Sunday Sermons : Roster Schedule
Church of Christ
1809 W 2nd St
Portales, NM 88130
We are currently searching for a minister and thank Dee and Dana Lancaster for their work with the church here the last seventeen years. Call, leave a message, or email with any questions or suggestions.
Thank You and God Bless
The following is an exert from the following article:
Living On Borrowed Time
06/28/20 - Wisdom
In view of the brevity and uncertainty of life, we are admonished to be “making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16).
In my search of the Scriptures, I have not found the passage that speaks of the Christian’s “retirement years,” other than the heavenly rest. I have seen too many older saints who “take life easy,” because they have already done their duty. When I see someone like that, I suspect that they have been taking things pretty easy all along the way, for one who is fervently serving the Lord in youth is not apt to let the fires cool when they are older. Because of persecutions and hardships, evidently Jeremiah had determined not to prophesy any longer, but found he could not contain himself. “And if I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I cannot contain it” (Jer. 20:9).
What can older Christians do, who often have spare time on their hands. Consider a few suggestions:
You can encourage those who are younger, who may be struggling. A few words of encouragement or wise counsel can do wonders.
You can teach the gospel. I have known more than one elderly saint who was teaching others, even into their 90s.
You can write letters of encouragement to those who are preaching the gospel in other places, especially those whom the church where you attend are supporting.
You can teach skills to those who are younger, as mentioned in Titus 2:4-5.
You can visit or call those who are not able to come to the assembly.
Perhaps by reason of infirmity, many of these things are beyond your ability, but there is still an effective work you can do—pray for others. “The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working” (James 5:16).
If you are living on borrowed time, use it carefully, so that you can give it back in good shape.