We’ve Always Done It

A man walked by and saw a sentry standing guard for no apparent reason, so he approached the sentry and asked him why he was standing in that particular place.

The sentry replied, “I don’t know.  I’m just following orders.”

So, the man went to the captain of the guard and asked him why the sentry was posted in that place.

“I don’t know,” replied the captain, “we’re just following orders.”

This aroused the captain’s curiosity, so he went and asked those in authority over him.  They too had no idea why the guard was posted there so they asked the king.  The king didn’t know either, so he summoned his wise men and asked them.


Bible Reading Plan January 2018, Week 4

Monday, January 22:

Abraham & Hagar/Ishmael – Abraham doubts God’s promise & God blesses Ishmael

  • Genesis 16
  • Genesis 21:8-21
  • Galatians 4:21-31


Tuesday, January 23:

Abraham & Circumcision – The sign of circumcision vs. spiritual circumcision

  • Genesis 17
  • Romans 4:7-13
  • Colossians 2:11-13


February 2018 Calendar

Feb 4         Souper Bowl of Caring
Feb 4         VBS Steering Committee Mtg  [2 p.m.]
Feb 9-10    SuperStart! Houston, TX
Feb 10       Men’s Breakfast  [8 a.m.]
Feb 11       Youth Fundraiser – Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 14       Valentine’s Day
Feb 14       Area Preacher’s Lunch  [11:30 a.m.]
Feb 18       VBS Meeting  [immediately following am worship]
Feb 20       Ladies’ Meeting  [7 p.m.]
Feb 25       Western Sunday
Feb 25       Gideon Update

Bible Reading Plan January 2018, Week 3

Monday, January 15:

Job & God – Job’s suffering & God’s compassionate mercy

  • Job 38
  • Job 42
  • James 5:9-11


Tuesday, January 16:

Abraham & God’s Call – Abraham’s faith to follow God & the promise of the gospel

  • Genesis 12:1-9
  • Hebrews 11:8-10
  • Galatians 3:7-14


Bible Reading January 2018, Week 2

Monday, January 8:

Noah & the Flood – Noah’s faith & deliverance from the flood

  • Genesis 6
  • Genesis 7
  • Hebrews 11:7


Tuesday, January 9:

Noah & the Flood – God’s judgment of sin & Jesus’ second coming

  • Genesis 8
  • Genesis 9
  • Matthew 24:36-44


Bible Reading January 2018, Week 1

Monday, January 1:

  • Genesis 1:1-5
  • John 1:1-18
  • Colossians 1:15-19


Tuesday, January 2:

  • Genesis 1
  • Hebrews 11:1-3
  • Hebrews 1:10-12


January 2018 Calendar

Jan 1         New Year’s Day – CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Jan 3-6      Work Group on our campus
Jan 7         Singing Rally @ Sour Lake  [6:00 p.m.]
Jan 9         Area Men’s Fellowship @ First Christian Church Orangefield  [6:30 p.m.]


Breaking News

John Franklin, a noted evangelist, was speaking at two different churches in a large city in the same week.  A reporter was present at the first service.  After the sermon the evangelist pleaded with the reporter not to publish in the local paper any of the jokes he had used that night, since he was going to use the same stories the following night at the other church. 


December 2017 Calendar

Dec 6       Pick up shoes for Angel Tree
Dec 6       Area Preacher’s Lunch @ Cafe del Rio  [11:30 a.m.]
Dec 9       Men’s Breakfast  [8 a.m.]
Dec 9       Christmas in Orangefield  [10 a.m.]


Christmas Cards

Could I get my husband to address the Christmas cards?


I wondered.  The family was coming.  There was shopping to do, gifts to wrap, the tree to decorate, cooking, cleaning.  I arranged the cards, stamps, and address book on the table, then hopefully pulled up a chair and said, “Come on, Dear, let’s get these out of the way.”