"Fundamental in Doctrine, Traditional in Worship, and Rich in Christian Love"

Monthly Devotions


April 2017
March 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
April 2016



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April 2017
Easter
Barney Wimer


Ask the typical person on the street what the meaning of Easter is and you will probably get answers that vary from chicks to bunnies to eggs. While these answers are not really the answer to the meaning of Easter, there is an element of truth to their answers.

Eggs, bunnies, and chicks all symbolize new life. They either are not yet hatched or they are very young and full of potential. The very first Easter was also full of that potential. The resurrection of our Lord demonstrated beyond question that life everlasting was God's gift to each one of us - if.

If we will give ourselves to God's Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior and Lord, God has promised that He will give us, among other gifts, the gift of eternal life. Easter. What's in it for you? Everything!
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March 2017
The Gift of Grace
Barney Wimer


GRACE. Someone has written that grace can be understood as:

God's
Riches
At
Christ's
Expense

While that is an easy way to remember what grace is all about, it is really somewhat incomplete when speaking of God's Grace. There is much more. "The blessings of the Gospel are all gifts of the Divine grace" of God. Everything we enjoy as Christians is a result of God's Grace. The means and end of our salvation is dependent upon the Grace of God. Did anyone ever believe in the Lord who never heard of him? Did anyone ever love another whom he/she has never seen, nor ever heard? "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." All of this - and more - is the Grace of God.
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December 2016
HE is the Reason
Barney Wimer


What are the meanings of the words "Jesus" and "Christ?"

Jesus
The word "Jesus" is the Latinized form of the Hebrew word for "Joshua" and means approximately "God will save." The early church fathers liked to point out the parallel between the Joshua of the Old Testament who led his people across the Jordan River into the promised land and the Jesus of the New Testament who by His death and resurrection led the New Israel (the Church) through the waters of baptism to salvation.

Christ
The title "Christ" is from the Greek version of a Hebrew verb meaning "the anointed one" or "the Messiah." The combination of the name "Jesus" and the title "Christ" confirmed the affirmation that Jesus of Nazareth was in fact the Messiah of Jewish expectation. At this time of year we need to remember and proclaim that "Jesus is the Christ" and "Jesus is the reason for the season."
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November 2016
Reach Out and Touch
Barney Wimer


Thanksgiving is that time of the year when we consider all of the things for which we can be thankful.

What is it that you can be thankful for today and every day? Can you be thankful for your Christian family? Can you be thankful for your physical family? Can you be thankful for your health? Can you be thankful for......?

Give some thought about for what and who and then consider all of the people, situations, things, etc. for which you can be thankful. And then share what you are thankful for with others.
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October 2016
Reach Out and Touch
Barney Wimer


"How long has it been since you touched someone for Jesus?" "Who have you touched for Jesus?" "Who will you touch for Jesus today?"

"Touching" can take the form of many different approaches. Some people really do like to hug others - that's touching. Some people shake hands - that's touching. Some people "touch" through speaking to others - expressing love, grief support, counsel, or in other ways.

Whatever "touch" you choose - choose one. Touch others for Jesus every day. Touch others with the love of Christ daily. Touch, Touch, Touch for Jesus' sake.
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September 2016
Meek or Weak?
Barney Wimer


"Meek" and "weak" may rhyme but that is where the similarity ends. The world equates meek with weak. The Bible doesn't. The world says "assert yourself." The Bible says, "submit yourself to the will of God." The world says, "if you are meek you are weak." The Bible says, "the meek shall inherit the earth."

Which would you rather be - assert yourself now and be out of God's will; do what you want in this life and lose the inheritance God has promised? The answer seems to be obvious. But in this world of "instant gratification" it is hard to wait for future rewards. We want it all now.

God, however, says "wait." What are you willing to do?
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August 2016
Change
Barney Wimer


To some, the word "Change" is a welcome word. To others, "Change" is an unwelcome word. What does this word bring to your mind?

Change is all around us. We change our mind. We change our clothes. We change where we live. We change automobiles. We change occupations. We change a lot of things throughout our lives. The year changes. The seasons change. The months change. The weather changes.

For some of us change is easy. For others change comes with great difficulty. What we need to remember is that life is full of changes. So the secret to change is to enjoy the newness that comes with change. Enjoy the new opportunities that change brings. Enjoy the new people we will meet with change.

Throughout all the changes that happen in life the good news is found in Malachi 3:6 - "I the Lord do not change."
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July 2016
The Lord's Supper
Barney Wimer


In the early church the Lord's Supper was a simple ceremony. The common elements of everyday diet were shared by those who sat around the table. Included in this simple event were three very important elements of worship.

First, it was a commemoration. This event constituted a continuing memorial to Jesus Christ. The things He had done were called to mind.

Second, it was a thanksgiving. The participants expressed through prayer their gratitude to God the gift of His Son in the person of Jesus.

Third, it was a fellowship. This was a mutual experience in which Christians felt akin to one another and to Him whom they worshipped.

Each Lord's Day let's all worship at the Lord's Table with these three elements in mind.
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April 2016
What are Christian Churches or Churches of Christ, anyway?
D. Burris


Our congregation is locally governed as an Independent body of 'Christians' only, with a desire to be fundamental (Bible based) in doctrine, traditional in worship and loving in a family setting.

Our Unique Plea

What do we preach? We plead for the unity of all followers of Christ. This was the ideal of Christ for His church. He prayed "May they all be one, as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee." (John 17:21) This unity should not only be in spirit but in reality; it is to be like that between the Father and the Son - a unity in purpose, spirit, and practice, in which all "speak the same things." (I Cor. 1:10)

This plea - to restore the church of the New Testament was begun some 150 years ago by different men in various areas whose mottoes are still true.

"Where the scriptures speak, we speak; where the scriptures are silent, we are silent."
"In essentials, unity, in non-essentials, liberty, in all things, love."

(copied from "The Position of Christian Churches", by Ronald A. Nash)

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9:45 am - Bible School Opening and Classes for all ages

10:45 am - Worship Service

6:00 pm - Evening Service

*Nursery (3 and under) available during Bible study and Worship*

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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Hebrews 10:25