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.
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”
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.
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”
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.
Taunee Sue Champlin Jones
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)
Do something to tell others about what will happen “One Day”!
On coming to the house,
they saw the child with his mother Mary,
and they bowed down and worshiped him.
Then they opened their treasures
and presented him with gifts of gold,
And having been warned in a dream
not to go back to Herod,
they returned to their country by another route.
Hymn of the Day – “We Three Kings”
Remember the Don Alexander family in your prayers. Contact Dawson Primes to help.
(This fire was at the location of the site of where David and I lived our from 1967-1970, long before the house was built.)
William Joseph “Billy” Guzzardo
Robert “Bob” Lee Holmes
Scripture Writing – Philipians 2:9-12
Article shared by our son-in-law, Boyd
I think there is a message/opportunity for all of us here.
Children in Action and other regular services for adults and youth will be held tonight at FBC, Kentwood. I’m looking forward to seeing the children at 6 P.M.
What does God have planned for you today?
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news
that will cause great joy for all the people.
Today in the town of David
a Savior has been born to you;
he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths
and lying in a manger.”
We saw Kent Muse at the funeral home. He continues to do very well following his liver transplant. Continue to pray for him.
Norma Muse is at her daughter’s house. Please continue to pray for her.
Scripture Writing – Galatians 4:4-7
“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
- Honors ladies with December birthdays
- Tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
- The Cafe
- Wednesdays from 6-7 P.M.
- L-Wing of FBC, Kentwood
Friday Morning Bible Study
- Continuing in John 13
- 10 A.M.
- Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” ~ Luke 2:28-32 (NIV) ~
“The Light of the World is Jesus”
Jesus is the light that we all need to follow.
While they were there,
the time came for the baby to be born,
and she gave birth to her firstborn,
She wrapped him in cloths
and placed him in a manger,
because there was no guest room available for them.
The Christmas Eve service at FBC, Kentwood was wonderful – beautiful decorations, inspiring Scriptures, Lord’s Supper, Christmas carols, many candles, children singing, plenty of Christmas hugs, full house, and a “sweet, sweet spirit”! Happy birthday, Jesus!
I know churches will be full today. Find your place in your church or another church to honor Jesus on His birthday!
Read some of the Scriptures that tell about Jesus’ birth as a family today.
Scripture Writing – Luke 2: 17-20
17 After the shepherds had seen him, they told everyone. They reported what the angel had said about this child. 18 All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary kept all these things like a secret treasure in her heart. She thought about them over and over. 20 The shepherds returned. They gave glory and praise to God. Everything they had seen and heard was just as they had been told.
“Joy to the World”
Lyrics – http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/christmas+songs/joy+to+the+world_20674448.html
Story – http://www.sharefaith.com/guide/Christian-Holidays/holiday-songs/joy-to-the-world,-the-song-and-the-story.html
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IH8A86FLs0
I trust you have that JOY in your heart! If not, please find someone today who can help you find that joy.