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 22 17

Dealing With False Teachers
By Travis Main

Do you know someone in the Church with beliefs that you do not think 
are in accordance with God’s Word? Have you done anything about it? Are you doing anything about it now? What should you do? Are they keeping their beliefs to themselves or are they sharing them with whatever audience they can muster? What is their attitude and behavior about studying the matter? These are all questions that need to be asked
when dealing with beliefs that conflict among brothers and sisters in Christ.

False teachers are like wolves in sheep’s clothing.

1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not
every spirit, but prove the spirits,
whether they are of God; because
many false prophets are gone out
into the world.

We are beyond the age of the miraculous, but the above verse has
meaning. When there is a strange teaching that does not appear to
jive with the Bible, we need to look closely at it. We need to examine
the scriptures as the Bereans did with Paul (Acts 17:11).

Iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17) and so ought we to do the same with our brothers and sisters, examining ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5) and encouraging one another (Hebrews 10:24). When someone sins against us, we go to them (Matthew 18:15- 17). When a man sins, he does not do so in a box affecting none.  He sins against the body of Christ, the Church  (I Corinthians 12:26). When this is known by others, we admonish them (2 Thessalonians 3:15) because we love them and are concerned for their souls. We call the brother or sister to repentance (2 Timothy 2:24-26). We study with them defending the truth (1 Peter
3:15, James 5:20). If we do not do approach them, shame on us (James 4:17). If the brother does not listen to us, we involve others. If he refuses
to listen to the others, we take the issues before the Church
(Matthew 18:15-17). 

When is a matter taken before the Church it is because a brother has an attitude and behavior that says, “I will not listen!”. If that brother does listen, he may disagree initially, or for a long period of time. Strong convictions are not easily dropped. However, one who desires to do
the right thing listens and considers what is said (Proverbs 10:8). 

Elders who counsel others regarding sinful behavior are often believed by the uninformed to act too slowly. What they are exhibiting instead is the fruit of the Spirit – patience (Galatians 5:22-23).  Sometimes, there are certainly false teachers in our midst (2 Peter 2:1). We need to be vigilant to uncover the truth to questionable teaching (James 1:19-20). We must not be apathetic such that we endanger our souls and others (2 Peter 3:17). Is the individual sharing false teachings with others, unrelenting,
unrepentant, and ignoring pleas to relent (I Timothy 6:3-5)? Is he forging onward despite admonishment and risking the possibility of division (Titus 3:10-11)? Then let him be cursed (Galatians 1:8-9). Withdraw
from him and save your soul and that of others (2 Thessalonians 3:6-7).


    News and Events and Announcements
  • The Sweetheart Dinner will be at the

  • building at 5:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 11.
    sign-kup sheet on the bulletin board.
    $5 per person.
  • The church of Christ at West Plains is

  • hosting a monthly study beginning
    Thurs, Feb. 2 at 10 am for area preachers
    and elders and men of congregations
    with no elders. See bulletin
    board for further.
  • Memphis School of Preaching Lectures,

  • March 26-March 30, 2017. See
    bulletin board.
  • Dave Huffman of Latin American Missions

  • died of a heart attack.
  • 5th Sunday singing next Sunday night.



    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: Terry Cruise
    Lord’s Table: John Marshand (In charge), Alan Lamb, Trenton Kanengieter, JustinKanengieter
    Opening Prayer: Daylon Kanengieter
    Closing Prayer:Thad Layne
    Sermon : Eddie Watkins

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

    Song Leader: Ken Williams
    Lord’s Table: Robert Comer
    Opening Prayer: Ron Peck
    Closing Prayer:Roy Phillips
    Sermon: Eddie Watkins

    Devotional: Jeff Fisher
    Song Leader: Jerry Branstetter
    Prayer: David Doherty

    Back to Bulletin Announcements

Special Prayer Request
Tiffany Sanders will have surgery ‘Tuesday,
the 17th
JoAnne Lawrence is having hip problems.
She has an appointment with an orthopedic
surgeon Jan. 24th.
Beth Adams of the Strafford congregation is
starting an experimental course of treatment.
Connie Isis and grandson are slowly doing
Pat Cruise’s brother broke his hip and is
recovering from surgery
Ethel Dill at the passing of her sister
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 and
healing nicely. He will be able to walk in 5 weeks
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. 15, 2017
    AM Worship 95
    PM Worship 54
    Midweek 68
    Total Contribution $2024
    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