Joshua said to them,

“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Be strong and courageous.

This is what the LORD will do

to all the enemies you are going to fight.”


Today, I’m asking prayer for a former teacher who is also the wife of a Baptist pastor who served in our area a number of years ago.  Dr. and Mrs. David Luce live in the McComb area now.  “Miss” Peggy has stage two breast cancer.  Her daughter, Debbie Clark” wrote: “….my sweet mamma has been diagnosed with stage 2 carcinoma in her breast. We found out a few weeks ago, and she will undergo another surgery on Monday. They believe they can ‘clean out a little more’ with this surgery, send off again with a biopsy from lymph nodes and give a preventative pill for her to take until we get results. She may have to undergo radiation, but her bone scan came back clear. This is actually better news than we thought at first. I’m so very thankful that this has been detected pretty early. Please pray for my mom and dad. God is so good, and He’s got this!!!”


John R. “Joe” Battalora

April 26, 1920 – January 27, 2017

Disaster (tornado) Relief:  Don’t forget to bring your items to church Sunday or early next week.  Deposit your items under the stairwell at the office entrance to the church.


Scripture Reading – Exodus 32-34 and videos (Exodus 19-40, The Law. & Heaven + Earth – All found at

Waylon Bailey’s

Thom S. Rainer’s blog –


Don’t forget the Mission’s March for the Lottie Moon Offering Sunday morning.

“When [the wise men] had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.

‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt.

Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.’

So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,

where he stayed until the death of Herod”

~Matthew 2:13-15a NIV~

“Trust and Obey”

Be an encourager through words, gifts, time, etc.

Anna Lee