Bulletin / Prayer List 12-24-17

Prayer List
Charles Counts conditions are improving.
Kathy Hill is home from the hospital. She is waiting for test results.
Frank Rhoden is home recovering from surgery and doing well.
Andy LeDane is home recovering from surgery.
Rose Harrington back pain is improving.

Eddie and Tabitha Griffin, Florene and Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Carl Hall, Jim Hallman, Eddie Hickerson, Gary Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Ron Hunter, Bobbi King, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Kylie Painter, Ryan Patti, Della Price, and Eddie Rollins.

Serving in the military: 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Travis Counts, 
Tyler Davies, 
Josh Van Deren, and 
Dakota Smitherman all are in the U.S... 
Chris Johnson has been deployed to 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 Robert and Leta Embry in the loss of Robert’s aunt Nancy Durham.

The evening worship services for today will be at 2:00pm instead at 6:00pm.

Pantry Item: Canned Tuna

December 31: Prayers: Morning: Greg Counts – Robert Embry
                                      Evening: Don Harrington – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

The Bible also demands diligence in spiritual matters:

  • The heart is to be kept diligently – “keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

  • Christ knew the value of working today – “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4).

  • No season permits indifference – “Be instant in season, out of season” (II Timothy 4:2).

  • Diligence is required to make calling and election sure—“Give diligence to make your calling and election sure” (II Peter 1:10).

  • There is no escape for those who neglect—“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation.” (Hebrews 2:3)

  • Be diligent to be blameless – “Be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless”  (II Peter 3:14).

  • Stay ready – “And they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut” (Matthew 25:10).


  • Failure to provide for one’s own is a denial of the faith -- “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than infidel” (I Timothy 5:8).

  • The model woman – “riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household” (Proverbs 31:15). “She eateth not the bread of idleness” (Proverbs 31:27).