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					     120 N Mt Vernon Ave ~ Prescott, AZ 86301 ~ (928) 445-5190 or (800) 778-9377
                    mountvernonchurch.org ~ ScripturesSay.com
                               minister: Mike Scott

                                                       Elders:
                                                                                                                                                                    How much baggage are your carrying?
                            Otto Buehler ~ Glenn Kenner ~ Mark Marley ~ Larry Miller                                  Please consider yourself
                                                   Deacons:                                                           our honored guest. We are
Dale Cureton        Don Dillahunty        Spencer Guest      Larry Johnson                 Troy Kenner                glad you have come our           The last trip I made to Sky Harbor I watched a fat lady struggle with two huge
Info & Tech.        Fellowship             Education             Membership & Evangelism   Youth Work & Benevolence   way and invite you to            suitcases. When I say "fat lady" I fully realize that I am fat. I'm not really
Caleb Montandon     Eddie Redman           Larry Sanderson       Lester Turner                                        return any time you can.         commenting on her girth, I'm simply telling you she was a very large sized
                    Building & Grounds     Personal Work         Missions & Worship                                   We encourage you to fill         woman. She struggled because she was carrying way too much stuff with her.
                                                                                                                      out a visitors’ card so we       She was sweating and out of breath, obviously weary, and I thought to myself,
                                                                                                                      have a record of your visit.     "She must be a Christian carrying all that baggage."
                                                                                                                      Please   come     back   to
                  Schedule of Services                                                                                worship with us at any and
Sunday                                                                                                                                                 As I got closer, I realized that I recognized her, and she was indeed a Christian.
                                                                                                                      every   opportunity    you       This made me feel terrible, so I approached her to help her with her luggage. She
“What Do the Scriptures Say?” (AZ-TV Chan. 7)       7:30 am                                                           have.
Pioneer’s Home Worship Service                      8:30 am                      Church Statistics                                                     was pleased to see me, and grateful for the help.
Morning Bible Classes                               9:30 am      Sunday Bible Class Attendance                 74
Morning Worship Service                            10:30 am      Sunday Worship Service Attendance            118                                      Now let me explain myself. When I thought "She must be a Christian carrying all
                                                                 Pioneer’s Home                                17
                                                                                                                                                       that baggage," I was thinking about the many people I know who profess to know
Evening Worship Service                             6:00 pm
                                                                                                                          Age 3 thru 5th Grade         Christ who carry baggage from the past with them. Many people I know have
Monday                                                           Weekly Budget                              $3769
                                                                                                                                Room 4                 terrible feelings of guilt for wrong things they have either suffered or done to
“What Do the Scriptures Say?” (PCAC Chan. 13)       3:30 pm      Mt. Vernon Contributions                   $3104
                                                                                                                           After Communion             others. It's common for people to be so concerned about the future that in the
Wednesday                                                        Contributions for TV Show                   $100
                                                                                                                                                       present it's hard to carry all that baggage. Millions of people living today live life
Ladies Bible Study (at the church building)       12:00 pm       DVD’s shipped since January 2009          110551
                                                                                                                                                       without joy, burdened with the baggage of weariness.
Evening Bible Study                                7:00 pm
Saturday                                                                                                                                               Jesus said "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me . . . For My yoke is easy
“What Do the Scriptures Say?” (PCAC Chan. 13)       6:00 pm                                                                                            and My burden is light.” (Matt. 11:29, 30). Our Lord never intended that life be
                                                                                                                          Available at the back
                                                                                                                            of the auditorium          such a burden that we carry all the baggage from the past each day of our lives.
                                                                                                                                                       To do so is to make the journey without joy, and nothing more than weariness.

                                                                                                                                                       We must give that baggage to Him, the Scriptures tell us: "humble yourselves
                                                                                                                                                       under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting
                                                                                                                                                       all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." (1 Pet. 5:6, 7)
                                                                                                                        Before Bible Study & Worship
                                                                                                                          Dieter & Mary Pleier         You will find your journey through life much less burdensome if you deposit your
                                                                                                                           After Worship Service       baggage with the Lord. Why not with humility accept His forgiveness. Why not
                                                                                                                         Otto & Delores Buehler        with gratitude offer forgiveness to others? This is the Lord's way of helping you on
                                                                                                                                                       your journey.


                                                                                                                                                                                              Love,
                                                                                                                              Don Frasier                                                     Mike
                                                                                                                                  &
                                                                                                                              Kathy Scott




                                                                                                                                                        Today’s Morning Worship Service              October 31st Morning Worship Service
                                                                                                                      If you are interested in           Announcements Don Dillahunty                  Announcements Don Dillahunty
                                                                                                                      setting up a study we                   Song Leader George Parks                      Song Leader Eddie Redman
                                                                                                                      have      many     options          Opening Prayer Otto Buehler                   Opening Prayer Cliff Seawel
                                                                                                                      available to you. Ask one         Scripture Reading Cliff Seawel                Scripture Reading Kerry Zebell
                                                                                                                      of the Elders or Deacons,               Lord’s Table Greg Hendrickson                 Lord’s Table
                                                                                                                      they will be happy to help                           Troy Kenner                                   Gary Zito
                                                                                                                                                                           Troy Trammell                                 Tom Bond
                                                                                                                      in any way.
                                                                                                                                                                           Bill Stewart                                  Mike Wester
                                                                                                                                                           Closing Prayer Larry Sanderson                Closing Prayer David Kirschner
                                                                   Breakfast at Coco’s                                      NOTE: All questions below were submitted to “What Do The
                                                                   Oct 26th at 8am                                          Scriptures Say?” via the internet or by someone calling to    Old Testament (Isaiah 30 - 44)
                                                                                                                            request an answer to their question.                          What king of Judah did the Lord hear his prayer
                                                                   Community Outreach
                                                                                                                            Question: In Romans chapters 9, 10 & 11, was Paul             and added _____ years to his life?
                                                                   Oct 31st at 3pm at the church building
                                                                                                                            speaking of Judah or the northern kingdom of Israel?
                                                                                                                                                                                          In Isaiah 40, God says to all, if we hope in the
                                                                   Elders, Deacons & Preacher Meeting                       Paul quotes Hosea & Elijah in Romans, prophets to the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Lord with renewed strength, we will___________.
                                                                   Nov 8th at 7pm                                           northern kingdom. These two prophets had virtually no
                                                                                                                            dealings with Judah during their ministries. If Paul is       New Testament (I Cor 15 - 2 Cor 7)
                                                                   Thanksgiving boxes                                       speaking of Jews in Romans 9, 10 & 11, why would he           Which chapter in I Corinthians would be the
                                                                   Nov 19th at 10am packaging and delivery.                 quote prophets that never prophesied to Judah?                best to read about the Resurrection of Christ?
                                                                                                                            Answer: The context of Romans 9, 10, & 11 deal with           What is stated here and no other place in the
                                                                                                                            why God has rejected the Jews as His chosen people.           Bible?
                                                                                                                            Paul begins by telling of his own interest in his own
                                                                                                                                                                                          What is discussed in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 and
Information has been excluded                                                                                               nation (9:1-5), his willingness to be completely
                                                                                                                            separated from God for eternity if it would bring the
                                                                                                                                                                                          how would you explain this truth?

 from the internet publication                                                                                              Jews back to God and then he proceeds to tell why God
                                                                                                                            was just in rejecting Israel (9:6-29). Not all who are
   of this bulletin for privacy                                                                                             born Jews are the Israel that God promised eternal life
                                                                                                                            to. The Jews had failed to understand the Word of God;
             reasons.                                                                                                       the Word of God has not failed. It's not being of                              October 23rd – 29th
                                                                                                                            Abraham's seed that will save you, its obedience. Paul
                                                                                                                            uses the Old Testament to illustrate God's sovereign            Isaiah 45 – 60 & 2 Corinthians 8 – Galatians 1
                                                                                                                            power of choice, just as he has determined of his own
                                                                                                                            will that man shall be saved through His Son, Jesus
                                                                                                                            Christ. Chapter 10 reveals why Israel was rejected.
                                                                    Community Outreach                                     They were rejected because the sought justification by
                                                                    This year we will be reaching out to the community      another means than that provided by God (10:1-4), then
I can vividly remember my first two-wheeler bicycle that
                                                                    again handing out candy, hot chocolate, cider and       the two methods of justification are explained (10:5-13)
my dad bought me when I was a boy. It was a red Huffy
                                                                    information about Mt Vernon and What Do The             they are told how they should call on Him (10:14-15),
'Cheater Slick' with a banana seat. Now, when he                    Scriptures Say? on Monday Oct 31st starting at 3pm.     and then the Jewish objection to the gospel method of
bought the bike, he had a choice of buying a display                There’s a signup sheet in the back if you want to       justification is addressed (10:16-21). The Jews believed
model that was already assembled, or he could buy the               help do this, and a container in the back for           that since so few accepted the Messiah, Jesus must
'bike in a box' that he would have to assemble himself.             donations of candy.                                     NOT be the Messiah. All heard and could believe but
We bought the bike in a box because it was five dollars             WE ARE UNDER A TIME CRUNCH TO COLLECT                   they chose not to do so (10:17-21) Chapter 11 reveals
cheaper.                                                            ENOUGH CANDY FOR ABOUT 2500 KIDS BY                     that the rejection of the Jews was neither total nor final
So we took the bike home and spread all the parts out               SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th.                                    (11:1-36). The reasons their rejection was not total is
on the living room floor. To a little boy, it all looked so         If you have any questions see Nicole Aubin, or Heidi    given (11:1-10), their rejection is not final (11:11-24),
confusing. But one thing I knew ... I knew where the                Guest                                                   their fall brought an advantage to Gentiles (11), the
hand grips went, so I popped them on the handlebar                                                                          Jews will one day turn to Christ, this will be like life
without reading the instructions. To my dismay, I later             Thanksgiving Boxes                                     from the dead, one day God will graft in the branches
learned that I shouldn't have been so hasty and should              The next items to start collecting are TURKEYS (10      that are now broken off, the rejection of the Jews should
have read the instructions, for the handlebar had to be             or 12LB ONLY), PUMPKIN PIES, AND DINNER                 be a warning to the Gentiles (12-24) mercy to all is the
threaded through a joint prior to putting on the hand               ROLLS. Just sign up for what which item (and how        ultimate purpose of God (25-32) and the hardening of
grips. Uh-oh. Too late. The grips were on, and wouldn't             many) you will donate. These items must all be          Israel will last only until the fullness of the Gentiles
come off, so one of the grips had to be cut off.                    placed in the freezer when they are collected.          comes in (25-26), man stands in amazement at the great
Consequently, my red Huffy bike always had just one                 Turkey price has been posted in the back.               wisdom and love of God (33-36). The Jews of the First        The nail was driven through His hand,
                                                                    We also NEED people to help on Nov. 19th put the        Century had available to them copies of all of the
hand grip.                                                                                                                                                                               Oh the pain that was unjustly dealt.
                                                                    boxes together, deliver them and drivers, so you if     prophets including those cited by Paul. Let me remind
That lesson learned many years ago reminds me that                                                                                                                                       But much worse was the agony,
                                                                    are able to do any of these please sign up in the       you that Paul is speaking by the inspiration of the Holy     Of mankind’s sin He felt.
life comes so much easier when we read the
                                                                    back.                                                   Spirit; therefore, his interpretation of Old Testament
instructions. In fact, God left us an instruction book,                                                                                                                                  The crown of thorns that tore into His scalp,
                                                                                                                            prophets is without error. Paul simply uses incidents in
the Bible. For instance, one of the things He tells us in           What Do The Scriptures Say?
                                                                                                                                                                                         Was a punctuation to mankind’s rejection.
                                                                                                                            the Old Testament that were well known to the Jews of        The world denied the King of kings,
the Bible is that it is more blessed to give than to                Currently we have just a handful of people to           the First Century to illustrate God's plan to bring          A man who attained perfection.
receive (Acts 20:35), and yet how many people do you                volunteer once a month to provide the service; the      salvation to both Jew and Gentile.
know who are pursuing happiness apart from giving                   year is coming to a close so please signup to help                                                                   In a moment all was finished,
and selflessness? Friends, do yourself a favor and read             with this important work. There is a signup sheet                                                                    Christ’s work was done.
the instructions before you make a mistake. God made                in the back. If you have questions see Mike Scott, or                                                                He had accomplished the Father’s will,
you, and He knows best how you are to function. For                                                                                                                                      That he chose for His only begotten Son.
                                                                    one of the Elders.
best results, consult the owner's manual.-Steve                                                                                                                                          The nails of pain, He took for our sins,
Higginbotham, Glasgow, Kentucky                                                                                                          October 30    Heidi Guest                       They were nails meant for men,
'I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou                                                                             November 6      Dana McMillin                     But thanks to God’s Grace,
                                                                                                                                       November 13     Elizabeth Zebell                  The nails of death I will never see.
                   shalt go: I will guide thee ...' - Psalm 32:8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ~by Jay Parr

				
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