Category Archives: Baptist Press

Tuesday

 Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

Please pray for Matt, Shea, and Lindsay as they begin their long journey home today.

Pray for Mallory and Miles as they complete their trip stateside this afternoon.  Pray for those left at home too!

 

New Baby – Brynnlee Havin was born to Bro. Gary and “Miss” Cory yesterday.  All are doing well.

 

Read the Bible – Ecc.. 9-12 and Psalm 10

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Vacation Bible Schools seem to be doing very well this week!  Thank God for the boys and girls attending and all the volunteers working.

Pray God uses the volunteers at area Vacation Bible Schools to impact young lives today.

Anna Lee

Friday

 This is how we know what love is:

Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

And we ought to lay down our lives

for our brothers and sisters.

Suzie Eads is very concerned about this accident involving a van on a mission trip.
Please join us in praying for the students, their families, and leaders from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala. who were involved in a bus accident near Atlanta on their way to a short-term mission trip in Botswana. Please pray for God’s peace and healing for all involved.
Mr. Harlon Toney is home and having family assistance 24 hours/day.  Today is his 89th birthday!
The VBS Program at FBC, Kentwood will be at 6 P.M. tonight.
Read the Bible – Proverbs 28-31 & Psalm 7.
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No Bible study this morning due to VBS.
VBS has been wonderful!
Anna Lee

Thursday

“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.”

~2 Timothy 4:17a NIV~

 

Today, let’s add Mrs. Mary Nell Kliesch to our prayer list.  She has spent some time at North Oaks, but may come home today.  I know she will be appreciative of your prayers.

James Wesley Lee, Jr.

November 11, 1959 – June 07, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/james-lee-jr

 

There will be no Friday Morning Bible Study this week of next week.

 

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 

Bible Reading for Today – Proverbs 22-24 & Psalm 5

 

I’m looking forward to the VBS Friday night program at FBC, Kentwood.

 

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music.

On my stringed instruments.

 ~Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)~

Devotional  Thought – “What Would You Do with $524160.00?  – http://waylonbailey.com/2017/06/07/what-would-you-do-with-524160-00/

Dr. Bailey shares very interesting thoughts on his daily blog.  You may choose to receive them, as I do.

May God Depend on You?

 

Pray for Bro. Wendell as she shares the plan of salvation with the older children at VBS today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

I know that my redeemer lives,

and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

 

VBS continues this morning at 8:30!

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 16-18 & Psalm 3

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Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week due to VBS.

 

What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

~Matthew 7:9-11 HCSB~

“Jesus Loves Me” – in honor of VBS

 

Know that no matter what you do, Jesus loves you!

Anna Lee

Monday

For our light and momentary troubles

are achieving for us an eternal glory

that far outweighs them all.

 

Please pray for Bobby and Estelle Raborn.  She is back at North Oaks.

Please pray for Mr. Harlon Toney and family.  He will be seeing a new doctor in Baton Rouge today.

Pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams who is scheduled for a move to Specialty Rehab in Hammond by the end of the week.

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Read the Bible – Proverbs 13-15 and Psalm 2

 

Today, several churches will kick-off their 2017 VBS.  I hope your children/grandchildren/nieces and nephews are lined up to be a part of one.  I am excited to say I will be teaching missions to the older children at FBC, Kentwood.  Today, we will have a guest who will tell about delivering Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to children in a far-away country.  We start at 8:30 today.
Make today count for His glory!

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

The one who is victorious will, like them,

be dressed in white.

I will never blot out the name of that person

from the book of life,

but will acknowledge that name

before my Father and his angels.

~Revelation 3:5~

 

 

It’s Vacation Bible School time!  In the coming weeks, almost all our churches will be going “all out” to bring in children and teach children about God and His Word.  The themes will be different, the decorations will vary, the workers will not be the same, but the reasoning is the same in each case.  I encourage you to support the VBS in your church and in other churches.  It’s not about “my church” and “our VBS”, but about helping children learn about God and to come to a personal relationship with Him!

 

FBC, Kentwood will begin Sunday with a registration party from 5-7 P.M.  Bring the family so they will learn to be comfortable with our church and our people.  VBS will begin Monday morning at 8:30 in the sanctuary and conclude at 11:30 in the sanctuary.  Parent night is Friday.  Come see some of what your child/children have learned.  Lend us to us each morning for a week.  I know their lives will be greatly impacted in a positive way.

 

Later, this summer, as other churches have VBS, you will soon realize there are many different themes that will be used this summer.  It’s okay for children to participate in more than one VBS.  Neither my children or I did that, but I certainly see the advantage of being in different programs in different churches.  Each church only wants to be a part the life of the children.  Give your child/children all such opportunities that will work for your family.  That can make a “heavenly and eternal” difference!

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 7-9 and Psalm 150.

 

 

You may enjoy reading this Baptist Press article about Tim Tebow, http://bpnews.net/48973/tebow-preps-homeschoolers-for-impressionable-times.

 

Remember to keep the Lord in your weekend.  

Anna Lee

 

P.S. The server needed to be rebooted for me to get into The Prayer Link today.  Jason has already left for a fishing tournament by the time I realized there was a problem.  I was able to tell him about it as soon as he called after the tournament, but he had to travel home to do what was necessary.  By that time, I was sidetracked.  I decided to post what I had written as a Google document this morning.

I want to add the link to the Waylon Bailey document.  It seems like he has VBS thoughts this morning just like I did.  David and I did spend some time at the church this afternoon preparing my room for teaching missions during VBS.

The link is http://waylonbailey.com/2017/06/03/next-gen-vbs/.

 

 

Thursday

 

For if, while we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him

through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

~Romans 5:10~

 

Praise report from Martha Pevey Dagro:

I “graduated” from breast surgeon/oncologist appointments every 3 months to going every 6 months!!!
So thankful and grateful for God’s AMAZING GRACE!!!

 

Request from Frances Gay:

My friend Darlene Ainsworth’s daughter has been diagnosed with MS.  She has 2 small children, 8 yrs. and 4 mos.   She requested prayers.  Darlene’s mother and I were best friends in Eastern Star before she passed away.

Update on Shea Williams:

Shea’s surgery went well.  She’s recovering and looking forward to putting all this behind her.

Read the Bible – I missed a day, so I’ll post two days today.

Wednesday – Psalm 1-2, Psa;m 147, & Video on “Psalms” found at jointhebibleproject.com

Thursday – Proverbs 1-3, Psalm 148, & Video on Proverbs found at jointhebibleproject.com

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy teaching the children at church on Wednesdays (Children on Mission) and Sundays (Bible Drill Class)?  I love my little friends, their eager hearts, their willingness to help each other, and so much more.  If you have a child or grandchild from Pre-K – 5th grade, I hope you are bringing them at 6 P.M. each week.  If not, please do so.

 

VBS Registration and Kick-Off Celebration – Sunday night from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sign up your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends by coming.  Lots of food and games will be available as well as the opportunity to sign up and get t-shirts, etc. for VBS.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12   We are enjoying learning about and from this book of the Bible.

 

Sunday School – 9:15 each Sunday.  We have numerous classes, so there is a class “just right” for everyone!

 

 

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Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

 

Thank-you to those who bring red beans and rice for us to share with two local food pantries.  The food is in my car and ready for delivery.  Thanks for supporting a mission project of the Children in Action.

 

 

Keep asking, and it will be given to you.

Keep searching, and you will find.

Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

~Matthew 7:7 HCSB~

“Bring Them In”

 

That’s our responsibility!

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

Thanks for understanding I was controlled by a cough for the last two days.  Thankfully, I’m better now.

 

But from everlasting to everlasting

the LORD’s love is with those who fear him,

and his righteousness with their children’s children—

~Psalm 103:17~

 

Good News!  Bettye Fussell’s blood count was good enough for her to be able to get her fifth treatment this week.  Pray for her as she moves forward in beating the cancer!

 

Oler “Ann” Page Tyrney

April 30, 1936 – May 29, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/oler-ann-tyrney

Kenneth Lee Wheeler

July 15, 1939 – May 27, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4248085&fh_id=10545

Read the Bible – Job 40-42 & Psalm 146

 

The Lord’s Church has officially changed its name after much consideration and prayer. It is now Taylor Creek Baptist Church.  Nothing concerning their leadership or focus has changed, only the name.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Don Meadows.

The Hope Center in Roseland is updating paperwork for those who receive food baskets each month.  If you know of anyone who needs to update their information, please remind them to do so as soon as possible.

 

“You made my whole being;

you formed me in my mother’s body.”

~Psalm 139:13 NCV~

“He Leadeth Me”

 

 

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Tonight – Children in Action for children up to 5th grade.  Learn about missions at 6 P.M.

 

Pray for the children and teachers as they make the most of their summer holidays.  Pray for wise choices for the summer days and for safety in all they do.

 

Pray for Bobby Spinks and others from NOBTS as they travel to the Amazon to share the message of Jesus with those who do not know him.  You may not be traveling to the Amazon, you you surely can take Jesus with you this week wherever you go.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Friday

“Honor your father and your mother,

so that you may live long

in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Today, let’s focus our thoughts on needs other than health?

  • Do you know someone who needs to have help in their yard?
  • Do you know someone who cannot change light bulbs?
  • Do you know someone who needs a ride somewhere?
  • Do you know someone who needs helps with their floors?
  • Do you know someone who needs  a babysitter for a couple of hours?
  • Do you know someone who need help with a flowerbed?
  • Do you know someone who needs a fence repaired?
  • Do you know someone who needs a window replaced?
  • Do you know someone who needs something hauled away?
  • Do you know someone who needs medicine from town?
  • Do you know someone who needs to borrow a wheelchair?
  • Do you know someone who needs a sitter for a sick relative?
  • Do you know someone who needs your listening ears?
  • Do you know someone who needs to get out of their house for a while?
  • Do you know someone who needs help with flowers for a grave?
  • Do you know someone who needs a ride to church?
  • Do you know someone who needs to know Jesus?
  • Do you know someone who needs ….

 

Read the Bible – Job 29-31 & Psalm 142

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 11 – 10 A.M.

 

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but to save the world through him.

~John 3:17 (NIV)~

“Jesus Calls Us”

 

What is Jesus calling you to do today? this weekend? next week? next month? this year? next year?  with your life?

Anna Lee