Bulletin / Prayer List 5-6-18

Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
John Jay:First Chief-Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court

Prayer List
Don Baker is having back problems.
Kathy Hill is recovering at home.
Florene Griffin is home.
Andy LeDane’s mother’s test results were better than expected.
A friend of Frank Rhoden’s, Chuck Neil has blockage in his heart valves.

James Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Don Hickerson, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Eddie Hickerson, Gary Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Bobbi King, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Della Price, Eddie Rolens, Brian Scott and Della Skerkis.

Serving in the military; 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 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… 

Remember, beginning today evening services will start at 5:00pm instead of 6:00pm.

The Men’s Business Meeting has been moved to May 20.

Pantry Item:  Spam

May 13 Prayers: Morning:: Robert Courtney – Don Baker
Evening: Robert Embry – Charles Counts
Scriptures: Robert Courtney

By Luke Shira
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols” (Acts 17:16-18). 
Man’s greatest accomplishments usually spring from stirred spirits.
The suffering of a child stirs our hearts. Whose heart was not stirred by the famous picture of a little child sitting in the middle of the road of a bombed out city?
Paul was stirred because of the idolatry in Athens. It was estimated they had something like 30,000 gods and goddesses. The whole city was given to idolatry(Acts 17:16). This should be enough to stir any God-fearing Christian, but modern day idolatry does not seem to have any effect on the modern day church member A member told me of attending services (if you want to call it that) of a congregation other than her own. The church had a huge banner in the auditorium welcoming everyone to the Easter services. A choir did all the singing for the congregation. When asked how she could worship under those circumstances, her answer was, “I sang to myself and felt like I had worshipped God.” No spirit stirred even though she thought what was being done was wrong. Why do church members go along with these change artists in the church? Do you realize Christ, Paul or those who died for the cause of Christ would to have a part in their services? Doesn’t that stir your spirit?
Does it stir your spirit to realize that the Devil is trying harder to gain control of your life, that you are to be Christ-like? Does it stir your spirit when you stop and realize that 156 persons per minute are dying out of Christ? Does it bother you that folks are groping in darkness, being led astray by preachers and creed-book preaching? There was a time when preachers stood up and defended the Gospel. How long has it been since you have heard a gospel preacher debate the truth? Peter said the church needs to be stirred (2 Peter 1:12-13). If we become provoked with stirred-spirits, worldliness, indifference, and ignorance of the Bible will disappear. We can no longer be like the Laodicea’s, (lukewarm).