of Bro Shelton Gibbs IV
Gibbs attended Southwestern Christian College where he graduated valedictorian
with an Associates of Science Degree in 2000. That same year, Gibbs enrolled at Abilene
Christian University. While there Mr. Gibbs received numerous scholastic and
service awards including: the University
Scholar Award, the Trent and Meador Scholar Award, the Jack Pope Fellows
Scholar Award, and the Honor Man Award.
Shelton graduated with a Bachelors
of Science Degree in political science from Abilene Christian University Summa Cum Laude in 2002.
In the fall of 2002, Gibbs was admitted to
Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. While in Law School Mr. Gibbs served as Legal
Intern for Belo Corporation, a media conglomerate company headquartered in
Dallas, Texas. He worked in the legal
department with Belo executives on projects for its 20 subsidiary television and print companies including, WFAA-TV Channel 8 and The Dallas Morning
Newspaper in Dallas/Fort Worth, KHOU-TV in Houston, KING-TV
in Seattle/Tacoma and KTVK-TV in
In June of 2007, Shelton
Gibbs was hired as Assistant District Attorney for Kaufman County and is
currently a felony prosecutor for the 86th District Court in the
city of Kaufman, Texas. Shelton is married to Toni Francine Gibbs and is the
proud father of three children, Shelton Gibbs V, Hamilton Gibbs, and Linden
of Bro Cephas Northcutt Sr
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Exalt, Evangelize and
Edify as we continue to climb at the Lawrence and Marder Church of
Christ. In an ever changing world,
God’s word will never change and will never cease to be.
Mark 13:31. We will use
every tool to help us gain better insight and engage ourselves in the
ministries and committees here at Lawrence and Marder.
The Lawrence and Marder
family is a unique body, closely knitted, and committed. We are
concerned for our brothers and sisters in Christ and those that are
in our community.
Let us build up one
another, unifying the body, and love one another. It is our hope and
prayer that we grow stronger together in the service of the Lord. By
preaching and teaching God’s word, we are seeking to save the lost.
"The Unchanging Christ in a Changing World"
Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
This last chapter in the book of Hebrews is a final exhortation to the readers
of that day, who so much needed to strengthen their faith in the midst of
scorn, threats and severe persecution. This affirmation was a source of
strength to them, as it has been a source of strength and encouragement to
Christian believers in every generation. It confirms the unfailing reliability
of our Savior.
Yet, we are made to wonder at the strange juxtaposition of
this statement: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever;” set
in the middle of, “Remember your leaders,” and “Be not carried away.” But thank God for what it says; thank Him for
the encouragement it inspires. The truth that it teaches applies to all ages
and generations, and yet it is not a statement in isolation. It belongs to the
context in which it appears, and its significance must be discovered within its
context. “Remember your leaders,” not the present leaders of verses 17 and 24,
but those who first brought you the “Good News,” those who taught you the Word
of God and led you to salvation. They are dead now, but you must “imitate their
faith, and consider the outcome of their lives.
Yesterday Christ was the source
and object of their triumphant faith. Yesterday He had touched the lives of
ordinary men and inspired extra-ordinary courage. Yesterday they were with Him
on the roads, the hillsides, villages, town squares, synagogues and homes.
Yesterday He taught them, filling their minds with new and glowing ideas.
Yesterday they were astonished at His power to heal, to care, to love and bind
the brokenness of the suffering. Yesterday His suffering brought them
redemption and in the power of His suffering they found salvation.
Well, He who was with them “yesterday” is still today the same
all-sufficient and all-powerful Redeemer and Lord, and will continue to be
forever. The same Christ who was with them is with you, and will be with those
who come after you, even unto the end of the age. “Yesterday” He was with the
fathers; today He is with you, and will be with your children for evermore.
What faith, hope, love and courage this ought to
inspire in us. The immutability of Christ: He is not capable of changing; He is not susceptible to change.
HIS IMMUTABILITY ESTABLISHES HIS RELIABILITY! “And thou Lord, in the beginning
hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine
hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as
doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be
changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail” (Hebrews 1:10-12).
“Change and decay all around I see,” but
there is one constant: “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
What He was, He is; what He is, He will always be! He who “upholds all things,”
is not held up by anything. He who “made (shaped) the world” is not made
(shaped) by the world. He who controls the raging torrents of history is not
baffled by any movement in history. He who in the beginning did lay the
foundation is not shaken by the “zephyrs” of current events. He who ordains
beginnings and endings, is never subject to the verdict of time.
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