Bulletin / Prayer list 9-20-15

Prayer List
Ben Harrington is having serious problems with his diabetics.
Leta Embry is recovering from surgery. Her next surgery is Thursday Oct. 9th.
Greg Counts will have surgery on his shoulder in December.
Betty Harris is home.
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.

Nell Hall, Jerry Harris, James and Florene Griffin, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Shirley Quinn, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Jerry Foster, 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…

September’s Fellowship has been moved to October 4th to coincide with the beginning of our Fall Meeting. This will be last Fellowship until January 2016.

Our Fall Meeting will be Oct. 4-7 at 7:00pm each night. Sunday evening services will be at 2:00pm instead at 7:00pm.

Sept.27th Prayers Morning: Robert Courtney – Jack Cawthon
Evening: Greg Counts - Kerry King
Scriptures Don Harrington

Pantry Item: Pancake Syrup

What is the Duration of Hell?
  It is common in today’s religious world to reject the biblical teaching of the reality of hell. Many claim that the old “eternal hell fire” is out of character for a loving God, and that when this life is over the unsaved will simply cease to exist.
  This is an appealing doctrine to many, because it eliminates the possibility of punishment for sin. However, Jesus said that the wicked “shall go away into everlasting punishment” (Matthew 25:46). Paul wrote that those who do not know God and refuse to obey Him, “shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power” (2 Thess. 1:9).
  Hell, the ultimate abode of the wicked, is translated from the Greek word Gehenna. It differs from Hades, another Greek word rendered as hell in the King James Version. Hades is the abode of all the dead, righteous and unrighteous, before the resurrection. The literal Gehenna, from which hell is derived, was a narrow gorge near Jerusalem that represented the worst of Jewish history. Years earlier they stained this valley with the blood of their own innocent children offered in sacrifice to the idol, Baal. In Christ’s day, Gehenna was a continually burning garbage dump, the name of which He appropriated to describe the final abode of the wicked.
  The Scriptures often describe hell as a place of unending punishment. Jesus spoke of the day when His angels would gather those who do iniquity and “cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth” (Matt. 13:42). John described hell, saying, “The smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day or night” (Rev.14:11). Other passages describe hell as “outer darkness (Matt. 8:12), a “furnace of fire” (Matt. 13:42), and “eternal fire” (Jude 7).
  Jude said Sodom and Gomorrha, the wicked cities that were “giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 7). The term eternal literally means “always being.” Hell is just as eternal as heaven (Matt. 25:46). If the fires of hell burn out, then the light of heaven will go out on the same day. The good news is that hell can be avoided! Jesus died that we might be saved. We can all obey His gospel and dwell in heaven forever.
(Bob Prichard, Oxford AL.)