For the word of God is alive and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
~Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)~
(This is the Scripture my sister shared with me the day of David’s bone marrow surgery this week.)
Jimmy Tolar has made good improvement while in rehab. The family is hoping he will be able to come home soon. Please continue to pray for the Tolar family.
Every report I received about the senior adult revival was good. I’m sorry we were not able to attend this year. I hope many of you were able to attend.
The backpacks packed in Youth on Mission have arrived in Appalachia. The class was able to study the area and the need for help too. Thanks to those who are there making delivery of items for the people there. I don’t know who receives the biggest blessing – the ones who donated items, the ones who delivered the items, or the ones who received the items. I think it was a win, win, win situation! Let’s all plan to help again next year in some way.
Friday, seventeen OCC shoeboxes were packed. If you paid to ship two, three, or five boxes, you boxes are ready for shipment. This week, those who paid shipping on ten or eleven boxes will have their boxes packed. If you would like to help with the packing, please let me know this morning at church. I get excited to see all the red and green boxes. Some of you have recently turned in boxes. I’ll try to get a new count of completed boxes this week.
Read the Bible
- Jeremiah 5-6
- Psalm 119:49-56
- 3 John
Rock of Ages
God has a blessing for you this Lord’s Day. Don’t miss it>
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.
Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 64
- Psalm 119:9-16
- I John 3
Cheryl Wilson got a better than expected. The family gives credit to God and to all their prayer warriors.
We saw Mr. Fernie Ray and “Miss” Carol Jean Gill yesterday at a doctor’s office. I thank God for her recovery from an awful wreck! I also thank God for her faithful and loving caregiver.
The senior adult revival went well according to the reports I heard. Pray for the revival today as they meet at FBC, Greensburg.
“One Day at a Time” – Thinking of the many people from our area who are sick and the spiritual sickness that is spreading across our country and world, I think this is appropriate for today.
In the midst of a busy time in my life, God has given me an opportunity to speak at an area church. I pray I can fulfill that request in a way that honors God.
I think some things we do have to be intensional. Sometimes, finding a way to be a blessing in one of those. Let’s focus on others and what God wants us to do today.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think.
No, he is being patient for your sake.
He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent.”
~2 Peter 3:9 NLT~
Read the Bible – Reflect on God’s Goodness!
The Youth on Mission packed some backpacks which will be sent to the children in Appalachia this week. Be thankful for what you have and the opportunity to be helping others. Thank God for the ones making the trip and the sacrifices they have made to be helping those who live in Appalachia.
Last night at church we had a 5th Sunday singing. Some of the songs were Andrae Crouch songs. I was privileged to attend some of his concerts in the 70’s. One of his songs that was sung last night was “Through it All”.
There are many who need our prayers. Write your own list and pray.
Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.
This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00. The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need. The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month. The breakfast is delicious. The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.
Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month. The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller, Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson. The lunch is dutch treat. The birthday cake is always delicious.
Mission opportunities for our children and youth
- Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
- Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.
Mission opportunities for all
- Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
- Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”
Read the Bible today.
- Isaiah 57
- Psalms 113
- I Peter 3
Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”
Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.
”Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.”
~Romans 12:5 GW~
Pray for Jimmy Tolar and his family as he will have a tranche put in this morning.
Phillip Strickland is better and has been released from Ochsner in New Orleans. Please pray for him and his sweet family.
Mrs. Jerrye Ichter passed away this week. She and Bro. Bill served as music minister missionaries in Brazil for many years. They also served at FBC, Amite before going on the mission field. Her memorial service will be shared live via the FBC, Minden’s website Monday afternoon. https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistminden/?__xts__=68.ARBfUBssOfQ9W9ntHoPTF1bSliCPAXzP2Shnuh4Z0x7ZCKq4tmyt-NMAWL2qIvwyYmIkrBhZ1hL-bGxEkoaS06xbjko8rdVLUvc3QiissfR_wACIevJUJ5syS1P1Xp7bxKJqxtsxZkemMWBEOZijTbS1Sveo5GGl3No1WzW86pH5ymjMbMDa3h8&__tn__=HH-R .
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 56
- Psalm 112
- I Peter 2
Thanks to all who gave to pay shipping for “shoeboxes”. I gladly will fill your boxes for you. I believe we should send as many as possible because that means we will reach more families for the Lord. You can write your check to Samaritan’s purse and give it to me until the end of October. Thanks for your participation.
The Youth on Mission class is growing. We meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in the missions classroom. This week we will begin packing some backpacks for children who live in Appalachia and begin to learn storying so we can share God’s Word with others.
Today is Day 7 of the Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions, Georgia Barnett Offering.
I really like the song “God on the Mountain”. This clip shows Lynda Randal as she sings at a Gaither concert. I hope you love it and feel it like I do.
May this day be a blessing in your like as you bless others. Share some of God’s love today! Actions always speak louder than words!
”A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”
~Proverbs 15:14 NLT~
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 48
- Psalm 108
- Hebrews 12
You can get a good overview of missions in Louisiana by looking at this site.
It’s beginning to look a lot like a missions project day! I hope to see you Saturday morning at 9 A.M. in the fellowship hall to work on some project for Operation Christmas Child. Everyone, men, women, boys, and girls, is invited to participate. This will be out last project day before the collection week, which is coming up in November.
I was asked to add a very sick child to our prayer list. He is Lane Gottschalk. Please pray for him.
Please continue to pray for the people in the path of Hurricane Florence. Pray for the storm trackers as they make predictions that influence many lives. Pray for electrical personnel and a disaster relief people as they head into that area to help the people who will have problems with the storm.
Many of the storms of our lives don’t come with names in alphabetical order or so much warning, but they some unannounced and without all the outside help. That’s okay, because God is there for us. He can handle any of the problems we face if we give him our worries.
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
What a day with lots of memories yesterday (9/11) was. May today be a day of preparation for people in the path of Hurricane Florence. May families make wise decisions regarding the storm. I clearly remember how life stopped it’s regular routine after Hurricane Katrina.
Pray for Baptist Disaster Relief teams as they get in place to begin hurricane relief. Thank God for the many people who so freely give of themselves to help those in need.
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 47
- Song of Solomon 6:6-13
- Hebrews 11
Saturday, we will have out last mission project day for Operation Christmas Child. for 2018. I hope you will join us from 9-Noon as we complete more projects that make items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.