Scripture of the Week
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 — “Therefore we do not loose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Something to Smile About
When Peter was 16, he finally got his driver’s license. To celebrate the special day, the whole family went out to the driveway and climbed into the car to enjoy his first official drive. However, dad went to the back seat, where he sat right behind his son. When Peter saw his dad, he said, “Dad, you must be fed up of the front seat after teaching me how to drive all these days, right?” “Nope!” came the quick reply from the dad. “I’m going to sit back here and kick the back of your seat while you drive, just like you’ve been doing to me for the last sixteen years!”
Think About It
The Christian’s advantage
There is not a person in the world who can live totally above sin. Paul told us in Romans 3:23 that “All have sinned” and in John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Everyone makes mistakes and falls a little short of what he would like to be!
This is why we have Jesus. When we sin and fall down He is there to help. If we could live perfect lives, there would be no need for Christ. In First John 1:7 we find these words: “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanses us from all sin.” This is a promise given only to those who walk in the light or those who are Christians.
Christians as well as non-Christians make mistakes, but the Christian has an advantage because Jesus will forgive him when he repents. The non- Christians have no one to forgive him and will continue to be without a savior until he becomes a child of God!
The unfaithful Christian is also without the benefit of Christ’s blood until he repents, and so the best thing for one to do is get right with God and stay right. You will make mistakes but as long as you are willing to genuinely repent and to really try, you will enjoy the full benefit of the Lord’s blood. – Brock Kendall Nettleton church of Christ Jonesboro, AR
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CHURCH RESOURCE LINKS Highland Lakes Church of Christ: hlcoc.org – the congregation’s website featuring local church news facebook.com – search for “Highland Lakes Church of Christ” Church of Christ resources: apologeticspress.org – archive of great Biblical information video.wvbs.org – many … Continue reading
The Highland Lakes church of Christ, in Kingsland, TX has made the decision to temporarily suspend all church services and activities beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 in response to the Corona Virus (COVID-19). Our primary consideration is our love … Continue reading
Uncontrolled disease can be horrific. With the current worries about the spread of a new coronavirus dubbed “COVID-19,” we have heard the terms “epidemic” and “pandemic” tossed around quite a bit. An epidemic occurs when a disease affects a greater … Continue reading
ASSISTANCE FOR TENNESSEE We are all aware of the terrible destruction recently inflicted upon the Nashville area by powerful tornadoes. The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief organization, which assisted our community with recovery from the October 2018 flood, has been … Continue reading
There is a time to gather for Worship, a time to pray over an opportunity, a time to go to weekly Bible classes, even a time to reflect. However, at some point in “time”, each week or less, there is … Continue reading
NEW ADDRESSScotty Adams has moved to a new location here in Kingsland. Address is available from the church office or in today’s bulletin. EATING OUT TOGETHER…on Thursday, March 12th, at “Gio’s Italian Restaurant, 101 W. Main in Llano, meet at … Continue reading
The root cause of conflict points back to “poor communication.” How many of us want to be “heard?” How many times do we feel we failed in a conversation? My parents would not be happy with my conversation at times, … Continue reading
EASTERN EUROPEAN MISSIONS(EEM) is hosting a benefit event in Round Rock on Saturday evening, March 7th at 7:00 PM. More information and a sign-up list is posted on the Mission bulletin board. If several members desire to attend, a car … Continue reading
There is an urban legend about a group of famous scientists who stopped for lunch at a small-town diner. Seated at the table were six of the greatest thinkers of our day. Their average IQ was in the 160s.They noticed … Continue reading