Sunday evening singing at 5p.m. in the library.
Gluten Free communion bread is available in the foyer.
The teens will be doing an Activity each month. If you would like to sponsor one, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. There is also a flyer on the bulletin board with more information.
Don’t forget to check the bulletin board for lost & found items and to sign up for anything you can!
Graduation Banquet May 30. Special invitation! RSVP to Vanessa or Cammy today. This is to honor graduate Cordell Baer. Also, please let Vanessa know if you can help in anyway.
Ladies Seminar/Luncheon Saturday June 22 at the Thunder Mountain church in Delta, CO. Flyer on the bulletin board.
Church of Christ Farmington is having their 100th Anniversary! June 21-23 at the Eastside church building. Flyer on the bulletin board.
Donations are being accepted for the Four Corners Youth Encampment. It’s coming up quick! See David or E.A.
Kemper backpack kids sent us a ‘thank you” book. Take a moment to read it. It’s on a table in the foyer.
Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to host the coffee and fellowship.
The Bridge Shelter is closed for the summer.
The Good Samaritan Center 3rd annual cereal drive: June 3-8th. See Flyer on the bulletin board.
Good Samaritan need for the week: Shampoo. Donation box in the foyer.
May 26, 2019
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:
1. I gave my life for thee, my precious blood I shed That thou might ransomed be, and quickened from the dead.
2. My Father’s house of light, my glory circled throne, I left for earthly night, for wanderings sad and lone.
3. I suffered much for thee, more than thy tongue can tell. Of bitterest agony, to rescue thee from hell.
4. 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:
1. I gave my life for thee–what has thou given for me?
2. I left, I left it all for thee–has thou left aught for me?
3. I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee, what hast thou borne for me?
4. 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 26
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