Revial Nov. 3rd-6th 7 p.m. nightly
Guest Speaker: Randy Taylor
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
YOUTH SERVICE DINNER
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
Message from the Minister
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
1. Hear the Gospel.
(Romans 10:17, John 8:32)
2. Believe the Gospel
(Hebrews 11:6, John 20:31)
3. Repent of past sins
(Luke 13:3, Acts 17:30)
4. Confess Jesus Christ
(Romans 10:10, Matthew 10:32)
5. Be Baptized
(Galatians 3:27, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38)
6. Be faithful unto death
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We Believe that Jesus is the Christ is the Son of the Living God
Sunday School 10 am
Worship 11 am
Sunday Evening 6 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Adult & Youth Bible Study
Zac Carter, Gene & Ruth Dalton, Dewey Fisher Sr., Mrs. Fisher, Donnie Widner, Janet Harrison, Shirley Wilburn, Gail Hager, Carolyn Wyatt, Robert Bowman, Angie Reed, Angie Griffith, Kathy Mahaffey, Clarice Holmes, The Stiltner Family.
I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalms 122:1
Crossroads Church of Christ
October 5th, Paint Night. If you would like to attend the cost is $15.00 per person. You need to register by 9/25/19.
1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Sept. 23, 2019
Paul wrote in the 1 Corinthian letter, "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ."(1 Cor.11:1 NKJV) Our goal as Christians is to adhere to Jesus' command to "Follow Him." Christ said in Mark 8:34 , "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me!" So we have to ask ourselves, "are we truly following Jesus according to His command here?" Self denial is a hard thing to do but Jesus says that we must deny ourselves things in this life in order to walk with Him. What do we really deny ourselves for Him? What should we? The passing pleasures of sin is a good place to start but it doesn't end there. Jesus must have first place in our hearts and our lives. All others take a back seat to Him. We must bear the burden of self-denial in order to clearly see the path He has set before us and simply "follow Him." What's your cross to bear? What are you denying yourself in order to serve the cause of Christ and His Cross? We sings the words, "Just a closer walk with Thee," but is that our hearts desire or just some nice words and sentiments that we leave at the church building on Sunday? The bible tells us to be a "living sacrifice," to be "transformed." The change should be so that we can, like Paul, say, "Follow me as I follow Christ! God Bless! Have a great week!
Naysayers at the Cross
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him (Mark 15:29-32).
The two chief priests, Annas and Caiaphas, were at the cross. They wanted to see—with their own eyes—the end of this Galilean troublemaker. Was it perhaps their first time to stand by a Roman cross? Making themselves unclean—possibly being splattered by the criminal’s blood—was anathema to them. Here, this day, they joked among themselves and with the teachers of the law, no doubt laughing aloud at their seeming success. Perhaps patting one another on their backs and congratulating each other on a job well done.
They heard the taunts of common men and picked up their challenge: “Save yourself! You saved others . . . why can’t you do it now?” They thought he could not. That was their first mistake. Their second was about themselves: “If you come down, we will see and believe!” (See Matthew 27:39-43.) Believe? Had they no opportunities to believe? Had they no face-to-face teaching from the master? Had they not seen his power . . . and simply attributed it to the devil? Believe?
Many stand at the cross and take up the taunts of others there. “How silly! How foolish,” they decide. They refuse to investigate God’s plan of redemption. They give Jesus a cursory glance . . . and laugh! “Some kind of God . . . he did not even save himself! Why should I trust him to save me?”
We stand at the cross . . . and believe. We believe he died for us rather than save himself from the humiliation, the agony, the death he chose for himself. “Come down from the cross”? Our cry must be, “Thank you, Lord, for not coming down. Thank you, Lord, for coming out of the tomb!” Here . . . at his table, we stand to say, “Yes, Lord, thank you!”
Area Revivals This Month:
Macedonia C.o.C. Sept. 16-20 W/ Kevin Whitsett. 7 P.M.
C.o.C. at Pettry Sept. 19-22 W/ Don (Bebo) Henegar 7 P.M.