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Tychicus — Delivering Messages

Tychicus was the type of person willing to do the seemingly lesser job so the overall purpose of Christ could be accomplished. He is mentioned five times in the New Testament. Yet, a close look at the times he is mentioned reveals his character. Tychicus was the type of person who was willing to do what needed to be done.

In Acts 20:4, the Bible says, “And Sopater of Berea accompanied him [Paul] to Asia–also Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.” The passage mentions men who went with Paul to Asia and waited for him at Troas, including Tychicus. These men wanted to follow Paul’s example of mission work. Read more

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Estes Youth Recap

It has been a busy summer for our youth group! We started out with a bang by going to Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. We had 40 people go on this trip. We went to Jeffersonville, Indiana on Wednesday, May 21st, and worshipped with the Northside church of Christ. We spent the night at the church building, ar- rived at the amusement park at 10 a.m., and stayed until it closed at 8 p.m. Every- one had a great time and rode a lot of rides! We returned to the church building and spent the night at the church building again before heading home on Friday.

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HOMECOMING AND DECORATION DAY
Sunday, May 18
Friends, family, and former members – we’d love to see you! Come home to Estes this weekend.
GUEST SPEAKER: BARRY ENGLAND
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Congratulations to our 2014 high school graduates! Please take time to pray for each of these young people and let them know you are proud of who they have become. The graduates will be honored Sunday morning, May 18, at Estes.

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Lads to Leaders in Memphis

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:7-9

This weekend a number of our kids, their parents, and others who have been working hard for months will be heading to Memphis to represent the Estes congregation at the annual Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes convention. They have been studying scripture, practicing puppets shows, planning speeches, preparing for debate rebuttals, leading singing, creating scrapbooks and art projects, and working on a number of other skills. These skills are training them to have the confidence and zeal to serve the Lord’s church well into the 21st century.

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Fellowship

When you hear the word “fellowship” what do you think of? Some of us may think “Oh no! I’m going to have to hug somebody!” Some may think “Oh boy! A potluck meal.” Some may have the word “worship” come to mind. We do know for sure that we are to “fellowship” one another. One such passage is Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

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Theodore Roosevelt said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” How true that statement really is. We live among hurting people, ourselves not excluded. So often we struggle with life and its consequences, and sometimes these struggles are faith shattering. How do we cope? How do we live? Who can we turn to? Can I overcome with God’s help, or do I even need God anymore? Most of us have been there, and those of us who have not… just wait. It’s coming.

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Welcome McManus family!

The elders announced on Sunday that Trent McManus has been slected as our new youth and family minister and we are pleased to welcome Trent and Christy McManus and their children Gideon, Faith, Daisy, and Silas to our Estes family.

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Written in Sand and Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert and got into an argument. One friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: “Today my best friend slapped me in the face.”

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It Was Night

Judas is infamous. Many people who do not know a great deal about the Bible generally know who Judas was and what he did. His name is so marred that most people will not use it to name their children because of its negative connotation. John 13:18-30 records the events leading up to the betrayal by Judas. Many of the details leave some very vivid implications and reasons people ought to be concerned about their own spiritual well-being.

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