Timpson & Tenaha News (Timpson, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 2008 Page: 4 of 12
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WHAT SAITH THE SCRIPTURES ?
In his autobiography, Here I
Stand, Episcopal Bishop John
offers a con-
upon those who
is a sin. His fa-
vorite accusation is that one
who believes such has been
baptized in “the prejudice of ho-
mophobia” (p. 334). He sup-
poses that those who disagree
with him just must have some
fear of homosexuals that drives
them to oppose this sin more
than others. I would here like
to offer some thoughts on that
First, any sin not repented of
will cause a person to be lost.
Fornication, whether it is hetero-
sexual or homosexual in nature,
is wrong in the sight of God.
Homosexuality is no worse than
any other sin as far as the eter-
nal consequences are concerned
(Rom. 1:26-27; 3:23).
Second, God wants all people
to be saved no matter what their
sinful lifestyle has been in the
past.The blood of Jesus will
cleanse absolutely every sin man
may commit when one obeys the
gospel. This is true for homo-
sexuals as well and any one else
(1 Cor. 6:9-11).
Third, any social injustice
done to anyone for any reason
is wrong. This is true whether
or not that prejudicial activity is
because of race, color, social
status, or sinful conduct. No hu-
man being should ever be treated
unfairly. If Christians treat oth-
ers disrespectfully how will they
ever induce sinners to embrace
the gospel so they may be saved?
God’s people are the salt of the
earth and the light of the world.
Continue to be that in order to
influence others for good and
right (Matt. 5:13-16).
Fourth, Spong no doubt has
witnessed a lot of prejudicial
conduct toward homosexuals by
people of the world or by those
professing a counterfeit Chris-
tianity. Conduct from these
sources ought not to represent
the true church of Christ which
is composed of those doing right
no matter what the cost. Be
faithful and Christ like no mat-
ter what others choose to do (1
Pet. 2:21). Finally, how gays and
lesbians are treated does not and
never will determine the right-
ness or wrongness of homosexu-
ality. They may receive the most
prejudicial treatment of all and
this would not excuse their sin-
ful lifestyle. God determines
what is right and wrong as to
ethical behavior. And the only
place we can go to learn this di-
vine will is in the Bible.
Spong’s teaching must be evalu-
ated in light of truth as is true
for every person’s doctrine. We
have sought to do that..
Garrison Methodist Church
The Book of Revelations
rimpson Missionary Baptist Church
By Sammy J. Eldredge, Min.
Happenings at FUMC in Joaquin
By Randy Smith, Pastor
Happenings at FUMCJ
Grace and peace from our
brother Jesus, Amen! Avis Moss
is at home and getting therapy
there. I went by and took com-
munion to Avis and Barney and
it sure was good to see them!
Avis looks good! Our prayers
are with Mary and Bill Skinner
whose son Robert crashed his
plane. Robert is quite an accom-
plished pilot but apparently ran
into a severe storm. I called the
Beaumont hospital but have yet
to get up with Bill or Mary. The
prayers of the church and our
whole community got out to
Robert. We had our second class
in our Adult Bible Study. We
will soon begin a unit on Creat-
ing God and the emphasis will
be the first chapters of Genesis.
We had a good group and ev-
eryone really enjoyed the read-
ings and discussion. Bible Study
begins at 6:00 PM. We had
seven at Prayer Breakfast
Thursday. We have a short de-
votion, prayers, and then go eat
at BB’s Cafe. We meet at 8:00
AM. Friday we went and cel-
ebrated birthdays at Pine Grove
Nursing Center. Sue Smith and
Maxine Dent made delicious
cakes and we had such a good
time visiting with our friends at
Pine Grove. Mona does a won-
derful job joking and hugging
everyone who comes to the
party. Saturday, May 3rd will be
the church’s spring Fish Fry. All
proceeds will go to scholarships
to local graduates. Fish plates
will be served starting at 11:00
AM. We will haveto go orders,
will accept calls (269-3661),
and will deliver! The plates are
$8.00/ Since the church started
their scholarship ministry ten
years ago, the church has given
$50,000 in scholarships. The
Scholarship Committee will
meet Wednesday at 5:00 PM.
The Epistle Lesson for the
Fourth Sunday of Easter came
from 1 Peter 2: 18-25. This is a
difficult passage for our 21st
century ears because it tells
slaves to mind their slave own-
ers. We in America had our ugly
chapter of slavery and we still
suffer as a nation from the toxic
residue of slavery and bigotry.
Peter does speak eloquently
about suffering and how our
faith can lift us up even in times
of great suffering. The church
www.joaquinumc.com. Be sure
and check out our new website.
Jason Gill is our webmaster and
it is a very informative and fun
site. Church phone number is
If you would like a ride to
FUMCJ just call, leave your
phone number and we will ar-
range a ride.
If you would like a copy of
our monthly newsletter, just call
the church at 269-3661. God
B Timpson Church of Christ
Teachings from the Bible
A member of the Church here
in Timpson gave me this report
of an experience she had. Now,
lets hear it.
On a recent Sunday after-
noon, my usual quiet time was
disturbed by a knock on the front
door. Now all my friends know
that my back door is the best
way in, so I carefully looked out
to see who it was. Seeing an eld-
erly man, I with, caution opened
the door. The man and a com-
panion greeted me and handed
me two pamphlets, saying they
would give me something to
read. Thanking them I closed the
door. After looking at the title, “
Is there one True Religion?” I
would like to answer their ques-
tion. Now knowing they were
passing through the neighbor-
hood leaving this pamphlet, I
will answer the question here,
hoping they and others will read
and verify the answer with their
The question: Is there one
true religion? Simply answered
Yes. Christ was the only begot-
ten Son of God. He built one
Church. His own statement:
John 14:6 “I am theway, the
truth and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.”
Matt. 16:15-19 “He saith unto
them, But whom say.ye that I
am? And Simon Peter answered
and said, Thou art the Christ, the
Son of the Living God. And
Jesus answered and said unto
him, Blessed art thy Simon Bar-
jona: for flesh and blood hath not
revealed it unto thee, but my
Father which is in heaven. And
I say also unto thee, That thou
art Peter, and upon this rock I
will build my church; and the
gates of hell shall not prevail
against it.” Please note he said
my Church; not churches. He
also used the word “it” which
goes without saying means one.
God also made it plain to Peter,
James and John on the mountain
of transfiguration: Matt. 17: 1-
5 “And after six days Jesus
taketh Peter, James, and John his
brother, and bringeth them up
into a high mountain apart, And
was transfigured before them:
and his face did shine as the sun,
and his raiment was white as the
light. And, behold, there ap-
peared unto them Moses and
Elijah talking with him. Then
answered Peter, and said unto
Jesus, Lord it is good for us to
be here: if thou wilt, let us make
three tabernacles; one for thee,
and one for Moses, and one for
Elijah. While he yet spake, be-
hold, a bright cloud overshad-
owed them: and behold a voice
out of the cloud, which said, This
is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased; hear ye him.”
If Moses and Elijah were not to
have their own religions and tab-
ernacles, who would be so con-
ceited to build their own taber-
nacle and start their own reli-
gion? Paul, an inspired apostle,
wrote to the Corinthains 1:12-
13 “Now this I say, that every
one of you saith, I am of Paul;
and I Apollos; and I of Cephas;
and I of Christ. Is Christ di-
vided? Was Paul crucified for
you? Or were ye baptized into
the name of Paul?
Further more Heb. 1: 1-2
“God, who at sundry times and
in divers manner spake in times
past unto the fathers by the
prophets, Hath in these last days
spoken unto us by his Son,
whom he hath appointed heir of
all things, by whom also he
made the worlds.
Therefore I say unto you:
There is one true religion. Only
that taught of the inspired
apostles and recorded for us. 2
Tim. 3: 16-17 “All scripture is
given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for re-
proof, for correction, for instruc-
tion in righteousness: That the
man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all
THE BOOK OF REVELATION” SERMON # 9 (REV. 7:1-
17) “ THE SEALING OF THE SAINTS OF ISRAEL.”
INTRO: THE GREAT TRIBULATION IS ABOUT TO BE-
GIN, UNDER THE SEVENTH SEAL, BUT FIRST GOD PUTS
A HOLD ON THE WINDS OF WRATH, UNTIL HE PUTS A
PROTECTIVE SEAL N HIS CHOSEN.
A. MANY TALK ABOUT THE SAINTS UPON WHOM THE
ANTI CHRIST WILL MAKE WAR.
1). The Nation of Israel will be the focus of his war. 2). But
the 144,000, will be protected by the devine hand of God.
B. LET US LOOKAT THE WORD!
I. AN ANGEL PROCLAIMS.
A. THE WORK OF THE ANGELS IS TO CARRY OUT T-
HE DIVINE WILL OF GOD.
1). No power can over rule gods will. 2). The angels work-
ing for God will carry out His will against all foes.
B. THE COMMAND IS FOR ALL DESTRUCTION TO
PAUSE, UNTIL THE SAINTS ARE MADE SAFE.
1). The anti-christ will have no power over any of these cho-
sen. 2). It is not clear how God will carry out this protection, but it
will be done.
C. DURING THE REST OF THE TRIBULATION THEY
WILL BE SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS
1). Remember God is no respector of persons. 2). This means
any one who is a true child of God will be safe at this time.
II. THE NUMBER OF THE SAINTS, (144,000, Of ISRAEL)
A. 12,000, FROM EACH OF THE TWELVE TRIBES.
GOD KNOWS WHO THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY
ARE IN THE WORLD.
1). The Israelite tribes are scattered through out the world in
every land. 2). But god always knows where every person is.
B. THESE 144,000 ARE JEWS WHO HAVE BELIEVED
IN JESUS AND HIS BLOOD SACRIFICE FOR SIN.
1). They have called out to him for sal vation. 2). And
they are counted among the saved of this age.
C. WHILE THE TRIBULATION IS RAGING, THEY WILL
ESCAPE THE WRATH F GOD AND THE ANTICHRIST.
III. A GREAT SHOUT OF JOY AND PRAISE CAME FROM
BENEATH THE ALTAR.
A. IT WAS A SHOUT FROM AN GROUP WITHOUT NUM-
BER, WHICH WERE ALREADY SAVED FROM TRIBULA-
1). These are those redeemed of God,” from the wrath
going on on the earth. 2). They are cheering on the God of Mercy
as they watch His Salvation in process.
B. THESE ARE GENTILES, WHICH HAVE MADE UP THE
1). You see it makes a difference what church you belong
too. 2). Only the true churches will be taken
out of this terrible time.
C. THE GREAT TRIBULATION IS ABOUT TO BEGIN
AND GOD IS TAKING CARE OF THOSE WHO HAVE
BELIEVED AND TRUSTED
CON: HAVE YOU TRUSTED CHRIST YET?
A. IF NOT YOU CAN BY JUST CONFESSING YOUR
SIN, AND CALLING ON HIM.
B. HE IS WAITING FOR YOUR CALL!
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Caledonia United Methodist Church, Jean Ferraro, Pastor
Church of Christ - Dwayne Sowell, min.
County Line Missionary Baptist Church, Bro. Jim Taylor, Pastor, SS 10 a.m,
S. Eve. 6 p.m. (FM 1971)
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church - Bro. Tom LeBreton, Min. FM 1970
East Legion CME Church
Ephipany Catholic Mission-Sat. Mass 5 p.m., Thur. 8:30 a.m., 3 mi. S Hwy. 59, Father Jones
First Assembly of God
First Baptist Church-SS 9:30 am, Ser. 10:45 am.
First Christian Church-1/3 N. 2nd, SS 10 am,Assem. 11, Daniel Anderson, min.
First United Methodist- Min., Ch. Sch. 10:30 am, worship 9 am,Jean Ferraro
Highway Tabernacle, Hwy. 84, Douglas McDonald, Pastor
House of Refuge Ministeries, Rev. Wm. Earl Nash
Inspirational Temple Christian Crusade Centre-N 2nd, Rev. Clifton Mergerson
Good Hope Baptist Church (Blair) Elmer Mathews,Pastor, SS10 am, Ser. 10:45 am
Holly Tabernacle, Hwy 84 - Douglas McDonald, Pastor
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Mt. Olive Baptist Church (Silas) CliffHughes, Min.
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist, 2667 Lake Timpson Rd., Rev. Carlos A. Johnson
Messiah Baptist Church - Bro. Lee Ray Best, pastor
New Columbia Missionary Baptist, Rev. Michael Cary, Pastor.
New Hope Hwy 84 CME, Pastor, W.G. Morris, Timpson
New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church-FM 2026- Rev. Rayford Caraway, pastor
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church-Hwy 8 near Timpson-Bro. Cory Williams, pastor
Smyrna Baptist Church, Inc., 100 Church, Timpson, pastor Rev. Cedric Grace,
254-3613, SS 10 a.m. WS 11:30
United Pentecostal ,Shane Clifton, pastor.- 254-9119
Stockman U. Methodist Church- Jim Bradley, Pastor
Tennessee Prsbyterian Church- Sermon 9 a.m. - SS 10:30 a.m. Dr. Dave Johnson
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Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Sammy Eldredge, Min.
Wallace Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor Rev. Vertis Norman II. 109 S. Marcus, 254-9868
Weaver Baptist Church
Woodland Christian Church - Bro. Roy Platt,SS 10 Ser. 10:45 a.m 6-6/6:45p.
Bright Morning Star Baptist
Benford Chapel Baptist Church Hwy 8 near Timpson-Bro. Cory Williams, pastor
First Baptist Church-s, Min.
Friendship Baptist Church - Bobo
First United Methodist-Jim Bradley - Pastor
Iglesia Bautista Monte Sinai
Old Center Baptist Church
Paxton Missionary Baptist Church
Paxton United Methodist Church - Billy Freeman, Pastor
St. John's Baptist Church - Rev. Pettis
Ramah Missionary Baptist Church, Keith Keele, Pastor
Tenaha Church of Christ
Woods New Hope Church, Woods Community
Cold Springs Bap Church, Harry Lee Wilson, Pastor, SS 10 a.m. Ser. 11 am, Wed 6:30
Garrison First United Methodist - SS 9:45 am, Ser. 11 am, Jean Ferraro, Pastor
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First Baptist Church, Haslam, Bro. Jody Hooper, Pastor
First Baptist Church, Paul Silvey, Min.
Friendship Baptist Church, Bill Martin, Min.
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Jackson Missionary Baptist Church-Dock Lazarene, Min.
Joaquin Community Church, Hwy. 84 at Hwy. 7, Jody Hooper, Min.
Lone Cedar Baptist Church- Sam Glover, min.
Old Home Missionary Baptist Church - Bro. Holllis Bass, min.
Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist - Pastor Mark Woolf
United Methodist Church, Rrandall K. Smith, Pastor
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Arcadia Church of Christ - Arcadia Rd-Tom E. Barthel, minister.
Center Christian Church- Timpson Hwy. Jim Wheeler, Min
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St. Therese Catholic - Father Susai min. Upper Arcadia Rd.
United Pentecostal Church -Hwy.96 S, Stephen Harris, Minister
Bethel Baptist Church - Clayton
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Cedar Grove Baptist Church - Carthage, Freddy Mason, Min.
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