Monday

Nations will come to your light,

and kings to the brightness of your radiance.

~Isaiah 60:3 HCSB~

 

There are many with cold, allergies, flu, bronchitis, etcFirst, pray for those you are aware of.  Second, do something to help them out.

 

There have been a number of deaths in our community lately.  Please pray for the families who have lost their loved ones during the holiday season.

 

Sunday, December 17th, FBC, Kentwood will have their annual Lottie Moon Missions March.  Come walk inside the walls of our sanctuary to say you support missions.  It’s also a good time to contribute to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions.

“Why the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is Collected at Christmas” https://www.imb.org/2017/12/06/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-collected-christmas/

 

Read the Bible – I John 1-2, Psalm 36, & video on I-III John

 

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Ladies’ Bible Study – We missed class Friday due to the snow.  We will put Friday at 10 A.M. back on our schedule for this week.

 

Next Week

  • Tuesday (19th) – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party celebration at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • Thursday (21st) – Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30 P.M.

 

I think the snow was pretty, but I’m glad it is melting away now.  Let’s keep praying for those who still do not have electricity!  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love.

Death can’t, and life can’t.

The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away.

Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are — high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean — nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us” 

~Romans 8:38-39 TLB

 

I was asked to add the name of Carolyn Raborn.  She broke her leg and is in North Oaks.  She will be going to rehab when the proper paperwork is approved.

 

Baby Luke who was born the day following a traffic accident in slowly improving.  He’s up to 3.2 pounds.  Keep praying for Baby Luke and for his family.

 

Many people in our area are still without electricity following the snow that fell Friday.  If you know of someone whose home does not have electricity, do your best to help them in any way.  If you can’t help them, find someone who can.

 

 

Read the Bible – II Peter, Psalm 35, and video about II Peter

 

 

Week of Prayer for Lottie Moon Offering for international missions – Day 8 – “Why Prayer Matters” – https://www.imb.org/day-8/

 

 

I think the roads are clean so everyone can get to church today.  If your church is not able to have services due to a lack of heat, I know you will be a welcome guest in another church. We all have a lot to be thankful for today.  Come celebrate the birth of the Savior in His house.  Many churches will celebrate for several weeks. 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Addition

Evelyn Deloris Bridges
(August 29, 1932 – December 7, 2017) 

Sign Guest Book Send Sympathy CardEvelyn Deloris Bridges

Evelyn Deloris Rushing Bridges, 85, of Kentwood, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg.

Visitation is Monday at First Baptist Church in Kentwood from 9AM until services at 11AM with Bro. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will be in Tangipahoa Cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Saturday

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,  he saved us,

not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.

He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,  whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,  

so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

~Titus 3:4-7~

 

Please pray for the families that have had recent deaths.  The days following deaths when the weather is difficult seem to be more stressful.  Pray a little extra for these families.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Peter 3-5 and Psalm 34

 

 

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Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com

 

 

Lottie Moon Week of Prayer – Day 7 – “What God Has Done” – https://www.imb.org/day-7/

 

 

Days seem much longer when we cannot go about our normal activities.  I’m thankful to be able to say I have “normal” days.  I also think of those who live in war zones and for other reasons do not know “normal”.  I’m also thankful for those who worked hard yesterday and continue to work hard to help us all get back to “normal”.  Yesterday, as we were talking about the electrical workers out working, I was reminded of growing up knowing that when the weather made life difficult my neighbor, Johnny Pritchett, who worked for the power company and my daddy, Grant Smith, who worked for the phone company world be called upon to help restore “normal” to the lives of others. 

Let’s show our appreciation to all those who step up and help us in our times of difficulty – electrical workers, telephone workers, police, EMTs, firemen, pastors, truck drivers, store owners and employees, hospital workers, military, etc.  It doesn’t hurt us at all to say “thank-you”, but it certainly encourages others.

Be an encourager!

Anna Lee

 

Friday – Snow Day!

I’ve been trying to write this since 11:30 last night, but the weather didn’t cooperate.

 

I think this is a good verse to practice more and more each year:

“The King will reply,

‘Truly I tell you,

whatever you did for one of the least

of these brothers and sisters of mine,

you did for me.’

~Matthew 25:40~

 

Last night, I was going to tell you we were not going to have Bible study this morning.  I think when you took one look of the white environment we all live in today, you were able to make that decision for yourself.

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Week of Prayer – https://www.imb.org/day-6/

 

 

Read the Bible – I Peter 1-2, Psalm 33, and video on I Peter

 

 

Be extra careful on this snow day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday Second Addition

Bettye Fussell

 

I also learned that Mrs. Evelyn Bridges passed away this morning.  She has been at the Greensburg Nursing Home for a few months.

 

 

 

Two deaths in one church family in one morning.  Two more sweet Kentwood ladies now in heaven and healed of their health issues.  What a sweet thought!

 

Ora Lee Wilson will be in charge of food for the services for both families.  Please call her and volunteer to prepare something for each family.