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Volume 61 Issue 15/April 14, 2013

In matters of faith, unity. In matters of opinion, liberty. In all things, love.

The Majesty of God
Our word majesty comes from the Latin; it means greatness. When we ascribe majesty to someone, we are acknowledging greatness in that person and voicing our respect for it: as, for instance, when we speak of Her Majesty the Queen. Now, majesty is a word which the Bible uses to express the thought of the greatness of God, our Maker and our Lord. The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty . . . . Thy throne is established of old (Psalm 93:1). I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works (Psalm 145:5). Peter, recalling his vision of Christs royal glory at the Transfiguration, says, we . . . were eyewitnesses of his majesty (2 Peter 1:16). In Hebrews, the phrase the majesty twice does duty for God; Christ, we are told, at His ascension . . . sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3). . . . on the right hand of the throne of the majesty in the heavens . . . (Hebrews 8:1). The word majesty, when applied to God, is always a declaration of His greatness and an invitation to worship. The same is true when the Bible speaks of God as being on high and in heaven; the thought here is not that God is far distant from us in space, but that He is far above us in greatness, and therefore is to be adored. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised . . . (Psalm 48:1). The LORD is a great God, and a great King . . . (Psalms 95:3). O come, let us worship and bow down . . . (Psalms 95:6). The Christians instincts of trust and worship are stimulated very powerfully by knowledge of the greatness of God. But this is knowledge which Christians today largely lack; and that is one reason why our faith is so feeble and our worship so flabby. We are modern men, and modern men, though they cherish great thoughts of man, have as a rule small thoughts of God. When the man in the Church, let alone the man in the street, uses the word God, the thought in his mind is rarely of divine majesty. A recent book was called Your God Is Too Small; it was a timely title. We are poles apart from our evangelical forefathers at this point, even when we confess our faith in their words. When you start reading Luther, or Edwards, or Whitefield, though your doctrine may be theirs, you soon find yourself wondering whether you have any acquaintance at all with the mighty God whom they knew so intimately. Today, vast stress is laid on the thought that God is personal, but this truth is so stated as to leave the impression that God is a person of the same sort as we are -- weak, inadequate, ineffective, a little pathetic. But this is not the God of the Bible! Our personal life is a finite thing: it is limited in every direction, in space, in time, in knowledge, and in power. But God is not so limited. He is eternal, infinite, and almighty. He has us in His hands; but we never have Him in ours. Like us, He is personal; but unlike us, He is great. In all its constant stress on the reality of Gods personal concern for His people, and on the gentleness, tenderness, sympathy, patience, and yearning compassion that He shows towards them, the Bible never lets us lose sight of His majesty and His unlimited dominion over all His creatures. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! J. I. Packer, Knowing God, pp. 73-74

Our Purpose:

Our Mission:

To Glorify God in Every develop completely Aspect of Our Lives committed followers
The Central Church of Christ, 1600 Forbes Road Weekly Worship and Bible Study in Vincennes, is holding a gospel meeting on April Please see schedule on back page of this Bulletin 21-24, 2013, at 7 p.m. Further details available on the bulletin board. Each Thursday at 11 a.m. Senior Seekers meeting The church has received an invitation to the wedding of Loramy Jane Reed and Jordan Scott Second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. Davidson on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. Area mens meeting at the Southside building at Camp Wabashi. Reception to follow. The Each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. invitation is on the bulletin board. Coys Genesis class The Harding Street Church of Christ, 2030 North VBS, June 2-5 Harding Street in Indianapolis is conducting a 6-8:30 p.m. at the Eastside building Spring Revival Meeting, Monday, April 29 through Announcements Friday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m, each evening. See flyer There will be a couples wedding shower for Kacey on bulletin board for more information. Smith and Billy Blundell. It will be at Jo and Kirby There is a Youth Group Family Campout Barretts house at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013. planned for August 16-18. RSVP to Rusty by May The address is 3013 West Lower Bloomington Road, 12 to get a campsite by group. See Youth Board for Brazil, IN 47834. Please bring a side dish. They are more Information. registered at Crate and Barrel, Kohls, Macys, Target and Praise and Thanks Lowes. Thanks for the prayers for Anna Mentzer. She is

Calendar of Events

Lunch will served the following Sundays in April: April 14 Lunch Ministry April 21 No lunch served April 28 Lunch Ministry As always, we welcome donations of food and/or cash. Please encourage all our visitors to stay so that we can get acquainted with them. Thank you for your support. Anndea Jordan will be starting a Zumba class here at the building soon. Please sign up on the sheet on the welcome center if you are interested.

doing much better after surgeries.

Nina Strahm

The Youth Corner

Upcoming Events Girls devotionals, April 26, May 24, June 21 Thursday night devotionals in April, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Frank and Glenda Jones house All parents, please note: in April Date Cost Spring Retreat (Joy Story) 19-21 $35.00 register at: Video Game Tournament 27 $3.00 for pizza in May Date Cost Shades of Love, (teens, adults) 17-19 Free

There will be a come and go wedding shower for Rachael Jones at the Eastside building on April 28, 2013, in June from 2-4 p.m.

May 10, is the date set for the Sister to Sister celebration deadline May 15 dinner. More details will be available soon. Camp, Senior Week* 09-15 $110.00 Camp, Middle School Week* 23-29 $110.00 Please report updates, omissions and corrections for the Before June 1 Directory to the church office for inclusions in the first ($125.00 after June 1) *register at update which will be out soon.

Mission Terre Haute



Sunday a.m. Servers for April 14

Prayers and Praise for Physical and Spiritual Healing & Help

Prayer List Tracy Long, for healing of neck pain and for the ability to use shoulder and arm so she can return to work (she's a single woman), requested by Rachel Cornwell. Christy Busby, sister of Amy Prestridge, for continued and complete recovery from viral encephalitis at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, California. Linda Belcher, mother of Julie Wonderlin and Tammy Hicks, for continued recovery from pneumonia. Nikkie Reeds grandfather, for success of chemo and radiation treatment. Nikkie is a friend of Chris Dust. Donnie Townsend and Frank Jones' Thursday night jail ministry class, for the special needs of the class members. Mary Plascak, for diagnosis of and recovery from medical problems; she is in Union Hospital. Casey Chaney, for continued recovery from her successful surgery.

Deacon in Charge Welcome Greeters Usher Song Leader Opening Prayer Lords Table Scripture Reader Scripture Reading Communion Prep Prayer Requests

Bob Williams Eric Austin David & Jacqi John Johnson Ray Nightingale Donald Shake Bob Williams Billy Blundell Acts 11:19-26 David & Jacqi Randy & Terri

Sunday a.m. Servers for April 21

Deacon in Charge Welcome Greeters Usher Song Leader Opening Prayer Lords Table Scripture Reader Scripture Reading Communion Prep Prayer Requests Bob Williams Eric Austin David & Jacqi John Johnson Frank Jones Tom Woodason Steve Chapman D. J. Wray NA Kacey & Kelly Frank & George

Those in Hospitals / Rehab / Senior Living

Royal Oaks, 3500 Maple Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804 Mary Cox Sycamore Manor, 222 S. 25th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803 Charity Kehoe, Apartment 232 Mary Plascak, Apartment 431 Westridge Healthcare, 125 West Margaret Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47802 Edith Austin, Room 102

God's Help Is Promised

So we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part (II Corinthians 8:6 NIV). " Is there a difference between mercy and grace? Yes! When we don't get something we deserve, that is mercy. When we are given something we don't deserve, that is grace. Did we ever think of giving as an act of grace? Giving really is a grace gift according to Romans 12, and when we do it with a grace attitude, it is always fulfilling. Since it is impossible to always know who really deserves a gift, let's give anyway when we can, and make it an act of grace. This is what God was calling on Corinth to do for the saints in Judea. For a bonus, it has been shown that acts of grace usually end up in a return of grace to us. " " " from Grace for Your Spirit, by David Grubb

Continuing prayer for: Paul Akers" " Shirley Shelton" " Wilma Stark " " R. L. Baker" " Randy Stott " " Helen Piety" " Mary Levite" " Carolyn Payne

Casey Chaney Edith Austin Charity Kehoe John & Norma Frump Nina Strahm Mary Plascak Eunice Wasson

Those Who Are Homebound

Clarence Vanatti

Eastside Church of Christ

4025 College Avenue Terre Haute, Indiana 47803

Loose change in todays collection will go to the Shults-Lewis Childrens Home.

Members and Guests: Please ll out a yellow attendance card and place it in the collection plate.
Senior Minister Elders
Jerry Goff Jeff Griggs Bill Turner Tom Woodason
Coy Siddall Youth Minister Rusty Jordan Office Fax Coy (cell) Rusty (cell)

812-235-9322 812-235-8460 812-841-7219 812-251-8443

Administrative Assistant
Hal Strahm Publicity B & G inside, purchasing College Class Shine Time Education Treasurer Education Curriculum B & G outside

Eric Austin Gordon Bryan! Phil Cornwell Frank Jones Wayne Padgett Randy Stott Ed Warner Bob Williams

SUNDAY Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 5:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Bible Classes at 7:00 PM

Church Email

Coys email Rustys email

Church Address
4025 College Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47803

Church Website

Elders & Ministers available for prayer before & after Bible study

Adult Bible Study Adult Bible Study College Class Ladies Class Mens Class Young Adults Mid & High School Coy Siddall Auditorium Danny Turpen Fellowship Hall Phil Cornwell Room 1 Glenda J. & Kelly W. Room 9 Gordy Bryan Library John Harvester Rusty Jordan Room 10 Teen Room

April 14, 2013
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Coy Siddall Pauls Mission for Us Sunday Evening Small Groups

Vital Statistics
April 7, 2013 Bible Study Worship, Adult Worship, Shine Time Worship, Total Sunday Evening Offering Weekly Budget Wednesday Evening Senior Seekers 138 175 33 208 NA $5,342 $4,000 88 47

Pre-School & Elementary Educational Wing Attended Nursery--ages 6 to 36 months, during worship Apr. 14, 2013: Tina Apr. 21, 2013: Shannon W. & Doreen W. Childrens Bible Hour Shine Time a. m. 3 years old through 5th grade

A reminder: Prayer requests will be published in the Bulletin for two weeks. Please resubmit requests if you wish the listing to continue for an additional two-week period. Prayer will continue as long as there is need. Call the church ofce (812) 235-9322 or E-mail

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