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| FEBRUARY 7, 2021
WESTFIELD CHURCH OF CHRIST
1610 WESTFIELD LOOP, HOUSTON, TX 77073
James Fillyaw: 713-560-5104; Hubert Crowson: 281-732-9606;
Jerry Loyd: 713-775-5377; Church Office: 281-821-8531
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: HEBREWS
Chapter 13:1-25: The Changeless Christ: Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show
hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the
prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in
the body. Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for
fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Make sure that your character is free from the love of money,
being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake
you,” (Deut. 31:6, 8), so that we confidently say, The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will
man do to me?” (Ps. 118:6). Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and
considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today
and forever. Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be
strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. We
have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those
animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned
outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood,
suffered outside the gate. So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we
do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come. God-pleasing Sacrifices:
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give
thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an
account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. Pray for us,
for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.
And I urge you all the more to do this, so that I may be restored to you the sooner. Benediction: Now
the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of
the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that
which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. But I
urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. Take notice that
our brother Timothy has been released, with whom, if he comes soon, I will see you. Greet all of your
leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you. Grace be with you all. (More Next Week!
TEN THINGS I WISH THE WORLD
KNEW ABOUT JESUS! Part Two 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 Last Week’s Bulletin.)
#2: Jesus is God’s Answer To Man’s Sin Problem.
(See Last Week’s Bulletin)
#3: Jesus is The Son of God.
Each person must eventually come to one of
three possible conclusions concerning Jesus:
1.Jesus was a liar. His claims to be the Son of God from heaven
were deliberate fabrications and have misled millions of people
over the past two thousand years.
2.Jesus was a lunatic. He really believed what He said, but was
no more the Son of God than He was the king of England.
3.Jesus is Lord! He was who He said: the promised Messiah,
Son of God, and Savior of the world.
The evidence points to the third conclusion. One cannot read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and
come away saying Jesus was a bad man (liar) or mentally imbalanced (lunatic). He went about doing
good (Acts 10:38); His words were logical and articulate. That leaves “Jesus is Lord.”
#4: Jesus is “One of Us” (The Son of Man).
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). God could have chosen to send Jesus into
the world as a fully grown and sinless man. He could have quickly died on the cross and gone back to
heaven. Instead Jesus was miraculously conceived in Mary’s womb as a baby (Matthew 2:23; Luke 1:35;
cf. Isaiah 7:14). He lived a common life for 30 years, an extraordinary life for 40 months, and an
excruciating life for six hours.
So about ninety percent of His earthly existence was spent living as an average person. He came
from a common family, wore a common name, did common work, ate common food, spoke a common
language, and had common responsibilities.
#5: Jesus Was Crucified By His Own People for Being Too Holy.
Religious people, not atheists, killed Jesus. He was not condemned for wicked deeds, but, in effect, for
holiness. His “crimes” included socializing with sinners (Mark 2:13-17), healing on the Sabbath (Matthew
12:9-14), driving exchangers from the temple (John 2:13-16), accepting worship (Matthew 9:18; 20:20).
He made claims Jewish leaders considered blasphemy. He claimed:
To forgive sins (Matthew 9:1-2).
To come from heaven (John 6:38; 16:28).
That God sent Him (John 8:42).
To be sinless (John 8:46; 18:23).’
To have preexisted (John 8:58).
To be the only way to salvation (John 3:16-18; 5:24; 6:40; 10:9).
To be the bread of life and the living bread (John 6:35, 48, 51).
To be the light of the world (John 8:12).
To be the Good Shepherd (John 10:11, 14).
To be the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
To be God (John 5:18; 10:30-33; 14:8-9).
It was only blasphemy if it were not true.
#6: Jesus Came Back to Life.
Jesus lived again. That the tomb was filled is generally stipulated to by both sides. Jesus died and was
buried. That is not the question. The question is what happened to the body. There are 3 choices: 1.
His enemies stole the body. 2. His disciples stole the body. 3. He was resurrected.
The first is disproven by the fact that Christianity’s enemies never produced the body. Preaching the
resurrection began within a stone’s throw of His tomb—in the presence of His enemies. They did all they
could to stop the church’s growth, but they never said, “We took His body. You look like a bunch of fools
for claiming a resurrection.”
The second is equally untenable. They had no access to the body; the tomb was sealed by the
Romans; the stone was more of a cork for sealing, the tomb was guarded by soldiers. The disciples
died for their faith and not one recanted and said, “We took the body. There was no resurrection. It was
all a lie.” People do not die for something they know is a lie.
(Part Three Next Week Lord Willing. Amen.)
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 married a Philistine, it was a part of his plan
His enemies then provoked him, giving his wife to this man.
2.”Is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there?”
I wrote as I mourned for Israel, for the Lord they no longer care.
3.He yearned to be king, this son of Gideon;
His 70 brothers he killed, all except the youngest one.
Answers to Last Week’s ‘Bible Riddles’: 1. Eutychus (Acts 20:7-12); 2. That same day (John 11:23); 3.
Patmos (Rev. 1:9-11.
Our memory verse will be back next week.
Sharon’s Sweetest Rose: I may know archeology, but if I don’t know Jesus, I don’t know the rock of
ages. I may know astronomy, but if I don’t know Jesus, I don’t know the Star of Jacob. I may know botany
but if I don’t know Jesus, I don’t know Sharon’s sweetest Rose. ----Clarence DeLoach
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 firstname.lastname@example.org