To Our Church Family, Thank you for the calls & messages, notes & hugs. I always am thankful for the love given by this congregation. The beautiful plant was appreciated so much. Thanks in God’s Love, Joel, Teresa & Family
2nd Sunday, June 4, 2017
Sermon: AM: Visiting Speakers:
Kent Cates, Cameron Wallace & Caleb Cates
PM: Jay Don Poindexter
Song Leader: Shelton Boyd
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Devo: Jim Jacobs
Song Leader: Shelton Boyd
Matthew 21:1-5 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethpage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:….
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Matthew 26:15 “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
Matthew 27:3,5,9-10 3When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. 9-10 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”
Zechariah 11:12-13 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter.
-God loves so we should love.
-God loves and He wants us to love in words, actions, truth & humility.
-God blesses the obedient: humble, honest, submissive, faithful
-God is faithful all the time, so we should be faithful.
-God’s purpose will go forward.
-God opposes the proud.
We extend our love and sympathy to the family of Johnny Swinney, Cheri Adair’s uncle and Joe Swinney’s cousin. His service is Saturday at Trent Methodist at 2:00.
Shane & Missy Satterfield have a new daughter, May Marie, born Tuesday, 6th. Her big brother is Seth and grandparents are Robert & Diane Jackson. Congratulations to Shane & Missy and the Jackson family.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus. (Rom 15:5)
It is, at the least interesting, and in the more encouraging to sometimes consider what the Bible says, literally. A good example of this is (Rom 15:5). Literally this passage calls God, the “God of patience and encouragement.” Paul’s prayer for the saints in Rome is that this God “may give to you the same to think in one another.” So, God is the God of patience and encouragement, and of course as He gives these to us in Christ Jesus, it brings our thinking to be the same, according to Christ Jesus.
Today (Sunday, June 11), we are going to be blessed to hear the word of God, but we will also be participating with God in His divine nature (that of patience and encouragement, as in Rom 15:5; 2 Pet 1:3-4). This morning, we have three young men with us, who have been training to present God’s word. Kent Cates, Cameron Wallace and Caleb Cates will be preaching for us this morning. These men have been training with some brothers from the Oldham Lane congregation in order to be better leaders and speakers in the Lord’s church.
It is inspiring to know that young men are training hard to be qualified presenters of God’s word, and faithful men are training them in how to do so (cf. 2 Tim 2:2). Let us, then, appreciate the opportunity we have today to be patient with and encourage these young men in their journey of service to our Lord, just as God Himself will be doing for them.