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1055 Gold Hill Road;
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Jeff Trotter

Steve Miller

Chad Garrett
Missionary in Residence

Dave Beels

Keith Franklin

Mark Inness

Brett Pharr

Tommie Washington

Eric Bitting

Deanna Miller

Tracy VanHamme

June 3, 2018

Rules For Bible Study

God wants His Word read and studied. “Seek and read from the book of the Lord” (Isaiah 34:16).

It was customary for the Word to be read:  “And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel.  So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could understand what they heard, on the first day of the seventh month.  And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law” (Nehemiah 8:1-3).  Applying God’s Word to life was also commanded and followed:  “Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the rules. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words that the Lord has spoken we will do” (Exodus 24:3).  A blessing is placed upon those who read and obey (Revelation 1:3).  We are commanded to study the Bible  (2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Timothy 4:13, 15).  Jesus said “Have you not read…” (Matthew 12:3), implying that the Scriptures would be read and studied.

Ignorance of the Bible and its teaching is devastating and destructive (Matthew 22:29; Acts 3:17; Ephesians 4:18) and people will be lost because of it (Acts 17:30; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).

In 1890, Dr. Carroll Kendrick published a book titled “Live Religious Issues of the Day:  Rules of Bible Study.” Consider three rules for Bible Study brother Kendrick outlined in his book.  First rule“Cherish the love of Truth.”  We are to love the truth, which is God’s Word (John 8:32; 17:17). Paul found some who did not love the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10).  The battle rages between truth and error in our world.  To be faithful and pleasing to God, who is our Creator, we must always follow the way of truth!  For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13). Second rule: “We must act from proper motives when we search for truth.”  We should be reading and studying the Bible without any preconceived ideas.  Our reasons must be to find out what God wants us to do and how He wants us to live and use our life for His purpose and glory.  We are not to read into the Bible what we think it should say or what we desire for it to say.   Integrity in approaching the reading and interpretation of the Bible is essential in being in a right relationship with God.  Third rule:  “Rightly divide the word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15).” The two-fold division of the Bible between the Old and New Testaments must be recognized and understood in properly reading, studying and interpreting God’s Word.  An abundance of evidence points to the fact that we are not under the Old Law any longer. Romans 6:14 makes the definite statement, “You are not under law.”  We are dead (separated, Jas 2:26) to the law (Romans 7:14). Verse 7 of Romans chapter 7 clearly teaches that the law to which we are dead included the Ten Commandments; for, “you shall not covet,” is a part of such.  That which was written in stones (the old law, Exodus 34:29.35) is done away (2Cor 3:6-18).  The law was to be until the seed (Christ) should come; and, Christ has come (Galatians 3:16, 19).

May God bless us as we read and study the words of life.

Steve Miller

AM 309
PM 128


Weekly Budget:


Mike Collins
Mark Walker

Jamie Ridenour

Digital Ministry
Aaron Knight

William Ireland
Bob Mantie

Hampton Hager
Rocky Thompson

Gilbert Shelton
Tommie Washington

Marty Rosener

Josh Buchanan
Sandy Cherry
Chuck Dohm
Greg Gross

Matt Ibbetson

Jake Hunter
Justin Powell
Barry VanHamme

Clay Batts
Brian Coats
Eric Bitting
Eric Haskin

Health & Wellness Day

A flyer has been posted on the bulletin board for the upcoming Ladies Health & Wellness Day, Saturday, June 30th. Please see the bulletin board for highlights of the event and to sign up! For any questions, see Leila Washington.


We rejoice that Nick Lamb was baptized this past Monday.

Women’s Prayer Meeting Today

The women’s monthly prayer meeting is today in the Women’s Connection room at 5:20 pm.  If you are unable to attend, but have a prayer request, please place a note in the box located on the glass table in the main lobby or email it to scbfaith44@aim.com. Prayer requests can be anonymous.

College Nights

On Thursday nights this summer we will have a small groups Bible Study for all college aged beginning this Thursday, June 7th at the Panera Bread in Kingsley. See Clay Batts with questions.

Summer Series

A schedule is posted on the bulletin board of our Summer Series; this year our theme is: “One Another Christianity”.

VBS Save The Date

Our Vacation Bible School will be August 1-3. Save the date and watch for information coming soon. See the Harvey’s with questions.

Love Where You Live Service Projects

Do you have a service project that you need help with? Love Where You Live participants would like to donate their time and efforts to help you assemble, package, label, etc your projects. We will have 40+ youth ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade who will be participating in a week of service in June. You bring the materials, we’ll be the muscle.

Love Where You Live Senior Lunch

Love Where You Live participants cordially invite our seniors citizens to the annual Senior Luncheon and talent show on Friday June 15th. Please sign up by June 10th on the bulletin board.

Congregational  Picnic

Our summer fellowship event will be held on Saturday, June 23rd from 11:00 am  to 3:00 pm at Harris Street Park in Fort Mill. Please make plans to attend. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and chips will be served at noon with fun and games throughout the day.  Harris Street Park, 465 Harris Street, Fort Mill SC.  If you are interested in helping organize this event please contact Marty Rosener at 843-260-2131 or marty@interactivecommunications.biz. Hope to see you there!

LEAD Save The Date

LEAD will take place July 19—22. Men take note, this is for YOU! Brochures are available in the lobby.

Women’s Conference Save The Date

Sheila Butt will be our speaker for our 2018 Women’s Conference to be held here at GHR September 7th and 8th. Our Theme for this event is: “Unwavering” Hebrews 10:23. More details to come soon!

Save The Date Teaching Rocket Seminar

Save the date for Sunday, October 7th for a teacher’s seminar with Michael Whitworth. If you would like to attend please reply to:  goldhillstevem@gmail.com so we can make a count for lunch.

Autumn Leaves Worship Service

We will be conducting a worship service each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the Autumn Leaves memory care facility next door. See Mark Walker with questions.

Haiti Collection

The collection bins for Haiti collections have been moved to the area across from the Kindergarten room. PLEASE look at the list of needs before donating. Lists are supplied. There has been an abundance of things donated that are not needed. Thanks, Nancy Pharr.


  • Lou Johnson will have some abdominal surgery tomorrow.
  • Bill Leggitt is home following an angioplasty procedure this past Tuesday.
  • Janie Greene had successful surgery and will be recovering at home for a number of weeks.
  • Marvin Redd is home and recovering from his recent surgery.
  • Alicia Williamson had successful outpatient surgery this past Friday.
  • Sandy Ibbetson continues to do well with her treatments. They will be completed in a couple of weeks. If you would like to send a card her address is on the bulletin board.
  • Mike Ford continues to recover from his recent eye surgery and is making progress.
  • Tanya Leggitt continues to recover following her foot surgery.
  • Ruby Lett is in Clear Creek Rehab Nursing Home, room 310 following a recent health episode.
  • Bob Epps had a test done recently and is awaiting results.
  • Jordan Patterson’s kidney seems to be functioning better. More tests are to be done.
  • Garry Burkhammer is preparing for an upcoming appointment with his heart surgeon.
  • Lessie Creecy’s platelet numbers have dropped and she is not feeling well.
  • Ron Shepherd’s mother is hospitalized in Maine recovering from a fall.
  • Gil Lawrence’s mother is hospitalized in NY with pancreatic cancer. Her prognosis is not good.

Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:

Gloria Girard,  Jimmie Greene, Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.

  • The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Linda Hill, Alan Jopson, Aaron & Liz Knight, Jim Passmore, Len Patterson, Mark Walker, and Kay Woods are all dealing with various health issues.
  • Brett Pharr’s father, Claude was able to go home this past Tuesday.
  • Debbie Thompson’s father is hospitalized in Florida in very serious condition.
  • The father’s of Dave Beels, Jerry Brooks, Josh Buchanan, Greg Gross, Amy Jopson, Linda Hill, Jake Hunter, Anthony Overton, and Debbie Thompson are all dealing with various health issues.
  • Phyllis Wampler’s sister, Juanita is in ICU recovering from a heart attack and 3 stents.
  • Doug Creecy’s sister, Helen Parish’s cancer has returned and is now in her lymph nodes.
  • Tim Bannister & Vicki Davis brother, Randy has experienced a reoccurrence of his cancer. Treatment is being discussed.
  • Sandra Murray’s her 1st cousin, Steven Stanley is critically ill in the University of Michigan Hospital.
  • Tim Mastenbrook has requested prayer on behalf of Lucner Pierre, one of the Haitian’s we support regularly. He has a large cyst that will require future surgery.
  • Sympathy to Sylvia and the Allen family on the death of Lindsay’s brother.

Sermons & Classes

New Quarter Classes begin Today

Sunday Summer Quarter Classes (June 3)                                                             

Sunday Adult Auditorium:

1 Corinthians/ Brett Pharr

Adult Downstairs:

Soils & Foundations/ Jeff Trotter 

Wednesday Summer Quarter Classes  (June  6)

Wednesday Adult Auditorium:

Summer Series/ Various Teachers (schedule posted)

Schedule of Services

Sunday Bible School
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 am
Sunday Evening Worship
6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study
7:00 pm

Care Groups

1: Singles / Couples w/out children
Leader: Grant Alumbaugh & Andrew Chaney

2: Families w/ infants – Pre K
Leader: Jason Harvey & Clay Batts

3: Families w/ children K – 5th grade
Leader: Hampton Hager

4: Families w/ children 6th – 12th grade
Leader: William Ireland

5: Empty Nesters
Leader: Jerry Brooks

6: Seniors

GHR Website:

LEAD Institute Website:

Women’s Connection:

Password: church / Recipient last name

Today (6/3)

Scripture: Cole Bitting
Preside Table: Mark Walker

1 Assist: Jon Stewart
2 Assist: Zach Stone
3 Assist: Charles Taylor
4 Assist: Joe Theado
5 Assist: Rocky Thompson
6 Assist: Barry VanHamme
7 Assist: Pepper VanMeter
8 Assist: Joseph Waddell
9 Assist: John Wade
10 Assist: Roger Whytsell
11 Assist: Sam Walker
12 Assist: Ed Wampler
13 Assist: Walter VonHelms

Opening Prayer: Rudolph Bishop
Closing Prayer: Drew Malone
Usher: Brian Moss
Greeters Up: M & S Ibbetson
Greeters Down: D Savage
Singing: Ben O’Donovan
Nursery: Tessa Alumbaugh
Angela Buchanan
A/V: Tod Grizzell

Sunday Night
Singing: Jeff Willis
Scripture: Tod Grizzell
Opening Prayer: Matt Guy
Closing Prayer: Roy Jeffers
Lord’s Supper: Jimmy Williams
Nursery: Sue Burkhammer

Singing: Shawn Slauson
Closing Prayer: Jeff Willis
Comm. Prep.: Slauson
Pickup Cups: 2nd Graders

Next Week (6/10)

Scripture: Wesley Fuqua
Preside Table: Justin Powell

1 Assist: Roger Whytsell
2 Assist: Jimmy Williams
3 Assist: Jeff Willis
4 Assist: Grant Alumbaugh
5 Assist: Tim Bannister
6 Assist: Alexander Bannister
7 Assist: Clay Batts
8 Assist: Daniel Beels
9 Assist: Rudolph Bishop
10 Assist: Cole Bitting
11 Assist: Cale Bradley
12 Assist: Jeff Bramlet
13 Assist: Jerry Brooks

Opening Prayer: Rocky Thompson
Closing Prayer: Barry Murray
Usher: Jamie Ridenour & Eric Bitting
Greeters Up: S & K Loiselle
Greeters Down: C & S Dohm
Singing: William Ireland

A/V: Bryan Mery

Sunday Night
Singing: Caleb VanHamme
Scripture: Paul Folger
Opening Prayer: Jack Barry
Closing Prayer: Ron Shepherd
Lord’s Supper: Mike Collins
Nursery: Cathy Brooks

Singing: William Ireland
Closing Prayer: Andrew Chaney
Comm. Prep.: Ridenour
Pickup Cups: 3rd Graders


Wednesday Night Cool Down

Cool Downs are back!

VBS Save The Date

Our Vacation Bible School will be August 1-3. Save the date and watch for information coming soon. See the Harvey’s with questions.








Andrew Conquest: Phone: (601) 850-0114 Email: andrew.m.conquest@gmail.com