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Msg# 1209 Three Generations For Christ

Msg# 1209 Three Generations For Christ

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

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Pastor Ed Rice,  Good Samaritan Baptist Church, Dresden NY 14441

 

 

 

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Msg# 1209a Three Generations For Christ - Rices

 

 

 

 

What The Bible Says

 

 

 

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

 

 

 

In 1958 a Baptist Preacher named Cecil Palm worked his way door to door through the streets of Gang Mills, NY until he stopped at 40 Plat Street. Doris Romiano Rice was there sitting on the front step with 4 little ones and answered the Baptist Preacher's question with a memorized line “No thank you I am Catholic.” But Levi called out from under the car in the driveway, “I would like to help start a Baptist Church in town.” That year the Rices sat on folding chairs in a garage on Bear Town Road and listened to Pastor Cecil Palm preach the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus said “Except ye be converted ... ye shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Levi was converted from agnosticism, Doris from Roman Catholicism, and everything in our little home on Plat Street changed overnight when Jesus paid in full the sin debt of my mom and dad. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” I remember my dad and his Christian friend, Monty Bills, dumping all the booze in the house down the kitchen sink, the carton of cigarettes thrown out the car window and I remember forgetting our babysitter because dad and mom were home and not bar-hopping all week. Every time the Church doors were open Levi and Doris had all the Rices present to sing and hear Scripture from that new black book now clutched by each of their children. Merriam Clark taught the junior boys Sunday School class about the Lord Jesus, Abraham, Moses and Elijah as if he knew them personally. Within 2 years, at the age of 8, I became a born again Bible believing Christian.

 

 

 

 

An Essay for week # 9a, Sun, February 26, 2012

 

 

 

 

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Msg #1209b Three Generations For Christ - Ed

 

 

 

What The Bible Says

 

 

 

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

 

 

 

In 1960 while Dale Linebough preached a revival service up stairs, in Gang Mills Baptist Chapel, Opel Linebaugh presented a flannel graph of Little-Pilgrim-Progress, coming to the cross of Calvary. As was the new custom in the Rice's house we were present for every preaching service of the Sunday through Friday revival. I knew I needed what had brought all the changes to my parents life. I knew my older brother, Charles, had been born-again-saved shortly after they were. When Opel reached out with a pair of scissors and clipped Pilgrim's sin burden off his back, a little 8 year old boy named Eddy Rice said to God, “That is what I want.” Before that paper packet of Pilgrim's sin hit the concrete floor of the Baptist Church basement, I was born again by the forgiving power of John 3:16 which my Sunday School teacher asked me to memorize word perfect. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” My sister, Barbara, and I were born-again-saved in that same autumn week and I remember waiting all winter to be baptized when the ice was out of Fords Pond. The change that I saw in my parents life and in the Rice's home was now changing things in my own 8 year old heart. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh to the father, but by me.” I now knew the way. I now had the truth dwelling in me. I now had the eternal life of Jesus Christ quickened into my soul. I now had a days-man, a mediator, between me and my Creator. The Lord Jesus Christ was my Saviour and Lord.

 

 

 

 

An Essay for week #9b, Sun, February 26, 2012

 

 

 

 

Posted at http://www.GSBaptistChurch.com

 

 

 

 

In paper back at http://stores.lulu.com/GSBaptistChurch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Msg #1209c Three Generations For Christ - Bev

 

 

 

What The Bible Says

 

 

 

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

 

 

 

In 1962 in a Church in Addison NY, a lady sat behind a fidgeting 12 year old and finally said to her “Isn't it about time that you got saved?” Beverly Cook took the question to heart and moved to that altar of that old Church. “What have you come forward for?” the preacher asked. “I want to be saved,” she responded. “Okay,” the preacher told her, “If you will come to our confirmation classes you will be saved.” After answering all the questions correctly in the American Baptist Confirmation Classes, Beverly was baptized and told that she was now saved. She was not born-again-saved. American Baptist Confirmation Classes cannot do the work that only the Lord Jesus Christ can do. Three years later the Cooks moved to a farm in Tuscarora and that teenager was setting in Tuscarora Baptist Church where Pastor Carl Schoonover preached “Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish. The Bible says That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. … For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” At the age of 17 Beverly, with a full head knowledge of Jesus, was marvelously converted to full a heart knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ when she called upon Him and asked that He be her Saviour. She was courting a young Eddy Rice, they married in 1971, and with a 1972 Vietnam-draft joined the USAF. While serving the Lord in Harts Hill Baptist Church, at 22, Beverly was baptized following Christ's command to true believers.

 

 

 

 

An Essay for week # 9c, Sun, February 26, 2012

 

 

 

 

Posted at http://www.GSBaptistChurch.com

 

 

 

 

In paper back at http://stores.lulu.com/GSBaptistChurch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Msg #1209d Three Generations For Christ - Boys

 

 

 

What The Bible Says

 

 

 

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

 

 

 

In 1991 our oldest son, Michael, went with his youth pastor, Jeff Carpenter, Friendship Baptist Church, Rome NY, to a youth rally in Chili outside of Rochester. Pastor Hal Roscoe had invited some Baptist Preachers to reach teenagers for Christ at this Thursday-Friday-Saturday conference for teens. Our son came back from this first annual rally with such a dynamic change in his life and such a zeal for the Lord Jesus Christ, that Bev and I determined that we, at all cost, would take leave of work to attend the next one. We drove the bus for the teens that Brother Carpenter took to that 1992 Youth Ablaze Rally. Shane, our middlest son, dedicated his life to be a missionary at that February three day rally. Danny Castle, a Baptist Preacher from the south, preaching from the old King James Bible, held the undivided attention of 140 teens for two hours of preaching. I had never seen anything quite like what the Lord was doing in these 3 day Youth Ablaze meetings under Pastor Hal Roscoe in Chili NY, and Bev and I determined to get every teen we could influence to attend. One year we talked a Mrs. Hordge into going to help on the bus trip and she was marvelously saved at Chili. While a Youth Pastor at Jewel Baptist Chapel we took 18 teens and twelve of them were saved; one was my son, Matthew, Praise the Lord; one was the preacher's daughter Tracy Burdict, Glory to His name. We have led teens to the Chili Baptist Church's Youth Ablaze meeting from 4 different Churches where I have labored. God always does marvelous things in Chili. We were there for their 20th year Anniversary in 2011. Youth Ablaze is etched into our heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Essay from week # 9d, Sunday, February 26, 2012

 

 

 

 

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