Bulletin / Prayer List 2-26-17

Prayer List
Frank Rhoden needs our prayers.
Dale Brown a friend of Kerry and Carla King is in rehab.
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.
Don Boyd cancer has returned.

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, 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 today after morning services. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item:

March Announcements: Robert Courtney
Lord Supper: Greg Counts, Don Harrington, Kerry King
Mar.5th Prayers: Morning: Greg Counts - Butch Balzen
Evening: Don Hickerson – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney
The present one is an age of convenience--in most cases--especially religion. The populace has been coddled to the extent that it will not cooperate unless it is convenient for them to do so.
An example will serve to illustrate the general point. Voting is one of the most precious commodities in a democracy. It permit’s the citizen’s voice to be heard at the ballot box, but only in the most special elections does 50% of the population turn-out to vote. In most cases, the percentage is much smaller than that. Some local elections have been decided by fewer that 20% of the voters.
So, what happens with regard to those citizens who are not interested enough in their government and what it does to inconvenience themselves on election day to go to the polls and vote? Well, first of all, the politicians exhaust their persuasive powers in an attempt to get the voters out. If that doesn’t work, and it usually doesn’t, transportation is provided, along with other incentives, no doubt.
Let it be said that the individual who is so disinterested in his government that he won’t muster the energy to go to the polls and vote gets what he deserves. He has no right to complain.
The attitude is no different among many church people. “If everything is not convenient,” they will not participate or support. This simply means that if the time is not right for them they won’t attend services. Hebrews 10:25 really doesn’t matter. If service time conflicts with some other event of interest to them, they won’t attend. It must be convenient for them.
Programs, of whatever nature: Gospel Meetings, etc., must be at convenient times or folk won’t attend.
If the building is not equipped with soft pews, air conditioning and heating, along with other amenities, people will not attend
The list could go on of the demands for conveniences that purported saints require if they are going to be faithful in their services to the Lord.
It was not a matter of convenience when Jesus died for sin-cursed men. It was necessary to complete the Father’s master plan for ridding man of sin. So, it seems so selfish and faithless when Christians choose to put their on personal priorities above those which honor the crucified Saviour with their time and participation in the worship and work of His church.