Recent prayer requests: Mike Tate’s daughter Kendra; Marge McCarty; Scotty Parks; Freida Dugger; Sharon Renfrow’s grandchildren; Ember in Mtn. Home Arkansas; Norman Virtue’s cousin Dwayne’s family; Jim Cox family; Vic Mills; Kay Garrison; God’s Storehouse; problems in Iraq; Madison Alexander; Charlene Boardman going off to college; and other unspoken requests.
The choir did a special as well as Carla Bates. Shelby Housley Family did special music in the evening service.
Upcoming Events: collections of school supplies; August 12- meeting to discuss a new building project; August 23, 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ladies Day at Rock Chapel. Bring a friend and visitors welcome. Virginia Serghides will present a slide show of her trip to Israel. Lunch will be provided.
Children’s Church: Virginia Serghides.
We had many visitors today in church. Bro. Rick commented on what a beautiful picture it was seeing so many people from his position in the choir. He always has everyone shake hands and go around the church visiting with people, which makes everyone feel at home.
Today’s sermon: Matthew 7 and 21; Acts 16; Romans 6; and 2nd Corinthians and 2nd Thessalonians. He told a story about visiting with a prison guard. He wanted to know more about getting saved. He was saved; and became a different man in the prison. We do works because we are saved. We then work for God with the right motivation. He said we will not walk around disorderly if we are Christians. We will do unto others as we want them to do unto us. He gave many examples: love God, love your neighbor, be honest, help others, work and don’t be lazy, take control of your temper, don’t fight or cuss, don’t cheat or lie, etc. He reminded us that a good tree will bring forth good fruit. Our works should match God’s word. Bro. Rick preached from Jonah 4:1-11 in the evening. It was a good lesson. We should all be interested in helping people. There are so many in the world whom are in need. If we are concerned about others and try to help, God will be pleased.
Questions: call Rick Batten 683-5657/ or 250-0918. Visitors are always welcome!