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Friends Day 2019

 

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November 10, 2019

 

You and your family are invited to the

Camden Ave. Church of Christ 

Family and Friends Day 

9:30 a.m. Worship

15 minutes after Worship Bible Classes for all ages.

12:00 p.m. Covered dish dinner

6:00 p.m. Evening Worship

 

Any questions call:

304-428-0504

 

Location:

Camden Ave. Church of Christ

2900 Camden Ave.

Parkersburg, WV 26101

 

We hope to see you here!

 


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Be Kind

 There are a lot of things that we can’t do.  We may look around us and see a variety of skills and abilities that we simply don’t have.  But one trait that we all possess is the ability to be kind.  We can change relationships and influence countless people if we simply have the rule in our way of life to be kind.  Paul said in Ephesians 4:32 simply to be kind to one another.  This means be kind to your spouse, children, boss, friend,      whomever you meet.  In Romans 12:10, Paul stresses that part of the right relationship is “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;  in honour preferring one another.”  Whatever feelings we have about another person, let us never underestimate the good that kindness will do.  When we are kind, we are imitating Jesus.  He was kind to multitudes who were hungry.  His disciples wanted to send them away, but Jesus felt kindly towards them (Mark 6:30-44).  Even the woman caught in the act of adultery was dealt with in a kind way by Jesus (John 8:1-11).  Even to Peter, whose actions had to be frustrating to Jesus, he was still kind.  I see firmness, but a kind manner, in Paul’s dealing with Onesimus as he encouraged him to go back to Philemon after his conversion.  It just seems as we look at the really great characters of the Bible, we are continually struck by the impact of kindness. 

As we arise each day, let’s make it a goal to be kind to the people that we meet that day.  We can’t help but bring glory to the name of Jesus when we do.  - Steve  Boyd


BROTHERLY KINDNESS

When I think of brotherly kindness I think of Jesus Christ. If the truth were known, his acts of kindness would be numberless. But the Scriptures do attempt to give us a picture of this virtue on the life of our Lord. Brotherly kindness was shown when Jesus fed the hungry multitudes; when he healed the lame and blind; when he showed compassion in raising the son of the widow of Nain from the dead; when he cried at the tomb of Lazarus. As great as these acts of kindness were, his greatest act was the sharing of his saving message to the world which he made possible by dying at Calvary. Without that one act of kindness, we would still be lost in sin. It goes without saying that we should always demonstrate this virtue in our lives. Most of us can be kind as long as things go smoothly. It’s when we’re tested that we know whether or not we have the virtue.

If you truly have brotherly kindness you:

1. Will not respond negatively to another’s offenses, but you will turn the other cheek.

2. Will not take revenge into your own hands because it belongs to God.

3. Will not spread damaging gossip about others whether it is true or not!

4. Will not hold grudges, but will forgive and forget.

5. Will give your brother the benefit of the doubt.

As Paul put it, showing brotherly kindness is “bearing with one another, and forgiving each other . . . Just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you” (Col. 3:13).

Ted Blackwood


Compensation

"When Christ fails to be our center, we compensate"-good quote I read today.

FELLOWSHIP

The church of Christ values spiritual fellowship

 

The fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Cor: 13:14

And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. Acts 2:44-47

Jesus’ blood is thicker than water. There should be nothing that creates a tighter bond than sharing in the eternal grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. Nothing should create more comradery than sharing the mission of Jesus to seek and save the lost. Nothing in this life should speak Jesus louder to the lost and dying world than the inseparable fellowship of Christ’s church.