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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 22nd, 2021

Good or bad, your past will live on as long as you choose to recall it..✝

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We would all agree life can be difficult. Pressures of daily living can feel overwhelming, relationships can disappoint us, and at times our expectations go unmet. So it’s good to remember an important truth that can sustain us: This life is not all there is; the best is yet to come.

Having the promise of the resurrection gives us the motivation we need to “be firm, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). We know that our efforts are never in vain and our Father has provided everything we need to succeed. intouch.org

Bible Quiz
Take Our Quiz
1) Pentecost Sunday is celebrated in many churches to mark the coming of the Holy Spirit. In what form did the Holy Spirit come to Jesus' apostles?
What happened to Jesus' disciples when the Holy Spirit descended on them?
What sound did the apostles hear just before the Holy Spirit came?
Who acted as spokesman for the apostles on that day?
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:
Pilgrimage to Heaven

Are you so comfortable with this world that you show more excitement for the things of the world vs the things that pleases God? The devil is constantly looking for opportunities to destroy your life and being a friend of the world makes his job a lot easier. Have you started your pilgrimage to Heaven?
 

TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL:
Self-Focused Prayer

John 6:1-27

 

Which interests you more—who Jesus is or what He can do for you? I’m afraid many of us are more concerned about what He gives than discovering who He is. But this is nothing new. When Jesus walked the earth, the crowds often sought Him out for what He could do for them. Even though their needs were quite often legitimate, Christ knew their motives.

There is a fine line between using the Lord to get what we want and humbly coming to Him with our needs and struggles. Sometimes issues are so urgent in our mind that instead of submitting to His will, we’d rather pray for Him to act in the way we want. Then, what might appear to be “faith” is really a demanding spirit.

If our prayers have dealt only with presenting our requests to the Lord, we’ve missed a great opportunity to get to know the One with whom we’ll spend eternity. How much of your communion with God is devoted to your needs—even legitimate ones? Are you getting to know the Lord? Although God delights in our prayers and the details of our life, He also wants us to enjoy His presence. intouch.org

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

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 

Nancy McDonald        May 12

Geneva Foster             May 13