Bulletin / Prayer List 5-22-16

Prayer List
Florene Griffin is home recovering from back surgery.
Kerry and Carla King’s niece’s father, Larry Lee is recovering from heart surgery. He is schedule for pancreas surgery in about 3 weeks.
Lynn Low is home recovering from a mild heart attack and kidney problems.
Robert Embry’s uncle, Glenn Durham has been diagnosed with cancer.
Butch Balzen’s cousin Stanely Sugg has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Also, another cousin Melissa Lightfoot has spinal and neck problems.
The Armanda family needs our prayers.

Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Debbie Kluge, Beryl Miller, Wanda Peterson, Dean and Della Price, Stacy Rogers, and Terry Turner.

Serving in the military:    Travis Counts     Faith Balzen
                                     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…

There is a Basket in the foyer for Marly Cox and baby.

The next Teacher’s Meeting is today at 5:00 pm. All Teachers are encouraged to attend.

Fellowship is next Sunday May 29th after morning worship services. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Assorted Cereal

May 29th Prayers Morning: Jack Cawthon – Greg Counts
Evening: Robert Courtney – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney
What is Your Religion?
By Luke Shira

Just because someone says they have gone to worship God, does not mean they really have. Some folks practice Devil worship, that is their religion. We recognize the religion of the Jews, the Buddhist, the Hindu, the Baptist, the Methodist, the Seven Day Adventist. They all have religion, that none can deny, but is it the religion of Christ? Remember Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Verse 11 tells us whose name we are saved by, the one that said, “...I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18).
I would be afraid to try and say my religion is based on anything other than the doctrine of Jesus Christ. Too many folks are basing their salvation on the false premise that you can do anything religiously and it is alright with God. Have you not read where Jesus said, “And if man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth Me and receiveth not My words hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:47-48). How can we say we are practicing Christian Religion when we completely ignore the doctrines of Christ? It would be well to remember what Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). It is easy to see our religion must be based on love. Do you love the Lord?
The line: These are times that try men’s souls is truly thought provoking, given the events of the present state of our world. It is not enough that the world is becoming, it seems, more corrupt every day, and that worldliness is more and more prevalent in every facet of life. Certainly, these are tests of the Christian’s faith, but add to that the uncertainties thrust upon the world by the turbulence and turmoil wrought by the threat of global war, and one has what appears to be an over whelming demand upon the faith of God’s children. But, all should know “the trying of your faith works patience…” (James 1:3).