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Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 2 4 2018

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Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 2 4 2018

  1. 1. February 4, 2018 GreetersFebruary4,2018 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 Worship 10:00 AM Bible Class 5:00 PM Wednesdays: 7:00 PM SHEPHERDS John Gallagher Rick Glass Sol Godwin Skip McCurry Doug Scruggs Darnell Self Jim Timmerman MINISTERS Richard Harp Tim Shoemaker Johnathan Johnson Ray Powell THESEVENTHWORD (Luke23:46) Intro: A.Thiswasthelastofthesevenstatementsspoken fromthecross. B.ThesewordsspeaktousofhowJesus_______ andhowHe_________. I.JesusDiedasheLived. A.Thisfinalwordwasa___________. B.TheprayerlifeofJesuscaughtthe____________ ofHisdisciples. II.ThisPrayerWasaQuotationfromtheOldTestament. A.BrotherHaroldHazelippointedoutthatabout _____________ofallthatJesussaidintheNew TestamentwasaquotationfromtheOld Testament. B.Jesuswasalwaysreferringpeoplebacktothe _____________________. C.Thisprayerwasnotanexactquotationfromthe OldTestament. D.FromPsalms31:5Jesusaddedtheword __________. III.ThisWordWasaPrayerofDedication! A.Sometranslationsrenderthisas“Father,toThy handsI__________myspirit.” B.WhenJesus_____________________toGod HecouldfallasleepwiththisprayeronHislips. C.MaybeyouremembertheAllstatecommercials fromyearsago.Theyreferredtothemselvesasthe_______ ________people. Conclusion: A.Eachofusneedsto____________ourselvesto God’shands. B.HaveyoucommittedyourselftoGodbyyour obediencetoHim? 10:00AMService Welcome 290ILoveThyKingdom,Lord 288INeedTheeEveryHour OpeningPrayer TimShoemaker 444NailedtotheCross Lord’sSupper/Offering BobbyGunn 299IStandAmazed ScriptureReading LarryLocklear 291IKnowNotWhyGod’sWondrous Grace Sermon 380JustAsIAm ———————————————————— 5:00PMService Lord’sSupper/Offering SteveMaynard DOMforFebruary Washington,Wilson,Cobb BusDrivers February4DavidSkelton541-5226 February11MarkAdkinson790-8034 WEBSITE deerfootcoc.com office@deerfootcoc.com 205-833-1400 8:00AMService Welcome 290ILoveThyKingdomLord 288INeedTheeEveryHour OpeningPrayer DarnellSelf 444NailedtotheCross LordSupper/Offering LesSelf 299IStandAmazed ScriptureReading DenisWilliams 291IKnowNotWhyGod’s WondrousGrace Sermon 380JustAsIaM ElderoftheWeek 8AMSolGodwin 10AMJimTimmerman 5PMDougScruggs BaptismalGarmentsfor February MonaJenkins,ElizabethCobb A Church That Could Care Less Someone has observed that in a world that couldn't care less, Christians are people who couldn't care more. True enough. But consider this twist. Maybe Christians should be people who couldn't care less! A number of years ago I ran across a short article that reported the bulletin of a church in a small town carried this message on the front page: "The Church That Could Care Less." Turning the page, the message continued, "We could care less where you come from. We could care less where you've been. We could care less what you have. The thing we really do care about is you, and so does God." Wow! What a great twist on a great truth! In an uncaring world, Christians are to be people who love and care. Sometimes congregations and Christians forget that. Some stray into believing the only thing that matters in religion is being "right" about what we believe. We are constantly reminded of the importance of being a "sound" church and preaching "sound doctrine." Let me as- sure you, I have no desire to detract from that emphasis. In fact, one of the things that at- tracted me more than thirty-five years ago, and which continues to thrill my soul to this day, is the widespread desire and emphasis in many churches of Christ to "buy the truth, and sell it not" (Proverbs 23:23a). Congregations and Christians who have no desire or concern to be "sound" are in great danger of drifting away from the truth into fables and false doctrines (2 Timothy 4:1-5). What I want to take issue with in this article is the notion that a church (or preacher or elder or any other Christian) is "sound" and pleasing to God simply on the basis that it knows and believes and preaches truth in the absence of love. In 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 the apostle Paul uses the phrase "but have not love" three times to remind us even the most extreme expressions of religiosity add up to a big fat zero if devoid of love. Read those verses and you will be reminded that religious practice without love is also without profit. It is possible to sing without the instrument, pray and preach and do the Lord's Supper and give financially in a way that is outwardly true to the Word — and yet not profit spiritually at all. Let me say it loud and let me say it clear — an unloving preacher, elder, Christian, or congregation is not "sound" according to the Bible. If you're still not convinced, read Reve- lation 2:1-7 where Jesus acknowledged that the church of Christ at first century Ephesus was a hard-working, sin-hating, clean-living, Bible-believing, lie-opposing, teacher-testing, truth-loving, doctrinally sound, untiring, persevering church that was stubbornly standing fast for the truth. But there is a fly in the sugar-bowl! Jesus told this church, "Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you have left your first love" (verse 4). He describes this congre- gation as having "fallen" and calls on them to repent (verse 5). I'm not suggesting that we love the truth less — I'm urging us to love people more. While a church may love without fully practicing the truth, no church can fully practice the truth and not love. DanGulley Smithville Church of Christ
  2. 2. Wednesday Night Meal Please sign up in foyer before Wed. so Kitty will know how much food to prepare. Dinner is served at 6 pm. The cost is $5.00 each February 7, 2018 Taco Salad, Brownies, Drinks Weekly Purpose: $16,138.00 Contribution $14,741.00 Contribution YTD: $66,741.00 Purpose YTD: $64,552.00 Average Weekly YTD: $16,685.00 Mission Sunday: $91,719.00 Week 4 Prayers Faye Bradford Nancy Brown Nancy Clements Jean Dickerson Donna Dickerson Graydena Dillbeck Libby Edgeworth Marion George Randy Johnson Lucille Large Frances Love Glenn May Mike McGill June Moore Bobbie Naish Ruby Norris Helen Richards Anne Powell George Shoemaker Buddy Summers Gloria Summers Nell Thomas Barbara Whisenhunt Billy White Friends & Family Ashley Lybrand ( Dau-in-Law of David & Martha Lybrand) John Elton ( Friend of Chuck Spitzley) Ryan Montgomery ( Donna Dickerson’s son) Don Caverno, Jr ( Brother of Suzanne Johnson) Harold White ( Bro-in-law of Janet Snow & Pam Stringfellow) Maclin Family & Sheila Harvey ( Friends of Richard & Mary) Kim Mullican (daughter-in-law of Alan & Margie Enland) Jean Smith ( Lisa Powell’s Mother) Betty Gray ( Mother of Phil Gray) Shirley Gann ( sister of Margie England) John Wilson (Randy Wilson’s father) Sherry Malone (Billy Sims’ Daughter) Diedra Fields Sanderson (daughter of Ron & Barbara Fields) Wayne Peoples (Father–in-law of Kevin Wilson our police officer) Kathy Roy (daughter of Sol & Ellen) Kelly Campbell (Niece of Nancy Brown) Margaret Johnson (Friend of Bev Key) Peggy Chaney (Sis-in-law of Charlie Chaney) Taylor Fricke (deployed to Mosul, Iraq) Betty Trull (sister of Sandra Singer & Sue Rawls) Bob Plunk (Donna & Tim Shoemaker Bro -in-law) Natasha & Khloe Champion (Daughter & Granddaughter of Don Champion) Rachelle Taylor (Grand daughter -in-law of Mona Jenkins) Catherine Southhall & Charlotte Pow- ell (Sisters of Linda Norwood) Joe Norwood (Brother of Linda Norwood) Charles Murrell (Cousin of Ellen Godwin) Lucas Adkinson (Grandson of Billie & Mark Adkinson) Jason Smith (Former Member) Leroy & Jean Owens (Parents of Jill Wil- liams) Tony Crumbley (former member) Faye Powell (Ray’s mother) ***Our prayer list is updated monthly. 833-1400. Our Honored Guests 1-28- 2018 In Town: Kasey & Sammy Clayton, Charlotte Pitts, Cammie Powell Out of Town: none PANTRY ITEMS: Peanut Butter & Jelly Please no boxed items Hospital / Rehab List Kim Green– upcoming surgery on hip June Moore—recovering at rehab. in Oneonta Priscilla Newton had surgery on her leg Terry Raybon– knee surgery had on January 31 Tim Shoemaker ATTENDANCE FOR JANUARY 21, 2018 AM 370 PM 202 Upcoming Events for the Youth Feb. 4 Local Devo – Hosted by Logan Family Feb. 11—Golden Age Banquet Feb. 18 Area Wide Devo Ladies Time Out February 5 4 pm to 6 pm Deerfoot CoC All Ladies are invited to attend our Ladies Time Out. We will be having a devotional and talking about our new service project. Please bring some light finger foods and drinks. The Gap Between Knowing and Doing – Part 5 For many people there is a gap between what they know and what they do because they are trust- ing in the future. They may have good intentions to begin practicing what they know is right but their intentions are to begin tomorrow. The danger is that too many times that tomorrow never comes. James warns us of the danger in postponing our doing what we know we need to do. “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (NKJV) As James points out, we have no assurance of tomor- row. Therefore whatever we need to do we need to do it now, not tomorrow. Jesus also taught that we need to act now. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trou- ble” (Mt. 6:34). There is also the delusion of the future holding a more convenient time. Felix chose to ignore Paul’s lesson about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come. His answer to Paul’s reason- ing was to say, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you” (Acts 24:25b). When Paul stood before Agrippa and accounted the appearance of Jesus to him and telling Paul that he was being sent to his own people and the Gentiles to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light. Paul’s response was, “Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damas- cus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance” (Acts 26:19). Again Jesus understood that what needs to be done, needs to be done now. “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4). Jesus knew that His time here on earth was limited and He real- ized the importance of not postponing our service to God. Let us study God’s word to gain all the knowl- edge we can, but let us also make sure we do what He teaches us. Wee Folks Will be going to Sunrise Assisted Living on February 11 @ 12:30 Prison Training February 10 @ 8 am Church of the Highland If you teach in the Women's Work Release this training is mandatory LADS TO LEADERS Lads to Leaders song leading workshop will be from 9:15-9:45 on each 2nd and 4th Sunday from January to March (1st workshop - 1/14). We will be meeting in the 3rd to 5th grade classroom. Bring a song book with you. Golden Age Banquet Age 55 & up SUNDAY, February 11 AFTER SECOND SERVICE Deerfoot Church of Christ Sign up sheet in the foyer BIBLES FOR BELIZE We are in need of new Bi- bles 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. Please call the Church office and check the Church calendar before scheduling any event at the building. Area Wide Devo February 18 @ Deerfoot Church of Christ 5 PM Please bring desserts and chips Sympathy To Josh Reid (Jillian) and Ed Cooper at the passing of Josh’s step father, and Ed’s son-in-law, David Dojka. PHONE NUMBERS / E-MAILS Please update your phone numbers and e- mails address or new address. List in the foyer Thanks to all who worked hard to make our area wide singing a great success.

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