Eastside Missionary Baptist Church
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May 19, 2013
Our Piece of the Puzzle
As members of this church, we can be compared to pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece has protrusions and indentations. The protrusions represent our strengths (gifts, talents, abilities), and the indentations represent our weaknesses (faults, limitations, shortcomings, undeveloped areas). The beautiful thing is that the pieces complement one another and produce a beautiful whole.
Just as each piece of a puzzle is important, so each member of this church is important and can minister to the other members.
Just as, when one piece is missing from the puzzle, its absence is very obvious and damages the picture, so also is the whole weakened when we are absent from the church services.
Also, when each piece of a puzzle is in place, any one piece is not conspicuous but blends in to form the whole picture. So it should be with our church. —Copied
Terry Smith will lead in the AWANA presentation during the Morning Worship today. Please pray for her, the AWANA workers and the children as this program is presented. Also, each of us may help as we recruit more children for the beginning of this important program this Fall.
A Note From Bro. Jared
I miss being there with you all while we’re on vacation. It has been a busy week, and we’ve accomplished a little less than half the home repairs we had scheduled. But we’ve had fun in the process. Today we’re attending Southgate (our old home church) with my family, but, Lord willing, we look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.
Thank You Note
I would like to thank everyone for the cards, calls and prayers. I love you all and am so blessed to have you in my life. The love you have shown helps me more than you know. I now have appointments to see if the problem can be found.
Thank you, and with much love, Carol Goff.
If you have to do wrong to stay on the team, you are on the wrong team.
Meeting for Wednesday Night Kids’ Program
If you’ve been approached about helping in our children’s ministry on Wednesday nights—or are interested in helping—Kristian will be holding an informational meeting on Sunday, May 26 at 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Remember the choir rehearsal at 5:00 PM next Sunday evening, May 26.
This Week’s Schedule
Thanks to Bro. Shawn Whorton who presented the program to the Senior Saints last Tuesday. Also thanks to Bro. Jack Moore who taught last Wednesday night in the absence of the pastor. Today, Bro. Phil Misenheimer will be preaching the morning service, and Bro. Shawn Whorton will be preaching the evening service. Pray for these men.
The Weight of Sin
A flippant youth asked a preacher, “You say that unsaved people carry a weight of sin. I feel nothing. How heavy is sin? Is it ten pounds? Is it eighty pounds?”
The preacher replied by asking the youth, “If you laid a four-hundred-pound weight on a corpse, would it feel the load?”
The youth replied, “It would feel nothing, because it is dead.”
The preacher concluded, “The spirit is dead, too, is indeed dead which feels no load of sin or is indifferent to its burden and is so flippant about its presence.”
The youth was silenced. —Copied
INFANTILE LOVE follows the principle:
“I love because I am loved.”
MATURE LOVE follows the principle:
“I am loved because I love.”
IMMATURE LOVE says:
“I love you because I need you.”
MATURE LOVE says:
“I need you because I love you.”