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Food, Fellowship, Celebrations and Wedding!

Our time together this past week was a little taste of Heaven for me. Wednesday evening we shared together in The Lord’s Supper service, sharing a fellowship meal before our time of understanding and dedication to Christ preparing us for Resurrection Sunday. Then came Saturday morning as Carolyn and I watched the eclipse of the blood moon from the parking lot of the church looking west and then I joined the men and boys for a wonderful breakfast and sharing time {Daniel’s words of devotion were a special encouragement to me} and our meetings of the Deacons, Trustees and Finance committee; seeing what God is doing in our fellowship, buildings and finance is astounding! Then we moved on to Bible Study and Worship on the morning of our Lord’s Resurrection well, it was just wonderful. Nancy’s special music was almost too much for me. Then if that weren’t enough, Sunday evening as we celebrated Corbin Thompson’s baptism and the looking at prophetic events being fulfilled in our day made it an almost perfect day.
Along with that, our family celebrated three birthdays this past week: Monday evening we celebrated Mickey’s 45th and Benjamin’s 26th birthdays {March 27&28} (sorry you missed Benj) in a cookout in our back yard with 31 of us here. What a party! Then Saturday evening we celebrated Daniel’s Birthday at the Atzbach home with 51 in attendance… what an amazing time!
What I am saying is our time was almost all taken up in celebrations….almost like our time in Heaven?!
This next two weeks will be even more filling: Along with the normal activities of outreach/inreach Tuesday and Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study, we will have the Gross/Crabtree wedding rehearsal Friday evening and their wedding Saturday at 4:00 p.m. it should be some celebration! And beginning April 17 – 22, I will be involved with Daniel’s revival at New Beginnings Baptist Church in Chateau along with my brother Buck, John Wiley, Dave Kelley and Chester Webster. It almost seems Biblical when you hear our Lord’s Words concerning the last days: Matthew 24:37-39But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’
The only difference is: We know the time in which we are living and we are watching for our Lord to come! Are you living and watching? See you Wednesday or sooner….Bro. Wayne

Sunday Evening October 5, 2014

Wayne Keely

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1 Corinthians 11:19-34
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

Sunday Morning September 14, 2014

Wayne Keely

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Revelation 21
Luke 20:1-26
And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them. And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no? But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar’s. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s. And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.