September 3, 2000
Volume 10, Number 36

Grandma's Legacy

Just last week Grandma laid down her sword in trade for a crown. She was 101 years old, a faithful Christian for ninety of those years. Her physical longevity was notable but greater than the number of days was the way those days were spent. Her life exemplified the Spirit's fruit: love, joy, peace, longsuffefing, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, ternperance (Galatians 5:22,23).

Grandma loved to tell stories of her days as a girl in the country and of her life as a mother and grandmother. The story she loved the most though, was the old story of a loving Father who sent His only begotten Son to earth to redeem mankind from sin's ravages. Her life taught belief in Him (John 3:16) and obedience to Him (Hebrews 5:9).

Grandma, "being dead yet speaketh" (Hebrews 11:4) through the legacy of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren she left behind. Only eternity will reveal the true influence of this woman upon the world for Christ.

Grandparents have an opportunity to serve as family historians, but it's not just family traditions and recollections of the "good old days" that need passing along. Genuine values need to be handed down to the new generation. Paul wrote to Timothy: "When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also" (2 Timothy 1:5). The work of training children is not finished when one's own children reach adulthood. Grandchildren also need to profit from a grandparent's experience and knowledge.

What legacy are we leaving?

"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children" (Psalm 103:17).

Chuck Webster

What Can Grandparents Do?

Leave an inheritance to grandchildren.

Not only a financial one, but certainly a spiritual one (2 Tirnothy 1:5). The only way we can guarantee that we will be reunited with grandchildren is to make reservations for them in heaven where we can be together forever.

Serve as mentors for your grandchildren.

Because families are so fragmented, grandparents have an opportunity to fill the gap that exists. Try to influence your grandchildren as much as possible. Make the best of each precious moment.

Set a good example for your grandchildren.

The white head is a crown of glory, but only if it is found in the way of righteousness (Proverbs 16:31). Henry Durbanville tells of a very charming woman. Everyone noticed the grace with which she embraced life. One day a younger woman approached her and said, "I think you are perfectly beautiful." The woman's response was a classic: "Well, I should be dear. After all, I'm 74 years old!" Her assumption was that with that much time to work on one's life, things ought to be looking good.

"And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know that I am the LORD" (Exodus 10:2).

House to House / Heart to Heart
Vol. 2, No. 4

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

Bible Bowl 2000 - September 9, 2000

This Saturday!

We are expecting young people from Rockledge, Jupiter-Tequesta, Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland, Plant City, Pinellas Park, Sebring, and New Port Richey.

We are in the process of making the final preparations. We are in need of volunteers. Please see the sign up sheet in the foyer. A program is inserted in this week’s bulletin.

Be sure to plan on being here to support all these great young people from across the State and share this time of learning and fellowship with them.

Remember in Prayers:

Nephew of Elizabeth O'Connor - Andrew Seamen - Cathy Jenson - Naomi Morton

Leslie Johnson - Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Virginia Law - Viola Morinier

Surgery Update ... We would like to thank everyone who contributed toward helping the three young people in Ghana. The money was transferred this past week. Please continue to remember them in prayers.



Building Program: This past week the engineers have submitted all the changes and corrections requested by Southwest Florida Water Management District. So the permitting process is continuing.
Click here for a preview of some of the work that is being done.

Ladies Class: Ladies be sure to mark your calendars. Ladies Class will resume on Monday, September 11th. Time: 11:00 am.
Fellowship Meal : This Sunday afternoon.
Sunday Adult Bible Class: "A Visual Study of the Missionary Journeys of Paul" (10:00 am)

Wednesday Adult Bible Class: "Jeremiah", chapter 21. (6:30 PM)

Sunday’s Lessons:

"Two Great Laborers for the Lord" (Acts 18:24-26)

"The Jailhouse Rocked" (Acts 16:16-40)

It isn't necessary to blow out the other person's light ... to let your own shine.

Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Walt Thompson

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Carl Rigney

Evening Worship:

6:00 PM


Delbert Leavens



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class:

Will resume Sept. 11th.

Closing Prayer:

James Bowman


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 PM

Opening Prayer:

Larry Jenson


Jim Treece

Our Record - Last Week


Ted Wheeler

Closing Prayer:

Jim Dougan



$ 1543.00
Wayne Vowell
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Kerry Keathley
Ernest Bowker
Weekly Average (yr):

Delbert Leavens

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