WORSHIP SERVICES FOR THE CORTEZ CHURCH OF CHRIST WILL BE AT 10 AM THIS SUNDAY MORNING AT THE CHURCH BUILDING. IF YOU ARE COUGHING, HAVE A FEVER AND NOT FEELING WELL – PLEASE STAY HOME!
Sunday evening singing has been canceled for a while.
Gluten Free communion bread is available in the foyer.
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Coffee and fellowship hosts sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Good Samaritan need for the week: breakfast bars. Donation box in the foyer.
Fellowship Group sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. See Steve or Pam with questions.
Please call or text Steve or
Nathan for time and location of worship on Sundays
Nathan – 970-759-2733
Steve – 970–759-4690
If you are still “staying at home” and would like to send in your offering – please mail it
to PO Box 145 Cortez, CO 81321
Regan & Sarah Kraus and family will be moving to Oklahoma. Our prayers go with them as they start another chapter in their life.
Article – Sunday, May 31, 2020
I GAVE MY LIFE FOR YOU
Sometimes I get flustered and perhaps embarrassed when I’m asked a question I’m not sure how to answer. Even when I know the answer, I still might not know how to present it. Such is the questions asked in the song which is the title of the article. It is almost a confronting, challenging statement. But let’s first notice the stanzas:
- I gave my life for thee, my precious blood I shed
That thou might ransomed be, and quickened from the dead.
- My Father’s house of light, my glory circled throne,
I left for earthly night, for wanderings sad and lone.
- I suffered much for thee, more than thy tongue can tell.
Of bitterest agony, to rescue thee from hell.
- And I have brought to thee, down from my home above,
Salvation full and free, my pardon and my love
Now the questions based on these factual statements, which are written from the perspective that Jesus is asking them:
- I gave my life for thee—what has thou given for me?
- I left, I left it all for thee—has thou left aught for me?
- I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee, what hast thou borne for me?
- I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee, what has thou brought for me?
The question is: what has been your response to what Jesus has done for you? Have you ignored it? Have you made any response at all? How do you respond to someone who has used his/her life to support you, allow you to live, loved you when you were acting horribly and selfishly? Many think that because we live in the U.S. being Christian is automatic. However, nothing could be further from the truth if we take what the Bible says seriously. The response to Jesus, for it to be recognized by God is what Paul calls an “obedient faith” Rom. 1:5.
Whether you have made an initial faith response or not, the questions Jesus asks in this song are haunting. What have you given for him? What have you left behind for him? What have you borne for him? What have you brought for him? You know what Jesus did, now it’s up to you.
from the Rob Hall archives
Updated: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Liz Ann (Betty) Semadeni
Brenda Dave’s mom is doing better.
Connie Dunbar, Pam’s sister, had 2 stints put in her heart.
Arlene Daves has been having health problems.
Mike Jordan, Sarah Kraus’ grandfather
Ty Davis, Larry & Susan Love’s grandson
Dick Young will be having surgery as soon as it can be scheduled
Collette Stevenson, Connie Frederick’s daughter. She has been in the hospital since last Saturday. They think she has pancreatitis.
Marsha Beaver’s family – the passing of her aunt Jean Puckett and her cousin Susie Marker
On Going Concerns:
Clarence & Eddie DeLoach
The Brown family
Shelby Webster’s baby Raegan
Marvin Ancell, Coffs Harbor
Royce Frederick, India
Philip James, Hogback
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