The Gospel Gleaner

Services Schedule

  

Sunday Morning Bible Classes meet at 9:30 AM

Sunday Morning Worship follows at 10:30 AM

  Sunday Evening come together at 6:99 PM 

 Wednesday Evening Bible Classes Assemble at 6:00  

FEBURARY 23, 2020

  

Minister                           Elder                                        Elder 

STEVE SEXSON            LARRY NICHOLSON        MIKE REID

(501)669-2247             (501)669-2550                   (479)880-7634        

(501) 593-6956            (501)289-2346                   (479) 880-6478  

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

*  All of the nations of the earth who have ever lived will be present (Matt. 25:32)          

*  The Word of God will be the standard of judgment-not the creed books written by men (John 12:48)                                                                                                                                     

*  We will be judged on the basis of our deeds and not just our attitude (Rom. 2:6)        

*  No “warning signs” will be given prior to the return of Christ (Matt. 24:36)                 

*  Christ will return at an unexpected time, during normal circumstances upon the earth (2 Peter 3:10)                                                                                                                      

*  When Christ returns “every eye shall see Him,” not just the redeemed (Rev.  1:7) 

*  For some, it will be a day of unspeakable joy (Rev. 21:1-4)                                                 

*  For others, it will be a day of horror (2 Thes.1:6-8)                                                              

*  When Christ returns He will deliver the kingdom back to His Father (I Cor. 15:24)    

*  There is no passage in the Bible that states Christ will ever set foot on this earth again the Bible teaches we will “meet the Lord in the air” (I Thes. 4:17)                                       

*  Once Christ receives His own, they will “always” be with Him, not just for 1,000 years as some teach (I Thes. 4:17)                                                                                                                    

*  While we wait for the Lord  to return we have the opportunity to repent (2 Peter 3:10)        

*  There is no second chance for men to repent after death (Heb. 9:27)                                        

*   Take comfort in the thought of His return if you are a Christian (I Thes. 4:18)  

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

                                  February 23, 2020               March 1, 2020  

East Side                   Mike Reid                                John Stracner 

                                     Odell Eubanks                       Marion Henderson 

West Side                  Dan Sommers                        Allen Eubanks 

                                     Larry Nicholson                     Clayton Rogers                             

Alternate                    John Stracner                        Larry Nicholson 

                                     

                                

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

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 Isabella Thomas and Sawyer Thomas  (2-26).                                 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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March 7,   

Conway County Ladies Day at Downtown Church  of Christ.  Begin at 9 a.m.   Speaker: Michelle Goff. 


March 8-11,   

GOSPEL MEETING at Downtown Church of Christ. Speaker: Matthew Morine, Castle Rock, Colorado.  Time: Evenings at 7:00 p.m.  Lesson Titles Sunday thru Wednesday: Don't Wait For The Lost To Come To You, Scatter The Seed And Throw Abundantly, Pray for More Workers To Enter The Field, Celebrate With The Angels In Heaven.    

                                                                                                                                                                               


March 10,   

Area-Wide Fellowship will be at Downtown Church of Christ at 5:30 p.m., and the GOSPEL MEETING at 7:00 p.m.   Plan to attend both of these. 

                                            

April 8-11, 

GOSPEL MEETING, at Pumerville Church of Christ.  Time: 7:00 p.m.  Speakers:   Eddy Cloer and David Riley. 

TIME CHANGE:

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March 8th will be in Day Light Saving Time.  Be ready to change the clocks (spring forward one hour) the night of March 7th and you will be on time for church. 

                                       

PLANNING MEETING:

Tomorrow, there is a planning meeting concerning the Ladies Day and the time for the meeting at the Downtown Church of Christ is 6:30 p.m.  All women interested in Ladies Day should attend.

SUNDAY EVENING LESSON

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The lesson this evening will be by way of DVD and the guest speaker will be Wendell Winkler.  The title of his lesson is “The Indestructible Word” and we hope many will be here to hear it. 


IT'S A GIRL:

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Annilee Grace arrived Wednesday to share the home of Matthew and Ashley Henderson.  The grand parents are Dennis and Annette Henderson, and Francis McCoy. The great grandparent is Marion Henderson.  CONGRATULATIONS! 

PRAYER LIST:

 Shirley Wilson had surgery Tuesday at Conway Regional. She may come home Monday. 


Dewitt Yingling has experienced kidney failure and has been placed on the list for a transplant. 


Debbie Thomas had tests and this showed her as being CANCER FREE! That is wonderful. 


Hunter Ross will take radiation and chemo to try to kill out the gliobastoma on his brain. 


Micah Sexson continues to improve and is in Baptist Rehab. 


Noland Bradley got to take the helmet off and is doing fine. 


Beckie Reid had an appoint- ment with the pulmonologist, Dr. Abaraham, on the 27th of January and has another appo- intment February 19th. 


Justin Sommers had neck surgery the 3rd of February to have some vertebrae fused together.  This went well and he is doing good. 


Jim Lovejoy will have surgery on his right hand February 27th at St. Mary's Hospital. 


Mary Lee Eubanks Harrolson was in a lot of pain at last report due to the fall that resulted in a broken hip, shoulder and injury to her head. 


David Bradley needs our prayers. 


Tonya Coffman needs our prayers. 


Larry Williams had heart problems and had by-pass surgery, He is a friend of Clayton Rogers and a Wild Life Officer. 


Ross Spurlock is clear of the staph and had a part of the vertbrae cemented. He is home and started chemo but in pain from the melanoma.  


John Harperis still in the hospital per latest report. 


Steve Crump is home after the melan- oma surgery in his ear. 


Stacy Stracner has been very sick but has improved and feeling much better. 


Dan and Ronda Sommershave been very ill with the congestion “bug” visiting them. They have improved and feeling better. 


Butler Martin has been diagnosed with cancer. 


Roland Prince had a MRI. He has a tumor on his liver and is losing blood but don't know where yet. 


Barbara Knight had tests made recently but no info on this. 


Deborah Daughtry is in the hospital in Rogers with pneumonia. 


Mary Ann Young has the flu “bug” visiting her and she has had some tests made. Deborah and Mary Ann are sisters to Steve Charton. 


Craig Thomas, cousin of Steve Sexson, has an inflamed liver and inflamed esophagus. Tests have been made but more will be required to help determine the problem. 


Virginia Lovejoy was to have the port flushed Friday. 


Emily Eubanks was in an auto wreck last week but was not injured. 


Maynette (Mrs. Tim) Stroud had tests and found CANCER FREE! This is great. 


Bro Rodriguez had rotator cuff surgery wanted prayers.

 

Mack Norwood has not been as well last week and had coughing and congestion.     

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Nursing Home & Rehabilitation:

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MARY BRANCH, 

JERREL HENDERSON, 

CLARA LOVELAND.  

                                                                                                       

Service Personnel:

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DESTRY BRANCH, 

JOHN and KIMBERLY BREWER, 

JEFF THOMPKINS, 

CLINT WILSON, 

J. O. DREWRY, 

DAVID SEXSON.       

Cancer:

 JACK SMITH, 

DARANDA GOLDEN, 

AIDEN WATERS, 

CONNIE WILLILAMS, 

BRUCE BLANKENSHIP, 

VIRGINIA LOVEJOY, 

GLADYS NORWOOD, 

TERRY EPPERSON, 

RACHEL RAMSEY, 

BILL KOONCE, 

DAVID BRADLEY, 

MAYNETTE STROUD.  

Health Problems:

 MACK and EURA FAYE NORWOOD, 

JAMES and RUBY MAE ELKINS, 

MARION HENDERSON, 

SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, 

SHARON STACKS, 

BETTY BLANKENSHIP, 

SYLVIA BUSH, 

MIKE LOVEJOY, 

TED and BARBARA KNIGHT, 

TROY DUNHAM, 

ODELL and JOAN EUBANKS, 

WALLACE WILLIAMS, 

JOHN A. LOVEJOY, 

WANDA PAYTON, 

JIM LOVEJOY, 

WILL LANG, 

VAGAN BRYANT, 

JERRY BOZE, 

SANDRA COLLINGS, 

COURTNEY ROGERS,

 LOIS GRIFFITH,

 JAMES BARTLETT. 

What about today?

 You can say a kind word. You can speak about 4800 words per day, why not devote some of them to kindness? You can encourage someone to try again. Expressing confidence in them will provide the emotional support they need to succeed. You can allow God to speak to you. Instead of having a “sound proof” head, spend some time in careful Bible study.  You can be gareat or you can remain just another significant human being. How to be great? Jesus said, “whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant” (I Corinthians 15:58). Do be kind to someone today.                                                                   

Christians Resolutions To Start Any Time Of The Year

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I CAN START THESE: 


Like Paul,  forget those things which are behind and press forward (Philippians 3:13). 

Like David, lift up my eyes to the hills from which my help comes (Psalm 121:1). 

Like Abraham, trust my God implicitly (Hebrews 11:8). 

Like Enoch, walk in daily fellowship with my heavenly Father (Genesis 5:24). 

Like Moses, suffer rather than enjoy the pleasure of sin for a time (Hebrews 11:25). 

Like Job, be patient and faithful in all circumstances (James 5:11).

Like Joseph, turn my back on all evil advances (Genesis 39:12). 

 Like Gideon, advance even when my friends are few (Judges 6). 

Like Andrew, strive to lead my brother to Christ (John 1:40-41).  



Living Life

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 As we live life day in and day out, are we living in a way that shows Jesus to others? Alien Webster wrote, “The shortest verse of the Bible says a lot! It tells us that the Great Physician had good bedside manners. Jesus knew that people generally do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. He knew tht Mary and Martha needed someone to care about their pain. They had lost a brother and their hears were breaking, so, even though He was about to resurrect Lazarus, He/iti wept (John 11:35) with those that wept (Romans 12:15; Job 30-25)”  So, we go about our daily activities, are we showing those in the community that we care about them. Are we weeping with those who weep? Are we excited with those who are excited? Are we joyous? Do we laugh? Are we being genuine around those we come in contact with, so that we can show them Jesus and His saving message? Are we living in a way that Jesus lived, by living out this Jewish proverb:  Among those who stand, do not sit; Amond those who sit, do not stand;  Among those who laugh, do not weep; Among those who weep, do not laugh.  Let each of us live in a way thaat shows Jesus every day. We need to realize that we might be the only one that someone sees that day or week, that reminds them or teaches them about Jesus. We hope and pray that everone has a blessed week,  



                       Wouldn't You Like To Know -

                               (on the lighter side) 


 A boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” “That's disgusting. Don't talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh, nothing,” the boy says, “there was a bug in your soup, but now it's gone.”   


  

                                 Thought: 

It is hard to express love with a clenched fist.


For safe driving—see that all the nuts are tight except the one at the wheel.