Bulletin / Prayer List 2-19-17

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 begun radiation and chemo.
A friend of Kathy Hill, Della Price is in 7 Oaks Nursing Home, room 14
Robert Embry’s niece Yvette Steward is recovering at home.

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Dan Tucker, Mary Jean Turner, Armanda 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…

Fellowship is next Sunday February 26 after morning services. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Reminder: Spring Meeting is April 2- 5 at 7:30pm each night
VBS is July 5th
Fall Meeting will be October 1- 4 at 7:30pm each night.
Let us plan now to attend each of these Meeting’s.

Pantry Item: Canola Oil

Feb. 26th Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Butch Balzen
Evening: Don Harrington – Robert Courtney
Scriptures: Greg Counts

Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. (Psalm 128:1)

Wherefore putting away all lying, speak every man the truth with his neighbor”… (Eph. 4:25)

It is not always comfortable to live with the truth. Today’s attitude has been warped and twisted with a show of “tact and diplomacy. Truth should be highly prized and scrupulously followed. Solomon said, “Buy the truth, and sell it not.” (Prov. 23:23) Our Lord made this statement regarding truth: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (Jno.8:32) It is a shame, but all too often the truth is ignored or evaded, and people remain in bondage to ignorance and error.
Many times the man who declares the whole counsel of God, clearly and openly, is branded as one who is devoid of understanding, love, compassion, and even good etiquette. Paul asked the question, “Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” (Gal. 4:16) There can be nothing good coming from adding error. Anything short of the whole truth is deception.
The gospel must never become adulterated because of our evasion of sound doctrine! Basic truth must not be camouflaged with soft sounding words and fancy phrases that take away from its demands. Christians cannot afford to indulge in evasion, ambiguity and double talk. Sometimes it seems people want more time spent on “homiletic organization and preparation” than simply speaking the purity and force of the gospel message. Paul said, “But speak thou the things that become sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1) Let us pray for courage to answer every man with clarity of speech; and let the truth be spoken by all and tempered with love. Only then have we truly discharged our responsibility to God and our duty to dying man.
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Let the lying lips put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.” (Ps. 31:18)

Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.” (Ps, 119:29)