Bulletin / Prayer List 2-11-18

Where were you?
Sunday Morning Class: 13
AM Sermon: 20
PM Sermon: 12
Wednesday Evening Class: 15

Prayer List
We need to keep Kathy Hill in our prayers.
Dale Counts did not receive a good report after his surgery.
Brian Scott is recovering at from his burns.
Robert Embry’s cousin Paul Daugherty is recovering from a house wall falling on him.
Floyce Hunter is recovering at home from surgery.

Eddie and Tabitha Griffin , Florene and Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Eddie Hickerson, Gary Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Bobbi King, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Della Price, and Eddie Rollins.

Serving in the military: 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Travis Counts, 
Tyler Davies, and 
Josh Van Deren, 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…

Todays Evening Services have been canceled. Kerry King will be preaching at Howe tonight and we need to support him. Howe evening Services will begin at 7:00pm for singing and 7:30pm for services.

The Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday Feb. 18th after evening services. All Men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Canned Chicken

February 18 Prayers: Morning: Alex Miller – Don Hickerson
                      Evening: Jerry Harris – Don Baker
Scriptures: Robert Embry

By A. C. Quinn

It is sad but true, we Christians are cultists—according to the world’s definition of the term. The following is a quotation from Janet Reno, Attorney General in the Clinton administration:
“A cultists is one who has a strong belief in the
Bible and the second coming of Christ; who frequently
attends Bible studies; who has a high level of financial
giving to a Christian cause; who home schools their
children; who has accumulated survival foods and
has a strong belief in the Second Amendment; and
who distrusts big government. Any of these may
qualify a person as a cultist but certainly more than
one of these would cause us to look at this person
as a threat, and his family being in a risk situation
that qualified for government interference,”
“60 Minutes” June 26, 1994 via ”Texarkana
AG Reno’s statement is quite typical of the anti-Christian sentiment which has developed over the last twenty years or more. It appears that Christianity is the only religion which may be attacked with impunity by the atheistic, secularist world. That, however, should not come as a surprise to Christians.
Jesus taught his followers while he was upon the earth that they would have to endure the hate and wrath of men: Matthew 5:11  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Jude continued the warning that there would be mockers: Jude 1:17  But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18  How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.

So, the world sees folks who believe in the Bible and the message of salvation it brings as cultists, let it be. Christians can live above and beyond such, because there is a crown awaiting those who live and die by its precepts (2 Tim. 4:8; Rev. 2:10). That is enough for us to “…earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude 3). May God help us stand.