Shout for joy, you heavens;
rejoice, you earth;
burst into song, you mountains!
For the LORD comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
JoEllen Frohn Carruth of Greensburg had her second knee surgery yesterday. The doctor reported that all went well. Pray for JoEllen as she go through the recovery time.
Mrs. Velta Morris received a good report on her lymphoma yesterday. They are so thankful!
Gail Smith will soon begin treatment for lung cancer. Mr. Bill Morris asks for prayers for her. She is a believer and has a strong faith. Her home in now in the Memphis area.
Scripture Writing – Luke 1:46-50
Baptist Press – bpnews.com
La. Baptist Message – baptistmessage.com
Christmas Caroling – Tomorrow at 5 P.M. at FBC (children, youth, and adults)
Friday Morning Bible Study – John 13 – This is the New International Readers’ Version (NivR) that I discovered last Wednesday and hope to purchase today.
[The Birth of Jesus] In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. ~Luke 2:1, 4-5 (NIV)~
“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”
- Lyrics – http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh236.sht
- Story – http://www.redlandbaptist.org/sermon/while-shepherds-watched-their-flocks-by-night/
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSyUvOUZwxQ
Do you want to read the Bible in 2017? The particular plan I have chosen this year reads in chronological order and has videos periodically to help us understand more. There is a one page guide available at FBC. Kentwood. You can call and make arrangements to get one from the office of just get one in the sanctuary. You could also print your own form from www.jointhebibleproject.com. I’m going to be reading from NirV. You might want to select an easy-to-read version, but that is your choice.
Summer Mission Projects: If you will be a college student during the coming year, you might want to considerer one of these summer opportunities.
I don’t make resolutions to a new year, but I do believe in thinking ahead and planning. I think we can make plans for our times of service to God at any time. I hope you do some planning ahead too.