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Deerfoot Church of Christ 8 25 2019

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Deerfoot Church of Christ 8 25 2019

  1. 1. DEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOTDEERFOOT NOTESNOTESNOTESNOTES August 25, 2019 GreetersAugust18,2019 IMPACTGROUP4 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 8:15 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 ThePlanofGod-Scripture: ESVEphesians1:3-6 1.G___________P__________W____C______________inL____________. Eph___:___-___ Romans___:___-___ 2.G___________P__________forOurA__________________. Eph___:___-___ James___:___ 1Timothy___:___ John___:___ 3.G___________P__________forHisW___________ToBeD____________. Eph___:___-___ Matthew___:___ Romans___:___ 4.G___________P__________forUstobeB_______________byG______________ Eph___:___ John___:___-___ 10:30AMService Welcome 501OWorshiptheKing 851BlueSkiesandRainbows 473OHowILoveJesus OpeningPrayer SkipMcCurry 784WhyDidMySaviorCometoEarth LordSupper/Offering TimShoemaker 646TheLoveofGod 824I’llFlyAway ScriptureReading SteveMaynard Sermon 380JustasIAM ———————————————————— 5:00PMService OpeningPrayer DougScruggs Lord’sSupper/Offering PaulWindham DOMforSeptember Dykes,Gunn,Hayes BusDrivers August25MarkAdkinson790-8034 September1DonYoung441-6321 September8SteveMaynard332-0981 WEBSITE deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com 205-833-1400 8:00AMService Welcome 100ComeThouAlmightyKing GodHasSmiledonMe 40BeWithMeLord OpeningPrayer DavidGilmore HowDeeptheFathersLove LordSupper/Offering JohnGallagher 70BeThoumyVision 401LiveforJesus 85BuriedwithChrist ScriptureReading RustyAllen Sermon 584SoftlyandTenderly BaptismalGarmentsfor September ConnieScruggs EldersDownFront 8:00AMSolGodwin 10:30AMRickGlass 5:00PMJohnGallagher Ourweeklyshow,Plant&Water,isnowavailable. YoucanwatchRichardandJohnathanevery WednesdayonourChurchofChristFacebookpage. Youcanwatchorlistentotheshowonyoursmart phone,tablet,orcomputer. I Believe You Can! “I don’t think you can. Prove it.” My friend made this statement to me as we were standing in his back yard next to a bicycle jump. The landing happened to be in the lake, which I had just plunged into at breakneck speed. I was drenched, and so was my bike, yet that was not good enough for my friend. Like any teenager would do, I defended my honor and climbed the hill even higher and rode even faster, jumping 26 feet into the lake (I measured). I may have only landed in 1 foot of water, but I did it. “I can!” was the resounding statement left in the wake. At the time, I was tempted to prove “I can” which resulted in showing off. If my friend had just changed his statement to “I believe you can,” the story would be much different. Jesus meets a man with an incurable disease of their day. This man makes a similar affirming statement of belief concerning Jesus’ abilities and it seems to be no leap of faith for him. He believes that Jesus can heal him. “When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you CAN make me clean” (Matthew 8:1-2). This man made an interesting statement in regard to belief. He did not say, “I believe you will” - he left that in Jesus’ hands. His statement did not lose any force or leave any with the impression of personal doubt. He showed respect for Jesus giving Him the choice to accept or decline at will. “And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed”(Matthew 8:3) When we employ this type of faith, we leave our request in God’s hands. Do you believe He can? May we never be like my friend as we approach the throne of God in prayer. May we have the faith to say, “I believe you can!” Richard Harp A Note From the Harp
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Weekly Purpose: $15,618.00 Contribution $17,234.00 Contribution YTD: $551,664.00 Purpose YTD: $499,776.00 Average Weekly YTD: $17,239.00 Mission Sunday: $99,001.00 Week 32 Prayers Stephanie Theoret Vera Bonner Nancy Clements Jean Dickerson Graydena Dillbeck Ron Fields Audrey Gammage Marion George Kim Green Roy Hayes Jim Holcomb Randy Johnson Christi Key Lucille Large Frances Love Melba Mills June Moore Rita Morgan Sue Nordgren Ruby Norris Anne Powell Pat Robertson Donna Shoemaker George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Gloria Summers Nell Thomas Johnny Tucker Gayle Varner Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Maxine Wilson Friends & Family George Sutton ( Brother of Nancy Clemens) Micah & Alyssa Long ( son of Nancy & Larry Locklear) Charles Tuggle ( Visitor ) Natasha Champion ( Daughter of Don Champion) Galen Lilja ( Father of Janice VanHorn) Larry Dyer ( Former Member) Sybil Floyd (Johnathan Johnson’s grand- mother) Ron Clayton( Father of Jeff Clayton & Grandfather of Brendon) Kaitlin Peltz ( Brad Hagerman’s niece) Roger Peck ( Carrie Mann’s Father) Rosalyn Anthony ( Friend of Debra Dominic) Asher Collar (Great nephew of Sue Ad- ams & Robin Groom) JoAnn Craig (Grandmother of Brian Berryhill) Don Cobb (Cousin of Robin Spitzley & Ryan Cobb) Patricia Rowe (Mary Harp’s Grand- mother) Jett Leahy (Cousin of Richard Harp ) Hebert Norris (Brother of Ancel Norris) 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 Dickerson) Brianna Bulger (Sue Adam’s niece) Betty Trull (Sister of Sandra Singer & Sue Rawls) Rachelle Taylor (Grand daughter -in-law of Mona Jenkins) Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark Adkinson) Jean Smith (Lisa Powell’s Mother) Our prayer list is updated monthly. 833-1400. Our Honored Guests 8-18-2019 In Town: Isaich & Trace Pittman, Cammie Powell, Out of Town: Cindy & Steven Martin PANTRY ITEMS: Canned Meat & Beef Stew Hospital / Rehab List Audrey Gammage –Recovering at home Brad Hagerman– Will have eye Surgery– September 6 Nancy Locklear– Will have tests Johnny Tucker– Will start chemo and surgery afterward Mike Godwin– Meadow View Nursing Center ATTENDANCE FOR 8ATTENDANCE FOR 8ATTENDANCE FOR 8ATTENDANCE FOR 8----18181818----19191919 AM 423 PM 202 Events for the Youth September 8, Date Change Youth and Parent Meeting All Youth and Parents are invited After the 5 pm service Dinner provided Sign up sheet is in the foyer THE LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE By: Tim Shoemaker Many years ago a debate was held in Dallas, Texas between W. L. Oliphant, minister for the Oak Cliff Church of Christ and Charles Smith, President of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism. In that debate Mr. Smith denounced the doctrine of faith saying, ““The doctrine of faith makes the clergy a menace to civilization. It depreciates reason. We live in a dark forest with only a candle (reason) to guide us; and here comes a person, the priest, who says: ‘Blow it out and you will see better.’” The religious world has followed along with this idea that Christianity is a leap in the dark; no reason for it, just do it and trust that Jesus will catch you. However, Jesus offered proof that warranted belief. He used reason in His arguments from the Scriptures. The N.T. appeals to man’s reason. For example when Luke wrote to his friend Theophilus, “That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed” (Lk. 1:4). In the basic study of logic one learns the Laws of Thought that are basic to all reasoning. One of these laws is the Law of Excluded Middle which says, for things, “anything is either A or ~A (not A).” For propositions, “a proposition is either true or not true. In Christianity we are either walking by faith or by opinion. Paul told the church at Corinth, “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (II Cor. 5:7). We must walk by faith to please God (Heb. 11:6) and to walk by faith is to walk according to the word of God (Rom. 10:17). As an example of this look at the case of Cain and Abel in their sacrifices to God. Abel offered as a sacrifice from his flock while Cain offered of the fruit of the ground. In regard to their sacrifices, the Bible tells us, “the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell” (Gen. 4:4b-5). The reason for God’s acceptance of Abel’s sacrifice an His rejection of Cain’s sacrifice is that “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh” (Heb. 11:4). Abel was walking by faith and Cain was not. He was following his opin- ion. Again we see this in the life of Naaman who was sick with leprosy. God’s word to Naaman through the prophet Elisha was “Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean” (II Kings 5:10). However, Naaman wanted to follow his own opinion. His initial response to God’s command was, “Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper” (II Kings 5:11). There are only two ways to direct our religious lives. Either we will walk by faith or by the opinion of men. -To be continued For the month of September Can Food Only Canned Meats– Chicken, Ham, Vienna Sausage, Tuna Canned Soup or Stews Peanut Butter & Jelly Carrots, Corn, Mixed Vegetables Baked Beans, Green Beans Canned Pastas, Chili Canned Fruits September 10 9:30 AM This will be our first class and our first lunch for the new school year. Please bring your favorite dish and invite a friend or a Church member. Lets make this the best CIA year. All ages are invited Ladies Class– Donna McCurry Men’s Class—Richard Harp SYMPATHY To Carrie & Robert Mann at the pass- ing of her father, Roger Peck. His fu- neral is today at Sherrod Ave. Church of Christ in Florence at 2 pm. OPEN HOUSE September 8 FOR OUR NEW CLASSROOMS Everyone is invited Refreshments served following the 10:30 am service Connections Groups The Connection Groups of David Hayes and Richard Harp will have a pot luck dinner on Wednesday, September 11 in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite dish. The Connection Groups are designed to connect and to get to know other members of Deerfoot. This group is on a voluntary basic. The groups will change once a year in order to get to know each other. Each group will decide what night or day they will meet and the location of the dinner or activity. Each group will have a leader and co-leader. Contact Michael Dykes if you would like to join a Connection Group. Attention Teachers If you took a crate of teach- ing materials home from Roebuck Parkway. We would like to gather all of our teaching materials back into the resource room. You may leave any teaching materials that you may have by the office or bring them to the new building. Thank You Thank you so much for all the cards, phone calls and all the love shown to me during my surgery. In Christian Love, Patsy Lentz Prison Ministry Attention all Prison Ministry Workers: If you have not had your PREA Training this Year: you must be trained for certifica- tion. Training will be held at the Church of the Highlands on Grants mill road on August 31, at 8 AM.

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