Thursday

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you,

no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are

born of water and the Spirit.

~John 3:5~

 

 

 

Glenda Harrell’s Arkansas cousin lost her husband yesterday afternoon.  Please pray for the family.

 

 

 

Please pray for Frank Cavehal, who has had a stroke.

 

 

 

Please pray for Mike Estay who has had a kidney stone issue,

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 21 

  • Genesis 42:18-43:34
  • Matthew 13:47-14:12
  • Psalm 18:16-36
  • Proverbs 4:7-10

 

 

3-member church closed during COVID-19 finds new life

http://www.bpnews.net/54830/3member-church-closed-during-covid19-finds-new-life

 

 

 

11-year-old issues ‘Challenge 32’ to support missions

http://www.bpnews.net/54828/11yearold-issues-challenge-32-to-support-missions

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

David and I appreciate being able to be a part of various online church services, especially those at FBC, Kentwood.  Thank all who make this possible for us.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

“Do not be misled:

‘Bad company corrupts good character.’”

~1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Mrs. Mildred Birch fell at home two nights ago.  Thankfully, she didn’t break anything.  Please pray for her and for others.  Falling happens quickly and ofter makes for big changes in a person’s life.

 

 

 

Died: Joyce Lin, Missionary Pilot Transporting Coronavirus Supplies   –

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/may/missionary-pilot-joyce-lin-died-papua-crash.html?fbclid=IwAR3V8LhYHjFWZjdQS7FWTDOD1pV-r1G8pSuBMOLU4_vHRVuGgeo88iUe-cA

 

 

 

TRUSTEES: IMB approves 59 missionaries, addresses budget concerns

http://www.bpnews.net/54811/trustees-imb-approves-59-missionaries-addresses-budget-concerns?fbclid=IwAR0ypABJfNBy6Upw-L9SrcFvH49rbTq1gYvoYZ8br-UQDUkhvv4JqvlDDVY

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 16th

  • 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24
  • John 8:31-59
  • Psalm 112:1-10
  • Proverbs 15:12-14

If you need a hard copy of the Scriptures for the next four months, they are available at the church office – 229-8111.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Message – https://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

You may want to check out these Bible Project Videos, especially if your church does not offer Sunday School.  I think they might also be a good addition to your summer plans/. The video for this week is number nine – “Hope”.

https://bibleproject.com/explore/

 

 

 

No matter how you plan to participate in worship tomorrow, the key word is “participate”!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Friday

“Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!

They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”

~Daniel 3:28 (NIV)~

Bro. Darryl preached from Daniel 3 on April 8th.  What is God able to do for you?

 

 

 

Today, I want to think about the children in our church.  They love to sing.  They love the children’s moments.  They love to do crafts.  They love Bible stories, Bible drills, missionary stories, VBS, summer camp, VBS,  and so much more.  I know they have missed their teachers and their friends at church.  Keep them safe at home until you, the parents and grandparents, feel it is safe to get them back in church.  Pray for your children and grandchildren, teach them at home, have them read Bible stories to you, etc,  Invest in them.  Encourage them.  Brag on them.  They will be blessed.  You will too!

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 15

  • 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4
  • John 8:21-30
  • Psalm 111:1-10
  • Proverbs 15:11

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

IMB temporarily relocates personnel due to COVID-19 –

http://www.bpnews.net/54792/imb-temporarily-relocates-personnel-due-to-covid19

 

 

 

Missionaries strive to advance Gospel as IMB adapts to financial challenges

http://www.bpnews.net/54805/missionaries-strive-to-advance-gospel-as-imb-adapts-to-financial-challenges

 

 

 

FIRST-PERSON: ‘Do nothing’ and ‘do everything’ on social media

http://www.bpnews.net/54794/firstperson-do-nothing-and-do-everything-on-social-media

 

 

 

Pray for our state, Louisiana, as we enter Phase I to open our state up again.  Be careful!  Be safe!  Respect the people who choose to begin the change back to a normal routine.  Respect the people, who for the sake of sickness or age, decide not to return to their previous routine at this time.  Pray for everyone!

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

“Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.”

~James 1:22 (ESV)~

 

 

 

Please pray for two people who will have procedure today now that elective surgery is again an option.

  • Ricky Russell of Chesbrough will have a heart procedure today.  He has to be at the hospital early today.  The hardest part for his family is that they will have to wait until Tuesday to hear an update.  As you pray for Ricky, please also pray for Brenda, Jeanna, and Vernon.
  • Fay Chadwick Todd of Arcola has helped her family through a number of health issues.  Today is her turn for surgery.  She will be having knee surgery.  Pray for her to do well with the post-surgery care too.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 11

  • 1 Samuel 10:1-11:15
  • John 6:43-71
  • Psalm 107:1-43
  • Proverbs 15:1-3

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Annie Armstronghttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2562785927337479

 

 

 

Churches will have some catching up to do with Operation Christmas Child when all this “stay-at-home” time is over.  Thanks to the lady who recently gave me $20.00 for OCC purchases.  I haven’t been shopping for OCC since February, but certainly look forward to more OCC shopping and the church “catching-up” on purchases so we will be ready for packing in the fall.

 

 

 

Let’s continue to pray about the Covid – 19 problem in our area, our country, and around the world.  Thankfully, most people have been spared of fighting this virus and most who had it survived.

Anna Lee

Saturday

“Rejoice always,

pray continually,

give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

~‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18~

 

 

If you are discouraged and tired of the present circumstances, take some time to focus on and pray about believing the verse above.  This verse may help you get through some difficult days.  Then, take action and do some things that will help you and others.

  • Make some phone calls to others who might need encouragement.
  • Send some “just because” cards or even text messages or emails.
  • Pick some flowers or share a plant with a gardener.
  • Cook and share a meal or a treat.
  • Volunteer with a church or organization that is helping others.
  • Teach someone how to use FB or You–Tube to locate church services to view.
  • Cut grass, weed-eat, or mulch for someone who appreciates their yard, but is unable to do so for themselves.
  • Prepare a flower arrangement for someone in the cemetery.
  • Pick up basic groceries for someone who is unable to shop for themselves.
  • Take a bag of light bulbs with you and volunteer to change those that are out at the homes of older people.
  • Share a plant or a single flower.
  • Offer to read the Bible or pray fort someone over the phone.
  • Make your own prayer list.  Pray.  Adjust the list daily.  Pray.
  • The list is endless.  Think about needs and take action!  What you can do for others will be a help to them and to you!

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 9

  • 1 Samuel 5:1-7:17
  • John 6:1-21
  • Psalm 106:13-31
  • Proverbs 14:32-33

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Annie Armstrong Offeringhttps://www.anniearmstrong.com/about/the-mission/

 

 

 

Give thanks in all circumstances.  Remember, God is in control.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“If you want better insight and discernment . . .

learn the importance of reverence for the Lord and of trusting him . . .

He shows how to distinguish right from wrong, how to find the right decision every time.”

~Proverbs 2:3-5, 9 (TLB)~

 

 

 

Get ready for church today.  It may come as live-streamed, a drive in, a talk from a kitchen table, or a rocking chair on a front porch.  Our local pastors have really been creative.  This is a good thing.  I’m so glad the doors of the the churches were not locked and pastors all took a look vacation.  You can make you decisions now about what service or services you plan to attend.

FBC, Kentwood will livestream at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. today.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 3

  • Judges 17:1-18:31
  • John 3:1-21
  • Psalm 104:1-24
  • Proverbs 14:20-21

 

 

Annie Armstrong Offering for North America missions!

  • How are the gifts used?

    Every dollar given goes to train and resource thousands of missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries who share the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ across the United States, Canada and their territories.

    What is this year’s theme, scripture verse and national goals?

    The 2020 theme is “It’s All About the Gospel”. The scripture verse is “For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.”(1 Corinthians 15:3-4 CSB). The national goal is $70 million.

 

 

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

Monday

“Your word is a lamp for my feet,

a light on my path.”

~Psalm 119:105 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – April 27

  • Judges 7:1-8:17
  • Luke 23:13-43
  • Psalm 97:1-98:9
  • Proverbs 14:7-8

 

 

 

Nita Russell Miller is doing better and now tests negative for the virus.  She is not allowed to go back to the nursing home for thirty days, so she will be staying in the hospital as she regains her strength.  Pray for her and her family as she continues to improve.  Thank God for her improvement.

 

 

 

Lloyd Hayden of Arcola had a light stoke that has only left a little weakness.  He is scheduled to return home today.  Pray for him as he returns home for recovery.  Lloyd will get good care from four generations of ladies in his family.  Thank God for Lloyd’s good news.

 

 

 

Ollie Simmons is also doing better.  (Maybe I should call today Good News Monday.)  He has improved and will probably “bust out” of the hospital today.  This is another reason to thank God today.

 

 

 

While I’m on this line of thinking and thanking God, I would like to share again how much David has improved.  From being too weak to get up from a chair, needing blood (23 units), hospitalizations, a walker, a cane, tremendous weight loss, no appetite, malnourishment, more trips to the. doctor than I can count, etc., he is GREATLY improved.  Our neighbors are even reporting to other neighbors that he is working in the yard (and LOVING it).  I send Jennie pictures of him outside and working.  Her first word is “AMAZING!”.  We have an amazing God who has decided He has a reason to leave David here for His purpose.  We are so blessed.

 

 

 

I hope you were able to watch and enjoy some church services yesterday.  We were.  I want to remind you that the church services from numerous churches are available  online for us to view on other days of the week, not just on Sundays.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions273 million people in North America are lost, without Jesus in their hearts.  https://www.anniearmstrong.com/about/the-mission/

Giving helps give those millions an opportunity to live for Jesus!

Anna Lee