Bulletin / Prayer List 6-19-16

Prayer List
Kerry and Carla King’s niece’s father, Larry Lee is recovering from heart surgery. He is schedule for pancreas surgery.
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. Melissa’s sister’s son, Calvin is recovering from surgery.
Leta Embry’s aunt Peggy Taylor is having eye problem.
The Aramanda family needs our prayers.
A friend of Don Hickerson, Don Boyd, a church of Christ preacher is being treated for cancer.

Florene Griffin, 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, 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…

The next Texomaland Summer Youth Series is June 21st at 7:30pm at the Tom Bean church of Christ. We need to plan to invite others as well refreshments.

There will be a 60th Wedding Anniversary Come and Go party for Charles and Helen Saturday June 25th from 2-4:00pm at the Western Height church of Christ. It is located 800 Baker Road in Sherman.

Fellowship is next Sunday June 26 after morning services. Everybody is invited and encouraged to attend.

The next Teachers Meeting is Sunday June 26 at 5:00pm. We will be assigning VBS responsibilities. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Canned Tomatoes

June 26th Prayers Morning: Jack Cawthon – Greg Counts
Evening: Don Harrington – Don Hickerson
Scriptures: Butch Balzen
Blind Men of Hindustan

Most are conversant with the famous poem concerning the blind men of Hindustan who went to “see” an elephant. Since each was sightless and stationed at a different vantage point surrounding the huge creature, the six men came away with vastly different concepts regarding the elephant.
The first said, “An elephant is like a rope,” because he had felt the tail. Another, stationed at the ear, concluded it was like a fan. Another, feeling of its leg, said it was like a tree. Another thought an elephant was like a wall.
A partial view of the Bible is like that. Prejudice blinds many a person to the whole truth. Sectarian dogma, shallow teaching, emphasis on tradition, narrow thinking, and emotional persuasion contribute to spiritual blindness.
As John Saxe said of the blind men in his striking poem:

Each in his own opinion exceedingly
stiff and strong though each was partly
in the right, and all were in the wrong!

We must pursue “all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27) and desire to be fully instructed on every Bible subject. The sum of God’s Word is truth (Psalm 119:160). Taking all that the Bible says on any doctrine forms the best commentary on the sacred Scriptures. This allows us to see the harmony and blend in God’s grace and man’s obedience.

(from House to House, Heart to Heart)