Joseph Parker, a prominent
British minister at the end of the 19th century, published an open letter to
express his concerns for his friend and colleague, Charles Spurgeon. The letter
read, "Let me advise you to widen the circle of which you are the
center. You are surrounded by offerors of incense. They flatter your weakness,
they laugh at your jokes, and they feed you with compliments. My dear Spurgeon,
you are too big a man for this."
Whether his concerns were
valid or not, the method that he used was lacking. A true friend will always
bring their concerns to us privately, and a true friend will continue to
publicly give words of support and encouragement.
This would be a great
practice in our everyday lives and to carry over into our social media interactions.
Why do we feel it appropriate to correct a friend on a public social media
page, when we can just as easily private message them, or better yet, call
them? It is very important for us as Christians to show people that we care
more about them than we do winning an argument or looking superior. If we truly
want to impact the world for Jesus, this would be a great place to start.
brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of
you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
** Bible class and worship services have resumed
at the building today, October 25th, for those who feel comfortable in this setting.
With the spread of coronavirus among our members, you may be worshipping at
home using our YouTube link. Either way, we welcome everyone and are so glad we
can all worship together in spirit!
** The Special Mission
Contribution is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd.
** A wedding shower is being planned for Justin Brown and Macy Thurman on
December 5th. If you would like to be a hostess, please let
Anna Leatherman know.
** Ed and Sib Workman have both tested positive
for coronavirus. They are quarantining at home.
** Wayne Nevins is doing
well. He has been moved to a private room at Odessa Regional Hospital.
** Herb Jennings is in
Swisher Memorial Hospital. He is improving but is dealing with coronavirus and
** Patti Allison again tested
positive on her last coronavirus check so she is still at Swisher Memorial
Hospital. Mike is staying with Patti and she is feeling better.
** Avrelynn Moreno’s
grandmother, Rebecca De La Rosa, had a partial leg amputation last Monday. She
is now in swing bed at Swisher Memorial.
** Gaye Young got a good
report last week from her doctors at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
** Thank you all so much for
all the prayers I received during this “accident”. I am so grateful to all for
thinking of me at this time. Our church family is the best ever. Love to all.
We are thankful for each of you. Gayle Scott
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, Janet Wright, Butch Moore, Bill
Huff, Terry Cash, Margaret Huff, Sean Chambers, Linda Hayhurst, Lena
Yvonne Nevins, Noe Jackson, Haley Klein, 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.
Bible Study at 9:30 Services at 10:30
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.