Bulletin / Prayer List 7-1-18

Prayer List
Don and Dannie Baker have requested that we pray for their daughter Dona Head. They are waiting for test results.
Kathy Hill is recovering at home.
We need to keep Gary Yowell’s wife in our prayers.
Eddie Rolens is scheduled to have three surgeries between now and 
the end of July.
We need to keep Jennifer Cox in our prayers.

James and Florene 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, Connor Quinn, Della Price, Brian Scott and Della Skerkis.

Serving in the military; 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Josh Van Deren and 
Chris Johnson. All are in the U.S. at this time. 
Tyler Davies has been deployed to Guam. 

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 the Tommy Reynolds family in the loss of Tommy.

The next 2018 Texomaland Summer Youth Series meeting will be July 10that Howe church of Christ at 7:30pm. 

The Men’s Business Meeting will be next Sunday July 8 after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item:  Crushed Pineapple Tipton Homes truck will be here July 5thor 6th. We need to fill our pantry to support Tipton Homes.

July 8 Prayers: Morning: Robert Embry – Robert Courtney
                        Evening: Charles Counts – Kerry King
Scriptures: Don Harrington

By David Ferguson

Many are dealing with unexpected surprises and sorrows in life. It is human nature to desire to control what is happening in our lives, but there will always be things happening to us over which we are simply powerless. These are the times in which our faith must sustain us regardless of our obstacles. These are the times in which we must turn our lives over to God, and trust in Him fully to provide for us, and comfort us, as only He can do.

None of us is immune from tragedy. We need to prepare ourselves for the unexpected events that await us, both great and small, and we can do so by spending time in God’s word, and by increasing our prayer life. Just as the body needs food to enable us to live healthy physical lives, so too, our spirits need a daily diet of spiritual nourishment that only comes from an intimate knowledge of God’s word.

It is this intimate knowledge of our Father that will give us the “peace that passeth understanding” and “shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7)

We have a victorious Savior in our corner acting in our behalf. The pain you bear was borne by Him at Calvary. He knows you, and He knows what is best for you. Turn to Him and He shall comfort you, for it is in Him that our victory is maintained. Keep your mind focused on Him.

There is nothing in your life that is bigger than Christ, if you will simply turn it over to Him.
Worrying over that in which you have no control has a debilitating effect by distracting us from that over which we do maintain control. There are many brothers and sisters in Christ who love you and care greatly about you, even more than you ever know. Turn to them. and allow them to help bear you burdens, “and so fulfill the law of Christ,” (Gal. 6:2).

The choice is ours, and ours alone. No one can take that from us. We can either let our burdens be a discouragement and hindrance to our spiritual growth, or we can take control by choosing to exercise our faith in God and His Son Jesus Christ, regardless of what Satan tosses our way, and find ourselves even closer to God our Father. He loves us! In fact, He loves us so much that He gave us His very own Son to bring us back to Him even when we had willfully walked away from Him! That is how much He loves us!

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