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  1. 1. 4 Hugh Vol. 43 October 2, 2018 Number 39 WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN Part 2 Barry Kennedy The Bible is a very large book and can be very intimidating to the average reader. A simple description of God’s word would be as follows: God made man in His own image, man disobeyed God (i.e. sinned), and by God’s abundant mercy, He made a way of redemption. That redemption is through the sacrifice of Jesus the Christ (John 3:16; 14:6). Therefore, the Bible can be summed up in three ways: Jesus is coming (Old Testament), Jesus has come (Matthew-John), and finally, the New Testament (including the Gospel accounts) reveals the undeniable fact that Jesus is coming back. The question is, “What will it be like when Jesus comes again?” It will be a day of sorrow. How many times have we stopped to consider the number of people there are in this world? It is even more staggering to consider how many people have ever lived on this planet. Of course, that number is countless. Every individual is a soul, created by the all-powerful Creator of the universe (Ecclesiastes 12:7; Isaiah 42:5; Zechariah 12:1). The hard truth is that “The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28, 29). According to Jesus, those who have done evil have nothing to look forward to, but an eternity of sorrow. “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:30). What great sorrow it will cause to know that while here on earth we have been given every opportunity to obey the gospel (Romans 1:16; 10:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; 2:14), and to become children of the promise (Galatians 4:28), only to reject the salvation God has offered to all those that obey Him (Hebrews 5:8, 9). Sadly, this day of sorrow will be experienced by the majority and not the minority. “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:” (Matthew 7:13). One of the greatest tragedies of this “destruction” is the fact that we choose it. The statement Jesus is making is for all to “enter” into the right way and to avoid the sorrow of the wrong way. It will be a day of rejoicing. Those who will be lost will experience the greatest sorrow ever imaginable, but those who enter into the “strait and narrow” way will experience the greatest level of rejoicing ever imaginable. Have you considered why we will rejoice when the Lord returns? Many have not because of the difficulty we have thinking spiritually. Paul let the Corinthian church know that we are to compare “spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Corinthians 2:13). We tend to look at everything from a physical standpoint and thus, miss out on the “peace of God, which passeth all --article continued on page 2-- ELDERS Mike Childers..............397-6453 Dennis Hallmark .........255-5557 Mark Hitt.....................322-0917 Bobby Lindley.............260-9193 DEACONS Wade Bryan.................419-5552 William Harris.............416-8149 Ricky Lindsey .............255-8136 Jeff Mansel..................871-0357 Jimmy Spearman.........840-8957 Michael Wilson ...........891-0891 PREACHER Barry Kennedy ... (931)787-7108 SECRETARY Renee Childers Office...........................842-6116 Fax...............................842-7091 E-MAIL eastmaincoc38804@gmail.com WEB PAGE eastmaincoc.com SUNDAY SERVICES Worship....................... 9:00 a.m. Bible Classes............. 10:15 a.m. Worship..................... 11:15 a.m. Singing or Devotional Last Sunday of the Month MID-WEEK SERVICES Wednesday Classes .....7:00 p.m. EAST MAIN CHURCH OF CHRIST 1606 East Main Street P. O. Box 1761 Tupelo, Mississippi 38802 “Thou shalt observe to do all that they inform thee” (Deut. 17:10)
  2. 2. --article continued from page 1— understanding” (Philippians 4:7). The understanding that you and I can be with the Lord forever is not seen by the world as being something of value. Truth be told, to the worldly mindset the avoidance of Hell is the greatest motivation to serve God. The true servant of God understands that love is the only enduring motivation that will lead one to rejoice when the Lord comes again. Jesus said, “If you LOVE Me keep My commandments” (John 14:15). “When Jesus comes to reward His servants. Whether it be noon or night, Faithful to Him will He find us watching, With our lamps all trimmed and bright? O can we say we are ready, brother? Ready for the soul’s bright home? Say, will He find you and me still watching, Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?” These are the words to the first verse of the song “Will Jesus Find Us Watching?” by Fanny J. Crosby. She captured the heart of the second coming as seen by the true child of God. Many tend to look at the second coming of our Lord as a day to punish the wicked. The faithful Christian sees this day as a day of reward. The bottom line is that we all will receive a reward. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that EVERY ONE may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10). So again, we must ask ourselves, “O can we say we are ready?” Ready for the day “When Jesus Comes Again?” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sympathy We were deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our brother Grady McCaskill on Friday. Funeral services were held Sunday at East Main. Please continue to remember Janie and the rest of the family as they deal with this great loss. Grady was a fine faithful Christian man who always had a smile on his face. He will be sorely missed among our number here at East Main. We also extend our sincere condolences to the family of brother Leon Willis who passed away Sept. 26. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 at Pegues. Brother Willis had been a faithful gospel preacher at the Eggville congregation for many years and related to several here at East Main. Certainly, heaven has gained two fine souls this past week! Outreach Program The ladies’ Outreach Program will be feeding the Mooreville High School football program supper and having a short devotional with them in the multipurpose room this Friday, Oct. 5, before their football game. If you would like to help with this outreach activity, please sign the food list that has been posted beside the tract rack in the foyer. Thanks for your help! Joyful Rebellion The girls’ Joyful Rebellion group will meet this Saturday, Oct. 6 at the home of Kristie Webb at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast and an activity. Please let Savannah Tucker know by Wednesday if you plan to come. Sr. Adult Fellowship The Sr. Adult fellowship will be held this Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Comer’s. The bus will leave the building at 5:45 p.m. Sympathy To the congregation at East Main, Thank you so much for all the prayers, cards, texts & phone calls during my sickness. There is still a lot going on. Please continue to pray for me and my family. In Christian love, Jean Mounce Mark Your Calendars: Gospel Meeting East Main Church of Christ October 28th - 31st Speaker: Robby Eversole
  3. 3. Community Outreach Item: Garbage bags Daily Bible Reading October 3...............................................Matthew 8-9 October 4...........................................Matthew 10-11 October 5...........................................Matthew 12-13 October 6...........................................Matthew 14-15 October 7...........................................Matthew 16-17 October 8...........................................Matthew 18-20 October 9...........................................Matthew 21-22 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Glenda Barnette (Oct. 5), Sandra Simmons (Oct. 6), Nicole Wynne (Oct. 7), Ken Pearson (Oct. 9). Anniversaries: None this week. Our Sick Jean Mounce has an appointment at UAB Oct. 15. Rommie Dilworth will have kidney stone surgery Oct. 8. Marlon Geno had a pacemaker put in Tuesday. Bretta Robinson, Nancy Haywood’s daughter, has been moved to Cornerstone Rehab. in Corinth. Malachi Millard was released from his ENT at LeBonheur Friday. Ava Bates is home sick. On-Going Illnesses Laverne Raper, Frankie Estes, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, Mary Jordan, James Goddard, Ray Scribner, Bill Goff, Linda Bryan, Mitch Maclean, James Nichols, Sheba Tuggers, Sherry Gregory, Shirley Owens, Mickey Bailey, Mike Scott, Tracey Wilburn, Sammy Carson, Nathan Hale, Leroy Brown, Mike Stroup, Jadon Parish, Shirley Lyons Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Clara Simmons, Nancy Haywood, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Mary Southern, Veona Harris Home Devotional In what chapter of the Bible do you find? Ten Commandments.................................Exodus 20 David fights Goliath...............................1 Samuel 17 Sermon on the Mount............................Matthew 5-7 Model prayer............................................ Matthew 6 Death of John the Baptist....................... Matthew 14 List the twelve sons of Jacob: Jacob’s sons by Leah: Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Issachar Zebulun Jacob’s sons by Rachael: Joseph Benjamin Jacob’s sons by Leah’s handmaid Zilpah: Gad Asher Jacob’s sons by Rachael’s handmaid Bilhah: Dan Naphtali Put the following Bible characters in chronological order: ➢ Noah ➢ Daniel ➢ Moses ➢ Benjamin Can you tell a Bible story from the following picture? John Duke is stationed in Long Beach, MS. Matt Duke is stationed in Ft. Carson, CO. Caleb Williams is stationed in Jacksonville, NC. Dylan Kelly, Steve Kelly’s grandson, is in Kuwait.
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 a.m. Announcements..........................................Mark Hitt Bible Reading...................................Andrew Wynne Opening Prayer ..................................Hugh Scribner Lord’s Supper Mike Ratliff & Tim Davis Serve Congregation, East Side: Chad Willis, Ian Willis, Aaron Willis Serve Congregation, West Side: Jason Dickinson, William Harris, Larry Long Lead Singing....................................James Simmons Closing Prayer..................................... Dale Dulaney Ushers ...................... Rodney Voyles & Lee DuBois Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Opening Prayer ............................ Rommie Dilworth Closing Prayer.............................Hunter Underwood Lead Singing....................................Michael Wilson Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Prayer .............................................Jimmy Spearman Lead Singing.........................................Wesley Bass Contact Wade Bryan (419-5552) if unable to serve. The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Greeters ......................................Greg & Tracy Lyle .........................Michael & Christine Wilson Prepare Lord’s Supper—October .................Chad & & Susan Willis Nursery......................Tammy Minor & Sarah Minor Pantry.................................................... Canned fruit Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 9-26-18..............................................171 Sunday 1st Worship, 9-30-18 ...............................190 Sunday Bible Class ..............................................191 Sunday 2nd Worship.............................................144 Contribution (budget $7,900)..........................$7,072 New Church Directory We are in the process of making a new church directory for East Main. We are going to be doing it a little different this time! We are making the directories ourselves. We will be asking a few families at a time to come to the multipurpose room after Sunday services to get a quick snapshot of their family made in front of a blue backdrop and update their address, phone, etc. Please help us in this effort to have a complete church directory.

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