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Events

 

***Note - We are now holding mid-week services on Wednesday nights at 7pm instead of on Thursdays.***

 

 

May 26 - Ladies Fellowship Dinner 6:30 pm 

 

Jun 05 - Guest Speaker - 7pm - Bro Jimmy Harris

 

Jun 12 - Youth Meeting - 7pm 

 

Jun 14-21 - Campmeeting - White Pine, TN 

 

Jun 26 - Bible Study - Series on Trinity - Jesus the Son

 

Jun 30 - Nursing Home Service - Fox Run Manor - 7pm

 

Jul 10 - Youth Meeting - 7pm

 

Jul 17 - Guest Speaker - to be announced 

 

Jul 20-24 - Vacation Bible School 

 

Jul 28 - Nursing Home Service - Fox Run Manor - 7pm 

 

For more information on events, please call Bro Josh Thilmony at 419-721-7384.

 
Thoughts From A Recent Sermon...

 

The Third Seal (530AD - 1530AD)

Bro Josh Thilmony,  5/24/2015 

 

Revelation 6.5-6 When the precious lamb opened the third seal, he revealed another spirit (black horse) at work. 

 

The rider had a pair of balances in his hand, and there was a voice in the midst of the four beasts that complained of high grain prices, and also charged the rider to leave the oil and wine alone. 

 

Part 1 - The Rider Represents Famine

 

The grain prices quoted by the voice were 10-25 times the normal grain price, which indicates a famine and time of hardship. The ESV says: a quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius. A denarius was a penny, or a day's wage.  The picture is a working man spending his entire day to earn a loaf of bread. 

 

We could say something similar by going to Walmart and shouting out: "$60 for a loaf of bread, and $60 for three cans of brussell sprouts."  None of us would eat very well with prices like that.  

 

Part 2 - This Famine Was Needless

 

The sad thing about this famine was that it was needless.  Isaiah says in chapters 25 and 55 that God prepares a feast of fat things for us, and we can come and buy wine and milk without price.  There's no shortage of bread from heaven in the New Testament time. 

 

The problem during the third seal was this black horse spirit.  It labored to STIFLE the word of God. We can see this in a quote from John Huss, who lived during the third seal, "May God be with you! I conjure you, dearly-beloved, to attach yourselves to the cause of the Lord; for several endeavor to STIFLE THE WORD, and take away from you the gospel of Christ..." [This excerpt is from a book entitled LETTERS OF JOHN HUSS WRITTEN DURING HIS EXILE AND IMPRISONMENT, page 82.]

 

We can say that John Huss and John Wycliffe were part of the voice in the midst of the four beasts that complained of those that stifled God's word.  They were part of the third seal ministry.  

 

Part 3 - How To Labor Against the Black Horse Spirit

 

Know the Word.  I'm afraid the younger generation today is not as familiar with God's word as the older generation.  May God help the Church of God to meditate day and night in God's book.

 

Live the Word.  One of the reasons John Wycliffe (in the 1300's) amassed a following was because he lived what he taught. The wicked clergy that fought against him felt threatened by Wycliffe's influence.

 

Share the Word. Personal Evangelism and Personal Discipleship are much needed activities in the church.  These activities are habits that we build.  You may feel like you are not effective in personal evangelism or in discipling others.  However, you can start with building a habit of friendliness with everyone, and then don't hold back the words the Spririt of God gives you to share with others.  We have a shortage of blessing and encouraging others.  Many need to hear encouraging words that build their faith.