August 31, 2003


Volume 13 - Number 36     

“For God will bring every work into judgment,
including every secret thing,
whether it be good or evil.”
Ecclesiastes 12:14

THE PHARISEE WORKED TO BE SEEN & PRAISED BY MEN

“But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.” Matthew 23:5

The “phylactery” was one of two small square leather boxes containing slips inscribed with scriptural passages and traditionally worn on the left arm and forehead by the Pharisees during morning weekday prayers.

NEHEMIAH WORKED FOR GOD’S GLORY

“So the wall was finished in fifty-two days. And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.” Nehemiah 6:15-16

PAUL WORKED THAT MEN MIGHT COME TO KNOW CHRIST

“For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.” I Thessalonians 2:9

JESUS WORKED FOR OUR REDEMPTION AND DELIVERANCE

"I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work." John 9:4

“And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent. I have glorified Thee on the earth. I have finished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.” John 17:3-4

EXAMINE THYSELF…WHAT MOTIVATES YOUR WORK?

“Let each one examine his own work….” Galatians 6:4

To rightly judge your work now can keep you from embarrassment at the Judgment Seat of Christ, consider:

“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.” I Corinthians 3:13-15

K. Trent


Our Labor for the Lord is ...

... a labor of love. (I Thessalonians 1:3)

... a labor not in vain. (I Corinthians 15:58)

... a labor known by Christ. (Revelation 2:2)

... a labor God does not forget. (Hebrews 6:10)

... a labor which is to be done together. (I Corinthians 3:9)

... a labor for eternal things. (Colossians 1:28-9)

... a labor which is to reward. (I Corinthians 3:8)

... a labor done to be accepted by Him. (II Corinthians 5:9)

... a labor which doesn’t have an end. (Luke 10:2)

Glen Pierpoint

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Americans’ Attitudes Toward Work

65% of Americans would keep working even if they had enough money to live comfortably for the rest of their lives.

63% of Americans agree that their standard of living is at least somewhat better than their parents’ was at the same age.

45% of Americans believe their children’s future standard of living will be at least somewhat better than theirs is today. 20% believe it will be the same, and 21% fear it will be worse.

69% of Americans believe that hard work rather than luck is the key to getting ahead.

The Official Guide to American Attitudes,Susan Mitchell, 1996, New Strategist Publications, Inc

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Sympathy
Our Deepest Sympathy to the family of brother Keith Callicoat. Keith passed away recently while undergoing treatment for Lou Gehrigs disease in Nashville.


AM SERMON:
"What are You Worth to God?"
1 Corinthians 3:8-9
PM SERMON:
"Song Service "
Sunday at 6:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars:

  • August 31: 5th Sunday Contribution for Building Program
  • August 31: Song Service

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.”

Zig Ziglar

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 


Walt Thompson
Melissa Keyso
Glen Riggenbach
Frank Small
Art Stapleton
Bill Sherman
Boyd Previtt

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Songs:

 Dick Navarre  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 

Songs:

 Dick Navarre

 

Sermon:

 Song Service  

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Treece

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
60
Larry Jenson
Delbert Leavens - Kerry Keathley
Troy Wheeler
Contribution:
$ 2017.00
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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