Bulletin 5/13/12

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The Glenpool church of Christ honors mothers this Sunday. Be sure to be our guest for this special Lord’s day and show your mother the honor she deserves.

To My Mother
by Robert Louis Stevenson

You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.

And now for the Sunday morning sermon text:
Luke 1:30-31 (ESV) And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.



Bulletin 5/6/12

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A Special Prison Ministry Contribution will be taken this Sunday morning. The collection plates will be passed a second time after the regular collection. The collected funds will help to pay for the postage and expense of the correspondence materials used by Bill Hamrick in the prisons.

Click here for an article on Baptism that goes along with the Sunday morning sermon.

Click here for the links to the audio files from the recent Creation themed Gospel Meeting at Cleveland, OK.

And now for the Sunday morning sermon text:
Ephesians 4:4-6 (ESV) There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call– one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.



Bulletin 4/29/12

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Remember that this is a Fifth Sunday, so …

A Special Building Fund Contribution will be taken Sunday morning. The collection plates will be passed a second time after the regular collection.

A Potluck Dinner will follow the morning worship assembly. Group Byers is responsible for clean up afterwards.

The Afternoon Worship Assembly will be begin at 1 PM. There will be no 5 PM service this Sunday.

And now for the Sunday morning sermon text:
Deuteronomy 15:4-5 (ESV) But there will be no poor among you; for the LORD will bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess– if only you will strictly obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all this commandment that I command you today.



Bulletin 4/22/12

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Bible class teachers: Remember our Teacher Appreciation Dinner this Sunday night after services.

Why God Made Teachers
When God created teachers,
He gave us special friends
To help us understand His world
And truly comprehend
The beauty and the wonder
Of everything we see,
And become a better person
With each discovery.
When God created teachers,
He gave us special guides
To show us ways in which to grow
So we can all decide
How to live and how to do
What’s right instead of wrong,
To lead us so that we can lead
And learn how to be strong.
Why God created teachers,
In His wisdom and His grace,
Was to help us learn to make our world
A better, wiser place.



Bulletin 4/8/12

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I’m actually preaching on the Passover and the Resurrection on Sunday in an attempt to take advantage of an opportunity to reach visitors. As you know I’m all for rabbits and eggs (especially if made of chocolate), but this weeks bulletin contains some interesting facts that should be considered when thinking about Easter. Here are a few additional thoughts on Easter adapted from Doug Dingley in this week’s Cleveland Contender:

  • The word “Easter” is completely and forever foreign to Scripture; that it never even once occurs in most modern translations of the Bible such as the American Standard, New American Standard, English Standard, or New King James versions, or even in the New International Version, and etc.
  • The only time “Easter” ever occurs in Scripture is in the original and otherwise very reliable 1611 King James Version, where it occurs only once (Acts 12:4), and then only as a complete mistranslation of the Greek word “pascha,” which means “Passover,” as it was so correctly translated the other 28 times it occurs therein.
  • “Easter” itself was originally a celebration of Estra, the pagan false goddess of fertility (hence the bunny), which the Catholic Church then confiscated, combined, and configured into their already compromised and corrupted form of “Christianity.”
  • In so celebrating, Protestants are not actually protesting (as their name is meant to imply) unbiblical Catholic doctrine, but fully promoting and perpetuating it.
  • Jesus Himself told us all, very clearly, completely, and concisely, exactly how His faithful followers were to remember Him (Luke 22:14-20), and those followers show us an example of how often He is to be remembered (Acts 20:7).


  • Bulletin 4/1/12

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    The first quarter of the year 2012 is already over! Check out dates for activities and projects that we have planned for the second quarter and beyond!

    What are the odds that we will have a “foolish” sermon for April Fool’s Day? 100%! Here are a few verses to read in preparation.

    Proverbs 14:7 (ESV) Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
    Proverbs 17:12 (ESV) Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly.
    Proverbs 23:9 (ESV) Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words.



    Bulletin 3/25/12

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    It’s time for our Family Growth Seminar! Be sure to make plans to attend and invite others!

    You can read more about Steve Schinnerer, our guest speaker for the Family Growth Seminar, by clicking here or reading the inside of this week’s bulletin..

    Psalm 127 (ESV) Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.



    Bulletin 3/18/12

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    Invitation postcards and flyers are available in the foyer for our upcoming Family Growth Seminar. Be sure to make plans to attend and invite others!

    You can read more about Steve Schinnerer, our guest speaker for the Family Growth Seminar, by clicking here.

    Matthew 16:13-19 (ESV) Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

    Bulletin 3/11/12

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    Invitation postcards and flyers are available in the foyer for our upcoming Family Growth Seminar. Be sure to make plans to attend and invite others!

    You can read more about Steve Schinnerer, our guest speaker for the Family Growth Seminar, by clicking here.

    Proverbs 23:29-36 (ESV) Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things. You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, like one who lies on the top of a mast. “They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I must have another drink.”

    Bulletin 3/4/12

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    Time to get excited about the Bible Bowl!

    1 Peter 4:1-5 (ESV) Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

    1 Peter 2:4-9 (ESV) As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.