Bulletin / Prayer List 6-4-17

Prayer List
We need to continue to pray for Mary Jean Turner.
Gary Yowell step-daughter is recovering from surgery.
Frank Rhoden is recovering from cataract surgery.
Don Hickerson’s brother-in-law Louis Horn is in rehab.
Kathy Hill’s friend Gary Hodges needs our prayers.
Alice Gaston, Denise King's grandmother is in the hospital.
A friend of Carla King, Joe Gordon is having serve eye problems.
Thomas Mako is starting chemo and needs our prayers.
Jerry Foster’s sister Audrey McKern is in the North Richland Hills Hospital with several problems.
Jack and Ardina Butler from Wolfe City church of Christ need our prayers.

Continue to remember these.
Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Billie Phillips, Armanda family, Beth Turner Beall, Ronnie Brown, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Doris James, Gary Hickerson, 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…

The next 18th Annual Texomaland Summer Youth Series will be June 6 at Savoy church of Christ at 7:30pm.

There will be a Teachers Meeting Sunday June 11 at 5:00pm. All Teachers are encouraged to attend. We will be discussing VBS.

Men’s Business Meeting is Sunday June 11 after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Spaghetti Sauce

June 11 Prayers: Morning: Don Harrington – Robert Courtney
Evening: Jerry Harris – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Robert Embry
By Bob Winton

“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs” (John 21:15). This is a good question for us to ask ourselves.
     Do we love the Lord more than we love our relatives? If we do, we will not let them hinder us from obeying the Lord or worshipping Him. The Lord taught:
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 10:32).     Do we love the Lord more than we love our money? If so, we will cheerfully and liberally support the Lord’s work. “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:6-7).     Do we love the Lord more than we love entertainment and pleasure? Indulging in pleasure at the expense of Christian living and serving God is sinful for these things have taken over God’s rightful place (cf. Luke 12:15-21). Sinful pleasure is always wrong. “But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth” (1 Tim. 5:6). “Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter” (James 5:5).     Do we love the Lord more than the praise of men? If so, we will be willing to obey God even if it means we must incur the rejection of men. Some Jewish leaders believed on Christ but would not confess him because they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God (John 12:42-43).
     The Lord must be the supreme object of our affection. We must be able to sing with meaning, “O How I Love Jesus!”