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    October 19, 2003


Volume 13 - Number 43     

Are You Sure You Are Saved?

Gary Workman

Many people go through life unconcerned about eternity, assuming that they and most everyone else will just automatically be saved at the end of time. But we can learn the truth of this lesson from Jesus. Someone once put this question to him: "Lord, are they few that are saved?" (Luke 13:23) He answered in part: "Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I say unto you shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able" (Luke 13:24).

A sad scene of Judgment Day is presented to us by Jesus in Matthew 7:22-23. He tells us: "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

It would be horrible to be lost and to know that you're lost, but it seems even a worse tragedy to go through life thinking you are saved when actually you are lost. That's the situation with these people Jesus mentions. They had the marks of being religious, and they expected to go to heaven. But they were woefully mistaken, and they discovered it too late.

For this reason the Bible urges us: "Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves" (2 Corinthians 13:5). This can only be done by diligently studying God's word and comparing our lives with what the Bible tells us to be and do. All of us who expect to be with the Lord in eternity must take this admonition seriously. It might be that we have only thought we are saved when actually we are lost.


The work continues ... To the right is a photo of the columns that will support the driveway portico. These were poured on Friday. The next step will be to remove all the forms and continue the block work up to the new roof level.

Click Photo to see other views of the project

There is still $57,500 in bonds that need to be sold. (Schedule below) These funds will be needed to complete the project. We ask everyone to give prayerful consideration to helping us complete this bond issue.


FOOD DRIVES

Our College Students - Deadline: October 19th

Scouting for Food - Deadline: November 14th

Please place food items in the collection boxes located in the foyer.


AM SERMON:
"What Church To Join? "
Acts 2:36-47
PM SERMON:
"Facing God's Judgment"
Exodus 11 & 12

Mark Your Calendars:

  • October 18: Ladies Class 10 am. at Renee Wheeler's.
  • October 26-29: Gospel Meeting at Orange Street church of Christ, Auburndale.
  • November 1: Christian University Day at Bell Shoals church of Christ. 9:00 am. Click link to view flyer.
  • November 8: Ladies Day at River Road church of Christ. (New Port Richey) 8:00 - 2:30. Flyer in foyer.
  • January 24: Ladies Day at Cape Coral church of Christ. Flyer in foyer.

"We don't go to church; we are the church."
Southcott

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 

Zachary Mathis
Brayan Felipe
Diego Felipe
Walt & Jeanette Thompson
Art Stapleton
Bill Sherman
Boyd Prevett

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Jim Treece

 

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Troy Wheeler

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
55
Carl Rigney
Mike Weber - Sean Keathley
Larry Jenson
Contribution:
$ 1836.00
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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