Minister Tom Lynch

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421 Providence Blvd
Clarksville TN 37042

Schedule of Services

SUNDAY

 Bible Study - 9:30am

 Morning Worship 10:30 am

Evening Worship 6:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

Bible Study 7:00 pm

 

Upcoming Sermons


August 30 The B-I-B-L-E 
September 6 He Departed With No Oneís Regret
September 13 The Fruit Of Patience 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  
August 24 - 30

26 Ė Melissa Parker

25 Ė John & Irene Caraway

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I am eating crow today.

Through the years Iíve made my dislike of a particular automotive manufacturer quite well known. In fact, about the only way you would not be aware of this is if youíre visiting. I have only had two really bad vehicles in my life, and both were made by this company. But itís not just me.

This year alone I have seen where Consumer Reports and similar publications rate all three of their divisions in the bottom 10 for quality and resale value. Their trucks and SUVs occupy 7 of 10 positions among the worst off-road vehicles. The only list I remember them topping was that of fewest return customers. Therefore, I feel fully justified in my position. So even though Iím slicing off a large helping of humble pie, please donít let what Iím about to say suggest a change of heart. If anything, I suspect the confession Iím about to make will ultimately solidify my position (if it doesnít Iíll grab a second fork as I apologize). 

The thing that has brought me to this point of contrition is that last week I purchased one of their vehicles. I knew it would be a possibility. Maybe even a probability. But yes, I am now the owner of a Dodge. And a mini-van at that! And if that wasnít enough, itís teal. Oh, the laughter on high right now must be raucous! But isnít it amazing how God can use the most humbling experiences to remind us of some important life-lessons?

Iím reminded that necessity sometimes forces our hand. I purchased this van for one reason and one reason only; I needed a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Yes, Iíve had to swallow my pride and admit I was wrong (on never owning one, not on feelings about it!!). But my brotherís needs had to come before my pride. Four men carried a friend to see Jesus (Mark 2). They were led by the needs of their friend.

Iím reminded to never-say-never. Bold matter-of-fact statements are easy to make, but can be difficult to stick with.  Pledges like never forsaking God are good. But when it comes to worldly matters Iím not certain that He might not use something like this to remind us who is really in control. After all, God uses ďthe base things of the world and the things which are despisedÖ to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presenceĒ (1 Corinthians 1:27-29).

Iím reminded that people are what really matters. The day we picked it up Jaclyn and I took Mike out for about 2 hours. We went to Baskin Robbins and Burger King. We stopped to see a couple of people along the way and took a long round-about way back home. And his face was beaming. Iíd guess it was the first bit of normalcy heís enjoyed since February. And if I recall correctly, last week was his first worship service in exactly 52 weeks. So Iíll admit that Iím glad I bought it. I donít know, maybe my heart has changed a little. So if youíd be so kind as to pass the mustardÖ

~Tom Lynch



This weeks Bible Reading:

Aug 24: Nehemiah 4-6
Aug 25: Nehemiah 7
Aug 26: Nehemiah 8-9
Aug 27: Nehemiah 10-11
Aug 28: Nehemiah 12-13
Aug 29: Esther 1-5
Aug 30: Esther 6-10 

 

Godís Part

 

    His great love for man (John 3:16)

    He gave His Son, Jesus, as the Savior (Luke 19:10)

    He sent the Holy Spirit as a guide (John 16:13)

    He gave the gospel as His unto salvation (Romans 1:16)

    He provided atonement by the blood of Christ (Romans 5:9)

 

Manís Part

 

   Hear the Gospel. (Romans 10:17; John 8:32)

   Believe the Gospel (Hebrews 11:6; John 20:31)

   Repent of past sins (Luke 13:3; Acts 17:30)

   Confess faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 10:10; Matthew 10:32)

   Be Baptized (Galatians 3:27; Mark 16:16;

        Acts 2:38)

   Be faithful unto death (Revelations 2:10)

 


 

God has done His part;

Wonít you do yours?


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