Kolby Nox Berus Pratt is Brandon & Briana Pratt’s new son, David & Christina Reams’ grandson. He was born March 2 weighing 7lbs 10oz. He is named after his sister, Trinity Cole. Kolby has dark hair, his brother, Dylan has blonde hair and Jonathon has red hair. Congratulations to the Pratt & Reams family.
We have three men from our church family who have expressed a desire and have a passion to share God’s Word for spiritual growth for the congregation as well as themselves as they glorify God. Lane Boyd, Joel Owens & Greg Chaney will each give the morning and evening lesson for one Sunday on a monthly rotation. Each of these men will decide which month they will speak and which Sunday in the month. Joel will be the speaker for April on Sunday the 15th. We look forward to hearing these men along with Jay Don share God’s Word as we are uplifted and encouraged. (Jay Don is not going anywhere.)
LTC is this weekend in Dallas, the theme this year is “King Of My Heart”, 1 Samuel. Please pray for this to be a spiritually uplifting experience and for safe travels.
North Texas Leadership Training for Christ is a duly recognized association of youth groups of the Churches of Christ and parachurch youth groups affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The purpose of NTLTC is to plan, organize, promote, and execute programs that assist young Christians to develop their knowledge of the Bible and biblical principles, enhance their communication and leadership skills, and orient their energies and abilities to areas of Christian service.
1ST Sunday, April 1, 2018
Sermon: AM & PM Jay Don Poindexter
Song Leader: – Burl McCoy
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018
Devo: Billy Lucas
Song Leader: Burl McCoy
2nd Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sermon: AM & PM Jay Don Poindexter
Song Leader: – Shelton Boyd
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018
Devo: Stan Burge
Song Leader: Shelton Boyd
3rd Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sermon: AM & PM Joel Owens
Song Leader: – Zach Owens
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018
Devo: Shelton Boyd
Song Leader: Lou David Allen
When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
Our elders have worked up a tentative schedule for our Sunday evening services. The objective is to help our church family grow spiritually, grow closer together & encourage each other as we glorify and praise God. This is the schedule Scott Carey talked about Sunday, March 18th.
This will go into effect Sunday, April 8th, we will have regular service April 1st due to Easter.
The monthly schedule:
1st Sunday – 9:45 A.M. Bible Class
10:35 A.M. Worship Service
Potluck Meal to follow service
P.M. Service in the family center immediately
following the meal.
This will free up the afternoon so people may go visiting: hospital, nursing home, shut-ins, and work on service projects (card ministry, do projects for shut-ins, etc.) Practice hospitality. Rom 12:13
2nd Sunday – regular A.M. Bible Class & Worship Service
6:00 P.M. Service – In the family center: Short Worship Service; Followed by Burl, Shelton & Joel working together to teach us new songs
3rd Sunday – regular A.M. Bible Class & Worship Service
6:00 P.M. Service – In the family center: Short Worship Service; Followed by singing the new songs from the previous week.
4th Sunday – regular A.M. Bible Class & Worship Service
6:00 P.M. Service – In the family center: Singing/Fellowship Night; Singing, Devo, followed by a meal
5th Sunday – regular A.M. Bible Class & Worship Service
6:00 P.M. Service – In the family center: Short Worship Service; Followed by Fellowship time: each family bring your own sack meal, bring games (dominos, corn hole, etc.) and work on service projects, nursing home projects…..
God’s Purpose In the Church
God wants all men saved (1Tim 2:3-5), and this is how all men will know Christ has disciples, because they love one another (Jn 13:35). The church is perhaps the most practical way in which God will show the world that His love and His purpose are both practical and powerful.
God exults over the apple of His Eye.
Zeph 3: 17
Zech 2: 8
Fruit to the Father’s Glory
God has likened His purpose in His people since the early days Israel, the nation (Exod 15:17; Psa 80:8; Isa 5:2; Jer 2:21). Jesus taught His apostles the night He was betrayed, He Himself was the “true vine” of God’s purpose for a fruitful people. God’s illustration and His eternal purpose for the church make it clear that the Father desires in His people fruit that glorifies Him (Luke 6: 1-49; Jn 15:8; Eph 3:20-21).
The Paralytic and Faith in Christ
Jesus reminds His disciples to consider carefully how they listen to the word (8:18).
Luke records as part of the certainty of things taught that faith in Christ Jesus is always a blessing (Luke 5:17-26).