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A6 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, April 21, 2016 Church News Immanuel Baptist Church By Claudia Andrews Rain! So thankful for His bless'rag and His timing; now we will watch the green grow! Lynn Davis played a violin offertory "Keep on the ring Line" and Trace y Payne sang "The Same Power' before the sermon for those who came to celebrate Jesus as Lord and Savior. Brother Michel Cannon' s message "Pride is the Center ofit All" (emphasis onthe 'T') was taken from James 4: l-10. Jamesisthe considered the Proverbs of the New Testament and he doesn't hold anything back from speaking straight. Selfish pride is one of the most dangerous slruggles we deal with as a Christian. Pride can often be diagnosed by self-centeredness or''what I want" or it's all about "me". The brother of the Prodigal Son and what happened between Mary & Martha when Jesus came to visit are examples of pride. Nothing should take the place of God being First is our lives; itis not about us. Proverbs 16:18 states that pride goes before a fall (or destruction) should remind us to repent when it shows up in our lives. Jesus is our example! Teresa Lowe sang one our favorite songs 'The Unchanging Story" before the evening teaching lime. Once a month we are currently leaming about team and discipleship swategy as we seekto grow His church His way from scripture like Ephesians 4. The AWANA Grand Prix race will take place Wed., Apr. 27 at 6:30pm. Clubbers are preparing thek cars for this fimm . Come visit us at 2415 E 104,just a mile north of Penkins. Info: 547-1222 or wwwLrnmanuel .org - check out our special guest on May 1. Perkins Church of Christ By Richard Poe The congregation meets at 1200 N.Lovers Lane. We have Bible classes at 9:00 Sunday moming and 7:00 Wednesday evening. Worship on Sunday morning begins at 10:00. We extend an invitation to you to come and be a part of any of the activities of the chinch. . West of Heaven church camp for 4th = 9th grade is scheduled for July %14. The annual backpacking trip is always a great success. It gives young txx)ple a chance to enjoy God' s creation.Itis an ty to grow closer to the Lord and to other backpackers. Backpackers - mark these dates on your calendaE. July 30 - August 6. Our Spring Free-for-All is this Saturday. Yon are invited to stop by and look at the display of a variety of objects and dothing and rake what you need- it is all free. The Free-For All will start at 7:00 am, ending at 11 am. New Classes are started this week. Wednesday night, Wes Holley will be teaching from John the Apostles' three letters, 1, 2nd and 3rd John. This Sunday, Bryan Hayes will begin a series of lessons taking an in-depth look at Exodus from Egypt by the Israelites. On Mother's Day, May 8, we will host a guest speaker from India. Ricky Gootam will speak during class and worship services. A youth devotional (7th - 12th grade) is phnned for Sunday,April 24 at 6:00 pm at the home of Nathan and Valerie Hill. A parable taught by Jesus, found in Luke 18:%14 deals with self-trust and serf-righteous, while despising others. The one possessing these characteristics apparently had an 'T' problem. "two men went up into the temple to way, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get. But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other;, for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted" RSV Shalom Cimarron Valley Church of Perkins By Ralph Martin Sunday, our Pastor, Paul Dawson, brought the message "How Much Do You Love MeT' from John 21:15-22. After be'lng raised the dead, Jesus appeared before the disciples several different times. On the third time, Jesus appeared one moming standing on the beach of the Sea of Galilee. Seems several disciples (Simon Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, John, and several others) had struck completely out after net fishing all night. They were tired, hungry, and very dis- couraged. So Jesus told them to cast the net from the other side of the boat and they immediately caught 153 large fish - a testimony to the benefits of following Jesus' instructions. Of course, Jesus also served them a much appreciated breakfast of fish. It was Jesus plan for these men to eventtmlly become fishers of men. After the meal, be took Peter aside for a private conver- sation. After Jesus' anvst, Peter had publicly denied being his disciple three times. Jesus,knowing that Peter had repented but still felt guilt-ridden and completely worthless, decided to lead Peter through an experience that would remove this cloud of denial. Peter had denied Jesus three tines so Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved him. Jesus did not settle for any quick, superficial answers fl'om Peter. Jesus had a way of getting right to the heart of the matter. When Peter answered yes, Jesus told him to feed his sheep. Peter had to face his true emotions when confronted by Jesus. He had mpentedbutnow Jesus was asking him to committee his life to serving him. Peter finally realized who Jesus was. He committed to serve. His life changed. His occupation changed from fisherman to evangelist and his rela- tionship with Jesus changed - he was forgiven. Jesus also told Peter that "When you are old, you will stretch out your hands and others will direct yon and rake you where you don'twanttogo!" These words were a prediction of Peter's death by crucifixion and Peter realizedthek significance. Despite what Peter's future held,Jesus told him to "Follow him" Peter lamaed and saw John following them. He asked Jesus how John would die. Jesus, in essence, told Peter that it was none of his business. That be must focus only on him. No church, committee, group, or cause - only on him. And don't try to rationalize your level of devotion by comparing yourself to others. Do exactly what I ask an you will be fine. It wasn't so much a question asking "Did Peter love Jesus" but a question asking "How much did Peter love Jesus7' Special music by Autumn Jones Please consider this your invitation to join us in worship at 901 Sadler Road in Perkins. Sunday School begins at 9:30 AN[ ' Nmsery is available for the very young. Moming Worship and Children' s Worship follow at 10:45 A M. On Wednesday at 7:00" PM.,join us in learning and studying the Bible. Contact the church at 405-547-1557 if you need Wansportation. Check our website at www.cimarronvalleychurch.com Christian Church of Perkins J By David Pock .... Power verses Colossians 3:1-4 COL 3:1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right handofGod. 2 Set your minds on things : above, not on earthly things. 3 For yon died, and your life is now. hidden with Christ in God.4 When Cl-ist, who is your life, appears, then yon also will appear with him in glory. What is your mind set? Gentle breeze, calm waters, green grass, cool of evening, dusty, dark, svnell of fresh milk, ataste of real butter, com on the cob,Mom, & Dad, Sister & Brother, catch a fish & throw it back ..... these are pl s t memories of ole counlry boys and girls! Paper mute, bicycle, downtown Saturday, Drive-in movies, popcom, mikoad Wacks, home made Ice Cream, prom date, flint kiss, Drivers Ed, Mom & Dad, Sister & Brother, com on the cob, a taste of real butter, these are pleasant memories ofole city boys and girls. These are melnories of where many of us came flom when life had time for love! Now, that this generation is passing and the new one is hurrying to take it's place with all the rash and worry, what do we set our minds on? So many of us fail to lookback and see the pleasant times and good things,like corn on the cob with real butter! We tend to look back and see our mistakes and failures and the Sin that Satan so cleverly blinded us with and we tend to be miserable rather at peace. It's a sinto look back if it takes our minds off of Love and Peace xtthejoyofJesus. The key to happiness is your mind set l What is yonrmindseton? Paul said, set your mind on things above where "Jesus is seated at tbe right hand of God." Yon see, be didn't just tell us to do that without a reason, he told us that with a promise! AgreatpmmiseofLove! Verse 4 says,. "When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with hirnin giory:' If you've been ' nn again" your life is "in" LOVE! You are living in Love, you are walking in Love, you're a living ar , in Love and you know? From the day you were hom again the old life post away and the Positive Life of Christ took over. PCA, now that's real living! It's even better thancomon: the cob with real buttefl Come Visit us ... 121E. Slunabo Ave ... Sunday Worship ... 10:45am ... Sunday School ... 9:45am... Wednesday evenin ... Fellowship meal... 6pm... Bible classes... 7pm ... And each, Thursday ... llam.., come and join us inpmyer for our counlry from llamti112 noon ATrENTION,..This Saturday evening ....Cyndy Tully in con_- celt! Doors open at 6:30 pan Show at 7pm... Free Admissiont See CHURCH, page AT., Payne Bank 246 S. Main, 547.2414 Steve & Kelley Myers See you in church Sunday ..... : ............. ....