Thursday

“A new command I give you:

Love one another.

As I have loved you,

so you must love one another.

~John 13:34~

 

Continue to pray for Harrell Sharkey.  Recovery can be a long process.

Please add Mr. George E. Lee to your prayer list.  He has been “under the weather” for about a week.

Pray for James Allen.  He is beginning treatment.

Kathy Dale Forrest could use some prayers.

 

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Scripture Writing I John 4: 17-21

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Women’s Ministry

  • There will be no Bible study tomorrow morning due to the number of ladies in our group who will be keeping grandchildren.  We will meet again February 26th.
  • Coming soon – Third Thursday, February Birthday Party, Ladies’ Night, and Week of Prayer for North American Missions

 

This can be a day of forgiveness!

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“A new command I give you:

Love one another.

As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

~John 13:34~

 

Today’s request is from Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Harrell:  “Miss” Annie Bell’s sister, Mary Amanda Rice, fell and broke her wrist and hip.  She has had surgery, but is not responding.  Please pray for Mrs. Rice and her family.

Today, let’s pray for the workers in our area hospitals and nursing homes.  Pray they will be aware of needs other than the ones written in a patient’s folder.  Pray they will be gentle and kind to each patient, just as they would to their own loved one.  Pray for them to have extra energy to channel into enthusiasm and encouragement for those to whom they minister.

Also, let’s thank God for and pray for the personnel of various funeral homes.  We have experienced the services of four in the last two or three weeks.  What an awesome opportunity they have to minister to and share with families they have!  Let’s pray that they have the right words at the right times, especially with families who do not know the One who loves them most.

 

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Scripture Writing – I John 4:13-16

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song 

– http://www.hymnary.org/text/jesus_is_savior_and_lord_of_my_life

How is God planning to use you today?  The answer to this question may not be clear this morning.  Keep your ears, eyes, and heart open.  He will work through you if you allow it to happen!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“What does it profit a man

to gain the whole world

and lose his own soul?”

~Mark 8:36~

 

 

Today, let’s pray for our area churches.  We can all name several dozen of them.  Some seem to be on the upswing, some declining, and some barely holding on.  Let’s pray for God-filled pastors and teachers, active members, and visitors seeking Jesus to live in their hearts.  May those visitors be welcomed into a friendly church that is cleaner than their homes and providing a safe, healthy environment to train adults, youth, children, and babies as they should be.  Let’s be a welcoming  church following up with those who visit. At the same time, may we have strong outreach programs and daily awareness of our opportunities to invite and encourage others.  In our daily lives, may we live more like Jesus each day and be a positive witness for Him no matter where we are.

 

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Scripture Writing I John 4:7-12

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • I have food to eat that you know nothing about.

                                                                               John 4:32

Have a blessed Tuesday!
Anna Lee

Monday

“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere”

~1 Timothy 2:8a, NKJV~

 

There are so many people to pray for today.  I’ll list a few.  You choose some to pray specifically for today.

  • Those who do not KNOW Jesus lives in their hearts
  • Grieving
  • Those with long term illnesses in hospitals and extended living facilities
  • Caregivers
  • Missionaries
  • Pastors
  • Church leadership
  • School leaders
  • Students on a week off from school
  • Travelers
  • Military
  • Police
  • Firemen
  • EMT personnel
  • Politicians
  • Mothers and new babies
  • Multigenerational famiies

 

Scripture Writing I Peter 4:7-11

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Make your prayer life meaningful this very day!

Anna Lee 

Sunday

Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
    a future awaits those who seek peace,

Psalm 37:37

 

Please continue to pray for Harrell Sharkey as he recovers from surgery.

 

Thom S. Rainer – thomrainer.com

Waylon Bailey – waylonbailey.com

Interesting Article – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2016/02/07/a-united-methodist-team-examines-the-ccli-top-100-list/

 

Scripture Writing Ephesians 3:1-6

If you didn’t start this earlier, today is the perfect day to begin.  There is no starting point and no ending point.  Give it a try.  You will need a notebook, a pen, and a Bible.

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Reminder – “Frozen Food Sunday”

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28~

 

Iley Dillon had shoulder surgery Thursday morning.  He’s home and beginning a long recovery period.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Johnny Belgard is still at Ochsner in New Orleans.  He continues to slowly improve.  Please pray for him for a while longer.

 

“John” Elaine Hatfield Lilly-Thompson

Born: May 08, 1929
Died: February 03, 2016

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JAMES DENMAN MILLER, AGE 83,

And a resident of Kentwood died late Tuesday February 2, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born on September 10, 1932 in Mt. Hermon.

Visitation will be Saturday February 6th at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the church with Re. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

Mr. James was one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever known.  He will be missed.

 

Scripture Writing I Corinthians 13:8-13

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Opportunity – Frozen Food Sunday – Tomorrow!

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

God has given us this day.  Use it well.

Anna Lee

Friday

Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

~Psalm 34:14~

 

Andy Taylor has had major oral surgery.  Pray for him as he continues to improve.

Jimmy Alford, David’s brother, is continuing to see doctors to develop a plan of treatment.  Pray for Jimmy and Janie and their family.

 

Today, I would like to thank the men and ladies who frequently prepare food for events, both good and bad, and who work in the kitchen/fellowship areas setting up, serving, and cleaning up in all our area churches.  What a blessing you are to so many people!  Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

 

Bible Study this morning at 10John 2:1-12

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Scripture Writing I Corinthians 13:1-7

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song (I wrote the “thank-you” above before I clicked on today’s devotional.  I think this is a clue you and both need to show more appreciation to all those around us who serve in ways that are often unnoticed.

 

I know that many a time, as I sang this song, I re-evaluated my efforts for Him and decided I could do more in the way of pleases Him.

Anna Lee