Bulletin / Prayer List 3-19-17

Prayer List
Kerry King’s mother is doing well with her treatments.
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.
Don Boyd’s cancer has returned.
Cade Courtney is home recovering from surgery and is doing well.

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, Ronnie Brown, Betty Clark, Doris James, Gary Hickerson, Bobbie King, Dan LeDane, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, and Della Price.

Serving in the military: 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Travis Counts, and 
Dakota Smitherman all are in the U.S..

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…

This month’s Fellowship has been moved to April 2nd; the first Sunday in April.

There will be a Workday April 1st to prepare the building and grounds for our meeting. Everybody needs to be here by 8:30am.

Our Spring Meeting begins April 2nd, and will go to Wednesday April 5th. Services will be at 7:30pm each night.

Pantry Item: Tomato Sauce

Mar.26th Prayers: Morning: Greg Counts – Butch Balzen
Evening: Robert Embry – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

What God Wants
By Jay Kelley
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God? (Micah 6:8) These three things – act justly, love mercy and walk humbly – are the focus of a Christ-centered life.

God expects His people to treat others fairly. Jesus summed that up in the Golden Rule. Fair treatment means a day’s work for a day’s pay, whether you are the worker or the payer. It means a fair shake for everyone with whom we deal, regardless of our personal feelings. It means standing up for right when it isn’t popular. Ultimately, it means doing what God tells us to do all the time.

To love mercy is more than being merciful. It is one thing to grudgingly give mercy to those who deserve otherwise because God has ordered it as though we were children ordered to make up after a fight. It is quite another to love mercy so much we look for ways to show it. Jesus loved mercy, and His example was one of the greatest compassion in confronting the sins of the people combined with stern rebuke for those who led them.

Finally, we are to walk humbly with our God. When we think of the great privilege to walk with God, how can we do any less than walk humbly? It is a human tendency to get a little full of ourselves from time to time. And Christians are no exception.

It is good for us to remind ourselves that we are hear simply by God’s grace and the message we have been given is not our own, but God’s. If that message is rejected, we should not angrily assume it is personal. Rather, as those who love mercy, we should be saddened when someone seals their doom by rejecting God.

In the end, our outward obedience – frequency of communion, worship and even mode and reason for baptism – must come from a sincere desire to please God.

If not, we might as well be heathens.