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