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                                                        DECEMBER 27, 2020
                                                WESTFIELD CHURCH OF CHRIST
                                      1610 WESTFIELD LOOP, HOUSTON, TX  77073
                                                                 
 ELDERS:
                             James Fillyaw: 713-560-5104; Hubert Crowson: 281-732-9606;
                             Jerry Loyd:  713-775-5377;     Church Office:  281-821-8531
                                                         CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday worship services only at 10:00 a.m., until further notice.  Amen
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one
another, and so much the more, as you see the day approaching”  (Hebrews 10:25).  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR DECEMBER
4th Jim Endy;  5th Piper Hunt;  7th Alonso Garrett;
12th Kohen Fillyaw;  14th Elijah Baker;14th Dennis Dearing;  
18th Holly Colotta;  20th Evalette Dunbar;  21st Kenneth Bone;

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR DECEMBER
9th Dennis & Margo Dearing;  12th Don & Pat Henderson;
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READING THE NEW TESTAMENT:   HEBREWS
Chapter 10:8-25:   One Sacrifice of Christ is Sufficient:   After saying above, “Sacrifices and offerings
and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have not desired, nor have You taken pleasure in
them” (which are offered according to the Law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.”  
He takes away the first in order to establish the second.  By this will we have been sanctified through
the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  Every priest stands daily ministering and offering
time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins;  but He, having offered one
sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time onward until His
enemies be made a footstool for His feet.  For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who
are sanctified.  And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us;  for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will
make with them after those days, says the Lord:  I will put My laws upon their heart, and on their mind I
will write them,” He then says, “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”  Now
where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.   A New and Living
Way:   Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we
have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of
faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure
water.  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;  
and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own
assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another;  and all the more as you
see the day drawing near.
(More Next Week!   Stay Tuned!)

                                       GOD’S GREAT BOOK!
                     By Frank L. Cox, From 20th Century Christian, January, 1974

The book of all books is the Bible.   It is the treasure for the poor, a solace for the sick, a guide for
the dying.   It is the basis of the Christian religion and worth infinitely more to the people of the world
than all other books combined.    Quote from William Jones:   “I have carefully and regularly perused
the Holy Scriptures, and am of the opinion that the Volume contains more sublimity, purer morality,
more important history, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in
whatever language they may have been written.”
   LET US RESPECT IT PROFOUNDLY.   The Bible is God’s Word.   It is God-breathed.   It is a
revelation of God, of God’s Son, of God’s purpose, of God’s plan to save lost souls.   In all the world
there is no literature as beautiful, as sublime, as ennobling, as helpful as the Bible.   The fact that it
has withstood the fearful onslaughts of countless foes during the centuries and is today the most
widely read and the most dearly loved of all books is proof of the sublimity and divinity of the book.   
Let those who ridicule it write a better one.   Since the Bible is God’s Great Book let us respect it
profoundly and read it seriously.
   LET US DIVIDE IT PROPERLY.   The Bible is a wonderful library.   The sacred writings should not
be thought of as one book, but as many individual books:  sixty-six in all.   These sixty-six books are
divided into two grand parts.   The Old Testament, consisting of thirty-nine books, was written in the
Hebrew language;  and the New Testament, consisting of twenty-seven books, was written in Greek.
   The Old Testament books contain the record of the covenant God made with the Jewish people and
cover centuries of time.   The New Testament books, which contain God’s final revelation to men, were
written within the scope of a century.   Though the Old Testament contains a wealth of material that is
informative and inspirational to the student, we need to remember that we are not living under the Old
Testament but under the New Testament.
   When we open the New Testament, there are certain divisions we should recognize.   First,
biography (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), which, if properly studied, will cause one to believe in
Jesus of Nazareth as the Son of the living God.  
 Second, history (Acts of the Apostles).   This is the
book of conversions and, to the thoughtful reader, reveals God’s plan of salvation.   
Third, the
Epistles
(letters, beginning with Romans and closing with Jude).   From these, the new-born babe in
God’s family learns how he should live as a Christian.
  And fourth, prophecy (the book of
Revelation).   This marvelous literary production reveals the trials and final triumph of the faithful.   
The Bible study student should recognize these divisions
   LET US READ IT REVERENTLY.   Of what value is food unless we eat it, of water unless we drink it,
or pure air unless we breathe it?   Of what value is God’s Great Book unless we study it?
   The Bible will work wonders in our hearts and lives if we only give time to a careful and prayerful
reading of it.   The Bible will shed light on our path, reveal the way to heaven, give visions of a brighter
day, if we will give it diligent study.   A number of good things happen to us when we read the sacred
volume:   
1.It works effectively in us (1st Thess. 2:13);  2.It gives light for one step more (Psalm 119:105);  3.It
instructs, reproves, corrects, inspires us (2nd Tim. 3:16);  4.It gives faith (Rom. 10:17);  5.It greatly
strengthens (1st John 2:14;  Acts 20:32);  6.It gives joy unspeakable (John 15:11);  7. And it imparts to
us the heavenly life (John 6:65).
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Psalm 1:1-2 (NASB):   “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor
stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers!   But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in His law he meditates day and night.”

ATTENTION:     Let’s not forget to restock the pantry.   As a reminder, the pantry is ‘always’ open for
any that have a need.   Amen.
NOTICE:     The program, ‘In Search of the Lord’s Way’, airs on Sunday mornings.   Check your
network provider for time and channel.
ATTENTION:     The worship service at Village on the Park, on Sundays, has been put on hold for an
unspecified time.  It shall return soon.

TEST YOUR BIBLE KNOWLEDGE!
‘Bible Riddles’ You Should Know (Easy From the N.T.):   
1.I asked how to gain eternal life;  The Master’s words hurt me badly;
 Sell all and give to the poor;  I turned and walked away sadly.
2.A Gadarene was possessed by evil spirits galore;
 When they saw Jesus, what did they of Him implore?
3.More sons and daughters to Mary and Joseph came;
 After Jesus’ birth;   How many can you name?
Answers to Last Week’s ‘Bible Riddles’: 1. 3 years and 6 mos. (James 5:17-18);  2. Cloak (2nd Tim. 4:
13);  3. Partiality (Acts 10:34).
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Our memory verse for December comes from the
New Testament book of 1st Peter.
  Only one verse.   
Easy and familiar.   Repeat it over and over.   You can do it.
“Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?” (1st Peter 3:13.)
REPEAT IT AGAIN; THEN AGAIN;  TEN TIMES TEN
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This past Thursday, our Sister Ethel Mae Crowson, her earthly body, was laid to rest in her grave.   
She is now at peace with her pain-racked body and mind and is resting in the bosom of our Lord and
Savior.   She is awaiting the coming of the Lord to claim her soul for an eternity of peace and comfort.
This writing is just a few words of appreciation, love, care, and prayers for all our Christian brethren
and others and their prayers for us, Hubert, Paul, Theresa and all of our grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.    We are saddened in this earthly loss, but comforted in knowing
she is now free.  
 I could express many pages of my love for and the loss of my lifetime partner.   It will take some time
to adjust to my memories and my time left in this old shell.  May God bless you all.  Hubert.   Amen.
GO TO SISTER CROWSON'S MEMORIAL LINK
REMEMBER IN PRAYERS….
Norma Hicks; Sharon (Norma’s dtg.in-law);  Violet Kendrick & family; Jean Williams; Kenneth Bone; ‘Ro’
Higgins (Roy Higgins son); Selena Baker; Louise Drake; Ramona Jackson; Ed Walker; Ken, Beverly,
Kamryn Fillyaw; Ronnie Weaver; Suzie Stephens; ‘Cotton’ Weaver; Evalette Dunbar; Jim & Sande
Endy; Amelia Williamson; Rebecca Stone; Faye Stephens; Billie Nelson; Henderson family; Don
Blackwell; Maya Briggs; J. O’Brien;
Sis. Burns dtg., Xavier;  Donnie & Ina Henry & family;

SPECIAL PRAYERS TODAY FOR….
Sis. Burns’ dtg. Xavier, undergoing tests.  Remember her & family in prayers.
Donnie & Ina Henry doing well.   Remember the family in your prayers.
Jim & Sande Endy doing well.  Remember the family in prayers.
Sis. Evalette Dunbar having some tests.  Remember her in your prayers.
Baby Maya Briggs doing better.   Remember her and family in your prayers.
Sis. Rebecca (Becky) Stone needs our prayers.
Remember Ken, Beverly, and Kamryn Fillyaw in your prayers.
Remember Bro. Cotton Weaver in your prayers.
Bro. Kenneth Bone doing well and still needs our prayers.
Ronnie Weaver still needs our prayers.
Ed Walker still needs our prayers.  
Bro. Shawn Henderson & family needs our prayers as they deal with illnesses.

“. . . The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much”  (James 5:16b).