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To God Be the Glory!
Metropolitan Church of Christ
PO Box 15450
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

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MAY 16 TH, 2021

The more crisis.... the more CHRIST is..✝

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No one likes criticism....

 

Whether the criticism is valid or not, whether it’s delivered with kindness or harshness, your goal should always be to respond in a way that glorifies the Lord. You are responsible only for how you handle yourself, not for how the other person acts.

Every rebuke is an opportunity from God. Ask Him if the accusation is valid. It may be time to humble yourself and accept the Lord’s correction. A moment of criticism could also be a chance to show love to your critic. If he or she is angrily attacking you, your respect and kindness become a powerful testimony. Whatever the circumstances, let the Lord search your heart and either affirm your innocence or convict you.
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Changes in Mask Requirements

1) Temps over 100 not permitted.

2) Masks must be worn.

3) Designated seating will be in place; families may sit together.

4) Ushers will dismiss row by row.

5) Please do not congregate in the foyer nor the halls.
Please leave the building after dismissal.

6) Thank you for helping to create a safe fellowship environment

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 Deuteronomy and having a great time! https://bit.ly/3gQDxlm

TODAY'S SERMON:
The Gospel vs the Prosperity Gospel

Do the things of this world have you held hostage? Listen as we hear of the traps the the prosperity gospel and the effect it has on many Christians today.
 

TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL:
Letting Go of Baggage

Hebrews 12:1-3

If you’ve ever had to carry luggage while running to catch a flight or the bus, you know how difficult and exhausting it can be. Have you considered that the same could be said about carrying baggage from your past into your Christian life? 

Sometimes the burdens we carry have been with us since childhood—painful experiences during those formative years can have a profound impact, even into adulthood. And things we saw, heard, or felt could negatively affect our spiritual life today. In fact, it’s possible to be unaware of the load because after bearing it for so long, we may have become accustomed to the weight and bulk. Perhaps it even feels normal, but it’s not what the heavenly Father wants for His children.

To run with endurance the course God has set for your life, you must lay aside these encumbrances. He can break any lingering unhealthy pattern and replace it with hope and deep satisfaction in Him. As you consider your background and childhood experiences, ask God to reveal the truth clearly. When you recognize ways in which others have had a negative influence, pray the He will give you a forgiving spirit and healing for any wounds that remain. 

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GIVE ONLINE BY TEXT OR MAIL

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Your offering can also be mailed to:
Metropolitan Church of Christ

Po Box 15450

Fort Worth, TX 76119

  1. Text the amount you'd like to give to  817-532-5240 (e.g. $50).

  2. 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.

  3. 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). 

  4. 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.)

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FAMILY & FRIENDS

April Watson, Marvin Jr, Christene Peoples, Frankie Venters, Nathaniel Elder, Bro Hamilton 

BEREAVEMENT:
Bertha Barnes: Brother - James Shaw
Ken McDonald Family

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 

(Prayer requests remain in effect for 1 week unless renewed)

Nancy McDonald        May 12

Geneva Foster             May 13

METROPOLITAN IS BACK!