16 September 2018

                               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

NEEDED PRAYERS for Dorie Brensinger who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, 
Susan William’s sister who had surgery this past week, Pam Phillips who is having problems with her eyesight and for Ethan Goddard who needs prayers he will not have side effects from a new medication he has started.

CONTINUE TO PRAY for Kathleen Jacobs, Russell Davis, Ken Crews, Barb Cauveren, Gretta Tigue, Helen Pitts, John Nichols, Cheryl Baswell, Edward Bafia, Jeanie McAlexander, the Goddard family and Madelyn Bedell. 

                             IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF IT!  

John 17 records one of the prayers of Jesus. In John 17:15, Jesus says, “I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world but to keep them from the evil one.” He goes on to say in John 17:16, “They are not of the world, even as l am not of the world!” In the world, but not of it! What a challenging concept!

Have you ever thought about why the Lord does not take us out of this crooked and perverse world as soon as we are saved? The answer is simple: He has a purpose of us here!

We Are Here For His Sake.
He wants us to carry out the work He himself came to do. He described that work in Luke 19:10 as seeking and saving the lost. He said in John 20:21, “As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

We Are Here For Others’ Sake.
Most people in this world are not interested in their own spiritual welfare. The god of this world has blinded their minds to keep them from seeing the danger they are in. So We are left in the world to carry the Gospel to as many people as possible.

We Are Here For Our Own Sake.
The Christian life is a maturing process. We must “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). This world is our school room for our lifetime. The Gospel does not promise escape from problems, but power to overcome them (Philippians 4:13).

We are in the World…but not of it!

- Bobby Dockery, Hooker, OK via Bulletin Digest


                IS OUR ATTITUDE

              WORTH CATCHING?                           

During my first public job as a teenager, I demonstrated more immaturity than I care to talk about. I was trying to be funny in front of a customer. I wanted to be an “attention getter” with my comments, she stopped writing her check looked at me and said, “Allen, you can tell a lot about a person by what they laugh about!” Needless to say, her terse response rightfully put me in the place I needed to be. The customer’s redirection was justified AND needed!

As an adult, I, like most, have struggled with how I react when frustrated. Intentions are always good but they don’t always come across correctly when trying to get my point across. During this chapter of my life, a wise man once shared with me, “Allen, you can tell a lot about someone by what makes them frustrated, mad, or aggravated!” Here again, tons of wisdom contained in a sentence.

These are extremes from opposite ends but serve as a reminder of what a Christian’s attitude should be. When talking, interacting, or redirecting others, a Christian’s attitude should be:

Matthew 5:16 says Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Psalm 46:1 says God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Luke 9:48 says Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.”

Our words reflect our attitude. When we throw out words, let’s ask, “Is our attitude worth catching?” 

- Allen Jones, South Green Street church of Christ, Glasgow, KY



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Ray Williams
Ray Williams
Kyle Selanders
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Jim Cauveren
Ken Crews
Keith Bennink
Ryan Johnson
Jim Cauveren
Russell Davis
Steve Garman

23 September 18

                                            GOD’S SIMPLE PLAN TO SAVE MAN                            

                                                 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


                                                                                                                   TAKE NOTE

Lying at your side, perhaps,
Or living right next door,
Or working at the desk across
The company’s polished floor;

Seated next to you and riding
On the city bus,
Or walking in the city park
And making nary a fuss;

Hidden from view, a smarting hurt
Behind the checker’s smile,
Or a head in prayer, with anguished tears,
Across the Sunday aisle –

    Go wherever you will, good saint,
    And there you’ll surely find
    The need for love, for faithful friends,
    For a word that’s true and kind.

    Near to you a needy soul
    Awaits and silent, cries;
    Perhaps you only can console
    By piercing their fragile guise.

    The Lord took note of hurting folk,
    The ones the crowd ignored;
    When we, like Him, befriend the lost,
    Ours is a rich reward.
                   - J. Randal Matheny