Bulletin for Sunday 05/31/2009
With Robert Prater
Recently in a Wednesday evening Bible class we examined Exodus 1-3. In doing so we came across the verse in Exodus 1:8 that reads: “Now there arose a new King over
who did not know Joseph.” In Acts 7:18 Luke, through inspiration employed this passage as he recorded Stephen’s great sermon. With few words, Stephen traced Hebrew history from Abraham on past Moses. Egypt
We remember how in Exodus, the children of
Israelwere enslaved in the . Many years earlier, their ancestor Joseph saved the country from one of the worse famines in early recorded history. Joseph was a national hero and as a reward, Pharaoh allowed Joseph’s people to live in the land. However, as time passed, it says that there was a pharaoh that did not know Joseph. He did not really forget, but the significance of what Joseph had done lost meaning as time passed. As a result, the pharaoh enslaved the same people who had saved his nation so many years earlier. landof Egypt
This new Egyptian king’s relationship with
was not based on gratitude like his predecessor had been. Now, in Acts 7:18, Stephen seems to use one of his points of contrast in building his case for Jesus. Whereas Joseph and his brethren were accepted and appreciated by an earlier pharaoh, they were rejected by a later pharaoh. Israel
Because of this,
needed a deliverer. This deliverer was found in Moses – but not until Moses would realize his humility before God. When Moses tried at age forty to be a deliverer, the next day when he appeared and attempted to settle a dispute among his own brethren, he was rebuked and asked, “Who made you a ruler and judge over us.” (Acts 7:27) Israel
It was the point Stephen was making about the rejection of Moses that led to his implication – as Moses was rejected by his brethren, Jesus who was greater than Moses, was rejected by His own people – the very ones Stephen was addressing.
The question we need to always be asking ourselves is ”Are we guilty of rejecting Jesus or are we willing to stand with Jesus at the very cost of our life like Stephen?” May we all live by the same love, gratitude and sacrifice spoken by the apostle Paul: “For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all die,” and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” (2 Cor. 5:14-15)
-- Robert -- (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dennis Taylor is doing well following a stroke. He and Frances are continuing to live with their children for the time being.
Harvey Moore is responding well to his new medication. He and Carletta may get to return to
Hazel Lee Behrnes stays under sedation and sleeps most of the time.
Please remember in prayer our cancer, chemo, & radiation treatment patients: Hazel Lee Behrnes, Juanita Combs, and Harvey Moore.
Mystery Trip time! We are leaving Friday evening at 6:00 pm from the building for our adventure. Okay guys and girls, here’s what you need: Bible, medical release, sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes, towel, tooth brush, deodorant, etc., sturdy shoes (not just flip flops), extra pillow case, helmet (bike, skate board, climbing, etc.), flashlight, snacks, games, movies (nothing but G or PG), There, I think that’s everything!
This is gonna’ be fun! Teens, take this chance to unwind a little bit before camp and other things get us busy this summer. If you have any questions about the trip, call me!
COMING YOUTH EVENTS
June 1, Mon – AWTG @ Blanchard
June 7-13, Burnt Cabin
June 15, Mon – AWTG Fittstown
June 29, Mon. –
AWTG Pauls Valley
BURNT CABIN – JUNE 7 - 13
Camp applications are on the teen bulletin board!
Phyllis Scheidt – 90th !!!
Emma Wilson – 90th !!!
June Lowe – 90th !!!
Bertha Ann Young
Jim & Linda Carpenter – 41st
Jim & Cathy Pettyjohn – 50th
Scott & Tamara Perry – 16th
Bill & Cathy Rose – 11th
Glendon & Juanita Combs – 63rd
Ben & Alice Salter – 40th
Chris & Karen Hilditch – 31st
Smiley & Nancy Irelan – 43rd
Kenneth & Sarah Epley – 56th
Dwyane & Marcia Dennis – 50th
Floyd & Juanita Davis – 59th
We extend best wishes to those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in June. We especially congratulate Phyllis Scheidt, Emma Wilson, and June Lowe on their 90th birthdays and to those celebrating milestone anniversaries: Ben and Alice Salter on their 40th, Jim and Cathy Pettyjohn, Dwyane and Marcia Dennis on their 50th. Just look at how long our couples have been married! It isn’t just the month of June; it’s a noticeable thing every month. It’s a great testimony of the tremendous contribution Christianity makes to the success of marriage.
This day I will marry my best friend,
The one I laugh with, live for, love.
Jessica Marie Dame
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dame
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bryant
Hope that you will join in this celebration
On Friday, the twenty-sixth of June
Two thousand and nine
At seven o’clock in the evening
of Christ Choctaw Church
14998 E. Reno Ave.
of Christ Eastside Church
(Jessica is the granddaughter of Betty Emery)
May 31, Search: “Walking In the Spirit”
June 1-3, Tipton Truck, needed supplies: cereal, Canola oil, catsup, canned pear halves, Lime-away, Scrubbing Bubbles, Windex, liquid laundry soap, toilet tissue, and presweetened Kool-Aid.
June 4-6, Quest,
, Ken Jones, Richard May, Rich Little Oklahoma Christian University
June 7, Search: “The Power of His Resurrection”
June 7-13, Central’s week at Burnt Cabin
June 14, Search: “God’s Message in the Cross”
July 13-17, Central’s
Vacation Bible School
July 18-28, Nicaragua Mission supplies: small sample sizes of soap, deodorant, shampoo (No Conditioners), lotions, safety razors, wash cloths, combs, Band-aids, barrettes and ribbons for the girl’s hair.
LAST WEEK’S RECORD
Bible School 131
Worship Service 194
Sunday Evening 104
Wednesday Evening 110
SERVING THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Announcements: Dale Beard
Opening Prayer: Robby Kinsey
Song Director: Michael Michener
Scripture: Wade Baskin
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Bob Perry
SERVING AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Brian Nipper Bob Seikel
Kenton McGalliard Greg Beal
AT THE BACK OF AUDITORIUM
James Reeves Keith Lawrence
Gene Norton Ron Taffe
Foyer: Gene & Dorothy Norton
Elevator: Ron & Debbie Taffe
Molly Gettle & Diane Lawerance
ASSISTING OUTSIDE ELEVATOR DOOR
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE
Opening Prayer: Tim McGalliard
Song Director: Michael Michener
Sermon: Robert Prater
Closing Prayer: Austin Beard
AT THE LORD’S TABLE
Jon Merritt Tracy Gettle
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE
Classes for all ages
Song Director: Steve Kelly
If unable to serve this week, notify
Frank Romberg – 273-1297