April 5, 2020
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
When I Read God Backwards.
When I read God backwards, I might fool my-
self to think such things as, “I am who I am!
You can’t teach an old doG new tricks.”
Only God can say, “I am who I am” (Exodus
3:14) and “I the Lord your God do not
change” (Malachi 3:6). May I always be moldable and teachable, because
situations change, but God’s word does not. When I think that my life is un-
changing, then I am reading God backwards.
When I look around at the cares of this world and forget my Faith and turn to
other crumbling foundations, I read God backwards. “Like a doG that returns
to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly” (Proverbs 26:11).
When you see opportunities to reach others and you say, “I don’t know
enough, let the “professional” Christian handle it! I don’t have a doG in this
fight.” You are reading God backwards. We have ALL been given the great
commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
When I look at my situation as hopeless, and my purpose to love God with
my all is forgotten, then based on Ecclesiastes 9:4-5, I have read God back-
“But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living doG is better
than a dead lion. For the living know that they will die, but the dead know
nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgot-
I treat God like a doG when I read God backwards.
A note from the Harp
Average Weekly YTD:
Friends & Family
Jimmy Banks ( Father of Karen
David Clemens (Husband of Nancy
Cheryl Judd (Marilyn Glass’s sister))
Kim Wills ( daughter-in-law of Patt Wills)
Rachel Harris (Robert & Carrie Mann)
Mira Perry ( co-worker of Katherine Keith)
Mike Malone ( cousin of Terry Malone)
George Coffell ( Friend of Chuck & Robin
Missy Choate (Niece of Eunice Spitzley
& Priscilla Choate)
Charlie Waggner (Connie Scruggs’
Baby Aldon (Connie Scrugg Nephew)
Michelle West & Maxezine Cantrell
(Friends of Robin Spitzley)
Josh Vernon (Husband of Amy Taggart
Greg Clayton (Jeff Clayton’s brother)
Jane Ricks (Asked for Prayers)
Annie Palmer (Niece of the Sugitas)
Clarice Suber (Cousin of Ancel
Ana Thomas (Sis-in-Law of Kenny &
Jean McKee (Mother of Roy Hayes)
Alton Blom (Connie Scruggs’ Relative)
Tricia Shikle (Shelane Marlow’s Mother)
Galen Lilja (Father of Janice VanHorn)
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
Jennifer Cather (Daughter of Dangars)
Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece)
Betty Trull (Sister of Sandra Singer &
Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Please no boxed items
Hospital / Rehab List
Margie England– UAB Highland
Jim Holcomb– Had surgery-St. Vin. E.
Nancy Locklear– UAB
George Shoemaker—Recovering at Home
Nell Thomas—Recovering at Home
Mike Godwin– Meadow View Rehab.
We may need to distance ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help
each other. During difficult times, we often see the most beautiful acts of
kindness. There's an old Mr. Roger's quote, "Look for the helpers. You will
always find people who are helping". In the past couple weeks, if we look,
we can find stories of courage, compassion, and kindness.
Watch the Services
Facebook –Deerfoot Disciples
You Tube: Deerfoot Church of Christ
@10:30 am on Sunday Morning
@5 pm on Sunday Afternoon
@6:30 pm on Wednesday Night
By: Tim Shoemaker
Are You Qualified?
In sporting events it is interesting to watch the
competition that individuals or teams must be involved in
just to qualify for the real opportunities to compete for the
grand prize. In the Olympics for interest nations have
their athletes compete to see who will make the team to
then “go for the gold.” Then in the Olympic Games them-
selves one must compete for a chance of making the
finals where the medals are to be won.
In writing to the church at Colossae the apostle
Paul said, “Giving thanks to the Father who has quali-
fied us to be partakers of the inheritance of the
saints in the light” (Col. 1:12). Paul was speaking of be
qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints.
It was the father who qualified them as well as all who
are Christians. Those people at Colossae were not ini-
tially qualified because of sin.
In Isaiah 59:1, 2 we learn that sin disqualifies us,
for Isaiah declared, “Behold, the LORD'S hand is not
shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear. 2 But your iniquities have sepa-
rated you from your God; And your sins have hidden
His face from you, So that He will not hear.” Our sins
separate us from God so that we cannot receive the
kingdom of God, we cannot attain the crown of life. The
apostle John was told, “But there shall by no means
enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomina-
tion or a lie, but only those who are written in the
Lamb's Book of Life” ( Re. 21:27).
For mankind to be qualified it first of took the death
of Jesus. Just two verses later Paul told the Colossian
brethren of Jesus, “in whom we have redemption
through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Col.
2:14). Man could not and cannot save himself. But by His
death on the cross Jesus paid the price by which we
could be redeemed from our sin and be restored to God
and be made a part of His kingdom.
Secondly it requires our obedience to God. Our
obedience does not in any way earn or merit our salva-
tion but while Jesus died for every man that does not
guaranteed the salvation of every man. In fact Jesus
taught that the majority of men would be lost (Mt. 7:13,
14). It is those who are obedient in believing in Jesus,
repenting of their sins, confessing Jesus before men and
be buried with Him in baptism that will be saved.
Thirdly, it requires our continued faithfulness.
“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching
every man in all wisdom, that we may present every
man perfect in Christ Jesus (Col. 1:24). By our contin-
ual spiritual growth (2 Peter 1:9, 10) we can reach that
maturity that we may be presented perfect in Christ.
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Deerfoot Church of Christ
Thank you all for your prayers, patience, uplifting comments, and your feedback.
Our new, temporary normal for assemblies, until further notice, will look like the previous
week with :
Wednesday Evening, 6:30 pm
Richard will conduct an interactive Bible class live on our Deerfoot Church of Christ Face-
book page. Login during this time to watch and add your comments and questions to the
Saturday - Communion Supplies, 8 am – 10 am
You can also pick up this week’s bulletin at that time, or you may access the bulletin on our
website (www.deerfootcoc.com). In addition, you can drop off your contribution.
Sunday Morning – March 29
Bible classes will be on Zoom. Zoom will allow communication with the teacher. We do
ask, though, if you’re not talking, please mute your microphone.
Children’s Bible classes will continue as last week on Zoom, meeting times below:
0-2 years old: 8:45-9:05
2-3 years old: 9:10-9:30
K4-2nd grade: 9:35-9:55
3rd-5th grade: 10-10:20
Young Professionals Bible class will begin at 9:30 am. Please reach out to Brandon
Cacioppo or Alex Coggins with any questions regarding connecting to the class.
The adult Bible study in Mark will begin at 9:30 am. The link to the Zoom will be provided
in the Deerfoot Disciples Facebook page as well as in our Slack channel. Please reach out to
Les Self or Michael Dykes if you have any questions regarding connecting to the class.
The teens will get together at 2pm. Please reach out to JJ if you have any questions.
Live stream of the worship service is at 10:30 a.m. again this Sunday. Please join for
prayer, another relevant lesson from Richard, and participate in singing and the Lord’s Sup-
Optimize your internet connection by worshipping using a single device in your house-
hold. Responses to the invitation can be directed to Richard or the elders via the messenger
app on the church’s Facebook page or email the elders at email@example.com. There is
nothing to prevent us from assisting someone who wishes to obey the gospel, and arrange-
ments can be made.
Online contributions via credit/debit card or ACH debt can be made on our website. Alter-
natively, contributions may be dropped off at the building on Saturday, mailed to the build-
ing, or saved up to be given at some point in the near future.
Sunday evening at 5pm we will have a streaming-only lesson & devotional with Richard.
As always if you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please contact the elders at eld-
May God bless and keep you all in His care,
Please invite all your friends to like Deerfoot
Church of Christ page on facebook. This is
where we stream our services.
The Deerfoot Disciples is for our members
only. This page is where we will make an-
nouncements for our members.