Tuesday

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

~2 Timothy 1:7~

 

Bobby Forbes’ surgery went well yesterday.  A rod was placed in his arm to support the brittle bone.  Please continue to pray for Bobby and Janie.

 

 

Jimmy Alford, brother of Kay Roberts, is having some tests done Thursday.  I know Kay will appreciate your prayers for him.

 

 

Deputy Nick Tullier is recovering for pneumonia and is out of ICU.  Please continue to pray for Nick and his family.

 

 

 

Camp Living Waters had a fire in a maintenance building yesterday.

Be in prayers for Camp. Lost maintenance shop with tractor, golf cart, two lawn mowers directors camper and everything else in shop. No one was in the shop or injured.
Churches, it is time to step up and help our local church camp.
Read the Bible
  • I Sam. 4-6
  • Ps. 49
  • Acts 5

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party today will honor Mrs. Othell Williams, Mrs. Catherine Yarborough, Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell, Gail Brister, and Virginia McKenzie.  See you at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

 

I hope you are getting outside and enjoying some of the beautiful weather God has provided.

Anna Lee

Thursday

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.

1 Timothy 6:17

 

  • 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.
  • Gabrielle Christine McCoy

May 12, 2008 – June 27, 2017                 http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4280012?fh_id=10545

  • Read the Bible – Jeremiah 49-50 and Psalm 26
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 14-15
Be a blessing to someone today.
Anna Lee

Sunday

“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.

Pray for

  • 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?

Anna Lee

Saturday

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.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

What we have received is not the spirit of the world,

but the Spirit who is from God,

so that we may understand

what God has freely given us.

 

Andy and Betty Taylor are better.  Thank-you for praying for them.

Phillip Strickland is doing much better.  Continue to pray for him and his family as he undergoes treatment.

I understand Bettye Fussell did not have her treatment Monday. but hopefully will next week.  Keep her in your prayers.

Pray for all the area families dealing with sickness, long-term illness, or death.  It is our responsibility to pray for them and to give any help we can.

 

Baptist Press bpnews.net

Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

Waylon Baileywaylonbailey.com

Thom S. Rainerthomrainer.com

 

Reading the Bible – Job 20-23 & Psalm 140

Children’s Classes at FBC, Kentwood

  • Sunday School – 9:15 A.M.
  • Sunday Night – Bible Drill – 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday Night – Missions Class – 6 P.M.
  • VBS and Camp this summer
  • There is a nursery available for every service.

Adult Bible Study at FBC, Kentwood

  • Numerous Sunday School Classes – 9:15 A.M.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M.

Youth Opportunities

  • Sunday – 10 A.M. & 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday – 6 P.M.
  • Camps, Trips, etc. – Contact Bro. Wendell

 

VBS at FBC, Kentwood will be from 8:30 – 11:30 June 5-9

 

“The fear of human opinion disables;

trusting in God protects you from that.”

~Proverbs 29:25 MSG~

Yield Not to Temptation

 

Make this world a better place for someone today by showing God’s love.

Anna Lee

 

Monday

But let justice roll on like a river,

righteousness like a never-failing stream!

~Amos 5:24~

 

Please say some prayers for Mrs. Grace Chadwick who has been moved to the hospital.  She and her family will be very appreciative.

Continue to pray for Kathy Dale Forrest.

 

Vacation Bible Schools this week: Hillsdale and East Fork.

New Zion Baptist Church baptized three youth yesterday and have another one to baptize next week.  Let’s all say a pray of thanksgiving for youth workers and summer camps for youth.  They make a difference in many lives!

Operation Christmas Child – Ted and a Washcloth – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-ted/

Associational WMU meeting – one week from today at Spring Creek Baptist Church

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Scripture WritingLuke 12:27-30

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

On this day when the weather promises to be hot, I hope you have a warm heart and will share it with others today.

Anna Lee

 

Monday

“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.

~1 Samuel 2:6-7~

God gives us  a “buffet” in life.  He does the timing for each choice.

As you continue to pray for Wanda Smith and her shingles, pray for her parents too. Wanda’s dad will have a valve replacement today in a Slidell hospital.

Pray for Kenneth Birch and his continuing back problem.  His doctor is investigating the possibility of a SCS, a stimulator to be put in the back to help with the pain.

Pray for Mrs. Sissy Cox of Greensburg as she has cancer surgery tomorrow at Ochsner in New Orleans.  She is Mrs. Velma Anthony’s sister.

There is good news onJustin Lambert.  He has been moved to an cooler hospital room which seems to have improved his condition.  Thank God for that small step of improvement.  Pray for his family and for the medical staff taking care of him as you pray for Justin.

There’s a number of church/community members who are having health issues/other needs.  Do what you can and what you do best for them.

Scripture WritingMicah 7:18-19

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

 

Kids of Mission will begin at FBC, Kentwood with a waterslide event at the church from 5 – 7 Wednesday.  Please get your children and grandchildren signed up by turning in the form given at VBS and on the bulletin yesterday or by called the church office (229-8111). Thanks!  Volunteer workers can call the office or talk with me.  There will be a meeting in the L-wing Sunday night at 6:00 for those who want to help.  Weekly meetings of Kids on Missions will begin Wednesday, June 29th.

Operation Christmas Child – This is the time to get involved in the collection of items for the shoeboxes.  Get some cards from the wreaths at the church.  After making your purchases, you can leave your bags in my Sunday School classroom.

Ladies’ Night this month will be a patriotic celebration!  I am so thrilled to tell you we will have both a fantastic speaker and a soloist.  This is surely something you will want to be a part of.  It begins at 6:15 Thursday in the fellowship hall.  Feel free to wear your red, white, and blue.  Visitors are welcome to join us.

Friday morning Bible study will focus on John 7 this week.

The monthly “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be on Tuesday, June 28th.  Ladies being honored because of June birthdays are Bettye Fussell, Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, and Barbara Hutchinson.

 

I know of three churches that will host VBS this week – Greensburg, Montpelier, and Osyka.  I also am aware to two churches taking their youth to camp – New Zion and Spring Creek.  Thank God for those giving of their time to help the children and youth.  Pray a hedge of protection around each one involved in these wonderful events.

 

Thank God for the rain and the beautiful rainbow many of you witnessed yesterday.

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

“With all prayer and petition

pray at all times in the Spirit,

and with this in view,

be on the alert

with all perseverance and petition

for all the saints.”

~Ephesians 6:18, NASB~

 

Daryl Ray Carruth of Greensburg

Please pray for Daryl Ray who became dehydrated and developed pneumonia.  His family is very appreciative of the medical care he received at the ER in Greensburg.  He is at home getting rest and drinking plenty of liquids.

Children of Spring Creek Baptist Church at Camp (Written by Eric Latham)

What an awesome night at children’s camp! The presence of God was definitely felt.
The Pastor opened up his message by asking the KIDS to find a verse of scripture that is special to them and has helped them. Then he had them stand up and read it as loudly as they can.
What happened next was a God moment!
In a crowd of nearly 1,000, hands went up all over the place. One by one, they stood up and read their verses out loud. These were 3rd through 6th graders who were standing up willingly, excited about the WORD, confident in the WORD.
I could do nothing but look around in awe at what was taking place!
So many stood up that the pastor eventually had to have everyone who remained standing, waiting to share their verse, turn to their group and read their verse out loud. It was a moment where you could absolutely feel the presence of the Lord!!!
His word is strong, powerful, and alive!

You may want to check out my cousin’s new site

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Read the Bible in 2015Ezekiel 37-42

Baptist Press bpnews.com

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Speak Up” http://odb.org/2015/07/24/speak-up-2/
  • Having arrested [Jesus],                                                                                                                       they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house.                                                 But Peter followed at a distance.                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~Luke 22:54~
  • “Living for Jesus” 

I trust you want to live for Jesus today.

Anna Lee

Monday

“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened,

that it cannot save;

nor His ear heavy,

that it cannot hear.”

~Isaiah 59:1, NKJV~

Thank-you!

I hear a number of reports of how God answers prayer.  I want to pass a big “Thank-you!” on to those who read and pray.  You bless so many people.  Keep on praying, please.

Nathan Daniels 

Nathan’s back surgery is healing.  He will have surgery on the other side of his back in a couple of weeks.  Pray for him as he deals with pain and soreness from surgery.

Betty Taylor

Betty continues to have knee problems despite her recent surgery.  Pray for her as she sees a doctor again on Wednesday.

Frozen Food for Families 

The frozen food was delivered yesterday and was greatly appreciated.  Thank-you to those who prepared and shared the food.

Vacation Bible Schools

VBS will be held this week in Roseland and the following week at New Zion.  It is so good to hear of many making professions of faith following VBS and/or summer camps.  I have been blessed to see photographs of many baptisms in the last few weeks.  God is blessing many area churches with these additions.

Two Rivers Quarterly WMU Meeting

I’m am so blessed to be able to say my daughter will be speaking at the July 20th meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church which begins at 10:00 A.M. and is followed by a covered dish lunch.  Eight days later they will return to their mission field.

Read the Bible in 2015 

Yesterday’s reading should have been Philippians 3-4.  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+3-4&version=NLT

Today’s reading is Leviticus 10-12.                              https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+10-12&version=NLT

Friday Morning Bible Studies

The next three studies will be Jael, Delilah, and Michal.  Let me know if you would like to have a study guide.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Darkness and Light”odb.org
  • You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,                                                                                  . . . nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness.                                                                                                                                                  ~Psalm 91:5-6~
  • “Out of My Bondage, Sorrow, and Night”
    •  https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/1050
      1. Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
        Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
        Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light,
        Jesus, I come to Thee;
        Out of my sickness, into Thy health,
        Out of my want and into Thy wealth,
        Out of my sin and into Thyself,
        Jesus, I come to Thee.
      2. Out of my shameful failure and loss,
        Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
        Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
        Jesus, I come to Thee;
        Out of earth’s sorrows, into Thy balm,
        Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
        Out of distress to jubilant psalm,
        Jesus, I come to Thee.
      3. Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
        Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
        Into Thy blessed will to abide,
        Jesus, I come to Thee;
        Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
        Out of despair, into raptures above,
        Upward for aye on wings like a dove,
        Jesus, I come to Thee.
      4. Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
        Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
        Into the joy and light of Thy home,
        Jesus, I come to Thee;
        Out of the depths of ruin untold,
        Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
        Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
        Jesus, I come to Thee.

What ways will God give you opportunities to bless others today?  Let’s be eager to see how God will use us.  Don’t miss the opportunities!  You might not get a second chance to make a difference in some lives.

Anna Lee

Friday

“He comforts us in all our affliction,

so that we may be able to comfort those

who are in any kind of affliction,

through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

~2 Corinthians 1:4, HCSB~

 

Sherry Day is home!  Monday, she had brain surgery.  Thursday, she was able to return home!  She, her family, and many friends are very thankful!  Thank you for praying.

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We need camp nurses for Children’s Camp #1 June 1-4
Children’s Camp #2 July 6-9
Please call or message us if you would be willing to serve:
985-345-1831

(Monica Maddox)

The family of Danny Venible made arrangements yesterday afternoon, but they are not posted yet.  I’ll try to get them later.

Alice Mae Bridges

Born: January 11, 1947
Died: April 07, 2015

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/3028437

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions

http://www.namb.net/namb1cbvideo.aspx?id=8589936036

Read the Bible in 2015Jeremiah 12 – 16

Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • 10:00 A.M.
  • “Hagar”

Operation Christmas Child

  • New bags are being added this morning.  Check them out.
  • Thank-you to all who have made purchases and turned them in.

Ladies’ Night at FBC, Kentwood

  • Thursday, April 23rd
  • “Fashionable Ladies”
  • Desserts served at 6:15 P.M.
  • For ladies from 3 – 103 years old
  • Bring a hat of any kind that you have decorated and a friend.
  • Ladies from other churches are encouraged to participate.

Associational WMU Meeting

  • Monday, April 13
  • East Fork Baptist Church
  • 10 A.M.
  • Rev. Rusty Durand, pastor of Montpelier Baptist Church, will share about financing mission trips
  • Potluck lunch will follow.

Don’t forget to be a “doer”  today!

Anna Lee