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Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany - 11 a.m. Service
Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 NRSV
Sermon Title: Freedom
1 Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2 Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the necessary knowledge; 3 but anyone who loves God is known by Him.
4 Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “no idol in the world really exists,” and that “there is no God but ONE.” 5 Indeed, even though there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as in fact there are many gods and many lords— 6 yet for us there is ONE God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and ONE Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
7 It is not everyone, however, who has this knowledge. Since some have become so accustomed to idols until now, they still think of the food they eat as food offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
8 “Food will not bring us close to God.” We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. 9 But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 For if others see you, who possess knowledge, eating in the temple of an idol, might they not, since their conscience is weak, be encouraged to the point of eating food sacrificed to idols? 11 So by your knowledge those weak believers for whom Christ died are destroyed. 12 But when you thus sin against members of your family, and wound their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if food is a cause of their falling, I will never eat meat, so that I may not cause one of them to fall.
Praise & Worship
Prelude Day by Day - Arr. by Sid Richardson
Opening # 77 On Eagle's Wings
1 You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord
Who abide in God's shadow for life
Say to the Lord, "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"
And I will raise you up on eagles' wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of my hand
2 The snare of the fowler will never capture you
And famine will bring you no fear
Under God's wings your refuge, God's faithfulness your shield.
3 You need not fear the terror of the night
Nor the arrow that flies by day
Though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come
4 For to God's angels is given a command
To guard you in all of your ways
Upon their hands they will bear you up
Lest you dash your foot against a stone
Special Music # 112 Holy Ground
Closing # 72 To God be the Glory
1 To God be the glory, great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
Oh, come to the Father, thru Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done.
2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. [Refrain]
3 Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer, and higher, and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. [Refrain]
Postlude The Master Has Come - Arr. by David Lowe
Please find the prayer list below,
and sincerely pray for ALL of God's creation.
PRAYER HAS DIVINE POWER TO DEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS.
"4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up
against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5
Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday
We will resume Fellowship & Midweek Reflection on February 3rd 2021
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First Christian Family,
Because of you, families were able to have a brighter holiday season!
Our regular distribution schedule has resumed.
We are excited for the New Year and another opportunity to feed our neighbors!
We continue to be grateful for all of your support and prayers!
Please keep bringing your peanut butter and jelly.
Share this good news of the gospel with your friends and coworkers,
as we continue to put faith in action, through the practice of shared abundance, with our neighbors in Winston Salem!
Help is always needed! Spiritually, physically and verbally.
Peace and continued shared abundance,
Rev. David Harrison Jr. and Paul Gillespie
A special word of thanks to all of our volunteers;
Without you, none of this would be possible!
If you would like to volunteer please contact us for more information.
New Communion: David Harrison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - email@example.com
The shelter has a year-round
list of needs that are always appreciated!
They especially have shortages
of men's deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and socks.
Food items are canned meats and #10 size canned fruits, vegetables & applesauce. Please sit your donations under the shelter, next to FCC's parking lot, at the set of double doors with a mailbox.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
My fellow Christians,
Well, the month of January is drawing to a close. I honestly think January is a year in itself. February is a shorter month and it celebrates Valentine’s Day. We recognize Valentine’s Day by showing love, kindness and appreciation . We automatically think of family and friends and purchase a card or some other remembrance for them. Crisis Control Ministry is requesting INSTANT POTATOES for the month of February. These are not expensive and they can go a long way in feeding a family. Most grocers have different varieties to choose from. Also, why not go through the “card” aisle and choose a Valentine or two to send to someone who might live alone or someone you know who is having a really hard time just to let them know someone is thinking of them. Buying INSTANT POTATOES for Crisis Control Ministry and sending a simple Valentine card to someone, shows others the love, kindness and appreciation our congregation exhibits every day. The large white box in the Administrative Wing foyer is ready to hold your gifts and I’m sure your ‘heart” will be blessed.
Becky Minnix, Volunteer
Christian Action Ministry
Dixson, Bill & Patsy
Fox, Bob & Barbara
Family and Friends of Members
Bodford, Angie - friend of Connie Hance
Bowen, Melodie - daughter of the Bowen's
Bradford, Brook - friend of Amanda Askew
Brown, Jane Wommack - widow of John Brown
Carter, Kaye - daughter of BJ Carmichael
Cejka Jr., Joseph F. - father of Rev. L Higgins
Crist, Garry - friend of Anne Hodges
Hall, Bobby - friend of Drew Hill
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
Madison, Diane - prayer for friend in Baptist
McKone, Mark & Matthew - husband & son of Kim Whitt McKone
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
New, Ron - brother of Sandra Sellers
Parvin, Bob & wife Debbie - former Interim Pastor
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
Pruett, John - our First Christian Church violinist
Pruitt, Elaine - her brother, Hugo passed
Sheehan, Susan - niece of Bob Parvin
Christian - grandson of Lisa Tedder
Teer, Catherine - mother of Cathryn Teer-Hodge
Tuttle, Jamie - friend of Gina Pruitt
Utt, Lou - friend of Drew Hill
Veschio, Ralph - father of Shellie Veschio
Veschio, Randy-brother of Shellie Veschio
Weidemann, Peg - mother of B. Weidemann
Williams Family - friends of the Askews
Woosley, Patty - mother of Pam Bowen
Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith
Hance, Drew-nephew of Charlie & Connie Hance
One Nation Under God.
We pay our respects to the men and women,
along with their families, who sacrifice their freedom daily
to protect our country's freedom.
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