Bulletin / Prayer List October 13, 2019

Greg Counts

Robert Embry            Kerry King


MORNING                             EVENING
Jerry Harris                       Don Hickerson
   Gregg Counts                     Walter McMillen 

Gregg Counts


Norma Garza (friend of Walter) is in a lot of pain. She is waiting for her
permanent device to be put in her back to help with her pain.

Don Baker is still having problems with his back. He will be getting more
shots in back and goes back to the doctor on Oct 15th.

Eddie Roland had hip surgery on Oct 4 th . He will have shoulder surgery
when he is recovered.

Brayden Counts (Charlie & Helen’s great grandson) is at home for 4 weeks
before he goes back to St Judes in Memphis TN. So far, he is doing well with his treatments to fight cancer.

Rebekah Van Deren is having problems with her enzymes in her pancreas.

Kerry King is scheduled to have knee surgery on November 18 th 
Monte Randolph (Kerry’s cousin) continues to decline in health. He decided
to not take any more treatment for his cancer.

Terry Martin’s father is improving and is now in rehab.

Lisa Gaston (Denise’s sister) was taken to the emergency room late Friday
night. She was admitted to Texas Health Plano with blood clots in
her lung. She is stable so far

Remember in Daily Prayer:

 Don Hickerson (heart), Zack Folkes (cancer), Evette Steward (COPD),

 Kathy Hill (cancer), Betty Clark (cancer – in remission), Joy Fowler (cancer),

 Beryl Miller (macular degeneration), Jennifer Cox (heart), Don Boyd (cancer),

 Lucus Drews (rare cancer), Florene Griffin (back & hip), Tyler Davies (injured)

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea)
Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (US)
Tyler Davies is scheduled to deploy to Dubai.

Pantry Item             Paper Towels

Men Serving Next Week October 13, 2019

 Prayers:          Morning: Walter McMillen            AC Quinn

                        Evening: Robert Embry               Charles Counts

We Can’t Run On Pop-Tarts!

By Mike Riley

When this writer gets up every weekday morning at 5:00 a.m., preparing myself
to go to the workplace, I immediately start to fix myself a healthy breakfast
consisting of fruit, eggs, turkey bacon (without any fat), whole wheat toast and
orange juice. Research tells us that a healthy breakfast is the most important
meal of the day.

Unfortunately, for many families living in our fast-paced society, pop-tarts play a
large part in their breakfast cuisine. Pop-tarts have virtually no nutritional value,
but are mostly made up of starches and sugars (and we wonder why adults and
kids are hyper and obese!).

The same holds true in the spiritual realm. The spiritual part of us cannot long
exist on the non-nutritional humanist, “I’m ok, you’re ok” philosophy, or the “all
roads lead to heaven” denominational teaching.

Dear reader, we have to ingest the pure “milk of the word” (1 Corinthians 3:2; 1
Peter 2:1-2) as well as the “meat” that God’s word has to offer (Hebrews 5:12-14
ASV; cf. 1 Corinthians 2:1-6 ASV; 1 Corinthians 14:20 ASV), so that the spiritual
part of our being remains healthy at all times.

Just as a healthy body has a healthy immune system to help fight off dangerous
viruses and various diseases, so our spiritual man has to have a healthy immune
system, in order to successfully fight off the carnal evils of this world (2
Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11).

Brethren and friends, we can’t spiritually run on pop-tarts! We have to run on
“every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4; cf.
Deuteronomy 8:3; Psalm 19:7-11). This spiritually nutritious food will allow us
to successfully run the Christian race, “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and
perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2 NASB).

Only then can we say along with the faithful apostle Paul at the end of our
earthly journey, “For I am already being offered, and the time of my
departure is come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I
have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that
day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing”
(2 Timothy 4:6-8 ASV).