“Accuracy Matters, Your order should be correct every time. If it’s not, we’ll fix it right away, and give you a free treat for your trouble. Just let any associate know.”
The place of business that issued this statement on the receipt has a high goal and standard. Their goal is to get your order correct every time. It would be nice if all businesses adopted this type of customer service.
In Samuel’s restating of what God required of Saul, he asked: Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Why did you pounce on the spoil and do what was evil in the sight of the Lord” (1 Samuel 15:19)?
And Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the Lord. I have gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me. I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have devoted the Amalekites to destruction. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” And Samuel said,
“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the in of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king. Saul said to Samuel, “I have
sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice (1 Samuel 15:20-24).
Accuracy in the keeping of God’s Word matters. Our highest aim should be to obey God. We should strive for absolute compliance with God’s Word in every application. Saul is an example of disobeying God through partial obedience and substituting man’s way in place of God’s way.
Adding to God’s instructions (Revelation 22:18), being obedient with the wrong heart (Romans 6:17) and practicing a knowing and not doing mentality, (James 1:22) are also ways of failing in accurately keeping God’s commands.
Obedience as God approves is following the teachings of the Bible and conforming ourselves to the likeness of Christ. “Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him” (Hebrews 5:8-9).
We should obey God and His Word because it is our ultimate aim to be pleasing to our Creator. We should obey God because He desires it. We should obey God since we will be judged by His Word pertaining to our obedience or lack of it. Finally, should we not fulfill God’s Will in our lives, our worship, our teaching, our service, and our daily existence because we will be rewarded for our obedience. “Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” (John 13:23).
New Horizons Senior Bible Study
The New Horizons Bible Study is here at the building Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. See Keith Franklin with questions.
SECH Christmas Collection gifts are due by Wednesday, December 3. Please put the gifts in the bin beside the men’s restroom. See Renee Miller with questions.
Congratulations and thankful for answered prayers on behalf of Gilbert & Sue Shelton. Their son Andy and daughter–in-law Bridget delivered twins early due to pre-eclampsia on Wednesday. Both babies are healthy and doing well. Benjamin weighed 5 lbs 12 ounces and Samuel is just a bit smaller at 4 lbs 6 ounces.
Christian Mynhier was baptized Friday morning. The Mynhier family has participated with us in studying for Bible for Lads to Leaders. They attend church at the Noda church of Christ.
Welcome to our new member Brandon Goetz.
Lord’s Supper Preparation
There is a sign up on the bulletin board for preparation of the Lord’s Supper. Please consider this act of service. See Barry VanHamme with questions.
GHR Holiday Dinner
We will have our congregational holiday dinner, Sunday following morning services December 8. Ham & turkey will be provided, you are asked to bring your favorite side dishes, desserts and drinks to share. We are seeking help to decorate the tables and fellowship hall Saturday, December 7th. If you can help please contact Beth Rosener or Tammy Theado.
A Month of Prayer ( December 2019)
For the month of December, the last month we work and worship together as one congregation of the Lord’s church, we will pray for both the church of Christ at Gold Hill Road and the new work of the church of Christ in Indian Land. As two congregations continue the Lord’s work in two communities, we will cherish our fellowship in the gospel and our unity in Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Indian Land community to be receptive to the gospel.
Pray for continuing efforts to share the gospel in Fort Mill.
Pray for the spiritual growth of the church of Christ in Indian Land.
Pray for the spiritual growth of the church of Christ at Gold Hill Road.
Pray for Indian Land’s future eldership.
Pray for Gold Hill’s eldership.
Pray for the children who will grow and learn at Indian Land.
See the bulletin board for event details
Sermons & Classes
Reading: 1Peter 5:8
“Assessing the Enemy Part 1”
“A Month of Prayer”
Today at “The Pearl” of Fort Mill Speaker: Tod Grizzell
Song Leader: Shawn Slauson
Winter Quarter Classes (December 1)
Sunday Adult Auditorium:
William Ireland & Jamie Ridenour
Sunday Adult Downstairs:
Assurance of our Faith
Winter Quarter Classes (December 4)
Wednesday Adult Auditorium:
Rise Up and Build (Nehemiah)