October 7 , 2001
Volume 11, Number 40

Come And See

This is a statement made by the Lord to two of the disciples of John (John 1:35-39). He has just pointed them to the Christ saying: "behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world." This aroused their attention and caused them to follow Him. As Jesus turns to see them following, He says, "what seek ye?" They said, "where dwellest thou?" His answer was, "come and see." That has to be a grand invitation. It has to be something worth our time and attention. So let's take a look.

THIS INVITATION HELPS US TO OVERCOME DELAY

You will note that He does not say, "come sometime" nor does He say "come someday." The implication is "come now." The emphasis should be on the word now. That is where Paul places the emphasis in Second Corinthians 6:2. He says, "now is the accepted time," 'now is the day of salvation." Twice he utters this in rapid fashion. So it is easy to see the invitation of our Lord as helping one to overcome delay.

THIS INVITATION HELPS US TO OVERCOME DARKNESS

It is obvious that these men were in the dark as to where Jesus dwelt. They would humbly ask but would never know until they have responded to His invitation to see. After they respond, they will surely see. They would no longer be in the dark. Wasn't this what Paul was to do? Was he not given the responsibility of "opening the eyes and turning men from darkness to light" (Acts 26:18)?

Yes, as they respond to that invitation they would overcome any darkness or doubt they might have about the Lord.

THIS INVITATION HELPS US TO OVERCOME DISTANCE

As they come, the distance between them and the Lord is overcome. That which separated is no longer there. They are no longer separated from Him who takes away the sins of the world.

Paul spoke of those who were at one time far off but now were made nigh by the blood of Christ (Eph. 2:13).

Yes this is a, grand and glorious invitation that helps one to overcome that which would otherwise separate him from the Christ to which he -must come.

Winfred Clark

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

Meetings

— Gospel Meeting —

The Church, the Bride of Christ
October 21-24, 2001
Pinecrest Church of Christ
Speaker: Brian Kenyon

— Men’s Retreat —

We Could Still Be In The Garden
November 9-10, 2001
Weeki Wachee Christian Camp

— Fish Fry —

In St. Petersburg benefiting
Weeki Wachee Christian Camp
October 13, 2001
See bulletin board for details.

— Fellowship Meal —

Sunday at noon.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLARENCE

Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 7th: Revelation 7, Nehemiah 9:38-10:39, Psalms 102
Monday, 8th: Revelation 8, Nehemiah 11, Psalms 103
Tuesday, 9th: Revelation 9, Nehemiah 12, Psalms 104:1-23
Wednesday, 10th: Revelation 10, Nehemiah 13, Psalms 104:24-35
Thursday, 11th: Revelation 11, Esther 1, Psalms 105:1-25
Friday, 12th: Revelation 12, Esther 2, Psalms 105:26-45
Saturday, 13th: Revelation 13, Esther 3, Psalms 106:1-23

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.

Bryan

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.

Robin Vowell - Fred Baker
Charlie White - Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier - Virginia Law
Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Mary Kaupilla
Ernest Bowker - Naomi Morton

Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... "How To Fail Successfully" (Exodus 2 & Acts 7)
PM ...
"Cave Training " (Psalms 142)

Service Opportunities

 

Time of Services

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 

Sunday

Ushers:

 Walt Thompson

 

Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services

 

Worship:

11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Jim Dougan  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm

Songs:

 Jim Treece  

Wednesday

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Glen Law

 

Evening Services

 

 

Opening Prayer:

 Larry Jenson

     

Songs:

 Jim Treece

 

Our Record - Last Week

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

  Attendance:
69

Communion

  Contribution:
$ 1929.31
Mike Weber
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Carl Rigney
Kerry Keathley
   

Sean Keathley

   
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