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Matthew 25:31-40 ESV “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

  Do you ever see a glimmer of goodness in what seems to be an all out, twisted world? Last month in Sunday school, I witnessed just that! We had a junior high student struggling to open a package. As we were in the middle of our study, another junior high student saw him and quietly got up, went over and helped that first student open up the package. Then he sat back down. He didn’t need recognition. He wasn’t looking for a standing ovation. He wasn’t applying for a Nobel Peace Prize. He was just one human serving another. But let me say this: he wasn’t JUST helping another human out. He was serving God!    Whenever we see someone in need, notice them and take action; we are truly serving Jesus. Why? Along with the above passage in Matthew, look at this proverb:  Proverbs 14:31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.   Does that change the way you treat others? I don’t know about you, but I’ve surely insulted my Maker many times by the way I treat/think/talk about people. Since we are better together, let’s focus and help each other serve those around us like we would serve the King of kings! Let’s talk about each other as we would the Lord of lords! We are in this together and need one another to walk through this life.    Have a great September and remember to: ENCOURAGE each other all the more as we see the Day of His return draw near. EQUIP each other with the Word of God for the Work of God and let’s ENCOUNTER the lost with the message of forgiveness through Christ alone. 

May God bless and lead you this month, 

 

Tim

 


 

 
 
 
 
 September 2019
 
Nursery And Ushers Schedule
 
 

Nursery

 

8:30am                             Sunday School                          10:45am_________
01 – Theresa Miller              01 – Lyndsey Reese                         01 – Alisha Jones
08 – Kristen Fleetwood        08 – Heather Reese                         08 – Lauren King
15 – Janice Gray                  15 – Helen Hoogendoorn                 15 – Helen Hoogendoorn
22 – Denise Reese               22 – Lyndsey Reese                         22 – Micca Sims
29 – Helen H.                        29 – Heather Reese                         29 – Tammy Gilbert

Users

8:30am Service                                                            10:45am Service________     
01 – Dean Downs                                                           01 – Jr. Heriford
        Denny Roberts                                                               John Weisbrod
        Jim Voyles                                                                      James Alcorn
        Calvin Cox                                                                      Leonard Thompson
08 – Jon Schaff                                                               08 – Chris Sims
        Keith Pellham                                                                  Dave Harper
        Burrely Loftin                                                                   David Denton
        Nick Key                                                                          Brent Lakey
15 – Dale Davis                                                                15 – Eugene Jones
        Rick Miller                                                                        Dale Davis  
        Kenny Wilson                                                                   Jr. Heriford
        Paul Kester                                                                       John Weisbrod
22 – Dean Downs                                                              22 – James Alcorn
        Denny Roberts                                                                  Leonard Thompson
        Jim Voyles                                                                         Chris Sims
        Calvin Cox                                                                         Dave Harper
29 – Jon Schaff                                                                   29 – David Denton
        Keith Pellham                                                                     Brent Lakey
        Burrely Loftin                                                                      Eugene Jones
        Nick Key                                                                             Dale Davis
       
 

Special Events

    • Labor Day ~ 02
    • The Office Is Closed ~ 02
    • Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Group Is Dismissed ~ 02
    • Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Group At 7 a.m. ~  09, 16, 23 & 30
    • Adult Bible Study At 7 p.m. ~ 04, 11, 18 & 25
    • FILLED Youth Meets At 6:30 p.m.. ~ 04, 11, 18 & 25
    • FILLED Kidz Meets At 7 p.m. ~ 04, 11 18 & 25
    • Gideon Sunday ~ 22
    • See You At The Pole ~ 25
    • Baptism Service At 6 p.m. ~ 29
    • Family Sunday ~ 29
    • Fellowship After The Evening Service ~ 29

     

Autumn/Labor Day

Jeremiah 5:24 

Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

James 5:7 

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

Deuteronomy 11:14 

That I will give [you] the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

John 6:27 

27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

Matthew 11:28

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

Mexican Wedding Cookies

(From The Kitchen Of Lula Mae Denny)

 

1 cup softened butter

1/2 cup of powered sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/8 tsp. salt

2 cups nuts, finely chopped

 

1 1/2 cups of powered sugar, put to the side.

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 

Mix all of the above ingredients (except for the  reserved powered sugar) and roll into one inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Place on a rack to cool and then roll them in the reserved powered sugar.

 

 

 

 

Decisions

 

“Something you much decide for yourself.” is a phrase we hear from childhood through old age.

 

The decision we make for

ourselves is the difference between sin and righteous living and it is the factor that decides our fate.

 

It is a blessing for us that we have a God who continually “works on” man’s soul in attempt to keep him steered toward the right path,

because the most sagacious mind using its best endeavour cannot

always make correct decision.

 

One reason for this fact is that there is within each of us a “blind spot,” a visual disability that

causes us to err.

 

But if we can surrender to the knowledge of this and let our awareness keep us humbling

ourselves before God, we can, with His help make the right choice and our destiny will be assured.

 

God made man in His own image then sent Jesus as a human

example to show man that it is possible for him to make

judicious choices in spit of his weak human nature.

 

Jesus gave His life as a human sacrifice that we all might be saved if only we will accept His way and let God’s Holy Spirit guide our decisions.

 

It is His will that we enjoy the happiness that comes form

righteous living and good

decisions.

 

Our blessings can be as the

blessings of the children of Israel in Numbers 7:24-26, “The Lord bless thee and keep thee: The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”

 

——  Faye Case

 

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