Bulletin / Prayer List 2-12-17

Prayer List
Frank Rhoden needs our prayers.
Dale Brown a friend of Kerry and Carla King needs our prayers.
A friend of Butch Balzen’s, Thomas Mako has been diagnosed with kidney and pancreas cancer.
A friend of Kathy Hill, Della Price is in 7 Oaks Nursing Home room 14
Robert Embry’s niece Yvette Steward is in TMC with high blood pressure.

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, 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, Bobbie King, Dan LeDane, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, Don Boyd, and Ronnie Brown.

Serving in the military: 
Dakota Smitherman is back in the U. S... 
Travis Counts is in San Antonio. 
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 Brenda Low and family in the loss of Lynn.

There will be a Teachers Meeting today at 5:00pm. All teachers are requested to be there.

The Men’s Business Meeting today after evening services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Cooking Spray

Tipton Home will be here Feb.13-16.

Feb. 19th Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Robert Courtney
Evening: Don Harrington – Kerry King
Scriptures: Greg Counts
Man Deceives Himself

There is a statement that goes like this: “You can fool me once, shame on you. If you fool me twice, shame on me.” There are a lot of folks who are being fooled twice. The easiest man to deceive is himself.
Paul said, “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool that he might be wise” (1 Corinthians 3:18). Paul is condemning intellectual pride, one of the most hurtful of all vanities. He is simply urging a man to be humble enough to learn. Too often we think of God like man. The Psalmist said it best, “These things hast thou done and I kept silent; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself, but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes” (Psalms 50:21).
We should be very careful when we think one way is just as good as another (Isaiah 55:8-9). Some try to change the scriptures. Jehoiakim took a pen knife to the scriptures (Jeremiah 36). Remember, you can break the barometer, but you cannot stop the storm. Man deceives himself when he thinks he can sow one thing and reap something else. Paul told the Galatian brethren, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man sows, that he will reap also” Galatians 6”7). James wrote, “Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22). Too many folks are being fooled by what they hear and are not studying for themselves to see if what they are being taught is so or not, and when they are deceived, they do not seem to care. Remember, souls are at stake. Can we afford to be fooled the second time?

(Taken from Celeste church of Christ bulletin)