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Week of March 15, 2020
LISTEN UP! (Ephesians 1: 13)
“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise...”. 

It seems, especially nowadays, it is very important that we pay close attention to what and who we listen to. The world we live in has so much erroneous information that is being preached and taught with respect to spiritual and scriptural interpretation concerning salvation. There are plenty of mixed and confusing messages being disseminated to the listening audiences. 

It is up to every individual to search the scriptures on their own to see whether or not the things they hear on the radio, read on their iPhones etc., are in line with what “thus says the Lord,” especially when it comes to the truth concerning one’s salvation. 

The apostle Paul declared that the message of truth is found in the gospel of Christ. In his letter to the church in Rome, he wrote, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek (Gentile).” Romans 1:16 

What is the gospel message? It is the good news that lies within truth. The truth is the message of forgiveness for our sins through the atoning work of Jesus. Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 15: 1-4 “Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, IF you hold fast the word which I PREACHED to you, unless you believe in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I RECEIVED, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to scriptures.” 

Paul’s point is that Christ’s death on the cross was the price He had to pay for our sins and His resurrection from the grave is the proof that He provides everlasting life to anyone who believes, obeys, faithfully follows and walks with Him to the end. 

Now, that is a message that all men need to listen and adhere to. It is not a mixed message but a message that bears the truth for anyone who wants to be saved and sealed in His promise of eternal life through faith. 

The truth is that this has to be our act of faith in Christ and the good news that is proclaimed and proven in the gospel. Christ’s message and life is the object of our faith. 
If you are clearly listening to God’s voice (the scriptures) without allowing “Satan’s static” to interfere with your hearing, “I too, having heard of the faith in the lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers.” (Eph. 1:15)

In Him,
Bro. Mark Craigwell


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Elders
Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Minister
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Ministers
Troxley Norville
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
Current & Upcoming Events
Couples Ministry
Ladies Take Note
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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
22 – Youth & Family Ministry Fellowship, 2 p.m. - CANCELLED
28 – Roxbury Ladies’ Day @ Tirrell Room - CANCELLED
31 - Education Ministry Meeting, 6pm
Ministry Meetings
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
  • 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