June 2022
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In this month's newsletter you will find:

  • Conflict between Believers
  • God's Prophecy
  • Prison Pen Pals
  • Where to find Membership Packets
Don't miss any of the information enclosed!

From the Pastor's Study

Hello Saints!

Last month we began to look at what happens when two or more of us come into conflict. Our first part of dealing with conflict is considering intentions, and that is what we considered last month. This month I want to take a look at what the next step usually is when conflict arises after making the assumption as to what the intentions were of the other person: blame. The first thing we typically do after making the assumption that someone intended to hurt us is to assign blame. We want to play the blame game.

Today we see in all levels of authority, people who should know better playing the blame game. It is never their fault. This is something that people should grow out of. It is understandable when a child tries to shift blame, but adults, especially those who hold any kind of authority, should always take responsibility for their actions and decisions.

A conflict arises, both parties involved assume intentions, assume that their side is the side of truth, and then place the blame on the other side. When we think this way, it is very difficult to resolve anything. And here is the real truth: rarely does the blame fall entirely on one side or the other. In nearly every situation, there will be plenty of fault to go around. Rarely is one side or one person completely innocent. Therefore we need to be very careful when assigning blame. In fact, the first person we should point our finger at is ourselves. Look what Paul says in Romans 2:
Therefore you are without excuse, O man, everyone who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.                          Romans 2:1
If we are passing judgment on someone else (blaming them) and we are guilty of the same thing, or something similar, Paul says we condemn ourselves.

Rather than playing the blame game, perhaps we should start by examining our own hearts and seeing where we might have made an error, then follow that up with confessing our sin to God and to the other party asking both God and the other party for forgiveness.

Ultimately what we all need to do is show others the same mercy and grace that we would like to receive. Love others as we love ourselves. May we all seek to love God more and love others more!

Forever In His Grip,
Pr. Shon
Interested in finding out about membership in
The Real Tree Church?  Membership packets are available on the information table in the foyer. 
We'd love to have you join the family! 
See Pastor Shon with questions.
New Ministry Opportunities
To Help Fulfill the External Mission of
The Real Tree Church

Write a Prisoner with Christian Pen Pals
( a recommended partner of Prison Fellowship)
Why?:  As an overflow of our love for God to others and obedience to his Word. We are all made in the image of God and no one who comes to Him through repentance and faith is beyond the reaches of His grace.
"I was in prison, and you came to Me....Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me."                                     Matthew 25:36, 40                                   
(Other applicable passages: Luke 23: 39-43, Mark 2:17, Hebrews 13:1-3, James 2:1-5, Psalm 107:10-16, Romans 12:10-16)
Fill out the online application and wait to hear back from CPP with your match.  Feel free to use Real Tree Church's Mailing Address for correspondence. For additional questions, see Nathan Prissel. 

Trustworthy Teachers, Preachers, and Authors


A.W. Pink
Name:  Arthur Walkington (A.W.) Pink

Birth-Death:  April 1, 1886 - July 15, 1952  
Spouse: Vera E. (Russel) Pink

Children:  None 

Nationality:  British

Arthur Walkington Pink acted as a spiritualist medium before converting to Christ.  He became an English Bible teacher who sparked a renewed interest in the exposition of Calvinism or Reformed Theology. Little known in his own lifetime, Pink became one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.


  • Moody Bible Institute

Occupations/Professional Experience: 
  • Pastor (pastored churches in the United States and Australia)
  • Author

  • The Sovereignty of God
  • The Attributes of God
  • Satan and His Gospel
  • Gleanings in Genesis
  • Gleanings in Exodus
  • Gleanings in Joshua
  • Gleanings from Elisha
  • Gleanings from Paul
  • Practical Christianity
  • The Divine Inspiration of the Bible
  • Interpretation of the Scriptures
  • Profiting from the Word
  • The Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer
  • The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross
Deadline for the July 2022 newsletter is June 19th.  Email information to Jodi Hansen at


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Prayer Concerns

It is our privilege to pray for each other.  If you have a need for prayer, please tear-off the sheet in the Sunday bulletin and put it in the offering plate, speak with Pastor Shon, or email:

If your need is immediate, please contact:
Pastor Shon at 651-428-0439.
Check the Sunday bulletin and the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for all of the Bible studies and activities going on!  Don't miss any of the opportunities available to get to know both God and your fellow churchgoers better.  Feel free to jump into any of the Bible studies at any time!  



What is prophecy?  Prophecy is what God says about the future.  It is unique because it reveals God's plans, and as history shows, God can and will do what He says.  God knows the future.  It is in His hands.  What He says cannot be altered.  

Several references say there are 1,239 Old Testament prophecies and 578 New Testament prophecies contained within 8,352 verses. That's almost 27% of the Bible!

We are living in dangerous times.  Too often the explanations of New Age astrologers, channelers, mystics, and psychics are being treated with respect.  Quite often, the false doctrines and false prophecies of cults are valued more than the true doctrines and true prophecies of Christianity.  

There is a plague of false prophets today.  A plague of people who say they know the truth, but you can't trust these false prophets to give you the truth or to interpret it.  Unfortunately, many people who claim to speak for God hide the truth more than they reveal it.  Sadly, some of these people are theologians, seminary professors, and even preachers.

We know that all prophecies concerning the first coming of Jesus have all been fulfilled.  Many prophecies concerning Israel have already been fulfilled.  There are prophecies about the Church Age that have been and are being fulfilled.  Still, others are for the future.  These fulfilled prophecies are evidence that God will literally fulfill the remaining prophecies at His chosen time.

God gave Bible prophecy to us for many reasons.  One of those reasons is to warn unbelievers of God's coming judgment.  There is still time for unbelievers to repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Another reason is to let believers know that God is in control.  He always has been and always will be.  He has many blessings in store for those who truly believe.

We wait for the return of Christ because we know He is coming back!  There is no doubt that God will do what He says He will do.  In the meantime, we share the gospel with others, we pray for God's will to be done, and we believe God's prophecies.  Maranatha!  Oh Lord, come!



25975 Galaxie Avenue
Farmington, MN  55024



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