Please add Melissa Bryan’s daughter, Shelbie Travis, to your prayer list. She had her second child a little over two weeks ago and has been sick since then. She is now at Lakeview Hospital in Covington and facing possible surgery to locate and remove the source of infection. Baby girl, Austyn, is fine and with Melissa. As you pray for Shelbi, please pray for Melissa too! Thanks for your prayers for this situation as you think about this family today.
Therefore confess your sins to each other
and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Phillip Strickland is in a regular room at Ochsner. He’s still dealing with pain, but hopefully that won’t last too long. Please pray again today.
Ora Lee WIlson learned the place on her neck is not cancer. She is thankful and appreciates all your prayers. Later, she will have surgery to remove it and identify it, but has decided to wait a while.
Ryan “Rufus” Williams continues to slowly improve. Please continue to pray.
Kenneth Birth continues to deal with back pain. Pray it eases up some.
Sam Raborn had a tractor accident. He broke his neck and has had surgery. Please pray for him as he recovers. While praying, thank God the accident was not any worse.
Janie Ashmore of the New Zion Community passed away. Please pray for her family and friends. I’ll post an obituary when one is available.
Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.
September 13, 1931 – April 18, 2017
Mrs. Helen McCoy Robertson
- April 18, 2017
- Frisco City, Alabama
Bible Reading – Isaiah 9-12 & Psalm 111
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“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)
“Victory in Jesus”
- Lyrics –http://www.popularhymns.com/victory_in_jesus.php
- Story – http://originofsongs.blogspot.com/2013/08/victory-in-jesus.html
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcFNFxoe-s8
- Preston Baptist Church, Texas! – WOW!
- That’s the music I look forward to in heaven!
Third Thursday – 6:30 tonight; Spaghetti’s cooking, Guitars practiced last night, etc. We’ll be ready! Y’all come! Contact me for directions.
Bible Study tomorrow morning at 10:00 – Ezekiel 6
Sunday at FBC, Kentwood – Missions March for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and collection of red beans and rice for food pantries. That’s in addition to numerous Sunday School classes, wonderful preaching, a nursery (every service), and welcoming members. Contact the church at 229-8111, another member, or me for more information.
Keep your prayer like active!
And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.
Keep Mrs. Margaret Oliver in your prayers as she recovers from Friday’s surgery.
Pray for Carl Wayne Stevens and his family as he prepares for a heart valve replacement Tuesday.
Wayne Bailey, Pastor of FBC, Covington – http://waylonbailey.com/2016/12/31/happy-new-year/
Thom S. Rainey, CEO and President of Lifeway – thomrainey.com
Join the Bible Project – JointheBibleProject.com – Sign up to get a daily email about reading the Bible and watching some videos. You can also pick up a copy of the Bible reading plan for one year on card stock, so it will hold up to daily use for one year. These are available at FBC, Kentwood.
I think you will love the animated cartoon story of these eleven chapters as you see the drawings appear before your eyes! It is an amazing video.
Today is a good day to mark some dates on your calendar.
- Associational WMU, Memorial Service – Jan. 16th at East Fork at 10 A.M.
- Third Thursdays – We meet every month at 6:30 at the cabin.
“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:21-25 NLT, second edition)
“Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”
- Lyrics – http://hymnal.calvarybaptistsv.org/351.html
- Story – http://dianaleaghmatthews.com/whever-he-leads/
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvOm3eEokM8 (Alan Jackson)
Take the challenge, “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”, in 2017. You can also include whatever He says , I’ll do.
Great peace have those who love your law,
and nothing can make them stumble.
I did not hear a report following Margaret Oliver’s surgery yesterday. Let’s pray she is doing well and will continue to do so.
December 16, 2016 – December 29, 2016
Scripture Writing – Write the verse/verses of your choice today.
(Tomorrow we will begin a new plan for daily Bible readings.)
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“I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
“Surely Goodness and Mercy”
- Lyrics – http://lyrics.astraweb.com/display/169/hymns..unknown..surely_goodness_and_mercy.html
- Story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7sc-VzXJ68
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISO18SCs-80
Do something out of your usual daily pattern of life today.
As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock
when he is with them,
so will I look after my sheep.
I will rescue them from all the places
where they were scattered
on a day of clouds and darkness.
Jerry Lindsay had back surgery yesterday. The procedure went well. The recovery will be long. Keep him and his caregivers in your prayers.
Larry Hendry had rotator cuff surgery yesterday. Keep him in your prayers as he recovers.
Sandy Wilcox Toney, a high-school classmate and friend, is sick again. Please pray for Sandy. He husband. Doug Toney, has been on our prayer list for a long time, but now is much better.
May 12, 1936 – December 28, 2016
Operation Christmas Child has send word that some of our shoeboxes were sent to the Philippines. That interesting to know.
Scripture Writing – Titus 3:3-7
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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
~ John 16:33 (NIV) ~
“All the Thrills My Soul is Jesus”
- Lyrics – http://barryshymns.blogspot.com/2010/06/all-that-thrills-my-soul-is-jesus.html
- Story – http://www.sharefaith.com/author/connie-ruth-christiansen_2.html
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUft79QQmSo – Shared by a young student and her teacher!
Friday Morning Bible Study at 10:00 today!
Have a wonderful day by being a blessing to someone!
Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Brenda Russell shared that her daughter, Jeana, got to come home after being hospitalized for three months. Please pray Jeana and her family enjoy some good times in Chesbrough to make up for all the lost days.
Mrs. Ruby Dillon said hr daughter, Jana, had successful out-patient surgery yesterday. Jana is back at home and resting for a few days.
Carl Wayne Stevens had been undergoing medical evaluations lately and has surgery scheduled for Tuesday. Please say a prayer for Carl Wayne, the medical staff, and the family.
Robert Callihan had rotator cuff surgery and is doing well. Pray for him as he goes through a long recovery time.
May 19, 1957 – December 28, 2016
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Scripture Writing – James 1:16-18
Friday Morning Bible Study – Continuation of John 13
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. — John 14:1-3 (NIV)
- Lyrics – https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/987
- Story – https://wordwisehymns.com/2012/01/02/one-day/
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDTHkz5XRCQ (Sing along.)
Do something to tell others about what will happen “One Day”!