Bulletin / Prayer List November 3rd 2019

Bulletin / Prayer List November 3rd 2019

Jerry Harris

Greg Counts Walter McMillen

             PRAYERS TODAY

MORNING                     EVENING
Jerry Harris                Kerry King
Don Hickerson            Greg Counts

               Jerry Harris

Don Baker is still having problems with his back. He is going to a pain
management doctor for a treatment plan.

Brayden Counts (Charlie & Helen’s great grandson) is back in St. Judes in Memphis TN for his second round of chemo treatment.

Eddie Roland is back home. Doctors have changed his blood pressure

Beryl Miller is having some tests.

Norma Garza is scheduled to have her permanent device for controlling her
back pain implanted on Nov 11 th .

Ollie Howell (Ruby’s sister) is now out of the hospital after a bout with

Alice Gaston (Denise’s grandmother) has been moved to a rehab facility in

Ruby Sloan is to have some tests on her esophagus.

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), Don Boyd (cancer), Lucus Drews (rare cancer),
Florene Griffin (back & hip), Scott, Judy & Tonya McMillen, Norma Garza,
Monte Randolph (Cancer), Rebekah Van Deren (Pancreas),
Carmen Loftice (foot)

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

Men Serving Next Week November 10, 2019

                Prayers:    Morning: AC Quinn    Robert Embry

                Evening:  Walter McMllen           Charlie Counts

Pantry Item:
Canned vegetable of your choice

Time changes November 3 rd

don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour before
you go to bed Saturday night!!!!

True Religion: Separating Fact from Fiction

Ben Bailey

    When watching television, reading the newspaper, or listening
to the radio sometimes it is hard to separate fact from fiction. Of
course, the only way to do this is to analyze the facts and the source to
ascertain if what is said is true. The same is true for some people’s
religion. Some people talk a good talk but do they have true religion.
James deals with true religion and teaches us how to separate fact
from fiction in James 1:26-27.

 The fictitious view of some people’s religion is clearly evident
by their words. There are many who believe they can be a faithful
Christian and talk about others and still possess the religion of Christ. 
James tells us this is false religion. The Scripture says, “If anyone
thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his
heart, this persons religion is worthless” (James 1:26 ESV). James
clearly teaches us that what we say and how we use our tongue is a
direct indicator of our religion because it peers inside our souls to 
who we really are on the inside. This is why James tells us we must
 bridle the tongue and “let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath” (James 1:19; James 3:1ff).

True religion is also evident by a person’s character and
actions. The Holy Spirit says, “Pure and undefiled religion before God
and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and
to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27 NKJ). How
can we know we have “true” religion in our hearts. By our willingness
to “do good unto all men especially those of the household of faith”
(Gal. 6:10). Do we really love our neighbor as our self (Mark 12:30ff)?
Do we strive every day to make our bodies a living sacrifice to God
separated from the world and holy in God’s sight (Luke 9:23; 1 Cor.
6:19-20; 2 Cor. 6:17-18)?

As we think about these indicators of true religion, we must
each examine our own lives and see if we have true religion or if we
are just “playing church..
Bible Verse of the week
K – Keep: Jude 21