Bulletin / Prayer List 7-30-17

Prayer List
Don Hickerson is scheduled to have cataract surgery August 9.
Corey Miller is having problems with his throat.
We need to keep Kerry King’s mother in our prayers.
Greg Count’s cousin Jim Hallman is having back problems.
Tabitha Griffin has begun taking cancer treatments.
Gary Hickerson is doing well after his surgery..
Gary Hodges is not doing well.

Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Doris James, Jo Gordon, Thomas Mako, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Carol Moore, Della Price and Loretta Rhoden.

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

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…

Our sympathy and prayers go out to Don and Jan Hickerson in the loss of their brother-in-law Louis Horn.

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

The last Annual Texomaland Summer Youth Series will be at Colbert, OK church of Christ August6 1 at 7:00pm.

Pantry Item: Canned Corn

August Announcements: Don Harrington
Lord Supper: Don Baker, Greg Counts, and Kerry King
August 6 Prayers: Morning: Butch Balzen – Greg Counts
Evening: Don Baker – Robert Courtney
Scriptures: Don Harrington

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!”
I will extol thee, my God, O king, and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee, and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unreachable.” Psalm 145: 1-3