Monthly Archives: April 2014

HANDOUTS for Sunday April 27, 2014

Hello All,

My, oh, my, what a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

The Apostle Paul tells us this in 2 Corinthians 10:5 …

  • (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV) We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.

Have you ever noticed how eager we are to examine and judge the thoughts, religions and philosophies of other people? Likely yes.

But have you ever noticed how reluctant we are to examine our own thoughts? Likely no. And why would we, I mean, we have all the answers, right? We are Christians and go to Bible-toting churches, we know we are right.

Man Looking in Mirror “Hmm … Examine my thoughts? Novel idea.”


As Lee Corso would say on an ESPN broadcast, “Not so fast, my friend!”

Unless and until we are willing to bring our thoughts to obedience before Christ, how can we even think about insisting that other people do this? But we do. We believe what we believe and don’t tell me differently.

So then are we sharing our stuff and calling it God’s stuff, or are we actually sharing the truth of God?

girl looking in mirror“Know thyself. Really?”


Message Title: Ministry God’s Way – Truth Past This Room!

Message Text: 2 Corinthians 10:1-13










Tennessee School Alumni Reunion

Tennessee School Alumni Reunion
Faith Fellowship Church

102 West Jackson St, Tennessee, Ill.

 in the same location as the former

Tennessee United Methodist Church

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Potluck Meal at 12:45 PM

Coffee, Iced Tea and Water will be provided.

Please bring you own table service.

If you are not able to attend, 

please send information that can be read to

the group about you & your family 

and any memories of attending school at Tennessee

Also, please share the announcement with family and friends in case 

they would be interested but are not on our mailing list.

Communication using email is welcomed and encouraged.

Gerald and Mary Jane White

3514 N 600th Rd

Colchester, IL 62326


Gerald and Karen Beck

Joyce Steiner

☛ Faith Fellowship Church now has chair lifts on both stairways.

  • You are welcome to attend services at Faith Fellowship Church Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
  • Refrigerator, microwave, electrical outlets available in the basement of the church for your convenience.

Good News Radio Spring Sharathon

Good News Radio!

KMDY 90.9-FM / WGNX 96.7-FM / Quincy 89.7-FM

521 Main Street, Carthage, IL 62321

Phone 217-357-3000 / Fax: 217-357-3001 / E-Mail:

Dear Radio Friend,                                    April 2014
We recently received this note, “My days would be EMPTY without Good News Radio. You all do a wonderful job. Thank You! My husband has a cancer I must deal with, and some days I am very depressed – with the times we live in, and life. But Good News Radio is the best anti-depression pill for me!” What an encouragement to learn how much listeners are blessed by and depend upon our programs. Your financial support helps keep our broadcasts on the air. Your gifts are making a difference!
Our Spring Sharathon is Wednesday and Thursday, May 7-8, and we invite you to participate.   The theme is “Giving Us Direction,” that is, the direction we receive from God’s Word which is faithfully and regularly broadcast through Bible teaching programs, music, and Christian talk on Good News Radio to help guide your day.
  • The theme verse for Sharathon is Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path”.
Sharathon is an opportunity for you to respond and show your support for Good News Radio.  We are a non-profit, listener-supported radio ministry. Your partnership is needed during this Spring Sharathon to help us continue our broadcasting for the next six months. Our goal for Sharathon is $45,000 and we’re trusting God, through your gifts and faith promises, to meet this need.
We pray you will tell us of your support of our Spring Sharathon by returning the enclosed Faith Promise card or by calling in during the event. Such as, you can sponsor a full Day of Broadcasting for $250. ($42/mo.) Your gift of any size will be appreciated. Thank you for your continued partnership with this ministry!
During Sharathon we depend on volunteers to help answer phones, help with mailings, and other office related responsibilities. We also have a need for friends to bless the volunteers & staff by providing breakfast or lunch. If you can fill any of these needs, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to work a shift at Sharathon, please call Lois at 888-357-5639.
Thank You & God Bless!
The Good News Radio Staff:
  • John McBride, Lois Kunz, Weldon Limkeman, Mary Ann Limkeman, Pat Van Zandt

Military Memorabilia Display for Memorial Day …

Military Memorabilia Display for Memorial Day:

  • Janet Sowers is going to assemble a display and would like to have it installed by Friday May 16, so it will be ready to be shared on May 18 & 25. Your pictures, medals, hats, coins, any military related items, etc. are welcome. Please bring your items to the church on or before May 11. And please label your items with relevant information. Thanks.

HANDOUTS for Palm Sunday – April 13, 2014

Hello to You,

Had to take my sweatshirt off earlier. Getting a little warm. Oh yeah! Do a little grass cutting next week maybe. That’s what I’m talking about.

Anyway … on to “spiritual” things. 🙂

This week is what many regard as Palm Sunday. The event in the following text takes place several days before the crucifixion of Christ. They are celebrating what they believe to be their Savior and their salvation. The problem is that it seems many of the same people are just days later joining the masses and calling for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

  • (Matthew 21:9 ESV) And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
  •  As to “Hosanna to the Son of David,” it should be noted that “Hosanna” means “save now,” or “save, pray.” The attitude of the people toward God was perhaps about as follows: “We beseech thee, O Lord, save now, grant victory and prosperity at this time, since because of thy goodness the appropriate moment has arrived (MacArthur Study Bible).

Jesus knows this, thus his lament.

  • (Matthew 23:37–39 ESV) 37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 38 See, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’ ”

From the garden of Eden to this present day the same dynamic cycles through every generation of humans. God offers life as he intended and designed, but many people choose their own plan. And, not only do we choose our own plan, but we call it God’s plan.

In this week’s text, we will look at such a group. They chose their plan of salvation, and then they discover too late that they have missed the most important thing about salvation, that being – God saves only his way, only one way, only one plan, only one Savior.

There is only one plan that ends in life – God’s!

The tragic irony is that they did use the Bible to build their spiritual houses. They heard the words but didn’t do the words. When they read and studied, apparently they didn’t hear God speaking because they sifted and sorted until they found something to fit their plans. And if they couldn’t do it on their own, they found “teachers” to validate their choice.

But the person who hears God when he reads and studies doesn’t sift and sort. He obeys.

  • Sift and sort: Build on sand.
  • Hear and obey: Build on Rock.

Message Title:  “Lord, Lord, save me … My way!”

Message Text: Matthew 7:13-29