Sunday, March 23, 2008

1st Sunday after 1st fullmoon after 1st day of Spring.

Nobody alive today will see "Easter" this early in the year ever again. Why? Because of the way the moon cycles in connection with the vernal equinox. What does that have to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Nothing.....

My sermon this morning at TLBC was "The Kingdom." See the study outline on the lower left side of our church website: Click Here.

This weekend I will be down in the Sacramento, California area for the Bible Conference at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Bay where Elder Mike Prater is the Pastor. I'm scheduled to speak at 2:30pm Sunday afternoon the 30th.

My tickets for the April trip are now purchased and we hope to have another wonderful time of fellowship at the Bible Conference at Home Baptist church where Elder Dan Gordon is Pastor in Mt. Morris, Michigan April 15-17. After the Michigan conference I'll travel with Elder Kenneth Long, Lord willing, down to Louisville, Kentucky and preach there where he is Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church and then on Monday morning April 21 (my Mom's 85th birthday) I'll fly home and Marion will pick me up at SeaTac.

We had our youngest grand child over for Friday night and Saturday. That is always an experience. We had fun but I see that God was wise to give us children when we are young...

Larry Killion
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pray for Judge Moore

My sermon this morning in the worship services at TLBC was on "Bricks In The Wall." Go HERE to see the outline. Do you know the difference between the Bride of Christ and other religious organizations in the world? There is a wall around the Bride that keeps most of the world OUT. See what that wall is made of in this sermon. You may be surprised.

The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from Alabama.
Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer. He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice law in Alabama. The judge's poem sums it up quite well.

America the Beautiful,

or so you used to be.

Land of the Pilgrims' pride;

I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,

Abortion on demand,

Oh, sweet land of liberty;

your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly

poisoned by cocaine,

Choosing to indulge their lusts

when God has said abstain.

From sea to shining sea,

our Nation turns away

From the teaching of God's love

and a need to always pray.

We've kept God in our temples,

how callous we have grown.

When earth is but His footstool,

and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government

that's rotting at the core,

Appointing Godless Judges

who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer

in a well deserved tomb,

But brave enough to kill a baby

before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not angry,

that our land's a moral slum?

How much longer will He wait

before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,

from Whom we cannot hide?

What then is left for us to do,

but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,

will humbly turn and pray;

Seek His holy face

and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven

and forgive us of our sins,

He'll heal our sickly land

and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,

if you don't - then you will see,

A sad but Holy God

withdraw His hand from Thee.

~Judge Roy Moore

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Political Change

The buzzword of this election is "change."
Candidates toss it around without saying what they want to change to.

Years ago, there was an old tale in the Marine Corps about a lieutenant who inspected his Marines and told the "Gunny" that they smelled bad. The lieutenant suggested that they change their underwear.

The "Gunny" responded, "Aye,aye, sir. I'll see to it immediately."
He went into the tent and said, "The lieutenant thinks you smell bad and he wants you to change your underwear. Smith, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowskie,Brown, you change with Schultz ..."

A candidate may promise change in Washington but the stink will remain.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.A lady approached the young boy and said, "My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!""I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,"was the boy's replyThe lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, "No doubt, you will be more comfortable now."As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her ."Are you God's wife?"

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Why we love children.

Kids. Ya gotta luvem. I'll give ya eleven reasons down below.

My sermon today was on "The Glory of the Lord" and the outline is found as usual on the front page of our church website. CLICK HERE

Our church attendance is shamefully low. One family of five was out of state and that is deeply felt when the group is small to begin with. I know I am not the world's greatest preacher but I do my best to preach the truth in love. I don't feel worthy to be heard but at the same time I wish the Lord would lay it on the hearts of people to listen to HIS Word. Pray for our Radio Program too, each Lord's Day morning at 8:45am on KLAY 1180am radio. It is called "The Beacon of Truth"

1) NUDITY I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year- old shout from the back seat, "Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!"

2) OPINIONS On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, "The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents."

3) KETCHUP A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out o f the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. "Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle."

4) MORE NUDITY A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, "What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?"

5) POLICE # 1 While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, "Are you a cop?" "Yes," I answered and continued writing the report. "My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?" "Yes, that's right," I told her. "Well, then," she said as she extended her foot toward me, "would you please tie my shoe?"

6) POLICE # 2 It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me "Is that a dog you got back there?" he asked. "It sure is," I replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. F inally he said, "What'd he do?"

7) ELDERLY While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, "The tooth fairy will never believe this!"

8) DRESS-UP A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit." "And why not, darling?" ; "You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning."

9) DEATH While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: "Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes." (I want this line used at my funeral!)

10) SCHOOL A little girl had just finished her first week of school. "I'm just wasting my time," she said to her mother. "I can't read, I can't write and they won't let me talk!"

11) BIBLE A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up th e object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had bee n pressed in between the pages. "Mama, look what I found," the boy called out. "What have you got there, dear?" With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, "I think it's Adam's underwear."

Larry Killion
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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Goin to Heaven

How to Go to Heaven
A teacher was testing the children in her Sunday School class to see if they understood the concept of getting to Heaven. She asked them, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?""NO!" the children answered. "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven? "Again, the answer was, "NO!" "Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?" she asked them again. Again, they all answered, "NO! "She continued, "then how can I get into Heaven? "A six-year-old boy shouted out, "YOU GOTTA BE ' DEAD!"


My sermon this moning at TLBC as on "The Wonerful Works of God." It was a ten point Bible survey on the greatest events to happen in the history of the world. What would YOU say are the top ten events in history? See if your top ten list is close to mine. Click here.

Listen to a casual conversation between Bram Smith and Ryan Wade on some of the things that they have done in promoting GDI as an income source.

Larry Killion

Saturday, March 01, 2008

What's Wrong With These People?

They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be... And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics?
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father? Or who is his father?

People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?

What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person 's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' - or men or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.

"We cannot blame the white people any longer."
Dr. William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D.