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  

January 12, 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  

When To Keep Your Mouth Shut

In the heat of anger Proverbs 14:17. When you don't have all the facts Proverbs 18:13. When you haven't verified the story Deuteronomy 17:6. If your words will offend a weak brother I Corinthians 8:11 If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family II Peter 2:21-23.    When you are tempted to joke about sin Proverbs 14:9. When you would be ashamed of your words later Proverbs 8:8. When you are tempted to make light of Holy things Ecclesiastes 5:2. If your words would convey a wrong impression Proverbs 17:27. If the issue is none of your business Proverbs 14:10. When tempted to tell an outright lie Proverbs 4:24. If your words would damage someone's reputation Proverbs 16:27. If your words will destroy a friendship Proverbs 25:28. When you are feeling critical James 3:9.  If you cannot speak without yelling Proverbs 25:28. When it is time to listen Proverbs 13:1.  If you have to eat your words later Proverbs 18:21. If you have said it more than one time (Now nagging) Proverbs 19:13.  When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person Proverbs 24:24. When you are supposed to be working instead Proverbs 14:23. 

SERVING AT THE LORD'S TABLE

   

                               January 12, 2020                    January 19, 2020 

East Side               Mike Reid                                 John Stracner 

                               Odell Eubanks                       Marion Henderson 

West Side             Dan Sommers                        Clayton Rogers 

                               Larry Nicholson                     Allen Eubanks 

Alternate              John Stracner                         Larry Nicholson                                   

                                     

                                

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

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Wyatt Reid (1-14), 

Jody Goates (1-18).

VISITORS:

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Addison Ganett, Pottsville, Joel and Tonya Ortz, Virginia, Rocky and Gina Rutledge, Arizona.  COME AGAIN SOON!

                                       

SPECIAL EVENTS:

                                 January 14, 

Area-Wide Fellowship at Harding Street Church of Christ. Time: 5:30. 


                                 January 24-26,

 YOU (Youth Outreach University) at Robinson & Center Church of Christ. Registration Deadline – December 31, 2019. More info on the bulletin board.   

THANKS:

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George and Ruth Ann Looney for the memorial to her Mother and Daddy, Ona and Bud Magar. 

HONOR ROLL:

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Wonderview Elementary 2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll was announced and the students included: 

Karson Sommers,

Piper Charton ,

Fisher Sommers. 

Tell them how proud you are of each one of them.

PRAYER LIST:

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Shirley Wilson is healing well but is still very sore from the surgery. 


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


Debbie Thomas had another chemo treatment Wednesday.  


Joe Hawkins has improved in walking the doctor told him it would take one year for him to recover completely. 


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


Micah Sexson is being treated for a bacterial infection and is still in acute extended care wing at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. 


Noland Bradley is wearing the helmet and doing well with it. He must wear it another month. 


Mike Lovejoy is holding his own but does have problems with copd. 


James Bartlett is improving but does not have his strength back yet. He has therapist trying to help him. 


Shirley Bradley had a checkup but still waiting on the results. 


Ellie Fugate needs prayers. 


Beckie Reid is still sick and being referred to a pulmonologist. 


Audie Campbell is in a hospital in Oregon due to pancreatic cancer. Willard Bradley was his cousin. 


Ken Latham  had surgery, and this went well. He is still in St. Vincent Hospital. 


Mack Norwood was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent, Morrilton. The EKG was clear, and he came back home. 


Justin Sommers is to have a consultation on his neck, due to numbness in his hands. Pray for the family of J. R. Harris. He passed away Tuesday. He did enjoy the music at the Jerusalem Community Building on Saturday nights. 


Aaron Rahn will have back surgery January 17th. 


Caroline Stokes, daughter of Chip and Lori Stokes, is sick with type A flu. She is a great granddaughter of Shirley Bradley. 

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. 

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Health Problems:

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MACK and EURA FAYE NORWOOD, 

JAMES and RUBY MAE ELKINS, 

MARION HENDERSON, 

SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, 

SHARON STACKS, 

BETTY BLANKENSHIP, 

SYLVIA BUSH, 

VICKIE SMITH, 

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, 

GLADYS NORWOOD, 

LOIS GRIFFITH. 

When The Pod Is Put Under The Sod

A simple little piece of prose seen on the tombstone of Mr. Peas reminds us of the momentous Bible truth that life does not end at death: “Here lies Peas under the sod. Peas not here, only the pod. Peas shelled out, gone home to God.” What happens when the pod is put under the sod, that is, when life on earth ends and the body is buried? One of the most awesome teachings advanced in the Bible is that God will raise humans being from the dead to give account for the way they lived on the earth. For two thousand years Christianity has confronted men and women with Jesus' claim in John 12:25-26: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? The apostle Paul believed there would be a resurrection of the dead, and that belief powerfully impacted the way he chose to live his life. While on the dead, both of the just and the unjust. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience trial before the Roman governor Felix, Paul stated: “I have hope in god...that there will be a resurrection without offense toward God and men” (Acts 24:15-16). Paul believed that when the pod is under the sod, Peas shell out and goes home to God.  But not everybody believes that. A few days before Jesus' death, He was confronted by some Sadducees in Mark 12:18-27. Mark makes a telling statement about this Jewish sect in verse 18 where he records that the Sadducees “say there is no resurrection.” That statement is repeated in Acts 23:8 where we are told that they also “say there is no angel or spirit.” The Sadducees believed that when you put the pod under the sod, Peas stay in the pod! The Sadducees' spiritual descendants are still with us. Modern day naturalists/materialists insist that when a person dies, life is over. Period. As in “stick a fork in them” because they are done. The modern naturalist insists there is no God, no judgement, no eternity, no Heaven, no hell. Just the grave. Their belief that there is no God forces them to the same conclusion the Sadducees reached: when you put Peas under the sod, he stays there with his pod. British theologian R. C. Sproul summed up the mindset of millions when he said, “Modern man is betting his life that this is it, and that there is no judgement and that there is no eternity.” Do you believe there is life after death? If you do, how is that belief affecting how you are living your life before death? Unless Jesus returns first, we will all have to die. What will happen when your pod is put under the sod?

borrowed from the Springfield Church of Christ bulletin. 

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GROWING OLD

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I used to think that growing old was reckoned just in years, But who can name the very date when weariness appears? I find no stated time when man, obedient to a law, Must settle in an easy chair and from the world withdraw. Old age is rather curious, or so it seems to me. I know old men at forty and young men at seventy-three. I’m done with counting life by years or temples turning gray. No man is old who wakes with joy to greet another day.  What if the body cannot dance with youth's elastic spring? There's many a vibrant interest to which the mind can cling.  'Tis in the spirit age must dwell, or this would never be I know old men at forty and young men at seventy-three.  Some men keep all their friendships warm and welcome friendship new; They have no time to sit and mourn the things they used to do. This changing world they greet with joy and never bow to fate; From chilling fear and bitter dread they keep their spirits free While some seem old at forty and some stay young at seventy-three. So much to do, so much to learn, so much in which to share! With twinkling eyes and minds alert some brave both time and care.  And this I've learned from other men, that only they are old Who think with something that has passed the tale of life is told.  For age is not alone of time, or we should never see Men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three.