Bulletin / Prayer List 4-9-17

Prayer List
Faith Balzen is scheduled to have foot surgery April 10th.
Kathy Hill is home recovering from hand surgery.
Mark Morris has been diagnosed with cancer in his kidney and lungs,
Dale Brown a friend of Kerry and Carla King is in hospital.
Don Boyd’s cancer has returned.
Thomas Mako is in the hospital with pneumonia and blood clots.
Mike Dickerson has been diagnosed with cancer.
Don Hickerson’s brother-in-law Louis Horn is recovering from a stroke.
R’Cella Gibbs, a friend of Frank Rhoden is home.

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, 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, Ronnie Brown, Betty Clark, Doris James, Gary Hickerson, Bobbie King, Dan LeDane, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, and Della Price.

Serving in the military: 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Travis Counts, and 
Dakota Smitherman all are in the U.S..

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…

Our Spring Meeting was a success. If you missed the meeting you missed some excellent lessons. You can listen to these on our web site.

The Men’s Business meeting is today after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Assorted Cereal

April 16th Prayers: Morning: Butch Balzen – Greg Counts
Evening: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson
Scriptures: Don Harrington

What is the Church of Christ?
By Garland M. Robinson
The church of Christ is not a man-made denomination as are the scores of “churches” listed in the telephone book. It is undenominational. Unlike denominations of men, the church of Christ (the Lord’s church) dates back to Pentecost 33A.D. when Peter and the other apostles preached the first gospel sermon. About 3,000 repented and were baptized that day “for remission of sins” and were added by the Lord to his body the church (Acts 2:38,41,47). Men and women have become members of the church the same way since the first century.
The church of Christ is the CALLED OUT. Its members have been delivered from the power of darkness (the sin and lust of the world), and translated into the kingdom (church) of God’s dear Son (Colossians 1:13). It is a holy calling (2Tim. 1:9). We, therefore, are to walk worthy of it (Ephesians 4:1) so that we might stand approved of God (2 Peter 1:10). The calling is not as denominations teach a miraculous, spiritual calling or urging. God calls all men through the preaching of the gospel (2 Thess. 2:14). When men hear, believe, repent, confess Christ, and are baptized, they become members of God’s eternal kingdom, the church.
The church of Christ is the BODY OF CHRIST. God”…hath put all things under His (Jesus) feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body…” (Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18). The Lord only has “One Body” (Ephesians 4:4) and it is not made up of all the denominations. There are many members “yet but one body” (1 Corinthians 12:20). The many members are individual people, not denominations. Only those in the one body will be saved for Jesus is “the saviour of the body” (Eph.5:23). It is by water baptism that one enters the body. “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body” (1 Cor. 12:13).
The church of Christ is the “HOUSE OF GOD, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God”(Eph.2:19). We are “sons of God” (Phil. 2:15).

Are you in the body of Christ, the house of God? Have you been called out of the world to live a new life in Christ? Obey the Gospel that you may be God’s own possession (1 Peter 2:9).