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Deerfoot Church of Christ 9 18 2022

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Deerfoot Church of Christ 9 18 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 September 18, 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 Opening Prayer David Dangar Scripture Reading Steve Putnam Sermon Lord’s Supper / Contribution Chuck Spitzley Closing Prayer Elder ———————————————————— 5 PM Service Song Leading Randy Wilson Opening Prayer Stan Mann Lord’s Supper/ Contribution Mike McGill Closing Prayer Elder 8:15 AM Service Welcome Song Leading Randy Wilson Opening Prayer Phillip Harris Scripture Reading Kyle Windham Sermon Lord’s Supper/ Contribution Yoshi Sugita Closing Prayer Elder Baptismal Garments for September Jeanette Cosby Bus Drivers September 25– Mark Adkinson October 2– Rick Glass Deacons of the Month Steve Putnam Ken Shepherd Chuck Spitzley Off With Our Head? Scripture: Luke 3:15–20 Jesus H_________ the Q__________ of D__________ by Teaching: 1. His S____________ of M_______________ Matthew ___:___-___ Genesis ___:___-___ 2. His S____________ of D____________ Matthew ___:___-___ Matthew ___:___-___ 3. His S____________ Is Not E_________ Matthew ___:___-___ Matthew ___:___-___ Colossians ___:___-___; ___-___ “Eye for Eye” Makes the Whole World Blind? “Eye for eye” is one of the best-known principles of justice in the Old Testament. It has occasionally been criticized – sometimes quite humorously. For example, Gandhi supposedly made this following critique: “Eye for eye and tooth for tooth would lead to a blind and toothless world.” Others have characterized “eye for eye” as a vengeful code that leads to mass violence and hate. Are these critiques valid, or the product of blind prejudice? On the surface, “eye for eye” may appear to be a violent and unruly principle. “You hit me, I hit you”, “You strike my eye, I strike yours”, etc. If this was the practice and meaning behind “eye for eye”, then this criticism would be merited. But the original context of this teaching reveals that this was not the meaning nor the practice of this law. Consider the original context: “If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide. But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth…” (Ex. 21:22 -24a) Notice how the original context of “eye for eye” was not a principle of personal vengeance. On the contrary, this principle could only be delivered and enacted by judges. So this law did not lead to personal vengeance, anarchy, or violence. It was a strictly legal and judiciary principle. Since “eye for eye” is a legal principle, would it indeed lead to a blind and toothless world as Gandhi supposedly suggested? The Israelites would have been a blind and toothless people if this were true! But according to the original context and practice, “eye for eye” actually achieved the exact opposite: “The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you. The rest will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such an evil thing among you. Thus you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth…” (Deut. 19:18-21a) As we can see, this standard of justice and punishment actually prevented evil and harm from being done. When people realize that there are negative consequences that are in direct proportion to crimes committed, then motivation to wrongly harm people is diminished. To this day, established punishment to prevent crime is a bedrock of all justice systems including our own. And “eye for eye” is actually a perfect principle of justice because the punishment is perfectly in proportion to the degree of the crime – nothing more, nothing less. Today, our justice system also operates on the classic Latin principle “Let the punishment fit the crime.” This is the same general concept as “eye for eye.” And guess what? It works. Without such principles there would be no justice on earth, and there would certainly be more blind and toothless people in this world! ~Jeffrey Howell
  2. 2. Weekly Purpose: $17,171.00 Contribution: $18,322.00 Contribution YTD: $713,174.00 Purpose YTD: $618,156.00 Average Weekly YTD: $19,810.00 Mission Sunday: $120,100.00 Week 36 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 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 Johnathan England– son of Alan England Jerrie Paschel– sister of Alan Van Horn Our prayer list is updated monthly. 833-1400 Hospital / Sick List Michael Burkowski– awaiting a PET scan Edith Collett– TLC Nursing Center Bev Key– awaiting a PET scan Doug Scruggs– UAB ICU Dennis Washington– continuing treatments Attendance 9-11-2022 AM 357 PM 124 September 18, 2022 Sunday PM Devo in Auditorium followed by: September 4– Singing Night– boys in the Auditorium, girls in Adult Classroom 1 September 11– The Holy Spirit- in auditorium Kid’s Classes– Bible Bowl (Preschool– 5th grade) in the education building September 18– The Holy Spirit- in auditorium Kid’s Classes- Puppets (Preschool– 5th grade) in the education building September 25– The Holy Spirit- in auditorium Kid’s Classes– Lads to Leaders workshop (Preschool– 5th grade) in the education building PANTRY ITEMS: September Soup Jelly Peanut Butter Ravioli/ Spaghetti-O’s 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 There will be an areawide devo at Decatur Highway Church of Christ TONIGHT. The bus will be leaving at 4:07. If you signed up to attend the DEEP conference there will be an information sheet coming out soon. Ladies’ Retreat If you would like to attend the Ladies’ Retreat but have not signed up, please see Donna McCurry, Debra Dominic or Elizabeth Cobb to sign up. The dates are September 30th– October 1 At Guntersville State Park Connection Groups It’s time to reorganize our Connection Groups. New Groups will begin in October. Connection Groups help provide an opportunity for existing and new members to get to know each other. Groups usually meet once a month in a member’s home. We need Group Leaders as well as participants to make our Connection Groups successful. Current group members and new group members need to sign up to be in a group this time. Information Sheets and Sign-Up Sheets are on the counter in the Foyer. Contact Steve Putnam if you have questions. Wednesday Evening Classes Richard will be teaching the book of Psalms in the auditorium this quarter. Ladies’ Class We will have a new Ladies’ Class on Wednesday nights beginning October 5th. More details coming soon! If you would like to attend, please sign the list in the foyer so that we can order materials. Sympathy We express our sympathy to the family of our Sister Ruby Norris. Her services were held last Tuesday. New Members We welcome Robin and Julie Kincaid 8001 Brookhill Cir Pinson AL 35126

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