, and later this year another grandchild by Kyle and Brittney. I am thankful that the Lord has held us up by His grace, and power and will. I have failed more than I want to admit to accomplished all that I had wised I could have succeed. But one thing I have tried over the years, is to do the best I can with what God had to work with. I trust that the Lord will continue to use us as His servant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:11AM (-05:00) LAW AND ORDER TV 'DIGNITY" 2009 Friday, October 23, 2009 For the most part, I have liked the TV show Law and Order for some 20 years now. I didn't say I like necessarily the themes, but I have liked the acting, while I might not like the actors. Anyway, that as it may, tonight I watched the show called "DIGNITY." (check the episodes) The show is straight forward, the show was about the shooting of Dr. Tiller in Witchia Kansas. Charity and I lived in Altoona about 100 miles from Witchia for 16 plus years. And there were many great churches in Witchia, yet the city was the capital city of abortions. The show was really about the debate in our country. In any show like this, there are facts that are facts and then some that are not. Opinions are those who the writers of the show. But you learn the prospectives of that the thinking is today. 35 years since the Row verses Row ruling and its still the topic today. But the comments made during the show was interesting. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 08:38PM (-05:00) BEAUTIFUL FALL TRESS Saturday, October 24, 2009 I LOVE THE TRIP TO RIVERS OF JOY BAPTIST CHURCH. THE FALL TRESS & LEAVES ISN'T GOD SOOOOOOOO GOOD? Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 09:45AM (-05:00) 37
  39. 39. Reflection On The Goodness of The Lord Sunday, October 25, 2009 REFLECTION ON SUNDAY By the end of the evening, I was refreshed in my spirit. This was the first Sunday at ROJBC when our worship leader Bob Temple really was now in Fort Worth Texas for a long while. And you get to church and you see no cars in the parking lot. And you are saying, "Okay, Lord, its Charity and I today." Then you realize you are early. We as pastors of small churches, (really small in numbers) sometimes are overwhelmed when even smaller number of people come. Today could have been such a day for me. But before the day was over, my focus was on the Lord and had a great time of fellowship. Too often pastors will express their disappointment over the offering, or attendance, or general attitude of the people. Satan likes to do that to you, you know. The pastor will spend a lot of time just complaining how bad he believes the people are for not doing more for the Lord. 38
  40. 40. I am grateful for the spirit of our people, I am grateful for their faithfulness. I am grateful that they love the Lord and want to come to all our services. I am glad they want to hear and learn the Word of God. We really have a great group of people. So today rather than getting down because Bob was not here, and Bill Bower has been sick for several weeks, that we would do the best we could do. And Bill Bower and I made a great team today. Johnny Edwards is a God sent servant of the Lord. He has been sick, his wife is not well either, but Johnny is still full of the spirit of the Lord in his singing and testimony for the Lord. Pauline and Johnny had a great special singing. We had a few visitors today. Janet Ramey worked hard on Saturday to give the kids a good time of fun. Then she got them to come to church on Sunday. Then one of her grand kids sung a special song tonight and that was very encouraging. So when the day was over, the Lord once again showed Himself as God and encouraged our hearts with His love and care and grace. We are a blessed people. Enjoyed teaching this morning in our Bible study time. "IN TIMES OF SPIRITUAL EXTREME ANXIETY WHAT DO YOU DO? And we talked about the Latin term: Coram Deo. Colossians 1:24, 1 Peter 2:21, 1 Peter 3:18, Philippians 3:10 In the morning hour I taught from Philippians 2:5 'WHAT IS THE MEAN OF THE INCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST." Jesus Christ became like us in order that we might become like Him. The eternal God came to earth in human form as Jesus Christ. (sermon outline and video come this week.) Sunday Evening we went to Romans 1:5 and finished up with the'THE PRIVILEGE OF THE GOSPEL." Romans 8:38-39 Then a great time of fellowship after the service. So by the time the day Charity and I got back to the house, we were encouraged in the Lord. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:52PM (-05:00) Rivers of Joy Baptist Church Staff and Singers Monday, October 26, 2009 Photo 10 25 09 Rivers Of Joy View more documents from Charles E. Whisnant. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:27PM (-05:00) 39
  41. 41. Self fulfillment Has Taken Over for Love for God Tuesday, October 27, 2009 The fall tress as you go down route 64 from our house to the church. In our society today, its true that self- fillment has taken over for consuming love for God. We are in the series on how temptation becomes sin on Wednesday night at Rivers of Joy Baptist Church. How does the devil get a person to sin! What is sin! Genesis 3:1-7 is a conversation between the devil and Eve. In Eve's talk with the Devil and into the talk Eve is saying "I will." Self-fulfillment has taken over for consuming love for God. For the first time ever, what is driving her is her satisfaction. And that's when sin moves from the mind into the feeling. She's already sinned in the mind, but now the sin is going to work on her emotionally. And it's going to conceive. And it's going to bring forth evil, disobedient behavior, and that will produce death in exactly the pattern of James 1:14 and 15. This is the self- seduction. This is where the feelings follow the mind. Look how it unfolds in Verse 6: "When the woman saw that the tree was good for food" -- that's not intellectual. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 07:29AM (-05:00) Shyanne Sining at Rivers of Joy Baptis Church Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 01:57PM (-05:00) How Satan Gets People To Sin Thursday, October 29, 2009 How Satan Gets People To Sin 1 of 5 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. October 28 2009 Charles E. Whisnant, teaches from Genesis 3:1-7 on How Satan got Eve to Sin and disobey God in the Garden of Eden. one of five., 40
  42. 42. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 10:41AM (-05:00) Did God Create Evil and Sin? Friday, October 30, 2009 When I began this series from Genesis back in Februay, I didn't know I would be still teaching in the series in November. But I am known for long series. THE PROFESSOR TEACHES ABOUT EVIL AND CHRISTIANITY: "Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. "You're a Christian, aren't ou son." "Yes sir." "So you believe in God?" "Absolutely." "Is God good?" "Sure! God's good." "Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything." "Yes" "Are you good or evil?" "The Bible says I'm evil." The professor grins knowingly "Ahh! THE BIBLE!" He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say there is a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help them? Would you try?" "Yes sir, I would." "So you're good...!" "I would say that." "Why not say that? You would help a sick and maimed person if you could..in fact most of us would if we could..... God doesn't." (No Answer) Well that is not the end of the talk between the professor and student, but you get the point. The truth is, if you don't understand Genesis 3 you might not understand the rest of the Bible. 41
  43. 43. • You can not know the solution to the problem, unless you know what the problem is. • You can not know the cure unless you know the right diagnosis. • You will never be able to know God's remedy for this world, if you don't know and understand the difficulty wunder which this world lives and functions. Well I am well into this study and much has been said about this matter of evil and sin and how all went wrong after God had made a perfect universe and world, and earth, and man and woman. After teaching six months on God's creation of the world, so perfect, then to have to spent another few months on how the devil destroyed this who world and everyone in it. How can that have happen? How was it that every think was "very good," at the end of Genesis 1 and then we come to chapter three and every thing we wrong? What went wrong. It's like man has fallen from heaven without a parachute, and he sinking at a speed toward hell with nothing to stop him. What happen in Genesis 3:1-7? Sin entered into the world for the first time. Satan entered into the Garden of Eden. And the devil has not left mankind along since then. Everything wrong is because of sin. And any accurate understanding of the way things are in the earth demands an understanding of sin. Without us knowing the events in Genesis three is not going to be a right view of how it is today in our world. Romans 8:21- 22 You and I are not the way God inteneded us to be. We have become "slavery to corrupltion." So how did all this happen? Was it all God's fault? Is God the creator of Evil and Sin? So you might need to read the outlines and maybe when you have time to listen to the videos on this subject. SO WHAT HOW DID SATAN GET EVE TO DISOBEY GOD? The Wrong Choices Led Eve To Sin 5 of 5 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 01:06PM (-05:00) 42
  44. 44. What A Great Day October 31, 2009 Saturday, October 31, 2009 Kyle and Brittney: the baby is due in late November Charity on our way to church last Sunday, I had to stop and take this photo Last week's four outline lessons: The birthday cake from Union Mills SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 2009 What a great day: I was up at 5 a.m. and had a great cup of good coffee, well several cups of coffee. Then woke Charity up and she was off to work around 7 a.m. I worked around the house in the morning. I finished the outline for Sunday night. Finished the church bulletin as well. I have uploaded Sunday Evenings video sermon from Romans 1:7, started this process around noon and as of 6:45 p.m. two are ready and the third will be soon. I picked up Charity at 1 p.m. and had lunch at Mex Itali with Kindra and Debbie. Then went to Kroger with Charity and I printed out some great photos. Finally back to the house by 2:30. I went to the church and visited some members and printed the outlines for Sunday's messages and the church bulletin. And while I was moving some old tapes from the passed, I came across a tape from Victory Baptist Church in 1974. Oh my, that was interesting to listen to. Goodness. Finally I arrived back home, and Charity had a nice supper. Now I am finishing up this post and will call it a day. Hope the Yankees win tonight. Ohio State won over a AAA team. 45-0. Its now 7:32 and 14 hours later, I believe I will take off my tie. 43
  45. 45. It has being a great day. Romans 1:7 and Philippians 2:8-9 great text for Sunday. Charity is getting a little supper ready, and we will rest a minute before we call this a great day. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 05:39PM (-05:00) The Saints Privileges in Christ Sunday, November 01, 2009 The Privelege of Good News 2 of 3 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo. The Provision of the Good News 3 of 3 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:20AM (-06:00) THE PREACHER AND HIS PREACHING Monday, November 02, 2009 The Preacher and His Teaching The Word from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo. So if you listen to this video, at the end you will be able to view the other videos. I just discovered that. Of course if you click on Vimeo you will also view all the videos we have made. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 09:47AM (-06:00) Beautiful Fall Scenery on Scioto 64 Trip to Church Monday, November 02, 2009 ISN'T GOD ALWAYS GOOD TO ALLOW US TO VIEW HIS CREATION? Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 10:49AM (-06:00) 44
  46. 46. TO HAVE WISDOM IS? Monday, November 02, 2009 Proverbs 10:1-2 INTRODUCTION REMARKSStudy Notes from November 01 2009In Bible Study: Rivers of Joy Baptist Church When the Hebrews heard the term “WISDOM” what did think? When Solomon wrote Proverbs and he used the general term ‘wisdom’ what was the idea that the Hebrew people received? • They understood the meaning to be one whose pattern of life, and lifestyle was in line with Biblical principles, and teaching of scriptures. • It seems today wisdom has the meaning of knowledge. Thus we need to get all this stuff of education down. But wisdom is: • The ability to understand who God really is, and what it is that God want you to do, and you are doing it. As I have said before: • Until you understand the intent of the Word of God, you can’t live it out in your life. • The purpose I have in mind when I am teaching, is to give you the sense of Scripture: is found in the example of these verses: • Ezra 7:10 : Ezra arrived in Jerusalem: prepared his heart, mind, soul: to seek the law of God and to do it, and to teach in Israel the statues and judgments of God. • Nehemiah 8:1-6: Ezra brought the law of God before the congregration: To all those who could understand. He read the law first. He prayed unto the Lord. Read it DISTINCTLY. And gave the SENSE And CAUSED them to understanding the reading. · 45
  47. 47. • Nehemiah 8:13 To understand the WORDS of the Law. They found what they were to do. · • Understand: “To turn the mind to:” Deut 32:29, Psalms 41:2, 64:10, Proverbs 16:20, Daniel 9:13 WISDOM: is in its last analysis is PERSOAL HOLINESS. FOOLISHINESS is in its last analysis: is PRACTICAL UNHOLINESS Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 05:07PM (-06:00) What Is The Right Motive of Spiritual Worship Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Spiritual (Worship) Service Unto the Lord 1 of 4 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo. There are four parts to this message. Its good that you can listen to 11 minute of the message and then listen later to the rest. At the end of video you will be directed to the others. Also on Growbylearning.com all the Video are on the front page. Until the Bible makes sense to you you will not be able to live out its princples, and thus the teaching of the Word is necessary for spiritual living. Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 05:27PM (-06:00) The Blues Family Friday, November 06, 2009 THE YOUNGER BLUES SON AND DAD SOME YEARS AGO. Eric and Charles THE YOUNG BLUES BROTHERS OF A FEW YEARS AGO Chad and Kyle Posted by Charles E. Whisnant at 06:04AM (-06:00) 46

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