I want to tell you about the Christmas list God has.. I am going to use a lot of different scriptures this week but the main scripture is the one we all memorized when we were young John 3:16.. In this verse God tells us who is on his list and why.
(Extracted from the pastor’s introduction).
Priscilla teaches us a little about angels.
Rejoice with us and pray with us.
The terrells enjoyed family time together. Didi has moved into a new place. Ruth praises the Lord that she is able to be here and slowly getting better. Michael also rejoices to be here and is trusting in the Lord. Debra is back with us! Kimi is thankful for opportunities to minister. Eli is thankful for God’s creation.
Cindy is home with hurting legs. Pray for Rachel as she has testing coming up. Edith asks us to pray for someone whose car was burning when she left her house. Kimi asks prayer for her legs. Keep praying for Clarke’s recovery. Keep praying for Don’s recovery. He has a kidney related appointment this week. Lupe is sick again and not able to walk.
Let God use you to be an answer to prayer this week.
We sometime lose our hope and we question ourselves what is it we can really count on? The Scripture is in Mark 13:24-37. I know that we all at some point in our lives have lost our visions, our dreams maybe even our faith.. We can’t seem to see good in anything and we feel like God is not even hearing our prayers much less answering them.. We don’t know where to turn and what to believe.. I have been there and the question I have asked is what can I really believe in? What can I really count on in life? It is time we understand that there are somethings that are always true regardless of our circumstances.
(Edited from the pastor’s original message introduction)
Priscilla teaches reverence for Jesus and respect for one another.
Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Edith praises the Lord that someone returned her checkbook after she lost it and everything was there. Tim and Cindy enjoyed last weekend together and time with family. Pam got fitted for her custom shoes. Didi is especially thankful for the help she has recieved as she looks for a new home. Kim is thankful to be doing well with her physical therapy. Lupe enjoyed getting nice cards from people who recieved the blankets she made. Brenda is thankful that her cooworker John is doing better. Richard and Barbara are living on their new land. David is excited for a coworker and her husband who feels called to preach. Ruth is just happy to be here and we are always glad to have her.
Ana is looking for work. Anita prays for Bianca and her young children. Kimi prays for her friend’s grandmother who was badly injured by a car. Her name is Margaret. Didi asks prayer for her cousins. Cindy asks prayer for friends of hers the Fletchers who have lost a family member. Lupe is going to the doctor to get test results tomorrow. Barbara asks prayer for her relationship with her mother to improve. Other family is involved. She prays for wisdom to make things right. Pam asks prayer for Rusty, relative of Chris, who needs surgery for a vascular issue. Cindy asks prayer for the grandchildren to do well in school. Debra is still fighting vertigo. Clark is in the hospital with an infection. Pam is having trouble swollowing. Lisa is home sick. Don is having some pain likely resulting from shingles. John was not ready again today. We don’t know why.
Be blessed to be a blessing this week.
This from Brenda earlier today:
“Clark couldn’t get out of the chair in his bedroom, he had been talking to Shelly so she called 911 and told them where he was and to come check on him. At 1st they were going to take him to medical city Plano, but ran more tests in the ambulance and they told me they were going to take him to Garland Baylor.”
I talk this week about how Jesus feels about us taking time to rest. I am going to use the scriptures in the Gospel of John the 5Th chapter and vs 1-15.. This is the story of a man Jesus healed and how the Pharisees reacted to him doing this on the Sabbath.. We look at how the religious men in Jesus time made the Sabbath a day of stress and persecution not a day of rest.
(Excerpted from the pastor’s intro)