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JANUARY 24 MEETING

THE BUILDER
January 2022
NEXT MEETING JANUARY 24
Bristow Christian Church
6488 Louisville Road, Bowling Green
Fellowship Meal at 7 P.M. (EST)
General Meeting at 8 P.M. (EST)
Speaker: Mike Bell, Glendale Christian

CURRENT 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE
February 28—Columbia Christian
September 26—White Mills Christian
October 24—Campbellsville Christian

2022 HOSTS NEEDED
We need additional host congregations for our meetings. Please contact Jim Pope, the Secretary, to sign up.

THANKS TO JAMESTOWN
A special thank you to Jamestown Christian for hosting our November meeting. There were 75 men present from 19 congregations.

WELCOME
We welcome Ben Fulcher as a member of the Executive Committee.
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QUOTABLE QUOTES
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” –C.S. Lewis
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” –C.S. Lewis
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” –Carrie Ten Boom
“God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible—what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.”
–A.W. Tozer
“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team.” –A.W. Tozer
“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.” –Max Lucado
“I have found that trying to become more like JESUS yields far better results than trying to become a better ME.” –Dale McCamish

RESOLVED
You may not get caught up in making resolutions for the new year. However, I encourage you to make an effort to attend every meeting in 2022 and to encourage other men from your congregation to come with you. You also have “neighboring” congregations who do not regularly attend meetings. A personal invitation to “pick them up” or “share a ride” may be just the encouragement they need to become more involved. My challenge to you is to pray daily for Men for Christ, attend and invite others, and financially support our current works.

STOP PLAYING CHURCH
As church attendance numbers fade across the nation and online services become very convenient it’s important to remember why church attendance for you and your family matters so much. You can’t serve from your sofa. You can’t have community of faith on your sofa. You can’t experience the power of a room full of believers worshipping together on your sofa. Christians aren’t consumers. We are contributors. We don’t watch. We engage. We give. We sacrifice. We encourage. We pray for the hurting. We do life together. The church needs you! And you need the church! (Copied)

WINTER WEATHER ALERT
If weather conditions require the cancellation of our meetings, information will be posted on the website as soon as possible. www.kymenforchrist.org. You may also contact any member of the Executive Committee.

JESUS IS COMING AGAIN!
The “coming again” of Jesus is mentioned more than 300 times in the New Testament. Check out John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, I Thes. 4:13-18, 2 Thes. 1:7-10, Hebrews 9:28, and 2 Peter 3:1-18. To what did Jesus compare His second coming? (1) It will be like lightning which shoots instantly from one section of the sky to another, not giving warning as to where it will start or stop. (2) It will be similar to the destruction which came in the days of Noah (everything was progressing normally, and then the end came). (3) It will happen with the swiftness with which destruction came to Sodom (with the exception of Lot’s family, the city’s inhabitants had no warning about what was going to happen). From these illustrations we learn that no signs (none that can be interpreted) will precede His coming. When things are normal, when people are not expecting it, Jesus will return. Material is reprinted from The Jesus Years by Thomas D. Thurman (1977). Note: This book is still available from Amazon.com.

2022 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Russ Lunsford, Chairman
270 765-9893
rluns68@yahoo.com

Adam Hale, Vice Chairman
270 646-8648
ahale@glendale.cc.org

Jim Pope, Secretary
270 300-3442
james.e.pope.civ@ARMY.mil

Randy Herron, Treasurer
270 403-1867,
randyherron@windstream.net

J. R. Donahue, Past Chairman
270 735-2408
john.donahue@us.stores.mcd.com

DIRECTORS
Ben Fulcher, Rodney Booe, Trinity Searcy,
John Holley, David Brown, Charles Young

The Builder is published monthly by Kentucky Men for Christ
Editor: Judy Clay
c/o Indian Hills Christian Church
1200 Lexington Road
Danville, KY 40422
859 236-7575

CHRISTIAN STANDARD POSTING

The following was posted in Christian Standard.

December 13, 2021
Tornado Recovery Plans Taking Shape in Kentucky
Tornadoes roared through six states over the weekend, causing much damage and loss of life. Hardest hit appears to be Kentucky, where many were killed in the city of Mayfield. First Christian Church in that city was among the structures seriously damaged.

The Disciples of Christ congregation gathered in a parking lot on Sunday morning for a joint service with First Presbyterian Church. The lot was surrounded by rubble. The church’s Facebook shows several pictures of the damage, including one where the pipes of the church’s organ are visible and another of the Communion table with the comment, “The table of the Lord is intact.”

“The situation in Mayfield is grim and we have been told to hold off sending in volunteers for the time being,” wrote Jeff Greene, director of church relations for IDES—International Disaster Emergency Service, on Monday. “So, we are setting up our base camp . . . with the Bowling Green [Ky.] Christian Church.” Bowling Green also was hard hit by the storms.

Green said, “100 percent of donations to IDES designated to ‘tornadoes’ will go to aid in the recovery.” IDES is lining up volunteers to help with clean-up and recovery . . .