“IN …. WE TRUST” (Psalm 20)

“IN …. WE TRUST” (Psalm 20)
April 23, 2017 10:30 AM
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

TODAY’S SPECIAL: “A Tie Funny”
On one particular Sunday, the pastor was emphasizing the importance of everyone giving their tithes and offerings. He went on to challenge the people to give enthusiastically because 2 Corinthians 9:7 says in it that “God loves a cheerful giver.”
As the plate was passed, a little boy in the second pew, quickly slipped off his neck tie and placed it into the offering plate. His mother, absolutely mortified, asked him what in the world he thought he was doing.
The boy replied, “The pastor said put your ties in the offering plate and do it joyfully. I love that man!”  

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EASTER MORNING SERVICE 2017: “What made the first Easter so special?”

“WHAT MADE THE FIRST EASTER SO SPECIAL?” (Luke 24:1-8)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH EARLVILLE, NY
EASTER SERVICE April 16, 2017 10:30 AM.
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

THIS MORNING’S “SPECIAL”: “An Egg Funny”
One Easter Sunday morning as the pastor was preaching a children’s sermon, he reached into his bag of props and pulled out an egg. He pointed at the egg and asked the children, “What’s in here?”
“I know, I know!” a little boy exclaimed, “Pantyhose!”

INTRODUCTION Dr. Luke, the beloved physician, like a good medical student is a stickler for detail. Our passage shows that vivid detail in which he shows what made the first Easter so special! PRAYER

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Sonrise Service 2017: “The Big Question of Easter”

“THE BIG QUESTION OF EASTER” (Luke 24:1-8)
SONRISE SERVICE April 16, 2017 10:30 AM Pastor Jeremy B. Stopford

THIS MORNING’S “SPECIAL”: A “Bunny Funny”
A little girl came home from school and approached her mother: “Mom, some of the kids at school today said that you were the Easter Bunny. Is that true?”
The mom kneeled down by her daughter and said, “Do you really want to know?”
“Yes” the girl replied.
The mother sighed, thinking of the end of the innocence of childhood, “Yes, dear, I am the Easter Bunny.”
The little girl looked at her in amazement, “How do you get to ALL of those houses???”

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Good Friday 2017: “The Rejection of God’s Cornerstone”

“THE REJECTION OF GOD’S CORNERSTONE” (Luke 20:9-19)
April 14, 2017 GOOD FRIDAY 2:30 PM
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION:
This Easter season we have been taking a gander through the book of Luke. Sunday we looked at Dr. Luke’s insight of the first Palm Sunday, with his view of the Savior being presented as the King of the Jews. This brief account was filled with evidence of Jesus’ deity, and of the double responses to that truth with both joy and hate.
Shortly after that incident, in response to the chief priests’ question concerning Jesus’ authority, the Savior shares His insightful look at the purpose of the cross, as seen in the “Parable of the Tenants”. There are 4 key words which make this parable unique & challenging today. PRAYER

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Palm Sunday 2017: “A TRIP WITH ONLY ONE DESTINATION”

“A TRIP WITH ONLY ONE DESTINATION” (Luke 19:28-40)
April 9, 2017 PALM SUNDAY 10:30 AM
Rev. Jeremy B. Stopford, Pastor

TODAY’S SPECIAL “All You Can Eat”. Two sea monsters were swimming around in the ocean, looking for something to do. They came up underneath a ship that was hauling potatoes. Bob, the first sea monster, swam underneath the ship, tipped it over and ate everything on the ship.
A little while later, they came up to another ship, again hauling potatoes. Bob again capsizes the ship and eats everything onboard.
The third ship they found was also hauling potatoes and Bob once again capsized it and ate everything.
Finally his buddy Bill asked him, “Why do you keep tipping over those ships full of potatoes and eating everything on board?”
Bob replied, “I wish I hadn’t, but I just can’t help myself.  Everyone knows you can’t eat just one potato ship.”

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