Successfully reported this slideshow.
Your SlideShare is downloading. ×

East main informer, 7 17-18

Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Upcoming SlideShare
East main informer, 3 30-21
East main informer, 3 30-21
Loading in …3
×

Check these out next

1 of 4 Ad
Advertisement

More Related Content

Advertisement
Advertisement

East main informer, 7 17-18

  1. 1. 4 Hugh Vol. 43 July 17, 2018 Number 28 We Assume Too Much? By Barry Kennedy A family of five was rushed to the hospital to have their stomachs washed out after the cat with whom they had shared a meal of mushrooms suddenly began to have stomach contractions. While members of the family showed no signs of illness, the doctor still had them rushed to the hospital. When they returned home they found the cat feeling well, after having produced five kittens. (England Post, in Homemade, April 1989). This story may cause us to laugh, but how often do we find ourselves “jumping to conclusions?” We may strongly “think” that we have everything figured out, but is it possible that we may be assuming too much? Are we truly putting forth any effort to prove what we think we know (1Thessalonians 5:21)? One would have to admit that there are a lot of different “winds of doctrine” blowing around the religious world today. With this much confusion in religion, it is no wonder that people have conformed to the idea that anything pertaining to God is acceptable. After all, Jesus did say, “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1). The way many people use this verse is a good example of how people assume too much. Many people quote Matthew 7:1 without ever reading its context. Jesus did not condemn all judging with this statement, but rather the practice of prejudging. If we judge others without evidence, we become prejudice. Jesus’ statement was a warning to make sure we are not going around with a “holier than thou” attitude. Jesus continued by saying, “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye” (Matthew 7:5). One has to be assuming too much if he thinks Jesus said that no one can ever judge anyone about anything. Judgment is required in order to be a Christian. First, we must judge ourselves. Are we sinners? Are we doing, or have we done, what God wants us to do? These questions require a judgment to be made. Are we making that judgment based upon our feelings (assumptions) or based upon facts? Remember the truth (a legal term), and only the truth, will make one free (John 8:32). Are we truly free from sin, or are we assuming too much? --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 .............844-9944 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............. 10:10 a.m. Worship..................... 11:00 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. Community Outreach Item: Diapers --article continued from page 1— God has offered His people assurance not assumptions. “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3). Are we confident in our salvation? According to John, the only way we can be is by keeping His commandments. I know some will say, “No one can keep God’s commandments.” After all, the Bible says that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). It is true that all have sinned and that all will sin. John wrote, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). The assurance is shown in verse seven. “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). God is not asking for sinless perfection, but He does require faithful service (1 Corinthians 4:2). The beauty of God’s mercy and grace is that He makes us perfect (i.e. complete) in Christ. “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). New carries the idea of being brand new not refashioned but NEW. Thayer defines the Greek word “kainos” as being “of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of.” Are we sure that we have been made new? Do we base that knowledge upon the facts or assumptions? If we are assuming we are “made new,” we are not sure. However, if we are putting forth effort in Bible study and have “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things are so,” the Bible says we then will be noble. So many people are terrified when it comes to life and death. God is not oblivious to this, but on the contrary, He knows very well how the pain of death feels (Matthew 26:39; John 15:13). That is one reason He has said that we can cast our cares upon Him, because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). Yes, He has offered us assurance and we can know that we are right with God, but only through Jesus (John 14:6). What is our spirit today? One of fear, or one of assurance? “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). The real question is, “Are We Assuming Too Much?” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Summer Outreach Project We are filling 100 backpacks with school supplies for local schools. If you took a tab to bring some school supplies, please bring them to the building by this Sunday, July 22! We hope to get them packed and ready to be distributed the last week of July! Thank you so much. You may put your items in Room 12. Maywood Christian Camp Our week at Maywood Christian Camp is currently underway and going well. Many adults and youth from East Main are there. Don’t forget that East Main will be responsible for desserts on Thursday, July 19. If you could please bring a dessert to the building this Wednesday, July 18, James & Sandra Simmons will deliver them to camp Thursday morning. Mexico Mission Team The Mexico Mission Team has arrived safe- ly in Palenque and are busy “planting seed.” Please keep them in your prayers. Those from East Main who went were Wade, Karen, & Bethany Bryan, Kelton Kingsley. Also, Robert & Jennifer Wright from the Hwy. 15 congregation in Pontotoc are there. John Duke is stationed in Long Beach, MS. Matt Duke is stationed in Ft. Carson, CO. Gabe Hood is stationed in Fort Lenardwood, MO. Caleb Williams is stationed in Jacksonville, NC.
  3. 3. Daily Bible Reading July 18....................................................Isaiah 17-20 July 19....................................................Isaiah 21-23 July 20....................................................Isaiah 24-27 July 21....................................................Isaiah 28-30 July 22....................................................Isaiah 31-35 July 23....................................................Isaiah 36-39 July 24....................................................Isaiah 40-41 Birthdays & Anniversaries Birthdays: Susan Willis (July 18), Casey Gullett (July 19), Katy Beth Voyles (July 22), Steve Kelly (July 23), Tracy Lyle (July 23), Mary Morgan Lyle (July 23), Britton Smith (July 24). Anniversaries: Derik & Staci Rushing (July 20). Our Sick Sherry Kingsley had foot surgery Thursday. Susan Reed had surgery on her cheek Monday and she’ll have a breast biopsy on July __. Chris Carter’s son, Colton, from the Mayfield congregation underwent surgery last week at LeBonheur. Mike Stroup, a friend of Judy Jones, will undergo several surgeries following a bike accident. Elaine Ward, Willie Topp’s sister, is very ill. On-Going Illnesses Laverne Raper, Frankie Estes, Adam McCurley, Bretta Robinson, Mary Jordan, Donny Dulaney, James Goddard, Ray Scribner, Bill Goff, Linda Bryan, Mitch Maclean, Jadon Parish, James Nichols, Betty Harrell, Sheba Tuggers, Sherry Gregory, Shirley Owens, Mickey Bailey, Mike Scott, Tracey Wilburn, Sammy Carson, Nathan Hale, Leroy Brown Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Clara Simmons, Nancy Haywood, Hilda Roberts, Shirley McCarthy, Mary Southern, Veona Harris Harold Roby Resigns Harold Roby gave his resignation as a deacon of the East Main congregation to the elders Sunday. Harold stated that due to health, family, and job issues, he could not carry on his duties as a deacon at this time. We would like to thank Harold for his many years of past service. Polishing the Pulpit The elders have agreed to pay the registration fee for anyone at East Main wishing to attend Polishing the Pulpit in Sevierville, TN August 17-23. Sympathy We extend our sympathy to Barbara Wright and Star Ray in the loss of their cousin, Jimmy Dale Green, on July 12. Funeral services were held July 14 at McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville. Thank You Note We thank you for the beautiful flowers, cards, and most of all your prayers during the loss of my dear sister. In Christian love, Betty Kingsley & family Lectureships The Southaven congregation will host their 2018 Power Lectureship July 22-26 on the theme “The Devil.” A flyer is posted on the bulletin board across from the library with speakers and times. The Chapman congregation in Ripley will host a lectureship July 29-August 1 on the theme “Great Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount.” A schedule is posted on the bulletin board across from the library. Visitation Team #4 Visitation Team #4, Mike Ratliff’s team, will meet this Sunday, July 22 after services at noon in the multipurpose room. Please see Hilda Ratliff for what to bring.
  4. 4. Men to Serve Sunday, July 22, 2018 a.m. Announcements.......................................Jeff Mansel Bible Reading.....................................Mark Gilliland Opening Prayer ..................................... Wade Bryan Lord’s Supper James Simmons & Hugh Scribner Serve Congregation, East Side: Larry Presley, Sam Hood, Greg Lyle Serve Congregation, West Side: Bobby Lindley, Wesley Bass, Larry Bates Lead Singing..............................................Mark Hitt Closing Prayer....................................Ricky Johnson Ushers ...............Jason Dickinson & Eddie Simmons Please meet in the library by 8:50 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Opening Prayer .................................Jacob Kennedy Closing Prayer...................................Chase Stanford Lead Singing......................................... Wade Bryan Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Prayer ................................................ Stuart Childers Lead Singing........................................John Mounce Contact Jeff Mansel if unable to serve. The elders kindly request that men leading in public worship wear the best dress clothes they have. Greeters ............................... Shawn & Jean Mounce ...................................Ricky & Lisa Lindsey Prepare Lord’s Supper—July....................... Chevela Underwood Nursery....Chevela Underwood & Twinette Wallace Pantry.................................................................Jelly Attendance & Contribution Mid-Week, 7-11-18..............................................158 Sunday Bible Class, 7-15-18................................192 Sunday 1st Worship..............................................201 Sunday 2nd Worship.............................................183 Contribution (budget $7,900)..........................$7,316 Summer Series Our Summer Series entitled “Geography & the Bible” continues to go well! All Sunday morning adult classes & the high school class are meeting in the auditorium for the summer quarter. Don’t miss out! Date Topic Person 22-Jul-18 Island of Crete Michael Wilson 29-Jul-18 Hebron Barry Kennedy 5-Aug-18 Garden of Gethsemane Wade Bryan 12-Aug-18 Mount Sinai Wesley Bass 19-Aug-18 Sea of Galilee Dennis Hallmark 26-Aug-18 Mars Hill Shawn Mounce

×