Our church is going to have a Fall Bible Study and Juanita Duncan
is organizing it. Juanita said she is not going to teach the study, that we all
are going to share in giving our interpretation of the lesson. It will be
What in the World is Going On by David Jeremiah. The study books will cost $10.00. If you are interested see Wanda Myers, our church secretary to order a book. The study starts on Tuesday, 9-17 at 10:00 a.m. and will run for 10 weeks. Non-members are welcomed to join us.
On 9-15 the First Christian Church of Stephenville which is located at 450 West Tarleton St. will have a program on Operation Christmas Child. The presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.
The sittings for the photo directory will start on 9-23 at 2:00 p.m. and conclude on 9-24. Please keep your appointment for this important
We are again collecting new and gently used coats for the Coat Drive. Turn them in to the church office.
The Fifth Sunday Luncheon is 9-29, so be planning a delicious dish to
Norma Westmoreland is not feeling well and has been put on our prayer
On 8-25 Rev. Ken Lunsford preached from Luke 13, he titled his lesson “Jesus Broke the Law – to Help Someone.”
“Those Who Humble Themselves will be Exalted” was the sermon on 9-1. It was taken from Luke 14: 1,7-14.
The Pharisees grumbled about the kind of people who came to hear Jesus. Those who gathered around to hear the Master were the common, uneducated people. The Sadducees and Pharisees held them in contempt. They regarded these followers as scum. It particularly galled the
Pharisees when Jesus said that these persons of low social stature would go into the kingdom of God before they, the religious elite, would.
Jesus declared, “I have come to seek and save that which was lost.” On another occasion He said, “The well have no need for a physician, but those who are sick.”
It is ironic that this is where Jesus placed his emphasis, on the poor, the blind, the oppressed and the captives. And yet these are the last people on earth that the average church is geared to reach.
We want to hang out with other people whose politics, world-view, and lifestyle match theirs. We like people who are like us, that is only natural, but it does not make it Christian. The Christian church is one institution in our society that does not exist for the benefit of its own members. We are to be the body of Christ reaching out to those in need. Most churches don’t really want people who have problems because those kind of folks may cause problems.
Un-churched people have the perception that if they go to a church for help, they will be judged not helped. My friend, Jesus wants every person in this world, rich and poor, seeing and sightless, athlete and disabled to find a safe, secure, happy place in His family.
We would love to see your
face in church next Sunday.