Bulletin / Prayer List 11-8-15

Prayer List
Betty Harris will receive several test results on Nov. 11.
Ben Harrington’s completed the stint procedure.
Sue Morgan still needs our prayers.
Charles Counts’ sister Wanda Peterson is home but will need heart stints inserted.
Kathy Hill’s friend Terry Turner has asked for our prayers.
Jerry Foster is in Carrus for rehab. He is in room 214.
Steven Courtney will have surgery Nov. 10th.
Jack and Kay Cawthon’s grandson Gabriel is undergoing Esophagus tests.
Helen Count’s cousin Brian Smelser is in the hospital for dialysis and is in grave condition.

Leta Embry, Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, James and Florene Griffin, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Shirley Quinn, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Dale Counts, 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 Men’s Business Meeting is today after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Asst. Pudding Mixes

Nov. 15th Prayers – Morning: Don Harrington - Robert Courtney
Evening: Butch Balzen - Kerry King
Scriptures: Greg Counts

By James W. Boyd

We are warned in Scripture to take heed what we hear (Mark 4:24) and how we hear (Luke 8:18). We may not always be able to control everything that might fall on our ears, but much of it we can, and whatever we do hear we can take care how we hear, that is, what effect it might have on us. We can use self-control and self-discipline regarding our reactions to such things. But do we hear any better than the next fellow?
What I am asking is whether we pay any attention to what we hear more than others even when we hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Do we respond any more favorably before God than those who reject His Word altogether?
Yes, most would say they hear better when it comes to hearing God’s Word. We often criticize those in religious error for just not paying real attention to the revealed truth. This criticism is justly given. But when I hear the command to “assemble faithfully” being taught, and see brothers and sisters act as if such a command was never given, it does make one wonder how we hear.

- via the Nile Street Notes, the weekly bulletin of the Anna Church of Christ in Anna, IL;
8 Things Worse Than Dying
By Owen Clopton
1. Spending your entire life worrying about dying.
2. Living a sinful life knowing the consequences.
3. Living a life of hypocrisy.
4. Knowing your influence has caused another soul to be lost.
5. Living a life of constant cynicism and negativism..
6. Living a life without friends.
7. Living a life without love.
8. Turning your back on God.
- via The Contender

God is Sprit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).