Rod Jetton Is Sharing Testimony at the First Freewill Baptist Church Men’s Breakfast

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FFBCThe First Freewill Baptist Church in Farmington, Missouri has asked Rod Jetton to share his testimony at their men’s breakfast on February 7th.

Rod has an amazing testimony of God’s love as he enjoyed a meteoric rise from a young Marine officer to the second youngest House Speaker in Missouri state history. Rod was on the fast track to becoming Governor of Missouri, when his personal life exploded as he went through a very public and humiliating fall.

In his testimony Rod explains how his hypocritical lifestyle led to his downfall and he points out how pride, flattery, bitterness and paranoia can have terrible consequences for individuals and families.  Using personal examples, Rod will warn men about the dangers of letting success go to their heads as well as the destruction that follows when succumbing to pride and temptation.  Rod’s candid way of explaining his mistakes and pointing out the dangers of putting his career in front of his faith and family are of great benefit to anyone focused on accomplishing their goals.

He will be speaking  at the men’s breakfast February 7th, 8:00 am at First Freewill Baptist Church in Farmington, Missouri. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. followed by Rod’s testimony.  More info can be found by clicking here

FFBC2First Freewill Baptist Church

305 West Columbia

Farmington, MO 63640

Rod Jetton Is Sharing Testimony at the LWWC Celebrate Recovery New Year’s Eve Service

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Rod Jetton will be sharing his testimony of God’s love and forgiveness at the Living Waters Worship Center (LWWC) December 31st New Year’s Eve Celebrate Recovery service.

Rod enjoyed a  meteoric rise from a young Marine officer to the second youngest House Speaker in Missouri state history. He was on the fast track to becoming Governor of Missouri, when his personal life exploded as he went through a very public and humiliating fall.

In his testimony Rod explains how his drinking and hypocritical lifestyle led to his downfall.  He points out how pride, flattery, bitterness and paranoia can have terrible consequences for individuals and families.  Using personal examples, Rod warn’s others about the dangers of letting success go to their heads as well as the destruction that follows when succumbing to temptations or addictions.  Rod’s candid way of explaining his mistakes and pointing out the dangers of putting his career in front of his faith and family are of great benefit to anyone focused on accomplishing their goals.

He will be speaking December 31st, 7:00 p.m. at Living Waters Worship Center in Bloomfield, Missouri. This New Year’s eve service will include a time of worship and praise along with Rod’s testimony and refreshments, fellowship and fun. More info can be found by clicking here

LWWC’s ministry mission is to provide a church where the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated and confused can find unconditional love and acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance and encouragement.  It’s dream is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the residents of Stoddard County.  To that end LWWC started a Celebrate Recovery program to minister to those with hurts, hangups and habits as a ministry of their church.

Images-celebrate-recovery-logoCelebrate Recovery (CR) is a biblical and balanced program that helps anyone overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. CR takes a person through the basic 12-step recovery process and includes the Biblical principles taught by Jesus Christ that offer love and healing. Celebrate Recovery has helped thousands from all walks of faith recover from addictions and is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide!

 

Living Waters Worship Center
18094 State Hwy. 25
Bloomfield, MO 63825

MBCExtream offers LOGOS Bible Study Software 50% Off

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Below is a copy of the letter Pastor Brad wrote about the college he is starting for those entering the ministry.   He is opening up the initial course to any laypeople who teach a class in their church or just want to learn more about the Bible for their own knowledge.  I believe this is a unique opportunity.   We can sign up as a student for their first class and receive the 50% off the LOGOS software that preachers use when studding the bible.

The first class will be held Tuesday nights and be available via Skype for those not in the Branson area.  This class will be teaching students how to study their bible with the powerful LOGOS software.  I have already signed up and am very excited about how this software can help me better understand the scriptures.

The cost for the software is only $774 because of the 50% off student savings and it will give us access to many different commentaries,  spiritual books, and bibles.  If you are wanting to make your bible study time or class preparation time more productive while learning more about what the scriptures mean, then check out the details below.

 

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Dear Friend,

I am excited to offer an opportunity that you may be interested in. The College that I am starting (Midwest Bible College Extreme) is offering an introductory course that is named Introduction to Logos/Bible Study. This class will be available on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:10 pm starting September 9 and ending on December 15, here at the Sanctuary or online through Skype. Taking this course will open the Bible to you by learning to utilize LOGOS Bible Software to prepare lessons, sermons, or any in-depth Bible Study. This class is appropriate for anyone with a call to a preaching or teaching ministry or anyone who desires a deeper study of the Bible.

Below is a summary sheet of the volumes of resources that will be yours through the LOGOS software. Words are inadequate to express the opportunity this course will present. If you have ANY interest in pursuing this, you are invited to SEE LOGOS in action and decide if you want to invest your time and money to pursue this study. This presentation will be on Tuesday, August 26, at 6:30pm. Coffee and snacks will be served and we will have you out by 8. Your learning experience will be enhanced if you bring your IPad, Notebook, or laptop.

Please consider exploring this option. You place yourself under no obligation by attending and there will be no offering taken. You are our guest.

Contact me at 417-894-0103 (call or text) or at bradlombardi@yahoo.com or come in and see me for further questions or to confirm you are coming.

Thank you.

Brad Lombardi

Summary of Contents of LOGOS Gold Package

Datasets (15)

Bible Facts: Events
Bible Facts: People
Bible Facts: Places
Bible Facts: Things
Greek Pronunciation Addin with Erasmian & Modern Data Sets
New Testament Genre Coding
Phrase Concordance
Preaching Themes
Thematic Outlines
Timeline
Tooman Literary Genre Coding of the Old Testament
Clause Search
Referent Data
Reported Speech
Bible Sense Lexicon
Ancient Texts and Morphologies (27)
Church History (8)
Counseling (7)
Divorce and Remarriage: Biblical Principle and Pastoral Practice
Grief and Pain in the Plan of God: Christian Assurance and the Message of Lamentations
The Diamond Marriage: Have Ultimate Purpose in Your Marriage
The Family You Want: How to Establish an Authentic, Loving Home
Different by Design. Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling, 2nd ed
Devotionals and Spiritual Formation (10)
English Bibles (17)
Exegesis and Interpretation (6)
Exegesis and Interpretation
Keys to the Bible’s Treasure
The Handbook to Bible Study
Starting New Testament Study: Learning and Doing
Bible Lessons International Collection (17 vols.)
Handbook for Hebrew Exegesis
History of InterpretationInterlinear Bibles (21)Lectionaries (10)Maps, Photos, and Media (30)Ministry (13)
Biblical Answers to Tough Questions
Christian Minister’s Manual
Christian Ministries and the Law: Revised Edition
Church Communications Handbook
Seven Myths About Small Groups: How to Keep from Falling into Common Traps
Small Group Idea Book
Small Group Leader’s Handbook: The Next Generation
The Big Book on Small Groups
Baker?s Dictionary of Practical Theology
The Star Book for Ministers
True Evangelism: Paul’s Presentation of the First Five Steps of the Soul-Winner in Romans
Church Administration: Effective Leadership for Ministry
Pastoral Visitation: A Pocket Manual
Original Language Grammars and Tools (19)Original Language Lexicons and Word Studies (21) (TDNT)Parallel Passages and Harmonies (12)Preaching and Teaching (33)Theology (12)

Praying for Facebook Friends

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praying handsAs I was checking my Facebook page today, I came across several prayer requests.  One was for a friend’s mother as she was going through chemo treatments, another for a young family who lost their father in a traffic accident, several prayers for safe travel, a lady who lost her husband and was left in intensive care after a motorcycle accident, another friend who has a blood clot in his leg, and a gunman who had two nurses held at gunpoint in a St. Louis hospital.

Am I supposed to stop and take time to pray for each prayer request I come across on Facebopray 4ok?  Yes, I know they are my friends, and they are asking for prayer, but sometimes the prayer requests seem to overwhelm me, and I don’t feel I have time to stop and pray for each one.  But two weeks ago I posted these words on my timeline.  “What better use of Facebook than to pray for each other?”

I felt somewhat hypocritical when I was thinking I didn’t have time to pray for all the requests after posting those words.  This got me to thinking about prayer requests in general.  I am on a church text alert list and seem to get two to three texts a day with people having serious problems who need prayer.  Then at church on Sundays we always hear about people who have health troubles and need prayers.

I must admit all these request sometimes fly by with me saying a quick prayer to get it off my list or sometimes I don’t even pray at all.  Here’s the saddest part.  Sometimes I make a prayer request for myself, a friend or family member.  It’s amazing how much I hope the people who get my text alert, or Facebook message or request through church, stop and really take time to ask the Lord to answer my request.  Last week I was speaking at Teen Challenge and asked my friends for prayer.  As I made that request, I wondered how many of them treated my request like I sometimes treated theirs.

I was sure hoping my friends were offering prayers like Jesus talked about in Luke 11 when He said, “Suppose one of you has a friend. Suppose you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, let me borrow three loaves of bread. A friend of mine on a trip has dropped in on me, and I don’t have anything to serve him.’ Your friend might answer you from inside his house, ‘Don’t bother me! The door is already locked, and my children are in bed. I can’t get up to give you anything.’ I can guarantee that although he doesn’t want to get up to give you anything, he will get up and give you whatever you need because he is your friend and because you were so bold.” GOD’s WORD

Charles Shockley is an elder at my church who has a powerful prayer life.  His life is full of answered prayers and miracles.  His book The Journey of One Common Man chronicles many of the miracles his prayers have led to.  I myself experienced the power of his prayer life when he prayed for my back and it was miraculously healed.  I know a healing like that may be hard to believe and I was a “doubting Thomas” myself, before I met Bro. Shockley, but it really happened.

Each Sunday he has people coming to him before and after church requesting prayer, because they know his prayers are answered.   I have spent some time with him and noticed how he handles prayer requests.  Anytime someone asks for prayer he stops what he is doing and right then prays with them.  He does the same thing over the phone.  If you call him he will stop whatever he is doing and have prayer for you on the spot.   I want to be more like Bro. Shockley to my friends.

I get up each morning and pray through my prayer list.  I have many of my friend’s requests on my list, but most of my list is for my needs.  Too often I forget to write requests down.  I believe in prayer because so many of my prayer requests have been answered since I turned back to the Lord.   But I want to be the kind of fervent prayer warrior that James 5: 16 described. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availed much.” KJV

Friends joining together in fervent prayer can move God to do great things.  Facebook and text alerts are a wonderful way to help enlist the prayers of friends, but we all have to take time to stop and pray for those requests.  I confess I have let too many slip by without treating them as I would have treated my own requests.

DChitwood_GoldenRule_WithoutGraphicI’m going to make a commitment to be more like Bro. Shockley and follow Jesus’s Golden Rule found in Matthew 7:12. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” NIV

Rev. Andrew Murray wrote With Christ in the School of Prayer.  It is probably one of the most notable books on prayer outside of the Bible and he explains that Jesus was teaching us to join him in a ministry of intercession.  I want to close by saying thanks to all my Facebook friends that have taken time to pray for my requests.  Your prayers have been answered in so many ways and I appreciate them soooooo very much!  My goal is to be a better intercessor in 2014.  Would you be willing to join me?

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Rod Jetton Is Sharing Testimony at Platte City Mens Breakfast

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FBC plattRod Jetton will be sharing his testimony of God’s love and forgiveness at the August 16th Platte City First Baptist Church men’s breakfast.

Rod enjoyed a  meteoric rise from a young Marine officer to the second youngest House Speaker in Missouri state history. He was on the fast track to becoming Governor of Missouri, when his personal life exploded as he went through a very public and humiliating fall.

In his testimony Rod explains how his hypocritical lifestyle led to his downfall and he points out how pride, flattery, bitterness and paranoia can have terrible consequences for those in charge of companies or organizations.  Using personal examples, Rod will warn men about the dangers of letting success go to their heads as well as the destruction that follows when succumbing to temptation.  Rod’s candid way of explaining his mistakes and pointing out the dangers of putting his career in front of his faith and family are of great benefit to driven leaders focused on accomplishing their goals.

He will be speaking August 16th, 8:00 am at First Baptist Church in Platte City, Missouri. More info can be found by clicking here

First Baptist Church Platte City
214 Ferrel St.
Platte City MO 64079

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