February 13, 2000         Volume 10, Number 07

Qualifications of Elders

Qualifications of Elders Elders are selected by the congregation, the whole congregation; but before a man is selected, he must possess all of the Biblical qualifications. If he does not, no amount of "selecting" and "appointing" will make him an elder.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1. Blameless.
2. Husband of one wife.
3. Vigilant.
4. Sober.
5. Of good behaviour.
6. Given to hospitality.
7. Apt to teach.
8. Not given to wine.
9. No striker.
10. Not greedy of filthy lucre.
11. Patient.
12. Not a brawler.
13. Not covetous.
14. One that ruleth his own house well.
15. Not a novice.
16. Good report from them which are without.

Titus 1:5-9

1. Blameless.
2. Husband of one wife.
3. Having faithful children.
4. Not self-willed.
5. Not soon angry.
6. No given to wine.
7. No striker.
8. Not given to filthy lucre.
9. A lover of hospitality.
10. A lover of good men.
11. Sober.
12. Just.
13. Holy.
14. Temperate.
15. Holding fast the faithful word.
16. Able by sound doctrine to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

King James Version


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.

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Youth - News & Notes

  Youth Devotional - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th at the Vowell's house.

Weeki Wachee Bible Camp - June 11-17, 2000

Bible Bowl 2000 - September 9, 2000

Don't Give Up

Samuel Johnson wrote, “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.” Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

At the Battle of Waterloo, the British soldiers were not any braver than Napoleon’s troops but it is said that they were brave five minutes longer. When James C. Corbett was boxing’s heavyweight champion, someone asked him, “What is the most important thing to be a champion?” He replied, “The willingness to fight one more round.”

Madam Curie, worked through four winters in an old shed, the best laboratory she could afford. With her bare hands she shoveled ton after ton of raw uranium ore in and out of her “lab “ before she finally succeeded in isolating one decigram of Radium. That is perseverance!

The reason that so many fail is the lack of perseverance. This is the reason why so many marriages fail. The number of suicides that we see today are often the stories of people who have “given up”. There are millions of others in the world, while they have not contemplated suicide, have given up on many worthwhile endeavours. Some Christians have even given up their faith.

Young people, never, never give up. Never give up on yourself, Never give up on your family. Never give up in your studies and your quest for knowledge. Never give up on your dreams. And never, never give up on your Lord. The Bible tells us, “Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...” (1 Cor. 15:58).

(adapted from a radio sermon by George W. Merritt)

Our Sick:

Bill Shermon - Cathy Jenson - Virginia Law - Bill Sherman - Frank Small - Viola Morinier

Ron Jones - B.C. Carr - Will Stewart - Hunter Leggitt - Anna Hatcher - Ricky Powell




Ladies Class: Mondays at 11:00 am

Sympathy: Oscar Key, the brother of Naomi Morton, passed away in Atlanta at the age of 93. We extend our deepest sympathy to Naomi and family. Cards can be sent to: 1056 Piedmont, Venice, FL 34293

New Members : We would like to welcome Carl & Pat Rigney to the Lord's church in Venice. Be sure to extend a warm welcome to them and add them to your directory.

Carl & Pat Rigney
255 Bainbridge Drive
Nokomis, FL 34275

Web Site: Over the next few weeks this site will be under re-construction.

Wednesday Class: Jeremiah, chapter 5. 6:30 pm.

Sunday’s Lessons:

"Elders ... Meeting at Miletus" (Acts 20:28-32)

"Uncontrolled Forces" (Romans 14:7)

Lectureships ...

2000 Treasure Coast Lectureship "In His Steps" February 18-20, 2000

Jupiter-Tequesta Church of Christ

11701 SE 17th Street, Tequesta, FL 33469



"Gospel Meeting" February 20-24, 2000

Pt. Charlotte Church of Christ
20484 Midway Blvd. Pt. Charlotte, FL 33952
Speaker: James E. Chilton


“Ladies Inspiration Day” February 19, 2000

Cape Coral Church of Christ
1010 SW 20th Avenue Cape Coral, FL 33991

Registration 9:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Classes 9:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Provided
Child & Nursery Care Available

RSVP by February 7, 2000
Betty Birk

Note: See flyers on the bulletin board in the foyer.



Don't Spend the Last Half of Your Life... Regretting the First Half.

Cf. Galatians 6:7-8



Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Press Phillips

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Jim Dougan

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


David Coffman



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class:

11:00 am

Closing Prayer:

Glen Law


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Carl Rigney


David Coffman

Our Record - Last Week


Ted Wheeler

Closing Prayer:

Jim Treece



$ 1576.25
Lance Leavens
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Don Douglas
Kerry Keathley
Weekly Average (yr):
$ 1875.83

Jim Treece



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