Thank you Ed and Elaine
We are so grateful to Ed and Elaine for their years of service
Ed has been waiting to retire,enjoy life while he and Elaine are still able to travel and do things together.
Message from Ed
Someone handed me a story from an article in the Tennessee magazine and I thought it was good and so I am sharing it with you. “An old Cherokee Indian was teaching his grandson about like. “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil – he is anger, envy, greed, pride, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, arrogance, superiority and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside every other person too.” His grandson thought about it for a minute and asked, “Which wolf will win?” The old Indian answered, “The one you feed!”
Selecting a new minister is not an easy task. Personally I’ve never witnessed a better job than the elders here have just completed. There has been a lot of prayer asking for the Lord’s help and guidance and the result is, I am convinced, that God has answered our prayers. I am pleased that Lance Bennett will be coming March 25. When he comes, he will be eager to go to work and build up the Fairlane church. We all should prepare ourselves love him and his family, help him in his service, encourage him in his work and accept him as he is. Every time someone different comes along, he will do some things differently. Different isn’t bad, it is just different and sometimes it is better.
There are some questions for which there are no easy answers: Who closes the bus door after the bus driver gets off? Why are pizza boxes square when pizzas are round? Why is there no grade E, when there are A, B, C, D and F? What do you call a female daddy-long-legs? Why is it called a “drive-through” if you have to stop? Today we will consider another question for which there is no answer.
Introducing Lance Bennett!
Dear Fairlane family, The Elders wish to welcome Lance Bennett, his beautiful wife Misty and their son Davidson to Fairlane!
Lance Bennett will join us as pulpit minister beginning March 25, 2018. Prior to accepting the call to join us in Shelbyville, Lance has served as pulpit minister at Riverside Church of Christ Lafayette, LA for the past 11 years. Please pray for the Riverside congregation as they say goodbye to Lance and his family.
Lance Bennett's Bio
Bennett graduated from Lipscomb University in 1994 with a dual major in Accounting and Economics/Finance. Prior to joining the ministry, Lance worked as a CPA at KPMG, Nissan, and local accounting firms in Chattanooga, TN and Tallahassee, FL. In 2010, Bennett obtained his Master from Harding University. In addition to Riverside, Lance has served as youth minister at the Timberlane Church in Tallahassee, Florida and East Brainerd Church in Chattanooga.
The Bennett's met while attending Lipscomb and were married on July 16, 1994. Misty is a Pre-K teacher in Lafayette; and their son Davidson, 13, is in the seventh grade. Lance enjoys reading with a hot cup of coffee, cooking, college football and classic movies. As a family, the Bennetts enjoy board games, family dinners, and entertaining family and friends.
Our prayer for our ministry has always been that God will direct our path. We are His servants. Our prayer for the Fairlane family is that God will bring the family He needs to accomplish His purposes at Fairlane. If God has selected us, we will be willing to serve and grow with the Fairlane family. He is so good to all of us. To God, be all the glory!
Bible Study: End of Me
Where Real Life in the
Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins
Are you sometimes perplexed with Jesus’s teaching? Do you really want what he wants? Bestselling author Kyle Idleman reveals that the key to the abundant life Jesus promised lies in embracing His inside-out way of life.
Starting this Sunday... Brian Huggins and his Family & Career Class begin its study of “END OF ME”
The study examines Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount; it unpacks the many counter-intuitive truths, including: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, and emptiness is required in order to know true fullness. Ultimately you will discover how Jesus transforms you as you begin to live out these paradoxical principles. Because only when you come to the end of yourself can you begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.