Bulletin / Prayer List 12-9-18

Prayer List
Kathy Hill is having vertigo.
Kenlie Haskett has developed infections under her cast. Her cast has been removed to treat her infections.
Andy LeDane is home recovering from shoulder surgery
Carmen Loftice will be seeing a Neurologist for her headaches.
Angel Johnson is scheduled to have surgery in January.
Monty Randallph has begun radiation and chemo treatment.
Archie Balzen is having heart problems.
A friend of Kerry King, Leona Brown is home 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, Bobbi King, and Beryl Miller,.

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 harms way, military and civilian personnel.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…

The Men’s Business Meeting be this evening after worship service.
All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Paper Towels

December 16 Prayers:  Morning: Don Harrington – Walter McMillen 
                                      Evening: Jerry Harris – Charles Counts 

Scriptures: Robert Embry 


By Joe Barnett

Things happen that hurt terribly. A youngster breaks a leg, eliminating him from participation in sports activity in which he was excelling; a tragic accident turns life into a nightmare; a “perfect” marriage is shattered by the sudden death of a partner; a promising career is fractured by a merger which puts a brilliant man out of work.

Such things put faith—even strong faith—to the test. The Bible says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” (Psalm 27:23). How? We can’t presume to know how God works in every case. 

But for starters:
1. The good man seeks God’s will in all he does. He doesn’t make decisions without considering God’s will. He consults God’s Word, and prays for direction. Then if problems come, he reasons that God may be directing in a way beyond human understanding.

2. He looks for good even in the painful experiences. There will be times when even the good man fails to properly consider God’s will; times when he will fail to consult the Word, and pray; times when he will act compulsively, foolishly; and even when he has fervently sought to do right there will be times when things go sour and tragedy strikes. What does he do then? He places his trust in God—convinced that, though he doesn’t understand how, God will bring good out of it. Maybe there are times when God causes seeming tragedy in order to send us down a different road. More often, however, these painful experiences cannot be assigned to the Lord. He does not cause them—but He can use them. Even the terribly tragic experiences He can turn to our advantage.

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?

For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16, NKJ)