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   A Christian farmer was spending          ingratitude as a mark of a degener-          on his face at his feet, giving him
a day in the city and stopped at a          ate society (Rom. 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:2).         thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And
                                                                                         Jesus answering said, Were there not
restaurant, such as McDonalds.              Perhaps he especially noticed this
                                                                                         ten cleansed? But where are the
When he got his meal, he sat down           because of the makeup of his                 nine? There are not found that
and bowed his head to offer thanks          character. The root word “thank,” in         returned to give glory to God, save
for his meal. A young person who            its various forms, occurs 139 in the         this stranger. And he said unto him,
was obviously irreverent as well as         Bible, 46 of which are found in the          Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath
                                                                                         made thee whole (Luke 17:11-19).
disrespectful said, “Hey farmer,            writings of Paul (Rom.-Heb.).
does everyone do that where you             Being thankful himself, Paul                  The disease of leprosy was incur-
live?” Without                                                  noticed the            able. Its effects on the body were
pausing a mo-                                                   ingratitude of         horrifying. The flesh literally rotted
ment, the older                                                 the society in         and the various members of the
farmer said, “No,                                               which he lived.        body fell off. Such a disease would
son, the pigs                                                                          create hopelessness and despair.
don’t!”                                                          The Heal-             The disease isolated a person from
                                                                 ing of the            society (Lev. 13:45-46). The ten
   In recent
years, our nation
                                                                 Ten Lepers            lepers had a common disease which
                                                                    Jesus’ healing     brought them together in a group of
has become
                                                                 of the ten lepers     those who otherwise would not
progressively                                                                          associate with one another—a
                                                                 shows a variety
more secular.                                                    of lessons about      Samaritan associated with the nine
Although Ameri-                                                  thanksgiving.         Jews. Their dreaded disease broke
ca has a national                                                                      down racial barriers.
holiday for                                                       And it came to
                                                                  pass, as he went        Upon learning that Jesus was in
Thanksgiving, it                                                  to Jerusalem, that
has become more                                                   he passed through
                                                                                       their area, the ten lepers came to
a day for family                                                  the midst of         Jesus and begged for him to heal
get togethers,                                                    Samaria and          them. Jesus expressed his willing-
watching foot-                                                    Galilee. And as he   ness to do so. He sent them to the
                                                                  entered into a       priest who was divinely appointed
ball, and overeat-                            certain village, there met him ten
ing than an occasion for serious                                                       to examine them to see if they were
                                              men that were lepers, which stood
expression of thanks to God for his           afar off: And they lifted up their       healed of their disease. On the way,
                                              voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have    they were healed. They had faith to
blessings toward us. It is more
                                              mercy on us. And when he saw             obey even without physical evi-
nearly the prelude to the days for            them, he said unto them, Go shew         dence of healing.
Christmas shopping than a spiritual           yourselves unto the priests. And it
event. As God is left out of one’s            came to pass, that, as they went,           The nine Jewish lepers continued
life in all other regards, one natu-          they were cleansed. And one of           on their way, to be pronounced
rally neglects thanksgiving. In two           them, when he saw that he was            clean by the priest. Jesus was
                                              healed, turned back, and with a loud
different descriptions, Paul listed           voice glorified God, And fell down                         continued on page 31

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“Where Are The Nine?”                          Who Started the Church of Christ        “Just As I Am,” But Who am I?
Mike Willis _____________________ 2            and When?                               Don Alexander _________________ 22
                                               Tom G. O’Neal _________________ 12
An Appeal to Foreign Workers                                                           False Accusation and Slander

Connie W. Adams ________________ 4             Reading, Writing, and Reflecting        Joe R. Price ____________________ 24

                                               Steve Willis ____________________ 16
Dating the Early Church                                                                Tithing: A New Testament
                                                                                       Doctrine?
Ethan Longhenry ________________ 6             Why Paul Went (1): Checking Up on
                                                                                       William V. Beasley ______________ 26
                                               Churches
Footnotes1                                     Steve Wallace __________________ 17     Will Churches Soon Have ATMs,
Steve Wolfgang __________________ 8                                                    Credit and Debit Cards For Giving?

                                               I Believe: The Gospel in Scandinavia    Randy Blackaby_________________ 27
Book Reviews
                                               Heath Robertson ________________ 18
Chris Reeves ____________________ 9                                                    On the Lighter Side
                                                                                       Dan King, Sr. __________________ 28
                                               Questions and Answers
Thanksgiving and Singing
                                               Bobby Graham__________________ 19       The Lost Book
David Maravilla _______________ 10
                                                                                       Donald P. Ames_________________ 29
                                               Moses and the Pharaohs: Another
Divorce Rate Falls to Lowest Level
Since 1970                                     Mummy Identified                        Children’s Activities

Jesse Flowers ___________________ 11           Marc Gibson ___________________ 20      Donna Halbrook ________________ 30


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   Those of us who publish periodi-          can’t even master the basic ele-           1. Don’t ask for more support
cals are often called upon to make           ments of their own mother tongue        than you need. Be realistic and do
known worthy appeals for brethren            will make a total fiasco out of         your homework. You must have
who labor in foreign lands, or               learning to speak and write in          enough to live in the economy
difficult areas of this country where        another language. Some men are          where you are going. If you need
there are few churches. In some              petty and dwell on little offenses      more than appears normal to
cases we have had personal knowl-            (whether imagined or real). Some-       brethren here, be sure to explain the
edge of the worthiness of those              times they can’t get along with         difference in economics here and
seeking help. Sometimes we have              other brethren or with their own        there.
relied on information from those we          families. They magnify grievances,         2. Give references. If you are
had every reason to trust.                   inject them into the church with the    contacting brethren who do not
   But this is always treacherous            result that other brethren are          know you, be sure to give refer-
ground. The urgency of gospel work           tempted to “choose up sides” and        ences with whom they can consult
everywhere in the world weighs               then seek to enlist the support of      as to your worthiness and aptitude
heavily on the hearts of those of us         brethren here who support them.         for the work. Brethren who do not
who preach the gospel, and espe-             Jealous men will sometimes make         know you do not owe you anything
cially on some of us who have had a          accusations against fellow workers      just because you wrote them a
part in some of this work. Over the          and try to get their support cut off.   letter, email, or made a phone call.
years, I have written many letters,          Brethren here scratch their heads
                                             and agonize about what to do.               3. Full disclosure. Make full
articles, and news items in an
                                                                                     disclosure of the amounts and
attempt to inform brethren of the               Those of us who have stuck our       sources of all support you receive to
needs of worthy men. For the most            necks out to help are sometimes         every place which supports you.
part there is reason to feel good            made to feel that we have had a         Once or twice a year is not enough.
about these efforts. There are some          knife stuck in our backs by the very    If they supply you with monthly
good, devoted brethren scattered             ones we have worked so hard to          support, then you supply them with
around the globe who truly have the          help. It not only leaves egg on our     a monthly report of your work.
best interest of the kingdom of God          faces, it seriously tarnishes our
at heart. These include Americans                                                       4. Keep brethren abreast of your
                                             credibility. The next time we go to
sent and supported by American                                                       work. Tell them of baptisms,
                                             bat to help a brother, however
churches, and also native men who                                                    restorations, or classes you teach
                                             deserving he may be, our appeals
labor in their own lands among their                                                 and now and then of subjects
                                             are taken less seriously. The end
own people.                                                                          preached. Let them know of
                                             result is that we find it harder and
                                                                                     problems you face and solicit their
   But it is a sad fact, that all such       harder to find support for foreign
                                                                                     prayers.
appeals are not worthy. Time and             workers. Some churches have been
circumstances sometimes make it              badly burned and have lost interest.       5. Dealing with problems. If you
clear that some are working for the                                                  have a disagreement with another
“loaves and fishes.” There have              Some Helpful                            preacher and his family in the area
been some men who have never                 Suggestions                             of your work, please don’t become
succeeded in any work they have                Those who plan to go to some          a ring leader of a faction nor expect
attempted who decide to go over-             needy field in this country or to       brethren who support you to have
seas and preach. They won’t do any           some foreign landwould do well to       all the facts in the case and to
better there than here. Men who              ponder these suggestions:               automatically take your side. Acquit

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yourself as a man, not as a pouting        wrote a heart wrenching letter in          to support his family at whatever
little boy.                                which he claimed that he and his           honest work he can find. When the
                                           family had been burned out by              time is right, a Barnabas will come
   6. Don’t make every report an
                                           Muslim rebels and had to flee for          to Tarsus and get you and introduce
urgent appeal for extra money for
                                           safety in the night, with only the         you to brethren who will stand
one thing or another. Some brethren
                                           clothes on their backs. Somehow,           behind you at an Antioch or else-
in other countries, against all
                                           though, he managed to salvage              where. This is not meant to discred-
advice, have filled reports with
                                           writing material and a large collec-       it or discourage faithful men who
appeals for money to pay someone’s
                                           tion of names and addresses of             have “left all” to accept the truth. I
doctor bills, to buy a computer, a
                                           American churches to whom he               know of many in the Philippines
motorcycle, a car, or to put a child
                                           sent his letter. It was also learned       who gave up their income, their
through college. When every report
                                           that he was accepting much more            house, and sometimes fringe
becomes an appeal for more money,
                                           support than he was reporting,             benefits to obey the gospel, imme-
then don’t be surprised if brethren
                                           including $150 a month from an             diately placing their families in dire
grow weary and decide that you
                                           institutional church in Oklahoma,          need. They have done this out of
might not be honest.
                                           which had no idea that he was being        conviction and without a hint of any
   7. Self-reliance. Do everything         supported by “antis.” Later the            financial reward. There are some
you can, in your teaching, to help         same man sent out another letter           loose cannons who would place a
brethren to be self-reliant and to         claiming that he had lost all when         cloud of doubt over all these men
work toward the time they can be           fleeing from the New People’s              whom they do not know and the
self-supporting.                           Army. But he still salvaged his            depths of whose sacrifices they
   8. Plant and water and leave the        names and addresses. Since he used         cannot begin to appreciate. For
increase to the Lord and forget            my name, I received 30 long                shame!
about who gets the credit.                 distance phone calls and answered
                                                                                         But while we do not mean to
                                           15 letters about him, plus several
   9. Time to leave. If your presence                                                 discourage the sincere, this is meant
                                           personal inquiries about him during
in some foreign field contributes to                                                  as a message to those who would
                                           meetings in various parts of the
strife and confusion in the work,                                                     use us for their own advantage and
                                           country. I did my best to warn
then come home and stop accepting                                                     then stick a knife in our backs for
                                           brethren about this dishonest man.
support from brethren for you to                                                      trying to help them. It would be
sow discord and destroy the work of           It is dangerous to recommend            money well spent for churches to
God.                                       men for support when they have             send one or more of the elders to
                                           just left some system of error. It is      visit men they support in distant
About Recommenda-                          easy to leave the door open to tempt       places. Some have done that with
tions                                      dishonest men to “change” as a             good results. Meanwhile, we dare
   It is scripturally right for brethren   means of gain. Why not give a man          not forget that the field in which
to recommend brethren they know            time to get the error out of his           gospel seed must be sown is the
to those who do not know them.             system and to show the genuineness         world—the whole world. We must
Thus, Barnabas vouched for Paul            of his convictions by sacrificially        work while it is day.
(Acts 9:26-29). Paul wrote com-            standing for the truth, even if he has     P.O. Box 91346, Louisville, KY 40291
mendations of Timothy, Titus, Silas,
Luke, and others. But it is possible
for us to misjudge those we think
we know well. If you have evidence
that a brother is not worthy and he
gives your name as a reference,
please be truthful when approached                                      Directory of non–institutional churches of Christ. The
by brethren who are trying to gather                                    listing of churches includes churches which stand
the best information they can upon                                      opposed to instrumental music in worship, church
which to make a decision. Several                                       support of human institutions, the sponsoring church
                                                                        arrangement, and church-sponsored recreation. No
years ago, a fellow in the Philip-
                                                                        doubt this list is incomplete and corrections will be
pines widely circulated a letter of                                     made as information is made available.
appeal using my name in such a                                          80139                                                $7.99
way as to imply endorsement. He
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Ethan Longhenry


    While Luke provides us with              months he was brought before the           While it is somewhat difficult to
excellent historical information in          proconsul Gallio. Gallio (Lucius        precisely correlate Paul in Galatians
the book of Acts regarding the               Junius Gallio) was the brother of       and Luke in Acts, we get the
history of the early church, correlat-       the famous Roman philosopher            impression that there is a three year
ing the information in Acts with             Seneca (Dio Cassius, 60.24), and an     span between the events in Acts
historical chronology in general is a        inscription found at Delphi in          9:1-22 and Acts 9:23-30, and then a
difficult task indeed. There are few         Greece establishes that he was          further fourteen years between these
dates that we can correlate with             proconsul of Achaia after the           events and the events in Acts 15.
certainty, and many times events are         twenty-sixth acclamation of the         These dates will allow us to put a
described without reference to               Emperor Claudius as imperator           chronology of sorts together.
duration of time. On account of              (Tenney, Exploring New Testament           On the basis of the material at
these difficulties, the honest biblical      Culture, 276). This places the          hand, we will work backwards in
historian recognizes that many               inscription within the year 52,         time. We have established that Paul
events cannot be dated with great            which makes it likely that he began     was brought forth to Gallio around
specificity, but over a range of time.       his time as proconsul in 51. Poor       the year 52 (Acts 18:12-16). In Acts
We recognize that Luke and others            health, however, cut his time in        18:11, Luke establishes that Paul
could easily have provided the dates         office short (Seneca, Epistulae         was in Corinth for eighteen months.
if so desired, and we ought to               Morales, 104.1). We can establish,      Therefore, depending on the time of
recognize something from that; nev-          then, that Paul stood before Gallio     year in which Paul was brought
ertheless, there is some profit and          either in 51 or 52.                     before Gallio, Paul arrived in
understanding to be gained in                                                        Corinth at any point between the
                                                The main time frames that will
considering the dating of the events                                                 middle of 50 through the middle of
                                             guide our overall discussion are
of the early church, especially in                                                   51. We do not know the exact
                                             found in Galatians 1:15-18 and
relation to one another. Let us, then,                                               amount of time that Paul spent
                                             Galatians 2:1-2, referring to events
attempt to date the events of the                                                    going through parts of Asia Minor
                                             in the life of Paul:
early church through Paul’s depar-                                                   and parts of Greece (Acts 16-18);
ture from Corinth in Acts 18.                  But when it was the good pleasure     we know that he spent around 3-5
                                               of God, who separated me, even
   For this period we have only two            from my mother’s womb, and called     weeks in Thessalonica (Acts
historically fixed points along with           me through his grace, to reveal his   17:1-10), but that is about all. He
certain time frames established by             Son in me, that I might preach him    could have spent anything from a
                                               among the Gentiles; straightway I     few months to a couple of years in
the authors. The two historically              conferred not with flesh and blood:
fixed points are found in Acts                                                       these places. We then date the
                                               neither went I up to Jerusalem to
12:19b-23, where Luke records the              them that were apostles before me:    second missionary journey some-
                                               but I went away into Arabia; and      time between 49-52. This would
death of Herod Agrippa I after the
                                               again I returned unto Damascus.       place the Jerusalem conference of
arrest and deliverance of Peter and
                                               Then after three years I went up to   Acts 15 between 48-50.
just before the first missionary               Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and
journey; this event is recorded by             tarried with him fifteen days.           This is consistent with the
other authors (cf. Josephus, Antiqui-          Then after the space of fourteen
                                                                                     evidence that we have from the
ties of the Jews 15.9.6, Wars of the           years I went up again to Jerusalem    other end. In another article we
Jews 1.21.5-8) and occurred in 44.             with Barnabas, taking Titus also      established that the best evidence
On account of this, we know that               with me. And I went up by revela-     for the death, burial, and resurrec-
the famine of Acts 11:18 must have             tion; and I laid before them the      tion of Jesus places those events in
                                               gospel which I preach among the
occurred between 41, the accession                                                   30, and so therefore the church
                                               Gentiles but privately before them
of Claudius, and 44. In Acts                   who were of repute, lest by any       begins on Pentecost 30. If we allow
18:12-16, we learn that after Paul             means I should be running, or had     a few months for the events con-
preached in Corinth for eighteen               run, in vain.                         tained in Acts 2-6, the earliest point
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at which Stephen was murdered and            • 44–46: Paul and Barnabas in           if we take the famine as occurring
Saul of Tarsus was converted would             Antioch (Acts 13:1-2)                 in 44, fourteen years goes back all
be 31. From 31, three years (Gal.            • 46–48: First Missionary Journey;      the way to 30, providing a frame of
1:15-18) would be 34, and an                   Paul and Barnabas promote Gospel      only six months for all the events in
additional 14 (Gal. 2:1-2) would be            in Cyprus and southern Asia Minor     Acts 2-9. Furthermore, there is no
48. The end of the range for these             (Acts 13-14)                          textual indication that the fourteen
events is most likely 33, since three        • 48–50: Jerusalem conference (Acts     years is to be read as going back to
years from 33 is 36 and 14 addi-               15:1-29)                              his conversion: Paul simply says
tional years is 50, and we must                                                      “after fourteen years,” and the
                                             • 49–50/51: Paul begins Second          natural antecedent of the fourteen
allow some time for the second
                                               Missionary Journey with Silas,
missionary journey to get to Corinth                                                 years is his first trip to Jerusalem,
                                               returns to southern Asia Minor,
in 52. By putting this all together,           preaches in Macedonia and Athens      not his conversion (cf. Gal.
we can provide a historically likely           (Acts 16-17)                          1:18-24). This view is not histori-
chronology for the book of Acts:                                                     cally likely; it is more likely that
                                             • 50/51–52: Paul preaches in Corinth    since Paul’s visit to Jerusalem in
  • 30: day of Pentecost, establishment        for eighteen months (Acts 18:1-11)
    of church                                                                        Acts 11:29-30 had no value in
                                             • 52: Paul brought before Gallio,       Paul’s defense before the Galatians,
  • 30–31/33: earliest church in               departs from Corinth (Acts            he simply overlooked the trip and
    Jerusalem, events of Acts 2-7              18:12-16)                             went directly to the major event, the
  • 31–33: Stephen murdered;                 As we can see, most events can          conference in Jerusalem in Acts 15.
    persecution arises; Gospel pro-       only be dated over a range of a few        As we have seen, dating Galatians
    moted throughout Samaria and          years. We each may have a feeling          2:1-2 to the events of Acts 15
    Galilee; Saul of Tarsus converted,    of about when a given event took           allows for us to account for all the
    travels to Arabia and back to         place, but we cannot nail down a           evidence in the most natural way,
    Damascus (Acts 8-9:22; Gal.           precise year with the evidence we          and therefore remains the most
    1:11-17)                              have supplied.                             historically likely version of the
  • 32–35: Founding of church in                                                     events.
                                             Some may object to this chronol-
    Antioch (Acts 11:19)                                                                 For all intents and purposes,
                                          ogy on the basis of the dating of
  • 34–36: Paul travels from Damas-       Galatians in terms of Acts. It is          therefore, the events of Acts 1-18
    cus to Jerusalem (Acts 9:23-30;       believed by some that Paul speaks          all occurred within a twenty-two
    Gal. 1:18-19)                         in Galatians 2:1-2 of his trip to          year period. We can marvel at how
  • 34/36–38/41: Paul in Cilicia (Gal.    Jerusalem mentioned in Acts                so much was accomplished in what
    1:21)                                 11:29-30, and that the “fourteen           is relatively a short amount of time.
                                          years” begins at his conversion.           Let us take this information and use
  • 37–42: Cornelius converted,           This view, however, is not the most        it to the profit of our understanding
    Antiochenes preach Christ to          historically likely: first of all, even    of the history of the early church.
    Gentiles (Acts 10, 11); Barnabas
    sent to Antioch, goes and gets Paul
    from Tarsus (Acts 11:25-26); after
    one year, Agabus comes and
    predicts famine (Acts 11:27)
  • 41–44: Famine predicted by
                                                                                     Set Includes:
    Agabus comes to pass (Acts
    11:28); Antiochenes send aid to                                                  • Holman CSB Super
    Judea to elders by hand of Paul                                                    Giant Print Bible
    and Barnabas (Acts 11:29-30)                                                     • Holman CSB Super
                                                                                       Giant Print Diction-
  • 41–44: Herod Agrippa I executes
    James the brother of John, impris-                                                 ary and Concordance
    ons Peter; Peter freed miraculously                                              • Handsome Desk Organizer
    (Acts 12:1-19)
  • 44: Death of Herod Agrippa I (Acts
    12:19-23)

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   “Like the debates in the 1920’s              Ed Harrell is, without question,         Nor should we disregard warn-
and 1930’s in the churches of                one of the premier historians of         ings about the unfortunate tenden-
Christ, the arguments in non-insti-          American religion in the last            cies of some religious conservatives
tutional churches of Christ in the           half—century. Much of his work,          to become “cranky and factious”—
1980’s and 1990’s pitted like-mind-          especially his analysis of the history   but that’s another article.
ed people against one another. For           of the “Restorationist” movements
                                             which produced groups such as the           Whatever the answers to these
all of the fussing and fighting at the
                                             Disciples of Christ, the “Indepen-       and other questions may be, the
end of the century, people in
non-institutional churches uniform-          dent” or “direct-support” Christian      thesis advanced in the opening lines
ly looked backwards for examples             Churches of the North American           above is too trenchant to ignore. As
and authority. Everyone who wrote            Christian Convention, as well as         brother Harrell notes in the same
on the controversial themes of the           churches calling themselves              context:
nineties was a biblical conservative,        “Churches of Christ,” is path-break-        “On the other hand, the profile
intent on grounding his arguments            ing and intellectually stimulating.      of non-institutional churches was
in Scripture and willing to engage           His work demonstrates clearly how        changing, and, as in the years
in honorable exchange. They had              religious controversies and issues       before World War II, those changes
rediscovered the restoration truism          can be, and often are, framed and        did signal the appearance of
that Biblical literalists often become       influenced by social, economic, or       sociological and ideological differ-
cranky and factious.”                        other factors which may not always       ences within the movement . . . .”
                                             be as obvious as the doctrinal or
   With this resumption of the               theological concerns which fre-             Who can dispute the veracity this
“Footnotes” series–an earlier                quently are more conspicuous.            observation? Even the most casual
sequence of which I wrote in this                                                     observer of events over the last gen-
journal in the 1980’s and 1990’s–I              But even good historians tread
                                                                                      eration would no doubt concur . . .
also resume my shameless borrow-             dangerous ground when they begin
                                                                                      just as many would doubtless agree
ing of an interesting format pio-            to describe contemporary events–
                                                                                      as well with this analysis:
neered by my mentor in the histori-          especially when they themselves
cal profession–David Edwin                   have been ardent participants in            “As church growth accelerated
Harrell, Jr. In the bulletin of the 77th     those events (as Ed himself notes in     and larger congregations multi-
Street church in Birmingham in the           the Preface, pp. xi, xv-xvi).            plied, warnings about changing
1970’s, and later in the journal                It would be easy to become            attitudes and doctrinal laxity could
Vanguard, Ed (and I later, replicat-         sidetracked by disputing some            hardly be dismissed as figments of
ing the format) used the quotation           particulars in the paragraph quoted      Ron Halbrook’s imagination.”
of some historical source as a               above. Were all the disputants really      Who could have said it better?
springboard to a short discussion of         grounding their arguments in             Probably not even Ron Halbrook
some fascinating tidbit. The header          Scripture? Or were they defending        himself could improve upon it.
for each article, numbered in                favored personalities who were cut
successive superscript as in the             extra slack because they were              But if anyone wishes to try . . .
footnotes in scholarly books or              reputed to be somewhat among the         have at it.
academic articles in professional            brethren? Was everyone, in fact,           “He that hath ears to hear, let
historical journals, gives the source        willing to engage in honorable           him hear.”
of the quotation, should someone             controversy? Or were some venues
desire more information, or seek to          closed to discussion of any kind,
read the quotations in context.              however elegantly conducted?
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                    The Missing
                    Gospels
                    Darrell L. Bock
                    Nelson Books, 2006.
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about the Gospel of Thomas, the                                   Inter-Varsity Press,                           2006. 128 pages,
Gospel of Mary, and the Gospel of                                 2006. 197 pages,                               hardback.
Judas. (Just check your local Borders                             softback.
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or Barnes & Noble bookstores!) What                               18838       $15.00
are these so-called “missing gospels”
and why are they not in our Bible?
Do they contain truth about Jesus             Marital infidelity and unfaithfulness is    How did our universe begin? With a
Christ? In a new book, The Missing            a reality that we must face in the          “big bang”? No. It began when God
Gospels, Darrell L. Bock gets to the          world and in the Lord’s church.             said, “Let there be . . . .” Indeed,
heart of these questions and helps            Recent statistics show that 30 to 60        the heavens “declare the glory of
the reader to distinguish between fact        percent of men and 20 to 50 percent         God” (Psa. 19:1). In Taking Back
and fiction. Bock, author of the New          of women have affairs over the              Astronomy, Dr. Jason Lisle does
York Times bestseller Breaking the            course of marriage. According to            a superb job of showing how the
Da Vinci Code (Nelson, 2004), takes           these statistics, approximately one-        design in our universe points to God,
on the liberal scholars who seek to           half of all married couples in our          the Designer. Using current and
radically alter the true view of Jesus        nation will experience infidelity. So,      accurate scientific facts combined
Christ. Bock sets forth a case for true       what goes wrong after the “I do’s”          with Bible truths, Lisle demonstrates
New Testament Christianity by                 have been said? In Staying Together,        the splendor of God’s universe
examining early Christian history, the        Stephen M. Judah provides very              (Chapter 1), how the universe
meaning and origins of Gnosticism,            helpful information about what kind of      confirms the Bible (Chapter 2), the
and the radical and exaggerated               affairs exist (from secret fantasies to     age of the universe (Chapter 3), how
claims of Walter Bauer and the “New           sex), what causes affairs (from             the Bible and modern astronomy
School.” Bock also compares and               communication issues to bad                 work together (Chapter 4), and the
contrasts the teaching of these               choices), and how affairs affect the        proper worldview one should have
“missing gospels” with the Bible text.        offending party, the offended party,        (Chapter 5). Taking Back Astronomy
Bock concludes that the Bible text,           and the third party. The major              is one of several excellent books
not the “missing gospels,” contain the        contribution of this book is found in       from Master Books promoting
unanimous and core truths about               the author’s practical steps he offers      creation science. (Note: I used some
God, Jesus, mankind, and salvation.           couples who seek to reunite after           of the astronomy information in this
The content of The Missing Gospels            experiencing infidelity. Judah              book for a recent sermon on Psalm
is at times a little deep, but it certainly   recognizes that reconciliation after an     19:1. The parents who heard this
is not dry reading designed for the           affair is not always feasible, but he       lesson told me they were very glad
scholar only. This book is both               encourages repentance,reconciliation,       their children got to hear the faith-
instructive and stimulating for a             and rebuilding when possible.               building evidence. – Chris Reeves)
general audience. The Missing                 Staying Together is a good resource
Gospels will give you the information         for anyone counseling others who            Send your books for review to:
you need to answer the modern                 have had an affair or for someone           Chris Reeves
liberal critic who attempts to give           who has personally experienced an           4922 Ogg Rd.
Christianity a modern makeover.               affair.                                     Cedar Hill, TN 37032

                                                                                         Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007             9
   Enter into His gates with thanks-           Father in the name of our Lord          purpose. In this case, thanksgiving
giving,                                        Jesus Christ” (Eph. 5:19-20).           in Jesus’ name can be done through
                                                                                       song as well as prayer. Though
     And into His courts with praise.          Singing or Praying?                     prayers and songs are, by definition,
     Be thankful to Him, and bless His            Some think Paul changed the
     name.                                                                             not the same thing, similarities
                                               focus from singing to prayer in
     For the LORD is good;                                                             exist. The difference is simply
                                               these passages when he mentioned
     His mercy is everlasting,                                                         music—remove the melody,
                                               thanksgiving in Jesus’ name.
     And His truth endures to all genera-                                              harmony, and timing from many
     tions (Psa. 100:4-5).                     Indeed, without the preceding verse,
                                                                                       hymns and what remains is a
   As God’s people, we have many               Colossians 3:17 sounds like a
                                                                                       prayer. We can give thanks through
reasons to be thankful. What is the            reference to prayer: “And whatever
                                                                                       song or prayer, and God takes one
correct way for us to voice our                you do in word or deed, do all in the
                                                                                       as seriously as he does the other.
thanks to God? Prayer is usually the           name of the Lord Jesus, giving
answer, but the Bible reveals that             thanks to God the Father through        Similar Seriousness
thanksgiving through song is just as           Him.” Likewise, Ephesians 5:20,            We take prayer seriously. Those
valid as giving thanks through                 apart from verse 19, could be           who arrive late to services do not
prayer.                                        mistaken for a description of prayer:   usually come down the aisle to find
                                               “Giving thanks always for all things    a seat during a prayer. People do
Thanksgiving                                   to God the Father in the name of        not habitually walk to the bathroom
Through Song                                   our Lord Jesus Christ.”                 in the middle of a prayer, nor do
                                                                                       deacons leave their seats to adjust
   The two most famous New                        However, these passages are
                                                                                       the thermostat. We wait until the
Testament passages about singing               about singing, not prayer. Even in
                                                                                       prayer is over to do some necessary
discuss thanksgiving. Paul wrote,              passages about singing, we tend to
                                                                                       things because we do not want to
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you           think of prayer when we see “giving
                                                                                       distract others. If thanksgiving
richly in all wisdom, teaching and             thanks” in connection with “in the
                                                                                       through song is just as valid as
admonishing one another in psalms              name of the Lord” because we have
                                                                                       thanksgiving through prayer, should
and hymns and spiritual songs,                 not fully considered that singing is
                                                                                       we not show the same courtesy
singing with grace in your hearts to           as legitimate a way of giving thanks
                                                                                       when singing? Whether our heads
the Lord” (Col. 3:16). Singing “with           to God in Jesus’ name as prayer is.
                                                                                       are bowed in prayer while the
grace” means to sing with “grati-              We have developed a tradition of
                                                                                       leader says, “Lord, we thank you
tude” (N.I.V) or “thankfulness”                stating aloud that our public prayers
                                                                                       for this day and all of its blessings,”
(N.A.S.B). Therefore, singing is               are “in Jesus’ name.” However, as
                                                                                       or we joyfully sing “Lord of all to
obviously a way to give thanks.                Paul wrote here, singing, and
                                                                                       Thee we raise, This our hymn of
                                               everything else we do, must be “in
   Likewise, singing and thanksgiv-                                                    grateful praise,” we are voicing our
                                               the name of the Lord,” regardless of
ing are connected by this passage:                                                     thanks to God in the way he pre-
                                               whether we state it every time.
“Speaking to one another in psalms                                                     scribed. We must be reverent,
and hymns and spiritual songs,                 Similar Actions                         regardless of the method used to
singing and making melody in your                Though we distinguish between         give thanks.
heart to the Lord, giving thanks               “acts of worship,” it is clear that     dmaravilla@sbcglobal.net
always for all things to God the               various actions can serve the same

10            Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
                                                                                                        Jesse Flowers

   Now that is some great                                                                         married. Let’s con-
news, isn’t? The Bible                                                                            sider some of the
student clearly under-                                                                            reasons why this is
stands that God hates                                                                             such a growing trend.
divorce (Mal. 2:16). Our
                                                                                                   • The past fifty
heavenly Father who insti-
                                                                                                years has bred such a
tuted the marriage rela-
                                                                                                loose attitude and lack
tionship between a man
                                        they are taking their marriage vows                     of respect towards the
and woman (Gen. 2:20-25), de-
                                        for more seriously? I sure wish that     marriage relationship. Marriage
mands that it remain a permanent
                                        all the above points were the            became more of a “wait and see
commitment (Matt. 19:4-5). So for
                                        reasons why the divorce rate has         how it goes” commitment instead
those of us who respect God’s
                                        significantly declined.                  of a “for better or for worse” kind
marriage law, we readily rejoice at
                                                                                 of commitment.
such news.                                 The real reason—divorces are
                                        down primarily because more                 • For many years now our young
    In fact, one of the opening lines
                                        couples live together without            people have been told to practice
of the article reads: “Despite the
                                        marrying, and relationships are just     safe sex, and they are readily
common notion that America
                                        as unstable as ever. The article         provided with the tools to do so. In
remains plagued by a divorce
                                        reports: “The number of couples          other words, the message is that it is
epidemic, the national per capita
                                        who live together without marrying       okay to practice fornication, just
divorce rate has declined steadily                                               don’t risk the chance of pregnancy
                                        has increased tenfold since 1960;
since its peak in 1981 and is now at                                             or disease!
                                        the marriage rate has dropped by
its lowest level since 1970.” Our
                                        nearly 30 percent in the past 25            • Society has been fed the false
nation’s divorce rate started to
                                        years; and Americans are waiting         notion for some time now that
climb in the late 1960s and then
                                        about five years longer to marry         “living together” is no big deal, that
skyrocketed during the 1970s and
                                        than they did in 1970.”                  is not nearly as risky or challenging
early 1980s, as virtually every state
adopted no-fault divorce laws. The         Please notice these truly disturb-    as being married, that it is not
rate peaked at 5.3 divorces per         ing statistics. In 2004 there were       wrong, but normal. So naturally,
1,000 people in 1981. Yet since then    5,080,000 unmarried couples in           everyone does what is right in their
it has dropped by 1/3, to 3.6. That’s   America. Over half of all first          own eyes (Judg. 21:25).
the lowest rate since 1970.             marriages are now preceded by               • The complete rejection of God
                                        living together, compared to             and the Bible in most educational
   But what’s fueling the divorce
                                        virtually none 50 years ago. Be-         institutions and most homes today.
decline? Is it because more people
                                        tween 1960 and 2004, the number          God is not honored. His Word is not
in society today respect God and his
                                        of unmarried couples in America          taught. And so generations have
Word in regards to the family? Is it
                                        increased by over 1200%. About           arisen that know not the Lord or his
because husbands are finally loving
                                        one fourth of unmarried women age        ways for mankind (Judg. 2:10; Hos.
and honoring their wives as God
                                        25 to 39 are currently living with a     4:6).
instructs (Eph. 5:25; 1 Pet. 3:7)?
                                        partner and an additional one fourth
And is it because wives are seeing                                                  Yes, divorce rates are at their
                                        have lived with a partner at some
the wisdom in being submissive to                                                lowest level since 1970, but for all
                                        time in the past (via National
their husbands and showing them                                                  the wrong reasons. “Marriage is
                                        Survey of America’s Families).
respect (Eph. 5:22, 33)? Is it                                                   honorable among all, and the bed
because couples understand more            It really should come as no great     undefiled; but fornicators and
clearly that marriage is a life-long    surprise that so many couples today      adulterers God will judge” (Heb.
commitment (1 Cor. 7:39), and so        are co-habiting rather than getting      13:4).

                                                                                Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007            11
Tom O’Neal

   Ask an uninformed person “Who             through telling Grace what he has to    Craig Branch of the New Life
started the Church of Christ and             say, she still does not know much       movement did a lot to try to prove
when did it begin?” and one will get         about the Church of Christ. Tom         the Church of Christ was a “cult”
all kind of answers. Some unin-              Ruhkala said, “The Church of            and was started by Alexander
formed persons just do not really            Christ is a relatively new church. It   Campbell in the 1800s. When I
know. They are just ignorant of              was started about 150 years ago by      exposed his teaching in Walking In
church history. Other uninformed             Alexander Campbell.” According to       Truth (November-December, 1980),
persons will repeat what they have           Ruhkala, the Church of Christ was       he went under cover for awhile. In
heard, not knowing if what they say          started about 1856. When I debated      1991 he came out in the open again
is correct. A third group of persons         Baptist preacher P. D. Ballard in       as the “Alabama Director” of
are uninformed and prejudiced                Murfreesboro, Tennessee. he said        “Watchman Fellowship” associated
against the Church of Christ.                the Church of Christ was started on     with the large Briarwood Presbyte-
                                             February 18, 1832, yet the previous     rian Church. He continued his false
   If a denominational preacher is
                                             night of the debate he said it was      charges. He said “the origin of the
asked about the beginning of the
                                             1827. When I later debated Bal-         churches of Christ can be traced to
Church of Christ, more than likely
                                             lard’s moderator, F. L. Ray, in         the early 1800s” (Cult Mini Note-
his answer will be that it was started
                                             Gallatin, Tennessee, Ray said the       book, by Craig Branch, p. 1). He
by Alexander Campbell and the
                                             Church of Christ was started            goes on to say, “by the mid 1800s,
time will be sometime in the early
                                             November 18, 1827. When Billy           the movement was divided over two
1800s. The date will differ depend-
                                             Ashworth debated P. D. Ballard at       controversial issues; 1) Were
ing upon who is answering the
                                             Fairview, Tennessee, he said the        missionary societies biblical in
question.
                                             Church of Christ was started in Feb-    nature, and 2) Should instrumental
   In 2006, when Mary Winkler                ruary, 1842.                            music be played during the worship
murdered her minister husband of
                                               In 1980 when I lived in the           hour? The debate raged on for fifty
the Church of Christ, Matthew
                                             Birmingham, Alabama area, Mr.           years. When the difference could
Winkler, Nancy Grace of the Nancy
                                                                                      not be resolved, Alexander Camp-
Grace TV Show instead of asking
                                                                                      bell led one-fourth of the Disciples
some member of the Church of
                                                                                      of Christ out of the restoration
Christ about the origin of the
                                                                                      movement. The year was 1906.
Church of Christ and matters
                                                                                      The ‘Campbellites’ as they were
related to it, asked one who was
                                                                                      scurrilously called, established
styled a Baptist Pastor by the name
                                                                                      congregations which took the name
of Tom Ruhkala, who at the time
                                                                                      ‘churches of Christ.’”
was a missionary in Finland. Was
there no one in the United States                                                       To see how wrong Branch was,
among the Churches of Christ who                                                     he has Alexander Campbell leading
could have given Ms. Grace the                                                       people out of something in 1906 to
information she was seeking?                                                         establish Churches of Christ, yet,
   Grace said on her TV show, “I                                                     Campbell died forty years before
want to go to pastor Tom Rukala,                                                     on March 4, 1866. This is typical
joining us tonight, a special guest, a                                               of those who want to make Alexan-
Baptist minister. I’ve been research-                                                der Campbell the founder of the
ing the Church of Christ. I don’t                                                    Church of Christ. They either do
know that much about it. What can                                                    not know their history or they do
you tell me?” After the pastor gets                                                  not care how they represent history.
12          Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
   I have had for years a picture of a      In the cemetery of the Cane               Dr. Hans Grimm wrote a 44 page
historical marker at Revere, Massa-      Ridge church not far from Paris,          booklet entitled Tradition and
chusetts, which is a northeast           Kentucky is the grave of one by the       History of the Early Churches of
suburb of Boston, which says             name of William Rogers. His tomb          Christ In Central Europe which
              1630–1930                  stone shows he was a member of            was published by the Firm Founda-
        Church of Christ - 1710          the Church of Christ before either        tion Publishing House in which is a
    Meetinghouse of the Church of        Thomas or Alexander Campbell              picture of a cemetery in Dubrovnik,
Christ in Rumney Marsh, erected in       came to America. Thomas Camp-             Yugoslavia in which are buried
 1710. Thomas Cheever, the First         bell came to America in 1807 and          members of Churches of Christ
Settled Minister, died December 27,      Alexander, his son, came to this          from “1000 to 1525.” How could
  1749, Aged Ninety-One Years.           country in 1809. The tombstone,           there be members of the Church of
      Massachusetts Bay Colony           which I visited years ago and made        Christ hundreds of years before
     Teroentenary Commission             a picture of, reads:                      Alexander Campbell was even born
   The reader should observe that                    William Rogers                and in a county in which he never
the meeting house of this Church of             Born In Campbell Co. VA            lived?
Christ was erected in 1710, which                     July 7, 1784                    The Church of Christ in New
was seventy-eight years before                Removed With His father To           York on March 1, 1818, sent out a
Alexander Campbell was born and          Cane Ridge Bourbon Co. Apr. 1798,
                                                                                   letter “to the Churches of Christ,
ninety-nine years before he came to      United With the Church of Christ At
                                                                                   scattered over the earth” giving
                                          Cane Ridge in 1807 Died Feb. 15,
America. How could Alexander                                                       them information as to the activity
                                          1862, In The 78th Year Of His Age
Campbell start the Church of Christ                                                of the New York Church of Christ
seventy-eight years before he was          One should observe that William         and inquiring concerning them. On
born? The picture I have of this         Rogers united with the Church of          May 10, 1818, James Watt and
marker was published in the Firm         Christ in the year of 1807, which         James Buchan responded for “the
Foundation years ago. More               was two years before Alexander            Church of Christ meeting in Mor-
recently is was published on the         Campbell came to this country.            rison’s Court, Glasgow” Scotland.
front page of Back To Basics in          Alexander Campbell was born on            In their letter they said, “Such
March of 2007.                           September 12, 1788, which would           churches as ours have existed in
                                         make him a lad of 19 when William         Scotland, at Edinburgh and Glas-
   Alexander Campbell was born on        Rogers united with the Church of          gow, from thirty to forty years.”
September 12, 1788 and came to           Christ at Cane Ridge. How could           They mentioned Churches of Christ
America from Scotland landing in         Alexander Campbell start the              in this same letter being at Paisley,
New York on September 29, 1809.          Church of Christ in America two           Perth, London and Liverpool (The
It was November 18, 1809 when            years before he even came to
                                                                                   Christian Baptist, Vol. 5, Nov.
John Mulkey led a group of 152 out       America?
                                                                                   1827, pp. 93-99). Here are Church-
of the 200 member Mill Creek
                                            When Alexander Campbell made           es of Christ that are 30 to 40 years
Baptist Church near Tompkinsville,
                                         a trip abroad, Henry Clay, the well       old which would put their begin-
Kentucky and took their stand for                                                  ning before Alexander Campbell
                                         known statesman, wrote a letter of
the ancient order of things. Among       introduction for Campbell. In it he       was born.
those who took their stand with          said Campbell was “the head and
John Mulkey was Hannah Penning-                                                       “The Church of Christ assem-
                                         founder of one of the most impor-
ton, who was a sister to the famous                                                bling in Leith Walk, Edinburgh”
                                         tant respectable religious communi-
Daniel Boone (The Old Mulkey                                                       Scotland responded to the same
                                         ties in the United States” (Memoirs
Meeting House, a leaflet from the                                                  letter from “the Church of Christ in
                                         of Alexander Campbell, II, p. 548).
Mulkey Meeting House information                                                   New York” (Ibid., Dec. 3, 1827, pp.
                                         Robert Richardson went on to say
center). How could Alexander                                                       102-110). Likewise, the Manchester
                                         Henry Clay “misconceived” Camp-
Campbell start the Church of Christ                                                Church of Christ responded on
                                         bell’s true position. I have heard
the year he arrived in America,                                                    September 13, 1818 to the same
                                         Baptist preachers refer to this letter
when at that time he was still                                                     letter from the Church of Christ in
                                         and use it to prove Campbell started
among the denominations? It would                                                  New York with William Jackson,
                                         the Church of Christ when in reality
be sometime before he worked his                                                   elder, and Benjamin Beddome,
                                         that is a misuse of the letter. Camp-
way out of sectarianism and took                                                   deacon, signing the letter (Ibid., pp.
                                         bell never claimed to have started
his stand just on the Bible.             the Church of Christ.                                         continued on next page

                                                                                  Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007            13
continued from previous page                 of the American Revolution have          Jesus preached the kingdom of
                                             placed a marker there declaring it to    heaven was at hand (Matt 4:17).
161-164). “The Church of Christ at           be the “Oldest Church of Christ In       John the Baptist had already
Tubermore” responded to the same             The State” and give the date of          preached the kingdom was at hand
letter from the Church of Christ in          1807. That is two years before           (Matt. 3:2). Every reference in both
New York on May 6, 1819. They                Alexander Campbell came to               the Old and New Testament of the
first “met as a church in May, 1807”         America!                                 church or the kingdom before Acts
(Ibid., pp. 141-145). Then on June                                                    2 points forward to Pentecost. Peter
24, 1818, the Stephen Street Church             With the above historical infor-
                                                                                      on Pentecost says it was the “last
of Christ in Dublin, Ireland re-             mation well documented, why
                                                                                      days” (Acts 2:17). When Peter and
sponded to the letter from the               would denominational preachers
                                                                                      the apostles preached Jesus on
Church of Christ in New York                 and Baptist preachers in particular
                                                                                      Pentecost and people asked what to
saying they had “about a hundred”            want to tell that Alexander Camp-
                                                                                      do to be saved (Acts 2:37). They
members and had been together                bell started the Church of Christ in
                                                                                      were told to “repent and be baptized
“eight years.” Further they said             the 1800s? Their Baptist Church is
                                                                                      every one of you in the name of
there were “many bodies of dis-              of human origin with a beginning
                                                                                      Jesus Christ for the remissions of
ciples in this country” (Ibid., pp.          date centuries this side of Pentecost.
                                                                                      sins, and ye shall receive the gift of
175-179).                                    By saying Campbell started the
                                                                                      the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38). “They
                                             Church of Christ, they bring down
   In 1972 Lynn A. McMillon                                                           that gladly received his word were
                                             the Church of Christ to the level of
submitted The Quest For The                                                           baptized: and the same day there
                                             the Baptist Church, which is just
Apostolic Church: A Study Of                                                          were added unto them about three
                                             one of many denominations started
Scottish Origins Of American                                                          thousand souls” (Acts 2:41). “The
                                             by men. If denominational preach-        Lord added to the church daily such
Restorationism to Baylor Univer-
                                             ers admitted the truth about the         as should be saved” (Acts 2:47).
sity, a Baptist School, in Waco,
                                             Church of Christ, they would have        Every reference in the New Testa-
Texas as his dissertation for his Ph.
                                             to admitted it was not a denomina-       ment after Pentecost of the church
D. In this 206 page book, he tells of
                                             tion and that it was started in          or the kingdom points backward to
Robert Sandeman (1718-1771)
                                             Jerusalem in A.D. 33. by Jesus           Acts 2 and Pentecost.
leaving Scotland on August 30,
                                             Christ. This would elevate it above
1764, twenty-four years before
                                             the denominations of the day. This       First Baptist Church
Alexander Campbell was born,
                                             denominational preachers can not            Billy Graham, probably the best
arriving in Boston on October l8 (p.
                                             afford to do.                            known Baptist today, said, “The
115). In time he went to Ports-
                                                                                      Baptists as a distinct denomination
mouth, New Hampshire arriving in             When Did The Church                      date from the time of the Reforma-
this city on April 20, 1765 (p. 119).        of Christ Begin?                         tion in the 16th Century” (The
McMillon quotes David Mitchelson                The Church of Christ originally       Birmingham (Alabama) News, Nov.
as saying “the first Church of Christ        was in the mind of God from all          19, 1959).
in North America was constituted             eternity (Eph. 3:10-11). The prophet
May 4, 1765, at Portsmouth, New                                                          “It was during the reign of James
                                             Daniel said it would be established
Hampshire” (p. 119). This was                                                         (King of England in the 1600s, that
                                             during the reign of kings in a fourth
twenty-three years before Alexan-                                                     the first regularly organized English
                                             world empire, which was the
der Campbell was born. Robert                                                         Baptist church, of which we possess
                                             Roman Empire (Dan. 2:36-45).
Sandeman after spending some time                                                     any detailed account, was formed in
                                             Isaiah (2:1-4) and Micah (4:1-5)
in Portsmouth moved on to Boston                                                      Amsterdam (Holland) in 1607, by
                                             said “in the last days” the “moun-
arriving there on May 30, 1765 and                                                    John Smyth, formerly a clergyman
                                             tain of the Lord’s house” would be
established a Church of Christ in                                                     of the Church of England” (Richard
                                             established “in the top of the
Boston that had its beginning in the                                                  B. Cook, D.D., The Story of the
                                             mountains.” Out of Zion would go
home of Edward Foster (p. 120).                                                       Baptists, p. 88).
                                             forth the law of the Lord and the
   Near the town of Bridgeport,              word of the Lord from Jerusalem.           “The first regularly organized
Alabama, in the Northeast corner of          The Lord’s house is the church of        Baptist Church of which we now
the state, is the Rocky Springs              the living God (1 Tim. 3:15). Jesus      possess any account, is dated from
Church of Christ which is the oldest         said people who heard him would          1607, and was formed in London by
Church of Christ in the state. The           not die until they had seen the          a Mr. Smith, who had been a clergy-
Alabama Society of the Daughters             kingdom of God come (Mark. 9:1).         man in the church of England. It
14          Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
was formed on the principles of the       says, ‘before we hear of Baptist        Vedder, A Short History of the
‘General Baptist.’ In the year 1633       Churches’; but he fixes the dates       Baptists, p. 4).
the first Particular Baptist Church       1611 to 14 as the earliest at which
                                                                                      “Smyth is generally called the
was formed in London under Mr.            begins any authentic history of
                                                                                  ‘Se-Baptist,’ which means that he
Spilsbury” (Benedict’s History of         Baptist Church, as such, begins”
                                                                                  baptized himself. There can be do
Baptists, p. 304).                        (Lofton’s English Baptist Reforma-
                                                                                  doubt that such was the case, since
                                          tion, p. 36).
   George A. Lofton, Baptist                                                      an acknowledgement of the fact
historian, wrote, “Thomas Crosby,            “John Smyth, found a church          still exists in his own handwriting”
the first Baptist historian (Vol.I, pp.   upon the Baptist model, believer’s      (Henry C. Vedder, Ibid. p. 203).
265-278), gives an account of the         baptism and a regenerated church
                                          membership; and organically                “The word, Baptist, as the
origin of the first Baptist Church in
                                          speaking, this was the ‘beginning’      descriptive name of a body of
English
                                          of the present denomination of          Christians, was first used in English
history, organized 1609 A.D. It
                                          Baptists, though begun with an          Literature, so far as is now known,
originated with John Smyth and his
                                          unscriptural form of baptism”           in the year 1644” (Henry C. Vedder,
followers at Amsterdam Holland,
                                          (Lofton’s English Baptist Reforma-      Ibid., p. 3).
whither they fled in 1606 from
persecution” (English Baptist             tion, p. 254).                             “That the name Baptist first came
Reformation, 1899, p. 29).                   “The history of Baptist Churches     into use shortly after 1641, is
                                          cannot be carried, by a scientific      another evidence of the fact in
   “It is here devoutly wished that
                                          method, farther back than the year      question. . . . Henceforth they were
the Baptist denomination, founded
                                          1611, when the first Anabaptist         called ‘baptized Christians’ par
by our Anglo-Saxon fathers in tears
                                          Church, consisting wholly of            excellence, and in due time Baptist.
and blood, may rise to wider fields
                                          Englishmen, was founded in              The earliest instance in which this
of usefulness and progress and
                                          Amsterdam, by John Smyth, the           name occurs as a denomination
grander achievements” (Lofton’s
                                          Se-baptist. This was not, strictly      designation, so far as information
English Baptist Reformation, p. 8).
                                          speaking, a Baptist Church, but it      goes, befell in the year1644. . . .
   “Dr. Angus goes on to give the         was the direct progenitor of church-    The name Baptist was in 1644 first
usual historical citations regarding      es in England that a few years later    claimed by our people. They have
the Anabaptist of England as far          became Baptist, and therefore, the      claimed it ever since” (Whitsitt, A
back at 1538, ‘for a hundred,’ he         history begins there” (Henry C.         Question of Baptist History, pp. 92-93).
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Can You Dig It?                               Surprise, Surprise,                      long-standing laws against polyga-
   Yes, seems the answer, for the             Surprise                                 my” with regard to the FLDS.
Southwestern Baptist Theological                 The Coelacanth fish has been          Canadian criminal attorney Richard
Seminary lead volunteers in a dig             cited as an example of the supposed      Peck has recommended that crimi-
that discovered in their second               evolutionary link between fishes         nal charges not be pressed against
season “collapsed mud-brick walls             and reptiles due to the boney            “the US-linked religious commu-
burned centuries ago at a fortifica-          structure of its fins. It had been       nity” which for years has practiced
tion built by King Solomon in                 dated as a 350-400-million year old      polygamy in Western Canada. The
Gezer, Israel.” Steven Ortiz, associ-         animal which went extinct 70             RCMP had recommended charges
ate professor of archaeology and              million years ago. Imagine the           be filed against some members and
biblical studies at Southwestern,             surprise of finding, as they did in      British Columbia’s Attorney
reported that they also found a               1938, a live Coelanth off the coast      General Wally Oppal was consider-
“cylinder seal into which was                 of Africa. Since then some 300           ing Peck’s recommendation,
carved a king, [with] his out-                specimens have been caught off           however, he “might still press
stretched bow in hand, riding on a            there. Surprise again, for in 1998, it   criminal charges so the constitu-
beast” and “a silver coin dating to           was reported that another living         tional issue would be raised by the
the reign of Ptolemy IV during                Coelacanth was caught in Indone-         defendants.”
207-205 B.C.” According to Ortiz,             sia, “thousands of kilometers”           —http://ca.today.reuters.com
“The coin is only the third of its            away. A hunt was begun to find              I wanted to call this ,“No brag;
kind excavated in Israel.” 1 Kings            more of the fishes, but only in early
                                                                                       just fact.” The headline read:
9:15-17, tells us that Israel’s king          August of this year was it reported
                                                                                       “Grooms looked radiant.” Yes,
Solomon used “forced labor” to                that another “living fossil” Coela-
                                                                                       grooms, plural. Marriage of homo-
build the walls of Jerusalem, Hazor,          canth was caught–surprise–off the
                                                                                       sexuals has been legal in Canada
Megiddo and Gezer, “for Pharaoh               northern coast of Sulawesi Island,
                                                                                       (one of five nations in the world to
king of Egypt had gone up and                 Indonesia. What is odd is that in the
                                                                                       allow same-sex marriage). But one
captured Gezer, and burned it with            same week another “fossil” fin of
                                                                                       of the two grooms is the first
fire, … and had given it as a dowry           the fish was found—in Wyoming—
                                                                                       Member of Parliament (MP) to be
to his daughter, Solomon’s wife. So           with the supposed dating to
                                                                                       so joined. Former New Brunswick
                                              400-million years.
Solomon rebuilt Gezer. . . .” “. . .                                                   premier Frank McKenna said of the
                                              -–www.news.bbc.co.uk .
for Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone                                                     service. “It was respectful, and I
up and captured Gezer, and burned             Marriage Redefined                       think everybody in the room felt
it with fire, . . . and had given it as a        Two news items which redefine         like they were part of a history-
dowry to his daughter, Solomon’s              marriage come from Canada. First,        making event.” Liberal Party leader
wife. So Solomon rebuilt Gezer.”              the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus       Stephane Dion agreed in that the
Ortiz believes they have found the            Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS)       ceremony marked the first time a
remnant of the wall after the                 has some members in Western              member of Parliament “on the
Assyrian invasion in the Eight                Canada who practice polygamy.            planet” has married a partner of the
Century B.C. Read of the dig at:              Reuters reported, “A special pros-       same sex, “So it’s a historic mo-
www.gezerproject.com .                        ecutor has recommended Canadian          ment.” The ceremony was followed
– quotes from www.star-telegram.              courts be asked to rule on the           by a reading of 1 Corinthians 13.
com                                           constitutionality of the country’s       -- http://thechronicleherald.ca

16           Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
   After his first missionary journey      He knew that the devil never              that were at Jerusalem” (Acts 16:4).
Paul returned to Antioch where he          stopped working (1 Cor. 7:5; 2 Cor.       The Bible reveals that Paul’s fears
“tarried no little time” (Acts 14:28).     2:11). Let us note some workings of       were justified. The epistle to the
After this, he suggested, “Let us          Satan that made it wise for Paul to       Galatians, addressed to churches in
return now and visit the brethren in       return.                                   the area of his first missionary
every city wherein we proclaimed              1. Persecution. As mentioned           journey, shows that such Judaizing
the word of the Lord” (Acts 15:36).        above, Paul had suffered persecu-         teachers did indeed cause much
                                           tion during his first missionary          trouble among these brethren.
   His previous visit to cities where
                                           journey. Upon their departure, “they      Today, the stories of error creeping
some of these brethren lived had
                                           returned to Lystra, and to Iconium,       in among newly established works
been harrowing enough. Paul had
                                           and to Antioch, confirming the souls      are likely as many and varied as the
been run out of Antioch of Pisidia
                                           of the disciples, exhorting them to       number of mission fields that exist.
and Iconium, and then stoned at
                                           continue in the faith, and that           Those young in the faith can be
Lystra (Acts 13:50, 51; 14:4-7).
                                           through many tribulations we must         swayed much more easily by error
What might lead him to propose a
                                           enter into the kingdom of God”            than those more seasoned (1 Cor.
return to these places? The answer
                                           (Acts 14:21-22). As we look at            3:1; 2 Cor. 11:3). No church will
to this question is simply this: He
                                           Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians we     ever hear the gospel too often; no
was concerned about Christians he
                                           get some idea of his concern for          preacher will ever preach it too
had been instrumental in convert-                                                    much.
ing, in churches he had a part in          brethren who were converted in the
starting. As McGarvey notes,               midst of persecution (1 Thess.            Conclusion
                                           2:14-3:13). Today, men have been             Thus, Paul’s return trip to these
  This journey, it should be observed,     instrumental in establishing church-
  was undertaken for the prime                                                       churches was much needed and
                                           es in many parts of the world. In         perhaps even overdue. Much
  purpose of revisiting the Churches
                                           light of Paul’s example, it should be     attention had been given to the
  where these brethren had previously
  labored, and not, primarily, to preach   considered as the norm for such a         work at Antioch, which sent him
  to the heathen. This shows that the      one to desire to go back for a return     forth on his first missionary jour-
  solicitude with which the apostles       visit to see how his brethren do.         ney, to ground the brethren there in
  watched for the welfare of the              2. The spread of error. Acts 15:1      the faith (Acts 11:19-26). Its works
  congregations was not less ardent                                                  testify to its soundness (Acts
                                           records the beginning of the prolif-
  than their zeal in spreading a                                                     11:27-30; 13:1ff; 15:1-3). Likewise,
                                           eration of the doctrine that demand-
  knowledge of the gospel (McGarvey,
                                           ed that Gentiles converted to Christ      all churches must be established in
  Original Commentary on Acts, The
                                           be circumcised and keep the Law of        the faith and continually reminded
  Power Bible CD).
                                           Moses. It is obvious that Paul            of truths necessary for sustained
   This is an accurate statement.          expected this error to spread further.    faithfulness to Christ (1 Thess. 3:2;
Paul said that he wanted to visit          This is seen in the inspired record       Eph. 4:11-16; 2 Tim. 4:2). Paul had
these brethren to “see how they            of his activities on this visit. “And     to work hard in order to show as
fare” (Acts 15:36). Enough had hap-        as they went on their way through         much concern for the souls of these
pened during his first missionary          the cities, they delivered them the       brethren as Satan obviously did. Let
journey and since his return to make       decrees to keep which had been            us not forget his example!
a return trip a wise course of action.     ordained of the apostles and elders       styvas@t-oline.de

                                                                                    Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007           17
    After my recent trip to Bergen,      searching for hope in the midst of a     believe in the power the gospel has
Norway, I found myself really            life of poverty. There is no poverty     to pierce the hearts of men (Heb.
contemplating the meaning of             in Norway. However, I can tell you       4:12) and not give up searching for
Romans 1:15-17. “I am eager to           of a man who received a notice           those who, when faced with that
preach the gospel to you also who        about a Bible correspondence             power, will say, “What shall we
are in Rome.” Okay Paul, what’s          course from Tom Bunting (who             do?” (Acts 2:37).
your point? We know you desire to        spent over twenty years in Bergen).
preach everywhere. However, as I                                                     There is over four million people
                                         Borgar contacted Tom and after
thought more deeply                                                               in Norway. As I mentioned earlier,
                                                              about two years
and tried to put                                              he gave his life    the only Christians that I know of
                             We must believe in the
myself in Paul’s                                              to Christ despite   are in Bergen, Stavanger, and Oslo.
                             power the gospel has
shoes, in his time, it                                        the fact that his   These are all in the southern section
                             to pierce the hearts of                              of Norway. There has been little to
became very clear            men (Heb. 4:12) and              family and
why he made this                                              nation wanted       no effort to evangelize the central
                             not give up searching                                and northern sections of Norway.
statement. Paul was                                           nothing to do
                             for those who, when                                  Also, there are no faithful churches
saying, “I know                                               with his God.
Rome is the world-           faced with that power,                               or anyone proclaiming the true
                                                              You see, Nor-
power now, I know it         will say, “What shall            way is much         gospel, that I know of, in any of the
is full of the most          we do?” (Acts 2:37).             like Rome in the    other Scandinavian countries.
worldly people, I                                             sense that it is    Concerning these gospel wastelands
know there are many                                           wealthy and not     we must ask ourselves, “How shall
gods worshiped there but that will       very open to other religions.            they believe in whom they have not
not stop me or others who are not        Norway is 95% Lutheran, but even         heard?” (Rom. 10:14).
ashamed of the gospel because we         those who are members of the State          My fiancée, Renee Bunting, and
know it is the power of God for          church are very carnal. The church       me plan to move to Norway in 2008
Salvation” (HR). What an amazing         to them is a means of patriotism not     to preach the gospel. Renee was
statement! Nothing and no one can        so much for religion.                    born and raised in Bergen, Norway
stand against the power of the                                                    while her father, Terrell, preached
                                            In 1957, Connie Adams took the
gospel upon a good and honest
                                         gospel to Norway. Over the last fifty    there for twenty-one years. She
heart. “For in it the righteousness of
                                         years, mostly through the efforts of     began teaching me the Norwegian
God is revealed” and those who
                                         Connie and the other few men who         language in December 2006 and I
truly acknowledge the greatness and
                                         have gone to Norway, there are           should have a good grasp of it in
goodness of God will sacrifice their
                                         around thirty faithful Christians in     another year. Because the Scandina-
lives to him (Rom. 1:17; 12:1, 2).
                                         Norway. There is a group that meets      vian languages are very similar to
    In May, I was in Bergen to           in Bergen and Oslo and a Christian       one another, knowing Norwegian
preach for the brethren there and        family in Stavanger. Because of the      will allow us to communicate fairly
discuss with them about my fiancée       flourishing works in some other          well with the Danish, Swedish, and
and I moving there next year. I soon     countries, many look down upon           Icelandic people. Also, most
realized that any reports or stories     the work in Scandinavia because          Scandinavians use English as a
from Scandinavia will not be like        the results do not come as speedily.     second language. While we will
most of the evangelism stories you       Borgar and Sana Andersen would           continue to aid the work in Bergen,
hear about. All of the Scandinavian      disagree with that perception of the     our hope is to evangelize the parts
countries, especially Norway, are        work there. Christ changed their         of Scandinavia where the gospel
extremely wealthy. You will not          lives in so many ways, including         has not been preached in recent
hear about fifty people who were         bringing them together. We must          times.
18         Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
   Renee and I will be in Man-
chester, Tennessee for the next year
or so while I work with her father
and the Manchester congregation to
prepare for the work in Scandinavia.
Bryan Moody, who has been in
Bergen the past year, is leaving in
September. There will be no one
preaching in Norway until we or
someone else goes. I plan to make a
month long trip to Norway in the
winter and following spring. Then,           (Note: From another country comes         by our questioner lied—fear, safety,
Lord willing, we plan to move in the      a question concerning lying, which I         pride, and perhaps others. It is obvi-
fall of 2008.                             have found it necessary to distill into a    ous that the Bible does not cover
                                          form that the reader can understand. I
   If you are interested in helping                                                    over the faults of its principal
                                          have attempted to be fair to the
with the work, these are some things                                                   characters, as men would be
                                          questioner to make sure that his
to consider:                              question, as I understood it, is un-
                                                                                       inclined to do if they were trying to
   1. I currently have a part-time job    changed in substance.)                       present the very best case for
in Manchester, Tennessee. However,                                                     themselves to gain adherents for
                                             Question: How should we                   the Bible. Herein is a strong argu-
when I make my trip to Norway this
                                          consider things that happened in             ment for the divine inspiration of the
winter, my job will most likely not
                                          the past like Rahab’s lie to save the        Scriptures: men simply do not write
be available when I return. There-
                                          spies, Sarah’s lie about laughing,           in this way but conceal the flaws of
fore, we are still seeking support for
                                          Abraham’s lie concerning his wife
while we are in Manchester. I am                                                       their heroes, unless they can make
                                          Sarah, and Samson’s denial of the
also looking for congregations                                                         money by exposing them. It is
which are interested in committing        source of his strength (Josh. 6;             important to remember that men on
to supporting us in Norway. (If you       Gen. 18; Gen. 20; John 16)? Is
                                                                                       their own could not have written the
cannot commit now but know funds          Jesus’ denial that he knew the time
                                                                                       Bible; even if they had the ability to
will be available later, please           of the second coming in the same
                                                                                       do it, they would not have done it
contact us.)                              category (Mark 13:32)?
                                                                                       because of its condemnation of
   2. We are looking for those also          Answer: All lying is wrong,               them.
interested in coming and teaching         sinful, even when it occurs in the
                                                                                           Jesus Christ, being both divine
(even those not necessarily looking       lives of otherwise good people and
                                                                                       and human while on earth, evident-
to commit for an extended time).          for purposes they think justify the lie
                                                                                       ly chose not to know such matters
                                          (Prov. 6:17; Eph. 4:25; Rev. 21:8).
   3. Most importantly, we need your                                                   as the time of his return while in his
                                          The various attempts of people to
prayers.                                                                               mediatorial role on earth, though his
                                          make lying appear less serious than
   In the first century, many would                                                    omniscience would have made it
                                          it is by classifying lies as to serious-
not have believed that the gospel                                                      easy for him to know such matters
                                          ness (the black or white lie) and to
could have changed the lives of                                                        (John 2:25). Whether he now
                                          promote the acceptability of lying
those in Rome and yet we find             (the social lie) merely represent            knows such matters in his heavenly
“some were convinced” as Paul             man’s unchanging effort to speak             state as mediator is debatable,
preached about Jesus from the Law         for God and to gain acceptance for           though I personally think he prob-
and the Prophets (Acts 28:23, 24). It     a way of life which God condemns.            ably does now have such knowl-
seems that there were even saints         Deliberate attempts to deceive               edge. His denial of that knowledge
among “Caesar’s household”                qualify as lying, not those occasions        in the passage earlier mentioned is
because of his efforts (Phil. 4:22).      when one simply does not divulge             not an instance of deception, but of
We must not give up on the search         all information to another party who         his voluntary acceptance of the role
for good hearts in Scandinavia and        has no right to know it. For various         of a servant in the flesh for the work
places like it just because it seems                                                   of redemption (Phil. 2:7-8).
                                          reasons these persons mentioned
like an impossible task. We have
access to the “power of God” (Rom.
1:16) through Christ and with that                   Send Questions to: bobbylgraham@bellsouth.net
nothing is impossible (Phil. 4:13).
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   On Sunday evening, July 15th, I           Moses (Exod. 2:5-10). If not her, it    7:21-22).
watched a program on the Discov-             could have been a daughter of
                                                                                         Since Tuthmosis II died early in
ery Channel about the search for             Amenhotep I, the next pharaoh.
                                                                                     life, Hatshepsut took advantage of
and identification of the mummy of
                                                Ahmose I’s son, Amenhotep I          the power vacuum left by the death
Hatshepsut, a pharaoh of ancient
                                             (1551-1524) would have been             of her husband and had herself
Egypt. There are two reasons why
                                             pharaoh when Moses was born and         crowned as pharaoh over all Egypt.
this is significant: (1) Hatshepsut
                                             ordered the killing of the Hebrew       Her relief paintings on the walls of
was a woman who ruled Egypt as
                                             male children. Tuthmosis I              her temple illustrate her coronation.
pharaoh, and (2) she was one of the
                                             (1524-1518) followed on the             It is unknown what happened when
pharaohs during the time Moses
                                             throne. He was a military man not       Tuthmosis III became of age to seek
was living in Egypt.
                                             of the royal line, but married          the throne himself, but Hatshepsut
   Moses spent his first forty years                                                 suddenly drops from the scene ca.
in Egypt (Acts 7:21-23). He was                                                      1483. Many of her monuments were
raised as the son of Pharaoh’s                                                       defaced and name inscriptions
daughter until the time that he                                                       scratched off. Moses had already
refused this position to suffer with                                                   left Egypt in 1486 BC to escape
his Hebrew brethren (Heb. 11:24).                                                        the wrath of pharaoh, perhaps at
We can know the date when this                                                            the time Tuthmosis III was
took place by using the chronol-                                                           consolidating his power as
ogy given in the Old Testament.                                                             pharaoh.
The fourth year of Solomon’s
                                                                                                Tuthmosis III reigned
reign (966 BC) is dated 480
                                                                                              until 1450 while Moses was
years after the Exodus (1
                                                                                               in Midian. This would
Kings 6:1). This would put
                                                                                               make him the pharaoh of
the Exodus in the year 1446
                                                                                              the oppression mentioned in
BC. Moses was eighty years
                                                                                             Exodus 2:23. His son,
old at the time of the Exodus
                                                                                             Amenhotep II (1453-1419)
(Exod. 7:7), which would put his
                                                                                     then became the pharaoh who
birth in 1526 BC.                            princess Ahmose, daughter of            witnessed the ten plagues of Egypt,
   There is an ongoing controversy           Ahmose I. They had a daughter,          refused to let the Hebrew people go
among scholars over establishing an          Hatshepsut. Tuthmosis I also had a      until his own son died, and saw his
Egyptian chronology. One of the              son by another wife and his name        army drowned in the Red Sea.
oldest and most recognized chro-             was Tuthmosis II (1518-1504).
                                                                                        Mummification became a precise
nologies places the time of Moses            Tuthmosis II married his half-sister,
                                                                                     and successful art in ancient Egypt.
in the grand eighteenth dynasty of           Hatshepsut, and followed his father
                                                                                     This and the ornate tombs of the
Egypt. This dynasty began after the          as pharaoh, but he died early in life
                                                                                     pharaohs have preserved much of
expulsion of the Hyksos, who were            due to poor health. Tuthmosis II’s
                                                                                     Egypt’s history. Now that Hatshep-
foreign Semitic rulers. The first            son by a harem girl, Tuthmosis III,     sut’s mummy has been identified,
ruler of this new eighteenth dynasty         was only a young boy and not ready      mummies of all the pharaohs that
was Ahmose I (1570-1546). His                to assume the throne. Meanwhile,        reigned in the time period of Moses
daughter, princess Ahmose, could             Moses was a young man growing           have been found. Amenhotep II was
have been the “daughter of Pha-              and learning in the house of Pha-       the only one found in his own tomb
raoh” who discovered and raised              raoh during this time (Acts             in his own sarcophagus. The others
20          Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
had been moved centuries ago from
their original tombs to hide them
from the vandalism of grave
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   One of the most revered invita-           glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). We               Answer Be?” speaks of every
tion songs is “Just As I Am,” the            “ought” to worship and serve our            person standing “at the bar on high”
lyrics written by Charlotte Elliot           Creator’s wishes, but instead we            and seeing his “record’’; “facing
(1789-1871), a British hymn writer           serve our own interests at the              the sentence of life or of death” and
of 150 hymns. Charlotte Elliott was          expense of truth (Rom. 1:18-23).            “eternity” awaits the answer. “Now
afflicted with illness from early            This condemns us before God; we             is the time to prepare, my friend . . .
adulthood that left her disabled for         pay the “wages of sin,” “death,” as         make your soul spotless and free;
the rest of her life but contributed to      spiritual separation from God               washed in the blood of the Crucified
her strong religious faith. This             (Rom. 6:21-23). All our appeals to          One, He will your answer be.” In
hymn was first published in 1836.            our personality, appearance, family         brief, we are “without one plea” of
The hymn describes the nature of             heritage, talent, social status,            merit before God, but God provided
sinful creatures apart from Jesus, an        celebrity, or financial well-being are      his Son to die for us, a “Lamb” to
unpopular notion in our current              irrelevant before a just God.               “take away the sin of the world”
self-satisfied society that redefines            In expressing this helpless             (John 1:29).
sin as impractical at its worst, but         position of the sinner, “Just As I
not damning. It captures the need                                                        “Just As I Am”—
                                             Am” is not alone. Other “invitation”
we have for salvation from sin that          songs also describe a condemned             But Who Am I?
only Jesus Christ, the sacrificial           sinner who needs the forgiveness of             When we sing “Just As I Am” we
Lamb of God, provides through his            a just, though merciful, God. “Jesus        might well wonder “but who am I?”
precious blood on Calvary (1 Pet.            I Come” (Out Of My Bondage”)                Some will answer, “a wonderful,
1:18-19). This article will notice the       describes sinful man as in “bondage         fully capable human with innate
lyrics of the hymn against the               . . . sorrow . . . and night; sickness,     power, largely untapped.” Others
backdrop of the biblical description         want, and sin . . . shameful failure        may answer, “the result of brain
of human beings apart from Christ.           and loss . . . sorrows, storms,             chemistry and genetic predisposi-
                                             distress; unrest and arrogant pride . . .   tion.” Still others may answer, “a
“Just As I Am, Without One                                                               product of genetic, behavioral, and
                                             despair; fear and dread of the
Plea, But That Thy Blood                     tomb . . . depths of ruin untold . . . .”   environmental determinants.” The
Was Shed For Me . . .”                       “Only A Step” describes man apart           self-sufficient person may say, “I
   The opening stanza clearly states         from the “sweet voice of Jesus” as          don’t want to feel bad about myself,
the position of sinful man and the           carrying a “heavy burden” which             because I am trying to increase my
gracious offer of a remedy by a              needs to be “cast down.” “Prepare           self-esteem and this ‘sin’ business
loving God. The New Testament                To Meet Thy God” calls the sinner a         brings me down.” Elliott’s lyrics
describes humanity as “made in the           prodigal who is a “careless soul”           describe the spiritual side of the
image of God” (Gen. 1:26-27), but            who lingers, “wandering from the            sinner who needs Jesus: “. . . poor,
tempted to sin and often overcome            fold of God.” “Jesus Will Give You          wretched, blind . . . dark blot . . .
by it as were Adam and Eve in the            Rest” (Will You Come?) says the             tossed about with many a conflict,
Garden of Eden (Gen. 3). Humans              sinful man has a “poor broken               many a doubt … fightings within
are guilty of sin, not because each          heart, burdened and sin oppressed”          and foes without . . . barriers.” Man
one is born with the guilt of Adam’s         that only Jesus can overcome if the         in sin brings nothing to God of
sin but because, like Adam, he               sinner comes “in simple, trusting           value “but that Thy blood was shed
rebels against God’s will from a             faith.” Many of the older “invitation       for me and that Thou biddest me
self-assured heart (Rom. 5:12).              songs” challenge the sinner to obey         come to Thee.” Man is a soul who
“Sin” is “transgression of the law of        the gospel of Jesus for salvation           needs to recognize that “all I need”
God” (1 John 3:4). We all, like              because there will be an accounting         is found not in himself. If we think
Adam, “. . . sin and fall short of the       in Judgment. “WhatWill Your                 we are only a “little bit bad at times

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but mostly okay” we may not want         trine,” “dying to sin,” “being           biblical expressions of mercy and
to sing such “invitation songs.”         buried with Christ “in baptism” and      grace of a loving God. Despite all
Perhaps that is why “invitation          “raised to walk in newness of life”      our self-reliance, denial of a
song” are on the decline in our          (Rom. 6:1-6; 10:9-10; Acts 2:38).        personal need for salvation, and a
assemblies in some places. The              The good news is that Jesus died      disdain for the concept of judgment,
celebrity or the rich, the successful,   for the ungodly (Rom. 5:6-8) as an       we still sing this hymn’s words with
surely could not be “without one         expression of God’s “grace,” not the     heart-felt emotion and sometimes
plea.” How can “sin” fit into a          sinner’s merit (Eph. 2:8-10). The        tears. Why is it that the most
“self-esteem” world?                     blood of God’s own Son cleanses          hardened heart can be softened by
                                         man’s darkest stains and most            its challenge? It is because we truly
“And That Thou Biddest Me                                                         know who we are in our darkest
                                         desperate fears. God will “welcome,
Come To Thee, O Lamb Of                  pardon, cleanse, relieve” the            hours and we long for the “Lamb of
God, I Come, I Come . . .”               obedient soul because “every             God that takes away the sin of the
   So, the “Lamb of God” is the          barrier” between him and his God is      world.” We come “just as we are”
“propitiation in His blood through       “broken down” by the blood of            in faith and obedience, or not at all.
faith” (Rom. 3:25; Rom 5:1-16). We       Jesus. The penitent heart gladly         “O, Lamb of God, I come. I
are hopeless in our own sins, but        says, “O, Lamb of God, I come.”          come!”
“alive” with God when we “obey              “Just As I Am” is a challenge to
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Joe R. Price


   False accusation and slander are companions: false           scribes and Pharisees were anxious to (falsely) accuse
accusation is the lie, and slander is its effect. Both are of   the Son of God (Luke 11:53-54). Although they could
the devil: “You are of your father the devil, and the           not convict Jesus of sin, they finally found two liars to
desires of your father you want to do. He was a mur-            falsely accuse him as part of their murderous plot (Matt.
derer from the beginning, and does not stand in the             26:59-62).
truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks
                                                                   3. The devil and his cohorts continue to falsely
a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar
                                                                accuse and slander the people of God (Rev. 12:10).
and the father of it” (John 8:44). Everything God’s
                                                                Just as Job’s faith and integrity were maligned by Satan
word says about false accusation and slander is to be
kept within this overriding context: God is truth and the       before the Lord, so also God’s faithful ones are defamed
devil is the father of lies (John 1:14; 14:6; 1 John 1:5-7).    to this present hour. Slander is a cruel, hurtful thing, yet
Those who reject truth by spreading false accusations           the righteous take comfort in the Lord’s assurance,
and slander show themselves to be children of the devil;        “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you,
the children of God “speak truth with his neighbor”             and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
(John 8:38, 44; 1 John 3:4-15; Eph. 4:25-27).                   Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your
                                                                reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets
   The word “devil” is translated from the Greek word           who were before you” (Matt. 5:11-12).
diabolos (false accuser, slanderer), from diaballo (“to
throw over or across, to send over,” thus, to “traduce,         Exposing the Problem
calumniate, slander, accuse, defame,” Thayer, 135).                Oh, for the faith and courage to examine ourselves,
Thus, to slander is to throw or cast doubt against a            lest we harbor the sins of false accusation and slander in
person by false accusations that harm or otherwise              our hearts and permit their expression with our tongues
damage his credibility. The devil’s purposes are always         (2 Cor. 13:5)! The difficulty with exposing these sins
served by false accusation and slander.                         within ourselves is that slanderer does not love light—
                                                                they lurk in the shadowy darkness of bitterness and
   The aim of false accusation and slander is to defame,        pride, envy and malice, evil suspicions and hatred (Eph.
debilitate, and destroy a faithful person’s name, credibil-     4:31; 1 Tim. 6:4; 2 Tim. 3:3-4). Without earnest and
ity, and effective influence for the gospel. Those who do       honest examination of our own motives in the light of
not have or value a “good name” easily and carelessly           God’s word we will not be willing or able to see these
destroy good reputations with malicious gossip, misrep-         sins in ourselves (John 9:39-41; 3:19-21).
resentations, and lies (Prov. 22:1). The devil does not
have a good name, and he delights in tempting us to use            God forthrightly condemns the false accuser and his
false accusation and slander to cripple the reputation of       slanderous words. Israel was commanded, “You shall
godly men and women. We must take note of how the               not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with
devil uses these tools to destroy faith and the effective       the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not
use of truth.                                                   follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute
                                                                so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice. . . . You
   1. The devil has falsely accused and slandered the
                                                                shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his
name of God from Eden to this very moment. In the
                                                                dispute. Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not
devil’s lie to Eve that “you will not surely die” he
                                                                kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the
impugned the integrity of God with a slanderous
                                                                wicked” (Exod. 23:1-2, 6-7). Please notice that not only
judgment against God’s character: “For God knows that
                                                                was the false report condemned, so also was the distri-
in the day you eat of it your eyes will opened, and you
                                                                bution of the falsehood. The Lord God made it clear: He
will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:4-5).
                                                                would not (and will not) justify such wickedness.
   2. The devil and his children repeatedly lied about          Undoubtedly, this is because “a false witness who
Jesus Christ when he was on the earth. Lying in wait            speaks lies and one who sows discord among brethren”
to “catch (Jesus) in something He might say,” the               is detestable to the God of truth and justice (Prov. 6:19;
24          Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
Deut. 32:4). There is no doubt that “whosoever spreads         and what is not (Luke 12:57). For instance, we may
slander is a fool” (Prov. 10:18).                              righteously judge that identifying false teachers and
                                                               their false teachings is not slander. Jesus warned us of
   The New Testament of Christ equally condemns false
accusations and slander. Slanderers walk in fellowship         false prophets and said we “will know them by their
with those who love themselves, who are traitors,              fruits” (Matt. 7:15-16, 20; cf. 1 Thess. 5:21). There-
headstrong, haughty, and who are unloving toward men           fore, we are commanded to “have no fellowship with
and God. Godliness is merely a façade in this person’s         the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose
life. Therefore, we are commanded to “turn away” from          them” (Eph. 5:11). If we cannot identify false teachers
such (2 Tim. 3:1-5).                                           by their false teachings, or if doing so is slanderous,
                                                               then why did Jesus say we will know them by their
    The Holy Spirit commands us to put away lying and          fruits? In fact, when one’s teaching does not accord
speak truth about one another, “for we are members of          with “the pattern of sound words,” his teaching is
one another” (Eph. 4:25). The separation of best friends       false; his fruit is rotten (2 Tim. 1:13; Matt. 7:16-18,
is just one of the sorrows produced by the whisperer           21-24). It is not slanderous to say so. We are com-
who spreads slander (Prov. 16:28). Spreading false             manded to do so in order to expose error and walk in
accusations and slander divides the body of Christ. Is         truth. For scriptural examples, consider the following:
this not the desire of the devil? There is good reason
why “all liars shall have their part in the lake which            When the false prophet Elymas withstood the truth,
burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second             trying to turn Sergius Paulus away from the faith, Paul
death” (Rev. 21:8).                                            unhesitatingly identified him and his error: “O full of all
                                                               deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of
   False accusation and slander are products of a              all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the
prideful, hateful, malicious, and envious heart. They          straight ways of the Lord?” (Acts 13:6-10). Are we to
serve the devil’s desires, and we should be deeply             charge Paul with slander for publicly opposing this false
grieved over such treatment of one another. David
                                                               teacher and his teaching by name? Certainly not. (If so,
sought divine deliverance and protection from the
                                                               then the Holy Spirit is also to be blamed, for he filled
danger and damage of those who, with wicked intent,
                                                               Paul on that occasion, v. 9).
slanderously defamed him: “Deliver me, O Lord, from
evil men; Preserve me from violent men, who plan evil             Or again, Paul was not a slanderer when he identified
things in their hearts; they continually gather together       Hymenaeus and Philetus as men who had “strayed
for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; the        concerning the truth” and who, by their cancerous error,
poison of asps is under their lips . . . let not a slanderer   overthrew the faith of some (2 Tim. 2:16-18). The truth
be established in the earth . . . I know the Lord will         was clear, the fact of their false teaching was estab-
maintain the cause of the afflicted” (Psa. 140:1-3,            lished, and thus the warning was given (2 Tim. 2:15).
11-12). The evil of false accusations and slander gives
                                                                  When Paul publicly withstood Peter to the face, did
every godly person reason to pause and examine his
                                                               he slander him (Gal. 2:11-14)? Not at all, because the
treatment of others in the light of divine truth.
                                                               Bible says, “when I saw that they were not straightfor-
Knowing the Difference                                         ward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before
   Men often make distinctions where God does not              them all.” Public error demanded a public rebuke, that
reveal a difference. For instance, men make legal              all might be saved.
distinctions between what is slander—“oral defamation,
in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth
                                                               Conclusion
about another, which untruth will harm the reputation of          Christ-like attitudes and behavior rise up and con-
the person defamed”—and what is libel “to publish in           demn false accusation and slander, regardless of where
print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through       they are found (Luke 6:40). Christians commit them-
radio, television or film, an untruth about another which      selves to justice and to the honest treatment of others.
will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by          As we grow in brotherly kindness and love we will
tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or    reject false accusations against others and refuse to
contempt of others” (The People’s Law Dictionary,              participate in the spreading of lies. Remember, how we
Gerald and Kathleen Hill, www.law.com). God calls all          speak of others reveals who is our father (John 8:38,
such treatment of one’s neighbor, sin.                         44).

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   While visiting in Germany, I had opportunity to                 sees were forbidden to kill (murder); we are to be
preach at the Bitburg church of Christ. I was introduced           concerned with the heart (anger, verbal outbursts [Matt.
to the little book, Man, Money and GOD, by Russell                 5:21-22]). The Pharisees were concerned with the physi-
Bell, and asked concerning some of the teaching therein.           cal impurity of adultery; the Christian with the lusting
In particular, I was asked if tithing were a New Testa-            which leads to the physical act (Matt. 5:27ff.). The
ment principle. Since I do not know brother Russell                Pharisees were concerned with swearing (false oaths);
Bell, I trust that the things I write will not be taken as a       the disciples of Jesus with all oaths. Our lives are to be
personal attack upon a brother. I do intend to attack the          such that a simple “Yea,” or “Nay” is sufficient (Matt.
false doctrine espoused by my brother in Christ. Since a           5:33ff.). The righteousness of the Pharisee was such that
false doctrine does not float around of its own volition,          he felt totally justified in loving his neighbor and hating
it will be necessary to address not only what is said, but         his enemy. The followers of the Lamb are to “Love your
also the one doing the teaching.                                   enemies” (Matt. 5:44; see vv. 43-47).
   After returning home I was provided, via the Internet,             Brother Bell seems to be teaching that we today are
with two pages (168, 169) of Man, Money and GOD, so                to “Out Pharisee the Pharisees.” Following his quote
my remarks will, of necessity, be limited to what is               given about, he wrote:
presented in these two pages. I have tried to find the
                                                                     “D. For thirty-five years my wife and I have given twelve
book to purchase it, but in this endeavor I have failed. I
                                                                         percent of all God gives us in any way. Why?
am still looking.
                                                                         1. We want to fulfill Matthew 5:20.
   As is true with most false teaching (teachers), some
of what is said is good and true. Assuredly, I would not                 2. We wanted to be blessed more (Acts 20:35).
argue with such things as (1) “We must stop treating
                                                                         3. We wanted to have more (2 Cor. 9:6)” (169).
God like a dog giving him the leftovers” or (2) “We
must stop treating God like a beggar, giving him only a               Well has it been said, “That which teaches too much,
small coin.” On the other hand, I must take strong                 teaches nothing.” The wise man said, “Answer a fool
exception to the pathetic attempt to prove that tithing is         according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own
a New Testament doctrine. That there be no question, I             conceit” (Prov. 26:5). Remember, as you read what
give the entire section dealing with this point:                   follows that it is not what I believe, I am merely at-
                                                                   tempting to do what the wise man advised.
     A. But does the New Testament teach tithing?
                                                                     But does the New Testament teach fasting?
        1. Matthew 5:20, “Except your righteousness exceed
           that of the scribes and Pharisees ye cannot enter the         1. “Except your righteousness exceed that of the
           kingdom of God.”                                                 scribes and Pharisees ye cannot enter the kingdom
                                                                            of God” (Matt. 5:20).
          a. Does this righteousness include our giving? Yes.
                                                                           a. Does this righteousness include our fasting? Yes
          b. Didn’t the poorest Jew give a tithe? Yes.
                                                                              (Matt. 6:16ff.; 9:14f; Mark 2:18ff.).
          c. Can we give less than a tithe and go to heaven?
                                                                           b. Didn’t the Pharisees fast “oft” (Matt. 9:14), “twice
             No.
                                                                              in the week” (Luke 18:12)? Yes.
        2. New Testament teaches tithing plus (168, 169).
                                                                           c. Can brother Bell go to heaven is he fasts less than
    A blind man, if honest, can see through such falla-                       twice a week?
cious reasoning. The subject under consideration in
                                                                           No (if we are to follow his reasoning).
Matthew 5:20 is not (despite our brother’s assertion)
tithing. Our righteousness is to exceed the righteousness                2. New Testament teaches fasting “oft,” “twice in the
of the Pharisees by the very nature thereof. The Phari-                     week” plus.
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 New IRS regulations require more donation documentation and how people handle their money is rapidly changing



   While the Lord’s church under-                                          concerned about such accounting. And,
standably isn’t interested in following                                    any members who don’t bother with
every new trend the denominational                                         subtracting their gifts won’t be affected
world embraces, rapidly changing                                           either.
habits in money management by
                                                                             Changes in how people handle
individuals and financial reporting
                                                                           money may have greater impact
demands by the Internal Revenue
Service may someday change how we                                             The Lord’s church still may find
give of our means on the Lord’s day.                                       itself having to consider the use of new
                                                                           methods of allowing people to give,
   A growing number of “churches”
                                                                           while maintaining the principles
are installing ATM-style kiosks in their
                                                                           outlined in Scripture.
buildings that will handle credit and
debit cards and give contributors                                              This is because we are becoming
written documentation of their “elec-                                       more and more a “cashless” society.
tronic fund transfer” contributions.                                        Fewer and fewer people appear to be
                                                                            using cash or even checks. Many pay
    Beginning in 2007, IRS reportedly
                                                                            their bills via computer. A swipe of the
is requiring more documentation for
                                                                            debit card at a store or restaurant
charitable gifts than in the past.
                                                           electronically subtracts the amount spent from your
Previously, no documentation was generally required
                                                           bank account. Many people even get paid with “direct
for gifts of less than $250 per week. But beginning this
                                                           deposits” rather than a paycheck.
year, those smaller gifts, which represent what most
people are giving, will have to be documented if used as     A recent Dallas Morning News poll found that 55
a deduction from taxes, according to a story in the        percent of 200 local churches were accepting credit or
August edition of Time Magazine.                           debit card contributions.
  Again, this will not affect all church members. Those       Another popular way of paying regular “bills” is to
who take a “standard deduction” won’t have to be           allow automatic checking account withdrawals.
                                                             All this seems rather too futuristic but…
continued from previous page
   If my brother can see that the argument on fasting is      First reactions to all this probably will be negative.
fallacious, he can and must see that the same argument     There may be issues created by the changes in how
on tithing is just as false.                               money is handled and reported that brethren will have to
                                                           assess.
   It is of more than a little interest to note that in
Matthew 5:17-18 Jesus is teaching that the law (of            But in all likelihood, this change in technology will
Moses) was to be fulfilled, that all (including tithing,   be absorbed by us to some degree and become normal
wvb) would “pass away.” But my brother drops down to       within a few years.
verse 20 and wrests (2 Pet. 3:16) it to try to make it        The real issues brethren need to be concerned about
teach the exact opposite. Shame!                           relate to our attitude about and liberality in giving, on
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A Better Chance                                 “My word, did you give your cat a     Make Your Choice
   A gentleman confided to the               pint of castor oil?” “Sure did; just
                                                                                          The preacher got a hurried call to
preacher, “I’m almost 70 years old,          like you told me.” “Well, what did he    come to the home of an old world-
have saved half a million dollars            do?” asked the vet. “Last time I saw     ling who was dying. He had not
and have fallen madly in love with a         him,” said the preacher, “He was         exactly lived an exemplary life, and
young blond. Do you think I’d have           going over the hill with five other      the preacher knew it well. He
a better chance of marrying her if I         cats. Two were digging. Two were         looked down at the dying man and
told her I’m only fifty?” The preacher       covering up. And one was scouting        said, “You have been a rough man
answered, “Frankly, I think that you         for new territory!”                      all of your life. Now you have only
would have a better chance if you                                                     one choice, which will it be, God or
told her you’re eighty!”
                                             Do Something                             the devil?” The old fellow lifted his
                                                                                      eyelids, looked at the preacher
Dead Mule                                    Religious                                askance, and whispered, “Preacher,
                                                  The plane was going up and
   A local preacher phoned the                                                        I’m in no position to antagonize
                                             down and sideways, violently
Board of Health to have a dead                                                        anybody!”
mule removed from his front yard.            shuttering as it made its way
The young clerk who answered the             through a terrible thunderstorm. A
phone thought this would give him a          little old lady on the flight got        Pray for Rain
chance to have a little fun with the         nervous. Finally she shouted to all          During a particularly hot summer,
preacher. “I thought you preachers           of the other passengers, “Every-         a group of farmers met at the
took care of the dead,” he laughed.          body on the plane pray!”                 church house to pray for rain. After
                                                A big Texas cowboy in the back        the services were over, a little girl
   “We do,” replied the preacher,
                                             of the plane said, “I don’t know how     asked her father if the people truly
“but first we always get in touch with
                                             to pray.” She replied, “Well, do         expected that it would rain. “Of
the relatives!”
                                             something religious.” So he started      course,” replied her Dad, “other-
                                             a bingo game.                            wise, we wouldn’t be here in the
Sick Cat                                                                              first place.” “But Daddy,” she
   A country preacher phoned his                                                      protested, “how come no one came
elderly veterinarian, “Say, Doc,” he         Cheerful Giver                           to church with an umbrella?”
said, “I’ve got a sick cat. He just             Wishing very much to develop
lays around licking his paws and             his son’s character, a father gave
doesn’t have any appetite at all;            him a penny and a quarter as he          Never Get Nervous
what can I do for him?”                      was departing for church services.          A woman recognized a popular
   “Give him a pint of castor oil”           “Now, son, you put whichever one         preacher pacing up and down and
instructed the vet. Somewhat                 you want in the collection plate,” he    asked what he was doing there. “I
dubious of this strange procedure,           said. When the young boy returned        am going to deliver a very important
the preacher dutifully followed his          home, the father asked him which         speech shortly,” he replied. “Do you
advice and forced the entire pint of         coin he had given. The boy replied,      usually get very nervous before
castor oil down the cat. A couple of         “Well, just before they sent the plate   addressing a large audience?”
days later, the vet met the preacher         around the preacher said, ‘The Lord      “Nervous?” he replied. “No, I never
on the street. “How’s your sick              loveth a cheerful giver,’ and I knew I   get nervous.” “In that case,” de-
calf?” inquired the vet. “Sick calf?         could be a lot more cheerful if I        manded the lady, “what are you
That was a sick cat I had!”                  gave the penny, so I gave it.”           doing in the Ladies Rest Room?”

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    In 2 Kings 22, we find the story    please God, or what would bring on       heart of Josiah, to spare him from
of the young king, Josiah, who          his displeasure! How could such a        the impending doom (22:19-20).
became king over Israel at the age      sacred book be lost?                     Imagine the horror, fear, and dread
of eight years old. He sought to do                                              he must have felt as he awaited the
                                           But then it was found—in the
what was right, and wanted to serve                                              reply of the Lord for their disobedi-
                                        house of the Lord! The very place
the Lord his God.                                                                ence. He knew God would not be
                                        one would expect to find it. Where
                                                                                 pleased, as they had slowly accept-
   But in 2 Kings 22:8, we have the     the High Priest and the scribe were
                                                                                 ed the customs of the nations about
following: “Then Hilkiah the high       supposed to be doing their work!
                                                                                 them, and drifted far from God’s
priest said to Shaphan the scribe, ‘I   Right there among the very people
                                                                                 will.
have found the book of the Law in       supposed to be using it daily! In
the house of the Lord.’” Think          other words, it was lost among its           We need to be constantly on our
about that statement for a moment.      friends!                                 guard that we do not allow the same
The high priest was in charge of the                                             thing to happen to us today. Some-
sacrifices, and leading the people in   But It Was Found!                        times people get so caught up in
following God. What had he been            How long had it been lost?            reading about the Bible, or going to
using as his standard? How could        Apparently during the reigns of          see a show about the Bible that they
he lead without the word of the         Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Amon.            just never get around to reading the
Lord at his fingertips? Or, had he      The people had slowly drifted away       Bible itself to see if these things are
become so bound to traditions, he       from God as the Law of God was           so. I’m not opposed to study aids,
felt no need to check the word of       not consulted. And why was it lost?      but let’s remember they are just
the Law to see if what he was doing     Because of poor leadership, because      that: Aids, and should not be
was approved of God? Are we so          it was neglected by careless peo-        allowed to replace the study of
bound by traditions we just assume      ple—even those right there in the        God’s word itself! Some are willing
we are doing what God would have        house of the Lord. It was not con-       to accept the words of the preacher
us to do (see Matt. 7:21-23;            sulted, heeded, or even read! It had     or teacher as being accurate, but
15:8-9)?                                just been shoved aside and forgotten!    never check the Bible to see if they
   And what about Shaphan, the          The Consequences                         actually are. They too can make
                                           When the scribe, Shaphan, read        mistakes! We need to be like the
scribe? It was supposed to be his
                                        the book of the Law of the Lord to       Bereans in Acts 17:11, and search
duty to copy and teach the people
                                        young king Josiah, it says that          the Word of God to see if these
the words of the Law of God. What
                                        Josiah tore his clothes (v. 11). He      things are so. Yes, even in the house
had he been doing with his time and
                                        realized they had not been doing         of God, the Law of the Lord can
energies? Had he just been passing
                                        what the Lord demanded of them           become lost today! We may be so
on his opinion as to what ought to
                                        and there were some dire conse-          busy doing our class books, or just
be done and ought to be believed?
                                        quences to follow because of the         “too busy” to take the time to read
How could he copy the words of the
                                        wrath of God which was to come (v.       it, and lose it right in our own
Law of God without even having
                                        13). Sure enough, in vv. 16-17, God      homes! Hebrews 2:1 cautions us to
the words of the Law available to
                                        swears his wrath upon them for           give heed to these things, lest we
him?
                                        abandoning his commands and              drift away. Let us take a lesson
   But also consider that the book of                                            from 2 Kings 22, find the word of
                                        slowly accepting the customs of the
the Law of God was lost! The                                                     God, and give heed to it before it
                                        nations abut them.
sacred oracles of God! The very                                                  becomes too late. Read Psalm 1:1-2!
guide for daily living! The one item      God had decided, however,              11250 Redskin Pl., Apt. 3; Indianapolis, Ind. 46235
essential for finding what would        because of the humble and sincere        donald80@netzero.net


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                                                                               Donna Halbrook




     Memory Verse:
     Many kings did “evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jeroboam,” but a few
     kings did “right in the sight of the Lord and walked in the ways of David” (2 Kings 13:2;
     22:2).




     Theme:
     God took Elijah from earth to heaven without death and Elisha continued to rebuke the
     kings for their sins. When Samaria became very wicked, God brought the nation of As-
     syria to punish and destroy them. Later, Judah also became very wicked. God brought the
     nation of Babylon to take Judah into captivity for seventy years.



     Activity:
     Consider each of the following kings and put a check mark to show whether he ruled in
     Israel or in Judah, and whether his leadership was good or bad. You will discover one king
     did some good things and some bad things.


          List of Kings                     Israel       Judah           Good           Bad
     Jehoram (3:1-2)
     Jehu (10:30-31)
     Jehoash (12:1-2)
     Jehoahaz (13:1-2)
     Ahaz (16:2)




     Review Memory Verse from 1 Kings:
     “King _____________ exceeded all the _______ of the __________ for ____________
     and for _________” (1 Kings 10:23).



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                          continued from page 2


appalled that only one returned to express        ful for the expensive new toy, but says                  • It is a good thing to
thanks and he was a Samaritan. The Samari-        nothing about the regular provisions of home.            give thanks unto the
tan was outside the commonwealth of Israel.       Sometimes men do not take inventory of their             Lord, and to sing
Virtue is often found in the least expected       blessings. In the 1719 novel by Daniel Defoe,            praises unto thy
places. He was full of thanksgiving. He was       when Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on                  name, O most High
just as expressive of his praise as he was of     a deserted island for twenty-eight years, he             (Psa. 92:1).
his requests in prayer. To this one Jesus gave    performed an inventory and thanked God
another blessing—salvation (17:19). The nine      that:
received health of the body, but were not           • He was still alive.
saved from their sins (note sozo).                                                                         • Now therefore, our
                                                    • He was not starving.
                                                                                                           God, we thank thee,
Lessons From The Miracle                            • Though he had no clothes, he was in a warm           and praise thy glori-
   1. Those who have no gratitude far                 climate where he would not freeze.
                                                                                                           ous name (1 Chron.
outnumber those who are thankful. The Lord          • He was without things needed for self-de-            29:13).
is not revealing that only 10% have gratitude,        fense, but did not perceive any dangers.
though I expect that the disproportion
                                                    • God had allowed the ship to sink near the
between the two has always existed. Com-              shore so that he could get out of it the things
pare to the Lord giving us seven days, one of         he needed for survival.
which is used in his worship, but not many                                                                 • Sing unto the Lord,
give him one day for praise. Many have a             2. Pride (Rom. 1:21). Humility is the root            O ye saints of his, and
disposition to come to the Lord in prayer who     of gratitude. We must recognize that we do               give thanks at the
never return to give thanks.                      not deserve God’s grace, we do not earn it;              remembrance of his
                                                  rather, we have been the objects of unmerited            holiness (Psa. 30:4).
   2. The lepers had the faith to pray. Men       favor.
fall on their knees in times of trouble to ask
God’s help. They do not need a teacher to tell       3. Murmuring spirit (Phil. 2:14; 1 Cor.
them how to pray in such circumstances. But,      10:10). The Old Testament records the Lord’s
when the healing comes or the storm is past,      displeasure at the murmuring, discontented               • And whatsoever ye
how many pause to give him thanks for             spirit which is constantly displeased with               do in word or deed, do
prayers answered?                                 what God’s providence has given him (Exod.               all in the name of the
                                                  16:7-9; 17:3; Num. 14-17).                               Lord Jesus, giving
   3. The lepers had the faith to obey. But
                                                                                                           thanks to God and the
they lacked the faith to praise and thank God!    Objects of Ingratitude
                                                                                                           Father by him (Col.
Norman Macleod wrote, “I believe thanks-             1. God. Men receive the many blessings
                                                                                                           3:17).
giving a greater mark of holiness than any        from God for which they cease to give him
other part of prayer. I mean special thanks-      thanks: (a) Provisions for life itself—air,
giving for mercies asked and received. It is a    sunshine, heat, clothing, food, etc.; (b) The
testimony to prayers being remembered, and        ability to earn a living, to live in a country
therefore earnest prayer. It is unselfish, and    where opportunities are so abundant, etc.; (c)           • In every thing give
more loving” (quoted in The Great Texts of        Health; (d) Family; (e) Christians especially            thanks: for this is the
the Bible: Luke, 323). How many of us fall        have been blessed in Christ Jesus with the               will of God in Christ
into the same category as the nine?               forgiveness of sins and the hope of heaven.              Jesus concerning you
                                                                                                           (1 Thess. 5:18).
Causes of Ingratitude                                2. Fellowman. Many of us who have been
   1. Thoughtlessness. Familiarity breeds         served by others seldom pause to express
thoughtlessness. A man is grateful from a         thanks. Children seldom thank their parents.
near escape from death, but he receives           Mates take each other for granted. Leslie
without noticing the air he breathes, food he     Flynn tells the story of a Vermont Farmer,
eats, clothes he wears, and house in which he     who was sitting on the porch of their farm-
lives without thanksgiving. A child is thank-                                  continued on next page

                                                                          Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007                        31
house with his wife. He was beginning to realize how            Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
much she meant to him. It was about time, for they had          Thou dost not bite so nigh
                                                                As benefits forgot:
already lived together for over forty-two years, and she        Though thou the waters warp,
had been a marvelous helper. She had proven herself a           Thy sting is not so sharp
faithful companion to him and a very willing and                As friend remember’d not.
                                                                                                   As You Like It, II, vii. 173
capable worker on the farm through their life together.
Deep in reflection, he haltingly said to her, “Wife, you        Can one truly have gratitude without expressing it?
have been such a wonderful woman that there are times
that I can hardly keep from telling you!”
                                                             The Sin of Ingratitude
                                                                1. God commands men to be thankful. One of the
   Parents and children seldom pause to thank those          sacrifices of the Mosaical law was the offering of
who work in the schools. Few express appreciation for        thanksgiving (Lev. 7:12-15; 22:29). A special group of
those who serve in the church. We should express our         singers was appointed in the Temple to sing songs of
appreciation for those who clean the building, those         thanksgiving (1 Chron. 16:4, 7, 8, 34-35, 41; 23:30).
who teach classes, and elders and preachers. We should       Men were commanded to be thankful.
also express appreciation for those who provide for the         • It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to
good times we enjoy together—the cooks, those who                 sing praises unto thy name, O most High (Psa. 92:1).
clean up, those who arrange for them to occur, etc.
                                                                • Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy
     Shakespeare expressed the pain of ingratitude saying,        glorious name (1 Chron. 29:13).
     Blow, blow, thou winter wind,                              • Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at
     Thou art not so unkind                                       the remembrance of his holiness (Psa. 30:4).
     As man’s ingratitude.
     Thy tooth is not so keen,                                  • And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the
     Because thou art not seen,                                   name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the
     Although thy breath be rude.                                 Father by him (Col. 3:17).
                                                                • In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in
                                                                  Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thess. 5:18).
                                                                • When we are ungrateful sponges, we are disobedient
                                                                  men!
                                                               2. Ingratitude produces unhappiness. We complain
                                                             when we are ungrateful.
                                                             The Reward of Gratitude
                                                                Gratitude is a self-rewarding virtue. Who can doubt
                                                             that a thankful person has a better outlook on life than a
                                                             murmuring complainer. Gratitude generates greater
                                                             service. Even Jesus rewarded the thankful heart with
                                                             forgiveness of sins. Expressions of gratitude genuinely
                                                             felt spurs others to continue their service. Even our
                                                             psychologists speak of “reward motivation,” recogniz-
                                                             ing the benefit of a good thank you.
                                                                Ingratitude causes men to quit. Even Jesus was
                                                             discouraged when he saw only one return to give
     Special Sale Price on Hardback Lecture Books            thanks. How many of us have caused others to quit
                                                             serving because we never paused to express our grati-
                                                             tude to them for what they have done.
                                                             Conclusion
                                                                From the Lord’s question, “Where are the nine?” let
                        ORDER FROM
                                                             us resolve to give thanks unto our Lord and to those
                                                             who serve us so wonderfully.
                                                             mikewillis@indy.rr.com



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The following congregations have paid for advertising in Truth Magazine. Inclusion of churches in this list is not an attempt by Truth
Magazine to certify their faithfulness to God. We do believe the vast majority are striving to uphold the Word in faith and practice.

       BIRMINGHAM, AL                                                               OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL
                                                                                                                                    TUCSON, AZ                            HARRISON, AR
      Pine Lane Church of Christ                                                          Church of Christ at Elon                                                                                             VAN BUREN, AR
                                                                                                                                Tucson Church of Christ               Capps Rd. Church of Christ
    3955 Pine Lane • Bessemer, AL                                                           In Elon Community                                                                                               Van Buren Church of Christ
                                                                                                                             2020 N Forbes Blvd., Suite 107                407 Bella Vista Dr.
      (N. side of Exit #6 at I459)                                                         4021 Hobbs Island Rd.                                                                                                  711 Access Road
                                                                                                                          Bible Study             9:00 A.M.         Bible Study            9:30 A.M.
    Bible Study            9:15 A.M.                                              Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                                                                  Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Worship               10:00 A.M.          Worship              10:15 A.M.
    Worship              10:00 A.M.                                               Worship                  10:20 A.M.                                                                                  Worship                 10:20 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Evening                 5:00 P.M.         Evening                6:00 P.M.
    Evening                5:00 P.M.                                              Evening                    6:00 P.M.                                                                                 Evening                  5:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                          Wednesday               7:00 P.M.         Wednesday              7:00 P.M.
    Wednesday              7:00 P.M.                                              Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                                                                 Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                     520–622–8986                     Evangelist: Norman E. Sewell
      Evangelist: Terry W. Benton                                                        Evangelist: Charles Maples                                                                                                (479) 471-5801
                                                                                                                             www.tucsonchurchofchrist.com                741-9104 or 741-5151
     (205) 425-2352 or 978-8342                                                                256-539-0772

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ALAMEDA, CA
                                                                                                                                      YUMA, AZ                        JACKSONVILLE, AR
       BIRMINGHAM, AL                           HUNTSVILLE, AL                               PARRISH, AL                                                                                                     Alameda Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                 Valley Church of Christ                    Church of Christ
        Pinson Church of Christ            Weatherly Heights Church of Christ                McArthur Heights                                                                                                   2167 Santa Clara Ave.
                                                                                                                                     2375 W. 8th St.                       1807 McArthur Dr.
          4233 Glen Brook Rd.                     930 Weatherly Rd. SE                        Church of Christ                                                                                         Bible Study              9:45 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Bible Study            10:00 A.M.         Bible Study           9:30 A.M.
 Bible Study             9:30 A.M.       Bible Study             9:00 A.M.                     5082 Hwy. 269                                                                                           Worship                10:50 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Worship                10:50 A.M.         Worship             10:30 A.M.
 Worship                10:30 A.M.       Worship                10:00 A.M.           Bible Study          10:00 A.M.                                                                                   Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                          Evening                  6:00 P.M.        Evening               5:30 P.M.
 Evening                  6:00 P.M.      Evening                  6:00 P.M.          Worship              11:00 A.M.                                                                                   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                          Wednesday                7:00 P.M.        Wednesday             7:00 P.M.
 Wednesday                7:30 P.M.      Wednesday                7:00 P.M.          Evening                5:00 P.M.                                                                                                Evangelist:
                                                                                                                                Evangelist: Bob Lovelace               Evangelist: Dennis Adams
       Evangelist: Ken Chapman                     (256) 881–9535                    Wednesday              6:30 P.M.                                                                                              Olen Holderby
                                                                                                                                     (928) 539-7089                    (501) 982-6413, 982-6776
      (205) 681-6231 or 680-5770              www. weatherlychurch.com                  (205) 686-5978 or 686-5620                                                                                                 (510) 523-0547
                                                                                                                           www.yumavalleychurchofchrist.com                   or 985-5159
                                                                                                                                                                                                                www/alamedacoc.org

       BIRMINGHAM, AL                              MADISON, AL
    Vestavia Hills Church of Christ        Hughes Road at Gooch Lane Church
                                                                                              RED BAY, AL
                                                                                                                                 BATESVILLE, AR                       1 LITTLE ROCK, AR
                                                                                          Eastside Church of Christ                                                         Church of Christ                  BELLFLOWER, CA
       2325 Old Columbiana Rd.                          of Christ                                                            Church of Christ Quail Valley
                                                                                        Meadow Dr. & Hwy. 24 East                                                          7115 West 65th St.                Rose Ave. Church of Christ
         (near I-65 & Hwy. 31)                       1550 Hughes Rd.                                                               4104 E. Harrison St.
                                                                                  Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                               Bible Study           9:00 A.M.             17903 Ibbetson Ave.
 Bible Study             9:00 A.M.       Bible Study               9:00 A.M.                                              Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
                                                                                  Worship                  10:30 A.M.                                               Worship              10:00 A.M.    Bible Study              9:45 A.M.
 Worship                10:00 A.M.       Worship                  10:00 A.M.                                              Worship                10:45 A.M.
                                                                                  Evening                    6:00 P.M.                                              Evening                5:00 P.M.   Worship                 10:50 A.M.
 Evening                  6:00 P.M.      Evening                    5:00 P.M.                                             Evening                  5:30 P.M.
                                                                                  Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                              Wednesday              7:00 P.M.   Evening                  6:00 P.M.
 Wednesday                7:00 P.M.      Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                             Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                                                                          Evangelist: Danny Fuller                                                     Evangelist: Don McClain         Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
    Evangelist: Harold Comer and                 Evangelist: Frank Walton                                                    Evangelist: Lenoard Westbrook
                                                                                         (256) 356-2723, 356-4513,                                                         Res. (501)847-6677                      (562) 866-5615
            Jason Moore                               (256) 830-1654                                                          (870) 612-8409 or 793-6700
                                                                                        627-1763 or (662) 728-8088                                                        Study (501) 568-1062
      (205) 822-0018 or 822-0082                  www.teachingtruth.org

         BRUNDIDGE, AL
                                                                                           SCOTTSBORO, AL                          CLINTON, AR                            MARSHALL, AR                       CANOGA PARK, CA
             Church of Christ                        MOBILE, AL
                                                                                          Eastside Church of Christ            Mt. Zion Church of Christ               Marshall Church of Christ                (San Fernando Valley)
       417 Clayton St (at US 231)             West Mobile Church of Christ
                                                                                             John T. Reid Pkwy.                    1202 Hwy. 16 West                      (North Central, AR)                     Church of Christ
 Bible Study              10:00 A.M.                 129 Hillcrest Rd.
                                                                                        (Hwy. 72, 2 mi. E. of Hwy. 35)            Clinton, AR 72031                   Hwy. 27 N, 1 Mi. from 65 Jct.              7054 Winnetka Ave.
 Worship                  11:00 A.M.     Bible Study                9:30 A.M.
                                                                                  Bible Study                 9:30 A.M.         (1.2 miles W of US 65)              Bible Study          10:00 A.M.    Bible Study             9:45 A.M.
 Evening                    5:00 P.M.    Worship                   10:30 A.M.
                                                                                  Worship                   10:30 A.M.    Worship                  10:00 A.M.       Worship              11:00 A.M.    Worship                10:45 A.M.
 Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.    Evening                    6:00 P.M.
                                                                                  Evening                     6:00 P.M.   Evening                   6:00 P.M.       Evening               6:00 P.M.    Afternoon                2:30 P.M.
      Paul Carter (334) 397-4684         Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
                                                                                  Wednesday                   7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.       Wednesday             7:00 P.M.    Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
      Billy Carter: (334) 566-3205
                                                                                       Evangelist: Wayne Chappell, Sr.            Evangelist: Bill Dodd                Evangelist: Randy Searight      Minister: Bruce Evans (818)348-2193
         pcarter@@graceba.net                  (251)342-4144 or 342-2041
                                                                                         (256) 574-1603 or 575-2664              Bldg: (501) 745-2572                        (870) 448-2055             Spanish congregation (818)701-0112
           billyc@troycable.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DUBLIN, CA

           HELP
                                                MONTGOMERY, AL                              GLENDALE, AZ                           CONWAY, AR                            PINE BLUFF, AR
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tri-Valley Church of Christ
                                                     Church of Christ                         Church of Christ                  Hwy. 65 Church of Christ                    Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11873 Dublin Blvd.
                                                    800 Perry Hill Rd.                       6801 N. 60th Ave.                      217 Highway 65                          4700 W. 28th St.
    VACATIONING                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dublin, CA 94568
                                         Bible Study               9:00 A.M.      Bible Study               9:00 A.M.     Bible Study              9:00 A.M.        Bible Study           9:45 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                         Worship                  10:00 A.M.      Worship                   9:40 A.M.     Worship                 10:00 A.M.        Worship              10:35 A.M.
     CHRISTIANS                          Evening                    5:00 P.M.     Bible Study                5:00 P.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.       Evening               6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Evening                   5:00 P.M.
     FIND YOUR                           Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.     Evening                    5:40 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.       Wednesday             7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                 Evangelist: Jason Cicero         Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.           Evangelist: Bruce Reeves             Evangelist: Clarence W. Fell
  PLACE OF WORSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                           Evangelist: Joshua Higgins
                                              244-1675, 277-9155, 271-4679               Evangelist: Steven Harperk               Bldg: (501) 336-0052                       (870) 879-2097
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (925) 828-8747

                                                MONTGOMERY, AL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FOLSOM, CA
                                                Eastbrook Church of Christ                   PRESCOTT, AZ                                                                   ROGERS, AR
          FLORENCE, AL                                                                                                                                                                                            Church of Christ
                                                    650 Coliseum Blvd.                          Pleasant Valley                    CONWAY, AR                           Central Church of Christ
    College View Church of Christ                                                                                                                                                                                900 E. Natomas St.
                                         Bible Study                 9:00 A.M.                Church of Christ               Prince Street Church of Christ                   P.O. Box 763
             851 N. Pine St.                                                                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 492
                                         Worship                   10:00 A.M.              2820 Willow Creek Rd.                2655 Prince St. (Hwy. 60)           Bible Study           9:30 A.M.
     (Next to University Campus)                                                                                                                                                                       Worship                   9:30 A.M.
                                         Evening                      5:00 P.M.   Bible Study               10:00 A.M.    Bible Study              9:00 A.M.        Worship              10:30 A.M.
 Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                    Bible Study               5:00 P.M.
                                         Wednesday                    6:00 P.M.   Worship                   10:55 A.M.    Worship                 10:00 A.M.        Evening                5:30 P.M.
 Worship                 10:15 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                    Bldg: (334) 272-4232          Evening                     5:00 P.M.   Evening                  6:00 P.M.        Wednesday              7:00 P.M.
 Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                           Evangelist: David Posey
                                              Evangelist: Brian Moore 279-1077    Wednesday                   7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                7:00 P.M.            Evangelist: Ricky Manes
 Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                             (530) 676-9514 or
                                         Tommy Moore 285-6066; Carroll Puckett              Evangelist: Pete Hicks                  (501) 336-0669                           (479) 636-7484
        Evangelists: Mark White                                                                                                                                                                                    (916) 608-4866
                                          288-1461; Charles Martin 283-2983;                   (928) 778-7858                                                                (479) 631-0288
                                                                                                                                                                                                               www.folsomchurch.com
                                                 Bob Smith 334-277-1904

         HUNTSVILLE, AL
   Chapman Acres Church of Christ                                                                                                  FT. SMITH, AR
                                                  NORTHPORT, AL                               TUCSON, AZ                                                                                                         FREMONT, CA
           2137 Penhall Dr., NE                                                                                                       South 46th St.                     TEXARKANA, AR
                                               Northwood Church of Christ                     Church of Christ                                                                                                     Church of Christ
    (I-565, Exit 21, left on Maysville                                                                                              Church of Christ                        Church of Christ
                                               4601 Northwood Estates Dr.                 145 N. Country Club Rd.                                                                                               in the Centerville area
 Rd., left on Chapman Ave., right on                                                                                               2323 South 46th St.                      2301 Franklin Dr.
                                         Bible Study            9:30 A.M.         Bible Study              9:00 A.M.                                                                                         38069 Martha Ave. Ste 100
              Penhall Dr.)                                                                                                Bible Study             9:45 A.M.         Bible Study           9:30 A.M.
                                         Worship               10:20 A.M.         Worship                 10:00 A.M.                                                                                             Fremont, CA 94536
 Bible Study                9:00 A.M.                                                                                     Worship                10:30 A.M.         Worship              10:15 A.M.
                                         Evening                 6:00 P.M.        Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                  Bible Study              10:00 A.M.
 Worship                   10:00 A.M.                                                                                     Evening                  6:00 P.M.        Evening                6:00 P.M.
                                         Wednesday               7:00 P.M.        Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                                                  Worship                  11:00 A.M.
 Evening                     6:00 P.M.                                                                                    Wednesday                7:00 P.M.        Wednesday              7:00 P.M.
                                                                                          Evangelist: Hugh Delong                                                                                      Evening                    5:00 P.M.
 Wednesday                   7:00 P.M.                                                                                        Evangelist: John Hagenbuch               Evangelist: Marc R. Hinds
                                               Evangelist: David Hartselle                 326-3634 or 722-3179                                                                                                     (510) 794-7659
     Evangelist: Roger Blackwelder                                                                                            (479) 478-6108 or 782-0588
       (256) 536-5296 or 776-2223


                                                                             Waldron’s 3–1/2 Year Study Through The Bible
                                                                             The Bible narrative retold in easily understood language with many helpful
                                                                             notes and suggestions on how to teach the material. Each book can stand
                                                                             alone as a study help for a particular period of Bible history, or it can be used in
                                                                             sequence for a careful survey of the whole Bible. High School or Adult level of
                                                                             study. Also, a great teachers aid for teaching younger classes.



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                                                                                                                                                                          ORLANDO, FL                             SEFFNER, FL
                HEMET, CA                           MONTROSE, CO                                                                   KISSIMMEE, FL
                                                                                       FORT LAUDERDALE, FL                                                            S. Bumby Church of Christ                   Church of Christ
                Church of Christ                   San Juan church of Christ                                                       Church of Christ
                                                                                       Northside Church of Christ                                                           3940 S. Bumby                        621 E. Wheeler Rd.
               203 W. Acacia Ave.                1414 Hawk Parkway, Unit C                                                         2431 Fortune Rd.
                                                                                            912 NW 19th St.                                                     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.      Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
     Bible Study              9:45 A.M.     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.                                           Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                                                                  Bible Study            10:00 A.M.                                             Worship                 10:30 A.M.      Worship                10:50 A.M.
     Worship                 10:50 A.M.     Worhsip                 11:00 A.M.                                           Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                  Worship                11:00 A.M.                                             Evening                   5:00 P.M.     Evening                  6:00 P.M.
     Evening                   5:00 P.M.    Wednesday                 6:30 P.M.                                          Evening                  6:00 P.M.
                                                                                  Evening                 6:00 P.M.                                             Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.         Evangelist: Richard Thetford                                            Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
                                                                                  Wednesday               7:30 P.M.                                                  Evangelists: Joshua C. Creel          Evangelist: Bobby Witherington
             Evangelist: Alan Piner          (970) 626-5558 or (970) 249-8116                                                  Evangelist: Mark Copeland
                                                                                             (305) 763-1404                                                               (407) 851-8031 or                        (813) 684-1297
                 (951)925-1991                 www.sanjuanchurchofchrist.org                                                  (407) 931-1725 or 348-0300
                                                                                                                                                                           (321) 235-3307                        www.seffnercofc.org


                                                                                                                                  LAKELAND, FL                            PALATKA, FL                               TAMPA, FL
                                                PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO
            LONG BEACH, CA                                                                FORT MYERS, FL                          Lakeland Hills Blvd.                 Palatka Church of Christ                Central Church of Christ
                                                      Church of Christ
               Church of Christ                                                             Church of Christ                       Church of Christ                         505 Third Ave.               2701 E. Fowler Ave (in the Clarion)
                                                     Community Center
              3433 Studebaker Rd.                                                          200 Pine Island Rd.                  2510 Lakeland Hills Blvd.         (Third Ave. intersects Hwy. 19 one    Bible Study              9:00 A.M.
                                                    451 Hot Springs Blvd.
     Bible Study              9:50 A.M.                                           Bible Study              9:30 A.M.     Bible Study              9:00 A.M.           block south of Hwy. 20)           Worship                  9:50 A.M.
                                            Worship                   9:00 A.M.
     Worship                 10:45 A.M.                                           Worship                 10:15 A.M.     Worship                  9:50 A.M.     Bible Study              10:00 A.M.     Evening                  6:00 P.M.
                                            Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
     Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                          Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Worship                  11:00 A.M.     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
                                            Worship                  11:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                          Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday                7:30 P.M.     Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                            Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
          Lonnie Fritz (562) 420-2363                                                   Evangelist: Vernon E. Ford            Evangelists: Marc W. Gibson       Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.         John Lockaby (813) 833-5786
                                                  Evangelist: Eddie Campbell
          Mark Reeves (562) 420-9577                                                         (239) 567-0819                          Don Hastings                     Evangelist: Robert Skomp              John Trimble (813) 914-0546
                                                       (970) 264-4236
                                                                                                                                    (863) 688-4336                   (386) 326-3952 or 546-5689              Tom O’Neal (813) 625-5651


                                                       DOVER, DE                          FORT MYERS, FL
        OCEANSIDE-VISTA,CA                                                                                                                                       PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
                                                Kent-Sussex Church of Christ            Southside Church of Christ           MERRITT ISLAND, FL
               Church of Christ                                                                                                                                         Beach Church of Christ
                                                   2041 South DuPont Hwy                   13641 Learning Ct.                      Church of Christ
                2020 Sunset Dr.                                                                                                                                          8910 Front Beach Rd.
                                            Bible Study           10:00 A.M.      Bible Study             9:30 A.M.                 512 Plumosa St.
     Bible Study               9:45 A.M.                                                                                                                        Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
                                            Worship               11:00 A.M.      Worship                10:30 A.M.      Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
     Worship                 10:45 A.M.                                                                                                                         Worship                 11:00 A.M.
                                            Evening                 6:00 P.M.     Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Worship                11:00 A.M.
     Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                        Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                            Wednesday               7:00 P.M.     Wednesday                7:00 P.M.     Evening                 6:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                        Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                         Wednesday               7:30 P.M.
            Evangelist: Lowell C. Bell                                                                                                                                  Evangelist: Ben Liggin
                                                     (302) 672-7087                   Evangelist: David P. Schmidt                  (321) 453-3320
                (760) 940-8003                                                                                                                                       (850) 234-2521 or 234-1368
                                               www.delawarebiblestudies.com              433-2838 or 482-2158


               ARVADA, CO                             ALACHUA, FL
                                               Santa Fe Hills Church of Christ                                                       MIAMI, FL                         PANAMA CITY, FL
                  (Denver)                                                          FT. WALTON BEACH, FL
                                               Hwy. 441, 1/2 mile west of I-75                                              Flagler Grove Church of Christ                Church of Christ                     ZEPHYRHILLS, FL
          Northgate Church of Christ                                                            6 Lane Dr.
                                                           (Exit 78)                                                              (Nearest to Airport)                    3339 Florida Ave.                       Church of Christ
      (Lincoln Academy Charter School)                                                       Mary Esther, FL
                                            Bible Study              10:00 A.M.                                                   500 N.W. 53rd Ave.             (Between Baldwin Rd. & Hwy. 390)                    5444 4th St.
               6980 Pierce Street                                                 Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
                                            Worship                  11:00 A.M.                                          Bible Study             10:00 A.M.     Bible Study            10:00 A.M.       Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                           Worship                  10:30 A.M.
                                            Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                          Worship                 11:00 A.M.     Worship                11:00 A.M.       Assembly               10:30 A.M.
     Worship                10:30 A.M.                                            Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                            Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                          Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                 6:00 P.M.       Evening                   6:00 P.M.
     Afternoon Class/                                                             Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                   Evangelist: James L. Yopp                                             Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday               7:30 P.M.       Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
     Worship                   1:30 P.M.                                                  Evangelist: Joey Rankin
                                                      (386) 462-4325 or                                                         Evangelist: John Buttrick            Evangelist: Marvin Hudson                     (813) 788-9587
                                                                                             (850) 244-9222
                                                       (352) 333-7003                                                               (305) 634-5924                         (850) 265-6539
                (303) 456–4895
                                               www.geocities.com/jameslyopp

               AURORA, CO                                                                FROSTPROOF, FL                              MIAMI, FL                          PENSACOLA, FL
                                                      BRONSON, FL                                                                                                                                             CENTERVILLE, GA
                   (Denver)                                                                  Church of Christ                       Church of Christ                  East Hill Church of Christ
                                                       Church of Christ                                                                                                                                      Centerville Church of Christ
          Boston St. Church of Christ                                                          40 W. “A” St.                     12780 Quail Roost Dr.                  2078 E. Nine Mile Rd.
                                                894 E. Hathaway (Hwy. 27A)                                                                                                                                 250 Collins Ave. (Near Robins AFB)
                1297 Boston St.                                                            Frostproof, FL 33483          Bible Study              9:30 A.M.               at Camberwell Rd.
                                            Bible Study              10:00 A.M.                                                                                                                         Bible Study               10:00 A.M.
     Bible Study             9:00 A.M.                                            Bible Study             10:00 A.M.     Worship                 10:30 A.M.     Bible Study              10:00 A.M.
                                            Worship                  11:00 A.M.                                                                                                                         Worship                   11:00 A.M.
     Worship                10:00 A.M.                                            Worship                 11:00 A.M.     Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Worship                  11:00 A.M.
                                            Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                         Evening                     6:00 P.M.
     Evening                 6:00 P.M.                                            Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Evening                   5:00 P.M.
                                            Thursday                  7:00 P.M.                                                                                                                         Wednesday                   7:30 P.M.
     Wednesday               7:30 P.M.                                            Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.           Evangelist: Clark Pace         Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                    Evengelist: John Zellner                                                                                                                                  Evangelist: J. Wiley Adams
             Preacher: Sam Csonka                                                         Evangelist: Mike Freese                  (305) 233-9590 or                    Evangelist: Stan Adams
                                                       (352) 528-3058                                                                                                                                               (478) 922-1128
                (303) 366-5283                                                         (863) 635-2607 or 635-4278                   (954) 430-1437                      479-2130 or 994-7749

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CONYERS, GA
      COLORADO SPRINGS, CO                                                                                                                                                                                    Rockdale Church of Christ
                                                  BROOKSVILLE, FL                                                                 NAVAREE, FL                           PENSACOLA, FL
           Northeast Church of Christ                                                                                                                                                                             East Metro Atlanta
                                                      Church of Christ                      GENEVA, FL                              Church of Christ                 Northside Church of Christ
                6660 Galley Rd.                                                                                                                                                                                    705 Smyrna Rd.
                                                    604 W. Fort Dade Ave.                Geneva Church of Christ               8490 James M. Harvell Rd.                 4001 N. Ninth Ave.
     Bible Study             9:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                  Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                            Bible Study            10:00 A.M.               Ave. C and 2nd St.           Bible Study               9:00 A.M.    Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
     Worship                10:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                  Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                            Worship                10:50 A.M.     Bible Study            10:00 A.M.      Worship                  10:00 A.M.    Worship                 11:00 A.M.
     Evening                  5:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                 Evening                   5:30 P.M.
                                            Evening                  6:00 P.M.    Worship                11:00 A.M.      Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Evening                   5:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                            Wednesday                7:30 P.M.    Evening                  5:00 P.M.     Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                (719) 597-6661                                                                                                                                                                           Forrest Bacon, elder (770) 918-1932
                                                 Evangelist: V.C. McCormick                  (407) 349-9998                        Evangelist: Jim Bell              Evangelist: Joseph R. Mazter
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wendell Holland, elder (770) 761-6987
                                                       (352) 796-9803                                                         (850) 939-1177 or 939-8620                   (850) 432-0736
     Spanish Service           3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                   Bob Tuten, elder (770) 979-1207
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Building (770) 929-3973

                                                                                                                                     OCALA, FL
                                                                                                                                                                                                          PINE MTN. VALLEY, GA
               GOLDEN, CO                             CHIPLEY, FL                        HOLLYWOOD, FL                              Church of Christ                    PLANT CITY, FL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Church of Christ
           Westside Church of Christ                  Church of Christ                 Harding St. Church of Christ                   3900 S. Pine                   Plant City Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Route 116 (near
              13789 West 8th Ave.                    1295 Brickyard Rd.                     5828 Harding St.                       (441, 301 & 27 S.)                     315 N. Wilder Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Callaway Gardens)
             (½ mi. E. of Indiana St.)      Bible Study             9:30 A.M.     Bible Study              10:00 A.M.    Bible Study              10:00 A.M.    Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
     Bible Study               9:00 A.M.    Worship               10:30 A.M.      Worship                  11:00 A.M.    Worship                  11:00 A.M.    Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Worship                11:00 A.M.
     Worship                  10:00 A.M.    Evening                 5:00 P.M.     Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Evening                  6:00 P.M.
     Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Wednesday               7:00 P.M.     Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
     Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.                                              Evangelist: Jason Schoenholz             Evangelist: Steve Hudgins             Evangelist: Gary M. Ogden
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Evangelist:Tommy W. Thomas
                (303) 233-5683                         (850) 638-4942                        (954) 961-4112                         (352) 694-2922                   (813) 752-2227 or 752-2771
                                                                                                                                                                                                             (706) 628-5117 or 628-5229
                                                                                                                               Evangelist: Jeremy Ferguson

        GRAND JUNCTION, CO
                                                      DELAND, FL
                                                                                        JACKSONVILLE, FL
                                                                                        Marietta Church of Christ                 ORLANDO, FL
                                                                                                                                                                To Make Changes                                  VALDOSTA, GA
             Valley Church of Christ
                                                North Blvd. Church of Christ                 8150 Driggers St.               Azalea Park Church of Christ                                                         Church of Christ
                 491 Sparn Road
                 P.O. Box 40531
                                                    823 N. Woodland Blvd.         Bible Study              10:00 A.M.           6800 Lake Underhill Rd.               To Your Ad                               4313 North Valdosta Rd.
                                            Bible Study              9:30 A.M.    Worship                  11:00 A.M.    Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                             (Located 1 mile E. of Exit 22 off I-75)
     Bible Study                9:45 A.M.
     Worship                   10:45 A.M.
                                            Worship                 10:30 A.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Worship                 10:30 A.M.        Contact Us At                        Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                            Evening                   5:30 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                            Worship                 10:30 A.M.
     Evening                    5:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
                                            Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                    Evangelist: Jack Owen
                                                                                         Evangelist: Jamie Rhoden
                                                                                       (904) 781-5704 or 693-9929
                                                                                                                         Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                             Evangelist: James P. Needham
                                                                                                                                                                      andyalex@                         Evening
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7:00 P.M.
            Evangelist: Bill Bohannon
                                                 (386) 734-6907 or 734-4311                      693-0432                     (407) 277-7931 or 628-2995                                                           (229) 244-8630
                 (970) 245-5112
                                                                                          www.mariettacoc.com                                                      bellsouth.net
                                                       DESTIN, FL                          KEY LARGO, FL
                                                                                                                                    ORLANDO, FL                        ST. PETERSBURG, FL
                                               South Walton Church of Christ           Key Largo Church of Christ                                                                                                BLACKFOOT, ID
                IGNACIO, CO                                                                                                    Pine Hills Church of Christ                 Church of Christ
                                                     64 Casting Lake Rd.                 100695 N. Overseas Hwy.                                                                                                   Church of Christ
               Church of Christ                                                                                                     890 Hastings St.                      901 49th St. South
                                            Bible Study             9:00 A.M.          33037 m.m. 100.5 on U.S. 1                                                                                                   370 N. Shilling
                 295 Burns Ave.                                                                                          Bible Study             10:00 A.M.     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
                                            Worship                10:00 A.M.     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.                                                                                             P.O. Box 158-83221
     Bible Study             9:00 A.M.                                                                                   Worship                 11:00 A.M.     Worship                 11:00 A.M.
                                            Evening                  6:00 P.M.    Worship                 11:00 A.M.                                                                                    Bible Study               1:30 P.M.
     Worship                10:00 A.M.                                                                                   Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                            Wednesday                7:00 P.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                   Worship                   2:30 P.M.
     Bible Study              1:00 P.M.                                                                                  Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                  Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                                                   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                (970) 563-9418                                                                                                    Evangelist: Ray West                  Evangelist: Doug Barlar
                                                     (850) 622-3817                       Evangelist: Roland Fritz                                                                                           (208) 785-6168 or 681-1552
                                                                                                                             (407) 293–2851 or 290–8650                    (813) 321-2721
                                            www.southwaltonchurchofchrist.com                 (305) 451-1194



34                        Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
                                                                                     NOBLESVILLE, IN                 To Make Changes                               BRANDENBURG, KY                           LOUISVILLE, KY
         ABINGDON, IL                        BLOOMINGTON, IN                       Noblesville Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                  Brandenburg Church of Christ                 Church or Christ
     Abingdon Church of Christ
            209 N. Main
                                                 Church of Christ
                                                 825 West 2nd St.
                                                                                      15321 Herriman Blvd.
                                                                              Bible Study             9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                           To Your Ad                                     612 Broadway                        4401 West Broad St.
                                                                                                                                                              Bible Study              9:45 A.M.     Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
Bible Study             10:00 A.M.     Bible Study            9:30 A.M.       Worship                10:30 A.M.
Worship                 11:00 A.M.     Worship               10:30 A.M.       Evening                  5:00 P.M.        Contact Us At                         Worship                10:30 A.M.      Worship                11:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                              Evening                   5:00 P.M.    Evening                  6:00 P.M.
Evening                   4:00 P.M.    Evening                 6:00 P.M.      Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
      Evangelist: John B. Wilson       Wednesday               7:30 P.M.           Evangelist: John Hughbanks              andyalex@                          Wednesday                 6:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                   Evangelist: Charles J. White
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Evangelist: Donald Wright, Jr.
           (309) 462-5368                           332-0501                       (317) 770-0798 or 332-0733
                                                                                                                                                                         (270) 422-3878                   (502) 772-3026 or 491-9372
                                                                               www.noblesvillechurchofchrist.com        bellsouth.net
                                              CLARKSVILLE, IN
           BENTON, IL                                                              SOUTH MARION, IN                           GRINNELL, IA
                                            Clarksville Church of Christ                                                                                         CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY                         OWENSBORO, KY
           Church of Christ                                                             Church of Christ                       Church of Christ
                                              407 Lewis and Clark Pkw.                                                                                                    Sunny Hill Dr.                   Southside Church or Christ
    203 N. Central St. P.O. Box 12                                                    3629 S. Washington St.                    1402 Third Ave.
                                       Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                                                                                Church of Christ                    2920 New Hartford Rd.
          (west of Wal-Mart)                                                  Bible Study               9:30 A.M.    Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                       Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                                                                             (near the Dairy Queen)         Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                           Worship                 10:30 A.M.     Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                       Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                                                     Bible Study              9:45 A.M.     Worship                  10:20 A.M.
Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                            Evening                    5:00 P.M.   Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                       Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                                                                     Worship                 10:45 A.M.     Evening                    6:00 P.M.
Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                           Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                             Evangelist: Kipp Campbell                                                                                        Evening                  6:30 P.M.     Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                   Evangelist: Jerry Sayre                Evangelist: Al Sandlin
                                            (812) 941-0747 or 944-2305                                                                                        Wednesday                7:30 P.M.            Evangelist: Jarrod Jacobs
         Evangelist: Greg King                                                     (765) 662-7457 or 674-7015                   (641) 236-6052
                                             KCampbell@earthlink.net                                                                                                     (270) 789-1651                   (270) 683-5386 or 264-7869
     (618) 438-2911 or 435-2981                                                        www.1peter321.com                 (641) 236-1955 or 793-2989
                                           Elders: 944-1878 or 948-9917


                                             ELLETTSVILLE, IN                                                                                                        CANEYVILLE, KY                             REGINA, KY
          CHICAGO, IL                                                                   OOLITIC, IN                          EL DORADO, KS
                                                 Church of Christ                                                                                                  Caneyville Church of Christ           Road Creek Church or Christ
     Northside Church of Christ                                                         Church of Christ                 Emporia St. Church of Christ
                                               303 W. Temperance St.                                                                                                     103 N. Main St.                  7 miles west of Elkhorn City
         2543 W. Division St.                                                           400 Lafayette Ave.                      1154 S. Emporia
                                       Bible Study               9:45 A.M.                                                                                             (near the 4 way stop)                on Route 460 & Route 80
Bible Study            10:00 A.M.                                                          P.O. Box 34               Bible Study           10:00 A.M.
                                       Worship                  10:30 A.M.                                                                                    Bible Study              10:00 A.M.    Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
Worship                11:00 A.M.                                             Bible Study              9:45 A.M.     Worship               11:00 A.M.
                                       Evening                    5:00 P.M.                                                                                   Worship                  11:00 A.M.    Worship                 10:50 A.M.
Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                            Worship                 10:30 A.M.     Evening                 6:00 P.M.
                                       Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                                                                   Evening                    5:00 P.M.   Evening                   6:00 P.M.
Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                            Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
                                             Evangelist: Johnie Edwards                                                                                       Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
    Evangelist: James R. Davis, Jr.                                           Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                           Evangelist: John Isaac Edwards                                                                                             Evangelist: Dale Barnes              (606) 754-9883, 754-8642
           (312) 961-2150                                                                (812) 279-4332                         (316) 321-1025
                                            (812) 876-2285 or 336-4630                                                                                             (270) 879-6152 or 274-3065                     or 754-5398



          CHICAGO, IL                                                                                                                                                  DANVILLE, KY
                                                                                           PEKIN, IN                            LENEXA, KS
           Church of Christ                     HAMMOND, IN                                                                                                           385 E. Lexington Ave.
                                                                                         Church of Christ                   Lenexa Church of Christ
        1514 West 74th Street               Woodmar Church of Christ                                                                                          Worship                 10:00 A.M.
                                                                                      (First St. & Karnes Ct.)                 7845 Cottonwood
Bible Study               9:00 A.M.                2133 169th St.                                                                                             Bible Study             11:15 A.M.
                                                                              Bible Study               9:45 A.M.    Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
Worship                  10:00 A.M.    Bible Study             9:30 A.M.                                                                                      Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                                                              Worship                  10:30 A.M.    Worship                  10:20 A.M.
Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Worship                10:30 A.M.                                                                                      Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                                              Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Evening                    6:00 P.M.
Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                                                         Evangelists: Steve Wolfgang &
                                                                              Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
       Evangelist: James E. Scott      Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                                                                 Scott Vifquain
                                                                                      Evangelist: John Henry                 Evangelist: Jim Stauffer
         Bldg. (773) 224-9279                     (219) 845-8942                                                                                                       236-4204, 236-8506
                                                                                      967-3437 or 967-3520               (913) 631-6519 or 764–9170
            (708) 339-6126                                                                                                                                                 or 238-0860


                                                                                                                               TOPEKA, KS                              FRANKLIN, KY
    DOWNERS GROVE, IL                                                                  RICHMOND, IN
                                                 HOBART, IN                                                                Oakland Church of Christ               31–W North Church of Christ            TOMPKINSVILLE, KY
           Church of Christ                                                        Gaar Road Church of Christ
                                                 Church of Christ                                                                553 Wilson                         1733 Bowling Green Road             Lyons Chapel Church of Christ
            1236 63rd St.                                                                 1835 Gaar Rd.
                                                 300 N. Liberty St.                                                  Bible Study            9:45 A.M.         Bible Study               9:00 A.M.            2401 Center Point Rd.
      (1 and 1/2 mile E. of I355)                                                 (1 mi. S. of I-70 off Hwy. 227)
                                       Bible Study              9:45 A.M.                                            Worship              10:45 A.M.          Worship                  10:00 A.M.    Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
Bible Study               9:00 A.M.                                           Bible Study                9:30 A.M.
                                       Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                            Evening                 6:00 P.M.        Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Worship                 10:30 A.M.
Worship                   9:55 A.M.                                           Worship                   10:30 A.M.
                                       Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                            Wednesday               7:00 P.M.        Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Evening                  6:00 P.M.
Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                           Evening                    6:00 P.M.
                                       Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                                                             Evangelist: Steve Monts        Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                           Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
                                              Evangelist: Keith Welch                                                    (785) 235-8687 or 273-7977                      (270) 586-3978                   Evangelist: Frank VonDracek
           (630) 968-0760                                                          Evangelist: Douglas R. Clark
                                                  (219) 942-2663                                                                                                                                                (270) 487-8448
            www.dgcoc.org                                                                (765) 935-2911
                                                                                                                       New Name and location fall 2007              www.franklinchurch.com


        GLEN ELLYN, IL                                                                    SALEM, IN                                                                    GLASGOW, KY
                                             INDIANAPOLIS, IN                                                                                                                                              BATON ROUGE, LA
          Church of Christ                                                          Westside Church of Christ                  WICHITA, KS                        East Main St. Church of Christ
                                             Castleton Church of Christ                                                                                                                                   Park Forest Church of Christ
          796 Prairie, 60137                                                          2000 West State Rd. 56             Ridge Road Church of Christ                    106 Carnation Dr.
                                              7701 East 86th St., 46256                                                                                                                                       9923 Sunny Cline Dr.
Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                           Bible Study             10:00 A.M.             7001 W. 21st St., North                 (across from Gorin Park)
                                       Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                                                                                                           Bible Study             9:00 A.M.
Worship                  10:30 A.M.                                           Worship                 10:45 A.M.     Bible Study               9:30 A.M.      Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                       Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                                                                                                            Worship                10:00 A.M.
Evening                    5:00 P.M.                                          Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Worship                 10:30 A.M.       Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                       Evening                    5:00 P.M.                                                                                                                          Evening                  6:00 P.M.
Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.                                          Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.    Evening                    5:00 P.M.     Evening                  5:00 P.M.
                                       Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                                                                                                          Tuesday                  7:00 P.M.
      Evangelist: Joseph T. Novak                                                     Evangelist: Evan Casey              (316) 722-6622 or 744-1841          Wednesday                6:30 P.M.
                                                   (317) 842-3613
           (630-529-2149)                                                                (812) 883-2033                                                             Evangelist: Doug Lancaster
                                            Eric Spencer (317) 750-5939                                                                                                                                   (504) 665-2900 or 752-9725
           (630) 858-2290                                                        www.westsidechurchofchrist.info                                                  (270) 678-2847 0r 651–7141

                                               JAMESTOWN, IN
                                                                                                                               WICHITA, KS
         MATTOON, IL                              Church of Christ                                                                                                   LEITCHFIELD, KY
      Southside Church of Christ                (1 Mi. south of I-74)            Subscribe                                 Westside Church of Christ
                                                                                                                               3500 S. Meridian
                                                                                                                                                                     Mill St. Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                            BOSSIER CITY, LA
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bossier Church of Christ
           1100 S. 17th St.                  Cor. Darlington & Mill Sts.                                                                                                   Highway 62 E.
Bible Study
Worship
                         9:30 A.M.
                       10:30 A.M.
                                       Bible Study
                                       Worship
                                                                 9:30 A.M.
                                                               10:25 A.M.
                                                                                   Today!                            Bible Study
                                                                                                                     Worship
                                                                                                                                             9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                            10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                              Bible Study
                                                                                                                                                              Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                      10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                      10:55 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bible Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2917 Foster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             9 :30 A.M.
                                                                                                                     Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                              Worship                10 :30 A.M.
Evening
Wednesday
                         6:00 P.M.
                         7:00 P.M.
                                       Evening
                                       Wednesday
                                                                  6:00 P.M.
                                                                  7:00 P.M.
                                                                               Truth Magazine                        Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     Evening                  6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                            Evangelist: Mike O’Neal                                                  Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
           (217) 234-3702
                                            Evangelist: Denver Niemeier
                                                 (765) 676-6404 or
                                                                              1-800-428-0121                              (316) 729-9302 or 282-2374
                                                                                                                                                                     Evangelist: Joey Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                          (270) 259-4968
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (318) 747-4308 or 742-4557
                                                                                                                             www.cocwestside.com
                                                 (317) 892-6285

          PALATINE, IL                           KOKOMO, IN
                                                                                       TRAFALGAR, IN
                                                                                 Spearsville Rd. Church of Christ,          BEAVER DAM, KY
                                                                                                                                                              To Make Changes
           Church of Christ                      Church of Christ                                                                                                                                          LAKE CHARLES, LA
                                                                                         6244 S. 500W.                         Church of Christ
        (N.W. Chicago Suburb)
          1050 N. Deer Ave.
                                               1217 S. Courtland Ave.
                                       Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
                                                                                      (1.2 mi. S. of Hwy. 135)                 1235 Williams St.                    To Your Ad                             Southside Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                3919 Auburn St.
                                                                              Bible Study              10:00 A.M.    Worship                 10:00 A.M.
Bible Study             9:30 A.M.      Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                                                                                                            Bible Study             9:00 A.M.
Worship                10:30 A.M.      Evening                   5:00 P.M.
                                                                              Worship                  11:00 A.M.    Bible Study          After Worship          Contact Us At                       Worship                10:00 A.M.
                                                                              Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Evening                  6:00 P.M.
Evening                  5:00 P.M.     Wednesday               10:30 A.M.                                                                                                                            Evening                  6:00 P.M.
Wednesday                7:00 P.M.     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                                              Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
                                                                                    Evangelist: Edward Rangel
                                                                                                                     Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                            Evangelist: Mike Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                    andyalex@                        Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                              Evangelist: Joshua Welch                                                                                                                                    (337) 474-9122 or 436-0477
                                                                                          (317) 878-5969                  (270) 274-4451 or 274-4486
    (847) 991-1288 or 882-8084                    (765) 453-2356
                                                                                  E-mail: rangellalo@netzero.net                                                 bellsouth.net
                                                                                                                         BOWLING GREEN, KY                                                                     LEESVILLE, LA
                                                 MUNCIE, IN                                                                West End Church of Christ                  LOUISVILLE, KY                      White Park Church of Christ
                                                                                      DES MOINES, IA
                                                 Church of Christ                                                      820 Old Morgantown Rd., 42101             Valley Station Church or Christ               17801 Nolan Trace
                                                                                        Church of Christ
                                                301 N. Calvert Ave.                                                  Bible Study              9:00 A.M.               1803 Dixie Garden Dr.                   20 mi. from Fort Polk
                                                                                       1310 N.E. 54th Ave.
                                       Bible Study             9:00 A.M.                                             Worship                 10:00 A.M.       Bible Study             9:30 A.M.               (5 mi. W. of Leesville)
                                                                              Bible Study             9:30 A.M.
                                       Worship                10:00 A.M.                                             Evening                  5:00 P.M.       Worship                10:30 A.M.      Bible Study               9:45 A.M.
                                                                              Worship                10:40 A.M.
                                       Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                            Wednesday                7:00 P.M.       Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Worship                  10:35 A.M.
                                                                              Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
                                       Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                Evangelists: Todd Chandler &         Wednesday                7:30 P.M.     Evening                    5:00 P.M.
                                             Evangelist: Tom Hamilton                                                           Lowell Sallee                    Evangelist: Dudley Ross Spears      Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
                                                                                            262-6799
                                               284-5299 or 286-5488                                                             (270) 842-7880                           (502) 937-2822                          (337) 239-4614
                                                                                                                            www.westendchurch.com                                                      www.whiteparkchurchofchrist.org



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                 MANY, LA                                                                                                        KANSAS CITY, MO                                                             ALBUQUERQUE, NM
           Lakeside Church of Christ                  DAYTON, MN                      Subscribe                                  Nashua Church of Christ                                                    Albuquerque Church of Christ
         12095 Texas Hwy. (Hwy. 6 W.)             Riverside Church of Christ                                                        11425 N. Main St.                                                          1908 Sunshine Terrace SE
             12 miles west of Many
     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
                                                        Raintree Plaza
                                                  11311 Dayton River Road
                                                                                        Today!                            Bible Study
                                                                                                                          Worship
                                                                                                                                                   9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                 10:20 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bible Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10:30 A.M.
     Worship
     Evening
                             11:00 A.M.
                               5:00 P.M.
                                             Worship
                                             Bible Study
                                                                    10:00 A.M.
                                                                   11:15 A.M..
                                                                                    Truth Magazine                        Evening
                                                                                                                          Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                   6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                   7:00 P.M.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7:00 P.M.
     Wednesday
                (318) 256-9396
                               7:00 P.M.               (763) 742-9683
                                                                                   1-800-428-0121                                Evangelist: Mark Broyles
                                                                                                                               (816) 532-4270 or 734-4142
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (call to confirm time)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        764-9277


             STONEWALL, LA                                                                                                                                                                                   ALBUQUERQUE, NM
                                                      DULUTH, MN                            MERIDIAN, MS                         KANSAS CITY, MO                           BEATRICE, NE
          N. DeSoto Church of Christ                                                                                                                                                                           Heights Church of Christ
                                                       Church of Christ                    7th St. Church of Christ           Vivion Road Church of Christ                   Church of Christ
               2071 Highway 171                                                                                                                                                                                  7801 Zuni Road, S.E.
                                                      318 N. 18th Ave. E.                        2914 7th St.                      2026 N.E. Vivion Rd.                        7th and Bell
              (South of Shreveport)                                                                                                                                                                      Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                             Bible Study            9:00 A.M.      Bible Study               9:00 A.M.    Bible Study             9:30 A.M.      Bible Study               9:00 A.M.
     Worship                   9:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                 Worship                10:30 A.M.
                                             Worship               10:00 A.M.      Worship                 10:00 A.M.     Worship                10:15 A.M.      Worship                 10:00 A.M.
     Bible Study              10:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                 Evening                   5:00 P.M.
                                             Bible Study             5:30 P.M.     Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Evening                  5:00 P.M.     Evening                    6:30 P.M.
     Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                             Wednesday               7:00 P.M.     Wednesday                  6:30 P.M.   Wednesday                7:00 P.M.              233-4102 or 228-3827
     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                       Evanagelist: Darrel Yontz
                                                  Evangelist: Nick Krumrei                                                        Evangelist: Tom Kinzel
            Evangelist: Steve Bobbitt
                                                       (218) 728-3233                          (601) 483-3101                        (816) 453-6157                www.churchofchrist7bell.com                     (505) 266-7577
                 (318) 925-2733                                                                                                                                                                            www.heightschurchof christ.com


                                                                                                                                                                                                             ALBUQUERQUE, NM
              WEBSTER, MA                                                                                                                                                  LAS VEGAS, NV
                                                   ROCHESTER, MN                           SOUTHAVEN, MS                                                                                                 SANDIA CHURCH OF CHRIST
           Church of Christ Webster                                                                                                KENNETT, MO                          Vegas Dr. Church of Christ
                                                N. Broadway Church of Christ                   (Memphis area)                                                                                                    3939 San Pedro N.E.
                168 Main St.                                                                                                        Church of Christ                         3816 Vegas Drive
                                                     2002 Second St., SW                       Church of Christ                                                                                                      Building D-2
                                                                                                                                    703 Harrison St.             Bible Study               9:00 A.M.
     Sunday Bible Study     9:00 A.M.        Bible Study           10:30 A.M.         2110 E State Line Rd. (Exit I-55)                                                                                  Bible Study             9:45 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Bible Study           10:00 A.M.       Worship                  10:00 A.M.
     Sunday Worship       10:30 A.M.         Worship               11:30 A.M.      Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                                                                   Worship               10:45 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Worship               11:00 A.M.       Evening                   4:00 P.M.
     Wed Bible Study    Call for details     Evening                  7:00 P.M.    Worship                  10:30 A.M.                                                                                   Evening                  5:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                          Evening                 6:00 P.M.      Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                             Wednesday                7:00 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                                                   Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                          Wednesday               7:00 P.M.             Evangelist: Bryan Dockens
                (508) 765-6067                Evangelist:Luvimino D. Samaniego             Evangelist: Landon Hope                                                                                           Evangelist: Derek Chambers
                                                                                                                                    (573) 888-6778                         (702) 648-4827 bldg.
            Preacher: Peter Capoccia                   (501) 289-8906                (662) 342-1132 - Church Building                                                                                              (505) 830-2086
                                                                                                                                                                              243-4536 cell
                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.sandiachurchof christ.com

             PORTLAND, ME                                                                                                                                                     RENO, NV
               Church of Christ                                                          BLUE SPRINGS, MO                          LILBOURN, MO                                                                   BUFFALO, NY
                                                   ST. CHARLES, MN                                                                                                       Central Church of Christ
               856 Brighton Ave.                                                          Southside Church of Christ                   P.O. Box 270                                                        Greater Buffalo Church of Christ
                                                       Church of Christ                                                                                                  2450 Wrondel Way, Ste. A
              (Breakwater School)                                                           4000 SW Christiansen                      211 Benton St.                                                               3578 Walden Ave
                                                     636 Whitewater Ave.                                                                                         Bible Study               9:00 A.M.
        Leave Maine Turnpike at Exit 48                                            Bible Study               9:30 A.M.    Bible Study              9:45 A.M.                                                     Lancaster, NY 14086
     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.      Bible Study           10:00 A.M.                                                                                    Worship                 10:00 A.M.
                                                                                   Worship                  10:20 A.M.    Worship                 10:45 A.M.                                             Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
     Worship                 11:00 A.M.      Worship               11:00 A.M.                                                                                    Evening                   5:00 P.M.
                                                                                   Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                   5:30 P.M.                                            Worship                 11:15 A.M.
      Second service immediately following   Bible Study             2:45 P.M.                                                                                   Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                                                   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                            Tuesday                   7:00 P.M.
      morning worship. Mid-week Bible            Evangelist: Robert Lehnertz
                                                                                            Evangelist: Jim Bailey              Evangelist: Shane Williams                                                      Evangelist: David Bailey
     Study—Please call for times & places        (507) 534-2905 or 932-3521                                                                                                  (775) 786–2888
                                                                                               (816) 228-9262                  (573) 688-2234 or 748-5204                                                           (716) 691-7649
          (207) 839-3075 or 839-8409


              ARBUTUS, MD                                                              CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO                                                                     SPARKS, NV
                                                                                                                                   RAYMORE, MO
            Arbutus Church of Christ             BOONEVILLE, MS                         North Cape Church of Christ                                                   Sierra Nevada Church of Christ                 CARY, NC
                                                                                                                                Raymore Church of Christ
             5205 East Dr., Suite D            Oakleigh Dr. Church of Christ             121 S. Broadview St. Suite 2                                                        2425 Pyramid Way                Walnut St. Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                   107 N. Woodson St.
         (East Drive Shopping Center)                101 Oakleigh Dr.                    Cape Girardeau, MO 63703                                                Bible Study                9:00 A.M.          (Raleigh) 217 Walnut St.
                                                                                                                          Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.       Bible Study          9:45 A.M.       Bible Study                9:30 A.M.                                          Worship                   10:00 A.M.    Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Worship                  10:30 A.M.
     Worship                 11:00 A.M.      Worship              10:30 A.M.       Worship                   10:30 A.M.                                          Evening                     6:00 P.M.   Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                          Evening                    6:00 P.M.
     Evening                   6:00 P.M.      Evening               4:00 P.M.      Evening                    6:00 P.M.                                          Monday                      7:30 P.M.   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                          Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.
     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.      Wednesday             7:00 P.M.      Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                                 Evangelist: Ross Triplett, Sr.         Evangelist: Rick Billingsly
                                                                                                                                 Evangelist: Bill Johnston
        Church phone: (410) 247-1396,            Building: (662) 728-1942              Evangelist: Jerry Lee Westbrook                                                         (775) 972-4911              (919) 467-0012 (919) 372-1497
                                                                                                                               (816) 322-0042 or 318-3642
             590-2852 or 551-8274                                                              (573)334-9673                                                             retriplett@tripletweb.com


                                                                                                                                   RAYTOWN, MO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHARLOTTE, NC
                                                      CLINTON, MS                           COLUMBIA, MO                      Sterling Ave. Church of Christ
               SEVERN, MD                                                                                                                                                                                   Harris Blvd. Church of Christ
                                               McRaven Rd. Church of Christ               Eastside Church of Christ                  5825 Sterling Ave.                  MOORESTOWN, NJ
          Southwest Church of Christ                                                                                                                                                                           5424 E.W.T. Harris Blvd.
                                               301 McRaven Rd. (I20, exit 36)                  5051 Ponderosa                     (Near Sports Complex)                Moorestown Church of Christ
               805 Meadow Rd.                                                                                                                                                                            Worship                 8:30 A.M.
                                             Bible Study           10:00 A.M.               Columbia, MO 65201            Bible Study               9:30 A.M.           in the Cherry Hill, N.J. Area
     Bible Study            10:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                   Bible Study             9:30A.M.
                                             Worship               10:55 A.M.      Bible Study             10:00 A.M.     Worship                  10:30 A.M.    Bible Study                10:00 A.M.
     Worship                11:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                   Worship                10:30 A.M.
                                             Evening                 6:00 P.M.     Worship                 11:00 A.M.     Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Worship                    11:00 A.M.
     Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
                                             Wednesday               7:30 P.M.     Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Evening                     6:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                  Evangelists: Various members of local
                                                  Evangelist: Leonard White        Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.         Evangelist: Norman E. Fultz                     (856) 665-2496
          (410) 551-6549 or 969-1420                                                                                                                                                                               congregations
                                                 (601) 925-9757 or 924-2645                 445-5497 or 636-0224               (816) 358-3096 or 792-2040
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Don Moeller (704) 532-9242
                                                                                                                            www.sterlingavechurchofchrist.org


             RIVERDALE, MD
                                                    COLUMBUS, MS                            DONIPHAN, MO                           ST. JAMES, MO                                                                CHARLOTTE, NC
            (Washington, D.C. area)                                                                                                                                       PISCATAWAY, NJ
                                                 Woodlawn Church of Christ                Southside Church of Christ                Church of Christ                                                          Charlotte Church of Christ
         Wildercroft Church of Christ                                                                                                                                       258 Highland Ave.
                                                 359 Sanders Mills Rd. Steen                 Hwy. 142 E. ½ mile                       685 Sidney St.                                                               5327 S. Tyron St.
               6330 Auburn Ave.                                                                                                                                  Bible Study                 9:15 A.M.
                                             Bible Study              9:00 A.M.                 (P.O. Box 220)            Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                             Worship                 9:00 A.M.
     Bible Study             9:30 A.M.                                                                                                                           Bible Classes             10:00 A.M.
                                             Worship                  9:45 A.M.    Bible Study               9:30 A.M.    Worship                 10:15 A.M.                                             Bible Study           10:00 A.M.
     Worship                10:30 A.M.                                                                                                                           Worship                   11:00 A.M.
                                             Evening                  6:00 P.M.    Worship                  10:30 A.M.    Evening                  6:30 P.M.                                             Worship               11:00 A.M.
     Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                          Wednesday                   7:30 P.M.
                                             Wednesday                7:30 P.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                             Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                 Evangelist: Gary P. Eubanks
                                                   Evangelist: Willis Logan        Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.           Evangelist: Lynn Huggins                                                     Evangelist: Wendell Powell
           Evangelist: Mike Thomley                                                                                                                                           (732) 463-1323
                                                       (601) 356-6629                    (573) 996-3251 or 996-3513                  (573) 265-8628                                                          (704) 525-5655 or 522-9971
          (301) 474-7460 or 446-1912


                                                     GULFPORT, MS                          FAIR GROVE, MO                                                                  VAUXHALL, NJ                            DALLAS, NC
          CEDAR SPRINGS, MI                                                                                                       ST. JOSEPH, MO
                                                 Morris Rd. Church of Christ                   Church of Christ                                                              Church of Christ             Deepwood Forest Church of Christ
               Grand Rapids Area                                                                                              County Line Church of Christ
                                             1 blk. N. of Dedeaux Rd. & 3 Rivers            217 N. Orchard Blvd.                                                           Milbourn Mall Suite 6            2002 Lineburger Rd., Hwy. 275
         W. Michigan Church of Christ                                                                                             2727 County Line Rd.
                                                     Rd. on Morris Rd.             Bible Study              10:00 A.M.                                                       2933 Vauxhall Rd.                (Between Dallas & Stanley)
         Sr. Citizen Center, 44 Park St.                                                                                  Bible Study            9:30 A.M.
                                             Bible Study             9:30 A.M.     Worship                  11:00 A.M.                                           Bible Study               10:00 A.M.    Bible Study           10:00 A.M.
     Bible Study              10:00 A.M.                                                                                  Worship               10:20 A.M.
                                             Worship                10:30 A.M.     Evening                    6:00 P.M.                                          Worship                   11:00 A.M.    Worship               11:00 A.M.
     Worship                  11:00 A.M.                                                                                  Evening                 4:00 P.M.
                                             Evening                 6:00 P.M.     Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                          Evening                     6:00 P.M.   Evening                 6:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                                                  Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
                                             Wednesday               7:00 P.M.             Evangelist: Walter Myers                                              Wednesday                   7:30 P.M.   Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
        David Waldron (231) 832-2189                                                                                                 (816) 279-4737
                                                    Evangelist: Don Davis                      (417) 859-2333                                                           Evangelist: Harry A. Persaud         Evangelist: Louis Woollums
         Michael Sewell (616)361-8795                                                                                      www.countylinechurchofchrist.com
                                                        (228) 832-5529                         (417) 736-2663                                                                 (908) 964-8570                       (704) 922-8985


                                                     MERIDIAN, MS                                                                 ST. JOSEPH, MO
             ROSEVILLE, MI
                 South Macomb
                                                 Grandview Church of Christ            To Place An Ad                          Prairie Hills Church of Christ           ALAMOGORDO, NM
                                                     2820 Grandview Ave.                                                    14273 County Rd. 307 (.7 mi. E of        25th & Hawaii Church of Christ
               Church of Christ
                 18551 Eastland
                                             Bible Study           10:00 A.M.          Or To Make Ad                         Intersection I-29 & Hwy. 169)                    P.O. Box 2065
                                             Worship               11:00 A.M.                                             Bible Study              10:00 A.M.    Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
     Bible Study
     Worship
                              9:00 A.M.
                             10:00 A.M.
                                             Evening                 6:00 P.M.            Changes                         Worship                  10:50 A.M.    Worship                 11:00 A.M.
                                             Wednesday               6:30 P.M.                                            Evening                    6:30 P.M.   Evening                   6:00 P.M.
     Wednesday
                             11:00 A.M.
                              7:00 P.M.
                                                  Evangelist: Danny Gardner               Contact                         Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Wednesday                 6:30 P.M.
                                                 (601) 681-4505 or 482-9543                                                            (816) 233-6485                        (505) 434-5834
                (586) 775-4059
                                                    dg1969@bellsouth.net            andyalex@bellsouth.net                         Evangelist: Erik Smith



36                        Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
         FORT BRAGG/
     SPOUT SPRINGS, NC
                                                  DAYTON, OH
                                                                                  MARIETTA/RENO, OH
                                                                                                                               MEDFORD, OR
                                                                                                                                Church of Christ                    PHILADELPHIA, PA                     Subscribe
                                                   West Carrollton                                                                1850 Spring St.                        Church of Christ
   Spout Springs Church of Christ
            960 West Road
                                                  28 W. Main Street
                                                                                    Jct. St. Rt. 7 & County Rd. 20
                                                                               Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                             (Roxy Ann Grange Hall)                   7222 Germantown Ave.                Today!
                                        Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                                Corner of Spring/Valley View         Bible Study            10:15 A.M.
Bible Study
Worship
                       10:00 A.M.
                       11:00 A.M.
                                        Worship
                                        Wednesday
                                                                10:25 A.M.
                                                                  7:00 P.M.
                                                                               Worship
                                                                               Evening
                                                                                                        10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                          6:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                      Bible Study
                                                                                                                      Worship
                                                                                                                                              10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                              11:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                               Worship
                                                                                                                                                               Tues. night
                                                                                                                                                                                      11:15 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                        8:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Truth Magazine
Evening                 6:00 P.M.                                              Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.

           (910) 893-5057
                                             Evangelist: Michael Grushon
                                             (937) 866-5162 or 434-3090
                                                                                   (740) 373-0064 ( Joe Schof ) or
                                                                                       473-9028 (Steve Foutty)
                                                                                                                      Evening
                                                                                                                      Thursday
                                                                                                                                                5:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                   Evangelist: James H. Baker, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                          (215) 248-2026                   Call
                                               E-mail: www.wc-coc.org                                                       Evangelist: Dean Blackwell            www.mtairychurchofchrist.org
                                                                                                                                 (541) 773-2649                                                       1-800-428-0121
          MARION, NC
                                                 FRANKLIN, OH
                                                   Church of Christ
                                                                                    NEW CARLISLE, OH
                                                                                          Church of Christ
                                                                                                                      To Make Changes                                  BEAUFORT, SC                      WEST COLUMBIA, SC
                                                                                                                                                                         Church of Christ                   Airport Church of Christ
       Hwy. 70 Church of Christ              6417 Franklin/Lebanon Rd.                    235 Funston Ave.
           18 Peachtree St.                        State Route 123                 (Near Wright–Patterson AFB)              To Your Ad                               2107 King St., P.O. Box 4
                                                                                                                                                               Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4013 Edmund Hwy. (Hwy. 302)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
Bible Study               10:00 A.M.    Bible Study             10:00 A.M.     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                               Worship                 11:00 A.M.    Worship                11:00 A.M.
Worship                   11:00 A.M.    Worship                 10:45 A.M.     Worship                 10:30 A.M.        Contact Us At                         Evening                   6:30 P.M.   Evening                  6:00 P.M.
Evening                     4:00 P.M.   Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.   Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
Wednesday                   7:00 P.M.
         Evangelist: T.J. Elliott
                                        Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                              Evangelist: Eston Vandever
                                                                               Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                                                     Evangelist: Randy Blackaby
                                                                                                                            andyalex@                            Parris Island, 8:00 A.M., Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                     Evangelist: Ronald Nelson         Brad McCleeary (803) 783–0079
     (828) 652-7504 or 652-2584                   (937) 746-1249 or                      (937) 849-1643 or
                                                   (513) 422-2466                         845-8467 (bldg.)               bellsouth.net                             (843) 524-4400 or 524-4652         Steven Hutchinson (803) 604–6011


                                                 FREMONT, OH
     BEAVERCREEK, OH                                                                NEW LEBANON, OH                                                                     HOPKINS, SC                        COLLIERVILLE, TN
                                                  Church of Christ                                                           SWEET HOME, OR
     Knollwood Church of Christ                                                          Church of Christ                                                        Lower Richland Church of Christ          East Shelby Church of Christ
                                                  3361 W. State St.                                                              Church of Christ
          1031 Welford Dr.                                                               1973 W. Main St.                                                                3000 Trotter Rd.                    4700 Mayfield Rd. West
                                          1 mi. W. of Fremont on U.S. Rt. 20                                                     3702 E. Long St.
Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                             Bible Study             9:30 A.M.                                               Bible Study             9:30 A.M.     Bible Study               9:00 A.M.
                                        Bible Study            10:00 A.M.                                             Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
Worship                10:15 A.M.                                              Worship                10:30 A.M.                                               Worship                10:30 A.M.     Worship                 10:00 A.M.
                                        Worship                10:45 A.M.                                             Worship                 11:00 A.M.
Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                             Evening                 6:30 P.M.                                               Evening                  6:00 P.M.    Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                        Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                            Evening                   6:30 P.M.
Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                             Wednesday               7:00 P.M.                                               Wednesday                7:30 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                        Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                            Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
             Keith Greer                                                            Evangelist: Glen Murphy, Jr.                                                     Evangelist: Wayne Seaton               Evangelist: Terry Francis
                                             (419) 849-3340 or 849-3686                                                      Building: (541) 367-1599
           (937) 426-1422                                                                    687-2985                                                                    (803) 776-0754               (901) 853-7840 or (901) 759-1242
                                           www.amplex.net/churchofchrist



                                                                                                                                                                                                              COLUMBIA, TN
        CINCINNATI, OH                          HAMILTON, OH                       NEW RICHMOND, OH                         Wilsonville, OR                    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jackson Hts. Church of Christ
               Blue Ash                       Westview Church of Christ                  Church of Christ                       Church of Christ                 Ashley Heights Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1200 Nashville Hwy.,
          Church of Christ                          1040 Azel Ave.                      550 Washington St.                  10665 SW Wilsonville Rd.                   2605 S. Oakridge Cir.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hwy. 31N
Bible Study              10:00 A.M.     Bible Study              9:00 A.M.     Bible Study               9:30 A.M.             10 Blks. West of I-5            Bible Study             9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bible Study              9:15 A.M.
Worship                  10:45 A.M.     Worship                  9:45 A.M.     Worship                 10:20 A.M.     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.       Worship               10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Worship                 10:15 A.M.
Evening                   6:00 P.M.     Evening                  6:30 P.M.     Evening                   6:30 P.M.    Worship                 10:30 A.M.       Evening                 6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Evening                  6:00 P.M.
Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.     Wednesday                7:00 P.M.     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.    Evening                   5:00 P.M.      Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mid-week                 7:00 P.M.
   Evang:elist: Russell Dunaway, Jr.       Evangelist: David A. Stansberry            Evangelist: Jeremy Dehut        Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                (843) 553-4970
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Evangelist: Andrew Roberts
              891-3174                             (513) 868-9988                         (513) 943-1135                   Evangelist: Kevin Fermenick                www.findthechurch.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                (931) 388-6811
                                                                                                                        (503) 678-5333 (503) 246-2430


                                                                                     NORTHWOOD, OH                             AVONDALE, PA
        CLEVELAND, OH                                                                                                                                                                                          COLUMBIA, TN
                                                 HILLIARD, OH                              (Toledo Area)                    Avondale Church of Christ                ORANGEBURG, SC
     Lorain Ave. Church of Christ                                                                                                                                                                       Mooresville Pike Church of Christ
                                                  Church of Christ                       Church of Christ                     1606 Glen Willow Rd.                 Edisto Fork Church of Christ
          13501 Lorain Ave.                                                                                                                                                                                    417 Mooresville Pike
                                                 4840 Cemetery Rd.                         4110 Frey Rd.              Bible Study             10:00 A.M.             1502 Binnicker Bridge Rd.
Bible Study            10:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                    (.8 mi. N. of Hwy. 50/Jas. Campbell)
                                        Bible Study             9:45 A.M.      Bible Study            10:00 A.M.      Worship                 11:00 A.M.            (Grange Building - Hwy 70)
Worship                11:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                                                     Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
                                        Worship                10:30 A.M.      Worship                11:00 A.M.      Evening                   6:00 P.M.      Bible Study              10:00 A.M.
Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                    Worship                 10:30 A.M.
                                        Evening                 6:00 P.M.      Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.      Worship                  11:00 A.M.
Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                    Evening                   5:00 P.M.
                                        Wednesday               7:30 P.M.      Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.           Evangelist: David Phillips               Evangelist: Fred England
    (216) 476-0660, 651-1689 or                                                                                                                                                                       Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                   (614) 876-4089                    Evangelist: Donald Jarabek                  (302) 733-7920                           (803) 939-0672
      (330) 725-3960, 723-0111                                                                                                                                                                             (931) 388-5828 or 381-3319
                                                                                       893-3566 or 691-0688               Randy Farme (610) 869-4146


                                                                                                                          COLONIAL HEIGHTS/
        COLUMBUS, OH                                                                                                                                                     SUMTER, SC
                                                MANSFIELD, OH                                                                PETERSBURG, PA                                                                    DAYTON, TN
            Laurel Canyon                                                           UHRICHSVILLE, OH                                                                Woodland Church of Christ
                                               Eastside Church of Christ                                                   Appomatox church of Christ                                                    Main Street Church of Christ
          Church of Christ                                                               Church of Christ                                                            3370 Broad St. Extension
                                                   326 Grace Street                                                            117 Orange Avenue                                                                 250 Main St.
        409 McNaughton Rd.                                                               638 Parrish Street                                                    Bible Study             9:30 A.M.
                                        Bible Study             10:00 A.M.                                                        (Ft. Lee Area)                                                     Bible Study           10:00 A.M.
Bible Study              9:45 A.M.                                             Bible Study              9:45 A.M.                                              Worship                10:30 A.M.
                                        Worship                 10:45 A.M.                                            Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                             Worship               11:00 A.M.
Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                             Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                              Evening                  5:30 P.M.
                                        Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                           Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                             Evening                  2:00 P.M.
Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                             Evening                   6:30 P.M.                                             Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                        Wednesday                 6:00 P.M.                                           Evening                   5:30 P.M.                                            Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                             Mid-week                  6:30 P.M.                                                  Evangelist: A.A. Granke, Jr.
                                                Evangelist: James Bond                                                Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                                 Contact: (423) 618-6250 or
            (614)868-1375
                                                526-2868 or 526-4739                                                       Evangelist: Lenny Chapman                                                              332-4604
             www.lccoc.net                                                                                                                                               (803) 499-6023
                                                                                                                        (804)526-6464 or (804)675-0216

                                                                                                                                                                         TAYLORS, SC
                                                MANSFIELD, OH                                                                                                                                                  JACKSON, TN
          DAYTON, OH                                                                                                                                                     (Greenville Area)
                                              Southside Church of Christ                WAVERLY, OH                               EXTON, PA                                                                 Sunset Church of Christ
   Residence Park Church of Christ                                                                                                                                    Taylors Church of Christ
                                              687 Mansfield-Lucas Road                     209 Mullins St.                    Exton Church of Christ                                                           3618 Hwy 70 East
          4328 Hoover Ave.                                                                                                                                                400 E. Main St.
                                        Bible Study             10:00 A.M.               Church of Christ                      217 N. Whitford Rd.                                                   (Exit 87 off I-40, 7mi. @ Spring Creek)
Bible Study               9:00 A.M.                                                                                                                            Bible Study              10:00 A.M.
                                        Worship                 10:45 A.M.     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.     Bible Study            10:00 A.M.                                              Bible Study                9:00 A.M.
Worship                  10:30 A.M.                                                                                                                            Worship                  10:50 A.M.
                                        Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Worship                 11:00 A.M.     Worship                11:00 A.M.                                              Worship                  10:00 A.M.
Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                            Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                        Wednesday                 6:00 P.M.    Evening                   5:30 P.M.    Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                             Evening                    6:00 P.M.
Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                            Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                               Building: (419) 522-8982        Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                             Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
       Evangelist: Gerald Wilder                                                                                                                                       Evangelist: Bill Mosely
                                                Leon Bond: 525-3684                 (740) 947-7122 or 289-3401                      363-8042                                                               Evangelist: Steve Wilkerson
     (937) 263-5463 or 554-1485
                                                Glenn Bond: 522-1965
                                                                                                                                                                   (864) 268-5224 or 877-2728
                                                                                                                                                                 www.taylors church of christ.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                       (731) 423–0907 or 424–5510     T
                                                                                   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
                                                                                          Seminole Pointe
                                                                                          Church of Christ
                                                                                         16300 N. May Ave.
                                                                               Bible Study             9:30 A.M.
                                                                               Worship                10:30 A.M.
                                                                               Evening                  6:00 P.M.
                                                                               Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
                                                                                     Evangelist:John M. Duvall
                                                                                    (405) 340-3189 or 513-6691
                                                                                    www.seminolepointecofc.org

                                                                                           TULSA, OK
                                                                                          Woodland Hills
                                                                                         Church of Christ

                                                                               Bible Study
                                                                                           9119 E. 61 St.
                                                                                                        9:30 A.M.     Visit Us at the 420 Old Morgantown Rd
                                                                               Worship                 10:30 A.M.                     P. O. Box 9670
                                                                               Evening
                                                                               Wednesday
                                                                                                        6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                        7:00 P.M.     Truth Bookstore Bowling Green, KY 42102
                                                                                    Evangelist: Ross Oldenkamp
                                                                                          (918) 252-1220


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                                                       NASHVILLE, TN
                                                                                                    ABILENE, TX
                                                                                               North Park Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                              BEAUMONT, TX                                                           To Make Changes
                                                    Bell Road Church of Christ                                                            Dowlen Rd. Church of Christ
                                                                                                      2958 Grape St.                                                                    FRISCO, TX
                                              Bible Study
                                                          1608 Bell Road
                                                                       9:00 A.M.
                                                                                                 (3 blocks south of I-20)
                                                                                                                                               3060 Dowlen Road
                                                                                                                                     Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                      (North Dallas-Plano)               To Your Ad
                                                                                         Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                                     4220 Preston Rd. (Holiday Inn)
                                              Worship                 10:00 A.M.                                                     Worship                  10:30 A.M.
                                              Evening                  6:00 P.M.
                                                                                         Worship                  10:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                     Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Call for times of services.       Contact Us At
                                                                                         Evening                    6:00 P.M.                                                   Glenn Henderson (972) 378-3621
                                              Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                                                         Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                Evangelist: Wayne Goforth
                                                                                                                                             Evangelists: Max Dawson
                                                                                                                                                                                   Rex Payne (972) 740-1486
                                                                                                                                                                                    Al Payne (972) 712-9274
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         andyalex@
                                                   Evangelist: Robert Davenport                                                                 & David Banning
                                                                                               (325) 677-6934 or 672-8026
                                                   (615) 833-4444 or 331-7377
                                                                                            E-mail: wgoforth@sbcglobal.net
                                                                                                                                                 (409) 866-1996                                                        bellsouth.net
                                                                                                      ALLEN, TX
           JOHNSON CITY, TN                            NASHVILLE, TN                           West Allen Church of Christ                    CLEVELAND, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                       GRANBURY, TX                        LANCASTER, TX
         Brookmead Church of Christ                  Hillview Church of Christ                   1414 W. Exchange Blvd.                         Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                               Old Granbury Rd. Church of Christ       Pleasant Run Church of Christ
              2428 Lakeview Drive                       7471 Charlotte Pike                       (2 miles w. of Hwy. 75)                        310 E. Houston
                                                                                                                                                                                      4313 Old Granbury Rd.               831 W. Pleasant Run Rd.
     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.       Bible Study                9:00 A.M.       Bible Study                 9:00 A.M.       Bible Study               9:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                              Bible Study              9:30 A.M.     Bible Study           9:30 A.M.
     Worship                 10:30 A.M.       Worship                   10:00A.M.        Worship                     9:50 A.M.       Worship                 10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                              Worship                 10:30 A.M.     Worship              10:20 A.M.
     Evening                   6:00 P.M.      Evening                    5:00 P.M.       Evening                     6:00 P.M.       Evening                    5:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                              Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Evening                6:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.      Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.       Wednesday                   7:30 P.M.       Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday                7:00 P.M.     Wednesday              7:30 P.M.
             Evangelist: Kevin Kay                    Evangelist: Terry Francis                    Evangelist: Jerry King                    Evangelist: Robert Davis
                                                                                                                                                                                          (817) 573-6878                (972) 227-1758 or 227-2598
           423-282-6251 or 426-1836                (615) 356-7318 or 412-6684                         (214)504-0443                              (281) 592-5676
                                                                                                  (972)727-5355 (bldg)


                                                       NASHVILLE, TN
      KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN                                                                                                                                                              HOUSTON, TX                          LUBBOCK, TX
                                                  Perry Heights Church of Christ                   ALVARADO,TX                                    CLUTE, TX
      Kingston Springs Church of Christ                                                                                                                                              Fry Rd. Church of Christ          Indiana Ave. Church of Christ
                                                        423 Donelson Pike                          I-35 Church of Christ                        Church of Christ
              350 North Main St.                                                                                                                                                      2510 Fry Road (77084)                   6111 Indiana Ave.
                                              Bible Study               9:00 A.M.         (E. Service Rd. of I-35, N. of Alvarado)                 343 S. Main
     Bible Study             9:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                        Bible Study              9:30 A.M.     Bible Study             9:30 A.M.
                                              Worship                    9:55A.M.        Bible Study               10:00 A.M.        Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
     Worship                10:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                        Worship                 10:20 A.M.     Worship                10:30 A.M.
                                              Evening                    6:00 P.M.       Worship                   11:00 A.M.        Worship                 10:20 A.M.
     Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                       Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Evening                 5:00 P.M.
                                              Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.       Evening                      6:00 P.M.      Evening                   6:30 P.M.
     Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                       Wednesday                7:30 P.M.     Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
                                                     Evangelist: Johnny Felker           Wednesday                    7:00 P.M.      Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
            Evangelist: Dan King, Sr.                                                                                                                                                   Michael McLemore                  Evangelist: Brett Hogland
                                                          (615) 883-3118                       (817) 295-7277 or 790-7253                  (979) 265-5283 or 265-2933
          (615) 952-5720 or 662-7626                                                                                                                                                      (281) 578-1897                (806) 795-3377 or 928-9262
                                                 http://perryheights.faithweb.com

                                                       NASHVILLE, TN
                                                                                                      ALVIN, TX                                                                                                               LUFKIN, TX
             KNOXVILLE, TN                        Riverside Dr. Church of Christ                                                          CORPUS CHRISTI, TX                           HOUSTON, TX
                                                                                               Adoue St. Church of Christ                                                                                             Timberland Dr. Church of Christ
       Chapman Hwy. Church of Christ                    1530 Riverside Dr.                                                                   Hwy. 9 Church of Christ                 Bellaire Church of Christ
                                                                                                     605 E. Adoue St.                                                                                                       912 S. Timberland Dr.
              7604 Chapman Hwy.                 (Near Opryland & Titan's Stadium)                                                               5853 Leopard St.                       8001 South Rice Ave.
                                                                                         Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                                                                          Bible Study            9:00 A.M.
     Bible Study             10:00 A.M.       Bible Study              9:00 A.M.                                                     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.       Worship                   9:30 A.M.
                                                                                         Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                                                                          Worship                9:50 A.M.
     Worship                 11:00 A.M.       Worship                 10:00 A.M.                                                     Worship                 10:30 A.M.       Bible Study             10:45 A.M.
                                                                                         Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                         Evening                 6:00 P.M.
     Evening                  6:00 P.M.       Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                     Evening                  5:00 P.M.       Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                                                                         Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                                                                         Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.       Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.       Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                Evangelist: Mark Mayberry                                                                                                 Evangelists: Harold Hancock
            Evangelist: Jack Wise, Jr.             Evangelist: Tommy Hagwood                                                                (361) 289-1559, 225-4792              www.bellairechurchofchrist.org
                                                                                                   (281) 331-4953 or                                                                                                          James W. Adams
                (865) 573-6638                            (615) 262-0241                                                                         or 289-1439                              (713) 668-4810
                                                                                                     (832) 837–9038                                                                                                         634-7110 or 632-7070
                                                 www.riversidechurchofchrist.com

                                                    PIGEON FORGE, TN
                                                                                                                                              DICKINSON, TX                            HOUSTON, TX
                                               King Branch Road Church of Christ                  ANGELTON, TX                                                                                                             MANSFIELD, TX
             MARYVILLE, TN                                                                                                                      Church of Christ                   Oak Forest Church of Christ
                                                       560 King Branch Road                     Kiber St. Church of Christ                                                                                              Northside Church of Christ
         Smokey Mt. Church of Christ                                                                                                           2919 FM 517 Rd. E.                          1333 Judiway
                                              Worship                    10:00 A.M.                   P.O. Box 1162                                                                                                     1820 Mansfield-Webb Road
              2206 Montvale Rd.                                                                                                      Bible Study               10:00 A.M.     Bible Study               9:00 A.M.
                                              Wednesday                    7:00 P.M.     Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                                                                         Bible Study            9:30 A.M.
     Bible Study             9:30 A.M.                                                                                               Worship                   10:50 A.M.     Worship                  10:00 A.M.
                                               Facilities available for Sunday evening   Worship                  10:20 A.M.                                                                                         Worship               10:20 A.M.
     Worship               10:30 A.M.                                                                                                Evening                    6:00 P.M.     Evening                    6:00 P.M.
                                                      services upon request.             Evening                    5:30 P.M.                                                                                        Evening                6:00 P.M.
     Evening                 6:30 P.M.                                                                                               Wednesday                  9:45 A.M.     Mid-week                   7:00 P.M.
                                                     Evangelist: Roger Williams          Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.                                                                                        Wednesday              7:30 P.M.
     Wednesday               7:30 P.M.                                                                                               Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.              Evangelist: Jay Taylor
                                                            (865)430-5980                         Evangelist: Zeke Flores                                                                                                 Evangelists:Tom Roberts
         Harold Tabor (865) 977-4230                                                                                                          Evangelist: Jay Horsley                     (281) 970-2976
                                                www.KingBranchRoadChurchOf-                          (979) 849-8376                                                                                                            (817) 466-3160
        Robert Lawson (865) 681-7995                                                                                                             (281) 534-4870                        elysian39@juno.com
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                                                      ROCKWOOD, TN
              MEMPHIS, TN
                                                         Church of Christ                    VACATIONING                                           EDNA, TX                     HOUSTON, TX (Southwest)                     McKINNEY, TX
       Rocky Pt. Road Church of Christ                                                                                                             301 Robison                     Murphy Rd. Church of Christ            Central Church of Christ
       516 E. Rocky Point Rd., Cordova
                                                        Highway 70 East                       CHRISTIANS                             Bible Study               9:30 A.M.         2025 Murphy Rd., Missouri City               1805 White Ave.
                                                      5080 Roane State Hwy.
     Bible Study              9:00 A.M.
                                              Bible Study               10:00 A.M.
                                                                                              FIND YOUR                              Worship                  10:30 A.M.      Worship                  9:30 A.M.     Bible Study            9:30 A.M.
     Worship                10:00 A.M.                                                                                               Evening                    6:00 P.M.     Bible Study             10:45 A.M.     Worship               10:30 A.M.
     Evening                  6:00 P.M.
                                              Worship                   11:00 A.M.         PLACE OF WORSHIP                          Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.     Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                5:00 P.M.
                                              Evening                    6:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                 7:00P.M.                                                                                                    (361) 782-5506 or 782-2844         Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday               7:00P.M.
                                              Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.
             Contact: Mitch Stevens
                                                      Evangelist: Cecil Belcher
                                                                                              To Place An Ad Call                        Elders: S.A. Mercer & S. Wilson              Evangelist: Gene Mabry            Evangelist: Jack Howard III
          (901) 372-5580 or 758-4006
                                                          (865) 717-3654                       1-800-428-0121                                Evangelist: Heath Rogers              (281) 265-8071 or 261-5216                  (214) 544-3035



                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MESQUITE, TX
         MURFREESBORO, TN                                                                                                                        EL PASO, TX                           HOUSTON, TX
                                                       SAVANNAH, TN                                  AUSTIN, TX                                                                                                                  (East Dallas)
             Compton Rd. Church                                                                                                             Eastridge Church of Christ           Spring Woods Church of Christ
                                                Savannah Heights Church of Christ             Wonsley Dr. Church of Christ                                                                                               Westlake Church of Christ
           663 Compton Rd. Church                                                                                                             3277 Pendleton Road                 9955 Neuens Rd. at Witte Rd.
                                                        230 Harrison St.                           507 E. Wonsley Dr.                                                                                                       427 Gross Rd., 75149
     Bible Study             9:00 A.M.                                                                                               Bible Study               9:30 A.M.      Bible Study            9:00 A.M.
                                              Bible Study               9:30 A.M.        Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                                                                                         Bible Study              9:00 A.M.
     Assembly               10:00 A.M.                                                                                               Worship                  10:30 A.M.      Worship               10:00 A.M.
                                              Worship                  10:30 A.M.        Worship                  10:30 A.M.                                                                                         Worship                10:00 A.M.
     Assembly                 6:30 P.M.                                                                                              Evening                   6:30 P.M.      Evening                 6:00 P.M.
                                              Evening                    5:00 P.M.       Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                                                         Evening                   5:00 P.M.
     Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                                                              Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.      Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
                                              Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.       Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                                                                         Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
                 David Arnold                                                                                                              Ken Looper (915) 821-1084
                                                     Evangelist: Jonathan Ellis                   Evangelist: Ron Lehde                                                                                                    Evangelist: Carl Mullins
          (615) 896-6550 or 896-9474                                                                                                              (915) 855-4327                    Evangelist (281) 795-0837
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (972) 285-1610


                                                     SHELBYVILLE, TN                                                                                                                                                         MIDLAND, TX
           MURFREESBORO, TN                                                                         BAYTOWN, TX                               FORT WORTH, TX                         HUNTINGTON, TX
                                                     El Bethel Church of Christ                                                                                                                                      Woodcrest Drive Church of Christ
       Northfield Blvd. Church of Christ                                                    Pruett and Lobit Church of Christ             Woodmont Church of Christ                      Church of Christ
                                                      1801 Hwy. 41-A North                                                                                                                                                  1401 Woodcrest Drive
       2091 Pitts Ln. at Northfield Blvd.                                                          701 North Pruett St.                   6417 Landview (at Altamesa)                      P.O. Box 858
                                              Bible Study              9:00 A.M.                                                                                                                                     Bible Study            9:30 A.M.
     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                                  Bible Study               9:45 A.M.         Bible Study                 9:30 A.M.          One block north of U.S. 69
                                              Worship                  9:50 A.M.                                                                                                                                     Worship               10:30 A.M.
     Worship                10:30 A.M.                                                   Worship                  10:40 A.M.         Worship                   10:30 A.M.     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                              Evening                   5:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                    Evening                6:00 P.M.
     Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                  Evening                    6:30 P.M.        Evening                      5:00 P.M.   Worship                 10:15 A.M.
                                              Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                    Wednesday              7:30 P.M.
     Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                  Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.        Wednesday                    7:30 P.M.   Evening                   6:00 P.M.
                                                    Evangelist: Donnie V. Rader                                                                                                                                          Evangelist: Danny Hooper
           Evangelists:David Bunting                                                            Evangelist: David Halbrook                   Evangelist: Jeff S. Smith        Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                                 (931) 685-1113 or 931-607-9099                                                                                                                                                (432) 689-0955
                (615) 893-1200                                                                 (281) 422-5926 or 421-7367                  (817) 292-4908 or 426-2242                     (936) 422-4640
                                                      dvrader@hughes.net                                                                                                                                                       (432) 694-3482


            MURFREESBORO, TN                                                                                                                                                                IRVING, TX
         South Ridge Church of Christ                  TULLAHOMA, TN                                BAYTOWN, TX                               FORT WORTH, TX                         Westside Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NACOGDOCHES, TX
            488 Barfield-Crescent Rd.                    Church of Christ                       East Side Church of Christ                 West Side Church of Christ                     2320 Imperial Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stallings Dr. Church of Christ
            PO Box 2257, Zip 37133                      1625 W. Lincoln St.                       3107 N. Highway 146                      6110 White Settlement Rd.                 (closest to D/FW Airport)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3831 N.E. Stallings Dr.
     (I-24, Exit 81, South 1.5 miles on Hwy   Bible Study               9:00 A.M.        Bible Study               9:30 A.M.                         76114                    Bible Study               9:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bible Study            9:30 A.M.
               231, turn right)               Worship                  10:00 A.M.        Worship                 10:30 A.M.          Bible Study              9:30 A.M.       Worship                   9:50 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Worship               10:20 A.M.
     Bible Study               9:00 A.M.      Evening                   5:00 P.M.        Evening                   6:00 P.M.         Worship                 10:30 A.M.       Evening                    6:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Evening                 6:00 P.M.
     Worship                  10:00 A.M.      Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.        Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.         Evening                  6:00 P.M.       Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday               7:00 P.M.
     Evening                    5:30 P.M.             Evangelist: Jim Mickells                  Evangelist: Wilson Adams             Wednesday                7:30 P.M.               Evangelist: Mark Roberts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Randy Harshbarger
     Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.          (931) 455-0273 or 455-5723                  (281) 427-8729 or 837-9259                        (817) 738-7269                            (972) 986-9131
                 (615) 494-9686                                                                                                                                                       www.JustChristians.com



38                       Truth Magazine | NOVEMBER 2007
                                                                                   COLONIAL HEIGHTS/
                                                  TEMPLE, TX                                                               VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
           ODESSA, TX                                                                PETERSBURG, VA                                                                                                           GREEN BAY, WI
                                           Leon Valley Church of Christ                                                   Virginia Beach Church of Christ               FAIRMONT, WV
    Crescent Park Church of Christ                                                  Appomatox church of Christ                                                                                              Hillcrest Church of Christ
                                                4404 Twin City Blvd.                                                   Pembrook Manor Recreation Building             Eastside Church of Christ
             1415 Royalty                                                               117 Orange Avenue                                                                                                       1621 Hillcrest Dr.
                                        Bible Study             9:30 A.M.                                                        4452 Hinsdale St.                     1929 Morgantown Ave.
 Bible Study             9:30 A.M.                                                        (Ft. Lee Area)                                                                                              Bible Study              9:00 A.M.
                                        Worship                10:30 A.M.                                             Bible Study            10:00 A.M.         Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
 Worship                10:30 A.M.                                            Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                                                                      Worship                 10:00 A.M.
                                        Evening                 6:00 P.M.                                             Worship                11:00 A.M.         Worship                10:45 A.M.
 Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                           Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                                                                      Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                        Wednesday               7:30 P.M.                                             Wednesday                7:00 P.M.        Evening                  6:00 P.M.
 Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                           Evening                   5:30 P.M.                                                                                                (920) 499-5677
                                              Evangelist: Warren King                                                                                           Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
       Evangelist: Dale Garrison                                              Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                                                                           Evangelist: Jimmy Pettigrew
                                           (254) 939-0682 or 228-5038                                                      (757) 486-6639 or 486-6245                      (304) 366-4523
     (432) 366-5071 or 413-7759                                                     Evangelist: Lenny Chapman                                                                                            www.hillcrestchurchofchrist.com
                                               www.biblemoments.org                                                         churchofchrist@utinet.net
                                                                                 (804)526-6464 or (804)675-0216


            PLANO, TX                            TEMPLE, TX                                                                  BELLINGHAM, WA                                                                  MILWAUKEE, WI
                                                                                   NEWPORT NEWS, VA
         (North Dallas Suburb)              Southside Church of Christ                                                       Mt. Baker Church of Christ             MORGANTOWN, WV                       Metropolitan Church of Christ
                                                                                 Harpersville Rd. Church of Christ
    Spring Creek Church of Christ                   2003 S. 5th                                                                1860 Mt. Baker Hwy.                   Glen Oaks Church of Christ                  1029 S. 58th St.
                                                                                       315 Harpersville Rd.
     2100 W. Spring Creek Pkwy.         Bible Study           10:00 A.M.                                              Bible Study                9:30 A.M.                 Greenbag Road                            West Allis
                                                                              Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
 Bible Study             9:00 A.M.      Worship               11:00 A.M.                                              Worship                   10:30 A.M.      Bible Study             9:30 A.M.     Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                                                              Worship                 11:00 A.M.
 Worship                10:00 A.M.      Evening                 6:00 P.M.                                             Evening                    6:00 P.M.      Worship                10:20 A.M.     Worship                 10:30 A.M.
 Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Wednesday               7:30 P.M.                                             Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.      Evening                 6:00 P.M.     Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
                                                                              Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
 Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                                                                             Evangelist: Joe Price           Wednesday               7:00 P.M.           Evangelist: David Girardot
     (972) 517-5582 or 231-3748                                                                                             (360) 752-2692 or 380-2960                     (304) 296-9793                        (414) 257-3035
                                                                                          (757) 595–9564
         www.planochurch.org                      (254)773-0931                                                           www.bibleanswer.com/mtbaker                                                           Church: 258-8520


                                                                                 RICHMOND (Metro), VA
        ROSENBERG, TX                              WACO, TX                                                                      SEQUIM, WA
                                                                                   Courthouse Church of Christ                                                       MOUNDSVILLE, WV
           Church of Christ                 Sun Valley Church of Christ                                                           Church of Christ                                                                CANADA
                                                                               Courthouse Rd. at Double Creek Ct.                                                         Church of Christ
              908 Frost St.                      340 E. Warren St.                                                             American Legion Hall                                                             Calgary, Alberta
                                                                                      (2.2 miles S of Rt. 288)                                                              210 Cedar St.
 Bible Study               9:00 A.M.       (In Hewitt, a suburb of Waco)                                                Corner of Sequim Ave. & Prairie St.                                               Northside Church of Christ
                                                                              Bible Study                9:30 A.M.                                              Bible Study               9:30 A.M.
 Worship                  10:00 A.M.    Worship                  9:30 A.M.                                            Bible Study             10:00 A.M.                                                     803 - 20 A Ave. N.E.
                                                                              Worship                  10:30 A.M.                                               Worship                 10:30 A.M.
 Evening                    6:00 P.M.   Bible Study            10:10 A.M.                                             Worship                 11:00 A.M.                                                    Calgary, Alberta T2E ISI
                                                                              Evening                     6:00 P.M.                                             Evening                   6:30 P.M.
 Wednesday                  7:00 P.M.   Worship                 11:00 P.M.                                            Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                             Sunday                    10, 11, 6
                                                                              Wednesday                   7:30 P.M.                                             Mid-week                  7:30 P.M.
         Evangelist: Jason Trick        Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                            Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                             Wednesday                7:00 P.M
                                                                                       Evangelist: Gene Tope                                                            Evangelist: Brian Price
         Bldg: (281) 232-4425                  Evangelist: Marc Smith                                                    Call for Wednesday meeting place                                                       (403) 276-8088
                                                                                          (804) 790-1629                                                              (304) 845-2820, 845-4940
         Cell: (832) 228–8973               (254) 666-1020 or 420-1484                                                            (360) 683-2152
                                                                               www.courthousechurchofchrist.com


        SAN ANGELO, TX                                                                                                                                               MOUNDSVILLE, WV                                CANADA
                                          THE WOODLANDS, TX
   Green Meadow Church of Christ                                                       RICHMOND, VA                           SUNNYSIDE, WA                        Roberts Ridge Church of Christ                 Jordan, Ontario
                                           Woodlands Church of Christ
  (Off Loop 306, sw part of the city)                                               Forest Hill Church of Christ        Sunnyside Church of Christ (sound)      Bible Study            9:45 A.M.             Jordan Church of Christ
                                                P.O. Box 7664-77380
        3438 Green Meadow Dr.                                                             1208 W. 41st St.                       1312 East Edison               Worship               10:30 A.M.              2861 Regional Road 81
                                                3987 Wellman Road
 Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                           Bible Study             10:00 A.M.      Bible Study                 2:00 P.M.     Evening                6:30 P.M.                   (Highway #8)
                                        Bible Study             9:30 A.M.
 Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                           Worship                 11:00 A.M.      Worship                     3:00 P.M.     Wednesday              7:30 P.M.      Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
 Evening                  6:00 P.M.     Worship                10:15 A.M.
                                                                              Evening                   6:30 P.M.     Wednesday                   7:30 P.M.                                           Worship                 11:00 A.M.
 Wednesday                7:00 P.M.     Evening                 6:00 P.M.
                                                                              Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.           Evangelist: Steven J. Wallace           Don Terrill: (304) 845-2344       Evening                   6:00 P.M.
       Evangelist: Boyd Jennings        Wednesday               7:30 P.M.
                                                                                    Evangelist: Reuben Southall                   (509) 837-2813                 Mail to: Sam Wood (304) 845-2202     Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
            (325) 224-2848                         (281) 367-2099
                                                                                          (804) 233-5959                 www.sunnysidechurchofchrist.com                  406 Jefferson Ave.                 Preacher - Chad Comfort
   (325)944-8147 or (325)896-2038             www.simplychristians.net
                                                                                                                                                                        Glen Dale, WV 26038                      (905) 562-4739


To Make Changes                               CHESAPEAKE, VA                           RICHMOND, VA                            TACOMA, WA                                                                          CANADA
                                                                                                                                                                    PARKERSBURG, WV
                                            Tidewater Church of Christ                       West End                       Manitou Church of Christ                                                            Hamilton, Ontario
      To Your Ad                                    217 Taxus St.                       4909 Patterson Ave.                     4806 So. 66th St.
                                                                                                                                                                     Marrtown Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                         825 Marrtown Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                450 Concession St.
                                        Bible Study             10:00 A.M.    Bible Study              10:00 A.M.            (P.O. Box 7523, 98407)                                                   Bible Study            10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                Bible Study            9:30 A.M.
    Contact Us At                       Worship                 11:00 A.M.    Worship                  11:00 A.M.     Sunday                 10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                Worship               10:15 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Worship                11:00 A.M.
                                        Evening                   6:00 P.M.   Evening                    5:30 P.M.    Wednesday                7:30 P.M.                                              Monday                   7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                Evening                 7:00 P.M.
      andyalex@                         Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.
                                               Evangelist: Steve Schlos
                                                                              Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.
                                                                                       Evangelist: Stacy Crim
                                                                                                                                 (253) 759-7875
                                                                                                                                 (425) 557-9242
                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday               7:30 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday                  7:00P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Steve Rudd, Evangelist
                                                                                                                                                                    (304) 861-0342 or 422-7458
                                                  (757) 436-6900                          (804) 358-7933                   Voice Mail: (253) 752-5616                                                            (905) 575-8437
    bellsouth.net
                                                 CHESTER, VA
       SAN ANTONIO, TX                       Chester Church of Christ                                                            YAKIMA, WA                                                                        CANADA
                                                                                       RIDGEWAY, VA                                                                  RAVENSWOOD, WV
     Pecan Valley Church of Christ               12100 Winfree St.                                                              W. Washington Ave.                                                            Peterborough, Ontario
                                                                                         Church of Christ                                                                 Church of Christ
         268 Utopia (I-37 S.E.           (Central to Richmond, Hopewell,                                                          Church of Christ                                                     The Board Rm., Parkway Place Mall,
                                                                                      2970 Old Leaksville Rd.                                                             1101 Gallatin St.
           Exit Pecan Valley)           Petersburg, & Colonial Heights)                                                       902 W. Washington Ave.                                                           Lansdowne St. W.
                                                                              Bible Study             10:00 A.M.                                                Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
 Bible Study              9:30 A.M.     Bible Study            9:30 A.M.                                                           Conservative                                                       Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
                                                                              Worship                 11:00 A.M.                                                Worship                 10:30 A.M.
 Worship                10:30 A.M.      Worship               10:30 A.M.                                              Bible Study             10:00 A.M.                                              Worship                 10:50 A.M.
                                                                              Evening                   6:30 P.M.                                               Evening                  6:30 P.M.
 Evening                   6:00 P.M.    Evening                 5:30 P.M.                                             Worship                 10:50 A.M.                                              Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                                                              Wednesday                 7:00 P.M.                                               Wednesday                7:30 P.M.
 Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.    Wednesday               7:30 P.M.                                             Evening                   6:00 P.M.                                                  Evangelist: Peter McPherson
                                                                                        Evangelist: Ken Sils                                                          Evangelist: Rick Christian
      Evangelist: Clyde W. Carter        Church Building: (804) 796-2374                                              Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.                                                     Other meetings: phone
                                                                                    (276) 956-1150 or 956-6049                                                          273-0261 or 273-3267
            (210) 337-6143                    Also: (804) 497-3638 or                                                       (509) 248-8190 or 248-5614                                                           (705) 742-5349
                                                  (804) 271-0877

                                           COLONIAL HEIGHTS/                            ROANOKE, VA
          SHERMAN, TX                                                                                                        CHARLESTON, WV                            WELLSBURG, WV
                                            PETERSBURG, VA                          Blue Ridge Church of Christ
           Westwood Village                                                                                                       Church of Christ                   Charles St. Church of Christ
                                           Appomattox Church of Christ                 929 Indiana Ave. N.E.
           Church of Christ                                                                                                      522 Daugherty St.                        836 Charles Street
                                          117 Orange Ave (Fort Lee Area)         5 min. from Roanoke Convention
            314 N. Tolbert                                                                                            Bible Study             10:00 A.M.        Bible Study              9:30 A.M.
                                        Bible Study           9:30 A.M.                      Center
 Bible Study              9:30 A.M.                                                                                   Worship                 10:50 A.M.        Worship                10:20 A.M.
                                        Worship              10:30 A.M.       1st Lesson               9:15 A.M.
 Worship                 10:30 A.M.                                                                                   Evening                   5:30 P.M.       Evening                  6:30 P.M.
                                        Evening                5:30 P.M.      Bible Study             10:00 A.M.
 Evening                  6:00 P.M.                                                                                   Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.       Wednesday                7:00 P.M.
                                        Wednesday              7:30 P.M.      Worship                 11:00 A.M.
 Wednesday                7:00 P.M.                                                                                             (304) 346-2112 or
                                                                              Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
        Evangelist: Fred Watkins                                                                                          Lowell Thomas (304) 965-9369              (304)527–4438 or 737–4158
                                           (804) 526-6464 or 675-0216                     (540) 344-2755



                                                                                        STAFFORD, VA                         CHARLESTON, WV                         ADVERTISING RATES
                                                                                     Stafford Church of Christ                    Church of Christ
                                                                                      767 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
                                                                              Bible Class               9:00 A.M.     Bible Study
                                                                                                                                 873 Oakwood Rd.
                                                                                                                                              10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                       On Church Ad Pages
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                                                                              Worship
                                                                                                       10:00 A.M.
                                                                                                       11:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                      Worship
                                                                                                                      Evening
                                                                                                                                              10:50 A.M.
                                                                                                                                                6:00 P.M.       Rates are $25 per quarter or $95.00
                                                                                                                                                                per year (when paid in advance).
                                                                              Wednesday                  7:30 P.M.    Wednesday                 7:30 P.M.
Us at                                                                                 Evanglist: Mark McNabb
                                                                                          (540) 891-1215
                                                                                                                            Evangelist: Anthony Genton
                                                                                                                            (304) 342-5637 or 727-1794

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                                                                                                                            CLARKSBURG, WV
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                                                                              Worship
                                                                                        5652 Haden Rd.
                                                                                                    11:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                            Westside Church of Christ
                                                                                                                              Davisson Run Road                     Help travelers find your place of
100 S. Jefferson                                                                        Robert Mallard
                                                                                        (757) 464-4574
                                                                                                                      Sunday Morning
                                                                                                                      Wednesday
                                                                                                                                              9:30 A.M.
                                                                                                                                               7:00 P.M.
                                                                                                                                                                               worship!
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