Galen Rich passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. We are so sad that we lost a good friend and faithful member of BBT. As I was thinking about Mr. Rich I thought about how death is something we cannot escape and I wanted to bring a message about preparing for death. I know this is not a popular topic and not something we like to think about but it is important that we understand we as Christians do not need to fear death. The scripture vs this week are in Hebrews 9:27-28. The writer of Hebrews points out in this scripture that we have an appointment with death and after death judgement but scriptures also tells us that those of us who have accepted Christ are spared from judgment. It is important that we understand as Christians that the moment we take our last breath here we draw our first breath in Heaven. That is why when we lose a love one like Mr. Rich we can rejoice even in our grief because of what Jesus did for us. It is hard to say goodbye but we rejoice that we will see our love ones again.
(Excerpted from the pastor’s introduction)
Priscilla teaches us to keep our eyes on Jesus in the storms of life. Following the lesson members share there memories of Galen Rich.
Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Ruth is thankful to be here and alive. Tim thanks the Lord for the support of friends and family through his illness. April is thankful to be able to pay us a visit and we’re glad to have her. It’s good to have John back with us. Cindy praises the Lord that her eyes are better after she hurt them. Pam enjoyed her birthday and is thankful that her new shoes are coming. She is walking today. Lisa is thankful things are going well with Jane. The pastor’s daughter Lindsey is home and getting better. Kim is also improving and hopes to get the cast off in August.
Cathy’s mother-in-law is having more mental challenges. Keep praying for Benny’s health. Keep praying for Ruth. Anita fell twice this week and is no longer able to stand. Keep praying for Tim’s recovery. Don has another test for kidney function this Tuesday. April asks prayer regarding her engagement, grief over her mother, and health problems. She also lost a friend unexpectedly last week. Her name is Pat pray for her family. Lisa asks us to pray for Cory. Pam asks prayer for Chris’s mom suffering from dementia. Keep praying for Kelly. Cindy asks prayer for her family. Brenda asks that we pray for a postman named Don with cancer. Pray for Linda.
Be a blessing this week, because you are blessed.
This week I talk about Saul. He doesn’t exactly fit the deliverer pattern we’ve been following. One of the commentators I read called him a type of the antichrist instead of a type of christ. Saul was Israel’s first king. He was appointed for them by God at their request, even though their request was a rejection of His kingship over their nation. He tells us so in our focus scripture, which comes from 1 Samuel 8:4-9. What was wrong with their request? Why would God grant it? What was the result? There are so many lessons we can learn here.
Linda tests our Bible knowledge. Follow along and see how well you do.
Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Ruth praises the Lord that she feels much better. Cathy is thankful to have Ruth still with us. She is thankful that Benny is recovering well. We’re delighted to have Teresa back with us. Don is thankful that his kidney function is much better than they first thought. Pray for continued improvement. Linda is thankful that her friend Angella is out of rehab and back home after her car accident. She asks prayer for her continued recovery.
Cathy asks prayer for Rodney who recently had heart surgery. Pray for Kelly. We lost Mr. Rich last week. Pray for Tim and Cindy. Tim has shingles and Cindy has hurt her eyes. Pastor’s daughter Lindsey fell and hurt herself. Pray for Cathy’s mother-in-law who is having hallucinations. Edith asks prayer regarding health decisions she needs to make. Lisa is home caring for Cory because he is sick.
Be a blessing this week, because you are blessed!
From a text to Linda:
I need a prayer request for Tim. He is at Baylor of Garland being admitted. They said at first it was cellulitis but now it is shingles. It’s affecting his face and we are very concerned about his eye on the right side.