This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his son, purifies us from all sin.
~ 1 John 1:5-7

Trinity Baptist Church

11:00 a.m. Sunday School Class

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Prayer Request Week of July 12th

*Jonathan is still looking for a job. *3 babies in our family on the way. *Jonathan's brother, Jason, job situation. *Pray for Mr. Shull. *Amanda's dad, Jerry. *Amanda's coworker, Amber. *Girl at Amanda's mom's work, brother committed suicide last Sunday.
*Prayer: 2 unspoken *Praise/Prayer: Aliette Mae will be here Tuesday. My C-section is at 7:30 a.m. at Baptist. Please pray for safety and health for both of us. *Prayer: My father-in-law’s disability. *Praise: My sister, Janna, is pregnant! *Praise: My brother, Jason, will be stationed at Ft. Jackson! They will be here Sept. 1st
*Continued prayers for Kelbe's family: Bob, Jane & Kyle *Work opportunities for Wes *Patience with Jacob *Unspoken
*Kelbe speaking Tuesday at Taste 'N See
*3 unspoken *Rob: health issues. Had a stress test on Friday and more tests next week. *Stephanie: health issues. Still having headaches. Go to pain management doctor next week. *Prayer/Praise: Cousin James Ronald is home. Spent 7 1/2 days in hospital after heart attack. Had 3 stints placed in heart and is now grounded from flying for at least 8 months. Depending on how well he does, he could possibly have to retire. *Please pray for our household and Rob’s business. *Rob’s stress level. *Jennifer Ulmer is now living with my mom & dad (Ted & Maide Sue). She needs LOTS OF PRAYER!
*Kristine is speaking at Taste & See. I am nervous. Please pray that God will speak through me. *We’ll be out of town again next week, so we will miss you all. Pray for safe travel to Lake Wylie.
*Friend from Summerville is in China, teaching English to children through a ministry group. Pray for safety, opportunities to minister, and wisdom. *SM’s job situation. *Daughter Sophie in NC all week. *Praise: Friend’s terrible family situation has gotten a ltitle better.
Friend from work (Anna Briggs) is having a yard sale on July 25th to raise money for medical mission trip to Thailand. Pray for donations and people to buy.
Prayer: *Katie’s Aunt Cheryl (has been in nursing home for several years) had gall bladder surgery and has been retaining fluid since. She gained 11 pounds over night Friday. *John Petrey, mentor and friend of Will, had cancerous brain tumor removed last week. Pray for healing and removal of all cancer.
*Pray for Janet’s mom, Joye Watson, as she travels back to Colombia. *Challenging term at school for Howard. Pray for continued strength and endurance. *Unspoken (2)
Praise: “Living Real” magazine is an official business. My LLC arrived on Friday! *Prayer: Now I need some more businesses to purchase ads and even those who would like to sponser an article. Contact Melanie for more information.

Prayer Request Week of July 5th

*Prayer:  1 unspoken
*Prayer/praise:  My parents are driving in Friday.  Please pray for safe
*Praise:  My grandmother has been released from the hospital and is back
at home.
*Praise/Prayer:  7 more days!!!

*Unspoken for our family.

*SM - job interview this week.
*Hewitt family.  Two kids died and wife is in critical condition.  She
is aware that the kids are gone.

*We go on vacation 7/10/09.  Pray for that.
*My nephew, Blake Spraiman.  He is in the hospital and he is not a
believer in God.

*Praise:  We had a good first family road trip to Ohio to see Wes'
grandmother who is doing well.  She said our visit was the best birthday
present.  She turned 86 on Friday.
- Work for Wes
- Kelbe's family:  parents: Bob & Jane, and brother Kyle

*Amanda went home sick today.
*Prayer for our church family, allowing the Lord's leadership in Him,
bringing us to a pastor
*Prayer for Court in his relationship with the Lord
*Prayer for many unsaved family and friends.
*Nigel Samuel (special prayer)

*Pray for my son Trevor.  He has a virus and is having a hard time
getting over it.
*Pray for me for my prayer life.
*Pray for Melissa.  She is thinking about heading up a Bible study in
the spring.

*Please pray for our neighbors, Bill McFarland and his wife, Faye.  He
was diagnosed this week with colon cancer.  He will have surgery July
15th.  Doctors feel fairly sure it has been caught early on.  His wife,
Faye, is very concerned, but both have said they're putting this in
God's hands.

*Pray for Beth's left foot.  Possible stress fracture.  Pray for
*Pray for the Taste 'N See ministry continued success.
*Continued prayer for Denny's business.
- Peyton has a job and is in school.
- Lauren gets her learner's permit & turns 15.
- Praise God for He has just blessed us!!

*Praise:  Billy will be overseeing the building of 2 very nice houses on
his own.
*Prayer:  He has to go to Charlotte to do it.  Pray he'll be at his best
for God's glory.  This will take about a year to complete the project.
*John takes his road test for his license Tuesday.  He will see this as
his "ticket to a ride."  Pray we'll be able to balance the "yes's" and

1. Praise that we now have an Interim Pastor and praise that Madison is
close to being free from doctor's care.
2. Pray for this staff that we will be all "in one accord."
3. "Living Real" magazine is closer to being a reality.  Pray for us to
have wisdom and direction as we move forward to present truth in this
unique way.  Pray for the advertisements to be sold so publishing will
happen within the next month!

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Flood

Genesis 9:1 ~ Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them,

“Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.”

Wickedness of Man

God’s Justice –When? Quick & Eminent

God’s Purpose ~ To Glorify Him

What gives Him the most Glory gives us the most Satisfaction

2 Peter 3:5-7 The flood foreshadows the final judgment~

1 Peter 3:18-22 The flood foreshadows the final salvation

Matthew 24:36-41

~ The Flood & Noah foreshadows the Days of Man

~ The door to the ark resembles the narrow gate of Heaven

…Never again will there be a flood to destroy earth. ~ Genesis 9:11

…the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for

the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. ~ 2 Peter 3:7

God's Name

Meaning of God's Name
The 3rd Commandment states
“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD
your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” Exodus 20:7

Well~What is God’s name?

In Exodus 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of you fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?” Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses. “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

Opposites are: Left/Right or Up/down

The Ontological Concept:

Lie is the absence of Truth

Death is the absence of Life

Dark is the absence of Light ~ Light is something darkness is nothing

God is light & there is no darkness in Him

(Light can be all different colors, shapes, sizes, etc.

- darkness is nothing)

The transliteration of I AM to Hebrew is Yehwah or Hebrew letters YHWH because of the absence of vowels Hebrew letters have a breathy sound therefore YeHWaH is pronounced as the sound of Breath.

God’s name is the sound of Breath!

When a baby is born the first thing they do is take a Breath or say God’s name.

When we die we take our last Breath ~ remember Death is the absence of Life ~ Breath gives us Life ~ God gives us Life!

WOW! Amazing!