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Deerfoot Church of Christ 8 28 2022

  1. 1. DEERFOOT NOTES Let us know you are watching Point your smart phone camera at the QR code or visit deerfootcoc.com/hello August 28, 2022 WELCOME TO THE DEEROOT CONGREGATION We want to extend a warm welcome to any guests that have come our way today. We hope that you are spiritually uplifted as you participate in worship today. 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 Sunday Evening 5:00 PM Wednesdays: 6:30 PM SHEPHERDS Michael Dykes John Gallagher Rick Glass Sol Godwin Merrill Mann Skip McCurry Darnell Self MINISTERS Richard Harp Jeffrey Howell Johnathan Johnson Alex Coggins 10:30 AM Service Welcome Song Leading Steve Putnam Opening Prayer Craig Huffstutler Scripture Reading Bob Carter Sermon Lord’s Supper / Contribution Elder Closing Prayer Elder ———————————————————— 5 PM Service Song Leading Jeffrey Howell Opening Prayer Chad Key Lord’s Supper/ Contribution Les Self Closing Prayer Elder 8:15 AM Service Welcome Song Leading Ryan Cobb Opening Prayer Paul Windham Scripture Reading Rusty Allen Sermon Lord’s Supper/ Contribution Elder Closing Prayer Elder Baptismal Garments for August Pamela Richardson Bus Drivers September 4– James Morris September 11– Ken and Karen Shepherd Deacons of the Month Mike McGill Mike Neal Steve Wilkerson Is There Real Meaning to Life Without God? I. Defining Terms a. Meaning i. Something ________ or __________ ii. The _____, ________, or ____________ of something b. Real – Existing in _______ and not ___________ c. Accident i. An event that is not _________ or _________ ii. An event that occurs by _________ II. Without God, is There Real Meaning to… a. The __________? b. _______? c. Without God, real meaning is _________ or __________ III. Without God, is There Ultimate ____________? IV. What’s Wrong with __________ Meaning? a. Social __________ b. Group or __________ Thinking c. __________ Thought V. Is Relative Meaning Compatible with __________ Morality? VI. Is It Possible to ______ a ______ of Relative Meaning? VII. Is There Real Meaning to Life with _______? Who Is Dead Weight? A ball I was playing with landed on the roof and skidded to a halt in the gutter. My Dad knew what to do. He lifted me by the ankles, and my 4 foot 10 inch frame was boosted to more like 10 foot 4! I clutched the gutter in one hand, the ball in the other, and the day was saved. Around the same timeframe, someone much bigger than me made an observation. They said, “I could pick you up with ease!” I let them attempt it, but I was not going to help them in their condescending pursuit of a literal pick-me-up. I was certain that the only “up” experienced would be every fiber and sinew in my body tensing up. Not one of my muscles was going to aid in them lifting their pride and my frame simultaneously. If they succeeded, at the very least, it would not be with ease. I would become a stone. I would be dead weight. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase: “Help those who help themselves.” Or, “It’s much easier lifting someone who helps in the lifting process.” How about this one: “Don’t expect change from dead weight, it’ll be a long wait.” “You dug yourself into a hole, now dig yourself out.” It is very challenging to even attempt to help someone that does not want to be helped. It’s a challenge because while you seek to lift, they might seek to pull. But how does God come into the equation? Can we help those who do not seem to want it? Should we? Are we obligated to help? What is the answer? When does someone become dead weight? We have phrases for that too. “Once bitten, twice shy.” “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” People become dead weight and in the process, dead to us pretty quickly by these social norms. Social norms create the weight in the first place. What we expect of those who stumble is, “Get clean, and then I will help you.” But what they so desperately is need your help at that time to get clean. What did Jesus do for us? “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-8). Paul says that we would only die for an exemplary person. This is a person that, if given the occasion, would die for us. We often would not be inconvenienced by someone we considered dead weight, let alone die for them. But did you notice, Jesus died for you when you were dead weight? While we were still in the filth of our sin, He died. He didn’t say, “I’m going to wait till you are clean before I give my life for you.” He did it before we even wanted it. Before we knew we needed it. If Jesus did that for you, how can you deny someone else the same? So that ALL PEOPLE could be saved from sin’s eternal weight, Jesus literally became dead weight. No one should be considered dead weight. Suggested reading: Matthew 25:31–46 and Galatians 6:1-5 A Note From the Harp
  2. 2. Weekly Purpose: $17,171.00 Contribution: $19,736.50 Contribution YTD: $653,238.00 Purpose YTD: $566,643.00 Average Weekly YTD: $19,795.00 Mission Sunday: $120,100.00 Week 33 Prayers Sue Adams Sherita, Jalen and Myles Bitten Vera Bonner Bill Brown Michael Burkowski Bobbie Clark Nancy Clemens Thurman & Judy Crawford Jean Dickerson Margie England Audrey Gammage Mike Godwin Kim Green Scott Hughes Randy Johnson Bev Key Nancy Locklear Dot Mitchell Larry & Rita Morgan Ancel & Ruby Norris Richard & Gurtie Robbins Judy Roeder Donna & Tim Shoemaker Stephanie Theoret Johnny Tucker Becky Tuggle Gayle Varner Dennis Washington Mary Wells Billy White Maxine Wilson Friends & Family Gwen Fisher– sister of Dial Dangar Cece Fells– sister of Terica Turner Kim Bywaters– aunt of Dawn Taylor Pattie Ryan– sister-in-law of Anna Brown & Billie Adkinson Lucas Adkinson– grandson of Mark & Billie Adkinson Sandy Black– friend of Robin Spitzley Betty Trull– sister of Sandra Singer Gloria Smedley– neighbor of Sandra Singer Our prayer list is updated monthly. 833-1400 Hospital / Sick List Michael Burkowski– awaiting a PET scan Bobbie Clark– recovering at home Scott Hughes– recovering at home Bev Key– awaiting a PET scan Dennis Washington– continuing treatments Attendance 8-21-2022 AM 340 PM 98 August 28, 2022 Sunday PM Devo in Auditorium followed by: August 7– Nathaniel Ferguson– everyone in the Auditorium August 14– The Holy Spirit- in auditorium Kid’s Classes (Preschool– 5th grade) in the education building August 21– The Holy Spirit- in auditorium Kid’s Classes (Preschool– 5th grade) in the education building August 28– The Holy Spirit- in auditorium Kid’s Classes (Preschool– 5th grade) in the education building PANTRY ITEMS: August Vegetables Canned Meat Peanut Butter Sunday Morning Classes This quarter, the Sunday morning auditorium class will be Revelation taught by Paul Windham. The Young Professionals will continue to meet in their classroom. Please make a note of these changes. Summer Series August · 31st– Serve One Another– Mel Futrell Kick-off TODAY after evening services. You may pick up registration forms for the convention in the foyer. Upcoming Events • Office Closed– September 5 • Ladies Retreat– Sept. 30-Oct. 1 • Trunk or Treat– Oct. 29 • Men’s Retreat– Nov. 4-5 • Youth Retreat– Nov. 18-20 • Purpose Sunday– Dec. 4 • Pizza with Santa– Dec. 9 • Youth Christmas Party– Dec. 10 • EYC– Dec. 27-30 * Our recent school supply giveaway was a huge success. We would like to give backpacks next year. Please look for backpacks on sale/ clearance while you are out shopping. Girls’ Bible Study The Youth Group girls’ Bible study will meet TODAY after the 10:30 services at the home of Jessica Birdyshaw. For more information, please see Jessica. CIA Classes In person CIA classes will be starting on Thursday, September 15th, 9:30-10:15. Classes will begin at 9:30 followed by a short devo. The men’s class will be taught by Richard Harp. They will be studying The Sermon on the Mount. The ladies’ class will be taught by Donna McCurry. They will be studying Precious Plans for Precious Women by Becky Blackmon and Lea Fowler. Thursday meals will continue to be delivered between 10:30 and 11:00. Youth News The Lads to Leaders Kick-off is TONIGHT after evening services. There will be a local devo Sunday, September 4th after the evening services at the home of Kurt and Devan Kizer. Please bring $5 for food. There will be an areawide devo at Decatur Highway Church of Christ on Sunday, September 18th. The bus will be leaving at 4:07.

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