Sandy Point Church

 March 15 - 21, 2019

Pastor  - Mike Melton


Deacons Jim Brewer, Dwayne Kee, Jerry Chandler, Don Rogers, Rick Sturdivant 

Song Leader – Jack Holladay, Piano – Judy Wagner, Organ – Diane Durdin

Children’s ChurchSheila Melton, Donna Victor

Sunday School  –  Jim Durdin, Rick Sturdivant, Donna Moore, Danielle Sturdivant,

Donna Victor, Jim Victor Supt.

Youth Team –  Jean Chandler, Donna Moore, Courtney Smith, Donna & Jim Victor

Sunday School - 10 a.m. 
Worship - 11 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship - 6 pm.
Wednesday Night Bible Study - 6 p.m.
  Wednesday Night Youth - 6 p.m.


Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to:


Dennis Anderson / Ricky Anderson / Pat Barrells / Mary Katherine Beard / Diane Brewer / Martha Carey / Mildred Chandler / Callie Cole / Debbie Cole / Casi Cook Lisa Couch / Margie Clendennin / Stephanie Cruchfield / Sherry Cunningham / Justin Dillingham / Leon Dillingham / Richard Dillingham / Brent Douglas / Jim Durdin / Peggy Foust / Margie French / Billy Fry / Gail Fry / Nikki Hames / Bobby Hardin / Margaret Hartley / Joe Harrington / Lisa Hartman / Mary Lee Herrin / Leslie Hicks / Maudean Higdon / Peggy Higdon / Scotty Higdon / Norma Hilliard / Nancy Himes / Justin Holland / James Hollingsworth / Steve Hollowell / Sue Hollowell / Daryl Jeter / Ricky Jones / Roy Jones / Martha Killian / Jeanette Kozak / Richard Lankford / Katie Luther / Lori & Chuck Markham / Allen Martin / Barbara Martin / Larry Martinez / Roberta McCain / Don McCartney / Lavern McKelvey / Jason McMillon / Avery McNeil / Blondel Melton / Sue Melton / Lori Moseley / Doris & Bobby Nelson / Alice Northcott / Lisa Nunnery / Myrna Partida / Lisa Payne / Casey Pugh / Bill Raymer / Betty Ridgell / Barbara Shelby / Jill Shomaker / Shirley Smith / Troy Smothers / Stacey Smothers / Lesley Sparks / George Stahl / Mike Steele / Carla Stepp / Brenda Swearingen / Joe Swearingen / Lavada Taylor / Becky Thomason / Nadine Turner / Betty VanCleave / Connie Victor / Diana Walker / Ann Waters / Elyease Watson / Cindy Wheatley / Little Raelyn                                                 


Camden/Bruceton Nursing Home Residents

Dorothy Cosens / Gene Crews / Paul Victor


Remember The Church, Our Nation & World, Prison Ministry, Ministerial Alliance,
Disaster Victims, and Our Military In your daily prayers! 



                        David Clendennin, Sammy Dillingham, Dan Hartman, John Russell, Chris Stocum , Dustin Wheatley



 Today (March 15, 2020)

 Sunday School -10 a.m.

► Worship - 11:00

Join us for our Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m.

   Children’s  Church:
Ages 3 thru 8

 Birthdays & Anniversaries






19th – Jack & Faye Holladay (A)


20th  – Irene Hyatt




 Join us on Wednesday Evening Bible Study

For just one hour - at 6 p.m.




Van Ministry Coordinator Gary Moore @ 584-2395

Prayer Requests, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Announcements, etc. for the bulletin, contact Chris Stephan by Friday @ 593-5479 or

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But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs 1:33

Fear is real, but God is bigger. Fear zeros in on the problem, while faith keeps it in perspective. Now, faith does NOT mean blindly running into danger or ignoring common sense. But it does mean turning to God every time fear begins to creep in. It means choosing courage rather than fear. So, what is courage?

Courage is strength in the face of fear. In other words, to really develop courage, you first have to know fear. The great violinist, Isaac Stern, once observed an incredibly talented nine-year-old violinist. While clearly talented, Stern made the remark that, “You can’t really tell how an artist will be until the teen years, for that is when fear comes in. Then and only then can you see if the person has courage. You can’t learn courage until you know fear.”

Fear can paralyze us. Courage frees us to live life to the fullest.

Jesus epitomized courageous faith as He boldly walked God’s will – even to the cross. However, He knew very well the power fear could have on our lives and often reminded the disciples to cling to faith, not fear. One example of this is found in Matthew chapter 14. The disciples found themselves caught in a terrible storm, fearing for their lives. Suddenly, out of nowhere, they see Jesus walking out to them on the water. “Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid!” (Matthew 14:27), Jesus said – speaking right into their fear.

The comfort for Jesus followers in this story is this: Finding courage in the face of fear comes through putting our faith in Jesus Christ. Fear and faith do not mix – they’re like oil and water. When faith kicks in, fear moves out.  However, when faith disappears, fear rushes in like a tidal wave. The key to finding the courage to overcome fear is faith.

Are you struggling with fear? Maybe it’s fear of economic or political uncertainty. Perhaps it’s the current coronavirus crisis or other health concerns. You could be struggling with the fear of financial insecurity or simply the unknown future.  Thankfully, no matter the panic, no matter the problem, and no matter the uncertainty, God remains in control.

If you’re battling fear right now, take the time to pour out your heart to God in prayer. Then spend time meditating on who God is, what He’s done, and remind yourself of His promises found in Scripture:

God is GOOD – even when people, circumstances, and events are not. 

Nahum 1:7, Psalm 107:1, Psalm 31:19, Psalm 34:8, Jeremiah 29:11

God is POWERFUL – bigger than the biggest crisis, threat, or uncertainty. 

Psalm 56:3, 2 Samuel 22:33, Matthew 19:26, Luke 6:19, Psalm 147:4-5

God is NEAR – even when He feels far.

Psalm 34:17-18, Psalm 145:18, Hebrews 1:3, Joshua 1:9, Zephaniah 3:17

God is in CONTROL – even when life appears to be spinning out of control. 

1 Chronicles 16:11, Psalm 105:4-6, Romans 8:28, Proverbs 16:9,



The Purpose of Sandy Point G.B. Church is to:

- Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ

- Win others to faith in Jesus Christ

- Minister the ordinances of the church

- Teach observance of all things Christ commanded

- Nurture members in Christian growth

- Extend the Kingdom of God though "world wide" mission efforts

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