Bulletin / Prayer List 10-30-16

Prayer List
Barry Cox will have hip surgery November 11.
Kerry King’s mother Bobbie King is being treated for cancer.
Mark Morris’ cancer has come back.

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, 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…

Our prayers and sympathy go out to Robert and Leta Embry in the loss of his uncle Glenn Durham.

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

Pantry Item: Hamburger Helper

November Announcements: Robert Courtney
Lord Supper: Greg Counts, Robert Embry, and Don Harrington
Nov. 6th Prayers Morning: Butch Balzen – Don Harrington
Evening: Robert Embry – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Robert Courtney
Roger Campbell, Cleveland, Tennessee

I cannot imagine trying to make it through life without having “the good shepherd” (John 10:11), who is the “one mediator between God and men’ (1 Tim. 2:5) and the “King of kings and lord of lords” (Rev19:16) in my corner. But what if Jesus had never come into this world to “give his life as a ransom” (Mark 10:45)?
A LIFE WITHOUT TRUE MEANING Jesus came that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly (John 10:100. Paul said we “can do all things” through Him (Philippians 4:13). The whole of man is to fear the Lord and keep His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
A LIFE WITHOUT A TOTALLY RELIABLE MODEL TO IMIATE There are many fine people in this world. Some are worthy of imitation because they demonstrate selfless behavior, pure speech and a respectful attitude. Yet no mere human is a good example in every way all of the time. Each person makes mistakes “All of have sinned” (Romans 3:23. But not Jesus. He “did no sin,” and that is why He alone is worthy of complete imitation (1 Peter 2:21-22).
A LIFE WITHOUT DIRECTION Where am I going in my life? Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
A LIFE WITHOUT SALVATION The wages of sin is death because sin separates a person from God (Romans 6:23;
Isaiah 59:1-2). Thank God that He loved us so much that He sent Jesus “into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15;
Ephesians 1:7). Because Jesus is the only Savior, the only “name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12), without Him we could never enjoy the forgiveness of sins.
A LIFE WITHOUT HOPE People that live without hope are miserable indeed. Jesus is the hope of the world (1Timothy 1:1). Through Jesus we can live “in hope of eternal life” (Titus 1:2).

The choice is ours: we can either live with Him or without Him. Let us choose wisely; for this choice will determine our eternal destiny. To live with Him, of course, means to live according to His will. Are you doing that?