Sunday, June 28, 2009

School is out

My sermon today at TLBC was on "The Nails of the Cross." click here

We went out for dinner with the Turners Wednesday before chuch to celebrate Jim's and my birthdays. His was the 24th and mine is the 29th. Friday I had my first workout at the Y as a new member and went out for dinner and a movie with the Buffaloes as a late Fathers Day thing. Turners went to California to be with the family due to the passing of brother-in-law Larry Powers. Taking Mom in to heart specialist tomorrow to have stress test and nuclear ultra sound. Checking for leaky valves and/or blockages. Follow up with family Dr. on Thursday.

School is out for the summer and they are already doing interviews for teaching positions next year. One candidate had an interesting perspective...

After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching Prospect said: 'Let me see if I've got this right: 'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.

'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.

'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the state exams.

'You want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card'.

'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

'You want me to do all this and then you tell me... 'I CAN'T PRAY?'

Sunday, June 21, 2009


My message today at TLBC was "Watch Your Inclinations" and the outline is listed on the front page of our church website. click here We had a good day even though the attendance was very low. GOD was there. I LOVE it whe GOD shows up in church don't YOU? Yes, it makes me feel so sorry for all those out in the world catering to their flesh. I've been there and I've done that and that is why I am SO thankful for God's grace in my life because if it weren't for that, I'd still be wasting my life on all those worthless things of the world. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father , Son and Holy Ghost. AMEN.


The person who professes to be a Christian, and is not as a rule subject to the Lordship of Christ is a false professor. He is a liar. There is no basis in Scripture for the contention of habitual carnality of a Christian. They which contend for such a theory always refer to isolated cases in the lives of godly people, such as the sin of David, Samson, Abraham's subterfuge, Peter's denial of Christ, etc. Let us not excuse these sins, nor the sins of our own lives, but let us highlight the fact that these men regretted and repented of these temporary digressions from the God honoring course of their lives. Elder Oscar B Mink, 1979.

Links to other Church Websites

Brother Killion's Author Page

Discussion Group on TULIP

Discussion Group on Landmark Church Truth

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More Health Care Reform talk

My OTHER Senator's newsletter came too and here is my response:

Dear Senator Cantwell,

Thank you for the update. It is appreciated. Common sense is a good thing. I'm certain that most people will agree that it is a good approach to almost any problem. It is not clear to me which Washington is following which but either way we are all leaning more and more to the left lately and one of the things that I am concerned about regarding health care reform is the immigration connection.

Any day now we will receive notice that another Executive Order has been signed and this time it will be on Immigration Reform. It will come as the result of a lot of negotiations in closed back room meetings. Judging from the way the deck is stacked and who is in these secret meetings, the Immigration Reform agreement will be nothing less than amnesty for the illegal aliens in our country. Senator, when that happens it will be a terrible blow to common sense efforts to improve our health care system.

I hear a lot of talk about health care reform but what is usually meant by that is "we need universal health care." In my humble opinion, promoting universal health care is not using common sense. Let me explain briefly if I may. People are being conditioned to think that we are all entitled to the same health care. Naturally we all want good quality health care insurance coverage. That is a no brainer. Thank you for working to keep health care costs down but it does COST - right? Right. So, PLEASE don't roll out some health care reform thing that is going to guarantee universal coverage to all inhabitants of the land regardless of their citizenship, legal status, or what they have or have not paid into the system. Many hard working citizens are earning their right to good health care insurance but at the same time there are many that will demand the privilege of free health care that is not free but is paid for by hard working citizens that are earning their way in our society. What we do not need is a health care system that is nothing but another welfare program.

Larry J. Killion, Pastor
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Health Care Reform

The primary story in the latest Newsletter from Senator Patty Murray has to do with Health Care Reform. She said: "Last Friday, I spoke at a rally in Pratt Park in Seattle to discuss moving forward with health care reform in Congress that will help ensure that all Americans have access to quality and affordable coverage. I told the crowd that health care should be a right for all Americans and not a privilege for some. "
I wrote to the Senator with the hope that she would READ my note and at least consider the subject from a different angle for a moment before she speaks again.
Dear Senator Murray,
Thank you for another newsletter. It is appreciated. I continue to mistrust my government. I pray for those in office at this time and am earnestly and constantly asking the sovereign God of all creation to change their hearts and minds. I fear that as we speak there are closed door meetings being held to ram so-called immigration reform through that is nothing more than amnesty for illegals. This will be a very big problem for the issue of the so-called health care reform agenda.

Naturally, people want quality affordable insurance for their health care. But can I offer a suggestion? Please be careful about promoting the "Entitlement" idea that all inhabitants of our land deserve what might turn out to be more government ran programs, especially in the area of health. Do not promote a system that is going to roll out a universal package that is guaranteed to all inhabitants of the land regardless of their citizenship or legal status or what they have or have not paid into the health insurance "Kitty".

I fear that what a lot of folks think they have a "right" to is free health care at the expense of those honest taxpayers that are busy earning their way in society. Can you see that THAT is in reality unfair? Some are earning the health care protection they pay for. That is a "right" not a "privilege". But to promote a welfare health care system that will give to some a privilege to free care that is not their right to have is not good government. Sometimes I think you might have your rights and privileges mixed up. Can you understand my point here?
Larry J. Killion, Pastor
Tacoma, Wa.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Trip to Idaho

I preached the final sermon in a series of sermons from the eleventh chapter of Hebrews today at TLBC. The title of the message was "Faith and Compensation" and the outline can be seen on our church website. click here

Marion and I drove over to Naples, Idaho last Wednesday and attended the celebration services of the 30th Anniversary since the organization of the Bible Believers Baptist Church there. We saw the Turners at a rest stop named "Indian John Hill". They were on the way to Idaho too and we all had a wonderful time. I preached Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. My sermons were "Things to Look for at a Good Bible Conference", "Sin and Death on Calvary", and "Preaching Jesus." The hospitality of the dear saints there was out of this world - that means GOOD. God has been good to them and they really want to give all the honor and glory to Him. Although the meeting continued on through Saturday and Sunday, Marion and I had to return home to hold the Fort at TLBC. Several of our members were there in Idaho for this special event and some of the other preachers were Elder Jim Turner, Elder Jim Tweet, and Elder Perry Ames. We should have just about all of it captured on DVD.

As the saying goes, it takes all kinds to make the world go around. I met a man who seemed to be very filled up with himself who visited the services one night. He talked so much about himself and what he had discovered in all of his study that it was practically impossible to get a word in edgewise. As soon as I introduced myself to him he began to talk and in the first fifteen or twenty minutes he managed to slander two of my friends, insult me, unchurch my flock, her mother church, her grandmother church and several hundred other sound New Testament churches all because of his personal interpretation of a paragraph he read in some history book somewhere about an old time Baptist preacher that was at one time identified as a Separatist.

The gentleman said he was a member of a church in North Carolina but had moved out West to get away from some of the controversey among the churches. He was full of grand revelations of the faults of so many and was so righteous about it in that he didn't call any names. I asked him if he attended church anywhere and he said he had Bible Studies in his home. It sounded pretty clear to me that he was the kind of fellow that could not get along very well with anyone where ever he might be. Bless his heart. Thank goodness that the icecream for the fellowship after the service was melting and we had to break off the conversation for that. He followed me down to the fellowship hall and persisted with his monologue (you could not have a dialogue with him) althought I was able to squeeze in some counsel that I hoped would help him in the future by talking over him with a blunt shock effect and a little more force with powerful gestures. Our loving host again came to graciously invite us to have some wonderful huckleberry pie a-la-mode and I thought, "Isn't the Love of Jesus Something Wonderful." I wish I could have gotten some pictures of the precious saints in Idaho but they are a little camera shy. They were indeed a blessing of the Lord to this preacher and his wife. We thank the Lord for them.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

What Happened?

Two first time visitors today. Gaylen had to work and Bro Turner was supplying for Victory Baptist Church in Chehalis. I taught Sunday School, led the singing, and did all the preaching and praying today. My morning sermon outline on "The Faith and Costiliness" is on the front page of the TLBC website. click here


Tax his land,Tax his bed,Tax the tableAt which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,Tax his mule,Teach him taxesAre the rule.
Tax his cow,Tax his goat,Tax his pants,Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,Tax his shirt,Tax his work,Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,Tax his drink,Tax him if heTries to think.
Tax his cigars,Tax his beers,If he cries, thenTax his tears.
Tax all he hasThen let him knowThat you won't be doneTill he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers, Rich or poor ,Tax him till He's got no more.
Then tax his coffin,Tax his grave,Tax the sod in Which he's laid.
Put these words upon his tomb,"Taxes drove me to my doom..."
And when he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax.

Consider this...

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax,
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest expenseInventory tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road usage taxes
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What happened?
And NOW I have to "press 1" for English?

Saturday, June 06, 2009

First Friday Fellowship

What a day. We got up early and went to breakfast a Denny's with my sisters to talk about aging parent items. About 1PM I was called by Mom's neighbor on an emergency thing with Mom and wound up spending most of the day at the Doctor's office. We got home just in time to get ready for the FFF at TLBC but the fellowship meeting sure was a blessing and good time of spiritual refreshing. Brother Jim Hunt brought an outstanding Bible Study Lesson from Judges chapter 13 and verses 18-19 and the Hebrew meaning of the words secret and wounderously. The title of the study was "Wonderously Wonderful" and I think brother Turner captured it on DVD.
Along with this, we also celebrated with Laura Russell on her graduation from High School. She completed all of her schooling under the Home School Method and we are all very very proud of her. She is already enrolled in College classes at Pierce College. The pictures were taken of her graduation cake that we all demolished after the Bible study tonight.
Eccl 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; (KJV)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Honey and Cinnamon

Hmmm, When you are desperate enough, you will try ANYTHING. How desperate are you? I got this via email today. Let me know if ANY of these work for you. SNOPES LINK


Cinnamon & Honey ~ I Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around..

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey andcinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countriesof the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has giventhe following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES:Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you ag e , the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS:Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regular ly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk o r move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS:Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL:Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon P owder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, were found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the journal, pure honey taken with food daily r e lieves complaints of cholesterol.COLDS:Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH:Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.GA S: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM:Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION:Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey a n d cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arreststhe ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES:Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste.Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morningwith warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey an d cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the mo s t obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in t he body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet..

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three time s a day.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkl ed with cin namon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey a n d cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal partsrestore hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!You might want to share this information with a friend, kinfolks and love ones ~ everyone needs healthy help information ~ what they do with it is up to them ~ share with your email buddies!

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Good prayer meeting tonight.

Rejoiced over several Answered Prayers.

Good turn out.

Praying for services this Lords Day and also for the trip to Idaho next week.

One of my FAVORITE all time gospel songs is a song called "GONE" and Jesse Dixon does one of the finest renditions of it in the youtube clip below. Enjoy!