20 May 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

POT LUCK MEAL next Sunday following morning worship service.  Everyone is invited to stay.  Bring a dish to share.

BASEHOR DAIRY DAYS is coming up next month on Thursday and Friday evening, June 14th & 15th and Saturday, June 16th.  Everyone is welcome to come out and help pass out water and information.

CONTINUE TO PRAY for the Garman family, Barb Cauveren, Sue Moore,  Russell Davis, Helen Pitts, Pam Phillips, Briar Oelkers, Steve McClendon,  Cheryl Baswell, Edward Bafia, Jeanie McAlexander, the Goddard family and Madelyn Bedell.

                                                   STORMS OF LIFE

At some point in life most of us face many types of health, financial, family or other serious problem. Recently, it seems that “storm clouds” have encircled many due to lost jobs, poor health and the economic situation in our country. It would be quite easy to begin counting our problems instead of our blessings.

 Life is precious. It was given each of us by God. He understands that we face difficulties in this short sojourn on earth. Yet, trials and sufferings are a part of life itself, brought on by the sin in the world since Adam and Eve.

 Tragedies may come, jobs may be lost, diseases may rack our bodies, or business losses may cause financial disasters. There may be times when we feel we are all alone and overcome by life’s difficulties. God did not promise to take away our troubles. But, He did promise that the Lord would never leave nor forsake us (
Hebrews 13:5). When trials surround us, He offers comfort and hope through His Word (Romans 15:4). He gives us peace through Christ (John 16:4; Philippians 4:7). If we are in Christ then nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:35-39).

 When the storms of life comes our way, let us call to mind the words of the apostle Peter, “casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you” (
1 Peter 5:7).                                  

- John K. Wills, Owingsville, KY via Bulletin Digest



                                       WHICH WAY SHOULD WE GO?

     Churches of Christ have come to a fork in the road.  Each congregation and each individual Christian must choose to take the left path or the right path.  Which will we choose?

   The road to the right is the direction we’ve been going for many years.  It is a Bible directed path, that requires its travelers to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), to worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), and to love and obey Jesus (John 14:23).  Other commands are included to keep us on the road to heaven.

   The road to the left will take us in an entirely new direction.  It is an ecumenical road, long traveled by free spirited wanderers.  It is not traveled by repentance and baptism for the remission of sins, but rather by a repudiation of these doctrines.  It advocates “praise worship” in some generic, subjective ways that will include more people and exclude no one.  It sees “grace” as an all-encompassing doctrine that precludes obedience to Jesus.  It is a broad road that can accommodate many more travelers, which is often the reason given for taking that particular road.

   I suggest that we take the road to the right.  The path to the right is the correct way to heaven, the way Jesus and his apostles marked out for us in the first century.  It is a narrow road, but clearly defined in the pages of the Bible.  At the end is a narrow gate entering into heaven.  God’s holy people have been traveling that road and entering that gate for centuries now.  But those who venture down that other road are never heard from again.  They take comfort in the wideness of the road and the large numbers they can travel with, but eventually they perish in a bottomless abyss, separated from God forever.

   Are these two roads really so different?  They are indeed!  Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matt. 7:13-14).  We need to follow Jesus.  

– Rick Cunningham via Bulletin Digest


A THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
- Reminisce Magazine



PRIVILEDGED TO SERVE                             Announcements  
   Song Leader
Scripture Reading
Opening Prayer
Preside at table
Assist at Table
Assist at Table
Closing Prayer/Greeter

20 May 18

Russell Davis
Russell Davis
Kyle Selanders
1Thessalonians 3:6-13
Jim Cauveren
Kyle Selanders
Keith Bennink
Ryan Johnson
Kyle Selanders
Jim Cauveren

Ken Crews

27 May 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


*  Be strong, so that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.  Stand
   alone if you must, but whatever you do STAND. (Eph. 6:13-14).

*  Make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in

*  Look on the sunny side of everything.

*  Be too strong to fear, too noble for anger

*  Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are 
   about your own.                  
- Shell Knob church of Christ bulletin