24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
26the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’
Mr. John Alan Blackwell was moved to Amite’s Tangi Pines yesterday. I feel like he will appreciate some visits from his friends.
Ken Roberts, and his new heart, will be going home today! Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
Read the Bible
- Deud. 11-12
- Psa;m 32
- Loke 16
Remember, No Gathering at the Cabin Tonight! David has the flu.
Friday’s Bible Study
- Romans 1
- 10 A.M.
- FBC Fellowship Hall
- Everyone is invited to join us.
One of the things the Children in Action did last night was to make banks for their mission money. Do you need a bank? Don’t forget the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.
Don’t forget to looks on your Sunday bulletin for a list of items needed for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.
Thanks for checking in and praying today.
Regarding the Louisiana service for Bill’s sister, Gail Smith:
The service will be held at Line Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, Louisiana, on Saturday, March 24. Visitation will be 9-11:00 a.m. at the church, followed by the Celebration of Life service. (Burial will be private.)
Glen Magee was to come home this afternoon. Pray for him as he recovers at home.
Aubrey McMillian is slowly recovering from his heart surgery. Pray for him as he slowly improves. Pray for Carolyn too. She continues to have back issues.
Update on Mr. John Alan Blackwell –
He is in Riverview hospital in Covington. He has pneumonia. He will be moving to skilled nursing care in Amite (I think that might be Hood Memorial) tomorrow and then to the nursing home (Amite) after that. Carolyn B. Boyd
Pray for David. He has been sick since early Sunday morning. He is improving now. WE HAD DECIDED NOT TO HAVE THE THIRD THURSDAY GATHERING THIS WEEK. WE DON’T WANT TO SHARE THE PROBLEM HE HAD! We’ll see you here next month.
“A person’s wisdom yields patience;
it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
~Proverbs 19:11 NIV~
David’s brother, Jimmy, called early yesterday morning to say the results of tests he had done Friday were in. Jimmy’s cancer indicators have dropped from the 400″s to less than 10, a reading considered normal. There are some people named Alford who are very thankful this morning.
A new Bible study, Romans, will begin Friday. I saw a friend from another church yesterday who asked about attending. Of course, that will be just fine, even great! It’s not about your church connection! It’s about a desire to study God’s Word! Contact me or just show up Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood. This week we will talk about who, what, when, etc. The next week, we will begin with chapter on. Come learn with us. We begin at 10:00 A.M.
Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Redeemer and catch up on passages you might not have read yet.
There’s excitement stirring in some hearts at FBC, Kentwood as people are getting involved in Operation Christmas Child. A new approach this year seems to have opened our hearts to new opportunities, theme boxes, crafts for children to make, etc. We’ll be happy to share our enthusiasm with others. Children, far from Kentwood, will be blessed as they receive gifts and LEARN ABOUT JESUS! The word from Kentwood is doing things differently can be even more exciting for those of us packing the shoeboxes.
The associational WMU will meet this morning at FBC, Greensburg to learn about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Join us at 10:00 A.M. You’ll also get an opportunity to learn about the missionaries featured in the Week of Prayer this week.
This week has the potential for being extra special for some people. Let’s include ourselves in that number.
“When you eat or drink or do anything else,
always do it to honor God”
~1 Corinthians 10:31 CEV~
As Gail Smith is sick, please pray for her family.
Mike Woodard is better, but has a long ways to go. He’s still at North Oaks. Please keep praying.
David’s brother, Jimmy, got results from his last MRI. The cancer is “contained”.
Please pray for Jeb and Katie Brabham as she gets close to the birth of her second son.
Baine Milton, 19, of Greensburg was killed in an accident yesterday morning. Please pray for his family and friends.
Ladies, the next WMU meeting will be Monday, March 5th at 10:00. We will meet at FBC, Greensburg to learn about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Some of the items we will be collections for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home:
- Bed Pillows and Pillowcases
- Electric Can Openers
- Dish Towels, Dish Cloths and Pot Holders
- Dishwasher Detergent
- Electric Irons
- Shower Curtains and Hooks
A complete list is posted at FBC, Kentwood.
Read the Bible
- Numbers 7-9
- Proverbs 24
- Luke 1
Have a wonderful Lord’s day in the church of your choice.
Look to the LORD and his strength;
seek his face always.
I have a lot to share…
- Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon is progressing and will soon begin physical therapy.
- Coach Elton Shaw is home with the flu and shingles.
- Glen Magee, Sr. had an angiogram that determined a blockage where a stent in not possible. He may need surgery.
- Mr. I.W. Simmons‘ cancer is back and inoperable. He will begin hospice care tomorrow. Your visits and prayers are welcomed.
- Last night, Ken Roberts‘ was doing well following his heart transplant. Keep praying.
- Lacie Marie Randall, 17 years old of Albany, Louisiana, received her angel wings on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Greensburg, Louisiana. She was born on Monday, June 5, 2000, in Hammond. She became a child of God and was baptized by her grandfather, Elder Marshall Wallace on November 8, 2010. She was an active member of Landmark Baptist Church. Lacie was a current Senior at Albany High School scheduled to graduate in May. She was focused on the future by completing an EMT licensing through Albany High and was recently accepted into LSU for the fall semester to pursue a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. Lacie was welcomed in Heaven by her father, Jason Randall and our Heavenly Father. Lacie is survived by her loving mom, and also her twin, Shantel Thomas Williams and dad, Tim Williams; her brother, whom she loved dearly, Landon Williams; maternal grandparents, Karen Vial Hodges and Ken Hodges; paternal grandparents, Melissa “Missie” Wallace and Elder Marshall Wallace, Rhonda DiMaggio Williams, and Larry and Karen Williams; great grandmother Katherine Volpi Vial; Lacie’s Uncles and Aunts Jonathan Thomas, Rick And Cassie Thomas, Jabbo Wallace, Renee Rioux, Carla Wallace, Josh and Kristin Williams, Larry and Shannon Williams, and Coley Williams; the three little nephews who she loved as her own, Tristan Thomas, Logan and Lathan Williams; three friends from her childhood, Miranda Fernandez, Emily McCarrol, and Laniey Hoyt; and numerous Great Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and Friends who will deeply miss her.
She is also preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Rick Thomas; great-grandparents, Anne Mastrapolito, Inez “Nezzie” Randall, Erwin Hotard Vial and James “Jimmy” Thomas.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Marvin Poole officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Saturday morning from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm.
Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Park Cemetery, Hammond, Louisiana.
To view and sign the family guest book, please visit http://www.harrymckneely.com.
- Rev. Billy Graham –
|My father, Billy Graham, went into the presence of the Lord this morning.
The Bible tells us in Revelation 14:13: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them” (NKJV).
Many have said that his death ends an era, but he would be the first to say that when God’s ambassadors die in Christ, the Lord raises up others, because the preaching of the Gospel will go forward until the end of the age. God’s blessing continues as He opens doors for the Gospel around the world.
My siblings and I would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead as we honor a man who served the Lord with his life, loved his family, and was always grateful for God’s faithful people who supported him in the work of the ministry in Jesus’ Name.
As we lay to rest this very public ambassador, please pray with us that the testimony he leaves behind will touch many lives and point them to salvation in Jesus Christ. My father’s journey of faith on earth has ended. He has been reunited with my mother and has stepped into the eternal joy of Heaven in the presence of his Savior, in whom he placed his hope.
If you would like to know more about my father’s life, share a memory, or read public visitation details, please visit BillyGraham.org. God bless you, and thank you for your prayers for our family.
President, Samaritan’s Purse
- Our friends, Dr. and Mrs. John W. (“Bro. Chip”) Sloan will be honored Sunday night for 30 years of service as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of King’s Mountain, North Carolina. His first (of three) churches was Roseland Baptist Church! Our Jennie called him “Chocolate Chip” the first night she met him! Jennie was about three years old at the time.
Read the Bible
- Leviticus 26-27
- Psalm 23
- Mark 14
Today is a wonderful day for prayer and actions.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Today, I would like to share that I have been researching, planning, and making some Operation Christmas Child gifts to be shared at the end of 2018. Today, I would like to give you, your church, your organization, your class, etc. some ideas.
If you are collecting some each month, during February it is suggested you purchase hair fixings, sunglasses, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories.
I have also been learning about packing shoeboxes according to a theme. Some of the suggested themes are:
- Cartoon characters
- Hello Kitty
- Teddy bears
I also have been working on projects my mission kids at church can do. I love crafts, so this is fun for me. There are also crafts that require special talents such as crochet or sewing.
I have discovered some websites and some Facebook groups that give me ideas. Do a little research, There is something out there for everyone!
I also learned many people have stashes of yarn, fabric, beads, etc. they can work with or share. What is in the closet or drawer you haven’t opened lately? Can you use it? Would now be a good time to make it available for someone else to use?
Read the Bible
- Exodus 29-30
- Psalm 15
- Matthew 25
Go back and read the verse at the top of the post. What changes do you need to make today?
Today is the day to make advance plans for getting to church tomorrow. I remember that Daddy polished shoes on Saturdays and set them out for Sunday mornings. What do you need to do?
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
Pray for the Strickland family as Mike will soon be moved home.
Jimmy Alford is doing better. Please continue to pray for Jimmy and his family.
Peoples of Northern Zambia
“This year is going to be a great year in the Lord! We know that God is doing amazing things in the lives of the people of Kaputa in answer to your prayers. Our Northern Evangelism Team is encouraged by their commitment to his kingdom growth. Please pray for Kaputa Main Baptist Church as they continue to have the missionary task of planting churches in the district of Kaputa. Pray for the church-planting efforts that are taking place there right now. Ask God to raise up strong men to lead this new work!”
Hadramaut Yemeni Arabs of Yemen
(HAH-drah-maht YEH-muh-nee) – The white sandy beaches of the Hadramaut, along the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, beckoned visitors. In the winter, families from the cold north packed up their tents or reserved hotel rooms to come to the beach and enjoy swimming in the refreshing salt water. No longer is that luxury allowed. Soldiers have replaced vacationers. The freedom to travel is gone. Please pray that the war in Yemen will cease. Pray that talks around the negotiation tables will be successful. Pray Isaiah 2:4 (ESV) for the Hadramaut Yemeni Arabs: “and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
In Colossians 4:7-18, the apostle Paul mentions eight partners with whom he worked. These partners were precious, practical, and essential to Paul in the ministry that God gave him. The same is true for some workers today, and they ask you to pray specifically for a new partnership. Pray for the development of this relationship and for there to be collaboration and good communication. Ask that this new partner will be a key to reaching a people.
Read the Bible
- Exodus 15-16
- Proverbs 11
- Matthew 22
- FBC, Kentwood
- 10 A.M. this morning
- Ezekiel 38-39
- Good news for God’s people!
Baptist Press – http://bpnews.net
I’m looking forward to teaching Sunday School at 9:15. If you are looking for a good Sunday School class, FBC, Kentwood has plenty to choose from.