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Kitchens Creek Baptist Church
7231 Monroe Hwy @ Kitchens Creek Rd
Ball, Louisiana 71405

Email: Pastor Milton W Howard
PO Box 740
Ball, Lo
UiSiAna  71405

Weekly Church Bulletin
November 11, 2018
 

November 11, 2018

daily radio:

7:45 a.m.

kwdf  am 840

bible class:

10:00 a.m.

 

men's prayer

 

 

morning worship:

11:00 a.m.

 

wednesday worship:

7:00 p.m.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

C.H. SPURGEON

I have heard of a sailor who had been in prison, that after his release, he had money in his pocket, and going over London bridge, he saw a man selling birds-thrashes, larks, and so on. "What do you want for that lot?" said Jack. I forget how much it was, but Jack found the money; and as soon as the birds were his he opened the door, and let them all fly away. The man called out "Whatever did you buy those birds for, and then let them out?" "Oh," said the sailor, "if you had been in prison as I have been you would be sure to set everything free you could get a hold of." You and I ought to display the same kind of feeling towards all poor bondaged souls. 

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Have you ever lived out of this country?  We lived in a foreign country for over 25 years.  We lived there.  Paid bills there.  Had friends there.  Had our children there.  But all that time, our citizenship was here in this country.  We knew that though we went through heartaches, trials, troubles, and conflicts, we were going to leave and come back to this country.  It was not our home.  Not legally nor emotionally. 

We were bound by the laws of that country.  But there were so many things that made us different.  It was not hard to tell that we did not belong there.  We were foreigners.  We were in that country, but we were not of that country.

When it rained on that country, we got wet.  When the sun shined, it shined on us.  But we lived in a way that did not bring reproach on our home country.  We lived there during the administrations of Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush, but we never talked against our president. 

We did what we could to keep a low profile.  When we went to town, we tried to dress in such a way that we did not stand out.  We did not mix in the politics of the country.  We did not try to persuade people to our way of thinking.  We did what we thought was right, and left the rest alone.  We left Mexico to the Mexicans. 

So in this world believers are subject to the ups and downs of this world.  We are sick just like the people of this world.  We have tribulation just like all the rest.  When there is no food we get hungry like the rest.  In this world we submit to those in authority.  We lead orderly and peaceable lives.  We are simply passing through.  Bless it in your travel, but do not yoke yourself with its affairs.  You may wish all things were different, but remember you are in a foreign country.  When possible we help those among whom we lived.  We do what we can to point them to Christ to point them to eternal life.  You cannot make the world like Heaven, so do not make it a dwelling place for your soul.
MWH

 

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CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Wherewith shall we approach the Lord

And bow before His throne?

By trusting in His faithful Word

And pleading Christ alone.

And pleading Christ alone.

 

The blood, the righteousness, and love

Of Jesus Christ we plead;

He lives within the veil above

For us to intercede.

For us to intercede.

 

Sure ground and sure foundation, too,

We find in His dear name;

Herein we every blessing view,

And every favor claim.

And every favor claim.

 

Then let His name forever be

To us supremely dear,

Our only all-sufficient plea,

For all our hope is there.

For all our hope is there. 

(Tune: "Majestic Sweetness") 

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(Micah 6:6-8)  "Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?  Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?  He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee."