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LEBANON ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST

2307 Lebanon Road Nashville, TN 37214 Non-Profit Org US Postal Paid Nashville, TN Permit 2464

Lebanon Road

Church of Christ
2307 Lebanon Road; Nashville, TN, 37214 * (615) 883-6918 www.lebanonroadchurchofchrist.org

Current Resident or

Volume 58, No.28

July 11, 2010 Elders
Joe Adams 773-2331 Johny Baker 758-7654 Ralph Brewer 871-4849 Wayne Davidson 758-2705 Earl Flynn 889-1659 Ted Fox 754-7607 Steve Ledbetter 889-8614 Jim Schroeder 754-8990 Cliff Wilson 889-6477

New Member, More Questions
I want to thank you for the kind words that were given concerning the “July 4 sermon.” America (and, in fact, every nation) needs God in order to be exalted (cf. Proverbs 14:34), and it can be done. It will take a great deal of work and prayer in order for that to happen, and that work begins with us. We were glad to learn that Bonnie Pomfrett desires to be considered part of the Lebanon Road church of Christ. She has been with us for some time, but we are thankful she has made this decision to worship with us and work under the oversight of our elders. If you haven’t already, welcome her to our family. Tonight will be a special evening. First, we will have our next Q&A night, and we will think about how the Christian should view the Old Testament. Please be with us as we consider this very important question. Following our service we will see the camp video and enjoy the awards

Adam Faughn
ceremony. This is always a treat and it shows a good amount of the work and fun that it goes into each year’s camp sessions. Though camp is ended, there are still many important works to be involved in this summer. Our mission trip is coming up very quickly, as is our annual school supply give-away. Make sure you are praying and/or involved in these good works. This morning, we will resume our series on the 23rd Psalm, as we consider the phrase, “He restores my soul.” I have been touched by my study of these great words, and I pray that comes across in the lesson. I’ll see you at 9AM, and I hope you have a friend by your side!

Worship With Us Sunday: Worship 9 AM & 6 PM * Bible Classes 10:20 AM Wednesday: Bible Classes 7 PM

Give Away Day
On Saturday, July 31st 11:00am-1:00pm we will be distributing school supplies to those in our Community. Lunch will be provided. Monetary donations are currently being accepted by the Young Adult Class. Supplies will be purchased and sorted according to grade levels. Your help will be needed in the following ways; 1. They are collecting donations to purchase the supplies. 2. They are planning, with your help, to sort all the supplies on Friday night, July 30th . 3. Your smiling face to greet those needing our help always allows Lebanon Road to show we are a friendly and loving congregation.

Pulpit Minister
Adam Faughn 973-4483

Outreach Minister
Harry Middleton 292-3164

Sunday Sermon Preview
AM: He Restores My Soul (Adam Faughn) PM: Q & A Night

Youth Minister
JD Buckner (731) 336-4768

Sick List
 Shirley Ferry is at home with severe leg pain.  Rose Ledbetter is at Vanco Manor room 301 for rehab.

Worship Leaders
Sunday Morning (Contact: Carlos 889-3185 ) Opening Prayer: Wayne Gordon Read Scripture: Sonny Gossett Closing Prayer: Steve Ledbetter Sermon: Adam Faughn Song Leader: Tim Mullican Serving Lord’s Supper: (Contact: David 754-7085) Jim Oakley 1 Del Pirtle 2 Gary Schow 3 John Smith 4 Al Cravens 5 Bill Ross 6 Alan Witt 7 Alex Witt 8 Sunday Evening (Contact: Steve 553-2804) Opening Prayer: Mike Windsor Closing Prayer: Jim Oakley Read Scripture: Shane Williams Sermon: Adam Faughn Song Leader: Tim Mullican Serving Lord’s Supper (Room) Steve Thompson 1 Harry Middleton 2 Wednesday, July 14th Read Scripture: Opening Prayer: Speaker: Song Leader: (Contact: Keith 889-7366) Tony Grigsby Jim Schroeder Emory Buckner Scotty Studer

by Harry Middleton
A GREAT QUESTION AND ANSWER!
“Under the great commission was the same gospel and the same plan of salvation for Jews and Gentiles alike?” Yes, the Gentiles were included when Jesus said in the great commission, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16: 1516.) Luke’s record of the same commission says, “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:46-47.) Hence, what began at Jerusalem was to go to “all nations.” (Acts 1:8.) Paul says, “There is no difference between the Jew and the Greek.” (Romans 10:12.) Peter, who preached under the authority of the great commission, was the first to preach unto the Gentiles. At the house of Cornelius, Peter, having been convinced that the great commission included Gentiles, said, “Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.” (Acts 10:34-35.) Jews and Gentiles are saved alike and on the same conditions---through faith in Christ---by obedient faith. Speaking of the Gentiles, Peter said God “put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.” (Acts 15:9.) This was faith which obeyed the truth. (1 Peter 1:22.) Therefore, there is “no difference between” Jews and Gentiles as to the gospel and salvation. The Gentiles are to enter into the same body, or church, with the Jews, and partake of the same promises by the same gospel. (Ephesians 2:16; 3:6.) Vistation team #2 and Letter Writers will meet tonight.

JD’S Jargon
Can Two Plus Two Ever Equal Five?
If I were to say “I really feel like two plus two equals five,” or “I sincerely believe that Canada is South of here,” would my sincerity and feelings make those statements correct? Well, in our society today, many people say that there is no absolute right way to do things. The idea is that one way may be right for you, while a completely different way is right for me. If each person does what feels right to him, then it is right to him. When it comes to religion, this thought process is widely applied; that there is no absolute right and wrong way to do things. Is this true? Has God left us to decide between right and wrong on our own? No. In fact, God has specifically stated that there is only one way to get to heaven. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus said: “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” There is a right path that few walk, and a wrong path that many walk. And no matter the reason, be it sincere or not, it is still the wrong path. According to the Bible, it is possible to be sincerely wrong. Look at Saul of Tarsus (later becomes Paul). He, with all sincerity, persecuted and tormented the church in the name of God. But that didn’t stop Christ from striking him blind and telling him to change his ways (Acts 22:3-21). Proverbs 14:12 tells us that “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” In John 14:6, Jesus clearly stated: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” It really is as simple as 2+2. There is a right way which is the only way, and Jesus is it. No matter how strong a person feels that he or she is doing the right thing, if it doesn’t mesh with God’s word, that person is wrong.

Sympathy
We express sympathy to the family of Doug Latham. His funeral was Wednesday at Hibbett and Hailey.

Thank You
 Dear Lebanon Road Family, Thank you for all of the
prayers and cards during my recent illness. In Christian Love, Johny Baker  George and I wish to thank everyone who helped us when we were evacuated from our home on May 2nd. We hope to be back in our homes in a couple of months. Thank you for all your prayers, cards, visits, calls and words of encouragement. A special thank you to Tom brown, Jack Steele, and David Smith who rescued us and others at Heartland Pointe. Also, to all who helped empty our house (this was not a pleasant job). The Lord has blessed us. It is good to have a church family like Lebanon Road Church of Christ. God bless you. Willie Lance

Camp Awards & Video
We will have our camp awards and camp video Tonight Following evening services.

Mission Trip

Announcements: Harry Middleton - Earl Flynn

Emory Buckner

PRAY FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR MISSIONARY TRIP
 July 19-23: Work in the community with the youth group  July 22-24: Prepare for & assist with Saturday VBS.  July 25-29: Door knock & support the Gospel Meeting  See Wayne Davidson if you have any questions.

Nursery Attendants Stephanie Hargrove

Mark Your Calendar...
 Today: Camp Awards and video  July 19-28: North Carolina Mission Trip

The Record
Sunday Morning Worship Sunday Evening Worship: Sunday Bible Study: Wednesday Night: Contribution: 265 197 $11,560.00 346

 July 31: Give Away Day  October 15-17: Ladies Retreat at Whispering Pines

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