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Sunday Morning December 17, 2017

Daniel Keely

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Luke 1:1-4,   Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,  (2)  Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;  (3)  It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,  (4)  That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
Luke 2:1-20  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.  (2)  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)  (3)  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.  (4)  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)  (5)  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.  (6)  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  (7)  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  (8)  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  (9)  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  (10)  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  (11)  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  (12)  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  (13)  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,  (14)  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  (15)  And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.  (16)  And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.  (17)  And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.  (18)  And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.  (19)  But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.  (20)  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Wednesday Evening October 4, 2017

Wayne Keely

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Daniel 9:1-27  In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;  (2)  In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.  (3)  And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:  (4)  And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;  (5)  We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:  (6)  Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.  (7)  O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.  (8)  O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.  (9)  To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;  (10)  Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.  (11)  Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.  (12)  And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.  (13)  As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.  (14)  Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.  (15)  And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.  (16)  O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.  (17)  Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.  (18)  O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.  (19)  O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.  (20)  And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;  (21)  Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.  (22)  And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.  (23)  At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.  (24)  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.  (25)  Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.  (26)  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.  (27)  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Sunday Evening August 6, 2017

Terry Siemens

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Psalms 119:33-40  HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.  (34)  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.  (35)  Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.  (36)  Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.  (37)  Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.  (38)  Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.  (39)  Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.  (40)  Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

 

The Light of the World is Jesus

You know summer has begun when graduation ceremonies are finished {Saturday evening we celebrated the achievements of our students that have graduated} and Camps begin {twenty two of our adults and youth left this morning at 7:15 for Falls Creek} and the banner is posted in the front lawn announcing Vacation Bible School {it is there}.  Yes, summertime activities have begun…

A week ago we celebrated Memorial Day with a picnic and last evening while listening to Bro. Daniel share his mission trip with Nora and little Esther to Kobe, Japan , we shared in another hot dog and sandwich supper…we sure know how to eat around this place!  What an interesting trip they shared with pictures of places most of us will never see in person but became familiar as we relate them to the lost ness of a whole people group.  Japan remains the least evangelized nation where the Gospel has been preached!  It was obvious last evening that Daniel brought home a burden for them and made it known to us!  Pray with us that God would use their efforts to reach those souls that would carry on the message that was shared with them.

It was a joy for me to share the message Sunday morning of Jesus Christ the Great High Priest!  What a Savior!  My favorite verse in the text was Hebrews 7:25Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.’  This is truth!  God sent His Only Begotten Son that WHOSOEVER would believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.

I could not help but think how simple the message of Salvation is as Daniel was sharing the pictures of countless people standing in line waiting to ring the bell to wake their god so they could make petition to a false deity!  Yet there in our Text Sunday morning is the answer to all their needs: ‘But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.’ Philippians 4:19&20 And what is amazing is that He stands ready for whosoever to call upon Him in their time of need! ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.’ Hebrews 4:16

Yes, we serve a Mighty God that sent His Son to save the whole world: ‘And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.’ I John 2:2  The amazing part is that we carry this message in our hearts and lives!  Why won’t you share the Love of God with those around you …and make the difference in someone’s life today?

Bro. Wayne

 

 

TAX TIME DELAYED!

The Tax man cometh!  Because of Good Friday Holiday the government pushed the tax due day from April 15 to April 18, that is tomorrow!  I sent in my first quarter estimated taxes Saturday.  I filed my taxes back in March.  Paying taxes is not a new thing.  It was a point of contention even in Jesus’ day: Matthew 17:24-27And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.’

But Jesus settled that issue forever.  ‘Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them’ So followers of Jesus pay their taxes!  But sometimes it is sure a point of contention!

There is coming a time when the entire world will be taxed: Much like the one in Luke 2 where the Caesar of Rome, Augustus, enrolled all the world in order to tax them.  The Prophecy concerning this coming taxation is found: Daniel 11:20&21Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.’

This vile person is known to us as ‘the man of sinII Thessalonians 2:3&4Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.’ Who will fulfill the words of Daniel in his prophecy.  It seems to me that we are fast approaching the appointed time!

This time of the year has long been held by the Israeli calendar to be of great prophetic significance: From the Passover to Pentecost…a fifty day period of great events to both Jew and Christian alike.  Next week I will share with you specific Holy Days and their importance to us.  Until then:

KLUJICS…Keep Looking Up Jesus Is Coming Soon!

Bro. Wayne

Springtime and Resurrection

When I stepped outside this morning I could tell that spring had finally arrived.  The warm muggy atmosphere is a harbinger of the hot summer days that will arrive way too soon to suit me, but it is the cycle that makes me love Oklahoma weather and keeps me excited: planting the spring garden, then the summer activities of fishing and water sports.  Then before you know it, the days are so hot and humid you begin to look forward to the fall temperatures.

I thought about the season and the life that God has given me.  Three of our sons were born within a week of this day: Mickey, March 28, 1970; Daniel, April 4, 1984 and Benjamin, March 27, 1989.  Tomorrow is Daniel’s birthday…and he has taken the week to go rest and reflect with his family.  I hope he has a blessed birthday…he has certainly blessed us, his family.

For now, I am thankful for the season and Resurrection Sunday.  I praise God for His Son and the work He did on the cross for me {us}.  I cannot imagine, nor do I want to imagine what life would be like without Him and His Church!   ‘Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.’ Acts 20:28

People all over the area are missing the single most blessed experience there is in the world.  That is to worship God in the Spirit and Truth: ‘But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.     God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.’

John 4:23-24

Resurrection Sunday is April 16 this year:   To many the ‘Easter’ season is an event that incorporates pagan rites such as Easter bunnies and Easter eggs that portray the idea of resurrection and fertility.  Should we take part in pagan worship as did the Israelites of old?  Knowing it or not they are invoking the fertility gods of old such as Diana of the Ephesians and Ishtar of Babylon! Are God’s people held accountable for celebrating such practices??  Does being ignorant of such activities excuse our being involved in them?  God have mercy on us: Ezekiel 8:6He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.’

If you will take time to read this account in Ezekiel 8:1-18 you will find that our God is a jealous God and He will not allow this pagan worship to continue without His judgment.  God help us to reject the world’s way of worship!

 

And that is the bottom line.

Bro. Wayne

 

 

 

Ordained of God

I recorded the entire day’s activities on Fox News Friday as we watched our new President sworn into office.  There was a lot of pomp and ceremony, but in the end it was a simple inauguration {swearing in} service.

What is interesting to me is that it is for a man to serve his country for four years…then, even if he wins another four years, it must be done all over again.

This coming Sunday evening during our 6:00 p.m. service you can have a ‘front seat’ to observe the Ordination {to invest; clothe or adorn} service of Daniel Keely.  This ordination will not be for four years, but will last throughout his lifetime.

We will come together as a church to act upon a recommendation by the ordination council that has been invited, and observe as they invest upon Daniel the ‘laying on of hands’ that is spoken of in:

I Timothy 4:14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.’ Now some do not understand the importance of this act…but it is important just the same.  It sets Daniel apart as one of the ‘Ordained’ pastors that will carry on the Gospel to another generation.  You won’t want to miss this very special service!

I was ordained December 15, 1974 by a group of Pastors and Deacons that came together for the same purpose;  Most of those men who ‘laid hands’ on me are now dead and the others have retired from the Gospel ministry.  I have carried the Gospel message now as an ordained minister for 42 years, having preached since April, 1972 {45 years}.  I had no idea where God would carry Carolyn and me as we were surrendered to His will and purpose, but trusted Him with our lives.

He has brought us to this Church where we have now invested the past nineteen years of our lives.  What a JourneyWhat a life!

I am excited for Daniel, Nora and their children and the Churches that they will invest their lives in and for those Churches that will call them to serve.  It is a great calling, a great life and a wonderful journey…

Here is my tribute to Daniel and all the young men that will follow in the steps of God’s men through the ages who responded to His Call for their lives and have remained faithful: II Timothy 4:1-5I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.’

In Jesus’ Name….Amen!

Wayne

 

 

 

Sunday Morning January 8, 2017

Wayne Keely

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Jeremiah 32:1-44 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. (2) For then the king of Babylon’s army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah’s house. (3) For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it; (4) And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes; (5) And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper. (6) And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, (7) Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it. (8) So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD. (9) And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle’s son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver. (10) And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances. (11) So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open: (12) And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison. (13) And I charged Baruch before them, saying, (14) Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days. (15) For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land. (16) Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying, (17) Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: (18) Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, (19) Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: (20) Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day; (21) And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror; (22) And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey; (23) And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them: (24) Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it. (25) And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans. (26) Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, (27) Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? (28) Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it: (29) And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger. (30) For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD. (31) For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face, (32) Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (33) And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction. (34) But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it. (35) And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. (36) And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; (37) Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: (38) And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: (39) And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: (40) And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. (41) Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. (42) For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them. (43) And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans. (44) Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD.

It’s Christmas Time!

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.’ Titus 2:11-14

I cannot remember a Christmas service that I enjoyed any more than this past Sunday!  From the opening sound of the trumpets playing to the hand bell choir to the piano special; the harp and guitar ensemble then the piano and violin special…well I thought it couldn’t get any better!  Then Sunday evening the Sanctuary Choir preformed their cantata of ‘One Small Child’ and topped the charts!  It was truly amazing to see all of the talent on display offering our worship to the King of Kings in the season we celebrate His birth!  What a day….!

One of the most difficult tasks handed to me over the years has been to bring an appropriate message after a choir special or a children’s program…this year the task fell on Daniel.  He stepped up after a wonderful ministry to our souls by the choir and opened the Book of Hebrews and preached to us Jesus!  What a fine message it was; taking us right to the Throne of God where our Lord Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God…waiting till His enemies be made his footstool.  What a message and what a fine way to close our pre-Christmas service!

Thank you to all who ministered to us Sunday!

If you missed, you can go to our web page: www.roomforus.com and go to the sermons and hear for yourself the messages that were delivered Sunday morning and Sunday evening 12/18/16.  Just click on the date and service time and you can hear for yourself the uplifting messages from God’s Word…what a day we live in!  What a Mighty God we serve!

Wednesday evening our children will be bringing us the Christmas story by their program.  You won’t want to miss!  The program will begin at 6:00 p.m.  It is always a joy to see our children acting out the wonder of Christmas.

The season is here, the weather has been frightful, the snow came….One day Jesus Himself will come!  That is our Blessed Hope:

Bro. Wayne

Sunday Evening August 21, 2016

Wayne Keely

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Jeremiah 24:1-10  The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.  (2)  One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.  (3)  Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.  (4)  Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,  (5)  Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.  (6)  For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.  (7)  And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.  (8)  And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:  (9)  And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.  (10)  And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.