Bulletin / Prayer List 4-1-18

Prayer List
Kathy Hill is doing well after her surgery..
Helen Counts is recovering from eye surgery and has a chest infection.
Florene Griffin is in Woodland Nursing Home room 423. It is behind TMC.
Dale Counts did not received a good report
A friend of Don Hickerson, Della Skerkis has asked for our prayers.
Frank Rhoden’s son is recovering from surgery.

James Griffin, 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, Eddie Rolens, and Brian Scott.

Serving in the military; 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Travis Counts, and 
Chris Johnson. All are in the U.S. at this time. 
Tyler Davies has been deployed to Guam. 
Josh Van Deren is scheduled to be deployed to Africa in July.

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…

Don’t Forget Our Spring Meeting begins today and goes thru April 4th. Services will begin at 7:30pm each night. Plan now to attend and invite others.

The Elders would like to thank everyone for participating in the Work Day.

Fellowship is today after morning worship service. Everyone is invited and encourage to attend.

Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday April 8 after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Paper Towels

April 8 Prayers: Morning: Robert Courtney – Greg Counts
Evening: Jerry Harris – Kerry King
Scripture Reading: Don Harrington
Not Saved By Faith Only
By Louis Rushmore

Several related responses to the Gospel work together to save a soul. For example, when an honest person hears the Word of God, he believes it, repents of sins, confesses that Jesus is the Son of God and is baptized. The responses in this order are God’s plan for saving a soul and are recorded in the New Testament. Though one cannot do enough to earn salvation, our loving God has promised to save a soul from his past sins when he sincerely makes these responses.
But, sometimes a person chooses one of these responses and ignores the rest. Often belief (faith) is the single response chosen. However, God has not promised to forgive the sins of a person who only believes or has faith only. No single response alone will result in salvation. God clearly stated in the Book of James that a person is saved “not by faith only” (James 2:24). Part of Jesus Christ’s charge to take the Gospel to the world plainly shows that several responses, in this case belief (faith) and baptism, work together and result in salvation.
And He said to them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16-16).

If you are an honest person and desire forgiveness of sins, when you understand the Gospel, you will believe it, repent of sins, confess Jesus and be baptized. An honest person who understands the Gospel responses which God expects of him or her will not expect faith only to save. Are you truly saved?