Mar. 17, 2002

Volume 12 - Number 17     

In Christian Love

"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another;
as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

(John 13:34)

Walk in Love

"And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us,
and hath given himself for us an offering
and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour."

(Ephesians 5:2)

To truly walk in God's love demands that we walk according to His commandments (2 John 6), walk in reverential fear (Acts 9:31), walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7), and walk worthy of our Lord (Colossians 1:10).

Forbear in Love

"With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love."

(Ephesians 4:2)

How difficult this is sometimes! Real Christian love means we do our best to abstain from those sinful quarrelsome tendencies and criticisms that alienate brethren and cause untold heartache (Colossians 3:11-12).

Speak in Love

"But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head, even Christ."

(Ephesians 4:15)

How thankful we should be for godly brethren who speak the truth! (Ephesians 4:25). Compassion and concern for God's truth and the souls of men should ever be our motivation as we speak (1 John 3:18).

Abide in Love

"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love."
(John 15:10)

Abiding in Christian love draws souls nearer to the Master, and keeps us close to Christ. Does the congregation here exhibit true Christian love?

May we diligently labor to display this essential attribute as we labor we seek to lead the lost to the Great Redeemer (Hebrews 13:1; John 13:35).l

Mike Vestal

What Is Love?

It is silence — when your words would hurt.
It is patience — when your neighbor’s curt.
It is deafness — when a scandal flows.
It is thoughtfulness — for other’s woes.
It is promptness — when stern duty calls.
It is courage — when misfortune falls.


Love ever gives.
Forgives, outlives,
And ever stands
With open hands.

And while it lives,
It gives,
For this is love’s prerogative—
To give, and give, and give.




















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David's Lie & The Absolute Law of Reaping
2 Samuel 12 - 1 Kings 2

Teachers ...

New class materials are in.

“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.”

Our Deepest Sympathy

We extend our deepest sympathy to sisters Susan Johnston and Jamie Haines, at the recent death of Jamie’s father.

We also extend our sympathy to bro. Jim Dougan at the passing of his wife, Betty, this past Monday. Services were held on Friday.

Please remember in prayers, visits and with cards.




Remember in Prayer


 Wayne Vowell

Larry Jenson
Art Stapleton
Jeanette Thompson
Frank Small
Pansy McCord
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Virginia Law
Viola Morinier
Leslie Johnson
Melissa Keyso



 Delbert Leavens


Morning Services


Bible Reading:

 Dale Schwartz  


 Delbert Leavens  


 Ted Wheeler


Closing Prayer:

 James Bowman


Evening Services


Opening Prayer:

 Glen Law



 Delbert Leavens



 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Treece

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