loving God, loving people

 and bringing the two together

Airport Road

Church of Christ 

                        ~The Airport Road Church of Christ~
          Loving God, loving people and bringing the two together

    VOLUME 49         Sunday, Sept.25, 2022          Number 38
FROM YOUR MINISTER:  The title of our featured poem today is “A Welcome Journey” It is so true that life is a journey. But, I am convinced that it need not be drudgery! Our brother Stan is teaching me that life can be an adventure! Years ago a few of us were backpacking for several days above Bridgeport. On the first morning, we began in the desert and we climbed and climbed and finally reached the forest. Our plan was to put in a few miles and find an appropriate place to camp for the first night. All of a sudden here came lightning and thunder with no amount of time between the two! Rain came by the bucketsful! I began fretting. “How will we ever pitch our tents in this? There will be no dry wood to burn! We can’t even cook dinner!” All of a sudden, Stan comes up behind me with a big smile and a spring in his step. “Wow, isn’t this great? What an adventure!” In what I saw was a catastrophe, Stan saw as a positive thing,,, an adventure! Keep teaching us, brother, and don’t give up!

QUOTES FOR THE WEEK:  The adventure of the Christian life begins when we dare to do what we would never tackle without Christ. ~William Penn
            God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile. ~Max Lucado
            Faith is not merely a journey for the feet, but a journey for the heart. ~A.W. Tozer
            Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure. ~John Paul II         

THIS WEEK FROM THE BIBLE:  Ex 31:13  You must keep My Sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, so that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.

FAMILY NEWS:
Ladies, please notice information on the bulletin board for the Foothills Church of Christ Ladies Retreat in Truckee Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Reservations are required.      
The Van Grimbergens ask us to mark our calendars for their annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 29 at 3; 00 pm at their home in Stagecoach.
We extend our good wishes to Jan Miller as she visits her daughter in South Dakota.


A WELCOME JOURNEY

Our life seems to be a long journey;
Though time is not measured by God,
It’s one short span towards eternal
On a path we’ve been given to trod.

God planned for this earthly journey;
Yet at times we may stray off His track,
Then give thanks for sending His Spirit
Never failing to soon bring us back.

God tested with trials on this journey;
Like fire refining purest gold,
Preserving our faith in His promise
From Baptism day until old.

God gifted a map for this journey;
Wrote down in His book at the start,
Sustaining our soul with such grace,
His word is a lamp for our heart.

There will be no end to our journey;
Jesus walked on earth to redeem,
He’s waiting to welcome us home
With wonders that we’ve never seen!

 ~Robert  Lee Larson Dayton,Nevada                                                                      

Life is a journey – and the Christian life is a greatest journey of all. It’s not always easy or fun, but as believers we know that God will help us through those patches of rough roadway, no streetlights, and broken bridges. If you’re feeling weary in your journey, take courage – your guide is Jesus, and your final destination is Heaven! - Jack Wellman

PRAYER TIME: Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. ~D.L. Moody Our sister Ruth Kromka sends her love to all and thanks you for your prayers as she is in the hospital. Please be praying for Arin Reiutz who is in the hospital being treated for food poisoning. Hank Frohlich is now living with his son and seems to be improving. Please keep him in prayer.  Former member Harlan Paslay (now of Yuba City) asks us to pray for his wife’s granddaughter Carissa who is having serious surgery this week. As the pandemic continues, we pray for all those affected, first responders, and healthcare workers. We are thankful for the progress being made! Please continue praying for Aulika and Mickey, Diana Buffaloe, Gary Crowder’s son Reuben, James Fisher’s mother Mary, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, Marjorie Hendersen, Ken Jarman, Ruth and John Kromka,  Grecia and Tristan Ramirez, Al Sheehan, the Van Grimbergens, Kim Wilson, and John Wood.  We are blessed to be able to pray for others! Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

 



                     ~The Airport Road Church of Christ~
          Loving God, loving people and bringing the two together
    VOLUME 49         Sunday, Sept.18, 2022          Number 37

FROM YOUR MINISTER:  The title of our featured article today is “The Paraclete”. When writers translated Jesus’ words into Greek, this is what He called the Holy Spirit whom He would send. The word means one who is called alongside. The article mentions several words translators use for this term. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter offering us peace and strength. He is our Counselor with advice and wisdom. As our Advocate, He represents and defends us. And as Intercessor, He goes to the Father on our behalf. Through His Spirit God is with us and for us! We praise His Holy Name!

QUOTES FOR THE WEEK:  When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, "I can't." - Oswald Chambers

            The Spirit changes people. - R. C. Sproil

The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people. - A. W. Tozer

            Don't let obstacles along the road to eternity shake your confidence in God's promise. The Holy Spirit is God's seal that you will arrive. - David Jeremiah       

THIS WEEK FROM THE BIBLE:  Genesis 50:18-20   Then his brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

 FAMILY NEWS: Several of our folks are traveling and will be missed.

The Beaches are in Seattle to see their first great grandchild. The Fosnaughs are in Missouri to meet their first great grandchild as well. The Weldens are in Boulder, Colorado as Linda cares for a granddaughter and Fred goes birding. The Wills are in Texas visiting their son and family. My all enjoy and safely return!

Ladies, please notice information on the bulletin board for the Foothills Church of Christ Ladies Retreat in Truckee Sept. 30-Oct. 2.  Reservations are required.      

The Van Grimbergens ask us to mark our calendars for their annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 29 at 3;00 pm  at their home in Stagecoach.

THE  PARACLETE                                      bY Max Lucado
Jesus doesn't want us to think of the Holy Spirit as an it or a thing. The Spirit is a person.

[Jesus spoke to his disciples and said,] "If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn't looking for him and doesn't recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans — I will come to you (John 14:15-19 NLT).

According to one study, only four people in ten believe that the Spirit is a divine person. The rest of those surveyed either didn't have an opinion or chose to believe the Spirit is more like a power surge than a divine being who empowers and teaches us.

Can you join me in a pledge? "I hereby resolve never to call the Holy Spirit an it."

The Spirit is a person. And Jesus calls him the Paraclete. Now, translators land on different yet similar translations for this Greek word: Comforter, Counselor, Advocate, or Intercessor. But the central message is the same: we are not alone.

[Jesus continued teaching his disciples,] "I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative — that is, the Holy Spirit — he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you (John 14:25-26).
                                                                       ~heartlight.org

PRAYER TIME: Father, we Praise you Reverently and in Awe as we seek Your Eternal  Reward! Please hear this PRAYER. We were greatly blessed to have Lillie Goodson back with us last Sunday! Adding to that blessing was the fact that Diana Buffaloe was visiting! We continue praying for her treatment and recovery. Hank Frohlich is now living with his son and seems to be improving. Please keep him in prayer.  Former member Harlan Paslay (now of Yuba City) asks us to pray for his wife’s granddaughter Carissa who is having serious surgery later this month. As the pandemic continues, we pray for all those affected first responders, and healthcare workers. We are thankful for the progress being made! Please continue praying for Aulika and Mickey, Gary Crowder’s son Reuben, James Fisher’s mother Mary, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, Marjorie Hendersen, Ken Jarman, Ruth and John Kromka,  Grecia and Tristan Ramirez, Al Sheehan, the Van Grimbergens, Kim Wilson, and John Wood.  We are blessed to be able to pray for others! Habakkuk 3:2 Lord, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.