Friday, November 29, 2013

Marriage Seminar with Kirk Cameron

Last Friday night we had the marriage seminar with Kirk Cameron at Berean. What a wonderful time we all had as we listened to the message that was shared with us by Kirk Cameron. There were many visitors and we all had a tremendous time of fellowship before and after the seminar. A special testimony was given by John Martinez that touched all of our hearts. If you were not able to be with us last Friday please get on line and order the DVD of this seminar from You will find your life and your marriage greatly enriched by what you hear. The message of Kirk Cameron was such a blessing. He begins by reminding us that unless we have a changed heart we have little power or ability to live the Christian life in such a way that will bring peace and happiness to the home. If a man loved his wife as Christ loved the church he would take the responsibility to lead his wife seriously and would see that he was leading in the home and was providing the example of godly character. If a wife took seriously her responsibility to submit to her husband she would respect her husband and would follow his leadership and be an encouragement to him in all things. I have seen those who desired to be ministers disqualified from leadership because they have failed to lead their wives and some men have been disqualified because their wives failed to follow their leadership. May the Lord bless you all as you obey the Word of God in the matter of marriage.

At the beginning of the seminar I shared the Wedding Prayer with all those who were present and at the end gave each couple a copy of this prayer on parchment paper so they could read it and seek to live by it each day.

I would like to share with you four keys to a happy marriage. I trust this will be a help to all of you as you walk with God and serve Him in your marriages.

    1. Follow the blueprint for a happy marriage and home that is laid out by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:22-33. The two main aspects of that passage is that men out to love their wives as Christ loved the church and wives out to submit to their husbands which involved respecting them and following their leadership in the home.

    2. Live in the Spirit. When you live in the Spirit the fruits of the Holy Spirit will be evident in your lives. The fruits Paul mentions in Galatians 5:22-23 are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

  3. Practice Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
   4. Let love rule your relationship and your home. (See I Corinthians 13)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Special Word of Thanks To Our friends From Wales!

These past two weeks were such a blessing to our church family! Dewi and Mari Higham were used by the Lord to touch many hearts and to bring a sense of the presence of the Lord among us. The messages on the names of Christ were outstanding. I want to thank our dear friends for coming and for sharing their lives and ministry with us. I told pastor Tipton that there are few ministers that I know who can preach the kind of messages that Dewi delivered to us during these days. Truly a man of God has been in our midst. Dewi's gentleness, love for the Lord, the deep insights into the Word, and his practical application moved many hearts. For all of this I  give praise to the Lord.

This video is the first of several that I want to post with the prayer that the words of wisdom from Dewi Higham will bless many hearts. If you were not able to be present for the meetings either at Berean or at  some of the homes then please get copies of the messages on cd.

We are going to continue in our study in James this coming Sunday at Berean. Also, this Wednesday is  our special Thanks Giving service.  I hope to see you all there!

Have a great Lord's Day and have a wonderful Thanks Giving this week!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Dickie

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dealing With Temptation In The Christian's Life

The battle against the world, the flesh and the devil are very serious struggles that believers must win. To live continually in the flesh is to be in danger of the judgment. I would  recommend to every believer who is serious about walking with God to read two books:

1. The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges published by Navpress
2. The Mortification of Sin by John Owen, the abridged addition
    published by Banner of Truth

We will have pastor Bill Tipton in the pulpit this Sunday. Please pray for him as he prepares his message. I will be away with Dewi and Mari Higham and will be returning to have our special meetings with the Higham's starting next week. The schedule for our special meetings are as follows:

1. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11:00 am, there is a pastor's fellowship  at
     Berean with Dewi as our guest
2. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:00 pm.
3. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30pm, Dewi will be speaking at mid-
    week service.
4. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:00 pm 
5.  Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:00 pm
6. Sunday, Nov. 17, 11:15 am, Dewi speaks at Berean
7. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30pm, Dewi speaks at Berean
(Everyone is invited to the meetings held at Berean)

Please keep all of the services in prayer.  

May the Lord bless us and use us for His glory.

Your prayers and encouragement is deeply appreciated, 

In Christ, 

Pastor Dickie