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Church of Christ
VOLUME 47 the week of Jan 13, 2019 NUMBER 2
From Your Minister: Let’s play a game! I’ll give the definition of a word, and you will see if you can guess the word. Ready? “a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. b : one in which confidence is placed.” Reliance, confidence. Got a guess? Well, the word in question is used 170 times in the Bible. Sixty of those mentions are in the Psalms. Here’s a clue-- “Some _____ in chariots and some in horses, but we _____in the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7). How’d you do? The word is trust. Our questions of the day are “Who or what do YOU trust” “In whom or in what do YOU place YOUR foremost trust?” Yes, there are various answers to the first question, but the spiritual issue is in the word “foremost”. It’s a matter of faith! “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans15:13.) Trust God, and have a great week of joy, peace and hope!
Quotes for the Week: He who loves, trusts. ~Author Unknown
Christ will always accept the faith that puts its trust in Him. ~Andrew Murray
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. ~Corrie Ten Boom
Talk what we will of faith, if we do not trust and rely upon Him, we do not believe in Him. ~Antony Farindon
Bible Gem for the Week: Psalms 34:3 O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.
Family News: Have you visited our Facebook page? Along with pictures, articles and information, a Bible verse is featured daily. www.facebook.com/Airport Rd Church of Christ
The Tuesday morning Ladies Bible Class is studying the book of Philippians. You will be warmly welcomed!
The next fellowship date is Saturday, January 19-- Ice Skating @ the Grand Sierra. See Allison for details
If you’re not in the directory, or need a new picture, see Allison now! We will host the next area-wide singing Sunday, January27.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
Why do you need to trust in God?
God has all knowledge and all power. He foresees every struggle and has a plan to deal with every pain and difficulty that comes your way. He is all you need. So stop volleying back and forth, trusting in God and in yourself, depending on the circumstances. Put your full faith and trust in Him.
Putting your full trust in God does not mean you must lay aside intelligence and give up the power of choice. You need intelligence to discern God's Word and seek His will for your life. God wants you to choose Him--not feel obligated or enslaved to Him.
Trust in God as Caleb and Joshua did. When ten spies said it would be impossible to defeat people in the Promised Land, these two said with a loud voice: “They are tall and strong, but if we trust in God, they are just our bread. With God, we can defeat all of them.” (Read the whole story in Numbers 13 and 14.)
When you acknowledge God in every part of your life, yours will be a life well lived. Have a good day!
God, Help me trust in You completely. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer Time: Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude - an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God. ~A.W. Pink Cheri Lewis has asked us to pray for her nephew Sam who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Thanks for your prayer-care for this young man. Samantha, Norma’s nine year old great niece, had successful open heart surgery last week. We praise God, and Norma thanks all for your prayers. Please join us in praying for our Venezuelan missionaries, Darryl and Valerie Griffin as that nation continues to be going through desperate times. Please take time to read Darryl’s prayer for the people of Venezuela posted on the north bulletin board. Let us continue to pray for: Miranda Callahan, Vernon Clow, Gary Crowder, Pearl Curtis, Kevin Fosnaugh, George Harper, Marjorie Hendersen, Jerry Hendrix, Jo Ella Jones, Tammy Jones, Terry Lake, Stan and Millie McGarry, Mike and Judith McKay, Bessie Mae Miller, Suzy Pence, Grecia Ramirez, the Schriker family in N. Carolina, Al and Susan Sheehan, the Van Grimbergens, Phil Vaughn, Ken Warren and Faith Wyatt. Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, Lord, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors were.