Bulletin / Prayer List 2-7-15

Prayer List
Mary Jean Turner is recovering from hip surgery.
A.C. Quinn is home.
Shirley Quinn is in Texoma Health Center room 113.
Dan LeDane needs our prayers.
A friend of Kerry King, son was involved in a serious auto accident and will be in the hospital for some time.
Ben Harrington was taken to the Hospital (Baylor McKinney) Late Saturday Night.

Jerry Foster, Nell Hall, James and Florene Griffin, Don Hickerson, Andy LeDane, Lester and Billie Phillips, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Richard Doan, Debbie Kluge, Sonny and Doris James, Beryl Miller, Wanda Peterson, Dean and Della Price, and Terry Turner .

Serving in the military:   Travis Counts   Faith Balzen    Cody Blomstedt    Dakota Smitherman

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harms way, military and civilian personnel.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…

First Sunday Singing is today at Savoy church of Christ from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Pantry Item: Olive Oil

February 14th Prayers Morning: Butch Balzen – Barry Cox
Evening: Don Harrington - Charles Counts
Scriptures: Robert Embry

By J. K. Gossett

The church of which we read in the New Testament is not a denomination. It is not a part of anything. It is neither Jewish, Protestant nor Catholic (Ephesians 2:23-26; Hebrews 8:6:13).

Roman Catholicism and Protestantism both started too late to be identified with the New Testament or the church found revealed therein. The church was established in Jerusalem, not in Rome. Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Williams, and others were courageous men but their works, and works of those who followed them, resulted in the establishment of religious organizations unknown to the New Testament.

Modern man now lives in a world of religious confusion. Why? Some say because the Bible is in the hands of the masses. This, however, is not the answer. Religious divisions exist, not because men have the Bible, but because they refuse to believe and obey the teaching therein. Knowing this to be so, our plea is for men to forsake party names and creeds, turn away from human traditions and to be directed solely by the word of God. Men should speak when and as the Bible speaks and remain silent when the Bible is silent. Also, they should call things of scripture by scriptural names, and act in all matters of a religious or spiritual nature as the word of God will not produce a denomination, nor will it direct an individual to become a member of one. The Gospel makes Christians only. Groups of Christians are called “Churches of Christ (Romans 16:16).

If the church is not a denomination, what is it? The church is the bride of Christ (the Lord has only one bride), the family of God, the Kingdom of Christ; the temple of God. The church is comprised of the saved. Those who have believed, repented, confessed Christ, and been baptized for the remission of sins, are members of the church, members because the Lord added them. The church is a body of people who have been saved from sin. (Read Acts 2:36-47). Only in the Lord’s church can one be saved. Read it from your Bible. 1. The Lord adds the saved to the church (Acts 2:47). 2. Jesus is the savior of the body, the church (Ephesians 5:23). 3. The church was purchased with the blood of Christ (Acts 20:28).

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)