Weather Reports

Sunday, October the 8th, 2006 under clear skies, wind from the east at three mph, with the temperature at 51 degrees.


So as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. (Romans 1:15)

It seems as if Paul is ready to preach, but that readiness is not based upon his nature, but based upon what is in him. It is that which is in you or us that causes us to preach, that gives us the courage to preach, that enables us to preach, that leads us into the subjects to preach and when to preach it. It is Christ in us the hope of glory that gives us the hope, that gives us some understanding, that reveals his truth, that refreshes our mind, and gives us the zeal of God. One writer put it this way, "It was as a fire set up in my bones and I could not stay, that is could not refrain." The question has been asked many times down through the years, "How do I know that I have a gift to preach?"

The answer is always the same, If you preach! If you have preached it is because of what is in you.

Elder George Walker (dec)

• Most denominations teach a doctrine with a universal atonement, and limited grace, while the Scriptures declare reigning grace (Rom. 5:21) and a limited atonement. (John 17:1,2)

• Hope is: “The confident expectation of things unseen.” Rom. 8:25 But we see the substance of things promised, and the evidence of them yet unseen, by faith; because God hath revealed them to us by His Spirit, in His Holy Word. Heb. 11:1 & 1Cor. 2:7-10

Vital points are to be considered in this realm, as THEOLOGICAL points being wrongly expressed is understandable, but violating ETHICAL Standards is unforgiveable, esp. if done intentionally. Anytime a quotation is being publicized without recognizing and honoring the initial writer, esp. if they are of a known and honored field of endeavor. Quoting them is fine, but list their NAME as the initial author. For example: If a quotation ref. a certain text is well-known, esp. in that particular field of specifics, and you love the quote, and you desire to publish that particular statement, be very sure to publish their name as the initial author. For example, many such recognized writers on the Holy Scriptures have quoted Eph. 2:8—10, and each one usually placed a different “slant” on the teachings therein, but each writer, if quoting another, must NAME the other writer of, even, minor differences. If this is violated it is called plagiarizing.



By Elder Hulan F. Bass

Old Baptist Favorite Recipes

“Favorite PB Recipes we have borrowed, to share with you.”

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Balls  - Submitted by Granny from "Clean Food Crush"


Here's what you'll need:

3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal (gluten-free optional)                         1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
1 cup all-natural peanut butter or almond butter                                2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon                                                                            1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract    

4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds (if dough seems too wet, then add more ground flax, if too dry, add less....start with a smaller quantity)
1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, of any combination of mix-ins equal to one cup
1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate/cacao pieces, or even leave them out altogether.

Here's what you do:

1. Thoroughly combine/mix all ingredient in a medium bowl.
2. Roll into balls of about 1” in diameter or slightly larger if preferred.
3. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper& freeze one hour.
4. Store in a sealed container and keep in refrigerator (last up to one week).
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Weather Reports

 Tuesday, October the 3rd, 2006 under clear skies, wind from the south at eleven mph, with the temperature at 91 degrees.


Romans 1:11  "For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established."

As I travel among the churches throughout several states I find that for the most part I find myself desiring to return to see how they fair in the Lord.  Yet as Paul writes this letter  he has a desire to come unto them for a purpose.  If I know myself, I think I can feel as Paul feels about going somewhere to preach the gospel.    His desire was not only to go, but that he might be of some benefit unto them.  He wanted them to be established in the doctrine of Christ, that they be not tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine.  When a person is not established in the truth, they will stand for nothing and fall for anything.  As we stand for something, it needs to be truth of God's word.  We find that there are some that their faith is overthrown, that their lives has been made shipwreck because they were not established in the doctrines that are taught in God's word.  My prayer this afternoon as I write these words is that God would just use me in a way that God's children might be established. 

Elder George Walker (dec)