Aug. 25, 2002


Volume 12 - Number 34     

The Big Word "IF"

John 8:24."Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
John 15:14. "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you."

IF THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND

Matthew 15:14. "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch."

  • The Blind Are Blinded By Satan. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
  • We Need To Let God Lead Us. (Psalm 73:24)
  • God Will Show You The Right Path. (Psalm 16:11)

IF WE STRIVE TO PLEASE MEN

Galatians 1:10. "For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ."

Ephesians 6:6. "Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart."

IF WE KEEP IN MEMORY

  • We Will Be Saved. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
  • The Danger Of Forgetting. (Psalm 9:17)

IF WE NEGLECT

  • How Shall We Escape? (Hebrews 2:1-3)
  • We Shall Not Escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3)

IF YOU DO THESE THINGS

2 Peter 1:5-11. "But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

  • Note: “If these things be in you.”
  • Note: “If you do these things you shall never fall.”
  • See also - 1 Corinthians 10:12.

IF YE HOLD FAST

Hebrews 3:14. "For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end."

  • If We Hold Fast We Will Be Saved. (Matthew 24:13)

IF YE LOVE ME

John 14:15. "If you love Me, keep My commandments."
1 John 5:3. "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome."
Luke 6:36. "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?"

IF YE COME TO CHRIST ...

  • Your life can be changed.
  • You can have sins forgiven.
  • You can walk in newness of life.
  • You can be added to the His church.
  • You can have the assurance that God will answer your prayers.

IF not …

John 5:40. "But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life."
John 3:36. "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

IF you have not obeyed the gospel of Christ –
why not do so today?

  • Believe – (John 8:24; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 8:35 ff.).
  • Repent – (Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 2:38; Acts 17:30).
  • Confess – (Matthew 10:32; Acts 8:35 ff.).
  • Be baptized – (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:34-36, 41, 47; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21).
  • Live Faithfully – (Revelation 2:10).

 


AM SERMON:
"The Root of Bitterness"
Hebrews 12:14-17
PM SERMON:
"Song Service "
Sunday Night at 6:00 p.m.

 

Next Sunday: September, 1, 2002. FELLOWSHIP MEAL

“To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.” A French Proverb

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 

Amy Vowell
Viola Morinier
Robin Vowell
Lemuel Turner
Press Phillips
Art Stapleton
Jeanette Thompson
Frank Small
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Denny Heimbuch

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Songs:

 Jim Treece  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Dick Navarre

 

Songs:

 Jim Treece

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 James Bowman

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
56
Delbert Leavens
Larry Jenson - David Rizer
James Bowman
Contribution:
$ 1662.26
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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