Monday, August 31, 2009
Tailgating Your Way
Tailgating Menu Ideas
Dinner will begin at 6:00 and is a covered dish. You are welcome to experiment with some fantastic tailgating food, or bring a traditional dish to share. Following the meal there are mid week mission and prayer activities for the family.
Oh, don't forget to wear your favorite team attire!
Georgette's mother was hospitalized with a hernia and bowel obstruction recently. She is now at home recovering, but will have to have surgery soon for the hernia. Please pray for the surgery and for strength and healing in her body.
A few of our church family are out of town and on extended trips. Please pray for safe travels for these.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
JoAnn B. has an infection which will require IV antibiotics given in a hospital. Details are still being worked out for her treatment, but she certainly needs your prayers today.
Ida D. is having a heart catheterization today.
Georgette R.'s mother is in the hospital with an intestinal blockage and facing surgery.
Please remember these today in your thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
JoAnn B. will have an MRI and doctor's appointment this week.
Roy L. is recovering from back surgery.
Bessie P.'s brother in law passed away, please keep this family in your prayers.
Several from our church will be traveling and have asked for us to remember them.
Please also remember our teachers and kids as the new school year has begun.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Harold S.'s mother passed away and her funeral will be tomorrow at Victory Baptist Church.
Morris D. also had a brother who passed away.
Mike and Gayle's daughter Abby's father in law passed away.
Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Does not grow frustrated and give up on those who are less mature.
Does not get jealous.
Doesn't seek recognition or to steal the limelight.
Subdues pride, refusing to capitulate to hurt feelings.
Does not act unkindly.
Keeps loving regardless of the other person's response.
Doesn't retaliate because of injury.
Always assumes the best in people.
Never compromises with sin.
Jesus said this kind of love should characterize the church.
Beautiful reminder from "Putting A Face On Grace" by Richard Blackaby
Monday, August 17, 2009
This week there are several in our church family that need our prayers:
Bessie P.'s brother in law is very ill and not given a good report.
A youth known from recent youth camp (from another church) was involved in a 4 wheeler accident. He will be ok, but has a lot of healing to do.
Roy L. will undergo back surgery on Friday.
Harold S.'s mother is suffering from cancer and has been placed in Hospice care.
Joe R.'s father will undergo surgery Tuesday.
Lee J. who was involved in a helicopter accident will have another surgery this week.
Several of our men have difficult work situations. Their wives have asked for the prayers of the church. Please keep our men in your prayers.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Our ladies have blessed many families over the years by providing lunch and warm fellowship to the family. This is a wonderful ministry of love and compassion and our church appreciates the dedication and hard work from each one involved.
There were some prayer requests shared last night (Wednesday) and you are asked to keep this lifted up in prayer:
- Scott B. had an uncle to pass away. Please pray for his aunt and their family.
- Mark S. has been struggling with a knee injury and there is a broken bone in his knee.
- Cindy H.'s grandfather passed away and Cindy will be traveling to be with the family. Please keep her and the family in your prayers.
- Lee J. who was involved in a helicopter crash, will undergo surgery Monday.
- Harold S.'s mother is suffering from cancer throughout her body.
Your prayers and support are such a blessing and this week provides many opportunities to reach out to one another in Christian love. Thanks for all that you do!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Harris Funeral Home
Funeral will be Friday at 11:00 AM at Antioch Baptist Church.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be given in her memory to the Surrey Place Chapel.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
newest granddaughter of Mike and Elizabeth O.
born August 10 (Monday)
7lbs 9 oz. ~ 19 inches long
Proud parents ~ Shaun and Denise
and welcomed by two big sisters!
Congratulations to all!
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalms 127:3
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday: For a desire to read and understand Scripture. To love it and let is shape their character and behavior.
Monday: For them to desire fellowship and strong links with other Christians, even when they are away from home (college, jobs etc.).
Tuesday: That they see their Christianity as the priority, caring about others enough to find a way to introduce them to Christ.
Wednesday: For a desire to read and glean from sound Christian publishing. May they fill their minds with things that are pure, true, of good report, etc. May they reject anything unholy or evil.
Thursday: For our young people to have a desire and a fire to seek the Lord and His will.
Friday: For a spirit of purpose.
Saturday: For a spirit of holiness in all that they do. For Christ-like behavior. I Peter 1:13-16.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Our children will be involved in a mission project "Christmas In August" and there is plenty of opportunity for the church family to participate.
Christmas In August is a program designed to bless missionaries and church planters. Our kids are adopting a family who are serving in New Orleans, Louisiana and they have 5 children ages ranging from ages 2-16.
Here is a list of donations that will bless this family and make their outreach more productive:
children's art supplies
children's playing cards
card games (small card games)
flashlights and batteries
gift cards (Starbucks, Home Depot, Lowe's, chain restaurants, Wal-Mart,etc.)
LifeWay gift cards (primarily for church needs, i.e., Bibles, gospel tracts, church supplies)
Office Depot gift cards (for church needs)
hygiene supplies(toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.)
pocket New Testaments (Holman Christian Standard, English Standard Version, NKJV, or other modern translation)
Thank you for your support and encouragement for our kids as they reach out and grow in missions.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Temptation can be defined as an enticement to do wrong with a promise of pleasure or gain. Temptation motivates us to do something bad in order to receive pleasure or indulgence.
Each one of us face temptations. Our enemy knows where we are weak and often uses temptation in that area.
2. We are not tempted by God.
3. Temptation is an individual matter.
4. Temptation that leads to sin follows the same process: we are enticed, then desire, then give in to sin. If we resist, we will not be snared.
2. Use the right resistance: Sometimes it is self-control, sometimes the biblical answer is to flee.
3. Remind yourself that the final pain of giving in to temptation will erase the temporary pleasure. Consider the cost of giving in.
4. Control your thought life. Philippians 4:8. Pull every thought to obedience to God. Memorize Scripture. Use God's Word to battle and overcome temptation.