Bulletin / Prayer List 8-5-18

Prayer List
We need to keep Don Hickerson in our prayers.
A.C. Quinn will have a cardiac catheterization sometime this month.
We need to keep Kathy Hill in our prayers.
Andy LeDane is schedule to have a rotator cuff surgery.
We need to keep Don and Dannie Baker in our prayers. 
Eddie Rolens is recovering from his second surgery. His third surgery has been delayed to sometime this month.
A friend of Carla King, Mary Hamel’s husband fell and broke his pelvic in two places. Mary is on kidney dialysis. 
Ray Harmon will have surgery for an aneurism in is stomach.
We need to keep Jennifer Phillips and family in our prayers. They lost their new baby. She is in ICU at TMC.
Chris Johnson’s mother Angel Johnson needs our prayers.

James and Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Jennifer Cox, 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 is in 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… 

The last 2018 Texomaland Summer Youth Series meeting will be August 7 at Colbert, OK at 7:00pm. 

The Men’s Business Meeting is next Sunday August 12 after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item:  Assorted Cereal 

August 12 Prayers: Morning: Don Baker – Don Harrington
Evening: Jerry Harris – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Courtney
Getting Involved Matters!!
By Phil Sanders

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the word of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord” (1Corinthians 15:58)

Byron R. Johnson of the Institute for Studies in Religion at Baylor University recently reviewed 766 studies demonstrating the protective and prosocial effects of religion on physical and mental health.

He found that involvement in religion activities (Bible study, prayer, worship at church, and Christian service) was linked to reduced levels of hypertension, greater longevity, reduced risk for depression, lower likelihood of promiscuity, less tendency to abuse drugs, reduced delinquency and criminal activity, greater happiness and well-being, increased self-esteem, and improved educational attainment. These are indeed remarkably positive outcomes linked to our religious involvement!

Active and faithful Christians, however, do not need a review of hundreds of studies to tell them what they already know from practicing the Christian life. Drawing close to God matters. God gives us hope in the Scriptures (Romans 15:4) and the peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:4-9). He meets our every need (Matthew6:33; Philippians 4:19). He gives us now all the spiritual blessings that are in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3) and assures us of home with Him in heaven (1 Peter 1:3-5). God’s provision of all these things lavish upon us an abundant life (John 10:10). Consequently, we have joy that is inexpressible and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8).

When God gives us something so good, we must not keep it to ourselves. We must share it with all who will receive it. This is why we preach the glorious gospel of Christ with joy and love. We want everyone to be saved and to know the Lord. We want them to have an inheritance in heaven.