The Lomax Church of Christ
320 Darbytown Road Hohenwald Tennessee 38462
Volume 50, Number 17
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Welcome to Lomax!
We had a great crowd last week of almost 300 present for Sunday morning worship service. We had an additional 55 members in Nashville at the Lads to Leaders Convention. I’m sorry I had to miss Sunday morning. Thanks again to Malcom for filling in for me in Bible class and preaching. It was good to be back together Sunday night. I look forward to worshiping together today. Our hearts were touched Wednesday night when Alex Edwards responded to the invitation. After Malcom’s devotional about giving 100% to the Lord, Alex asked for prayers to help him manage the “busy-ness” of life and still keep God first. Amen! All of us can do more in that area of our spiritual growth. Speaking of Alex, we should congratulate him for being the valedictorian of his graduating class! Way to go! Several people met Tuesday evening to help make plans for the annual GYIDE Fish Fry. The Fish Fry is May 6th and the money raised will go to help Lewis County young people go to a Christian college. If you can help us make pies for the Fish Fry, please see Yogie Spears to volunteer. And you should absolutely make plans to eat at the Fish Fry on May 6! It’s hard to find a better way to help Christian education than by eating a delicious meal together! Today is the final day to submit the names of men that are willing to be considered as elders of this congregation. You can give those names to any current elder. Please keep the selection -David process in your prayers through the coming weeks!
Tonight after services. Please bring finger foods. Ladies’ Night Out
All of the ladies of the congregation are invited to the home of Dinah Poore this Tues., Apr. 25 at 6:30 pm. Bring your Bible and a favorite dish. Today is the last day to give any current elder the names of men you would like to see appointed as additional elders.
A special welcome to our guests!
We are glad to have you visiting with us today! You are welcome here. We know you have a choice of where to worship, and you chose to be with us today — thank you. At Lomax we want to be the church we read about in the Bible. Our goal is to glorify God with our worship and with our lives and to point people to Jesus Christ. If you need anything during the service, ushers in the lobby can direct you to restrooms, the nursery, or a telephone. Please do us the favor of filling out a blue card located on the back of the pew in front of you. If you have any questions or if we can help you, please let us know while you are here or call 796-5381.
Sick: Gene Bunch has had some trouble with his leg. Bella Bates’ heart surgery this past week went very well. Kainen Keltner is in very serious condition at home. Continue to remember Mary Lou Morton, John Smith, Cheryl Shields, Don Owens, Ishmael Bunch, Carolyn Miller, Plummer Vaughan, Carma Edwards, and Dexter Beavers. Shut-ins: Ruth Craig, Sharon Edwards, J. R. and Juanita Page, and Howard Spears. In the nursing home: Lewis County Manor: Lockie Sharp, Hazel Hinson, Anne White, Wilton Whitehead, and Michelle Huff. Perry County Nursing Home: Jessie Kilpatrick Hunter, mother of Gene Kilpatrick. Remember our military: Reuben Oaks, grandson of Judy Landis, David Sublett, brother of Kelly Willis, and Steven Haywood, fiance of Lynzie Tiller.
Bridal Shower The ladies of Lomax will be hosting a bridal shower for Nicole Hensley today from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Christian Service Center. All ladies are invited to attend.
Pop Hinson and Richard Amacher’s visitation team will meet next Sunday following the fellowship meal. The youth group will meet at 6:00 this Wednesday to make decorations for the Lewis County Manor. We will meet next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. before the Teen Meal to deliver them.
Day School Appreciation Day
Next Sunday, Apr. 30 we will be honoring our Day School teachers, students, and their parents. Our contribution will go toward the Day School and we will enjoy a fellowship meal following morning worship. Make sure you bring plenty of food for our special guests! (Our services will be at the normal times.)
Bag Lunch Thursday
GYIDE Fish Fry
Saturday, May 6 ♦ 4:30—7:00 ♦ Tickets $8 each or $15 for two ♦ See Hershel, Boo, Steve, Gabby, Malcom, or Yogie for tickets.
B. L. T.
Join us every Thursday at noon in the Christian Service Center for a time to eat lunch and discuss this week’s New Testament reading.
Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes News
There will be a meeting for all adults who helped with Lads to Leaders this past year and those interested in helping in the coming year next Sunday, Apr. 30 following evening worship. Please bring your event folders.
How many days was Lazarus in the tomb before Jesus raised him?
(answer next week)
A Look Ahead
Put these dates on your calendar! A SPECIAL WELCOME to all our visitors. We are glad you came our way. You are always welcome at Lomax….Remember our services tonight at 6:00 and on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM….Thanks to Bill Rogers for driving the bus last Wednesday...The Primetimers are reminded of our birthday party at Lewis County Manor this Wed. INDIAN WISDOM….One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, truth, benevolence, empathy, generosity, compassion and faith.” The grandson thought about it for a moment and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.” —Sub… Apr. 25—Ladies’ Night Out Apr. 26—Make nursing home decorations Apr. 29—Family Game Night Apr. 30—Day School Appreciation Day May 3—Deliver nursing home decorations, Teen Meal, Service Project (set up for Fish Fry) May 6—GYIDE Fish Fry May 7—Senior Night May 14—Mother’s Day May 21—All-Age Devo
This Saturday, April 29th at 4pm everyone is invited to the CSC to enjoy a game night. Bring enough food for your family to grill and your favorite indoor and outdoor games!
Nothing More Than A Myth: We have been studying 1 John 3 the last two Wednesday nights and the problem of Gnosticism that was faced by the early church. The Gnostics believe that salvation comes through mystical secret knowledge. Current Gnostic ideas are heard today like the Disaster Relief Trip Tuesday myth that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene...that He did not die on This Tuesday at 7:30 am we will the cross...Judas was really a hero, etc...These fallacies have been be taking a group to work at the condemned since the second century but some false teachers are trying to bring them back by books, television, etc. David and I continue to Disaster Relief Center. Please sign emphasize the accuracy and validity of the Bible and we urge all to the list in the lobby if you can go. “search the scriptures to see what things are so…” Also, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1). On The Lighter Side: A preacher was making a plea for folks to give extra due to a special need of repair on the church building. One wealthy brother was unmoved until a piece of plaster gave way from the ceiling and fell, hitting him on the head. He jumps to his feet and says, “Brother, you can count on me for $500. Right now!” The preacher responds with fervor, “Hit him again, Lord.” Sentence Sermon: A good way to judge a person is not what others say about him, but what he says about others.
If you can help by mowing the church lawn, please sign the calendar on the bulletin board in the foyer.
BY THE NUMBERS For the week of 4/16
A.M. Bible Class A.M. Worship Service P.M. Worship Service Wednesday PM Contribution: Weekly Budget 351 182 183 $4,486.36 $5,700.00
Last week’s Know Your Bible answer: Bethesda
Schedule of Services Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Worship Services 10:00 am Evening Service 6:00 pm Wednesday: Primetimers 10:00am Mid-Week Bible Study 7:00 pm WMLR Radio Sunday 11:30am
Lomax Church of Christ 931-796-5381
David Salisbury - Minister Malcom George - Minister
Steve Edwards, Member Ministry Bill Lawson, Facilities & Finance Rick Morrow, Evangelism Don Owens, Focus & Planning Yogie Spears, Community Ministry
The Last Word
“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” John 10:4
DEACONS: In John 10, Jesus says that He is the Good Shepherd. He also Greg Amacher — Maintenance describes Christians as His sheep. Jesus says that the Good Shepherd Dale Askins — Finance, Audio/ Video leads his sheep and they follow him. But what is important is why they J.W. Churchwell - Transportation, Facilities follow him. They don’t follow him because they think he is the best Ralph Conkle — Maintenance looking shepherd or the shepherd that has the most fun. They don’t Jeff Dye — Worship Assignments, Missions even follow him because he is the shepherd who provides for their Matthew Farr — Missions Dave Guzy — Special Events, Goals needs. They follow the Good Shepherd because they know his voice. Trent Hill — Youth, Visitation Too often I think we have missed this important point, both in our Mike Hinson — Cemetery, Education, Youth own spiritual lives and in our evangelistic efforts. In our own lives we Pop Hinson — Marshall Islands Mission have often failed to realize the importance of recognizing the voice of Darryl Holt — Grounds Jesus. When we make decisions in our own lives, they should be based Dan Spears — Audio/ Video Jeff Spears — Education, Youth on what Jesus says. The good things we do should be because we have Marty Spears — Visitation, New Programs the voice of Jesus (also known as the Bible) that tells us to do them. Larry Tatum — Maintenance We avoid evil because Jesus tells us not to have anything to do with sin Walt Thompson — Benevolence and darkness. Being a sheep of the Good Shepherd means we follow Lynn Tiller — Facilities Usage Him because we know His voice. Today it is in vogue to base our evangelistic efforts on what is popular and will “draw people.” But if we convert The Lomax Messenger people to our fun activities or our entertaining worship Published weekly by the service, then we have not introduced them to the voice of Lomax Church of Christ Jesus. Jesus said that He would draw all men to Him. If we 320 Darbytown Road preach the gospel and share the good news of Jesus Christ, Hohenwald, TN 38462 the lost will be saved, the backsliding Christians will return and the church will grow — not because of anything new or faddish that we are doing, but because we have focused on the voice of Jesus. It is impossible to over-emphasize the importance of knowing the Scriptures because it is only in knowing them that we can know the voice of the Good Shepherd. Only when we are familiar with the Bible can we be familiar with the voice of Jesus so that we can recognize it at a moment’s notice and follow it. May our ears ever be tuned to hear His voice! -David