Friday

“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth.

The former things will not be remembered,

nor will they come to mind.

~Isaiah 65:17 NIV~

 

God is still working in Jadon’s life.  He has now been SEIZURE FREE for THREE YEARS!  I thank God for this miracle and the testimony his family is so free to share.  I got to give his mother another hug Sunday and watch Jadon at play for a couple minutes.  God has been so faithful to this family as they have been faithful to Him!

Continue to pray for Koltyn and his family.  They have received a tremendous amount of prayer and financial support from their friends and community.  I thank God for all those you are praying and working for this special cause.

Please remember Mrs. Hazel Smith in your prayers.  She’s scheduled for surgery Monday in Hammond.

Please also remember Mr. Bobby Lawson in your prayers.  He is at home.

Check out the Operation Christmas Child Facebook page to see photos of children around the world as they receive their “shoeboxes”.  Read the stories and have your heart blessed.  FBC, Kentwood will begin Operation Christmas Child 2015 Sunday.  You, as individuals or groups, will have the opportunity for the next ten months to bring suggested items for the shoeboxes that will be packed at the for 2015.  Check out the OCC center in the fellowship hall at church.  Take the first step by selecting a bag.  Fill it as indicated and return it within the month of January.

Sunday is also frozen food day.  Bring quart size bags of frozen food to my classroom before Sunday School.  The food will be distributed to families that day!

Hope Center will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday from 9:00 – 1:00.  Let me know if you would like to volunteer on a regular basis or periodically.  I’ll get you on the schedule.

Devotional, Scriptures, and Songs

  • “Where are You? – http://odb.org/2015/01/02/where-are-you/
  • The Lord God . . . said to him,                                                                             “Where are you?”                                                                                                                                      ~Genesis 3:9~                                                                                                                                                                                                                             God, be merciful to me a sinner!                                                                                                                    ~Luke 18:13~                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Though your sins are like scarlet,                                                                         they shall be white as snow.                                                                                                                             ~Isaiah 1:18~             
    They have washed their robes                                                                                  and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.                                                                                                       ~ Revelation 7:14~
  • “There is Power in the Blood” –   http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/h/therepow.htm                                                                                                                                                                                               “Jesus Paid it All” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/p/jpaidall.htm

I trust you are counting your blessings/answered prayers/etc. each day and hope you are keeping a jar of them to add to daily.  How wonderful it will be to look back on them at the end of 2015.  My jar simply says “2015”.  I hope you get started if you have not already done so.

Daily Bible Reading

  •  Friday, January 23, 2015
  • Prophecy & Revelation
  • Isaiah 18-22

Anna Lee

Wednesday

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.
~Romans 8: 28~

Koltyn continues to improve.

Koltyn is completely off 1 of his BP meds and we are starting to ween him off his second one tonight. We’ve had a pretty good day today. He has opened his eyes abt 3/4ths of the way but, only for a few seconds. Started back on his feedings and still remains sedated while on the vent. Hopefully by this time tomorrow we will have a much better outlook on what the future my hold. I have remained strong in my faith that God is with him and will continue to place his healing hands upon Koltyn throughout the days/weeks and months to come.                                                                           Thank you all once again!                                                                                                                                     Love Brad Gafford & Kristin Russell Gafford

 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

Sunday, we will be bringing food items to Sunday School for our two families.  Please pass this reminder on to those who do not get to read this.  Thanks!

Do something special to remind yourself of God’s presence, love, watch-care, opportunities, etc. in your life during 2015.
Anna Lee

Tuesday

But when the time had fully come,

God sent his Son,

born of a woman,

born under law,

to redeem those under law,

that we might receive the full rights of sons.

~Galatians 4: 4-5, NIV~

 

“For God loved the world in this way:

He gave His One and Only Son,

so that everyone who believes in Him

will not perish but have eternal life.”

~John 3:16, HCSB~

 

Christmas Eve Services

  • Pine Ridge United Methodist Church – 5:00 Wednesday afternoon
  • Hillsdale Baptist Church – 6:30 P.M.

Christmas Service

Spring Creek Baptist Church – 6:00 Thursday in new church facilities

What a blessing!

An electrical fire at Tangipahoa United Methodist Church did no structural damage. The Tangipahoa Church will meet with the Pine Ridge Church Sunday.

What an opportunity!

Many area church collected shoeboxes of gifts for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) and are now collecting funds, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO), to support missionaries and their work.  Missionaries Boyd and Jennie Hatchel will be sharing at FBC, Kentwood at 10:30 on Sunday, December 28th.  They and their ministry, including giving out the OCC shoeboxes, are supported through the LMCO.  You are invited to join us for the service.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 

“Because You Gave” – a photo essay –http://www.commissionstories.com/asia/interactives/view/because-you-give-chalkboard-gives-insight-to-imbs-work

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

But when the time had fully come,

God sent his Son,

born of a woman,

born under law,

to redeem those under law,

that we might receive the full rights of sons.

~Galatians 4: 4-5, NIV~

“For God loved the world in this way:

He gave His One and Only Son,

so that everyone who believes in Him

will not perish but have eternal life.”

~John 3:16, HCSB~

Anna Lee

Thursday

In that day they will say,

“Surely this is our God;

we trusted in him, and he saved us.

This is the LORD, we trusted in him;

let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

~Isaiah 25:9~

 

Mrs. Alice Faye Lee fell Tuesday night and broke her shoulder.  She saw a specialist in Baton Rouge yesterday.  Pray for her as she heals.
Clinton H. “Bud” Callihan, Sr.

Born: May 19, 1929
Died: December 16, 2014

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2865611&fh_id=10545

Shared by my friend, Carol Bennett Sealey, who worked processing “shoeboxes” in Atlanta last week:

Just learned that yesterday the Atlanta Processing Center finished processing 1,445,117 boxes for 2014. Wow!!! That’s a lot of souls that will be touched and witnessed to. I am so excited that I was able to be a part of a group from our church that went and participated in this awesome event.

Spring Creek Baptist Church Drama Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEoX9X46W0k&sns=fb

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

  •  Sunday, at FBC, Kentwood, we will have a missions march to show support for missionaries.  Gifts can be received at that time or later.
  • Quotes from Lottie’s time in China
    • “What we need in China is more workers. The harvest is very great, the laborers, oh! So few. Why does the Southern Baptist church lag behind in this great work?”
      Nov. 1, 1873, Tungchow
    •  “How many there are … who imagine that because Jesus paid it all, they need pay nothing, forgetting that the prime object of their salvation was that they should follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in bringing back a lost world to God.”
      Sept. 15, 1887, Tungchow
    • “Why should we not … instead of the paltry offerings we make, do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of him who, though he was rich, for our sake became poor?”
      Sept. 15, 1887, Tungchow

Third Thursday (TONIGHT) – Tonight at 6:30 at the Alford cabin

Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Tomorrow at 10:00
  • Studying Lois and Eunice
  • Acts 16:1-3 &  2 Timothy 1:1-8

Pregnancy Testing, Questions Answered, Information Shared 

  • Friday (9:00-4:00)
  • The vehicle will be parked at Hope Center on Highway 51 in Roseland.

Baptist Press –  bpnews.net

Share the spirit of Christmas and the true reason for Christmas with someone today.

Anna Lee

Monday

“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign:

The virgin will conceive,

have a son,

and name him Immanuel.”

~Isaiah 7:14, HCSB~

 

Thanks for praying for Mrs. Martha Traylor.  She is back at Kentwood Manor.

Please continue to pray for Mr. Bud Callihan and his family.

Mrs. Kathryn Kuss fell Friday, but thankfully did not break any bones.  Pray for her soreness to not last too long.

Miss Fay Shoemaker continues to do well at rehab and will be returning to Kentwood at the end of the week.  Pray for these last days of rehab to go smoothly.

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Donna Fay Miller who is still undergoing medical tests.

There will be no “Young” Ladies Birthday Party this week.  December and January birthdays will be celebrated in January.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Lottie Moon Biography

             http://www.bdcconline.net/en/stories/m/moon-charlotte-diggs.php        

Thursday night at 6:30 David and I will host the Third Thursday at the Cabin meeting.  We look forward to having you celebrate the holiday with us.  Everyone is welcome to come.

Pray that as people get busier with Christmas celebrations, they will continue to remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Anna Lee  

 

Wednesday

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about:

His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph,

but before they came together,

she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.  

Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man

and did not want to expose her to public disgrace,

he had in mind to divorce her quietly.  

But after he had considered this,

an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,

“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife,

because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  

She will give birth to a son,

and you are to give him the name Jesus,

because he will save his people from their sins.”  

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son,

and they will call him Immanuel” –which means, “God with us.”  

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him

and took Mary home as his wife.  

But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son.

And he gave him the name Jesus.  

~Matthew 1:18-25~

Martha Pevey Drago had her first chemo yesterday and let her granddaughter take one link off the chain of steps in her treatment.  She thanks you for praying, but also asks for continued prayers.

Theresa Flores reports that Claire is doing well following her kidney transplant.  She is staying at Brent House at Ochsner so she can be close to the lab for frequent tests.  Theresa has been able to return to work some.  Thanks for your prayers for Claire and her family.

Friday Morning Bible Study 

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • 10:00 A.M. Fridays
  • Studying women of the Bible
  • This week – Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • Join us any Friday you are available.

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

  • Every penny of the Lottie Moon offering supports nearly 4,900 missionaries.
  • Meeting the $175 million goal would send more missionaries to the field.
  • More than half the world’s people groups are still unreached and people are dying every day without ever having heard the Gospel.
  • This requires sacrificial giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – gifts that truly honor the Lord.
Jesus is the ONLY reason for this holiday season!
Anna Lee

Sunday

Mary kept all these things

and pondered them in her heart.

~Luke 2:19~

 

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • Johnny’s Race –  odb.org
  • Comfort each other                                                                                             and edify one another.                                                                                           ~1 Thessalonians 5:11~                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Out of all your gifts ye shall offer                                                             every heave offering of the Lord,                                                               of all the best thereof,                                                                                       even the hallowed part thereof out of it.                                                                                                      ~Numbers 18:29~
  • “Our Best” – http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Our_Best/

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Day 8 – “Planting Seeds for Planting Churches” 

http://www.imb.org/main/lottie-moon/weekofprayerview.asp?PageNavID=112&StoryID=13048&LanguageID=1709

Frozen Food for Two Families

  • Family #1 – One dish meals, sugar free desserts, vegetables and cornbread, greens and cornbread
  • Family #2 – Non-processed food without lots of additives, fresh fruits and vegetables you picked, fruits and vegetables you picked and froze
  • Bring to my classroom before our 9:15 A.M. Sunday School this morning.  Delivery will be made this afternoon.

You are more than welcome to visit any class at any church today.  If you don’t have a church home, maybe this is the day you will find yours.

Stephen Lewis Voight

Born: December 02, 1983
Died: December 05, 2014

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2850772&fh_id=10545

Have a blessed day as you attend the church our your choice.

Anna Lee