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  1. 1. 4 Vol. 44 October 29, 2019 Number 42 TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE Barry Kennedy People tend to have some fascination with spooky things. Consider how much money is spent in the horror industry. Horror has had a strong impact upon this world in which we live. Just think about how many children who have to look under the bed for fear of a monster. The movies, books, and stories of ghosts, zombies, vampires, werewolves, and such have caused nightmares as long as these stories have been told. As unrealistic as these tales from the dark side are, people’s fascination with fear has at times distorted man’s reasoning with the truth. Truly no one has any reason to fear these characters of man’s imagination, but there are some tales from the dark side that everyone should consider. The first tale from the dark side was told by the Devil himself. God created the world in six days (Genesis 1, 2; Exodus 20:11). His crowning creation humanity was made in the very image of God (Genesis 1:26). God gave man one negative command, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16, 17). It was with this command that the Devil would tell his tale from the dark side. He approached Eve and said, “Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4, 5). Of course, anyone who has read this account knows that Eve listened to the Devil, gave the fruit to Adam, and chose not to listen to God. As a result, mankind has suffered ever since. Our adversary the Devil is constantly looking for an opportunity to deceive us into thinking his way is better than the Lord’s way. We would do well to remember that his desire is to destroy us, but God’s plan is to save us (1 Peter 5:8; 1 Timothy 2:4). Will we be terrified enough to learn not to adhere to the tales from the dark side? Another tale from the dark side involved a man of God (1 Kings 13:1ff.). This man of God (prophet) was crying out against Jeroboam’s changing God’s commanded plans for worship (1 Kings 12). His message was not going to win him any popularity contests, but he spoke the words of the Lord (1 Kings 13:2, 3). Jeroboam asked the prophet to come home with him, be refreshed and he would receive a reward (1 Kings 13:7). The prophet’s mission was clear, “For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, “Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest” (1 Kings 13:9). The tale from the dark side came from an older prophet who chased after the man of God and convinced him that an angel had given word that he should return with the old prophet (1 Kings 13:12-19). The problem is that the old prophet lied (1 Kings 13:18b.). The end result of listening to the old prophet was a meeting with a lion. “And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass” (1 Kings 13:24). Imagine if every time --article continued page 3-- 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-- Therefore, Jesus is saying that man can move that mountain of sin and temptation with God’s help. Of course, the word of God and prayer are key elements. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee” (Psalm 119:11). “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). Every person who has ever walked, or will walk, this earth has a great need for faith. Sadly, many fail to realize this need until it is too late. Jesus was trying to prepare His disciples to be proactive in their faith. A country would be foolish to wait until they are attacked to start preparing an army. In like fashion, the Lord’s church is the army of God. Life is the battle for the soul, and Satan is the greatest foe to ever stand in opposition of the forces of good. Jesus simply wanted (and still wants) to make ready His forces to stand in the hour of trial. May God help us to not wait to be in the clutches of Satan’s snares to get prepared, but that we too will be proactive. May God bless us to have the “FAITH THAT WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pine Vale’s Fall Pantry Drive East Main will be collecting items for Pine Vale’s fall pantry drive for 1 more week. They will be sending a truck by October 28th to pick these items up. Our assigned items are: Toilet Cleaner Spaghetti sauce (NO glass jars) Disposable plates/cups Thanks so much for your help! Sympathy Our sympathy is extended to the family of Al Franks who passed from this life on Oct. 16 after a fall. Funeral services were held Oct. 19 in Kosciusko. Mr. Franks was the uncle of Ken Pearson, the great-uncle of Suzanne Long, and the editor of “The Magnolia Messenger,” along with his wife June. Gospel Meeting The Oak Ridge congregation in Baldwyn is hosting a Gospel Meeting Oct. 20-23 with Wayne Cox speaking at 7:00 pm Monday through Wednesday nights. Also, the Gatlin St. congregation in Okolona is hosting a Gospel Meeting October 20-24 with Adam Miller speaking at 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday nights. Chili/Hot Dog Supper & “Trunk or Treat” Everyone in the congregation is invited to the building THIS Saturday, Oct. 26th at 5:00 p.m. First, we will have “trunk or treat” from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come and stand by your cars in the parking lot and pass out candy as the children come by in their costumes. There will also be some games for the children to play outside. At 6:00 p.m. we hope everyone will come into the multipurpose room for hotdogs and homemade chili. A food list will be posted soon in the foyer beside the tract rack. Please come and enjoy a period of fellowship with your church family! Men’s Business Meeting There will be a men’s business meeting this SUNDAY, OCT. 27 AT 4:00 P.M. in the multipurpose room. All the men of the congregation are encouraged to attend. John Duke stationed in Long Beach, MS Caleb Williams stationed in Iraq Rob Cross & family stationed in South Korea November 2019 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Church Family Retreat @ Maywood John 1-3 2 Staci Rushing Church Family Retreat @ Maywood John 4-5 3 Eric Barnette John 6-7 4 Kent Nichols Dillard & Trish Scribner John 8-10 5 John 11-12 6 John 13-16 7 Ainsley Millard Sr. Adult fellowship @6 pm John 17-19 8 Stuart Childers John 20-21 9 Clothing Give Away @ 7 am Acts 1-2 10 Greg & Keisha Gholston Area Youth Meeting-New Albany @ 5 pm Acts 3-5 11 Kelly & Evelyn Thompson Acts 6-7 12 Lori Blansett Acts 8-9 13 Acts 10-12 14 Ladies’ fellowship @ 6 pm Acts 13-14 15 Acts 15-16 16 Acts 17-18 17 Bobby Joe Lindley Jr. Bible Bowl @New Albany Jr. Youth/ES Devo. Visitation Team #3 Nursing Home Singing Acts 19-20 18 Melvin Duke Kirk Sheffield Acts 21-23 19 Tony Donald Rachel Scribner Acts 24-26 20 Jimmy & Brenda Spearman Howard & Robin Tindall Dean & Kristie Web Acts 27-28 21 Shirley Lyons Romans 1-3 22 Jeff & Natalie Mansel Kyle & Summer Smith Romans 4-6 23 Lee DuBois Debbie Hallmark Romans 7-8 24 Sydney McMickin Tammy Minor Family 1st Fellowship Visitation Team #4 Romans 9-11 25 Romans 12-16 26 Eli Rushing Rodney Voyles Shawn & Jean Mounce 1 Corinthians 1-4 27 Addie Hitt 1 Cor. 5-7 28 Amy Hughes 1 Cor. 8-11 29 Eddie Simmons 1 Cor. 12-14 30 1 Cor. 15-16
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading October 30..................................................Luke 22-23 October 31....................................................... Luke 24 November 1 .....................................................John 1-3 November 2 .....................................................John 4-5 November 3 .....................................................John 6-7 November 4 ...................................................John 8-10 November 5 .................................................John 11-12 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Olivia Blansett (Oct. 30), James Burney (Oct. 30), Dean Webb (Oct. 30), Staci Rushing (Nov. 2), Eric Barnette (Nov. 3), Kent Nichols (Nov. 4). Anniversaries: Chad & Susan Willis (Oct. 30), Dillard & Trish Scribner (Nov. 4). Our Sick Barbara Franks, Tammy Minor & Stephanie Baldwyn’s mother, is in room 270 at NMMC follow- ing open heart surgery. Lavern Williams, Kassi Kingsley & Ainsley Millard’s mother, suffered a mild stroke Sunday, but is now home. Christina Lindley is home with pneumonia. Michael Wilson’s mother, Rivers Wills, is at Cedars for therapy. Evelyn Willis and Andy Baldwyn’s mother, Stephanie, continue at the Meadows in Fulton. On-Going Illnesses Jean Mounce, Pete Barber, Mary Lou Walden, Frankie Estes, Donny Dulaney, Adam McCurley, Mary Jordan, Bretta Robinson, James Goddard, Bill Goff, Leroy Brown, Jadon Parish, Jerry Smith, Mitch Maclean, Mary Starz, Sheba Tuggers, Ruby Clark, Homer Smith, Don Blackwell, Brenda Williams, Jill Rice, Ann Letteri Nursing Homes Nancy Haywood, Randy Attaway, Shirley McCarthy, Mary Southern, Veona Harris, James Nichols --article continued from page 1-- anyone listened to a false teacher they were killed by a wild animal. It is safe to say that people would be a little more careful how they listened. Jesus said, “Take heed therefore how ye hear:” (Luke 8:18). Sadly, even a child of God is capable of telling a “tale from the dark side” (Galatians 1:6-9; 1 John 1:4). Many tales of terror are told to make the hairs on our arms and necks stand on end. Shouldn’t we as children of God be far more concerned about the real “TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE” which have an eternal interest? “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Next Give Away Day Plans are to have our next Give Away Day on Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 7:00 a.m. in the multipurpose room. We hope many can plan to come and help that morning! Gospel Meeting The Gloster St. congregation is hosting a Gospel Meeting Nov. 3-6 with Earl Edwards speaking at 6:00 p.m. Sunday and at 7:00 pm Monday through Wednesday nights. Homecoming The Fulton congregation is hosting a Home- coming this Sunday, Nov. 3 with James Segars speaking at 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be held immediately following the worship service. Outreach Item for November: soap (bars)
  4. 4. EAST MAIN’S CHURCH FAMILY RETREAT November 1st & 2nd at Maywood Christian Camp WE WANT ALL AGES TO ATTEND!!!! Reed Swindle will speak 3 times on Saturday. Plans are to bring the bus over Saturday morning for the day for those who may not feel comfortable driving to Hamilton, AL. Come and enjoy a great period of fellowship with your church family! Men to Serve Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 a.m. Announcements..........................................Mark Hitt Bible Reading.............................................Ian Willis Opening Prayer ..............................Dennis Hallmark Lord’s Supper Kent Nichols & Jonathan Nichols Serve Congregation, East Side: Andy Baldwyn, Larry Bates, David Bates Serve Congregation, West Side: Larry Long, Clayton Long, Ben DuBois Lead Singing....................................Eddie Simmons Closing Prayer........................................Mike Ratliff Ushers .........................Robert Parker & Lee DuBois Please meet in the library by 8:45 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Opening Prayer .......................................Jeff Mansel Closing Prayer.............................Bobby Joe Lindley Lead Singing......................................Hugh Scribner Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Prayer.................................................Ricky Johnson Lead Singing........................................ Greg Hughes Contact Ricky Lindsey (255-8136) if unable to serve. The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Greeters ...................................Marlon & Gail Geno ...............................Greg & Keisha Gholston Prepare Lord’s Supper—November .................Mike & Renee Childers Nursery...................Heather DuBois & Raleigh Bass Pantry.................................................................Jelly Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 10-23-19............................................164 Sunday 1st Worship, 10-27-19 .............................163 Sunday Bible Class ..............................................178 Sunday 2nd Worship.............................................148 Contribution (budget $7,900)..........................$8,094 THIS Weekend!

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