NORVAL PARK CHURCH OF CHRIST
WEEKLY BULLETIN      July 2
0, 2014
July 27, 2014
                                                              
Welcome        -----------------------Jeff Jadwin
Song Leader---------------Charles Savage
Prayer-------------------------Roger Ditter
Officiating-----------------------Jim Sprague
Reading----------------------Frank Howell
Sermon-------------------------Keith Kress
Dismissal        ------------------------Jim Strouse

At The Table
1.Eric Wright--------------------Bob Moore
2.Ben Lowe----------------------Steve Coe
3.Matt Milatovich----------Charles Clifford
4.Jordon Stewart-----------------Bob Hale
5.Josh Loy-----------------------Bob McFee

NURSERY ATTENDANTS
A.M. N. Watts/L. Kress
P.M. C. Brown/M. Tharp

P.M.

Song Leader-------------------Gordon Brown
Prayer----------------------------Tom Charles
Reading---------------------------Keith Shaner
Sermon----------------------------Keith Kress
Announcements-----------------Jeff Jadwin
Dismissal-------------------------Jeff Jadwin

At The Doors
A.M. Arch St.        B. & C. Peterson
A.M. Race St.        K. & S. McGee
P.M. Arch St.------------T. Baker/C. Brown
ATTENDANCE & CONTRIBUTION
7
/13/14
      LAST WEEKS ATTENDANCE
Sunday Bible Class---------------------117
Sunday Morning Worship-------------210
Evening Worship -------------------------87
Wednesday Bible Class -------------VBS
Contribution-----------------------------3848
MUSCLE AND A SHOVEL
Muscle and A Shovel books are  still
available available for $13.00 on a first
come first served basis. See Jackie or
one of the elders for a copy.
TEEN MISSION TRIP
The teens will be going to Midwestern Children’s
Home, July 19-25 to assist with things needed
done on their campus.
     

                Crucified with Christ
       
Gal. 2:20  Paul writes “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now
live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” We know that Christ has been given all
authority. Matt. 28:18-20  “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have
commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Therefore all who would be saved must come into a
covenant relationship with Him. Matt. 26:28 “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of
Sins.”
       We are raised from baptism to “Walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:3-4.) This baptism them is a FORM of the facts of the death,
burial, and resurrection of Christ. (1 Cor. 15:1-4) Paul said at the point of obedience, men are changed from being servants of sin to
being servants of righteousness. (Rom. 6:16-18)  At this point be are changed and “crucified with Christ” Again Gal.2:20.
       This new life in Christ gives man hope. Rev. 2:10 “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” This is the gift of the
Holy Spirit Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from
the presence of the Lord.”  John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit,
and they are life.” All of God’s promises have their end in Heaven 1 John 2:25 “And this is the promise that he has promised us—
eternal life.”
       Ecclesiastes 11 sums it up this way V13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God and keep His
commandments, for this is man’s all.” Men must not be fearful to stand with Christ. Rev. 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving,
abominable, murders, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the Second
death.”
                                      May God bless all of us     Roger


                                                              A WILLING SLAVE?
“ Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s
slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to
righteousness?  But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed
from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.  And having been set free
from sin, you became slaves of righteousness” (Romans 6:16-18).
        Am I a willing slave to righteousness - to God?  Have you ever really thought about
being a slave?  I think that idea is a little bit difficult for us because of the connotation we
associate with slavery.  Slavery brings to our minds the mistreatment of African-Americans in
the early days of this country. They were often treated in a very inhumane manner, beaten,
abused, and usually considered only as property, rather than a fellow human being.  It is
difficult to think of being a slave in that fashion.

       However, in biblical times, being a slave was not always a bad thing, as they were often
treated as one of the household.  In a recent bulletin article, Ron Stullenbarger wrote,
“Slavery in ancient days was often a way to pay off a debt.  In fact, a person could choose to
sell himself as a slave to change his financial situation.  There was also a system in place for
a slave to choose to become a lifelong slave.  This often happened because he or she was
happy in his, or her, place in life and chose it almost like we would choose a career today”
(Wheeling, WV bulletin).  When we consider slavery from that point of view, it sounds much
better.
       Being a slave of God is better than being President of the United States, or any other
high position one could desire.  As the old saying goes, “The benefits are out of this world”  
-  literally!!                            We love you all  -  Keith



       


       


 



                             
CONGRATULATIONS!
       
Rachel Lowe has taken a job at
5B’s in Human Resourses and Sales.
She and Grace Lowe are sharing an
apartment in New Concord. Their  
address is: 22 Depot St. #208  New
Concord, OH 43762
       
       Michael Flesher has accepted a
job teaching High School Math, at
Scotts Hill High School in Henderson,
Tennessee. He will be leaving on
Thursday, July 24. His address is 716
A Sand Road Cir. Henderson, TN,
38340

       Please make these changes in
your directories.
       
 Our Sympathy
       We extend our sympathy to the
family of Virgene DeVolld who passed
away on Tuesday, July 15. Virgene
was a membe at Norval Park from
1979, to 2010 when she was moved to
be closer to her son. Her funeral was
yesterday.

       MARK YOUR CALENDAR
       
Saturday, August 9 - OVU Bible Class
Teacher’s Workshop

Saturday, August 9 -  Circleville  
Ladies’ Inspiration Day        

August 10-14 -  New Concord Gospel
Meeting

August 15, Area Wide Sing at Norval
Park