Bulletin / Prayer List 5-15-16

Prayer List
Florene Griffin is home recovering from back surgery.
James Griffin mother and brother need our prayers.
Kerry and Carla King’s niece’s father, Larry Lee is recovering from heart surgery. He is schedule for pancreas surgery in about 3 weeks.
Lynn Low is the hospital with a mild heart attack and kidney problems.
Robert Embry’s uncle, Glenn Durham has been diagnosed with cancer.

Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Michael Armanda, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Debbie Kluge, Beryl Miller, Wanda Peterson, Dean and Della Price, Stacy Rogers, 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…

There is a Basket in the foyer for Marly Cox and baby.

The next Teacher’s Meeting is next Sunday May 22 at 5:00 pm. All Teachers are encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Paper Towels

May 22nd Prayers Morning: Robert Embry – Butch Balzen
Evening: Don Harrington – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

Authorized Instruments
By David Weimar

Lord Jesus Christ holds all authority in the universe (Matthew 28:18). All people, Christians or unbeliever, are amenable to His laws (John 12:48). What he commands we must do; where He sends we must go. Everything we do, say and even think must be according to Gods Word (Colossians 3:17).
Expediency is that which expedites; it is an essential means by which an obligation is carried out. When God has specified a duty but has not defined by which the duty is to be carried out, expediency is authorized. That is, human judgment may be aids, all exercised to formulate how to accomplish the duty. For example, the Lord has obligated us to “go.” We may take a bus, ride a train, paddle a canoe or walk. Shoes, trains, automobiles, and boats are definite and distinct expedients to going. Chairs and beds are not aids for going, but for staying. The point is that while all expedients are optional aids, all optional aids are not expedient to a given obligation.
In the case of man-made musical instruments, some would have us believe they are an expedient to evangelism. Such is not the case, because biblical expediency pertains to that which expedites a means by which something is directly carried out. The piano is an expedient to making music, but not to speaking. Musical instrumentals are instrumental to making music, not to evangelizing.
When God specifies how an obligation is to be carried out, we do not have the option of deciding expediency to fulfill the duty. The instrument to making music in New Testament worship is specified in Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” The heart is the instrument and verbal, vocal spiritual music is the direct command.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16).