Bulletin / Prayer List 08 04 2019

Bulletin Prayer List August 04, 2019

Prayer List
Brenda Williams (AC’s daughter) is doing better with her heart condition.
Carmen Loftice has asked for prayers.
Eddie Roland (Greg’s friend) will undergo shoulder and hip surgeries soon.
Ben Harrington continues to have pancreatitis and diabetes complications.
Braydon Counts (Charles and Helen Counts’ great great grandson) is recovering at
home, he had a spinal tap Thursday & is to begin radiation & chemo treatments soon. 
Rebekah Van Deren is having problems with her pancreas.
Joy Fowler, Charley's sister is responding to treatment & doing better. 

Charles Counts (heart condition), Zack Folkes (cancer), Evette Stewart (COPD), Kathy Hill (cancer), Don Hickerson (arterial problems), Betty Clark (in remission from cancer), Beryl Miller (macular degeneration), Jenifer Cox (heart condition), Lucus Drews (rare cancer), Joy Fowler (cancer).

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

    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 August 11, 2019

Morning Prayers    Jerry Harris      Kerry King      
Evening Prayers    Robert Embry  Charley Counts

Scripture Greg Counts

A Few Means A Lot

By Darryl Fuller

It's not hard to rely on numbers. it seems the larger number, the more significance to it's worth or importance. Disasters are weighed by the number of deaths. The greater the capacity of a football stadium, the better the team. The greater the number of people who turn out to vote, must ensure a better elected official. If we throw more and more money at some problem, that problem will surely go away. Attending a church with large numbers must mean it offers a better spiritual experience.

Contrary to popular belief, God's word is repetitive in examples of how wrong we are about large numbers. God demonstrates to us in various ways, the need for us to rely on His providence rather than our might. When God destroys the world with a flood in Genesis chapter 6-9, only eight souls are saved. God raises up a nation to carry forth His plan through only one man, Abraham. God saves the world from starvation by one man; Joseph. God destroys the nation of Egypt by two men; Moses and Aaron. Of the entire adult population that left Egypt (perhaps as many as one million), only two, Joshua and Caleb, entered the land of promise. Gideon and 300 men defeated the innumerable Midianites. David and his few men of valor, defeated the Philistines on several occasions. Elijah defeated the entire priesthood of Baal (450). The church was established and the gospel spread throughout the entire world by 12 men. The sins of all men were paid, and the victory over death was accomplished by one man; Christ our Lord.

The clear message from our Creator is simple; we can conquer and accomplish more with far less of us, and far more of Him. Elisha could see the answer to life's troublesome dilemma; why do I feel outnumbered? Some days it does feel that way, like I'm the only one trying to do what's right and the masses are more and more becoming corrupt. It feels as if the entire army of Satan is marching into the city, ready to burn, kill and pillage and many are surrendering instead of holding fast. Elisha's servant felt this way in 2 Kings 6:15 when the Syrian army surrounded them. For the servant and us as well, the numbers didn't add up. Elisha, however could see, and prayed that God would open open up his servant's eyes. 2 Kings 6:16 -17 He said "do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." Then Elisha prayed and said " O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see" So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw  , and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Therefore, when we look backthrough the Bible and see the example of all those faithful men and women who apparently were alone, we begin to realize they weren't alone, they had God and His innumerable host behind them. That same army is there behind us. It's not the same quantity of that which we need, it's His Supreme quality. Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?