T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                         Ap r 8, 2 0 0 9

T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                                    Ap r 8, 2 0...
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April 8, 2009

  1. 1. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ap r 8, 2 0 0 9 THE BULLETIN Basement progress Manchester Church of Christ 66 Mammoth Rd. Manchester, NH 03109 603.623.5559 a few weeks away from being able to use the downstairs for Bible mht_church@comcast.net classes and fellowship. www.mhtcoc.org Your continued patience Elder’s Link: April and cooperation is appreciated during construction and resupply. Duane Coss – 424-9152 Especially while construction is drcoss@myfairpoint.net going on downstairs you’re asked Barry Fogal – 487-2387 to resist the temptation to inspect the progress — it is, after all, a bfogal@comcast.net construction site and there is If you have any concerns that the always the danger of injury for elders should be aware of, or need yourself or the kids that may follow to speak to with them, please contact Lee or Larry this month. your example, yet will not be as careful. Our Worship Services After the damage and Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00 destruction that our church Bible Class: 10:00 building basement sustained, we are finally making progress on its Sunday PM: 6:00 refurbishment. Carpenters have Small Groups: been hired and as you can see West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at things are getting done. Doug Paul’s Additionally, our Bible class Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at supervisors are currently looking at Stuart Peacock’s tables, chairs, storage shelving, Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul bulletin boards, etc. to resupply our Mosier's classrooms. Others are shopping Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible for fellowship hall furnishings to Classes: 7:00 replace the losses there, too. News Items? Please submit before According to estimates we are still 11AM each Tuesday. I want to thank Ryan for covering topic might be of interest to them: “Reasons the pulpit for me Sunday evening — despite the Resurrection is Important to You and his sore throat. And thanks to everyone who Your Friends”. helped him out on the spur of the moment. Sunday evening we’ll dive a little This Sunday morning, given that it deeper (in a Bible class format) into the is Easter Sunday, will be a great opportunity morning sermon (the importance of the to invite a friend to worship with you, resurrection). If you’re not planning on because first of all it is Easter Sunday (one of going to one of our small groups, plan on the few times when everyone considers coming and join in the lively discussion. going to church), and second because my PAGE 1
  2. 2. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ap r 8, 2 0 0 9 “So then you are no longer strangers and Our Family aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,” Ephesians 2:19, NAS95. Coming up in April... directed to Lee Davis. Retreat. It will be held in Kent, Connecticut on June 12th & 13th. Teens There will be a devo this Prayers needed Doreen Lee is in Dr. Howard Wright from Friday, April 10th at 7:00 at the CMC undergoing a new Atlanta, Georgia will be Peacock's home. Girls bring treatment to try to rid her body speaking on the theme “Point snacks and guys bring drinks of the excess fluid that has built Man for God.” Please the poster please. Following the devotional up. Please let her know you are in the foyer for more details. there will be a time to work on thinking of her through calls, commercials for the youth rally. cards and visits. We received a phone call this Bring your ideas and any scripts morning from Gloria Harrison you have written. Can you help? A young lady came to to let us know that her husband, the office needing items to William (Dub) had passed away Small group The south side small furnish her apartment. She is a on Monday. Dub was the group will be meeting at Dick single mother of two young minister here in the 1950's and Freda Potter's home on daughters and had heard about before George Baker. Sunday, April 19th at 6:00. our give away day and thought we might have items available. FYI A phone tree is being worked Help needed The Lauzon's will be Her greatest needs are a bed, on so that it will be possible to moving to Dublin, NH in a little and a couch. Please let Kim reach everyone in the family over a week (April 18th) and know if you have any of these when necessary. Please check could use some help moving. items available. your phone number listed in the Please contact Peter or Debbie if directory and let Kim know if it you are available to help. This and that... is not accurate. Pantry revival Please continue to bring items for our food pantry What else? and place them in the box in the foyer. The requested items for Good news Work on the this week are oatmeal/hot downstairs began Monday cereal and dry morning and as you can see noodles/pasta mixes/mac from the front page, things are and cheese. moving along. During this time of building renovations any Announcing the 24th annual questions you may have can be Northeastern States Men's Prayer Concerns Worship Leaders Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill Sunday, April 12, 8:30AM Scripture .....................Gary D. Waisnor, Rosemary Landry, Deniza Songs .........................Brandon H. Lord’s Supper .............Pete S. Chase’s niece, Marge Simon, Penny Prayers ....................Mark C. & Larry G. Coordinator ................Gerry M. Ranger, Manley Jones, Michael Scripture ....................Mark E. Anderson's brother Lord’s Supper ............Tom B. Sunday, April 12, 6:00PM Leadership: Ministers, Elders, Coordinator ...............Ken B. Songs............................Mark E. Deacons Evangelism: Bible studies in Sunday, April 12, 11:00AM Wednesday, April 15, 7:00PM progress, our website, MNFM, food Songs ........................Paul M. Songs..........................Doug P. pantry Prayers ....................Earl M. & Barry F. Return to the Lord: Brethren who have forsaken the assembly PAGE 2
  3. 3. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ap r 8, 2 0 0 9 Li f e Af t e r l i f e (P a r t 5) Pa r k Li n s c o m b For the past few weeks we’ve great “judgment seat” is where all of opportunities (Lk. 10:14; Rom. 2:3), taken a look at what the Scriptures say mankind will receive God’s perfect and our obedience to the Gospel (2 about life after life — the three realmsjustice (see above). It is also referred Th. 1:8; Rom. 2:8; Acts 13:46). The (this world, Hades, and eternity), to as God’s throne (Rev. 20:12), so we writer of the Hebrew letter put it this death, the second coming, and the can deduct that it is in God’s very way, (Hebrews 4:13) “And there is no resurrection of the dead. One of the presence (which is why the immortal, creature hidden from His sight, but all most fearsome subjects of a study like imperishable body is needed). things are open and laid bare to the this is what we’ll study briefly today, eyes of Him with whom we have to the judgment — nobody wants to face Who will be the judge? do.” it, but everybody will have to. Jesus will be the great judge (Jn. 5:22,27; Ac 10:42; Ac. 17:21; What will the outcomes be? When does it happen? Rom. 2:16; 2 Tim. 4:1; 2 Cor. 5:10), The Lord will separate the There are a number of but Jesus’ judgment will really be good from the evil like a shepherd “judgments” that the Scripture talks God’s own justice and judgment (Jn. separates the sheep from the goats about, judgments on mankind in the 12:48). (Mt. 25:31ff), like a fisherman here and now, for example. The separates the good from bad fish (Mt. judgment we’re talking about here, What will the criteria be? 1047ff) and like a farmer separates the however, will happen after the Jesus’ words, which are the wheat from the tares (Mt. 13:24ff). resurrection of the dead (Rev. 20:11- same as God’s own words, will be the The redeemed will enter the joy of 15; Lk. 14:14; Jn. 5:29), which will criteria, the laws or standards by their Master, life and light (Mt 25:21ff happen at Christ’s second coming (1 which we will be measured or judged. and many others), while the sinful will Cor. 15:23). It will not be enough to have called be cast out into eternal darkness, Jesus “Lord.” Here is what Jesus where there will be weeping and Who will be there? Himself said: “Not everyone who says wailing and gnashing of teeth (Mt. Both the good and the evil to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the 8:12; Mt. 13:42; Mt. 13:50; Mt. 22:13; will be raised in the resurrection (or kingdom of heaven, but he who does Mt. 24:51; Lk. 13:28). We’ll talk more changed to the immortal state in an the will of My Father who is in about this later. Note: there is not third instant), and both resurrected good heaven will enter. Many will say to option, no half-way region for the not- and evil will stand before the Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we too-bad-but-not-exactly-saved. “judgment seat” of the Lord (Rev. not prophesy in Your name, and in 20:12,13). Note that death and Hades Your name cast out demons, and in It seems like most people and even the sea (Davy Jones’ Your name perform many miracles?’ spend a lot of energy trying to avoid Locker?) give up their dead [spirits] And then I will declare to them, ‘I the final judgment of God, and there (v. 13). And also note that even the never knew you; DEPART FROM can be no doubt that we need to avoid obedient and disobedient angels will ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE it — we all have sinned and will not be among those judged (Mt.8:29; 2 LAWLESSNESS.’” — Matthew 7:21- bear up well under God’s all-knowing Pet. 2:4). 23. It will not be enough to merely be scrutiny. But sadly, the one way that sincere (2 Th. 2:8-12; Acts men have been given to avoid God’s Where does it happen? 17:22,23,31). negative judgment, Jesus, is avoided The “judgment seat” is used as much as the judgment itself. as a reference point in the New What will be examined? "Therefore there is now no Testament, something familiar to first In a word, “everything” will condemnation for those who are in century disciples (Rom. 14:10 and 2 be judged — our deeds (Rom. 2:6; Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1. Cor. 5:10) — a raised stage upon Mt. 25:31ff; Mt. 7:21ff), our words which the Roman governors would (Mt. 5:22; Mt. 12:36; 1 Cor. 6:10), our have a seat placed and from which thoughts (Mt. 5:28-30; Eph. 2:3; Heb. they would dispense Roman justice as 4:12), our secrets (Mt. 6:4; Rom. 2:16; Caesar’s representative. And God’s 1 Tim. 5:24, 1 Cor. 4:5), our PAGE 3
  4. 4. T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H Ap r 8, 2 0 0 9 Our Congregational Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday: Kris Karafelis & Happy Barry Fogal & Eileen Anniversary: Gloria Ramirez Happy Birthday: Wasserstrom Ken & Judy Kerstin Dumas & Happy Spears Carl King Anniversary: Ken & Sue Bell 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Bible class 7PM Happy Birthday: Happy Happy Birthday: Rick Dugre Anniversary: Happy Birthday: Gerry Millette George & Randy Chase Sharon Abood Happy Anniversary: Karl & Sue Davies Te e n N e w s Yo u n g A d u l t s • Devotional at the Peacock's on Friday at 7:00. Girls bring snacks and guys bring drinks. Also bring along your ideas and scripts for commercials. Our Statistics Sunday Morning Worship (combined) 106 Contribution $3,127.38 T he Ma n c h es te r c h u r c h o f C h r is t 66 M a m m o t h R d. M a n c h e s t e r , N H 03109 PAGE 4