I love to watch those shows on television where people go
to a garage sale or a flea market and they purchase stuff that is on its way to
the dumpster. Most people would consider it junk, but the owners set it out for
other people to sort through in hopes of making a little money from their trash
before it is hauled off.
But when someone with an eye for beauty stumbles across an
item that catches their eye, they rescue it from impending doom, negotiate a
price with the owner, take it home, and then convert it into something of
Some of the items that are restored have taken on a whole
new life. These previously condemned sale items become very attractive
decorations, retro furniture, or artistic knickknacks. All they needed was for
someone to see the value in them, make the purchase, and restore them to their
Jesus did the same for us when He purchased us with His
blood. Every one of us is already on the way to the eternal trash heap, but God
sees the value in our worn out, damaged lives. He has chosen and purchased us
with Christ's shed blood, so that He can restore and transform us into
something of infinite worth.
Without Christ, we are damaged goods and good for nothing,
but because of what Jesus did for us, we have been redeemed with a price.
Because of this, and the infinite skill of the Artist, the condemned sinner
finds his true worth.
1 Corinthians 6:20
You were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
** Please join us for potluck and early service as we welcome our new
** Our monthly movie night is this evening, featuring “Overcomer” and
starting at 5:00. Snacks are welcome.
** The mentoring program will start this Wednesday, January 22nd, at 3:45. If you are
willing to help and have any questions, please call the office.
** Sunset International Bible Institute will be conducting a workshop
January 22-25 with the theme Preach the Word. To register, go to www.sibi.cc/workshop.
** Ladies, you are invited to a brunch this Saturday morning, January
25th, from 9-11 in the fellowship hall.
** Ladies, the men of our congregation invite you to their annual
Valentine’s Breakfast on February 8th at 8:00.
** Please mark your calendar for the Valentine Banquet on Sunday
evening, Feb. 9th, at 5:00. More details will be coming. We need someone in charge
of decorating and planning. If you can help in that area, please talk to Anna
or the office.
** If you know of any changes to our college student’s addresses,
please let the church office know. We will be sending them Valentines next
Culwell, aunt of Vicki Littlefield, passed away last Sunday. Her funeral
service was last Thurs., Jan. 16th.
** Gary Moore, cousin of Vicki Littlefield, also passed away Sunday.
His funeral service was yesterday, Jan. 18th.
** We extend our sympathy to Don and Gaye Young on the passing of
their grandson, Logan Underwood, last Tuesday.
** Linda Hayhurst’s family would appreciate your prayers as she
struggles with serious health issues.
** Jay Jennings had day surgery last Tuesday. The surgery went well
and he is home and doing fine.
** Yvonne Nevins had two stents put in last Wed. She is now home and
we are thankful she is doing well.
** In order to better serve emergency health issues, please let the office
know if you have a pacemaker.
Also keep these people in your
hearts and prayers:
men and women, AIM Mission Teams, College Students, Ray
Jennings, Darla Young, Gaye Young, Melody Jennings, Linda Hodges, Lanelle Dovel, Dwight
Rampley, Wynelle Waldo, David George, Janet Wright, Butch Moore, Bill Huff, Don
Elliott, Terry Cash, Margaret Huff, Sean Chambers, Linda Hayhurst, Cory Calhoun, Lena
Allison, Yvonne Nevins, Haley Klein, Noe Jackson, Mickey White, Jim Kiker, Charles
McKone, Carolyn Cox
Allison Toby Brown
Larry Stewart Daryl Tucker
Richard Combest Ross
Bobby Moudy Danny Tucker
Johnson Delphine Ruiz
Because the Lord is my
Shepherd, I have everything
I need! He lets me rest in
meadow grass and leads me
beside the quiet streams.
19th - Potluck and Early Service
Sunday:Bible Class...9:30 a.m.
Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Bible Class 9:30 A.M. Bible Study...6:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed by
early evening services.