“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
so that He may exalt you in due time,
casting all your care upon Him,
because He cares about you.”
~1 Peter 5:6-8, HCSB~
Pray for Joan Hagan as she sees her doctor today. Joan has been experiencing surgery-related problems.
Pray for Jimmy Tolar as he makes final preparations for surgery tomorrow.
Pray for the youth and the adults who are with them as they participate in Student Life at the Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. The camp pastor for the week in Louie Giglio. David and I have heard him speak in the Atlanta area.
The graveside service for Mr. Charles Abernanthy, brother of Mrs. Ann Chapman, will be at the Roseland-Arcola cemetery at 3 P.M.
Marie W. Sims
Sims, Marie W. First Baptist Church, Kentwood, at 11 a.m.
There has been a change in the Marvelous Monday Schedule. Bob Raborn will be the guest musician on the 21st, not tonight. Tonight’s services will be lead by Keith Rhodes and Chris Wales. The services for Marvelous Mondays will begin at 7:00 P.M. Be sure to attend all four Mondays!
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow…”(Philippians 2:10).
Mike Benson, Editor
ONE OF THE most tragic accidents that has ever happened came about in the Mid-Atlantic, April 14, 1912…
The Titanic, one of the largest vessels of that time, hit an iceberg and sank within a few hours. Many stories of heroism and courage have been written about this incident. Many women chose to go down with their husbands. The band played “Nearer my God to Thee.”
One woman who was allotted space on one of the rescue boats, asked permission to return to her stateroom. She was given three minutes to do this. In that stateroom money and jewels were scattered all over the floor, but she took no heed of them. Rather, she snatched three oranges she knew to be there, and hurried back to the boat.
It seems almost incredible that the woman preferred oranges to diamonds. But, you see, death had boarded the Titanic, and with one blast of his awful breath, transformed all values — precious things became worthless and worthless things became precious.
Death sure has a funny way of changing things. All of the things we work for and worry about seem reasonable until they are viewed in the light of our own death. The pursuit of pleasurable things seems most reasonable until one thinks about death. Striving for fame would also seem reasonable until one ponders the grave. Death just has a way of changing one’s perspective.
The thing that happened on the Titanic actually happens every day — but remember: values transformed at death are values transformed too late. Will you transform your values now? (Norman Mortin)
“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Tim. 6:6-10).
As always, please feel free to send me requests, praises, or updates you wish to share so others can pray with you.
Have a wonderful day!