July 6, 2003


Volume 13 - Number 28     

Where do We Place the Lord?

MANY OF US - HAVE A RELIGION OF CONVENIENCE.

Too few of us have ever really given God our best but this is exactly what he demands. Many of us have a "religion of convenience," if indeed it can be called religion at all, because we come to worship when we please, work a little bit when it suits us, and serve ourselves more than we serve our Lord. Man has been given six days to labor and one day to worship but man often steals the Lord's Day for his own pleasure and forgets to worship God. Some profess to be too busy to worship God. They don't have time they say—their time is employed, their money is invested, and their attention is focused upon the things of this world. The creature has not time for his Creator. What a pitiful plight; no wonder Paul speaks of some whom the god of this world has blinded, "lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2 Corinthians 4:4).

REMEMBER WHAT GOD REQUIRES

There are certain things in which the Lord demands our very best:

      1. He demands our deepest love and devotion in worship. (John 4:23-24)
      2. He requires our whole-hearted commitment to his cause. (Matthew 6:19, 20, 33)
      3. He calls for the best service that we can render. (I Corinthians 15:58)
      4. He requests our unswerving loyalty. (Luke 9:62)

When you sing that familiar song. "Give of your best to the Master," what does it mean to you? Is it mere lip service that is being offered to God?

In life, love and labor why not give the Lord the best that you have?

Remember, a hearse is a poor vehicle to come to church in!

J.A. McNutt


This Sunday morning Ted will finish up the radio work in Tema.

Following the radio program the group will be worshipping with the Vertical Centre church in Tema. When Ted & Renee made their 1st trip to Ghana in 1980 they met with many of these brethren. At that time there were about 40 members meeting in a schoolroom. As the church continued to grow they moved to a rented hall and then finally purchased their own property—where they are presently meeting. Their attendance now is around 500 and many of the men that Ted worked with over the years are now serving as elders and deacons in the church.

This Sunday evening they will be worshipping with the church in Dawhenya which was established just two years ago.

Tentative Campaign Schedule

Friday, June 20

Depart USA

Saturday, June 21

Arrive in Accra, Ghana—Drive to Tema

Sunday, June 22

AM Worship at Accra Rd. (Ashaiman)
PM Worship at Sebrepor
* Radio Program, 5:30-6:00 am, Tema

Monday, June 23

Drive to Takoradi

Tuesday, June 24
to
Friday, June 27

* Eschatology Seminar at West Coast School of Preaching, Takoradi
* Ladies Classes, Takoradi
* Preach at area churches in the evenings

Saturday, June 28

Drive to Tema

Sunday, June 29

AM Worship at Kpone
PM Worship at Haana
* Radio Program, 5:30-6:00 am, Tema

Monday, June 30

Preaching in Haana

Tuesday, July 1
to
Friday, July 4

* Demons & The Occult Seminar at Vertical Centre church of Christ, Tema
* Ladies Classes, Tema, Ashaiman & Kpone
* Preaching at Haana (1st & 2nd) and at Dawhenya (3rd)

Saturday, July 5

Ashaiman Christian Centre

Sunday, July 6

AM Worship at Vertical Centre, Tema
PM Worship at Dawhenya
* Radio Program, 5:30-6:00 am, at Tema

Monday, July 7

Depart from Accra

Below is a map of southern Ghana. The main towns where they will be working are underlined.

Depending on accessibility, they hope to be able to send back email updates—whenever possible.

Upcoming Speakers

July 6 ...
Daniel Stearsman, Auburndale
July 13 ...
Delbert Leavens, Venice

This Sunday's Speaker ... Bro. Daniel Stearsman will be speaking for us today. He is a pharmacists by trade and he and his wife, Katrina, worship with the Orange Street church in Auburndale, Florida.
I appreciate his willingness to fill in again this year.


JUST PUSH THE BUTTON

Have you heard about that mean member, the grinning member, who went down to the men’s restroom and posted a notice beneath the hot air hand dryer, which says …

PRESS BUTTON
FOR A MESSAGE
FROM YOUR PREACHER


AM SERMON:
"TBA"
Daniel Stearsman
PM SERMON:
"TBA"
Daniel Stearsman

Mark Your Calendars:

  • June 20-July 8: Ghana Campaign 2003
  • June 29: Song Service
  • July 6: Fellowship Meal
  • July 20-26: Central Florida Bible Camp.
  • July 27: Song Service

"ALCOHOL KILLS THE LIVING -- AND PRESERVES THE DEAD” McNutt

 

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 


Fred Baker
Merlian Marshall
Walt Thompson
Iva Turner
Barbara Gibbs
Art Stapleton
Bill Sherman
Boyd Previtt

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Songs:

 Dick Navarre  

Sermon:

 Daniel Stearsman

 

Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Larry Jenson

 

Songs:

 Dick Navarre

 

Sermon:

 Daniel Stearsman  

Closing Prayer:

 Wayne Vowell

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
TBA
Delbert Leavens
Larry Jenson - Sean Keathley
Jim Dougan
Contribution:
TBA
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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