21 April 2019

                               STRIVING TO DO GOD'S THINGS GOD'S WAY
                                  AND TO WORSHIP OUR GOD - - HIS WAY;
                                            FORSAKING OUR OWN IDEAS,
                                        WE SEEK HIS WILL IN ALL THINGS.

                                                  NEWS AND NOTES

and are glad that you have come to worship God with us

WE ARE UP AND LIVE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.  Our website has been updated as well.  Be sure to check them out.

NEEDED PRAYERS for Tiffany Johnson’s father who had heart surgery over a week ago.

CONTINUE TO PRAY for Dorie, Brensinger, Brett Selanders, Gretta Tigue, Marge Dozier, Reggie Paschal, Jason Siemsen, Jamie Lubawski, Ken Crews, Russell Davis, Helen Pitts, John Nichols, Cheryl Baswell, Edward Bafia, Jeanie McAlexander, Madelyn Bedell and the Goddard family.

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.    Psalms 136:1


                              JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE


                                       Just a closer walk with Thee,
                                       Grant it, Jesus, if you please,
                                       Daily walking close to Thee,
                                       Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

                                       I am weak, but Thou are strong;
                                       Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
                                       I’ll be satisfied as long
                                       As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

                                       Through this world of toil and snares,
                                       If I falter, Lord, who cares?
                                       Who with me my burden shares?
                                       None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.

                                       Just a closer walk with Thee,
                                       Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
                                       Daily walking close to Thee,
                                       Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

                                       When my feeble life is o’er,
                                       Time for me will be no more;
                                       Guide me gently, safely o’er
                                       To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.


                                              JESUS LIVES

     "(His Son) who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 1:4).

   The empty tomb has for 2000 years now been a proof that Jesus lives.  The disciples bore witness of the Lord's resurrection in Jerusalem and throughout the world.  They saw the risen body of Jesus in the upper room in the days just after the crucifixion and resurrection.  "So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you."  And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side.  The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord.  So Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you" (John 20:19-21).

   Now having seen the risen Lord, they were sent to proclaim that the promise of eternal life is not a vague hope but a confidence we can have.  Paul would write that the Lord's resurrection is the proof we need for our own resurrection (1 Cor. 15)  The Lord gave him a special appearance on that road to Damascus so he might also be a witness.  What a difference it made in their lives.  After seeing the risen Lord they were fearless in their proclamation of Christ.  Their lives were so different than before.  The Jewish court took note that they had been with Jesus (Acts 4:13).

   Would it make a difference in us if we could see Jesus?  Would it change us?  Of course the purpose of the Word is to show us Jesus.  John concluded his gospel telling us that he had recorded the signs and events so we could read and believe (John 20:30,31).  Most of the world does not read . . . or see and therefore does not believe.  Most of the world is not changed by Jesus because they do not see Him.

   The church and Her individual members are the body of Christ.  "Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it" (1 Cor. 12:27).  We must take the teachings of our Lord and live them so completely that the world can see Jesus in us.  As Jesus reached out to touch those who hurt, so must we.  We must teach the lost as the Lord came to seek and save that which was lost.  As the body of Christ, we must defend the helpless and feed the hungry.  The Lord lived in righteousness and we must show the world that same example of faithfulness to God.

   Can the world see Jesus in you?        

Gerald Elliott via Bulletin Digest    


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28 April 19


Hear God's Word- Romans 10:17
Believe- Hebrews 11:6
Repent- Acts 17:30
Confess- Acts 8:36-37
Be Baptized- Acts 2:38
Live Faithfully- Hebrews 5:9


                                            EVERY GOOD GIFT

A poor man was given a loaf of bread. He thanked the baker, but the baker said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the miller who made the flour.” So he thanked the miller, but the miller said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the farmer who planted the wheat.” So he thanked the farmer. But the farmer said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the Lord. He gave the sunshine, rain, and fertility to the soil, and that’s why you have bread to eat.”

Regardless of how sophisticated we may be scientifically, we still can’t create; we still can’t make a kernel of wheat. That has to come from God. God gives us the things we need in order to live on this planet.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17; cf. Acts 17:24).

- Washington St. Church of Christ, Fairview, WV      

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