Bulletin / Prayer List 6-10-18

Prayer List
Don Baker had a second electrical shock treatment. He has requested that we pray for his daughter Dona Head. Doctors have found a spot on her lung and one on her thyroid gland.
Kathy Hill is recovering at home.

James and Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Eddie Hickerson, Gary Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Bobbi King, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Connor Quinn, Della Price, Tommy Reynolds, Eddie Rolens, Brian Scott and Della Skerkis.

Serving in the military; 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Josh Van Deren and 
Chris Johnson. All are in the U.S. at this time. 
Tyler Davies has been deployed to Guam. 

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… 

The next 2018 Texomaland Summer Youth Series will be June 12 at Savoy church of Christ at 7:30pm.

The Men’s Business Meeting will be today after evening services. All men are invited and courage to attend.

Pantry Item:  Spaghetti Sauce

June 17 Prayers: Morning: Don Harrington – Robert Courtney
                           Evening: Charles Counts – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Embry
And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” 
Thomas Jefferson

By W. A. Martin

The truth is not our real enemy. Sin and error are our real enemies. Truth must be evident in one’s life not put away in cold storage.

“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction and understanding.” (Prov. 23:23) 

The truth is, Christ doesn’t merely rule the church: He rules the world! Those who live in rebellion to His laws are not only accountable to those laws, they will be judged by them (John 12:48).

Jesus was unique! He was one of a kind because of that for which he stood. He did not back away from issues, but dealt with them in truth. He was known as one who taught with authority, honestly. He dealt with the issues in the light of truth. He revealed truth in such a way as to tie all things together. He never let the truth suffer under any circumstance, we must not. We back off from the truth and become soft on Bible issues that will make the difference whether a person will go to heaven or not. The soldiers said about Jesus: “Never a man spake like this man.”

The question is not whether the methods work, but rather what the Bible says. Christ did not use gimmicks to bring men to Him. We believe if we settle for less than the truth that is exactly what we get. The challenge to man is to deal with the whole truth, not in personalities. If we want God’s best, we must give our best. Some would modernize the church to fit modern man. You cannot “update” that which is never out of date. Progress, so-called has not brought a change in man’s needs. We still need direction, forgiveness, comfort, hope – in short, we still need Christ.

The truth is not our real enemy. The danger is being satisfied, not saved. We should not deceive ourselves into thinking God is satisfied because we are. The danger is making a good living while forgetting God. Israel escaped the bondage of Egypt only to perish longing for what they left behind. We might dispute it, argue against it, and even try to discredit it, but authority has spoken (Matt.28:20). 
All the right kind of teaching in the world will not help us if we are not the right kind of hearer (John 8:32).

The truth of the matter is salvation depends upon doing the will of God regardless of the cost. The question is not, “Can we?” but “Will we?” You see it all depends upon the level of commitment. The escalator to spiritual success is out of order; you have to climb the stairs.