April 16, 2000
Volume 10, Number 16

A Respect For God

"And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Jehovah commanded Moses " (Exodus 38:22). They did ...

as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 39:1).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 39:5).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 39:7).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 39:21).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 39:26).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 39:29).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 39:31).

Thus was finished all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting: and the children of Israel did according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses; so did they ... According to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work (Exodus 39:32, 42).

And Moses saw all the work, and, behold, they had done I; as Jehovah had commanded ... Thus did Moses: according to all that Jehovah commanded him, so did he (Exodus 39:43; 40:16). They did ...

as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 40:19).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 40:21).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 40:23).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 40:25).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 40:27).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 40:29).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Ex. 40:32).

In building the OT tabernacle, God told Moses what to make, he told him how to make it and ... Moses did just "as God commanded."

For that reason, the Holy Spirit used Moses as an example of obedience in the NT. Emphasizing the fact that Jesus was a high priest the way God intended for him to be, folks were reminded of Moses holding "to the pattern that was showed [him] in the mount" (Hebrews 8:1-5).

Now, if Moses had to do things God's way and if Jesus had to do things God's way, shouldn't we also respect God's authority and do things his way (cf. Matthew 7:21)?

Dan Winkler

Elder Selection Process

The names of Delbert Leavens, Wayne Vowell and Ted Wheeler have been put before the congregation as men willing to serve as elders. If any of our members have a scriptural reason that would prevent one of these men from serving it is asked that you submit your objection in writing by April 23rd. to Jim Dougan, Clarence Riggenbach or Jim Treece.

If there are no scriptural reasons submitted; then we will move forward with the appointment of elders on May 7th.

A Special Welcome to our Visitors

Please fill out a blue visitor card so that we might have a record of your visit. If needed, there is a nursery available at the rear of the auditorium. Bible classes for all ages are available Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We hope that you will join us for these studies. Please come and worship with us again soon.

Youth - News & Notes

Weeki Wachee Bible Camp - June 11-17, 2000

Bible Bowl 2000 - September 9, 2000

A Lesson From A Fence

There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out a nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.

"You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one."

"You can put a knife in a man and draw it out, it won’t matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one."

"Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger" (James 1:19).

Your temper is like a fire. It gets very destructive when it gets out of control.

"He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls."
Proverbs 25:28

Remember in Prayers:

Mary Jane Collier's, brother-in-law - Addie Richardson - Bill Sherman

Cathy Jenson - Virginia Law - Viola Morinier



Ladies Class: To resume in the Fall.

5th Sunday Contribution: We will have a 5th Sunday contribution on April 30th—with everything over our budget given on that day going toward our building program. Note: The engineering for the project is nearing completion and the architect is working on some preliminary sketches
Sunday Adult Bible Class: "TBA" (10:00 am) Larry Jenson

Wednesday Adult Bible Class: "Jeremiah", chapter 10. (6:30 pm) Delbert Leavens

Sunday’s Lessons:

"The Church - Before Creation" (Ephesians 1:3-14) Delbert Leavens

"Simply A Touch" (Matthew 14:34-36) Carl Rigney

A Shut Mouth ... Gathers No Foot!

(Cf Proverbs 13:3)


Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Press Phillips

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Frank Small

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


Jim Treece



Delbert Leavens

Ladies Bible Class:

Will resume in the Fall

Closing Prayer:

Clarence Riggenbach


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Jim Dougan


Jim Treece

Our Record - Last Week


Carl Rigney

Closing Prayer:

Larry Jenson



$ 1818.50
Kerry Keathley
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Jim Dougan
James Bowman
Weekly Average (yr):
$ 1841.82

Wayne Vowell

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