DECEMBER 27, 2015 WEEKLY NEWS

New Bible Classes Will Start On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Kynn Maxwell will teach in the Fellowship Room, his topic will be “The Apostle Peter”. His study will examine “Peter, the Man”, “The Message” and “The Myth”. This sounds like a very interesting class! It may be your choice for the next few weeks.

Or you may want to hear Joe Winnett in the Auditorium. The lessons will come from “The Book of Acts”. We will be studying this unique historic record of the church that Christ left behind after His ascension. The Book of Acts is most useful for understanding how the church began as well as seeing the plan of salvation in action. We will also see how the church deals with some of its early problems.

If you have not been attending Wednesday night Bible studies, this is a good time to start out the New Year! Both classes promise to be a great help to us for growth, understanding and spiritual strength.

footprints-hiBeautiful Footnotes . . .

3 John 5-8 5 Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, 6 who testified to you r love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. 7 For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

Our congregation has been a long supporter of carrying the gospel to the people of Nigeria. What follows are from recent updates from Doug Wheeler describing some aspects of the Nigerian work. Continue to keep this entire work in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D.

Dear Brethren, the time has come as I announce to you my trip to Nigeria from January 2nd through February 1st, 2016 will be my last trip to Nigeria, West Africa. I have been traveling to Nigeria for short-term mission trips since 1984.

I request your prayers to God on my behalf and your financial support to make my last mission to Nigeria a spiritual success. Over the decades, you brethren have supported so many works in Nigeria through me – motorcycles for preachers, church buildings for congregations, support for preaching-training schools, tracts printed and circulated, Bibles bought in Nigeria and distributed through the preachers to those who need them, needed benevolence for many, leadership seminars that need to be held, and effective evangelistic efforts through World Bible School Seminars in so many villages, and cities in Nigeria! I compliment and commend you for our mission work TOGETHER over these decades. My day of special prayer and fasting in Nigeria this next year will be Sunday, January 17, 2016, if you wish to join me in prayer and fasting!

This financial support that you send for the Nigerian evangelists helps them to maintain themselves somewhat in the work of preaching the gospel of Christ to people they study the Bible with. Your support is helpful to them, and I am always happy and grateful that you are involved in Nigerian evangelism this way.

In Christian love, Doug Wheeler

 

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