Chapel Hill Church of Christ
1050 Chapel Hill Church Road White Bluff, Tennessee 37187 Phone Number: (615) 952-4269 E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
Running from Rescue In 1981, a Minnesota radio station reported a story about a stolen car in California. Police were staging an intense search for the vehicle and the driver, even to the point of placing announcements on local radio stations to contact the thief. On the front seat of the stolen car sat a box of crackers that, unknown to the thief, were laced with poison. The car owner had intended to use the crackers as rat poison. Now the police and the owner of the car were more interested in apprehending the thief to SAVE HIS LIFE than to recover the car. Many view God as a policeman trying to catch someone doing wrong, when in reality, God wants to rescue us from our deadly sins (Romans 6:23). He is "not willing that ANY should perish but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). He "desires ALL men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1Timothy 2:4). Don't misunderstand - God detests sin (Habakkuk 1:13), AND He will punish unforgiven sin (Revelation 21:8). However, God wants to SAVE us from sin. In fact, He has gone to great lengths to provide forgiveness for our sins. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did NOT send His Son into the world to CONDEMN the world, but that the world through Him might be SAVED" (John 3:16-17).
First Sunday night of each month
Nursing Home Services First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m. at Christian Care Center
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God will forgive THOSE who: place their trust in Him (Hebrews 11:6), repent of sin (2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confess Christ (Romans 10:910), and be baptized (immersed) in the name of Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). God will CONTINUE to forgive THOSE who: CONTINUE to strive to walk in the light of His Word in faithful obedience (1 John 1:7). Many are running FROM God, seeking to escape His punishment. What they are actually doing is ELUDING HIS RESCUE! We NEED to run TO God - turning from our sin and turning to Him through our trusting obedience. Are you running from His RESCUE?? Why not turn to Him today? He wants to rescue YOU! God bless you.
Get Well Prayers Linda Holland is recovering from shoulder surgery. Continue to remember her in prayer. Sam McCammon is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on February 8. Sandra Welch had 3 treatments this week for her MS. Remember her daily. Roy Mangrum remains in serious condition. Please remember him and his family in prayer. Jeffery Woods was scheduled for a biopsy this week. Remember him in prayer. Kenneth Welch, Ray’s brother, suffered a stroke and a broken shoulder. He is not doing well. He has been moved into the hospice unit at St. Thomas Hospital this week. Ronnie Williams is now home after a stay in Vanderbilt battling an infection in his incision from heart surgery. Remember him in prayer. Mary Williams has fallen and broken a bone in her foot or ankle. She is in the hospital. Please remember her in prayer. Roger Miller, son of Phil and Beth Dawson, continues his recovery from ankle surgery. Elizabeth Hamilton is having difficulty getting around. Remember her in prayer. Jewell Loggins underwent an extensive hernia surgery today (Wednesday) and remains in St. Thomas Hospital, room 718. Jackie Cathey has been in the hospital, but is now home. He will have more tests soon. Little Jack Christian has been very sick the past few days. Please remember him in prayer. Jack and Arline England have been sick at home. Remember daily all those battling cancer: Vickie Roberts, Maddie Willett, Kathy Overbay, Laura Mitchell, Jill Nesbitt, Sam Welch, Diane Pack, Roy Mangrum, Barbara Martin, Kerry Hall
Daily Prayers Hold in prayer daily: David Mosley, Jonah and Emory Marlin, Ruth Hedgepath, June Metcalf, Fran Baker, Kenneth Welch, Salvador Bermudez, Mary Williams, Gayle McLaughlin, Helen Sue Williams, Sandra Welch, Sean Moore, Terry Gross, Ronnie William, Corinne Corlew, Beth Bryant
Happy Birthday January 23…Payton Corlew
January 24…Dwight Corlew January 27…Spudie Williams January 28…Johnna Primm January 28…Jennifer Christian
Sympathy We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Greta Jane Hall. Services were conducted Tuesday, January 18, at Taylor Funeral Home. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Kathy Holland. Services were conducted Wednesday, January 19, at Taylor Funeral Home. Please remember both of these families in your prayers and all those who have recently lost loved ones. This is a very difficult time.
In Area Care Facilities NHC: (P.O. Box 585 Dickson, TN 37056) Lovell Story, Billie Jean Andrews Hillcrest: (111 Pemberton Drive, Ashland City, 37015) Bea Read Olive Branch: (110 Luther Road) Hilda Gibbs
Weekly Reading January 16-22…Mark 11- Mark 15 January 23-29…Mark 16 - Acts 4
Area Wide Youth Devo We will be hosting the Area-Wide Youth Devo Sunday evening, February 13. Al Bugg will be our guest speaker.
Food-Calling If you would like to help prepare food when there is an illness or death in our congregation, please seeWhen Pam and we will add you to the list I am Tempted to be called when the need arises. When I am tempted, I dare not stray For many people look my way. Loved ones to sicken and disgust If I betray my sacred trust; Weak ones to stumble and to fall If I should heed temptation's call; Young ones to follow in my wrong If my heart's not pure and strong; Older ones to mourn and grieve If I the way of truth should leave; The holy church to suffer, too If my soul's not right and true. My charge is plain-my duty clear: My soul to keep, my Lord to fear, My light to shine, my savor keepTruth to teach, souls to reap, A hope to gain, a crown to wearA race to run, heaven to share. Author Unknown
To Serve Sunday, January 23, 2011 S.S. Prayer: Eric Yow Announcements: Bruce Potts First Prayer: Joey England Lords’ Supper: Dwight Corlew Hal Bryant Todd Hamilton Grant Williams Last Prayer: Kevin Pack
Evening Service First Prayer: Lord’s Supper Last Prayer:
Stone Dawson Dwight Corlew Todd Hamilton Ty Potts
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 First Prayer: Greg Hawkins Last Prayer: Guy Spann Sound System: Vance Primm Secure Building: Guy Spann Food Calling Team: River ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Minister Eric J.Yow, Esq. Office: (931) 647-3111 Cell: (931) 980-4776 Email: email@example.com Address: 1326 Tannahill Way Clarksville, TN 37043
Missions Chairman David Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
Elders Lee Corlew (615) 952-5715 Greg Hakwins (615) 789-4286 Bernice Potts (615) 797-9637 Guy Spann (615) 797-3996
Deacons Wade Baker Carner Brown Hal Bryant Wade Dawson Chuck Griffin Don Griffin Kevin Pack Blessed are those servants whom the Master, when He comes, will find watching (Luke 12:37)
For What Will The Church Be Known? by: Edd Sterchi * For its love of selves or its love of lost souls (1 Thess. 2:8)? * For its spreading gossip or its spreading the gospel (Mark 16:15)? * For its rudderless drifting or its strong leadership (1 Pet. 5:14)? * For its low ideals or its lofty goals (Phil. 3:14; Col. 3:2)? * For its knowledge of the world or its knowledge of the Bible (Acts 17:11; 2 Tim. 2:15)? * For its financial limitations or its generous giving (2 Cor. 8:16)? * For its comatose Christians or its many active members (Eph. 4:16)? * For its selfish pursuits or its selfless serving (Gal. 5:13; Heb. 12:28)? * For its internal strife or its brotherly love (John 13:34-35)? * For its indifferent positions or its defense of the truth? (1 Pet. 3:15)? * For its cold shoulders or its warm fellowship (1 Pet. 1:22)? * For its living below God's expectations or its living above the world (1 John 3:3-6)? * For its helping itself or its helping the needy (2 Cor. 9:12-13)? * For its passionless "praise" or its spiritual and truthful worship (John 4:24)? * For its accolade of men or its glorifying of God (Eph. 3:21)? * For its stagnation or its vibrancy (2 Pet. 3:18)? For what will this church be known? For what will you be known? If you are a member of this church, then this church will be known for these as you are known for these (good or bad).
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Lawyers are well known for finding loopholes in the law. Shady lawyers twist and pervert the law, manipulate the media as well as juries and thus set murderers free despite knowing that the accused is guilty. As horrible as it sounds, this is a natural tendency for humans. We want to find loopholes that will allow us to live the way we want, get what we want and avoid doing what we find unpleasant. Even worse, this attitude is often brought into our service with God. Many are looking to see how close they can get to sin without actually sinning. They ask the question “what can I do?” rather than “what should I do?” They want to know what commands are essential and what can be ignored. Perhaps this was the attitude of the lawyer in Luke 10:25-29 when he asked Jesus: “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” It turns out this lawyer already knew what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. Jesus turns the question around on him and the lawyer gives a good response quoting from Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” These two commands have become known as the greatest
Take Time Take time to think… It is the source of power Take time to play… It is the secret of perpetual youth. Take time to read… It is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray… It is the greatest power on earth. Take time to love and be loved… It is a God- given privilege. Take time to be friendly… It is the road to happiness. Take time to laugh… It is the music of the soul. Take time to give… It is too short a day to be selfish. Take time to work… It is the price of success. Take time to show appreciation… It is the frosting on the cake of life. Take time to dream… It is hitching your wagon to a star. Take time to be charitable… It is the key to heaven. - via The Contender, the weekly bulletin published by the Walnut Grove church of Christ in Benton, KY.
commands. They are great because they sum up all of the commands. If you love God, you are going to listen to His will, you are going to worship the way He wants, you are going to live the way He instructs us to in the Bible. If you love your neighbor, you are not going to lie, cheat, or
steal from them; you wouldn’t feel jealousy or envy towards them because you would be happy for them; you wouldn’t commit adultery considering the damage it does to families, and you certainly wouldn’t murder. These two commands are essential, but to obey them means to obey all of the commands. Every single one of God’s commands for His church is essential. There is no loophole to be found. Although the lawyer knew what he needed to do, he wasn’t doing it. When Jesus tells him to follow these commands, the lawyer immediately gets uncomfortable. He recognizes he is not living up to these commands. Instead of changing, however, he seeks to justify his current lifestyle (Luke 10:29)—he was looking for loopholes. It is easier to say there is nothing wrong than to admit our problems and change. This is why an individual might plainly see the command to be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38) and still maintain they are saved without obeying it. This is why one can see the command to love your enemies (Matthew 5:44) and still have hearts full of anger, hatred, and resentment. Countless other commands could be added to this list: do not worry (Philippians 4:6), do not complain (Philippians 2:14), do not gossip (Romans 1:29-30). We read them, but make excuses instead of changing. We need to stop looking for loopholes and start transforming our lives (cf. Romans 12:1-3).
When the lawyer tries to justify himself (Luke 10:29), Jesus explains what it means to love your neighbor with the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). First of all, Jesus broadens our definition of “neighbor” to our fellow man regardless of race or religion. In addition, Jesus shows that loving your neighbor might mean taking a risk, getting your hands dirty, going out of your way, and even spending money. After this discussion, Jesus goes on to the house of Mary and Martha were we learn about loving God (Luke 10:3842). Martha was like many of us. She was so busy with what we feel is necessary (keeping up appearances, working, worrying, and complaining) she couldn’t take the time to learn from Jesus. Mary was one who was seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). Jesus says it is the only thing that is necessary—God comes before everything else. If we cannot get this right, we cannot love God. It is interesting that the lawyer knew from the start what to do to inherit eternal life. He was merely trying to test Jesus. He was the one, however, who was really put to the test. When confronted with the truth of God’s Word, his attitude was defensive rather than accepting. He knew the truth, but did not want to live it. What about you? Are you ready to let Jesus change your life or are you going to continue looking for loopholes?