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God's Word for the coming week...

Romans 6:17-18 As we go about our daily lives this week, let us think about “who we are serving.”  We have choices about what we do with our lives, where we go, and who we serve.
Dates To Remember...

  • TodayElders/Deacons Meeting  directly following our morning services. 
  • Nov 14th, Fellowship Luncheon/Congregational Meeting-directly following our morning services. 
Remember in Prayer...

  • Bobbie Imlay is in Care One, Holmdel-Room #19.  Stop by and visit her or drop her a card.
  • John & Patricia Pierson ask for prayers of healing concerning their health issues, her knee and his back and headaches.
  • Those in the congregation who continue to deal with health issues.
  • Continue to keep the “Funding Drive” in your thoughts and prayers.

Whom Do You Serve?

“Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey-whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” Romans 6:16, NIV

In 1979, Bob Dylan said it this way:

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody

Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl said it this way:

...they (Holocaust victims and survivors) offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's way.

Deuteronomy 30:19 says it this way:

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice and hold fast to him.

Joshua said it this way (Joshua 24:15):

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve

 Choice.  Every day, we serve someone and we demonstrate that we are a slave to something.  As a means of assessing the results of our choices, Paul encourages us to look at the outcomes.  What benefit have we derived from choices that we have made?  Has what we have served, and who we have served worked for us?  In spiritual terms, have the choices we've made drawn us closer to God or moved us further away?  If we do not like the answer to that question, we have the choice to turn our lives around.  It is all about choices.

Connecting ... to the church family at Monmouth & the community

Introductory Class- Biblical Hebrew
Friday Evenings, 7:00-8:30PM
Rix Home

An introductory class Biblical Hebrew will begin on Friday, October 1st.  The class is designed to give an high-level overview of how the language works and implications for translation and study of the Old Testament. 

Several in the congregation have already signed up and are ready to go! 

If you are interested in joining the class please contact Charles Rix.


October Hostess of the Month - Natasha Vazquez

Cleaning Team for coming week - Team  Vazquez