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1 1612 South Jackson Palestine, Texas Please call if you have questions about Anything we teach or do. Romans 16:16 … The Churches of Christ Greets You.

2 Announcements  Welcome to our visitors! We thank God for your presence today. So that we may have a record of your visit, please fill out a visitor’s card.

3 Baptisms  Praise God for His abundant blessings!  We rejoice that Jalen Crist, Sis. Brenda Crist’s grandson and Will Shed- Sis. Pat Davis’ grandson both obeyed the Gospel on Wednesday night, March 16. Let us welcome and encourage our new brothers in Christ and keep them in our prayers.

4 Prayers requested  Mr. Doug Moore- patient of Sis. Jessie Sumners  Joe and Holly Robertson and family  Ms. Jessie Johnson- friend of Sis. Joyce Williams  John Carr and family- Son of Sis. Mary Carr  Mrs. Roetta Crayton- Sis. Jessie Sumner’s sister  Ms. Gloria Wilson- had by-pass surgery  Ms. Beatrice Ballard

5 Upcoming Events  Community Garden /Outing- Everyone who would like to be involved in the community garden, please meet at the church building next Saturday, March 26 at 9:00 AM to help set out plants. We will also plan to travel to and have a picnic at the newly donated property Saturday afternoon.

6 Upcoming Events  Homecoming- The Southside congregation in Midway, Texas will host its annual homecoming services next Sunday, March 27. The youth chorus will plan to sing. Transportation will be available on the church bus following morning worship next Sunday.

7 Faithfully Fit  We had a wonderful first season with Faithfully Fit, and we look forward to sharing our specific achievements with you in the upcoming weeks!  Prayerfully, we will start Season 2 on Monday, April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mark your calendar, and tell your friends!

8  We are praising God for the recent news that the $35.00 registration fee will be covered for all youth!!!  Youth: $30.00 to cover one night in the hotel room will be due Sunday, March 20. Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes

9 5:00 PM Youth Classes  Youth classes will meet today at 5:00 PM.  All youth are encouraged to be present.

10 Other Upcoming Events Youth Nursing Home Visit: Will be held next Sunday, March 20, during Sunday morning Bible class. Homecoming Services: Will be held at the Southside congregation in Midway, Texas on Sunday, March 27

11 Bible Classes  Wednesday Night Bible Class- Dinner served at 6:30 PM. Bible class at 7:00 PM. This week’s menu: Hotdogs/Chili dogs and chips

12 Prayer List  Sis. Pat Davis  Sis. Nardell Burns- of Midway, Texas in ICU in Bryan, TX  Bro. Delbert Gibson  Bro. Josh Morrow and family  Bro. Joe and Sis. Holly Robertson and family  Sis. Trena Hardeway- Sis. Hardeway was able to be present last Sunday  Sis. Sylvia Brown  Sis. Gwen Gaston  Sis. Thelma Ricks  Sis. Elesteen Zeno  Ms. Jessie Johnson- friend of Sis. Joyce Williams  Jamie- friend of Sis. Mary Carr  Ms. Carolyn Differn’s daughter and son

13 Prayer List  Sis. Merlean Ashford  Tracy Hill- Sis. Merlene Ashford’s daughter  Bro. Wavon and Sis. Donnella Owens and family  Bro. Russell Crist- Son of Sis. Wanda Williams  Bro. Carl Davis  Sis. Melissa Anders and family  Bro. Gregory Page and family- Bro. & Sis. Hardy’s nephew  Bro. Warren Roberts’ brothers  Ms. Lenice Mims- Needing prayers and financial assistance for cancer treatment.  Sons of Mrs. Cynthia Stevens- Derrick and Spencer

14 Bereaved  Bereaved:  Family of Bro. Wilbert Ashford. Bro. Ashford, the nephew of Sis. Merlean Ashford, passed away this past week.

15 March Celebrations Happy Birthday!  Sylvia Brown………….. March 23  William Hardy, III………March 25  Ethan Robertson………March 31 

16 Pantry Item  Food pantry item for the month of March: Canned vegetables

17 From the Pew to You Best Notes Kayla Mitchell

18 Meditation Scripture Revelation 19:6-8 Romans 16:16 … The Churches of Christ Greets You.

19 Revelation 19:6-8  6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.  7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.  8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

20 Scripture Reading John 3:25-30 Romans 16:16 … The Churches of Christ Greets You.

21 John 3:25-30  25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

22 John 3:25-30  26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.  27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

23 John 3:25-30  28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.  29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.  30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

24 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  1-Dealing with Religious Questions  25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.  First, we have the example of Our Lord Jesus (see Matthew 4: 3-10) “It is written”  Answer Religious question with Scripture!

25 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  1-Dealing with Religious Questions  If the person that is asking you a religious question does not want to take the time to hear what is “WRITTEN” in God’s Holy Word,  Why should you or I try to give them our 2 cent worth of our worthless opinions?

26 Stick with “It is Written”  26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.  27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. (James 1:17)

27 Stick with “It is Written”  (James 1:17)  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

28 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  1-Dealing with Religious Questions  We are going to be questioned. People are going to want to challenge our faith as well as our character. But when it comes to question of religion STICK with “It is Written….  II Timothy 2:23  Titus 3:9  I Peter 3:15  I Peter 4:11  I Thes 5:21

29 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  1-Dealing with Religious Questions  STICK with “It is Written….  II Timothy 2:23  23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

30 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  1-Dealing with Religious Questions  Titus 3:9  9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

31 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3: Dealing with Religious Questions I Peter 3:15  15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:  First? John 17:17 When? -- Who? ----What? - --How?

32 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  1-Dealing with Religious Questions  1 Peter 4:11  11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

33 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  1-Dealing with Religious Questions  1 Thessalonians 5:21  21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.  James 3:1  1 My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

34 John 3:25-30  26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.  27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

35 John 3:25-30  28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.  “It is Written”

36 “It is Written” Malachi 3:1  1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.  Matt 3:3

37 “It is Written” Isaiah 40:  3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:  5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

38 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.  30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

39 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  The Weddings of Ancient Times  Espousal Period (Engagement- Promised)  II Corinthians 11:2-3  The Bridegroom Prepares a place for His bride.  John 14:2-3 The Bridegroom Return is Announced by the Friend A Marriage Feast is made by the Father of the Bridegroom days The Guest are provided with wedding garments The Marriage is consummated

40 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride II Cor 11:2-3  We (the Church) are espoused to or promised to Christ.  “ 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.  3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

41 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 14:2-3  2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

42 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Romans 7:4  4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

43 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Matthew 25  1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

44 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Matthew 25  5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.  6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

45 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Matthew 22:2-  2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,  3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

46 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Matthew 22:9-10  9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.  10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 

47 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Matthew 22:11-12  11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:  12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

48 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride John 3:25-30  The Weddings of Ancient Times  Espousal Period (Engagement- Promised)  II Corinthians 11:2-3  The Bridegroom Prepares a place for His bride.  John 14:2-3 The Bridegroom Return is Announced by the Friend A Marriage Feast is made by the Father of the Bridegroom days The Guest are provided with wedding garments The Marriage is consummated

49 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Revelation 19:6-  6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.  7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

50 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Revelation 19:6-  8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.  9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

51 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Revelation 21:1-  1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

52 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Revelation 21:1-  What is the:  The Holy City?  new Jerusalem??  That is prepared as a bride adorned for her husband?  Hebrew 12: 22-23

53 The Marriage of the Bridegroom and His Bride Hebrew 12:  22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,  23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

54 Revelation 1:5 Christ is the firstborn or begotten   5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,


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