July 22, 2001
Volume 11, Number 29

Things You Should Know About Christ and His Church

You should know that -

God is the giver of life (Acts 17:25)
God is the source of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17)
God has expressed His love toward us (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 1 John 3:16)
Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose again the third day (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Jesus will wash you from your sins in His own blood (Revelation 1:5) when you are baptized (Acts 22:16)

You should know that the Bible is -

inspired of God (2 Timothy 3:16)
not just a work of men (2 Peter 1:20-21)
truly the word of God (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
able to save your soul (James 1:21)
a light to guide you (Psalm 119:105)
the standard by which you will be judged (John 12:48)
truth (Psalm 119:160; John 8:32; 17:17)

You should know that truth is -

knowable (John 8:31-32)
able to make you free (John 8:31-32)
more valuable than anything else (Proverbs 23:23)
what Jesus came to show us (John 1:17; 14:6)
what Jesus came to bear witness of (John 18:37)
What has been fully revealed in the Bible (John 16:12-13; 2 Peter 1:3-4; Jude 3)

You should know that the New Testament is the standard by which we shall all be judged.

"All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth" (Matthew 28:18)
"He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him - the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day" (John 12:48)

You should know that Jesus Christ Himself -

built the church (Matthew 16:18)
bled for the church (Acts 20:28)
loved the church (Ephesians 5:25)
called the church His (Matthew 16:18)
is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23; Colossians 1:18, 24)
added people to the church (Acts 2:41, 47; 5:14)
will save the church (Ephesians 5:23)

You should know that the New Testament teaches that the church is called -

the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18, 24)
the temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16)
the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:22-32; Revelation 3:12; 19: 6-9; 21:2, 9)
the kingdom of Christ (Colossians 1:13)
the house of God (1 Timothy 3:15)
the church of the firstborn (Hebrews 12:23)
the church of the Lord (Acts 20:28)
the church of God (1 Corinthians 1:2)
the churches of Christ (Romans 16:16)
the church (Ephesians 3:10)

You should know that the church was -

built by Jesus (Matthew 16:13-18)
built on Jesus Christ who is the only foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11)
not built on Paul, Apollos, Peter, or any other man (1 Corinthians 1:12-13; Ephesians 2:20-22)
established on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-47)

You should know that those whom Jesus has added to the church are called -

members (1 Corinthians 12:27)
disciples (Acts 6:1)
believers (Acts 5:14; 2 Corinthians 6:15)
saints (Acts 9:13; Romans 1:7; Philippians 1:1)
priests (1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6)
children of God (1 John 3:1-2)
Christians (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16)

You should know that the New Testament speaks of -

one family of God (Ephesians 3:15)
one kingdom of Christ (Colossians 1:13-14)
one bride of Christ (Romans 7:1-7)
one body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4)
one church of Christ (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:4)

Note: Article will be continued next week.

Gary Summers

Song Service
Next Sunday at 6:00 pm

Come help us praise God in song

Church Directory

Coming Soon!

For Our Youth

Central Florida Bible Camp
July 22-28, 2001
Eustis, FL

Bible Bowl 2001
September 8, 2001
Pinellas Park Church of Christ
6045 Park Boulevard
Pinellas Park, FL 33780

Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 22nd: ... 1 Corinthians 9, 2 Kings 1-2, Amos 7
Monday, 23rd: ... 1 Corinthians 10, 2 Kings 3, Amos 8
Tuesday, 24th: ... 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, 2 Kings 4, 9
Wednesday, 25th: ... 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, 2 Kings 5, Obadiah 1
Thursday, 26th: ... 1 Corinthians 12, 2 Kings 6:1-7:2, Jonah 1
Friday, 27th: ... 1 Corinthians 13, 2 Kings 7:3-20, Jonah 2
Saturday, 28th: ... 1 Corinthians 14:1-25, 2 Kings 8, Jonah 3

The nicest thing that we can do for our Heavenly father,
is to be kind to one of His children.

Theresa of Avila

Ghana Campaign
July 2-28, 2001

Schedule for this week:

Monday-Tuesday (July 23-24) … Eastern Region. This time will be spent with the churches in Kade, Boadua, Pramkese, Adonkrono, Abaam and visiting some of the newer works in that area. Ted will also get to visit with Mark Aning and family. Mark is the young boy from Adonkrono who needed foot surgery who we helped this past winter.

Wednesday-Thursday (July 25-26) … Ted & Paul will resume the live radio program each morning at 5:30 am. On Thursday we hope to have a live interview with the station regarding the work of the church. Ted will also visit with the work at Kpone and Haana.

Friday (July 27) … Pack and depart from Ghana. Prayerfully, Paul &Matilda Addo will be returning with Ted. They will be spending a month and will be reporting on a number of the projects that we are involved in.

Saturday (July 28) … Arrive/Tampa - 6:10 pm

Note: Ted will be trying to send campaign updates via email whenever he can.


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.

Jane Bowman - Bill Sherman & Jeanne - Leslie Johnson

Viola Morinier - Virginia Law - Naomi Morton - Lurl Card

Mary Kaupilla


Sundays Speaker :

Jim Beltz, from Kissimmee, is with us today. He was with us last year and we are happy that he was available to fill in for Ted again this year.

Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


Larry Jenson




 Jim Beltz


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

James Bowman


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

Wayne Vowell



 Larry Jenson


Our Record - Last Week


 Jim Beltz  

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach



Delbert Leavens
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Jim Dougan
Carl Rigney

Wayne Vowell

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