May 5, 2002 Volume 51 - 18

FENNELL VISITOR

Fennell Avenue

Church of Christ

WELCOME

Welcome to everyone. We pray that everyone will be encouraged and edified by our time together today and that God will be pleased with our worship to Him.

Our speakers today will be:

Morning Worship Jamie Azzoparde

Evening Worship Jamie Azzoparde

 

STEP BY STEP

He does not lead me year by year,

Not even day by day.

But step by step my path unfolds;

My Lord directs the way.

Tomorrow's plans I do not know,

I only know this minute;

But He will say, This is the way.

By faith now walk ye in it.

And I am glad that it is so,

Today's enough to bear;

And when tomorrow comes, His grace

Shall far exceed its care.

What need to worry then, or fret?

The God who gave His Son

Holds all my moments in His hand,

And gives them one by one.

B.C. Ryberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Notes

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Wes Taylor, Jack Hoover, Don and Sylvia Snure, Becky Morgan, Billie and Jack Cartwright Bonnie Pucklewartz and Lynda Russell.

BULLETIN ITEMS: If you have any items for the bulletin for the month of May, please give them to Dianne Gardner.

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES: There is a list on the back bulletin board for monthly activities. If you are able to plan and host an activity please sign the list.

CALENDARS: Please mark your calendars for the following events:

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

"He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed." Proverbs 13:20

"Birds of a feather flock together." "You can tell a man by the company he keeps." We tend to become like the people we live and associate with. The Dutch have a proverb: "He that lives with cripples learn to limp." The Spanish say it like this: "He that lies down with dogs rises up with fleas."

Timothy became a preacher of the Word because he was raised by a devout mother and grandmother, and because he associated with a great preacher. The prodigal son destroyed his reputation because he formed companionship with fools. The rulers and elders in Jerusalem were amazed at Peter and John because they knew them to be ignorant and unlearned men, but "they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13)

David gives us an insight into the progressive influence of our companionship when he writes: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." (Psa. 1:1) Notice the progression: walketh...standeth...sitteth. Gradually but surely we tend to become more and more like those with whom we associate.

The apostles became more and more like Jesus as they associated with Him. But Judas, you say, didn't. That's right, but the record makes it plain that Judas walked with the chief priests and elders. He destroyed himself with such companionship.

"For All Things Are Yours" by Jack Exum