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                                                                  JANUARY 31, 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 JANUARY
                                                      14th Rebecca Stone;  25th Louise Burns;  
                                                       27th Heather Drake;  26th Kamryn Fillyaw;

                                                      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR JANUARY

                                                                                   None Listed
                       If there is anyone left off either list and should be on, please let Hubert know.

                                                READING THE NEW TESTAMENT:   HEBREWS
Chapter 12:18-29:   Contrast of Sinai and Zion:   For you have not come to a mountain that can be
touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, and to the blast of a trumpet and
the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken
to them.  For they could not bear the command, “If even a beast touches the mountain it will be stoned”  
(Ex. 19:12-13).  And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I am full of fear and trembling”  (Dt. 9:
19).  But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to
myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and
to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a
new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.   The Unshaken
Kingdom:   See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking.  For if those did not escape when they
refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns
from heaven.  And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will
shake not only the earth but also the heaven”  (Hag. 2:6).   This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes
the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which
cannot be shaken may remain.  Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us
show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;  for our
God is a consuming fire.
(More Next Week!   Stay Tuned!

                                                       TEN THINGS I WISH THE WORLD
                                                    KNEW ABOUT JESUS!   Part One of Three.

                                          House to House/Heart to Heart Bulletin, By Allen Webster

If the world had the opportunity to preach one sermon to the whole world, what should it be?   Its theme
would have to be Jesus, for there is no salvation “in any other, for there is no other name under heaven
given among men by which we must be saved”   (Acts 4:12).   No other person has been more frequently
discussed, written about, painted, and sung to than Jesus, but about fifty percent of the world’s
population still does not even know who He is.   It is estimated that of the world’s 7.7 billion people, 3.15
billion have little or no access to the gospel.   Even among those who think they know about Jesus, there
are many misconceptions.   He remains an enigma to most of humanity.
What does the world need to know about Jesus?

#1: JESUS DOES NOT WANT TO CONDEMN YOU;  
HE WANTS TO SAVE YOU!

Many see Christianity as the “Religion of No.”   They believe it sucks the fun out of life with its rules and
“thou shalt nots.”   They see Jesus as judgmental and condemning.
    This is not the Jesus of Scripture.   Jesus said, “I did not come to judge the world but to save the
world” (John 12:47).   “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but the world
through Him might be saved”   (John 3:17).
    Jesus loves each person unconditionally.   No matter what people have done—good or bad—He loves
them.   He invites each to abundant living (Matthew 11:28-30;  John 10:10) and wants all to be saved  
(1st Timothy 2:4;  2nd Peter 3:9)>   His love never ends (Jeremiah 31:3;  John 13:1).   No one will ever
love us more than Jesus already does.
#2: JESUS IS GOD’S ANSWER TO MAN’S SIN PROBLEM!
Sin is man’s great problem.   Like a drop of poison in a glass of water, even a little, taints the whole life
and results in death  (James 2:10).   Sin is universal--“There is none righteous, no, not one”  (Romans 3:
10);  and fatal—“the wages of sin is death”  (Romans 6:23).   Before Christ, sin was man’s unsolvable
problem.
    Isaiah said saving man would be costly.   Because of our sin, someone had to die—the just for the
unjust  (Isaiah 53:5-6).   In the Old Testament, an animal could die for a man’s sin, but that was only a
temporary solution  (Hebrews 10:4).
    When He saw man’s desperate need, He provided a Savior (Acts 13:23).  He sacrificed His own Son:  
“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not
perish but have everlasting life”  (John 3:16).   “The Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world”  (1st
John 4:14).   (Jesus came to earth and lived a perfect life (Hebrews 4:15), qualifying Him to be the
sacrifice for sin (a sinner could not die for sinners).   Isaiah wrote, “He was wounded for our
transgressions.   He was bruised for our iniquities;  the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by
His stripes we are healed.   All we like sheep have gone astray;  we have turned, every one, to his own
way;  and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all”  (Isaiah 53:5-6).    
(Part Two Of Three, Next Week!   Stay Tuned!)

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. In the window I fell asleep while listening to Paul;
  Along about midnight three stories I did fall.
2. After His resurrection, How soon did Jesus appear
  To the assembled disciples whom He loved so dear?
3. On what island was John, when he was told to write,
  To the seven churches of Asia what was to come to His sight?
Answers to Last Week’s ‘Bible Riddles’: 1. James   (Acts 15:1-21);  2. Ten Thousand (1st Cor. 14:19); 3.
Beam (Matt. 7:3-5).
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Our memory verse for January comes from the
New Testament book of Ephesians.   Only one verse.   
Easy and familiar.   Repeat it over and over.   You can do it.
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things
the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 5:6)
REPEAT IT AGAIN; THEN AGAIN;  TEN TIMES TEN
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Heaven---as viewed through the hearts and minds of children!
I think heaven will be shining, sparkling, glorious, and wonderful.   When Jesus returns, I think it will be
like this:  a big cloud with gold, and Jesus bringing all His little children and Christians who believe in Him
up to heaven.   In heaven, I think there will be angels, and Daniel will be there, and Mary, Joseph,
Rebekah, and Rahab.   I think it will be amazing.    Heaven will be the best place ever.   I am so glad I will
get to go to heaven.  I would love to meet Jesus, and someday I will.   That’s why I am so happy.  I hope
that heaven is wonderful just like I think it will be.    Becca, age 8

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).
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Rerouting . . . Rerouting
    “Don’t worry.   I know right where I’m going,” I said to my passengers.   Then an almost-human voice
ratted me out:   “Rerouting . . . rerouting.”   Now everyone knew I was lost!  These days, millions of
drivers recognize those words, or others like them, as a sign they’ve gone off track or missed a turn.   
The GPS device not only recognizes when a driver is off course, but immediately begins plotting a new
path to get back on track.  Sometimes followers of Jesus need help to get back on track spiritually.   We
may intentionally veer off course because we think we know best, or drift away slowly, failing to notice we’
re moving further and further from the walk God wants with us.   God has not left us on our own,
however.   He has given all believers the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17;  1st Cor. 3:16), who convicts us of
our sin (John 16:8, 13).   When we are going off course, He sounds the alarm and triggers our
conscience (Gal. 5:16-25).   We may ignore the warning, but we do so to our own detriment (Isa. 63:10;
Gal. 6:8).   What comfort to know that God is at work in our lives through the convicting work of the Holy
Spirit (Rom. 8:26-27)!  With God’s help and guidance, we can continue on a path that is pleasing to
Him.    (Read Pro. 3:1-8)  -----Randy Kilgore
    

JANUARY 31, 2021

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