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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Linda's Mom - Details

We continue to pray for Linda and Jeff this week, as they deal with the home going of Linda's mother.

Details of the services are:

Calling hours from 6-8 PM Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home in Ravenna
Funeral at 11:00 AM Friday, also at Shorts.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hear Ye Hear Ye!

Prayer Breakfast is almost here, men! 8:00 Saturday - special guests Mark Dever, Voddie Baucham and Alistair Begg!

And of course, the food can't be beat.

Join us! Bring somebody!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Great Evening Approaches!

Prayer Meeting - Wednesdays at 6:30. What a great way to spend an hour - praying together with and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

And session one of the Leadership Training Institute's "Bible Study Methods and Lesson Preparation" course follows immediately after at 7:30.

Join us for a great time with God, His people, and His Word.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LTI - Next class starts this Wednesday!

I read this in John MacArthur's book, "How to Study the Bible." I thought it appropriate to share in light of the upcoming first session in Wednesday's Leadership Training Institute - PCL102 - Bible Study Methods and Presenting a Bible Lesson.

Some time ago I read an illustration that went something like this: The Bible is like a magnificent palace constructed of precious Oriental stone, comprising sixty-six stately chambers. Each one of these rooms is different from its fellows and is perfect in its individual beauty; yet, when viewed as a whole, they form an edifice—incomparable, majestic, glorious, and sublime. In the book of Genesis, we enter the vestibule, where we are immediately introduced to the records of the mighty works of God in creation. This vestibule gives access to the law courts, the passage way to the picture gallery of the historical books. Here we find hung on the walls scenes of battles, heroic deeds, and portraits of valiant men of God. Beyond the picture gallery we find the philosopher’s chamber (the book of Job), passing through which we enter the music room (the book of Psalms). Here we linger, thrilled by the grandest harmonies that ever fell on human ears. And then we come to the business office (the book of Proverbs), in the very center of which stands the motto: “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (14:34). Leaving the business office, we pass into the research department—Ecclesiastes. From there we proceed into the conservatory (the Song of Solomon), where the fragment aroma of choicest fruits and flowers and the sweetest singing of birds greet us. Then, we reach the observatory where the prophets with their powerful telescopes are looking for the appearing of the Bright and Morning Star prior to the dawning of the Son of righteousness. Crossing the courtyard, we come to the audience chamber of the King (the gospels), where we find four lifelike portraits of the King Himself that reveal the perfections of His infinite beauty. Next, we enter the workroom of the Holy Spirit (the book of Acts) and, beyond, the correspondence room (the epistles), where we see Paul, Peter, James, John, and Jude busy at their tables under the personal direction of the Spirit of Truth. And finally, we enter the throne room (the book of Revelation), where we are enraptured by the mighty volume of adoration and praise addressed to the enthroned King, which fills the vast chamber; while, in the adjacent galleries and judgment hall, there are portrayed solemn scenes of doom and wonderous scenes of glory associated with the coming manifestation of the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Oh, the majesty of this Book, from creation to the culmination. How it behooves us to be diligent in our study!

Good stuff! Join us immediately following prayer meeting Wednesdays if you'd like to learn more at the Leadership Training Institute. LTI is open to all.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Family Day!

Don't forget the special day we have planned for this coming Lords Day!

Remember there will be no Sunday school hour, and no junior church service. Rather, we will all gather in the auditorium at 10:30, for a special worship service featuring some of our kids and young people.

And after the service, there will be fellowship and food and fun!

Don't miss it!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Teens Teens Teens! Important Update!

I just received news that not only will there be burgers... Not only will there be hotdogs and other great munches in the food line... There will also be informative and interesting and helpful testimony from David and Melissa Ross! There will also be volleyball and corn hole and fishing and softball and a bonfire!


There will be a surprise that is simply too amazing to describe here!

Don't, whatever you do, be duped into missing the Rally at the Ross Ranch!

6:00 Saturday Evening
Rain or Shine


For an hour on Saturday morning, you have the opportunity to join some of us as we go out into the highways and hedges of Randolph and invite them in... As we strive to be faithful witnesses, not only to the uttermost parts of the earth, but right here in our Jerusalem... In Randolph.

Meet at the church at 10:00 for materials and instructions. We will team up and head out!

Will 2012 be the year we Reach Randolph One Door At A Time?

Rally at the Ross Ranch!

Don't forget to converge at the Ross's for burgers, games, and fun on Saturday, May 12th starting at 6:00 pm. Bring your fishing rods if you'd like to fish. Parents, you are welcome to come along!

Rain or shine!

Call Pastor Phil if you need directions.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Big Saturday!

Starting with the Haven of Rest at 10:00 AM and culminating with the Mother Daughter Banquet at 5:00 PM, its going to be a great day!

Men, if you are serving at the banquet, show up by 4:30 in your black pants and white shirt!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me

I've published this same blog posting for the last few years. Each year it gets more precious. Praise the Lord.

It was May 3, 1970. In just 24 hours one of this area's most well-known historical events would occur - the shootings at Kent State University. But on May 3, something happened that didn't make the news, and is unknown to all but a select few now. On that day, a twelve year old boy experienced the most important event in his personal history. That boy was me, and on May 3, 1970, I trusted Christ as my Savior. I am, spiritually, 42 years old today. And so it is a special day as I look back over the journey Christ has led me on so far - a journey that has included both ups and downs, successes and failures, victories and defeats. But one thing is certain. I am more sure today of His love for me than I have ever been. He promised, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5) I can testify after 42 years of walking with Him, that He never has, and He never will.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Schedule Change

Reminder - our midweek schedule has been altered this week due to the National Day of Prayer. The schedule for Wednesday and Thursday is:

6:30 PM Prayer Meeting is CANCELLED
7:30 PM Leadership Training Institute will meet as normal

5:00-9:00 PM Church doors open for the National Day of Prayer. Come anytime between these hours and pray for America!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's almost here!

The National Day of Prayer, that is.

As in previous years, we hope you'll join us as we pray for our nation, our leaders, and one another, on this important day that has been set aside just for such a purpose.

Wednesday evening prayer meeting will be CANCELLED this week, and replaced with an open prayer time on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer.  The church will be open from 5:00 - 9:00 PM and you are encouraged to come and pray.  There is no program... just prayer.  Materials will be provided to facilitate your prayer time, but plan on coming, staying as little or as long as you like, and praying.