NEXT MEETING MARCH 27
White Mills Christian Church
Fellowship Meal at 7 P.M. (EDT)
General Meeting at 8 P.M. (EDT)
Speaker: Jacob Cabe, Mortons Gap Christian Church
Thanks to Columbia Christian for hosting our February meeting. There were 126 men present from 26 congregations.
2023 MEETING SCHEDULE
April 24—Elizabethtown First Christian
May 22—Indian Hills Christian
June 26—Burkesville Christian
November 27—New Life Christian
MEETING HOSTS FOR 2023
To assist with the planning of our meetings, please contact our Secretary, Jim Pope, at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one of the remaining months: July 24—August 28–September 25—
GET READY FOR SUMMER CAMPS
Camp Calvary, Mackville, KY
White Mills Christian Camp
THINK ABOUT THESE
“We have replaced Christianity with church attendance!” –Kerry Allen
“Do not criticize when you can get no one to serve if you have not made any efforts to equip them to serve.”—Kerry Allen
“If your church was gone, would the community be further in darkness?”
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Fifty men registered for the March 18 Leadership Seminar held at White Mills Christian Camp. Sponsored by Men for Christ and the Camp and led by Kerry Allen, President of Louisville Bible College, the event was designed to encourage men to Embrace the Opportunity to Lead Christ’s Church Today. Bro. Allen’s presentation focused on A Biblical View of Leadership, The Need for Leadership, and How We Can Develop New Leaders. The speaker concluded with: “The path to a truly satisfying life includes serving the Lord. Right now be bold enough to do two things. Pray that God will reveal how He wants you to serve Him. Second, pray that He won’t give you peace until you do it.”
LOOKING TO EASTER—
THE RESURRECTION IS CRUCIAL
We cherish the birth of Jesus, His wisdom, His loving deeds, His courage in the face of a brutal death, but it is Christ’s resurrection which is absolutely crucial to Christian beliefs. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul explained that the Resurrection was the foundation of our Christian belief system. He insisted that if Christ had not been raised from the dead, then we who believe in eternal life have no hope for it at all. “If the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, our faith is futile and you are still in your sins” (I Corinthians 15:16-17, NRSV). Finally, Paul expresses very clearly how critical the Resurrection is to our Christian hope. ‘”If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” (I Corinthians 15:19, NRSV). (Copied)
Regardless of what your gift is or where God has placed you, you have been given a gift from God to fulfill the mission of the church. (I Peter 4:10 Summary)
You were created on purpose for a purpose. –Lysa Terkeurst
Sometimes to get back on your FEET in life you need to get back in your SEAT at church. –Tommy Galloway
“Jesus fed 5000, but only 500 followed Him after lunch. He had 12 disciples, but only 3 went further into the Garden. And only 1 stood with Him at the cross. The closer you get to the cross, the smaller the crowd becomes.” You see some people are afraid to get TOO CLOSE.
Faithful member of Men for Christ, Noble Perry, 97, of First Christian in E’town, passed away February 25.
Have you ever considered that God has fallen in love with you? He sends you flowers every spring. He sends you sunshine every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He listens to you. He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose you, your heart. God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. Amen (Unknown)
THE DEVIL’S PRAISE
“Complaining is to the devil what praise and thanksgiving is to God.” Stop and think about that for a moment; let it sink way down deep inside. Andrew Wommack says, “Praise isn’t like the caboose that just follows what happens, it’s more like the engine of a train that makes things happen.” Praise is the big gun of faith. If these two statements are true, then complaining is the engine that makes things happen on the negative side. Furthermore, complaining is a big gun of doubt and unbelief. No one wants a big gun of doubt and unbelief working on their behalf. I know I don’t! I Thessalonians’ 5:18 says: In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
STICK TO YOUR STRENGTHS
There are some things we want to do but simply are not equipped to accomplish. I, for example, have the desire to sing. The problem is, I am what you might call a jailhouse singer – I never have the key, and I’m always behind a few bars. Paul gives good advice in Romans 12:3: “Have a sane estimate of your capabilities” (PHILLIPS). In other words, be aware of your strengths. When you teach, do people listen? When you lead, do people follow? Where are you most productive? Identify your strengths, and—this is important—major in them. We cannot meet every need in the world. We cannot please every person in the world. We cannot satisfy every request in the world. But some of us try, and in the end we run out of fuel. So have a sane estimate of your abilities and stick to them.—Max Lucado; Daily Devotion 3-8-23.
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Knifley Christian Church is looking to purchase a small church van. Please contact Barry Bennett at email@example.com.