THE HEIGHTENER                                  

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you."  -James 4:10


Volume XXXVIII

March 14, 2017

Number 11  

                                                                    

VIEWPOINT

Kent Crockett (no relation to Davy) asks, "Do I have blind spots?"  Here's his advice on detecting any spiritual flaws we might be missing.  

"Recently I was driving on the Interstate and wanted to change lanes. I didn’t know a car was slightly behind me on the right in my blind spot. My wife in the passenger seat told me about the car that was hidden from my view. I didn’t get angry with her for pointing out something that I couldn’t see. She was helping me, which kept me from getting in a wreck.

"Just like we have blind spots in our cars, we’ve got blind spots in our lives. We have faults and weaknesses that we can’t see on our own. How can we possibly see something we are blind to? It takes humility and willingness to change.

1.  Ask God to reveal your faults. King David knew he had blind spots, so he prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me and know my thoughts, and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way” (Ps. 139:23-24). He realized God knows everything and would reveal harmful attitudes in his life.

2.  Ask someone you trust. It hurts to hear someone point out our faults, but if we ask someone that we trust it will probably be accurate and easier to accept. A friend of mine once asked me, “If I knew something about you that you don’t know, would you want me to tell you?” He left the decision in my court, and I told him I did. He told me something I needed to hear and correct.

3.  Your critics will gladly point them out. A critical person will probably exaggerate your faults, but ask God if there’s a grain of truth in his/her statement. Shimei cursed and slandered David, but David found a grain of truth in his criticism (2 Sam. 16:5-12).

"When we see our blind spots and correct them, it keeps us from wrecking our marriage and relationships—which pleases God and brings His blessing."

 

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I look forward to seeing you Sunday with a Bible, a smile, and a positive word!  RA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Now

Never mind about tomorrow –

It always is today;

Yesterday has vanished,

Wherever, none can say.

Each minute must be guarded –

Made worth the while somehow;

There are no other moments;

It’s always, Just Now.

 

Just now is the hour that’s golden,

The moment to defend,

Just now is without beginning;

Just now ca never end,

Then never mind tomorrow –

‘Tis today you must enjoy

With all that’s true and noble;

And the time for this is

Now!

 

 

 

  

 

                         

 

 

Our next delivery to A.I.M. is planned for March 25.  Please continue to bring food items to help their distribution.  

 

 

 

 

Southside Area Youth Devotional 

  NEXT EVENT:  

March 19, 2017

East Point

5:00 p.m.

 

 

  

 

Ladies Bible Study Logo     

Fellowship Room

7:00 p.m.

Coming meeting dates:

March 21, 2017   

April 4, 2017

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SYMPATHY

The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Betty Smith and all her family.  Her brother-in-law, Ray Eanes, passed away a few days ago.   The funeral was February 18 in Tennessee.  

 

 

   

 

Dear Friends at Cedar Grove

Thank you very much for beautiful plant you sent to our dad's funeral.  Your thoughtfulness and generosity are very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Dawn and Ricky Wright

Kellye and Dennie Knight

 

Dear Cedar Grove Family,

Thank you very much for flowers you sent while I have been suffering with my back.  They really brightened by room! Thank you also to the many who send cards and notes -- it is such a help to know someone is thinking about me!

Love,

Jean McBride

To My Cedar Grove Family, 

Thank you very much for all the cards, phone calls, prayers, and the beautiful flowers.  It is such a blessing to be a part of such a loving Christian family!  I love you all.

Love,

Nancy Kirkland

Dear Cedar Grove Family

Thank you very much for the concern you showed when my arm was broken.  We appreciate your prayers, calls and the meals you brought.  We give thanks for you all!

Love,

Janie and Eddie Brown

Dear Ladies Class, 

Thank you so much for the beautiful fruit basket!  I really enjoyed it and I appreciate your thinking of me.  

Love, Jean McBride

Dear Cedar Grove Family

The past year has flown quickly – thank you for making it a positive year for the Cedar Grove church and for the Kingdom.  Thank you for your continual encouragement and partnership.  Thank you especially for the gift that was presented to us recently.  We love and appreciate our church family!

Love, Ross & Paula

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Greenwald is now in hospice care.

Stan Caudle is home after several days in the hospital.

Continue to remember Susan Carson, Stan Caudle, Jean McBride, Linda Moore, Lanier Richards, Janice Smith, Keith Tatum and Jimmy Wellborn.

 

Bible Reading Schedule for 2017

Read the Bible Chronologically

Week 9

February 27  Leviticus 24-25; Psalm 81
                     
Hebrews 9

February 28  Leviticus 26-27; Ps. 112;
                     
Hebrews 10

March  1  Numbers 1-2; Ps. 64, Hebrews 11

March  2  Numbers 3-5; Hebrews 12

March  3  Numbers 6-7; Hebrews 13

 

Week 10

March  6  Numbers 8-11; Colossians 1

March  7  Numbers 12-14; Psalm 28;
                 Colossians
2

March  8  Numbers 15-18; Psalm 113;
                 Colossians 3

March  9  Numbers 19-21; Colossians 4

March 10 Numbers 22-25; Luke 1

 

Week 11

March 13  Numbers 26-29; Luke 2

March 14  Numbers 30-33; Psalm 35; Luke 3

March 15  Numbers 34-36; Luke 4

March 16  Deuteronomy 1-3; Psalm 36; 
                  Luke 5

March 17  Deuteronomy 1-3; Luke 6

 

 

Week 12

March 20  Deuteronomy 6-9; Luke 7

March 21  Deuteronomy 10-14; Psalm 5;
                  Luke
8

March 22  Deuteronomy 15-18; Luke 9

March 23  Deuteronomy 19-22; Psalm 6; 
                  Luke 10

March 24  Deuteronomy 23-26; Luke 11

 

 

Week 13 

March 27  Deuteronomy 6-9; Luke 7

March 28  Deuteronomy 10-14; Psalm 5; 
                  Luke
8

March 29  Deuteronomy 15-18; Luke 9

March 30  Deuteronomy 19-22; Psalm 6; 
                 
Luke 10

March 31  Deuteronomy 23-26; Luke 11

Read the Bible in Order

March  1   Deuteronomy 23-25

March  2   Deuteronomy 26-28

March  3   Deuteronomy 29-31

March  4   Deuteronomy 32-34

March  5   Joshua 1-3

March  6   Joshua 4-6

March  7   Joshua. 7-9

March  8   Joshua 10-12

March  9   Joshua 13-15

March 10   Joshua 16-18

March 11   Joshua 19-21

March 12   Joshua 22-24

March 13   Judges 1-3

March 14   Judges 4-6

March 15   Judges 7-9

March 16   Judges 10-12

March 17   Judges 13-15

March 18   Judges 16-18

March 19   Judges 19-21

March 20   Ruth 1-4

March 21   1 Samuel 1-4

March 22   1 Samuel 5-7

March 23   1 Samuel 8-10

March 24   1 Samuel 11-13

March 25   1 Samuel 14-16

March 26   1 Samuel 17-19

March 27   1 Samuel 20-22

March 28   1 Samuel 23-25

March 29   1 Samuel 26-28

March 30   1 Samuel 29-31

March 31  Catch-up Day

 

 

 

 

            

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

 

 March   1

Riley Minichowski

 March   5

Greg Cannon

 March   6

Sharon Hodges

March   9

James Elliott

 March   9

David Grogan

 March  14

Doyle White

 March  20

Amanda Owens

 March  28

Onice Fields

 March  29

Ed Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOSE TO SERVE - March 19, 2017

Welcome

David  White

Song Leader

David White

Opening Prayer

Jim May

Lord's Table

* Greg Cannon

 

* Phil Hamby

 

Steve Esler

 

Greg Granberry

Scripture Reading

Larry Simmons

 

Matthew 5:33-37

Closing Prayer

James Elliott

   

Welcome - PM

David White

Song Leader

David White

Opening Prayer

Eddie Brown

Scripture Reading

Greg Granberry

 

1 Peter 2:15-17

Closing Prayer

Ed Kelly

Communion Preparation

Hambys

Nursery Attendant

 
 

 

 

 

Cedar Grove Church of Christ

Serving in Our Assemblies

     

Morning

March 5

March 12

  March 19

  March 26

Call to Worship

Jimmy Pulliam

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Singing

Jimmy Pulliam

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Opening Prayer

David White

Larry Simmons

Jim May

Jim Warren

Table – Lead

Greg Granberry

Jim Warren

Greg Cannon

Joe Maddox

 

Greg Cannon

Jimmy Pulliam

Phil Hamby

Joe Minichowski

Table – Serve

David Grogan

Bill Baker

Steve Esler

David Grogan

 

Bill Baker

Joe Minichowski

Greg Granberry

Jim May

Scripture

Jim Warren

Chris Greenwald

Larry Simmons

Doyle White

Closing Prayer

Ed Kelly

Greg Granberry

James Elliott

Eddie Brown

           

 

Evening

March 5

March 12

March 19

March 26

Call to Worship

Jimmy Pulliam

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Singing

Jimmy Pulliam

Doyle White

David White

Greg Cannon

Opening Prayer

Phil Hamby

Jimmy Pulliam

Eddie Brown

Doyle White

Scripture

Doyle White

Ed Kelly

Greg Granberry

Phil Hamby

Closing Prayer

Eddie Brown

Jim May

Ed Kelly

Greg Granberry

           

 

 

               
 

RECORD 3/12/2017

Bible School

46

Worship AM

64

Worship PM

36

Wednesday Bible Study

35

Contribution

$ 3,381.75