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Church Bulletin 04/17/2005

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

April 17th, 2005


  • Tim & Melissa Dellinger ~April 11

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the LordHusbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; Ephesians 2:22 & 25

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 

  • We will be at Roaring Fork Free Will Baptist Church in Hot Springs, NC this Sunday night. Please pray for us.
  • Also, we will be recording our second CD on April 23rd at Glory Land Studios with Brother Gary McVay Producing. Please remember us in prayer.

Thanks & God Bless!

Brother Tim Parrott

The group has chosen a name for their new CD! The CD will be titled “Jesus Loves Me”.

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


  • Choir practice today at 4:30

  • The church is in need of a Sunday School director. Please see Tony if you are interested in this position.

  • Please help take care of your church! Please remember to take your trash to the trash can. Please don’t put it in the book holders on the back of the pew or leave it in your seat. Thank you.

  • Ladies, Don’t forget the Ladies’ meeting this Thursday night at 6:30. Remember to bring your sewing machines!

  • Bonnie Smith and Shirley Williams are organizing a yard sale to raise money for VBS. The yard sale will be on Saturday, April 30th. If you have something you would like to donate, please bring it by the 23rd. See Bonnie or Shirley for more information.

  • Remember to save your White 1 gallon milk jugs for VBS crafts.

If there is an upcoming event that needs to be in the bulletin, please let me know before Saturday.

Thought For Today

A Generation of Mules

"The church today is raising a whole generation of mules. They know how to sweat and to work hard but they don't know how to reproduce themselves."

It's not known who said that, but it is a statement of incredible insight. Mules are hard workers. They have carried supplies, plowed fields, pulled wagons and transported people. The only problem is that they are almost always sterile and thus cannot reproduce. They are hard workers, but they are the end of the line. They do not produce more like themselves.

The church is full of hard workers. They teach classes, serve the physical needs of others, clean up and mow the grass, cook, move tables, organize social activities, visit and even write letters and cards, and do a host of other things. There is just one problem. They don't "reproduce." They don't teach the gospel to the lost so others can become hard workers. They are the end of the line.

The real job the Lord gave us is to go into the world and "reproduce ourselves" by making disciples of others (Mat_28:18-20). It is a tough lesson to realize that you may have worked hard and yet still haven't gotten the job done. Let us say it plainly. If we are not evangelizing, we are not doing the job completely. If we are nothing more than a generation of mules, we are on the road to extinction. Hup, Mule! Gee-Haw!!!

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.  (7)  I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:  (8)  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:6-8 

Junior Church

This week, as always, we ask for your prayers in all areas of this ministry. Such as what God would have us to teach each week, what the sermon will be, what questions to ask the children during our games to review for that day and always, always, prayer that we are good examples for the kids in and out of Jr. Church. We thank God for the one soul saved last week. Please pray for little Casey. All our new Christians need to be nurtured. We "mature" Christians need to nurture. Remember him in your prayers and that each week we might rejoice in another little brother or sister coming to Christ. This week we will be teaching on "getting revenge" (not doing it, of course) and how that God wants us to handle situations in which people hurt our feelings or bully us. Pray for guidance. Thank you parents and grandparents and neighbors that are faithful to go get and bring in these children.

God bless you,

Bobby and Jr. Church staff

Special Prayer Requests

  • Please remember our church and those in leadership.

  • Please remember Wayne Gibson when you pray.

  • Pray for the physical and spiritual health of Carl Gibson

  • Please remember the ladies’ group when you pray.

  • Jim Flynn (April Sutton’s dad) had emergency surgery on Thursday. He is recovering in the hospital. Please remember him when you pray.

  • Junior Shultz has passed away (Bryan Shultz’s uncle). Please remember the Shultz Family in prayer.

True Riches

A tax assessor came one day to a poor minister of the gospel to determine the amount of taxes he would have to pay. "What do you possess?" he questioned.

"Oh, I am very wealthy," replied the minister. "List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.

The man of God replied, "First, I have everlasting life- John3:16. Second, I have a mansion in Heaven- John14:2. Thirdly, I have peace that passeth understanding- Philippians 4:7. Fourth, I have joy unspeakable- 1Peter 1:8. Fifth, I have divine love that never faileth- 1Corinthians 13:8. Sixth, I have a faithful, pious wife- Proverbs 31:10. Seventh, I have healthy, happy, obedient children- Exodus 20:12. Eighth, I have true, loyal friends- Proverbs 18:24. Ninth, I have songs in the night- Psalms 42:8. Tenth, I have a crown of life awaiting- James1:12."

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