Pastor’s Post :  David Barrett , January 19, 2018

Repairs to church to begin in the next couple of weeks. Please keep the workers in your prayers and that everything will run on schedule.

-Weekly Calendar-

Saturday, January 20, 2018
8:30 am – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, January 21, 2018
9:45 am – Bible Study
11:00 am – Worship Service = “A New Attitude toward God’s Word”
2 Timothy 3:14-17
5:30 pm – Evening Worship = “The Path of Forgiveness”
Psalm 32

Monday, January 22, 2018

7:00 pm – Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 

6:00 am – Men’s Prayer Meeting

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 
4:45 pm – Meal ($3) Chicken Spaghetti
6:00 pm – Bible Study, AWANA Clubs, Youth and Adults

Thursday, January 25, 2018
10:00 am – Ladies Bible Study

-Prayer Concerns-

Pray for America. Pray for revival.

Pray for workers in AWANA Clubs. We need more volunteers to continue this ministry for our children. AWANA Clubs meet every Wednesday (6 pm – 7 pm). They do not meet during the summer. See Richard Benjamin for more info. @ (832) 474-7623. THANK YOU!

Sandi Crawford – North Cypress Hospital Recovering from by-pass surgery. Still in ICU – Bed 10. Pray for complete healing.

Ruth Dickey – North Cypress Hospital. She is non-responsive. Family is considering putting her in hospice.

Sydney Hughes – North Cypress Hospital. She has a bladder infection. She does not recognize anyone and is not talking.

Linda Thompson’s mom had successful hip surgery. Pray for complete healing.

Mike Kirtley is at home after spending another 5 days in Methodist Willowbrook. He is home now taking medicine and hopefully, resting.

Gwen Patton – Having blood pressure problems.

Betty Mitchell is home. Rapid heartbeat was the result of reaction to medicine.

Carol Gordon – She was able to come to Worship services last Sunday.

Bob Burnette – Seeing a wound doctor about a sore on his ankle. Both ankles are swollen. Also, his house is not ready for him to move back home.

Buddy & Sue Capshaw – At home fighting the flu.

Buddy and Sue Capshaw’s granddaughter Bonnie and her new baby girl are doing fine. Praise the Lord!

Edna Stevens – In pain (hip/legs). Has received injections to relieve pain.

Carol Newsome – Having difficulty healing from surgery.

Mary Nevels – Still having pain.

Chestnut Family – Continue your prayers for Keith, Julie & Lucille.

Connie Campos – doing better, but possible surgery in the future.

Eva Ray – Continue your prayers for the Ray family. Eva has to have constant care. She is prone to lose balance and fall.

We have several of our members getting over the flu, asthma, and sinus problems. Please remember to pray for these.

-Enrichment from God’s Word-

Don’t Give Up!

“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”
–Luke 18:1, NKJV

God will always answer your prayers.
I encourage you to be patient and wait on the Lord. Of course His answer could be, “No.” Even as parents most of us have dealt with a child who wants everything. No one gets everything! It might be harmful or maybe the timing is not right. In the case of a parent it might be too costly.

In this parable, Jesus uses this widow and an unjust judge to make a point. Even the judge acknowledged that God would avenge His own. The judge decided to help her because she was persistent. God would eventually help her too in His timing because she was one of His elect. Jesus was contrasting the difference between this unjust judge and a loving Father in heaven.

He does hear our prayers and He will answer them. James tells us that what hinders prayer is doubt (James 1:6) or it is just not in God’s will. John tells us in 1 John 5:14-15, “If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions” (NKJV). He is encouraging us to pray. Paul even told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17, NKJV). He is not telling us we have to beg, but to ask within His will, believing He will hear and grant our petitions.

So, pray and do not lose heart.

Have a blessed day,
David Barrett