Command those who are rich in this present world
not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth,
which is so uncertain,
but to put their hope in God,
who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
- Mr. J.D. Smith is continuing to slowly improve. Keep him in your prayers as he faces the ups and downs of recovery/rehab.
- Betty Simpson is having a very hard time with her back right now. Let’s pray for her as she endures the pain she is going though.
- Denise LaBarbera Rose, formerly of Amite, requests prayer for her youngest sister Michelle LaBarbera Murphy of Amite. Michelle’s test is today.
PRAYERS NEEDED PLEASE: To all of my praying friends, please add my youngest sister, Michelle, to your prayer lists. She has been battling “a health issue” for a couple of months and has an important CT scan tomorrow. Please pray for good results! We believe in our All Mighty God and in the power of prayer! Any and all prayers would be very much appreciated… To God be the Glory!!!
- The youth from three of our area churches were at camp together in Georgia this week. I understand a number of decisions were made. Let’s pray for the youth.
- James “Rube” Ardillo of Amite passed away yesterday. Please be in prayer for his large extended family and many friends.
- Read the Bible – Jeremiah 49-50 and Psalm 26
- Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 14-15
Be a blessing to someone today.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another
on toward love and good deeds.”
~Hebrews 10:24 NIV~
Read the Bible today – Jeremiah 33-36 & Psalm 22
Tuesday, we will have our monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe. Come at 12:00 to help us celebrate the birthdays of some special ladies.
- Youth from our area at camp
- Vacation Bible Schools in our area next week
- Short term missionaries
- Long term missionaries
- Members of church staffs today
- Celebration at Taylor Creek today and services at all our churches
- Breakfast benefit at Pine Ridge this morning
- Those being baptized today
- Decisions that need to be made today
The doors of your church will be open today. Will you be there?
We’ve had many days of bad weather. Today, it finally delayed posting TPL. First, my satellite was down. When it came it, the server for TPL needed to be rebooted. Such is the story of the technology we love to use each day.
Husbands, love your wives,
just as Christ loved the church
and gave himself up for her
Two couples we know celebrated 50 years of marriage yesterday. When couples stay married that long, love surely is a part of the marriage. That is because God is the third member of the team.
Pray for the youth from several area churches as they continue their long trip to camp today. I’m so glad each youth and each adult got to go.
Pray for Courtney Creel who will soon be going on a mission trip to Guatemala with a church from Birmingham.
Two area churches are having special events tomorrow.
- Pine Ridge will have their monthly breakfast to raise funds for a needy cause. The breakfast buffet will be served at 8 A.M.
- Taylor Creek will formally celebrate the change of their name at 10:30 tomorrow.
Read the Bible – Jeremiah 30-32, Psalsm 21, and the video “The Law” found at jointhebibleproject.com
Be sure you clear your calendar so you can be in the Lord’s house somewhere tomorrow.
Be on your guard;
stand firm in the faith;
Our lesson in children’s mission class last night was about the need for missionaries to be brave as they share their faith.
Bro. Jeff Mizell’s of Line Creek had his surgery. Once again. a polyp was removed from his vocal cords. He will be unable to talk for two weeks. Pray for him as he waits for the lab report.
October 09, 1927 – June 20, 2017
Let’s spend much of today praying for weather related issues. It is our responsibility to check on others and help them out to the best of our ability.
Read the Bible – Jeremiah 23-25 & Psalm 19
Baptist Press – bpnews.net
Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow. We will focus on Ezekiel 13. It’s always a good week to join Bible study.
Sunday, the Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit. Join them at 8 A.M. for a great breakfast and help someone with a special need.
The Lord’s Church will have a celebration service Sunday at 10:30 as they celebrate the change of their name to Taylor Creek Baptist Church. You are invited to join them.
Be safe, but be helpful.
“The LORD brings death and makes alive;
he brings down to the grave and raises up.
The LORD sends poverty and wealth;
he humbles and he exalts.
This verse doesn’t say so, but he also sends the rain and the sunshine.
Tropical storm “Cindy” will soon be here. I think I should ask you to be prepared for lots of rain. My neighborhood will not flood, but I pray for those facing more flooding, especially those who have not recovered from the flood of last August yet. Remember to take precautions ahead of time. http://www.actionnews17.com/news/tangipahoa-parish-government-monitors-tropical-weather-2124411
Continue to pray for the leaders of our world and our country.
Thank God for the many Vacation Bible Schools in our area this summer. I love seeing the many pictures posted on Facebook. I think VBS is the greatest thing churches do for children all year long. Thankfully, most churches have VBS and invest time, money, and love into it each year.
Read the Bible – Jeremiah 14-17 & Psalm 17
Baptist Press – bpnews.net
Friday Morning Bible Study will be at 10 A.M. Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC.
Operation Christmas Child will send “shoeboxes” to thousands of children in November IF we make our purchases and pack the boxes for shipment. To do this in a big way means we need to shop in a big way beginning now. Smart shoppers always have their eyes open for sales and for seasonal items. Those who shop now are welcome to bring their items to my Sunday School room. I will store them until we pack the boxes. We want to help some needy children have some special items and INTRODUCE THEM TO JESUS!
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
~Colossians 3:2 NIV~
“When they Ring those Golden Bells”
FBC, Kentwood has their bells(chimes) ringing at times that give people who attend church, but live out of town, get to hear them. People in town can enjoy them every day. Thanks to those who undertook to purchase the bells years ago and to those who keep them going today. The music is certainly beautiful.
Make a point of hearing some of the songs that first impacted your live.
For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.
Dennis Travis is out of North Oaks and doing much better. Thank you for praying for him.
Pray for Mrs. Anne Hurst as she has an MRI on her knee Wednesday and then gets results.
Mr. J.D. Smith will be having shoulder surgery next week. Pray all goes well and the surgery relieves him of his pain.
Pray for the youth of FBC, Kentwood, New Zion, and Spring Creek as they go to camp in GA at the end of this week. Pray for the Lord to touch hearts, friendships to be strengthened, and for traveling grace. I thank God the children will have this opportunity.
Baptist Press – bpnews.net
Read the Bible – Jeremiah 10-13 & Psalm 16.
Operation Christmas Child – Bring your toy donations to my classroom before Sunday School. Remember, everything we send must fit in one shoebox, so think of small dolls, cars, jump ropes, stuffed animals, etc.
The Bible Study of Ezekiel continues Friday morning at 10.
Opportunities for your children and grandchildren
- Missions class at 6 P.M. Wednesdays
- Bible Drill class at 6 P.M. Sundays
Our Sunday School Lesson on the Good Samaritan left us with the command to “Do!”. May we all learn the things that are important, for example, caring for others, and “do” them
May the Lord watch our and guide the leaders of the many countries around the world.
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ,
you are blessed,
for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
I am happy to report that Denis Travis is doing better. The last I heard he was still in ICU at North Oaks.
Let’s continue to pray for Steve Scalise and others who were at the ball park in Alexandria, VA yesterday. God, please turn our people around and help us become a country with a focus on You as we were in the past.
Nikki Rhodus’ grandfather passed away yesterday. Please be in prayer for her family as they face this great loss.
Looking forward to Father’s Day Sunday. It’s a great time to honor some special men in your family.
I am loving all the Facebook posts of VBS in area churches. It’s wonderful to hear of the children’s response to those who volunteer each summer and impact young lives in such a positive way. God’s kingdom grows through VBS each summer. May we do our part to nourish the young lives all the rest of the year!
Baptist Press – bpnews.net
Read the Bible – Song of Solomon 5-8 & Psalm 12
Have a Thursday that impacts someone else in a positive way!