Verse of the Day

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Audio of Conference Sessions Available

The audio recordings of the three sessions of the recent Bible and Theology Conference are now available.

The Cessation of Tongues, the Termination of "the Signs of the Apostles", and the Continuation of Counterfeit Miracles

John T. "Jack" Jeffery
Pastor, Wayside Gospel Chapel
Greentown, PA

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Faith Baptist Fellowship
1397 Easton Turnpike
Lake Ariel, PA 18436

The audio recording of the 1st session of the Conference has been uploaded by Faith Baptist Fellowship (Lake Ariel, PA) on Internet Archive at http://archive.org/details/TheCessationOfTongues [accessed 19 NOV 2014].

The audio recording of the 2nd and 3rd sessions of the Conference have been uploaded by Faith Baptist Fellowship (Lake Ariel PA) on Internet Archive at

Both recordings which include all three Conference sessions are also linked directly from the web site of Faith Baptist Fellowship Church (Lake Ariel, PA) at

Anyone desiring the manuscript of the material that was presented at the Conference in either MS Word or PDF formats may request it by contacting Pastor Jeffery by email at waysidegospelchapel (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Word of Life Baptist Church (Pottsville, PA) celebrates 20 years of service by Pastor Paul Zaspel


"Church honors pastor's 20 years"
By Thomas Leskin (Staff Writer Tleskin@Republicanherald.com)
Published: February 18, 2013

"Pastor Paul Zaspel of the Word of Life Baptist Church in Pottsville celebrated his 20th anniversary as pastor Sunday."

Republican Herald (Pottsville, PA) at http://republicanherald.com/news/church-honors-pastor-s-20-years-1.1446108 [accessed 18 FEB 2013].

Friday, February 15, 2013

Acts Study Guide

Read the entire book through at one sitting in at least one translation, and preferably more, prior to beginning an in-depth study of the book. Once this initial reading is done then begin studying the book including answering the following questions while continuing to reread it.

1.  What is the title usually associated with this book?

2.  Can that title be improved on?

3.  Who is the author of Acts?

4.  What significance does the author have for the content of Acts?

5.  Are there factors either in what Acts does or does not contain that may assist us in narrowing down when it was written?

6.  What is unique about the book of Acts?

7.  What kind of literature is Acts?

8.  What intended purposes may the author have had in mind in writing Acts?

9.  What is usually understood to be the key verse for Acts?

10.  Where are significant turning points found in Acts?

11.  What does the beginning and the ending of Acts have in common?

12.  What tools might be useful for studying Acts?

13.  Who are the most significant people in Acts?

14.  What are the most significant places in Acts?

15.  What are the most significant events in Acts?

16.  Are there any patterns in the way the material is presented by the author in Acts?

17.  What major issues either arise in the content of Acts or might be produced by it?

18.  How would you outline Acts?

19.  What Old Testament book could be thought of as having a lot in common with Acts?

20.  How should Acts be applied to your life today?


Sola Scriptura, Solo Christo, Solus Spiritus, Soli Deo Gloria,

John T. "Jack" Jeffery
Pastor, Wayside Gospel Chapel
Greentown, PA

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology 2013


Conference title:  "In the Beginning: God, Adam, and You"

Plenary Speakers:
Joel Beeke
Kevin DeYoung (MI)
Liam Goligher (PA)
Richard Phillips
Derek Thomas

Pre-Conference:  "Our Forgotten Heritage: Recovering a Reformed Ministry"
Speaker:  Jon Payne

Venues and dates:
Grand Rapids, MI
March 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, PA
April 19-21, 2013

For more information on this conference go to their web site on Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals at http://www.alliancenet.org/CC_Content_Page/0,,PTID307086_CHID811018_CIID,02013.html [accessed 13 FEB 2013].

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

“The America you thought you knew is gone…”


The following was posted today on inside pages at http://www.insidepages.net/the-america-you-thought-you-knew-is-gone/?.
"On November 25, 2012, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor of The Moody Church for over 30 years, preached a sermon titled “Where do we go from here?”.
The following is taken from Dr. Lutzer’s recently released book  Where Do We Go Go from Here?
where-do-we-go
“It’s gone.
Some of you will remember when the Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer told us back in the 1970′s that someday we would wake up and find out that the America we once knew was gone. That day is here.
We have crossed an invisible line, and there are no signs that we are capable of turning back. Like a boat caught in the mighty torrent of the Niagara River, we are being swept along with the powerful cultural currents that just might put us over the brink. Seemingly irrevocable trends put in motion forty years ago continue to gather greater momentum and speed. Our Judeo-Christian heritage that gave us the freedoms we have enjoyed is for the most part gone, and in its place is an intolerant form of humanism that can boast of one victory after another. The “cultural war” we used to speak about appears to be over, and we have lost.
Daily, perhaps hourly, we are losing the war for America’s heart and mind. We must understand the direction and speed of this cultural river that has spilled over and engulfed our land. We must also ask: what should we be doing at this critical hour?
This booklet is above all a message of hope a message intended to help us refocus our priorities in a day of great opportunity. Rather than lick our wounds, withdraw from the public debate, and stand aside as we bemoan the fate of this great nation, we must regroup, get our bearings, and remember why we are here and what we are called to do. Never before in American history has it been more important for the church to be all that it can be in a society that is increasingly hostile to Christian values.”
To Watch the full sermon click here."
The URL for the link to the full sermon on The Moody Church is http://www.moodychurch.org/watch-online/where-do-we-go-here/.

January 22, 1973

Watch "January 1973" on YouTube at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_GW7z-klak&list=UUqmNXuT6zlHpz3mCdXVCohw
[accessed 12 FEB 2013].

Forty years.

Forty years of murder.
Forty years of slaughter.
Forty years of our government sanctioning murder.
Forty years of our government protecting murderers.
Forty years of our tax dollars funding murder.

Forty years of blood crying from the ground of our land for justice.

"And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand"
Genesis 4:10-11, The Holy Bible (King James Version, public domain)

How long, O Lord, how long?

"O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud. LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off."
Psalm 94, The Holy Bible (King James Version, public domain)

How long, O Lord, how long??

"O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth. Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you."
Habakkuk 1:2-5, The Holy Bible (King James Version, public domain)

How long, O Lord, how long???


While we wait and pray, there may be something more that you can do to bring this slaughter to an end.  Educate yourself.  Educate others.  Stay informed.  Communicate with your government officials.  These are the basics.  You take it from there.


Pro-Life Organizations

Listed alphabetically:

Abort73

American Life League

Americans United for Life

CareNet

CareNet of Scranton

LifeNews 

National Right to Life

Physicians for Life

Pro-Life America




Friday, February 8, 2013

Notice of Postponement of Bible and Theology Conference


The Bible and Theology Conference previously scheduled for tomorrow at Faith Baptist Fellowship has been postponed due to the forecasted effects of the winter storm we will be experiencing between now and the scheduled start time.  The new date is Saturday 23 FEB 2013 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Please note also the address correction below for Faith Baptist Fellowship from what was previously listed.  

Please ensure distribution of this information to anyone you think may have intended to come tomorrow.  

We appreciate your help in getting the word out about this postponement, and your understanding of this decision.

Once again, anyone planning to attend in two weeks is requested to let me know so that those planning the dinner for the Conference may be prepared.  The church email address is on this web site and below.

Soli Deo Gloria,

John T. "Jack" Jeffery
Pastor, Wayside Gospel Chapel
Greentown, PA

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Bible and Theology Conference:

The Cessation of Tongues, the Termination of "the Signs of the Apostles", and the Continuation of Counterfeit Miracles

Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Venue: 
Faith Baptist Fellowship
1397 Easton Turnpike
Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Speaker:  
John T. "Jack" Jeffery
Pastor, Wayside Gospel Chapel
Greentown, PA

Schedule:
Three sessions including question and answer time with a dinner meal prior to the final session. 

RSVP:

If you are planning to attend this conference please let Pastor Jeffery know as soon as possible by email either to waysidegospelchapel (at) yahoo (dot) com, or johntjeff (at) verizon (dot) net.   This will assist with the meal planning.

Outline of Subjects for the 3 Sessions:

Session 1 - The Cessation of Tongues: 
A Sign of Covenantal Curse in Israel's History

Session 2 - The Termination of "the Signs of the Apostles", Part 1: 
The Clusters of Miracles in the Biblical History,
and The Signs of the Apostles in the First Century

Session 3 - The Termination of "the Signs of the Apostles", Part 2: 
The Cessation of the Signs of the Apostles in the First Century, and The Continuation of Counterfeit Miracles in Church History