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Church Bulletin 03-13-2005

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

March 13th, 2005

 
ďAnd 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)
 

Fishing for Men

In 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!
 

Free Spirits Gospel Singers
Spreading Godís word through song
www.FreeSpiritsGospelSingers.com 

We will be at Sims Chapel Baptist Church tonight at 6:00.

Praise 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!

Brother Tim

Also, 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?

 

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

 

Special Prayer Requests

  • Please continue to pray for Sister Bonnie.

  • Please pray for Caleb Washam (Shirley 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

  • Do 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 this Saturday!!
  • If you would like to participate in the choir, be back at 4:30 this afternoon for practice.
  • 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 Saturday.

Thought For Today

Upsetting the World

During 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.

It 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 other students."

Greg 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' or could be any more infringing on personal rights?

"I 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?

"What 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.

"It 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 knocking 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.' It 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,' even if the world gets a little upset."

 

Psalms 18:1-19

To 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.
 

Praise Report

  • 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.

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