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“The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord...” Isaiah 29:19

September 2012
Volume 13 Issue 9
Mission Statement To declare the Gospel which brings willing hearts to a saving faith in Christ Jesus and causes a life of Christ likeness through Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Teaching, and Fellowship.

The newsletter of Increasing Joy Ministries Inc.

The Infallible Word of God

Inside This Issue
Pastor’s Message Men’s Ministry

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Apostle’s Creed Selah

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:1, 14 “At its simplest level, if God is God and cannot err and if the Scriptures are God’s Word, then it has to be infallible. An infallible God cannot err. Scripture, which comes from God, by definition, has to be infallible. How could it be God’s Word and at the same time be fallible? The Greek word for infallible is tekmērion it means: that from which something is surely and plainly known. To the question “Is the Bible truly the Word of God?” For us the answer is “yes” then the Bible must be without error.” A journalist some years ago went back to the archeological evidence in order to debunk the Bible. He came away converted. The Bible, he discovered, was the most extraordinary document he had ever studied. It projected the truth of history in periods when there was no other historical account. Archeological evidence is demonstrating that it is absolutely correct, even in the most meticulous details. It is impossible to look at the totality of Scripture and attribute it to anything other than the work of the Holy Spirit.

Pastors Dr. William and Dr. Barbara DeSue

Through three and a half millennia, these documents have survived, not only as holy writ, but as historical records, basically unchallenged. Over the ages the Bible has withstood every single challenge or test. Those studying the debates at the canonical council where it was determined which books were worthy of being called Scripture, truly sought the mind of God. The probative tests that were applied to determine whether or not writing was Scripture were tougher than anything in the scientific method. Many critics in the last two hundred years have looked for holes in the Bible. They asserted, for example, that there was no evidence that the Psalms were written by David, more than a thousand years before Christ, because they contain information not known in those days. The Psalms were in the Maccabean era, the critics said. Then came the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls. Today no reputable scholar would argue that the Psalms all came from the time of the Macabees. In Psalm 22 we see a precise description of the crucifixion, which wasn’t even invented until a hundred years before Christ. One has to conclude that the Psalms were inspired by God. The discovery of the Hittite Empire is another verification of the accuracy of the Bible. Critics claimed that the Bible erred in speaking of such a kingdom of which there was no other historical record. Yet within the last fifty years archeologists have discovered that there was indeed a Hittite Empire, just as the Bible said, with a finely defined language. One by one, scholarly attacks upon the Scriptures have been discredited by archeological discoveries and other evidence. What is bound together in a book called the Bible is historically accurate, was correctly compiled, and is extraordinary because no book has a history like it. It prophesied events long before they occurred. Those prophecies are fulfilled in the facts of history. To say that the Bible,

IJM Motto:
Seeking The Lost Strengthening The Saved Serving Others

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which stands up to all tests and attacks is nonetheless just a book of human origin, is simply an unenlightened position. That is not the view of a scholar – it’s the position of someone who has an atheistic presupposition and therefore has to say that in order to discredit the Bible. When we say that the Bible is God’s Word, we mean in its original autographs. In the process of translating and copying through the years the original autographs could have been mistakenly changed in some places. But in its original autographs the Bible has to be without error.

is correct as opposed to someone else’s. But out of that process of trying to interpret God’s Word, truth emerges, though at times some of us may be off base in one way or another. This is the tension of the believer’s life. If it were otherwise, we would be noting but robots. Part of that tension is healthy and the consequence of God having made us in His image with minds of our own.

The most remarkable thing, though, is the difference the Scripture makes in the lives of those who sincerely follow it. Rarely will you find someone saying, “I’ve studied the Bible; I’ve lived it for years and it doesn’t work for me.” The majority opinion is they who’ve read it and live it say that the more they truly absorb the word of The resurrection of Christ is one of the most powerful attestations God and seek to live by its precepts; they find that God is able to to the accuracy of Scripture. The evidence of the resurrection of accomplish amazing things for His purposes through their lives. Christ is more powerful than anything ever argued in a court of law. Eleven eyewitnesses wrote independently, corroborating one All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for another. For forty years they were persecuted for their statements doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousthat Christ was raised from the dead, and yet they never denied ness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished Him. It’s a phenomenal stretch to hold that any of the apostles unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 of Christ could have maintained a lie for forty years. Their story had to be true. They had to have Jesus who was resurrected from For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the dead. grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word God’s Word is infallible; God’s people are not. We are fallible, and which by the gospel is preached unto you. I Peter 1:24-25 therefore we sometimes interpret things in a different way than God intended. Two people can read the same verse of Scripture Sited from Chuck Colson’s Article. Why I Trust the Bible, Practiand come to different conclusions. That’s the result of free will, cal Christianity, 1987, Tyndale House Publisher, Inc. Wheaton, and I would not be so arrogant as to say that my interpretation Illionis. Pastor William DeSue

Debt

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Money Matters

Myth: I should pay off the debt with the highest interest rate first Build Momentum to get out of debt quickly. Redo this each time you pay off a debt, so you can see how close you are getting to freedom. Keep the old papers to wallpaper Truth: You should pay off the smallest debt first to create the the bathroom in your new debt-free house. The New Payment greatest momentum in your debt snowball. is found by adding all the payments on the debts listed above that item to the payment you are working on, so you have comThe math seems to lean more toward paying the highest interest pounding payments which will get you out of debt very quickly. debts first, but what I have learned is that personal finance is 20% Payments Remaining is the number of payments remaining when head knowledge and 80% behavior. You need some quick wins you get down the snowball to that item. Cumulative Payments in order to stay pumped enough to get out of debt completely. is the total payments needed, including the snowball, to pay off When you start knocking off the easier debts, you will start to see that item. In other words, this is your running total for Payments results and you will start to win in debt reduction. Remaining. Debt Snowball Plan The principle is to stop everything except minimum payments and focus on one thing at a time. Otherwise, nothing gets accomplished because all your effort is diluted. First accumulate $1,000 cash as an emergency fund. Then begin intensely getting rid of all debt (except the house) using my debt snowball plan. List your debts in order with the smallest payoff or balance first. Do not be concerned with interest rates or terms unless two debts have similar payoffs, then list the higher interest rate debt first. Paying the little debts off first gives you quick feedback, and you are more likely to stay with the plan.
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Debt Free! You attack the smallest debt first, still maintaining minimum payments on everything else. Do what is necessary to focus your attention. Keep stepping up to the next larger bill. After the credit debt is taken care of, you are ready for the next Baby Step in your Total Money Makeover. I have been broke. I know how scared I felt, and I know how fast I wanted to get out of debt. I know how you feel, and I have learned that what really works is unbelievably fierce, focused intensity. Dave Ramsey

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R E L AT I O N S H I P B u I L D I N G
Jesus, as He was preparing to return to the Father, commissioned His disciples, the eleven then and us today, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 18." In this Great Commission, Jesus effectively said, “We have spent the last three years together, and I exemplified making disciples of and with you, I have all the authority, so go and do has you have seen me do and taught.” A key aspect of what Jesus did with His disciples was to build relationships, and in making disciples, He is calling us to build relationships as well. Some relationships develop naturally, while others take more effort on one party’s part. There are some important aspects of building relationships that is clearly laid out in scriptures.

IJM MEN’S MINISTRY

selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4) Sometimes we will have to stick our necks out, if you will. We will have to carve out time in our schedules (read intentionally) to spend time with others, in communication. We will have to give of our material resources at times. We will certainly have to turn the other cheek, ask for forgiveness, or say I am sorry whether we were wrong or not to keep dialogue open. We must let our light shine at all times.

We must be sincere in our relationships and how we deal with each other. We must be willing to be vulnerable, including disclosing our thoughts and feelings (okay fellas, don’t glaze over this one).No relationship deepens unless we are sincere, and communicate clearly and honestly. Sometimes we may need help, don’t be too proud to ask for help. With the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit allow others to know First of all, we must realize that there is purpose in the relationships that you beyond the “Hey man, how you doing?; All is well, God is good” the Lord has led us into by the Holy Spirit. God is reconciling men to niceties. At times we have to explain the why’s of our lives. We have to Himself and He has “…reconciled us to himself through Christ and tell others that we appreciate them and care about them as relationships gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the deepen. Jesus exemplifies this sincerity and transparency saying, “ I no world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins longer call you servants, because a servant does not against them. And he has committed to us the mesknow his master's business. Instead, I have called sage of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5).” Whether There is purpose in the you friends, for everything that I learned from my it is by bringing new disciples to Christ, or helpFather I have made known to you.” relationship that the ing our fellow brethrens maintain their relationship with Christ, we are in the reconciling business, the Lord has led us into by Last but not least, we must be sensitive to othFather’s business. It is vital that we keep in constant ers. We must take care in listening to and learnprayer about how, with whom and when, we should ing about each other. In starting out take the time the Holy Spirit engage in relationships. to get the basics down; memorize their names and proper pronunciation and that of their spouse and In order for any relationship to remain intact, there children, if applicable. You would be surprised how must be intentionality with commitment. Before I go any further, I many people are turned off or offended by others’ mispronunciation of must say that as Christians, we should be the persons leading the way their names; and also how many people are pleasantly surprised and imin our relationships. With that said we must be intentional and com- pressed when you remember their names, and that of their loved ones. mitted to the relationships that the Lord by the Holy Spirit has led us Let your time with that person be a lot about learning who they are, and into, and as long as the Lord leads, we must do all we can to maintain less about telling them about yourself and your interests. Be sensitive to the relationships so that God’s purposes can be accomplished; keeping the needs of others, and keep them in prayer, and let them know that in mind that all our interactions and relationship do not always result you are praying for them and their interests and concerns. in someone becoming a disciple at the end of the relationship, because as Paul put it, “I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, Most importantly, be also very sensitive to Holy Spirit in leading during but it was God who made it grow.” (I Corinthians 3:6) relationship building. He will teach you what to do, and say, and when to do and say it. Leading in that relationship will require sacrifices on our part. Paul Deacon Bayne Beecher writing to the Philippians describes this in saying, “Do nothing out of

Radically Changed
Charles “Chuck” Wendell Colson (October 16, 1931 – April 21, 2012) was a Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973 and later a noted Evangelical Christian leader and cultural commentator. Once known as President Nixon’s “hatchet man,” Colson gained notoriety at the height of the Watergate affair for being named as one of the Watergate Seven, and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for attempting to defame Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg. He became a Christian in 1973, and the following year served seven months in the federal Maxwell Prison in Alabama as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges. Colson’s mid-life conversion to Christianity sparked a radical life change that led to the founding of his non-profit ministry Prison

Fellowship and to a focus on Christian worldview teaching and training. Colson was also a public speaker and the author of more than 30 books. He was the founder and chairman of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, which is “a research, study, and networking center for growing in a Christian worldview”, and while he was alive included Colson’s daily radio commentary, BreakPoint, which was heard in its original format on more than 1,400 outlets across the united States. Colson received 15 honorary doctorates, and in 1993 was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the world’s largest annual award (over uS$1 million) in the field of religion, given to a person who “has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension”. He donated this prize to further the work of Prison Fellowship, as he did all his speaking fees and royalties. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President George W. Bush. Wikipedia

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Perhaps one of the most fascinating Biblical studies is the historic and prophetic significance of Tishrei these special days. While believers are not re(September – October) quired to keep these feasts, every believer should be very familiar with them, as they not only celXeshvan ebrate a historical event in Israel's past but are, (October – November) at the same time, a prophecy of future events… or a type. Our roots are in Judaism. In Christian Kislev theology, a type is a factual happening in history, (November – December) which is a glimpse of one or more actual events yet to come… a significance that is not always Tevet apparent at the original occurrence. The subse(December – January) quent happenings are called the antitype, which usually are more intense, and/or more important Shevat than the original type. Western ideas of prophecy (January – February) involve prediction and fulfillment. The Hebrew idea of prophecy is a pattern that is repeated one Adar or more times… multiple fulfillments with one (February – March) ultimate fulfillment. Each fulfillment is both a type of, and a lesson on, the ultimate fulfillNisan ment.

new Jewish year, 5770, will be starting in a few weeks. The Hebrew Calendar is different than the Gregorian Calendar, starting in the fall and not in the winter, with different names for the months and months of different lengths – the Hebrew months are 29 or 30 days long.

God introduced the Seven Feasts of Israel as the children of Israel were encamped at Mount Sinai. Although these seven holidays are referred to in several places in the Bible, it is only in Leviticus 23 that all seven holidays are listed in chronological order. They are called "the feasts of the Lord" which simply means that they were instituted by the Lord Himself, a fact that lends them much solemnity and importance. They were “holy convocations” that took place at "appointed times". Note: The feasts are celebrated on the same day of the Jewish calendar every year, but since the Jewish year is not the same length as a solar year on the Gregorian calendar used by most of the western world, the date shifts on the Gregorian calendar.

shanna, also called Feast of Trumpets, falls in the autumn, around the month of September. This year Rosh Hashanah falls on September 17, 2012 (1st day). God said in Leviticus 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the SEVENTH month, on the first of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. On this day the High Priest blows the ram’s horn (the Shofar) announcing the beginning of the New Year. Jewish Tradition gives this day a fourfold meaning: 1. New Years day. 2. The day of remembrance. 3. The Day of Judgment. 4. The day of blowing the Shofar. On this day Isaiah 60-61 is read in the Synagogues to teach the lesson that eventually the Lord will be revealed as King and be accepted as the ruler of the world. Many believe this day points to the Rapture of the Church when the Messiah Jesus will appear in the heavens as He comes for His bride, the Church. The Rapture is always associated in Scripture with the blowing of a loud trumpet (I Thessalonians 4:13-18 and I Corinthians 15:52).

(March – April) Iyar (April – May) Sivan (May – June) Tamuz (June – July) Av (July – August) Elul

Rosh Hashanah or Feast of Trumpets: The next festival after Pentecost is Rosh Hashanah, which is also called “the Jewish new year” and occurs on the 1st of the month of Tishri, the SEVENTH month of the year according to God’s calendar. On Jewish calendars, Rosh Hashanah is considered to be the first holiday of the year, as Tishri is the first month of the year, despite the fact that this does not follow the biblical sequence. It follows with the “10 days of awe” and with the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur, the most holy of holidays. Atonement means “at one with God”. The 10 days of awe are in preparation for Yom Kippur; this period of 10 days is a time to make peace with enemies, repent and ask forgiveness for our wrongdoings. Rosh Ha-

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Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) On Yom Kippur it is a time to seek forgiveness from God. The Day of Atonement is a day of fasting and repentance, affording man the opportunity to cleanse himself of his sins and renew his relationship with God. This implies resurrection and judgment. This is a time of praying and fasting enabling there to be a "oneness with God". It is a solemn day where seeking God’s forgiveness is the focus, not seeking pleasures. In
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which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day: Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the Lord. Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. And ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generaOn this day: tions may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in 1. Aaron, the High Priest, made atonement for Israel. booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the 2. On October, 1973 Israel was saved from annihilation when Lord your God. And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the Arabs overran their defenses in the Yom Kippur War. the feasts of the Lord. 3. The possible date when Israel will mourn as they see their Messiah whom they have pierced. On this day: 1. Tishri 15, 1005 BC the dedication of Solomon’s Temple (2 Many believe this prophetically points to the day of the Sec- Chronicles 5:2-3, 1 Kings 8:1-2). ond Coming of Jesus when He will return to earth. That will 2. Jesus Millennium Rule begins on this day (Zechariah 14). be the Day of Atonement for the Jewish remnant when they During this reign of Jesus all the nations of the earth will be "look upon Him whom they have pierced," repent of their sins, required to come to Jerusalem and worship Him and celebrate and receive Him as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10 and Romans The Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14:16-21). Those that do 11:1-6, 25-36). not will be punished by Jesus stopping the rain over them. This will be celebrated by all men because this will be the day Jesus As believers, we know, of course, that our atonement is Jesus returns and delivers all men from a terrible holocaust brought Himself. It is only through His sacrificial death on cross of Cal- on by men. vary that we can receive forgiveness of sins. He is the scapegoat, sent to die outside the camp for all of our wickedness and rebel- On this day Zechariah 14:1-21 is read in all Synagogues because lion. It was all placed on His head, thus causing Him to die the it promises Israel’s final. most horrible death in all of human history. Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles/Booths) The Feast of Tabernacles will be celebrated October 1 - 9, 2012. Many scholars believe that this feast day points to the Lord's promise that He will once again “tabernacle” with His people In the times of the temple, a priest went to the pool of Siloam when He returns to reign over all the world (Micah 4:1-7). to fill a golden pitcher with water. He then came back to the temple accompanied by a joyous procession of trumpet sounds Yom Kippur will be celebrated beginning sunset, September 25, and worshipers, and poured out the water near the altar. At the 2012 and ending nightfall on September 26, 2012. same time, he recited Isaiah 12: With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation ....Jesus said then and is saying now… The Feast of Tabernales or The Feast of Booths (Succout) John 7:37-38 (come unto Me and drink) These are a shadow of This feast was instituted by God at the end of the fruit harvest the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in (September -October). Jewish men required to attend feast in Christ. Jerusalem. During this seven day feast the people are to live in booths made of branches to remember their brethren made to In the Feast of the Lord, His Appointed Times, we see a picture live in booths in the wilderness for 40 years. of God saying to the world, come to Me and live. There is but God said… one way to God and that is through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Leviticus 23:33-44 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, only way for eternal peace, joy, and rest is found in a personal Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of relationship with Jesus Christ. If you will hear and obey conthis seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven tinually the words of Jesus, you will live and not die… days unto the Lord. On the first day shall be an holy convoca- “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I tion: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offer- your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Mating made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye thew 11:28-30). KJV shall do no servile work therein. 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Leviticus 23 :27-32 God gave Moses instructions as to this Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. Leviticus 23:27-32 states ... “ on the tenth of this seventh month [is] a day of atonement; you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall humble yourselves, and offer a fire-offering to JehovahLand you shall do no work in this self-same day, for it [is] a day of atonement, to make atonement for you, before Jehovah your God. For any person who is not humbled in this self-same day shall be cut off from his people and any person who does any work in this self-same day I shall even destroy that person from the midst of his people; you shall do no manner of work. [It shall be] a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It [shall be] to you a Sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict your souls in the ninth [day] of the month at evening: from evening to evening shall you celebrate your Sabbath.”

The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Apostle’s CReeD
According to Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry; this creed arose out of the early Western church and should be thought of as a summary of the Apostles’ teaching rather than directly attributable to them. Originally it was essentially a baptismal confession and had several variations. The form used today dates from the eighth century and reads as follows: “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried and He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again and sitteth at the right hand of the Father, From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen” *Catholic meaning the universal church.

I.Thou shalt have no other gods before me. II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. III. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain. IV. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. V. Honour thy father and thy mother. VI. Thou shalt not kill. VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery. VIII. Thou shalt not steal. IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor

Daily Reading

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Morning Reading
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Psalm 135, 136 Psalm 137, 138, 139 Psalm 140, 141, 142 Psalm 143, 144, 145 Psalm 146, 147 Psalm 148, 149, 150 Proverbs 1, 2 Proverbs 3, 4, 5 Proverbs 6, 7 Proverbs 8, 9 Proverbs 10, 11, 12 Proverbs 13, 14, 15 Proverbs 16, 17, 18 Proverbs 19, 20, 21 Proverbs 22, 23, 24 Proverbs 25, 26 2 Proverbs 27, 28, 29 Proverbs 30, 31 Ecclesiastes 1, 2, 3 Ecclesiastes 4, 5, 6 Ecclesiastes 7, 8, 9 Ecclesiastes 10, 11, 12 Song of Solomon 1, 2, 3 Song of Solomon 4, 5 Song of Solomon 6, 7, 8 Isaiah 1, 2 Isaiah 3, 4 Isaiah 5, 6 Isaiah 7, 8

Evening Reading
I Corinthians 12 I Corinthians 13 I Corinthians 14: 1-20 I Corinthians 14: 21-40 I Corinthians 15: 1-28 I Corinthians 15: 29-58 I Corinthians 16 2 Corinthians 1 2 Corinthians 2 2 Corinthians 3 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 5 2 Corinthians 6 2 Corinthians 7 2 Corinthians 8 2 Corinthians 9 2 Corinthians 10 2 Corinthians 11: 1-15 2 Corinthians 11: 16-33 2 Corinthians 12 2 Corinthians 13 Galatians 1 Galatians 2 Galatians 3 Galatians 4 Galatians 5 Galatians 6 Ephesians 1 Ephesians 2 Ephesians 3

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The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing. - Stephen Covey Eternal life in Jesus Christ is the main thing… - B. DeSue The purpose of life is a life of purpose- Robert Byrne More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. - Billy Sunday It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? - Henry David Thoreau No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind. - George Washington Carver If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. - Mother Teresa The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. - Mother Teresa Be resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. - Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life) If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King, Jr. It is never too late to become what you might have been. - George Eliot

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Ministry Schedule
Corporate Prayer - 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday monthly

September 2012 Events

Sunday 10:45 AM Worship Service First Sunday 4:00 PM Communion Service Tuesday 7:15 PM Worship Service Prayer(2nd Fridays) 7:00 PM and (4th Saturdays) 7:00 AM

Moving in the Prophetic - October 19th - October 21st Family Fun Festival - October 28th Corporate Prayer - 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday monthly

October 2012 Upcoming Events