Re-Solved Podcast - #39|3 Important Things to Young People: Having A Relationship With God

This is our podcast called Re-Solved.

It is a part of TempleBC’s digital ministry.

On these programs, Pastor Porter discusses many issues and challenges that we all deal with and what God has to say about them.

Program #39 is entitled:

3 Important Things to Young People: Having A Relationship with God


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BREATHE with Priscilla Shirer - Ladies' Fall Bible Study

This year’s Ladies’ Fall Study will be

Priscilla Shirer’s Breathe

"One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christ-likeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, then the concept of Sabbath will change your life."

The group will meet Thursday mornings at 10:40 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.

Remarks From The Pastor - October 14, 2018

Good Morning Church Members & Guests

Welcome everyone to today’s gathering of Christians here at Temple Baptist Church.

  Senior Pastor, Tom Porter

Senior Pastor, Tom Porter

For the past two months, I have been asking myself in dealing with a very sensitive issue; “What would Jesus do?” That is a very thought provoking question, wouldn’t you agree? Everyone, all the time, should be asking themselves that question; “What would Jesus do?” If you want a constant reminder and you are serious about it, then buy one of those bracelets that has WWJD printed on it.

Today and tonight, I plan on examining the question of “What Jesus would do?” in five very common areas of life, and also make the point that, we, as His Disciples, should follow "IN HIS STEPS".

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Remarks From The Pastor - October 7, 2018

Good Morning Church Members & Guests

Good morning church. Welcome to Temple. For those of you visiting our service today, we are happy to greet you. I pray you can sense a Christian fellowship in our worship service. Perhaps you came here today feeling spiritually pumped up with anticipation that God is going to reveal an awesome truth to you from His Word.

  Senior Pastor, Tom Porter

Senior Pastor, Tom Porter

Maybe you are here with questions about God and your faith. I’m sure several of you are hurting in various ways – physically, emotionally or spiritually. Life sometimes weighs us down and that is why God has given every born-again Christian the Holy Spirit to comfort us in various ways. I want you to know God has led me twice this week to share two of my life verses. The first one I claimed back in the early 80’s is Nahum 1:7: “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day or trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.” When our family was called of God to come here, He gave me Psalm 62:5: “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.”

The first verse reminds me that God has my back and that He knows me and He is my strength when I am troubled. The second verse has taught me to be patient and wait on God to move the mountains in my life. What are your life verses? Do you have a verse that God has sealed in your heart and life? If not, I encourage you to get alone with God and read the Bible. Ask Him to give you a life verse. Identify what it is you are struggling with, then seek out all the verses that speak to your situation. Memorize that verse or passage and start claiming the powerful, living Word of God in your life!

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MISSIONS MOMENT - Josh & Erin Taylor - Honduras

September 2018

New Experiences: A main goal for our initial years in Honduras is to become comfortable with the people and culture, including the language, customs, and of course foods! Recently, this meant having a Honduran friend to our home to teach us how to make tortillas like she does — by hand straight on the stove-top burner. What a fun experience that allows us to better relate to a daily custom.

Bilingual schools like involvement from native English speakers, which has allowed Erin to be in two schools in the last two months. She taught two reading lessons in an elementary school, and served as Bee Master in a middle school English spelling bee. May God use these experiences in future ministry.

New Places: What a blessing it has been to continue to expand our knowledge of t he various geographic and economic areas here in Honduras. This is vital as we seek God’s direction on where He would have us plant a new church in the coming years. Recently, Josh was able to attend an outreach in an area where many of the family members of the local gang live. This is an under-reached area due primarily to safety concerns there. God provided for a safe and productive outreach, and gave Josh a glimpse of a different population of Honduras.

New Beginnings: On a personal note, our three children started their second year of bilingual school. We now have a child in each of the elementary, middle and high schools. They have fallen back into the routine much more smoothly than last year when we had only been in the country for a few days when school began. We parents have started back into Spanish lessons, this time with an on-line school that provides language learning with a spiritual focus. We are striving toward the goal of being able to have more spiritually meaningful conversations with ease. A challenge for sure!

We also continue to take our missions courses that will qualify us to be approved as career missionaries who can serve here forever. Our one year anniversary as missionaries was August 21. God has taught us so much, and we know many more lessons are to come. Thank you for a full year of prayer and support.

Prayer, Praises and Information

Prayer: God’s direction to a new church-plant location after our 2 years here; Spanish learning; and Josh’s safe travel to the US for a few missions conferences in October. Thanks for praying!

Praises: Smooth start to school, temporary residency granted, safety, and health! Praise the Lord!

Remarks From The Pastor - September 30, 2018

Good Morning Church Members & Guests

Good morning and welcome to Temple Baptist Church. What a blessing from God it is to enjoy each other in the Lord’s house, especially on Sundays. We can say hello to folks we have not seen since last Sunday and shake hands with guests who have chosen to worship here today.

  Senior Pastor Tom Porter

Senior Pastor Tom Porter

This morning’s sermon is about the parable of the Good Samaritan. You know it has been said, “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions; he had money, too."

Jesus sees us in our plight, naked and left for dead by the ravages of sin in our lives. He picks us up, binds us, anoints us, takes us to a place of safety.

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Today you will have an opportunity, at the end of the service, to give to an organization called the Women’s Center, located at 400 Julia Street in Titusville.

They have an emergency house for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. The Women’s Center also gives counseling, career guidance, transitional housing, basic needs, youth programs, and funds to help ladies with

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MISSIONS MOMENT - Paul & Gail Tipton - Missionaries to Nicaragua

September 2018

Things have somewhat settled down in Nicaragua, by that I mean that Ortega has broken up all the road blocks put up by the opposition, and now traffic can flow unhindered. Since the protestors are not manning the road blocks, the police are not shooting at them. Ortega has not gone anywhere, and he will not agree to early elections.

The United Nations published a report blaming all the killings and unrest on him, so he reacted by expelling all the United Nations personnel from the county. He has hired ‘certain lewd fellows of the baser sort’, many from Honduras and El Salvador, some they flew in from Cuba and armed them with AK47s and Toyota pick up trucks, and they are calling them volunteer policemen. They are his paramilitary. A common scene around the cities and towns is 6 to 8 hooded men riding around in the back of trucks with shot guns and AK47s to ’keep the peace’ There are still over 1,000 people missing and no one knows where they are. A few might have made it over the borders to Honduras or Costa Rica, but the common assumption is that most are dead. A few have already turned up in ditches and waterways. It is far from stable.

Due to the uprising, most of the tourist trade is no more, and it will take it a while to rebound, if ever. A lot of factories have closed, and unemployment has risen to all time highs. Many of the factories are owned by foreign interests, and some have said they will not reopen as long as Ortega is still in control.

On a more positive note, all of our preachers are doing well. One was being sought by the police, and he was able to escape to Costa Rica. He now has his family with him and he is doing well in there. All of our churches are doing good and growing. They send me pictures and videos. Can’t wait to get back there; we miss the preachers and our church folk. Gail and I are going October 1st for one week. If we are out of the county for more than 6 months without checking in ,our resident visas will expire and we will have to start from scratch. We are having to raise some additional support; we have meetings scheduled into December with plans to return to stay in January.

Prayer Requests: Pray for Gail. She had to have cataract surgery on both eyes but she is still dealing with some floaters that are driving her crazy. Doctor said they should eventually go away. Her medical doctor also ordered some tests that we were not expecting. The bills are just starting to come in.

We were told to expect 1200 to 1500 dollars for our part, money we do not have so we are praying they will work with us to make payments. The good news NO MORE CANCER.

Pray for the preachers in Nicaragua. Most of them are bi-vocational, meaning they have to work also. Some sell goods on the street, but with no tourists it is hard to make a living at that. We have been trying to send some extra money down when we can.

Pray for us to get all our dates filled. We are trying to raise an additional $1,000 per month for the ministry. The cost of feeding the men, paying their bus fare to and from the school, and helping them start churches limits us to about 10 to 12 students a year. I also spend a lot of time going to their churches to teach, and help them when needed and gas is now above $5 per gallon. This additional support will take some pressure off.

Pray for new students. Our pastors are informing me they have several new students lined up for the new school year. Some of these are men who have recently come to know the Lord and feel God is calling them In the ministry. AMEN