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FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN
worldly practices and sin into our rebuke, exhort with all longsuffer- preaching about positive things are
preaching to please everyone is in
churches just to get a bigger crowd ing and doctrine. wrong, but not all the time. Notice
error of what a preacher’s purpose
can't swim, can he?" and please them, we are going 3 For the time will come when they verse 2; Reprove! Rebuke! then
Do you ever run into people that against Gods word. will not endure sound doctrine; but Exhort!
Even some of Christ own followers
you can not please? Well don’t fill As preachers we are required to after their own lusts shall they heap A garden must be plowed and
would not receive His stern word:
bad, so did Jesus. As a matter of preach the word, not tickle ears to to themselves teachers, having itch- worked before it can receive the
Joh 6:66 From that time many of his
fact, He did not please His own peo- please a crowd as some are. ing ears; seed and moisture to grow. If there
disciples went back, and walked no
ple. Joh 1:11 He came unto his own, Positive, feel better preaching is all 4 And they shall turn away their is no ground breaking, there is no
more with him.
and his own received him not. that some are hearing. The word of ears from the truth, and shall be growing.
When God gives you the word,
Bro. Tony Barnett, Pastor
The Apostle Paul addressed the God is plan about this; 2Ti 4:1 I turned unto fables. So there must be preaching of all of
church of Corinth in the matter of
Monterey First Free Will Baptist
charge thee therefore before God, 5 But watch thou in all things, Gods word. Both Positive and
When you hear the true bible
receiving many different doctoring and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall endure afflictions, do the work of an Negative. Most churches today
preach, receive it.
CAN’T PLEASE THEM ALL
and beliefs that were contrary to judge the quick and the dead at his evangelist, make full proof of thy would not receive the Apostle Pauls
God bless you is our prayer.
Once upon a time there was a
Gods Word. Why were they doing appearing and his kingdom; ministry. preaching, nor Stephens in the book
We invite you to come and hear
farmer who had a brilliant dog.
this even knowing that they were 2 Preach the word; be instant in This is a very stern warning to this of acts. A preacher that is preaching
God’s Word, bring your bible and
Could do anything. Also had a neg-
different? They were trying to season, out of season; reprove, young pastor. I am not saying that nothing but all positive or just
ative neighbor. If it was raining
farmer would say, "Great, we need
This same theology is going on
it!" Neighbor: "Yeah, but if it keeps
today in many churches. They are Outside My Window
up it'll flood." Then sun comes out,
allowing many worldly practices to
neighbor says, "If it keeps that up
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come into the church just to please
it'll scorch the crops.”
“Silent Night, holy night, Son of darkness they are living in. A lot sion are gone! Jesus is the Light of
Farmer says to himself, "How can I
God removed Saul from the thrown God, love’s pure light. Radiant of people don’t realize what it the World! We find our purpose for
get this guy?" Teaches his dog to
as king because he was trying to beams from Thy holy face, With means that Jesus is the Light of the living in Jesus. We find joy, peace,
walk on water; takes the dog &
please the people and was going the dawn of redeeming grace, world. How I wish everyone and happiness in all things through
neighbor duck hunting.
against God’s word. Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, knew! When people are without Jesus. No other way.
BOOM! BOOM! Shoots a couple
The bible is clear about conforming Don’t you love all the Christmas Lord, at Thy birth.
Christ in their lives – truly having Many people search for happiness
of ducks and sends his dog out to
to this world. Ro 12:2 And be not music! I do. We really should sing “Silent Night, holy night,
Christ in their lives – they are in in so many “worldly” ways, and
get them. The dog hops out gets
conformed to this world: but be ye these songs all year ‘round! Do Wondrous Star, lend thy light; With
darkness. Giving your life to they only get deeper and deeper
ducks comes back--only his paws
transformed by the renewing of you have a favorite Christmas
the angels let us sing, Alleluia to Christ is different than knowing in oppression. They don’t real-
are wet! Farmer says: "Well, what
your mind, that ye may prove what song? I love music. I sometimes
our King; Christ the Saviour is who Christ is. Those who know ize that they are searching for
do you think of that?"
is that good, and acceptable, and think one song is my favorite, then
born, Christ the Saviour is born.”
Neighbor pauses and says, "He
only who Christ is, are still living Him. It is so simple to become
perfect, will of God. If we allow
I remember another that is also my Can’t you picture this night? I can
without the Light of the world. a child of the King. The Holy
“favorite”, then there’s another that just see a calm, quiet night in
They are still living in darkness. Babe who is the King of Kings
probably is my “favorite.” It’s dif- Bethlehem, bright stars filling the
When I think of that darkness, I and the Lord of Lords born
ficult to say one song is your all night sky. Then the Holy Babe is
think of huge dark clouds engulf- humbly for all on that Silent Night.
time, one and only favorite, isn’t born. Darkness is gone, the Light
ing someone’s life. What a wonderful life Jesus gives
it? That’s the way it is with of the World is here! The shep-
I think of an oppressed feeling. A us. A wonderful, peaceful life full
Christmas songs. But, then, there’s herds hear the angels singing.
feeling that there’s nothing more to of comfort and contentment.
Silent Night. Oh, what a song. Wow!
life than the oppression. But, This precious song, Silent
“Silent Night, holy night, All is The angels are singing “Alleluia”
because of that little Baby born Night, is what Christmas is all
calm, all is bright, Round yon to the King! God’s Son. He is
humbly in a manager, there is light about. It is all about Jesus. I hope
Virgin Mother and Child! Holy love’s pure light, God’s gift of life
in the world. When one takes you have a wonderful Christmas
Infant so tender and mild, Sleep in and light to the world. A gift of
Christ into their life and gives Him with your family and friends.
heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly love. Redeeming grace is now
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