March 13

What a GREAT Sunday we shared together this past Lord’s Day! With our friends from Brewer Road joining us, as well as several members of the Ballard family and other guests, we had a good crowd for Bible Classes and our worship assembly. Thanks to all for your flexibility on Sunday. What a blessing!

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering, “Now where have I heard that Scripture before?” And the answer is possibly in a Bible class lesson, or sermon, or your own Bible reading and study. But it’s probably even more likely that you saw that Scripture on our Encouragement Cards.

“What is an Encouragement Card?” you ask? They are those green and white cards in the song book rack on the back of the pew in front of you. You know, the ones that say “Encouragement Card” in really big print. You write one out and put it in the collection tray or leave it in the office.

I was reminded once again this week of how powerful these little cards are when on Tuesday Joyce and I received a few with our mail at home. Just a little “I’m thinking of you” message can go a long way toward helping someone fight through a crisis, survive a difficult week, or make a joyful time even better by realizing that others share it with you.

Not sure who to send one to? Here are some suggestions. And perusing the Family Page or just thinking about it for a minute will offer up even more.

The Stewart Family Lisa Parrish and family Ron and Jean Whitt Ed and Elizabeth Ballard
Rhiannon and Brandon Whitley Doris Athan Carolyn Eldridge
Vi Shaw Jim Johnston The Leffew Family Joyce Allen
Kiera Keen Shepherds Deacons Ministry Leaders
Bible Class Teachers Goyo and Sarah Nieto Gustavo and Sheryl Prato Ruth Howell
Bryan and Candace Bradshaw Penny O’Neal (Happy 1st birthday today!!)

You get the idea. So what are you waiting for? Pick one or two up and share the love of Christ.

Bill Allen

Dr. Bill Allen preached at South Fork from 2005 to 2015. He received a Bachelors degree in Bible from Oklahoma Christian in 1978, a Masters in Bible from Abilene Christian (ACU) in 1988, and a Doctor of Ministry from ACU in 1992. He now preaches at the West Erwin Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas.

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