Encourage your pastor to tell us the upcoming week’s sermon topic. It’s FREE, and it’s open to churches throughout the Big Country. Email it to [email protected] by 2 p.m. each Tuesday. Please put “sermon” in the subject line. Include the topic, who will deliver it, a synopsis limited to 60 words, when services begin and the name and street address of your place of worship.
Avenue D Baptist Church, 324 30th St., Snyder
Services: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; also available online via Facebook
Speaker: Dalton Mathis
Topic: “Excellent Election”
Synopsis: 1 Peter 1:2. God’s Saving Grace is brought forth in a three fold manner, the foreknowledge of the Father, the sanctification of the Spirit, and the atonement of the Son. These three components make up and formulate the eternal blessing that we receive through God’s Election as the Sovereign Lord of Creation.
Baker Heights Church of Christ, 5382 Texas Ave.
Services: 10 a.m. Sunday; evening service available online
Speaker: Larry Sullivan
Topic: (a.m.) “Just Part of the Crowd?” (p.m.) “Fighting for the Freedom of the Gospel”
Synopsis: (a.m.) Acts 19:23-27. Have you noticed how everyone seems like they are mad at somebody these days? Our opinions and beliefs have become ammo that we use to fight against each other, often causing emotional, spiritual and even physical damage. Often we take our anger to social media and type without full consideration of the impact of our words. Join us online or in person this Sunday as we consider our response to the “mob-mentality.” (p.m.) Galatians 2:19-21.
Belmont Baptist Church, 2117 Palm St.
Services: 10:45 p.m. Sunday; also available online via Facebook, YouTube and belmontbaptistchurch.net at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday
Speaker: Jimmy Griffith
Topic: “Fear of the Lord”
Synopsis: Proverbs 9:10. The fear of the Lord is found thirty times in the KJV of the Bible. Thirteen times it is found in the book of Proverbs. There are a number of blessings and benefits of having a proper respect and reverence for the Lord.
Calvary Baptist Church, 1165 Minter Lane
Services: 10:45 a.m. Sunday and Facebook Live
Speaker: Pastor Greg O. Rake
Topic: “Using The Strength That God’s Sprit Has Placed Within You”
Christian Science Society, 1201 S. Pioneer Drive
Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Synopsis: This week as we endeavor to understand substance as spiritual, we discover that true substance consists of things that are eternal and not capable of discord or decay. This must be what Jesus was speaking of when he told us to lay up treasures in heaven and not on the earth. “… where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6. We naturally walk in the direction we look and set our hearts on the things we treasure. If we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all the present needs will be met.
North Fifth and Grape Street Church of Christ, 433 Grape St.
Services: 10 a.m. morning lesson Sunday
Speaker: Charles Ivie
Topic: “How Does the Devil Come?”
Synopsis: Luke 8:4-15. When the seed, the word of God is sown on the wayside soil representing hearts that are not prepared, the Devil comes and takes away the word lest they might believe. We will look at some of the ways the Devil comes.
Oldham Lane Church of Christ, 5049 Oldham Lane
Services: Worship at 9:55 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Bible Class at 9 a.m. Sunday. Life in the Light television program 10 a.m. every Sunday on KTAB. Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Livestreaming services at olcoc.com/live.
Topic: “Jesus is … Everlasting Father”
Synopsis: The Hebrew translation for “Everlasting Father” could just as easily be translated “Father of Eternity.” The Hebrew idea of “everlasting” is that of “perpetuity;” “without end.” So, as “Everlasting Father,” the Messiah will be a father and his fatherhood will be without end. He is our forever father.
Wylie Baptist Church, 6097 Buffalo Gap Road
Services: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. service presented online via Facebook Live
Speaker: Pastor Mike Harkrider
Topic: “Real People, Real Questions, Real Answers: Can You be a Christian Apart From the Church?”
Synopsis: Luke 23:42-43; Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 3:9-11; Matthew 28:18-20; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:40-47. Perhaps you have heard the phrase “the church is full of a bunch of hypocrites.” A godly, wise friend used to say – when someone would make this type of statement – “yes, and I am another one.” We are all hypocrites to some level, but God still wants to have us as a part of His church.