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                                                                   FEBRUARY 14, 2021
                                                      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 FEBRUARY
                                       7th Carona Burns;  11th Beverly Fillyaw;  
                                       13th Jacinda Roycroft;  17th Kenneth Fillyaw  
                                            HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR FEBRUARY
                                                   23rd Sammy & Sandra Drake;

                                       READING THE NEW TESTAMENT:   JAMES

Chapter 1:1-27:   Testing Your Faith:   James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus
Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings Consider it all joy, my
brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces
endurance (patience).  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect
and complete, lacking in nothing.  But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who
gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But he must ask in
faith without an doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed
by the wind.  For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.  But the brother of humble
circumstances is to glory in his high position;  and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation,
because like flowering grass he will pass away.  For the sun rises with a scorching wind and
withers the grass;  and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed;  so
too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.  Blessed is a man who perseveres
under trial;  for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord
has promised to those who love Him.  Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted
by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.  But each
one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.  Then when lust has
conceived, it gives birth to sin;  and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.  Do not
be deceived, my beloved brethren.  Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from
above, coming down from the Father of lights,   with whom there is no variation or shifting
shadow.  In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would
be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.  This you know, my beloved brethren.  But
everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does
not achieve the righteousness of God.  Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that
remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your
souls.  But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude
themselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks
at his natural face in a mirror;  for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has
immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.  But one who looks intently at the perfect
law, the law of liberty, and abides buy it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual
doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.  If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and
yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.  
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this:  to visit orphans and
widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.   (More Next Week!   Stay
Tuned!)

TEN THINGS I WISH THE WORLD
KNEW ABOUT JESUS!   Part Three of Three.
House to House/Heart to Heart Bulletin, By Allen Webster
What does the world need to know about Jesus?
       #1: Jesus Does Not Want to Condemn You;  He Wants to Save You.
       (See Jan. 31st Bulletin.)
       #2: Jesus is God’s Answer To Man’s Sin Problem.
       (See Jan. 31st Bulletin)
       #3: Jesus is The Son of God.
       (See Feb. 7th Bulletin)
       #4: Jesus is “One of Us” (The Son of Man).
       (See Feb. 7th Bulletin.)
       #5: Jesus Was Crucified By His Own People for Being Too Holy.
       (See Feb. 7th Bulletin.)
       #6: Jesus Came Back to Life.
       (See Feb. 7th Bulletin.)
       #7: Jesus Built The Church And Wants You To Be a Member.
       The only lasting institution from Jesus’ life is His church.  He promised, “On this rock I will
build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it”  (Matt. 16:18).  The
promise was fulfilled on the Pentecost following His resurrection (Acts 2:1-47).  The church of
Christ grew rapidly in Jerusalem, Judea, and throughout the Roman Empire.
    The same church still exists today.  Jesus adds every person He saves to it (Acts 2:47).  In
fact, that is the only way to become a part of it.  He invites you to accept the facts of the
gospel (1st Cor. 15:1-4), obey its commands (Acts 2:38), and then enjoy its promises (Mark 16:
16).  He will add you to His church where you can worship and work until He comes or you pass
over to His side in death.
       #8:  Jesus Reigns Over The Whole World—Except One Place.
When Jesus ascended to heaven (Acts 1:9-11), He also ascended to His throne (Psalm 24:7-
10).  He presently rules as the world’s King (1st Timothy 6:15).
    Yet there are pockets of resistance—places where His rule is not recognized.  Those
places are human hearts where He stands at the door and knocks (Rev. 3:20).  Does He rule in
your heart?  He wants you to take Him with you on your life’s journey.  He has high
expectations.  He requires certain behavior and attitudes.  He lays out what is right and wrong
in Scripture, and He must be given preeminence in all things (Colossians 1:15-20).  Like an
engagement proposal, the choice is up to us.  He will not make us follow Him, but life is better
with Him in it. An eternity without Him is unthinkable.
       #9: Jesus Will Judge Everyone.
He gave a preview of that great scene when the Son of Man shall come in His glory:   “He will
sit on the throne of His glory.  All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate
them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.  And He will set the
sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left” (Matt. 25:31-33). You will be there; I will be
there; we should prepare.
       #10: Jesus Wants Each Person To follow Him (Matthew 11:28-30).
We are back to where we began.  He stands ready to save; He is the only way to heaven.   A
physician can save your life;  
A lawyer can save your business;  
A financial advisor can save your money;  
A coach can save your athletic career;  
A consultant can save your reputation;
But only Jesus can save your soul (Matthew 16:26).
“I have a Savior, He’s pleading in glory;  A dear loving Savior, tho’ earth friends be few;  And
now He is watching in tenderness o’er me, But O that my Savior were your Savior too!  For you
I am praying, for you I am praying , for you I am praying, I’m praying for you!”

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 O.T.):   
1. Sampson’s hair was long, from his birth it had grown;
  In how many locks did he keep it?  The number is known.
2. To confirm a transaction in the days of Boaz and Ruth;
  What method was used as the barter’s proof?
3. Virgin daughters of David were easy to identify;
  What did they all wear, which their purity did imply?
Answers to Last Week’s ‘Bible Riddles’: 1. Best man at his wedding (Jud. 14:20);  2. Jeremiah
(Jer. 8:18-22);  3. Abimelech (Jud. 9:1-6).
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Our memory verse for February comes from the
New Testament book of First Thessalonians.   Only two verses.
Easy and familiar.   Repeat it over and over, ten times.  You can do it!
“But examine everything carefully;   hold fast to that which is good;
Abstain from every form (appearance) of evil” (1st Thessalonians 5:21-22).
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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).



We would appreciate any comments you may have.  email me:
Don Henderson ebadon@sbcglobal.net