The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks (Luke 6:45).
Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). The truth is we get to choose what we love. We can love this world and the things in it (1Jn 2:15-17); these things all pass away, they are temporary. We can choose to love the things of the Lord, His word, His mercy, His grace, His Spirit, His love, and His Son; these are eternal. We will in the end have chosen life or death. The end of the world and all the things in it is destruction. The end of those who have chosen to love this world and the sin in it will be eternal punishment, and those who have chosen to love Christ and be found in Him will find life (Matt 25:46; Rom 6:23). The Devil is shrewdly deceptive and sin is powerful (Eph 6:10-12). However, we have armor against both of these, even, a full armor in Christ Jesus (Eph 6:13-18).
David, the king, taught his son the protocol for accomplishing God’s fruitful purpose in our lives:
My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to a man’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life (Prov 4:20-23 NIV).
Jesus, Himself, taught about the importance of the heart in bearing fruit for God, when He spoke about good trees with good fruit and bad trees with bad fruit: The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). Our fruit comes from the heart. This is why it is so important for us to study, pray, and worship, because it helps to guard our hearts in Christ Jesus (Php 4:4-7).
3rd Sunday, May 21 , 2017
Sermon: Jay Don Poindexter
Song Leader: Joel Owens
Wednesday, May 14, 2017
Devo: Shelton Boyd
Song Leader: Zach Owens
Those of us who have had a Christian mother, or watched one, know well what a beam of light that Christian mothers are into this dark world and into our lives. The darkness of this world has not appreciated, understood, nor overcome the light that Jesus Christ shines into it through Christian mothers (John 1:4-5; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 2:14-16; Ephesians 6:10-12).
Jay Don Poindexter
Our love & sympathy to Danna Dunagin in the passing of her step- father, Tommy Scott. Graveside services was at Rose Hill.
This world is a dark place: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Eph 6:12 NIV).
If it were not for the love of the Father in sending His own Son, we would have no light to guide us through the darkness and into His marvelous light (Jn 3:16; Col 1:13). The Bible tells us: Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it (Jn 1:3-5).
So, God in Christ Jesus, created the world, and in this world He has created in Christ Jesus a people who do everything without complaining or arguing, people that are blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which they shine like stars in the universe as they hold out the word of life, to their children (Php 2:14-16). That’s right! God created in Christ Jesus not just the world (Col 1:15) and Christians (2 Cor 5:17), but He also created Christian mothers.
Those of us who have had a Christian mother, or watched one, know well what a beam of light that Christian mothers are into this dark world and into our lives. The darkness of this world has not appreciated, understood, nor overcome the light that Jesus Christ shines into it through Christian mothers.
This week as we remember our mothers, let us remember the light that God has shown into our lives by their godly influence, and praise the Lord for it.
High School Seniors
*Michael Anderson III will be graduating from Andrews High School Friday, May 19th at 7:00p. Mikey and his mother, Aleecia, and sisters, Alyson & Christen, lived here and worshiped with us for several years. His address is: 1510 Pecan Place, Andrews, TX 79714.
*Madi Stephens, Joe & Glenda Stephens’ granddaughter, will graduate from Trent HS May 25th.
*Roy & Nancy Justice’s granddaughter, Cali Justice, is graduating from Sam Houston State on May 12th with a degree in Interior Design.
*Mason Savage, Shirley Williamson’s grandson, will graduate from Odessa College on May 13th with his second degree in Physical Therapy Assistant, his first degree is Kinesiology.
*Jonathan Hood, Debbie Hood’s son, is graduating from Angelo State University May 13th with a Bachelor degree in Math Education. He will pursue a double Master degree in Math & Education. He be working at Grape Creek teaching Math in middle school.
*Shawn Williamson, Shirley’s son, will graduate cum laude May 15th from South Houston School of Law. Shawn has taught for 7 years and decided to pursue a Law degree.
*Tyler Lucas, grandson of Billy & Sarah Lucas, will graduate summa cum laude with a Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Stephen F Austin.
2nd Sunday, May 14, 2017
Sermon A.M. & P.M. – Jay Don Poindexter
Song Leader – Shelton Boyd
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Devo – Stan Burge
Song Leader – Roy Justice