2017 is the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s Reformation

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Prayer Request

Remember Jack C.  He was burned in a tractor accident today.  He is doing well and has not been admitted to the hospital.  Please remember him.

Prayer Request

Remember Michael L.  He’s fallen ill at work.

Something to Think About

“You can work without praying, but it is a bad plan.” ~Hudson Taylor

Cheer Up

“I am not afraid; I am not downhearted; I am of good cheer and refuse to worry. It is true that misery and sorrow are with me; they scowl at me and try to frighten me into begging for mercy. But I thumb my nose at them and say: ‘Please, Mr. Bogeyman, don’t eat me up! You look horrible enough to scare anyone who wants to be frightened. But I have another, lovelier vision, to light my way, like the sun, into eternal life. And so I ignore you, feeble and temporary dark cloud and angry little wind that you are!’ ” — Martin Luther

The Thorn in the Flesh

God allows all of us that special ‘thorn in the flesh’ so we learn to trust him more, and even love the thorn more.

Remember

Sunday School begins at 10 (with a class for every age) and worship starts at 11 and then again at 7.  Come along.  Visitors are always welcome and members are always expected.

Join Us Tonight…

For Bible Study.  And bring the youngsters for children and youth groups.  We begin at 7.

Notice: Change of Plans

We will not have our Fellowship meal this evening.  We will see you at worship at 7.

Join us Wednesday Evening

We’ve completed our study of Ephesians and Philippians and tomorrow at 7 we open up Colossians.  Be sure to come be with us.

And once we finish that little book, in three or so weeks, we will commence a series I hope will be of interest:  All The Major Places of the Bible.  We’ll be looking at the most important biblical sites so that when we read about them, we have an idea of what they were, where they were, and what they may have looked like.

The beginning of that series will be announced a week in advance.

Prayer Request

There are several folks who need your prayers on their behalf today.  If you could lift them up to God during your devotions it would be appreciated.  God knows who they are and what they need.  Thanks.

Thank You

Thanks all who prayed while I was in the hospital.  January has been a pretty difficult and challenging month and I’m rather glad to see it coming to an end.

I’m home and resting up a couple of days per the doctor’s instructions but I’ll be back in the saddle on Wednesday.

Thank you all again.  You’re very much appreciated.

Jim

PLEASE NOTE!

The Evening fellowship meal will take place on January 29th instead of January 22nd!

Funeral Arrangements For Jim Harris

The family will receive friends from 3-6 Saturday with the funeral to follow at 6 at Schubert’s funeral home.  The graveside service will be at 9:30 Tuesday morning at the Veteran’s Cemetery off of John Sevier Highway in Knoxville.

If You’re a Member of a Baptist Church in Tennessee and Have a Child In College…

2017 Scholarship Applications are Now Available

Upcoming college freshman and current college students who are members of Tennessee Baptist churches can now apply for financial scholarships through the TBF!

In order to make the application process easier than ever, we have taken all college scholarship applications completely online. All you have to do is click the button below to see the criteria, attach the necessary documents, and submit the application.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all.

Learn More About Our Scholarships

Prayer Request

Please remember Jim Harris’s family.  He passed away this morning.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

You, and your family, are cordially invited to join us as we continue our study of Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians.  The study begins at 7 and concludes at 8.  It’s an hour well invested.

Prayer Request

Please remember Adele M.

How Can We Keep on Sinning?

What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.  Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.  – Romans 6

Join us Tonight at 7 For Bible Study

We’re continuing our study of Colossians and we’d love to have you join us.