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Church Bulletin 02/06/2005

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

Service Times

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

February 6th, 2005


  • Jack & Ruby Rose ~ January 31

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 

  • This weekends singings have been rescheduled, as Gary McVay (Trinity Trio) is singing this morning (05/02/05)

  • The Free Spirits practice here at the church every Saturday at 3pm. Anyone who would like to stop by and fellowship is welcome to do so.

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


Salt Creates Thirst

At a missionary meeting some young people were discussing the text, "Ye are the salt of the earth."

One suggestion after another was made as to the meaning of "salt" in this verse.

"Salt imparts a desirable flavor," said one. "Salt preserves from decay," another suggested.

Then at last a Chinese Christian girl spoke out of an experience none of the others had. "Salt creates thirst," she said, and there was a sudden hush over the room.

Everyone was thinking, "Have I ever made anyone thirsty for the Lord Jesus Christ?"

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

(Matthew 5:13)

“Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” (John 4:10)

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27)

The visitation sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the back. If you haven’t already signed it, please do so. The following is a list of those who have already signed and committed to sharing the gospel with at least one person per week. Thank you all for your commitment.

Because of Christ,

Pastor Tony Sutton

  • Bobby Sutton
  • Britney McGaha
  • Todd Simcox
  • Rachel Gibson
  • Tommy Stanton
  • Shirley Stanton
  • Kim Stoffle
  • Logan McGaha
  • Jesse McClure
  • Anthony Sutton
  • Tony Sutton
  • Shirley Williams
  • Mollie Hays
  • Connor Gibson
  • April Sutton
  • Carolyn Lewis
  • Herbert Parrott
  • Wayne Smith

  • Anyone interested in helping in the nursery should add their name to list on the bulletin board in the back of the church.
  • Any snacks donated for the nursery would be appreciated. Suggested Snacks: Drink boxes, graham crackers, small bite sized crackers and cookies.
  • A singing to benefit Mike Byrd will be held here at the church on Saturday, March the 19th at 7pm. The Free Spirits will be singing as well as other groups. Details will be provided as they become available.
  • Officers: Those of you who have not yet written your testimony/biography down for the web site, please try to do that this week.
  • If you would like to add a prayer request to the prayer list, or would like to update a request you have already made, please do so on the list on the bulletin board in the back.
  • If you have an empty seat in your vehicle and would like to volunteer to give a child a ride to Junior Church and back, please see Bobby or April Sutton.

Thought For Today

Just Drifting

The Book of Hebrews declares that "we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip" (Hebrews_2:1). Another way of translating the final phrase of this verse is, "lest we drift away."

Nothing in the world is easier than drifting. No person drifts upstream, only downstream. It is so easy. All you do is sit back and relax and let the boat go. You are soon lulled into a lazy stupor, not caring where you go. You may not even be aware you are drifting until it is too late and the boat is on the rocks. Satan is very wise. He seldom urges a Christian to leave the church or to give up his faith in the Lord. Instead he causes us to relax, rest on the oars, and drift along in the Christian life.

All around us are Christians who have drifted into a state of coldness and indifference. They have stopped caring about others who need to hear the message of God's saving grace.

Are you drifting? Wake up now! Grab the oars and pull. Your active concern is needed as we seek to lead others to find Christ and His will for their lives.

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