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Church Bulletin 01/23/2005


2669 Old Newport Hwy * Sevierville, TN 37876 * Phone (865) 774-0210

NewCenterBaptistChurch.com

Service Times

Sunday School 9:30 Sunday Morning 10:30
Sunday Evening 6:00 Wednesday Evening 7:00
Pastor: Tony Sutton

January 23rd, 2005

 

  • Winfred Metcalf ~ January 18

If you have a birthday or anniversary coming up, or if I’ve forgotten your birthday or anniversary (I’m sorry) please let me know.    - Shirley Stanton  

 

Free Spirits Gospel Singers
Spreading God’s word through song
www.FreeSpiritsGospelSingers.com 

The Free Spirits Gospel Singers have scheduled themselves off this Sunday so that they may also attend this Sunday Evening's singing by Eternal Life Ministries.

Brother Tim Parrott

“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honor of His name: Make His praise glorious.” Psalm 66:1-2

 

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Anyone interested in having a repeat of last year’s Valentine’s Day Dinner, please see Tammy as soon as possible so that plans can be made!
 

  • SINGING TONIGHT: Eternal Life Ministries will be here tonight at 6pm!

  • Don’t miss it!
  • Please keep them in prayer!
 

Thought For Today

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another..." (James 5:16)

Why do you think that our Heavenly Father would tell us to confess our faults to each other? We Christians can be a people who are very critical of each other. But still, we are told to tell each other of the things that are “wrong” with us. Why do you suppose that is? Could it be that our Father uses this confession of faults to keep us humble? I guess it could be. But I think that the real reason He would ask us to reveal our imperfections to each other is so that we can be an encouragement to one another.

How, you may ask, would it encourage you to know about my faults? Imagine that you are struggling with something and having a real battle. Maybe it’s something that you think any “real” Christian shouldn’t be having trouble with. Maybe it’s your mouth. Maybe you have a hard time keeping your opinions to yourself and an even harder time keeping your neighbors’ opinions confidential. Scripture very clearly teaches that we aren’t supposed to gossip and you are ashamed that you are struggling with a temptation such as this. Of course, Satan is right there in your ear telling you that “real Christians” never struggle with gossip. He’s trying his best to convince you that you aren’t as good as the people you go to church with. And he’s telling you that maybe you really aren’t a Christian after all. As you look at the smiling people in the pews all around you, you are sure that none of them have problems like this. They never seem to struggle with anything, especially a shameful habit like gossip! As long as you believe that you are the only one with this particular trouble, it is fairly easy for Satan to convince you that you don’t quite measure up. He tells you that you aren’t a Christian at all, you are an imposter! He says that it’s just a matter of time before those perfect, smiling, “real” Christians find out that you aren’t what they think you are. He tells you lie after lie until you are sitting at home filled with doubt and shame and you are too discouraged to go back to church.

It would be nearly impossible for Satan to convince you with his lies if you knew that other Christians struggle with the very same things as you do. How do I know, you may ask? I know because I have been there. I have listened to those same lies from the lips of the deceiver. And I would have believed him if I didn’t have a friend, a “real Christian” friend who confessed her faults to me and let me know that “real Christians” are not perfect. They do struggle with temptation! I was not alone!

You are not alone!

Do you sometimes do things you know you shouldn't? So do I. Do you sometimes have trouble controlling your tongue? So do I. Do you sometimes have thoughts that you shouldn’t? So do I. Are you always the Christian that you know you need to be? Neither am I. Not one of us is perfect. We all deal with temptation. There has only been one perfect man to walk the earth and even He was tempted. The Bible says that Jesus was tempted in every way. He knows what we are going through. He knows the thoughts we’ve had and the words we’ve said. He knows about all the times we have failed. Yet, He offers grace! He allows us to come boldly to His throne that we may obtain mercy and help when we struggle with our temptations! What a Savior!!! Is there something you are having trouble with? Don’t let Satan use your faults against you. Go to a brother or sister and tell them about it! Chances are, they’ve had the same problem you are having. Take it to the throne of grace together! Jesus is waiting there with mercy and help in your time of need!

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)

In Christ,

Shirley Stanton

 

Special Prayer Request

  • Please pray for Dot Ownby. He is a singer and musician at the nursing home. He was originally hospitalized for a broken hip but now his health is deteriorating due to other problems.

  • Also remember Melinda Manning she is missing and may be in danger. God sees all and knows where she is right now. Pray for His protection over her and that He will bring her home safely and soon. Pray for her family during this trying time.

  • Continue to pray for David Maples and his family.

“Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16)

 

Junior Church

We are talking about Pride this week. Our focus is how we can easily become Prideful of the wonderful things that the Lord has given us the ability or opportunity to do. We conquer this by asking God for a humble spirit and give God absolutely all the glory. We can do nothing apart from Him.

Last week Steve and his wife came to Jr. Church and took pictures and put us on the website. We thank them for taking the time to visit and for all he has done for our church and for the Junior Church. The website looks beautiful. Thanks to Steve and the talent God has given him.

In HIS Service,
Bobby & April Sutton

ROMANS 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.