Bulletin / Prayer List 12-27-15

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

Prayer List
Greg Counts is home recovering from shoulder surgery.
Jack and Kay Cawthon’s grandson Gabriel continues to improve.
A.C. and Shirley Quinn are ill.

Leta Embry, Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, James and Florene Griffin, Eddie Griffin, Ben Harrington, Don Hickerson, Andy LeDane, Lester and Billie Phillips, Jack and Diane Arnold, Christel Balthrop, Betty Clark, Steven Courtney, Jerry Foster, Debbie Kluge, Sonny and Doris James, Beryl Miller, Wanda Peterson, 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…

Pantry Item: Ranch Style Beans

January Announcements: Robert Courtney
Lord Supper: Butch Balzen, Jack Cawthon, Barry Cox
Jan. 3rd Prayers Morning: Butch Balzen – Don Harrington
Evening: Barry Cox - Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

The Indestructible Bible

By A. G. Freed

The Bible is the oldest book the world has. It antedates the Chinese bible. It has come down to us through the ages. Its enemies have sought to destroy it. Its pages are stained with the blood of martyrs. Empires, kingdoms and states have crumbled around it. How do you account for the Bible surviving the wreck of time? The answer is
that God is with it and in it.
It was Mears who said, "The lyric poetry of the Hebrews was in its golden age nearly a thousand years before the birth of Horace. Deborah sang a model of a triumphant song a full five hundred years before Sappho was born. The book of Esther was a venerable fragment of biography, more strange than fiction, at least twelve hundred years old at the dawn of the romantic literature of Europe. The proverbs of Solomon are by eight hundred years more ancient than the writings of Seneca."
Though it has been exploded, demolished, and made ready for the grave countless times, it goes on its triumphant way, giving light, hope, and salvation to unnumbered millions in many lands and many tongues.
The Bible lives in spite of men. False theories of religion profess to be built upon it. A relentless war is waged upon it by those who hate it, and friends to it have become lukewarm. Yet the Bible is here. It is the deathless book. It is as eternal as God. "The word of the Lord endureth forever."

Every Good Gift

A poor man was given a loaf of bread. He thanked the baker, but the baker said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the miller who made the flour.” So he thanked the miller, but the miller said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the farmer who planted the wheat.” So he thanked the farmer.
But the farmer said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the Lord. He gave the sunshine, rain, and fertility to the soil, and that’s why you have bread to eat.”
Regardless of how sophisticated, how advanced we may be scientifically, we still can’t create; we still can’t make a kernel of wheat.
That has to come from God. God gives us the things we need in order to live on this planet.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights….” (James 1:17; Acts 17:24).

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