Bulletin / Prayer List 7-24-16

Prayer List
A.C. Quinn’s nephew Terry Moore is home and doing better.
Wanda Peterson is having medical problems.
Debbie Kluge situation is critical.
Robert Embry’s uncle, Glenn Durham has been diagnosed with cancer and has fluid on his lungs.
Butch Balzen’s family still needs our prayers.
Leta Embry’s aunt Peggy Taylor is having eye problem.
Don Boyd is being treated for cancer.
Kerry King’s mother has cancer and is undergoing tests.

Aramanda family, Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, Don Hickerson, Larry Lee, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Beryl Miller, Dean and Della Price, and Terry Turner.

Serving in the military: 
Dakota Smitherman has been deployed to Afghanistan. 
Travis Counts has been deployed to Kuwait.
Faith Balzen 
Cody Blomstedt

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 last Texomaland Summer Youth Series is July 26 at 7:00pm at Colbert, OK church of Christ.

Fellowship is Sunday, July 31st after morning worship services. Everyone is invited.

Pantry Item: Pledge

July 31st Prayers – Morning: Don Harrington – Butch Balzen
Evening: Barry Cox – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

What Greater Reward Should One Expect?
By A. C. Quinn

Jesus, as he warned the church of Smyrna of their impending tribulation, concluded his admonition by saying, “…be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Rev. 2:10). Think of that: The crown of life. Paul saw it as the reward laid up for him which the righteous judge would give him in the last day (2Tim. 4:1-10).
It would seem that the crown of life which represents all that God has prepared for those who love and obey him would be sufficient enticement to the Christian to be faithful, but it is not for many. Too many members of the church are looking around to see which congregation can offer the most in the form of activities--perks. The age old question “What can the church do for me” arises again and again from those who want to be served instead of wanting to be a servant. It is almost like saying God just isn’t offering enough when he offers heaven and all its sublime glory for a faithful life.
It should be the desire of every Christian to serve his Lord in whatever capacity with which he has been blessed. Letting one’s light shine glorifies God (Matt. 5:16). Obeying God in the work he has for one to do identifies him as a servant of God (Rom. 6:16-18). Expecting more than a gracious God has promised to the faithful is an expression of an attitude of selfishness. Not only so, it is shameful, as well.
The God-Man
God in human flesh, as much man as if He were not God at all, as much God as if He were not man at all—not half God and Half man, not all God and no man, not all man and no God; but the God-man. The God-man came to earth, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was nailed to a cross, and with a broken heart died for me.

Come unto me.”

Matthew 11:28