For a two year period, volunteers from the church were asked to fill up a calendar with 12 articles outlining what it meant to be part of the “Theme” for that year.  In 2005 the theme for the church was “Living for Jesus” and in 2004 the theme was “Serving God with Humility and Love”.  Here are the articles presented for you.

2005

December 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Progressive Living for Jesus —By Travis Allen No one of us is supernaturally inspired to live the Christian life. We’re human beings, subject to mistakes and occasional stumbling in our Christian walk. Paul knew this and knew he would have to continue his efforts if he…

November 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living Joyfully for Jesus —By Tinea L. Watkins What does “living joyfully for Jesus” mean? I believe that Maya Angelou summed it up quite well: “A joyful spirit is evidence of a grateful heart.” When our desire on a daily basis is to be thankful no…

October 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living for Jesus Sacrificially —By Chuck Huffine “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of…

September 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living for Jesus by Helping One Another —By Melba Anderson In Matthew 25:33-40, Jesus gives examples of how we should treat others, especially follows of Christ; feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, providing shelter, providing clothing and visiting the sick and those in prison….

August 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living for Jesus in Family Relationships —By Barb Plucheck Living for Jesus in our homes can be possible! Do we believe the New Testament teachings of Christ? Jesus said that God’s first and most important command is to love the Lord God with all the heart,…

July 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living for Jesus with Help from Faithful Predecessors —By Stefania Eskridge I have a saying that hangs from my car rear view mirror that says, “Live For Jesus.” Each time I get in the car, it’s a reminder that I should be trusting and relying on…

June 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus “Christ Lives in Me” —By Wayne Anderson In our theme for 2005, “Living for Jesus,” we are exploring different aspects of what it means to live for Jesus. The apostle Paul brings to us a very challenging position, that I no longer live, but Christ lives…

May 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living for Jesus with Enthusiasm —by Kevin Rogers Life is hectic, and we tend to lose our motivation in certain areas. Living for Jesus should not be one of these areas. It seems that we, as Christians, lose sight of our Christian goals and focus more…

April 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living for Jesus with Optimism —by Margaret Rossow Hope is fundamental to God’s plan for our lives. God knows the struggles of the human heart and He gave us a guide, The Word, to direct us in the right way. By reading and applying the scriptures…

March 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living for Jesus with Courage —by Michael Dorsey Christians find that living for Jesus victoriously requires great courage. When we look at an example of that type of courage we can look at Deuteronomy 31:6, where the word of God says, “Be strong and of a…

February 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus Living Every Day for Jesus —by Rebecca Ford If you are not living every day for Jesus, you need to be. This theme brings to mind one of my favorite songs that I grew singing with my family: “Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the…

January 2005 Calendar ArticleOur Theme for 2005:Living for Jesus The Abundant Life for Jesus —by Robert Lee Recently, Jana took some pretzels and covered them in chocolate. This process called for her to dip each pretzel in the chocolate, then lift it out of the sweet covering and scrape off the excess. But Jana admitted…

2004

DECEMBER 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:Serving God with Humility and Love Love and the Fruit of the Spirit by Robert Lee In the fall of last year Jana and I were invited by some acquaintances to pick apples off their trees for our use. I have never tasted anything more delicious. There is something…

NOVEMBER 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:SERVING GOD WITH HUMILITY AND LOVE Love by Rebecca Ford For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life. —John 3:16 As human beings we can only hope that we can practice, experience…

OCTOBER 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:SERVING GOD WITH HUMILITY AND LOVE Unselfishness — the Key to Humility by Kevin Rogers Our theme for this year is “Serving God with humility and love.” If we are to do this, we must be unselfish in all aspects of our lives. This is contrary to what the…

SEPTEMBER 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:Serving God with Humility and Love The Greatest Commandments by Brian Harris But when the Pharisees heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they gathered themselves together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the…

AUGUST 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR: Serving God with Humility and Love Prayer — a Heartfelt Expression of Humility and Love by Barbara Plucheck Now I lay me down to sleep;I pray my Lord my soul to keep.Should I die before I wake,I pray, O Lord, my soul you’ll take.At sixty years of age…

JULY 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR: Serving God with Humility and Love “Humble Yourselves in the Sight of the Lord” by Michael, Sandy, Christopher, Joseph, and Anthony Dorsey A humble heart is a teachable heart. Scripture speaks of a past, present, and future aspect of salvation. We have been saved from the power of…

JUNE 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:Serving God with Humility and Love Obedience — a “Must” in the Life of a Servant by Chuck Huffine After Jesus had miraculously fed the five thousand, he was surrounded by a group of people who, on the surface, seemed to be seeking the way to please God. They…

MAY 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:Serving God with Humility and Love The “Other Side” of the Jericho Road by Wayne Anderson A study of the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-38) offers lessons from two other individuals, who did not receive commendations from the Lord. These were the priest and the Levite, each…

APRIL 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:Serving God with Humility and Love “Be Constant in God’s Service Here” by Margaret Rossow This line from an old hymn is an appropriate reminder for Christians. One of the ways we can demonstrate our love for God is to be a servant. Once we’ve decided to serve, we…

MARCH 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR: Serving God with Humility and Love The Good Samaritan — the Golden Rule in Action by Melba Anderson Jesus said, in Matthew 7:12: In everything do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.The Good Samaritan, in…

FEBRUARY 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLEOUR THEME THIS YEAR:Serving God with Humility and Love Servants of God by Choice by Stefania Eskridge Choose me — Choose me! We are constantly bombarded by ads to choose certain products, candidates and even careers. We participate in polls and taste tests to choose that product or candidate that supposedly has…

JANUARY 2004 CALENDAR ARTICLE OUR THEME THIS YEAR:Serving God with Humility and Love Jesus Christ — Humble Servant by Karen Powell Humble, humility: defined as the opposite of, or freedom from pride; an attitude which grows out of the recognition that all we are and all we have are gifts from our God. Humility is not…

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