Bulletin / Prayer List 9-13-15

Prayer List
Ben Harrington is having serious problems with his diabetics.
Leta Embry is recovering from surgery. Her next surgery is Thursday Oct. 8
Greg Counts is still having problems with his shoulder..
Betty Harris is having blood pressure problems.
Beryl Miller is undergoing eye treatment and is doing some better.
Sue Morgan is in Rehab and is improving
Dale Counts is undergoing radiation treatments.
Jeremy Hall needs our prayers.
Wynona Tucker is recovering from surgery

Nell Hall, Jerry Harris, James and Florene Griffin, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Shirley Quinn, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Glenn Durham, Jerry Foster, Lewis Horn, Debbie Kluge, Sonny and Doris James, and Dean and Della Price.

Serving in the military: Travis Counts,   Cody Blomstedt,  Dakota Smitherman

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harms way, military and civilian personnel.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…

Teachers meeting is today at 5:00PM. All teachers are invited and encouraged to attend.

Men’s Business Meeting today after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Ladies Bible Class will have a luncheon after class this Tuesday Sept. 15.

Sept.20th Prayers Morning: Robert Courtney – Robert Embry
Evening: Greg Counts – Kerry King
Scriptures Don Harrington

Pantry Item: Picante Sauce

Have you read His word?
It is vitally important that we talk to God. This is done through the avenue of prayer. It is also just as important that we know what God has said in order to be pleasing to Him. The Apostle Paul said, “Study to show thyself approve unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). Since the apostle said to study so that that you may rightly divide the words of truth, we can gather that God’s word can be wrongly divided. Thus, we need to study it with the idea of “I want to know what God says.
Jesus said, as recorded in John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” How can one keep those commandments if he never lets God speak to him? Is it not strange that some will profess to love God, and yet neither follows His will for man, nor study His word so they may follow it? The Apostle John stated, “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 9-11). My friends notice the warning that John has given. I must know God’s will because, if I am not abiding in it, I am not with God spiritually. Furthermore, John warns that if I bid God speed to false teachers, I will be held responsible for encouraging them. 2 John 9-11 mandates that Christians allow God to speak to them. This is simply done by studying and rightly dividing His Word.
The Apostle Peter penned, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” (Col. 4:5-6)
(Marshalltown church of Christ)
(Marshalltown, Iowa)