Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Decoration Day!!!

Good Monday Morning to you. Happy Decoration Day! When I was a kid that’s what Memorial Day was called. It was the day my parents went back home to Harlan Co. Kentucky to decorate the graves. Decoration Day was the original name of the holiday. It was originally intended to honor the Civil War’s fallen on both sides. It remained that way until after World War I, when the graves of all military personnel were decorated. Over the years the day unofficially became the day to decorate the graves of whomsoever. Today, many people have no clue as to this special day‘s factual meaning. Sadly, it is known to most as the official kick-off to summer. I hope you will at least pause and remember our fallen military heroes. To do it properly, stop and pause at 3:00p.m. in whatever time zone you live. If your city still has a parade, why not go. If you see a Veteran, stop and thank them. It is the little things that mean so much.

We celebrated Memorial Day at Friendship Harmony by sharing the history of the day, our pledge to the flag, and recognizing our veterans. We had three veterans present yesterday: Ken Long, James Gephart, and Bob Fain. On behalf of the Friendship Harmony Baptist Church, I want to thank them for their service. Thanks goes to all our veterans as well as those who are active duty at this very moment. Until the day finally comes when, “…he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Isaiah 2:4); we thank those who were willing to “take up the sword and the spear.”

I concluded our heroes of Israel series by getting to know a man named Jabez. Jabez can be found in the book of 1 Chronicles 4:9,10. In just these two verses, we can learn much about the character of this God-fearing man. Some historians believe that Jabez and Othniel, Israel’s first judge are the same person. The arguments they give are convincing, but scant. Pastor Vic’s official response is, “I don’t know.” I suppose when we get to Heaven, we can ask him. Below are the notes. As always, you are free to use them for your personal Bible Study. You other preachers may use them too, but if you do so in written form, contact me as they are copyright protected. (My Cincinnati lawyers make me say that!)

Heroes Of Israel: Jabez
1 Chronicles 4:9,10
Sermon Series: Heroes of Israel 05/28/11
By Victor Cooper

I. He had a Godly reputation.
A. Some historians believe that Jabez, and Othniel, Israel’s first judge were one and the same.
B. The pause in the Biblical narrative, to expound on Jabez, would seem to indicate Divine approval, thus signifying a Godly reputation.

II. He was dedicated to the service of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 4:10 “…and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil …”
A. He asked God to keep His hand on him.
B. He asked God to keep him from evil.
C. Jesus would pray something similar; “…and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…”
“The rhetorical form of the sentence is a vow promising allegiance to the true God.”
Popular Commentary of the Bible

III. Jabez led by example. 1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren…
A. Again, the Biblical narrative, would indicate he was a leader and what kind he was.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible.
Jabez was a man of learning and piety.
1. In learning, because we find that the families of the scribes dwelt at Jabez (ch. 2:55), a city which, it is likely, took its name from him. The Jews say that he was a famous doctor of the law and left many disciples behind him. And it should seem, by the mentioning of him so abruptly here, that his name was well known when Ezra wrote this.

2. In piety, because we find here that he was a praying man. His inclination to devotion made him truly honourable, and by prayer he obtained those blessings from God which added much to his honour. The way to be truly great is to be truly good and to pray much.

IV. Jabez prayed intercessory prayers.
A. Nothing in Scriptures indicated he prayed for others, but undoubtedly he did, because God granted his prayer for himself.
B. There is no sin in praying for yourself.
C. Jesus prayer said, “let this cup pass from me.” (italics mine)
D. It is likely due to Jabez’ character, that what God used to bless him, he in turn would use it to bless others.

V. God listened to Jabez. 1 Chronicles 4:10 …And God granted him that which he requested.

Preached at Friendship Harmony Baptist Church 5/29/11/a.m.

I hope you have a really good week. Wherever you are, please stay safe and healthy. Call or write if you care to. Good bye for now, and I’ll see you next Monday Morning With Pastor Vic!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Red Eye Gravy

Good Monday Morning to you!

How is your day going thus far? I’ve got a full plate of administrative things to do. As glamorous as that sounds, it actually means I’ve got phone calls to make, and paperwork that needs tending to. That alone should take-up most of my morning. Anyway, let’s relax with a cup of coffee or some cold juice and visit a while. Last week I was visiting a family in our Church and somehow we got started talking about breakfast foods. I mentioned red eye gravy and my host said he loved it, but had not had any in a long time. I, too, love red eye gravy and biscuits. Do you know what it is? I have a white headed ,bearded deacon in my church, who shall remain nameless for security reasons, who had never heard of it --- and he claims to be from West Virginia! Red eye gravy is definitely a mountain thing. My family came from the mountains of Harlan County, Kentucky, so I have eaten my share of mountain food. Red eye is made from ham grease drippings, and coffee. Mmmm Mmmm! My mouth is watering! Do you know what it is? Do you like it? I think with red eye it’s a love-hate thing. You either like it, or you do not. I’d be interested in hearing from you. Have you tried it? What do you think? I really want to hear from my kids and brother on this. I predict that my brother, Greg, will say he does not like it. My daughter, Amanda will say she does and so will my two boys, Jason and Kevin. My other daughter, Michele, will not like it. I know what Mom will say, she likes it. She should, she’s fixed enough of it! Dad loved it!!! I guess we’d better change the subject and move on; we’ve all got work to do.

I wish you could have been with us at Friendship Harmony yesterday. The song service was outstanding. About Tuesday of each week, I am informed about the music for the upcoming Sunday. Last week when I saw the selections, I was like a kid in a candy store. I was absolutely excited. These were some of my favorites from my days as a child at Fairview Baptist Church in Cincinnati. They took me back, and for just a moment, I felt like I had the old Broadman Hymnal in my hands. I continued my sermon series, Heroes of Israel, with Boaz from the Book of Ruth. Boaz was not a warrior, nor was he one of the judges of Israel. He was what today would be called a gentleman farmer. He had lots of land and had people hired to take care of it. Basically, he was a businessman. Can someone who is “ordinary” be a hero? Most definitely! Using the same 5 point outline I used when we talked about Hezekiah, a king, and Deborah, a judge, we see that God can use anyone who makes themselves available to Him. The outline is below. Feel free to use it for your Bible study.

Heroes Of Israel: Boaz
Ruth: Selected
Sermon Series: Heroes of Israel 05/21/11
By Victor Cooper

I. He had a Godly reputation. Ruth 3:3-4 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking. 4 And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do.
A. Had he not been an honorable, Godly man, Naomi would have never made such a suggestion.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary:
An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
Some commentators suggest that what Ruth did presented an opportunity for immorality. But nothing in the passage supports this. Her mother-in-law had complete confidence in the integrity of the kinsman-redeemer. Boaz could be trusted to act responsibly. And Ruth was recognized by everyone as “a woman of noble character” (v. 11). The uncovering of the feet was a ceremonial act that was completely proper. Probably the scene took place in the dark so that Boaz had the opportunity to reject the proposal without the whole town knowing about it.
II. He was dedicated to the service of the LORD.
A. It is seen by the conduct of his life, and the words of his mouth.
Ruth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
B. It was seen in his compassion.
Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.

III. Boaz led by example. Ruth 2:9 Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

He practiced what he preached.

Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

IV. Boaz prayed intercessory prayers.
A. Although no prayer of Boaz is recorded, the fact that he acted as an intercessor, indicates that in all likelihood, the needs of others were brought before the LORD.
1. He made sure Ruth was not bothered.
2. He made sure she had water and food.
3. He made sure she had plenty to glean.

He was willing to be an answer for another.

V. God listened to Boaz ie, God honored him.
Ruth 4:13-17 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. 15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him. 16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

Preached to Friendship Harmony Baptist Church 5/22/11/am service

Have a good and a safe week. I really need to get moving on my “things to do” list, but first I believe I’m going to fry up some ham and eggs, then make me some good red eye gravy. Do you want some too? I’ll give you the recipe if you’d like. Anyway, I’ll see you next Monday Morning With Pastor Vic.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Standing In Support Of Israel

Good Monday Morning To You

Thanks for letting me come into your home, office, or where ever you are. I count it a joy to be able to do so. Last week was one of those weeks where it seemed like there was not enough hours in the day. This week seems to be heading in that same direction, but I love it. Many ministry opportunities are on the horizon, but those that the LORD suddenly puts in your path are the most exciting. I call those “pop ups” - you’ve made your plans, then suddenly God places something, or most likely someone in your path and you just know it is a Divine appointment. It just pops up. It reminds me of Jabez from 1 Chronicles 4:9,10. He prayed for pop ups. He said, “…that thou would … enlarge my coast…” That means, “put people or things in my path that I can be of service to.” Do you pray for pop ups? It seems like when ever you do, more pop ups come your way. If you would like further study on the prayer of Jabez, there is a book at your local Christian bookstore called The Prayer of Jabez. I highly recommend it. A week from this coming Sunday I will, the LORD willing, conclude the current sermon series, The Heroes of Israel, with Jabez. This coming Sunday we will look at Boaz, but more about these two splendid people in the coming weeks.

Yesterday at Friendship Harmony was another super day! The off season attendance is holding well and God is abundantly blessing. Yesterday was the 63rd anniversary of Israel becoming a sovereign state. Moses would spin in his grave if he heard me say that Israel was only 63 years old! However, 63 years ago, Israel was formally re-gathered, and was recognized as a sovereign state. Our church, along with many others, observed the day by joining with Pastor John Hagee in “Christians United For Israel Sunday.” I preached a message on the topic, Why Christians Must Support Israel. I emphasized that these reasons were not simply my opinions, but were the opinions of Scripture. The sermon notes are below. You may feel free to use them for your own Bible study. As always, if you need any help, feel free to contact me.

Why Christians Must Support Israel
Isaiah 62:1
By Victor W. Cooper

I. God called Israel
A. through Abraham. Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
B. through Isaac. Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
C. through Jacob. Genesis 50:24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

II. God loved Israel.
A. He said his love was everlasting. Jeremiah 31:1,3 At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. 3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
1. Everlasting>Heb> o-lawm’ always, throughout eternity
B. God makes an offering.
Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
1. Freely>Heb>ned-aw-bah’>voluntary
Freewill offering
C. God has a future purpose for Israel.
Amos 9:14-15 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. 15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

III. God called them His people. Isaiah 43:1;51:16 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

IV. God commands love for Israel. Psalm 122:6-7 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. 7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

V. Jesus loved Israel. Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
A. Jesus knew the ramifications of Israel rejecting her Messiah. Luke 19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
1. Messiah would be crucified. Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself…
A. “Cut off” was a term used for a criminal being executed.
2. The coming kingdom would be delayed
(Luke 19:42, “hid from thine eyes,” and Daniel 9:26, “but not for himself.”)
(Other verses supporting Israel’s prophetic future are as follows)

5954. Scriptural Promises
Homer Duncan has given a list of at least 25 references from the Prophets where God promises Israel that He will gather them to Canaan and give the land to them:
(1) Isaiah 11:11-12
(2) Isaiah 14:1-3
(3) Isaiah 27:12-13
(4) Isaiah 43:1-7
(5) Jeremiah 16:14-16
(6) Jeremiah 23:3-8
(7) Jeremiah 29:14
(8) Jeremiah 30:10-11
(9) Jeremiah 31:8-10
(10) Jeremiah 32:37-38
(11) Ezekiel 11:17
(12) Ezekiel 20:34
(13) Ezekiel 20:41-42
(14) Ezekiel 34:11-13
(15) Ezekiel 36:24
(16) Ezekiel 36:28
(17) Ezekiel 36:33-38
(18) Ezekiel 37:1-14
(19) Ezekiel 37:21-22
(20) Ezekiel 39:25-28
(21) Hosea 1:10-11
(22) Amos 9:14-15
(23) Micah 4:4-7
(24) Zeph. 3:18-20
(25) Zech. 8:4-8
— Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations

Preached at Friendship Harmony B.C. May 15, 2011 in the morning service.

I hope the study notes help. For those of you who are here with us, don’t forget the opportunities of the week. Be sure to check yesterday’s bulletin for events, times, and places. The ladies luncheon was not in the bulletin, so if you are interested, please call Miss Bessie at our home. May the LORD bless your week and I’ll see you next Monday Morning With Pastor Vic.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day One Last Time

CGood Monday Morning To You!

One last time, Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms. Did you have a good Mother’s Day yesterday? Some people took Mom out for dinner while still others got together for a cook-out. The point is not what you do, but the time together as a family. I live 1100 miles away from my mom, and wish I could be closer, but she knows how much I love and miss her. I spoke with her by phone. It’s not like being there, but it is the next best thing.

My favorite time of year is the spring. Here in south west Florida we do not have spring. It is pretty much either summer or the northern equivalent of late fall; most of the time its summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love Florida’s weather (except hurricanes, they tend to be a bit annoying) but the spring seems to have an air of newness and freshness about it. The ice, snow, and cold winter winds are gone and are replaced by buds, baby birds, and warm gentle breezes. Football helmets are stored away and replaced by batting helmets; hanging sweaters are accompanied by moth balls and tee shirts are the attire of the day. Spring says all the cold, hard, and nasty is exchanged for warmth, life, and the promise of better days. Spring says there is hope. I hope there is some springtime in your life.

This upcoming Sunday, Friendship Harmony will be participating in the Christians United For Israel Sunday. My message is titled Why Christians Must Support Israel. Do be praying about that message. I’m excited about it and hope I do it justice! Next week I’ll tell you how it went. As part of our attempt to honor Israel, I have been preaching a series of messages this month called Heroes Of Israel. I decided not to use such obvious choices like David, Moses, or even Abraham. The supporting material for them is vast and boiling down their lives to a twenty minute sermon would indeed prove difficult; perhaps in the future God allowing it. By the way, you did know that Abraham was not a Jew. Although he is known as the father of the Jewish nation, it was Jacob who fathered the twelve men who would be the beginning of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was Jacob whose name God changed to Israel. The nation was referred to as The Children of Israel, i.e. The Children of Jacob. So far in our series we have examined King Hezekiah, and for Mother’s Day we got to know Deborah from Judges chapters 4 and 5. I am using a set of five criteria to show why they were heroes. This set of five will be used for all those we will consider in the month long series. When you look back to the notes on Hezekiah from last week, and compare them to today’s notes on Deborah, the major points will be the same. If we as individuals can achieve these same five points in our lives, we too can be heroic in the eyes of the LORD. The notes are printed below for your personal Bible study.

Heroes Of Israel: Deborah
Judges 4,5: Various
Heroes of Israel Series By Victor Cooper

Intro: Today we look at a heroin of Israel: Deborah. Watch this shining example of womanhood as she stands for the things of the LORD.

I. She had a Godly reputation. Judges 4:5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
A. The people of Israel trusted her.
B. Her presence would bolster the confidence of Barak and he would go meet the enemy.
1. In Judges 4:8 Barak hides behind a woman’s skirt.
2. In Judges 4:14-16 he becomes a fearless warrior.

II. She was dedicated to the service of the LORD.
Judges 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day…
A. She took time for praise.
B. She did so in front of others --- she was not ashamed.

III. Deborah led by example. Judges 4:8-9 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. 9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
A. She didn’t say, “God chose you to do it, now get on with it. Get out there!”

IV. Deborah prayed intercessory prayers.
Judges 5:31a So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.
A. Perished enemies would certainly be good news for Israel.
B. The Bible Knowledge Commentary “To be like the sun when it rises means to have a life full of blessing.”

V. God listened to Deborah. Judges 5:31b And the land had rest forty years.
Delivered to the Friendship Harmony Baptist Church 5/8/11/am service.

May the LORD bless your week. Stay safe and well AND don’t forget to enjoy the springtime message God provides through nature. God’s creation is bursting with life --- be sure to be part of it. I’ll see you next Monday Morning With Pastor Vic!!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Miss Bessie!

Good Monday Morning To You.

Welcome to Monday Morning With Pastor Vic! I hope all is well with you and that this past week saw many blessings come your way. Yesterday was my wife, Miss Bessie’s, birthday. Last Thursday, the ladies of the church had their monthly luncheon. They had a surprise party for Bess. She really enjoyed it and it made her feel so special. To all you who made it so exceptional for her, Pastor Vic sends his “Thanks!” your way. After church yesterday, Brenda Conley took both of us out for Miss Bessie’s birthday dinner. We wanted to go to Outback, but they were closed. Instead we went to Olive Garden. My favorite ethnic food is Italian, so it was fine with me. After that, Bess, Brenda, and I went to the home of Bill and Patty Wolfe for a Red’s game, and later a hot dog supper --- perfect baseball food. There was only one thing that kept the Reds from winning; the Florida Marlins. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a Floridian who supports my Florida teams, but never at the expense of the Cincinnati Reds. I am a born and raised Cincinnati boy, and hometown loyalties will never change. I scratched my arm the other night and I noticed, I even bleed Cincinnati Red!

Yesterday was an awesome day at Friendship Harmony. The attendance was good and the service was tremendous! The congregational singing was incredible, absolutely anointed. You could tell that everyone was singing to the glory of God. This month I am preaching a series of messages called, The Heroes of Israel. In selecting people to talk about, I decided not to talk about obvious choices; people like Abraham, Moses, or David. After all, how do you boil down the lives of people like them into a twenty minute message? This week I chose, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, to look at King Hezekiah. Did you realize that the Bible says that of all the kings after him or before, there was no other like him? That includes David and Solomon. That Scripture reference is in the sermon notes listed below. The reason for this particular series at this time is that on Sunday May 15, Friendship Harmony will join with hundreds of other churches in a special service called Stand With Israel Day. I will be bringing a message that day called, Long Live Jerusalem. You will receive those notes with the 5/16/11 Monday Morning Edition. Here is the Hezekiah notes. The main points of the notes explain why he was a hero.

The Hero: Hezekiah
2 Chronicles: Selected
Sermon Series: Heroes of Israel 4/30/11
By Victor Cooper

I. He had a Godly reputation. 2 Chronicles 31:20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.
2 Kings 18:5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.
A. Finest words spoken of a man: Hezekiah’s best quality was that he trusted in the Lord. He was the greatest of all the kings of the Southern Kingdom in this respect. Unlike some of the other kings he did not apostasize later in life but kept the Mosaic Covenant faithfully. As a result the Lord was with him and blessed him with success in all he undertook.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.

II. He was dedicated to the service of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 29:10-14 Now it is in mine heart to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us. 11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.
12 Then the Levites arose…

III. Hezekiah led by example. 2 Chronicles 29:20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.
A. He sent no one; he led. He personally went!
B. The message was clear. “The house of the LORD is important enough that even the King goes.

IV. Hezekiah prayed intercessory prayers.
2 Chronicles 30:18-19 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one 19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
A. It was not a “me” prayer. It was on behalf of his subjects as well as those from the Northern Kingdom.

V. God listened to Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 30:20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
A. hearkened> sha-maw’> paid attention to

May 1, 2011, delivered to the Friendship Harmony Baptist Church.

Have a good upcoming week! I hope you want to model your life after that of Hezekiah. Look over the five main sermon points again, then conduct yourself accordingly. Pastor Vic certainly intends to. I’ll see you again next Monday Morning With Pastor Vic.

ps. Congratulations to President Obama, the United States Military, the counter terrorism people, and all the American people on the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Now he must stand before Almighty God and explain himself. He must stand there without Jesus Christ as his advocate. How sad.