Published by admin on 13 Aug 2022

Gerald Eugene Baysinger

Gerald Eugene Baysinger, 74, of Holts Summit, MO passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at The Bluffs Nursing Home in Columbia, MO.

APRIL 5, 1948 – AUGUST 7, 2022

Gerald was born on April 5, 1948 in Ft Wayne, IN the son of Earl and Margie (James) Baysinger who preceded her in death. On July 1, 1989 in Branson, MO, he was united in marriage to Jenny Aguirre. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during Vietnam. Jerry retired from the Missouri High Patrol as a civilian after 21 years of service. His passion and love was being a musician and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed drawing, painting, working on race cars and attending Capital Speedway in Holts Summit.

Survivors include: his wife, Jenny Baysinger; two daughters, Lorie Oppenheim and Tami Conner; one son, Harold Tame; one daughter-in-law, Melinda Baysinger and seven grandchildren, Ian Baysinger, Elijah Baysinger, Alex Oppenheim, Logan Oppenheim, Josh Tame, Jacob Tame and Jessica Tame. He was preceded in death by his son, James Wesley Baysinger.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Hopewell Baptist Church in New Bloomfield, MO. Memorial service will follow at 5:00 pm at the church with Dr. Rev. Bobby Snow officiating.

Published by admin on 09 Aug 2022

Memorial Services for Brother Jerry Baysinger

My brother in Christ and my friend Jerry Baysinger left this world Sunday August 7. I was honored to have him as my friend. Please continue to pray for Jerry’s wife Jenny, family and friends for comfort and peace.

Memorial services are being held on August 25, 2022 – 5:00PM

at:

Hopewell Baptist Church
Host: Pastor Bobby Snow
3031 Bradley Dr.
New Bloomfield, MO 65063

Letters and cards can be sent to:

Jenny Baysinger
1700 Skyview Dr.
Holt Summit, MO 65043

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 19 Aug 2008

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 03 Jun 2022

IN READINESS

 

As always, the LORD either gives me a title for my newsletter, or He gives me chapter and verse.  Today I heard the words “IN READINESS”.  So here we go. I looked and those word READINESS appears three times in the Bible, being Acts 17:11, 2Corinthians 8:11, and 2 Corinthians 10:6.  So just to be sure, I will use all three, however 2 Co 10:6 in my opinion is the one for me to focus on. Here we go:

Acts 17:11, These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

            It makes me wonder, how ready are we to receive the Word of God, to hunger for it so much that we search the scriptures daily, to search out if these things written are so?  Or are we satisfied to dust our Bible off and drag it to church once a week?  Do we even LOOK at our Bible during the week?  You know, where our heart is, there is our treasure.  So, where is YOUR treasure? The things of the world, or the things of God?  I can’t answer that for you, but  you need to have a hard look at that, as do I.

2 Corinthians 8:11, but I will start in verse 7 to keep the context of Paul’s thought.

 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

 8  I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

 9  For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

 10  And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago. 

 11  Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

            Here, in the following verses after these, it is apparent that Paul was telling the disciples to take up an offering to ease the burdens of those brethren who were in lack.  You see, sometimes we have a WILLINGNESS to give, but following through with the actual giving is where the problem is.  How many times has your heart been moved to give to a good cause, but you put it off, and ended up not giving?  It has happened to me, and I’m a ready giver, so I’m assuming it can happen to others.  Let me tell you, Paul hit the nail on the head in verse 11.  God wants us to be obedient to that which He lays on our heart.  “Now therefore PERFORM the doing of it..”  Yes, you had a readiness to WILL to do it, so now let’s see the PERFORMANCE of that willingness.  So often the heart is willing, but the flesh gets in the way.

NEVER will our flesh agree with our spirit, God created us that way so that when we receive His Holy Spirit, they are constantly in opposition with one another, and God made it so, it is not an oddity that only YOU are experiencing.  No, I suffer with that malady as well.  I have to fight my flesh to obey God, even after all these years, the flesh still wants its way.  And sometimes the flesh wins.  But that’s when we must REPENT and ask forgiveness from our LORD.  Thankfully, He is merciful and quick to forgive, but hey, that’s not an excuse to let your flesh have its way.  The idea is to obey the Holy Spirit ALL the time, not just when the flesh isn’t fighting us too hard.  Now, let’s go to the verse I believe God wants us to focus on today, which is 2 Corinthians 10:6.  For clarity, I will use verses 1 through 7,

 1  Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 

 2  But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 

 3  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

 4  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 

 5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 

 6  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

 7  Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.

            WOW! What a powerful section of scripture!  You see, there is a battle in the spirit realm for the control of our mind.  Our battlefield is not with people of differing opinions than ours.  I see on Facebook how ugly people can get when you don’t agree with them.  But people are not our enemy, even though it may appear so.  Our enemy is SATAN, and he uses his power to influence people to do his bidding. Our battlefield our own mind!  And as it says in verse 4, our weapons are MIGHTY through God to the pulling down of strong holds.  What are those strong holds?  Glad you asked!

Our flesh may want to retaliate against those who speak badly of us or treat us badly.  Our flesh is not our friend when it comes to things of God.  As the Apostle Paul wrote, we have to cast down EVERY thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of or our obedience to Christ.  And believe me, that’s a lot of stuff that hits us daily.  The devil tries to wear us down, and he also tempts us with stuff to disrupt our walk with the LORD.  We must be in readiness 24/7 to cast all the devil’s junk down, and never let our guard down.  Remember,  to be IN READINESS 24/7.  If you can remember that, you will do well.

The heavenly Father loves you, Jesus loves you, and I love you.  God bless!

 

 

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 27 May 2022

THE LEAST OF THESE

 

As usual, when I sit to write, I have no clue what it’s going to be about.  Well, the LORD gave me the title, so now it’s apparent that I’ll be writing about myself, seeing I’m “the least of these”.  It is written in Matthew 25:31-43,

 

31  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

 32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

 33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

 34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

 35  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

 36  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

 37  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

 38  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

 39  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

 40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

 41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

 42  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

 43  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

            I’ve spent 29 years visiting the sick and prisoners, not once considering any of those to be “the least of these”, but always esteeming others better than myself.  Why?  I never really had an answer to that, but just did it, because my LORD saw fit to suffer and die for me.  I’ve seen enough suffering in 29 years to more than last me forever.  Suffering isn’t fun, and I’ve had my personal share of suffering as well.  It makes a person have pity on those suffering.  Right now, I’m suffering again from a back injury, and for the last month have had trouble even getting up and walking. Progress has been little, and that’s using liberal doses of God’s Word at that.  So the LORD is perhaps using this to remind me how important it is to go to those who are suffering.

Now of course, I know God hasn’t “allowed this to happen to teach me a lesson”.  God teaches His kids from His Word, He doesn’t send the afflicter to afflict them with pain and sickness.  No, that’s the devil who does that.  Nevertheless, suffering is suffering, and I’m seeing firsthand how few actually reach out and check on people if they haven’t heard from them in a while.  I’m a motorcycle rider for the past 56 years, and obviously, I’m not out riding.  Just a couple hours ago, one of my biker friends whom I haven’t seen in a month called to check on me.  I haven’t been to church in 4 weeks, and not a peep from anyone there.  That tells me I’m failing miserably to impart the love for others into that congregation.  I’ll let God deal with that..

I said all that to say this in this short “epistle”: if you have friends you haven’t heard from for a while, GO SEE THEM OR AT LEAST CALL, because to the LORD, they aren’t the “least” to Him.

Maybe you’re shut in, if so, I’ll come see you if possible and encourage you.  Once again, I’m learning the importance of caring and watching out for your brothers and sisters in Christ, and those who AREN’T your brothers and sisters…..yet.  You see, a caring call or visit can break the stony heart of an unbeliever, and let the love of Christ flow in to the point of they will receive Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior.  End of rant.  Now, you know what to do….just do it.  If they’re important to Christ Jesus, they need to be important to YOU!  After all, in His eyes, YOU’RE not the least of these, actually, He loves you so much, you’re his favorite child.  It’s amazing how the love of God can be so powerful, that each and every one of you are His favorite, even me, the least of these.  God bless you!  I love you, and Jesus loves you!     

 

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 20 May 2022

HOW MANY IS ALL?

 

There seems to be a question these days “How many is ALL?”  Well, ALL means the total amount of, whatever that happens to be.  The Bible tells us some examples of “ALL”, so let’s have a look at a few of them.

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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 13 May 2022

USING WISDOM

Every day we are faced with thousands of decisions to make, some are trivial, such as, should I have Corn Flakes for breakfast, or Cheerios.  Others are much more important, such as, should I stay at this job, or go find another?  We know that if you are a child of God, He wants to help us make wise choices so we can live peaceable lives and be blessed.  But you know man’s heart; people want to do what they want to do, when they want to do it.  And that often leads to some very bad consequences. The Bible says in James 1:5-8, Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 06 May 2022

THE ULTIMATE EXTENDED WARRANTY

 

Almost every day people receive calls from who knows where, wanting to sell them an extended warranty on their car.  I’m wondering if they cover 25 year old cars?  Not everyone drives a new or newer car.  Most of the time, if you do buy the warranty, that’s the last you’ll ever hear from them.  Most of the time the seller is someplace in India, and if you have a claim, well, good luck even finding the warranty company OR the one who sold you the warranty. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 29 Apr 2022

OVERCOMING DAILY

 

There are a lot of people who seem to think God puts sickness on us to “teach us a lesson”. Or they say, “Well, God ALLOWS it, doesn’t He?”  That would be like a wife saying, “My house got broke into because my husband allowed it”.  No, there is a thief out there, and the crime needs to be laid upon the thief, not the homeowner.  Christ Jesus said in John 10:10, The thief cometh not but for to kill, and to steal, and to destroy; but I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  Jesus made sure to tell us the difference between Himself and the devil.  And yet today, most Christians can’t tell the difference between the works of God, and the works of the devil.  And that’s how the devil likes it. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 21 Apr 2022

TAKING YOUR POSSESSION

Many people hear a personal prophecy and get all excited and think God is going to just drop everything in their lap, and most of the times, that just isn’t the case.  You see, God requires obedience and action from us.  It is said, If you are a farmer and you ask God for an abundant harvest, you’d better have a hoe in your hand as you pray. Continue Reading »

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