June 29, 2003


Volume 13 - Number 27     

What is Our Destiny?

WHEN YOU GET WHERE YOU ARE GOING ... WHERE WILL YOU BE?

Life is a journey and all men are likened unto travelers, pilgrims, and sojourners on this earth (I Pet. 2:11). We are swiftly passing from time to eternity. Life is at best, but a brief journey, and most of us are well on our way to our destination. Some have already passed more mile posts than they will ever see again. It may be later, much later, than we think. The year lies out before us with all of its obligations and opportunities. It may be our last year on earth. Have you ever asked yourself this question, "When I get where I am going where will I be?".

Philosophy answers this question by saying, "After death you will be in the unknown realm of the dead."

Infidelity replies, "After death all that awaits you is dust and annihilation, death ends it all."

The Bible affirms, "You can go home to heaven to live forever. Death is merely the gateway to a richer and fuller life."

My friend, which answer do you prefer? Is life an aimless journey to an unknown destination? Are we traveling down a dead end road? It need not be. Heaven is not mere wishful thinking, it's not just a figure of speech, but a divine reality. Listen,
"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 22:16)

Let no man deceive you. both heaven and hell are definite realities. Jesus plainly says, "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal." (Matthew 25:46)

J.A. McNutt


This Sunday, the group will be worshiping in Kpone and Haana. Ted and bro. Edward Owusu-Ansah established the church in Kpone in 1985. It is a small fishing community located about 8 miles from Tema. Several years ago the Kpone church established a congregation in the new community of Haana.

This week Ted & Jackie will be holding a seminar for preachers and church leaders on the Devil and the Occult at the Vertical Centre church of Christ in Tema. (This is the church where bro. George Amuasi attends and the first church that Ted and Renee worked with on their first trip to Ghana in 1980.) Renee & Joyce will be conducting ladies classes in Tema, Ashaiman and Kpone. Ted will be preaching each evening at Haana and Dawhenya.

Each morning, Trisha & Troy will be teaching at the Ashaiman Christian Centre with classes from kindergarten to third grade.

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

June 29 ...
Bill Norton, Auburndale
July 6 ...
Daniel Stearsman, Auburndale
July 13 ...
Delbert Leavens, Venice

This Sunday's Speaker ... Bro. Bill Norton will be speaking for us today. Bill has preached fulltime in the past; but now serves as one of the elders for the Orange Street church in Auburndale, Florida. Bill & Nancy have been good friends and a great source of encouragement to our family down through the years. Be sure to take a few minutes and get to know this fine Christian couple..


SONG SERVICE THIS SUNDAY EVENING


AM SERMON:
"TBA"
Bill Norton
PM SERMON:
"SONG SERVICE "
Come Praise God in Song

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

"SOMOE FOLKS ARE WISE -- AND THEN SOME FOLKS ARE OTHERWISE”

 

 

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:

 Larry Jenson  

Songs:

 Jim Treece  

Sermon:

 Bill Norton

 

Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Delbert Leavens

 

Songs:

 Jim Treece

 

Sermon:

 SONG SERVICE  

Closing Prayer:

 Wayne Vowell

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
TBA
Kerry Keathley
Wayne Vowell - Sean Keathley
Dick Navarre
Contribution:
TBA
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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