Bulletin / Prayer List 8-19-18

Prayer List
A.C. Quinn will have a cardiac catheterization August 23. He has also fallen and bruised himself.
Andy LeDane is recovering from rotator cuff surgery.
Eddie Rolens has begun rehab. His third surgery has been delayed. 
Carla King’s friend Mary Hamel’s husband is home recovering from his fall. Mary is on kidney dialysis. 
Ray Harmon is scheduled for surgery August 26 for an aneurism in is stomach.
Chris Johnson’s mother Angel Johnson has begun cancer treatment.
Floyce Hunter’s son-in-law was in an auto accident. 

Don and Dannie Baker, James and Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Jennifer Cox, Don Hickerson, Eddie Hickerson, Gary Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Bobbi King, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Connor Quinn, Della Price, Brian Scott and Della Skerkis, Amy McKillop, Dale and Lana Rideout

Serving in the military; 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Josh Van Deren and 
Chris Johnson. All are in the U.S. at this time. 
Tyler Davies is in Hawaii for special trying. 

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… 

Fellowship is next Sunday August 26 after morning worship service. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item:  Canned Slice Carrots

August 26 Prayers: Morning: Don Baker – Robert Embry
                               Evening: Don Harrington – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney
Let’s Help Others, Expecting Nothing
– Mike Riley

A querist asks, “In the Bible, where does it say that we are to help others and expect nothing in return?” 

Our Lord said, “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men” (Luke 6:35 NASB). 

In Gal. 6:9-10, Paul continues the above principle of our Lord when he states, “And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” 

A companion scripture to Gal. 6:10 is Proverbs 3:27 which states,“Withold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”We are not to refuse exhibiting mercy and kindness to others when it is in our power to do it. 

The extent of God’s mercy and kindness toward us will be dependent upon our extending mercy and kindness toward others (James 2:13; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:15). 

In Acts 10:38 we read, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good….”Jesus went about doing good to others, and as His servants, we must follow His example (1 John 2:6). 

In Romans 12:18-21, we learn that acts of kindness and benevolence can change people’s hearts (cf. Proverbs 25:21-22). 

Brethren, our demonstration of love toward people might result in their obedience to the gospel of Christ. The “coals” referred to in Romans 12:20 are pains of shame which kind treatment will produce. We have an Old Testament example of this happening in -
1 Samuel 24:16-19.
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” NKJ, Matthew 7:12.