June 24, 2018
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not believe even if someone comes from the dead.'” –Luke 16:31 (NIV)
We are glad you chose to worship with us today and welcome you back any time. If you are visiting, we hope to give you a warm welcome. Last Wednesday Jessica Terry visited at our evening Bible study.
We will have a Leaders’ Meeting today, following our morning worship assembly. It’s open to all members who wish to attend. One item on the agenda is developing a Mission Statement for this congregation. If you have other items you would like discussed today, please let one of the leaders know. You might want to bring a lunch to eat during the meeting.
At 2:00 today, we will have the fourth lesson in the Andy Stanley video series, “Who Needs God.” Today’s video is entitled, “The God of Jesus.” No one can explain God better than Jesus Christ. This video examines some basic descriptions that Jesus gave about God.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE CHANGES
We will not have a 2:00 meeting next Sunday afternoon, July 1st. Nor will we have a Wednesday night study on July 4th.
Tinea Watkins suffered whiplash when she was rear-ended Tuesday; please pray for her full recovery… Please pray for Barb Plucheck as she expects to be transferred into hospice care soon.
Robert and Jana Lee will be traveling to Arkansas this week, where Robert will speak at a revival meeting in Greenwood. On their return trip home, they will visit with family in Oklahoma and Texas. Please pray for safe travels and a successful meeting.
ONGOING PRAYER CONCERNS
Please continue in prayer for these loved ones and their various needs:
- Wendy Robertson, Katrina Gallo, Karauna Taito, Karl Simms, Charles Davenport, Sr., Deby Mahoney, Carah Barnes, Danielle Fisher, Faye Young, André Kidd, Betty Fox, & Joan Wilkes.
- Our loved ones in the armed forces and law enforcement and their families: Paul Germany, Anthony Patterson, and Lawrence Hilton.
BOTTLE CAPS HELP HEALING
Karen Redding has provided a picture of the young man in Mexico whom we have helped by collecting plastic bottle caps for a program that uses these to raise money for children fighting cancer. Caps of all sorts are still being collected in a container on the bulletin board table.
The June issue of Gospel Tidings has uplifting articles on the theme of “Joy.” Article titles are “Count It All Joy,” “False Joy – The Imposter,” and “That Your Joy May Be Full.” There are other features as well. Free copies are available on the table.
THIS MORNING’S TEACHING
This morning’s lesson will be centered on the account of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” that is recorded in Luke 16:19-31. Whether Jesus’ teaching in these verses is based on actual people or is a parable, the lessons provided by the Lord have eternal ramifications. May God guide us into essential truths.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY
The epistle of Jude is one of the shortest in the New Testament. Yet in this letter, Jude confronts corrupt teachers who distort the message about his brother Jesus and lead others astray. This week we will see how these verses can help us remain faithful to the Lord when facing false teaching that comes from Satan.