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Week of March 22, 2020
WHY GODS TRUTH MATTERS!  
Why is it so important for us to live our lives according to the word of God? The answer to this question would seem obvious. But the obvious is not so obvious to the spiritually blind. One would think that living by the truth (the holy scriptures) would be the guiding principle everyone strives to live by. Sadly however, this isn't always the case. 
 
The truth sometimes hurts and is painful. Most people I know would prefer to avoid any type of pain at all cost if left up to them. That is why so many avoid having to face or accept the truth when it means that it is going to become uncomfortable for them. 
 
But the truth is the truth and it does not change regardless to whether one feels or wants to deal with it. 
 
Throughout the Bible we read how people attempted to disregard or avoid the truth from God’s word, but in the end could not escape it and eventually had to face its reality. For example, the events that took place in the garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve overstepped God's instructions not to eat the fruit of a specific tree or there would be great consequences. He told them the truth and they did not obey It. As a result, their failure to follow and believe in His truth had a terrible effect on the rest of mankind. Jonah, in his attempts to avoid and ignore God's assignment to preach repentance to the city of Ninevah ended up in the belly of a whale. He tried to run from the truth but the truth in the end caught up with him. It was hard for Jesus’ own disciples to believe in the truth when Jesus said that the one who dipped his hand with Him in the bowl is the one who will betray Him. (Matt. 26: 23) Judas was the one and he ended up committing suicide. Jesus told Peter to his face that he would deny Him three times. (Matt. 26: 34-35) Even though it was extremely difficult for Peter to accept the truth at the time, that truth came to fruition. (Matt. 26:75)
 
There are countless incidents like these throughout the Bible to remind us that God’s truth is all that matters in this world. God’s instructions and warnings should always be heeded and believed. They are always going to bear the truth in the end. That is why we must pay close attention and hang on to every word God has spoken to us through the scriptures. He has given us the truth concerning our redemption and eternal salvation with no exceptions to His instructions, no matter who you are or what position you may hold in life. 
  
God’s truth is a matter of life and death. There are no gray areas in God’s truth. Every word and story that comes from the Bible is true. “For it is impossible for God to lie.” (Heb.6: 17-18) That is why He is Who He is, the one and only God. There is nothing in His nature that would prove otherwise. He is the bearer of truth and nothing but the truth. 
 
He has always told us the truth and it’s up to us to accept it or reject it. But nevertheless, it will always remain the truth. 
 
In the end, all that matters in this life is making sure you we are living by God’s truth and no one else’s! Because when all has been said and done, God’s truth stands to matter the most in your life. 
 
In Him,
Bro. Mark Craigwell

Elders
Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Minister
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Minister
Denver Simmons
Deacons
Raleigh Gallington
Anthony Johnson
Gregory Johnson
Carlfred Malcolm
Albert Martin, Jr.
Walter Maxwell
Richard Meuse
Barry Person
Jason Reid
James Wade, Sr.
News & Notes
Click here to read letter from the elders regarding the suspension of all gatherings at the church building.

Click here to go the church web site.

Please note that the Church of Christ in Roxbury ministries listed below will resume their regular meetings once the state of emergency is lifted.
Current & Upcoming Events
Couples Ministry
Ladies Take Note
Click here for registration form. Please let Sis. Gallington know ASAP if you plan to attend. The sisters from Milton are trying to arrange transportation.
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men's Retreat
New England Lectureship
Retention Ministry
Support Groups
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
Youth & Family Ministry
Calendar: March 2020
Special Events
14 – Coney/Cort Wedding Shower - CANCELLED
15 – Area-Wide Fellowship & Singing @ Lawrence, 3pm - CANCELLED
21 - Young Adult Ministry Outing to Boda Borg Boston - CANCELLED
22 – Youth & Family Ministry Fellowship, 2 p.m. - CANCELLED
28 – Roxbury Ladies’ Day @ Tirrell Room - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
31 - Education Ministry Meeting, 6pm - CANCELLED
Ministry Meetings - ALL MINISTRY MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
1 – Youth & Family Ministry Meeting
2 – Ministers/Elders/Deacons Meeting, 7pm
7 – Finance Ministry Work Session 9am-noon
8 – Deacons’ Meeting
12 – Young Adult Ministry Devotional, 7pm
21 – Ministers/Elders/Deacons Wives Mtg, 9am
22 – Outreach to the Homeless
27 – Retention Ministry Meeting, 7pm
Weekly Events - ALL SERVICES, CLASSES, & MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) 9:30am
  • Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
  • Evening Worship Service, 5pm (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Spiritual Development Class 5pm (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • Men's/Women's Classes, 5pm (4th Sunday of the month)
  • Mature in Heart Bible Study and Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm)
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm)
  • Congregational Song Practice, 3rd Wed. 6:30pm
  • Mature in Heart Quilting (Thursdays 10:30-12)
  • Healing Hearts (Thursdays @6:15pm)
  • Choral Group Rehearsal (Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am)
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30 a.m.)

Please note that there are no evening services or classes on the 3rd or 5th Sundays of the month.
Plan of Salvation
Church of Christ in Roxbury
81 Walnut Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-5826