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Tonight…I will begin a study of the book of Colossians.  This is a tremendous book…although a rather small one.  It tells of the Apostle Paul and his “duel” with a sect called the Gnostics.  This sect centered itself around  KNOWLEDGE as a way of finding salvation.  Paul will conduct one of the most outstanding defenses of Christianity that we can find anywhere.  Now I know that some will think this is just “another” study…that it will tell the same stories as others.  Let me assure you that is not true.  Paul writes to these people from a Roman prison.  He has words…not swords to get his point across…as he never gets into Colosse in his lifetime.  It is a thrilling book…come be a part of it!

Bob White

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Another week has passed…where do they all go??  My sermon this week will be on a parable of Jesus. It is found in Mark and deals with growing crops.  I found that a great illustration for this sermon is found in the ride from Arroyo City to Rio Hondo.  Annette and I take that trip many times a month for groceries, gas, and pleasure.  On the way there, we pass fields – mostly of grain – that we see at various stages of growing…from the early turning over of the land to the harvesting and finally turning the ground over and making ready the next planting time.  Point is, when the farmers plant there is organization of the land to receive the seed.  We begin to notice it when the sprouts first break the surface.  We will always note the first shoots coming through.  It seems like the very next trip ALL the shoots are through…then next trip the plants are a couple of inches high…next trip they are a foot or so tall, next one they are knee high!!  How can they grow so fast?  We usually joke that we could watch them grow!  My point?  The fields here are like life itself…How soon we grow up…where did all that time go??

Bob White

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Good Morning  Arroyo City…

Is it a good day to be glad you’re alive?? Hope so…we have so few of these cool days left til summer comes upon us and we run for the Air conditioning!  It’s good to see people out and about in our community.  Have you ever considered Heaven being just this way?  Don’t know where we got the idea we would be body-less spirit types…floating around or sitting on a cloud playing a harp. Where do these ideas come from?  Well, I don’t know but I do know they do not come from the Bible.  We are told many things about Heaven but honestly, not enough.   Most of us have more questions than we have answers…but one day…sooner for some of us than others, we will KNOW what it’s like.  I foresee action, and adventure to say the least. I tell my Bible Study folks that I want a ride around the Universe. I wanna see a black hole and a star being born. I wanna know what the Rings around Saturn FEEL like… gonna be great…hope you’re there

Bob White

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Well it’s Wed. night again.  We are nearing the end of our study of Heaven.  Let me once again invite you to our services on Sunday… this week we will speak and  of the Resurrection.  This is one of our Cardinal doctrines in that Christianity as a way of life hinges on this event.  Look, anyone can die…anyone can be buried…BUT only one Man CAN and DID participate in the Easter Resurrection.  Won’t you make plans to come this week.  There will be a large crowd…you can almost get lost if you so choose.  But I would hope you come, join in the singing, be a part of all that’s going on.  You will enjoy it I promise… Leave your $$ at home and come…bring the family we will not ask you for anything…just come.

Bob White