Bulletin / Prayer List 10-2-16

Prayer List
Dan Tucker is recovering from heart surgery.
Barry Cox will have hip surgery November 11.
Don Harrington will have surgery on his right eye October 10th.
Leta Embry will have a biopsy of her thyroid Oct. 5.
Kerry King’s mother has stage 4 cancer. She has begun treatment.
Robert Embry’s uncle Glen Durham is home. He is still having swelling of the leg as well as cancer.
Robert Courtney’s cousin’s daughter is recovering from a stroke.

Nell Hall, Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, James and Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Larry Lee, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Aramanda family, Jack and Diane Arnold, Don Boyd, Betty Clark, Glenn Durham, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Carol Moore, 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…

Our prayers and sympathy go out to Charles and Helen Counts and family in the loss of his sister Wanda Peterson.

Reminder: Our Fall Meeting begins today and goes through the 5th. Services will be 7:30pm each night including Sunday night. Preston Boles will be teaching on the “God Head”. Flyers are on the table in the back. Let us plan now to attend and invite others.

The Men’s Business meeting is next Sunday October 9th after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Diced Tomatoes

Oct. 9 Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Kerry King
Evening: Jerry Harris – Robert Courtney
Scriptures: Don Harrington
Judgment Day Excuses That Won’t Work
Roger Campbell, Cleveland, Tennessee

Jesus will come again (John 14:3). On the same day, He will judge all men. That day is called both “the last day” (John12:48) and “the day of judgement” (2 Peter 3:7).
What excuses might be given that day?
But, Lord I Thought…” This sounds like Naaman when he was told to dip in the Jordan to be rid of leprosy (2 Kings 5:11). He thought he knew how things ought to happen, but God thought differently. On judgment day it might be, “But I thought that all a person had to do to be saved was believe in Jesus as God’s Son.”
The Bible says, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone…by works a man is justified, and not by faith only” (James 2:17-24). Jesus will judge us by the Bible (John 12:48).
But, Lord, I was always told…” In the religious realm, all kinds of faulty messages are given. Only God’s word is truth (John 17:17). Some might say, “I was told that one church is as good as another.” God’s Word teaches that there is only one body or church (Ephesians 4:4), that Jesus promised to build one church (Matthew 16: 18), and that He purchased and saves only one church with His blood (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:23, 25).
But, Lord, my pastor always said…” It is amazing how many people hang their soul’s destiny on what a preacher has to say. The only Pastor whom we should accept as final authority is “our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep” (Hebrews 13:20). He alone has all authority (Matthew 28: 18-20). At the judgment, some may plead, “But my pastor said that it doesn’t matter how you worship, just as long as you worship the Lord.” The Master said, “God is Spirit: and those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
Think about it.
Prepare to meet thy God”

Amos 4:12