Bulletin / Prayer List 12-2-18

Prayer List
Kathy Hill is having vertigo.
Kenlie Haskett has about 2 more weeks before her cast can be removed.
Kirk Johnson’s mother Angel Johnson is scheduled to have surgery in January.
Monty Randalph will begin radiation and chemo treatment.
Bobbi King received a good report concerning her cancer. She is in complete remission.
Archie Balzen is having heart problems.
A friend of Kerry King, Leona Brown is recovering from heart surgery.

Don and Dannie Baker, James, Florene and Tabatha Griffin, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Mary Hamel and her husband, Don Hickerson, Eddie Hickerson, Dorothy Hodges, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Brian Scott, and Billy Joe Wheeler.

Serving in the military; Cody Blomstedt, Tyler Davies, Josh Van Deren, and Kirk Johnson. All are in the U.S. at this time. 

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harm's way, military and civilian personnel. 
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much… 

The Men’s Business Meeting is Dec. 9 after evening worship service.
All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Assorted Cereal

December 9 Prayers: Morning: Jerry Harris – Walter McMillen
                                  Evening: Robert Courtney – Kerry King
Scriptures: Robert Embry
In For The Duration
By Larry Miles
The Apostle Paul wrote, “I have fought the good fight.” He had, with the Holy Spirit’s help, fought against Satan and had come out the victor.
“I have finished the course.” He did not detour the hard places but kept his eyes on the Savior.
“I have kept the faith.” He always preached and taught “the whole counsel of God.” He never compromised the Holy Word! Can we say the same?
Time to Talk about Time
By Bob Prichard

R.M. Cornelius identifies the “Seven Stages of Man” as:
* 6 weeks: all systems go!
* 6 years: all systems no!
* 16 years: all systems know!
* 26 years: all systems glow!
* 36 years: all systems owe!
* 56 years: all systems status quo!
* 76 years: all systems slow!

I don’t know about you, but it shocks me to see that I’m already firmly entrenched in the fifth stage - all systems owe! Where has all the time gone? Surely Job knew what he was talking about: “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle” (Job 7:6).

The most precious commodity we have today is not silver or gold, but time. John Randolph reminds us, “Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all possessions.” When we squander it on things that don’t matter, we are so foolish. Paul warns us, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)

When we look around us, we can see that the days we are living in are truly evil, with sin rampant in our world. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “this time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” To use our time wisely, we need a heavenly perspective: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:1-3)

What will you do with time? I find Henry Thoreau’s observation thoughtful: “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” Will we “injure eternity”? We are each given twenty-four precious hours daily. How will we use them? Whatever age we find ourselves in, whether 16 or 76, we must serve God faithfully.