ONE THING I DO KNOW (John 9)

“ONE THING I DO KNOW” (John 9)
FBC Earlville 11-16-14 10:30 AM
Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “Mystery Shopper” [pasted below]
Our Scripture reading for this morning is a familiar passage. Jesus meets a young blind man – we’re not told how old he is, but his parents comment “he is of age” which implies a certain level of maturity and independence. Through an amazing use of mud, the Savior heals the man. The ensuing confrontations are quite the clash with the ruling religious parties.
Use of “know” (v. 12): 10 times in this passage the word “know” is used. It is not used so much today, is it? “I suppose so.” “Maybe” “It doesn’t really matter what you believe.” But if we place ourselves in this former blind man’s shows, to “know” was very important in his newfound faith.
The young man’s testimony is the heart of this passage: “this one thing I do know” (v. 25). Let’s examine this passage in light of that testimony. PRAYER

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“JESUS FEEDS THE 5,000 – HOW DID HE DO THAT?”

“JESUS FEEDS THE 5,000 – HOW DID HE DO THAT?”
FBC Earlville 11-9-14 10:30 AM John 6:1-15
Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “An Election Funny” [pasted below the message – disclaimer: be aware that the “theology” of the “funny” is a tad distorted from Scripture!]
We had great joy in feeding our community yesterday at our annual “Community Harvest Supper” – with the theme, “As the love of God in Christ is free, so is this meal.” In light of that, let’s look at another familiar community meal, the feeding of the 5,000 – and see if we can answer the question, “how did He do that?” PRAYER

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“ALL ARE INVITED – COME AS YOU ARE !”

“ALL ARE INVITED – COME AS YOU ARE !”
FBC Earlville 11-2-14 10:30 AM Matthew 11
Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “A Count Funny”
A father and son were riding in their truck together one day and the son asked the father, “Dad, how high can you count?”
The father replied, “Well, I don’t know, son — how high can you count?”
The son immediately replied, “One thousand, five hundred, forty-two.”
The father said, “Why did you stop?”
The son shrugged his shoulders and said, “Well, church was over.”

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WHEN I AM STRONG

“WHEN I AM STRONG”
FBC Earlville 10-26-14 10:30 AM
Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

INTRODUCTION Today’s Special: “A Oops Funny”
First guy: “I’m really in the doghouse. I ran afoul of one of those trick questions women ask.”
Second guy: “What kind of question?”
First guy: “She asked me if I would still love her when she was old, fat, and ugly.”
Second guy: “That’s easy. You just say, ‘Of course I will.'”
First guy: “Yeah, that’s what I meant to say.  But what came out was, ‘Of course I do.'”

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“Weakness Series” Part 4 (2 Cor. 13:1-10)

“WORKING 7 DAYS MAKES ONE WEAK” (2 Cor. 13:1-10)
“Weakness Series” Part 4 FBC Earlville 10-19-14 10:30 AM
Rev. J.B. Stopford, Pastor

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