CHURCH OF CHRIST
April 22, 2001
'Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual
fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient
in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's
people who are in need. Practice hospitality"
Schedule of Services
Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.
Worship I 1.00 a.m.
Worship 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
321 East 27h Street (at Fennell) Hamilton, Ontario, LSV 3G8
Minister: Guy Stopard
Office: 905-385-5775, Home: 905-318-0102
Welcome to everyone. We are pleased for the presence of everyone today and pray that God will find our worship to Him pleasing and acceptable. If you are visiting with us, you are especially welcome, and we invite you to return often.
Top Five Everyday Evangelism Tips
I. Look at other people as those for whom Jesus died.
2. Pray for three specific people by name every day, asking God to use you to draw them to Christ.
3. Tell people how being a Christian gives your life meaning and purpose.
4. Build friendships with non-Christians. Watch for opportunities to help them and their families.
5 . God is the great evangelist. You only sow the seeds, but He makes them grow. Do what you can to tell others. God will bring the harvest, for He has promised that His Word will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:1 1)
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an
answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." I Peter 3:15
Service Schedule for Next S@ - At)ril 29, 2001
Announcements - D. Jaggard
Song Leader - B. Hibbard
Prayer A.M. - D. Jaggard
Lord's Table - C. Gardner
Reader - F. Tubman
Emblem Bearers - M. Tubman, S. Budai
Cups - M. Cook, D. Gardner
Next Ladies' Class - May 8
Next Potluck - April 29
News and Notes
The Seppenwoolde family at the death of Bill's mother. The Bonneville family at the death of Ian, Bob Hibbard, Cliff Simmons, Harold Rutledge, Jeff Cox, Betty Saunders, George Layman, Brian Meener, Audrey Cox, Joey Merling, Don Snure, Becky Morgan, Billie and Jack Cartwright, those with colds or the flu.
Birthday wishes go out to Peggy Prowse and Marilyn Johnson who celebrate on the 25th and to Olivia Klassen who celebrates on the 28th.. We hope that you all have great birthdays!
ANNIVERSARY: We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the Shaboluks who are celebrating a wedding anniversary on the 27h. May God continue to bless you both.
INISTRY MEETING: Everyone is encouraged to attend the Inreach/Outreach Ministry meeting on Tues. May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the building.
POTLUCK NEXT SUNDAY- Just a reminder that the monthly
potluck is scheduled for next Sunday following the morning
worship service. Everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy a meal and a time of fellowship together.
PANTRV MPX4 PnO MONTH: Our food pantry still remains quite bare as the surplus food was donated to the "Neighbour to Neigbour" program recently. For this reason we are still requesting that you bring miscellaneous items.
Apr. 27-28 - GLCC Youth Rally
Apr. 29 - Potluck
May 26 - Bible Bowl
God doesn't love lion because flou alre important.
you are important because God loves lion.
Three Stages of Perfection
1. Perfect Relationship
We are perfect because of our eternal union with the infinitely perfect Christ. When we become His children, we are declared "not guilty" and thus righteous because of what Christ, God's beloved Son, has done for us. This perfection is absolute and unchangeable, and it is this perfect relationship that guarantees that one day we will be "completely perfect" (below). See Colossians 2:8-10, Hebrews 10:8-14
2. Perfect Progress
We can grow and mature spiritually as we continue to trust Christ, learn more about him, draw closer to him, and obey him. Our progress is changeable (in contrast to our relationship, above) because it depends on our daily walk - at times in life we mature more than at other times. But we are growing toward perfection if we "keep working" (Philippians 3:12). These good deeds do not perfect us- rather, as God perfects us, we do good deeds for him. See Philippians 3:1-15.
3. Completely Perfect
When Christ returns to take us into his eternal kingdom, we will be glorified and made completely perfect. See Philippians 3:20-21
All phases of perfection are grounded in faith in Christ and what he has done not what we can do for him. We cannot perfect ourselves; only God can work in and through us to "continue his work until it is finally finished on that day Christ Jesus comes back again. Philippians 1:6
Life Application Study Bible
(submitted by Tom Moore)
April 22, 2001 Volume 4 - 16