Sunday, January 20, 2008

4Q07 TLBC Report

The Lord’s Baptist Church
11102 Yakima Avenue South
Tacoma, WA. 98444
Pastor Larry J. Killion
Phone: 253-537-0129

This is our Newsletter and Quarterly Report for the 4th quarter of 2007. Pastor preached on a variety of topical sermons. See our church website for the outlines of the latest sermons preached on Sunday mornings. In our afternoon services we continue to study a survey of things in the New Testament.

Pastor didn’t travel this quarter except for a short trip to Lake Tahoe with sister Marion for our 42nd anniversary. Sister Marion was ill with a bad cold at the time but is recovered from that now. In fact, just about everyone in the church was hit hard this winter with colds and the flu.

Sister Marion’s back is much better. Pastor’s back and leg (sciatic nerve) pain is still there. He is getting a MRI on the 18th of January. Pastor will be taking a trip to teach, baptize, ordain an elder and organize a church in the Ukraine. Brother Kenneth Long will accompany him. Plans for the trip have been delayed until the spring due to medical problems with brother Alex and his family in Chernigov. Alex needs to acquire vacation now in order to host guests from America.

Our church attendance still needs improvement. We had to discipline some for non-attendance.
Our membership is less able to get out and about so we are praying for divine leadership on other ways to let folks know about our services. God opened the door for us to reactivate our Radio program. We broadcast “The Beacon of Truth” locally on KLAY 1180am Radio each Sunday morning from 8:45am to 9:00am.

Our Missionaries are always thankful for your prayerful support. The new members in Cork, Ireland are growing in grace. Brother Bob, our Missionary is presently receiving chemotherapy for a lymphatic lesion on the optic nerve of his right eye. Please keep this in your prayers. Brother Baldemor, our Missionary in Philippines hopes to organize the Lawa-an Mission into a church soon in Northwestern Mindanao. The financial needs in the Filipino mission work are for the Lawa-an building project and for help with brother Baldemor’s travel expenses ($300 per month).

We are looking forward to hearing Elder Garner Smith preach for us again in a revival meeting the end of January. Pray for true revival. Pastor’s cousin, Wayne Leroy Williams passed away. Sister Sue Kaley needs prayer regarding her inoperable lung cancer.
Remember our older members in prayer and those who are in distant places.

Thanks again to those who faithfully remember us in prayer. We need it. We love you in the Lord. Pray for our children and grand children. Pray that God would be pleased in His sovereign grace to save the lost and add the saved to the church.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

1787 Historian on Democracy

Check our church website - Click here. PRAY for our country in 2008.

About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship." "The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.

During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage "

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul,Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election.
Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million;

Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000

States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the tax-paying citizens of this great country. Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off government welfare . . " Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some 40 percent of the nation's population already having reached the"governmental dependency" phase. If the Senate grants Amnesty and citizenship to 20 million criminal invaderscalled illegals and they vote, then goodbye USA in less than 5 years. Pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.


Sunday, January 06, 2008

Retirement 101

Well, it has been about a year and a half now and I am starting to enjoy retirement even more and more. Here are a few things I've learned in the last year and a half.

Q. When is a retiree's bedtime?

A. Three hours after they fall asleep on Couch.

Q. How many retirees to change a light bulb?

A. Only one, but it might take all day.

Q. What's the biggest gripe of retirees?

A. There is not enough time to get everything done.

Q. Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?

A. The term comes with a 10% percent discount.

Q. Among retirees what is considered casual attire?

A. Tied shoes.

Q. Why do retirees count pennies?

A. They are the only ones who have the time.

Q. What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?


Q. Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?

A. They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

Q. What do retirees call a long lunch?

A. Normal

Q. What is the best way to describe retirement?

A. The never ending Coffee Break .

Q. What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?

A. If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.

Q. Why do retirees often say they don't miss work, but miss the people they used to work with?

A. They are too polite to tell the whole truth


I had great liberty today preaching at church. My sermon was "How Serious Are You About God?" and the outline is on the front page of our church website for your study. Click HERE.

I also had a LOT of LINKS to other churches of like faith and order that I wanted to put on our church website. So, I created a special page for reviewing some of these. It turned out to actually be about three pages of links when I added some personal pages and home biz links to it. Click here: Larrys Links

Yours Truly,


Tuesday, January 01, 2008



Here is a fun little link. I have enjoyed it for the past couple of years and decided to post it to day for your pleasure.

The fireworks on the Space Needle were disappointing last night. Marion and I watched them from the comfort of our family room as usual. We are lounging around the house today. One of my traffic exchanges that I'm in is having a surfing marathon contest today. I may surf a little on it but have no desire to be competitive in it. In fact, my strategy in my online efforts this year is to do less ads etc. and simply acquire prospects through C4L and work to turn them into customers in LFI by making maybe five or ten phone calls per day. The easy way to find prospects Get a free quart of Body Balance

C4L finds health conscious people who are looking for ways to improve their health. All I do is contact them and let them talk about their health concerns (they love to do that) and then offer them a free trial of one of the main products from LFI. It is a good simple system. Even YOU could do it.

Some of the things I'm looking forward to this year are:
Our January meeting at TLBC with Garner Smith.
My trip to the Ukraine with brother Long.
The Bible Conference in Granite Bay, California.
The Bible Conference in Mt. Morris, Michigan.
The Bible Conference in Ontario, California.
Two weeks in Kauai in September.

Those are just the first few things that come to mind. It should be a great year.

Yours truly,
Larry Killion