Upcoming events at the church of Christ at Elkins
Polishing the pulpit is a wonderful resource of knowledge for preachers, elders, deacons, and church members alike.
Imagine being in a week-long (or just weekend) setting of lectureships from some of the most humble and knowledgable Christian men and women in the entire United States.
Check out www.polishingthepulpit.com for more details.
Topics and times posted soon.
Come for some spiritual renewal with Bro. Ben Flatt and visit with old friends on Sunday, June 21 beginning with Bible Study at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:00 a.m., fellowship meal and then the pm services. His topics are faith, hope and love.
This Monday is what we deem in the US as Memorial Day. A day set aside to remember all those who fought and served for our country, many that died in combat and in service. These men and women gave their lives for a cause that they believed in selflessly. Even unto the end!
Every Sunday, Christians have the privilege and opportunity to gather together to proclaim memory of the Greatest Sacrifice in all creation!
Our Lord Jesus Christ met with His disciples in the final few days of His life in an upper room on the night of the Passover Feast, communed with them, then told them "each time you do this, do this in remembrance of Me."
Sunday, let us all gather together as Christians to partake of the emblems of memorial of our Lord's great sacrifice, and have a heavenly Memorial Day! A Feast Divine!
Join us for this two part lesson. The first lesson will be presented on Sunday March 29 and is titled - "Hope - We CAN Have it!" (Special thanks to brother BJ Clarke who presented a lesson on hope at PTP 2013 for some of the theme.)
There were many that were looking for hope; yet, they never had the hope that they were looking for...until.....
Next Sunday, the lesson will continue with "No Hope - The Day After!" That tragic day that the world had no hope.
Come and join us for worship and Bible study!
This is an event designed for young people that are living in a world full of challenges. Suggested ages, due to the sensitivity of the topics is 13 - 20. Discretion is advised for younger audiences.
TBH! will be a forum of speakers coming together to identify, discuss, and help our young people, and their parents, to live in a life full of challenges.
The theme - as the acronym says is "To Be Honest!"
The itinerary will be as follows:
8:00 - 8:50 a.m. - Registration, Meet & Greet, donuts, snacks, etc.
8:30 - 8:50 - Singing in the auditorium for all that want to join led by Brandon Eaves
9:00 - Welcome, song, prayer
9:05 - 9:45 - "Texting/Sexting/Snapping/Yapping and all of those other things smartphones can do." - Drew Milligan
10:00 - 10:40 - "Social Media: To tweet or not to tweet - wait...did you like my status?" - Joey Ferrell
11:00 - 11:40 - "Bullies and Peer Pressure: Surviving life at school and with friends." - Trent Key
12:00 - 12:50 - Lunch will be provided
1:00 - 1:50 - "Living morally in an immoral world: Where do we go from here?" - Jack Honeycutt
2:00 - closing remarks and dismissal
Each session will have a few songs, a prayer and about 10 minutes of question & answer time at the end. Songs will be sung during breaks if you choose to participate.
There will be both men and women available to answer questions one on one or to discuss any challenges privately if need be.
Hashtags for Facebook and Twitter will be #TBH2015 ,#ToBeHonest15, and #WeAreYouthBeingHonest
Malachi 2:14-16 states very emphatically that "God HATES divorce."
Have you ever wondered why God hates divorce? And if He truly hates divorce, why do we see it so evident in our culture?
It is true that Moses gave the "permission" of a writing of divorcement and we know that this was done based on the hardening of the hearts of those in that time - when law allowed for other things and many reasons for divorce; however, Jesus Christ uses two very powerful areas of teaching to refute "divorce for any cause" in Matt 5 and Matt 19.
Come and join us as we look at the second part of our series:
1. "Marriage: The Covenant"
2. "Divorce: The Commitment"
3. "Remarriage: The Confusion"
In the beginning, God purposed for man to have a helpmeet. In this plan, He chose how He wanted this covenant established, who it would be with, and how it would be to an extent.
Have you ever thought about what the true plan, promise, product, and purpose of marriage is in God's eyes?
Let's explore His word and see if we can answer these very important questions and worship Him together. Please consider joining us for this three part lesson on Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage.
With the chocolates, flowers, cards, teddy bears, jewelry, and other gifts now in the history books from the day that is celebrated as Valentine's Day, we will look at the much deeper subject of love between a husband and a wife in a biblical perspective.
Ephesians 5:25 says for husbands to love your wives as Christ loves the church. What an obligation. Can we fulfill it? What are the requirements? Why is it OUR responsibility?
Come and join us and let's study the Bible together and learn more during our worship to God!
What did Jeroboam, Uzziah, Nadab and Abihu all have in common?
That's right...they were all in the Old Testament times......
Well, that is part of the story. The other part is that they defied God in their own desires. They did things "their way" instead of God's way.
Come and join us for this lesson on doing things God's way versus our own way.
What would you do if you got to your favorite restaurant and there were so many people there that you couldn't even get in the door?
What about a doctor's office or hospital?
What about if you really needed something and you just couldn't see the end of the wait or make your way to the source of the reason for going to begin with?
Yeah...well, there is a great story about that....
Come join us for an expository lesson on Mark 2:1-2 and let's get going "Through the Roof!"
How many of us have said these three little words?
Do we really understand what they mean? Maybe in one form we can understand it fully, but what about in a Biblical sense? What about serving our Lord? What about following Christ?
Does Richer or Poorer really matter?
Let's see what the Bible says and how we can apply it to our lives in worship to Him.
Come and join us!
About 25 of the Psalms are written unto the "sons of Korah." In particular, Psalm 85 is written in regards to revival of the religious remnant that was left behind in the days of Korah.
Korah was proven to be one that was not in line with what God wanted...and he died because of it. His sons continued the family line and seven generations later, the prophet Samuel was born.
The Psalm reveals the plea for revival, restoration, and a worthy remnant.
Come and join us as we discuss this great plea.
Have you ever waited until the last second to do something? That seems to be almost a norm in many lives today. Waiting to do certain things, or waiting until something is almost over to take advantage of the time, or even waiting nearly too long to avoid a catastrophe.
This is most likely going to be the case in many spiritual lives as well. Waiting until the very last second to "try" to get their life in the right situation.
What if that second were taken away? What if the next to the last second was really the last second?
What would you do? What will you do?
Come and join us for worship to God!
During the holiday season, a lot of shopping for the "perfect" or "greatest" gift is done.
What is the "perfect gift?" Is there such a thing as "the greatest gift?"
James 1:17 says that "every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above..."
Can we find this "perfect" or "greatest" gift so easily?
Come and worship with us and listen as we explore the journey of finding the "Greatest Gift!"
Visitors welcomed, guests invited!
In the book of Amos, we can read these words that may seem somewhat bitter at first, and rightly so.
These folks were religious folks that knew what God wanted from them. He told them to change their ways again, again, and again. When they wouldn't listen, the words "Prepare to Meet Thy God!" were heard.
Hezekiak was told to set his house in order.
The rich man that tore down his barns - he was told that this very night his soul would be required.
There is no pleading, persuading, education, or otherwise that will change what has to be done.
So the question to you my friends is this:
"Are YOU Prepared to Meet Thy God?"
Come and join us for Bible study at 9:15 and worship at 10:00.
In 2 Timothy, the apostle Paul describes the words of scripture as being "inspired". The true meaning of the word in the original language is "God-breathed". So, what does it mean to be God-breathed?
Come and look at these points with us at 5:00
Life from Breath
Life by Breath
Life in Breath
Life Without Breath
We might often think that Jesus doesn't really care about what happens in our lives.
Guess what? We aren't the only ones that thought that. His disciples also dealt with this same thing...not just once...but many times.
Does Jesus care about my life?
Does Jesus care when I hurt?
Does Jesus care when things are bad?
Come and join us and let's see if we can discover if Jesus really cares!
We are all very thankful for at least one friend that we have in our lives. Do we realize every day what a friend that we do truly have in Jesus?
He is our friend. He wants us to be saved. He loves us.
Come and join us as we talk about "What a Friend We Have in Jesus!"
We have all lost a family member in our lives. We know the pain, the anguish, the guilt, the love that we miss...
Family is a similarity of how the church is and heaven will be. Shouldn't we learn from our families how to help one another?
Let's explore this topic in a Bible fashion and see where family plays a significant role in our lives...and our eternity.
Come and join us.
Check back soon for more details!
Will you be my friend?
Will you be my "best" friend?
Will you be just a friend?
There are many ways to be a friend, but, if we are not a friend in certain ways, we neglect our own friendships that will result in more for both the church, and our own personal lives.
Come join us and let's see what being a friend is all about!
Jesus was called many things on this earth. He was Rabbi, He was Teacher, He was the Good Shepherd...but Jesus explains in John 13 that He came to serve.
How are our hearts when it comes to serving. Are we much like Jesus - ready, willing, and privileged to serve? Or...are we more like the story of Mary and Martha?
Come and worship with us Sunday and let's see more about the Master Servant!
"At the Cross, At the Cross..."
Let's take a journey back through the gospels to see the setting of the cross.
If you recall, there are four distinct positions that we can read of "at the cross."
We read of those that were "near the cross."
We read of those that were "in front of the cross."
We read of those that were "beside the cross."
We read of those that were "behind the cross."
Matt 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19
Come along on this journey with us and let's see if we can see ourselves "at the cross" and where we might be today.
Come and join us for worship!
One of the most difficult subjects to think about. We all want forgiveness don't we? Sometimes it seems that we come to expect it from others if we trespass against them. After all...didn't God say to "forgive and forget?" What? He didn't say that? You are right. That is not what He says in His word.
Want a better understanding of forgiveness? Come join us at 10:00 for our worship hour and let's look at 5 points on forgiveness:
- Forgiveness - What is it really?
- Forgiveness - Why is it important?
- Forgiveness - Must I forget and expect others to forget?
- Forgiveness - Why is it so hard to forgive?
- Forgiveness - The one that you may not forgive. How do you do it?
Please join us and invite others to come as well! We look forward to worshiping with you then!
The finale is coming! The third part of "A Wicked Nation" and it is a doozy. Zephaniah tells the nation of Judah to repent with the words from God.
Stop - Zeph 3:1-7
Look - Zeph 3:8-13
Listen - Zeph 3:14-20
What a beautiful feeling to know that no matter how much sin that is in our lives, that we can be reconciled to God as His children!
Come join us on this finale in the journey through this book and chapter.