Bulletin / Prayer List December 1, 2019



Robert Embry

Jerry Harris AC Quinn


Walter McMillen Robert Embry
Jerry Harris Charlie Counts

Robert Embry

Don Baker is going to a pain management doctor for treatment for his back.
Dannie Baker has been having severe allergy problems.
Don & Dannie’s granddaughter (Anna) is in Children’s Medical Center. She
is having seizures.
Barry Cox is undergoing rehab after his surgery to repair his bicep muscle
(torn away from bone).
Brayden Counts (Charlie & Helen’s great grandson) is back in St. Jude’s in
Memphis TN for his second round of chemo treatment. He has
been having a rough time with the treatments this time.
Steve Kerrvin’s brother (co-worker of Greg) is dealing with a 4 th bout with
Ruth Stone (wife of Greg’s boss) also has cancer.
Ray Hall had a pacemaker inserted last Tuesday.
Kerry’s knee surgery is December 9 th .
Family of Jeff Loftice: His uncle, Billy Joy Wheeler passed away.

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), Alice Gaston

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (US)
Tyler Davies is scheduled to deploy to Dubai.
Men Serving Next Week December 8, 2019

Morning: AC Quinn – Robert Embry
Evening: Jerry Harris – Greg Counts

Pantry Item: Paper Towels

Ladies Bible Class will resume on Dec 10 th

Fellowship Luncheons for Nov & Dec are cancelled

                                   Against the Odds
                                   by Gary W. Summers

What war tactic has usually proven successful? The ambush.
Joshua had used it, at God's instruction, with great success in the
second attack on Ai. Once the men of that city were lured out into the
open, by what they undoubtedly considered would be another rout of
Israel, they were hemmed in on both sides. All the people of Ai were
killed (Joshua 8:26).

In II Chronicles 13, Abijah, the son of Rehoboam, was facing
the experienced king Jeroboam, the son of Nebat. He does not seem
worried, however; in fact, he is confident of victory. No, he is neither
an optimist nor someone who is depending on his feelings or a hunch.
The basis for his assurance of victory is something liberals and
& grace only & advocates would never understand — obedient faith.

Abijah tells Jeroboam in advance why Israel will be defeated: And
now you think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD, which is in the
hand of the sons of David; and you are a great multitude, and with you
are the gold calves which Jeroboam made for you as gods. Have you
not cast out the priests of the LORD, ... and made for yourselves
priests, ... of things that are not gods? But as for us, the Lord is our
God, and we have not forsaken Him; and the priests who minister to
the LORD are the sons of Aaron & (II Chronicles 13.8-10).

He also added: & Now look, God Himself is with us as our head &
(II Chronicles 13:12). Jeroboam, however, tried an ambush, but even
with 400,000 in front of Abijah & 400,000 and 400,000 behind them,
he could not win; he suffered the loss of 500,000 men in the battle.

Abijah's trust in God was more than sufficient to conquer an
army of superior numbers. The king & faith was not misplaced, nor did
it go unrewarded. Abijah knew that God would be with them in the

We face an enemy that outnumbers us, too. The devil and his
emissaries know several excellent strategies. But when we fight the
Lord's battles (whether large or small), we too can be confident of
victory. Those on the side of God and Truth always win.

Bible Verse of the week
O – Old (Jeremiah 6:16)