Bulletin / Prayer List 9-3-17

Prayer List
Don Baker’s brother-in-law Jerry Stice is having eye problems.
Charles and Helen Counts son Gary is having knee problems.
Robert and Leta Embry’s granddaughter Stacy Embrey’s mother fell and is in the hospital in San Antonio.
Corey Miller is home recovering from surgery.
Gary Hodges needs our prayers.
Jim Hallman is having severe back pain.
Jessica Rhoden has had a mini-stroke.
A friend of A.C. Quinn Carl Hall is having heart problems.

Eddie Griffin, Tabitha Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Doris James, Jo Gordon, Gary Hickerson, Bobbi King, Thomas Mako, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Carol Moore, Ryan Pattie, 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 prayers and sympathy go out to Alex Miller and family in the loss of his Uncle.

The Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday after evening worship services. All men are invited and encourage to attend.

Pantry Item: Cream Style Corn

September 10 - Prayers: 
Morning: Butch Balzen - Greg Counts
Evening: Robert Courtney – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Embry

--by A. C. Quinn

Jesus invites, yea implores, the world to come to him for healing and for rest in this verse: 

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matt 11:28-30 (KJV). 

The Lord’s invitation offers the solution to basically every problem which can possibly trouble the soul and spirit of man today. Rest for the soul is promised, but it is conditioned upon taking his yoke. He promised that His “yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Tragically, the Lord’s plea has fallen upon deaf ears.

The response of the world today toward the Lord’s invitation is much like that of Israel’s so long ago. One remembers Elijah’s challenge to Israel from mount Carmel. Having called the four hundred fifty prophets of the idol god Baal, along with all the congregation of Israel, he issued this challenge: 

 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word, 1 Kings 18:21 (KJV).

 Notice the people’s response: And the people answered him not a word.

God spoke loud and clear these words:

This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased…hear ye him. (Matthew 3:17; 17:5.

Jesus concluded his letter to each of the seven churches of Asia with these words: 

He that hath an ear let him hear what the spirit saith to the churches (Revelation chapters 2 and 3). 

 He issued still another message as follows: 

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day (John 12:48).

Dear friend, how will you respond to the Lord’s invitation? Will you “answer him not a word”? You will respond—one day!!