October 8, 2000
Volume 10, Number 41

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 3 8:22). They did...

as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 39:1).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 39:5).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 39:7).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 39:21).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 39:26).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 39:29).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 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 (Exodus 40:19).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 40:21).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 40:23).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 40:25).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 40:27).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 40:29).
as Jehovah commanded Moses (Exodus 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

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

Cayo Costa State Park - October 13-16, 2000

Do Not Build On Sand

Many parts of the world have very large storms known as hurricanes or tsunamis. These storms begin out over the ocean and gather up a lot of water. They have very strong winds that can blow roofs off houses. When the storm comes over land, it rains very hard. The strong winds cause the ocean tide to be much higher than normal. So, the waves go much further onto land than normal. Because of the higher tides and the large amount of rain, there is a lot of flooding.

The high waves beat on the houses that are built close to the beach. These waves also beat on the sandy beaches. The sand is washed away and sometimes a beach will be as much as ten feet lower than it used to be. Houses that are built on the sand will wash away.

Today many homes that are built close to the beach are specially built so that they will not wash away. Deep holes are dug into the sand until hard rock is found. Then pillars are put on this rock to support the houses. If all of the sand is washed away, the house will stay where it is because it is supported by rock. God says that our lives can be like building a house on sand or on rock. If we learn what God wants us to do and then do it, he says it is like building our house on rock. But if we learn what to do and do not do it, then it is like having our house built on sand (Matthew 7:24-27).

If we do not have the wisdom from God, then we will be washed away spiritually when the storms of life come upon us. But if we have the wisdom from God, then when the storms of life come along we will be able to continue standing.

Study your Bible. Learn what God wants you to do -- and then do it. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Remember in Prayers:

Cathy Jenson - Naomi Morton - Virginia Law

Andrew Seaman - Leslie Johnson

Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Viola Morinier

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Sympathy Note: We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of bro. Everett Riggenbach, who passed from this life to glory on Monday. Everett was 83. As his daughter. Betty, said, “We love him and will miss him.”
Sunday Adult Bible Class: "A Visual Study of the Missionary Journeys of Paul" (10:00 am)

Wednesday Adult Bible Class: "Jeremiah", chapter 26. (6:30 PM)

Sunday’s Lessons:

How to Have a Purer and Holier Mind-set (Philippians 4:8)

A Locked 'Prayer Room' (Psalms 55:17)

He who puts God first
will find God with him at the last

Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Walt Thompson

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Delbert Leavens

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


Larry Jenson



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class:

11:00 am.

Closing Prayer:

James Bowman


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Kerry Keathley


Larry Jenson

Our Record - Last Week


Ted Wheeler

Closing Prayer:

Wayne Vowell



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