August 5, 2020
Immerse Beginnings starts Sunday, 9/6/20. More details to follow soon! Books are available in the church office & are $11.00 each. Thanks!
SERMON: Matt Stidham SERMON TITLE: Community of Christ Generosity TEXT: 2 Cor. 8:1-15 CONGREGATIONAL READING: Luke 6:38 SONG LEADER: Terry Bowden CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Sally Miller OPENING PRAYER: Gaylon Boyd TABLE TALK: David Miller CLOSING PRAYER: Jerry Dever
Marcia Allen-health concerns Betty Andress-(mother of Paula Bowden)-health concerns Paula Bowden-loss of loved one Shanna Covington-health concerns Liz & Tommy DeLoera-health concerns Marc Eilenstein (father of Jennifer Stidham)-health concerns Jane Floyd-health concerns Bertha Gilbert-health concerns Jay Goodwin-health concerns Sam Kitching-health concerns Martha Lara-health concerns Sue Luft-health concerns Darrell Mize-health concerns Patricia Paris-health concerns Edwin Parks-health concerns Wilma Prater (mother of Paula Whitefield)-health concerns John Ramirez-health concerns Augustine Ramos-personal issues Patsy Roe-health concerns Brantley Stephens-personal issues Jennifer Stewart-health concerns Bruce & Karen Stidham (parents of Matt)-health concerns Mike Torres-personal issues James & Janet Wesson-health concerns Andy & Alissa Whitefield-Foster care & Adoption James Whitefield-health concerns Ellen Whitmire-(sister-in-law of Mark Whitmire)-health concerns Evelyn Whitmire-(mother of Mark Whitmire)-health concerns
Elder for August 2020 Jerry Dever. Please see this Elder with questions or needs, but know that all Elders are available to help you.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Paula Bowden in the loss of her aunt, Melva Everett. Please keep Paula & the Bowden family in prayer.
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Reminder: Your contributions can be made online at our church website: www.eastsidefamily.church under giving, you may drop it off at the office; you may leave it in our locked mailbox, or mail it to us at 201 31st Street. Thanks!
Our needs for the Food Pantry have changed due to the COVID 19 situation. Many of the people seeking help are living in situations where they cannot cook. We need to provide foods that are ready to eat foods. The following are suggestions: Beef Jerky, snack crackers, canned meat, protein bars, fruit cups, peanut butter & saltine crackers. You may bring your donations by the office or you can leave them in the East lobby for pickup. You may also help by providing monetary donations for us to purchase the food for you if you wish. Those can be brought by the office or mailed to us. Thank you for your help!
God calls us to be "open handed" to those around us in need (Dt. 15:7-8). As needs arise, you can help! To be a part of the Open Hands Ministry, simply text "@openhandsm" to the phone number 81010. As needs arise we will share this information and work together to be "open handed" to those around us. Thanks!
Sunday in our Bible study we spoke about what it means to fear God, and we noticed that there are a wide range of views on what this means. Some even recounted being taught to be terrified of the Father in the past. We also referenced a sermon by the great preacher Jonathan Edwards from July 8th, 1741. The Title of that sermon was “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” and Edwards could not finish the sermon that day. So many in the congregation were crying out and weeping because they were so terrified of hell based on the words of Edwards that day. I spoke about the abhorrent theology present in the sermon as well. You can read the sermon for yourself, but I want to share a quote from this sermon that illustrates the point. "The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: His wrath towards you burns like fire; He looks upon you as worthy of nothing else but to be cast into the fire; He is of purer eyes that to bear to have you in His sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in His eyes than the more hateful venomous serpent is in ours.” - Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Effective as this type of preaching may have been, this is not what the Bible tells us about God! Let’s look at 1 John. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. 1 Jn 4:18-19 NIV God doesn’t abhor you. He loves you, and he loved you even when you didn’t love him! This is the very reason that Jesus came into the world; not that God abhorred you and couldn’t even look at you, but he so loved you that he sent his only Son! Notice also John’s admonition that in love there is no fear. Why? Because fear has to do with punishment. And just to be clear, there is no condemnation (punishment) for those who are in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1). For those who are in Christ Jesus, there is no fear of punishment! Trying to scare the Hell out of people may make for effective preaching, but it distorts the message of Scripture. God isn’t eager to destroy you. He paid the ultimate price for you! You are loved, you are precious, and as a loving Father he pleads with you to love him as well. And those who have chosen to love him in Christ Jesus have no reason to fear. And yet, we are told that “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” (Prov. 9:10 So what does it mean to fear God? We’ll talk about that Sunday morning. See you there! Matt
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