Bulletin / Prayer List 4-7-19

Prayer List
Charles Counts has improved after surgery & is being monitored weekly.
Nonie Tucker had new hip repaired and is slowly recovering She is in good spirits and has to think about every move she makes.
Norma Garza’s rehab went well this week and she thanks everyone for the prayers.

Monte Randolf (Cancer) Eddie Roland (blood clots) Pat Rivera (COPD) Rebecca Van Deren (diabetes complications) Kathy Hill (cancer), Ben Harrington (diabetes complications), Don Hickerson (arterial problems), Eddie Griffin (heart), Tabitha Griffin (cancer), Billie Bradford (in nursing home), Betty Clark (in remission from cancer), Beryl Miller (macular degeneration).

Serving in the military: Tyler Davies, Josh Van Deren, Kirklynn Hance and Kirk Johnson in the USA. Cody Blomstedt is in Korea.

Our Spring Meeting begins today April 7 and continues through the 10th
Topic NEVER. GIVE. UP. - a study of the saints and what kept them going
By Clint Brown from Farmersville, Texas
Fellowship meal will be after morning services. Please join us.

    Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    James 5:16 (KJV)

Pantry Item: Crushed Pineapple - or other non-perishable items.

Men Serving Next Week April 14, 2019
Morning Prayers Jerry Harris, Kerry King
Evening Prayers Walter McMillen, Don Baker
Scripture Robert Embry
Our Lord’s Warning
By Ron Boatwright
Christ, who is all knowing, tells us that many people are going to be lost in eternity. In Matthew 7:13-14 He says, "Enter by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it". According to the Bible the majority of people will be lost. We must take this warning seriously. The Lord says that only a few people will be saved.
How few can few be? In 1 Peter 3:20 (KJV) we read, "When once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing, wherein few, that is eight souls were saved by water." The conservative estimate of the number of people on the face of the earth in the days of Noah is two hundred million (200,000,000) people. But only eight (8) out of the estimated two hundred million (200,000,000) were saved. This is not very good odds. Even though the Bible says in 1 Peter 3:9 that the Lord is "not willing that any should perish", Jesus says in Matthew 7:13-14 concerning eternal life in Heaven that "there are few who find it". The vast majority of people will spend forever and ever in the eternal fires of Hell that will never be extinguished. Mankind cannot comprehend how horrible that Hell is going to be.
There are only two roads to eternity and everyone is on one or the other. If we miss Heaven, we will be thrown into the eternal fires of Hell forever. One of the saddest things about being thrown into Hell is the fact that it could have been avoided. The majority of people will be lost in spite of what the Lord has done. Hell is not what God does to us, but Hell is what one does to himself. A person who ends up in Hell is his own worst enemy and only has himself to blame. Let us make going to Heaven our number one priority in this life.


Doing God’s Will

By Ron Boatwright

How do we make sure that we are among the few who are saved and not among the many who are lost (Matthew 7:13-14)? Jesus says in Matthew 7:21-23, "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then will I declare to them, I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness". If we believe and call Jesus, "Lord, Lord", we are still lost if we have not done God’s will.
On Judgment Day many will be pleading with Jesus, calling him Lord, Lord, and reminding him of the many wonderful works that they had done in His name, but He will say unto them, "I never knew you, depart from Me you who practice lawlessness". Why? Why? They had not done the will of the Father in heaven. The worst thing that will ever be said to an individual is when the Lord on Judgment Day says to the majority of people, "Depart from Me, I never knew you". There will be no appeal to this decision. We have to get it right the first time.
These people in the above scripture seemed to be honest, but they were honestly mistaken as the majority of people are today. Apparently they were good people, because they had "done many wonderful works". But they had not done the will of the Father, which is in heaven. No single condition, that God imposes, can be ignored. God has no non-essential commands. When we fail to obey a command of God, we have just broken it. We must obey God by doing what God says to do, when God says to do it, how God says to do it, and for the reason God says to do it. Nothing is more important than pleasing God by doing His will so that we can go to Heaven. God’s will is found right in our Bibles.


Answer to last weeks question!
This false prophet wore a yoke, which Jeremiah broke. - Hananiah (Jeremiah 28)

Trivia Question This traveling companion of Paul was considered a prophet.