Bulletin / Prayer List 11-27-16

Prayer List
Barry Cox is recovering from hip surgery.
Mark Morris’ cancer has come back. He has begun treatment.
Brenda Williams, A.C. Quinn’s daughter has had a heart attack and a blood clot in her leg.
Don Boyd’s cancer has returned.

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, James and Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Dan Tucker, Mary Jean Turner, Armanda family, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Gary Hickerson, Bobbie King, Dan LeDane, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, Dean and Della Price, and Terry Turner.

Serving in the military: 
Dakota Smitherman has been deployed to Afghanistan. 
Travis Counts has been deployed to Kuwait.
Faith Balzen is in California. 
Cody Blomstedt is in El Paso, Texas.

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…

Pantry Item: Evaporated Milk

1St Sunday Singing: Parkview church of Christ at 2:30pm

December Announcements: Greg Counts
Lord Supper: Butch Balzen, Don Harrington, Kerry King
Dec 4th Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Robert Courtney
Evening: Charles Counts – Don Hickerson
Scriptures: Greg Counts

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (Psalms 32:1)

In the Greek

The perfect law of liberty (James 1:25) was specifically designed for man by his Creator. It teaches man he can truly have liberty in law: the law of Jesus Christ (Gal. 6:2). When a law provides no liberty for those under it, it is a cruel dictator, but without law there is no liberty. Simply put, could a man drive his car in a great city if there were no traffic laws?

It is a law of faith Romans 3:27). It is a system of ethics based on love. The love called agape in the Greek New Testament. It was this love that constrained God to give His Son for His world,
(John 3:16). As it is written, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). 
This love required Christ to lay down His life (John 15:13).

And God expects man’s love in return for His love, for it is written, “THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, WITH ALL MIND. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF” Matthew 27:37-39).

This kind of love expects obedience for the Master said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments,” (John 14:15) and again “If a man love me, he will keep my words…” (John 14:23). The apostle of love wrote, “But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected” (1John 2:5). “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous” (1John 5:3).

When Christians insist that the New Testament of Jesus must be obeyed they are often accused of legalism. But the New Testament is so constituted that he who obeys it will not be a legalist. He will instead be a lover of God and man. We must know it is God’s “law” to be written in the heart (Jeremiah 31:33).

(Taken from Is There A Universal Code of Ethics?)