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Deerfoot Church of Christ 2 17 2019

Deerfoot Church of Christ 2 17 2019

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Deerfoot Church of Christ 2 17 2019

  1. 1. February 17, 2019 GreetersFebruary17,2019 IMPACTGROUP3 DEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOT NOTESNOTESNOTESNOTES WELCOME TO THE DEERFOOT CONGREGATION 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: elders@deerfootcoc.com CHURCH INFORMATION 5348 Old Springville Road Pinson, AL 35126 205-833-1400 www.deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com SERVICE TIMES Sundays: Worship 8:00 AM Bible Class 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 AM Worship 5:00 PM Wednesdays: 7:00 PM SHEPHERDS John Gallagher Rick Glass Sol Godwin Skip McCurry Doug Scruggs Darnell Self MINISTERS Richard Harp Tim Shoemaker Johnathan Johnson ThePowerofOne-LORD ScripturereadingMatthew4:7-10 1.O_______A__________________ Matthew___:___-___ Acts___:___-___ 2.O_______M__________________ Matthew___:___-___ Acts___:___-___;___-___ 1Peter___:___-___ 3.O_______A__________________ Matthew___:___ Psalm____:___-___ Matthew___:___ Ephesians___:___-___ 10:30AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer SteveMaynard LordSupper/Offering CaseyMann ScriptureReading DavidSkelton Sermon ———————————————————— 5:00PMService OpeningPrayer YoungMen Lord’sSupper/Offering YoungMen DOMforFebruary Sugita,VanHorn,Washington BusDrivers February10MarkAdkinson790-8034 February17DonYoung441-6321 February24SteveMaynard332-0981 WEBSITE deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com 205-833-1400 8:00AMService OpeningPrayer KyleWindham 388LetEveryHeartRejoiceand Sing 274IHaveFoundaFriend LordSupper/Offering JohnGallagher 408LowintheGrave ScriptureReading BobbyGunn 280IKnowWhoHoldsTomorrow Sermon 189GraceGreaterthanOurSin BaptismalGarmentsfor February KayCarver ElizabethCobb EldersDownFront 8:00AMSolGodwin 10:30AMSkipMcCurry 5:00PMJohnGallagher THERE IS A GOD “In past generations He (God) allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways. Yet he did not leave him- self without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness”(Acts 14:16-17). I teach a 9th grade Bible class at Jefferson Christian Academy, and recently one of my students was reading the above passage aloud in class. As he read the word, “rain” it became hard to hear him as the heavens broke forth in a deluge and the metal roof above us coincidentally revealed the loud witness of God. The irony was not lost on all of us as we began to experience the scripture come to life. This passage is a simple proof delivered almost 2000 years ago to people who questioned God’s existence. It rings true for us today and helps us know that there is a God. Rain is a powerful evidence for God because it could not simply happen by chance. In scripture, Job found wisdom through nature and recognized that God was all knowing, but we are limited. When discuss- ing the way to wisdom, Job said, “God understands the way to it (wisdom v.22), and he knows its place. For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. When he gave to the wind its weight and apportioned the waters by measure, when he made a decree for the rain and a way for the light- ning of the thunder, then he saw it and declared it; he established it, and searched it out (Job 28:23-27). Job is speaking of the rainwater cycle when he describes the waters that are apportioned by measure and the rain that has been decreed. The ocean provides the vapor for the clouds, but the ocean is not dried up. The rain falls, but the ocean is never filled. Solomon described this phenomenon: “The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again” (Ecclesiastes 1:6-7). Scientists can understand this process and provide data so our meteorologists can provide weather fore- casts, but no person can create something this powerful. Rain is therefore an authoritative example of God’s design in this world. God had another spiritual example in mind when it came to rain. God’s Word is like the rain as it falls on those who hear it and nourishes them. The prophet Isaiah de- scribes the purpose of the rain in watering the earth and compares this to a spiritual cycle found with God’s Word. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:9-11). God sends His word out and it is not useless. His word helps others to know Him and some will seek to obey what they read. Those who obey will share the Good News they have learned with others, helping at least one more person see that there is a God.
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Weekly Purpose: $15,618.00 Contribution $ 16,453.00 Contribution YTD: $109,708.00 Purpose YTD: $93,708.00 Average Weekly YTD: $17,179.00 Mission Sunday: $83,152.00 Week 6 Prayers Stephanie Theoret Vera Bonner Nancy Clements Jean Dickerson Graydena Dillbeck Ron Fields Marion George Kim Green Roy Hayes Jim Holcomb Randy Johnson Christi Key Lucille Large Frances Love Glenn May Melba Mills June Moore Bobbie Naish Ruby Norris Lori Parker Anne Powell Pat Robertson Donna Shoemaker George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Gloria Summers Melvin Thomas Nell Thomas Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Maxine Wilson Friends & Family Etta Montgomery ( Sister of Frank Mont- gomery) Pauline Fields (Mother of Ron Fields) Suzan Carver (Daughter of Kay Carver) Phyllis Blazer (Friend of the Fields) Vada Lilja (Mother of Janice VanHorn) George Coffel (works with prison minis- try) Laura Jenkins (Wife of Jeff Jenkins) Sandy Jenkins (Cousin of Linda Carter & Patsy O’ Rourke) Yvonne O’Brien (Mother of Connie Scruggs) Charlie Wagner (Uncle of Connie Scruggs) Jalen Burns (Son of Sheita Bitten) Sonya O’Rourke (Sis-in-law of Pat O’Rourke) Martha Bowen (Mother of Karen Clayton & Katie Skelton) Jim Malone (Brother of Terry Malone) Margie Knight (Adkinson’s Cousin) Shirley Family (Friends of Montgomerys) Jennifer Cather (Daughter of Dangars) Melody Belle (Friend of Robin Spitzley) Greg Price (Cousin of Rhonda Hodges) Ryan Montgomery (Son of Donna Dickerson) Bonner Family (For strength) Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece) Dennis Zak (Charlie Chaney’s Bro-in- Law) Jerry Shea (Charlie Chaney’s nephew) Tommy Shea (Charlie Chaney’s Bro-in- law) Peggy Chaney (Sis-in-law of Charlie Chaney) Betty Trull (Sister of Sandra Singer & Sue Rawls) Rachelle Taylor (Grand daughter -in-law of Mona Jenkins) Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark Adkinson) Leroy & Jean Owens (Parents of Jill Wil- liams) Jean Smith (Lisa Powell’s Mother) Our prayer list is updated monthly. Our Honored Guests 2-10-2019 In Town: Pauline Macklin, Robert, Carrie & Henry Mann, Shawn Polk, Cammie Powell, Janet Pugh, DaNette, Rylee, Harlie Vigil Out of Town: Helen Jones PANTRY ITEMS: Jelly Hospital / Rehab List Mike Godwin– Meadow View Nursing Center Visitors Welcome James Lollar– pacemaker surgery Marilyn Glass– Back Surgery Tim Shoemaker ATTENDANCE FOR 2-10- 2019 AM 439 PM 174 Events for the Youth Area Wide Devo, TONIGHT @ Deerfoot 5 pm Please bring desserts We need help serving, see Johnathan or Nia if you would like to help in any way .The Loyalty of Christ Our last article ended with writing of Christ’s loyalty to God’s word when He was tempted by Satan. Jesus’ response to each temptation was to quote from God’s word the passage that would show why it would be wrong to do what Satan commanded. It has been pointed out that about 10% of what Jesus said that is recorded in the New Testament is a quotation from the Old Testa- ment. For example Jesus would refer those who ques- tioned Him about anything by saying, “Have ye not read?” In fact we have 6 examples of this in Matthew and Mark’s gospel accounts (Mt. 12:3, 5; 19:4; 22: 31; Mk. 12:10; 12:26). But there are numerous other pas- sages where Jesus would refer the people back to the scriptures to learn the will of God (Mt. 8:4; Mk. 1:44; 7:10; 10:3; 12:26; Lk. 24:7). Jesus also referred the people to the old law commanding them to “keep the commandments” (Mt. 19:17). Christ requires of us that we also need to be loyal to His will today. Lastly we need to remember that Jesus was loyal to his disciples. In fact Christ has never failed any of His disciples, in spite of the fact that we often fail Him. In the great Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” God knows the needs of His children and He has always cared for them. Long ago David said, “I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread” (Psa. 37:25). Those early disciples could vouch for God’s constant care. Jesus reminded them of the time He had sent them out “without money bag, knap- sack, and sandals,” and He asked them, “did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing" (Lk. 22:35). His promise to be with them “always,” (Mt. 28:20) has never failed. When the apostle Paul was in prison in Rome and was soon to stand trial before Nero, He wrote to Timothy urging him to come to him shortly for he acknowledged that at his first defense all had for- saken him. Then Paul added, “But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gen- tiles might hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion” (2 Tim. 4:17). Jesus’ concern for and His loyalty to His disci- ples was not affected by His person troubles. Before the last Passover that Jesus would observe with his disci- ples, John tells us, “when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end” (Jn. 13:1). The truth of this is seen in the confrontation with that army that came out to arrest Jesus and He said to them, “I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way” (Jn. 18:8). Jesus was loyal to His disciples seeking their welfare and not His own. Thank You Thank you so much for all the birthday cards. What a nice surprise for my birth- day to receive such beautiful cards with surprises in them. I love all of my Deer- foot family. In Christian Love, Patsy Lentz Bibles for Belize We are in need of new Bibles for Belize. Large print are the most requested. Most of the Christian Bible stores will match prices. World Bible School has the best price. $5 for the Bibles plus shipping and handling. You can go to www.worldbibleschoolstudybibles.net and order. These are not the large print but are good Bibles. We are also in need of reading glasses or you can donate money to buy Bibles and glasses. We will be going to Corozal. TODAY – Bible Bowl Test – 3pm-4pm Save the Date Teaching Rocket For all teachers and those who would like to teach. Please save April 27 with Michael Whitworth Area Wide Singing 2-22 Grant Church of Christ 3-1 Maysville Church of Christ 3-8 Plainview Church of Christ 3-15 Pelham Church of Christ 3-15 Gurley Church of Christ 3-22 Arab Church of Christ 3-29 Oneonta Church of Christ WEE FOLKS No Wee Folks on February 17 WE GOT MARRIED Cyhthia & Terry Raybon 1-19-19 Now it’s time to celebrate! Please join us for a reception from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 1602 West Hobbs Street, Athens, AL 35611 Please RSVP by February 16, via text or phone to Deborah 256-565-5696 Ladies Prayer Breakfast Saturday, March 2 9 am—11am “Having Faith Every Day In Every Day Life” Keynote Speakers Sarah Warren & Robin Spitzley Sign up sheet for Brunch in Foyer We would love for everyone to bring a dish, but it is not required. Mark on sign up sheet what type of dish you will be bringing. Brunch Judging Categories will be: 1. Judge’s Favorite– Main Dish, Bread or Pastry, Healthy Choice 2. Attendee’s Favorite MENS PRAYER BREAKFAST Save the Date MARCH 16 7 AM—9 AM SIGN UP SHEET IN THE FOYER

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