January 27, 2002
Volume 12, Number 04

Science & Nature: Two Votes for God
Sunday’s Speaker

Dr. Bert Thompson, is the former professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, is our speaker this morning. He is Executive Director and co-founder of Apologetics Press. He is also the editor of Reason and Revelation, a monthly journal on Christian evidences, published by Apologetics Press since 1981.

Sunday’s Topics

10:00 a.m.--- Scientific Evidence for the Inspiration of the Bible

11:00 a.m. --- The Effect of Evolution on the Home, the Church and the Nation


For more than twenty years Apologetics Press has published and disseminated materials for self study, group study, or evangelistic purposes. Topics range from evidences supporting the Christian Faith to highly controversial areas that challenge that Faith. Each year we prepare a catalog of our own publications and other materials. Currently, Dr. Bert Thompson serves as Executive Director, and is in charge of day-to-day operations. Dr. Brad Harrub is the Director of Scientific Information. Kyle Butt is the Director of Biblical Research. Eric Lyons is the Director of Research. They are assisted in the office by a staff of six.


In the late 1970s, Bert Thompson and Wayne Jackson saw the need to make available scripturally sound and scientifically accurate materials in apologetics among the churches of Christ. The idea for Apologetics Press was born—an idea that soon became a reality. The necessary legal steps then were taken to allow the work to be recognized as non-profit and tax-exempt by both State and Federal governments. In 1985, Apologetics Press moved into its own custom-built, 11,000-square-foot building that was debt free upon completion.


Since 1981, Apologetics Press has published a monthly journal on Christian evidences. Dr. Bert Thompson is the editor; Dr. Brad Harrub is the associate editor. Reason & Revelation is the main teaching medium of Apologetics Press. In its pages appear articles on such topics as God’s existence, the inspiration of the Bible, the creation/evolution controversy, the deity of Christ, ethics, etc. Typically, each issue includes a feature article and one or two shorter articles. The subject matter deals with current issues and draws on the most recent sources whenever possible.


Since January 1990, Apologetics Press has published Discovery, a monthly paper on Scripture and science for kids. Articles are aimed primarily at children in the 4th through 6th grades, although many different age groups enjoy Discovery. Kyle Butt serves as editor; Eric Lyons serves as associate editor.
Each eight-page issue carries lessons from the Bible and nature. Biblical articles teach children about God’s Word and His will for them. Articles about plants, animals, and natural phenomena are intended to build faith in the Creator. Past issues have covered a wide range of topics such as the design of trees, Egypt and the Bible, the meaning of covenants, the Flood of Noah, the difference between the Old and New Testaments, and the importance of apologetics. Our friendly mole and sleuth, “Digger Doug,” provides answers to kids’ questions. Puzzles, word searches, and other exercises reinforce the lessons.
Discovery is bursting with colorful pictures, illustrations, and activities. Professionals design and print the publication so that we can maintain the highest possible production standards from start to finish.


Apologetics Press publishes several high-quality, inexpensively priced books and booklets.
They have an extensive listing of tracts on Christian apologetics and Christian evidences, as well as general Bible topics. Several titles are available in the Russian language.
The Apologetics Press Research Article Series includes fully documented manuscripts on special topics dealing with apologetics and evidences. Research Articles cover current issues on the creation/evolution controversy, the resurrection of Christ, alleged Bible contradictions, medical ethics, God’s existence, and many others.

Apologetics Press offers an extensive collection of audio tapes on almost every topic covered in our written materials.

Apologetics Press also has produced several videos.

Finally, there is the Article Reprint Series which provides easy access to information on frequently requested topics, as well as oft’-asked questions.

Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117-2752
(334) 272-8558


On Thursday we had our first mailing of House to House / Heart to Heart. It was mailed to 730 residences accross the road from the church building. It will be mailed every other month into our community.

If you have a friend, neighbor or co-worker that lives in Charlotte or Sarasota Counties that you would like to have placed on the mailing list—please give us their name and address. (There are sign up sheets for the mailing list on the table in the foyer.)

Be sure to pick up your copy in the foyer on Sunday.

Annual Bible Reading Program

The Daily Bible Reading can be viewed online at www.venicechurchofchrist.com.

Have you read your Bible this week?

“Art is man's nature:
nature is God's art.”


Michael Woods - Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Melissa Keyso -
Pansy McCord - Betty Dougan - Bill & Jeanne Sherman -
Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier - Virginia Law -
Dick & Mattie Hall's daughter - Mary Kaupilla

Sunday’s Lessons:

Bible Class ... Scientific Evidence for the Inspiration of the Bible

Morning Worship ... The Effect of Evolution on the Home, the Church and the Nation

Sunday Night ... Song Service


On February 3rd, the elders will be presenting the completed plans and bids for the planned improvements to our property.

This will follow our regularly scheduled fellowship meal.

Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Dale Schwartz  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Carl Chambers  



 Bert Thompson


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Delbert Leavens


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

 Jim Dougan



 Jim Treece


Our Record - Last Week


 Song Service  

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach



$ 2136.00
Kerry Keathley
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Mike Weber
Dick Navarre

Charlie White

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