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  1 Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
                                      Volume 3 Issue 7     July 2009




     The Pastor’s Corner                                    pool of Bethesda. We all need help. We all find
                                                            ourselves paralyzed at times, unable to do the
                                                            thing we want or ought to do. We find we are
                                                            lame: we do not walk very well spiritually. This
                                                            story is included in the gospels in order that we
Do You Want to Get Well?                                    might understand how God proposes to help us
                                                            through the ministry of Jesus. John goes on to say
                                  by Pastor Jim             what Jesus did:

John 5:1-5: After this there was a feast of the             When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had
Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now                   been now a long time in that case, he saith unto
there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool,           him, Wilt thou be made whole? {John 5:6}
which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda,
having five porches. In these lay a great                   What a strange question to ask of a man who had
multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt,                 been sick for 38 years! "Do you want to be healed?
withered, waiting for the moving of the water.              But Jesus never asked a foolish question in his
For an angel went down at a certain season into             life. Obviously it was important for this man to
the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then            answer (at least to himself) the question, "Do I
first after the troubling of the water stepped in           want to be healed?" I know many people today
was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.                who do not want to be healed. They do not want
And a certain man was there, which had an                   to receive divine help in their problems. They do
infirmity thirty and eight years.                           not want to be helped out of their weakness. They

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So here was a great crowd of people -- paralyzed,
blind, lame, sick -- all waiting for the water to be
troubled. Out of that crowd Jesus picked one lone                      Blessings Memorial Church
man. He did not empty the five porches, healing                           Jim Vanover, Pastor
everybody. He did not invite them all to come
down so that He might lay hands on them;                              Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.
nothing of that sort. He went to only one man.                   Sunday Morning Service – 10:45 a.m.
The value of a story like this, and the reason it is              Sunday Evening Service – 6:00 p.m.
in the gospels, is not only to reveal to us who                  Thursday Evening Service – 6:00 p.m.
Jesus was -- truth about the Lord himself -- but
also to show us how God proposes to deal with                            980 Woodland Avenue
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it was the helplessness of this man that drew
Jesus to him. We all can see ourselves, in a sense,               www.blessingsmemorialchurch.org
helpless, weak, crippled and lame, lying at the

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Do you want to get well? Continued                         up on himself? Did he say, "Oh, come on, I'll help
                                                           you get into the pool the next time the water is
love their weakness, their helplessness. They are          troubled"? No, he did not say that. He did not
always craving the attention of others through             offer that kind of help. He could have, but he did
their helplessness. They sometimes flee assuming           not. Did he say, "Hang on. Keep coming here.
responsibility for their own lives. I have even seen       Perhaps some day you'll make it in time. Some
people turn their backs on a way of deliverance            day it will all work out. Some day you'll be right at
they knew would work because they did not want             the edge of the pool when it's troubled and all
to be healed. I am sure if this man had answered           you'll have to do is fall in"? No, He did not say
Jesus along these lines our Lord would have gone           that either. Did He say, "Let's at least make you
His way and not done a thing for him. You                  comfortable. Let's get you a new mattress to lie
cannot help somebody who does not want                     on, put a few flowers around you and bring you
to be helped. One thing for sure, as our Lord              two meals a day"? No, He did not. These are the
moves among us, He will only ask this question of          suggestions of men, what we say to people. But
those who want to be healed. He will say nothing           Jesus does not say any of those things to people
to those who do not. Some, perhaps, may not have           who want to hear from him. What does Jesus say,
yet reached the place this man had reached. They           then? Notice carefully his method: First, He asks
are not helpless enough yet. They are not ready to         an impossible thing; secondly, He removes all
give up on human efforts to solve their problems.          possibility of a relapse; and thirdly, He expects a
They are not ready to admit they cannot make it            continued success. All these are involved in the
on their own. They are still determined to get into        words,
the water when it is troubled. Jesus can do
nothing for them. If indeed there are some who              …Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And
are reading this identify with this man, and the           immediately the man was made whole, and took
Lord is saying to you as we go through this                up his bed, and walked: … (John 5:8b-9a)
account, "Do you want to be healed?" you have to
answer that question. If you say, "Not yet," or,           Notice that the first thing Jesus says to do is
"No, I don't," then there is nothing more for you;         what the man could not do, rise, what he had
you may as well turn off your mind and not listen          tried for 38 years to do. On what basis does Jesus
any further. But this man at the pool of Bethesda          say these words to him? It is important to see
wants to be healed. Notice his answer:                     that. Somehow this man senses what that basis
                                                           was. Perhaps he was thinking, "If this man tells
The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no              me to rise (and I cannot rise), it must mean that
man, when the water is troubled, to put me into            he intends to do something to make it possible."
the pool: but while I am coming, another                   Thus his faith is transferred from his own efforts
steppeth down before me. {John 5:7}                        to Jesus: "He must do it. I can't." The man must
                                                           also have reasoned somewhat along these lines,
In other words, "Yes, I want to be healed, but I           "If this man is going to help me then I have got to
cannot. I've tried, I've done everything I know            decide to do what he tells me to do." That is a
how. I want to get into that water, I want to be           critical clue many miss when they are looking for
healed, but I lack the ability; I've no one to help        help from God. The Lord did not merely say,
me. I've given up. I have no hope." Many people I          "Rise," He said, "take up thy bed." Why did he say
meet are like that. They have given up on their            that? I like the way G. Campbell Morgan has put
situation, refusing to believe there is any hope it        it, "In order to make no provision for a relapse."
can change. They see no way, from a human                  The man might have said to himself, "I'm healed,
viewpoint, so they have resigned themselves to             but I had better leave my bed here; I may need it
being weak, failing and faltering Christians for the       tomorrow." If he had said that he would have
rest of their lives. That brings us to the critical        been back in it the next day. But he did not. The
moment of this story. What did Jesus say to a
man who had lost all hope, a man who had given                                            continued to page 3

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Do you want to get well? Continued                        earning on his part, to that person, Jesus says,
                                                          "Sin no more." This indicates what had been the
second thing Jesus said, "Take up your                    trouble all along. What would cause a man to lie
bed. Get rid of it; don't leave it there." In             helpless for 38 years? It was because some sin
those words He is saying something very                   was sapping the vitality of his life. Now, it is not
important to people who need to be healed: do             always sin that makes people sick. We do not
not make any provision to go back on what                 know what kind of sin this man had been
you have done. Many people fail right here. Go            committing. Perhaps it was a bitter spirit toward
home and pour out the alcohol! Go home and get            somebody. That will sap all the energy and vitality
rid of the drugs! Burn your bridges behind you.           of life and turn one into an invalid. I have seen
Say no to the friends who have been luring you on         that happen. Perhaps it was a shameful habit he
into evil. You will probably find that some of them       continually indulged in; an injury he had done to
will come back with you. Burn your bridges. Cut           someone and he had refused to correct it. God is
off any possibility of going back. Let somebody           working in this twentieth century. He is working
know the new stand you have taken so that he will         in international events; he is working in the
help hold you to it. Burn your bridges, is what           pressures and problems that come to each one of
Jesus is saying. That is so important. Many a             us; he is working in the very circumstance in
person has really been touched by God, delivered          which you find yourself today. What you need to
from some inner attitude, a bitter spirit or              know is, where is God moving in your life, and
whatever, but then he has allowed the past to             then work with him. Be his instrument. Allow it to
come back in again and he finds himself back              endure. The only thing that lasts, that gives
where he was. Our Lord knows what he is talking           significance to life -- and every one of us wants to
about -- "take up your bed." The third thing:             be significant -- is to be in line with what God
"walk." Do not expect to be carried -- walk. Many         does. Only God's work will last. All that men do
people want to be carried after they are healed.          will fall away to nothing. Even though it be
They expect everybody to gather around them and           religious work it will be nothing – trash burned by
keep them going -- a common area of failure. But          fire.
if Jesus gives you the power to rise, Jesus is the
One who can give you the power to walk every              Let me leave you now with this question that
day, to keep going. I like what one saint in my           Jesus asks each one of us: "In some area of your
congregation gave as advice, “just keep                   life, do you want to be healed?" If you say, "Yes,"
moving”! That is an important thing to see --             he will say, "Then stand up, take up your bed, and
you and the Lord. Your eyes not on your friends           walk."
or on yourself, your eyes on him. "Looking unto
Jesus, the author and finisher of faith," (Heb
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Noah - the Father Who Saved His                             Today the teachers identify the top problems as
Family (part 2)                                             drug and alcohol abuse, pregnancy,
                                        by Pastor Jim       suicide, rape, robbery, and assault! One
                                                            thousand school teachers each month require
{Part 1 was presented in the June 2009 newsletter}          medical attention at the hands of their students.
                                                            Welcome to the Dark Ages! We have sold our
                           There is no other way to         soul to a concept that will only produce ruin and
                           God, salvation is found          destruction.
                           only in Jesus Christ!
                           What pathetic arks we            The Ark Of The Secular Humanists have
                           have created in America          presented our children with an ark of self-
                           in an attempt to escape          sufficiency that says, “You are the master of
                           the necessity of                 your fate and the captain of your soul.”
                           submitting to God.               What an absolute joke! We are nothing but a wad
                                                            of dirt! You can’t take your next breath without
The Ark Of The New-Agers wear crystals and                  God’s permission! On the other side of your last
meditate until they reach an altered state of               breath will be God Almighty saying, “Give me
consciousness, trying to attain the power of God            an account of your life!” The Bible says it this
without submitting to God. It’s an absolute waste           way; “Professing themselves to be wise,
of time! “There is a way that seemeth right                 they became as fools.” (Romans 1:22)
unto man, but the end thereof are the
ways of death.” (Prov. 16:25)                               It has been said the education of one generation
                                                            will be the politics of the next generation. In the
The Ark Of Religion has given us statues and                1960’s we kicked God out of our schools, and now
saints! Religion has given us rituals without               we have a government that is kicking God out of
righteousness, and hype without holiness!                   all aspects of public life! We in America have
Paul said that in the last days:  “ there would             constructed arks that are taking us in the wrong
be those who would have a form of                           direction! We are on the wrong boat! We need to
godliness but deny the power of God, from                   get off and say, “this is not working! The arks
such turn away.” (II Tim. 3:5) Religion will                we have built have failed us!
deceive you! Religion will disappoint you!
Religion cannot save you! Only Jesus can save               There is only one ark - only one foundation - only
you! The Bible says; “How shall we escape if                one refuge from the storm - and that is Jesus
we neglect so great a salvation?” (Heb. 2:1)                Christ - only Jesus can save you! Not Buddha, not
                                                            Mohammed, not reverend Moon, not Edgar
The Ark Of Education with it’s pseudo-                      Cayce, not Anton LeVey’s church of Satan, Not the
intellectual arrogance has constructed an ark of            horoscope, not the New Age Movement, not the
salvation. It’s motto is “turn to education and             government! Salvation comes through Jesus
be saved!” Our public schools now                           Christ alone!
resemble happy hour in Beirut. The Ten
Commandments have been kicked out and                       The ark Noah built is often called the “Great
condoms and sex education have been brought in.             Ark.” It was 450 feet long, 75 feet wide
In 1940 teachers said that the top problems in              and 45 feet high! That’s a big boat! The point
public schools was running in the halls,                    is, there was room for everyone that God wanted
talking out of turn, chewing gum, making                    on the ark, with room to spare! His grace includes
noise in class and cutting in line in the                   all kinds of sinners! The Bible says: “whosoever
cafeteria. Oh, for the good ol’ days!                       will, let him come...” Whosoever means YOU!

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Noah - the Father Who Saved His Family -                    because you love them. The Bible says that if you
continued from page 4                                       spare the rod, you’ll spoil the child.
                                                            “Foolishness is bound in the heart of the
Noah is the father who saved his family!                    child, but the rod of correction shall drive
He preached one message for 120 years and eight             it far from him.” (Prov.22:15) “Chasten thy
souls were saved! I can just imagine Noah as he             son while there is hope, and let thy soul
breaks out the sermons on his “flood series”                spare for his crying.” (Prov. 19:18)

People would say, “well, we’ve heard that                   Fathers, show your sons how to be a real man!
before.” It didn’t matter if they had heard it              Get a job and go to work. Love their mothers as
before, it was the message that they needed to              Christ loved the church. If you want to spend
hear! And there is a message here today that we             something valuable on them, spend some time
need to hear! If we are going to survive as a               with them! Tell them what the rules are and when
nation, as a community, as a church, and as a               they break the rules, spank them - in love! God
family, “then there must be a burning                       padded your posterior for that reason! God’s
passion in the soul of every father to                      judgment brought the flood!
bring his own family into the ark of
salvation.” God places the spiritual                        It was not the result of cloud formations. This
responsibility of the family on the father -                flood was caused by sin. Genesis 6:5 says;
Not the mother -not the church -not the
Boy Scouts - not the school house, BUT                      “And God saw that the wickedness of man
ON THE FATHER!                                              was great in the earth.” The wickedness of
                                                            sin brought this flood to man as a judgment for
Why aren’t father’s in America leading their sons           his immorality. If God judged Noah’s generation,
and daughters into the ark of salvation?Because             He must judge America! It was a wicked day in
they aren’t there themselves! The American                  Noah’s generation, it is a wicked day in America!
home is plagued by the missing father! As a
result there are untold millions of children who            It’s a wicked day when you turn on a national
receive no spiritual or moral influence from their          television program and the guest is a woman who
fathers. The future of this nation is not going to be       had adopted a boy, and now that he is a man they
determined by the politician on the other side of           are having sex together!
the Potomac. It’s going to be determined by what
you as fathers teach your children concerning               It is a wicked day when rape and drive-by murder
Jesus Christ! Fathers, your children will do what           and AIDS and cocaine and crack and occultism
they see you do! They will say what they hear               are the order of the day in America!
you say! You take God’s name in vain, they will
take God’s name in vain. You live an immoral                It is a Wicked day when Hollywood’s God haters
lifestyle, chances are great that they too will live        project Jesus Christ as a lust-driven, sex crazed,
an immoral lifestyle! Toxic parents will                    demonized schizophrenic in movies like “Last
produce toxic children.                                     Temptation of Christ”.

The solution is found in Malachi 4:6 - “And he              Have you noticed that Christianity is the only
shall turn the heart of the fathers to the                  religion that Hollywood attacks with vengeance?
children, and the heart of the children to                  Why don’t they present Moses as a maniac?
their fathers, lest I come and smite the                    Why don’t they present Mohammed as a
earth with a curse.” God is saying that if the              pedophile? Why don’t they present Buddha
fathers will not turn to the children and the               doing drugs? If they did that, they would be
children to their fathers, he will curse that nation!       buried in lawsuits. There are 40 million
Fathers, I dare you to discipline your children.            Christians in this country who still believe the
Don’t provoke them to wrath, but discipline them                                            continued on page 6

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Noah - the Father Who Saved His Family -                  Urgent Plea for Christian Fervency in
continued from page 5                                     these "Last Days" and a Defense of the
                                                          Authorized King James Bible.
Christians in this country who still believe the            From an article written by Pastor S.H. Tow, D.D.,
Bible is true! If we’ll get our heads and hearts                                           M.D. of Singapore
together and stop going to movies that attack
traditional family values, that attack the                God's deliverance of England out of a thousand
Word of God, That attack patriotism, these                years of Roman darkness and superstition was
people would go broke! That’s what we need                sealed with the greatest English translation of
to do!                                                    history, the King James Bible. Without this "more
                                                          sure word of prophecy" (2 Peter 2:19), the
                                                          accurate and dependable Word of God in English,
God controls nature! He controlled the flood of
                                                          the Reformation in England could not have
Noah from the first drop of rain to the last. He          withstood the forces of the Counter Reformation.
watched everyone of the millions of people on             The King James Bible stood as a bulwark of the
earth drown and called it justice for the sins they       Protestant faith, a banner "that it may be
had committed. The storm clouds are now                   displayed because of the truth" (Psalm 60:4).
gathering over America! The door of the ark               Thank God for the King James Bible!
of salvation that is now open will one day be
closed forever. And it will be God who will               For three hundred years the beloved King James
close the door! One day we’ll preach the last             Bible, reigned in the hearts of God's people, the
                                                          instrument of gospel revival and the growth of
sermon, sing the last song, have the last                 great Church and Missionary movements around
altar call, and then the church will be raptured          the world. English-speaking Christians
instantly and make way for the antichrist and his         everywhere could join their hands in the use of
demonic minions to seize control of the earth,            the Spirit's mighty Sword, the faithful and
and I pray that you are not left behind to                accurate translation into English of the plenarily
see that happen! Noah was a godly father! He              and verbally inspired, inerrant, infallible,
knew the flood was coming and did everything              preserved Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek Words of
he could to save his family!                              God.

                                                          Today, no longer: the scene has changed. The
All you fathers and anyone who will become a              King James Bible is "on the way out," displaced
father, I challenge you to get your family saved! I       by an array of modern English Bibles. Churches
challenge you to be a godly example to your               and Christians have forsaken God's greatest gift,
children by the way that you live!                        "throwing out the wheat for the tares."

The first raindrops of judgment have                      Has the King James Bible outlived its usefulness?
started to fall. Get your family in the ark               The enemies of the truth would persuade us to
while there is still a chance!                            think so. But God alone must persuade us, "for we
                                                          can do nothing against the truth, but for the
                                                          truth" (2 Corinthians 13:8).

                                                          In the King James Bible we believe we have the
“I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy                accurately translated Word of God in English.
patience, and how thou canst not bear them                Resting in the assurance of our Lord in Matthew
which are evil: and thou hast tried them which            24:35, we answer the enemies of the King James
say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found        Bible: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My
them liars”                                               Words shall not pass away." The King James
                                                          Bible, the Word of God in English, will endure the
                                                          test of time, and the onslaught of false versions,
                                   Revelation 2:2         "until the Day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).

                                                                                 Submitted by Mike Truog


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Name above all names                                       In Zechariah, He is our fountain.
                                                           And is Malachi, He is the sure righteousness with
                                    by Mike Hines          healing in his wings.
                                                           In Matthew, thou art the Christ, the son pf the
God has promised He will never leave or forsake            Living God.
us. In Christ, God revealed His faithfulness to us         In Mark, He is the miracle worker.
from the beginning of time.                                In Luke, He’s the Son of Man.
                                                           And in John, He is the Door by which everyone of
In Genesis, Jesus is the ram at Abraham’s altar.           us must enter.
In Exodus, He’s the Passover Lamb.                         In Acts, He is the shining light that appears to
In Leviticus, He’s the High Priest.                        Paul.
In Numbers, He’s the cloud by day and the pillar           In Romans, He is our justifier.
of fire by night.                                          In 1st Corinthians, He is our resurrection.
In Deuteronomy, He’s the city of our refuge.               In 2nd Corinthians, He is our sin bearer.
In Joshua, He’s the scarlet thread out Rehab’s             In Galatians, He redeems us from the law.
window.                                                    In Ephesians, He is our unsearchable riches.
In Judges, He’s our judge.                                 In Philippians, He supplies our every need.
In Ruth, He’s our Kinsman Redeemer.                        And in Colossians, He’s fullness of the Godhead
In 1st and 2nd Samuel, He’s our trusted prophet.           Body.
And in Kings and Chronicles, He’s our Reigning             In 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, He is our soon
King.                                                      coming king.
In Ezra, He’s our faithful scribe.                         In 1st and 2nd Timothy, He is the only mediator
In Nehemiah, He’s the Rebuilder of everything              between God and man.
that is broken.                                            In Titus, He is our blessed hope.
In Esther, He’s Mordicai sitting faithful at the           In Philemon, He is a friend that sticks closer than
gate.                                                      a brother.
In Job, He’s our Redeemer that ever liveth.                And in Hebrews, He is the Blood of the
In Psalms, He’s my shepherd and I shall not want.          everlasting covenant.
In Proverbs and Ecclesiattes, He’s our wisdom.             In James, He is the great physician who heals the
And in the Song of Solomon, He’s the beautiful             sick.
Bridegroom.                                                In 1st and 2nd Peter, Jesus is the Chief Shepherd.
In Isaiah, He’s the suffering servant.                     In 1st, 2nd and 3rd John, Jesus is He who has the
In Jeremiah and Lamentations, it is Jesus that is          tenderness of love.
the weeping prophet.                                       In Jude, Jesus is the Lord coming with 10,000 of
In Ezekiel, He’s the wonderful four-faced man              his saints.
And in Daniel, He’s the fourth man in the midst of         And in Revelation, lift up your eyes, Church, for
the fiery furnace.                                         your redemption draweth nigh.
In Hosea, He is my love that is forever faithful.
In Joel, He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit.              Jesus Christ, born in a barn stall; lived as a
In Amos, He’s our burden bearer.                           carpenter (a worker of wood - what the cross is
In Obadiah, our Savior.                                    made of); a homeless, itinerate preacher; a
                                                           proclaimer of liberty from the bondage of the
In Jonah, He is the Great Foreign Missionary that
                                                           traditions of men; proclaimer of truth in the face
takes the Word of God into all the world.                  of organized religion’s opposition; betrayed,
In Micah, He is the Messenger with beautiful feet.         mocked, beaten; nailed to a cross. Our sins put
In Nahum, He is the Avenger.                               upon Him, the Father turning his back on the
In Habakkuk, He is the watchman that is ever               Son; who laid His life down voluntarily so he
praying for revival.                                       could take it up again; God the Son, the Lamb of
In Zephaniah, He is the Lord mighty to save.               god, the son of David.
In Haggai, He is the Restorer of four lost heritage.
                                                           He is our King of kings and Lord of lords.

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Back to Basics                                                  The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 bill
                                                                and sat down to write a thank-you note to God,
As our nation's Big 3 auto manufacturers face                   which read:
bankruptcy, we must go back to the old time
basics. Americans will soon need to once again embrace          Dear God: Thank you very much for sending the
the original Sport Utility Vehicle!!                            money. However, I noticed that for some reason
                                                                you sent it through Washington D.C... and those
                                                                idiots took $95.00 in taxes.


                                                                To: YOU
                                                                Date: TODAY
                                                                From: GOD
                                                                Subject: YOURSELF
                                                                Reference: LIFE

                                                                This is God. Today I will be handling All of your
                                                                problems for you. I do Not need your help. So,
                                                                have a nice day. I love you. And, remember... If
                                                                life happens to deliver a situation to you that you
                                                                cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it
                                                                yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something
                                                                for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All
                                                                situations will be resolved, but in My time, not
                                 submitted by John Snider       yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do
                                                                not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead,
                                                                focus on all the wonderful things that are present
Letter to the Banker –                                          in your life now. Should you decide to send this to
                                                                a friend; Thank you. You may have touched their
Dear Sirs,                                                      life in ways you will never know!

One of my checks was returned marked                            Now, you have a nice day.
"insufficient funds." In view of current                        God
developments in the banking industry, does that
refer to me or to you?
                                                                You might be from Ohio –
A little boy wanted $100.00 very badly and                      If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly",
prayed for weeks, but nothing happened. Then he                         ........you may live in Ohio.
decided to write God a letter requesting the
$100.00.                                                        If your local Dairy Queen is closed from
                                                                September through May
When The postal authorities received the letter to                    .........you may live in Ohio.
God , USA , they decided to send it to the
                                                                If someone in a Home Depot store offers you
President.
                                                                assistance and they don't work there
                                                                       ........you may live in Ohio.
The president was so amused that he instructed
his secretary to send the little boy a $5.00 bill.              If you know several people who have hit a deer
The president thought this would appear to be a                 more than once
lot of money to a little boy.                                          ........you may live in Ohio.

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Genesis 49:1-28




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      Sunday               Monday             Tuesday             Wednesday            Thursday            Friday             Saturday
                                                                                                            Women’s Bible Study
                                                                                                             Wednesday July 15th
                                                                                                                  1:00 pm

      July 2009                                                                                            “The Canaanite Woman”



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                                                                                  Happy Birthday -
                                                                                   Sharon Hayes




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 Sunday School 9:30   Happy Birthday -       Evening Bible    Happy Birthday -       Thursday                             Happy Birthday -
         am              Brooklyn               Study           Bob Eaton         Evening Service                          Penny Lemon
  M orning W orship
      10:45 am
                         Shouldis                                                    - 6:00 pm
  Evening Service
      6:00 pm



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 Happy Birthday -                            Evening Bible    Happy Birthday -       Thursday         Happy Birthday -
  Austin Hedges                                 Study          Sherry Altman      Evening Service      Valerie Abel
                                                                                     - 6:00 pm
                                                               Women’s Bible
                                                               Study 1:00 pm


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 Sunday School 9:30   Happy Birthday -       Evening Bible                           Thursday                             Happy Birthday -
         am           Gertrude Nelson           Study                             Evening Service                           Sharon Ogg
  M orning W orship
      10:45 am
                                                                                     - 6:00 pm
  Evening Service
      6:00 pm



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 Happy Birthday -                        Happy Birthday -                         Happy Birthday -
 Brandon Keaton                            Chris Fuller                             Bob Jasper




AIN'T                                              A bird's nest in a tree overhead,                 He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
                                                   So wisely placed up so high.                      'I've learned a lot about God.'
He was just a little boy,                          Was just another wonder,
On a week's first day.                             That caught his eager eye.                        'M'm very fine way,' the neighbor said,
Wandering home from Bible school,                                                                    'for a boy to spend his time.'
And dawdling on the way.                           A neighbor watched his zig zag course,            'If you'll tell me where God is,
                                                   And hailed him from the lawn;                     I'll give you a brand new dime.'
He scuffed his shoes into the grass;               Asked him where he'd been that day
He even found a caterpillar.                       And what was going on.                            Quick as a flash the answer came!
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,                                                                      Nor were his accents faint.
And blew out all the 'filler.'                     'I've been to Bible School ,'                     'I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
                                                   He said and turned a piece of sod.                If you can tell me where God ain't.'


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