Bulletin / Prayer List 7-2-17

Prayer List
Dannie Baker is recovering from a broken hip.
Don Hickerson’s brother-in-law Louis Horn is in rehab.
Jack and Ardina Butler from Wolfe City church Christ need our prayers. Mrs. Butler has completed all of her chemo treatments.
Corey Miller is having problems with his throat.
Betty Harris is in TMC  ICU  RM203

Andy LeDane, Eddie and Tabitha Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Billie Phillips, Armanda family, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Doris James, Jo Gordon, Gary Hickerson, Gary Hodges, Thomas Mako, Audrey McKin, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, Della Price and Loretta Rhoden.

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…

Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday July 9th after evening worship services.

Annual Texomaland Summer Youth Series will be at the Howe church of Christ July 11h at 7:30pm.

July 9 Prayers: Morning: Robert Courtney – Don Harrington
Evening: Jerry Harris – Kerry King
Scriptures: Greg Counts
If It's Not Fed, It Won't Grow
by: Lance Cordle

Consider the following hypothetical situations:
A man selects a site on his property for a garden. He does not till the soil.  He just scatters the seed and walks away. No fertilizer is  placed with the seed; no  watering is done. The man, however, expects a large crop of vegetables. Question: Is he being realistic? Answer: No.  Principle: If it's not fed (cultivated, nourished), it won't grow (flourish).

A young man hears about a party his friends are having. He accepts an invitation and shows up—only to find that it is a poker party. Since celebrities are playing poker and it is on so many TV channels, it must be a cool way to have fun and "make a quick buck," right? The young man, however, knows that it is gambling, and is well aware of the  tragic consequences of gambling addiction. He walks away from the party, resolving not to gamble, even if it means his friends will be disappointed. He believes the risk of  addiction  is too great. —If it's not fed, it won't grow.

A man has been married for several years. He loves his wife and believes their marriage is good, but he is a little bored. At work, he spends a lot of time around a single young woman. She is attractive and personable. Most of their contact is work-related and, so far, he has kept it that way. He knows, however that she would "see him" outside of work, if he would but ask. After thinking it over, he resolves to work on his relationship with his wife, to be more attentive, and to liven up their marriage with better communication and more romance. He resists the urge to build a deeper relationship with the woman at work. —If it's not fed, it won't grow.

A young man and woman in their early twenties have dated for several months and are "serious" about each other. There is a real possibility that they will get married. They love each other and express it in verbal and non-verbal ways. However, they are Christians and have resolved to avoid fornication and save themselves sexually for marriage. Thus, they have set definite limits on their physical displays of affection. They could give into lust, like so many have chosen to do, but they don't. —If it's not fed,  it won't grow.
A man is offended by a lifelong friend. He thinks about the situation, but decides to act in good faith and talk to his friend about the problem. The friend understands, and he too, wants to do what is right. Resentment, though contemplated, does not really even begin. —If it's not fed, it won't grow.

Is there something you are feeding that should’t be fed?
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