June 30, 2002


Volume 12 - Number 26     

"Death"

When I was a child I thought of death as something horrible. The thought of dying was very gloomy also when I thought I was going to die at the age of twenty. Now, my outlook on death is different. I still dread the excessive pain that sometimes precedes death and the thought of leaving my family I love so dearly, but I think of death as natural---like life. I don't believe the length of life is nearly as important as the quality of it.

As I look at what the Bible reveals concerning God's people beyond the grave, I do not find any evidence of their wanting to be returned to their former state. To the contrary, I am made to think they are better on the other side. 1 Samuel 28:15 reads, "Why hast thou disquieted me to bring me up?" In Luke 16:25 Lazarus, after his death, was comforted. The apostle Paul, whose words were directed by the Holy Spirit, said he had "a desire to depart and to be with Christ which is far better" (Phil. 1:23).

The Holy Spirit by the mouth of David helps me as I near the end of this life in Psalms 97:10 "Ye that love the Lord hate evil--He preserveth the souls of the saints." "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints"--Psalms 116:15. Therefore, death cannot be so bad.

When I am gone I don't want those who love me to weep but rejoice because I have the faith that God will forgive me for everything in my life that was not right and that I have a hope of better and enduring life promised to all "that love His appearing."

G.C. Scarbrough


June 30th (am) Lebanon, Ashaiman

Ted will be finishing up his series of studies on Philippians with the Lebanon church this morning.

June 30th (pm)Official Town, Ashaiman

This evening Ted will be worshiping with the Official Town church of Christ in Ashaiman.

July 1st - 3rd … Abaam/Kade, Eastern Region

On Monday, Ted, Edward Owusu-Ansah and Paul & Matilda Addo will leave Tema for the Eastern Region. 1st stop will be Kade where they will meet with bro. Isaac Adjei and work out the final plans for the Abaam campaign. Monday—Wednesday they will be conducting house to house evangelism and public preaching in Abaam where bro. Daniel Owusu preaches.

July 4th - 6th … Abodom/Kade, Eastern Region

On Thursday the evangelistic efforts will move to Abodom. Bro. Martin Oppong is now preaching at Abodom.

Note: Bro’s Solomon Quainoo (Adonkrono); Edward Quansah (Boadua); Gideon Osei-Dabo (Pramkese) as well as many other brethren from area churches will be joining us in the evangelistic efforts in Abaam and Abodom.

Campaign Updates: Ted will be trying to send back regular updates (and photos if possible) during the campaign in Ghana. These will be posted on the Ghana web-site and can be reached by going to either the church’s homepage or www.ghanamissions.com. Just click on the Campaign 2002 link (like at the top of this article) that you will find on either page.


GUEST SPEAKERS

Over the next few weeks the following men will be preaching for us while Ted is in Ghana.

June 30thDaniel Stearsman, Auburndale.

July 7thJim Beltz, Kissimmeee

July 14thChris Steele, New Port Richey

 


AM SERMON:
"TBA"
PM SERMON:
"Song Service "

Summer Events

GHANA CAMPAIGN
June 23 - July 17, 2002
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CENTRAL FLORIDA BIBLE CAMP
July 21-27, 2002


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Wharton

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 
Robin Vowell
Earl Marter
Angie Bowker
Art Stapleton
Jeanette Thompson
Frank Small
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Viola Morinier, hospital
Melissa Keyso

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Wayne Vowell  

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens  

Sermon:

 Daniel Stearsman

 

Closing Prayer:

 Larry Jenson

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 

Songs:

 Dick Navarre

 

Sermon:

 Song Service  

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Treece

 
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Communion

Attendance:
tba
Carl Rigney
Kerry Keathley - Trevor Wheeler
Jim Dougan
Contribution:
tba
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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