Bulletin / Prayer List 12-3-17

Prayer List
Charles Counts being treated for a skin condition.
Gary Counts is recovering from surgery.
Frank Rhoden is scheduled to have surgery Dec. 15th.
Hudson Hill, is scheduled to have surgery Dec. 7th.
Eddie Hickerson needs our prayers.
A friend of Leta Embry, Kylie Painter is to have back surgery Dec. 6th.

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

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…

Ladies Bible Class will have a guest speaker, Brenda Williams (A.C. Quinn’s daughter). Class is Tuesday December 5th at 10:00am. Class and luncheon will be held at the house next door.

The Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday Dec. 10th after evening services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

December 10: Prayers:  Morning: Don Harrington – Don Baker
                                       Evening: Jerry Harris – Charles Counts
                                       Scriptures: Robert Courtney
Making Moral Decisions in an Immoral Society
As Christians, we must seek those things above, set our mind on spiritual things, and put to death immoral things (Colossians 3:1-7); rightly transforming our mind (Romans 12:2); rightly letting Christ’s word dwell within us (Colossians 3:16); rightly dividing God’s word (2 Timothy 2:15); and rightly discerning right from wrong (Hebrews 5:14). Some questions we should ask when making moral decisions: Does it bring glory to God (Matthew 5:16)? Does it conflict with the Christian’s priorities (Matthew 6:33)? Is it according to God’s will (Matthew 7:21)? Would it cause someone to sin (Romans 14:21)? Would it violate one’s conscience (Romans 14:23)? Is it most helpful (1 Corinthians 6:12)? Would it bring harm to the Christian’s temple/body/mind (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)? Could it corrupt good habits/morals (1 Corinthians 15:33)? Does it violate the Christian’s holy nature (1 Peter 1:15-16)? Does it go beyond the doctrine of Christ (2 John 9)?

As godly males, we must act upon our God-given role to reverse the immorality in our society through our homes and through the church. God designed the male to have a good work ethic and, if married, to be head/leader of his home (Ephesians 4:285:22-231 Thessalonians 4:11-122 Thessalonians 3:6-111 Timothy 3:412-132 Timothy 2:15Titus 2:7). Christian men must set the right example (Matthew 5:16Philippians 3:172 Thessalonians 3:91 Timothy 4:121 Peter 2:215:3). By implication, the male is the stronger vessel (1 Peter 3:7). Unlike what society and even some in the church have taught, God’s male is called to a holy way of living and thinking (pure heart and self-control; Joseph fled from impure sin, Genesis 39:2-12Matthew 5:8Romans 1:71 Timothy 3:2Titus 1:7-82:261 Peter 1:13-16). In order to combat the moral collapse of societies, faithful Christian males need to rise up and lead. Otherwise, we are cowards, heading for the eternal hell and leading many in the home and the church with us (Mark 9:42-48Revelation 21:8). (From the Gospel of Christ – lesson #11)