Easter

“For God loved the world so much

that he gave his one and only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him

will not perish but have eternal life.”

~John 3:16NLT~

 

Devotional, Scriptures, and Songs

Resurrection: He is Risen, Indeed!

http://www.cbn.com/SpiritualLife/Devotions/Resurrection_He_is_Risen_Indeed.aspx 

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” 

Matthew 28:1-10 (NIV)

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ “

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

Mark 16:1-8 (NIV)

“Low in the Grave He Lay”

http://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/123

“He Lives”

http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Music/Hymns/He_Lives.html

Easter is the greatest celebration of all!

Anna Lee

Saturday

“Through the blood of his Son,

we are set free from our sins.

God forgives our failures

because of His overflowing kindness.” 

~Ephesians 1:7 GWT~

 

Baby Brent Roberts

Baby Brent is doing well and should be able to leave the hospital today.  That God for his watchcare over the family the last week and a half.  Continue to pray for then.

Easter Celebrations

People celebrate the Easter season in many ways.  Let’s pray each one includes Jesus.

Easter!

“Away with this Man!”

http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/Butler_away_man.aspx

“Thorns and Thistles”

http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/Anderson_ThornsThistles.aspx

“Impetuous Peter and Me”

http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/Casteen_impetuouspeter.aspx

Scripture and song to go with the devotionals

“Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;

and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time

without sin unto salvation.”

~Hebrews 9:28~

“One Day”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/n/oneday.htm

Carry the Cross Walk

  • Begins at Smokehouse BBQ
  • 9:00 A.M. this morning
  • Walk or ride

Easter Sunrise Service

Inspiration Park

    • 7:00 A.M. tomorrow
    • Highway 38 west of Kentwood

Have a blessed day!  Be a blessing to someone today.

Anna Lee

Friday Addition

Mrs. Ruby Luke was visiting in Jackson, TN this week when she got sick.  Testing at the hospital revealed two heart blockages.  She now has two stents.  Another problem has developed, so she is still hospitalized there.  Please pray for Mrs. Luke, Linda, and other family members as well as the medical staff caring for her.

Friday


I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection

and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings,

becoming like him in his death,

and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect,

but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 

~Philippians 3:10-12, NIV~ 

Mrs. Eva Smith

Please pray for my brother-in-law’s, Donnie’s, mother.  She lives in northwestern Alabama.

Macy Gueilner

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal/view/id/53501b28ab28b96431754b05

Linda Blount Johnson of Arcola

Pray for Linda as she looks ahead to a stress test and then waits for results.

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell

Mrs. Annie Bell will soon be getting a “boot” to hold her broken ankle securely and to allow her to put some weight on that foot.

Jean Easley (Mrs. Joe Easley)

Jean is continuing to have issues at home as she recovers from surgery.  Pray she gets to feeling better soon.

Mrs. Betty Moore of Arcola

“Miss” Betty is hospitalized in Covington as doctors address several health problems.

Frank M. Edwards, Jr. 

(October 12, 1935 – April 17, 2014)

http://mckneelys.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2485668&fh_id=10545

Baptist Press – Wonderful, informative articles (Easter, Ukrainian Christians, etc.)

BPNews.net

Third Thursday

We had six people who have not come before.  It was a blessed night.  Feel free to join us in the future.

Ladies’ Night: Chocolate and Friends

I hope you are planning to attend.  Since the church office will be close for the next few days, please feel free to contact me to get your “name in the pot”.  I have big expectations of how God will use this night.

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

The Mothering Arms of Forgiveness – WOW!

http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/Markland-Easter-mothering-forgiveness.aspx


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth 
into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead… 
~1 Peter 1:3, NIV~
“No one can enter the kingdom of God
unless he is born of water and the Spirit.”
~John 3:5~

“Ye Must be Born Again”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/y/e/yemustbe.htm

Bible Study – This morning at FBC at 10:00 A.M.

Good Friday!

The first Good Friday was a difficult day for the early Christians.  They did not fully understand the plans God had for the third day.  How blessed we are that we now can understand all this.  The third day would not have been possible if the events of Good Friday had not occurred.

I hope you see the Easter season with understanding of the reason for our celebrations at this time of the year.  If not, find someone who can help you understand and rejoice in all that has happened for our benefit.

Anna Lee

Thursday


I want to know Christ

and the power of his resurrection

and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings,

becoming like him in his death,

and so, somehow,

to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained all this,

or have already been made perfect,

but I press on

to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Philippians 3:10-12 (NIV)

Delphine Fussell and Arizona Grice

Both Delphine and Arizona have been released from the hospital in Greenville, S.C.  The staff there was like the “hands of God” in caring for this out-of-state family.  They are traveling on to see Carley Grice.  Join the family in thanking God for this good report.

A “God-Wink” Shared by Frances Gay

Debbie Dennis of Ponchatoula was having some kidney issues in another state five years ago.  At that time, a lady went to Debbie’s husband, a pastor,  and told him God wanted her to give her kidney to Debbie.  Move forward five years.  Debbie now needs a kidney transplant.  The person who was planning to be the donor did not match well enough.  Debbie’s family contacted the lady who had volunteered her kidney five years ago.  She is a perfect match and will be donating her kidney to Debbie the first of next week!

Mrs. Dorothy Hughes (New Zion area)

“Miss” Dorothy fell and sustained some serious injuries.  I was told she is hospitalized in Covington.  Please be in prayer for her.

Mrs. Jean (Joe) Easley

Jean and Joe need our continued prayers.  He has been a wonderful caregiver.

Mrs. Rigby, Karen Miller’s Mom, and Johnnie “Lil Man” Santangello

Both of these had their first treatment yesterday.  Mrs. Rigby is in Alabama; “Lil Man” is in Arizona.  God was right beside both of them at the same time.

Annette Williams

Annette has been released from the hospital after ten days and is recovering at Line Creek with her sweet family.  I know the care is top-rated there.  Pray for continued improvement.

Gary Varnado

Gary is home from the hospital.  Gretchen says they don’t know what caused the problem, but are thankful to have him better and at home.

Macy Gueldner

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Third Thursday Meeting – TONIGHT

We will be meeting tonight at cabin.  Mr. Harlon Toney will be providing the music.  Come join the fellowship and bring someone with you.  The time is 6:30.  If you need directions, contact me.

Friday’s Bible Study

The Bible study WILL meet tomorrow at FBC, Kentwood at 10:00.  The group decided last week to wait and eat next week after out meeting.

Ladies’ Night: Chocolate and Friends

Excitement is building for the opportunity for all ladies, including youth and girls, to meet together for a special event.  We will celebrate “Chocolate and Friends” one week from tonight in the fellowship hall of FBC,K beginning by snacking on chocolates, a some other foods, at 6:15.  You do not have to buy a ticket, but we do need a headcount.  Please call the church office, which will be closed tomorrow, at 229-8111.  One more reminder.  You do not have to be a member of FBC,K to attend.  Just get your name “in the pot”.

Devotional, Scripture, and Hymn

“Living the Joy of Easter”

http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/eckles-easter.aspx

Scripture

“I have told you these things,
so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world.” 
~John 16:33~

“Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/l/a/alasand.htm

Thanks for praying each day.  You are such a blessing to many people.  Please feel free to contact me when you wish me to post something for you.

Anna Lee

Wednesday Evening

Delphanie Fussell and her granddaughter, Arizona Grice, were injured in a wreck in South Carolina today.  A tire blew out causing the vehicle to hit a cement wall.  They were part of the family traveling to meet Carley Grice as her naval ship returned home.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday

Jesus said to her,

“I am the resurrection and the life.

He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;

and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

~John 11:25-26  (NIV)~

Annette Williams

Annette did not get to go to her local “home” in Line Creek today.  Tomorrow, is another day.  Pray that when she is released she will be well and not have problems that will send her back to the hospital.  Thank God for the medical staff who have taken good care of her.

Ann Huff’s daughter, Julee

Julee was diagnosed with cancer today.  Pray for her as she begins treatment.

Macy Gueldner

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner

Johnnie “Lil Man” Santangelo

Johnnie and family are still in Arizona.  He will begin chemo and radiation (33 treatments) tomorrow.  Pray for him and his family in the coming days.

Mrs. Kathryn Kuss

“Miss” Kathryn has improved greatly in the last couple of weeks.  Thank God for her progress.

Coach Elton Shaw

After his tests were completed today, Coach got a good report.  Be thankful with him and his family.

Baby Brent Roberts

The baby has almost mastered swallowing.  He should be able to go home soon.  Thank God for his progress and for medical staff that kept him until he could drink enough milk.

Saturday, April 19

  • Walk to show your faith.
  • Smokehouse BBQ to and through town
  • Van available for those who cannot walk
  • Take a turn carrying a cross
  • Join with members of other churches.

Easter Sunrise Service

  • Inspiration Park, Highway 38, west of Kentwood
  • 7:00 A.M.
  • “For God and Country”
  • Coffee and donuts available
  • Adequate parking
  • Tour the park after the service
  • Come and be united with people from many churches

Baptist Press

BPNews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and Hymn

“Victory at the Cross”

http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/Delay-easter-victory.aspx

“There is one God and one mediator

between God and men,

the man Christ Jesus,

who gave Himself as a ransom for all men.”

~ Timothy 2:5-6~

“Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?”/ “At the Cross”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/l/a/alasand.htm

Easter is not about the Easter Bunny, but Jesus.  Get the priorities in the right order! Anna Lee

Tuesday Updates and New Request

Gary Varnado

They are going to do a stress test on my dad in the morning, if
everything comes out clear he will be able to come home, but if not
they will do a heart cath. My dad had a shot in his knee yesterday at
the doctors office. When my aunt and uncle came to see him she said
that she had a allergic reaction to the shot. We just hope that is it,
and he can relax and take care of him self. Also my mom is also
having trouble also. I will be so glad when their house sells and they
are able to move up here with us.

Thanks,
Marty, Gretchen, Micah & Sarabeth Simpson

Macy Gueldner – 2 updates on Caring Bridge this afternoon

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal/view/id/534da666ac7ee92561a62126

Mrs. Hellen Morris

“Miss” Hellen is at home (Rachel’s) and doing better.  She will be watched closely and hopefully her newly identified problem was an old issue and nothing new.

I brought her home to Rachel’s house on Saturday afternoon.  She is doing fine – just still kind of bummed up
from her fall that started the whole roller coaster ride!  The doctors in Jackson felt like the brain bleed was an old bleed and not active.  She will have a catscan every few months just to be sure.
Mama said the helicopter was so loud!  She said she kept trying to look out of the window right by her but
couldn’t really see much.  She just said she was glad when it was over.
Thank you to everyone for all of your prayers.  Mama loves her church family and she is so grateful for your concern.
Thank you,  Lauree