Bulletin / Prayer List 8-13-17

Prayer List
Don Hickerson is recovering from cataract surgery.
Corey Miller is scheduled to have August 28.
We need to keep Kerry King’s mother in our prayers.
Tabitha Griffin is taking cancer treatments.
Gary Hodges is scheduled to have surgery September 1.
Robert Embry’s niece son Ryan Pattie is having health problems.

Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Doris James, Jo Gordon, Gary Hickerson, 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…

Men’s Meeting will be next Sunday August 13 after evening worship service. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

August 20 Prayers: Morning: Greg Counts – Robert Courtney
Evening: Don Baker – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Don Harrington
Look What Has Come to the World

An English writer has said, “The early Christians did not go around saying, “Look what the world had come to.” Rather they with great joy said to all men, “Look what has come to the world!”

There is a great difference between these two attitudes. Yes, the world is in bad shape---But read the second chapter of Romans and you will find the world was in an awful condition in Paul’s time. The unique Gospel of Jesus Christ offers the solution to man’s problems. See what has come into the world---God’s revelation of Himself in all power, wisdom, and love through Jesus Christ, His only be gotten Son. This is indeed glorious news! This is a message which we cannot keep to ourselves, but we must tell everybody about it. No wonder Christians are radiant with joy. They have found the treasure all are seeking. They have seen what has come into the world in the advent of Jesus Christ, and they are working for the advancement of His kingdom until He comes.

In this was manifest the love of God toward us, because that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him” (1 John 4:9)

Nobody Made It?
Sir Isaac Newton once had an exact replica of the solar system made in miniature. At its center was a large golden ball representing the sun, and revolving around it were small spheres attached at the ends of rods of varying lengths. They represented Mercury, Venus, Earth Mars, and the other planets. These were all geared together by cogs and belts to make them move around the “sun” in perfect harmony.
One day as Newton was studying the model, a friend who did not believe in the biblical account of creation stopped by for a visit. Marveling at the device and watching as the scientist made the heavenly bodies move on there orbits, the man exclaimed, “My, Newton, what an exquisite thing! Who made it for you?” Without looking up, Sir Isaac replied “Nobody.” “Nobody?” his friend asked. “That’s right! All of these balls and cogs and belts and gears just happened to come together, and wonder of wonders, by chance they began revolving in their orbits and with perfect timing.”

  The friend got the message. It was foolish to suppose that the model merely happened (Psalm 14:1), but it was even more senseless to accept the theory that the earth and the vast universe came into being by chance. How much more logical to believe what the Bible says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) (author unknown)