Central Church of Christ
300 North Donley Avenue
P.O. Box 357
Tulia, TX 79088
Ph. 806-995-2561---info@coctulia.org
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Inside-Out Christianity

A dear friend of mine emailed me the following story this week.

One Sunday morning during the invitation which followed the sermon, one of the most well respected senior adult men in our church made his way down front to speak with me. He serves as a faithful deacon and Sunday school teacher. He has a kind, gentle, and generous personality and is one of the hardest workers in the church. I thought he must have been coming to pray for someone else. However, he took my hands and remarked, “Preacher, I want you to pray that I will be on the inside what people see on the outside.”

As followers of Jesus we strive to live holy for the glory of God. But, our actions constantly fall short of our desires. Paul tells us the following in the book of Romans.

Romans 7:15

I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Ironically, the more sanctified we become, the more aware of the extent of our sinful hearts we become. We should always mourn over sin, but rejoice that we are becoming more sensitive to those sins. This will allow us to seek to walk in greater holiness.

I pray that we all strive to live lives that reflect the life Jesus has called us to live.

“This world is not my home.”

I love you all,



For those who pledged financial support for Crystal Leatherman, please remember to follow up with your donations.


** Today is our Potluck luncheon and early service. Please make plans to stay and join us.

** Our monthly movie night is this evening, February 18th at 5:00, featuring War Room.

** “Chili Bowl 3” is next Sun. evening, Feb. 25th. We will have a devotional, followed by the cook-off. Those not competing may bring a side such as crackers, chips, cheese, or a dessert. To compete in the cook-off, please sign up on the activity table.

** Everyone is invited to a 90th birthday party for Kathy Teel, former Tulia resident, on Sat., March 3rd, from 2-3:30 at Oakwood Methodist Church, 2215 58th St. in Lubbock. You may also send her a card at 5401 56th St. #42, Lubbock, TX 79414.

** Everyone is invited to a wedding shower for Tiffany Gambrel, bride elect of Nelson Borchardt, on Saturday, March 10th, from 10-11:30 a.m. at 1107 14th Street in Canyon. Nelson is the grandson of Kenneth and Vicki Littlefield.




If you are visiting us today, we are honored you chose us. We hope that today’s time together will help deepen your relationship with God and widen your circle of friends.

We are a church family who seeks to follow Jesus and be true to the Bible.

Please stay around after our assembly so that we might get to know you better. 

Thank you again for worshipping with us today.






Our Prayer List


**  Noe Jackson was air-lifted to Northwest Texas Hospital last Tuesday. He is in room A-534, undergoing tests.

** Charles McKone’s brother, Buck McKone, passed away. His services were last Monday.

** Please keep Charles McKone in your prayers as he continues his new treatment for lymphocytic leukemia.

** Shirley Armontrout remains in Swisher Memorial Hospital. Please keep her in your prayers.

** Lee Domer, father of Miko Tucker, is now home and recovering from surgery.

** Lela Ruiz is with her daughter in Mexico. Her daughter is doing much better and recovering from a coma.

** We extend our sympathy to Judy Hill and Bobby Moudy on the passing of their aunt, Bula Anderson. Her services were last Friday in Lubbock.

** Zula Culwell is in Swisher Memorial Hospital, room 3, with health issues. She is the aunt of Vicki Littlefield.

** Thank you for the wonderful lunch provided by church members. It was greatly appreciated by all. Please accept this donation to the Church.
Kenneth Patton Family

** Thank you to everyone who helped with the Valentine’s Banquet. Thank you to the youth group, AIMers, Tim and Trish, Brian and Shana, Becky, Vicki Littlefield, Toby and Jennifer, and Kevin and Anna. The banquet couldn’t go on without any of you!

** Dear Church Family, Thank you so very much to all of you who helped with the wonderful Valentine banquet. This is always such a nice and happy event that is a bright spot for us each winter. We were surprised to win the Newlywed Game, but we have been “Newlyweds” for so long, we shouldn’t have missed any questions! A very special thank you for our Valentine and very generous gift card.  

Love to all,

Jerry and Bettie Lu

Also keep these people in your hearts and prayers:  

Our service men and women, AIM Mission Teams, Susan Elliott, Darla Young, Jerry Young, Brent Joy, Linda Hodges, Dwight McCrary, Penny Sturgess, Gaye Young, Angela Thompson, Joe Ruiz, Wynelle Waldo, Jay Weddel, David George, Jimmie Scott, Paul Montandon, Cierra Perkins, Darlene Riley, Mary Ann Garcia, Mark Moudy, Our College Students, Cabe Lamb, Conner Brice, Noe Jackson, Lanelle Doval, Mickey White, Charles McKone, Phillip Allison.


Mike Allison              Toby Brown

Larry Stewart             Daryl Tucker


Richard Combest      Ross James   

                  Kevin Leatherman

 Bobby Moudy           Danny Tucker


Tim 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.

Psalm 23:1-2 TLB




Mission Contribution

18th -- Potluck and Early Service

25th -- Chili Cook-Off

Schedule of Services

Sunday:  Bible Class...9:30 a.m.

Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.


Bible Class 9:30 A.M.
Bible Study...7:00 p.m.

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed by early evening services.


3rd & Donley, PO Box 357, Tulia, Texas 79088




Family Happenings

Happy Birthday


19th-Judy McDaniel

21st-Judy Leatherman

21st-Rebecca Cobb

21st-Toby Brown


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