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Church News THE JOURNAL, Thursday, June i0, 2010 - C3 The Church of Christ in Perkins By Bob Penick We were studying the story in Matthew 22 where Jesus said his kingdom was like the one ruled by a king who prepared a feast to celebrate his son's marriage. The special people he invited to the dinner rebuffed his servants who were sent to invite them. They mistreated them and continued doing other things that they preferred to do. The king was so angry he sent his armies to destroy those people and bum their cities. He then sent his servants to invite everyone they could find, both good and bad, to this feast. They came, but one thing spoiled the celebration. One fellow had not put on his wedding clothes. The king had him bound and thrown into a dark place where everyone was crying and suffering. Why would he do that? Ahhh, here is the lesson. Back then, the king provided wed- ding clothes for everyone to wear for this special occasion. This fellow seems to have decided to dress as he pleased, perhaps more comfortably. Now, consider how this applies to the wed- ding feast our King invites us to. In Galatians 3:26-27, Pad says, "You are all sons of Cod through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." So, we put on our Christian wedding clothes that our King has provided when we are baptized, and we go to celebrate Jesus' wedding with his wife, the church. If you are one of those who do not see that as necessary to being accepted to God's dinner, you might want to think again. Having donned our wedding clothes, we celebrate with Jesus every Sunday. We invite you to come join hs. The food is great. We meet on Lover's Lane. Times are posted. Good News Church Sunday morning service at 10 A.M. at the comer of Third and Kirk. Check out our website at goodnewsperkins.com. Senior High Youth meet with Brent Niles at the Juice Box at 6:16 Wednesday evenings. The youth group is having a garage sale this spring so save up those items you want to get rid of. Bob Johnson Minister, Box 615, or 405-747-0448 and Brent Niles Youth Minister. A day of Bible school June 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come and experience being fishers of man. School age- 12 years old. June 13 Steve Bredesen will be our guest speaker, presenting his plans to go to Uganda as a missionary. Commenting on Romans 1:19-20 G. Campbell Morgan the great Biblical expositor of old wrote: "There is a crude paganism a worship of graven images, but there is also a cultured paganism where man worships his own godless image. Some worship an idol others an ideal." No matter that the sophisticated westemer looks down on the beliefs of what they may call the uncivilized cultures the outcome in life is the same. This outcome is graphically translated in The Message (Romans 1:28-32 "Since they didn't bother to acknowledge God. God quit bothering them and let them run loose. And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. Look at them: mean-spirited, venomous, fork-tongued God-bashers. Bullies, swaggerers, insufferable windbags! They keep inventing new ways of wrecking lives. They ditch their parents when they get in the way. Stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded. And it's not as if they don't know better. They know perfectly well they're spitting in God's face. And they don't care-worse, they hand out prizes to those who do the worst things best. This is not a pessimistic approach to life because we have to know what is wrong and address it before we are willing to accept the love and power of God in our lives in the form of Jesus Christ who not only died so that we could live but lived so that we could have an example of how to live and apply the power Christ's resurrection gives to our lives. Rrst Baptist Church, Perkins We were privileged to have Dr. Bobby Kelly, Professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University with us during the moming services. His sermon was on forgiveness and he used Matthew 18:21-35 for his text. His major points were 1) How far is love willing to reach? God's love reaches as far as it needsto. 2) How far does forgiveness extend? Jesus calls for unlimited forgiveness. Scott Philh'ps was here for the evening services preaching on Unlimited Organizational Power. Genesis 11:1-9 was his text. He made four points - 1) Effective communication, 2) Commimaent to work on a goal, 3) Unity and 4) Oriented to God's will. Upcoming Activities: Falls Creek Parent Camper Meeting - June 13th @ 7:30 pm Vacation Bible School - June 14-18 9am-12:15pm Family night will be June 18th @ 6pm! Falls Creek June 28th - July 3rd We have classes and actvifies for all ages! Please call the church office at 547-2494. Chdstian Church of Perkins By Ralph Martin Sunday, our Minister, David Massey, brought a message "Spirit-Filled Christians" from Acts 6:1-8. When we read descriptions about the early church - all the miracles, sharing, generosity, and fellowship that went on - we kinda wish we could have been there. The Good News was rapidly spreading in ever widening circles - just like ripples in a pond. Sounds like the perfect scenario. However, no church has ever been or ever will be perfect. Back then, just like now, believers lived in an "imperfect world" of their own doing. Adam and Eve started the ball rolling and it will not stop until judgment Day. Imperfection and discontent are synonymous in meaning. Church congregations represent the body of Christ yet are made up of imperfect believers. It is also a cold hard fact of life that Satan is constantly stirnng up discontent in the church. One area of discontent in the early church occurred when two groups of believers - the native Christian Jews who only spoke Hebrew and the Christian Grecian Jews from other lands who only spoke Greek - started butting heads over the daily distri- bution of food to Greek widows. The Greeks felt favoritism was being shown to the native Jews and said as much. There is a strong possibility that the favoritism was not intentional but caused by the language barrier. Just imagine what it would be like if you couldn't understand what half of your congregation was saying to you or about you. The apostles, needing to stay focused on the spiritual needs of the early church, solved this problem by putting seven Greek speaking men-each one highly respected and filled with the Holy spirit and wisdom- in charge of the food dislribution program. These men were to tend to the physical needs of the church and became the first Deacons. There is always going to be discontent in this physical world. Just look at who is in charge (with God's permission that is) - Satan himself. As Christians, we must each use our God-given gifts to work together in the body of Christ. Otherwise, this spiritual body will suffer strokes and heart attacks just like our physical bodies do. When the Holy Spirit works in the body of Christ, the church grows. Fortunately, a church does not have to be perfect to advance the cause of Christ. We are located at 121 E Stumbo in Perkins, OK, 405-547- 2004. christiachurchperkins@cox.org. Sunday School 9:45 AM. Worship 10:45 AM. Sunday School 7 PM. Visitors welcome. Immanuel Baptist Church, Perkins By Claudia Andrews WM&M ladies will hold a ministry projects workday on Sat., June 12 from 8:30 a.m.-12N. Encourager's Young Adult class and friends will enjoy a cookout at 4 p.m. at the Foster's home that same Sat. Children leave for Camp Lela at 8:30 a.m. on Mon., June 14. Tues., June 15, at 6 p.m. ladies of the Martha Class meeting will be held at Carol Dobbs' home. Gale & Rim Cavanaugh sang a contemporary version of the hymn"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" for those who came to worship Jesus as Lord. Brother Robin's message"Qualification of the Called" was taken from I Timothy 3:1-7 which speaks of the qualifications of a pastor. Pastors do not have to and are not perfect, but this passage sets the biblical standards for the office. Although the gifts of men and women complement each other in the work of the church, the biblical requirement is that the pastoral office is for men. Part of the calling is that he aspires to be a pastor. The passage shares what his tempera- ment should be and his faithfulness in leadership and reputation in the community. Brother Robin evening message begins a series on some doctrines of the chtuvh, with the first being "Why Congrega- tionalism" taken from several scriptures references. Most of the letters in the New Testament were written inslructing the local congregations/churches. Baptist churches are congregationally led meaning they are autonomous, serf-directing churches, under the Lordship of Christ. A hierarchy or even pastor does not have authority over the church because no one stands between the believer and Jesus Christ. The local body of believers, as a church, owns the church property, calls her own pastor, and conducts her own business under the direction and leadership of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "Saddle Ridge Ranch" (VBS) is taking place at IBC June 28-July 2 and a special Family Night cookout, activities and VBS registration is planned at the Camp LOL event on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. "Rotmd up" them Kindergarten thin Grade 6 cowpokes and join us then! See CHURCH, page C4 Perkins Spiritual Community Directory sponsored by these fine local businesses Ckurch of Christ 1200 Lover's Lane, Perkins 547-5393 Elders: John Bale, Jerry Wilson, Mike Bale Minister Richard Poe Sunday School..9 a.m.. Sunday Services 10 a.m. Bible Study - Sunday evening 6 p.m., Wed, 7 p.m. Church of the First Born Perkins 54%54 54%11'79, Stephen Bredesen, Past Sunday wqhip...9:30 a.m. Sunday SehooL,] I am. Wednesday...Choir practice... 6:23 p.m., Youth... 6:30 p.m. UM Women... Third Sat. 9 a.m. First Assembly of God 304 North Main, Perkins 547-5111 Sunday Schoo1,..9:45 a.m.,Moming Worship., 10:45 a.m, Evening Worship.. 6 p.m.,Wed. Worship...7 p.m. First Baptist Church 500 E. Knipe Street, Perkins 547-2494 Sunday School..,9:30 a,m..Moraing Worship..10:50 a,m. Friends Chapel l/2mile south of SH 33, 7 miles west of Perkins Road Meal Sunday School.,.10 a.m.. Choir Practice,.6 Wednesday Bible Study..7 p.m. www.lostcreekumc.org Ministec Max Rudd 3 mi. north of SH 33 on US 177 and 1 mile west Wottip tim--8:30 and IL-00 Sunday Sehool-9:45 Youth-Sunday evenings--5:30 Claoir -- Wednesday - 7:00 River of Live 2 miles north of SH 33 on US 177, .'V/7-8855 Don Russell, Pastor Sunday School,,, 10 a.m., Worship.,. 10:45 a,m. Sunday evening 6 p.m.s Wed. 7 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Discipleship Training..5 p.m..Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday GAs, RAs, Mils YouthGroup,.6:30-7 p,m. Praise and Prayer Time...6:30 p.m,.Bible Study,.7 p,m. The Christian Cherch of Perkins 119 E. Stumbo. Perkins 547-2004 David Massey Sunday Schoo1...9:45 a.m. Morning Worship..lO:45 a,m. Wednesday Evening..7 p.m. Good News Community Church Cner of Third and Kirk 747-0448 Worship & children's church.,. 10 a.m. Immanuel Baptist Church 2415 E. 104 St, Perkins Pastor. Robin Foster Sunday Schoo1.,.9:30 a,m., Worship 10:,45 a.m, Discipleship Training,.5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m. Wed, Prayer/Bible Study..6:30 p,m. & Awana Club Melum Union Church Mdlan Road ' 372-4544 Rcv. Larry Eslinger First United Methodbt Church 1005 E. Kirk, Perkins 547-2481 Stephen Bredesen, 1tar Sunday School..&30 a.m., Suday Fellowship.,. t0:30 a.m, SundayWorship.. 11 a,m, Wednesday Youth... 6:30 p.m., Wednesday choir.., 7:30 p.m, 623 S. West St., Stillwater. 372-6886 Father Ken Harder, 1. C. L. Mass times: Saturday 5 p.m,. Sunday 8 and I0 a.m. TuesdayJl"nursday 8 a.m. Friday 12:i0 p.m. Seventh Day Adventist 213 S.W. Second. Perkins 377-2533 Pastor Stanley Buckmaster Saturday Services begin at 3 p.m. Tryon Auembly of God Church 302 S, Main 918-374-2683 Pastor Lore Starling Sunday Sch0oL.,9:45 a;m., Wotzhip Services 10:45 a,m, Children's Churda,,ll a,m.*Suay Evening..6:30 p.m. Wednesday.,7 p.m. 1st Baptist Church, Tryon 918-374-2496 Pastor Bob Fowler Sunday Schooi..9:45 a.m,, Morning Worship 1 ! a.m. Sunday Evoning.. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,. 7 p.m, Greatm. Vision Christian Worship Center 1104 Pogue St., Fkins Sunday Sdzool,,.9:45 a,m, Liberty Char 109 s. Main St., Perkins Sunday Schoo1...9:30 a.m.. Church Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night Service.,6:00 p.m.oWed. Bible Study..7 p.m. 246 S. Main. 547-2414 Steve & Kelley Myers PERKINS-TRYON SPORTS BOOSTERS SNB PERKINS BUILDERS SUPPLY  Open Mon,-Fri. 7:30-5:30 p.m. & Sat. 8-Noon Sadler Road & Hwy, 33,Perkins 547-5333