Weekly Bulletin - the White Oak church of Christ

Bible Study: 9:30 A. M.
Worship: 10:30 A. M. & 6 P. M.
Steve Pell, Sr.: (423) 870-9789
Jim Dearman: (423) 762-9526
Clay Brown  Brian Ceraolo  Tommy Leslie
Jim Dearman: (423) 762-9526
Tommy Leslie: (423) 580-4919
Phone: (423) 877-9762
Fax: (423) 870-5915
E-mail: [email protected]
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Phone: 877-4633
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Come study the word of God with us.
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White Oak Church of Christ
2229 Lyndon Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37415
“He who rejects Me,
and does not receive
My words, has that which
judges him—the word that
I have spoken will judge him
in the last day”
(John 12:48, NKJV).
2229 Lyndon Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37415
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
Brian Ceraolo  Tommy Leslie
Good News Today
Sunday, 7:30 A. M., WFLI-TV, Ch. 53
(Comcast 6 & EPB 6)
and on
GBN—EPB Ch. 152:
Sunday, 2 & 8 A. M. & 10 P. M.
Saturday, 8 A. M.
Also, on the web at www.gnttv.org
Arise to Truth
Wesley Simons’ program
streams 24/7 on the internet at
www.arisetotruth.com and airs live there
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2 P. M.
Fabric of Family
Barry Gilreath, Jr., producer and host
Sunday, 7:00 A. M.,
WFLI-TV, Channel 53 (Comcast 6 & EPB 6)
Preaching the Gospel
DirecTV, Ch. 267 & Dish Network, Ch. 376
Sunday, 7:30 A. M.
In Search of the Lord’s Way
Channel 12 (Comcast 13)
Sunday, 8 A. M.
White Oak Church of Christ
— Serving the NorthShore area since 1947 —
By Bill Boyd (from Roger Leonard’s bulletin, “The Messenger”)
Is that all we are? There was an old
rock band way back in the 70s that
thought that was all we were:
Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we
refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
They were right about one thing; we are
Have you ever heard that expression,
“Ashes to ashes; dust to dust?” It is not
in the Bible, but the idea is there. Genesis 2:7 says, “The LORD God formed man
out of the dust of the ground.” After Adam sinned God said, “Dust thou art, and
unto dust shalt thou return” (Genesis
3:19). In Genesis 18:27, Abraham said, “I
have taken upon me to speak unto the
LORD, who am but dust and ashes.” Elihu
scolded, “All flesh shall perish together,
and man shall turn again unto dust” (Job
34:15). The preacher in Ecclesiastes 12:7
preached, “The dust shall return to the
earth as it was.” The Psalmist sang, “He
returneth to his earth” (Psalm 146:4),
and in another place, “He remembereth
that we are dust. As for man, his days
are as grass: as a flower of the field, so
he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over
it, and it is gone” (Psalm 103:14-16).
So we are dust in the wind, but that is
not ALL we are. Paul said in 1 Corinthians
15:19, “If in this life only we have hope
in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” When the LORD God made man of
the dust of the earth he “breathed into
his nostrils the breath of life, and man
became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7).
February 4—White Oak
Byron Henbest from Potter
Children’s Home will give a report.
February 5-7: Pikeville
Gospel Meeting—Cliff Goodwin
The preacher that said, “The dust shall
return to the earth as it was,” also said,
“The spirit shall return to God who gave
it” (Ecclesiastes 12:7). And Paul went on
to write, “But now is Christ risen from
the dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept. ... even so in Christ shall
all be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:2022).
Here is a song I love to sing: “A charge
to keep I have, a God to glorify, a never
dying soul to save, and fit it for the sky.”
That is a lot better than “Dust in the
Wind.” Peter said the material heavens,
the physical earth, and all the elements
of which they are composed, “shall be
dissolved” (2 Peter 3:11); and the
preacher of Ecclesiastes said that seeking fulfillment in things of this passing
world was “chasing after the wind”
(Ecclesiastes 1:14)—which is another
way to translate, “All is vanity and vexation of spirit.” John said, “The world
passeth away, and the lust thereof, but
he that doeth the will of God abideth
forever” (1 John 2:17).
Yet, though we know these things, it
is easy to become distracted by the dust.
The Psalmist confessed this when he
sang, “My soul cleaveth unto the dust”;
but he quickly followed, “Quicken thou
me according to thy word” (Psalm 119:25).
Peter said to Jesus, “Thou hast the
words of eternal life” (John 6:68). I think
we have room for one more song: “Sing
them over again to me, wonderful words
of life …”
—Bill Boyd
… Dora Hogwood, recently hospitalized, now at home.
… Ann Keasler, recently hospitalized, now at home.
… John Potter, recently hospitalized, now at red Bank Life Care,
Room 117A.
… Mary Cay Blue, who is undergoing tests.
… Juanita Tate, diagnosed with a
cardiac diverticulum, a rare and
serious problem.
… Norma Wright’s 11 year-old greatnephew, Cole Fox, whose brain
tumor has returned—also, Norma and Jerry’s grandson, Will
Rains, in treatment for seizures.
… Martye Weir, confined at home.
… Jim Wilson, confined at home.
… Emma Davenport, the Weirs’
great-grand-daughter, in treatment for scleroderma.
… Jon Jon Huddleston, the Paynes’
young grandson, in treatment
for leukemia.
… J. C. Watkins, who had surgery
on his toe this week.
… Barbara Castleberry’s daughter,
Becky Hickerson, who is very ill
and hospitalized at Memorial
… Ida Hanns’ great-granddaughter,
Izalea Wiley, who has Type 1
diabetes and Kawasaki disease.
… Jared Hueter’s mother, who is in
rehab following surgery to repair
broken tendons in her hand.
… Brenda Leslie’s mother, Kaye
Hopkins, who had surgery last
Monday, February 2.
Please get an information sheet
in the foyer for the names of others
who need our prayers and encouragement.
Jesus Did Not Die on the Cross
to Make It Possible for Christians to:
Sunday, February 1, 2015:
Bible Class ………………...……… 71
A. M. Worship ……………...….. 87
P. M. Worship …...………...….. 57
Contribution ……..…...….. $ 4,779
 Sleep in on Sunday and miss Bible
study and worship.
 Stay at home when they have out of
town guests.
Thursday, February 12: White Oak
Erlanger Hospital Work
 Attend sporting or social events during
February 11-15:
The Dearmans will be away
at the annual Great Smoky Mountains
Marriage Retreat.
February 28: East Ridge Ladies’ Day
with Celine Sparks
Saturday, March 21: Martin-Boyd
Nina Hicks’ 95th birthday reception
April 26-29: White Oak
Gospel Meeting—Roger Campbell
the week and regularly neglect Bible
study and worship.
Talk to people about politics and not
about the value of their souls.
Wear themselves out working all day
and be too tired to attend Sunday and
Wednesday night services.
Pray with the church, but not by themselves in their home.
To shop, bank, and recreate when
“sick,” but not attend Bible class and
Practically never miss work, even
when ill, but allow a “small” headache
or other ailment to prevent attendance at Bible study and worship.
Wednesday, January 18:
Bible Class ………………...……… 69
Read the paper or watch the
news, but not open the Bible
during the week.
Use the phone to talk to neighbors and family, but never use
it to invite them to activities of
the church or to share the gospel.
Lay aside money to spend on
eating out, recreation and vacations; but throw leftovers into
the collection plate on Sunday.
—Author Unknown
(via Mike Riley, Montana Street
church, El Paso, TX)