DUE to the COVID-19 pandemic
This bulletin is distributed in a variety of different ways. It is distributed during our worship services at the church building; it is made available on the web at our dowagiaccoc.org website; and it is sent by e-mail/messaging in connection with our ZOOM broadcast invitations. However you receive it, we hope it will be informative and encouraging. We are not a denomination, but a local effort to encourage people to follow what the church was like in the first century. We have no man-made creed and only follow the Bible. We do not have religious titles and do not solicit donations. Come and learn more by visiting with us, e-mailing us, or calling us.
REMEMBER OUR CLASS on Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M., either here at the building or on Zoom. See page 4 for more information.
ATTENTION LADIES: There is a ladies' prayer meeting on Zoom at 1:00 P.M. every Thursday. This is a great time of fellowship and prayer. If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer you can be a part of this. If you have not been contacted and want to participate call or text Della Bundle at 720-272-8408.
MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR: The Food Bank Truck will be coming to our building April 27 at 4:00 P.M. and again September 28.
A. We all know the story — Luke 15:11-24.II. HE HAD TO RESIST TEMPTATION.
(John referred to the song sung before our lesson: “God Is Calling the Prodigal.”)B. What was the prodigal’s life like after the party.
A. Satan does not give up.III. THE PRODIGAL SON HAD A TESTIMONY TO SHARE.
B. We forget the slavery of sin
1. Galatians 4:9C. Hebrews 11:13-16; Exodus 16:2-3
2. Sin offers pleasures. Living God's way is hard.
D. Hebrews 3:12
E. The prodigal's battle was not over. Neither is ours.
A. We all do — Galatians 1:13.IV. HE HAD A TRUE APPRECIATION OF HIS FATHER.
B. The prodigal knew about testimony — Luke 15:18-19.
A boy grew up: His testimony BEGAN there.
A. Luke 7:41-47 — Do you have to hit bottom?V. THE PRODIGAL SON HAD A TOLL TO PAY.
Remember the past to appreciate deliverance.B. Ephesians 2:11-16
A. His relationship to his brotherVI. THE PRODIGAL HAD A TASK TO PERFORM.
Family is tough.B. Galatians 6:5-8
A.Luke 15:25 — Had to go back to work in the field.VII. HOW IS YOUR LIFE SIMILAR TO THE PRODIGAL'S?
So do we — Ephesians 2:10.B. Like the prodigal, our experience is a special talent.
A. Do you need an awakening?
1. COVID-19 has been a wake up call.B. It is time to appreciate God the Father more.
2. You have a testimony to share
C. Romans 6 is a application of Luke 15.
(John referred to our concluding song: “Lead Me Gently Home, Father.”)
THE BACK PAGE
WHY STUDY THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL?
Our Wednesday night class got off to a good start this past week. Zoom worked well, and we were able to see the map and learn about what led into the reign of David by our walk through 1 Samuel through the anointing of David as the king of Israel. Some may wonder why we study this material. This is ancient history long before the birth of Christ and long before the establishment of the church. So why study it? Let me give you a few reasons:
1 Peter 3:15 tells us to be ready to give an answer of the reason of the hope that is within us to any person who asks. The reason we have people who have claimed a world domination by military might by Israel is because people are ignorant of this material. Dispensationalism and millennialism are a product of this ignorance. This is a needed class. Join us at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday either on ZOOM or at the building.
— John Clayton
Our sign by the street!
Sign saying from Matthew 5:9
Scripture links/references are from BibleGateway.com. Unhighlighted scriptures can be looked up at their website.