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Deerfoot Church of Christ 2 3 2019

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Deerfoot Church of Christ 2 3 2019

  1. 1. February 3, 2019 GreetersFebruary3,2019 IMPACTGROUP1 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 AreWeEagerforUnity? Scripture:Ephesians4:1-3 1.E_________________ Jeremiah___:___ 2Peter___:___ 2.ToM_________________ Col.___:___-___ 2Peter___:___-___ 3.TheU_____________oftheS_________________ Nehemiah___:___ Nehemiah___:___ 4.IntheB________________of__________________ Colossians___:___-___ 10:30AMService Welcome OpeningPrayer JimTimmerman LordSupper/Offering SkipMcCurry ScriptureReading JeffHood Sermon ———————————————————— 5:00PMService OpeningPrayer MiltonChandler Lord’sSupper/Offering MichaelDykes DOMforFebruary Sugita,VanHorn,Washington BusDrivers February3DavidSkelton541-5226 February10MarkAdkinson790-8034 February17DonYoung441-6321 February24SteveMaynard332-0981 WEBSITE deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com 205-833-1400 8:00AMService OpeningPrayer AlanEngland LordSupper/Offering RyanCobb ScriptureReading DerrellPepper Sermon BaptismalGarmentsfor February KayCarver ElizabethCobb EldersDownFront 8:00AMSolGodwin 10:30AMRickGlass 5:00PMJohnGallagher I Have a Clean Slate? While living in Scotland, I remember walking down the wet and windy streets of Glasgow on my way to visit its University. I was walking the cobbled streets just like countless others had done before me since its establishment in 1451. Just think of those original students who walked that same path when the cobble stones were first laid. They had no idea of the Americas and would not “discover” its existence for the next 41 years. Their university also boasted brand-new technology of the times: the mass printed book. The first one, a Bible, was reproduced on Gutenberg’s press 7 years prior. As I was walking that ancient pavement, I looked down and found a perfectly intact slate that had somehow flown from the roof first laid in the Renaissance. I picked up the slate shingle that was covered in years of grime and debris. I began to wipe it clean and immediately noticed the craftsmanship and pains- taking time that went into its production. Then I managed to carry it to my car, and when we moved home to the States it was numbered among our belongings. It now has a place of honor in my office. I guess you could say I have a "clean slate." What does the phrase "a clean slate" really mean? In the Victorian era, students did not use paper but would use a smooth slate in the school room with a writing implement made of slate. Later, this concept made way for the development of chalk on a chalkboard. When the as- signment was done, the slates were wiped clean for the next lesson. A clean slate would forever be synonymous with a new beginning or to describe one’s potential. Another use for slate is my favorite and one I am reminded of every day in my office. Slates, at one time, were used by local merchants and their customers. The grocer, for instance, would have a slate that represented the buyer’s bill, or tab, as it was called. The buyer would “run up the tab” throughout the week, and after pay day they returned to pay the grocer what was owed. The grocer would then wipe the slate clean. Jesus’ model prayer has an example of a clean slate when it comes to our relationship with God. Jesus said, “Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one (Matthew 6:9-13). God represents the merchant wiping off our slate; our debt because we gave into the evil one. Paul says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). It is sin that you and I have that must be covered, paid for, and wiped away -- or we will stand con- demned before God. Peter tells us, “Repent and be immersed every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). He says a similar message in the following chapter. “Repent therefore, and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord." (Acts 3:19-20) I have a clean slate, do you? A Note from the Harp
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Weekly Purpose: $15,618.00 Contribution $ 17,030.00 Contribution YTD: $73,976.00 Purpose YTD: $62,472.00 Average Weekly YTD: $18,566.00 Mission Sunday: $83,152.00 Week 4 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 1-27-2018 In Town: Stephanie Hynes, Casey & Heather Foster, Robert, Camie & Henry Mann, Pauline Macklen, Cammie Powell Out of Town: none PANTRY ITEMS: Canned Soup & Stews Hospital / Rehab List Mike Godwin– Meadow View Nursing Center Visitors Welcome Michael Montgomery– surgery last Wed. Tim Shoemaker ATTENDANCE FOR JANUARY 27, 2018 AM 434 PM 224 Events for the Youth Area Wide Devo, February 17 @ Deerfoot 5 pm Please bring desserts We need help serving, see Johnathan or Nia if you would like to help in any way THE LAW OF HARVEST The apostle Paul issued a warning to the Galatians brethren but to us also in regard to the “Law of Harvest.” Paul said, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7). Paul’s choice of words (as led by the Holy Spirit) is intriguing. The word “deceive” is from the Greek ma planasthe which means “to go astray; be misled; wander away.” The Galatians were in danger of being led astray to believing they could sow a life of not caring for their fellow Christians and still reap a life of blessings from God. However, Paul also tells us that “God is not mocked.” This particular word in the Greek is mukterizo from mukter meaning “nose.” The idea is that “one can- not turn up his nose at; one cannot sneer at God, or treat Him with contempt.” Paul is not saying that such actions would be impossible for men to do, only that men cannot do these things with impunity. They will answer to God for the life they have chosen to lead. There is this law of harvest. “For whatsoever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Paul expands upon this law and tells us “For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life” (Gal. 6:8). There are two sowings and two reapings. To sow to the flesh is to give in to the desires of the flesh and the harvest would be “ruin, destruction, dissolution or deterioration.” If we feed our physical body trash we will reap a harvest of poor health. If we feed our spirit trash following after the ways of the flesh we can expect only a harvest of suffering. In speaking of the fruit of Israel’s sin, Hosea said, “For they sow the wind, and they reap the whirlwind” (Hosea 8:7a). In sowing to the flesh we not only reap corruption we reap more than we sow. Israel had sown a gentle breeze but they would reap a tornado. Israel’s reaping would be far more de- structive. When John wrote of the destruction of Jerusa- lem in the book of Revelation he said, “For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 "Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her” (Rev. 18:5, 6). Again the reaping of her harvest for the sin she had sown would be twice that of her works. But there is the second reaping in keeping with the same law. If we sow to the Spirit we shall of the Spirit reap eternal life! If we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, if we believe in Jesus, so as to repent of our sins, confess Him before men and be buried with Him in bap- tism we have our past sins forgiven. If we live faithful to Him until death we will receive the crown of life! What you are sowing will determine what you will reap. If we can assist you in sowing to the Spirit that you might reap eternal life please let that be made known now by com- ing forward while we stand and sing. PRISON MINISTRY Our next PREA training session for the Alabama Dept. of Correction is Monday, 2-11-19 at the St. Clair Prison from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Anyone willing to participate needs to be re-certified, please see Chuck Spitzley. 205-515-1201. There will be other sessions for certification and will be posted as soon as it is released. 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 Jr. & Seniors 3:45 pm Junior Bible Bowl 4:15 pm Senior Bible Bowl February 17– Bible Bowl Test Save the Date Teaching Rocket For all teachers and those who would like to teach. Please save April 27 with Michael Whitworth February 10, 2019 After the 10:30 AM Service in the fellowship hall Everyone 55 and older are invited to attend our Golden Age Banquet. Sign up sheet in the foyer TAX STATEMENT If you would like your 2018 contribution statement, please sign the list in the foyer. 2019 Connection Teams Please sign up in the foyer if you would like to be a part of a connec- tion team for 2019. Area Wide Singing 2-8 Christian Chapel Church of Christ 2-15 Madison Church of Christ 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 GOLDEN AGE BANQUET WEE FOLKS February 3,10, 24 No Wee Folks on February 17

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