Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24, 2012 | John Bayles | Reasonable Benevolence (1 Timothy 5:3-16)

Jonathan Edwards once wrote that those who do not want to give can rarely find anyone in need, yet those who want to give seem to find people to help no matter where they are. The idea that people have needs and that we can help them should be enough for us to consider in the order of benevolence.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17, 2012 | Father's Day | Joe Porter | 1 Corinthians 15:10

Over the past few years River of Life Church and Twinbrook Community Church have worshiped together of Father’s and Mother’s Day each year. This is a wonderful time of mutual sharing, communion, worship, and preaching.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stan Telchin: 1924 – 2012

I had the privilege of working with Pastor Stan Telchin in the late 1990's for a church merger in Germantown, Maryland. As we brought the two churches together (Living Word Fellowship and Grace Fellowship), my family entered the trial of my oldest son suffering a spinal stroke. Though Stan had taken the role of Pastor Emeritus, in my absence he stepped forward again and ministered to me, my family, and the merging congregations. Shortly before he and Ethel moved to Florida, we worked together again in another church merger which brought his previous congregation, mine, and Halpine Baptist Church together, forming Twinbrook Community Church.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10, 2012 | Roger Melson | The Sovereign King (John 18:1-14)

In this text we see Christ not as a victim, a martyr subject to the will of man, but as a Sovereign King and Lord embracing the path predetermined that He walk in obedience to the Father. The scene is a garden where the second Adam triumphs, and it reminds us of another garden where the first Adam failed. Here we see the inherent blindness of man concerning Christ and who He is. Today, it is essential for us to realize that it is only through the Sovereign will of the Father that we come to a true knowledge of the Savior.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 3, 2012 | John Bayles | Who Has Believed? (Isaiah 53:1-12)

From time to time it is important for us to review the foundational teaching of the Gospel. This is not a new message, but one that dates back to the beginning of time. From the foundation of the earth it was God’s plan to reveal Jesus Christ as the God-man and the great redeemer. Today’s sermon is an affirmation and a declaration to this truth.