Bulletin / Prayer List 10-4-15

Prayer List
Nell Hall is recovering from foot surgery.
Ben Harrington is still having medical problems.
Leta Embry is schedule to have surgery Oct. 9th.
Sue Morgan is still needs our prayers.
Charles Counts’ sister Wanda Peterson is in the hospital with fluid on the lungs.
Carla King’s uncle Jo Walker’s girlfriend is having problems with her legs.
Kathy Hill’s friend Terry Turner has asked for our prayers.

Jerry and Betty Harris, James and Florene Griffin, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Shirley Quinn, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Dale Counts, Jerry Foster, Debbie Kluge, Sonny and Doris James, Beryl Miller, 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…

The Elders would like to thank everyone for their help in preparing the church building and grounds for our meeting.

Our Fall Meeting begins today and will go through Wednesday. Services begin 7:00pm each night except for Sunday which will be at 2:00pm. Let us all attend and invite others.

The Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday Oct. 11 after evening worship services. All men are encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Ranch Style Beans
Tipton Homes will be here Oct. 13-14.

Oct. 11 Prayers Morning: Robert Embry – Greg Counts
Evening: Jerry Harris - Charles Counts
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

Keeping God Before Us
By Robert Courtney

  In Deuteronomy 6:1-9 we read where God instructed the people of Israel to listen to Him and follow His commandments. The people were to place His commandments in their heart and to diligently teach them their children when they talked to them, sit, walk, when you lie down, and rise up. They were to bind them on their hand as a sign and on their frontlets, and doorpost of their house as well as their gates.
  Why did God want the people to teach their children all the time concerning God? Would not once or twice a day or even twice a week, as we do today be sufficient? Paul told us to study in
2 Timothy 2:15; but yet he did not specifically say how much.
Many today do not study the Bible at all but rather find it more convenient for others to teach it to them in class or worship service. But yet, this presents a problem. They fail to come to class or worship service therefore, they are not taught anything. Hence, they do not know what is being taught comes from God or man. If they do not God’s commandments, how can they live them or teach others?
  We are told in both Deuteronomy 6 and 2 Timothy 2 why it is critical that we know God’s commandments. Verse 12 of Deuteronomy 6 says, “…least you forget the Lord…”; and 2 Timothy 2:15, “present yourself approved of God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
  Unless we study God’s Word, we will forget Him. The more one is absent from class and worship the harder it is to return…we forget the Lord! How can you teach if you do not know what to teach. A child is sent to school to learn. If the child does not attend, what do they learn? Nothing! If one does not study what does one learn? Nothing! DO YOU STUDY? Good! Study more. If you don’t, YOU SHOULD!