Sword of the Lord is so pleased to announce the beginning of a new school year.  There will be an open house here Sept.10 from 7:00 – 8:30.
If you are curious about the textbooks, want to talk to teachers or obtain knowledge of what the classes are all about; we welcome you.
We have been a part of the community for over 20 years; and are very excited that we are able to offer studies which are meticulous and riveting. We have accreditation pending for degree work and also welcome anyone to take these courses for their own personal study. These courses were part of the ministry of the Southwestern Christian University, founded by Dr. R. O. Corvin. Dr. Bob Fausett, Pastor of Hilltop Church, carries the torch for these excellent Bible courses with integrity and a commitment to bring the Word of God to those who seriously want to begin a deeper study of the Bible, or are wanting a degree for whatever purpose they need. We have excellent references from former students, so if anyone is interested, please call the church at 417-335-5266 or DR. Fausett’s cell phone at 417-331-3535. We promise to give you the names of persons who are not affiliated with the church in anyway, other than attending the courses with us. We want you to have any references, ask any questions, and settle any hesitation regarding the goals and desires we have to only provide the opportunity to increase the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures to those who are seeking, those who have found, and those who are just not sure. We love class discussions, and digging deeper in the Bible. You will too!

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We will celebrate Pastor Appreciation month on Sunday, Oct. 11.  We will have a money tree up on Sunday, Oct. 4; so anyone who wants may put their gift on the money tree.  There will be a card by the money tree for everyone to sign.

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Jude 1:3. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

How many Kim Davis’ are there?  She’s the clerk from Kentucky who refuses to issue same sex marriage licenses.  She is currently in jail.  Are we prepared and ready to contend for the faith?  There is a vast difference in contending for the faith and just being a “sounding brass.”  The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ must make some difficult and painful decisions.  We must decide for ourselves; follow the leading of the Lord, and prepare to be tested and tried if we decide to contend for the faith.  Some will stand in unity and solidarity with the brethren who makes a bold stand.  Others will weigh the cost and decide the price is too high, or too difficult.  Each one must seek their own quest and do whatever the Lord asks of them.  We cannot really make that decision for anyone else.  If, after seeking and praying, we feel the call for a bold stance; then we must uphold one another, regardless of job security, family harmony, or cultural pressures.  Many may fall, but many will find the strength to hold on during the storm.  The days of Noah are fast approaching and in fact may already be here.  Make sure the stand you take is for the glory of God, not for the glory of man.  We support the courageous stand Kim Davis has made.   We pray there are many whom God is raising up and filling with power and conviction.  You will not stand alone.

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Bible study college level classes.  Accreditation, Certificate or Home Studies available.  Starting Sept. 8 – May 3 every Tuesday evening except school holidays.  We will host an Open House on Aug. 25 at 7:00 pm to ask questions see the studies available and enroll if you would like to attend.  These studies are in depth and will challenge you.  Call the church if interested or if there are any questions.

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Battle Scars

We believe Lord is coming very soon.  He has uttered his word in our spirits “Many wear battle scars held together with adhesions from attacks of the enemy.   He would tell you that they are actually Metals of Honor and should be worn with humility and honor.  He also would tell us that the days grow darker, but the Son will shine in your hearts and you will light the way for the rest.  .   Rest well.

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The Church Camps were a tremendous success.  We had 76 in the Sr. Camps and 54 in the Jr. Camps.  Reports of Salvation, filling of the Holy Spirit, and renewed commitment were confirmed.   Thank You all who were a part.  Keep working for the Lord.

All Wed. night classes begin again on Aug. 5th.  Bible Study for Adults will begin again also.  How powerful is His Word.

Brother Donny Henson will minister on the morning of Aug. 9th.  Don’t miss him.  He will guide you right into the Presence of the Lord.

Missionary to Old Mexico, Josh Cornell will be here for the morning service on Aug. 16th.  Our Sunday night service will be at 6:00 on that night.  Josh is such a committed servant of the Lord.  His beautiful family ministers with him.  He would appreciate your prayers.



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Our camps for Sr. ages 13-18 is on  July 5th – 10.  The Jr. Camps for ages 8-12 is on July 12th – 16.  Hope to see you there.

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Days may seem dark, however, note that it really is always darkest before the dawn.  John 1:5 even speaks to us when going through a trial tribulation;”The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”  Nor will evil EVER over come goodness.  He has you in the palm of His hand; he knows your name; he knows when he will call you home.  His whole being knows and loves you.  Also, “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.”  Psalm 91:5.  The United States government can do nothing without His allowing, or His knowledge.  There is nothing that can sneak up upon Him.    As the world seems to get darker and darker, the LIGHT will shine brighter and brighter.  Hold on, Beloved, for the King watches over you.!

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Jesus Christ was on his way to Jerusalem knowing well that this trip would be his last, ending in his death for the sins of the world.  He sent two of his disciples ahead to the village to look for a donkey tied by a home with his unbroken colt next to it.  Jesus told them to tell the owners of the animal that “The Lord has need of it.”  They found the donkey and brought its colt to Jesus.  They placed their cloaks on the back of the colt while Jesus rode slowly and humbly, making his way into the city.  People threw their palm branches on the road before him while others waved their branches in the air.  Why wave palm branches?   One explanation is that it was common practice in the ancient world to welcome home a king or a war hero by laying out a path of branches for him to walk or ride upon….similar to rolling out the red carpet today.  The colt symbolizes the beast of burden, lowly and humble.  As Christ took our burdens, he became lowly and humble even unto the cross.  Do not think he will return riding the little colt though.  He will trade the humility of the colt for the majesty and strength of his white stallion.  The white stallion signifies his military authority and might.  His cavalry will be riding with him; (that’s us!).  Think of how General George Washington was usually depicted astride his white steed.  The white stallion was reserved for only those in high command to ride.  Your King is Coming!    “Then I saw heaven opened and a white horse appeared.  Its rider is the Faithful and True; he judges and wages just wars.”  Revelation 19:11

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“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [that is, Christ]: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic–on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg–or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse…. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”



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