Bulletin / Prayer List 8-20-17

Prayer List
Corey Miller is scheduled to have surgery 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.
Jim Hallman is having severe back pain.
Jessica Rhoden has had a mini-stroke.

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…

If you would like to donate to help with the medical expenses for Corey Miller talk to Kerry or Carla King.

Fellowship is next Sunday following morning services. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

August 27 Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Butch Balzen
                                Evening: Robert Courtney – Kerry King
        Scriptures: Don Harrington

What Is The Significance Of “Jehovah” As God’s Name?
Names are important. The many different names for God in the Bible describe and demonstrate His character. “Jehovah” (usually rendered “Lord” in the King James Version) appears often in the Scriptures. Jehovah means “the Eternal One, the Unchangeable One, One Who was, and is, and is to come.” When Moses met God in the burning bush, he asked His name. “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM; and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you” (Exodus 3:14). God spoke as Jehovah, the self-existent God.
The Hebrew people came to consider one particular name of God His personal name. Scholars call this name, derived from four Hebrew letters, the “tetragrammaton” (from “tetra”, four, and “gram,” letter). The Jews were so concerned about using this name in vain that they would not even pronounce it when reading the Bible aloud. (They substituted “Adonai,” meaning Lord). As a result, the proper pronunciation of the original Hebrew is unknown. Most scholars say “Yahweh” or “Yahveh” is likely the proper pronunciation, although Jehovah has been used since the sixteenth century.
The Bible stresses the importance of respect for God by emphasizing the importance of the name of God. Solomon said, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10). The psalmist said, “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his name” (Psalm 111:9). (By the way, “reverend” refers only to God in the Bible, and never to man.) Isaiah spoke of “the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15). Jesus told His disciples, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name” (Matthew 6:9).
The third commandment warms, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in in vain” (Exodus 20:7). Although this commandment is part of the old covenant, the need for respect for the Lord’s names continues. Paul wrote, “Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed”

(1 Timothy 6:1) Bob Prichard, Oxford, AL