Meadows

Church of Christ

9195 Dishman Rd, Beaumont, TX 77713

409-892-7063


SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

9:30 AM


SUNDAY MORNING

BIBLE CLASS

10:45 AM

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP

5:00 PM


MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

6:30 PM


TUESDAY LADIES BIBLE STUDY  

10:00 AM

WEDNESDAY EVENING DEVOTIONAL AND BIBLE CLASS

6:30 PM


WORDS OF WISDOM

JUDGMENT


   Several years ago I decided to try my hand at refereeing basketball games. All three of my children played basketball (starting at age 5 and continuing through high school).  So, I did have a little knowledge of the game.  I was the parent who was always questioning the judgment call of the referee.  The first thing that I did after becoming an official was to apologize to the other officials in the chapter for being that parent.  Now after three years of being an official, I realize it’s all about split second judgment (trusting what you see and processing it quickly). Was it a foul (or not), and did one player gain an advantage by his actions (or not)?  Judgment as a referee or in your daily life as a Christian is critical in making the right call.


   The Webster dictionary defines judgment as:   “The process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing; an opinion or estimate so formed; the capacity for judging; a proposition stating something believed or asserted.”


   The truth is that in every situation, someone uses judgment daily in their decision making process. People often evaluate whether your judgment was good or bad. So, who should we listen to?  Who gets to decide whether our judgment was good or bad?  The answer comes when you look to God for the solution.


   I came across these four key points in making decisions that embrace God.


1) Let God be God.  Turn the control over to the one who is much more qualified in making decisions in your life. Proverbs 16 tells us, “We can make our own plans but the Lord gives the right answer.”


2) Study the word of God.   To trust someone, you have to get to know him. By knowing Him, your decision making process will be altered with a different point of view. We read in 2 Timothy 2:15,

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of God.”


3)  Surround yourself with people who have shown good judgment.  Take advantage of brothers and sisters in Christ who have lived through their mistakes and have grown from it.  “Follow my example, as I have followed the example of Christ” as stated in 1ST Corinthians 11:1.


4) Never give up. Little by little as you gain wisdom from God’s word, you will begin to see the results reflected in your decision. It takes time to develop good judgment, but once you make the commitment to let God be the key part in your life, you will see the results of good judgment.


   Let God be the “Judge” in your life and start seeing good results from good judgment. 

                                               

                                                                                                                                                     -Carl Sundgren



 Is Church Really Necessary?                                                                       


   Many people have asked the question, “Is it necessary that you go to church every time the doors are open?” Here ar Meadows, we meet   every Sunday AM, Sunday PM, and Wednesday PM.  There are some churches which go to the extent of offering multiple services to allow families to pick which service they would like to attend.  That brings us back to the question, “Is it really necessary to attend every service?”


   Worship is a privilege that we have as children of God.  God has   commanded us to assemble regularly to worship Him in spirit and in truth.  Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us, “And  let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”  The Hebrew writer tells us that we meet together so that we can encourage one another  and stir up love and good works.  How can we be encouraged when part of our family is missing?


   Jesus’ parable in Luke 14:16-20, applies well to our attending worship services.  “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, come for all things are now ready.  But they all with one accord began to make excuses.  The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it.  I ask you to have me excused.  And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them.  I ask you to have me excused.  Still another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.”  Every one of those invited could have attended the     supper if they really wanted to.  It’s easy to let life’s distractions interfere with serving the Lord.  Are we      rejecting His invitation to worship service in His church?  Only you can answer that question for yourself.   


See you at worship.                                                                               - Brad Mansfield


  


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WORDS OF WISDOM

The Cross Leads Home

Do you ever ponder about that old rugged cross?  Jessie Brown Pounds wrote the words to the song, “The Way of the Cross”.  He wrote, I must needs go home by the way of the cross; There’s no other way but this; I shall ne’er get sight of the gates of light, if the way of the cross I miss.  I must needs go on in the blood-sprinkled way, The path that the Savior trod, If I ever climb to the heights sub-lime, Where the soul is at home with God.  Then I bid farewell to the way of the world, To walk in it never-more; For my Lord says, “Come”, and I seek my home, Where He waits at the open door.  It is sweet to know, as I onward go, The way of the cross leads home.”


Is Church Really Necessary?

   Many people have asked the question, “Is it necessary that you go to church every time the doors are open?” Here ar Meadows, we meet   every Sunday AM, Sunday PM, and Wednesday PM.  There are some churches which go to the extent of offering multiple services to allow families to pick which service they would like to attend.  That brings us back to the question, “Is it really necessary to attend every service?”