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NOVEMBER 1, 2020
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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
(Day Light saving time ends...Set your clock back 1 hour)
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 NOVEMBER
2nd Eathel Jean Higgins; 3rd Sandra Drake; 6th Roy Higgins;
13th Jessica Anthony; 28th James Fillyaw;
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR NOVEMBER
21st Roy & Suzie Higgins; 24th James & Karen Fillyaw;
READING THE NEW TESTAMENT: HEBREWS
Chapter 3:1-19: Jesus, Our High Priest: Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of
a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession;
He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. For
He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses also was in all His house.
For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as
the builder of the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built
by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all His
house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later;
but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house--whose house we are, if we hold
fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end. Therefore, just
as the Holy Spirit says, “Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as
when they provoked Me, as in the day of trial in the wilderness, where your fathers
tried Me by testing Me, and saw My works for forty years. Therefore, I was angry
with this generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, and they did
not know My ways’; As I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’” The
Peril of Unbelief: Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil,
unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another
day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be
hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of our
assurance firm until the end, while it is said, “Today if you hear His voice, do not
harden your hearts, as when they provoked Me.” For who provoked Him when
they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?
And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned,
whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would
not enter into his rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they
were not able to enter because of unbelief.
(More Next Week! Stay Tuned!)
Google Celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ Pride!
This Article Was Written By Heath Rogers, Herty C. of C., Lufkin, Dec. 8, 2019.
My home page on my web browser is Google. When I logged on to the
internet on June 4, I was told that Google was “celebrating 50 years of pride.”
For those who didn’t know, June is Pride Month. Google was celebrating how gay
pride has gained momentum over the past 50 years. I don’t know how this could
have escaped anyone’s notice, but Google (along with everyone else who
supports the homosexual agenda) feels the need to shout it from the rooftops.
What was my initial reaction to the message from my homepage? I decided I
didn’t need the internet that day. I immediately logged off. I must confess that I
did log back on to do some banking and check my email, but my online time on
that day was a fraction of what it usually is.
I will not be celebrating, lending endorsement to, tolerating, upholding,
defending, etc., the sin of homosexuality in any shape, form, or fashion.
I do not hate homosexuals, nor anyone in the “so-called” LGBTQ community. I
hate the sin of homosexuality. Yes, I said “hate.”
As the psalmist said, “Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I
hate every false way” Psalm 119:104). When we understand God’s
righteousness, we learn that it is appropriate to hate every way that opposes what
God has established.
I hate what this sin has done to the minds of people and to the moral standards
of this nation. Homosexuality is against nature. “For this reason God gave them
up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is
against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,
burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful,
and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (Rom. 1:26-
27). It is a perversion of that which nature tells us is right. Once accepted, it
leads to further perversion. You don’t think so?
Fifty years ago it was just “gay pride.” Today it is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Queer (Questioning) pride. Who knows what other letters will be
added as we continue to plunge down the slope of moral depravity?
Celebrating 50 years of pride? More like celebrating 50 years of rebellion
against God. Think about that! Fifty years. Our God is a patient God, isn’t He?
Dear Christian, please remember that we do not combat sin by joining in the
celebration of sin. Nor do we combat sin by engaging in hatred or violence
against our fellowman. Instead, we are to be “blameless and harmless, children
of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among
whom you shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:15).
Eds. Note: This article is in no way advocating ‘turning off and away from the
internet.’ It should be used with our Christianity always in mind.
ATTENTION: Let’s not forget to restock the pantry. As a reminder, the
pantry is ‘always’ open. If you know of any that have a need that can be supplied
by the pantry items, you can get access to the pantry at any time with a phone
call. May God bless the volunteers in their effort to help others in 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 was a king and priest, without “beginning or end;”
Jesus was made a Priest after the order I had been.
2.I was a runaway slave, to serve I no longer cared;
I became a Christian , a faith my owner shared.
3.For me, Paul wrote a letter, my owner, a brother to claim;
Do you know the letter? Do you know my name?
Answers to Last Week’s ‘Bible Riddles’: 1. Paul (2nd Cor. 12:8-9); 2. Nicodemus
(John 19:38-42); 3. Rhoda (Acts 12:13-15).
Our memory verse for November comes from the
New Testament book of John. Only one verse.
Easy and familiar. Repeat it over and over. You can do it.
“Jesus said to him (Thomas), ‘Because you have seen Me, have you
believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.’” (John 20:
REPEAT IT AGAIN; THEN AGAIN; TEN TIMES TEN
Give Thanks in All Circumstances!
“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you
in Christ Jesus” (1st Thess. 5:18 [NASB])
Christians are instructed to “be thankful” (Col. 3:15), as well as “giving thanks
always for all things to God the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph.
5:20). But, to give thanks in ALL circumstances? Of course, it is not difficult to
give thanks to God when things are going well in life. However, when things are
not going well, then it is not so easy to do so. In fact, giving thanks and praise
may not even enter our minds at such times. But our heavenly Father wants His
children to possess a heart of gratitude at all times, in all circumstances. After all,
“this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
We should always be reminded of the song we sometimes sing: “When upon
life’s billows you are tempest tossed; when you are discouraged, thinking all is
lost. Count your many blessings! Name them one by one, and it will surprise
you what the Lord hath done.”
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; Ethel
& Hubert Crowson; Don Blackwell; Maya Briggs; J. O’Brien; Ina Henry & Family;
SPECIAL PRAYERS TODAY FOR….
Sis. Ethel Crowson is now back at the home nursing facility, 830 Hodgkins, Hou.,
TX, 77032. She is doing better but she is still having extensive medical
problems. Remember her, Hubert and family in your prayers.
Sis. Ina Henry doing well. Remember her and family in your prayers.
Bro. Jim Endy doing better at home. 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. you.
Bro. Shawn Henderson & family needs our prayers as they deal with illnesses.
“. . . The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much”
THE WISDOM OF CHILDREN:
Those who know children realize that children have wisdom to impart to adults.
Children put their own spin on everyday occurrences and give adults new ways of
looking at life. Sometimes it is the simple joy or beauty that adults take for
granted; sometimes their youthful interpretation of sayings or events cause adults
to see things in a different light; often, it is children’s cut-and-dried,
commonsense approach to matters that makes adults wonder at their insight; we
discover a new meaning for the words wisdom and truth.