NEXT MEETING NOVEMBER 28
Jamestown Christian Church
65 South Main Street
Fellowship Meal at 7 P.M. (EST)
General Meeting at 8 P.M. (EST)
Speaker: Paul Patton, Egypt Christian
Thanks to Campbellsville Christian for hosting our October meeting. There were 92 men present from 24 congregations.
2023 MEETING SCHEDULE
January 23—Glendale Christian
February 27—Columbia Christian
April 24—Elizabethtown First Christian
May 22—Indian Hills Christian
June 26—Burkesville Christian
September 25—White Mills Christian
November 27—New Life Christian
MEETING HOSTS FOR 2023
To assist with the planning of our 2023 meetings, please contact our Secretary, Jim Pope, at email@example.com to reserve one of the remaining months.
Church should be the reason you miss everything else—not everything else the reason you miss church!
You can’t leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution.
Don’t forget to pray because God didn’t forget to wake you up this morning.
CLASSIC ANDY GRIFFITH
Opie: Pa, when is Jesus coming back?
Pa: I don’t rightly know, Opie. You see, we’re not on the Planning Committee. We’re on the Welcoming Committee.
SUMMARY OF OCTOBER MESSAGE
Bro. Bill Welker, in active ministry for 66 years. reviewed his lifetime of service and gave special credit to his father for his examples of Christian service. Bill explained his long-time love of yard sales and especially one prized older book which he purchased for a quarter. The book, My life as farmer’s boy, factory lad, teacher and preacher, by Adam Rushton, was published January 1, 1909. It is the story of 40 years of teaching and preaching. Bro. Welker then transitioned to another “Lad” mentioned only in the KJV of John 6-9-11. Andrew states: 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? This is an illustration of what may seem impossible to men but not when God is involved. Whatever our status in life, we are encouraged to be the lad in our Christian walk. The needs are numerous.
The present-day American practice of Thanksgiving descended from the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621, 399 years ago. It is a unique holiday because it doesn’t commemorate a special event such as a battle or a birthday. It is simply a day set aside to tell God thanks for His many gifts.
“All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives.”
–George W. Bush
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” —Charles Dickens
“We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” —John F. Kennedy
“Even when life may be difficult, we should thank God for all He does for us which we do not deserve.” –Billy Graham
“No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful.” —Dr. David Jeremiah
“Thanksgiving with the mouth stirs up thankfulness in the heart.” –John Piper
ELECTION OF OFFICERS/DIRECTORS
The election of 2023 officers and directors will be conducted at the November meeting. We appreciate the men who have demonstrated a willingness to serve.
RESULTS OF FAITHFUL WITNESSING
A boy gave his lunch to Jesus—and five thousand people were fed.
A slave girl spoke to her mistress about God—and her master, healed of his leprosy, became a devout believer.
Andrew told Peter about Jesus—and three years later Peter preached a sermon that was instrumental in bringing three thousand people into the church.
A Sunday school teacher visited Dwight Moody in the shop where he worked—and Moody became a famous evangelist who led thousands to the cross of Jesus Christ.
A little group of students met to pray for the lands where the gospel had never been heard—and the great movement of American foreign missions was launched.
Faithful witnessing can produce tremendous results. Tell someone about Jesus—and leave the results up to God.
NOT ON SUNDAY NIGHT
I love the church that Jesus bought,
And know that it is right.
I go there on Sunday morning,
But not on Sunday night.
I love to sing the songs of God,
Such worship must be right.
This I do on Sunday morn,
But not on Sunday night.
I love to hear the gospel, too,
It gives me pure delight.
I hear it Sunday morning,
But not on Sunday night.
God bless our forward-moving church,
And give it power and might.
And let it march on Sunday morning,
But not on Sunday night!
INACTIVE CHURCH MEMBER’S CALENDAR
November 2022. Getting colder. Can’t stand warm church buildings. All stuffy inside. I’ll start back when it gets warmer.
December 2022. Christmas! I just don’t have time for church this month. I’ll just resolve now to start going to church next year.
January 2023. I hereby resolve to start attending church this year. But first I have to get over the holidays. They really take a lot out of you.
PUBLICATION OF NEWSLETTER
The Builder will not be published in December. Please consult the website at www.kymenforchrist.org for pertinent news items.
The Builder is published by Men for Christ at Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville, KY.
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