July 20, 2003


Volume 13 - Number 30     

Three Great Soul Winners


Local churches are always looking for members who can help them grow. We need those who have abilities to influence the lost for Christ and strengthen the saved. We appreciate all the assistance they can lend in doing the most important work on earth.

There are three soul winners who are often overlooked in our earth-shaking plans for evangelism. The big scheme gets our attention, but probably these three quiet workers do more than all our announced, organized plans. Do you know these three soul winners?

"MA BELL" IS A GREAT SOUL WINNER.

Christianity is the "reach out and touch someone" religion (Jn. 6:44,45). Churches that really grow utilize "Ma Bell's" services. We may not always have time to travel to someone's home for a visit, but we can make time to pick up the phone for a call. And sometimes this is just as effective.

"Ma Bell" is good at inviting neighborhood children and relatives to Bible School. She offers to come by and pick up those who need rides. "Ma Bell" excels at checking on the sick. Often the sick do not feel like entertaining guests, but a warm phone call is much appreciated. "Ma Bell" likes to encourage the discouraged. When members miss worship, or at least seem less enthusiastic about Christ's Cause, a phone call from a caring elder, preacher, Bible teacher, or friend may be just the "shot in the arm" they need (cf. 1 Sam. 23:16-18; 1 Kgs. 19:1-19 ).

"MR. POSTMAN" IS A GREAT SOUL WINNER.

The U.S. Postal System assists the Cause of Christ in ways it never realizes. Every day "Mr. Postman" delivers scores of birthday, anniversary and get well cards from caring Christians to those they love. He takes the Gospel to homes every week via bulletins and religious papers that preachers have never visited. Thus he assists diligent students in their studies of the Lord's Word (Acts 8:31; 2 Tim. 2:15). "Mr. Postman" is an effective and inexpensive way to win souls.

"HENRY FORD" IS A GREAT SOUL WINNER.

Perhaps no one does more to build up local churches than "Henry Ford." He travels to teach home Bible studies, visit the sick and erring, and invite newcomers to services. He encourages area congregations in their meetings and make his way to the homes of lonely shut-ins (Jas. 1:27). He aids those who need to go to doctor's appointments or to get groceries. He makes his way to deliver pantry items to those who need it.

Yes, "Ma Bell," "Mr. Postman, and "Henry Ford" are active soul winners. Do you use them weekly in efforts to prepare others for Judgment Day? Go ahead, they love the help!

Allen Webster


 

We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. Also, a special thank you to all those who filled in for Ted while he was away. It is always good to be back home. We will be posting reports and photos on the Ghana site very soon.


Treasures Untold

Down life's path I strolled one day,
The challenges of life all ahead
When in the road a fork did appear
A choice before me was spread.

Down one path it was very clear
I could no problems foresee
The walk seemed easy the grade seemed flat
No courage ere here would I need.

But the other path loomed difficult and unsure
And hindrances I did behold
The path was crooked, the grade was steep
But the sign read "treasures untold.'

The decision loomed like a building tall
In the eye of my mind it would leer
Two paths would be offered, two endings were there
But only one path could I steer.

So here I was, a decision to make
And to God so fervently I prayed
I asked for wisdom in making my choice
And the answer before me was laid.

The Word whispered so softly but I didn't miss
The lesson was certain and sure
Of Goliath the giant who challenged a boy
And David whose courage was pure.

The story told of the shepherd boy
And the confidence he wielded one day
The courage he mustered from knowing the Lord
Would help a small stone find it's way.

So encouraged was I and the decision was made
That treasures untold would I gain
And the courage of David I used as my guide
And the treasure I finally obtained.

Al McClurg

- - - PRAYERS - - -

Keith Callicoat
c/o Wayne Stephens
6401 Waterford Drive

Brentwood, TN 37027


AM SERMON:
"Secret Services "
Matthew 6:1-6
PM SERMON:
"Little by LittleTBA"
Exodus 23:29-30

Mark Your Calendars:

  • July 20-26: Central Florida Bible Camp
  • July 27: Song Service
  • August 2: Teen Day, S. FL. Ave., Lakeland
  • August 3: Fellowship Meal
  • August 16: Ladies Day, S. FL. Ave., Lakeland
  • August 31: 5th Sunday Contribution for Building Program
  • August 31: Song Service

"IT IS NOT TALKING -- BUT WALKING -- THAT WILL TAKE US TO HEAVEN” Henry

 

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 


Frank Small
Mary Jane Collier
Merlian Marshall
Walt Thompson
Iva Turner
Barbara Gibbs
Art Stapleton
Bill Sherman
Boyd Previtt

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Larry Jenson  

Songs:

 David Riser  

Sermon:

 Jim Beltz

 

Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Delbert Leavens

 

Songs:

 David Riser

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
48
Dick Navarre
Kerry Keathley - Sean Keathley
Troy Wheeler
Contribution:
1846.00
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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