The Righteous Path

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The SENTINEL — October 10, 2010

Scheduled to Serve Next Week (10/17/10)
Donal Ruminer

Lesson for Sunday morning October 17, 2010 “Not a Thing to Be Grasped” Philippians 2:5-8
October 10, 2010 Volume 10, Number 41

Billie Glenn, Wayne & Mary Haynes, Kevin & Joan Keenan

Lorella Wilson
If you have had trouble mailing a card to Lorella, try addressing it to Harriett (her true first name). This is how she is listed at the facility. She is at: The Fountains at Canterbury Rehab Unit 1410 NW 122nd Oklahoma City OK 73114

Southern Ridge Church of Christ • 2237 SW 134th Oklahoma City, OK 73170 • 405-378-0701

The righteous path
I got a brand new car that drinks a bunch of gas I got a house in a neighborhood that’s fading fast I got a dog and a cat that don’t fight too much I got a few hundred channels to keep me in touch I got a beautiful wife and three tow-headed kids I got a couple of big secrets I’d kill to keep hid I don’t know God but I fear his wrath I’m trying to keep focused on the righteous path — Drive-By Truckers, “The Righteous Path” “A new survey of Americans’ knowledge of religion,” says an Associated Press report from September 28, “found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their own faiths.” The results were sad. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, who surveyed 3,412 people earlier this year to conduct the poll, has seemingly confirmed that while Americans claim to be a religious people, there are appalling gaps in their knowledge. Like the man in the song quoted above, they fear the wrath of “God” (whoever He may be to them) but don’t really know Him. The righteous path, as they define it, is a very expansive roadway, accommodating just about anyone who would travel it. Yet the Lord says that “wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait [i.e., confined] is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matt. 7:13-14). Finding this narrow way requires knowledge. A vague, nebulous understanding of the things of God will lead inexorably to that wide gate. Paul exhorted Timothy, “Study to show thyself approved unto God … rightly dividing the word of God” (II Tim. 2:15), and while the word study here means to give diligence rather than the sense we usually give it, the meaning is essentially the same. We are to diligently seek and acquire knowledge of God’s will for us. It is essential that members of the Lord’s body avoid the kinds of ignorance found in this recent poll. The true righteous path is narrow and we are bound to find it and stay on it.

Lord's Table (am)
Chuck Cox Dan Jolliff Kevin Keenan George King John McFadden Walter McFadden Bill Sherman Don Worden

Lord's Table (pm)
Chad Bruner Dwain Thacker

Prayers (am)
Randy Vance Chris Scott

Prayers (pm)
John McFadden Larry Baldwin

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS • The young people will be carving pumpkins after services on Sunday, October 24th. See Josh for more details. • Our annual Thanksgiving dinner is scheduled for Friday, November 19th, at 6:30 pm. More details will be announced as this date draws closer. Everyone is invited to participate in this great fellowship meal!

Schedule of Services
Sunday – 9:00 AM Bible study 10:00 AM Worship 5:00 PM Worship Wednesday – 7:00 PM Bible study

Events in October
10 12 14 19 23 24 26 Area-Wide Teen Gathering Central OK Biblical Studies (@ SW) Christian Service Center workday Central OK Biblical Studies (@ SW) Halloween party @ Downs’ (4:00) Young people - pumpkin carving Central OK Biblical Studies (@ SW)


Kevin Keenan Horace Phillips Roger Scott Bill Sherman


Michael Berry David Douglas Bill Fleming George King Darrell MacDonald

Keith McDougal John McFadden Walter McFadden Dwain Thacker Randy Vance


Russell Dyer

The SENTINEL — October 10, 2010

Needing cards and prayer
Lila Mulkey. She has been in Room 3932 at Norman Regional due to internal bleeding. Blue Suarez’ daughter, Maria Hannigan. She is expecting in February and her contractions began early. She is confined to the home for bed rest. Also remember Maria’s brother-in-law, Kevin, who recently awakened from a coma. Two-year-old Elzee. He is one of the children at Marilyn Cox’s daycare. He has had several medical issues and was scheduled for eye surgery this past week. Jeanette Mitchell’s family. Her son had surgery recently. Her great-granddaughter, Ella Mitchell (age 8), has been hospitalized after having seizures. Jeanette’s sister, Billie Richardson, has broken her foot three times in the past year. Her brother, Howard Crawford, has had bone cancer that is now spreading to his lungs and kidneys. Layne Adams. Others who are hindered: Sandra Bagger and her daughter-in-law, Shawna Brassfield; the Baldwins’ grandson Riley and friends June Tennell and Shelli Vang; Jean Christian; Mary and Novella Cordrey; Florence Dixon; the Elmore family; Ruby Gill; Martha Harden; Amber Lusk; Glen Martin; Cathy Hopkins’ mother, Sue McMurray; Melanie Shelton; Edith Skaggs; and Lorella Wilson.

Group 3 — Friday, November 12th, 6:30 pm, at the building. More details to come.

Brother’s Keeper

Order of Service

Living the Mind of Christ
Philippians 2:5-6

• The young people will be traveling to the Area-Wide Teen Gathering (AWTG) in Holdenville this evening. Meet here at the building at 3:00 pm. See Josh for more details. There will be a Halloween party for the kids 6th grade and younger at Joe and Talsie’s at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 23rd. Parents (and/or grandparents) are invited too! More information is available on the “Youth Endeavors” bulletin board. Remember the Central Oklahoma Biblical Studies program, continuing this month on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm at the Southwest congregation.

Jeanette Mitchell Dewayne Ross Kari Dyer Camron Jolliff Ann Taggart Keith McDougal Mason MacDonald Sherri Weingartner Joe Mulkey Stephanie Cox Emma McDougal Cathy Hopkins

Happy Birthday to . . .

We welcome Alex Suarez to the family of God! He was baptized into Christ by his grandfather, Blue, last Sunday.


October 10 10 11 11 11 17 20 20 21 26 27 28 October 11 26

Dwight & Sheryl Andrews Walter & Carolyn McFadden

Happy Anniversary to . . .

I. To Know the Mind of Christ A. Paul asks, “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even Announcements so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:11. Scripture: 1. We may know ____ the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5-8 __________________ words. The __________________ and Song — 114 ______________________ birth. I Stand Amazed The ______________________ he told. (1,2, &5) The ___________________________. Song — 109 2. We associate it with the _____________________. More Holiness Give Me Doing the right things for the wrong reasons _____ ____________________. Cf. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Prayer B. Have you (we) come to know the mind of Christ? 1. Whose _______________ do you know? Song — 167 2. To claim so is to reach through _______________. He Loves Me C. To do so we must __________________________. Comments 1. There was a great difference in _______________________________ after he had Lord’s Supper given his life to the service of the Lord. Philippians 1:21 Collection II. Accepting the Call to Live the Mind of Christ A. Have this mind in _________________. Song — 732 1. We begin by coming to know _____________. Heaven Came Down (and Glory Filled My Soul) Philippians 3:7-11 2. Knowing him is -- ______________________. Sermon ______________________. Hebrews 12:1-2 Living the Mind of Christ ______________________. Matthew 16:24-25 3. Too often, living the mind of Christ lacks the power Song — 111 of the _______________ mind. Take My Life B. What we know is important. and Let It Be 1. The old proverb reminds us, “_________________ Song — 593 __________________________” (Proverbs 23:7). To the Work (1&3) C. “Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.” 1. It will __________________________________. Prayer 2. It will __________________________________. 3. It will __________________________________.

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