An Embodied Faith (Rom 12:1-2) By: Curtis Baker

Pastor Curtis BakerAn Embodied Faith (Rom 12:1-2)

By: Curtis Baker

Recently I have been reading the Lord of the Rings. This has kept my mind filled with the thoughts of forests and mountains and rivers, along with a sense of adventure that one develops as you follow Frodo and his circle of companions on their harrowing quest. I can easily see a parallel between their adventure and our quest to study through Romans. Romans is long, the path is winding, and sometimes a person feels as if they might be conquered before reaching its promised end. In Romans 1-3 we were taken through the low dark valleys of sin; in chapters 4-8 we were led to the highest mountain in order to take in the spectacular view of God’s eternal purposes; and in chapters 9-11 we cut our way through the thickest forest of the practicalities of this doctrine. Now, having the most difficult parts of our journey behind us, we are ready to come out on the plain to put all the aspects of the adventure together in a coherent way.

All this begins with Paul’s use of the word “Therefore” at the beginning of chapter 12. This alerts us to the fact that Paul is giving his readers the heads-up that what he is about to say is based on everything that we have learned in Romans so far. It has everything to do with what Paul has said about sin, justification, the purpose of creation, and the role of Israel and the Gentiles within that creation. Based on all of that, here is Paul’s admonition: We are to offer our “bodies” as living sacrifices.

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Senior Citizens Center Info & Menu

By Charlotte O’Connell

Thursday Oct. 23rd Dee Neill with South Plains Association of Governments will be here to help anyone choose the insurance company for their Medicare Part D. Appointments are needed so call the Charlotte at the center to get on the list 828-3784.

Bingo on Monday had 24 players just waiting to yell bingo. The secret prize was won by Diane Walker. The blackout amount of $56.45 was won by Pat Dawson. Come join us next Monday for lunch and then stay to play bingo.

Upcoming events – Mark your calendars! Thursday (Oct. 23) Medicare open enrollment Part D call Charlotte O’Connell 828-3784 to schedule a comparison appointment. SPAG will be here to help you with your decision. Friday (Oct. 24) Kay Davis will be giving her monthly nutritional education program at lunch. Monday (Oct. 27) Bingo 1-2. Tuesday (Oct. 28) Calvert taking blood pressures.

Mow deliveries for Oct.13 – Oct. 17 were done by Guadalupe Catholic Church. Those who served were Karen Branscum, Antia King, Donovan Reder, Raymond Garcia, Gloria Olivares.

Mow deliveries for Oct. 27 – 31 is the responsibility of First Methodist Church.


Rob Jenson
Cleve & Patsy Vessels

Ruth Hartman
Cleve & Patsy Vessels

Walter Bednarz
Cleve & Patsy Vessels

IdaLee Bednarz
Cleve & Patsy Vessels

Arlie Bownds
H. S. Class of 1959

Walter Heinrich
Cleve & Patsy Vessels

Menu: October 27th – October 31st

Monday 27th – Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy, Stewed Okra, Seasoned Corn, Pumpkin Square, 2% Milk

Tuesday 28th – Spaghetti/Meatsauce, Italian Vegetables, Broccoli, Autumn Jello, Garlic Toast, 2% Milk, Tea/Lemon

Wednesday 29th – Cheeseburger, Potato Wedges, Tomato Wedges, Salad, Melon Medley, 2% Milk

Thursday 30th – Polish Sausage, Pinto Beans, Coleslaw, Peaches, Cornbread, 2% Milk, Tea          

Friday 31st – Beef Tips Noodles, Meadow Blend Vegetables, Corn, Chocolate Cake/Strawberry, Wheat Roll, 2% Milk

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Brownfield takes Freshman & JV but…

by Coach Chad Terry

Freshman come up short against Brownfield 24 Slaton 6
JV short on points with Brownfield 16 Slaton 14

Freshmen are 6-2 for the season.
JV are 2-6 for the season.

That JV group has battled hard without all the young skill players that are on the Varsity – Six sophomores one freshman that play on Friday night.

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Sports Brief w/Mark Allen

* Tech @ TCU Saturday 2:30 PM on FOX
* Texas Tech Soccer  vs. Baylor 7 p.m. today Lubbock
* Game 3 World Series Tonight- San Fransico Giants host the KC Royals, Series 1&1.
* New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 85-88.
* Mavericks will play the Magic tonight
* Spurs play the Rockets tonight.
* Friday Games: Slaton @ Brownfield;  Southland @ Whitharral; Post @ Cohoma
* KSSL Friday Night Sports: The Slaton Tigers travel to Brownfield Cubs this Friday Night.  7:00 Coaches Corner with Reagans Garrison. 7:30 Kick Off & Play by Play with Bill and Bob.  10:00 Friday Night Live, all the Scores with Mike Roden & Nick Long.
Mark Allen Meurer KSSL
(Join “Mark Allen” Meurer weekday mornings for Sports on KSSL 107.3 & 94.107 and Mobile App, Contact: Cell/Text 806.789.8456)

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