June 22, 2003

Volume 13 - Number 26     

Doing What the Lord Said

Have you done what the Lord said?

Have I done what the Lord requires of me?

Does it really matter?

Friends, doing the will of God is so important that Jesus once said, "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). Obedience is clearly demanded in many passages in the New Testament. It is not only the entrance into the church, but by obedience one is granted the right to the tree of life, and an entrance into heaven itself.

"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Revelation 22:14

It is a plain contradiction of the word of God for one to say that men are saved by faith only (James 2:24).

    1. One must obey to enter the kingdom, (Matthew 7:21).
    2. One cannot be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ without obeying His will, (Romans 6:16), "His servants ye are to whom ye obey."
    3. The foundation of the Christian life cannot be laid without obedience, (Matthew 7:24-27).
    4. Christ is the author of eternal salvation, only to those that obey Him, (Hebrews 5:8,9).

If one still contends in the face of all these scriptures that a believer is saved without obedience, why did Jesus say that "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" (Mark 16:16)?

Have you obeyed the Lord?

J.A. McNutt

This morning Ted will be doing his 1st radio program in Tema at 5:30 am (GMT). This program reaches @ 1/3rd of the area on the map below. Later in the morning they will be worshipping at the Accra Rd. church (Ashaiman) where Paul & Matilda attend).

On Monday they will drive west along to the coast to Takoradi (Ghana’s oldest seaport). In Takoradi - Ted and Jackie will be holding a seminar on Eschatology at the West Coast School of Preaching. (Preachers will be coming from throughout the Western Region) In the evenings, Renee and Joyce will be conducting ladies classes while Ted will be preaching for area congregations.

On Saturday they will drive back to Tema.

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
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
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

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

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

This Sunday's Speaker ... Bro. Jim Beltz will be speaking for us today. Jim has been a Christian for approximately a third of a century, being converted from denominationalism as an adult. He began teaching and preaching almost immediately thereafter. Jim has preached in five states and three countries, including Russia and Jamaica. He is a widower with two children and three grandchildren. He has worshipped with the congregation in Kissimmee for the past 17 years and has authored study books on Matthew and John.

Our Deepest Sympathy

We extend our deepest sympathy to sister Emma Jean Phillips and family at the passing of our brother, Press Phillips, this past Tuesday. Services were held in Memphis on Thursday at 2:00 pm. Please remember Emma Jean, the boys - Rodney, Barry & Doug and the rest of the family in your prayers during this time of sorrow.

Jim Beltz
Jim Beltz

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






Remember in Prayer


 Wayne Vowell


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



 Delbert Leavens


Morning Services


Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  


 Delbert Leavens  


 Jim Beltz


Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach


Evening Services


Opening Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach



 Delbert Leavens



 Jim Beltz  

Closing Prayer:

 Jim Dougan

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