WEEKLY NEWS, JUNE 30, 2019

FELLOWSHIP TODAY
Fellowship Meal. . . today, Sunday, June 30th at noon
Hosts and hostesses are: Don & Paula Welch, John & Tina Brewer and Pat DeVore.
No PM service will be held so as to provide family time.

NEW ADDRESS
For our missionaries Richard & Becky Emperado in the Philippine is available for interested members from today’s bulletin or from the church office.

SUMMER SERIES SCHEDULE
Wednesday Evening Summer Series (for July)
July 3 — Doug Halliburton (filling in for Cary Miller)
July 10 — Joe Winnett
July 17 — Joe Winnett
July 24 — Joe Winnett
July 31 — Singing

THE “S” WORD
Some years ago, Dalton Key made an observation about sin that needs to be repeated today. Consider what he said: “…most people wouldn’t use the word ‘sin’. The word is too staid, too old-fashioned, too judgmental. Sin isn’t talked about much these days, even from the pulpit. We hear about ‘faults,’ and ‘lapses in judgment,’ and ‘failing to live up to our potential,’ but the word ‘sin’ rarely surfaces. Folks who used to require repentance now need understanding. Those who in days past were rebuked for sin are now accepted ‘as they are’. Confession has been replaced with counseling; godly sorrow, and repentance with therapy” (Dalton key, “The Dreaded “S” Word,” The Words of Truth, Vol. 34, No. 1, Jan. 2, 1997, p. 3).
He’ right, you know. Sin isn’t sin anymore, at least in the minds of many. The problem, though, sin still exists. The Bible says, “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23) and “the wages (e.g. payment) of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).
We may try to ignore it, we may try to explain it away, but sin still exists, and it will cause us to lose our souls, unless it is removed through contact with the saving blood of Jesus Christ (Mark 16: 15, 16; Acts 2:38, 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Romans 6:17, 18).
What are you doing about sin in your life?

  • Mike Benson, Church of Christ
    Shallowater, TX

HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs – Plastic bags, shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste
Thank you!

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

Richard Emperado – New Philippine Church Planting

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 (ESV)
It has been a blessing for our congregation to support the work in the Philippines and be fellow laborers with Richard Emperado and his family. Following their recent visit here, they returned to the Philippines and are currently engaged in a church planting. We will have some exciting news for our support of the work there in the near future. Please keep this work in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D

Church planting in Siquijor, Philippines has begun! Please be praying for Richard Emperado and the MOSES team, Seyer students, and students from Moalboal, and other places that are there this week going house to house and having Gospel meetings at night. Thank you to the Boerne,Texas church of Christ, who is helping sponsor this particular church planting.

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