Bulletin / Prayer List 12-06-15

I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1

Prayer List
A.C. Quinn’s brother Bobbie is in critical condition.
Betty Harris has been moved to Texoma Health Center.
Ben Harrington’s will have additional test in Dec.
Andy LeDane is still having problems with his heart rate.
Sue Morgan remains in a hospital in Greenville.
Charles Counts’ sister Wanda Peterson is home.
Eddie Griffin is having heart problems.
Jerry Foster has moved to Texoma Health Center.
Steven Courtney is home and is doing good.
Jack and Kay Cawthon’s grandson Gabriel is better but will have additional tests this week.
Christel Balthrop a friend of Leta’s is having difficulty carrying her baby full term.
Mary Jean Turner is scheduled to move to Louisiana December 14th. She will be greatly missed.

Leta Embry, Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, James and Florene Griffin, Eddie Griffin, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, A. C. and Shirley Quinn, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Debbie Kluge, Sonny and Doris James, Beryl Miller, Dean and Della Price, and Terry Turner .

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…

Our sympathy and prayers go out to Helen Counts family in the loss of her cousin Brian Smelser.

Pantry Item: Mayo

Dec. 13th Prayers Morning: Greg Counts – Robert Embry
Evening: Don Harrington – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Butch Balzen
What Would They Say?
By Greg Gwin

The Bible tells us about the intense persecution that was endured by early Christians. We know that many were imprisoned, and a large number were put to death (Acts 26:9-11). Uninspired historical accounts give us additional information about the terrible trials and sufferings of those first disciples.
We are told that Christians in the city of Rome faced great danger when assembled together for worship. Because of this they were often forced to hold their meetings in secret places. It is also said that at the height of this persecution members of a family would leave for worship at different times so that they would not generate suspicion. They even changed their meeting place and assembly time each week to avoid being discovered.

Did you ever wonder how these early saints would react if they were able to comment about the practice of their modern day brothers and sisters? Do you imagine that they would be shocked to learn about the things that keep some Christians from attending all the worship assemblies and Bible studies? What was it that kept you from assemblies last week? Too tired? Too busy? A school function? A vacation trip? Relatives from out of town visiting? A fishing trip? A round of golf? A minor sniffle or headache? Too sick to worship (but not to sick to go to work)?

Stop for a minute to think what those prosecuted Christians of the first century would say if they heard YOUR excuses. Why did those people take such risks and suffer so much? The answer is obvious: they loved the Lord and were committed to His service. What about YOU?
(Robison church of Christ)