Bulletin / Prayer List November 24 2019


Jerry Harris


Greg Counts Walter McMillen


MORNING               EVENING

Walter McMillen      Robert Embry
Jerry Harris              Charlie Counts

Jerry Harris

Don Baker is going to a pain management doctor for treatment for his back.
Dannie Baker has been having severe allergy problems.
Don & Dannie’s granddaughter is in Children’s Medical Center. She is
having seizures.
Barry Cox is recovering from surgery to repair his bicep muscle (torn away
from bone).
Brayden Counts (Charlie & Helen’s great grandson) is back in St. Jude’s in
Memphis TN for his second round of chemo treatment. He has
been having a rough time with the treatments this time.
Steve Kerrvin’s brother (co-worker of Greg) is dealing with a 4 th bout with
Ruth Stone (wife of Greg’s boss) also has cancer.
Ray Hall is having heart trouble.
Ruby’s sister Ollie Howell passed away. Ruby is in Indiana for the funeral.

Remember in Daily Prayer:
Don Hickerson (heart), Zack Folkes (cancer), Evette Steward (COPD),
Kathy Hill (cancer), Betty Clark (cancer – in remission), Joy Fowler (cancer),
Beryl Miller (macular degeneration), Don Boyd (cancer), Lucus Drews (rare cancer),
Florene Griffin (back & hip), Scott, Judy &Tonya McMillen, Norma Garza,
Monte Randolph (Cancer), Rebekah Van Deren (Pancreas),
Carmen Loftice (foot), Alice Gaston

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (US)
Tyler Davies is scheduled to deploy to Dubai.

Men Serving Next Month
Announcements & Scripture – Robert Embry

Lord’s Supper – Jerry Harris, AC Quinn

Men Serving Next Week December 1, 2019

Prayers: Morning: Walter McMillen – Jerry Harris
Evening: Robert Embry – Charlie Counts

Pantry Item: Cereal

Ladies Bible Class will resume on Dec 10 th

Fellowship Luncheons for Nov & Dec are cancelled

Where Did the Apostle Peter Worship?

By Doug Dingley

Peter, James, and John all walked with Jesus (Matt. 4:18-22). For three
and a half years they listened to Him preach and teach, as well as watching
Him heal and perform many miracles among the people. During His earthly
ministry, it was these three who became His ‘inner circle’ so to speak (Mk.
5:37-42; Matt. 17:1-2, 26:36-38). They were there the night He was arrested to
be crucified (Jn. 18). They were eyewitnesses of the fact that He was raised
from the dead (Acts1:1-3), just as was the Apostle Paul (1 Cor. 15:1-11).
Now, while James suffered martyrdom fairly early on thereafter, these
other three apostles – Peter, John, and Paul – all lived on for several decades
after Jesus’ ascension. Therefore, the critical question for all sincerely God-
seeking folks today to consider, is this: In the decades that followed Jesus’
ascension back into heaven, which church did those who were His very own
hand-picked apostles, assemble, study, work, and worship with? Which
specific church, did those who best knew God’s Son in the flesh in the first
century, seek to work and worship God with after His return to glory?
Was it the Baptist Church? No, it couldn’t have been. The Baptist Church
is never seen or named anywhere in Scripture (largely due to the fact that it
wasn’t even established until 1607, by its founder, John Smyth, in Holland).
Was it the Lutheran Church? No. Martin Luther, the founder of the Lutheran
Church, wouldn’t even be born for in excess of another fourteen centuries. Did
they work, worship, and assemble with the Catholic Church? Once again, not a
chance. They couldn’t have. The Emperor Constantine would not establish the
Roman Catholic Church for well over two hundred years after the last living
apostle of Christ – John – had died.
So how, and with which church, did the apostles worship then? Let us
examine their own words to find our answer. It was a church that taught that
a person must repent and be baptized specifically FOR the forgiveness of their
sins in order to be saved (Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21); a church which taught that
baptism is indeed the act of faith in God by which one is saved (Col. 2:8-14),
just as their Lord and Savior had said (Matt. 28:18-20; Mk. 16:15-16; John
3:3-5). It was a church which utilized neither choirs, soloists, or mechanical
instruments of music in their praise and worship, all members joyfully singing
to God and one another instead (Eph. 5:17-21; Col. 3:16-17); again, just as
their Lord had done with, and hence taught them to do (Matt. 26:30).
Actually, it is very easy to know exactly which church they attended; not
only because there was only one church in existence (Eph. 1:22-23, 4:4-6) just
as God had always planned (Matt. 16:18-19; Eph. 3:8-11), but because they
actually told us which one it was (See: Rom. 16:16)! After all, why would
anyone who truly loves and knows the Lord, choose to worship with and
within someone else’s church, other than His; the one He came in the flesh
and shed His blood and died to establish (Acts 20:28)?

Bible Verse of the week
N – Never Hebrews 13:5