Members of the Versailles Church of Christ are encouraged to join together in 2017 to read their Bible daily. We also encourage anyone to join with us in this endeavor. The daily reading schedule begun on January 2 and followed faithfully, reading Mondays through Fridays, will take one through the entire New Testament and the book of Psalms during 2017.
This schedule generally has only one or two chapters of the Bible each day. Most people can read the passage listed in no more than five to ten minutes daily. We believe these few minutes devoted to God’s word each day will be a blessing in the life of all who join with us.
Consider the following things that the Bible says about God’s word:
We, like the psalmist David in Psalm 119, can: “Trust” in God’s word; “hope” in God’s word; “stand in awe” at God’s word; “rejoice like one who has found a great treasure” in God’s word; and take God’s word as “a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.” Finally, by faithfully reading the Bible, we “abide in Christ’s word,” and can be His disciples indeed (John 8: 31). Won’t you join us in reading the Bible daily during 2017?
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. [read more...]
The vision of CYC is to maintain a positive program, which empowers our teenagers with sound teaching and challenges and encourages them to live their lives for Christ. This program will be developed by a planning board of ministers that serve under strong, solid, and proven elderships. Additionally, it is the vision of CYC that those participating on the program be capable and proven speakers, teachers, song leaders, etc. Furthermore, that they are well respected in the brotherhood, and that they have proven and respected ability to lead and challenge our teens to becoming spiritually mature pillars of the church of Christ.
Have you ever said or thought that? I know I’ve thought that many times over the years, and I must admit that a few times I’ve succumbed to the thought. Every time, however, that I’ve decided to get up and go, I’ve always felt better and was glad I did it.
So, why do we feel this way sometimes? I don’t really know the scientific answer to that, but I can speak as to why I believe it happens to me. Like many of you, my family is soooooooo busy doing so many things, I reach a point sometimes where I feel like I just need a day to reboot!
My wife and I work long hours Monday thru Friday, and I even work on Saturdays until noon. I get up at 6:00 am 6 days per week, and I don’t usually get in bed until between 11:00 pm and midnight each night because we have 13 year old triplets that occupy a great amount of our time when we are not working.
We have events to attend, meals to prepare, homework to help with, and on and on and on! When Saturday afternoon rolls around, we are trying to get the house cleaned, laundry finished, shopping for the week completed, and everything else done that we couldn’t get done during the week. If we don’t get it done on Saturday, we have to finish it on Sunday afternoon after church. I’m so busy that I have to do all my Bible reading while I’m at work!
"May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace."