Here is the INB for this week!
The International News Bulletin is a service to help connect disciples and churches around the world. Each week we present a new template dated for the coming Sunday. You can now provide your group an international news with your local news included.
Just download this template which has news from around the world and links to more stories on DisciplesToday.org. For the other side of your bulletin, you can download the attached template for local news and stories in your ministry, house church, etc. This makes for an easy "Page 2" for your local congregation's bulletin! If you already have a bulletin, you can simply print the INB as a two-sided insert to your current publication.
Howard (in the white t-shirt) was reached out to by a One Year Challenge volunteer earlier this year. After studying the Bible for several months, he decided to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Just weeks after his baptism last month, he volunteered to spend a Saturday serving at a facility that cares for the elderly. As a university student he learned the gospel; now he's living it! This is the ultimate goal of the OYC: to expand the kingdom of God in this fallen world.
The Tri-County Church in Mississippi along with the New Orleans Church and The Bridge Church | Baton Rouge have teamed up to host the "Seasons of Marriage" Retreat November 10-12, 2017!
Explore your season of marriage this Fall on the mighty Mississippi River during a weekend of fun, laughter and love in beautiful Vidalia, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi.
In 1 Samuel 19:9, it reads, "But an evil spirit from the Lord....". How can there be an evil spirit from God, since there is no evil in Him? I've looked at several translations, and they are all the same. Can you explain this one? What is meant by this? Thank you.
Tremayne Parker, known as Parker, confessed that Jesus is Lord and was baptized on October 8. Parker is an Alabama native from the town of Union Springs. He works as a correctional officer for the Bullock County Prison. A year ago, Parker met Markeya Thomas through mutual friends at a birthday party, and she invited him to church. He wanted to be a better person and to find a group of friends who lived an honest life. He found this in the brothers at the Auburn Tuskegee Christian Church (ATCC). One of them, Travis Hawkins, asked him to study the Bible. Travis shared not only the good news, but also his life.
"I was inspired by Parker's humility and his desire to take on challenges for God," said Travis. Parker continued to take on the challenges of obeying the Bible, right up to the challenge of being baptized. "Parker has grown tremendously since the first time meeting the ATCC family," said Markeya. "He's gone from barely saying a word to being a lot more engaged." Parker is now excited to become even more engaged, and share the good news with others in Alabama!
The Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ is hosting a New Year's Eve Extravaganza: Ring in 2018! Join brothers and sisters from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland for a night of dancing with a live DJ, food, and fun. Don't miss the party that will count down 2017 and celebrate 2018!
This week at the OYC, we are excited to see new arrivals Nick Potter in Birmingham, UK and Emily Schaub (below, in the pink shirt) in Scotland. They will serve and be trained for a year at each of these locations.
We praise God for brothers and sisters like Nick and and Emily who step out in faith to take the One Year Challenge!