Marshfield church of Christ
610 S. Marshall P O Box 458, Marshfield Mo 65706
(417) 468-4161

Bible Class
9:30 AM
10:30 AM / 6:00 PM

Bible Study
7:00 PM

Ladies Class
9:30 AM
1st Tues. of Month 
7:00 P.M.

Radio & TV Programs
KTXR 101.3 FM
Lifeline 7:15 a.m. 
Channel 10
Search 7:00 a.m.
Living Word 7:30 a.m.
Channel 33
Know Your Bible 
10:30 a.m.

Eddie Watkins, Evangelist
Office       468-4164
Cell           773-0464
Home       943-4083

Jan 08 17

Husbands, It Wasn’t a Suggestion
By Brad Harrub

Men, how many times has your wife nagged you in the past week or two? Or better yet, how many times have you felt neglected in the bedroom? Or maybe she is putting on some pounds as she ages? Or maybe her cooking leaves a lot to be desired? Ever felt like she neglects the house or laundry? 

I suspect you are not alone. I’ve heard more than my fair share of complaints from men who are not “happy” or satisfied in their current marriage. Here’s the deal; the problem is not your wife. The problem is you! For you see, there is a command in the Bible that most men overlook or just downplay to make themselves feel more comfortable—a command
that can radically change their marriage and make it so much better.

Paul wrote, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle
or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.” (Ephesians 5:25-28).

Love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church. Men this is a command—not a suggestion. The text does not say “love your wife when she is pleasant” or “love your wife when she pleases you in the bedroom.” God’s command is to LOVE YOUR WIFE.
The only “condition” He places on this command is that we are to love our wives like Christ loved the church. It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t cook your favorite meal or if she has put on a few pounds. It doesn’t matter if she’s emotional or doesn’t have the laundry folded. Your command is to love your wife.

Take a moment today and consider what would happen if Jesus Christ placed “conditions” on His love for the church. What if Jesus acted like some Christian men
who only show love according to how they are treated? Or worse, what if Jesus wasn’t happy about the church and decided the grass might be greener elsewhere?

Friends, here is the truth—before we mount a campaign to defend God’s institution
against same-sex marriage we would do well to make sure we are obeying His commands
about how to treat one another. We should inspect the foundations of our own marriages
and consider the pattern we have been setting for our children. 

Not happy in your marriage? Not satisfied with your spouse? Believe the grass is greener somewhere else? Maybe you should spend time watering your own lawn and LOVE YOUR WIFE like God commanded you, rather than walking away to find someone you think will please your “needs.” After all, it’s not all about you—it’s about Him. And your unhappiness might be just where God wants you to bring Him the most glory. Stop focusing so much on yourself and focus on obeying Him. You might be surprised… your grass might just turn green right before your eyes.


    News and Events and Announcements

    January’s fellowship meal will be on the
    15th followed by a budget presentation
    and a devotional. No Sunday
    night service.
    Singing at the home is today.
    No men’s business meeting this month.

    Fair Haven Children's Home Needs
    Dry Goods/Cooking
    Chocolate Syrup
    Microwave Popcorn
    Pam Spray
    Chili Powder
    Chocolate Chips
    Miracle Whip
    Taco Sauce
    Enchilada Sauce
    Gravy Mixes
    Canned Pineapple
    Green Olives
    Green Peas
    Canned Mandarin Oranges
    Black Olives
    Canned Peaches
    Canned Fruit Cocktail
    Canned Goods
    Canned Chicken
    Refried Beans
    Bar Soap
    Hair Conditioner
    Dishwashing Liquid
    Dishwashing Powder
    Liquid Fabric Softener
    Canned Juices
    Aluminum Foil
    Freezer Bags – Quart
    Freezer Bags – Gallon
    Plastic Wrap
    Storage Bags - Quart
    Storage Bags - Gallon
    Trash Bags - 33 Gallon
    Trash Bags - 13 Gal.

    Privileged to Serve
    Song Leader: Jeff Fisher
    Lord’s Table: John Marshand (In charge), Alan Lamb, Trenton Kanengieter, JustinKanengieter
    Opening Prayer: Bobby Lewis
    Closing Prayer:Travis Hampton
    Sermon : Eddie Watkins

    Worship Coordinator:
    David Doherty
    Announcements: Bob Lewis
    Cathy Thompson, Wanda

    Song Leader: Randy Hyder
    Lord’s Table: Robert Comer
    Opening Prayer:Scott Greer
    Closing Prayer:Nach Bram
    Sermon: Eddie Watkins

    Devotional: Terry McMasters
    Song Leader: Ron Thompson
    Prayer: Robert Comer

    Back to Bulletin Announcements

Special Prayer Request
Continue to pray for Daniel Henslee and
family, Steve & Michelle’s son-in-.
Lee Hampton, uncle of Travis is having
health issues.
Allysa Richardson’s daughter (Nicole
Hampton’s friend.) is ill.
Tracy Cruise will see a neurosurgeon Jan.
Janet Penn will have surgery January 27th.
Bonnie Doherty is recovering at Webco.
Thelma, Suzi Doty’s Mother-in-law.
Larry Hicks is recuperating at home.
Jim Chittendon, friend of Ron and Cathy
Thompson (member of the Lord’s church)
diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Robert Comer’s step-dad Ray is having problems
with his blood.
Karen Burney, undergoing gastric surgery.
Tim Warden, Janet Haffner’s brother has
contracted leukemia.
Beth Adams of the Strafford congregation is
starting a new course of treatment.
Cathy Thompson and family at the passing of
Glen Ed Sinclair, her uncle.
Wanda Jennings, friend of Norma has cancer.
Andy Novinger who is fighting Thyroid Cancer.
Magdalena Ospina — Terminally ill with

Remember the home bound

  •  Paul and Ernestine Sandoz
  •  Estelline Jones
  •  Ina Gillette (Colonial Springs in Buffalo)
  •  Pat Lamb (Marshfield Care Center)
  •  Judy Barrow (Webco East)
  •  Bonnie Doherty (Webco East)
  •  Zoe Lawless of Conway (Webco)
  •  Rosalie Rosenberger (Thad Layne’s sister) is in a nursing home in Jax, FL



    Statistics for Jan. 01, 2017
    AM Worship 100
    PM Worship 66
    Midweek 78
    Total Contribution $2226
    January Birthdays
    Donna Demshar 
    Jim Cruise 
    Hunter Nash 
    Jerry Cruise 
    John Nash 
    Terry Cruise 
    Ruth McMasters 
    Ian Thompson 
    Jason Whittington 
    Tonia Tillman 
    Patsy Layne 
    Taylor Page 
    January Anniversaries
    Bob & Kay Lewis