The scripture vs this week are from Luke 17: 5-6. What does it mean to have the kind of Faith that Jesus is talking about in these scriptures. I think a little Faith goes a long way but it has to be the right kind of faith. A healthy Faith reflects on our relationship with God as well as our relationship with others and what we think about ourselves.
(Excerpted from the pastor’s introduction)
Pastor David interviews this month’s honored member.
Priscilla teaches us to get real with each other and avoid hypocrisy.
Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Edith rejoices that her sister-in-law April is recovering after having been in a coma. Pray for her continued recovery. Cindy is thankful for good things happening with the family and grandchildren. Anita is thankful to have a member of her family back with her. Lisa praises the lord for good developments in Jane’s situation. Tim is on the way to having new teeth. Richard and Barbara sold their house. I missed one from Pastor David.
Edith has a problem with a heart valve and may need it replaced. Cathy prays for a high school friend who lost her mother. Benny’s surgery is a week from tomorrow. His mother fell last week. Mrs. Fox’s daughter Coco had a heart attack last week. She is ok. Ruth’s cousin in Georgia is not doing well. Didi was not feeling well today. Kim’s legs are hurting her and she didn’t make it today. John is still in bed with his leg. Brenda asks us to keep praying for her neighbor’s sister Gloria dealing with an open wound. Cindy prays for Bret and Michelle.
Be blessed to be a blessing this week!
“This week I talk to you about celebrating Memorial Day. This is day for us to remember those that made a huge sacrifice for us. It is a day we need to look back and remember. Apostle Paul was writing to the church in Philippi and he spoke about how he was remembering them. The scripture verses this week is Philippians 1: 1-11. Paul tells them how much he loved them and will always remember their help in this ministry. Paul knew he was not going to be with them much longer and he wanted to encourage them to keep up the good work. As we remember those that paid the supreme price for us this week also know that they want you not to just remember them but to keep the work going. We have a responsibility to be an inspiration to the next generation and give them something to remember us by. ”
(Excerpted from the pastor’s intro)
Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Pam got an appointment for new special shoes. Anita is getting physical therapy and hopes to be able to walk again. Didi praises the Lord just to praise the Lord. Lisa is going to get some help caring for her son.
Sandy, a friend of Cathy, lost her husband last week. Don is now on the list for a kidney transplant. Pray for the Terrells as they attend to a fimaly member this week. Keep praying for Edith. She still needs answers. Pray for healing. Pray for Benny as he faces heart surgery in the next two weeks. Pray for Kelly and Galen. Mrs. Fox wasn’t feeling well today. John is down with his leg again. Pray for Brenda’s friend Billie who recently lost a child and is suffering health problems. Lupe has been sick a lot lately. Keep praying for Shelly. Kim has a friend Karen whose father Jerald is suffering severe medical problems. Didi asks prayer for her living situation and her eyes. Anita prays for her aunt and uncle as they care for her.
Be blessed and be a blessing this week.
In the New American Standard Bible, Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.” Depending on how we read that, it might be kind of depressing, especially if we think of ourselves as afflicted. But maybe how we think is the point. Regardless of our circumstances, joy comes from the heart. Your version might even seem to say something totally different. We find that more frequently in Proverbs than other places. There are reasons for that, but what’s really important is the basic truth behind the text. That doesn’t change. Let’s dig a little deeper here and see what we find.
Linda uses the story of this 18th century missionary to illustrate the power that one dedicated life can have when dedicated to the Lord.