First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Head of the Household - by Ken Lawler

It will be interesting to see how many female friends I have left after this hits the press in the newsletter.  First of all, I am pro-woman!  I am comfortable talking to them and being around them.  My mom was a woman; I had three sisters, and have been married to Dolly over 50 years.  Probably the thing that turned lots of men off women was the over-the-top feminist movement in the 1960's.  Some historians consider any effort to obtain equal rights for women as feminism.  If this is so, it started lots of years ago.  Plato argued for the political and sexual equality of women around 24 centuries ago.  In more modern times, Florence Nightingale was convinced that women had all the potential of men in the 1800's.  In the late 18th century and early 19th century feminism focused on the right to vote.  
What brought this up was a sermon I heard Chuck Swindoll preach, where he mentioned life in Eden.  When God formed Adam and Eve "out of dust of the ground" (Gen. 2:7), there is no mention of which one was in charge.  You get the impression they were co-equal beings, despite the fact that Adam was formed first.  This co-equal relationship seems to have been verified by Eve being formed around one of Adam's ribs.  The couple was in fact called, "one flesh" (Gen. 2:24).  This co-equal arrangement came to a screeching halt in Gen. 3:6, when Eve picked and ate fruit from the one tree in The Garden that God had told them not to eat of.  The often overlooked fact in this story is that Adam wasn't out in the back forty checking on the livestock when this happened.  A careful reading of Gen. 3 indicates he was standing there watching the scene unfold; and did absolutely nothing to stop it.  Granted, nowhere in chapters 1 and 2 are we told he was warned she might be a loose cannon.
What Swindoll pointed out is that when God came looking for them He didn't say, "Eve, where are you?"  What Gen. 3:9 records is, "And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou?"  It's obvious that God held Adam responsible for his wife.  It was after Adam blamed God then blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent, and the serpent was turned into a snake that Adam officially, by God's directive, became the head of the household.  God plainly told Eve in Gen. 3:16, "and thy desire (longing) will be to thy husband, and he shall rule (have dominion) over thee."  She was cursed by having a man rule over her (plus the childbirth thing) and he was cursed by having to eke out a living by manual labor.
In America, women get paid around 70% of what men get paid according to the news.  That probably makes sense in some manual labor occupations, obviously it doesn't make sense in most professional fields (excluding sports).  Everything being relative, most of our women have it made when compared with those in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries.
The bottom line, however, is that God made the man the head of the household.  Unfortunately, I know women who have married men who couldn't be head of the chicken coop.  That's her problem for making that choice, not God's:  and as far as I can tell in the scripture, he is still technically "head of the household."

I AM ONE.....ARE YOU? - By Wanda Hess

What you ask I am? I am a “Prayer Warrior”.  If you aren’t one, we want you to join the group.  What is a prayer warrior you ask.  This is a person male or female who can pray for those people who need our connection to God’s listening ear.  No special requirements except loving God, loving people and wanting to help in any way.  At our church, we have a “one call system” through the telephone system.  You contact the church office and sign up giving them your phone number that you wish to be contacted with requests.  In the old days(don’t you just love that!) We signed up and there was about 5-6 on the list. When you got the call you had a member that you called next to pass on the information.  You always for a year had the same person to call.  Kinda’ like the game “telephone”. BUT you ask what happened many times by the time information got passed on it got added information.  Or calls became lengthy when you got to “talking” with your prayer partner and the information was delayed.  So getting with the modern system all calls come to you and your responsibility is to pray…..And you say I don’t know how to pray….sure you do…. no one publicly is listening to your prayer and all you have to say is the person’s name that works cause God knows the need and he knows your heart…..So don’t delay contact the church office 845-1211 and sign up to be a prayer warrior or be added to the prayer chain system…..cause we all need prayers!

Kitchen Korner: Aspragus Salad - Dolly Lawler

Donald Arndts made this scrumptious salad and brought it to Pastor Tim Binns' going away potluck dinner Sunday, May 1, 2016.  We scraped the bowl (it was a large one) clean.  It was absolutely delicious.  I'm not only going to make it, I'm going to share it with all of you.  I heard several people asking Donald what all it had in it.  He emailed his recipe to me and here it is!

1 pound asparagus, trimmed and halved
6 cups halved cherry, grape, and pear tomatoes in varied colors
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 ripe avocado, cut into cubes
1 cup sliced basil leaves
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. pepper
1.  Boil asparagus in a large pot of salted water for 2 minutes.  Drain and rinse with cold water.
2.  Mix dressing ingredients.
3.  Mix asparagus with remaining veggies and feta in large bowl; add dressing and mix to coat evenly with dressing.

Enjoy, Dolly Lawler   
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