THE VILLAGE CARPENTER WORLD WIDE MINISTRIES, PUBLISHING HOUSE and BIBLE SCHOOL at GOD’S HOUSE INTERNATIONAL, PO Box 133, Lakeview, Ohio 43331 USA



WORLD WIDE MINISTRIES

The Village Carpenter Bible School


LESSONS 1 - 7

LESSON 1

 Comes from a book we published called,

CROWN OF REJOICING

              For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing?  Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 1 Thessalonians 2:19

 The Village Carpenter

First Preached

December 29, 1985

JESUS IS LORD

          Today, we will study the third of the Five Crowns that the Bible talks of: “THE CROWN OF REJOICING.”  This is sometimes referred to as: THE SOUL WINNER’S CROWN.

           The greatest work we are privileged to do for the LORD is to bring others to a: KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST JESUS the Lord, as their personal savior.  The degree of our: JOY IN HEAVEN will be determined by the: SOULS we have had a part in bringing to: CHRIST.

          Paul tells the Thessalonian believers that they are his: “HOPE, or JOY, or CROWN OF REJOICING” now and when Jesus Christ comes.

1)                If we look, we will see that it is: WISE to win: SOULS to Christ Jesus.

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

2) We will find that it is a work against: SIN to win: SOULS to Christ Jesus.

Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. James 5:20

          It is interesting that the word: CONVERTETH is the same as saying: TO CHANGE… TRANSFORM… TURN… EXCHANGE…

          Paul talks of this:

          If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. Romans 11:14

          And the word: “HIDE” in James 5:20 above means: “TO COVER.”

          And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

3) Next we find that Jesus Himself said it causes: JOY IN HEAVEN to win: SOULS to Him.

          Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Luke 15:10

          Lastly we find that every Soul winner will: SHINE as the stars forever.

          And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3

          Now, You may ask: Brother Charles… How can I win Souls to Jesus Christ?

          Well, three way’s actually…

1) Witness with your life; live that others may see Christ in you.

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men. 2 Corinthians 3:2

          I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

2) Witness with your mouth, trusting that: THE HOLY GHOST will give: POWER to the very: WORDS you speak for Him.

Jesus said:

           But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8

 3) Lastly, witness by your: TITHES and OFFERINGS that others may: PREACH CHRIST and you will have: FRUIT or REWARD that may abound: TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

 You know… God is a great record keeper and all that is ever done for Him… Was… Is… And shall ever be… Written down in Heaven for all to see.

 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.  For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.  Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. Philippians 4:15-17

           But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6

           Just always remember… God has promised that your labor will not be in vain in the LORD.

          Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

          Also, You as a: SOUL WINNER will not rejoice alone… All of: HEAVEN will rejoice with you when you receive: “THE CROWN OF REJOICING.”

          And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.  And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.  I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. John 4:36-38

Praise The Lord for His Precious Word

          For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing?  Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 1 Thessalonians 2:19

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LESSON 2

Comes from a book we published called,
 
CROWN OF GLORY

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 1 Peter 5:2-4

The Village Carpenter

First Preached

January 12, 1986

JESUS IS LORD

          Today, we will study the fifth of the Five Crowns that the Bible talks of: “THE CROWN OF GLORY.”  This crown is a special reward for the faithful, obedient God called Pastor.

 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

 3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 1 Peter 5:2-4

           What a challenging position to be in.  To be able to: “FEED THE FLOCK OF GOD.”

 He; THE PASTOR, will receive this reward when the: “CHIEF SHEPHERD” shall appear.

           It is an eternal reward, one that: “FADETH NOT AWAY.”

           Every Believer may share in the Pastor’s “CROWN OF GLORY.”

 40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Matthew 10:40-42

           We should support our Pastor.  He is a faithful, God-Fearing Man.  A faithful, God-Called Pastor of this Flock of God.

           We can support him by our Prayers for him, his Family and his Ministry among us.  We can support him by encouraging him in the Work of the Lord.

           We can support him by understanding his Ministry with God’s Tithes.

 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10

     We can support our Pastor by understanding his Ministry with our offerings of our Time, Giving Freely of our Time to the Service of the Lord; and God will Reward us for supporting his Chosen Servant by allowing us to share in our Pastor’s reward of: “THE CROWN OE GLORY.”

      The Pastor is earning this: “CROWN OF GLORY” by three ways:

 1)     FEEDING THE CHURCH.

 He is to proclaim the Word of God without fear or favor, and when necessary, he will “REPROVE, REBUKE and EXHORT with all LONG-SUFFERING and DOCTRIN.”

 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 2 Timothy 4:2-5

 2)     The second way the Pastor is earning his: “CROWN OF GLORY” is by taking the: “SPIRITUAL OVER-SIGHT” of the CHURCH.

 You see… The Pastor is responsible to God for the Message Preached to his People.  No Pastor should Preach to please the People: He is to please the Lord Jesus Christ.

 For do I now persuade men, or God?  Or do I seek to please men?  For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

 3)     The third way the Pastor is earning his: “CROWN OF GLORY” is by being an example to the: CHURCH.

           He is not to serve for the: REWARD OF MONEY, yet we, the: CHURCH are responsible to care for his every material need.

 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.  And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. 1 Timothy 5:18

       Our Pastor is a: SPIRITUAL LEADER, and not a dictator.  He is walking with GOD by FAITH just as he is instructed.

 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 1 Peter 5:4

 WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE A PASTOR IN OUR MIDST!

 WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE HIM PREACHING GOD’S WORD TO US!

 WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE HIM PRAYING FOR US EACH DAY!

 ARE WE PRAYING FOR HIM?

 ARE WE SUPPORTING HIM, AS GOD WANTS US TOO?

ARE WE ENCOURAGING HIM DAILY BY OUR ATTENDANCE AT CHURCH?

 ARE WE UP-HOLDING HIM IN OUR DAILY PRAYERS OF SUPPORT?

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                                   Lesson 3



THE VILLAGE CARPENTER

WORLD WIDE MINISTRIES

PUBLISHING HOUSE

BIBLE SCHOOL

GOD’S HOUSE INTERNATIONAL

PO Box 133

Lakeview, Ohio 43331 USA

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