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6-24-2015 Let’s Come Together

When tragedy strikes, whether natural (such as tornado, hurricane, earthquake, or volcano), man-made (such as automobile wrecks, construction failures, or industrial disasters), or evil-doings (such as mass murders, beheadings, rapes, abuse or neglect of children, or abortions), people call for everyone to “come together” and share in the grief and concern. Isn’t that what the church of Christ is all about? Those who obey the Gospel of Christ are added to His church for worship of God and fellowship with one another. “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:13 NKJV). “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7 NKJV). It’s as close as your Bible!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#baptized, #blood-of-jesus-christ, #church-of-christ, #fellowship, #tragedy

October 2014 Issue of Christian Worker

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • Still the Most Critical Problem (Bill Jackson)
  • Apollos (Sam Willcut)
  • Bless the Congregational Lectureships (Bill Jackson)
  • Religion and Politics (James Boyd)
  • Fighting, but Not Striving (Tom Moore)
  • Shall We Digress into Holy Rollerism? (Curtis Cates)
  • Self-Control (Jerry Moffitt)
  • Strong Churches (Neal Pollard)
  • Jesus Brings Hope Out of Tragedy (Charles Box)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2014 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

#apollos, #christian-fight, #christian-worker, #contemporary-worship, #elders, #hope, #jesus, #lectureships, #religion-and-politics, #self-control, #strong-churches, #tragedy

When Our Community Burned

“On March 24, 2011, a controlled burn in Ludowici, Georgia spreads on the wings of high winds. Exceedingly dry conditions and the fuel of Georgia Pines accelerate the conflagration. Fire trucks and emergency services swiftly move into action. Smoke billows into the sky sounding the alarm for miles around.”

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#fire, #forthright, #tragedy

Pray for the Suffering

A monster earthquake of 8.9, one of the highest ever recorded, hit Japan causing a Tsunami that has already killed at least 60 people. Now, the entire Pacific is threatened by Tsunamis. Of course, that includes Hawaii. We pray for all of the suffering, especially our brethren who are in danger. Join us in prayer, please.

#disasters, #prayer, #tragedy

[T]he tragedy of life doesn’t lie in no…

[T]he tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream…It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.

Benjamin Elijah Mays, American educator and president of Morehouse College (1895-1984)

#aim, #calamity, #die, #disgrace, #dreams, #goal, #life, #reach, #sin, #stars, #tragedy

[T]he tragedy of life doesn’t lie in no…

[T]he tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream…It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.

Benjamin Elijah Mays, American educator and president of Morehouse College (1895-1984)

#aim, #disgrace, #dream, #failure, #goal, #life, #sin, #stars, #tragedy

Real Tragedy

Matt Johnson directs our minds past the suffering of the Haiti earthquake disaster and to the real tragedy before them and us.

#forthright, #haiti, #tragedy