What Would You Do?

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Matthew 28: 19-20 instructs us to go out and “teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even until the end of the world.
     How impactful is it, knowing that if we observe all of God’s commands, our Heavenly Father is always with us? Shouldn’t this text give us tremendous comfort? Should it not give us a sense of support and confidence? I admit those are the securities I have when I reflect on the word. However, my mind always drifts to worship time.
     I often wonder how would we handle ourselves if we knew we would be sitting next to Jesus this Sunday morning at worship service? What would we wear? Would we adorn our absolute best, and would we lay out our clothes early to make sure they were properly pressed and matched? Would we arrive on time? Would we attend Sunday school? Would we sing joyously during song service or sit there and listen? Would you be the first to stand to sing? Would you be saying the words to the songs or joyfully singing praises?
     During Communion, would we be solemn and focused solely on Jesus and His sacrifice? Would we bow our heads in humble adoration? Would we savor the time to reflect on the unleavened bread, the fruit of the vine, and the representation that they have? How much would we/you place in the collection plate after communion? Again, sitting next to the Christ, and knowing that all gifts come through our Father, how “deep” in our pockets would we dig at that time?
     Would we bring our bibles and follow along with the sermon? Flipping from each book in the Bible to each chapter and verse, making sure we understood the lesson? Would we take notes? Would we be able to block out all worldly thoughts? How different would our worship be, if we were sitting next to Jesus?
     During prayer, would we close our eyes, bow our heads, and pray fervently with the one leading the prayer. Would you add to the prayer? Would we pray for other people’s needs first? Would there be a loud, unison AMEN at the end?
If Jesus was sitting next to you at church this Sunday, how long after service would you stay to enjoy the fellowship of our brothers and sister in Christ? Would you seek out the visitors? What would I say to Jesus if given the opportunity? Matthew 18:20 states “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Reading and understanding that our Lord is with us each worship service, does it change our approach or attitude? Or do we let “out of sight out of mind” keep us from worshiping our Lord and Savior in the manner that we should?

Being Thankful All Year

I like Thanksgiving Day. I like the family gatherings, the fun and the food. But there’s more to true thanksgiving than family and food. We can be and should be thankful for them, but true thanksgiving is not a one day a year thing, even if the purpose of that one day is to look back on the year that has passed and realize how blessed we have been during the year. .  Read More…

God is good all the time

The visiting preacher started his lesson each night with this quote, "God is good all the time and all the time God is good".  Read More…

I Struggle

    Why does God allow us to struggle in the first place? It is the struggle that increases our strength and Christ’s strength in us. “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.   Read More…


No Pain, No Gain

    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.   Read More…

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    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
    Revelation 21:4

Lessons from Granddad and His Sheep - "Desiring a Flock"

    One thing that is very obvious from watching sheep is that sheep desire to be in a flock – to be a part of the group or their community. Sheep do not want to be alone, or by themselves. If you watch a flock of sheep in a pasture, you will notice how closely they graze to one another. There may be acres and acres in the field, but all the sheep will be grazing within a small area – together.   Read More…

Good News

There’s always great joy in being present when someone makes the decision to become part of the body of Christ. Sometimes it’s a small event with only a few family members and friends gathered together. Other times, like at summer camp, the whole camp is there to witness the event. In both cases, there is joy. Joy in the fact that someone has decided to become part of the body of Christ. Joy in knowing that a son, a daughter, a friend, has become more than that. They are now brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God.

This past Sunday, two of our teens realized that they were lost in a sinful world, but someone was willing to share the Gospel, and they knew that Jesus died to give them an opportunity to be free from sin and receive an eternal gift. And just as those who witnessed this event were filled with joy, so too will those that were baptized.

They will find joy in Christ doesn’t fade away, but in fact, continues to grow. They will find joy in knowing they are part of the eternal kingdom of God. They will find joy in knowing that they walk with Christ and with like-minded people. They will know joy because of the access they have been given to the throne of God. And they will find joy in knowing that they have received eternal salvation.

Rejoice this week, knowing that two lost souls are lost no more, but have found their way to the house of the Lord.
“And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over nintety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”Luke 15:6-7

2018 Bible Reading Project

Creation to Christ

Won’t you join us in reading the Bible daily during 2018?

Date

Day

Reading

February 12MondayGenesis 32
February 13TuesdayGenesis 33
February 14WednesdayGenesis 34
February 15ThursdayGenesis 35
February 16FridayGenesis 36
February 19MondayGenesis 37
February 20TuesdayGenesis 38
February 21WednesdayGenesis 39
February 22ThursdayGenesis 40
February 23FridayGenesis 41
February 26MondayGenesis 42
February 27TuesdayGenesis 43
February 28WednesdayGenesis 44
March 1ThursdayGenesis 45
March 2FridayGenesis 46
March 5MondayGenesis 47
March 6TuesdayGenesis 48
March 7WednesdayGenesis 49
March 8ThursdayGenesis 50
March 9FridayExodus 1
February 12 - March 9
Coffman Commentaries
James Burton Coffman was a prolific author, preacher, teacher and leader among churches of Christ in the 20th century.  Here is a link to his commentaries.
Our 2018 Bible Reading Schedule
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Upcoming Sermons

February

• 11th
AM – A Troubled Family (Genesis 27)
PM – Singing
• 18th
AM – CYC
PM – CYC
• 25th
AM – From Selfish to Selfless (Genesis 37-41)
PM – A Message from a Serving Heart Part 1 (John 4:1-15)

March

• 4th
AM – Validity of Scripture Part 2 (Genesis 49:1-28)
PM – A Message from a Serving Heart Part 2 (John 4:16-26)
• 11th
AM – Spring Forward!!! (Philippians 3:12-14)
PM – Singing
• 18th
AM – 400 Years Laters (Exodus 3:1-15)
PM – Thinking about God’s Love (John 4:23-24)
• 25th
AM – The Knowledge of the Lord (Exodus 7-11)
PM – How We Approach Life (John 4:27-42)
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