January 21, 2001
Volume 11, Number 03

The Bible: A Personal Tribute
Bill Dillon

Joseph Cook once stated: 'If an inhabitant of another planet were to visit our sphere, and should ask to see the most significant, victorious, and precious object now known to man, I for one, should unhesitatingly show him the Bible."

'The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of God stands forever" (Isaiah 40:8).

The Bible begins by telling whence we and all things have come, it ends, by telling whither we and all things, end. It tells of the entering in of sin and woe; it gives a promise of redemption and of triumph over sin; it shows how the way was prepared for the Deliverer. The story of human redemption through Jesus, the Son of God, spans the ages. The Bible wonderfully and marvelously tells of it all.

The Bible is: The book that has liberated people; the book that has educated multitudes; the book that has triumphed over enemies; the book that has met all needs; and the book that has built civilized cultures; and it is the Book that can save your soul! (Mark 16:16)

Woodrow Wilson, who served as President of the United States during the critical days of World War I, once observed; "Every time you open the Bible, some old text that you have read a score of times suddenly beams with new meaning."

English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge reflected: "In the Bible there is more that finds me than I have experienced in all other books put together."

Dr. Charles Malik, the great Lebanese statesman and educator and former President of the United Nations General Assembly, testified: "The Bible is the source of every good thought and impulse that I have."
The Bible is the book for all times. This time, that time, any time, all time. The Bible: Read it to be wise: Live it to be Holy.

Bill Dillon is a good friend and a fine gospel preacher.
We are working together on the Church of Christ Radio Program broadcast in Tema, Ghana.

We commend our young people for taking up the challenge to read through their Bibles in the year of 2001. Why not join them? There are Bible reading schedules on the table in the foyer. This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 21st: Luke 16, Genesis 27:46-28:22, Psalm 21
Monday, 22nd: Luke 17, Genesis 29:1-30, Psalm 22
Tuesday, 23rd: Luke 18:1-17, Genesis 29:31-30:43, Psalm 23
Wednesday, 24th: Luke 18:18-43, Genesis 31, Psalm 24
Thursday, 25th: Luke 19:1-27, Genesis 32-33, Psalm 25
Friday, 26th: Luke 19:28-48, Genesis 34, Psalm 26
Saturday, 27th: Luke 20:1-26, Genesis 35-36, Psalm 27

If I But Read ...

The Lord I love went on ahead
To make a home for me He said.
He would come back again, and He
Oh, Gracious Love He wrote to me!

He knew I was so weak and blind
And foolish, that I could not find
The road alone. He wrote me things
That all earth’s wisemen and its kings

Have never guessed but I foreknow.
For I read His letter and oh
The depths of love on every sheet
My soul is trembling at His feet

What would He have thought of me
If when I saw Him I should say
I was to busy everyday
To read the letter You wrote to me

I really hadn’t time for Thee.

Sunday Bible Study
“Attitudes Need in Congregational Work”
(Colossians 1:9-10).

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of bro. B.C. Carr.
B.C. passed away last weekend.
Truly a great man, teacher and friend has gone on to a better a life.
If you would like to send a card, please contact me for the address.
Ted & Renee Wheeler

True Christianity is love in action!

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.

Pansy McCord - Stephanie Bennett - Jim & Betty Dougan - Viola Morinier

Cathy Jenson - Florence Treece - Naomi Morton - Virginia Law

Bill & Jeanne Sherman - Richard Treece - Leslie Johnson - Lillian Comiskey

B.C. Carr - Leo & Dorothy Lednik - Mary Kaupila - Janice Griffin

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Be sure to change your bookmarks, links, favorites, etc.



New Directory: We are working on the new directory which will include family photos. If you like you can bring in one of your own photos to be scanned (these will be returned) or you can arrange to have Ted take your photo with a digital camera.

Song Service : Next Sunday evenign.

Wednesday Adult Bible Class: "Jeremiah", chapters 37. (6:30 PM)

Ladies Day: February 3, 2000. Guest speaker: Rhonda Thompson. theme: Pressing Toward the Mark. To see flyer ... Click here.

Sunday’s Lessons:

Don't Lose Your Faith (Hebrews 2:1)

Elijah - The Smelter. (I Kings 17:8-15)

Service Opportunities

Time of Services


Wayne Vowell



Walt Thompson

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services


11:00 am

Bible Reading:

Don Douglas

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


Dick Navarre



Ted Wheeler

Ladies Bible Class:

11:00 am.

Closing Prayer:

Glen Law


Evening Services

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Opening Prayer:

Delbert Leavens


Dick Navarre

Our Record - Last Week


Ted Wheeler

Closing Prayer:

Jim Dougan



$ 1916.00
Carl Rigney
Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Delbert Leavens
Jim Treece
Weekly Average (yr):

James Bowman

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