June 1, 2003


Volume 13 - Number 23     

A Real Do-Gooder


In Acts 10:38, Luke summarized the life of the Lord Jesus Christ in five small and simple words. Luke describes the Lord as a man "who went about doing good." In those words is the story of One who, in the shortest time, accomplished more good than all of us put together. Jesus lived to do good, only good, always, everywhere, to everybody, in every way. Little wonder such a fantastic existence divided history into before (B.C.) and after (A.D.).

The doing of good was His only business. He worked hard but never too hard. He worked rapidly but never hurried. He just went about doing good to this fellow beings who were hurting, lonely, devil-controlled, blind, sin-blasted and hungry.

What is this greatest good that Jesus did so well? It was clear to the Lord that the greatest good He could do to His fellow man was bring them to a right relationship with their Creator—to get them up-to-date in their stance with Jehovah. Jesus realized that if we start out being wrong about God, we cannot be right about many other things: to be right regarding every essential concern in life means we must absolutely start by being correct about the Lord.

Like a laser beam, Jesus' insight went to the bottom of our bungled human business.
If men are wrong about God, they are all wrong with Him. If they are all wrong with God, they are all wrong about and among themselves. We hurt and harm and rob and ruin one another, because we do not understand "He (God) is, and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).

Jesus' message must seem frail to a world of terrorism and thunder like this one. But, friend, it works! It worked for Him!! (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus brought new heart and hope to people who had lost both (John 16:33; John 20:26-28, Matthew 9:2; Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 8:24-27).

The greatest thing on earth is "doing good." Doing good, like Jesus Christ did, is the highest and finest task on this war-wrecked planet called Earth.

To be right with God is the beginning and end of wisdom. There are those of a cocksure nature who maintain "God Is Dead" and "Look Out For Number One," etc., is the way to go and the way to be; but, either in this world or the next, even they will come to understand the simple and sure goodness of Jesus Christ is the holiest thing earth has ever known.

If we are truly humble and wise, our lives will have it said of them, "They went about doing good."

Bill Dillon


YOUR CROSS

WHATEVER YOUR CROSS,
WHATEVER YOUR PAIN,
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SUNSHINE
AFTER THE RAIN.

PERHAPS YOU MAY STUMBLE,
PERHAPS EVEN FALL,
BUT GOD ALWAYS RESCUES
OUT OF IT ALL.

Upcoming Speakers

June 22 ...
Jim Beltz, Kissimmee
June 29 ...
Bill Norton, Auburndale
July 6 ...
Daniel Stearsman, Auburndale
July 13 ...
Delbert Leavens, Venice
   

Our Sympathy

Sister Lillian Comiskey passed away this past weekend.
Her niece, Sue, was able to be down and spend the last evening with her.
Sue and family wish to express their thanks to the church and those who were able to visit Lillian in recent days.

AM SERMON:
"INSIGHT"
Mark 6:45-56
PM SERMON:
"Speaking Before Governors"
Acts 24:10-27

Mark Your Calendars:

  • June 1: This Sunday - Young people leave for Weekie Wachee Christian Camp.
  • June 1-7: Weeki Wachee Bible Camp.
  • 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

"PREACH THE GOSPEL AT ALL TIMES.”

"USE WORDS IF NECESSARY.”

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 


Boyd Previtt
Walt Thompson
Patricia Ford
Barbara Gibbs
Iva Turner
Art Stapleton
Bill Sherman

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Delbert Leavens  

Songs:

 Dick Navarre  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Jim Dougan

 

Songs:

 Dick Navarre

 

Sermon:

 Delbert Leavens  

Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
77
Larry Jenson
Kerry Keathley - Jim Dougan
David Riser
Contribution:
$ 1787.25
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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