To God Be the Glory!
Metropolitan Church of Christ
PO Box 15450
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
History is His story 💛
Did you miss me? Well I missed you and the fellowship we shared before last year. Let’s get together when the church reopens on May 2, 2021. I look forward to seeing you and resuming our fellowship.
Communion and Offering Available at the Church Building
Communion and collection services available at the church building on Saturdays from 11am - 1pm. Measures will be taken to enhance safety, minimize contact and utilize social distancing.
Enter through the north parking lot (near the kitchen door).
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS
Just click link below to sign up and wait to receive a phone call 6:50pm on Wednesday, which will connect you to the conference. It's that easy! In case you forget, you'll get a reminder text approximately 20 mins before we begin. We are studying the book of Numbers and having a great time! https://bit.ly/3gQDxlm
Tarrant County COVID-19 Vaccination Signup info
Get vaccinated by Tarrant County Public Health. For information on receiving COVID-19 vaccine click here. http://bit.ly/3osMZ1T
The Fear Factor
With all the “fear nots” in the bible it’s easy to overlook the importance of fear. Yes, fear is not just good but it is salvation.
When Human Strength Fails
2 Samuel 11
In 1 Corinthians 10:13, Paul says that God provides us an escape route whenever we are tempted. But what happens when we refuse to take the help and instead implement our own ideas? Eventually, our human strength fails, and we give in to temptation. So it was with King David. He’d experienced the Lord’s rescue countless times, but he still allowed temptation to fill his mind and dictate his actions. And it came with consequences.
In today’s passage, we see that David took some time off and stayed at the palace, which probably appeared harmless enough—one of the perks of being king. And requesting Bathsheba’s presence must have seemed like a pathway to pleasure. But these choices led to the murder of Bathsheba’s husband and set in motion a cover-up. Ultimately, the Lord demanded an accounting.
Like David, we may consider the company we keep, places we go, and choices we make as relatively harmless. But later, after we’ve succumbed to temptation, we’re filled with regret.
Fortunately, that is not the end of the story for the king or for us. David’s heartfelt repentance was accepted by God, and if we confess, ours will be, too (1 John 1:9). Ask the Lord today for discernment to recognize the temptations in front of you and the strength to take His way of escape. intouch.org
GIVE ONLINE BY TEXT OR MAIL
Your offering can also be mailed to:
Metropolitan Church of Christ
Po Box 15450
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Text the amount you'd like to give to 817-532-5240 (e.g. $50).
If you have donated by text before, you'll receive a text in response confirming that your gift has been received successfully and you’re done.
If it's your first time donating by text, you'll be sent a message that says, "It looks like you are a new giver; to begin: (link provided).
It will be a link to the church's online giving page. By clicking on the link you will be asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with your phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount. (You will not need to re-enter the payment information.)
(Prayer requests remain in effect for 1 week unless renewed)
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Nathaniel Elder, Charlie Mae Johnson, D'Andra Houston, Mrs. Barbra Moreno Allen (Danny's mom), Tate baby - Significant improvement! Keep the prayers coming! (heart condition), Bro Hamilton - recovering , Mary Wilson, Nikki Gilmore, Frank McClain, Helen Masters, Clarence Jennings and Vicki Gamble..(general health..) Clyde Watson and the Watson families, Robin Stapp -Stage 3 breast cancer, Leslie Willis - general health, Lisa Hart-general health, Watsons cousin Steve -passed from Covid
SICK & SHUT-IN
Bonnie Barnes, Geneva Foster - recovering from hip surgery, Nellie Jordan - Nursing Home, Bill Ravin, Ozella Mitchell, Lola Breed – Emerald Hills Rehab & Healthcare; Jerry W Elder - Southwest Rehab, & Brenda Allen - Vincent Victoria Village Rehab, Marie Bolton
Wanda Sanders - Niece
Ken McDonald Family
Aristides Pena Mar 02
Rollin Morris Mar 12
Ivory & Charlie Mae Johnson Mar 26