Homecoming And Gospel Meeting
Planned At West 5th Street Church
A homecoming and gospel meeting have been scheduled at West 5th Street church of Christ Aug. 25-28.
The guest minister will be Roger Farrier, from Los Angeles, Calif.
Sunday services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday services will be held at 7 p.m.
The host minister is John Lewis, Summerville.
The public is invited to all services.
Wesley Chapel Homecoming
Set Aug. 25
Wesley Chapel Methodist Church has scheduled homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
The guest speaker will be Tom Bowen bringing the message.
Open Heart Harmony will provide entertainment.
Lunch will be served following services.
The public is invited.
There’s Hope For The Hungry To Be At South Summerville Aug. 21
There’s Hope for the Hungry will be at South Summerville Baptist Church Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you or someone you know needs food, it is free to those who come in person to get it. If more information is needed, call 706-857-0103.
FAITHFUL COUPLE AND THEIR DOG By TOMMY O’KELLEY
Minister, Subligna Road
Church Of Christ
In Tennessee there is a tiny community known as Richmond. It’s really not big enough to be classified as a town due to the small population. In the “country part” of this community, there is a small church. A little further out lives a couple and their dog. Each Sunday the couple would get in their old pickup truck and head to church. Each Lord’s Day when worship service was over, the couple would step out into the parking lot and there to greet them would be their faithful dog. They had not brought him with them when they left home to worship with the church, but he always knew where they would be every Sunday morning, and he would be there waiting for them. They, and he, attended faithfully. We can only speculate as to how he knew what day of the week it was and where they would be. He knew his masters, and somehow, he keyed in on their behavior each Sunday morning. That elderly couple, and their dog, set a great example for everybody around them to see and learn from. To make a spiritual application with this story we need to consider our own faithfulness. In the book of Hebrews chapter 10 we read, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Many will claim to be true followers of Christ and perhaps have very good intentions in their proclamation. However, a common tendency for many in regard to their faithfulness, extends only as far as convince sake. In other words, their lives are not completely focused around assembling with their brethren or Lord. Can we compare ourselves to the couple and their dog when it comes to our attendance to worship the Lord? Where would people instinctively look for You each Sunday morning? Would there be other places (baring work, sickness, injury, etc.) they would take into consideration of looking? What if it was a great day to be on the lake, golf course, hunting, hiking, races, etc.? Would these things take priority over your worship to God? Give it some thought and plan the right way with God and worship being your number one priority.
Until next week, this is the Scriptural Truth, Tommy O’Kelley, Minister, Subligna Road church of Christ, 706-638-1129 or 423-413-5319, email [email protected] or Facebook.