REAL MEN ARE REPENTANT!

The Pastor’s Quill

July 27, 2014

Tim and Kim Hodge

Tim and Kim Hodge

By Pastor Tim Hodge

In the Bible we find a very intriguing story of a young, boy king named Josiah. He became king of Judah at the age of eight. His father was THE “most wicked” king in the history of all Israel / Judah’s kings. At the age of eighteen, Josiah had a heart for God (even though he didn’t really know anything about God) so he commissioned funds to be allocated to remodeling the temple. While conducting these long-overdue and much-needed repairs, the construction guys proceeded to remove an old dilapidated pillar. To their amazement, they found the pillar to be hollow and something was inside. What was inside was the Law of Moses (our version of Genesis through Deuteronomy).

The priests rushed out and came to show King Josiah what they had found. Here is what is important: for YEARS no one had read the Word of God. Judah had been in such a backslidden state that the Word of God had been destroyed (except for this volume found in this ‘time capsule’ type pillar). Idolatry was rampant in the land. Even in the Temple of God the previous leaders had allowed certain sections to be designated for pagan, sex-centered idolatry. As the priest began to read these words from the Law of Moses, King Josiah was grief-stricken with conviction. Here is how the Bible records his reaction in 2 Kings 22:11, “Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he tore his clothes” (NKJV).

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Bulletin 7-27-2014

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Sunday, July 27
9:30 a.m. Church Open for Prayer (Sanctuary)

10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Celebration

Nursery (Ages 0-18 mos.)
Toddlers (Ages 18 mos.- 2 yrs.)
CWOC All Stars
Ages 3-12

Tuesday, July 29
6:00 p.m.
        Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)

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Wednesday, July 30
6:00 a.m. 
Prayer (Sanctuary)
6:30 p.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)
7:00 p.m. Children Ministry (Activity Center)

Youth Class (Activity Center)
Young Adult Class – Large Classroom
Adult Class – Sanctuary

Thursday, July 31
6:00 p.m.
         Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)

Friday, August 01
6:00 a.m.
  Prayer (Sanctuary)

CWOC All Stars

Sunday, July 27

Ages 3 – 12      Pastor Ashlyn and  Ann-Marie Holland

Wednesday, July 30
Ages 3 – 12          Children’s Ministry
Nursery Schedule
July 2
7  Laura Blevins
July 30  Shannon Frye

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Will meet today at 5:30 p.m.. The discussion will be on Matthew, Chapter 23.

Get moving in 2014!
This is open to men and women –  join the walk from 6:00 –   6:30  in the CWOC Activity Center. Ladies (only) fitness class starts at 6:30. See you there!

(Activity Center will be reserved from 5:30p.m.—7:30p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.)
Are you prepared for Tomorrow?
Crossroads is working with  a local attorney that has  agreed to prepare Last Wills for our congregation at a reduced fee. $50.00 for  a Simple Will and Up to $100.00 for a more complex Will. If you would like further information, please contact Melody Weeks
Ladies Bible Study
Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 7:30pm July 8 – August 12 $10 per person Simply Relevant is a relational study that encourages new friendships and allows women to discover how relevant God’s Word is to our lives today–

A New Season
The trophy case in the Activity Center will be cleared out and  repurposed. If you participated in any of the events which led to the award of a trophy and you would like to have one or several, please make arrangements with the church office to remove them.  All remaining trophies will be removed at the end of the month.

Mark your calendars
On Aug 3, we will recognize Pastor Tim’s birthday.
On Aug 17, we will recognize Pastor Tim and Kim’s  Wedding Anniversary.
There will be an opportunity during each morning service to present your cards and gifts.

 

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Pastor Tim Hodge 7/20/2014

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REAL MEN PRAY!

The Pastor’s Quill

Jul 20, 2014

Tim and Kim Hodge

Tim and Kim Hodge

Last week I began sharing with this congregation some thoughts entitled, “REAL MEN ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE.” I kicked it off with ‘REAL MEN PRAY!’ I would like to address some things today in this article concerning men and prayer.

First, one of the tragedies of today’s culture is the fact that most Christians do not have a consistent prayer life. I did a study on surveys concerning prayer and the results were sad and catastrophic. For example, the average PASTOR – yes, PASTOR – spends around seven minutes per week praying (apart from praying for people in their flock – such as hospital visits). To break this down, it would almost be safe to say if the person behind the pulpit has a prayer life that is pretty much
non-existent, then the people being ministered to probably are in the same boat. Therefore, I want to set the table acknowledging we have a great PRAYER DEFICIENCY in America.

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Bulletin 7/20/2014

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Sunday, July 20
9:30 a.m.  Church Open for Prayer (Sanctuary)
10:00 a.m.  Morning Worship Celebration

Nursery (Ages 0-18 mos.)
Toddlers (Ages 18 mos.- 2 yrs.)
CWOC All Stars
Ages 3-12

Tuesday, July 22
  6:00 p.m.      Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)

Discipleship Ministries
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Wednesday, July 23
  6:00 a.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)
  6:30 p.m. Prayer (Sanctuary)
  7:00 p.m. Children Ministry (Activity Center)

Youth Class (Activity Center)
Young Adult Class – Large Classroom
Adult Class – Sanctuary

Thursday, July 24
  6:00 p.m.         Fitness / Zumba Class (Activity Center)
  9:00 a.m.    VBS

Friday, July 25
  6:00 a.m.  Prayer (Sanctuary)
9:00 a.m.  VBS

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Sunday, July 20
Ages 3 – 12      Pastor Ashlyn and Jacob Oren

Wednesday, July 23
Ages 3 – 12         Pastor Ashlyn and Jacob Oren

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Pastor Tim Hodge 7/13/2014 – Real Men

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