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Church Bulletin 03-13-2005
Old Newport Hwy * Sevierville, TN 37876 * Phone (865) 774-0210
9:30 Sunday Morning 10:30
Sunday Evening 6:00 Wednesday Evening 7:00
Pastor: Tony Sutton
March 13th, 2005
when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at
the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, And
saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you:
and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied,
whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring [him]. And if any man
say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of
him; and straightway he will send him hither. And they went their
way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where
two ways met; and they loose him. And certain of them that stood
there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? And they said
unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. And
they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him;
and he sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way:
and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed [them] in
the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna; Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the
Lord: Blessed [be] the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in
the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.Ē (Mark 11:1-10)
the business of fishing for men, it is not one's skill or fine
equipment that produces results; it is the power of the Holy
Spirit. A fisherman who had all the equipment that the best
sporting goods store could sell him was having no success. Seeing
a country lad with a stick and a bent pin for a hook, he smiled
condescendingly, then did a double take. On the bank beside the
boy lay a fine string of trout. "How is it that I can't catch
any?" the man inquired. "Because you don't keep yourself
out of sight," the boy replied. That's the secret of fishing
for men as well as trout. Preach Christ and Him crucified, and
send the people away talking about Him instead of praising you!
Spirits Gospel Singers
Spreading Godís word through song
will be at Sims Chapel Baptist Church tonight at 6:00.
Report From Greene's Chapel: Two people were saved and 12 people
rededicated their lives to the Lord! It was a great service! God
allowed the group to minister for an hour and 45 minutes and to
sing over 30 songs! It was awesome! Keep those prayers coming!
Thanks and God bless!
The Free Spirits will be singing at the benefit for Mike Byrd,
here at New Center. The benefit will be this Saturday (the 19th)
at 7pm. Paul Lambert from Praise 96.3 will be here as well. Please
be here. Remember, we are the body of Christ. We are His hands and
His feet. All that we have belongs to Him. Wonít you allow Him
to use you to be a blessing to someone in need?
a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honor of His
name: Make His praise glorious.Ē Psalm 66:1-2
continue to pray for Sister Bonnie.
pray for Caleb
Stantonís nephew) he is very sick. Also, continue to pray
for the salvation of his family.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known
unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ
Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
you have a praise report or a special prayer request that you
would like to share? Please write it down and give it to me
before Saturday. Thank you.
- Donít forget the Benefit
for Mike Byrd! Be sure and be here on March 19th at 7pm.~ Thatís
- If you would like to
participate in the choir, be back at 4:30 this afternoon for
- If you have an extra seat in
your vehicle and would like help get a child to Junior Church,
please see Bobby or April.
- Please help take care of your
church! Please remember to take your trash to the trash can.
Please donít put it in the book holders on the back of the
pew or leave it in your seat. Thank you.
If there is an upcoming event
that needs to be in the bulletin, please let me know before
New Testament times those who were actively sharing the gospel met
opposition. A case in point is Paul and Silas in Thessalonica.
According to Acts_17:1-9,
these two personal workers were persuading and converting several
people. There were, however, those who were unconvinced, and they
complained that the preaching was disruptive and upsetting. They
took their views to the authorities and ultimately the two
missionaries had to flee by night.
might be hard for us to imagine such a thing happening today. We
may believe that our beloved Bill of Rights would protect us from
such outlawing of evangelism. The reality, though, is that the
local newspaper recently reported on the front page an instance of
religious freedoms in jeopardy. The article is about an
11-year-old in the Norm school system who was told not to discuss
the Bible or pray during recess because "a parent had
complained that it was disruptive." The school district
further states that the girl had "infringed on the rights of
Clark comments, "I have seen several things take place during
recesses, both while a student and later as a substitute teacher.
Amongst other things I saw boys fighting, girls arguing, hair
being pulled, kids being picked on, and heard all kinds of foul
language. I am wondering if a girl with 'six of her friends'
reading and praying could be any more 'disruptive'
could be any more infringing on personal rights?
can remember school days with Bibles on the bookshelf and lively
religious discussions. We certainly did not consider ourselves
religious fanatics and prospects for lawsuits. What has happened?
Why are things like flag burning, Satan worship, and obscene
materials "forms of expression" protected by the Bill of
Rights, and yet an 11-year-old praying is questionable?
would Paul and Silas do in a similar situation? Would they agree
with the idea that religion should be confined to the church
building? A quick look at the text shows that in their case they
merely moved on to Berea and agitated (and converted) a few more.
is true that there are people who purposefully set out to cause
disorder. On the other hand, I have personally been threatened by
a local man simply for door
in his neighborhood. The thing we need to remember in both cases
is that Christians have never gone through a period when everyone
was encouraging them to proclaim Jesus. There have always been
those who give 'strict orders not to continue teaching.'
is in response to such charges that first century proclaimers
stood and said, "we must obey God rather than men" (Acts_5:28-29).
They knew that if they waited around on the majority vote they
would only end up talking to each other. Such a lifestyle for a
disciple was and is unsatisfactory. The command of our Lord is
still: 'Go into ALL the world,'
if the world gets a little upset."
the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David, the servant of the LORD,
who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day [that]
the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from
the hand of Saul: And he said,> I will love thee, O LORD, my
strength. The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my
deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler,
and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower. I will call
upon the LORD, [who is worthy] to be praised: so shall I be saved
from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the
floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell
compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my
distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard
my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, [even]
into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations
also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his
mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens
also, and came down: and darkness [was] under his feet. And he
rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of
the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round
about him [were] dark waters [and] thick clouds of the skies. At
the brightness [that was] before him his thick clouds passed, hail
[stones] and coals of fire. The LORD also thundered in the
heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail [stones] and coals
of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he
shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of
waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered
at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. He
delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me:
for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of
my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. He brought me forth also
into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
- Isaac received good news at
the doctor on Monday! He wonít be needing further surgery on
his eyes! Thank you for praying!
- Heather Clabo made it through
surgery just fine. The heart conditions isnít as bad as the
doctors had thought! Thank you for praying. Please continue to
pray for her and her family.
ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the
firmament of his power. Psalms 150:1
- April Sutton ~ March 8
- Ethan Helton ~ March 10
- Ruby Rose ~ March 10
- Shirley Williams ~ March 13
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for
peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.