FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER-Sharing the News
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members
of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH
We welcome each and every one of our
visitors each Sunday. We pray that you will
come back and worship with us and make
Jones Chapel your home.
JONES CHAPEL NOTES:
*REMEMBER THE MINISTRY OFFERING FOR MIRACLE LAKE, MORNING STAR MINISTRIES, OR WOMEN AT THE WELL, IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH. PRAY AND OBEY. PRAY FOR THESE MINISTRIES.
*MCMINN MINISTRIES IS THURS., FEB. 5 AT THE COOK MINISTRY CENTER AT 7:00 PM. COME TO THE GOSPEL SINGING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AT 7:00PM.
*RELAY FOR LIFE VALENTINE’S BANQUET, FEB. 14 AT 6 PM, $15.00. CARRY-OUTS AT 5:30. SEE VICKI FOR TICKETS.
*A SHUT-IN IS LISTED IN THE BULLETIN EACH WEEK.
PLEASE PRAY, SEND A CARD, OR VISIT.
*PLEASE CALL JUDY HENDERSON AT 336-8145 OR TEXT TO HER CELL 618-4186 FOR THE PRAYER CHAIN.
*CALL OR TEXT TAMMY BY FRIDAY AT 920-1236 TO GIVE HER BULLETIN INFO.
*CALL PERRY (336-5751), LESLYE – CALL OR TEXT (336-1285/506-4139) OR EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org BY THE 3RD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH TO PUT PRAYER REQUESTS OR ARTICLES IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER.
You shall serve the Lord your God, and he
will bless your bread and your water, and
I will take sickness away from among you.
AGNES JOINES & FAMILY
ALL GOD’S PEOPLE
ANGIE TUTEN & FAMILY
ANNA MAE STUDDARD
BETH’S UNCLE LOUIS
BOB & THEL HAMILTON
BRITTANY’S SISTER, TIFFANY
CHOCTAW UM MISSION
DANA/ANN CONRY’S RELATIVE
DEAN & LORETTA SWARTZELL
TEEN EMILY & FAMILY
EVELYN ROWLAND & FAMILY
FAMILY OF MUTT AKINS
FAMILY OF RONNIE DAVIS
FULL CIRCLE WOMEN SERV.
GEORGE & BOBBIE GOLDEN
HAYDEN/VICKI’S GG NEPHEW
ISRAEL & JERUSALEM
JONES CHAPEL FOOD BANK
JUDY’S DAD & ALL FAMILY
LAUREN & JEFF
LOUISE RINEHART & FAMILY
MARTHA ROSE MCDOWELL
MIKE TIBBET & FAMILY
MILES & LINDA GRADINE
OUR PRESIDENT & ALL GOVERNMENT LEADERS
OUR MILITARY & FAMILIES
OUR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES & TEACHERS
PASTOR JOHN & FAMILY
PERRY’S HOME CHURCH
PETER NAJJAR & FAMILY
RAY & FAYE ERVIN
UNSAVED FAMILY & FRIENDS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
3 CECIL FARRIS 6 BRYSON BARKER
13 TAMMY BARKER
22 SETH JOHNSON
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, FEBRUARY 14
ACOLYTE JEFFREY FARRIS
CHILD. CH. VICKI/BRANT
GREETERS MIKE & JUDY HENDERSON
ACOLYTE CECIL FARRIS
CHILD. CH. PERRY/EVELYN
GREETER REX CRABTREE
ACOLYTE JEFFREY FARRIS
CHILD. CH. CHARLCIA/CYNTHIA
GREETERS BOB & MARYELLEN SHUGART
ACOLYTE CECIL FARRIS
CHILD. CH. JUDY/CHRISTIAN
GREETERS RAY & FAYE ERVIN
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4
This years Ladies Conference on January 10 was great. Our speaker, Beth Green, our District Superintendent’s wife, was fun, inspiring, musical, and funny.
Thank you to everyone who decorated, cooked, cleaned, donated gifts, helped in any way, and came to receive a blessing from God.
Let us join David and Lisa in the celebration of their wedding and bring their happiness to a conclusion.
Helpers are needed! Please sign up on the information sheep.
Diana and Don request your presents at their wedding.
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children.” Ephesians 5:1
THE BIBLE HEART
By Dan Flournoy
In the Bible the word “heart” does not always refer to the blood pump. Often it is used to refer to the “inner man”. The apostle Peter taught women that emphasis should be placed on the “hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit” rather than on outward beauty (1 Pet. 3:4). Just what is this “inner person of the heart?” Please consider that the Bible heart is composed of four elements:
1. The intellect. With the Bible heart one thinks (Prov. 23:7), understands (Matt. 13:15 and believes (Rom. 10:10).
2. The emotions. With the Bible heart one desires (Rom. 10:1), loves (Matt. 22:37) and trusts (Prov. 3:5).
3. The will or volition. With the Bible heart one makes decisions or purposes (Dan. 1:8), intends (Heb. 4:12) and obeys (Rom. 6:17).
The conscience. The Bible heart either excuses our actions (1 Cor. 4:4-5) or condemns them (1 John 3:20).
The heart is not always as it should be. It may be corrupt as the ancients of the anti-deluvian world: “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5). It is not always a good idea to follow ones feelings because the heart can be corrupted. Jeremiah warns, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Therefore the Wise Man warns: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Prov. 4:23). Jesus said “For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings: these are the things which defile a man…” (Matt. 15:19).
On the other hand, there are those exceptional people whose hearts are right with God. Of king Josiah it was said: “And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him: (2 Kings 24:25).
David observed that the right attitude of heart begins with its being broken or crushed. He said, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God thou wilt not despise.” The broken heart is symbolic of humility and penitence and synonymous with “a broken spirit.” Thus Jesus said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:3).
The greatest need is for the heart to be changed from a hard, stony and stubborn heart to a heart that is submissive to the will of God. The heart of rebellion must be changed to a heart of obedience. With the intellect one understands God’s will. With the emotions one responds in love. With the will one decides to obey and having done so, the conscience is cleansed. Will you allow God’s word to change your heart and life?
GIVE YOUR HEART TO JESUS! SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!