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Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 TEEN CAMP UPDATE with Yankee & Jesse


Here is a brief testimony from Greg about our mutual vision to reach the lost for Christ.
“God has given me the privilege of equipping over a million teenagers to clearly share their faith through the ministry of Dare 2 Share. None of this would have been possible without Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold. He equipped us to share the Gospel with clarity and confidence. And he inspired me to reach a generation of teenagers with the Gospel. I am so deeply grateful to the man God used to give me a burden for souls and the tools to reach them." Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share.

This is the bus we will use to carry our teens to camp. There is no extra charge for the bus.
The total cost of camp is $100.00 which includes the $25.00 registration fee.
We will wave the balance of $75.00 for parents who need a helping hand.

Hook-ups are available for parents to bring RV's (30 & 50) amps. (No additional charge for RV hook-up), and no children under 13. All children must room with campers. Hook-ups are available for parents to bring RV's (30 & 50) amps. (No additional charge for RV hook-up), and no children under 13. All children must room with campers.

Jesse and Kyla Martinez work with our youth here at Calvary. Pastor Jesse is a graduate of Florida Bible College of Tampa. Ministries are for the purpose of building laborers for the harvest.
Send or bring your youth leader/s so they can observe how we have conducted camps for over 50 years.

Many FBC grads brought teens from across America to attend the Christian Youth Ranch Summer Conference that was held by the Florida Bible College. Students had to see the place, feel the excitement, hear the Jim Tingen Story, and learn the joy of serving the Lord.

Yankee's personal plea: I am 76 years old, I have conducted more than 50 camps in 12 states. I have seen the value of young people going to camp. Most of us from old Florida Bible College (60's-70's) are getting up in age. Every week it seems we are losing some of our number to an upper calling. It is unusual for those of our age to be completely free of bodily ailments. I also know that our days are numbered and whatever is going to be done by us that are still roaming the earth are running out of time. We can lay down the baton or seek to pass it on. I have raised the financial support for teens to attend camp, provided a beautiful air-condition over the road bus with a professional driver for extra protection on the road. Any FBC Alumni who desires to bring their teens to camp may do so without charge (except the $25.00 registration fee). We used to bring young people to camp for Jesus sake, for the gospel sake, or for the sake of the lost. Isn't that still a good reason? Don't allow jealousy, envying, or offenses (or even our old age) to say we can't do it any more. If all you can do is pray, please pray.

1.      Help send or bring some young teenager to our Summer Camp.

2.      No money-no problem. We trust the Lord to supply our needs. Living by faith is living by the confidence that others have in what you are doing.

3.      Give yourself to prayer that scholarship funds could be afforded to students who desire a good Bible education at Florida Bible College but lack the funds.

5.      Recommend FBC of Tampa to those you know that want to learn the youth ministry.

Florida Bible College of Tampa is a continuation of this great heritage. Here is how you can play a part in preparing young men for the youth ministry.
We do have online classes for those who cannot come to our facilities here. However, we strongly believe that the best way to learn the ministry is to be in the ministry. Our college gives students this very opportunity. It is more caught that taught. You must see it done and be involved.

FOR the online REGISTRATION and MEDICAL form and information CLICK HERE.
2018 Teen Camp will be held at 

Dr. Ralph 'Yankee' Arnold, Pastor
Calvary Community Church of Tampa
4811 George Rd.
Tampa, Fla. 33634
cell 706-255-5618
If Greg Stier has and is still training 1,000's of youth leaders across America the youth ranch model, maybe we should stay with it. Just glean thru these three statements from three different books. Perhaps our Christian Youth Ranch model and Camps were the best.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

My Lil' Darling of 58 Years


June 8th, 2018

We celebrate 58 years of marriage.

1960 When we ran away to get married. It cost $5.00 by the Justice of the Peace. I was financially broke, young, foolish, no job, no place to live, and worst of all, I was lost as to the Lord. Betty's dad, Raymond Jackson, led me to Christ 3 months later. At 22 years of age, I realized that I had dragged my wife and two children to live in five states, still broke, no education (finished the 10th grade), and no hope of anything getting better. Betty's dad told me that if I would slow down and let the Lord get in front He would guide me. I realized that my life was like pushing a rope. I stopped running, attended Florida Bible College in Miami, Florida, and only by the Grace of God has he allowed me to have a ministry preaching the gospel. WHAT A RIDE! WHAT A WOMAN TO HAVE STUCK WITH ME THROUGH THOSE TERRORIZING YEARS WITHOUT HOPE. THAT IS ABUNDANT GRACE.
Betty last week on Mount Carmel in Israel

The wedding that never was but should have been
Ralph "Yankee" Arnold

In the dead of night, before the morning light
Two hearts were young and gay;
Before the justice of the peace, and a five dollar bill
A rose was stolen away.

This is the wedding that could have been
Had the lord had his way with me;
To have the father give his daughter away
To a man for all to see.

After all these years, one thing I regret
Are memories that will never be;
To rob a man, of the master's plan
Is a deed that still haunt's me. 

Take the time and read the poem below

And remember to always do right;

For the time will come with the setting of sun

That you'll know, and enjoy, with delight.


It seems so right, you dressed in white
awaiting my hand in yours;
To make promises before man, and vows before God
Who looks on from Heavens' bright shores.

To love you, honor you, protect and provide
is my promise to ever be true;
To love no other, but faithful abide
and be the husband God meant for you.

For me to love you, as Christ loves me
is the true test of love divine;
To give to my wife, the supreme sacrifice
is the commitment of this life of mine.

As a token of my love for you
I place this ring upon your hand;
The circle which is eternal,
and our desire for the Master's plan.

Our hearts, like candles, shall melt together as one
as we walk in the warmth of God's Son;
Bone of my bone and Flesh of my flesh,
You're mine till our race is run.

To hear those words, "You may now kiss the Bride"
is a moment to enjoy for life;
But better still are the words so real,
"I pronounce you Man and Wife".

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pillars and Killers in the Church



Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold

TEXT: Mark 7:5-9,
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and
many such like things do ye.  (Mark 7:13)
Introduction:        The Lord gives Pillars to the Church. The Devil gives Killers to the church. This message is for the church body as a whole and personally for the individual child of God.
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.  (Mark 8:15)

Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.  (Matthew 16:6)



Guilty of the doctrine of SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

    1. Luke 18:9-14, Gal. 5:9, Gal. 1:6-9
    2. Legalistic; adds works to the Gospel. It kills the message of Grace. It will not save.

Guilty of denying the power of the SUPERNATURAL

READ: Matt. 22:23-32

    1. The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,  (Matthew 22:23)
    2. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  (Matthew 22:29)
    3. The church is dead when she does not allow the power of God to work in their lives.

Guilty of the doctrine of MATERIALISM (“Cares of this world”)

a.      Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute (money) unto Caesar, or not?  (Matthew 22:17)

b.      Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  (Matthew 6:19)

c.       When the church loses its’ eye for the things of the Lord, it will die.

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.  (Matthew 6:22)



His Plan for me

When I stand at the judgment seat of Christ, and he shows his plan for me. The plan of my life as it might have been, had he had his way and I see.

How I blocked him here and I checked him there, and I would not yield my will.  

Will there be grief in my Savior’s eyes, grief though he loves me still.

He would have me rich and I stand there poor, stripped of all but his grace,

While memory runs like a haunted dream, down the paths I cannot retrace.

Then my desolate heart will nigh break, with the tears I cannot shed,

I shall cover my face with my empty hands; I shall bow my uncrowned head.

Lord of the years that are left for me, I give them into thy hands,

Take me, and break me, mold me, and make me into the pattern that thou hast planned.


And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.  (Galatians 2:9)

For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 

(1 Corinthians 3:9)

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.  (1 Corinthians 3:10)

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  (1 Corinthians 3:11)

Pillars are builders.

a.      Men who will stand for salvation by Grace  

b.      Men who believe in the supernatural power of God to produce the new birth.

c.       Men who will put killers out of the church and put pillars in.

d.      Men who will stand in the power of God’s might. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”  (Ephesians 6:10)

e.      Men who can stand against the temptations of the Devil. “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”  (Ephesians 6:11)