Elders’ meeting Sunday 4:30
Deacons’ meet Sunday 5:00
Thank you to all those who helped set-up, monitor, clean-up and attended the 5th Quarter. Also, thank you for your support with all the desserts, we had plenty of desserts and youth to enjoy it all. Thank you church for your support and encouragement. A BIG thank you to Collin & Tasha for all their work and time organizing everything.
The youth are collecting pecans, they will shell & sell them for youth projects. You may call Collin or call Cynthia in the office, if you have pecans to donate.
*Shawn Williamson, Shirley’s son, passed the Texas Bar Exam in the 90% tile. Congratulations to Shawn and Shirley.
*Jonilee Eyer will graduate December 11th with her Applied Science Associate Degree in Counseling in Substance Abuse.
*Keila Salinas’ father died in New Braunfels Sunday morning of cancer. She is the fiancé of Weston Stephens who is Joe & Glenda’s grandson.
*Ronnie Chancey, formerly of Merkel, passed away. His memorial service will be here at the building Saturday (11/11) at 2:00. His family will be at the family center at noon, friends are invited to come by and visit with them.
You are invited
Sunday, November 12th, from 2:00-3:00
For a Baby Shower honoring
In the home of Angie Chaney
Bretni & Chisum are expecting a boy, Brazos.
SOUPER SUNDAY Meeting
With Angie Chaney
Sunday evening following service
This meeting is for anyone interested in helping or is involved with
Heb 10:24-25 – And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
2nd Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Sermon: Jay Don Poindexter
Song Leader: Shelton Boyd
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Devo: Lou David Allen
Song Leader: Zach Owens
3rd Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
Sermon: Jay Don Poindexer
Song Leader: Joel Owens
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
Devo: Everyone in the Auditorium
This world and our lives can get really overwhelming. Christ knows full well the power of the temptations in this life. Because He suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted (Heb 2:18). Actually, He was tempted in every way, just as we are yet was without sin (Heb 4:15). This is why Jesus was able to say plainly to His apostles: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). The reason Christ appeared was to destroy the work of the devil (1 Jn 3:8).
These things are all true: Jesus came, suffered, was tempted, overcame, and He did it all for our benefit. However, if we want the blessing He came, overcame, and died to give us we will have to obey Him and remain faithful to Him. Remaining faithful to Him requires willing effort on our part. We must be willing for our minds and hearts to be directed/lead by Him and His Spirit (Rom 8:5-6), and one of the biggest ways that happens is when we come together, as His body: praying to, singing to, and communing with God the Father, through Christ.
We can NEVER find a replacement for what God has commanded us. So, as far as we can manage it physically, we must dedicate ourselves to the cooperate worship assembly of the saints, and each Lord’s day, Lord willing that we are physically able.
22 . . . let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—. . . (Heb 10:22-25).
May God our Father bless your willing worship of Him, through His Son Christ Jesus, this and every Lord’s Day!