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Here you will find the meandering mind of the Pastor and the various thoughts that rummage through his brain. Some may be whimsical and other quite serious. Take the time to read and learn something about our Pastor at the same time.

FEAR FACTOR

by: David Hethorn

10/21/2021

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FEAR FACTOR

Several years ago there was a T.V. program called Fear Factor which was a game show with stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos from today's cultural in which contestants will have to confront their fears to win money.

While this is dubbed reality T.V. it has little to do with reality. There is real or perceived fear that we face every day. There is the constant threat of domestic terrorism, violent criminals, joblessness, a colla

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

by: David Hethorn

08/02/2021

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All that glitters is not gold.

A true enough statement, but how do you know what is gold and what is just glitter?

In trying to prepare ads for Facebook and other media I wanted to find something that would show the uniqueness of our Church over others. Much to my dismay there was nothing I could say about our church that hasn’t been said about other churches in our area.

All the “Evangelical” churches and Protestant churches all claim to believe the Bible and state that the

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BIG TIME CHANGE

by: David Hethorn

06/23/2021

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SERVICE TIMES ARE CHANGING

Starting July 4th, we are changing our times to a more traditional time.

10:00am we will have our Sunday Moring Bible Study

11:00am we will start our morning Worship Service.

DON'T FORGET TO MARK IT ON THE CALANDER

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Death in Adam, Life in Christ: An Analogy

by: David Hethorn

03/21/2021

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SERMON NOTES

DEATH IN ADAM, LIFE IN CHRIST: AN ANALOGY 

Living Springs Baptist Church David R. Hethorn, Pastor

 

Rom. 5:12-21

So far in our studies we have seen how Paul with brilliant design and divine logic has showed how every class and race of man is depraved and justly condemned, and with that same logic has shown how that by the righteousness of Christ, men are justified before God. And that justification places no condition upon man nor is it attainable for men or else

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GUNS ARE WELCOMED ON PREMISES

by: David Hethorn

02/18/2021

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I often meet well-meaning Christians that ask why I carry a gun. Their thoughts being that I must not trust the Lord to take care of me. If I really believed in the Sovereignty of God I wouldn’t need to carry a weapon. Here is my answer to them and why I have no objections if others want to come to church or anywhere else armed.

We do live in the wonderful state of Idaho that understands the Constitutional and God given right to carry firearms, whether open or concealed, w

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The wicked plotteth against the just.

by: David Hethorn

02/18/2021

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The political climate has drastically changed this year and unlike previous administrations this incoming administration is bent on the destruction of the righteous. It appears that there will be sweeping changes of rules and law in order to maintain that the wicked remain in places of power. Nevertheless, the righteous have and advocate and place of refuge, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The wicked having power over the righteous is not new. History proves this fact, but it also p

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The Bishop

by: David Hethorn

02/18/2021

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Today there is a prevalence among Baptist churches to institute a plurality of Elders or Elder Rule. This is the Presbyterian form of government and has never been the practice of Baptist churches. Why would a Baptist want to be Protestant or “Reformed” in the government of their churches? I thought, as Baptist we would hold to the Biblical principles of our Faith. We ought not to be fooled by the Protestant’s. Just because some member(s) thinks it would be a great idea do

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Worship Him, Christ the Lord

by: David Hethorn

02/18/2021

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In the worship services of many churches you may find professional singers in concerts, sensuous and even sensual dancers, theatrical performers presenting skits and plays, comedic jokesters making people laugh, and preachers of moral standards, legal requirements, political views, patriotic commitment, financial guidelines, motivational principles, ...     You will search the Holy Scriptures in vain for any of those things in the churches of the Lord and Savior Jesus Chri...
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DOORKEEPERS

by: David Hethorn

02/18/2021

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This morning’s meditation took me the 84th Psalm where David said, "I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."

I began to think about this doorkeeper, and realized that his job would be very lonely, tedious and unrewarding from a human standpoint. He would have to tolerate the days of summer heat and the cold long, lonely nights of winter. He would be overlooked at best and looked down upon by most because he was a slave.

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