W ORDS Remodeling Your Spiritual House

There are tons of television shows centered around the idea of remodeling your home, and most of them
operate on the same principle: helping a homeowner improve their living environment. Without proper
care, houses deteriorate, or residents simply tire of the old furniture, paint and decorations around them.
They need to remodel!
Sometimes we need the same thing spiritually! James 1:21-25 gives us a blueprint to do an “extreme makeover” on our spiritual houses, and it all centers around the powerful word of God (James 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:22-25;
John 17:15-17; Acts 20:28-32).
MAKE ROOM for the Word! The first thing that happens in a remodeling job is tearing out the old walls,
furniture, etc. You can’t bring in the new unless you get rid of some old! Likewise, in order to remodel our
spiritual houses, we have to lay aside “filthiness and overflow of wickedness” (James 1:21). That means we
have to throw away the sin that is in our lives and put on the “new man” (Col. 3:1-10). Sin is heavy (Heb.
12:1) and it clutters our environment. Get rid of it!
RECEIVE the Word! The next thing to do is bring in the new, useful material. For our spiritual houses, that
useful material is the word of God. James says to receive it with “meekness” (James 1:21). We should have
the same mind as David in Psalm 119:11 and the Christians in 1 Thess. 2:13. God’s word must be
“implanted” or “engrafted” into our hearts, which is God’s plan (Heb. 8:6-13).
DO the Word! If you are remodeling a home, it doesn’t do any good to have a bunch of lumber and uninstalled fixtures laying around. You have to actually put the stuff to work! The same goes with God’s word
(James 1:22). We can’t be hearers only. Jesus teaches this same lesson (Luke 6:46; John 14:15).
CONTINUE in the Word! You have to take care of the new remodel! Remember Paul’s words in 1 Cor. 10:113.
If you follow God’s blueprint, you can have a successful spiritual home makeover! But make sure your
house has a strong foundation first (Matt. 7:24-27; John 8:24; Matt. 10:32-33; Luke 13:3,5; John 3:3,5;
Mark 16:16).
Bulletin Digest
Matt Clifton
McCrory church of Christ
McCrory, AR
Gather + Grow + Go
WORDS OF LIFE
Remodeling Your Spiritual House
Newsletter Date
November 16, 2014
Vol. 24 Issue 44
PRAYER LISTS
Kim Haggard
Carol Hardin
Jennifer Heard
Ester Story
Sarabeth Turman
Jeannie Venable
Tonja Vencion
Louella Bates
Richard Black
Roger Clark
Erma Cox
Laurie Davis
Neil Davis
Bill Dooley
Edna Dunbar
Melba Frazier
Margaret Gallaher
Cody Ganoe
Greg Griggs
Tristan Haggard
Greg Hand
Micah Hardin (China)
Gilbert Jenkins
Terry Kiihnl
Lucille McNabb
Adam Nutt
Doyle Odle
Bobby Pinckley
Helen Pinckley
Earl Rasbury
Terry Sellards
Angel Shelton
Daniel Skelton
Willie Ray Thompson
Our sincere sympathy
goes to the families of
Glenda Frances and
Harold Morris who
passed away last week.
On the Sick List
Pray for
our Military
Richard Allen Alquire
Tommy Brewer
Aaron Ray (Missouri)
Cory Park
Andrew Zills
Please Pray for our
Friends at the Nursing
Homes Daily.
Waynesboro HRC
P.O. Box 510
Waynesboro, TN 38485
LaKesha Brewer (211B)
Ella Clayton (110A)
Ruth Heard (119A)
Peggy McCurry (209)
Jewel Poag (103)
Wanda Robertson (202)
Dorothy Shaw (313A)
Monroe Staggs (221C)
Bud Walker (208B)
-----------------------------------Harbert Hills
3575 Lonesome Pine Rd.
Savannah, TN 38372
Robert Vencion (1)
Greg Griggs was involved in an automobile
accident last week. After being air-lifted to Vanderbilt he was treated for a broken collar bone
and several lacerations, but he was able to return home that night. He is healing at home.
Lucille McNabb is home from the hospital
and feeling better.
Daniel Skelton continues to improve after
his surgery.
Tristan Haggard had ACL surgery on his
knee Monday.
“While the
earth
remains,
seedtime and
harvest, and
cold and heat,
and summer
and winter,
and day and
night shall
not cease.”
Genesis 8:22
Be careful how you live - you may be the only
Bible some people read.
An American Red Cross Blood Drive
will be held at
Waynesboro Church of Christ
Thursday, November 20
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thank you, Veterans, for your service and
sacrifice for our freedoms.
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear,
slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce
the righteousness of God.”
James 1:19 - 20
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Card Making: November 16, at 4:45
p.m. - Tara Hollis will be meeting with
girls 4th grade and under in the fellowship center to make cards for the sick.
News and Notes
 We will have our annual Prayer Service Novem-
ber 23rd.. We hope you will choose to be a part of
this service. Prayer request sheets are available
in the foyer.
 Area Wide Singing: November 14, at Upper
Sinking Church of Christ in Centerville. A meal
will be served at 5:30 with singing at 7.
 All ladies are invited to a Ladies Day at Lomax
Church of Christ in Hohenwald this coming Saturday, November 15th. Registration begins at 9
a.m. and the morning will conclude with a soup
and salad luncheon. The topic is “Everything I
need to know about being a Christian...I learned
in Bible School.” The speaker is Kara Farr.
 Our Fifth Sunday Fellowship and early afternoon
service will be November 30.
You are invited to a Baby Shower honoring
Frankie Gallian
Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 1 - 3
in the fellowship center.
Frankie is registered at
Duren’s, Target, and Babies R Us.
It’s a girl!
Join us for a Bridal Shower honoring
Keerstin Stegall
November 16, 2014, at 2:00 PM
in the fellowship center. The couple is registered
at Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond,
and Target.
OUR RECORD for November 9, 2014
Morning Bible Study………………………………....……...124
Morning Worship..................................................199
Evening Worship………………………………..……….……..117
Wednesday Evening --November 5, 2014……...….127
HONORED TO SERVE
November 16, 2014
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Scripture Reading…………………Ronnie Mathis
Prayer…………………………...……David Hardin
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
Announcements…………………..…..Jeff Skelton
Song Leader………………...……Mitchell Skelton
Opening Prayer……………………...Bob Turman
Lord’s Table
Mike Gallian
Ben Gallian
Carl Griggs
Charles Hunt
Ben Dollar
John Austin Skelton
Tyler Hunt
Chandler Stegall
Speaker……………………………....…Gregg Lee
Closing Prayer………………….……..…A. J. Bell
GREETERS
Randy Gresham and James Allen Nutt
COLLECT CARDS AFTER WORSHIP
Jacob and Brady Duren
David-Grant Dixon, Mason Moore
PICK UP COMMUNION CUPS
Patricia Clayton, Marilyn Mathis
Janice Stooksberry, Vivian Sherrill
NURSERY ATTENDANTS
Amanda Moore and Anna Beth Haggard
SUNDAY EVENING
Announcements………………...........Jeff Skelton
Song Leader……………….…………..Adam Nutt
Opening Prayer………..…………......John Heard
Speaker………………...…………....…Gregg Lee
Lord’s Table……………...…..…Dave Canterbury
Closing Prayer…………….………Barry Hanback
WEDNESDAY EVENING--------------November 19, 2014
Announcements……………….…Mitchell Skelton
Scripture Reading………..………....Lukas Pierce
Opening Prayer……………………….....Alan Bell
Song Leader……………..…...…..Dawson Mathis
Invitation……………………..……….…Gregg Lee
Closing Prayer…………..……Joshua Canterbury
PREPARE COMMUNION FOR NOVEMBER
Dean Stegall
PANTRY: Spam and Corn Beef Hash
Angel Food Coordinators
November - Betty and Mollie Meredith
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WAYNESBORO
CHURCH OF CHRIST
TIMES OF SERVICES
Sunday Morning
Bible Study………………………………….9:00 A.M.
Worship………………………………...…10:00 A.M.
Sunday Evening
Worship………………………………………6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Evening
Bible Study…………………………..……..7:00 P.M.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
P. O. BOX 33
304 HASSELL ST.
WAYNESBORO, TN 38485
Non-Profit Standard
Postage
PAID
Permit #11
Waynesboro, TN
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
EVENTS CALENDAR
November 13th: Clara Mathis (TOPS) 4 - 7
November 14th: Jerry & Jeanie Venable All Day
November 15th: Misha Johannes All Day
November 16th: Keerstin Stegall 11 - 6
November 16th: Tara Hollis
November 20th: Red Cross Blood Drive 10 - 6
November 20th: Clara Mathis (TOPS) 4 - 7
November 22nd: Lorene Brewer 1 - 3
November 22nd: Tonya Gallian 3 - 9
November 23rd: Tonya Gallian 11 - 6
November 24th: Dean Stegall (DAR) 4 - 6:30
November 27th: Catherine Farris 9 - 4
November 27th: Sheryl Skelton 5 - 8
November 29: Lorene Brewer All Day
November 30th: Fifth Sunday Fellowship
December 6th: Tara Hollis (Cookie Baking)
December 6th: Erma Duren
Birthdays and Anniversaries
NOVEMBER
15 - Patricia Clayton
17 - Janice Martin
19 - Robert Vencion
20 - Linda Lay
20 - Barbara Davis
20 - Chris Howe
23 - Joshua Canterbury
23 - Lori Nutt
23 - Tonja Vencion
25 - Steve Collie
26 - Kim Haggard
26 - Mitchell Skelton
ELDERS
Alan Bell…………………………….722-9251
Terry Bryant………………………..722-9693
Jerry Duren………………………....722-5928
Mike Gallian………………………...722-3934
Vernon Lay………………..……......722-3932
DEACONS
Dave Canterbury………………...…722-7620
Jeff Duren………………………......722-2820
Ben Gallian…………………….…...722-7071
David Hardin……………….……….722-9249
Jerry Hollis………………………….722-2363
Charles Hunt…………………….….722-9658
Ronnie Mathis……………………...722-3397
Richard McNabb…………………...722-9278
James Allen Nutt…………………...332-6034
Jeff Skelton……………………..…..722-0873
Jerry Venable………………….…...722-5111
A. C. Walker...………….…………..722-3301
MINISTERS
Mitchell Skelton………….…...…..722-8227
Gregg Lee……………………….…332-5414
Bobby Pinckley……….………......722-3563
CHURCH OFFICE…………...…….……….722-5520
Betty Meredith……………….……..Secretary
CHURCH WEBSITE:
www.waynesborochurchofchrist.com
CHURCH EMAIL:
[email protected]
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