Centennial Banquet at Grand Pointe Conference Center
Tickets will be available for the Centennial Banquet until they are sold out. There will only be 200 tickets sold, so get your orders in ASAP (we are at 155 now). The cost will be $10 a ticket and it will start at 6PM on May 25, 2024. There are order forms available at the church or you can go online to print the order form and then send it in with the money. 36th Street members will receive their tickets at church after May 1st and the rest of the tickets will be available for pick up at the door the night of the banquet. If you have any questions, please call the church office @ 304-295-9696.
And all who saw it said, ‘Such a thing has never happened or been seen from the day that the people of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt until this day; consider it, take counsel, and speak” Acts 19:30. When I began ministry over a quarter of a century ago, I had a combination of enthusiasm and naivety that believed the gospel was such good news that anyone hearing it would be compelled to obey it! Forgive-ness of sins? Eternal life with Christ? How could they not? It didn’t take long to realize it takes a lot to shake people out of their spiritual complacency. Then it happened to me. It took my first wife dying of brain tumors to reevaluate my faith and recommit to the enthusiasm I once had. For the Israelites, it took the cut-up pieces of a dead concubine killed by fornicators in Benjamin to shake them from their spiritual slumber. Not since the time of Gideon almost two centuries before had they really returned to God, and slowly through that time they had accepted an increasingly compromised version of what it meant to be God’s people. I wonder what it would take today—when I see the watered-down version of cultural Christianity that many live. What shakes you up?
“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me” Psalm 50:14-15. The Almighty God is all-powerful and above all things. All things are created by Him and for Him. He does not need our sacrifices; we need to sacrifice … or offer ourselves as living sacrifices to Him (Romans 12:1-2). When we do this, then we can expect God to act on our behalf and we, in turn, will glorify Him. This is not a legal or monetary transaction where He gives us the goods if we fork over the money. No, God does not need anything (Acts 17:25). Rather, this is what two do for each other when in a healthy and loving relationship. Addressed in the second half of the psalm are the wicked who have compromised with the world and are content with justifying sin that both they and others do. They don’t even have a right, God says, to “recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips.” And yet, that’s what every lukewarm pew-warmer and cultural Christian does while identifying as His. It ends with a threat for those “who forget God” and a promise of salvation for those who “orders his way rightly.”
Monday Night Merge for Youth
Monday Night Merge for Youth (or any) will be held on the following dates all beginning at 7PM.
March 4th at Rockport Church of Christ
March 11th at Lubeck Church of Christ
Normally there is some type of food served after the devotional. Please try to encourage your children to attend some of these events to meet other Christian youth.
Centennial Book Available
Our Centennial book is still available to order. Order forms are available in the foyer at the church or you can go online to the church's website. Please call the church office with any questions.
ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE (TITHE.LY)
We are now able to accept contributions and donations online.
YOU CAN MAKE A CONTRIBUTION OR DONATION HERE: