But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Mt. 19:26).


It was a great weekend! Thanks to Dean Meadows, Jason Hyde and Nathan Liddell for their work. They are a part of the Apologia Institute and are doing a great job in helping young people, as well as adults, in defending their faith.

Thanks to all of you who helped make it a great success. Bro. Keith Dula, our elder over the youth, with two of our deacons, Don Droll and Ron Pinkston put together a wonderful weekend. Our ladies, as always, worked to have a nice continental breakfast and lunch. Thanks to all. Our thanks to Joe Mallory and Ahren Steis for leading our singing.

It was announced Sunday evening that Jonathan Stanley’s name has been placed before the congregation for deacon. If anyone has an objection to his being appointed, it should be submitted to elders in the following way: It must be in writing, with scripture to back up the objection and be signed by the one making the objection. Any objection must be submitted by December 3, 2017. If there are no objections, Jonathan will be ordained as a deacon on December 10, 2017.

Someone said, “A rut is a grave with both ends knocked out.” The elders at Lithia Springs do not want this congregation to get in a rut in any of our work. We have a great opportunity before us with Bro. Ahren and his wife Melissa becoming a part of our work. We want to continue to be a shining light for the gospel in our community. Your children and young people are important to this eldership. There are three areas in which we can influence them.

One is in the youth work that Ahren will assist in. He will need the help of all the parents. He is not coming to do the job of the parents but to help the parents to do the job that they need to do to encourage their children.

The second area is the Bible School program. Our teachers are important to helping our young people become strong in the faith. We want a Bible School program that excels not only in teaching the Bible but in motivating the youth as well.

The third area is the Lads to Leaders and Leaderettes program. We need the help of all the parents. We want your children to be saved, and we plan to do everything within our power as an eldership to do that.

LITHIA SPRINGS THANKSGIVING SERVICE WILL BE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 22, 2017. The service will consist of singing, scripture reading, and prayer. “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High” (Ps. 92:1).





Comments (4)

  1. Grady Dagnan

    Hi Larry; Never forget you at Woodland Heights. You built that church up. Enjoyed your visit to our home a few years ago. I have the old church bell they had sitting up front to ring the beginning of service. The building is still there. Garnett Randolph lived there at one time. Someone lives there now. Woodland was helpful in starting White Oak too. If you have written any books i would like one with your autograph. Thanks!

  2. Gary Hatmaker

    We keep receiving the discs and getting them on the air in downriver Detroit. Comcast channel 20 local access with a potential audience of 300,000 at 2PM and 6PM on Sundays the Lithia Springs church of Christ in Georgia has the floor. We recently concluded our gospel meeting with Wissam Youssif, a convert to Christianity from Islam in Baghdad, Iraq who literally packed the Eureka Heights building wall to wall for three nights. Wissam’s goal is to reach the Muslim population here in the Dearborn area, and the recordings of the meeting are on the Sunset church of Christ in Taylor website. You know with the condition the world is in, it should be hard to find a seat in any church.

  3. Gary Hatmaker

    Hi Larry: Your programs The Fountain of Life are very good and are now on the air weekly in downriver Detroit on the Channel 20 local access channel of Comcast. When you get time, please forward us some more discs. The ones with one program per disc seem to work better, but you can send what you have, I will make it work. Let your people know the viewing audience is a potential 300,000 population in the area. Thanks again, Gary Hatmaker; Eureka Heights church of Christ

  4. Larry Shoemaker

    I love your preaching lessons, brother Larry. I have listened to many of your lessons on the site. I also have listened to some of your lessons on your chucrch site.

    I am wondering do you hold gospel meetings. If so, would you ever consider coming to Kentucky.

    I am the minister for the Campton Church of Christ in Campton, Kentucky. We are approximately 55 miles Southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Just let me know. We generally have our meetings in April and October. They are usually njust week-end mtgs. Would you have any openings in the next year or two?

    Thanks so much for your reply. Please call me if you have any questions.

    Larry Shoemaker
    606-663-9773 (Home)
    My cell is 859-595-0904

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