9/15 – Study Resources, Praises, & Prayers from BPBC

Wow. What a beautiful day we are experiencing today on Long Island. Glory to God! I am glad to say that when I see things of beauty, I always turn back to praise Him. Something we at The Blue Point Bible Church are always diligent at doing.

I has surely been a productive week of offering teaching resources. I want to share some of those things with you.

On Monday, I released Wicked Things Explained podcasts. Each week there will be a podcast going through the context and details of each passage found in the brackets throughout the book. This week we touched on Isaiah chapters 8-9. Listen at the following link, https://wickedthingsexplained.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/wicked-things-explained-isaiah-816-97/

On Tuesdays at 8PM, you can now listen to podcasted shows of the Hairy Tick Variety Show. This past week, Daniel Rogers joined me on the show. Here is a link to that podcast, http://www.spreaker.com/user/10014082

Also, as promised I produced a video teaching that coincides with out Saturday morning Bible study through 2 Corinthians. Following think paragraph, you will find a link you can watch a video teaching on 2 Corinthians chapters 1-4. We hope you might consider joining us for 9AM Bible study on Saturday mornings. Here is the link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvbU8RsngEI&t=4s

Lastly, I was finally able to write up my part 1 response to Jerel Kratt’s critique of the CBV that was in the most recent Fulfilled! Magazine. You can read that response at the following link, https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/kratts-critique-of-cbv-critiqued-pt-1/

Don’t forget. This coming Sunday, September 17th is National Back to Church Sunday. At The Blue Point Bible Church we will be launching a new sermon series called “Things Christians Say” which will foster true Christian and Biblical foundations, as well as challenge many misconceptions regarding the “things Christians say”. Tell a friend. Invite a friend! Sundays at 10:30AM (graphic attached) Â

I look forward to seeing many if not all of you this weekend!

In Service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano

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9/7 – Resources & BPBC Corporate Prayers

Blessings in Christ,

I pray that you all had a productive week, as well as steeped in prayer for those suffering from the many storms in the south. May they see God’s faithfulness and care through all their experiences.

A few resources before I share our weekly praises and prayers.

I was excited to see that Mert Melfa (the brother who had filmed our last two Annual Conferences) released a video I had done with him about Israel earlier in the year. You can view that view at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzhzoOh3pZw&feature=share

You can now find the updated September “Monthly Calendar” for BPBC on our website. Also, you will find information about National Back to Church Sunday, as well as the new podcast show I will be doing on Tuesday evenings, the Hairy Ticks Variety Show. I have attached to graphics that have been used to market those things. Here is the link to the monthly calendar, http://www.bluepointbiblechurch.org/peace/?page_id=11

I look forward to finishing our sermon series “Outlining Wickedness” this coming Sunday at the Blue Point Bible Church.

In Service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano

9/1 – BPBC Resources & Updates

Blessings in Christ,

I pray that each of you had a blessed and God-glorifying week. Growing and bearing fruit of the Spirit is a sure-fire way of finding satisfaction in your days and glorifying God. Please allow me to share some pertinent details and resources for your growth in Him, as well as our weekly praises and prayers.

This past Sunday, we began reading through Daniel Roger’s book, The Last Enemy and the Triumph of Christ. As was expected, this began discussion about “the death” of Adam. We had some great discussion in our Sunday school as well as the 4th Sunday Discussion Group. I had promised to send out some resources on the matter. Thanks to Elder Steve Hernandez for some shared wisdom as well.

Here is

an article on Genesis 2:17; http://bibleq.net/answer/1489/

Also, Dr. Preston surely has a lot to say on this matter and I wanted to share a couple of links to his Morning Musings which speak directly to this matter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIEX8PzJS_Y&t=7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN87pPlLp1g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jnKupM5ae4&t=304s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjVzF3XLGeo&t=325s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q4Ds_yNAyY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLRoPzPc6xg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ0gybRVMAo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCPnHngQiHA

 

Yesterday was International Overdose Awareness Day and many of us gathered in Sayville for the Fed Up & Maxed Out event. It was informative and a blessed time. We’ve joined our efforts with the ecumenical group Long Island Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods (LI-CAN) to hold listening posts to generate discussion and healing regarding the Opioid epidemic on Long Island. Tomorrow (Saturday), there will be an event a listening post at 4pm at Bayport UMC. No matter how deeply you’ve been affected by this epidemic – either personally, through your family, or just as a concerned citizen – you should attend this event. This meeting for anyone – Christians or non-Christians, locals or those who live elsewhere on LI.

 

I am excited as we come to a close with our Outlining Wickedness Sermon Series. Prayerfully, this sermon series encouraged your studies regarding Spirituality, the Spiritual battle, Satan, etc…We will be talking about angels and demons this weekend, and I look forward to detailing these things. I must say though, I am even more excited about our sermon series “Things Christians Say” which will start on September 17th, 2017 – National Back to Church Sunday.

Monthly “List of Dates” and more details will be offered this coming 1st Sunday of September at The Blue Point Bible Church.

I look forward to seeing most, if not all, of you at some point this weekend.

In Service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano

 

 

8/25 – BPBC Update

Blessings in Christ,

Well, it’s surely gearing up to be an exciting and God-glorifying weekend at The Blue Point Bible Church. Tonight we have the XD Youth Party, tomorrow Bible study and the baptism of Steve and Lisa, as well as a Hope Continues celebration and our Discussion Group on Sunday. Praise God!

After preaching through some of “the Satan” references last week, someone had asked me to compile the verses into a list (you can find the drawn-out mention and detailing of those verses in chapter 6 of Wicked). Here is a link that will take you to the reference list concerning the mentions of Satan,

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/simply-list-of-bible-verses-mentioning-satan/

I look forward to seeing and fellowshipping with many of you this weekend.

In Service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano

8/18 – Updates from BPBC

Blessings in Christ Jesus.

What a blessed and God-glorifying week. We have been praying for the family of Josh Melito and were humbled to participate in putting up bows around the area of the funeral on Portion Rd. Glory to God that almost every post from St. Elizabeth’s to about 3 miles were covered with Sachem color bows and Josh’s number 5.

I had the opportunity to speak with the Guardians Angels for the Youth Enrichment Services in Central Islip and it went well. Many expressed that they were happy I was there and that they see it as God-glorying that I serve that community through my testimony. Glory to God.

Also, I attended the HA Meeting in the basement last night and had the opportunity to hear many express that BPBC serves as the location of their “home group” and helped they clean. Wow, I know God is glorified through that. I was also able to share with them some important information regarding a movement called LI-CAN. I will be sharing more about that and more this Sunday in our Church Outreach Report.

Prayerfully, some if not all of you were access, read, and share the World Study I posted. As a reminder, here is the link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/world-study/

I have begun doing the Thinking Thru Scripture series and here is a link to those videos, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTSLfuTmikLAbkKpPjY0cmx40_v6QFlql

Tonight we have the video viewing of Berean Bible Church’s 2017 Bible Conference. I anticipate learning much and that leading to great discussion and the true expression of #AThinkingFaith. Join us tonight from 6:30-9:30pm.

I look forward to seeing many of you later this evening.

In Service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano

 

8/11 – BPBC Weekly Praises, Prayers, & Updates

Blessings in Christ,

We had some beautiful weather this week! I pray you took advantage of it, as well as displayed God’s glory through manifesting fruits of the Spirit. Our #GrowAndGo was to do our part in demolishing wickedness by seeking out friends and family who may be leaning upon their own understanding in regards to life, success, Spirituality, religion, and wickedness. This coming Sunday we will be discussing and highlighting true Spirituality and true religion. Invite someone!

Before I share our weekly praises and prayers, I want to highlight some resources.

It surely was a busy week as I labored to get back on track with various efforts. I have updated the Thinking Thru Scripture videos on my YouTube account. Our next video we will offered later today and will be Thinking Thru Exodus chapters 7-12. Visit the Thinking Thru Scripture playlist on YouTube at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTSLfuTmikLAbkKpPjY0cmx40_v6QFlql

Also, I am “resurrecting” The Hairy Ticks Variety Show which was an effort done quite a few years back. This will be an online, weekly podcast giving a Biblical and gentle look at various “heresies” and talking with guests. I am surely excited about launching this show later in the month. The website will be www.hairyticks.com

I look forward to seeing some of you either at our Saturday Morning Bible Study, or Sunday for our worship service. To God be the glory.

In Service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano

8/4 – BPBC Updates & Resources

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

It is my sincere hope and prayer that this week has been blessed and productive. Specifically, I pray that you have been able to make ample use of the 2 Peter 1 “Growth Chart” that was in the BPBC bulletin this past Sunday, and that you have walked worthy of #GrowAndGo by sharing it with someone in the faith. You can utilize the “Growth Chart” by visiting the following link, https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/2-peter-1-growth-chart/

Also, hopefully you have begun or finished reading through chapter 3 of Wicked in anticipation of our sermon this coming Sunday, August 6th.

Before I get into our weekly corporate praises and prayers, I want to share a couple of announcements and resources with you all.

I have been working on the re-launch of The Power of Preterism Network for quite some time lately. There are quite a few resources and opportunities to grow in the grace and knowledge of God that are being offered through TPPN. Click the following link to watch a 15 minute YouTube video about some of the upcoming plans, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoMj7GWS1aA

Also, I am just now receiving information that this is a Preterist conference and debate happening later today (2PM EST) in Ludington, Michigan. You can access the video files at the following link, http://www.ustream.tv/channel/as-it-is-written

And finally, visit the following link to access our August 2017 BPBC Monthly Calendar, http://www.bluepointbiblechurch.org/peace/?page_id=11

In Service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano

7/31 – Resources Update from Pastor Mike

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

I hope and pray that this resource update finds you having a prosperous and productive “missional Monday”. I love contemplating what I learned on Sunday on Mondays and urging myself to be missional. Our recent model of Grow and Go has offered this opportunity. Prayerfully, many of you will make use of the 2 Peter 1 “Growth Chart” that was in the BPBC bulletin this past Sunday.

Here is the promised video review of the Niagara Preterist Conference that I had the opportunity to participate in early this month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfVR0EQG4po

Also, due to some discussions we have been having at BPBC about details in 1 Corinthians chapter 15, I have found these videos from Dr. Don K. Preston to be rather edifying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRbw1DOBH4&spfreload=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Zata9chKc

Also, in yesterday’s sermon on sin, I made mention of a resource from the Puritan, John Owen. The quote, “Be killing sin or sin will be killing you” is from his writing, On the Mortification of Sin in Believers. You can access that writing at the following link, https://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/spiritualformation/texts/owen_mortificationofsin.pdf

Finally, I have been making mention of tonight into tomorrow being the Jewish commemoration of Tisha B’av.  I know many Preterists have committed to putting out some resources in celebration later this evening. I will be sure to compile them and send them in another resource update later this week.

Have a blessed evening. Enjoy these resources.

In service to Him,

Pastor Michael Miano