CHURCH OF CHRIST
JUNE 3, 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 27" Street (at Fennel'l' ) Hamilton, Ontario, LSV 3G8
Minister: Guy Stopard
Ofrice: 905-385-5775, Home: 905-318-0102
Welcome to everyone. We pray that God will be glorified this day and that all will benefit richly from having worshipped together. If you are visiting with us, we extend a special welcome to you and invite you to remm often.
GrowingStronger in HIM"
This is truly a world of tears, and
disappointments, but God gives us the ability to rise above it - causing our faith to become stronger as we trust Him more! These times of discouragement can become mornents of greater strength - when we remember that He wi I I never leave, or forsake those who love Him.
Our prayer shall be, 'Lord, help my faith, and trust in You to grow. May my love for You increase more each day. May.I continue to@ keep my thoughts and actions pure for Your continued indwelling.
Only by the price; already paid in full by Jesus, the Son of God; can I possibly be pure - forgiven of all the past sins that have such a hold - but Jesus, knowing my struggle against evil, is the extra strength I require to carry on.
Thank You, Lord, for being with me through it all. May I praise You, and honour You all my days, that Jesus may be glorif ied.
Brother Aubmy Hibbard wrote this short@ before his passing in 1995
Subrnitted by Bob Hibbard
Service Schedule for Next Sunday - June 10, 2001
Announcernents - G. Stopard
Song Leader - D. Jaggard
Prayer A.M. - F. Tubman
Lord's Table - B. lebbard
Reader - M. Tubnian
Emblem Bearers - W. Taylor, T. Moore
Cups - C. Jaggard, D. Gardner
Next Potluck - June 24
News and Notes
REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Dolly Hoover, Dorothy Pearson,
Isabel's brother, Alex, Cliff Simmons, Jeff Cox, Betty
Saunders, George Layman, Brian Meener, Audrey Cox, Don
Snure, Becky Morgan, Billie and Jack Cartwright, Eduardo
Hernandez, Dean Thompson, those with colds or the flu.
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER BANQUET: All the ladies are invited to an evening of study and fellowship and to share a meal together (potluck) tomorrow (June 4) at 6 p.m. at the building. All mothers are encouraged to bring their daughters and vice versa. If you need further details please see Crystal.
PROGRESSIVE DINNER: A Progressive Dinner is planned for June 9. Please sign the list posted if you would like to host one of the courses for this. Please see Frank Tubman for further details.
ALSO REMEMBER: Volunteers to go to El Salvador, the grass cutting schedule that is posted, the food pantry. Also, we need to supply 75 dozen forthe week of July f5 -2 1. Please bnng your contributions in on July 8th or July 15th morning to be taken to camp.
KEY TO THE KINGDOM
SUNDAY 12:30 P.M.
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 Bible)
(submitted by Tom Moore)
June 3, 2001 Volume 4 - 22