Bulletin / Prayer List 10-23-16

Prayer List
Barry Cox will have hip surgery November 11.
Kerry King’s mother is being treated for stage 4 cancer.
Robert Embry’s uncle Glenn Durham is not doing well.

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, James and Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Dan Tucker, Mary Jean Turner, Aramanda family, Jack and Diane Arnold, Don Boyd, Betty Clark, Doris James, Gary Hickerson Dan LeDane, 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 is in California. 
Cody Blomstedt is in El Paso, Texas.

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…

Fellowship is next Sunday Oct 30 after morning worship services. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. This will be the last Fellowship of the year.

Pantry Item: Spaghetti Sauce
Tipton Children’s Home will be here soon and we need to stock our pantry for them.

Oct 30th Prayers: Morning: Robert Courtney - Butch Balzen
Evening: Jerry Harris – Kerry King
Scriptures: Don Harrington
J. K. Gossett
(Minister, retired, Jonesboro, AR)
On the day of Pentecost, the ones who crucified Jesus inquired of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Act 2:37) Then Peter said unto them , Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). We read further in verses 40-41, “And
with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received the word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” The question here is clear. What then is the problem? Read on.
A student in a West Tennessee University inquired of a Greek professor, “Did Peter actually say in the original language, ‘repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS?’” The professor said, “Yes, that is what he said grammatically, but theologically, I do not believe that is what he meant.” Clearly, the professor thought more of his theology than he did of the inspired word of God.
Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned” (Mark 16:16).
The True Test of One’s Righteousness
Righteousness, simply stated, is doing that which is good--that which is right in the sight of God. And, it is to that end the Christian should strive to live his life in this world according to Paul (Titus 2:11-12).
John most aptly describes righteousness to include love of one’s brother, and, conversely, describes unrighteousness as failure to love one’s brother: 1JO. 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

 John further states that one who hates (fails to love) his brother is yet in darkness (1Jo. 2:9). A. C. Quinn