“In the past you were full of darkness,

but now you are full of light in the Lord.

So live like children who belong to the light.

Light brings every kind of goodness,

right living, and truth.”

~Ephesians 5:8-9 (NCV)~

Please pray for Kay Simpson, daughter of Bobby Simpson. She broke her back and will be receiving treatment/care for a long time.

Yesterday, I told you about Bobby Raborn. He was later moved to ICU. Keep praying for him, please.

Pray for the many holiday travelers who will be on the roads or in the air this week.

Thank God for the adult and children’s Christmas programs in many of the local churches lately. If you didn’t see them live, you will be blessed to find most of them online. (Technology is certainly helpful for things such as this.)

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021

December 20th Readings
HEBREWS 11:1-12:29

Read the Christmas Story from Luke

Luke 20

Baptist Press

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Since 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® for international missions has supported Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the gospel around the world. The offering represents 59 percent of IMB total annual support. Every penny you give to the offering goes directly to support missionaries, including salaries, medical care, housing, transportation, and children’s education.

Coming Next Month

First Baptist Church will be collecting gift cards from businesses such as Walmart, Dollar General, and Lowe’s in whatever amount you choose to give. We will give them to Dr. Stan Statham, Director of Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief. He will be able to give them to those who have great needs following the awful tornadoes that hit Kentucky and other places a couple weeks ago.

Thank you for reading and praying. Thanks too for supporting the mission projects around the world and here in Kentucky..

Anna Lee