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Revival: Monday Evening October 9, 2017

Randy Chovan

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Luke 14:25-35  And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,  (26)  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.  (27)  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.  (28)  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?  (29)  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,  (30)  Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.  (31)  Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?  (32)  Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.  (33)  So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.  (34)  Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?  (35)  It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

 

Vacation is Over!

Our vacation ended Sunday evening as we made our way back home ending our nearly two thousand mile jaunt. We began two weeks ago by traveling to Pine Bluff where we attended a Baptist church for the Sunday evening service. The pastor preached from Daniel 5 where he exhorted us to focus on serving the Lord where we are. {He made a very interesting observation as he pointed out that every time that Daniel was needed, they had to go find him} He didn’t run with the in crowd that was hanging out.  We drove the next day to Biloxi, MI staying two nights in a Bed and Breakfast home where we shared our faith and God’s blessings in our life.

We enjoyed a trip to the beach and outstanding sea food!  Monday night while we experienced an earthquake that was recorded as an 2.8 magnitude.  It was pretty exhilarating!  Then Wednesday we drove on to Pensacola, FL to the community of Milton and stayed with Buck and Sue, Family, what a blessing to a long trip!  We relaxed and refreshed {what a great hot tub!} and they took us out to the beach and fed us more sea food {their home cooking was far better than restaurant cooking!}.  We enjoyed every minute of our time with them!  Then we drove almost straight north to Joey and Adrian’s place in Morris, just north of Birmingham, AL where we stayed through Monday morning.

We were excited to get to worship with them in their home church, a Missionary Baptist church, but I was greatly disappointed that their pastor was on vacation!  I know so was I, but I wanted to hear him!  The young man who filled the pulpit was full of excitement and thrust, but just didn’t hit the mark….I was so disappointed, but understand that once I too was young, excited, untrained…but still, I wanted to, well, you know….

We headed home Monday stopping in Fayetteville, AR to have supper with Carolyn’s older brother, Perry. We had a great desire to see Tara Ross, to be some comfort to her in her great loss of her brother Sawyer.

I worked around the home place Tuesday {and had coffee with the guys at the church} then Wednesday evening we visited a large Broken Arrow Baptist church hoping for a Bible Study and were greatly disappointed that the preacher ‘takes off’ during the summer months and they have only auxiliary meetings…no place of general gathering of the church to hear God’s Word preached!

After Sawyer’s funeral Friday in Chelsea, we left for OKC to see Carolyn’s brother Paul and family and then on to Duncan to see my sister Helen and husband Gary who graciously allowed us to stay with them to make the drive to Springer, OK and the Springer Missionary Baptist Church where John Wiley allowed me to fill his pulpit {I just know there were people there who thought the same as I did at Morris…who is this guy?!} I appreciate the invitation to get to proclaim the Word in other places.

Now Monday morning we are home ready to get back to the task at hand….thank you for the time off!

Bro. Wayne

 

Sunday Evening July 23, 2017

Daniel Keely

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Mark 3:7-35 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, (8) And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him. (9) And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. (10) For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. (11) And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. (12) And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known. (13) And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. (14) And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, (15) And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: (16) And Simon he surnamed Peter; (17) And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: (18) And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, (19) And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house. (20) And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. (21) And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. (22) And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. (23) And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? (24) And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. (25) And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. (26) And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. (27) No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. (28) Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: (29) But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: (30) Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. (31) There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. (32) And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. (33) And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? (34) And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! (35) For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Sunday Evening January 8, 2017

Daniel Keely

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1 Timothy 3:1-7 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. (2) A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; (3) Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; (4) One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (5) (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) (6) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. (7) Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

The Old Family Bible

A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. “Mama, look what I found,” the boy called out. “What have you got there, dear?” With astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered, “I think it’s Adam’s underwear”!
I read this story and it reminded me of my mom’s old Family Bible. Some of my earliest memories are of our Family Bible that sat on the coffee table in our living room on South Eighth Street in Yukon, OK. When the evenings came {before we had a television} and before the radio programs came on, there was that time between supper and bed time when it was too dark or the weather was inclement and we stayed in the house, mom would open that Bible and read us stories from it. I don’t remember how often or even how long it would last because many times I would go to sleep while she was reading….
But I do remember several things about that Bible. It was full of color pictures! My most vivid memory is the one of aged Daniel standing with his hands behind his back with just a glimmer of light around him and in the darkness behind him were the ferocious eyes of lions, crouched, waiting to pounce on him. I can still feel the terror as I remember back… Another picture that caught my attention was that of an old man {Jacob} stretching on a rock and looking up at a ladder reaching into the clouds and Angels on the ladder and around him. There were so many pictures and I enjoyed them so much….
But there was another thing about our Family Bible….Mom had ‘stuff’ in it! An old hankie {I never knew whose it was} flowers that were pressed between a paper then put in between the pages…I never understood why, but I know it was important to Mom. There were all kinds of ‘receipts, papers that looked official, programs and even some pictures of people I did not know that mom kept there. You know, as I think of it now, it was kind of a ‘safe’ where mom could keep her stuff.
She never let that Bible out of the room…it was always there, until we moved.. I don’t remember ever looking at it again.
When Carolyn and I were going to be married I bought us a Family Bible and it became a ‘catch all’ for our ‘stuff’ until the pastor of our church came to visit. He had just preached on the Family Bible and perfectly described mom’s and our Bible… When He asked if we had a Bible I proudly got up and went into the bedroom of our mobile home and dumped all the ‘stuff’ out and brought it to him…Carolyn was mortified thinking it was in the condition he had preached on…but I unloaded it!
It was after that visit by Bro. Atkinson the Bible became more than a safe for our ‘stuff’, it became the Book of Life for us… We surrendered our lives to Christ and His Church and our journey that has led us here began. I love our old Family Bible…. You ought to get you one…it changed my life.

Bro. Wayne

Sunday Evening May 17, 2015

Wayne Keely

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Exodus 16:1-36  And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.  (2)  And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:  (3)  And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.  (4)  Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.  (5)  And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.  (6)  And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:  (7)  And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?  (8)  And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.  (9)  And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.  (10)  And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.  (11)  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  (12)  I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.  (13)  And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.  (14)  And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.  (15)  And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.  (16)  This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.  (17)  And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.  (18)  And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.  (19)  And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.  (20)  Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.  (21)  And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.  (22)  And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.  (23)  And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.  (24)  And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.  (25)  And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.  (26)  Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.  (27)  And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.  (28)  And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?  (29)  See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.  (30)  So the people rested on the seventh day.  (31)  And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.  (32)  And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.  (33)  And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.  (34)  As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.  (35)  And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.  (36)  Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

Sunday Evening April 19, 2015

Buck Keely

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Joshua 7:1-26  But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.  (2)  And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.  (3)  And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.  (4)  So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.  (5)  And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.  (6)  And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.  (7)  And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!  (8)  O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies!  (9)  For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?  (10)  And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?  (11)  Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.  (12)  Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.  (13)  Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.  (14)  In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households; and the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man.  (15)  And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.  (16)  So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:  (17)  And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:  (18)  And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.  (19)  And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.  (20)  And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:  (21)  When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.  (22)  So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.  (23)  And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD.  (24)  And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.  (25)  And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.  (26)  And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.

Sunday Morning March 29, 2015

Wayne Keely

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Exodus 10:1-29  And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:  (2)  And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD.  (3)  And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.  (4)  Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:  (5)  And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field:  (6)  And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.  (7)  And Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?  (8)  And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but who are they that shall go?  (9)  And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.  (10)  And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.  (11)  Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.  (12)  And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.  (13)  And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.  (14)  And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.  (15)  For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.  (16)  Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.  (17)  Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.  (18)  And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.  (19)  And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.  (20)  But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.  (21)  And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.  (22)  And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:  (23)  They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.  (24)  And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.  (25)  And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.  (26)  Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.  (27)  But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.  (28)  And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die.  (29)  And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.

Disasters anyone?

What a week has passed by! I don’t need any more like this past one. By now most of you know that Monday morning September 8 Mickey had a safe fall on him pinning him to the ground. It fractured his right hip, smashed his knee and did damage to his left arm. He is now recovering and is doing very well. It should take six to eight weeks for recovery. We rejoice in God’s goodness and grace displayed upon Mick’s behalf. It could have been much worse!
We have been watching the volcano eruption that is ongoing in Hawaii where two of our sons and their families live {Nate, Anita and Hunter and Benjamin and Christina} Also my brother Buck and two of his children and their families live there as well so I have observed with great interest as the volcanic eruption has been ongoing and a lava flow is heading right toward their town of Palau. The volcano is named ‘Kilauea’ and has targeted the area in which our families live. The lava flow is moving at a rate of ¼ mile per day but is just less than two weeks to reach the town. According to the scientists, it will go right through the neighborhood Benjamin owns a house in and will make the route to the town impassable. If you would like to read more it is found here: http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/volcano-update/pahoa-within-pele-s-grasp
Pretty scary stuff for those living there, Nate and Anita are planning on moving back to tornado ridden Oklahoma…a known disaster area is always better than an unknown?!
Preparations for their return and Benjamin and Christina are adopting a daughter ‘Grace’ who is four years old, will be here September 27 two days before the lava flow is scheduled for their neighborhood….well, life goes on! Anyway with Tony, Charlie four of their children and Harold Atzbach moving back and living with us, our lives have been pretty interesting these past few weeks and could get even more so in the days ahead!
It looks like the building process for the church is starting to pick up. The drill rig for testing our soil for the foundation should be here this week to enable our engineer to calculate the foundation for our new addition.
The driveway approach should be poured this week {weather permitting}. I thank God I get to see Him at work at Rehoboth! I hope you are enjoying His moving as well….
Bro. Wayne

A Wonderful Time of Vacation

Yes, it was a wonderful time of vacation!  Carolyn and I spent the first week around Claremore working and doing things that we just don’t have time for when in full scale ministry;  fence building, cleaning the creek area and repairing the home place.  We visited Daniel our first Wednesday evening off and were blessed.  We took off last Sunday morning and visited First Baptist, Luther, OK and Quail Springs Baptist in OKC.  Sunday evening we attended Vandenament Ave. Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Yukon {where I was saved in 1957} We also went to the house where I lived there in Yukon as a child. Monday through Wednesday we stayed in OKC and rested.

On Wednesday evening we attended the Canadian Valley Baptist Church in Mustang, OK and went on to spend a couple of days with my sister and brother in law.  Yes.  It was a great time off!

I read this during my time off and wanted you to see this quote by Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of Moody Church in Chicago.  It will be worth your  time to look this up and read it: https://us-mg205.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=sbc&.rand=cupdot39bv85v#mail

I was amazed at how much this guy agrees with what I have been saying the past few years.  I was blessed to see that others recognize the state the church is in!  If you are unable to open up this I will have a few copies at the church Wednesday evening for you to read.

Vacation time is here.  I hope every one of us will have time to spend vacating their mundane responsibilities for a short time this summer; but until then and when you return remember to fulfill your place of labor and responsibility ‘occupying’ until Jesus comes!  Luke 19:13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.’

I do believe that Jesus is coming soon and I intend to ‘Occupy’ till He comes!

I will be back in the pulpit Wednesday evening.  Hope to see you then.

Bro. Wayne