October 6, 2019
WELCOME TO THE
We want to extend a warm wel-
come to any guests that have come
our way today. We hope that you
enjoy our worship. If you have
any thoughts or questions about
any part of our services, feel free
to contact the elders at:
5348 Old Springville Road
Pinson, AL 35126
Worship 8:15 AM
Bible Class 9:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Worship 5:00 PM
Do You Expect Great Things From God?
Expectations seem to be as vast or as limited as those in whom we place our trust.
If I place my trust in finite man, my expectations will be just as limited. When this
happens, my attitude becomes cynical and my hope loses its luster. My faith will become
filled with holes rather than become holy.
Does my zeal and motivation change when I put my trust in my infinite God? Does my
attitude change when my trust seeks a higher altitude? If our trust is in a limitless God,
then our hope will become holy and our expectations in this life and the life to
come will be just as vast.
Why is it so important to determine where our Hope resides? Why does it matter
that I put my Hope in the awesome power of God? If we become lack luster, or jaded in
our walk, we will cease to walk. Our hands will become feeble and fall to our sides and
our feet will bring us to our knees. Isaiah wrote to Israel explaining where they must
place their hope and expectations.
“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and
my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or
grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him
who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and
young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their
strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:27-31).
The Apostle Paul describes the consequence of having a limited expectation of our
limitless God. “If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be
pitied” (1 Corinthians 15:19).
With our hope set on our Creator, we will be able to soar above the limits of our pitiful
flesh and attempt great things for the Lord. If we attempt greatness, then our great God
can provide greatness. Where is your trust?
Do you expect great things from God?
-A Note From the Harp
Average Weekly YTD:
Friends & Family
Ana Thomas (Sis-in-Law of Kenny &
Brandon Blackwood ( Grandson 0f Billy
Jean McKee (Mother of Roy Hayes)
Alton Blom (Connie Scruggs’ Relative)
Tricia Shikle (Shelane Marlow’s Mother)
Kay Linley (Sister of Fredia Gallagher)
Charlie Boone (friend of Terry Malone)
Timothy Zimmerle (son of Hazel)
George Sutton (Brother of Nancy
Natasha Champion (Daughter of Don
Galen Lilja (Father of Janice VanHorn)
Larry Dyer (Former Member)
Sybil Floyd (Johnathan Johnson’s grand-
Kaitlin Peltz (Brad Hagerman’s niece)
Rosalyn Anthony (Friend of Debra Domi-
Asher Collar (Great nephew of Sue Ad-
ams & Robin Groom)
JoAnn Craig (Grandmother of Brian
Melody Belle (Friend of Robin Spitzley)
Sandy Jenkins (Cousin of Linda Carter &
Patsy O’ Rourke)
Jennifer Cather (Daughter of Dangars)
Ryan Montgomery (Son of Donna
Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece)
Betty Trull (Sister of Sandra Singer &
Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark
Jean Smith (Lisa Powell’s Mother)
Our prayer list is updated monthly.
Our Honored Guests 9-29-2019
In Town: Luke Ashley, Etta Carter, Ron & Wanda Cobb, Albernetta
Cole, Tarra Green-Mosley, Shawn Polk, Roger Smith, Mrs. Joyce Wright
Out of Town: Katie Barlow, Jason & Alissa Clarke, Gary & Lynn
Chadwick, Jennifer Coulter, Anthony Grissom, Ken & Rose Johnston, Leo-
nard & Elaine Jordan, Arthurine Langford, Lynne Laton, Brenda Myatt,
Sherry Rogers, Frank & Helen Rushing, Christine Scott, Robert Scott, Car-
men Serrano, Randy & Frances Smallwood, Jerry & Carol Smith, Brain
Sprinkle, Denise Staggs, Pat Wood
Hospital / Rehab List
Charlie Chaney– Went Home
Margie England– Separated hip
Eric Stark– Cracked Spine –Cook Springs
Nancy Locklear– Chemo
Judy Marlow–Lakeshore Rehab. Rm 213a
Johnny Tucker– cancer treatments
Charles Tuggle– Radiation Treatments and then surgery
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AM 464 PM 203
Events for the Youth
October 6— Devo @ Self’s , bring $5
October 12—Youth Fall Party
October 26– Trunk or Treat
Sign up sheet for Exposure (Dec 27th-30th) is in the foyer. Please sign
up by Oct 13th if you are going.
The Importance of Prayer
By: Tim Shoemaker
If one read through the Bible, he would soon understand
the great importance that the word of God places on
prayer. Some, however, feel that prayer is a useless
thing. They reason that since God is no longer working
miracles today, then it is senseless to ask him to do
something such as healing someone who is sick. How-
ever, God is not limited to miracles to answer our
prayers. God can and does answer prayers by means of
His providence. The importance of prayer can be under-
stood by what the Bible says about prayer.
It grieves God when we neglect praying. God,
through the prophet Isaiah, said: “This people have I
formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.
But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou
hast been weary of me, O Israel” (Isaiah 43: 21, 22).
Think how you would feel if your children never spoke to
you. You would be grieved. In the same way when we as
God’s children fail to speak to Him, God is grieved.
Many times evil will overtake a man because he has
not prayed to God as he should. “I will also stretch out
my hand upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of
Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from
his place, and the name of the Chemarims, with the
priests; and them that worship the hosts of heaven
upon the house-tops; and them that worship and that
swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham; and
them that are turned back from the Lord, and those
that have not sought the Lord, nor inquired of
Him” (Zephaniah l: 4-6; cf. Daniel 9: 13, 14).
Consider some other factors that show the impor-
tance of prayer. It is a sin to neglect to pray. “Moreover
as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in
ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and
right way” (I Samuel 12:23). The Bible teaches us that to
continue in prayer is a positive command. Paul com-
manded us to “Pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians
5:17). Sometimes we fail to enjoy some of the blessings
of life because we fail to ask for them. (Matthew 7: 7-11).
The example of righteous people shows to us the impor-
tance of prayer. People like Abraham, Moses, Samuel,
Hannah, David, Solomon, Daniel, and Elijah were people
who prayed much and were blessed much as a result.
But no example is greater than that of our Lord Jesus.
Jesus was One who prayed to God constantly. The fol-
lowing is only a partial list of the times recorded in the
Bible when Jesus prayed.
Matthew 14-23; Matthew 19:13; Matthew 26-36, 39,
42, 44; Mark l:35; Mark 6:46; Mark 14:39; Luke 5:16;
Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28-29; Luke 16:27; Luke 28:32; John
14:16; John 16:26; John 17:l ff.
-To be continued
Save The Date
October 6 –Joey Treat– PM Service
October 20– Graham McDonald –
Preaching at 8:15 am & 10:30 am
October 26– Trunk or Treat
All ages are invited
Class @ 9:30
Lunch this Tuesday
Bring your best Fall dish
Brendon & Courtney Clayton
TODAY– Fellowship Hall
Everyone is invited
4 pm- Rm 1-New Building
Sign up sheet in the foyer
Time to sign up for Belize Campaign
March 20-27, 2020
Sign up sheet in the foyer
The Connection Groups of John
Gallagher and Richard Harp
will have a pot luck dinner on Wednesday,
October 9, in the Fellowship Hall. Please
bring your favorite dish.
Trunk or Treat
3 pm to 5 pm
Candy – Lots and Lots
Juice Boxes, Jars of Big
SIGN UP IN THE FOYER
Lots of helpers needed
God has blessed our work with three more
converts at the Women's Work Release.
From left to right :
Darla Bunn, Vicky Quinn, Heather Walsh
Please pray for these ladies