Prestoncrest Church of Christ
January 10, 2020
We're so glad you are with us today at Prestoncrest Church of Christ! Enjoy encouraging words during online, or join us in person for worship service. We stream LIVE at 8:30am & 10:45am, or watch any time afterward on YouTube. Details about how to connect with us are all listed below. Thank you for being here!
Locations & Times
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  • Prestoncrest Church of Christ
    6022 Preston Crest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
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  • Prestoncrest Online // Live Streaming
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NEW to PRESTONCREST?
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Welcome! Prestoncrest is a growing family of faith, hope, love, and we exist to proclaim the good news of Jesus. The three elements of Prestoncrest’s vision are to Reach Up to God, Reach In to each other, & Reach Out to the world. Whether you have questions about God, or are a committed Christian searching for a church home, we're glad you're here. Find out more @ https://prestoncrest.org/
Guests and Members: Please Check In on Sundays!
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New guest? We'd like to get to know you! Visit www.prestoncrest.org/i/newguest

Members & returning guests, please check in each Sunday...
• ENCOURAGES our elders & staff - lets them know that you're here
• Receive a CLICKABLE, DIGITAL BULLETIN right on your screen
• To check in on Sundays: Text checkin to 469-476-5331
Need prayer? Info? Want to talk?
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Visit https://prestoncrest.org/contact or text contact to 469-476-5331 to send in a prayer request, comment, question, or to contact staff, ministers, or elders any time.
This Week's Bulletin
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Visit www.prestoncrest.org & click [BULLETIN] at the top of the page.
Features announcements, info, & links - updated daily!

Members: get additional member-specific info...
• Text UPDATE to 469-476-5331
• Prayer Needs, Sympathy, and Illnesses
• Congratulations, Showers, Baptisms
• Last Week's Numbers & Other Member Information
ORDER OF WORSHIP
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>> Worship Minister: John Scott Davis
“Holy Lord, Most Holy Lord”
Call to Worship // Ephesians 1:15-17 // Prayer
>> Elders: Don Witt 8:30am / Steven Miller 10:45am
“Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee”
“He Has Made Me Glad”
“Soldiers of Christ Arise”
“Forever Reign"
In Remembrance
>> Nick Scott 8:30am / Charles Forrester 10:45am
“How Deep the Father’s Love”
Bread & Cup // Giving
Children’s Church Dismissal
“New Doxlogy”
Sermon >>Gordon Dabbs
“Instruments of Peace”
Benediction
SERMON: "Be Perfect"
Dr. Gordon Dabbs

Matthew 5.38-48 (NLT) "You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. Give to those who ask, and don't turn away from those who want to borrow.

"You have heard the law that says, 'Love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

In this sermon, beginning to end, Jesus raises up the holy standard of God, he paints a picture of true righteousness and doesn’t back down from it.

1 Thessalonians 3.12-13 (NLT) And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows. May he, as a result, make your hearts strong, blameless, and holy as you stand before God our Father when our Lord Jesus comes again with all his holy people. Amen.

In our walk with Jesus, there is one ingredient that is the base layer of the whole discipleship project. Love.

Growing in loving others. . .

1. Listen more. Talk, tweet, and post less.
2. Do a regular “soul check.”
3. Practice praying God’s power into your weakness.



GIVING: Online // or // by Mail
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Your contributions enable Prestoncrest to minister in Dallas and beyond! Details and links at https://prestoncrest.org/about/giving

Links and details at www.prestoncrest.org/i/podcast

Let us know what you think!
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Email us your feedback... we'd love to hear from you. Send your suggestions and how we can make this page better by emailing angie@prestoncrest.org any time. Thank you! https://prestoncrest.org/contact